AMPbassador Bands are bands that are made up of a majority of current and former musicians who have participated in programming from the Academy of Musical Performance, a non-profit music education and community organization. AMP is working to further young musicians’ passion outside of the AMP program by:
- Rockin’ Out!: providing real-life performance opportunities for AMPbassador bands at real venues and events around the Coachella Valley
- Rockin’ On!: providing independent band coaching inside and outside of our AMP rehearsal facilities
Gigs through AMP
Looking for more gigs for your new band or as a solo performer? AMP can help you. If you are willing to represent AMP out in our community as an AMPbassador band, we can connect your band to gigs!
To be considered as an AMPbassador:
- Send in an sample video/demo of the band and band’s set list to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Video needs to show 4+ songs performed live by band
If approved as an AMPbassador, AMP will reach out to you when performance opportunities for your band arise
Bands will act as respectful and rockin' representatives of the AMP program at the gig
- AMP will handle the communication and setup of the event and will provide an on-site Band Coach, depending on band/gig needs
- AMP graciously accepts any donation from the event in order to cover our program costs
- Bands and performers need to apply annually
- Don't forget to bring your tip jar and merch!
BAND COACHING / Rehearsal space
AMP is pleased to offer our new AMP rehearsal space to bands of AMPlumni at an affordable price point. Our AMP space has a full backline of a full drumset, a full PA system, two guitar amps, a bass combo, an 88-key weighted keyboard, an upright piano, music stands, and cables. AMP's Band Coaching helps keep musicians focused and accountable as they progress in a positive musical outlet and allows for students to learn from professional musicians about best practices for being in an active gigging original or cover band.
Email AMP at email@example.com to schedule your rehearsals and request your coach. Coaches are determined by availability.
Rehearsal (w/ Band Coach)
$90/hr, 2 hr min
$40/hr, 2 hr minimum
Studio Rental (no Band Coach)
$50/hr, 2 hr min
4 Rehearsals: $680
2 gig assists: $120
+ 1 rehearsal w/o Band Coach: $80
Total (savings of $100): $880
Total cost per student (band of five): $176
Full AMP Session
(12 weeks of rehearsal: Jan 21 - Apr 21)
12 rehearsals: $1900
6 gig assists: $400
3 rehearsals w/o Band Coach: $200
+ AMP Band Management on WhatsApp: Free
+ Opportunities to play on AMP gigs: Free
Total (savings of $380): $2500
Total cost per student (band of five): $500
Cost of regular AMP Spring ‘19 Session per student: $400
Band will work with AMP to determine a consistent weekly time for rehearsals. Band Coach availability is not always guaranteed and AMP reserves the right to sub in a different AMP Band Coach when necessary.
PayPal invoice (beginning of month for all sessions that month)
Please let Will Sturgeon, your band, and your band coach know as soon as you know of an individual conflict. Cancellations of individual students are not eligible for a refund.
If the whole band wants to cancel or reschedule a rehearsal, you must let AMP and the band coach know 72 hours prior to the rehearsal. Cancellations during this time are eligible for a refund with a 10% merchant and admin fee deducted.
Rehearsals cancelled more than 72 hours before and not rescheduled are eligible for a reschedule or a full refund with a 10% merchant and admin fee deducted. Full rehearsal cancellations within 72 hours of the rehearsal will be charged to your account as a rehearsal.
If you wish to cancel an entire package (Monthly or Session), please give AMP two weeks notice. The remainder of your payment will be refunded with a 10% merchant and admin fee deducted.