The Wonder Years Group Class (55+)

Tuition:  $79/week for 4-week pass

BSM South - Indian Land - location

Mondays - 2-3 pm - Group Ukulele (Beginners)

Tuesdays - 12-1 pm - Group Guitar (Beginngers)

Thursdays - 12-1 pm - Group Guitar (Intermediate)

Essentials of Songwriting 

Age 11 and older

Thursdays - 5-6:30 pm at our Ballantyne studio

Tuition:  $129 per 4-week session (four 90-minute sessions)

Join Vocal and Songwriting instructor, Haley Meyer, in our beautiful Ballantyne rehearsal space every Thursday for our fun and creative new Songwriting Group Class!

Each week we will develop a brand new skill and learn all about song structure, rhyme schemes, lyric writing and more!  We will discuss what makes a song not good but GREAT, how to pull inspiration from our daily lives, and the benefits of journaling and recording song ideas.

The first 4-week session will begin on Thursday, May 16th, and monthly 4-week sessions for beginners and intermediate songwriters will be added, based on demand.

Registration is limited to 6 students per class, and you can enroll by visiting the Contact Us page of our website.

Kidz Jam Band Klub

Tuition:  $29/week or $75 for 3-week pass

Fridays - 4:00-5:30pm & 5:30-7:00pm (Indian Land)

Fridays - 4:30-6:00pm (Ballantyne)

Take your first class at no charge and pay only $79 for each 4-week monthly session (no long-term commitment for those who are SUPER active with other activities)!  First month will be prorated, based on when you took your free class.

Registration is required, and classes will be limited to 8 participants. 

Bring your own instrument, and let's start playing music together!

Great news for our South Charlotte active adult community (ages 55+) - we now have group guitar and ukulele classes designed expecially for YOU!

- Get in and out before the after-school lessons begin

- Play music that you wish you had the opportunity to learn as a teen (in the 60's, 70's and 80's)

- Meet - and jam with - other music-minded friends each week

At Ballantyne School of Music, we believe that musicians get better when they play together!

I mean, think about it... when you first learned to speak, the way that you "practiced" language was to use new words and sentences to communicate with your Mommy and Daddy... then, siblings and friends.  Eventually, were able to have entire conversations without struggling with words and context.

We believe the same is true with MUSICAL conversations!  What better way to become more fluent in the language of MUSIC than to play regularly with other musicians?? 

Our Kidz Jam Band Klub was created to help young students who are still working on their developing their musical language to grow into more confident and technically-strong musicians through weekly, 90-minute jam sessions.  Students ages 8-13 will be invited to attend every Friday and will work on learning a new song each week.  Our instructors, Chris, Kade, Madyn and Alexis, will provide additional accompaniment to keep musicians on track, rhythmically, and will teach chord progressions, melody and harmony, and use of dynamics, similar to the way that we do it in our more advanced Jam Session program.

Our Kidz Jam Band Klub is open to students who are in vocal, guitar, bass, drum or keyboard lessons and have been enrolled a minimum of 6 months at Ballantyne School of Music.  (We are sorry, but this program is not currently available for students who are not enrolled at Ballantyne School of Music.)  Students will bring their instruments with them each week, if they are a guitar or bass player (drums, keyboard and microphones will be provided).  They will also have an opportunity to perform as a full band at our monthly Teen Open Mic Nites!

Weekly passes for our Kidz Jam Band Klub are $29 (or $75 for a three-week pass).  Since families have busy schedules, weekly attendance is optional, and three-week passes do not need to be consecutive weeks. Weekly registration for KJBK is required by the Wednesday before class, since a limited number of spots (10) are available.  You can sign up by completing the form on the Contact Us page of this website and checking "Kidz Jam Band Klub."

We hope to see you there!!