School of Rock offers music camp

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Courtesy School of Rock Grand Rapids

A Grand Rapids-based music school will be hosting a 2022 summer music camp.

School of Rock Grand Rapids is hosting three weeklong camps in June and August for children and young adults of any skill level.

The camp at 2505 Burton St. SE will offer classes on vocals and how to play guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. Students also will learn music theory and techniques via songs from artists such as Queen, the Foo Fighters, Aretha Franklin, Paramore, the Beatles and Taylor Swift.

“We’re excited to bring this unique music education experience to our community via weekly music lessons and summer music camps,” said Gwen Vryhof Bultema, owner of School of Rock Grand Rapids. “These announcements indicate just how close we are to opening and to gathering students of all backgrounds together to make music.”

Rock 101, June 13-17

Rock 101 camp is designed for kids ages 7-12. No experience is necessary. Students explore instruments through musical games and activities. Students will work on songs Monday through Friday, and the camp will culminate in a concert at the end of the week for family and friends.

Songwriting, June 18-22

This five-day songwriting camp is designed for students ages 7-18 who want to learn how to write their own songs. Students will analyze some of compositions of the past 60 years to develop their own tunes. They will learn about chord progressions, arrangements and other tricks of the trade. The course will culminate in a live performance.

Rookies, Aug. 1-5

Ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns and group playing all are part of this weeklong introduction to music. Kids ages 5-7 will learn about all the different rock instruments and begin their introduction to music theory and music appreciation. No experience is necessary. This five-day camp runs Monday-Friday with a performance at the end of the last day.

More information is available here.

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