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Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a six-week Little Rockers music-appreciation class for kids aged younger than 6 (an $89 value).
- $50 for one month of once-weekly private music lessons for kids or adults (a $140 value).
During 35- to 40-minute Little Rockers classes, teachers lead their young charges through fun exercises that stress rhythm, ear training, and recognition of musical notation. Games and mini jam sessions with a variety of instruments also expose budding musicians to the tools of the rock ‘n’ roll trade. Alternatively, half-hour private lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, or voice guide older students to mastering their chosen instrument.
Rock School Music
Music industry veterans Stan Denis and Paul Benedetti, both fathers of ambitious child musicians, spent years commiserating about the dismal, calcified state of music education. Deciding to do something about it, the two founded Rock School Music, determined to mix the principles of classical pedagogy with a heavy dose of kid-directed originality. Rather than focusing on scales and hoary old etudes, their instructors encourage students to bring in music they actually enjoy listening to, helping aspiring rockers play their favorite songs and recommending technical drills that directly improve their ability to play the studied piece.
In addition to private lessons, the studio's Rock School program arranges young jammers into bands based on their skill levels, before giving them a weekend practice space and sponsoring regular rock concerts for friends and family. Rock School Music’s studio, furnished with plush leather chairs and a wood-paneled front desk, inspires visitors to pursue their musical dreams with its framed band posters and fern plants that resemble Slash.