What is Garage Band 101?

Garage Band 101 is an exciting and fun pop/rock/contemporary band program that takes students through the experience of rehearsing and playing in a real band including performing at their own concert.

Each student is placed in a group of their peers and coached every week by one of our experienced instructors – who are themselves performing musicians.

The bands learn a number of cover songs within a theme which changes with each session.  For example, in previous sessions we have covered songs from The Beatles, AC/DC & Led Zeppelin, 1980’s, The Rolling Stones/Pink Floyd/The Who, Rocks Greatest Hits, The New Millennium, Summer Rock, California Rock and many more.

The students and the instructors work together to pick out songs from the current theme that they like.

Why does my student need private lessons to be in Garage Band 101?

The Garage Band 101 program was developed by Peter Sykes, the Director of the school, who noticed that students progressed much faster on their chosen instrument when they also were preparing for rehearsals and a live performance.

The combination of the private instruction and the group experience has a way of accelerating students’ learning and increases their retention of the music they are working on in a fun and creative way.

The private lessons and GB101 work synergistically. In the private lessons students learn the details of their specific part of each song. Then in the band rehearsals the students learn how to play their part within their band, by playing in time, in tune, memorizing the song’s arrangement, dynamics, overall sound and performance skills.

Private 30-minute lessons are $176 per month.

Click here to REGISTER for lessons.

 

What Instruments do you accept?

We accept all instruments including band and orchestral such as, but not limited to, violin, viola, cello, trombone, tuba, trumpet and saxophone as well as the usual pop and rock band instruments such as bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and vocals.

 

Information about the Next Kids’ GB101 – Fall 2017

Registration is now open for the next session – Fall 2017
Click here to REGISTER for Garage Band 101.
Rehearsals:
  • The session starts the week of September 5, 2017.
  • Rehearsals are 90 minutes, once a week for 12 weeks.
Concerts:
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 5pm, Silo’s Napa
Theme:
  • To Be Determined
Tuition:
  • Full Tuition for the Fall Session of Kids’ Garage Band 101 is $580.
  • 10% discount for paying in full at the start of the session.
  • Discount price for paying in full for one student is $522.
  • 15% for 2 or more immediate family members (only one discount applies).
  • Discount price for 2 students is $986.
  • You may also pay in 4 payments of $145 for one student or 4 payments of $246.50 for 2 students.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is non-refundable once you are confirmed in a band.

 

Information about the Next Adults’ GB101 – Fall 2017

Registration is now open for the next session – Fall 2017.
Rehearsals:
  • The session starts the week of August 28, 2017.
  • Rehearsals are 90 minutes, once a week for 14 weeks.
Concert:
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8pm, Silos
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8pm, Silo’s
Tuition:
  • Full tuition for the Fall Session of Adults Garage Band 101 is $660.
  • 10% discount for paying in full at the start of the session.
  • Discount price paying in full for one student is $594.
  • 15% discount for 2 or more immediate family members (only one discount applies).
  • Discount price for 2 students is $1,122.
  • You may also pay in 4 payments of $165 for one student or 4 payments of $280 for 2 students.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is non-refundable once you are confirmed in a band.

Information about Silos

Silo’s Napa is located at 530 Main St, Napa, CA 94559 in the Hatt Building.
Phone (707) 251-5833
PARKING:There is a small amount of parking directly outside the venue and a parking structure on the corner of 5th Street and Main Street.

Tickets

Tickets are $20 and only available from Silo’s. The Napa School of Music does not sell tickets for the concerts. Tickets are available online at http://www.silosnapa.com
PLEASE NOTE: This Silo’s concert will often sell out up to 2 weeks before the concert date.
We recommend buying tickets online at http://www.silosnapa.com well in advance of the concert.