There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it. ~ Ron Wood

Group Class Policies


The Summer Group Class Session runs from June 23 through August 30, but please refer to individual class descriptions for exact dates and times.

All classes will be held at The Music Room. The Music Room is located at 26 N Brockway Street in Palatine.

To register for Group Classes, please use the registration link on this page.

Refunds for weekly group classes will be granted up to one week prior to the first week of class unless the class is cancelled by The Music Room.


Refunds for day camps will be granted up to one week prior to the camp, unless the camp is canceled by The Music Room.


The Music Room reserves the right to exchange teaching personnel at any time.

The Music Room reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment. 

There is no discount for late enrollment.  Students enrolling after the session begins will be admitted through the third week of the session.

There are no refunds for missed classes, but students may make up classes if an alternate time exists for the same class.


A separate registration form must be submitted for each student.   

2014

Summer Music Classes

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Join us this summer for fun and informative music classes in a group setting.  Group classes are a valuable experience for students of all ages. Whether you're enrolling as a supplement to private study or as an alternative, group classes provide a wide range of benefits. 

 

The Music Room offers class experiences in three different formats:  weekly classes, day camps and our Saturday Afternoon MasterClasses.  Scroll through the list of offerings and enroll today!  See the schedule.

 




Guitar Tech Master Classes 

Guitar Tech MasterClasses are offered on Saturday afternoons during the summer. Each MasterClass is a two and a half hour, one day session which sill cover basic guitar maintenance: everything from tuning to cleaning to neck adjustments!  Guitar Tech MasterClasses are $75 per class.


 

Bring in your guitar and we'll teach you how to do your own 5000 note checkup!

 

Our techs will teach you how to remove strings and inspect the guitar from top to bottom.  You will then learn to thoroughly clean, polish and lubricate the neck and guitar prior to replacing the strings.  Appropriate strings will be installed (by you, with our help) and then we'll teach you how to make any necessary action or intonation adjustments.  This class is a great resource for guitar and bass players of all levels of experience. Each class is offered more than once during the summer.  Sign up for one or more!


Saturday Afternoons / 2p - 4:30p / $75

June 21 or July 19 (for bass guitars)

June 28 or July 12 or August 23 (for electric guitars)

July 5 or August 2 or August 30 (for acoustic guitars)



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Weekly Classes

Weekly classes are offered for Beginning Guitar (Children and Adults), Adult Guitar Ensemble, Adult Guitar Jam, Adult Rock Band, Beginning Ukulele (Children and Adults) and Ukestra . Classes meet for ten weeks, beginning the week of June 23.  All weekly classes are $230 and last one hour.  

 

Beginning Ukulele

Ukulele is the perfect instrument for all age groups!  Children’s little hands and fingers can easily adapt to the ukulele’s small narrow neck making this the perfect instrument for them.  Small motor skills and hand to eye coordination are enhanced.  Older kids love it as well, because the songs are easy to learn and play with groups of friends.  Learning any musical instrument is great for kids because it helps develop skills needed in today’s workforce including critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, teamwork and best of all, confidence!


Kids: Mondays / 11a - 12p / $230

June 23 - August 25


Adults: Thursdays / 6p - 7p / $230

June 26 - August 28



Ukestra

Ukestra is a class for any non-beginner ukulele student with modest experience.  Think of it as an orchestra made up entirely of ukuleles!  Students will focus on increased chord knowledge, strumming patterns and solo playing. Expanded song repertoire will be introduced along with new accompaniments for ensemble playing.


Thursdays / 7p - 8p / $230

June 26 - August 28




Beginning Guitar 1

This is the perfect class for the student with no prior experience. Part 1 will teach students how to hold and tune the guitar and will cover proper playing position as well as guitar maintenance.   Students will learn notes in the first (root) position on the first four strings and will be able to play with elementary rhythms (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes). Class will emphasize music reading and theory.  Theory at this level will introduce the following concepts: the staff, lines and spaces, note names, measures and time signatures. Simple songs will be learned using a combination of all these elements.  


Kids: Wednesdays / 5p - 6p / $230

June 25 - August 27


Kids: Thursdays / 11a - 12p / $230

June 26 - August 28


Adults: Wednesdays / 7p - 8p / $230

June 25 - August 27


Beginning Guitar 2

Adult Guitar, Part 2 is for students who have completed Guitar Part 1, or who have a very basic knowledge of guitar skills. Students will learn notes on the 5th and 6th strings. Chords will be introduced (C, G7, G and D7) as well as finger exercises to develop dexterity and coordination. Theory skills will continue with learning half and whole steps, key signatures and rests. Basic strumming patterns will be covered and the students' song repertoire will be increased.

