The UMC Program

“When I attended Berklee College of Music I found myself immersed in an interlocking system of lessons, workshops and classes. What I learned in one area immediately applied to another. Through this system my abilities in all the areas of music improved by leaps and bounds When I started teaching privately I was immedatly frustrated that I couldn’t share enough knowlege in a half an hour or even an hour lesson to give my students what they needed to learn rapidly.”  UMC Founder Dave Brumbaugh

Enter the Uptown Music Collective and it’s UMC Program. We modeled the Berklee experience and created our own system of classes and workshops to provide our students with all of the nuts and bolts required to bring out your inner musical genius.

Private Lessons > Guitar, Vocal, Keyboard, Bass, Drums

These Provide you with the physical skills and essential concepts of music and your instrument.

Classes > Music Theory 1-4, Harmony, Rhythmic Theory, Melodic Construction, Chord Scale Theory, Music Business

Now take those concepts and run with them, learning how and why things work, how they relate, what they sound like, and how to read them and write them down.

Workshops> Guitar Workshops, Vocal Workshops, Drum Workshops, Rock Workshops, Blues Workshops, Jazz Workshops, Others,

Together with your friends you how to take your instrumental skills and your knowledge, and apply it to the real world act of playing music with others, possibly one of the most important ingredients.

Performance >

Finally, you are encouraged to take the skills you’ve learned through these combined educational experiences, and display them on stage alongside your newfound musical friends in our Student Showcases and beyond.

IMAGINE HOW QUICKLY YOU COULD LEARN MUSIC BY STARTING OUT RIGHT AWAY WITH A WELL ROUNDED PROGRAM, SATISFYING ALL OF THE NEEDS OF THE MUSIC STUDENT.