Rock & Pop
Grade 7-12 | 12-18 Participants
Tuesday (3:00-4:30 pm) | Music Room B008
Year-Long Programme | Cost: $520

The Rock & Pop CCA is a transformation of the Guitar Ensemble CCA that took place a few years back. With a stronger focus on rock and pop music, this CCA hopes to meet the needs of students who have particular interest in performing music together in a large ensemble as well as in forming small groups. This CCA is open for students who have good keyboard skills, good percussion/drums skills or basic guitar skills. The students will explore repertoire ranging from rock through pop up to latin music. Expectations: Keyboard/piano players should be able to read notation, percussion players should be able to read drum charts, guitar players should be able to read chords and tabs, but most importantly, the students must enjoy working with other musicians in a positive and constructive manner. Excellent attendance is expected. Participants will be required to be available for performances both in and out of school. Performances may happen during weekends. Students must own instruments at home to practice. Language of instruction will be English.


Jacek Dubiel started teaching music at GESS in 2012. He previously held music positions in Canada and Peru. He is passionate about music, promotes ensemble playing and has an extensive experience working with concert bands, jazz bands, guitar ensembles and as well as smaller groups.