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HERE'S THE DEAL

Get Better, Have Fun - All at a Low Monthly Price

With programs beginning at just $30 a month, Red House provides an unparalleled opportunity to build your repertoire, hone your musicianship and get big time playing experience.

JAM SESSIONS

$30
/Month
TWO-SESSION
$65
/Month
UNLIMITED


Flexible, drop-in classes and playing sessions with our professional hosts.

BAND WORKSHOPS

$99
/Month
ESSENTIALS / A-LIST
$140
/4-Sessions
BAND FOUNDRY
(Tweens & Teens)

Placement in band with guidance and coaching from our expert instructors.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

JAMS AND ESSENTIALS

First and last months dues are due at the time of signing up. Fees are automatically charged to a credit or debit card each month. You may cancel at any time. Last month's dues are non-refundable, thus there's a two month minimum.

BAND FOUNDRY

The initial 4 session fee is due at the time you request placement. One quarter of the fee is applied at each band rehearsal, regardless of attendance. When you're out of sessions, a new package is changed to your credit card. Cancel at any time with two weeks notice.

JAM or BAND - WHICH IS BEST?

Both jam sessions and band workshops provide great playing experience and a great time. Here's how they're different:
  JAM SESSIONS BAND WORKSHOPS
Playing Time Players rotate on the stage, so playing time is split among the musicians who drop in. Typically you'll play 40-60% of the time. Guaranteed placement in a group, so you'll be playing the whole time.
Song Selection Informal sessions with the ability to play lots of different songs. Songs selections are made in advance so you have time to practice. You'll perfect the songs over several weeks.
Instruction Our hosts are happy to provide tips and answer questions, but their job is mostly to organize not teach. Our instructors act as the band's music director. We help with arrangements, performance dynamics and showmanship!
Performance No planned performances, although you can meet others and form a band. Performances every 2-4 months, including outdoor gigs.
Scheduling Lots of sessions to choose from each week. Great for those with variable schedules. Fixed time each week based on band placement.
Fees Lowest cost option – a whole month of jams for less than a single hour lesson! Costs a bit more because of the lower host to player ratio, but still cheaper than the competition.
 

FAQ's

BAND WORKSHOPS

What is a Band Workshop?

A band workshop is an instructor lead ensemble organized by Red House. We assemble like-minded and similarly skills players, provide a rehearsal space, offer music direction and coaching, and even host or organize your gigs. Band Workshops are designed to be both fun and instructional, and eliminate the hassles of managing a band.

Are there performances?

Yes, the bands perform every 2-4 months at either Red House or popular community events (including the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival).

Who chooses the material?

The group's music director collaborates with the band members to select the material.

Do I have to commit to coming every week?

You'll certainly benefit from coming to every practice, and the more you come, the more songs you'll play during the shows. However, we've structured our programming and our pricing so that missing a session occasionally won't break the bank or your progress. If you can't come to at least 4 of 5 rehearsals, you might check out our drop-in 'Jam Sessions'.

How do I know if I'm good enough for a band?

Red House offers programs for both novice and experienced musicians, so it's likely there's one for you. We're happy to provide a free consultation to help you pick the right one.

Can I try out a session prior to joining?

Absolutely. Just click on the 'Get Started at Red House' button on the left side of this web page to request a free trial session.

What should I bring?

Bring your own guitar, bass or drum sticks. Red House supplies the amps, keyboards, drum kits, cables and PA gear. You're welcome to bring in more of your own gear if you'd like, assuming you can still get on and off stage quickly.

When and how do we pay?

Fees are payable on a rolling basis, typically via auto-bill to a credit card. Session fees are payable regardless of attendance. Accounts must be current to maintain placement in a certain group. Participants may cancel at any time by giving Red House two weeks notice.


MEMBERSHIP & BILLING

Do I have to be a member to access Red House's services?

Red House membership is focused on our jam sessions and drop-in classes. Private lessons, recording, rehearsal space and the majority of our workshops and seminars are available to non-members.

What constitutes a 'session' under the membership plan?

