Rock Star & Pop Star Birthday Parties
There’s nothing else like it in Portland!
What it’s all about:
- Choose pop or rock music as your theme.
- Play the part: dress up and be “discovered” at a local cafe.
- Learn the instruments: basics of piano/synth, guitar, drums, & microphone technique.
- Rock out: Sing and play with your friends as a band! Music Video gift included.
- Convenient: it’s all inclusive so it’s no stress for parents! We even email the invitations and manage replies.
- Two hours of music instruction and rocking out followed by Voodoo donuts and presents.
- Primarily for children ages 7 and up; ages 5-6 need to meet certain requirements to participate.
- Eight children per band.
- The birthday kiddo receives 10% off 3 months of lessons too!
It’s sooo much more than a birthday party
It’s the start of something special in your child’s life! Your child’s birthday is a great time to tangibly usher in a new era of their life and Keys to Life’s Birthday Parties do just that. We help them explore new realms of possibility, find new strengths and skills, and enjoy new experiences literally at their finger tips.
Imprint in their memory a powerful, self-actualizing experience.
The band, dressed in their finest pop and rock outfits, convene at SeeSee Coffee Shop where they’re surprised to meet a talent scout from Keys to Life Inc. (Sara, the owner). Sara tells them she sees that they have what it takes to be a great band and wants to help them take it to the next level. She offers to take them to her studio where they can learn how to play.
At the Studio
Just across the street from the coffee shop is the Keys to Life studio, located inside The Children’s Gym. As the band of kids approach they hear music blasting from the studio and their anticipation builds. Once they arrive they’re greeted by the rest of Sara’s crew and everyone gets to know each other. Soon thereafter the kids break off into small groups and begin rotating through 15 minute modules on each instrument: keys, drums, and guitar. Each group has an instructor helping them learn about the instrument, the basics of what and how to play, and more. The full group work on their singing and mic technique before they have a quick break.
Long before the party starts the birthday child picks whether the theme is pop or rock, they pick one of the pre-determined songs, and they pick which instrument they play (they can sing if that’s their preference). Once the break is over, Sara announces the song the band will perform and the line up of who will be playing which instrument. About half the children sing, one plays drums, two can play keys (synth and piano), one plays guitar, and depending on the song the singers can play tambourine or other percussion instruments. For the next 30 minutes the band practices with plenty of support and instruction. Then the big moment arrives when the kids play their song in full while being videoed for the music video gift. They finish to enthusiastic applause. When they’re done everyone gets a chance to talk about what they got out of the experience and Sara and the other teachers give everyone awards for their unique contributions.
Voodoo Donuts and Presents
After the performance the triumphant band walk across the street to the place with the most rock n’ roll birthday party cuisine: Voodoo Donuts! The band sing a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday,” indulge in the delicious donuts, and bestow their gifts on the birthday kiddo. The birthday party finishes on a happy note of friends and family having bonded more closely, sharing in the warmth of their generosity, the joys of what they’ve learned and their accomplishments as a band.
$295 for all parties booked by the end of October, 2017.
$315 for parties booked on/after November 1st 2017.
Cost includes time at cafe, two hours of instruction and performance time (with 3 instructors), 30-45 minutes at Voodoo Donuts, a dozen donuts of classic and crazy types, beverages, an iMovie music video of the performance, email invites and management, and three months of discounted lessons for any of the following instruments: piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, voice, violin/viola/cello, bass guitar.
Parties take place in NE Portland.
Call 503-961-2029 or email email@example.com to book your party!