School of Rock Tunes In To A Unique Musical Experience
May 09, 2014 08:04AM ● Published by 16560
Photo by Mike Brooks.
If music is a universal language, then rock ‘n’ roll must be the hip talk of the kids. Sixteen years ago, School of Rock had a simple idea—teach young people music by offering them the opportunity to play the music they love. Since then, many other programs have tried to emulate this concept, however, School of Rock is the standard-bearer for music education with over 120 locations worldwide. In fact, School of Rock’s approach to music education was so successful that it even inspired a hit movie!
Today, they continue to provide a proven program for teaching music that nurtures students, while at the same time offering a valuable place to become part of a larger community. Kids often learn best by doing, and the group experience is truly the secret sauce of School of Rock.
Situated at the intersection of W. Southlake Blvd and Pearson Lane on the border of Southlake and Keller, the School of Rock opened in 2010 aiming to foster a new generation of local musicians. Every private lesson and group rehearsal helps students realize their potential as musical artists, with the fruits of their labor demonstrated at live concerts. The school offers programs for toddlers through adults in vocals, keyboards, bass, drums, and guitar, and the music these students learn to play is the only best, from Aerosmith to Zeppelin.
“Learning to become a great musician is strictly based on the amount of time a kid practices,” says Marty Morris, GM and Music Director for School of Rock Southlake/Keller. “Our program gets kids to play music together, and to have them play the music they enjoy as a basis for learning. This combination allows kids to want to practice, and it builds a passion for music and performing. This philosophy is successful—kids learn and accomplish goals at a much faster pace, without any sacrifice to the fundamental concepts and theories of their instruments.”
As most people are aware, there has been a steady decline in funding for music education in public school programs, and what remains available is often classical in focus. School of Rock offers education in music fundamentals by using the music kids love. Odds are it’s the same music that parents love, too, as evidenced by the level of family participation in the programs and seasonal concerts.
Students at the School of Rock come away from the program with even more than a love and knowledge of music. Of course they have fun, too, but they also learn social skills, gain confidence, develop both personal responsibility and teamwork, and have an appreciation for hard work and stick-to-itiveness. There are students who have found a talent they didn’t know existed and others who now have an outlet to grow their skills. School of Rock operates at a level that is second to none, and the kids love it!
About School of Rock
Through our performance-based approach to music lessons, School of Rock students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result. We teach guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and vocals in an interactive environment.
For more information on how to get started with School of Rock Southlake/Keller, call 682-593-0990 or visit their website at southlakekeller.schoolofrock.com. Summer camps now enrolling!