Replay Music Studios is a high-tech rehearsal studio located in the West Village that offers education-oriented rock band programs for kids and teens emphasizing original composition and collaboration. At Replay, the core of the experience is about learning to play in a band. Both beginning and seasoned young musicians have the opportunity to hone their skills in small groups with other like-minded rockers in a creative and supportive setting.
Replay is offering songwriting-focused Rock Band Camp again this summer. The weeklong camps run Monday-Friday from 1-5 pm. Throughout the week, kids will learn from their influences, play covers, and work together to write their own songs along with the help of a professional band coach. At the end of each week, the campers perform at a downtown music venue. The camp is for preteens and teens ages 8-18 who want to “express themselves in a musical way that is fun and empowering,” says owner John Rubin. Replay Music Studio’s Rock Band Summer Camp is offered during the following weeks in 2015:
June 15- June 19
June 22- June 26
July 6- July 10
July 13- July 17
July 20- July 24
July 27- July 31
August 17- August 21
August 24- August 28
Replay is also offering private lesson packages this year for kids who want to progress more quickly on their individual instrument. Daily lessons on guitar, bass and drums are from 12 – 12:30 before each band session begins. Space is limited so please call for availability.
In addition to Rock Band Camp, Replay Music Studios will continue to offer its after-school programs—Discovering Rock and Band Coaching—along with lessons in guitar, bass, drums, and songwriting. Discovering Rock is for kids who have either never played in a band before or who are relatively new to their instrument. It is 1 hour a week and has a curriculum that is flexible, individualized and designed to
introduce young musicians to what it is like to play music with other people. Band Coaching is a more intensive option meets weekly for 1½ hours and focuses developing as a band. The Band Coaching program also includes a 90-minute jam session every Friday night and students in this program receive a 15% discount on individual lessons. All of the kids in the Replay programs get to perform at winter and spring showcases at a downtown music club. All lessons and after-school programs are for ages 8-18 and use a high-quality audio/video recording system so that students and parents consistently can view their progress and learn.