How it works

We run two types of event regularly: JamSocial Live Performance Workshops (see below) and Band Builder Courses. Click here to find out more about Band Builder Courses.

JamSocial - Play with a Live Band

Let’s JAM-socialise!

Download the song list for the next JamSocial

Get the music

Prepare the songs in private lessons with a tutor

Find out more

Come along to the next JamSocial workshop

Book your place

Live Performance Workshop

The workshop follows the format of a jam session, but with experienced instrument tutors on hand to give encouragement and guidance if the idea of performing with other musicians is daunting, and to give advice on the many aspects of performance.

Book your place

There are an allocated number of tickets for each instument – Buy a ticket

  • Vocals
  • Guitar (acoustic or electric)
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Other instruments

Equipment is provided. – If you want to bring your own plectrum, drum sticks, guitar or microphone, that’s fine (but don’t turn up with a full drum kit or stack of amps!)

Instruments involved

The tutors cover the following instruments: Drums, Guitar (acoustic and electric), Bass, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion. Other instrumentalists are welcome to join in the jam, although the band workshop will focus mainly on the core ‘rock band’ instruments and how they interact in a performance setting.

Find out more about the Tutors

Drummers learning drums at Elephant Drums and guitarists, bassists, singers and keyboard players studying with the partner tutors need to sign up to take part in JamSocial via their tutor.

JamSocial Guitarists

Taking part

JamSocial is intended for beginner / novice / intermediate musicians who want to take their playing to the next level and break down the barriers to joining a band. Playing with other musicians is a vital part of learning an instrument.

Read more about who can take part

Additional private tuition sessions are available – ideal for beginners or those in need of refreshing a few technical skills in advance of the JamSocial workshop itself.

Private Lessons Package

Blow away any nerves about what you might have to play on the day by booking up some private lessons with our tutors.

If you already have lessons you can work on the songs for JamSocial with your existing tutor.  Ask your tutor to contact us for details of the material we’ll be covering.

Or, if you’re self-taught, just contact us to have the workshop material sent directly to you.

JamSocial is not a replacement for private tuition, but it is a great supplement.  You can work with your tutor in advance of the workshop to prepare material to perform at JamSocial.  This helps add purpose and direction to lessons and provides a ‘real’ musical outcome.  JamSocial provides the equipment, environment and atmosphere for successfully breaking down the barriers to performing on stage and playing in a band.

Got a question? Find answers to frequently asked questions in the FAQ section