A session is basically any line item on the Red House schedule. You may come to multiple sessions on the same day, such as a class and jam session, or spread them out over the month. Sessions are valid for 60 days from the date of purchase (i.e. they 'roll-over' for one month).

Can I check out Red House before joining?

Absolutely. We offer tours of our facility and consultations with our instructors free-of-charge. You can also participate in any session on the schedule for only $25. The fee can be applied against your initiation fee if you join within 30 days.

How and when are my monthly dues charged?

Monthly dues are automatically billed directly to your credit card (VISA/Mastercard) or checking account (ACH). You will be charged on the same day of the month as you joined (e.g. Join on January 8th, and be charged on the 8th of each following month).

How much do I pay when I sign-up?

At the time you join, you'll be charged for your first and last month's dues, and the initiation fee. The total charge is $130 for Unlimited, and $60 for Twice-a-Month. Red House accepts cash, check, VISA or Mastercard. You have three days to change your mind, after which the fees are non-refundable.

Can a person under 18 years of age be a member?

Sure, but musicians that are under the age 18 must have their parent or guardian execute the membership agreement on their behalf.

Can my friends and family use my membership?

Red House memberships are for individuals, not groups. Your friends and band mates are always welcome, but standard usages charges would apply.

Can I suspend my membership?

As specified in the Red House Membership Agreement, you can temporarily suspend your membership if you move from the area or if an injury prevents you from playing music. Red House does not allow suspensions for other reasons, such as vacations, sports schedules or other temporary schedule conflicts.

How do I cancel my membership?

Monthly memberships can be cancelled at any time by contacting Red House a info@redhouselive.com at least 10 days prior to your monthly billing date. Note that we prefer cancellations via email you there's no issues with the date of the notice.

REHEARSAL

What equipment is provided in the rehearsal studio?

Red House's studios are fully equipped with a complete PA (Mackie 1640 mixer, Shure vocal microphones, a Lexicon multi-effect and MackieSRM350speakers), a five-piece DW Pacific drum kit with Paiste cymbals (hat, crash, ride), an Ampeg bass amp and combo guitar amps from Fender, Line 6 and others. Additional amps, mics, and keyboards are available on first-come, first-serve basis.

Can clients bring in their own equipment?

Yes, clients are free to bring in their own gear. Load-in and load-out must take place during the scheduled session. Clients are responsible for returning the studio to its original configuration.

Can clients record in the rehearsal rooms?

Red House's Mackie 1640 mixers are equipped with 16-channel Firewire cards. Clients should bring their own computers with recording (DAW) software, such as Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, Cakewalk or similar.

Are clients allowed to have food and drink in the rehearsal rooms?

Red Hous''s Whammy Bar offers soft drinks, snacks, pizza, hot dogs and beer and wine. Food and beverage items may be brought into the rehearsal studios, however clients are liable for any equipment damage caused by spills. Clients may not bring in alcohol purchased outside of Red House, and may not drink alcohol in Red House's parking lot.

How much does it cost to rehearse at Red House?

Red House's rehearsal studios can be rented on an hourly basis at a rate of $25 per hour. Red House does not offer monthly or weekly rentals.

How to do I reserve a rehearsal room?

Studios can be reserved by calling Red House at 925.938.6900, emailing us at reservations@redhouselive.com, or by visiting our front desk.

What hours are Red House's rehearsal studios available?

Studios can be reserved Monday-Friday from 4pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm and Sunday 12-6pm. Minimum reservation time is two hours.

What information do I need to provide to reserve a room?

Red House requires your name, address, email, phone and date of birth, as well as a valid credit number (VISA/Mastercard) prior to booking your reservation. Your credit card will only be charged in the event of a 'no show' or if there is damage to the studio.

Can a client schedule recurring rehearsals?

Yes, but Red House reserves the right to cancel these rehearsals for its programming needs or due to frequent client cancellations.

What is Red House's cancellation policy for rehearsal reservations?

A client may cancel a reservation at no charge until 6pm the day prior to the appointment. Cancellations after that time will be charged at normal rates. Red House reserves the right to refuse reservations to clients that cancel frequently.


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