Band Camp

Get the real Rock Star experience! We live it every day, so why not come out and learn from the pros?

Have you ever daydreamed about being part of a rock band? Does jamming, playing live, and making music videos light your fire? Then this is the program for you!

Whether you are a first-year player or are more advanced, you can experience a week in the life of a Rock Star! D.C. Music Academy’s 2015 Rock Star Band Camp offers you the opportunity to join a rock band and meet other young musicians, jam with your peers, learn your favourite songs, improve your performance skills on your instrument of choice (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals), and even be your own roadie!

2015 Schedule:

Beginner*/Intermediate
Camp A1: July 20 to 24 — 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Camp B1: August 10 to 14 — 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Camp C1: August 17 to 21 — 10 a.m. to 12 noon
*A minimum of one year’s experience on your instrument is recommended.

Intermediate/Advanced
Camp A2: July 20 to 24 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Camp B2: August 10 to 14 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Camp C2: August 17 to 21 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Our program is designed to allow each participant’s inner rock star to shine!
Individual attention guaranteed. Each camp is taught in a friendly, creative, and fun-filled atmosphere by experienced music industry professionals – live working musicians and recording technicians – all part of our Juno Award winning and nominated staff. Each week-long camp concludes with a live concert, a professional recording session, and a video of your band!

Here’s what you’ll learn:
• Playing songs using notation, tablature & chord charts
• Playing songs by ear
• Improvisation
• Playing with other musicians & experiencing the group dynamic
• Collaborating effectively – start playing songs & having fun right away
• Exposure to a variety of styles including rock, pop, metal, blues, reggae & ska
• Preparing for a recording session
• Roadie secrets – key details that can make or break your performance

Some important details:
• Location: D.C. Music Toronto, 360 Munster Avenue in central Etobicoke (conveniently located next to Kipling subway station).
• Fees: $300.00 per participant per camp
• Prerequisites: Campers must be a minimum 12 years of age and have at least one year of playing & learning experience on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, or voice. Other instruments will be considered on an as-requested basis.
• Registration: To register for D.C. Music Academy’s 2015 Rock Star Band Camp, call 416.234.0222 or email school@dcmusic.ca.
• Payment: Full payment is due at time of registration via MasterCard, VISA, or AMEX. Cash or debit payments accepted in person. We do not accept cheques.
• Session cancellation: An individual session will proceed only if a minimum registration is reached. Should the session you registered for be cancelled, every attempt will be made to schedule you into another session.
• Refunds: No refunds will be offered after July 1, 2015. However, you may change the camp you wish to attend provided there is availability in the camp requested.