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

Classes

workshops, group classes, rock camp for all ages, band coaching, guitar theory, band jams, performances...

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ROCK BAND -with Charlie Smith
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Join a rock band, learn to play music in a collaborative setting, and make friends! Sign up individually, with a friend, or with current bandmates. Participants will form a band and meet for practice at the House of Music once a week after school for 7 weeks. We'll learn to perform songs from a variety of modern and classic rock bands including Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Nirvana, and more. At the end of the session we'll perform the set of songs we learned in a real rock venue at Famous Dave's in Uptown.

After School Rock Band
Thursdays: 5:00-6:30pm
Dates: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25
Length: 7 weeks
Cost: $240
Age: 10+, must have at least 1 year experience on their instrument
Advanced After School Rock Band
Fridays: 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Length: 7 weeks
Cost: $240
Age: 13+, must have 2 or more years on their instrument, ability to read chord charts, and prior performance experience

Performance: Sunday May 21, 4:30-6:30pm at Famous Dave's Uptown

Sign up early as space is limited. The bands are open to guitar, bass, drums/percussion, keyboard, and vocals. Singing and playing multiple instruments will be encouraged.

To register, email LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com

Teacher Charlie Smith has played in several Twin Cities bands since 2008. He has a B.A. in Music and has taught at the House of Music since 2011.

SHE ROCK SHE ROCK Girls Rock Band
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April & May


GRRR: The Prequel
Thinking about trying Girls Rock n' Roll Retreat this year but not sure what to expect? Or maybe you're a returning camper who can't wait until camp! This class is for YOU! You will get a mini-GRRR experience! We will focus on songwriting in a group setting, stage performance techniques, confidence building exercises, and of course...stage moves! These GRRRls will even have a chance to perform the song they write LIVE at the end of the class! Come rock with us and then do it again at our summer camp! Financial aid and instruments available upon request. Please make sure that you will miss no more than one class or can attend all class dates before registering. Missing classes can impede on the progress that you and your classmates make.

WHEN: Tuesdays 6:15-7:15pm - 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30

WHO: Ages 8-12
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music -4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
TUITION: $169
Register by March 21st and use coupon code, 'earlybird' to receive $20 off registration
PERFORMANCE: June 4 @ The Depot in Hopkins 2-5pm
REGISTER HERE!

 

Rebel Princess Songwriting
In Rebel Princess Songwriting, we will be discussing gender, media literacy and stereotypes and will then write songs about the topics we learn. If you'd like to smash the patriarchy but don't know where to start, this is it! This class is for participants ages 8-12, no songwriting experience necessary. Financial Aid available upon request. Please make sure that you will miss no more than one class or can attend all class dates before registering. Missing classes can impede on the progress that you and your classmates make.

WHEN: Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm - 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
WHO: Ages 8-12
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
TUITION: $169
Register by March 21st and use coupon code, 'earlybird' to receive $20 off registration
REGISTER HERE!


Rock Through The Ages Jamshop
It's hard to determine which decade has the best music, and we think you shouldn't have to choose! In the Rock Through The Ages Jamshop, we'll be learning songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. This is a great opportunity to expand your musical ability, meet new rockin' ladies and perform on stage! We all want something fun to do on Tuesday's, well this is it! At the end of the 7 weeks, you will perform your favorites at the Depot Coffeehouse! This class is for participants who are 18+ and who have at least 6 months of experience on their instrument. Instruments & financial aid available upon request. Please make sure that you will miss no more than one class or can attend all class dates before registering. Missing classes can impede on the progress that you and your classmates make.

**Make sure to submit song requests when you register!**

WHEN: Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm - 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
WHO: Ages 18+
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
TUITION: $199
Register by March 21st and use coupon code, 'earlybird' to receive $20 off registration
PERFORMANCE: June 4 @ The Depot in Hopkins 2-5pm
REGISTER HERE!

Play Together, Stay Together
Play Together, Stay Together is a 7 week course where an already formed adult band from Ladies Rock Camp will have the opportunity to rehearse in a fully equipped & functional rehearsal space along with two band coaches to help run sound, offer suggestions, and help keep the band on task. The band coaches will also be leading "mini workshops" for tips on booking shows, setting up practices, creating a positive band dynamic, etc.
WHEN: Thursdays 7:30-9:00pm - 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
WHO: Ladies Rock Camp Band
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410

PEACE DEN -with Mike Michel
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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.
PEACE DEN takes place on Sunday Mornings from 10am-11:30am
Lake Harriet House Of Music 4948 Washburn Ave South.

For more info or to sign up contact Mike Michel