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RBL Headquarters:
400 E-Treat Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

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FAQ

Freaking Awesome Questions

HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY? 

Simply register for one of our classes or camps HERE.


IS ROCK BAND LAND LOUD?

Yes, it can be at times and we require all of our rockers to wear hearing protection (that we provide) while practicing or performing in RBL.

We play on real instruments with real amplifiers and it can get little crazy. We build up to the big sound so the rockers know what is coming, and we take care to keep the rockers away from the amplifiers and cymbals and keep the levels safe.

To get an idea of how loud we get, crank your stereo up to a song that your rocker loves and jump around your living room screaming the lyrics with them. It’s about that loud.


DO YOU ALLOW CLASS DROP-INS?

No. Each class is a special entity, unique to the artists and rockers in each band. The songs and stories and videos that the artists and rockers create are original and part of a larger, cumulative process. A lot of work and care goes into these creations to be able to perform and show their work at their shows or screenings. Having drop-ins or visitors would interrupt progress and is not fair to the other artists and rockers.


No biggie. Everyone has to miss a class/band rehearsal or two. All we ask is that you let us know in advance if you know you will be away so we can be sure to share any relevant info with you to help them be best prepared when they return.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS TO MISS A CLASS?


Things happen, we get it.

Here is Rock Band Land’s Cancellation / Refund / Transfer Policy:

POLICY FOR Regular Session Rock Out!, Pre-K Rock Out!, Video Bing Bong, Arty Bing Bong, Advanced Rock Out!, Advanced Video Bing Bong, Drum Out!, Sing Out!, Collage Rock Out!, Adult Rock Out!, and any and all regular session classes: All enrollment fees include a non-refundable deposit (All sessions = $150.00 // except Pre-K Rock Out! = $100.00). If the Participant’s or Adult Participant’s enrollment is cancelled within two (2) weeks of the session’s start date, there will be no refund issued. If the Participant’s or Adult Participant’s enrollment is cancelled prior to two (2) weeks of the session’s start date, a refund of the enrollment fee, minus the $150.00 non-refundable deposit and minus a processing fee (the amount of which will vary), will be issued.  

If you wish to transfer your Participant’s or Adult Participant’s session to another session, approval by the Directors of RBL of such transfer will be determined on a case-by-case basis and per availability. RBL cannot guarantee a transfer is possible.

POLICY FOR One Day Camps, Classes, or Events/Clubhouse Nights/Movie Nights/Arty Bing Bong Night/Girls Night Out/Yoga Classes: Enrollment in these camps/classes/events are non-refundable and non-transferable.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR TRANSFER TO A NEW CLASS?


POLICY FOR Summertime Rock Out! Camp, Summer Video Bing Bong Camp, Wintertime Camp, Springtime Camp, and any and all week long camps of any kind: All week long camp enrollment fees include a $150.00 non-refundable deposit. If the Participant’s enrollment is cancelled prior to four (4) weeks of the camp in question’s start date, a refund of the enrollment fee, minus the $150.00 non-refundable deposit and minus the processing fee (the amount of which will vary), will be issued.  If the Participant’s enrollment is cancelled within four (4) weeks of the start date of the camp in question, no refund will be issued. 

If you wish to transfer your Participant’s camp week to another week, approval by the Directors of RBL of such transfer will be determined on a case-by-case basis and per availability. RBL cannot guarantee that a transfer is possible. If a transfer can be made, there is a penalty fee in the amount of the $150.00 non-refundable deposit and of a processing fee (the amount of which will vary) if the request to transfer the Participant’s camp week to another week is made within two (2) weeks of the original camp week’s start date. 

POLICY FOR One Day Camps, Classes, or Events/Clubhouse Nights/Movie Nights/Arty Bing Bong Night/Girls Night Out/Yoga Classes: Enrollment in these camps/classes/events are non-refundable and non-transferable.

WHAT IS YOUR CAMP CANCEL / REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY?


We'd love to explore that topic with you. Feast your eyes on our Waitlist FAQs

SO WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE SUMMER CAMPS WAITLIST?


Did Black Sabbath have their parents present when they were creating Iron Man? Did Pete Townshend’s nanny teach him the windmill? Did Kurt Cobain’s dad show him how to dive on top of a drum set?

The answer to all of these questions is a big old nope.

Rock Band Land is a parent and guardian free land of creative expression. Please enjoy the kid free time that our classes reward you with. We have conveniently located our HQ with coffee shops, markets, and gyms nearby.

