This summer, we are taking some time to catch up with former students from the Rock On! band camp. “Rock On Workshop in the Berkshires is a summer rock music workshop for students and young adults. Our mission is to provide a platform for aspiring musicians to work with professionals in a supportive environment that promotes creativity, collaboration and performance.” We caught up with Zev Jarret, a saxophonist from the camp.
Zev is currently a student at Lenox Memorial High School. Here are some of the questions we asked him:
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you are up to?
I practice martial arts, take chess fairly seriously, and play a lot of music.
What instrument(s) do you play?
I play sax and guitar.
What years did you attend Rock On?
I attended Rock On from 2011-2015.
What was your role(s) at Rock On?
I was a student and intern at the camp last year.
Are you currently in a band and/or working on any projects?
I play sax in Redshift (a jazz fusion band), play guitar in a rock group that is just now forming and doesn’t have a name yet, and play sax in various jazz groups.
What parts of camp did you enjoy the most?
I really enjoyed the lessons.
Did you gain any new knowledge or skill?
The first year I attended Rock On was the year that I began to really grow as a musician. On top of all of the things I was taught, just being around teachers of such a high caliber gave a lot of transmission that spurred my development.
What would advice would you give to any new students at Rock On?
Don’t be afraid to mess up because that is what brings on development. If you’re practicing and you sound good, you’re doing it wrong.
It was great catching up with Zev! Keep checking the Rock On workshop blog for more alumni profiles!