SUMMER PROGRAMS

Join us this summer and treat yourself to a fun, educational, music-filled experience! Guitar, Bass, Drum, Keyboard and Vocal courses offered for all levels, ages and styles including blues, jazz, rock, acoustic, classical and songwriting. Study with professional faculty who are also world-class artists in a supportive learning environment.

Get a taste of what your life could be like playing music—all day long! Spend a whirlwind week in Hollywood on MI’s state-of-the-art college campus, where you can get deeper inside the music industry and have an unforgettable summer experience.

Hit the stage, the studio or the workshop while learning from award-winning teachers and clinicians.

PROGRAMS

  • Bring your bass to Hollywood, and improve your groove in any style from funk to punk.
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Rhythm Section Workshop: Group performance and chart reading
    • Bass Playing Technique: Covers correct posture, hand position, picking, and muting
    • Studio Recording: Performing in the digital recording environment
    • Fretboard Basics: Applying scales & harmony to the bass neck
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included
    • Previous seminars have included Upright Bass, Funk, Punk, Hard Rock, Metal, and Slap Bass
  • Grab your sticks and drop some fresh beats while spending a week at MI’s state-of-the-art Hollywood campus.
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Developing Your Groove: Improving sense of basic rhythms
    • Applying Techniques: Advanced rudiments in a variety of styles
    • Contemporary Drum Concepts: Examples of important rock drummers
    • Music Minus One: Sequenced tracks and basic chart reading
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included
    • Previous seminars have included Timekeeping, Polyrhythm and Double Bass, Jazz, Chartwriting, and Recording
  • Bring your axe to Hollywood and spend a week taking your skills to the next level.
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Guitar Performance: Ensemble workshop, chart reading, setup & stage presence
    • Guitar Technique: Performance styles & techniques
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included
    • Previous seminars have included: Guitar Effects, Funk Guitar, Metal, Shred, Blues, Slide Guitar and Jazz
  • Sessions Include:

     

    • Keyboard Technique: Exercises for scales, patterns, and arpeggios
    • Groove: Group performance focusing on rhythm
    • Improvisation: Blues/jazz chord progressions and tonalities
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included
    • Previous seminars have included: Chord Voicings, Blues Keyboard, Funk, Sound Design, and Songwriting
  • Develop the dynamic range and power of your natural singing voice, and hit the stage with your own band!
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Vocal Technique: Proper breathing, warm-ups, practice habits & vocal health
    • Sightsinging: Music notation, scales, rhythms and melodies
    • Vocal Performance: Rehearsal techniques with a live band, charts, and set-lists
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included
    • Previous seminars have included: Blues Vocals, Rock, Jazz, Extreme/Metal, Country and Folk
  • In just one week, you’ll customize, assemble and oil finish an electric guitar—and then it’s yours to take home!
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Plan & Cut Body: Using machine tools and handcrafting to create a headstock
    • Electronics: Covers controls, pickups, soldering and wiring
    • Hardware & Assembly: Install pre-selected hardware, learn techniques for set-up and fine-tuning
    • Finish the Neck: Sanding, applying grain filler, staining and oil finish
  • Use professional recording gear to record, mix, and edit a band while learning to be part of a creative audio engineering team on a dub stage and in studios.
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Logic and ProTools 101: Basic concepts of recording/editing on a digital audio workstation
    • Tracking, Overdubs & Edits: The elements of recording a song
    • Mixing: Fader balance, automation, EQ & compression
    • Prior seminars have included Beat Production, Film Mixing, and Live Sound
  • Sessions Include:

     

    • Beat-matching: Learn to beat-match on the latest gear from Pioneer and Technics
    • Beat-making and Remixing: Produce original compositions with the latest production software
    • DJing with Serato DJ and Traktor: DJ techniques with Digital Emulation Software
    • Turntablism: Learn about the art of scratching with vinyl, CDJs, and Serato
    • Sound Design Workshop: Using software synths to create your own instruments and samples
  • Learn how to write, produce, and market your original songs with a crash course in how to get your music heard.
     

    Sessions Include:

    • Songwriting: Song structure, style, lyrics, and melody
    • Digital Music Production: Audio technology, keyboards and software
    • Video Scoring: Composing musical backgrounds for video
    • DIY Promotion: How to make fans and market your work
    • Project Advising: Get assistance from music business experts
    • Additional style-specific seminars will be included.
    • Prior Seminars have included:
      • Artist Development
      • Making Money with Your Music
      • Performance and Stage Presence
      • Artist Branding/Marketing
      • Networking in the Music Business

NEXT GENERATION STAR KIDS

Do you have a talented child between the ages of 6-16?
Musicians Institute is excited to announce its “Next Generation Star” Weekend Program.

PICK YOUR INSTRUMENT & PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Musicians Institute programs is extensive and unique in that students elect to study the style that they enjoy most. Guitar styles include rock, blues, jazz, acoustic, classical, country, We also offer comprehensive bass, drums, keyboard, vocal, and music video production classes covering various styles of performance, and technique.

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboard
  • Vocals

Additional Private lessons are available after 2pm for an additional charge

COURSE TOPICS

  • Recording Studio Experience
  • Songwriting
  • Style Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Video Techniques
  • Open Counseling
  • Private Lessons
  • Social Media 101 (For Parents)

TAKE AWAYS

  • Social Media 101 for parents
  • Final Edited Concert Video
  • Pro-Tools Rig so they have the tracks
  • 2 Min Interview of Student

AGES

Boys and Girls 6-16

DATES

6 Consecutive Saturdays; July 8th, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5th

Final Concert: Saturday, August 12th

COST

$1000 for Six Saturdays

LOCATION

REGISTER NOW

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