JOIN A ROCK BAND

THIS IS WHERE EVERYTHING CHANGES.

MUSIC DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT.

For too long, learning music has been something kids have had to do as a solo pursuit. Especially as they get older and more serious about their music, private lessons have traditionally been their only option. Not anymore.

Join a Rock Band in Edmonton
Rock Band Performing At Yellowhead Brewery in Edmonton
Youth Rock Band with Cello in Edmonton

ROCK BAND OVERVIEW

FORMAT

Rock Band is a 60 minute structured group rehearsal, once a week.

Each rehearsal is led by a Backbeat teacher.

Rock Band runs September to June.

PREVIOUS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

You must have at least one year of private lessons on your instrument.

AGE REQUIREMENT

Ages 10+

Not quite old enough? Check out Junior Rock Band (ages 8-10).

INSTRUMENT REQUIRED

Students will require an instrument at home to practice on.

NUMBER OF BAND MEMBERS 

3 - 6 members per band.

PERFORMANCES

Each rock band will have a minimum of three performance opportunities per year. 

COOL EXTRA: Our more experienced bands get to perform at external gigs.           

LOCATION

In-person // 10011 82 Ave. EDMONTON 

THINK BIG PICTURE

Learn where you are in Your Backbeat Journey and see where your music can take you.   

ROCK BAND

$114 / month

  • If you choose this option, we recommend that you still take private lessons somewhere. You don't have to take private lessons at Backbeat to play in one of our bands, but private lessons can be especially helpful when you're working on a tough song in rock band.

ROCK BAND + PRIVATE LESSONS (half-hour)

$218 / month

  • This option lets you get the most out of rock band. Rock band lets you apply what you're learning in your private lessons and your private lessons help you work on your parts for rock band.

ROCK BAND + PRIVATE LESSONS (full hour)

$318 / month

  • A full hour of private lessons plus rock band gives you the option of learning more than one instrument during your private lessons and also gives you the chance to play more than one instrument in your band. This option is going all-in.
The Beat

GET STARTED TODAY

STEP ONE: Complete our online registration form.

STEP TWO: Take part in a relaxed placement jam to see what band is right for you.

STEP THREE: Start rocking out with your new band!

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR BANDS

Rock Band Photo on Dumpster in Edmonton

DAD CORE

Mylia - vocals, guitar, bass

Nathan - guitar, vocals

Malcolm - drums

All Girl Rock Band in Edmonton

TERRAPIN TIME-LAPSE

Maggie – vocals, keys, drums
Sofia – keys, uke
Lilah – bass 

Isabelle – vocals, keys

Cinderblock Band Photo Edmonton

CINDERBLOCK

Aleksia - drums

Ella - vocals

Tula - guitar

Scott - keys

Erick - bass

ROCK BAND Q & A

Because it's fun!

Joining a rock band gives your child a really cool opportunity to apply what their learning in their private lessons to the context of playing live music with other kids. Not to mention, it provides great motivation to practice.

Rock Band also gives your child the chance to learn about teamwork and will help develop their confidence in a whole new way.

Generally rock band instrumentation includes the drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and vocals. 

Depending on the band, there could be various combinations of the above instruments. For example, multiple guitar players, a keyboard standing in for the bass or a drummer who also doubles as the band's lead singer. Each Backbeat band is unique!

As much as we want to find the perfect band for every child right away, due to high demand, this isn't always possible. 

If we don't currently have the right band for your child, we will place them on a waiting list and let you know as soon as a good spot opens up.  

We would rather wait and give your child a great first experience playing with a band versus the opposite.

A little bit of everything.

Band members often get to choose the songs they play based on the music they like. We literally have hundreds of charts to pick from!

Band leaders will also recommend songs to challenge the band and help them become better musicians. 

Given the group nature of playing in a rock band, we generally ask that rock band members commit to playing with their band until after any upcoming rock shows.

If after the show, your child needs to take a break from things, we simply ask that you let us know by the 15th of the month before you need to cancel to avoid any sort of penalty. 

HAVE A QUESTION FOR US?

Contact us using button below or shoot us an email at theteam@backbeatrock.com.

WE'RE PUMPED TO ROCK OUT WITH YOU

Jr. Rock Band Edmonton