Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, Calif., will begin its annual Summer Program on June 22. The program is open to drummers, guitarists, bassists and singers ages 10 and up who have received at least one year of private instruction. Besides meeting new friends and expanding their professional networks, students can expect to learn from and play with some of Southern California’s best professional musicians, and write and record original music. Students will also have full access to music clinics and ensemble workshops.
Session One (June 22-26) focuses on rock, funk and blues. Session Two (June 29-July 3) focuses on jazz, fusion and Latin. Each session concludes with a student concert.
“The summer program gives students a great opportunity to see and be involved in a microcosm of what an entire school year would be like,” says LA Music Academy President Tom Aylesbury. “Our year-round program is outstanding because it challenges and prepares students with an overview of the skills necessary to perform with professional musicians while helping them to see what it takes to develop a successful career in the music business.”
The Summer Program provides a snapshot of daily life at LA Music Academy, including band workshops with fellow students; ensemble workshops with professional musicians and instructors; courses that cover playing technique; a private half-hour lesson with a faculty member; clinics and concerts with faculty and special guests; and a visit to a recording studio to record an original tune.
Each session is $850 or students can enroll in both for $1,450. For more information, visit LA Music Academy’s Summer Program page or contact Iris Alba in admissions at 626/568-8850 or [email protected].