With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Each instructor at the school is a professional musician, and fully equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
Learn to play your family harpsichord with discipline rather than the obsessive desire to swing it above your head and crush it into a wedding cake. Today's side deal welcomes the healing power of musical know-how into your life with three thirty minute in-studio music lessons for piano, guitar, or singing through TakeLessons for $45. All those instruments collecting dust on top of your futon can now fulfill their purpose through the guided assistance of gifted musicians. Choose the instrument that can best express your inner sonic poet, and then find a capable and friendly instructor through TakeLessons' locator before arranging your meet-ups and welcoming the charming thrill of harmonics, timbre, and meter into your life.
In many cultures, performers begin training at a young age to ensure they become proficient as well as confident in their art. While the instructors at Scripps Performing Arts Academy believe in that approach, they put just as much focus on stoking the fires of creativity and ensuring that every student has some fun at the same time. Expert faculty members train students as young as three in myriad performance classes, which are held in professional-grade studios outfitted with floating hardwood floors for safe frolicking. Though the studio specializes in the classical discipline of ballet, it also offers programs in tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre dance. Private lessons, meanwhile, incorporate instruments such as piano.
A calendar of productions allows students ways to showcase what they've learned, and include musicals and three major ballet shows each year. Performances take place in the studios as well as a dedicated black box theatre outfitted with professional stage lights and sound equipment.
For most kids, not many things are more fun than singing, telling stories, and moving around. But those skills can also eventually become the basis for a lifelong passion or even a career in the performing arts. That's something that Theatre Arts School of San Diego founder Courtney Corey knows well. Before she began to focus on arts education, she was an actress who appeared in high-profile and nationally touring productions of Wicked and Rent. Her fellow instructors at the school include pros from the worlds of musical theater, film, and voice development. In the classes they teach, kids develop confidence and creativity through activities such as playing theater games, studying great Broadway composers, and making African masks.