Group Class Benchmarks

  • Group Class Benchmarks

    Want to join a group class but unsure which level is the best fit? Read below to see if you are a Root, a Rocker, or a Roller! Enrolled in a group class and wondering what you’ll learn? Our benchmark sheets lay out the skills that are typically covered in each class level.

    Roots

    Are you new to this instrument? Roots level classes introduce instrument basics and key foundational skills. Students can expect to spend, on average, one or two terms in a Roots class before moving on to the more intermediate Rockers level. New to music and looking for a more introductory class that will cover a variety of instruments? Check out our Seedlings (5-7 yr olds) or Tools of Rock (6-12 yr old) classes.

    Guitar
    Bass
    Piano
    Drums
    Ukelele
    Violin
    Vocal

    Rockers

    Have a little experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument? Rockers classes focus on intermediate level content and building consistent use of foundational skills. Students can expect, on average, to spend several terms at the Rockers level, often a full year as they grow and develop their musical strength and confidence. Enrollment in a Rockers class requires instructor recommendation. New students can request an assessment to determine the best level for their first class. Assessments can be scheduled by contacting our front desk and typically take about 15-20 minutes.

    Guitar
    Bass
    Piano
    Drums
    Ukelele
    Violin
    Vocals

    Rollers

    Have you been playing for at least a year and have a solid foundation on your instrument? Rollers classes move beyond foundational skills into more advanced mastery of a particular instrument. The class also focuses on skills necessary for playing in an ensemble or band. Length of time in a Rollers class varies from student to student depending on independent goals. Students who have mastered the Rollers benchmarks typically move into private lessons and/or rock bands. Enrollment in a Rollers class requires instructor recommendation. New students can request an assessment to determine the best level for their first class. Assessments can be scheduled by contacting our front desk and typically take about 15-20 minutes.

    Guitar
    Bass
    Piano
    Drums
    Ukelele
    Violin
    Vocal

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