Most rock bands are formed when high schoolers find a glowing treasure chest filled with musical instruments in their grandfather's basement. Wield your spandex-wearing grandfather's axe and learn how to shred with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two beginner's classes, good for electric or acoustic guitar, drums, bass, or vocals at Rokk Skoool (a $50 value), located in Gilbert.
While traditional music lessons revolve around one-on-one tutelage and uninspiring beginner's fare, Rokk School's small group lessons foster a healthy learning atmosphere by including full live accompaniment from other instruments and specific objectives. Classes nurture amateur auteurs learning to pound the drums, command the microphone, and shred electric, acoustic, or bass guitars. A full curriculum lasts 12 weeks, setting the groundwork for higher-level classes, including ones covering full-band performance, musical composition, and how to play a Viking metal version of The Star-Spangled Banner while enveloped in fog. Check the calendar for class times, which are open to anyone 10 and older, including adults.