1. What is the price? The pricing of McRock Skool is based on a
single two hour session over an 8 to 12 session term.
It is very
affordable for the value.
2. What happens during a session ?
With Mick's help, the band will
songs that they will play.
Then Mick will get
the band playing as
quickly as possible, teaching specific skills as they come
up in the
The goal is to learn
by playing, and every session will have as
much playing time as possible.
3. Where is the studio? The
McRock Studios are throughout the lower mainland of Greater Vancouver.
4. Can I be in a band with my friend? Yes, if you and a friend want to play
together, we will find other players to fill out the band.
5. Can Girls Participate? Absolutely.
Women are a dominant force
the music industry, and
we hope to have many all-girl bands as well as co-ed bands.
6. Can I join if I only want to sing? Singers are always in great demand.
sing, you will be a valued member of any band.
7. Do you teach absolute beginners? We sure do. We will take what you are
learning in your private lessons and teach you how to put it together
into a band.
We will start you with
very simple and basic
help you put your newfound skills into practice. It all makes a lot
more sense when you see how what you are practicing fits into the big
8. Will I be playing with the same
players as long as I am at McRock Skool? Not necessarily.
Each term is 8 to 12
sessions long. At the end of the term, there will be a performance, and
then if a
student wants to continue, they sign up for another term.
that time, we will discuss if you want to try playing with other
players, or if all or part of the band wants to
continue as a group.
9. How long is the course? We ask that students sign up for the full
term - whether it be 8 to 12 sessions.
During that time, the
bands will play a
number of tunes, but work on 3 songs to be played in a performance.
end of the three months, there will be a performance where all bands
will play their chosen pieces.
10. What do I have to supply? All you have to bring, if you play guitar,
bass or keyboard, is your instrument and a patch cord.
If you play the
drums, just sticks. We will supply all the equipment: all in place and
ready to play.
11. Who teaches the sessions?
Dalla-Vee - for more info, please see Mick's bio.
12. How long is each session ?
Each session is 2 hours long. This length
of time gives time to both review previously learned songs and do the
stop and go work necessary to learn new material.
13. What kind of music do we learn? The level of experience of the band
members, and their musical interest dictates the selection of music.
Rock, Country, Christian, etc.
But the most important thing
music selected is that it is
appropriate to the skill level of the band.
McRock Skool will teach
what we will call standards. These are tunes that all bands of a
skill level will be able to play,
so they will have common tunes
jamming with members of other bands.
14. Where are the performances? McRock Skool is affiliated with many
establishmenst locally where all ages can attend and perform.
will have their time on stage with lots of equipment, lights, and
fun. You can invite
your family and friends to come and watch and listen to you as you
strut your stuff.
15. When will I have these sessions?
Sessions will be set at pre-determined
times...usually after regular school hours.
We will add more bootcamp
times as demand increases
16. If I miss a class, do I get a refund? No, you will not be given a refund if you
miss a class.
17. When are the fees for the sessions
due? Fees for the full term must be
advance of the 1st session.
18. What ages do you teach? Our youth program ranges from ages 10
years to 18 years. We also offer adult classes. We will place you in an
age appropriate group.
19. Is Rock the only style you teach? No. Students can be taught many different
styles of music. The skill level required to play each piece is the
most important factor in choosing what
music each group will play.
20. Do you need to have natural ability or talent? No. Anyone can learn to sing or play an
It is far more important
that you have desire and
motivation to practice.
21. I'm not very confident. Does it matter? No. In fact, most people are nervous about
learning to sing or play an instrument in front of other people.
was there once too, and he knows how
22. Do I have to be able to read music? No. Most musicians eventually realize that
to become really good, reading music is a must.
But for beginners and
most casual musicians, reading music is not necessary.
23. How do you judge what level a student is
at? Beginner? Novice? Intermediate? Click Here
24. What do I have to bring? Guitar and bass players bring their
instruments, a patch cord, and any stomp boxes that you want to add.
· Keyboard players bring their keyboard and stand.
· Drummers bring sticks and cymbals.
25. When do we pay? You pay before you start.
26. Can I bring in any refreshments? There is no alcohol allowed, but
other refreshments are fine.
27. Is there a place to smoke? Smoking is forbidden in or outside of the