Posts tagged Bass
Private Lessons Resource for Choir, Band, Orchestra, and Musical Theater Students

Salem-Keizer School District Parents and Students

Salem-Keizer public and private schools all excel at music and drama programs. Each year our schools and students routinely compete and win state and even national titles in choir, band, orchestra, and musical theater. Most area middle and high school choir and band directors strongly suggest that students take additional private lessons throughout the year. What you might not know is that RiverCity has been serving many students over the last four years with preparing for auditions, challenging pieces, competitions, and scholarship auditions. With our newly expanded studio and amazing teaching staff, we would be happy to help with your musical journey. We provide voice and singing lessons for choir, opera and musical theater, and we also provide private music lessons in violin, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, clarinet, and  piano for all skill levels. Learn more about RiverCity lesson programs.

Guitar/Bass Tech Workshop Sunday February 25th
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OPEN TO ALL AGES

During Guitar/Bass Tech Time Workshop, students will learn and perform basic care and maintenance of their guitar/bass including:
🎸Cleaning (how to, how often and what supplies to use) 
🎸Restringing (how to, how often and sting options) 
🎸Guitar/bass issues or damage (how to recognize, what can be done by the student and when to take it to a repair shop)
Workshop Fee
🤘🏻Currently enrolled students in a program – FREE + cost of supplies (supply costs listed on registration form) 
🤘🏻Others - $10 + cost of supplies (supply costs listed on registration form)

 

Guitar/Bass Tech Workshop Saturday December 9th
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OPEN TO ALL AGES

During Guitar/Bass Tech Time Workshop, students will learn and perform basic care and maintenance of their guitar/bass including:
🎸Cleaning (how to, how often and what supplies to use) 
🎸Restringing (how to, how often and sting options) 
🎸Guitar/bass issues or damage (how to recognize, what can be done by the student and when to take it to a repair shop)
Workshop Fee
🤘🏻Currently enrolled students in a program – FREE + cost of supplies (supply costs listed on registration form) 
🤘🏻Others - $10 + cost of supplies (supply costs listed on registration form)
Register for the Guitar/Bass Tech Time Workshop https://goo.gl/forms/LyCvQX5puRsEPaYK2
 

Rock Hard This Fall With Our Legends Music Class: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, & Led Zeppelin

Electric Funeral performed by students of RiverCity Rock Star Academy first show ever at Level B Theater in Salem Oregon on May 2nd, 2015

Rock School for Ages 10-18: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano & Vocals

This season our Legends of Rock Program will feature three bands we are calling Monsters of Rock: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, & Led Zeppelin. We will be working with these three bands as a group to ensure parts for all performers and vocalists and make it accessible to all students. These three bands are the quintessential influences of hard rock, blues rock, metal, stadium rock, and more that continue to influence bands today. This 12-week legend of Rock Program is for kids and teens ages 10-18 from beginners, intermediate and advanced students on instruments including guitar, bass, piano, drums, and vocals. Students learn about the history of the band, the catalog of music, profiles of the members of each band, and the equipment they used. At the end of the 12-week program, the students will perform for their family and friends at a local venue. This program is on Saturday's from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (starting Saturday, September 9th) and the cost of tuition also includes a weekly private 30-minute lesson as well as a preview and a final season show. Sign up now and save! Enroll Here

Music Lessons: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, & Voice
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Free Trial Lessons

Our staff come from a whole variety of musical backgrounds and are versed in everything from classical, jazz, and folk, to punk, rock, and metal. Their professional experience in guitar, piano, drums, voice, and bass allow for flexible lessons catered towards each individual student, and the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of their instrument in their particular style of interest. Be it drum lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, bass lessons, or piano lessons, the RiverCity staff is delighted and excited to work with any student – young or old, novice or advanced – to help them feel comfortable and confident in their instrument(s).

Not quite sure whether or not music lessons are something you’d like to dive into straight away? No worries. Come and give us a visit - the first lesson is on us. We’ll pair you up with the teacher who best matches you or your student’s skills and interests, and we hope that you’ll keep playing music with us! Schedule Your Lesson Today!

Save 25% on Summer Rock Camp!

Register now for Summer Rock Camp and save 25% to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary! Offer good until Sunday, February 12th. Summer. Summer Rock Camp is open to students of all skill levels ages 6-17. Students learn to perform songs, write their own music, record songs, and finish off the week with a camp show at a local venue for family and friends. Summer Rock Camp is Monday, June 26th through Friday, June 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and/or to register please visit Summer Rock Camp.

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEWEST TEACHER JARRED VENTI!
Jarred Venti - the face of bass

Jarred Venti - the face of bass

Salem's Music Man

It is our pleasure to officially announce that Jarred Venti has joined the RiverCity Rock team! Jarred is a major force in the Salem music scene, and his passion, dedication, and commitment to everything music are a true inspiration. Jarred is an incredible and versatile bass player able to play Rock, Blues, Funk, Metal, Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Country, Pop and anything else that you can imagine. Jarred will be teaching in our upcoming Beatles program as well as teaching bass lessons for kids, teens and adults starting on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.  You can sign-up for Legends-The Beatles Program and/or if you would like to schedule a bass lesson on Saturdays, please give us a call at (503) 689-8372 or send us an email at info@rcrockstaracademy.com Please read his brief bio below and welcome Jarred to the team. 

Jarred Venti is a professional musician with vast performance, recording, and studio experience. Jarred started playing music at age 7 and decided at age 14 that the bass would be his primary instrument. In addition to bass, Jarred sings, plays drums, piano, and guitar. Jarred’s first band was Crossing 13th which turned into Groove Thief. He has recorded albums with Crossing 13th, Groove Thief, Still Water Vibes, Gabriel Cox, and Jaskamon, among others. Jarred regularly plays with Gabriel Cox, Chris Jones, Jake Blair, our teacher Rich McCloud, and a wide variety of other projects.  If you have been to any Salem Jam Session over the past three years, Jarred probably hosted, played, organized or did all three. Jarred has either formed or joined tribute bands to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, and David Bowie over the years. Some of his major bass influences are John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Roger Waters, and Flea. Jarred will bring his many years of performance and studio experience to teach students proper tone, techniques, and tools to his music students.