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ABOUT THE GIG CENTER
At the Gig Center
, music students work together and individually under the guidance of our outstanding faculty. We provide an educational, fun, supportive environment for kids and adults to foster their creativity and develop their musical skills.

Our Content
We offer both private lessons and group "band" sessions. Students may do either, or both.

Our Bands
Each group 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.

Our Lessons
Our private lessons offer a traditional approach to vocal or instrumental study. Please contact us for details regarding scheduling.

Striking a Balance
 For our private students who enroll in a group session, your lessons may include, compliment and expand upon your band's material.

Our Schedule
Each Gig Center group 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. (We also offer a one-hour program tailored to younger students.) Sessions run approximately from September through January, and February through mid-June. Similarly, private lessons are also offered on a semester basis. We offer summer programs as well.

Our Facility
Located at 1572 Post Road East (in the same building as Sharkey's Cuts for Kids), we feature a spacious, fully equipped rehearsal room and comfortable private-lesson studios. We invite you to come have a look!

ADULT GIGS
Our Adult Gigs are for students ages 21 and over. No performance experience is required, but students are expected to at least have "advanced beginner" skills on their principal instrument. Bands meet on a weekly basis, for 2 hours, from 7:00 to 9:00, or 7:30 to 9:30, or Sunday afternoons. The sessions generally run for about 4 months (16 weeks). All sessions culminate in a live performance at a public venue.

An instructor (or "show leader") will help with song selection, lead the weekly rehearsals, and keep everyone organized with charts and other resources. Your show leader will also assist with changing keys to accommodate vocalists. We often provide a faculty drummer to handle all the drumming, or personally assist student drummers.

 

Mondays: Rockin’ Solid Monday evenings continue with a list of great rock songs from straight-ahead classics to deeper tracks and jam-band favorites.
Show Leader: Josh Auchterlonie
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Tuesdays: Ballads & Harmonies  This group is based on songs chosen primarily by our vocalists. Many of the selections feature harmonies that are worked on in-session. The eclectic mix includes artists such as Fleetwood Mac, boygenius, Blondie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keb Mo, Jeff Beck and more.
Show Leader: Steve Sasloe
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Wednesdays: Psychedelic & Dead Set Live Wednesdays will feel like the Summer of Love all over again. This band generally covers artists such as the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Beatles, Stones, CCR and Pink Floyd.
Show Leader: Mike Gurge      
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Thursdays: Soulful Rocking Our Thursday group continues their exploration of classic rock, newer pop, alternative, and even a bit of country.
Show Leader: Steve Sasloe
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Sundays: Sunday Country & Southern Rock NEW GROUP! This band meets on Sunday afternoons, with a focus on fun and accessible country songs (classics and contemporary), and southern rock.
Show Leader: Steve Sasloe

 

 

 

KID GIGS and GIG STARTERS

KID GIGS
Our Kid Gigs are for students ages 12-17. (For younger kids, see "Gig Starters", below.) No performance experience is required, but students are expected to at least have "advanced beginner" skills on their principal instrument. Bands meet on a weekly basis, for two hours. (We also have a one-hour program for younger kids, see below.) The sessions generally run for about 4 months (16 weeks). However, depending on start dates and other scheduling concerns - including what's convenient for our students - sessions might run anywhere from about 12 to 20 weeks. We'll have start dates, end dates, and performance dates for each session posted as early as possible. All sessions culminate in a live performance at a public venue.

An instructor (or "show leader") will help with song selection, lead the weekly rehearsals, and keep everyone organized with charts and other resources, ensuring a well monitored, efficiently run rehearsal. Songs may be moved to appropriate keys to accommodate the singers.

Spring 2024 KID GIGS 

Classic Picks: Rock On

Show leader Steve Sasloe will select the starting songs for the group and then create a final set list with input from the students.

If you're considering enrollment, please feel free to visit us during a Saturday session to see a Gig Center rehearsal in action.

The Gig performance is scheduled for January 27, 2024.

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

Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00 : Gig Starters (Placement based on age & ability, see additional info below.)

Saturday afternoons 1:00-3:00: Teens (Placement based on age & ability)

 

Live Shows on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT!

Gig Starters

 

 

 

GIG STARTERS
Gig Starters is a performance-based program for younger students. We know that playing in a group helps young people stick with learning an instrument, so these weekly sessions emphasize teamwork and introduce the basic concepts of playing in a band. Consider this program even if your child takes lessons elsewhere; it's a great companion to private instruction.

Bands meet on a weekly basis for one hour. Just as with the "Kid Gigs" (above), the sessions generally run for about 4 months (16 weeks). However, depending on start dates and other scheduling concerns - including what's convenient for our students - sessions might run anywhere from about 12 to 20 weeks. We'll have start dates, end dates, and performance dates for each session posted as early as possible. All sessions culminate in a live performance at a public venue.

An instructor (or "show leader") will help with song selection, lead the weekly rehearsals, and keep everyone organized with charts and other resources. Songs may be moved to appropriate keys to accommodate the singers. A second faculty member is on hand as well, ensuring a well monitored, efficiently run rehearsal.

Show leader Steve Sasloe selects the starting songs for the group and then creates a final set list with input from the students.

 

Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00 : Gig Starters (Placement based on age & ability.)

If you're considering enrollment, please feel free to contact us regarding upcoming scheduling details and costs.

Click for playlist:      

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

For more information please give us a call at
203-292-8934 or send us an email: info@gigcenterwestport.com.

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