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For bass and guitar players, drummers and vocalists

Maybe you are returning to music after a break, or picking up an instrument for the first time. Perhaps you always wanted to have a go with music or to sing, but never had the opportunity?

These sessions are aimed at anyone who wants to gain experience and confidence in playing and rehearsing with other musicians of a similar ability in a structured but fun, relaxed, small group setting. They are also ideal for people wanting to make the step towards joining a band, going to public jam sessions, open mic nights, or just to enjoy making music with others and get a feel for playing as part of a band line-up.

 

If you are a beginner or developing player who is becoming competent with the basics, can play simple grooves or bass lines, or can follow basic chords, you are more than welcome! There'll be plenty of support so no-one will be put under the spotlight. Drum kits and vocal PA can be provided.

 

We have a great venue in Cheltenham and run one to two workshops a month on Sunday mornings. From beginner grooves, to 'mini gigs', there's a range of workshops to suit everyone. Refreshments and workbook material are provided.  The cost is £40 per person, per workshop.  You'll get a 2 hour session in a group of 6 to 12 people with expert guidance and support.  You can participate as much as you feel comfortable with and there is opportunity at the end for some social time and to give feedback.

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Upcoming events

Sunday July 21 at 10:30am

CLASSIC ROCK for BEGINNERS

Explore four signature classic rock styles in a session of varied short pieces. Learn at home, book a place to join with a full band line up.  Material provided.

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday July 28 at 10:30am

CLASSIC ROCK for BEGINNERS

A second date added!

Explore four signature classic rock styles in a session of varied short pieces. Learn at home, book a place to join with a full band line up.  Material provided.

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday August 18 at 10:30am

TIME~RHYTHM~GROOVE

For bass players and drummers

 

NEW teaching workshop to help you master rhythm, timekeeping and that 'locking into' the groove.

Limited places

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday Sept 15 at 10:30am

BEGINNER BAND SKILLS

For bass players guitarists and drummers. START HERE if you are new to our workshops or playing with others.

Learn at home and play four short tracks as a band, learning essential band skills as we go.

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday Sept 29 at 10:30am

DRUM ESSENTIALS

Tke your playing forward with this drummers only session with pro drummer and educator Graham Twist. Demos, interactive playing, top tips and GIVE AWAYS including lesson vouchers and more.

LIMITED PLACES

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday Oct 13 at 10:30am

DISCO & FUNK!

For bass players guitarists and drummers. Exploring those huge and catchy grooves we love so much. Learn at home and play four short tracks as a band, learning essential band skills as we go.

See 'How To Book' for more details

Sunday Oct 27 at 10:30am

BLUES FOR BEGINNERS

For bass players guitarists and drummers.  Explore various blues styles at beginner level, learning essential band skills as we go.

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To find out more about the Band Workshops click to download the information sheet.

Reviews

Workshops are meant to be fun and inspiring, here's some of the feedback from previous sessions:

" Great sessions, very friendly, brilliant experience"

"it was a nice, friendly, 'safe' environment. My first experience of this so all amazing - thank you!"

"Niki's feedback was great on the drums, guitar and bass parts, was fun working on dynamics"

"Good mix of different songs and styles"

" just playing along with others is fab, it really makes you concentrate!"

"I liked the mix of different styles of songs and rhythms. Good to always have a 'classic' song that everyone knows"

"Perfect, ten out of ten, great group of people, all very enjoyable"

" Great fun, will definitely come again"

" I really enjoyed it - seeing how the bass fits in with drum and guitar parts"

"from an absolute novice, I now play in 2 bands. The workshops have really prepared me to play with other musicians"

"great getting the workshop sheets for new pieces in advance and being introduced to new songs to try"

"Refreshments and venue were excellent"

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