At Rochester Contemporary School of Music we understand that students enrolling in private music lessons generally have one ultimate goal in mind…to play in a band! Yes! A real live band that performs rock, jazz, country, blues, or reggae. Our I’m In The Band™ program gives our students an opportunity to learn from our instructors, who are professionally touring musicians themselves, how to be a good musician “in the band.” Not only do our students learn how to play in a band during weekly rehearsals, but they also get to perform in REAL “gig” settings at some of the best music venues and festivals in this region and with some of the most respected musicians in the world. Through private lessons, band rehearsals, recording sessions, and LIVE stage experiences, our I’m In The Band™program gives our students a uniquely innovative experience that helps prepare them for today’s music scene. We strongly believe that performing LIVE with a band is a natural part of private music lessons. Therefore we’ve structured I’m In The Band™ to be FREE through your tuition and to flow regularly alongside your private lessons. This in effect enhances your band rehearsals to function more as an extension of your private lessons, to ensure that you are always getting better as a musician, and that you’re incorporating what you learn in your private music lessons into your performances with your band.
I'm In The Band™ is FREE for all students currently enrolled in private music lessons at RCSM; it's included in your tuition!
- We place students in a band based on their age, skill level, and musical interest.
- Our students only perform in venues that are both age and socially appropriate.
- IITB is only available to students who are currently enrolled in private music lessons at RCSM.