KCRB Teachers performingI hope your summer has been fantastic! We’ve had a wonderful one at KCBR with record number of students enrolled! Our Rock Bands performed at Evangel’s Fireworks Party in June and did an awesome job.

As summer comes to a close, we know schedules will be changing. Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Do you need to change lesson times during the school year? Please let us know! We can reserve your new time two weeks in advance.
  • Will you be stopping lessons after the summer? Let us know by August 15.
  • Ready to start lessons? We have rolling admission, so you can start anytime! Call (816)419-8526.

    Interested in joining a Rock Band? Join in August or September for the Fall Session. Rock Band Classes will continue to rehearse at the same times for students in Middle School and High School:Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 or Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30. Instruments included in Rock Band Classes:

    Singers, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Saxophone, & Ukulele

Summer Rock Band Concert – Saturday, August 13, 7:00pm

This summer, we had 8 students in two Rock Band classes rehearsing every week and doing a great job. They will be performing in an end-of-summer concert Saturday, August 13th, at Evangel Church in room 123. This is free and open to the public, so please join us for a great show and hear how amazing these students are!

How often should I…..?

All instrument upkeep depends on how much one plays, but here are some general guidelines to keep in mind.

Change guitar strings – if strings are rusty, discolored, have a hard time tuning, or sound dull. If playing regularly, somewhere between every 6 months and a year, or more!

Change ukulele strings – similar to guitar- when there are signs of wear and tear, they don’t tune well, or don’t sound as beautiful as they used to. If playing regularly, somewhere between every 6 months and a year.

Replace drum sticks – when the tips get chipped, throw them out! Time for new ones.

Replace drum heads – Replace top heads when there are signs of wear and tear or when they are sounding dead. Replace bottom heads once a year. Bass heads last even longer! Change that when you see wear where the beater strikes.

Summer coming to a close, and “How often do I change my strings?”