Spring Registration Now Open! Classes start the Week of April 3rd, 2017

Girls Rock HQ • 810 East Gutierrez Street • Santa Barbara • CA 93103 Unit D

HQ Rock Band

After School HQ Rock Band is an 8-week program just for girls located in our brand new year round facility.

AGES: 8-17 years old, all levels of experience welcome

COST: $325/8 weeks

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday 3:30-5:30: Electric Youth ages 7-10
  • Tuesday 4:00-6:00: Amplify ages 11-13
  • Tuesday 9:00-12:00 Home School Group 10-15 years old * Girls Rock SB now accepts vouchers from Inspire
  • Wednesday 3:30-5:30: Generation Pop ages 10-12
  • Thursday
    • 3:30-5:30: Electric Youth ages 7-10
    • 5:30-7:30 Amplify ages 13-17
    • 9:00-12:00 Home School Group 10-15 years old * Girls Rock SB now accepts vouchers from Inspire
  • Friday 3:30-5:30: Generation Pop ages 10-12

SHOWCASE: The Spring showcase will be held at Soho on Thursday May 25th . Doors open at 5:30 pm . This registration includes 1adult ticket to the show. If you would like to reserve a table for dinner reservations please make sure to do that directly through Soho at 805-962-7776.

What is HQ Rock Band?

Students attend weekly lessons in either vocals, drums, ukulele, guitar, bass, or keys followed by an hour of band practice where they will write an original song with their band mates to perform at the spring Showcase.

FAQ:

Electric Youth ages 7–10

• Learn/improve skill in drums, vocals, guitar, bass, keys, ukulele, songwriting, and stage performance.

• Returning students and campers encouraged to take at least 3 terms of 3 instruments.

• Introduction to workshops tailored to their age level.

• Emphasis on introductory music theory/songwriting skills, inclusion, making friends, cooperation, and having fun.

• Write and perform an original song at the Showcase.

Generation Pop ages 10–12

• For new and returning students and campers, beginner to intermediate music theory instruction, songwriting and performance.

• Technical and experimental skill based curriculum for guitar, drums, bass, vocals, keys and ukulele in a fun, positive and supportive environment.

• Female role models pay special attention to group dynamics to inspire collaboration, listening, communication, respect, and having a blast.

• Returning students and campers are encouraged to gain a beginner/intermediate level of understanding in 3 instruments and intermediate/advanced level in 1.

• Learn and perform a cover song along with the mandatory original song at the Showcase.

Amplify ages 11–13 and 13–17

• Open to new and returning students with zero to advanced experience with music, photography, film making, and journalism.

• Technical and experimental skill based curriculum for guitar, drums, bass, vocals, keys, ukulele, digital photography , film making and music journalism.

• Student/Camper self-directed focus on writing at least 2 original songs, learn skills in sound and recording engineering, perform at a Showcase, participate in an art show, and/or get work published on a blog.

• Self-direct band practice when ready. Hone skills in having a productive and fun band practice.

• Choose to continue with a band or instrument, or try something new.

• Develop technical skills of music as well as the social and critical thinking skills that naturally occur within the process of songwriting.

• Special emphasis on development of empathy, respecting differences, teamwork, sharing and incorporating new ideas, experimentation, self-acceptance, confidence building, and respect for one’s self and others.

• Returning students are encouraged to gain an intermediate/advanced level of musicianship in 3 instruments as well as songwriting, and a basic understanding of 2 instruments, how to operate a practice PA, and how to roadie, including set up and breakdown a practice space.

Intern ages 15-17

• At least 3 after school terms or 2 weeks of Amplify Summer Camp are required to qualify for an internship.

• Interns model the mission and core values of Girls Rock Santa Barbara.

• Demonstrate intermediate understanding of at least 2 instruments, advanced understanding of 1.

• Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of self-directed, collaborative and inclusive songwriting and band practice basics.

• Training is provided to develop a basic understanding of all instruments taught at Camp, including tuning, chords, and drum beats (training provided).

• Must be able to lift heavy equipment, to follow the direction of intern crew leader, and willing to learn how to set up each practice space and move equipment safely and efficiently.

• If an instrument/vocals intern, must be able to teach and perform the Camp theme song.

• You may apply to be an apprentice to a specific instructor, coordinator, sound tech, band coach, photo/video/social media tech, or other position at camp.

• Interns do not get instrument instruction, but may form bands with other interns to write a song for the Showcase, or play with a camper band, always prioritizing internship duties and clear it with the intern leader.  

• Emphasis on learning advanced skills in leadership, teaching, and youth/peer mentorship, technical and creative musicianship, as well as having fun, socializing, and hanging out.
• At your request, we are happy to write a letter of recommendation for you if you fulfill all of your internship duties responsibly.

 

Photo & Film

Get immersed in the art and craft of digital photography and film making. Utilize the tools necessary to capture great images and refine them through digital imaging. Photo and Film Enroll on a rolling basis.

AGES: Girls 12–17 years old, all levels of experience welcome

COST: $325/8 weeks

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesdays 4:00-6:00
  • Wednesdays Home School Group 9:00-12:00,  9-17 years old * Girls Rock SB now accepts vouchers from Inspire

ART OPENING: The Spring showcase will be held at Soho on Thursday May 25th . Doors open at 5:30 pm . This registration includes 1adult ticket to the show. If you would like to reserve a table for dinner reservations please make sure to do that directly through Soho at 805-962-7776.

More about Girls Rock Photo & Film

Students develop the skills necessary to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in a hands-on course. Students are encouraged to be creative, but are also taught to think of each project as a concise statement of artistic, documentary, and/or journalistic intent. They expand their repertoire of techniques with light and shadow as they work with professional lighting and grip hardware, as well as inexpensive and unconventional practical sources of light and shadow. GRSB provides all equipment.

Music Journalism

Explore the history of popular music journalism, learn the craft of writing, and begin developing the tools needed for a career writing about music and the arts. Music Journalism Enrolls on a rolling basis.

AGES: 12–17 years old, all levels of experience welcome

COST: $325/8 weeks

SCHEDULE:

  • Tuesdays 4:00-6:00
  • Wednesday Home School Group 9:00-12:00, 9-12 years old * Girls Rock SB now accepts vouchers from Inspire

 

More about Girls Rock Music Journalism

Girls enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to review a live show and have their piece published online, building their professional portfolio. They will also be paired up with one of our photography students to compliment their article with a visual representation of the event.

Private Songwriting Coaching and Artist Development

Take your music to the next level with private songwriting and performance coaching by a professional songwriter. This mentorship opportunity helps develop aspiring musicians who are interested in music as a career. Professional recording and performance opportunities available.  Enrolls on a rolling basis.

WHO: Girls 12-18 years old.

WHEN

  • Schedule with us by emailing girlsrocksb@gmail.com

TUITION:

  • $120/month for 1 hour per week coaching session

Meet the Mentor:

Jen Baron

It's been said that I came into this world singing. Having grown up in the California foothills, miles from the nearest town it isn't surprising that I filled my days with make believe, attentiveness to my surroundings, and a deep desire to connect artistically. My childhood home was ripe with music and storytelling was central to our everyday interactions as a family. I began writing music when I was 8 years old and haven't stopped since. I feel beyond fortunate to get to work professionally as a songwriter. My music has appeared commercially in several feature length films, television shows and advertisements. I have written with hit song writers for some of the biggest charting artists on the radio today. You can hear samples of my work below.

Taylor Swift Guitar Class

Learn to play, sing, and perform multiple Taylor Swift songs. All Levels Welcome. Enrolls on a rolling basis.

AGES: 9-11 years old, all levels of experience welcome

COST: $170/8weeks

SCHEDULE: Monday 5:45-6:45

SHOWCASE: The Spring showcase will be held at Soho on Thursday May 25th . Doors open at 5:30 pm . This registration includes 1adult ticket to the show. If you would like to reserve a table for dinner reservations please make sure to do that directly through Soho at 805-962-7776.

Semi-Private Music Lessons

Sign up for semi-private instrument lessons on drums, electric violin, ukulele, piano, voice, guitar or bass. Small groups are formed based on age, instrument and experience. Enrolls on a rolling basis.

WHO: Girls 6–17 years old. Girls are grouped by age and experience level.

  • Beginner: she has never played her chosen instrument before
  • Intermediate: she has played her chosen instrument for at least six months
  • Intermediate/Advanced: she has played her chosen instrument for over a year

WHEN

TUITION:

  • $60/month for 1 hour per week lesson

More about Girls Rock Semi-Private Music Lessons

We offer the best price on music lessons in Santa Barbara County. At $60/month girls receive a one-hour/week lesson with a 4:1 small-group ratio. GRSB strives to offer a high-quality music education that balances the technical and theoretical aspects of music with the creative. The Spring showcase will be held at Soho on Thursday May 25th . Doors open at 5:30 pm . This registration includes 1adult ticket to the show. If you would like to reserve a table for dinner reservations please make sure to do that directly through Soho at 805-962-7776.

Our parent feedback has been overwhelmingly positive:

“I never have to ask my daughter to practice. She is so excited when she comes home from her lessons that she begs us to play more.”
“Her confidence has sky-rocketed. Playing in a small group has helped her feel more comfortable as an individual.”
“She has learned more with Girls Rock and excelled faster than any other lessons we have tried, but better yet, she LOVES learning music.”

Showcase in Spring only, Soho Music Club, Santa Barbara. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance or online at registration.

Band Rehearsal Space, Recording & Private Coaching

Already in a band and looking for rehearsal space? We could be the right place for you! Girls Rock rents out band practice spaces during the week and on the weekend. Use our gear or bring your own. Recording available. Private band coaching available.

Our hourly band rehearsal rooms come outfitted with everything your band or a soloist needs for a productive rehearsal including full drum kits, guitar and bass amps, a PA system and mics. The rooms vary in size.  Whether you're a solo musician looking for a piano or drum room, or a nationally-touring act you'll feel at home here.

$15/hour for band rehearsal space

$40/for a recording engineer/producer

$40/hour for band coaching

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Custom Classes & More

Don't see anything that fits in your schedule? That's ok!  Here at GRSB we do everything we can to accommodate you. In the past we have run home school programs, group guitar lessons for Girls Scouts, Adult Music Lessons and more. Some other services we offer:

  • Home School group classes in music lessons, band, photography and journalism
  • Mommy/Toddler music classes
  • Private Band Coaching
  • Recording
  • Specialized Workshops
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Adult Music Lessons
  • A Capella Choir

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A Capella Choir

Check back in March 2017 for our A Capella choir try outs with our brilliant Choir Director Alexandra Platt!