At Ready Set Gig, we want students to experience a better way to learn and play music! Ready Set Gig offers group-based, performance-focused music education on popular instruments (voice & singing, guitar & bass, piano & keyboard, drums) for children and adults, combining one-on-one lessons, band play, elements of theory, stage presence, and recording to promote a lifelong passion for music, working hard, and achieving your goals. As it says right in our name, live performance or gigging is a central element in our program because it gives students a time-bound way to strive for improvement. Plus, that feeling of satisfaction that comes from being recognized for a job well-done is indescribably awesome!
A music program for adults age 18+ with or without experience playing an instrument. Runs in eight-week sessions consisting of a 120-minute weekly group rehearsal, along with a highly customizable 1:1 lesson program that can be tailored to the player’s unique needs. You do not need to be a parent to join. Adults develop instrument mastery, confidence, stage presence, and teamwork for onstage performance at end of session.
A music program for children age 7-18 with no prior DJ experience. Runs in eight-week sessions consisting of a 45-minute weekly 1:1 lesson on one instrument and 120-minute weekly group rehearsal. Students learn to create a set that flows using song keys and rhythm/tempo matching, creating bumpers, building crowd hype, song structure and teamwork.
A 45-minute class once per week giving children ages 4-6 a chance to play different instruments. The program focuses on ear training, rhythm recognition, tempo and basic reading of standard music notation, and teamwork.
A 30-minute class once per week, focused on rhythm and motor skills, helping children up to age 3 develop cognitive learning.
A music program for children age 7-13 with no prior experience playing an instrument. Runs in eight-week sessions consisting of a 45-minute weekly 1:1 lesson on one instrument and 60-minute weekly group rehearsal. Students develop instrument foundational skill to perform onstage by end of session.
A music program for children age 7-18 with some prior experience playing an instrument. Students are placement into the program by audition. Runs in eight-week sessions consisting of a 45-minute weekly 1:1 lesson on one instrument and 120-minute weekly group rehearsal. Students continue to advance instrument mastery by developing outstanding practice habits, along with improved confidence, stage presence, and teamwork, leading to onstage performance at end of session.
RSG uses a music theory text developed for kids by noted educator Dr. Tobias Rush of the University of Dayton, out of his own experience teaching children how to play music. Written as a graphic novel, Dr. Rush’s text covers important theoretical principals, standard musical notation, and other key concepts – all in a format highly accessible for kids. Click on the following thumbnails to view portions of the theory book we use.