Rock School: HRI's Rock Program is a fun, inspirational, and educational music program in which students attend private weekly lessons and rehearsals that culminate each season with real rock concerts at area venues! Through the rehearsal process, students learn valuable lessons in teamwork, responsibility, and collaboration, The program give students more confidence, allows them to spend their time in a productive and safe environment, and puts them on a stage where they can feel empowered. We treat the school like a Community Center and our students are welcome to spend time any day we’re open. All Rock School students also have free admission to all of our artist meet & greets, clinics and workshops. They do their homework, collaborate with other students, practice their instruments, or just meet to have fun and form lasting relationships.
Lessons: We provide lessons for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, synth, all reed and brass instruments, as well as ukulele. Students learn music theory, technique, improvisation, songwriting, and a wide selection of songs that will both challenge and inspire.
Camps: Hammersmith runs camps throughout the summer and winter breaks. Over the course of the week, students assemble bands, a set list, rehearse, come up with band names and logos, and perform a show. All proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome. For ages 10 and up. Check out some of our student videos here!
Adult Rock Program: Miss the days of playing in a band? Having as hard time finding the time and/or players to get something going? We can help! Join us weekly for our Adult Rock School program. We’ll provide everything you need… the equipment, rehearsal space, and the players! Our on staff music pros will guide the band through the process, and when you’re ready, we’ll book a show at a local venue!
Jazz Lab: Does your child play trumpet, clarinet, bass, flute, guitar, sax, piano, drums, or sing? This is NOT your High School’s Jazz Band! Sign up for our weekly rehearsals and take their playing to the next level. A strong focus on developing improvisational chops and performing within the context of a jazz quartet. Perfect for students interested in performing in a traditional jazz quartet and finding their voice on their instrument.