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we rock Music Lab

An evolution of Pachyderm Music Lab

All ages and genders learn how to play and perform music from local musicians in an inclusive magical space. Students can learn guitar, voice, bass, drums, piano, ukulele, clarinet, saxophone and mandolin.

Student albums, band practice, fall concerts, field trips, and group rehearsals are hallmarks of the raddest music school in the queen city.

music is a language 
we want to share

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Make your wildest music dreams come true with our experienced teachers. We'll cover some theory, practice songs and even write/produce our own. Music Lessons are suitable for folks of school-age learning or older. Your lessons can be done in-person at Rock on 22nd or online per special request. We take Covid-19 seriously and maintain a clean environment for our students and staff.

Learning music builds confidence and gives us skills that transcend it's practical uses. The staff at WRC understands the positive power that music and teachers have on the surrounding community. Our staff will instruct students how to play their instrument of choice and build a foundational understanding of basic concepts of music theory and techniques, while teaching with compassion and kindness.

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Music production became a part of our programs during the pandemic and we dig it! Every year we make a few student albums and music videos to go along with the songs for students who want to participate.

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Come weekly or every other week in intervals of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. All lessons are pre-paid 1 month in advance. 

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band practice and CONCERTS

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Youth who sign up for music lessons this summer

will get to connect, collaborate and jam with their peers in weekly band rehearsals.

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Playing in a band not only builds more advanced musicianship, it also fosters community and camaraderie. 

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Participants in our summer band building program will participate in 13 weekly Monday evening band rehearsals that culminate in a big concert at Festival in the Park this September.

policies & procedures

Learn Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Piano, Voice, Mandolin, Music Production or Songwriting. We'll cover some theory, practice songs, and/or multiple instruments!

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WHO WE SERVE

Music Lessons are suitable for folks of school-age learning or older. Adults and all genders are welcome!

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OUR TEACHERS

Our instructors are local musicians, who usually work as gigging musicians or work in corporate jobs and need an outlet a few evenings a week. Background checks are required. We invest time in our teachers with regular trainings. It is our goal for all of our staff to feel supported and continue to grow as teachers. Men, women and non-binary folx are all a part of our growing family!

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TEACHING STANDARDS

Each teacher has their own teaching style, but we all stick to the same learning standards which are R.O.C.K!

 
Review: Recap & Warmup
Offer: a new student activity
Check for Understanding  
Keep: Recap & Homework  

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All of our teachers will show you how to play music and build foundational understanding of basic concepts of music theory and techniques.

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MUSICAL GOALS & MILESTONES

All students also create musical goals and have regular check-ins with their teachers. These goals are personal and also collaborative. 

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COLLABORATION

We create a collaborative space, even in one-on-one lessons. Students are usually working toward a common goal like a concert or a student album release.

 

Students also have designated times where they can meet up and work on music together in preparation for upcoming shows.

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FIELD TRIPS

We apply for gifts and fundraise to go to theater shows, music performances and exhibits together. In previous years we attended the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, saw Meeshel Ndegeocello in concert and attended Wicked.

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COVID SAFETY

Your lessons can be done in-person at our Music School, Rock on 22nd or online per special request. We take Covid-19 seriously and maintain a clean environment for our students and staff.

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To limit the spread of Covid 19 and keep the amount of people in our space to a minimum, our teachers teach on designated days. Times vary upon their availability.

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PRICING

There's a wide variety of plans to suit your needs. It starts off with a 30 minute lesson for $45. View plans & pricing.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

There are limited scholarships available for low income families. Click here to apply.

SUMMER BAND
BUILDING

Youth who sign up for music lessons this summer

will get to connect, collaborate and jam with their peers in weekly band rehearsals.

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Playing in a band not only builds more advanced musicianship, it also fosters community and camaraderie. 

Participants in our summer band building program will participate in 13 weekly Monday evening band rehearsals that culminate in a big concert at Festival in the Park this September.

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our history

Pachyderm Music Lab Founder Krystle Baller traveled around the city teaching bass and guitar in people's homes after discovering their knack for teaching with Girls Rock Charlotte. Krystle's work as Music Director with GRC also sparked the idea for Lady Rockstars. They started Lady Rockstars in a warehouse in NoDa and then opened up Pachyderm in June of 2016. 

In 2019 PML & GRC got a sweet little place together called Rock on 22nd. Pachyderm kept growing eventually winning "Best Music Organization in 2021" in QC Nerve's Best of the Nest Critic's Pick Award as well as national recognition in Guitar Girl Mag's Winter 2021 issue.

The symbiotic relationship between Pachyderm and Girls Rock always existed, in 2022 Girls Rock Charlotte decided to take PML under their wing to become part of the nonprofit organization "We Rock Charlotte".