Academic institutions dedicated to rock and/or roll tend to offer superficial seminars, such as Intro to Crowd Surfing, Advanced Hair Growth, and Incendiary Entrances. See the importance of a proper music-based education in the rockish arts with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a trial lesson at School of Rock in Evanston and Highwood (a $57.50 value).
Within School of Rock's fun, educational atmosphere, seasoned rockers and their pupils rip through instrumental basics at weekly private lessons and group band rehearsals. Entrancing ballads burst from drums, keyboards, guitars, basses, saxes, vocal chords, and classically trained tea kettles at the trial lesson, a prelude to full-fledged enrollment. Dip a toe in the tumultuous waters of stardom, unearthing the ideal instrument, instructor, and weekly schedule at the preliminary jam session before crowd surfing a swell of musically inclined comrades in the Rock 101 and subsequent Show Rockers bands. During band practice, harmonious herds forge new friendships, experience the exhilaration of live performances, and learn the hypnotic powers of playing “Free Bird.” School of Rock provides the drums and keyboards, but participants must bring along any other instrument of choice.