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    Parent Testimonial: While "thank you" just doesn't seem to cut it, it's the best we can do. Thank you SO much for putting your heart and soul into this program and giving our son (and the rest of the kids too!) such amazing opportunities. We can't believe how much this has done for Ben. He's grown immensely as a musician and as a person. Again, thank you for your passion - you are changing the world!

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    Becky Wrote: "Best summer EVER ! Thanks Stephanie, Joe, Andy, the mentors, Bill B. & everyone else who made Live It OutLoud possible... It was amazing experience for kids and parents alike!!"

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    Ed Crooks THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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    I am Amanda's Dad Ed and I must say you rule dude! I have told every person I know and then some what an amazing time our whole family has had do to your hard work. Thank you for being a positive influence in Amanda's life we love you so much just an amazing summer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nancy Boyden LOVE Joe Wilson. He believes in my girl. Tonight was great. Thank you.

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    Chris Halladay Wrote: What an awesome summer and great way to culminate it! Thanks to Joe, Andy, all the sound guys and awesome mentors who made this so great. The kids rocked and had a delightful time! THANKS

  • Photo: Louie Gs 2013

    Jim, Renee and Tanner Thanks Joe, that works for us! You are the greatest! Thank you soooo much for all your hard work with the kids, they are so lucky to have someone that cares so much!

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    Laura Gadbow Congrats, Joe, You brought us all together for a wonderful summer. The kids got to be "Rock Stars"!Can't wait to see what is going to be next....

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    Toni Lewis It was truly amazing! Thank you again for all you do for these kids!

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    Becky Reames Wiggins Many thanks for all you, and everyone involved, have done for our kids.. I has truly been an amazing time!!!

  • Photo: Rialto Theater Concert 2013

    Steve Buxton it was the least we could do for the kid's. It was fun, exciting and crazy. One of the most wonderful things I have ever had a chance to witness and be a small part of. Many thanks to you Joe, and Ted Brown/ Stephanie Howe, that was just awesome fun.

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    Diana Crooks Warms my heart. It was a great experience for musicians and parents alike. Getting some rest now and looking forward to next year! Thanks Paul, Joe and Ted Brown

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    Nancy Boyden: Thank u so much for all you do for the kids. Sofia had a great time and learned a lot. She will never forget lunch with u. She still talks about it. Thanks again.

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Sign Up Now for Live It OutLoud – Rock Music Summer School 2014

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

Joe-Willson

Joe Wilson | Live it OutLoud Program Director | click this photo to learn more about Joe and some of the Mentors for 2014

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School is an eight-week summer music program for aspiring (12 to 18 years old), non-professional musicians (haven’t signed with a major label yet!) produced by Ted Brown Music Outreach and sponsored by Ted Brown Music Company.  Each student is evaluated and placed with other musicians, forming a band with a professional mentor to create, develop, and perform on a professional level. You’re going to Live It OutLoud® – no more singing in the shower!  The program is educational, inspirational, challenging, nerve-wracking and most of all…fun!  The adrenaline will flow…the power intense!   Space is limited so sign up now!

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

YOU WRITE THE SONGS!

Bands will be challenged to create and perform two original songs and one cover for the final concert. Band mentors will provide songwriting guidance, and a program-wide Songwriting Seminar will be presented to assist in structure, lyric composition and arrangement.

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

REHEARSEALS:

Each band will be scheduled for a weekly rehearsal beginning June 14th at Ted Brown Music, Tacoma or Silverdale, and Rehearsal Works in Sumner supervised by professional music mentors. In-store rehearsals will take place in dedicated rehearsal space outfitted with professional gear (sound system, amps, keyboards, drums). Additional out-of-store rehearsals will be discussed, all in an effort to prepare for the Final Concert!Joe Wilson | Live it OutLoud Program Director | click this photo to learn more about Joe and some of the Mentors for

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

2014

EDUCATIONAL CLINICS:

During the eight weeks, a series of important group seminars are presented (last year we spent several hours with Roger Fisher, founding member and guitarist with Heart and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member.) The seminars offer participants an opportunity to interact with students and mentors from other bands and industry professionals.
Scheduled Seminars typically include: Stage Performance, Songwriting, The Studio Experience, The Business of Music, promoting your band, shooting your own videos, keyboard, guitar, vocals and drums.  All students are encouraged to attend the seminars.

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

CLUB PERFORMANCES:

All bands will perform 3 weekend afternoons (July 13th, 26th and August 3rd) at Jazzbones in Tacoma, Louie G’s in Fife and Rehearsal Works in Sumner. Attendance at club performances is mandatory.

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

THE CONCERT:

The highlight of the Live It OutLoud® experience is the Final Concert, held this year on Saturday, August 9th at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma. Bands will perform three songs, live, on-stage and OutLoud, before an audience of family, friends, peers, and music lovers. Expect professional concert-quality production including stage, lights, sound, and even roadies!  This will give everyone a chance to experience playing live in a professional concert atmosphere. Ticket information TBA.

Live It OutLoud® – Rock Music Summer School

RECORDING EXPERIENCE PACIFIC STUDIOS:

In the weeks following the concert, each band will have an opportunity to record one of their original songs at Pacific Studios in Tacoma.

Amanda’s video At the 2012 concert, a 12 yr old girl played the cello and sang a song she wrote with guitarist Jonathan Irwin. It appeared to draw tears and touch a lot of people in the audience from what the judges and I could see. I decided, after talking to the judges, that I could not let that song die there in the concert hall; it needed to blossom into what you hear and see in this video. We brought in high-end professional friends to accompany her. This song exemplifies one tenant we teach, “It’s all about the song”. Amanda “Cat” Dewell brings an added dimension in the emotion and feeling that are way beyond her years. “Live It OutLoud” is proud to present Amanda “Cat” Dewell.

 

Testimonials from Parents and Musicians: