July 30, 2015, Mechanicsburg, PA - The Keystone Musical Arts Center (KMAC) will be concluding a full month of summer music camps with their "Rock Band Live" performance this Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 PM. Participants from all four Rock Band camps held throughout July will be performing. Each camp lasted for a full week with various groups and collaborations being formed at each session. The first three camps concentrated on Rock Band Guitar technique, Performance and Songwriting & Recording. The final camp, which is currently in session, is the "Boompop Jam Camp" which focuses on improvisation within many different genres.
With the Keystone Musical Arts Center facility still in the planning stages, all 2015 summer camps and "Rock Band Live" are being held at the Metropolis Collective art gallery and performance space in downtown Mechanicsburg (17 W. Main Street). The Rock Band Live show is free, all ages and open to the public.
Photos from the various camps are posted online at Facebook.com/KMACenter.
KMAC's Rock Band Live
Saturday, 8/1/15 @ 7:00pm
17 W. Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Rod Goelz is the lead instructor for all of the KMAC summer camps. Mr. Goelz has been teaching for over 20 years. His background includes education at Berklee College of Music and as a professional musician in several rock, jazz, funk and R&B groups. Rod believes strongly in learning through playing with others, making him the perfect choice to head the Keystone Musical Arts Center's Rock Band program. He also teaches private lessons on bass, guitar, mandolin and ukulele, and he created and teaches the QuickStart Guitar program. Several of his method books have been published and are available on Amazon.com.
Assisting Rod is Billy Cave, guitarist and singer for The Mixed Process. The two have enjoyed working together before Billy leaves for The New School in New York City where he has been accepted into their music program. Other KMAC instructors who have helped out are Kevin Neidig, Phil Freeman and Terry Selders. Vito Grippi discussed lyric writing at the Songwriting Camp and Richard Reilly, proprietor of the Metropolis Collective and guitarist with The Bo Deadlys, helped with all of the camps. Cal Weary has been involved with the last two camps. The BoomPop Jam Camp is named for the band Cal has with Rod. The other members of Boompop (the band), KMAC students Ajay Shughart and Logan Bedard, are also be on hand for this final camp.