RockBand University (RBU) stemmed from an idea by Mike Clements to take private instruction to the next level, and to get musicians out of their rooms and into bands.
In 2009, Mike and wife, Sandy, offered Summer Rock Band Camp through City of Davis Recreation, and it became a quick success. With encouragement and enthusiasm from parents and students from that first camp, Mike and Sandy sought to offer their band program year-round. In September of 2009, RockBand University opened its doors – an empty warehouse on Olive Drive transformed into a rehearsal space for students to hone their skills and grow.
RockBand University has since welcomed hundreds of musicians into their doors, and has produced many great bands, crazy shows, and unforgettable memories throughout the years.
RBU remains a safe and fun space for musicians, where they are able to: meet bandmates, develop their creativity, explore improvisation, perform live to an audience, and learn and grow in their musical talents. RockBand University has become a staple in the Davis music scene and is here for musicians of all ages to rock on!
RockBand Sessions – musicians are matched into bands and are taught how to play together. 90 minute rehearsals, once a week, for 6 weeks, with a concert performance. Sessions offered year-round.
Summer Rock Band Camp – musicians are matched into bands and are taught how to play together. Offered as one week intensive camps that meet Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm with a concert performance. Six camps offered in the summertime.
Private Music Lessons – one on one music lessons in guitar, bass, drums, music theory, songwriting, etc. 30 minute lessons, once a week, for 4 weeks. Offered monthly, year-round.
Mike Clements – Owner, Director, Head Instructor
Sandy Thai – Co-Owner, General/Media Manager, Director of Enrollment
Alvaro Garibay – Left Hand Man, Instructor
David Tippie – Right Hand Man, Instructor
Klara Sylvestre – Assistant Camp Instructor
Mason Johnstone – Assistant Camp Instructor
Fenris Wulf – Studio Engineer
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