Friday and Saturday evenings can be a very exciting time for teen musicians to rock out with their peers with the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Rock Performance Workshop.
Vocalists, and those who have had experience on drums, guitar, bass and keyboards or other rock instruments, are encouraged to become members of this group, which will meet beginning October 20 and 21. There is also an Intro to Rock Performance group for new or inexperienced players. Registration is ongoing and teen musicians can join at any time.
The RPW is directed by guitarist Glen Brown, who has taught and performed professionally and has been involved in various recording projects.
He is experienced in many genres, in both composition and performance, but finds a great focus in modern and pop music.
Over the past few years, members of the RPW have performed in area venues, such as the Crossroads in Garwood, Jay’s Cycle Center in Westfield, where they did a benefit performance for Furniture Assist in Westfield, Westfield Spring Fling and Festifall, and at the Union Station in Kean University. They have also presented concerts at the First Baptist Church in Westfield to raise funds to support youth mission projects.
Teen musicians create their own name for their group. Some groups have been known as Fang Thang, Wrong Direction, Just the Thang, Less Direction, Hurricane Zane, Knuckle Sandwich, Scam Wow, Negative Reinforcement, Damaged Goods, El Guapo, Sorry in Advance and Spyked.
To join the Rock Performance Workshop, call 908-789-9696, or visit the Music Studio at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield. For more information on this or any other program of the NJWA log on to www.njworkshopforthearts.com.