Our Rock Band program was formed a few years ago after four musicians from The Staten Island School of Rock formed the band Giffords Lane. Since then, bands like Spinning Band have gotten together to form the latest generation of classic rock and rollers! Our Rock Band program takes musicians who are musically on the same level and brings them together to join a Rock Band. One of our many experienced teachers supervises the band and teaches the musicians stage presence, song writing and improvisation. Too often bands are formed with no supervision whatsoever. That can lead to a disaster. With the assistance of an experienced musician involved with the band things move much smoother.
The Rock Band rehearsals take place once a week at the Staten Island School of Rock. Rehearsals are done in a ‘live’ setting to get the musicians acclimated to a real life experience. This prepares the band for their first show. Each musician learns how to setup their own equipment. Although amplifiers, a PA and drums are all available at the Staten Island School of Rock, each musician is encouraged to learn how to setup their own amplifiers and drum set.
Once the band has a set of songs they feel comfortable playing we coordinate their first live show. Professional tickets are printed and sold like any show would require. Because the setting is familiar to the band the shows are well organized and professional. Exactly what you would expect at the Staten Island School of Rock.
Unfortunately there are only so many bands we can coach. If you are interested in forming a band please let us know! You can call us at 718-984-6988 or email us if you have any questions at SORStudios@Gmail.com.