StarJam is aimed at giving people the chance to experience the buzz of playing in a band, without the pressure of performing for an audience, and without the difficulty of finding other people to play with. It also takes away the problem of finding suitable songs to play, as we can adjust parts to suit each individual's standards. Less advanced players can fit in with more experienced players, each playing simpler or more difficult parts of the arrangement accordingly.
One of the advantages you will find is that our expert tutors can tailor your part to your level, helping you to advance, but without making it too difficult. As and when you are ready to progress, you can change song, or learn a harder part in the same song, allowing you to work your way up to playing full, original parts.
Another aspect of playing that we teach is improvisation, so that those wanting to learn this exciting skill can do so.
So if you fancy having a go at playing in a real band, then whatever your favourite style to play, get in touch, as there's a StarJam for you!
(Groups run subject to availability)
The hour long sessions cost £10 per person (price breaks for larger groups are available, so bring your friends!), and generally run on a monthly basis. So get in touch and book yourself in to a StarJam now!!!
All backline provided (amps, etc.) - Just bring your instrument and yourself!!
About the tutors
Barnaby Smith has been performing since childhood, and is experienced in playing in a wide variety of groups, including classical ensembles, folk, swing, indie and rock bands, and jazz sessions. Highlights include a violin solo at Stoke's Victoria Hall, and playing the Great British Beer Festival 2011 at Earl's Court in London, with Stan's Magic Foot.
Tony Stone (biography coming soon...)