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rock band boot camp

Let's Rock!


Students ages 13-18 of all skill and experience levels are invited to participate. Participants do not have to be students of Bold City Music Co. to register.


Stay Tuned Studios, 5570 Florida Mining Blvd S. #105 Jacksonville, FL 32257


Saturday mornings 10am-noon

October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9

Final performance on Saturday November 16 at 7pm


$225 registration includes four workshops and a final on-stage performance with a pizza party for family and friends.

Registration closes 10/14 or when capacity fills

Meet the instructors


Grace Nast


Elias Joseph


Kate DePalma

Let's Rock! Rock Band Boot Camp is a five-week intensive workshop series for students ages 13-18. Students will form bands with their peers and learn fundamental musicianship skills from music theory and composition to performance etiquette and stage presence. The first four weeks consist of hands-on instruction and band practice, followed by a final performance and pizza party afterparty on the fifth week for their friends and family to attend.

Week 1

forming a band

You just met a group of musicians and decided to form a band. Congratulations! So what happens next? During Week 1, students will learn the fundamentals of musicianship from band etiquette to effective practice techniques.


This workshop will cover:

-how to form a band

-the roles within a band

-band expectations and etiquette

-how to jam together

October 19


Week 2

songwriting and composition

Now that you have set your expectations with your band mates, it’s time to begin creating your set list and putting together a performance. Students will spend Week 2 applying their new music theory, songwriting, and composition skills during band practice as they prepare to put on their first show.


This workshop will cover:

   -rudiments of music theory

   -composition and song structure


   -improvisation and jam bands

   -putting together a set list

October 26


Week 3

creating a performance

You’re finally ready to book a gig! Students will spend Week 3 learning about all the different skills that go into putting on a show and how to apply them as they prepare for their final performance.

This workshop will cover:

-booking a gig

-how to run your own sound

-stage presence

-performance analysis

-how to practice performing

November 2


Week 4

final band practice

This is your final band practice before the big show, so Week 4 will cover all of the final preparations that go into putting on a performance.

This workshop will cover:

-the parts of a gig

-performance etiquette

-stage fright and how to overcome it  

November 9


Week 5

gig night and afterparty

It’s time for the show! Stay Tuned Studios has happily agreed to open their venue after-hours so that students and their families can enjoy a performance on the “Main Stage” of Studio E. 

Load-in is at 7pm immediately followed by sound check. Doors open at 7:25, and the show begins at 7:30.

After the performance, students and their families are welcome to hang out backstage for a pizza party where the musicians can take photos and sign autographs for their fans.

October 19


Student experience and equipment requirements

Students of all skill and experience levels are welcome to register. Bands will be formed based on factors including instrument, skill/experience level, and musical interests.


Because each band relies on the continued presence of each of their bandmates, students are encouraged to attend every workshop date and remain for the full duration of each workshop.


Students are responsible for bringing their own instruments and supplies to every workshop as detailed below. Students are also encouraged to bring a bottled drink (no open containers are allowed inside the rehearsal rooms) and a snack to every workshop.


Needed supplies by instrument:


Guitar students- guitar, picks, cables, pedals (if desired), spare set of strings, guitar strap, tuner

Bass students- bass, picks, cables, pedals (if desired), spare set of strings, bass strap, tuner

Drum students- cymbals, drum sticks, drum key


If students cannot attend every workshop or provide their own instrument, they can give us a call at (904) 861-4224 so that we can discuss alternate options.

About the venue

Stay Tuned Studios is a fully equipped rehearsal space for musicians located off Florida Mining Blvd. and features five climate-controlled studios with a fleet of recording and PA equipment. 


To learn more about Stay Tuned Studios, visit 

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Registration closes 10/14 or when capacity fills

Registration is now closed for this workshop. Check back here or call us at (904) 861-4224 to learn more about upcoming workshops and events!


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