Open Mic Night for Songwriters

with Ailisa Newhall

Cost: FREE

Wednesday February 28th, 2024 at 7pm

Come join us in the live room at KPC Studios for our monthly open mic night on Wednesday, February 28, from 7pm – 9pm.

This event aims to inspire songwriters to showcase either a fresh composition or revisit an old favorite for a new audience. It’s an opportunity to forge connections, make friends, and provide mutual support as both musicians and humans. All ages, experience, and abilities welcome.

Music educator and songwriter Ailisa Newhall will be our gracious host for the evening, curating an atmosphere of joy and celebration for the exceptional songwriters within our community. Every participant will walk away with KPC Kudos for inspiration and encouragement!

Nuts and bolts:

  • Please arrive early as we aim to start promptly at 7pm
  • Each artist will perform 1 original song (no longer than 5min)
  • Participants will be given performance order upon arrival
  • We will have a piano and a PA set up
  • If you must cancel, email ailisa@kpcenter.org asap so your spot can open up for another artist

*This event is designed for songwriters who share an equal enthusiasm for showcasing their own music and drawing inspiration from the works of others. It caters to individuals dedicated to attentively listening to every performance no matter the age, experience, or ability!

 

Open Mic Night for Songwriters: REGISTER


Home Recording 101

with Aaron Sternke & Jakael Tristram

Cost: $560

March 6 – April 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Ages: High School through Adult

Unlock the world of audio creativity with Home Recording 101! This hands-on course is designed for aspiring musicians, content creators, podcasters, voice artists, audiobook narrators, and all audio enthusiasts eager to establish their own recording space. Dive into the fundamentals of home recording, from setting up your studio space to selecting essential equipment and understanding the intricacies of audio production.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain practical insights into recording techniques, microphone placement, and signal processing. Learn to navigate recording software confidently and unleash your artistic potential through editing, mixing, and mastering. From capturing pristine vocals to crafting polished instrumentals, Home Recording 101 equips you with the skills to bring your musical ideas to life.

Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, podcaster, or sound enthusiast, this course empowers you to create professional-quality recordings from the comfort of your home. Join us for a comprehensive journey into the exciting realm of home recording, where creativity knows no bounds. No prior recording experience required – just your passion for sound and a desire to elevate your audio production skills!

 

Home Recording 101: REGISTER


Ukulele 102

with Wes Weddell

Cost: $105

March 5-19, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class meets on Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ages: High School through Adult

If you’ve taken a beginner class already or have a little bit of prior knowledge, this class is for you!

The cheerful ukulele may be just what we need during these disruptive times, so let’s dig in! This class for beginners+ will balance demonstration with opportunities for students to play, starting from easy chords used in familiar songs and building technique from there. Along the way we’ll revisit how to hold it, tune it, strum it, and what you can do to practice on your own. Successive weeks will balance incorporating new skills with returning to familiar examples. Students should have their own instrument to use during class.

 

Ukulele 102: REGISTER


KPC Community Choir

with Ailisa Newhall

Cost: $99

Starts April 23 – May 28, 2024, runs for 6 weeks, 7:00-8:30pm

KPC Community Choir Sings ABBA!

Join at any time! This mixed ensemble (all voices from Bass to Soprano) meets once a week on TUESDAYS from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the Life Community Church 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA.

*Concert on Wednesday 5/29 at 7:00pm at the Kirkland Performance Center Main Stage with Live Band!*

Choir Description: The non-auditioned KPC Community Choir is for those who love to sing regardless of musical experience, ability, or what people have told them about their singing voice. As if you’re singing around the campfire with family and friends, we come to experience music together.

 

KPC Community Choir: REGISTER


 

Living Room Ensemble

with Wes Weddell

Cost: $105

Starts Mar 5 – 19th2024, runs for 3 weeks from 7:45 – 8:45 pm

You’ve heard it time and again: nothing builds chops like playing with other people. But where can you find that comfortable, forgiving jam for beginners to first get your feet wet? Right here! We’ll learn the dynamics and etiquette of group-playing and the song-circle format while highlighting tips for integrating your instrument into an ensemble setting.

You’ll want to have familiarity with the chords A, C, D, G, and F in this weekly class where all instruments, voices, and abilities are welcome!

