Learn what being in a rock band is all about!

Students pick what songs they want to play and present a live concert at the end of each semester. Explore playing techniques and styles, from wailing lead guitar work to hard-grooving bass lines. Past bands covered include Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and the Meters. Instruments: vocals, guitar, horns, keyboard (piano), bass, drums.

Call 212.415.5580 to schedule an audition.

Prerequisite: one or more years of private study or the recommendation of a private instructor.


$410 for students taking private lessons. Private lesson students must register by phone or in person to receive discounted rates.

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  • Rock Band (ages 11-17 Years)

    First Session: Sun, Sep 17, 2017, 2 pm - 3 pm

    Instructor: Chris Bergson  show bio

    With MOJO Magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008, Fall Changes, #2 Blues Album of 2011, Imitate the Sun and #3 Blues Album of 2014, Live at Jazz Standard, New York guitarist/singer Chris Bergson has established himself as "one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music" (All Music Guide), creating his own blend of blues, roots and soul. Chris Bergson has performed and/or shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Norah Jones, John Hammond, Etta James and Bettye LaVette, to name just a few. In February 2015, Bergson was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.

    Born in New York City but raised in Somerville, Massachusetts, Chris Bergson returned to Manhattan in 1995. While backing jazz singers Annie Ross, Dena DeRose, Sasha Dobson and Norah Jones, he released "Blues for Some Friends o
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    Day(s): Sunday

    Sessions: 15

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S272, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $510.00








    Prerequisite: one or more years of private study or the recommendation of a private instructor.

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