GMG BAND PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
GMG's Band Performance Program is a collaborative, performance-based approach to learning music. Similar to the Summer Music Academy, students form bands, learn songs and participate in live shows at various events. Being a part of the Band Performance Program is a very effective way to learn to sing or play an instrument in a group setting. Students advance in their music skills, make new friends, learn the value of teamwork and a lot more!
GMG Band Performance Program includes:
Weekly one hour group band rehearsal
Weekly one hour group instruction so you can work on your skills
The option to schedule additional 30-minute private lessons based upon the instructors approval and availability
Performance Opportunities (for level 2 bands)
Artist Development Workshops
6 Reasons Why Playing in a Band is Beneficial for your child!
Music builds confidence. Every person in a musical group is an essential member of the band. Being part of that is special and exclusive. Mastering your music in the band and performing builds confidence and that’s HUGE!
Music takes communication. Playing in a band is like playing a sport when it comes to how essential it is to communicate with your team mates. You’re going to get good at that and that’s an important life skill you will use forever.
Music is a creative form of expression. From songwriting to arranging a cover tune, music challenges kids to imagine and explore new and all possibilities. They are challenged to think and create and explore all in a safe and nurturing and supportive atmosphere with their band coach guiding them every step of the way.
Students become a part of a small group of friends. You are a team player and you are an exclusive member of that team and your role is important. The band can’t play without you and you are needed!
Musicians can learn alone but there is nothing like the motivation of others to take it to the next level. We say it “gives purpose to the practice”. Students are very motivated to learn their songs and come to band practice. Students want to be at their best for their band mates and don’t want to let down the other band members. So students come prepared to play. In other words: students PRACTICE!!!
Music requires skills. Playing in a band is the best way we know to get kids to deal with the fact that playing an instrument and singing on key isn’t always easy. A band helps each musician define the exact skills they need to be a better musician and gives them a clear goal and motivation for what to practice at home. Students learn better timing; become better listeners; develop into better musicians; and playing music opens their world to all sorts of endless possibilities and appreciation of what their band members are playing. A piano student gets the opportunity to appreciate a drummer because he/she is exposed to hearing what intricacies a drummer has to play for the band.