Pioneering Women in Rock N Roll!

instructor: Billy Ribak

category: History of women in Rock N Roll, blogging, writing & recording

for: 1st-6th Graders

price: 10, 1 hour sessions; verge member-$285.00, non-member-$325.00, add a sibling (member)-$240.00, add a sibling (non-member)-$275.00


About this class:

In this 10 week class we will focus on Pioneering Women in Rock N Roll! Each week we will study one musician/artist/group,  AND learn a selection from the artist’s catalogue. In addition, each student will pick one artist/musician to write their own blog post on due by the end of class. Blog posts will be similar in fashion to this incredible website authored by Oihane Follones from Berlin, Germany.

We will also collaborate on writing and recording an original song and release it with cover art on 3 O’Clock Rock Records.

About the teacher: 

Billy Ribak (San Francisco Bay Area)

Billy Ribak is a multi-instrumentalist, singer song-writer. He has been regularly teaching guitar, drums, and bass to kids and adults all over the greater East Bay for ten years. 

Billy’s enthusiasm, rock ‘n’ roll experience, and unique teaching style has ensured his continued success and will help get you on the road to success, too!

Listen to Billy here:


August 25 – October 27th, 2020

Once a week on Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm


Verge Member — $285.00

Non-member — $325.00

Add a sibling (member) — $240.00

Add a sibling (non-member) — $275.00


We will be using a combination of two platforms, Zoom and YouTube.  Zoom will facilitate online face-to-face interactions through an iPad or computer and will serve as a tool for instruction, demonstrations, and other engagement. YouTube will be a platform to share tutorials and videos.

Parents will receive an introduction letter with the Zoom link prior to the start of the class.


  • Access to an Ipad or computer
  • Access to streaming internet
  • Guardian involvement to help get online
  • An instrument is optional but if you don’t have one, here are some local places you can rent one.


Financial aid scholarships are available for students in the Sacramento area who qualify for a free or reduced lunch at school. Please email to inquire about a scholarship.


Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, he or she must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given on withdrawals once the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.