Our Programs

Our Programs

All of our programming is music and art-based and geared toward girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth, ages 11-17. We offer priority registration to First Nations and People of Colour.

We are very fortunate to have a strong group of volunteer teachers/mentors to help facilitate our programs. Most are women or gender non-conforming individuals 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 provide a network of support for them to build confidence, make connections, and get involved in the music and art community. Click here learn more about our team.

Summer Day Camp

Our summer camp runs for 5 full days and is open to 15-20 students with any level of musical training (even those who have never touched an instrument before!). During the camp, each student will:

  • receive music lessons on one instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals.)
  • form a band with their peers for the week (jam sessions will be guided by local female musicians!!!)
  • attend fun and 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 will teach new skills in music, or help to build on existing ones in a supportive environment that promotes collaboration and self-exploration.

Students will be assigned to play one instrument for the week; they will take part in a group instrument lesson, each morning, using break-out rooms. They will also be divided up into a band of their peers for the week. Camp mentors will facilitate daily afternoon jam sessions and guide campers how to play, create music and perform together. Workshops, fun music-based activities, and live music performances will be scheduled throughout the day. During the evening, on the final day of camp, students will perform an original song with their band and distribute their band merchandise in the community.

Weekly Jam Sessions

Each 6-week round of jam sessions will allow students to choose an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals), form a band with their peers, and meet up every week for two hours to learn a cover song. During the sixth session, each band will audio record their cover song and film footage for a music video with help from their band mentors. Their music video will be uploaded to the GMG+R YouTube channel and shared widely on our website and social media pages.

This program does require some past experience playing music and is offered, primarily, to our our alumni students. The Weekly Jam sessions run in 6-week blocks, during the Fall and Winter.