 

Kids: Mondays / 12p - 1p / $230

June 23 - August 25


Kids: Wednesdays / 6p - 7p / $230

June 25 - August 27


Adults: Wednesdays / 8p - 9p / $230 

June 25 - August 27


Beginning Guitar 3

Beginning Guitar, Part 3 is for students who have had four to six months of group or private guitar instruction.  Class will focus on autonomous playing and will introduce more difficult and varied strumming patterns.  Chord repertoire will expand to nine different chords, including Em, D and A7.  Eighth notes will be introduced and finger exercises will continue at a faster tempo. 


Adults: Thursdays / 8p - 9p / $230 

June 26 - August 28



 


Adult Guitar Ensemble

Guitar players!  Come one, come all!  This class is designed for adult students with a basic understanding of chord formations and have a desire to put this knowledge to use in this weekly jam session with fellow players!  From campfire songs to blues jams - students and teacher will select songs that will be played and arranged weekly in class.  A wide array of styles and artists will be covered and performed throughout the session.  Both acoustic and electric players welcome.  This is an excellent way of gaining group playing and song experience!


Tuesdays / 7p - 8p / $230 

June 24 - August 26


Adult Rock Band

Looking for a band to play in?  You found the place! The Adult Rock Band is a class for players with moderate experience to get together and work out a set of songs in a structured and rehearsed setting.  Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, percussionists, and keys players are all welcome!  Structured songs and improvisation will be emphasized with the goal to perform the set live at the end of the session.  Repertoire is selected by teacher and students throughout the session to encompass many different styles.  

 

Tuesdays / 8p - 9p / $230 

June 24 - August 26


TMR School of Rock (Weekly Class)

Students come together learn to play together as a band.  Band members will choose repertoire with the assistance of their instructor and four songs will be learned over the ten week period.  Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocals.   

 

TMR School of Rock Classes are offered in three different levels: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced. Please see our website for more complete descriptions and level criteria. The beginning class is for students who have had one to two years of private study, or who have had some experience playing together in a band.  The intermediate class is for students who have had two to three years private study or who have had three prior School of Rock classes, or with instructor approval.  The advanced class is by audition only.  Audition criteria is listed here.  TMR School of Rock provides a fun and supportive environment in which to learn to play together with others.  Rockers learn teamwork and cooperation while building confidence.  Ensemble playing strengthens functional skills that have been established in private study. Class will conclude with a performance for friends and family. 


Beginning:

Tuesdays / 11a - 12p / $230 

June 24 - August 26


Wednesdays / 12p - 1p / $230 

June 25 - August 27


Intermediate:

Tuesdays / 12p - 1p / $230 

June 24 - August 26


Thursdays / 12p - 1p / $230 

June 26 - August 28


Advanced:

Wednesdays / 11p - 12p / $230 

June 25 - August 27


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Day Camps

Music Day Camps at The Music Room are five day intensive workshops for kids. Camps are offered for School of Rock (three different levels of experience). 

 

All camps are $230 and meet Monday through Friday from 1:00 - 3:00p.

 

 

 

TMR School of Rock (Day Camp)

School of Rock is offered in weekly class and day camp formats.


Students come together for five days to learn to play together as a band.  Band members will choose repertoire with the assistance of their instructor and four songs will be learned over the five day period.  Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocals.  

 

At the conclusion of each camp, rockers will perform live for family and friends.  Camps provide a fun and supportive environment in which to learn to play together with others. Campers learn teamwork and cooperation while building confidence. Ensemble playing strengthens functional skills that have been established in private study.  

 

TMR School of Rock Camps are offered in three different levels: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced. Please see our website for more complete descriptions and level criteria. The beginning class is for students who have had one to two years of private study, or who have had some experience playing together in a band.  The intermediate class is for students who have had two to three years private study or who have had three prior School of Rock classes, or with instructor approval.  The advanced class is by audition only.  Audition criteria is listed here.  TMR School of Rock provides a fun and supportive environment in which to learn to play together with others.  Rockers learn teamwork and cooperation while building confidence.  Ensemble playing strengthens functional skills that have been established in private study. Class will conclude with a performance for friends and family. 


 

Mon - Fri / 1:00p - 3:00p / $230

July 7 - 11 (Beginning / Instructor: Sean Carolan)

July 14 - 18 (Intermediate / Instructor: Sean Carolan)

July 21 - 25 (Advanced / Instructor: Sean Carolan) 

July 28 - Aug 1 (Beginning / Instructor: Sean Carolan)

August 4 - 8 (Intermediate / Instructor: Sean Carolan)

August 10 - 14 (Advanced / Instructor: Sean Carolan)


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