RockShops for All Ages!
RockShop is a new, ALL AGES* program of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls. We love that you love to ROCK, and want to give you more opportunities to hone those musical skills! Our goal for RockShop is to provide cooperative learning experiences that make the creative process even more accessible and appealing. Getting more comfortable and proficient on our instruments, expanding our vocabulary and understanding of music technology, and coming together in a supportive and welcoming environment allow us to further cultivate RCRC’s mission.
RockShops will be held at our physical office: 300 19th Avenue, Seattle 98122
Our first RockShops for 2016 will be:
Saturday, February 20th, 12:00 – 2:00pm – Sparkle & Spice: Tips and Tricks for playing Guitar/Ukulele
Have you been dabbling on the guitar or ukulele? Stuck in one style and want to change it up? In this RockShop, we will explore some simple ways to add style and color to your playing “arsenal”! Participants should have basic chord proficiency (3-4 chords) on the guitar or ukulele.
Saturday, March 19th, 11:00am – 4:00pm – Now Hear This: Songwriting and Recording with Garageband for iOS
iPhones and iPads are more common than ever, but did you know that they are a powerful tool for writing music, songwriting, and recording? In this RockShop, we will learn how to use Garageband’s software instruments to write a complete song, along with a special talk from musician, Kira Shea.
If you have an iOS device and have the means to do so, please download Garageband from the app store ($4.99) before attending. If you do not have an iOS device you can bring to the session, please let us know on the registration form.
*Youth (8-19 years old) will be given priority in enrollment for all RockShops. All people who identify as female (cis or trans*), trans*, or gender non-conforming are welcome to be campers or volunteers in leadership positions at RCRC.
Please read the Participant’s Code of Conduct Agreement.
† A sliding scale is a tool that can provide equitable access to skill-building and life-long learning opportunities, regardless of financial resources. This method of payment requires active participation and personal reflection on what makes sense for your family’s financial situation, and how you would like to support knowledge-sharing in the Rain City Rock Camp community. The sliding scale is one way of acknowledging differences in wealth, income, costs, and privilege and actively address the economic disparities in our communities and society. Rain City Rock Camp is moving towards this model as a way to say ‘no’ to the ways things are and ‘yes’ to the ways we believe things can be, while providing an excellent rock camp experience for all.