Band Masterclass

Learn ways to improve your stage and musical presentation

Fiddleheads JamCamp is one of the only camps that we know of that encourages bands to sign up as a group so they can receive direct coaching about their stage and musical presentation from experienced performing musicians. Bands that sign up prepare two or three songs to be performed at a special Band Masterclass just for them, observed and critiqued by our fabulously talented coaches. The critique focuses on: arranging, harmony singing, song writing, stage presence, sound equipment, use of microphones, getting gigs, recording, band dynamics and more.

Bands that sign up together (three or more members) will save $15 per person off their registration fee.

  • 1.5 hour Masterclass workshop
  • Two or three coaches observe and critique your band
  • Calm and positive presentation
  • Practical advice provided in a low stress environment
  • Stimulate discussion among band members
  • Opportunity to perform for camp incorporating Masterclass suggestions
  • Advice also given post-camp from each coach via email
  • Coaches have a genuine interest in the success of each band

The band then has the opportunity to put the suggestions in action in a performance to the rest of the camp. All bands that have taken part in this workshop in prior years have been thrilled with the experience and have only had positive things to say about it.

Saturday evening performance for other campers
Saturday evening performance for other campers

Here is feedback from a band member:

"In a low stress and calm approach they assessed us in an extremely positive manner. Therefore, they not only pointed out things that we could improve upon but also encouraged us to keep going. Their advice was very practical but also stimulated discussion within our band which has enabled us to grow. Each coach also sent each of us an e-mail with their thoughts written out. The time, effort and quality of the e-mails were greatly appreciated. They were detailed and we are able to refer to them from time to time. We appreciate their expertise and their genuine interest in our success. It was a whole lot of worthwhile fun with some really nice people who cared!"

-- Paul

Band Masterclass Attendee