This year Elm City Music is proud to announce it's first Rock Camp in conjunction with it's 4th annual Percussion Camp. Professional musicians Robby Miller and Matthew Marzola will be running a 5 days summer Rock Camp for all eager guitarists, bass players, singers and drummers! The camp will include instruction on topics covering specific instrumental skills as well as skills needed to play in a band. We will prepare music to share at the concert on the Friday evening. All playing levels are encouraged to participate in this years Elm City Music Rock Camp. The Camp will be held July 30th - August 3rd 2018
The 2018 Summer Rock Camp will be week long session held at St. Joseph School, Keene, NH. The camp will include instruction on topics covering specific instrumental skills as well as skills needed to play in a band. We will prepare music to share at the concert on the Friday evening. All playing levels are encouraged to participate in this years Elm City Music Rock Camp. Sessions will be tailored to the individual needs of students in the class. Tuition for this week long Camp is $150 per participant. Please see our other class offerings for additional afternoon class opportunities. For more information please contact Elm City Music's Director Jason Koerber at email@example.com or 603-762-0133.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved listening to music and as a kid, the albums in the car would stretch from Bob Dylan to Alice Cooper on family outings! When I was 9 years old the family would have traditional folk music sessions with friends, ranging from Ireland's 'The Dubliners' to America's 'Steve Earle' and after a few months of sitting and watching and trying to jam along on a guitar, which was far too big for me, I caught the bug and have never looked back. My family's folk band, entitled 'The Ragged People', played in and out of pubs for many years and a very tired Robby Miller still had to face school the next day! I had a blast playing with musicians and learning how much music really did bring so many people together. I have done over 1,500 live shows and have had the pleasure of playing on morning television (GMTV) and Channel 4 music shows for X factor contestants and recording in top LA studios with singer songwriters. Along the way, I also picked up teaching experience as a private guitar tutor in and around Bedford as well as spent several summers teaching guitar at a resort in California. In 2008, I also attended London's Institute of Contemporary Modern Performance (ICMP) where I studied guitar and graduated from the Higher Diploma course.
In 2014 I was lucky enough to work closely with Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit) and play shows around the UK promoting his own material while on a break from touring with Alice. But anyway, enough about me and more about YOU the music hungry student! Teaching has become so rewarding for me and I am very grateful I can do it full time. The thought of helping you set goals and hitting them is very exciting, I hope to hear from you very soon!
Matthew Marzola is pursuing a double Major in Music Performance and Music Technology at Keene State College. As a student of UFIP cymbal artist John Medeiros Jr. and world renown performer and Berklee College of Music professor Dave DiCenso, Matthew has performed in countless music venues across the east coast with some of the finest musicians in the area including two time Grammy Award winning and three time nominee blues singer and guitarist Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson in New York City. Matthew is a versatile musician experienced and versed in limitless musical styles including blues, jazz, classical, funk, rock/pop, RnB, hip hop, alternative, and hard rock. Matthew has appeared on stage performing in varying musical situations such as orchestras, concert bands, percussion ensembles, musical theatre pit bands, small jazz combos and big bands, dance and wedding bands, DCI marching bands, and WGI indoor percussion groups. Outside of percussion, Matthew is a multi-instrumentalist with performing and educational experience on the electric bass, guitar, and piano and is also a college tutor of musical theory. As an educator, Matthew currently resides as the instructor of percussion at Manchester West High school, and teaches private lessons at Elm City Music & out of his home studio in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Matthew’s instruction ranges from basic pedagogy and technique to audition preparation and to advanced musical vocabulary and concepts in multiple percussion idioms including mallet percussion, marching percussion, classical percussion, and jazz and contemporary music on the drum set. As a firm believer in versatility, Matthew instils musical freedom and creativity in his students to assure career success and artistic expression.