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Join OMA Kid Bands and Band Workshops
Holiday Songs 2023!
Thanks for dropping by to see our after-school offerings. We're excited to offer pickup groups from Franklin and Love Elementary Schools starting in March of 2023!
Join us as we develop mindful musicianship playing in ensembles, improvising, studying form, melody, chords and many more possiblities!
Kids build teamwork skills, have fun, learn rehearsal strategies, and develop their musician's mindfulness on the way to seasonal concerts while studying one or more instruments from the modern bandstand.
See below to register, view the schedule and see descriptions of classes and workshops
Stay in touch for updates for group piano and percussion classes!
Beginner Level: suited for students discovering beat, instrument technique, scales, chords, form, and notation, Great for beginning ukulele and piano players as well as aspiring drummers!
Students are expected to practice 5-15 minutes per day, practicing melody, chords, and playing along with band's songs.
Intermediate Level: Suited for students who already have experience playing and have familiarity with form, chords, scales, notation, and tablature. Emphasis on intermediate form study and improvisation. Students are expected to practice 15-30 minutes per day, playing along with recordings, studying difficult technical patterns, melodies, and chord accompaniment.
Devastator Kids Band:
This is OMA's premiere audition rockband. Students are expected to study music daily and prepare a setlist to perform when invited to local events and festivals. Students should have one or more years of study or equivalent as determined by audition when joining and be able to practice at home no less than FIVE days per week for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
Afterschool Band Workshops:
This newest offering at OMA offers students a longer afterschool session of building mindful musicianship through mini lessons on sight-reading, ear training, instrument technique and repertoire study. This workshop prepares student to be leaders in their ensembles through guided study and musicianship building with OMA faculty. Student schedules for afterschool pickup groups include a stop at the park, snack and scheduled reading time in addition to other OMA specific programming/rehearsals. Franklin Elementary school pickup begins August 22nd for the Tuesday Group and August 24th for the Love Elementary Group.
Songwriters workshop is an immersive program where young creatives explore their inner songwriters compass by discovering melody, lyric writing, song form, improvisation, song arranging, theory, and performance techniques. Students will write and record at least one original song. As the year progresses, students will create a music video and launch/share their creations at a local coffee house concert, Alameda's Got Talent, Cinema Grill, and other local venues.
note: Group piano Classes are postponed until futher notice:
link to the waitlist:
Tuesday: Bands meet 1x/week
Beginning: 9 weeks $35/week 3:30-4:25pm
Intermediate/Adv: 9 weeks $55/week 4:30-6pm
Band Workshop (walking pickup at Franklin Elementary)
Wednesday: Classes/bands meet 1x/week
Songwriters Workshop: 6 Weeks $55/Week 90 minutes
Devastator Performance Band: 6 weeks $40/week 60 minutes
Thursday: Bands meet 1x/week
Beginning: 9 weeks $35/week
Intermediate Adv: $55/week 4:30-6pm
Band Workshop 3:30-6pm
Band Workshop (with pickup at Love Elementary) $85/week 2:50-6pm
Beginning Group Drumming: $35/week 6 weeks
Group Drumming Class:
Students study rhythm syllables and basic techniques, patterns and rudiments essential to ensemble playing and readying drum and rhythm notation. Includes basic rudiments, rock back beat patterns, and fills. Student or OMA Teacher/Ozzy chooses a song for study and performance in group concert at the end of the term.
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