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New classes - FALL 2021   









Fall 2021 Rock Bands taught by Charlie Smith 

Join a band, rock out and make friends! Students will meet with peers at the Lake Harriet House of Music for practice one evening a week and learn to play songs from a variety of modern and classic rock bands. At the end of each session, bands will perform a set of the songs they've learned at a local venue. Teacher 


Charlie Smith has played in over 25 bands in the Twin Cities since 2007, performed at notable venues like First Avenue, and toured the country. He has a B.A. in Music and has taught at the House of Music since 2011.


Session 1:Saturday 10/16 2:30pm, Location TBD

Session 2: Saturday 12/11 2:30pm, Location TBD



Rock U 101 (beginner/intermediate)- Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm 

Age: 11+, must have at least 2 years experience on their instrument and knowledge of chord names 

Session 1: 6 Weeks: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 

Cost: $210 

Session 2: 8 Weeks: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 

Cost: $280 


Rock U 201 (advanced)- Fridays 4:00pm-5:00pm 

Age: 13+, must have 3 or more years on their instrument, ability to read chord charts, and prior performance experience 

Session 1: 6 Weeks: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 

Cost: $210 

Session 2: 8 Weeks: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 

Cost: $280 


Bands are open to guitar, bass, drums/percussion, keyboard, vocals, and horns, and are capped at 6 students. Singing and trading instruments will be encouraged. If you have any questions about which band is right for your child, contact Charlie for help. 


New inquiries, please fill out the Student Profile below and email it to LakeHarrietRockBand@gmail.com If there's room in a band for you, Charlie will follow up to get some additional info and give you instructions on how to pay the band tuition. Band tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full to hold your spot. 


Student Profile: Student's age and number of years on their instrument Parent(s) name, email, phone # Are they currently taking lessons? How much do they practice weekly? Describe their musical background. How experienced are they playing and performing with others? What musical styles and bands do they like? Are they willing to sing?