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.
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 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 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!
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Fall KID GIGS
Classic Rock and Kids Pick 'em
Josh will select the starting songs for the group and work with the students to select the ones they want to play. The Saturday group is oriented to teen's and requires some playing experience with the Thursday group for all players.
The Gig performance is tentatively scheduled for the third week of December.
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September 7-December 2019 (TBD)
September 5-December 2019 (TBD)
Rock and Roll Will Never Die.
Mondays 7:30-10:00p August 26 - December 2019 (TBD)
There are some real classics and some hidden gems on this list. It will challenge every instrumentalist and singer. The ballads have been chosen with the singers in mind. The artists includes Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, CCR, The Doors, Pearl Jam, The Who and a host of others. Ballads come fro Lady Gaga, Beth Orton, Colin Hay, Zero Seven and Sophie Barker. By popular demand a few Dead songs are on the list.
Tuesdays will feature as mix of ballads and blues and Americana-infused rock, with the final list in the hands of the vocalists and musicians. We’ll likely put an emphasis on mostly-acoustic artists like Elton John, The Beatles, Dawes, David Grey, John Mayer, Jim Croce and others. We’ll also consider classic rock selections by such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton and the Beatles. There may be some country and country-rock in the mix as well.
More of the Same- Any Given Thursday Band with Steve
Thursdays 7:30-10:00p August 29-December 2019 (TBD)
How about a little Etta James, Beth Orton, Patty Griffin, David Gray, John Waite and the Brazilian Girls (who?) for the balladeers. For the guitar guys let's do Doobie Brothers, Santana, Ben Harper, OAR, Collective Soul, John Mayer and the Who. For those special voices we have Three Dog Night, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Counting Crows numbers.
Gig Starters is a performance based program for beginning students, generally ages 6-10. Often the motivation of playing in a group settings helps young learners to stick with learning an instrument. We teach teamwork and everything about how to play in a band. Take a look at this program even if you children take lessons elsewhere. When a student is ready, we move them to a regular Gig.
The Gig performance is tentatively scheduled for the last week of June. Kids will have an opportunity to play a festival in mid-August
September 7- December 2019 (TBD)