Our programs are unique because they are facilitated by a strong group of female volunteers, many of whom are working professionally in the local NB art and music industry as seasoned creators/performers. They teach our students one-on-one and in groups and create a supportive environment for students to build confidence, make social connections, and get involved in the music and art community.
Our summer camp runs for 5 days and is open to 15-20 students with any level of musical training (even those who have never played an instrument before). Each student will:
learn one instrument for the week (guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals.)
form a band with other students for the week .
receive positive mentorship and take part in creative workshops about performance, song-writing, making band merchandise, band photoshoots, the NB music industry, and more!
perform at a public showcase with their band for family and friends on the final day of camp.
The camp teaches new skills in music, or helps to build on existing ones in a supportive environment that promotes collaboration and self-exploration.
Our awesome mentors facilitate daily instrument classes and jam sessions. They teach the students how to play, how to create music perform together. Workshops, fun music-based activities, and live music performances are always scheduled throughout each day. On the last day, the students perform an original song with their band at an exciting public showcase event featuring a final group number, an awards ceremony and local entertainment.
Weekly Jam Sessions
The Weekly Jam sessions run in 6-week blocks. We host 2 in the Winter and 2 in the Fall. For each 6-week round, students are assigned to one instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals) and to one band. There are two mentors assigned to each band who facilitate jam sessions every Monday, for two hours, at GoMusic Studio. Each band is taught a cover song over the six-week period. During the sixth session, a professional audio engineer records them playing their cover song which is set to footage shot of the students during all of the sessions. The final music videos for all rounds can be found here on our Youtube channel.
This program does require some past experience playing either guitar, bass, drums, keys or vocals. For this reason, it is generally offered to our students who have attended our summer camp. As a more advanced program, it offers more focus on long-term development of individual and group talent as well as public performance.