This May, we were excited to have Victor Wooten, accompanied by good friend and second bass Anthony Wellington, at our studio for a private clinic. These musicians are not only known for being two of the best bass players in the world but they are also superior music instructors and mentors to many. Our students and local musician friends were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet them face to face and learn some new techniques.
Victor is currently on tour with Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini and performed May 15th at the Neighborhood Theater in NoDa.
So proud of our young songwriters! Last summer's RealJams Academy bands took original music to the next level! WOW!! Looks like these musicians are going to put the Q.C. back on the map!! Be sure to check our Summer Music Camps page for Summer 2017 schedules and descriptions.
In May 2015, we were privileged to have bassist and music instructor, Anthony Wellington, at our studio for a private musicians clinic!
Anthony Wellington is one of the most sought-after and well-known bass teachers in the world today as well as the long time holder of the coveted "2nd bass" position in the Victor Wooten Band. He has been featured in many publications including Bass Player Magazine, and in 2009, readers awarded his feature as "best non-cover article of the year". He has a uniquely thorough teaching style which combines one-of-a-kind mathematical analysis with abstract concepts and "legwork".
So honored to have had some of Contemporary Jazz's BEST visit our studio over the past year! Keiko Matsui and Paul Brown have made appearances at Ballantyne School of Music, and some have even jammed with our instructors and students!! It's so wonderful when professional musicians take time out of their busy schedules to share with our students!
Be sure to check back right HERE, to find out about upcoming guest appearances and master classes. We have some surprises for 2017!
What a FUN musical field trip we had with these energetic and inquisitive pre-K students!
If you are interested in scheduling your own field trip for your daycare, school, or homeschool group, be sure to give us a call! We have times available between 10 a.m. and noon Monday - Thursday.
Call 980-819-6998, to schedule.
On October 23, 2013, we had the opportunity to host the John Lennon Bus at the Morrison Family YMCA! What a great day! Dozens of Charlotte families got the chance to meet the JLB crew, tour the mobile studio, play their musical equipment, and see some of the great videos that have been recorded on this one-of-a-kind music studio on wheels!
For more information and tour dates/locations, be sure to visit lennonbus.org.
(click here to download our 2017 Calendar)
August 13th - Summer Jam 2017 Performance @ Visulite Theatre
August 26/27 ~ Rehearsals for Winter Jam Session begin
Monday, September 4th - No Lessons
November 23-26 ~ No Lessons
December 23 - January 1, 2018 ~ No Lessons