ABOUT THE GIG

 

 

 

ABOUT THE GIG

At the Gig Center, music students work together 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 us to work on various skills individually, in small groups, or as a full band. Downtime is limited to breaks needed for social interaction and sustaining levels of attention, energy, and enthusiasm.

Our Content
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.

Our Schedule
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 two-hour rehearsal (2.5 hours for adults). Sessions will tend to run approximately from October thru January and February thru May. We offer summer programs as well.

Our Facility
Our fully equipped rehearsal spaces are in the same location as the Westport Music Center. Please feel free to stop by and take a look whenever the Music Center is open, or contact us for additional info. We're at 1460 Post Road East, in Westport, CT, with plenty of parking!

For more information please give us a call at
203-292-8934 or

 

 

 

Fall KID GIGS

Rock from all Ages

We will play great songs from the 70’s all the way to today. Song selection will honor bands like the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan from early rock. We'll also be featuring such diverse artists as  Fleetwood Mac, the Police, Weezer, Green Day, the Killers and Cage the Elephant. As always, we add of few of the kid’s favorites to the set list.

Call us or email for all the details. info@gigcenterwestport.com
203 292-8934

Thursdays, September 27- January 17
5:00 - 7:30p

 

 

Soul Sweat & Strut

Because we include brass in our Gigs, we are ready to do some real funky and grooving tunes. Soul Man, LA woman and Mustang Sally will be on the list. Along with the classics, we'll include the work of newer bands as well, such as Green Day, Sugar Ray, Cake and Pearl Jam.

Call us or email for all the details. info@gigcenterwestport.com
203 292-8934

Saturdays, September 29 - January 19
10:30a - 1:00p

 

 

 

 

 

     ADULT GIGS

 

 

Southern Rock & A Little Country

This Gig has a great mix of southern rock classics from the Allman Brothers, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Crowes, ZZ Top, The Band and 38 Special.  Our country selections will reference contemporaries like Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown. We'll also look to a few classics from Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell and George Strait. Take a listen.

Mondays, June 25 - December 10 7:30p - 10:00p
Gig Date: Mid-December

 

More Grooves and Cool 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 Twenty 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
7:30p - 10:00p
Gig Date: Mid-December

Open Song List

This Gig will be what the members make it, with a highly adaptable song list. We’ll start with an interesting selection of rock songs and ballads from singer-songwriters like Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne, Bill Withers, Carole King, and Lyle Lovett. The bands we like include The Grateful Dead, Little Feat, The Wallflowers, and Cowboy Junkies. We'll feature a mix of classic hits and lesser-known gems. Take a listen.

Tuesdays, June 26 - Dec 11
7:30p - 10:00p
Gig Date: Mid-December

Gig Starters

 

 

 

Gig Starters

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.

Hours: TBD (as flexible as possible!)

For more information please give us a call at 203-292-8934 or

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