Local country crew Reckless Kelly's celebrity softball jams raise funding for Texan youth sports teams. Festivities kick off with a softball game, wherein local athletes and their musician rivals compete for glory in spirited swinging matches. The ensuing concert showcases Reckless Kelly alongside crowd-pleasers that have included American Idol finalist Bo Bice and Wade Bowen, with a finale of sky-brightening fireworks to communicate the jovial mood of event-goers to nearby UFOs.
Since 1991, Natural Ear Music School has fulfilled the garage dreams of musicians of all ages, using approachable methods that simplify the fundamentals of playing music. Eschewing the sheet music and drills of most music schools, Natural Ear Music School understands the way that musicians communicate, using muscle-memory and hearing-skills exercises to excite amateurs and gigging pros alike.
The Lone Star School of Music nurtures musical musings of all ages and skill levels inside its audibly creative studio space. Fatherly music motivator Kurt Phillips invites parents to partner with their pintsize player up to 5 years old during an eight-week session of wee rock classes. Engage your tyke in a range of singing, dancing, and music-making exercises that enhance motor and cognitive abilities.
Traversing the notes and frets of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals, the faculty of professional musicians at School of Rock instructs junior jammers of varying statures with an eye on achieving live-performance skills. Nudge your future noodler into a private 45-minute lesson that prompts him or her to explore the auditory excess of rock 'n' roll. Burgeoning bassists learn how to keep backbeats rumbling, and drummers in training hone rhythm abilities that may one day spark drumstick-twizzling flash mobs at rock venues. Craft musical nuances with epic keyboards and synths, or hone singing swagger via vocal training with one of the school's sound-savvy instructors. At the end of their foray into musical musings, kids gain creative confidence, artistic appreciation, and the desire to play air guitar in the presence of strangers.