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...

ROCK U - with Charlie Smith
after school rock band

Rock U
Fall 2017 After School Rock Bands

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 6-8 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 each session we'll perform the set of songs we learned.



Beginning/Intermediate Band

Age: 10+, must have at least 1 year experience on their instrument
Thursdays
: 5:30-7:00pm
Session 1 - (8 Weeks): 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26 Cost: $260
Performance: Friday 10/27 6:00-7:00pm at Lake Harriet House of Music

Beginning/Intermediate Band
Session 2
- (7 Weeks): 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 Cost: $240
Performance: Friday 12/1 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night
Sunday 12/17 5:00-7:00pm, House of Music Showcase at Famous Dave's Uptown
To register, email LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com

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): 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/20, 10/27
Cost: $210

Advanced Band
Session
2 - (6 Weeks): 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Cost: $210
Performances: Friday 10/27 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night
Friday 12/1 6:00-7:00pm, Lake Harriet House of Music Open Mic Night
Sunday 12/17 5:00-7:00pm, House of Music Showcase at Famous Dave's Uptown
To register, email LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com

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.

 

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.

Pattern, Sequence, Rhythm: A Fundamental Class in Music for Homeschoolers
homeschool music

Pattern, Sequence, Rhythm

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 from September 28 - November 16th

Thursday mornings from 10:00-10:30
Please park in our parking lot or on the west side of Washburn Ave South
Parents are welcome to participate in the class, but are not required to do so. We have a comfortable lobby to wait in.

Age range: 5 - 8 years old

Cost: $96.00

For questions and registration info please contact: Matt Novachis (matthewnovachis@gmail.com)

Tuition is non refundable
Pattern, Sequence, Rhythm for Homeschoolers
SHE ROCK SHE ROCK Girls Rock Band
girls rock band

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 other rockers and perform on stage! 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 be sure to submit song requests when you register!

****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 bandmates make.*****

WHEN: Tuesdays - 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/28 - 7:15-8:45pm
WHO: Women, gender non-binary and trans folks ages 18+ with at least 6 months of experience on their instrument
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
TUITION: $199
Register by September 5th and use coupon code, 'earlybird' to receive $20 off registration - click here to register!
PERFORMANCE: December 3rd @ The Depot in Hopkins 2-5pm

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SOSI: Class Series
The Sisters of Sound Initiative (SOSI) is back as a weekend class series! This class is open to for girls, gender non-binary and transgender youth, ages 13 to 18. During the class, participants will form a band and write and record an original song using the industry standard recording software, ProTools. This class is best suited for players who have had at least two years of experience on their instrument, and who have had prior songwriting experience.

Because of the positive and supportive environment that this camp has, campers will be able to explore their creative side and learn a new technical skill to have in their musical tool belt. This class will be led by local musicians and She Rock She Rock extrodinarres; Hailey Jacobsen & Sam Stahlmann.

****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 bandmates make. We will be recording drums, bass & keys on October 22 and will record guitars and vocals on October 29th so please be sure you can be present for your instrument's recording day*****

WHEN: Sundays - 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 10/29 - 2:00-4:00pm
WHO: Girls, gender non-binary and trans youth, ages 13-18 Participants should have at least 1-2 year of experience on their instrument
WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410
TUITION: $179
Register by September 5th and use coupon code, 'earlybird' to receive $20 off registration - click here to register.
RECORDING: Recording will take place at Lake Harriet House of Music on October 22nd and 29th.

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Play Together, Stay Together Workshop
At this workshop, we will go over the 'ins and outs' of how to be in a band and stay in a band! We'll go over how to set up gear at rehearsals and shows (including how to set up a PA system), how to run rehearsals and maintain practice schedules, how to book shows, how to talk to sound engineers and much more. This workshop will be led by local musicians and She Rock She Rock extraordinaires; Hailey Jacobsen & Sam Stahlmann!

WHEN: Sunday, November 12th - 2:00-4:00pm

WHO: We welcome participants of all ages who identify as female, trans and gender non-binary. This workshop will be informational for folks who have been in bands for years and for folks who are just starting out!

WHERE: Lake Harriet House of Music - 4948 Washburn Ave S, Minneapolis 55410

WORKSHOP FEE:$15 (click here to register)

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.
Peace Den Thursdays - August 24th 7pm-8:30pm. 8 week class
or
Peace Den Sundays - August 20th at 10am-11:30am. 8 week class
Cost $220.00
Lake Harriet House Of Music 4948 Washburn Ave South.

For more info or to sign up contact Mike Michel