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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

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO 'JOIN A ROCK BAND'?

Joining a rock band means we will match your child with other musicians who are close to their age and skill-level and, together, they will form a rock band. As a band, they'll meet once a week for a 60 minute jam session which will be led by a Backbeat teacher who will focus and guide their learning.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD JOIN A ROCK BAND?

Because it's fun! And it will provide natural motivation for them to practice since their band is counting on them to know their parts. Your child and their bandmates will learn to work together (even when it's not easy) and they'll push each other to try new things and become better musicians.  Plus playing in a rock band builds their confidence like nothing else can.

JOIN A ROCK BAND // Edmonton

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It's a 60 minute structured group rehearsal, once a week.

Each rehearsal is led by a Backbeat teacher.

Rock band rehearsals are scheduled at various times, Monday thru Saturday.

WHO CAN JOIN A BAND?

Anyone who is 10+ years old and has had at least one year of private lessons on their instrument.

Not quite old enough? Check out Little Beats (ages 3-5) or Bigger Beats (ages 5-7)! 

HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE IN A BAND?

3 - 6 members // band

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO BANDS PLAY?

A little bit of everything. Band members often choose the songs they play - we have hundreds of charts to pick from! Band leaders will also recommend songs to challenge the band to become better musicians. 

PERFORMANCES

Each rock band will have a minimum of 3 performance opportunities per year. 

COOL EXTRA: Our more experienced bands often perform at external gigs as well.                     

LOCATION

In-person // 10011 82 Ave. EDMONTON 

GET STARTED TODAY

1. CHOOSE WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD:

ROCK BAND ONLY

$109 / month

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

ROCK BAND + 1/2 HOUR PRIVATE LESSONS

$208 / month

  • *RECOMMENDED*
  • 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 + FULL HOUR PRIVATE LESSONS

$292 / 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.
  • 2. COMPLETE AN ONLINE REGISTRATION

    Be sure to check off "rock band" as what you're interested in!

  • 3. WE'LL REACH OUT TO YOU

    This is the step where we make sure we have the right band for your child. If your child is not a current Backbeat student, we will invite them in for a short (and fun!) jam session to see where they're at on their instrument. 

  • 4. START ROCKING OUT

    Once we confirm we have the right band for your child, and your child feels good about joining it, they can start rehearsing with them pretty much right away! You can join a rock band almost anytime, not just in September.

CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT 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

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.

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. 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Come watch our bands perform. All ages welcome. 

Captain Falafel Rock Band Photo

WE'RE PUMPED TO ROCK OUT WITH YOU!

Jr. Rock Band Edmonton