What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our teachers work with you at your pace so you achieve the musical results you want.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide all materials.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We love teaching private lessons but wanted to create an easy and very affordable way for kids to learn to play an instrument - hence this fun group class.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing students succeed and use their new skills for their own creative projects; be it songwriting, playing in a band or just playing for pleasure.
In 1998, School of Rock's first location was built in Philadelphia to strengthen students' self-confidence, develop their musicianship, and most importantly, spark an insatiable enthusiasm to learn. Today, the School of Rock franchise has branched out to more than 65 locations throughout the United States and Mexico. During the school's music lessons, encouraging instructors well versed in methods of rocking and rolling—such as strumming guitars, tickling keyboards, and causing avalanches with yodels—demystify music theory for mini Mick Jaggers of all skill levels.
School of Rock's Rock 101 program acquaints beginners with the instrument of their choice using a curriculum of weekly private lessons and group band rehearsals. Virtuosos ready to hit the stage can participate in the performance program, which prepares students for live performances that pay homage to beloved rock icons such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Mount Rushmore.
If it has frets or strings, chances are Mike Fazio and the instructors at Fazio's Frets & Friends know how to play it. What began as a love affair between Mike and his Harmony guitar when he was 10 years old has blossomed into more than 9,500 square feet of space dedicated to new and used guitars, basses, and amps. Inside Fazio’s, Fender Stratocasters, acoustic Taylors, and guitars from other high-end makers line the walls from floor to ceiling, surrounding a seemingly endless sea of amplifiers from brands such as Marshall Amplification and Budda Amplification. Fazio’s also deals in keyboards, drums, and banjos, and carries a variety of effects pedals to help guitarists re-create the sound of Slash, Hendrix, or the twanging noise during Home Improvement interludes.
Off the show-room floor, 15 lesson studios harbor instructors and their students who span a variety of experience levels. In order to ensure that these budding musicians receive top-quality education, Fazio’s instructors must audition before they can teach. Students without their own instruments can borrow guitars from Fazio’s rental shop, or they can carefully study Fazio’s factory-certified repair-center technicians in order to build their own out of a repurposed cello.
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