Table of Contents


Wow! What an amazing bunch of shows! We are so proud of all of you! As educators, there's nothing more fulfilling than seeing our students performing on stage. Watching kids who came in as total beginners in June, now performing like rock stars is both inspiring and a heck of a lotta fun! Truly, it's the reason we do what we do at Hammersmith. We saw a huge leap forward this season. The vocals and harmonies on our Billie Eilish songs were jaw dropping. The guitar and piano work on our "Born of the Blues" and "Alternative" shows was some of the toughest material we've covered yet, and the kids did excellent. Additionally, the rhythm sections have never been so solid... major kudos to our drummers and bassists! 
So, now we start the whole process again, with rehearsals underway for our David Bowie, Best of 2018/2019, and Classic Movie Soundtracks.

CLICK HERE to watch videos from our season finale show!

Fall Season Show Themes

 We've begun rehearsals for our Fall Season, with shows booked at The Star Theater for January 26th & February 2nd, but there's still time to get involved in Rock School. We'll be featuring classic songs from our favorite movies, some choice selections from David Bowie's catalog, and current artists like Post Malone, Billie Eilish, and Imagine Dragons.
We have space for Vocalists on our Monday 5pm, Thursday 5:30, or Saturday 12:30 rehearsal groups.
Some space for Guitarists or Bassists for Monday 6:45, Thursday 5:30, or Saturday 12:30 rehearsal groups, as well.


Sign up for lessons by October 8th and get one month of rehearsals FREE!
Rehearsals have begun for our Fall Season but there's still time to join the fun!
New students who sign up for Rock School by October 8th can get one month of rehearsals for free.
Our fall themes include The Music of David Bowie,
Best of 2018/2019,
Classic Movie Soundtracks.
There is definitely something for every musical taste.
Use coupon code "REHEARSALS2019" to save $60 on your enrollment!
Enroll in Rock School Here!

Existing Students Can Add an Additional Weekly Lesson for Only $99

Need some help with a backing vocal part? Want to try another instrument on your rehearsal?  Existing students who sign up for a second lesson before October 8th only pay an additional $99 per month throughout the season!  
Use coupon code "ADDALESSON" to save $26/month on an additional weekly lesson.

Add a 2nd Lesson Here!
New Acting and Musical Theater Classes in November!
The heart of our mission at Hammersmith is about performance, and performance extends to many different art forms... so why should musicians have all the fun? With that in mind, we're excited to announce a few classes that we'll be rolling out in November that focus on drama and musical theater.
  • "Musical Theater & Performance" will focus on dramatic performance of Broadway classics, as well as the new crop of  musicals like "Hamilton", "Heathers", and "Mean Girls". 
  • "Audition Prep 101" will help aspiring actors prepare for auditions at their school and/or local community theaters.
Both classes will be taught by local actor, director, and filmmaker Steve Coker. 
Spaces are limited. Cost is $240 for each 6-week session.
Musical Theater & Performance Registration
Audition Prep 101 Registration
HRI House Band at the Family Expo and Harvest Fair on October 5th from 10am-12pm

Hammersmith will have a booth at The Family Expo and Harvest Fair at the Clark County Event Center at the fairgrounds from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 5th. Our House Band kids will be playing from 10am-12pm.  Lots of new songs on the set! Stop by and say hi!

 It's Never Too Late! 

Whether you played in a band back in the day and want to get back at it, or if playing rock’n’roll onstage is something you’d like to check off your bucket list, Hammersmith’s Adult Program is the place for you.  We have a wide range of ages, musical tastes, and ability levels in our adult rehearsal, and we make sure it’s a total blast for everyone involved. We rehearse a diverse set of songs on our in-house performance stage for a few months, then go play a real deal rock show for our friends and families at a legit venue.  The vibe in rehearsals is laid-back and super supportive, and we have the best time. Schedule a free trial lesson and come check out rehearsal (Tuesdays 8pm-9:30pm) to see if it’s a good fit for you!
Use coupon code "NEVER2OLD2ROCK" and save $25 when you enroll!

Register for our Adult Program Here!
Welcome Our Newest Instructor, Devin Jorgenson!

Hammersmith is proud to announce the addition of Devin Jorgenson to our stellar staff of instructors!  Guff and Devin have been friends for nearly 15 years, ever since their bands played shows together in the early 2000’s (check out his LEGENDARY Portland power-pop group, The Soda Pop Kids).  Devin is a talented multi-instrumentalist available for guitar, vocals, bass, keyboard, and drum lessons. In addition to lessons on these instruments, Devin is also a board-certified music therapist, offering adapted music lessons for those with special needs.  Devin recently relocated back to the area after a stint as the on-staff music therapist at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, WA, and we’re so excited to have him aboard!

 Hammersmith Halloween Party!

Hammersmith will be closed on Thursday, October 31st for Halloween.  We just don’t feel right keeping kids from Trick or Treating, y’know? ;-)  However, we will be having a Pre-Halloween Costume Party at the school on Saturday, October 26th from 5pm-7pm.  We’ll have a frightening performance by our House Band students, spoooooooky refreshments, and a hair-raising good time. 

 Hammersmith Holiday Closures

Speaking of being closed for lessons/rehearsals on Halloween, this seems like a good time to lay out the full schedule of the school closures for the season…

CLOSED Thursday, October 31st for Halloween

CLOSED Thursday, November 28th and Saturday, November 30th for Thanksgiving and the following weekend

CLOSED Tuesday, December 24th through Wednesday, January 1st for Christmas/New Year’s break


Follow us on Social Media!
Get updates on all things Hammersmith.
Check out videos and pics of our concerts
Spread the word! 

Copyright © 2019 Hammersmith Rock Institute, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.