David Zucker Rock Band
Week 5: July 31-August 4, 2017
This session will give students an opportunity to work together as a rock band. Students will choose a name for the band and then work on material throughout the week. At the end of the week we will perform a concert and showcase what we have done. When learning instruments, many students do not get the opportunity to play music or jam with other kids. This session will allow students to do just this, to play music together.
We will focus on listening to each other, on playing in time as a group and on soloing and improvisation during a song. We will also explore the roles each instrument plays in the band and how these roles affect the overall sound. For example, we’ll focus on getting the drummer and bass player to play together, and making sure guitar players and keyboard players play parts that complement each other and don't get in each other's way. The week will be filled with musical games that will instill confidence and encourage group bonding. All instruments are welcome, not just traditional rock instruments. Come rock out with us and join the fun!
For students entering grades 5-12. Minimum enrollment 5; maximum enrollment 16.
Program runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Cost: $495; Early Bird Discount $445 until March 15
David Zucker has been studying music since childhood. He grew up in Bloomfield and graduated from KO in 1988. He studied music performance and composition at Skidmore College and later studied Indian music in Madras, India. David's first instrument was the piano, but he has considerable experience on guitar, as well. His influences are diverse and include classical, jazz electronic, rock, and electronic music.
David has had success as a performer, producer, and composer. He spent many years as a working musician in both San Francisco and Seattle. While in Seattle, David worked considerably with film composer B.C. Smith. As a performer, Zucker toured the U.S. with his funk, fusion band, Siamese, and has toured Europe and South India. He has shared the stage with Phish, K.J. Sawka, Skerik, and Bill Frisell. David has currently been working with Grammy award- winning composer, Paul Avgerinos, on composing music for television and film. His music can be heard on many programs ranging from reality television to the NFL.
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