Here’s a clip of some CROCKers performing with the Central Oregon Community College’s Jazz Combo at their semester finale. Check out guitarist Damon George hitting the drums! Special thanks to their music instructor Rich Hurdle.
Several CROCKERS kept up the jam late-night at Flatbread this week. Some of the best playing by the kids ever! Check out their solos on keys, guitar, and then bass. Amazing talent! Yet another example of what the best piano teachers, guitar teachers, bass teachers, and drum teachers are able to offer for music instruction in Bend, Oregon.
CROCK parents got some Jazz & Funk Music Schooling by Robert Walter’s 20th Congress at the Liquid Lounge in Bend, Oregon. Robert is one of America’s heaviest jazz-funk keyboardists. He and the Congress crew laid it out and gave us all some great real-world Piano Lessons, Drum Lessons, and Guitar Lessons. Check out the old-school rotating amplifer!
Last week some of the CROCK team sat-in again with their music teacher Georges Bouhey at Flatbread in the Old Mill. Another nice rendition of the Barrett Strong classic Money (last played in April at flatbread if you want to compare it). A great example of how listening and practicing with your guitar teacher, bass teacher, and drum teacher pays off for music students in Bend, Oregon.
The Cascades Rock Ensemble music school in Bend, Oregon was featured in central Oregon’s Hot Sauce Magazine for kids and teens. It’s a fun magazine about activities for kids. Several CROCK rockers were interviewed about their music lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons, and music performance training within CROCK – and of course – about how much fun the whole gig is for them! Click on the thumbnail for more details.
Clyde Stubblefield is famous from his work recording with James Brown. Here’s a clip from an music teaching workshop he put on. Listen to how he describes how songs got started sometimes!
Bend Broadband’s Jazz at the Oxford announced today that they are launching a series of free educational music teaching workshops, led by several world-class jazz musicians targeted to Central Oregon music students.
The Saturday workshops will be held from 11:15am to 1:30pm on:
- January 19 Singer/Pianist Karrin Allyson at Summit High School
- February 23 Drummer Mel Brown at Summit High School
- March 16 Saxophonist Tom Scott at Mountain View High School
For more information shoot us an email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
CROCK member Steven gets his first set of drums – Roland V-Drums with mesh heads. Perfect for drum lessons – these things are awesome. Musicians prefer acoustic drums (for good reasons) – but for rehearsals, where you’re trying to hear all the parts and really communicate musically, they are the bomb! And parents get to keep their sanity too!