+ AGES 10 - 18

+ 2.5 hour band rehearsal

+ 45 minute private lesson

The Core Program is the Lakehouse flagship teen program, where musicians are formed into groups that rehearse weekly to put on high caliber sets of live music at the "Big Gig” performance event that takes place three times per year.  In collaboration with their instructor, band members choose, rehearse, and perform challenging and crowd pleasing material based on their shared musical interests. All Core students receive one 45-minute private lesson and one 2.5 hour group lesson every week.  During their private lessons, students will continue to develop the skills, styles and techniques needed to perform at a higher level through the Lakehouse Stripes Curriculum, and then apply their knowledge during their group lesson. 

The Core program accepts all students, regardless of level, style, or instrument. In addition to their weekly rehearsal with their instructor, the Core program is supplemented with guest workshops on performance skills, background/harmony vocals, equipment/stage readiness, and more. Core groups are encouraged to experiment with original music as well.

Over the years, Lakehouse Core groups have performed gigs at The Stone Pony, The House of Independents, The Wonder Bar, The Saint, Danny Clinch's Transparent Gallery, The Asbury Lanes, and many more!