Community Programming series - performing arts - youth
School of Rock with Erik Van Meerbergen
Monday, April 24 – June 5 | 6 classes | No class May 22 - Victoria Day
7 – 9:30pm | 14 – 18 years | Youth
$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 15 – 18 who have some music experience either own their own, in school, or though lessons on guitar, drums, bass, or vocals. 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.