Gig 101
Gig 101 - Play in a Band

Every Tuesday night in The Loft

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Ages 18+

Come to The Loft any Tuesday night to meet and play with other area musicians. If you are a singer, guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, drummer or play a lead instrument and have some basic musical ability but you just don’t know how to get it together with a band, then Gig 101 is for you! For those who “graduate” from the Gig 101 experience, we provide professional musicians to join you or back you at a CML Sessions event once a quarter.

Each Gig 101 participant will:

  • Experience a weekly, two-hour band practice tutored by our staff
  • Learn how to write a lead sheet (lyric chart with chords) to use with a backup band
  • Learn how to communicate tempo, song key and style to band members
  • Develop a new repertoire and/or polish your existing library of songs
  • Meet other singers and musicians looking to collaborate in musical projects
  • Perform using professional music equipment provided by Crescendo Music Loft
  • Learn how to communicate with people who play different instruments
  • Learn band etiquette
  • Learn effective rehearsal techniques
  • Hone your own musical skills in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • Gain confidence to perform at other CML events and at local open mics
  • Become a professional, gigging musician

Contact us at 203-584-2814 or to secure your spot now! Class is limited to ten participants.  $125/month or $35 to drop in. You can start this week!

We’ve taken beginning and intermediate musicians who hadn’t ever been on stage to the point where they are now performing professionally.

Upcoming Classes

Tue 17

Gig 101

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 24

Gig 101

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oct 01

Gig 101

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Examples of Charts Students Learn to Write in Class

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Chart for "Spooky"