Gowanus Music Club | NYC Rock School
Gowanus Music Club is a school of rock music lessons that offers young people, ages 8 to 17, and adults an opportunity to play music together in a friendly, safe and productive environment. As a rock music school, our goal is to help students develop ear training, learn their favorite songs, and jam together as a band. We also encourage our students to write and arrange their own original material. Beyond that, GMC strives to foster the kind of confidence in each student that inspires them to make positive choices, build strong creative expression, and seek collaborative relationships.
All of the teachers of Gowanus Music Club know first hand what an early commitment to music can bring to a young person’s life. We know because when we were young – we were lucky enough to have great musical mentors. Our instructors hail from places as diverse as the farms of Wisconsin, the wilds of Oregon, the shores of Jamaica and the streets of Ireland. Members of the GMC staff have spent their lives performing and touring for both major and indie labels, and possess a wealth of first hand experience to share with students. The rehearsals, recordings and shows that GMC students participate in take place at top professional facilities. As a result, students engage on a deep level with their music. Together, we discover courage, we build character, we encourage critical thinking, and creativity. We also have fun!
Music remains the driving force in our lives. Since 2009, Gowanus Music Club has been honored to teach, mentor and guide hundreds of individuals. Our students perform regularly Joe's Pub and Rockwood Music Hall, two of the best venues in all of New York City. We continue to grow our mission and diversify our community to support students through the transformative power of music.