*WILLIE MAE MUSIC LAB*
Willie Mae Music Lab is a community music and mentoring center for girls and women. The Music Lab offers a wide variety of affordable programs and resources - from music lessons to practice space. The Lab is located at The Coop School in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.
Click the links below for details & applications for each program
For Girls & Young Women...
For Adult Women...
After School Program (Girls Ages 8 - 18)
Weekly Drop-in Music Jam Session
(Girls Ages 12 - 18)
Residency Program for Camper
& Student Bands
For Girls & Adult Women Alike...
MUSIC CLASSES & LESSONS
Drums, Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitar,
Keys, Vocals, & more
GEAR LOAN PROGRAM
Drums, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar,
Keys, Amps... Affordable year-long rentals
Music Club is a year-round, after school music and mentoring program for girls. Music Club gives girls and young women ages 8 - 18 the chance to explore a variety of musical instruments, study songwriting, write their own music, play with other young musicians, and have fun in a creative and supportive environment
photo by Kate Englebrecht
* INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION
* JAM SESSIONS/BAND PRACTICES
* BAND ART
Music Club is a program of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program. The mission of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is to empower girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The organization operates a summer day camp, after school programs, and community events in New York City.
Starting in January 2010, Music Club will meet weekly for three hours in the afternoon at Willie Mae Music Lab, Rock Camp's new community music center based at The Coop School in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Tuesday Music Club will be for girls in grades 8 - 12 and Wednesday Music Club will be for girls in grades 3 - 7. Drop-off and pick-up times will be flexible to allow for different school schedules and travel time needs.
Based on the acclaimed Rock Camp for Girls summer camp model, each Music Club session will begin with a guided group activity, such as Band Art (making buttons and posters, decorating shirts, other music-related creative design activities).
Students will then have a one-hour Instrument Instruction Workshop focusing on "instrument of the week," with hands-on instruction for each student. Instruments covered over the course of the 8-week semester will include drums, electric bass, electric guitar, keyboards, vocals, and DJ/turntables.
The weekly sessions will conclude with a group music activity, such as a Jam Session / Band Practice, or open mic, giving students additional hands-on time playing instruments as well as the chance to write and play music together as an ensemble.
Music Clubs will have one adult coach who supervises all activities and serves as the group's mentor for the semester. Workshops and classes will be led by the coach and visiting teachers, all of whom are professional women musicians and educators (and many of whom are veteran volunteers from the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls summer camp). Students will set personal and musical goals at the start of each semester, and each semester will end with a concert showcasing their talents, skills and collaborative efforts.
Each Music Club is limited to a maximum of 8 students. Music Club is open to girls with or without previous musical experience, and all instruments are provided.
As in all Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls programs, the values of creativity, leadership, and collaboration will receive strong emphasis. Students' interests will be a guiding force in selecting instruments to explore and group activities - Music Club belongs to girls!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 4 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 9, 2010* 3 - 7 p.m.
*Open House & Launch Party
photo by Kate Englebrecht
Music Club Schedule
Tuesday Music Club (Grades 8 - 12)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Music Club (Grades 3 - 7)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Drop-off period: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Pick-up period: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Winter Semester (8 weeks):
January 20 & 21 - March 9 & 10, 2010
Final concert (tentative date): March 10
Willie Mae Music Lab is located at The Coop School at 87 Irving Place in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. The building is wheelchair accessible. The closest trains are the C/S trains at Franklin Avenue Station (and Fulton Street).
Financial Aid available (see application)
Enrollment includes use of instruments at sessions and deep discounts on instrument loan program for use at home.
Any girl in grades 3 - 12 may apply. No experience necessary.
Application review and enrollment are on a rolling basis.
For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347) 599-0716