Advance your skills and have fun playing in a group
Welcome to Rockshop! This class is open to adult students with some experience on their instrument, but who may be new to playing in a group setting. If you can sing a few bars, hack out a few chords on the guitar or piano and count to 4, then Rock Shop is for you!
Join a band of like minded students and learn to play songs each week under the guidance of an Eastside Music Teacher. In the first class, you’ll discuss musical tastes and experiences. Along with your fellow band mates you’ll choose 3 – 5 songs to learn over the next 6 weeks.
The class culminates in either a live gig or recording session in our state of the art recording studio (Final Event TBD).
Current openings for: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums and Vocals.
Not sure if you’re ready? Contact us for a free consultation.
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm (90 minutes)
6 weeks 10/10 – 11/14
*Students must enroll in entire series. Class meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30pm for 6 weeks. No credits or refunds will be given for missed classes.
Meet your Instructor
Zach Gordon was introduced to percussion through his school’s band program and quickly found his calling in music. He went on to earn his A.A. Degree in Orchestral Percussion Performance at Schenectady County Community College, then his B.A. in Music Business Management from Berklee College of Music in 2016.
Upon relocating to Austin, TX, Zach performed, toured, recorded, and taught professionally while managing his original progressive rock group Chronologist (who’s work was featured on similar playlists to members of Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and others of the like).
Today, Zach continues to perform and record with artists across many genres including Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Hip-Hop/R&B, Funk, Rock, Metal, Country, Blues, Latin and World, Orchestral, and Theatrical. Some of Zach’s major recording and performance clients are Hulu, Call of Duty, and The Kennedy family.
Zach aims to help students find their own voices on the drum set and piano by guiding their personal discovery and practice of music to fit into their lives as a source of enjoyment and creativity.