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Sammamish Rock Band

Learn to play an instrument in a band with other band members! In the Sammamish Rock Band you will learn to play your chosen instrument, learn to compose music with your band members, and learn music theory, ear training, vocal training and more!

2023-2024 enrollment closed. Register for 2024-2025 here.

Classes available:

-Saturdays at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

-Saturdays at 12:50 - 1:50 PM 

-Saturdays at 1:55- 2:55 PM

Tuition:

 

$250/month, October-June for Rock Band class only.

$500/month, October-June for Rock Band class and weekly private lessons on your instrument.

Instruments offered:

Piano/Synth

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar

Drums (Because of high demand, drummers are required to select a second instrument to alternate on)

Voice

(Classes are filled by age, experience, and instrument on a first come first serve basis).

Ages 7-13

Session is October-June (breaks follow the Issaquah School district schedule). Classes meet every Saturday.  

Two concerts a year, one in February and one in June!

 

Address: 22522 NE Inglewood Hill Rd, Sammamish, WA 98074, Building C Room C-205 (Sammamish Presbyterian campus)

 

A more detailed description of the class can be found in the Handbook: Sammamish Rock Band Handbook

 

Tuition for the year is $2,250 paid monthly in 9 installments of $250 a month, concert fees included. A more detailed description of the Sammamish Rock Band Policies can be found here: Sammamish Rock Band Policy Document.

Contact us at (206) 972-3959 or

sophie@sammamishrockband.com for more information.

Sophie Price

INSTRUCTOR

Sophie Price is a Seattle singer/songwriter, composer, producer, and sound designer for film and media. She earned her Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from Queens College and a Masters of Music in Composition for Film from The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. Sophie has composed in a wide array of genres including dramatic pieces for orchestra, music for horror, singer-songwriter folk music, children's music, music for podcasts and more. Sophie also records and produces music in Seattle.  She released her debut solo album, "Even Birds," December, 2021 and recorded/produced Vashti Summervill's debut album, "Put My Love in a Picture" in September, 2022.

 

Sophie composed the original score for the award winning film, "The Graveyard Shift." She has worked with Chicago comedian/actor Colin Dowda to design sound and foley as well as compose three original songs for his recent film "Mixed Signals." She composed the original score for the film " Directed by Aaron Garcia.

Sophie has also been teaching music for over ten years. She began private teaching in New York City in 2013 and taught public school general music at P.S. IS 109 in East Flatbush Brooklyn. Sophie has a love for teaching and keeping music fun. She intends to spread her love of music to her students. 

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Marina Albero

INSTRUCTOR

Pianist, composer, and educator Marina Albero is a captivating performer born in Barcelona and based in Seattle since 2015. Albero's playing is an absolute celebration of life, her spirited performances are intelligent, uplifting, and delightfully engrossing. 

Albero deftly draws on a lifetime of music tradition, from her native Barcelona in classical and early music as well as flamenco, to Cuba and Son Cubano, to American jazz. She has been the recipient of several awards (including this year’s “Golden Ear” awards “Instrumentalist of the Year” and “Concert of the year”) and was featured as the Resident artist for the 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival. 

She has shared stage with Ganesh Rajagopalan, Chano Dominguez, Alba Carmona, Thomas Marriot, D’Vonne Lewis, Queen Cora Coleman, Divinity Roxx, Carlos Saura, Jeff Johnson, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jacqueline Tabor, Pepe Habichuela, L”Arpeggiata, and many others.

She has presented her music at KNKX, Marymoor Live, Town Hall Seattle, KBCS, Bohemian Festival in Prague, Ballard Jazz Festival, Benaroya Hall among others.  She is currently the modern piano professor at Cornish College of the Arts. 

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