When you Join a JamBand you Join a Community!
We have Rock Bands, Acoustic Bands, Country Bands, Blues Bands, Folk Bands, Cover Bands, and Original Bands. Our members return year after year and call us their musical home!
The Fun Includes:
Weekly Sessions – Song Writing – Studio Recording – Fulltime Band Coach – Photoshoot – Band Video – Live Performances.
Get teamed up with like-minded musicians! We have bands for all ages! Adults and Kids!
What is Jam Band?
Bands are assembled according to playing abilities, musical tastes and age – or you can bring your own band ready to rock. You will have a full-time Band Coach every step of the way. We help you choose music, teach you how to play together & how to write original tunes. You will do a recording session, have photos taken, play live stage shows and most importantly, have a whole lot of fun!
Who can join?
Jam Band is for adults and kids!
What level of skill do you need?
At least a year or more experience on your instrument is a good rule of thumb.
Your band meets once per week for one hour or more with your band coach.
Semester 1 is Sept. to Jan. and Semester 2 is Feb. to June.
But you can join anytime if we have a band waiting for members.
What do I bring?
You just need to bring your instrument. We provide the rehearsal space, guitar amps, sound system, drums and keyboard.
Sound like fun? We want to hear about you! Fill in our JamBand Player Profile and our Band Coach will connect with you to answer any questions. (your info will not be shared)
We want you to have an excellent experience playing in a band, developing your musical skills and playing live concerts!
Jam Band is flexible with several options to choose from depending on your bands abilities and goals:
1. JamBand Play! – Come out, get together, play. This is the starting point for the majority of the bands. Some bands continue in the play program for years while others choose to perform more frequently and opt for JamBand Grow. JamBand Play is for those who wish to meet like minded musicians, get together once a week, and participate in guided jams with a coach. A focus on learning songs from the ground up while picking up the basic skills needed to play the best show possible – tailored to suit your skill level and meet your goals.
We consider style of music, age and ability when putting together the bands to make sure you have an awesome experience!
Practice towards performing in popular music venues.
Build confidence on your instrument, gain experience soloing.
Learn more about music gear and the equipment used on stage.
Pick up tips and tricks while playing with others.
Learn about stage presence and how to feel when comfortable performing.
Develop repertoire and learn 3 or more songs per semester.
Professional photo-shoot at year end showcase.
Play your instrument and/or sing in a band with a full time band coach.
Enjoy a laid back, yet dynamic learning environment.
2. JamBand Grow! This next level is for bands that have been part of the program for at least a year and are ready to focus more on developing their band skills and performing more frequently. Working closely with your coach in weekly one hour sessions or workshops you will develop skills to help your band continue to grow.
Learn how to rock your music as an acoustic or electric group.
How to adjust your sound and volume to play to any venue size.
Build confidence while performing on stage.
Receive feedback and band critiques after performances.
Learn about creating a great set list.
Professional photo-shoot at year end showcase.
Hone the skills to write and record original material.
Perform more frequently in popular music venues.
Rehearse at least one extra time per week, outside of the program.
ON HOLD: The Jam Class – Are you waiting to join a Jam Band? Jam Class is a drop in group class, part jamming and part skill building. Each element is designed to help you sharpen your skills, meet other musicians and have fun playing through tunes.
Start date: Jam bands begin the first week of September. However there is ongoing registration throughout the year for bands that still require instruments or vocalists.
Please contact us if you are interested, fees are pro-rated.
Jam Band Payment options:
Monthly invoices are emailed, payable online or by e-transfer.
Jam Band Policies:
Students are expected to attend weekly and practice their jam band music at home in between sessions.
JamBand is a semester based group class and we do not offer credits or refunds for individual missed classes.
No JamBand classes on statutory holidays and winter/spring break as designated by the Ottawa Carleton School Board.
Contact us for current session fees:
Send us questions, and provide info about your instrument and experience to see if this program is right for you. You will be connected with the JamBand coach to chat more.