Rockcreek Steel Drum School
Rockcreek Steel Drum Classes: Summer 2013
Rockcreek Steel Drums is happy to announce new summer classes.
Columbia, Maryland -- Summer 2013 8-Week Beginner Steel Drum Course
This 8 week course will meet on 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings from July 10 - August 28 from 7-8pm in Columbia, MD. Learn to play the steel drums in a relaxed environment. No musical experience of any kind is required. This course is taught by Kevin Martin, Young Audiences Teaching Artist of The Year. It is open to all ages above 13. Families are encouraged to take the class together. We will learn the basics of playing the steel drums as we learn a set of music that we will perform at a final public performance at the end of the course. Students will be provided with a loaner drum for the duration of the course to be returned at the final performance. The tuition for this course is $200. (Classroom location in Columbia, MD to be announced shortly)
Severna Park -- Summer 2013 Beginner Steel Drum Class
This 8 week course will meet on 8 consecutive Tuesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 from July 9 - August 27 at The Severna Park Community Center. Learn to play the steel drums in a relaxed environment.No musical experience of any kind is required. This course is taught by Kevin Martin, Young Audiences Teaching Artist of The Year. This course is open to all ages above 13. Families are encouraged to take the class together. We will learn the basics of playing the steel drums as we learn a set of music to play at a final public performance at the end of the course. Students will be provided with a loaner drum for the duration of the course to be returned at the final performance. The tuition for this course is $200.
Severna Park -- Summer 2013 Rockcreek Steel Drums Community Band
This community steel drum band is open to anyone completing the beginner steel drum course or with permission of the instructor (email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure). Each semester the Rockcreek Steel Drums Community Bands works on developing a set list of music. The group will be making regular public performances during each semester. The Rockcreek Steel Drums Community Band will meet on 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30 at The Severna Park Community Center from July 9 - August 27. The community band will learn a collection of songs to be performed in an ensemble setting using different members of the steel drum orchestra. We will prepare a set of music to perform at Annapolis Area public events this spring. Loaner drums will provided for those who need it at no additional cost. The tuition for this course is $200
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Steel Drum School FAQ
Who takes these classes?
Our students range in age from 14 to 65+; about 50% are men and 50% are women. Most are from the Annapolis area. Some come from as far away as Wilmington, Delaware; Easton, Maryland; and Northern Virginia. They are students, teachers, business owners, professional musicians, police officers, fire fighters, homemakers, retirees, doctors, and other business professionals.
At this time, we do not accept students under the age of 14.
What happens in class?
Students play the songs they've been practicing all week. You'll even play a whole new song on the first day of class.
Do I have to have experience with an instrument before taking the class?
No. Students come with a wide variety of experience levels. Some can read music, while others have never played an instrument before. The steel drums are fairly easy to pick up if you have time to practice. Some students take one class to get them going and move on while others sign up every term.
How do I practice at home?
The cost of the class includes the use of a drum (to take home) for the duration of the course.
What about the final performance?
Participation in the final performance is encouraged but not required. It's a fun experience, especially for first timers. Past final performances include Ram’s Head Patio, Annapolis Fourth of July Parade, Rock Hall Pirates Festival, Bowie Bay Socks 7th Inning Stretch performance.