Girls Rock

Girls Rock Workshop

Saturday May 13

1:00 PM7:00 PM

Cost

£5

Jamming Station invites aspiring young female musicians aged 13-21 to join us for a day of plugged-in jamming and rocking-out!

All levels welcome - you don't have to be able to play a rock instrument, just be willing to give it a go. Female facilitators and musicians will be around to help get you started and there will also be the opportunity to get familiar with setting-up and using a sound desk.

Participants will get to;

  • Try out electric /amplified instruments (bass, guitar, keyboards and drums)
  • Learn to play some (simple) songs by female bands, to perform at the end of the day
  • Discover some approaches to song writing
  • Jam with other girls
  • Meet female musicians and sound technicians from our community who will be facilitating the event and who are champions and promoters of women in the music industry

Members agree to:

  • Turn up on time with instruments, resources inc. tuners, capos etc.
  • Inform a JS Leader before the session if you are ill or unavoidably detained
  • Be generous and helpful towards others
  • Be considerate and respectful towards others with regards to sound levels
  • Help to set up and pack away at least three items
  • No smoking in/outside of the building during sessions
  • Be open to playing music with all other members
  • Be open to playing a variety of genres and styles
  • Be open to trying new instruments
  • Be open to giving and receiving feedback from members and leaders

Leaders agree to:

  • Arrive on time
  • Let members and parents know ASAP of changes to practical arrangements
  • Ensure the safety and well being of participants
  • Seek out volunteers, tutors and facilitators to assist progression in music
  • Be considerate towards the group and the individual needs of members
  • Be kind, helpful and sensitive
  • Be open to feedback about the sessions
  • Be open to exploring and trying out new ideas
  • Support members to further develop musical, social and professional skills
  • Seek out and facilitate opportunities to gig /showcase in the wider community
  • Proactively seek funding to enrich the delivery of JS

Parents agree to:

  • Read all communication from JS
  • Inform a JS Leader ASAP if a member cannot attend sessions or gigs
  • Pay fees on time, within two weeks of the beginning of each half term
  • Support JS and its members where possible by attending gigs and events
  • Encourage the progression in music
  • Inform a JS Leader if there are any issues that may be affecting the wellbeing, attendance or ability to participate

Workshop Content / structure

  • 1.00

    Participants arrive , introductions, mini jam

  • 2.00

    Break off into instrument workshops;-guitar, bass, drums, songwriting

  • 4.00 - 6.00

    3 or 4 groups of four working on one cover version and one original song

  • 6.00

    Break

  • 6.15

    Performance of days activities to friends and family

  • 7.00

    Workshop ends