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Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Worship Band

Teacher: Paul Cochran, Sr. (paulc@ironbridge.org) 


Description: The ultimate goal of Worship Band is to take students who have begun learning an instrument and get them in groups playing together. It is important to me to develop their skill in playing as a band. Playing and presenting music is the main part of class. In addition we will cover some basic music theory as well as chord Chart reading. I also have a goal for students to grow in their knowledge of worship. We will have some discussions in class. Students will be encouraged to try out other instruments of interest. If a more advanced student has a need to make an audition tape or prepare for an audition I will be glad to help with that. Later in the year, if the technology is available or it can be worked out, we will explore In Ear Systems, Click Tracks, and Loops.


Band positions:
2 - Piano/keyboard (both taken JG & AW)
2 - Acoustic Guitar (both taken JK, AW & SE)
1 - Electric Lead Guitar (taken CA) 
2 - Electric Rhythm Guitar
1 - Drums
1 - Bass
2 - vocal (SE & CA)
If your student would like to take band but their position is filled, you may contact Mr. Cochran to be added to a waiting list. If there is enough interest we will consider offering an additional Worship Band class. 


Copy/supply fee: $25 to be paid to Paul Cochran by 9/7


Tuition fee: $380 ($38 per month for 10 months, August - May)


revised 3/22/18

Paul Cochran
B.M. (Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance) & M.C.M (Masters in Church Music)
Paul has grown up in Richmond, Virginia where he attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He received an undergraduate degree in piano performance and then a Masters in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Paul has happily served as the Worship Pastor at Ironbridge Church since 1998. He and his wife Sarah have schooled their boys, Paul and Thomas, at home for the last 13 years and enjoy giving back to the homeschool community by teaching at Bridge Academy. Working with students to encourage them to grow not only as Christians, but also as musicians has really been a blessing in his life.