Since being introduced to music, Al Strong continues to work diligently in mastering and refining his musical passions, originally founded in his grandparents’ household. Strong’s musical upbringing began at an early age, where he was exposed to his grandmother’s in-home church services and organ playing. While growing up in Washington, DC, Caribbean, go-go, orchestral, and jazz music allowed him to develop an affinity and respect for a variety of music disciplines. BOOK stART OF COOL


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Performance
Jazz Bars: The Marriage of Melody and Groove

During this high energy and interactive performance, students are taken on a journey through sound, rhythm and recognizable melodies, demonstrating the importance of musical communication. This performance is guaranteed have the audience on their feet!

Max Participants: 150

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Special Requirements: When possible: A stage or large classroom. PA System, accessible electrical outlets, drum set, piano (or keyboard), keyboard amp, and bass amp.

Single Performance Fee- $800.00
Two Performances Fee- $1,850.00



GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Togetherness is Key: Breathing and Playing With Your Ensemble Mates

Students will learn various approaches to blending, breathing, and executing ensemble playing as one. These exciting concepts will require that students tap, play, and sing through even the most difficult passages.

Max Participants: 30

Duration: 90 minutes per session. 2 days needed for residency (minimum).

Special Requirements: When possible: A stage or large classroom. PA System, accessible electrical outlets, drum set, piano (or keyboard), keyboard amp, and bass amp.

Fee: $250.00 per class visit
*Program fee varies, please contact the CAPS Office at (919) 560-2718 to discuss specific needs and pricing.

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Residency
Mastering The Blues Musician Within

During this interactive course, students will learn how to compose and later perform their own original blues lyrics the way the pros do it!

Max Participants: 20

Duration: 90 Minutes. 2 days needed for residency (minimum).

Special Requirements:
Large classroom, Piano and/or keyboard and amp.

Fee: $125.00 per class visit
*Program fee varies, please contact the CAPS Office at (919) 560-2718 to discuss specific needs and pricing.