YAA will host several labs throughout the year to offer chances for our private lesson and band students to build community, learn from the pros, meet other kid and teen musicians, and play music together.
Lab #1: Meet The Band
9:30am-11am: Community Meeting, 11am-12pm: Jam Session
Ages: 8-18 years old
Cost: $20 per student
Where: YAA Backroom
Meet your bandmates and coaches for Rock, Jazz, and Concert band and get ready for a great year of music. We’ll go over the details and dates for all the band programs, introduce the YAA goals for this year and reveal new opportunities coming to YAA and your children. YAA staff, instructors, students and family members will spend the first hour together as a community. Please bring a brunch food or drink item to share. YAA will provide utensils, plates, and cups.
During the second hour of this event the kids will move into a Jam Session where everyone gets a chance to make some music magic! Pre-selected songs will be sent out prior to the session to get familiar with the tunes. This is a great way to jam with your band for the first time, reunite with old bandmates, and get excited for the year ahead! YAA instructors will be on site to assist and play along with all students in the jam. All This portion of the event is $20/child.
Parents may stay for the Info session portion of the day. Then it’s kids only for some serious jam time.