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middle c music school rock band students

Kids Rock Band

Learn to play with other young musicians in kids rock band! A great way to develop skills, make friends and have fun this summer!


Nelson Dougherty, Rock Band Camp instructor.

Nelson Dougherty will teach middle and high school kids how to become the next Dave Grohl or Joan Jett! (Both of whom got their starts in the D.C. area.)

There are two continuing classes. The first hour-long class, at 4 p.m. each Saturday, is for middle school students; the second, at 5 p.m., is for high school students.

Classes begin Saturday, Oct. 7.

The cost is $185 per month. Call (202) 244-7326 to sign up or email

Adult Rock Band Camp

adult rock band camp

Taught by Nelson Dougherty and John Linn, this five-week course begins Thursday Jan. 12, 8-9 p.m. There will be a recital performance at Comet Pizza on Feb. 12, 4-6 p.m. Call 202-244-7326 or email for more information. Start the new year in rockin’ style.


We are excited to announce that Middle C Music will hold in-person Summer Rock Band Camps this summer. Camp Director Nelson Dougherty will lead children ages 10-15, all instruments welcome.

Sessions are from 10 am to 2 pm each day, culminating with a concert at 6 pm on the Friday of each session!

  • Session 1: July 11-15
  • Session 2: July 18-22
  • Session 3: July 25-29
  • Session 4: August 8-12
  • Session 5: August 15-19

Call (202) 244-7326 or fill out this form to sign up.

From 2015, “The Mark Noone Experience” performing their original song, “Rockstars”, written in one week at Middle C Music’s Rock Band Camp.

From 2011, “Attila the Nun” performing their full set after the first Rock Band session!

ukulele lessons

Group Guitar and Ukulele Classes

6 Weeks – $180 Session

  • Children’s Group Beginner Guitar: Mondays 7-8 p.m.
  • Adult Group Beginner Guitar: Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.
  • Adult Group Beginner Ukulele: Wednesdays 7-8 p.m.

Middle C is offering group classes for both guitar and ukulele students. All ages are welcome. Taught by our own multi-instrumentalist Tom Kitchen. Six-week sessions begin the week of January 4, 2021. Class size is limited.

cello lessons

Children’s Violin Classes – Ages 3-5

$200 Per Class

Do you have a child who’s too young for private lessons but is excited to learn more about music?

This half-hour class is a great way to introduce children ages 3 to 5 years old to the violin. Students will improve motor skills and hand-to-eye coordination. Learning music has also been shown to improve cognitive development.

Classes are taught by violinist Hayley Gayne, a Berklee College of Music graduate, who has performed everywhere from the 9:30 Club to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Cost for the class is $200 and includes one month’s rental of a violin, sized to each child, as well as the Suzuki Violin Method Book 1, with CD.