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BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
Ages: 10 - 18
Session Length: 15 Weeks
The Rock & Pop Academy is a modern ensemble that encompasses a wide variety of styles and eras of popular music.
Each semester ends with a high-energy performance of the music worked on in the weekly rehearsals. Students will not only increase their confidence and musicianship, but will also learn how songs are constructed, the music theory that makes the songs work, and the history behind the music. Much of the music is learned by ear: students are not required to know how to read music to join, but emphasis will be put on learning to read music and becoming more knowledgeable young musicians.
Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists (electric guitars preferred) must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.
Now is the time to ROCK! Merit scholarships, generous financial aid, and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify. For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100.
As of January 3, 2022, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required in order to participate in this program. For more information, please visit https://www.themusicsettlement.org/coronavirus.
|October 02, 2021 - January 29, 2022 Oct 02, 2021 - Jan 29, 2022||Saturday||12:30pm - 3:45pm||University Circle||$225||Enroll|
|February 12, 2022 - May 28, 2022 Feb 12, 2022 - May 28, 2022||Saturday||12:30pm - 3:45pm||University Circle||$225||Enroll|
Instructor, Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar; Ensemble Director, Rock & Pop Academy
Seth L Johnson is an established guitarist, a passionate composer and dedicated educator of all ages and skill levels. Born in Buffalo, NY, and raised in Cleveland, he began playing and experimenting with guitars at age 10. Largely self-taught, Seth has had the opportunity to share the stage or re... Expand
Seth L Johnson is an established guitarist, a passionate composer and dedicated educator of all ages and skill levels. Born in Buffalo, NY, and raised in Cleveland, he began playing and experimenting with guitars at age 10. Largely self-taught, Seth has had the opportunity to share the stage or record with diverse and noteworthy artists such as Pharoah Monch, Jean Grae, Camp Lo, Andy Allo, Mob Deep, and countless others. His festival performances have taken him to Rotterdam, Singapore, and Morrocco.
Johnson grasps and interprets a well-rounded, expansive scope of musical genres. He plays Jazz, Western Classical, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian, African, Country, Funk, Bosa Nova, Hip Hop, and any popular North American styles. From free improvised music, to Rock, to Jazz standards, he will have fun with all of it, taking the music as far as his body allows.