Jeff Miller is an experienced professional musician, guitarist and singer/songwriter. A veteran of the national touring circuit, most notably with local band New Monsoon, Jeff has performed for sold out crowds at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco and top venues including Red Rocks in Colorado. Jeff has also written, produced, and recorded many studio releases with New Monsoon, The Contribution (featuring members of Railroad Earth, String Cheese Incident, ALO) and a solo album where he played and recorded all the instruments.
Jeff has been teaching guitar and bass in Marin county for over a decade, specializing in teaching young musicians both beginner and intermediate. He also has been counseling rock band camps and workshops in Fairfax for 7+ years (Fairfax Rocks). Many of Jeff’s students have not only learned how to play guitar or bass, but have become performers in bands or as solo acts. Some of Jeff’s students have also gone on to pursue music at world renowned music schools such as Berklee School of Music.
Christopher Theo Krotky (C.K.) is the founder of Soundwire Studios as well as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer, with an emphasis on drums and percussion. By the age of 16, C.K. was drumming for jazz, latin, and indie rock groups across Northern California. From there, he acquired his professional engineering and music production skills in many of the famed studios of the San Francisco Bay Area including The Record Plant, Prairie Sun, Brilliant Studios and Laughing Tiger. C.K. then went on to study drums at the Musicians Institute in L.A.. As an accomplished composer, C.K. works with clients of all sound genres including eMotion Studios, Nasa, HP, Adobe, Apple, Trek and NVDIA. Projects with GIAIM, SoundsTrue, Sean Corn, Suzanne Sterling, and others have garnered awards and critical acclaim.
Since 1999, C.K. has owned and operated three of his own recording and production facilities in the Bay Area, one of which he built himself in the serenely majestic Marin County California. C.K. has used his multi-faceted expertise to produce and record many artists in a wide variety of musical styles, from indie-electro-rock to Klezmer jazz to electronica to world music—you name it. And this diverse experience continually feeds his passion for innovative sound. His greatest passion is the endeavor to create new and exciting forms of music with fresh production techniques.
“My son attended this camp for two summers and he just loved it. It was a great mix of fun, collaboration, and hard work. He even practiced nightly at home so the band would not be let down! And then there was a performance at the end that gave all us parents smiles that could not be wiped off our faces. Awesome!”
“My son has done camps with Jeff for a few years and is already looking forward to this summer. He even wanted Jeff as his regular instructor and thanks to his tutelage my boy is shredding at 12!”
“My teen son’s band has been working with Jeff for a couple of years now. Their sound and technique has improved so much that they play paid gigs. Jeff has the right combination of being cool, and being a professional who can guide the band into playing incredible music.”
Summer 2020 Sessions:
June 15-19 • 22-25 • July 13-17 • 20-25 • 27-31
Fairfax Music Camps – Our Summer music camps provide a variety of musical opportunities for young musicians.* If your son or daughter plays a musical instrument or sings and is interested in playing with other musicians you have come to the right place!
Our Summer Camps take place at Soundwire Studios in downtown Fairfax (School Street Plaza) select weeks in June and July.
Kids are given the experience of playing music with other kids, forming bands, learning songs, and how to perform.
Camps are $350 and run Mon-Fri 10am-2pm including break for lunch. Please refer to Calendar for available weeks and fill out the questionnaire with your top 3 preferred weeks. Camps are assigned based on availability and instrument.
*Campers must be age 9+ and have experience playing instrument or singing. This is a group performance camp so the ability to play instrument or sing is required.