If you are the nervous sort, don’t fret. Each week we will send a detailed email to all parents outlining the progress of the bands. These include photos, recordings and the occasional video.

CAN PARENTS / GUARDIANS STAY TO WATCH A CLASS?


Sorry, the answer is still no. I can tell you from years of teaching experience, that the best thing a parent can do in these situations is to comfort their child by being excited for them to be in a new class, have an unemotional goodbye, and then to simply leave when it’s time for parents to go. Staying or prolonging the goodbye often exacerbates the very behaviors and feelings in their child that concerned parents are trying to avoid.

We have worked very hard to develop a curriculum that is fun from start to finish. Every session there are one or two rockers who take a few minutes to warm up and get comfortable – this is completely normal, but by the end of the first class they are almost always screaming into the microphone and bashing the drums.

You, the parents, are the best judges of whether or not your child is ready for one activity or another. If they are not quite ready to rock out without you, that’s absolutely fine. Rock Band Land will be here when they are ready.

BUT WHAT IF MY CHILD SOMETIMES EXPERIENCES SEPARATION ANXIETY, CAN I STAY THEN?


RBL Monkey-Donkey Law now requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible for Rock Out and seven years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible for Video Bing Bong. Rockers younger than this are invited and encouraged to enroll in Pre-K Rock Out.

Throughout the calendar year, we also offer School Year Camps and Summer Camps, which  are geared towards ages 5 -12 years old. 

AT WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD JOIN THE WEIRD, WILD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROCK BAND LAND?


Sorry, no. You have to be at least 4 years old to ride the imagination rides of Rock Band Land's Pre-K Rock Out Classes, 5 years old to join Rock Out (see RBL's Monkey-Donkey Law in previous answer), and 7 years old to join Video Bing Bong.

MY CHILD IS NOT QUITE 4, WOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING HIM / HER IN A ROCK OUT CLASS?


The rockers decide. We ask them to make a first and second choice instruments, to insure everyone gets what their preferences. If there is an issue of too many rockers wanting to play the same instrument, we base our decisions on several factors including behavior in class, what a rocker has played in the past, how long a rocker has been in RBL, and how passionate them seem to be about a particular instrument. We do give priority to our rockers who are taking private lessons with us or other teachers so they have a real life application for the lessons they are working on. 

New rockers are encouraged to sing at their first Big Show.

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO PLAYS THE INSTRUMENTS FOR THE BIG SHOW OR FINAL CAMP PERFORMANCES?


We supply everything a young rocker might need in a band– drum sets, keyboards, guitars, mics, amplifiers, a stage, sound systems, lights, fog machines. All you have to supply is a rocker, we take care of the rest.

DO YOU SUPPLY THE INSTRUMENTS FOR ROCK OUT, OR ARE PARENTS SUPPOSED TO SUPPLY THEM?


Sure. As long as it’s not a Hammond B3, a marimba, or another drum set. Guitars are fine, please be sure their ax has a strap- we have plenty of cables.

MY CHILD WANTS TO BRING HIS / HER OWN INSTRUMENT. IS THAT OK?


Yes and no. There is the fun work of learning and practicing the song or preparing for a video shoot.

For Rock Out and Pre-K Rock Out we provide all the song materials your rocker will need, including lyric sheets, chord sheets (for the parents who play an instrument and want to play along), and mp3s of the song. All RBL work is purely voluntary. As soon as it stops being fun, stop doing it!

IS THERE HOMEWORK?


For school year classes we don’t provide snack but during our camps we offer snacks of popcorn (Mon - Thurs), pickles (Thurs), and Popsicles.

DO YOU PROVIDE SNACK IN ROCK BAND LAND?


Pickles are kind of a thing in RBL. I could explain it but it wouldn’t make sense - this is how we like it. During each session of our school year classes there will be at least one day of pickle snacking.  

THE GREAT EXCEPTION OF PICKLES


The Big Show is the culminating show for all the bands (except Pre-K) in a given session of Rock Out and Video Bing Bong. During the school year, the shows takes place at the Verdi Club and they are mind blowing spectacles of awesomeness!

The performances during our camp weeks happen at Castle Bing Bong: 400-E Treat Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110.

WHAT IS “THE BIG SHOW” AND WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?


We no longer offer birthday parties at RBL HQ. It turns out that cake is a quick way to destroy instruments.

DO YOU DO BIRTHDAY PARTIES?


Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have: rockbandland@gmail.com

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