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Join our Saturday afternoon program – ROCK BLOCK – connect, collaborate and create music with YEAH!
🎸 Learn an instrument or hone your skills!
🎶 Play and write songs!
⚡️ Take music-related workshops!
⭐️ Be part of a band – decide on your name, music style and original lyrics!
😃 Showcase your talent with friends and family!
Location: Templeton Academy, 631 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210
When: Feb 25 – Apr 22, 2023 (no session on March 18)
Showcase: April 29; 1pm at The East Room, Nashville
Participants: 3 – 4 kids per instrument class, 4 – 5 kids per band
Schedule: 3:30 – 4:15 – Instrument Instruction (Bass, Drums, Guitar, Voice) 4:15 – 5:30 – Band Rehearsal
Rock Block is an inclusive nine-week Saturday afternoon music education program for students of all music levels, ages 10 – 17, to develop the art of playing music and forming a band.
Each week, participants will have instruction on the instrument they have selected (bass, drums, guitar or vocals), participate in workshops about music and the role music has and continues to play shaping community, and band practice.
Instructors lead participants to favor collaboration over competition, create community and be comfortable having open and transparent conversations around inclusivity. They are also an encouraging guide while challenging youth to expand their musical skills and knowledge. Examples of some of our hands-on workshops are: stage presence, zine making, band promotion, synthesizers, music genres, and music as a media for creating and advocating for an inclusive community. Students are placed in a band based on instrument of choice, experience, and availability. Bands decide the style of music and lyrics for their songs, their name and all the other creative elements that go into collaborating for success as a band.
YEAH! recognizes the potential in every young person to be a creative and empowered individual. We provide a safe space where all can advance their talents, support a culture of positive self-esteem and build community through music education and exploration.
In Tennessee, drivers can purchase certain* Specialty License Plates in place of the normally issued state license plate. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these plates supports organizations like YEAH!
Join camper Graham and tell the world YOU SUPPORT THE ARTS with your TN Arts Commission Arts plate!
Just take your old plate to your county clerk and swap it—they will prorate your tag fees – you don’t have to wait until your tag renewal is due!
Learn more: tnspecialtyplates.org.