Bands

We create bands and put on epic shows

Let us help you create a band during our popular 8- to 10-week sessions. Bird’s experienced instructors mentor bands through every step from choosing a name to learning and arranging songs, building towards performing live in front of an audience at our epic end-of-session concerts.

We provide group supervision, musical instruction, rehearsal techniques, song-writing skills and instruction in stage presence. Learn what it takes from actual performing musicians. Plus, Bird bands have access to the equipment and supervision to record audio and create music videos in our state-of-the-art recording studio.

We serve students of all ages, including adult bands that practice during their lunch hour and in the evenings.

Your band session signup includes:

  • Weekly lesson for your band (60 or 90 minutes, available Monday-Saturday)
  • Dress rehearsal and pizza party
  • Band photo shoot (check out our alumni photos!)
  • Live concert

Session II Fall 2021 – 8 weeks

Theme: Taylor Swift
Session starts: November 4, 2021

Session ends: January 23, 2022
Performance/record: Week of January 25, 2022
Video Premiere: February 7, 2022

 


Fine Print:

  • This schedule of classes is subject to change and is dependent upon sufficient numbers of students. Time slots are available on first-come, first-served basis. Band prices are per student. Sessions run 8-10 weeks in length depending on students’ regular school year calendar.
  • For complete information on our payment and cancellation policy, absences and more, see our student handbook.

We would love to get you or your child into a band with other students. To make sure the pairings are the best they could possibly be, please answer and submit this questionnaire:

Thomas Graeff
Instructor - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drumset, Piano/Keyboard, Brass
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Marty Thenell
Instructor - Drumset, Percussion, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Ukulele
Jesse Garcia
Instructor - Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/Keyboard
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Dave Mihaly
Instructor - Drumset, Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Piano/Keyboard, Ukulele, Banjo
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Curtis Aikens
Instructor - Guitar, Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Violin, Piano/Keyboard

Session II: Taylor Swift, 8 Weeks
Dates: November 4, 2021-January 23, 2022
Performance/Recording: Week of January 25, 2022
Video Premiere: February 7, 2022

Holidays:
– Thanksgiving, 11/25/21-11/28/21
– Winter Break, 12/20/21-01/02/22
– MLK Jr. Day 01/17/22

Session III: TBD, 8-Weeks
Dates: February 1, 2022-March 28, 2022
Dress Rehearsal: March 26, 2022
Performance: March 27 & 28, 2022

Holidays:
– President’s Day/Ski Week, 02/15/21-02/19/22
– Spring Break, 3/28/22-4/01/22

Session IV: Open Choice, 9-Weeks
Dates: April 5, 2022-June 6, 2022
Dress Rehearsal: June 4, 2022
Performance: June 5 & 6, 2022

Holidays:
– Memorial Day, 5/31/22

Bands record in our state-of-the-art studio. Visit the Bird Records website to learn more.

Check out a video from one of our recent summer camps: