YOUTH AND ADULT ROCK BAND CLASS

FALL SESSION

Session Dates: September 17, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Concert: January 14-16, 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.

Soundtrap: Intro to Digital Audio Production

Tuition: $400

Session 1 Dates: September 13, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Session 2 Dates: November 8, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Showcase Session 1 – November 20, 2021

Final Showcase Session 2 – January 14, 2022

Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM OR Saturdays 2:00-3:30 PM OR Sundays 12:30-2:00 PM

Ages 10+

In this innovative 8-week project-oriented program students will learn fundamental skills, techniques and tools to work with digital audio software. The program will culminate in a student created song or podcast project that will be showcased at the Plugged In end of session showcase. This is not a program adapted for online learning. Our Digital Audio Production programs are geared towards and enhanced by the virtual environment. We will explore topics such as:

  • an intro to digital music
  • audio editing & the grid
  • MIDI editing & drums
  • mixing & effects
  • creative arranging
  • and more!

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Reaper: Digital Audio Production Class

Tuition: $400

Session 1 Dates: September 13, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Session 2 Dates: November 8, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Showcase Session 1 – November 20, 2021

Final Showcase Session 2 – January 14, 2022

Class Options: Thursdays 4:30p-6:00p, Saturdays 3:30p-5:00p, or Sundays 2:00p-3:30p

In this 8-week project-oriented program students will dive into digital audio production concepts using Reaper. Each student will have a final project (song or podcast) that will be shared at our end of session showcase. Our digital audio production classes are geared toward and enhanced by the virtual environment.

Week 1: Welcome to Reaper

Week 2: Audio, Comping, and Sampling

Week 3: Synthesis

Week 4: Automation, Routing, and Effects (part 1)

Week 5: Effects (part 2) Start of Final Project

Week 6: Music Theory, Arranging, and Final Project Work

Week 7: Final Project Work

Week 8: Mastering: Exporting Final Projects, Conclusions

Required Materials: The only materials and/or equipment required to participate are listed below. Please contact Plugged In prior to registration if you do not have access to these materials. We may be able to help!

  • Desktop or Laptop Computer – MAC (macOS: 10.5-11 Big Sur or newer) or PC (Windows: XP/Vista/7/8/10 32 or 64 bit)
  • Headphones
  • Reaper account (Plugged In will provide students an account)

Creative Audio Programming 1: Make Some Noise!

Tuition: $400

Session 1 Dates: September 13, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Session 2 Dates: November 8, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Showcase Session 1 – November 20, 2021

Final Showcase Session 2 – January 14, 2022

Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM OR Fridays 6:00-7:30 PM

Ages 10+

In Creative Audio Programming 1: Make Some Noise, students will learn how to create virtual instruments using the Pure Data framework. At the end of this program students will have created a unique virtual instrument they can use in any DAW like GarageBand or Logic! We will explore topics such as:

  • Getting familiar with Pure Data
  • Filtering & Processing
  • Crafting a Synthesizer
  • Making Generative Music
  • and more!

Creative Audio Programming 2: Crafting Audio Plug-ins

Tuition: $400

Session 1 Dates: September 13, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Session 2 Dates: November 8, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Showcase Session 1 – November 20, 2021

Final Showcase Session 2 – January 14, 2022

Thursdays 3:00-4:30 PM OR Thursdays 7:30-9:00 PM

Ages 10+

In Creative Audio Programming: Making Audio Plugins, students will learn how to make audio plugins through the JUCE C++ framework. At the end of the program, students will have made an awesome custom effect that they can use in any DAW like GarageBand or Logic to make beautiful music with! We will explore topics such as:

  • getting familiar with JUCE
  • creating basic plugins
  • processing audio input
  • digital signal processing
  • and making graphical user interfaces

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)

Amped Up: Planning A Youth Music Festival

Session Dates: August 31, 2021 – October 16, 2022

Final Show: October 16, 2021

Ages: Highschool age youth

Tuition: $400

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!