*Sign up for this class for a discounted rate. You can also sign up for individual classes at the drop-in rate.

Living Room Ensemble: REGISTER

 

Drop-in 1: Mar 5th,  from 7:45 – 8:45 pm  |  Drop-in 2: Mar 12th, from 7:45 – 8:45 pm  |  Drop-in 3: Mar 19th, from 7:45 – 8:45 am

Living Room Ensemble Drop-In: REGISTER


Group Voice Lesson & Harmony Singing

with Emily Persha

Cost: $210

Mid-Winter Session: Mar 4 – Apr 8th2024
Meets on Mondays for 6 weeks from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Discover the joy of harmonizing and refining your vocal skills in our Group Voice Lesson and Harmony Singing class! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced singer, this class offers a supportive and collaborative environment to explore the art of harmonizing with others. Learn essential vocal techniques, build confidence in your singing abilities, and experience the magic of creating beautiful harmonies together.

Join us for a fun and enriching musical journey that celebrates the power of collective voices. No prior experience necessary – just bring your passion for singing and a willingness to harmonize!

 

Group Lesson & Harmony Singing: REGISTER


Songwriting 101

with Emily Persha

Cost: $210

Mid-Winter Session: Mar 4 – Apr 8th2024
Meets on Mondays for 6 weeks from 7:00-8:30 pm

This class takes participants on a guided journey through the songwriting process with the help of professional songwriters and guest artists. In conjunction with “The Bushwick Book Club” you will have the opportunity to write a song inspired by your favorite book or story! Learn about different songwriting methods as you discover yours. We’ll explore and dissect various song forms, instrumentation, and lyric content. We’ll try different writing prompts and offer tips and tricks to get over blocks and doubts.

Each person brings a story, life experience, and value to their craft. In this safe and supportive environment, we’ll have the opportunity for reflection, feedback, and performance. We look forward to creating with you!

We will have the opportunity to record your song in our state of the art, newly finished recording studio. We will have conversations around working in a studio, prepping your song for recording, and arranging your song for a band.

Songwriting 101: REGISTER


Teatime with Toya – New Date!

Cost: FREE

Sunday March 10th, 2024, 11am-1pm

Get ready for a heartwarming Spring meet-and-greet experience! We invite fabulous female and non-binary artists, musicians, and creatives from the greater Tacoma/Seattle area to join us. Let’s come together at the fantastic KPC Studios in Kirkland, WA to forge meaningful connections and celebrate our authentic selves! Help make this event a joyous celebration of creativity and connection. Attend and bring a friend!

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Register now for 2024 Rock Band Summer Camps!

Rock Band Camp 2024 – Middle School

$600

Open to grades 6-8

Join the KPC Youth Rock Band Camp – a musical journey where passion meets power! Dive into rehearsals, learn from pros, and get one-on-one coaching. Whether on guitar, bass, drums, or keys, immerse in a collaborative experience. Conclude with a live performance at Kirkland Performance Center on Thursday, July 18th, forging lifelong connections. Beyond notes, it’s your week in the heart of music!

 

All levels welcome!


Rock Band Camp 2024 – High School

$600

Open to grades 9-12

Join the KPC Youth Rock Band Camp – a musical journey where passion meets power! Dive into rehearsals, learn from pros, and get one-on-one coaching. Whether on guitar, bass, drums, or keys, immerse in a collaborative experience. Conclude with a live performance at Kirkland Performance Center on Thursday, July 18th, forging lifelong connections. Beyond notes, it’s your week in the heart of music!

 

All levels welcome!

Rock Band Experience (for adults!)

$600

Open to adults ages 18 and up

**PLEASE NOTE** The FRIDAY rehearsal times are from 6pm – 9pm. The Saturday & Sunday rehearsal times are from 10-4 with an hour for lunch each day.

Join a KPC Rock Band – a musical journey where passion meets power! Dive into rehearsals, learn from pros, and get one-on-one coaching. Whether on guitar, bass, drums, or keys, immerse in a collaborative experience. Conclude with a live performance at Kirkland Performance Center on Thursday, July 18th, forging lifelong connections. Beyond notes, it’s your week in the heart of music!

All levels welcome!