Philosophy & Approach


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A Rewarding Path to Excellence

Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse is a contemporary music training program that develops critical life skills through performing, recording, touring, and mentoring by top-tier musicians and educators.

A strong music education is beneficial in many facets of life. In fact, we believe that music is not the most important skill we teach at the Soundhouse. Musicians who participate in the program leave with a full toolbox of behaviors that virtually guarantee their success in whatever career path they choose. These include teamwork, self-confidence, leadership, self-discipline, time management, marketing, problem solving, networking, entrepreneurship, creativity, and improvisation, among others. Only at the Soundhouse can you tackle all of these skills and have so much fun in the process!

Rehearse with the Best

Soundhouse members rehearse with other like-minded, serious musicians on a weekly basis. Bands are led by top-tier producers with years of real world experience. And our facilities are stocked with pro gear, so all you need to do is show up and play!

Performing & Touring

Soundhouse musicians perform often and in a variety of settings, from club stages to world-famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall. Past trips have included every major US city as well as international destinations such as Switzerland, Cuba, Italy, France, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, and more!

Recording

Soundhouse bands document their musicianship in the recording studio at least once per year, featuring prominent guest artists. Several full-length albums have been released, receiving radio play, chart rankings, and more.

Inspiration

Celebrity musicians from a variety of contemporary styles frequent our locations throughout the year to perform as guest artists, participate in festivals, and present clinics. Past guests have included members of Maroon 5, Toto, the Dave Matthews Band, Genesis, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Tower of Power, Journey, the Saturday Night Live band, AC/DC, and others. GRAMMY-winning jazz artists including Victor Wooten, Gordon Goodwin, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Peter Erskine, Esperanza Spalding, Ernie Watts, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Coffin, and Randy Brecker also make regular appearances.