Covid-19 has hit us hard, but we are staying afloat thanks to support from our community, as well as grant funding. Currently we are open with limited capacity, and enlisting new sanitation procedures:
Additionally, we have sadly had to suspend all Flashband shows, monthly Potluck Jams, traditional in-person shows at The Pocket, and our beer & wine bar. Our sponsored open mics at Sauf Haus, Boundary Stone, and Ugly Mug are currently suspended as well.
However, we are staying afloat by pivoting to offering virtual music lessons on all instruments, as well as producing livestream shows at The Pocket that you can watch from home. We also now offer in-person drum lessons from 3 of our 9 drum teachers, for those who feel comfortable.
We will push through this difficult time and bend but not break!
If you are so inclined and financially able to do so, please consider a donation -- this will go towards keeping us afloat financially until things return to normal! Stay strong & keep growing.
Thank you to all who have donated or continued to patronize our services through this tough time! We love you and we look forward to being back to full capacity soon.
Cheers and stay funky.
Founder & CEO
We enable hobbyists to live balanced and fulfilling lives through music.
PRACTICE FOR FREE.
LEARN FROM COOL TEACHERS.
Drums || Guitar || Keyboard || Voice
> All students can sign out solo practice rooms for free for 1 hour per day.
> All teachers actively gig in the DMV scene. Be inspired and catch them at a show!
> Perform at our bi-monthly student concerts.
JUST PLUG IN & PLAY.
ENJOY THE WARM VIBE.
6 Band Rooms || 7 Solo Rooms
> All band rooms come fully equipped with amps, drums, keyboard, and PA system.
> Solo rooms include drums, headphones, a PA speaker, and a practice amp.
> We care about our rooms & gear, and keep everything functional, tuned, and clean.
"The Pocket" Venue & Recording Studio
70-PERSON VENUE & BAR.
EXPERIENCE AMAZING SOUND.
All Genres || Showcases || Jams
> Incredible acoustics and sound quality with recording capability.
> Professional lighting design, moving lights + fog machine = awesome photos & experience.
> Small bar with drinks and snacks.
Gear Repair Shop
REPAIR YOUR ELECTRONIC MUSIC GEAR
ONLY REPAIR SHOP IN DC
Amps || Guitars || Synths || Turntables
> Rock'n Repair thrives right here inside 7DC's "city walls" in our newly renovated Carriage House garage.
> Contact them today to schedule a personal appointment to evaluate your gear!
BUILD COMMUNITY AND CULTURE.
ENGAGE WITH OTHERS.
Potluck Jams || Open Mics || 7DC Festivals
> Come to our Open House Potluck Jam every first Sunday of the month. Bring your instrument and a dish, network with musicians, and start jamming in one of our 16 rooms!
> Catch the weekly open mics at Boundary Stone on Mondays, and Ginny Hill Project's Sauf Haus open mic every Tuesday. 7DC sponsors these with a maintained 7drum kit.
FORM A ONE-TIME BAND AT A JAM,
AND PLAY A SHOW 1 MONTH LATER.
Network || Form A Real Band || Play Epic Showcases
> An incredible experience for connecting with other musicians, playing on stage, and just for a few weeks' commitment.
Do something you've
always wanted to do
Be able to jam with friends
Get into a fun artistic hobby
Learn how to play your favorite songs
Get involved in the music community
Check out our vibe and story:
7DC has been a second home and family for me. It is not only a place to practice and learn music, it is also a community that stems out into different events such as Flashband.
– Héctor C
Their teachers don't just show you how to play drums, they share their passion for music with you and help you develop your own.
- Brandon C
The 7DC team has effortlessly made me feel comfortable, assisted, and welcomed. It's very easy to book a room online and I enjoy the personal contact I have with my teacher and the managing staff.
7DC is a warm and welcoming place. Great community!
- Athena K