Our Jam Sessions program is known as south Charlotte's BEST, because we show students ages 10-18 how to take what they've learned in private lessons to the next level and make it FUN!
Students who enroll in Jam Sessions learn how to create a crowd-pleasing set list, develop unique solos to make the song their own, and play dynamically to engage the audience. It's a true performance course, which will take students from "player" to "performer" in 8-9 focused weeks of band rehearsals!
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Current BSM students must have a strong understanding of key and time signatures, familiarization with guitar/bass fretboard, keyboard, drumset, melody/harmony, depending on their instrument, and be recommended by their current music instructor. Our program is open to students from outside of BSM. However, students will need to audition, to determine if they are ready for the program.
In addition to learning performance techniques, students will also create a band name, pre-sell tickets, and learn what it takes to market their band to draw a great crowd to a venue.
We've played at some of Charlotte's most popular music venues such as Amos' Southend, The Chop Shop, The Double Door, Neighborhood Theatre and Visulite Theatre... just like regional and national bands! This gives students an opportunity to work with some of the best sound and lights professionals in the Charlotte area, so that they can get the BIG PICTURE of performing like a rock star!
Jam Session Tuition
$429 - Members* (includes 10 presale tickets)
$479 ~ Non-members (includes 10 presale tickets)
~ Commemorative Band Tshirts will now be offered as an option: $10 for band members and $15 for additional family members ~
* A member is a student who is currently enrolled in private music lessons with a Ballantyne School of Music instructor. All Jam Session musicians are required to be working with a private music instructor (at BSM or another studio), in order to participate in the program.
This fall, we will be offering a new weekly, after-school jamming opportunity for singers, guitar players, drummers and keyboard players ages 9-13 who want to learn how to jam with others! This program is a springboard into our Jam Session performance program.
Our Kidz Jam Band Klub will meet on Friday afternoons, 4:30-6:00pm at our Indian Land studio in the Cross Creek Shopping Center!
Refer to our Group Classes page for more info!
Enrollment has ended for Spring Jam Session, and all openings in bands have been filled.
If you would like to be considered for our next session (Summer Jam '24), please complete the form below and you will be added to our reminder list when enrollment opens again.
Congratulations to our Jam Session musicians for incredible performances on December 3rd!!
Our next performance will be Spring Jam '24 - Sunday, March 17th, at Amos' Southend!