Our professional staff is experienced with beginning through advanced instruction and enjoy working with kids as well as adults.

Classes

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ROCK U - with Charlie Smith
after school rock band

Rock U
Winter 2018 After School Rock Bands

Join a band, discover new music, learn to play in a collaborative setting, and make friends! Students will join a band with likeminded peers and meet for practice at the House of Music one evening a week for 6 weeks. We'll learn to play songs chosen by the students from a variety of modern and classic rock bands including Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, the Eagles, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, and more. At the end of each session, we'll perform a 2-4 song set at the House of Music open mic night.



Intermediate Band

Age: 10+, must have at least 1 year experience on their instrument
Thursdays
: 5:30-7:00pm
Session 1 - (6 Weeks): 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 Cost: $220
Performance: Friday 2/16 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night

Intermediate Band
Session 2
- 6 Weeks: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 Cost: $220
Performance: Friday 3/23 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night
To register, email LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com (***see below for additional info needed)

Advanced Band
Age: 13+, must have 2 or more years on their instrument, ability to read chord charts, and prior performance experience
Fridays: 4:45-6:15pm
Session 1- 6 Weeks: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 Cost: $220
Performance: Friday 2/16 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night

Advanced Band
Session 2
- 6 Weeks: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 Cost: $220
Performance: Friday 3/23 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night
Performances: Friday 10/27 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night

To register, email LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com

***Please provide the following info:
Student's age and number of years on their instrument
Are they currently taking lessons? Where? How much do they practice weekly?
Describe their musical background. How experienced are they playing and performing with others?
What musical styles and bands are they interested in?
Are they willing to sing?
***Sign up early as space is limited. Registration is complete once the non-refundable band tuition has been paid in full. Bands are open to guitar, bass, drums/percussion, keyboard, and vocals. Singing and playing multiple instruments will be encouraged. Drum kit is a popular instrument so drummers will likely split drum kit duty with another student and will fill other roles when they're not on drums. Students who are new to the Rock U program will be placed in the Thursday band unless they can demonstrate an advanced ability on their instrument by submitting a short audition video of them playing.


Teacher Charlie Smith has played in over 20 bands in the Twin Cities since 2008, performed at notable venues like First Avenue, and toured the country. He has a B.A. in Music and has taught at the House of Music since 2011.

Discover Your Inner Rockstar- OWN the Stage!
homeschool music

Discover Your Inner Rockstar with Debra G

What: Stage presence can be one of the most important elements when performing in front of an audience. A great performance will make people remember your act and be excited to come see again. Whether you play an instrument or are the lead singer, everyone has the ability to own the stage making their performance even more dynamic and exciting for the audience. In this interactive class, we will learn how to move our bodies with confidence and purpose, how to speak to the audience, interact with your bandmates onstage and how to engage a room with your energy, whether it's 2 fans watching in the corner of the venue or a packed house of 500+.

Course Specifics

Course is 4 weeks - November 21, 28 - December 5, 12

Tuesday evenings from 7:00-7:45
Number of participants: 8 (if we fill we can add a second class)

Age range: 9 and up

Cost: $80 for non House of Music students $60 for House of Music students currently enrolled in lessons. To register: CLICK HERE


PEACE DEN -with Mike Michel
peace den

PEACE DEN: Acoustic group music class for adult musicians.
Come play, sing and re-ignite the songs from the decade of change, 1965-1975. Explore the folk, pop, rock and soul music that empowered a generation and still continues to influence us all. Guided by veteran music educator and musician, Mike Michel, the group will jam, rehearse and perform acoustic music from this powerful period of music. Musicians celebrate there new journey with a big Hootenanny at Lake Harriet House Of Music. This group music class is open to all adults who sing and/or have played an acoustic instrument for a year or more. Acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, piano,Harmonica, vocalists or auxiliary string anything are welcome.
Usually an 8 week class
Cost: Please contact Mike for latest info on cost and dates.
Lake Harriet House Of Music 4948 Washburn Ave South.

For more info or to sign up contact Mike Michel

Rhythm FUNdamentals Class for Homeschoolers with Matt Novachis
girls rock band

Rhythm FUNdamentals for Homeschoolers
Rhythm is typically thought of in regards to music (sound) and dance (movement). This 8 week course will focus on music, but also explore rhythm as it relates to literature, visual art, and our environment. Drawing comparisons from these different expressions will reinforce the students understanding of rhythm and bring them the awareness that rhythm is all around us in many different forms.
This class will use drums, counting, clapping and marching to integrate musical rhythm into the bodies and minds of each student.
Famous works of art will be used to show how visual artists use lines and shapes to create a sense of movement and rhythm on the page. Students will get a chance to make their own combinations of lines and basic shapes on paper to create visual rhythm.
We will read from well known children's books to illustrate how rhythm is used in literature. Students will create their own word syllables so they can experience themselves how rhythm is created using our spoken language.
We will use events that happen every day to show how rhythm is all around us in our environment (cycle of one day, year long calendar, rotation of the earth, sound of an engine, the sound of a bouncing ball).
Please join us for this fun and engaging class!

Course Specifics:
-Course is 8 weeks long running from January 9th - February 27th
-Each class is 30 minutes in length
-Age range: 5 - 8 years old
-Cost: $96.00

WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
For more info or to register click here to contact Matt Novachis

UKULELE ENSEMBLE -with Ben Abrahamson

peace denUkulele Ensemble
Don't let those guitars have all the fun! Hone your uke skills in a relaxed, collaborative setting as we strum, pluck, and solo our way through fun arrangements of Beatles songs and more. Bring your soprano, concert, tenor, baritone, or U-bass and a binder and get ready to take your ukulele adventure to the next level.


Age: 13+, must have at least 1 year experience on their instrument
Wednesdays
: 5:30-7:00pm
Session 1 - (8 Weeks): Dates: 1/24-3/14 Cost: $200
Performance: TBD at Lake Harriet House of Music

WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
For more info or to register click here to contact Ben Abrahamson

 

INTRO TO FINGERSTYLE GUITAR -with Ben Abrahamson

peace denIntro to Fingerstyle Guitar        
Ever listen to Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, or Leo Kottke and think, "sounds impossible, one person can't play that"? It's time to crack the finger-picking code! We'll unlock the picking patterns and chord shapes at the core of your favorite tunes in this fun and relaxed setting. Treat yourself to a new world of song-accompaniment or solo guitar playing.

Age: 13+, must have at least 2 years experience on their instrument
Wednesdays
: 7:00-8:30pm
Session 1 - (8 Weeks): Dates: 1/24-3/14 Cost: $200
Performance: TBD at Lake Harriet House of Music

        

WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
For more info or to register click here to contact Ben Abrahamson