Songwriting and Production Class

Tuition: $700

Session Dates: March 3, 2022 – June 15, 2022

Final Showcase Session – June 16-18, 2022

Class Time: Thursdays 6:00-7:30

Ages 10+

    Students will dive into the world of songwriting and music production. Students will learn the tools, techniques and fundamentals to write lyrics and music.  Using Soundtrap, a collaborative, web-based music production workspace, students will write and record their own original song. Students will be able to bring their musical idea to life, learning tools of sound design, engineering, and production.  Students do not need to play an instrument to enroll, but those who already play will receive guidance on playing and recording their instrument as it fits into their original song.  This is a project based class where each student will write and record their own song.  Students can create a new song or are welcome to bring a song they have already been working on.

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    Creating Music with Coding

    Tuition: $700

    Session Dates: March 3, 2022 – June 15, 2022

    Final Showcase – June 16-18, 2022

    Class Time: Wednesdays 4:30-6:00

    Ages 10+

    Creative Music with Coding is a web-based STEAM class where students learn introductory computer programming and digital audio workstation skills to compose, mix and produce electronic music. Experience in music or computing is not required.  Students will learn how to make their own virtual instruments, custom effects and audio plugins through the JUCE C++ and Pure Data frameworks. 

    The World's Biggest Stage: Livestreaming 101

    Session Dates: March 1, 2022 – June 13, 2022

    Final Showcase – June 16-18, 2022

    Ages: 13+

    Tuition: $700

    Class Options: Tuesdays 8:00p-9:30p

    Topics Covered

    • Intro to different streaming platforms (Twitch, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Youtube Live, Tiktok)
    • Tools of streaming (content, hardware, software)
    • Building scenes, overlays and branding
    • Social media integration
    • Monetization (how to raise funds for charities/causes)
    • Ethics and etiquette
    • Create and run a livestream for a final project

    PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

    VIRTUAL PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

    PLUGGED IN NOW OFFERS ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS! 

    Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Vocals, Songwriting, Electronic Music Production
    Learn to play or improve. All skill levels welcome.

    $60:  1-Hour Lesson
    $45: 45 Minute Lesson
    $35:  1/2-Hour Lesson

    Option 1:  4–Week Block
    Option 2:  8–Week Block (Get Last Week Free)

    Availability: 7 Days throughout Year
    (Depending on Instructor’s Availability)

    YOUTH AND ADULT ROCK BAND CLASS

    SPRING SESSION 2022

    Session Dates: February 28, 2022 – June 15, 2022

    Youth Band Class: Ages 8-19

    Adult Band Class: Ages 19+

    Tuition: $700

     

    Weekday and Weekend schedule options

    Each band of 3-6 students will choose songs, practice for 1.5 hours per week, record a video set (virtual bands) or perform (in-person bands) at the session ending concert that benefits a charity chosen by our students.

    Amped Up: Planning A Youth Music Festival

    Session Dates: March 7, 2022 – May 6, 2022

    Final Show: May 7, 2022

    Ages: High school age youth

    Tuition: $500

    Tuesdays 7:00p-8:30p (in person) and Thursdays 7:00p-8:30p (virtual)

    Plugged In has been producing live, large scale, multi-day concerts for almost 20 years now. In the past our focus was on supporting our youth bands to be ready to perform at these shows. Now we’ve created Amped Up, a new program that turns our students into the producers of their very own show!

    Peace Tracks - A Cross-Cultural, Collaborative, Digital Music and Video Project for Youth

    Spring Session Dates: TBA

    Ages: 14-18

    With guidance from professional musicians, young people ages 14-18 will form bands with overseas counterparts to write and produce an original song and music videos that will be live-streamed in a culminating concert.

     

    Participants in Peace Tracks will gain vital experience communicating, collaborating, and creating with young people from another world region – and make unforgettable personal connections.

    No music background or instruments are needed – just openness, hunger for a creative experience, and internet access for a couple of hours each week. 

    Peace Tracks is a collaborative project between Plugged In and MapWorks Learning.

    Upcoming Events

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    4:00 pm Youth Board Meeting @ Plugged In or online via Zoom
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    Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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    Youth Board Meetings Every other Friday from 4:00p-5:30p Join us in person at Plugged In or remotely via Zoom. Check your email or contact us for zoom info.   Plugged In’s Youth Board works on all sorts of community building and fun projects from open mics, movie nights, and game nights, to projects like making video performances to share with ...
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    Testimonials from Students & Parents

    Your program gave me the confidence in myself to do a lot of things: to sing, to write, to play in bands, and I really have come a long way. And to look at how far my guitar playing has come since I started the program 5 years ago, is incredible.

    ~ Student

    Plugged In is one of the most amazing organizations of which my son has ever been a part.  This program transforms kids lives by giving them self confidence, increased musicianship and being responsible for making the world a better place.

    ~ Parent

    Plugged In is the only place that our daughter feels truly whole, loved and at peace. Sandra and Tom plus all the wonderful teachers create a place where everyone is welcomed and celebrated.

    ~ Parent

    I just wanted to let you know how amazing your program is. My daughter has been looking forward to coming every time and loves everyone that she is working with at plugged in!

    ~ Parent

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