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Live Band Programs

MORE THAN JUST YOU ALONE IN YOUR BEDROOM.

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Student Band Program has been at the forefront of music education in Metro Detroit since The DSRP opened in 2008. The DSRP performance opportunities are unmatched by any music school around, and past students are playing all over the world.

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ADULT BAND PROGRAM

WE ARE NOT JUST FOR KIDS – ADULTS 18+

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Adult Band Program is second to none in getting adults who have always wished to learn an instrument playing with others for others. Whether you’ve been playing for decades and need a weekly outlet for your passion, or you’ve just begun your musical journey, The DSRP staff can get you skills and performance opportunities better than anyone around.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs

STUDENT BAND PROGRAM

TEENAGE BANDS – 13-18 Year Olds

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Student Band Program is for the teenagers in our school. The students grow in personal skills and musical abilities through shared group experiences with their bandmates. This is not a “cattle call”rehearsal with 40 people where you might get to play. Our bands are small and provide a ton of exciting performance and recordingexperiences each year.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs

KIDZ ROCK BAND PROGRAM

KIDS AND TWEEN BANDS – Under 12 Year Olds

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Kids Rock Program is designed for our youngest members. Not only do they attend their private lessons each week on their main instrument with their private lesson teacher, but they also get to play as a group! The students grow in personal skills and musical abilities through shared group experiences with their bandmates. This is not a “cattle call”rehearsal with 40 people where you might get to play. Our bands are small and provide a ton of exciting performance and recording experiences each year.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly 45 minute rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs

JAZZ BAND PROGRAM

SMALL GROUP JAZZ BANDS – 13 Years Old and Above

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® is proud to offer their Jazz Band Program. Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world performance experiences.

The program consists of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television and video specials. Small group jazz ensemble training is the focus, with an emphasis on developing improvisation skills. Students also have opportunities to compose their own material and premiere their works at concerts.

People see our logo and think that we are all tattoo’d rock and roll guitar players, but actually my personal training was in Jazz Studies,” says school founder Jason Gittinger. “We have tons of talent and experience here on our staff that goes beyond rock and pop music. This program was our next logical step to continue to provide the best music training in the region.”

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

Stop Practicing… Start Performing®

Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs

INDEPENDENT STRINGS PROGRAM

CLASSICAL STRING ENSEMBLES THAT ROCK

Jam and create like a jazz or rock musician.

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® is proud to offer their cutting edge training for historically classical music instruments, the  Independent Strings Program. Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world performance experiences.

The program consists of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television and video specials. Small group string ensemble training is the focus, with an emphasis on developing improvisation and composition skills. Students have opportunities to compose and arrange their own material and premiere their works at concerts.

“Often classical musicians who have graduated from their school music programs find themselves lost in modern music ensembles because they are lacking confidence and competence in jamming or improvising. The Independent Strings Program seeks to help those students and adults who have moved on from educational music programs but don’t want to stop performing. We equip them with the skills and experience to make-up their own parts, play over chord changes, play in different musical styles, and perform with non-classical musicians like singer-songwriters or rock/pop/jazz musicians.”

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

What instruments do we teach in ISP?
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

(Other instruments taught at DSRP that can participate in the ISP ensembles:)
Guitar
Piano
Ukelele
Mandolin
Banjo
Marimba / Xylophone / Vibes

(Can participate in ensembles, but no lessons available.)
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
French Horn
Harp

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Live Band Programs

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