Joy Academy of Music is having a Christmas Recital and themed Jam Session on Sunday, December 17th at San Pedro Presbyterian Church (14900 San Pedro; see below for directions). A jam session is a gathering of musicians that may or may not have played together before. It is different from a concert in that it is more "off the cuff" and exciting and may include a lot of improvisation or jamming. In traditional piano lessons, you practice alone, you go to the lesson alone, and every once in awhile you perform a piece alone. There is nothing wrong with that, but those students often miss out on one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences they can have as a musician: PLAYING IN A BAND!
That is why I have brought in a few of my friends who are professional performing musicians in their own right to come and serve as a backing band for a bunch of songs that my students have chosen to perform. The theme is "80s and Beyond", so any song that is family friendly that premiered in 1980 to the present day can be played. Bring friends and family and come on out and hear some of your favorite Rock and Pop songs and support the local music jamming community! Dress is casual, but feel free to wear holiday colors (especially if you are performing).
We will be in the big main octagonal building in the "Fellowship Hall". Park anywhere that isn't covered parking (because that belongs to the office complex next door).
Here are Google Maps directions to the church:
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