Taught by Reece Herrera
$175 - guitar, bass, drums, keys
$85 - backup vox
6 weeks, Nov. 3 - Dec. 15 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
Cover band classes are held via Zoom, using tools like BandLab and Acapella App to record and collaborate. We'll learn 3 songs over the course of 6 weeks. $175 for guitar, bass, drums, and keys. $85 for backup vox.
Taught by Reece Herrera
$200 per person
8 weeks, Nov. 3 - Jan 12 (skipping Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve)
Original band classes consist of writing original music, collaborating via Zoom, and recording using BandLab, an online collaboration tool similar to GarageBand. We’ll meet for 8 weeks to complete 1-2 original songs (depending on the progress of the class.) We will discuss the mood, atmosphere, song arrangement, particular key compatibility and tones of the parts we will be focusing on.
If you have a preference for particular band members or a particular genre you'd like to focus on, mention that in the form and we’ll make sure to consider that when placing you. Otherwise, we'll match you with the best possible group of like-minded womxn, based on the answers you gave us.
ONLINE | WINTER 2020
Now offering classes 6-week songwriting classes for beginner and intermediate songwriters, taught by Cass Brostad. Classes start the week of November 2nd (skipping Thanksgiving week), and will be held virtually via Zoom. To register, fill out the form at the signup link. Payment must be sent via Venmo (@femmerock) or PayPal (@reecebeats) to fully confirm your spot.
Taught by Cass Brostad
$175 per person
6 weeks, week of Nov. 2 - Dec. 14 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
Whether your current songwriting practice needs a boost or you’re just wondering how to get started, these 6-week classes are great for beginners and experienced songwriters alike. Through a combination of weekly writing exercises, listening exercises, and group discussion we will cover a wide range of topics designed to give you the tools you need to come away with a brand new song, as well as tools to help you continue writing after the class is done.
Cass Brostad is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been working in Austin for almost a decade. She currently plays accordion, sings, and writes for the 8-piece garage folk ensemble, Madisons as well as writing and performing in her own group, Cass Brostad and the Terrible Lovers. She also works to create opportunities for solo performers through monthly events such as Whiskey Church and Closed Mic. Having received her BFA in Writer’s Workshop, she’s been teaching group and individual songwriting lessons and workshops for over 6 years. She loves being able to combine her passion for words and her passion for music and helping others do the same!
Due to COVID-19, we're all virtual for the time being.
Here's how it works: depending on your band's preferences, we'll usually meet over Zoom to go over the song and answer any questions. Parts will be learned and recorded using either BandLab (a collaborative recording tool, similar to GarageBand) or Acapella App (collaborative video). Most bands communicate progress and updates via Facebook Messenger or group text.
There will be no showcase since we're all virtual this session, but you'll still have to be accountable for creating a collaborative masterpiece by the end! You'll come away from the session with either recording(s) of your tracks, Brady Bunch-style video(s), or brand new original song(s).
Here are some examples of how we collaborate virtually:
Need help deciding which class to take?
ONLINE | WINTER 2020-2021
Now offering classes for cover bands (6-weeks), and original bands (8-weeks). Classes start the week of November 2nd, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To register, fill out the form at the signup link. Payment must be sent via Venmo (@femmerock) or PayPal (@reecebeats) to fully confirm your spot.