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New classes - Spring 2024


Groove Garden with Charlie Smith - Jam sessions for Grown-ups

Weekly gathering for adult musicians of all ages to play rock, folk, country, and R&B of the 1960s and '70s
Advanced beginners and up, music can be tailored to your level
Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
Session 1: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Session 2: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3 (No practice 5/27 - Memorial Day
Band tuition: $140 per session (or $270 for both sessions)

Charlie has a special place in his heart (and record collection) for '60s and '70s music and has played it extensively in several Twin Cities cover bands including Hannah and the Dangertones (rock/funk/soul), All Tomorrow's Petty (Tom Petty), Eleganza plays Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones), Boot Cut (country), and Sunshine Committee (rock/soul). Bring your guitars and voices and join the band! Keyboards, amps, and drums provided.

To inquire or register, email Charlie@Smith-Music.com or call (612) 234-1770.











Spring 2024 Rock U with Charlie Smith
Join a band, rock out and make friends! Students will meet with bandmates at the Lake Harriet House of Music for practice one evening a week and learn to play songs from a variety of modern and classic artists. At the end of the session, bands will perform a concert of the songs they've learned at a local venue.

Rock U Spring Showcase at Uptown VFW
Saturday June 8th, 3:00-7:00pm

Rock U 101 - *2 spots available for guitar/keys/vocals
Ages 9-13
Mondays 6:00-7:00pm
Practice dates: April 8 - June 10
No practice: 5/27 (Memorial Day)
Band tuition: $405

Rock U 301 - *drums filled
Ages 13-18
Tuesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Practice dates: April 9 - June 11
Band tuition: $430

Rock U 201 - *1 spot avaiable for drums
Ages 11-16
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Practice dates: April 10 - June 12
Band tuition: $430

Rock U 201 - *Drums filled
Ages 11-16
Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Practice dates: April 11 - June 13
Band tuition: $430

To inquire or register, email Charlie@Smith-Music.com or call (612) 234-1770.

Bands are open to guitar, bass, drums/percussion, keyboard, vocals, and horns. Singing and trading instruments is encouraged. Space in each band is limited to 6 members. If you have any questions about which band is right for your child, contact Charlie for help. Registration is complete once the non-refundable band tuition is paid in full.


Teacher Charlie Smith has played with over 25 bands in the Twin Cities since 2007, performed at notable venues like First Avenue and on national television, and toured the country. He has a B.A. in Music and has taught at the House of Music since 2011. Visit smith-music.com to learn more.