Many young musicians dream of being part of a real performing band and playing their favorite music that they hear every day. Some may even hope to write an original song and have their own band learn and perform that song.

Xelement Music and Dance offers opportunities for musicians to come together with the same dream in mind…..to play in a band and have fun!! By applying what they gain as individuals on either guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, or vocals through private lessons, each musician will learn what it takes to be in a band through rehearsals and performances. Other band aspects gained will be equipment setup, stage presence, teamwork, and responsibility.

Bands will be formed according to age and skill level. Also considered will be style of music as determined by the interests of the musicians.

The private instructors for each of the instruments, including vocals, will work together to assure that members are learning his/her musical part of each song as necessary.

Individual Music Programs

Rock U 1 & 2

Apply what you have learned in your private lessons! These groups are small ensemble courses for members who wish to participate in a real rock band. Each band will be formed of a combination of private students of matching skill and age level and will consist of typical rock band instrumentation: guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and vocal (vocalist may also be one of the instrumentalists).
Members of these bands will be given the opportunity to learn and experience what it takes to put a band together as well as how songs are put together and rehearsed through camaraderie and team work. As the main goal, each band may be given the opportunity to perform live throughout the community as well as a showcase at the end of the last semester.
Rock It 1 will consist of beginning level students, Rock It 2 will consist of intermediate level students.
Classes to be open when filled with complete instrumentation.

Rock Band

This band class is designed for the more advanced musician. Rock Band class will consist of a more in-depth study on forming a band, rehearsing songs, putting a show together as well as "booking the gig." Members of the Rock Band will be given the opportunity to let their creativity shine by collaborating in writing an original song. As the main goal, each band may be given the opportunity to perform live throughout the community as well as a showcase at the end of the last semester. Admittance into this class is by audition.

Our Music Instructors are professionals in the industry and are trained by our staff to ensure the best quality instruction for your child.
Classes are offered in:
Electric Piano and Keyboard
Guitar and Bass Guitar
Vocals
Drums

 

Group Music Classes

Kindermusik (3-4yr)

Each week, you can nurture your toddler's energy and creativity in a Kindermusik class designed for your child on the move! We understand that toddlers want to do it all, but really thrive most with your guidance and helping hand. So, we allow plenty of room for busy toddlers to explore and discover, to initiate their own ideas, and to respond in their own ways, while your active participation provides the security your child needs. As you play instruments, sing, and dance, you'll uncover an engaging musical world while building your toddler's
confidence, self-control, and early language skills. Kindermusik classes include songs and rhymes, instrument exploration and play, active music and basic dancing, vocal play, story time, and group interaction.

Songwriting/Composition

Explore your creative side! This course is designed to cover the diverse and creative field of Songwriting/ Composition. Students will learn how to write their own songs and instrumental pieces. Some of the topics covered will include song form, lyric writing, harmonies and copywriting your work. It is strongly recommend that students have a good understanding of musical notation or take Music Theory prior to enrolling in this course.

Music Theory

This course will cover the foundations of music. Understanding the basic signs and symbols that make up the musical language will better enable any student to create quality and better musicianship skills. Some of the topics this course will cover include notation, dynamics, key signature and tempo markings. It is highly recommended that students take this course prior to Songwriting/Composition.

Stage Presence

An introduction to the basic elements of performing live! As a class, this Includes connecting to the audience, matching physicality to venue size and musical style. This class also teaches how to perform a song, rather than simply playing it.

Musical Theatre

This class is a great group class for the vocalist, as well as the theatre or dance student interested in Musical Theatre! Rock of Ages, Wicked, Newsies, and Hair are a few of the musicals that students will study. They will also be introduced to the steps to creating a musical.

DJ101

Learn the basics of being a DJ whether you are working in radio or running your own live show.

Voice-Over

This 8-week introduction to the world of Voice Overs (VO), will expose your child to the skill and trade of VO acting and teach them the inner-workings of this very competitive business. We will show them how to properly use a microphone, how to understand scripts, how to audition and take direction and most importantly how to speak with confidence, which is a skill that they will carry with them throughout their school years and in life. This course is great for students aiming to start a career in voice overs, but is also key to improved public speaking!

Voice - Beginning

This group voice class is designed to introduce young aspiring singers to various styles of vocal music, as well as healthy techniques of singing. Each class will begin with a group warm-up followed by individual work with the instructor on a solo piece. This will allow each student to receive one-on-one attention while other students learn from their peers, cultivating skills in both performance and observation of technique.

Voice - Advanced

This group voice class is geared for the more experienced singer who is looking to continue knowledge of vocal technique and styles. Each class will begin with a group warm-up followed by individual work with the instructor on a solo piece. This will allow each student to receive one-on-one attention while other students learn from their peers, cultivating skills in both performance and observation of technique. Audition required.