Come try out our early childhood music program at Brickhouse Music! This is a unique learning opportunity that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your child’s face. Children will learn through song, movement, rhythm activities, and games. Class sizes are limited so make sure to register today. We are excited to bring music into your child’s life!
01/23/18 - 03/13/18, Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Full Course Outline | Tuition: $80 + materials, or $65 + materials if registered early
(ages 3 - 5)
Beginner Jazz Combo
In this class, Walter will teach students the fundamentals of playing in a jazz combo. This is like the jazz version of our rock band classes. Students will get to play with other musicians to form a real band! They will study classic jazz repertoire and jazz improvisation. This is a great class for drummers, bass players, guitarists, saxophonists, piano players, brass players, woodwind players, and even string players.
02/03/18 - 02/24/18, Saturdays, 10:30 am - noon
Full Course Outline| Tuition: $90 + Materials, or $75 + materials if registered early
Music Theory BOGO Day - With Anthony Bloch
I'm sure by now you've heard of our popular Music Theory classes at Brickhouse Music. This is a perfect opportunity to come and ask questions directly to our music theory teacher, get a level assessment so you know which class to take, AND get 2 classes for the price of 1. Normally our theory classes are $25 for a 6 week class (already a super affordable rate) and now you can get 12 weeks for the same price ($2 per class) if you register on-site during this event. Drop in at ANY time during this 2 hour event.
Saturday, March 24th, 1 pm - 3 pm
Bluegrass/Old Time Music Jam
Come hang with Walter for this special Bluegrass Festival edition of his Saturday jam session! This jam session is free and open to anyone who wants to attend. Bring your banjo, uke, acoustic guitar, cajon, or any other instrument that's great for jamming. If you have any questions, feel free to email Walter directly at
Registration not required. Just drop in! Check out the current list of tunes we'll be jamming to.
Saturday, April 14th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Percussion Petting Zoo - With Anthony Bloch
This is one of our Bluegrass Festival weekend family-favorites. Join us for hands-on percussion playtime! Bring the kids and watch them explore shakers, drums, cajons, tambourines, and more. This is FUN FOR ALL AGES!
Saturday, April 14th, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Layering With Loopers - With Tommy Bentz
In this fun clinic, you will learn how to use looper pedals to add depth and character to your live performance. Come check out all of the cool loop options available to you and how you can use them to make your show or practice session more exciting and unique!
Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Guitar Pedals 101 & 201 - With Tommy Bentz
Come hang with Tommy Bentz for back to back clinics on guitar pedals! Beginners and veterans are both welcome. This is a free clinic Saturday doubleheader. If you are new to pedals, we'll see you at the first clinic, and if you already have experience with pedals, join us for the 2nd clinic. Or just come to both!
Guitar Pedals 101: Saturday, April 21st, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Guitar Pedals 201: Saturday, April 21st, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BHM Student Showcase - at Junior's!*
Several times a year we like to give our students opportunities to perform. We value the performance aspect of music education and know the hard work and dedication that it takes for our students to prepare to perform for an audience. This is our chance to showcase the talent that our students work so hard to develop and to share that music with their supportive parents and the community.
Sunday, April 29th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm*
*Junior's Restaurant & Taphouse, 414 S Main St, River Falls, WI 54022
BHM Wind Ensemble
This is another one of our absolutely free course offerings. Our veteran brass teacher, Ben Allen will lead students on a 6-week journey through some accessible and challenging wind ensemble repertoire. This class is recommended for ages 12 through adult. All standard wind ensemble instruments are welcome (trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, sax, percussion, french horn, oboe, tuba, etc). If you have any questions about enrollment, just ask us .
04/07/18 - 05/12/18, Saturdays, 10:30 am-noon
Course Outline Coming Soon | Free for anyone to attend, registration required
Finding Your Perfect PA - With Tommy Bentz
Learn everything you want to know about mixing boards, powered speakers, amps, and everything in between. Tommy will teach you how to get your show ready to go! Whether your gig is at a coffee shop, local club, or an outdoor festival, Tommy will help you to focus on EXACTLY what you need. Attendees will receive an exclusive coupon for deals on Brickhouse Music PA gear!
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Home Recording - With Pat & Eugene
This clinic will focus on building your home studio and basic recording techniques. Pat and Eugene will be discussing gear essentials for high-quality home recording as well as some approaches to common recording scenarios.
Saturday, May 19th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Music Primer (ages 6 - 9)
This is a great way to tackle the challenging task of learning to read music in a fun and accessible way through games, piano, and percussion! This class is recommended for children ages 6-9. Brickhouse Music has teamed up with The School District of River Falls to offer you this exciting course. Registration for this course is available exclusively through Community Education at rflearns.org. Basic reading skills required.
Music Primer for kids: 06/06/18 - 08/29/18, Wed. 4pm-5pm *
Tuition: $50 + materials
Full Course Outline | Tuition: $55 + Materials
*no class Jul 4, Jul 25, and Aug 1. Registration for this course is available exclusively through Community Education
What Does It Mean to You?
Finding the meaning in your performance
Kevin Hohlstein (former McNally Smith faculty member) will walk participants through techniques and practices to go deeper into your performances from a song interpretation standpoint, regardless of your level of experience. If you are working on a song, please bring it along as this will be an opportunity for you to work with the techniques shown. Kevin is teaching our Musical Theater Camp in July so this would be a great chance to meet him!
Thursday, June 28th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm