ROCK U. GAMER (AGES 12 - 18)
ROCK U GAMER is something entirely different and it's never been offered anywhere. It's a band program for those who's musical tastes aren't necessarily mainstream. ROCK U GAMER bands will dedicate themselves to playing video game music interpreted for our instrumentation (drums, guitar, keyboards, bass and voice). Given the difficulty of video game music, students must be proficient on their instruments and be able to figure out parts by ear.
ROCK U groups are roughly a 9 month commitment. If you are heavily involved in extra-curricular activities that will interfere with song practicing, rehearsals, concerts and recording we ask that you join the program in the future when you have more free time to dedicate to the program.
STAGE & STUDIO
Stage means concerts and Studio means recording! Evolving ROCK U. even further, the 2023-2024 season will see our in-house recording projects expand over the winter months. Expect some exciting things to come out of ROCK U. next year!
CONCERTS/EVENTS:As a performing group, ROCK U. GAMER students will play at least 3 separate concerts throughout the year in Dec, Mar and June, with the March concert a smaller scale event. Concert venues may include The Park Theatre, Martial-Caron Theatre, Park Alleys etc.
RECORDING:At TMC we've invested a lot into our in-house recording equipment and will continue to do so as the program grows. Moreso than a monetary investment, we're investing in our students futures as upcoming artists and want to help launch their musical careers in all the ways we can!
2 Jam nights per year give the ROCK U students a chance to hang out, play their latest band songs, hear other bands and get to know members of other ROCK U bands. Pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Jam Nights are held in house at TMC on Sunday evenings twice per program year.
Private lessons at The Music Cellar are required for Students in ROCK U. GAMER who are between 12 - 14 years of age. Students aged 15 - 18 are strongly encouraged to be enrolled in lessons given the difficult nature of the music but lessons are not required. Non-enrolled TMC students in ROCK U. GAMER are subject to an annual $35 registration fee.
A short audition is required for ROCK U. GAMER students even if they have been involved in the program previously. Auditions will be held in September.
ROCK U. GAMER is $115 monthly ($1035 total).