The World's Biggest Stage: Livestreaming 101

Session 1 Dates: September 13, 2021 – November 5, 2021

Session 2 Dates: November 8, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Final Showcase Session 1 – November 20, 2021

Final Showcase Session 2 – January 14, 2022

Ages: 13+

Tuition: $400

Offered Mondays OR 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

Upcoming Events

Sep
17
Fri
all-day First Day of Fall Session Band C...
First Day of Fall Session Band C...
Sep 17 all-day
First Day of Fall Session Band Class!  We hope to make some amazing music with you! Fall Session: 9/17/21-1/13/22Read More...
Sep
18
Sat
6:30 pm Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/18) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/18) @ Online via Zoom
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/18) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic for Students and Alumni Saturday – 9/18 6:30p-9:30p Join remotely via Dan’s Zoom. Contact us for zoom information. Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to see ...
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Sep
21
Tue
3:00 pm Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Link Online Learners is more than a zoom hangout of young people from 35+ countries. It is a global youth network where young people (ages 10-18) can join together at the global table – and that includes YOU! We encourage you to get involved and spread stories of youth collaboration across the globe. Every Tuesday from 3:00p-4:00p EST Contact Plugged ...
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6:00 pm Online Youth Board Meeting (9/21) @ Online via Zoom
Online Youth Board Meeting (9/21) @ Online via Zoom
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Youth Board Meeting (9/21) @ Online via Zoom
Bi-Weekly Online Youth Board Meetings Every other Tuesday from 6:00p-7:30p Join 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 community members isolated by COVID. ...
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Sep
25
Sat
6:30 pm Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/25) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/25) @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Online Open Mic via Zoom (9/25) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic for Students and Alumni Saturday – 9/25 6:30p-9:30p Join remotely via Dan’s Zoom. Contact us for zoom information. Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to see ...
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Sep
28
Tue
3:00 pm Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Link Online Learners is more than a zoom hangout of young people from 35+ countries. It is a global youth network where young people (ages 10-18) can join together at the global table – and that includes YOU! We encourage you to get involved and spread stories of youth collaboration across the globe. Every Tuesday from 3:00p-4:00p EST Contact Plugged ...
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Oct
2
Sat
6:30 pm Online Open Mic via Zoom (10/2) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic via Zoom (10/2) @ Online via Zoom
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Online Open Mic via Zoom (10/2) @ Online via Zoom
Online Open Mic for Students and Alumni Saturday – 10/2 6:30p-9:30p Join remotely via Dan’s Zoom. Contact us for zoom information. Performers can play songs solo or to a track. Performers can read poetry, tell us their favorite G-rated jokes, or dance. Even if you don’t want to perform we encourage you to join and watch! We hope to see ...
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Oct
3
Sun
3:30 pm Virtual Game Night – (10/3) @ Online via Zoom
Virtual Game Night – (10/3) @ Online via Zoom
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
*****Please be advised that our Game Night schedule has changed. Going forward Game Night will be held on the first Sunday of the month only.***** Virtual Game Night – Game TBD Sunday 10/3/21 from 3:30p-5:30p Join remotely via Zoom. Check your email or contact us for Zoom info. It’s game time again! We hope you’ll join us for our bi-monthly ...
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Oct
5
Tue
3:00 pm Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Link Online Learners – Global Yo...
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Link Online Learners is more than a zoom hangout of young people from 35+ countries. It is a global youth network where young people (ages 10-18) can join together at the global table – and that includes YOU! We encourage you to get involved and spread stories of youth collaboration across the globe. Every Tuesday from 3:00p-4:00p EST Contact Plugged ...
Learn More
6:00 pm Online Youth Board Meeting (10/5) @ Online via Zoom
Online Youth Board Meeting (10/5) @ Online via Zoom
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Youth Board Meeting (10/5) @ Online via Zoom
Bi-Weekly Online Youth Board Meetings Every other Tuesday from 6:00p-7:30p Join 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 community members isolated by COVID. ...
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PLUGGED IN MERCH

Our Plugged In merch is available for a limited time and in limited quantities! We have fabulous Plugged In long sleeve shirts, water bottles, face masks, notebooks, keychains, hand sanitizer, back packs, and bracelets for you to choose from! Every order comes with a complimentary Plugged In pen! Local orders will be delivered to your door free of charge, and other orders will be mailed for a small fee. Proceeds from our merch sale go to support our Scholarship Fund. Get decked out in Plugged In swag while supporting your favorite band program!

Shirts + Masks

Backpack

Water Bottles

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors For Supporting Our Scholarship Fund

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OLIN COLLEGE
TOCCI MANAGEMENT
VILLAGE BANK

SILVER

CHARLES RIVER CENTER
ROCHE BROTHERS
CONDON REALTY
VOLANTE FARM

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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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