Community Programming series - performing arts - youth
School of Rock with Erik Van Meerbergen
Monday, April 10 – May 15 | 6 weeks | 6 classes
4 – 6:30pm | 11 – 14 years | Kids
$30/class* (Arts Whistler member) $35/class* (non-member)
*Students are required to sign up for all 6 classes
Ever wanted to be a ROCKSTAR in a real rock band? At School of Rock we create an environment for people who have always wanted to rock a stage and teach them the skills to put on a rocking show!
This 6 week program will be instructed by professional musicians and will focus on basics of guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and AV tech as well as how to own a stage, with an emphasis on the performance side to rock and roll! Each band mate will share musical roles, learning how to improvise using rhythm and chords. Students will have a chance to try every position to see which is best suited for them. At the end of six weeks students will rock out in a final performance in the main theatre at the Arts Centre. This course is for aspiring rock stars ages 11 - 14 playing guitar, drums, bass, or vocals.
Prior experience not required, but welcomed. If your child is especially musically gifted for their age please contact us about enrolling them in a higher age group. Don’t be shy, join the fun! No instruments required, but if you have one bring it along.
Erik Van Meerbergen is a local musician with over 7 years of experience, playing professionally in Whistler for the past 2 years. With his university studies grounded in performing arts Erik wants to create a performance based music school to foster the talent of youth to feed back into the arts community in Whistler and the Sea to Sky corridor.