The Gig Center at Westport is now accepting enrollments for our Summer camps for the following sessions.
July 9-13 Session 1 Rock Classics 10:00a-3:30p
July 16-20 Session 2 Rock Classics II 10:00a-3:30p
July 23-27 Session 3 Singer/Songwriter 10:00a-3:30p
Southern Rock & A Little Country
This Gig has a great mix of some southern rock classics from the Allman Brothers, Eagles, Lynrd Skynrd, Black Crowes, ZZ Top, The Band and 38 Special. Our Country selection will reference contemporaries like Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown. We also looks to a few classics from Patsy Cline, Glenn Campbell and George Strait. Take a listen.
Mondays June 25-December 10 7:30p - 10:00p
Gig Date: Mid-December
More Groove and Jazz Vibes.
This Gig is a continuation of our current Thursday selection. We move into Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and Toto but add some great vocalist from a few different styles. Music from Grace Potter, Alabama Shakes, Matchbox 20 and Maroon 5 is on our radar. We will do Ballads from Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams and Daniel Lanois. Take a listen.
Thursdays June 28-December 13
Gig Date: Mid-December
Open Song List
This Gig will be what the members make it with a highly adaptable song list. Just to get started, we will begin with an interesting selection of rock songs and ballads from singer songwriters. Our list to pick from includes Ben Harper, Patty Griffin, Cory Chisel, Josh Rouse, Aimee Mann, Eva Cassidy and John Mayer. The groups we like are The Wallflowers, Big Head Todd, Semisonic, Dawes and Wilco. What will be your picks? Take a listen.
Tuesdays June 26-Dec 111
Gig Date: Mid December
ABOUT THE GIG
ABOUT THE GIG
At the Gig Center, music students work together as a band under the guidance of our faculty. Our spacious, fully-equipped facilities include two separate rehearsal studios, plus ample room to relax and socialize. We provide an educational, fun, supportive environment for learning to create music as a group.
Striking a Balance
Students are musically engaged for a high percentage of the time at each rehearsal. The availability of multiple instructors and studios allows students to work on various skills individually or in small groups while they’re not actively rehearsing a particular song. Downtime is limited to breaks needed for social interaction and sustaining levels of attention, energy, and enthusiasm.
Each session has a musical theme, so students have an idea of what they’ll be playing. We determine song selection and create playable arrangements that address the musical strengths and interests of our students. We’ll change keys to accommodate our singers, and we welcome brass and woodwind players in addition to students of all standard rock-band instruments.
Each Gig Center session runs for about 16-20 weeks, and culminates in a live performance at a local venue. Students meet weekly for a 2.5 hour rehearsal. Sessions will tend to run approximately from October thru January and February thru May. We offer summer programs as well.
For more information please give us a call at 203-292-8934 or
The 90's: Girl Rockers, Nirvana, RHCP
This Gig is a collection of great songs from the 90’s. We’ll focus on both the hugely influential punk and grunge bands like Green Day, Nirvana, and RHCP, as well as female vocalists and groups like 4 Non Blondes, Natalie Imbruglia, Tracey Chapman, Meredith Brooks, Sara McLachlan, Susan Vega, Ace of Base and The Cardigans.
Classic & Contemporary
|On Tuesdays, intermediate to advanced musicians are rehearsing songs as a band with the goal of presenting a polished, diverse, professional live set. The songs are selected and arranged based on the group's interests and each student’s ability. Some experience may be required.
Students enrolled in this Gig may access practice materials by clicking HERE.
For less-experienced students looking to play in a band – even beginners – we offer a special program of private and semi-private instruction. These lessons focus exclusively on building the most-needed skills for Gig Center enrollment. If you’re not ready for the Gig yet, we’ll help get you there asap.
Our fully equipped rehearsal spaces may be rented out, pending availability. If your band is looking for a great place to practice, please contact us for additional info. (203) 292-8934. firstname.lastname@example.org