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.
Little Hearts Music Together fosters kids' burgeoning rhythmic talents with interactive music classes in a fun, family-supported environment. Once a week, parents and kids co-compose a world of sound in 45-minute, mixed age essential-music classes for tots as young as newborns and up to kindergarten-age. Cross-generational jam sessions let littler kids copy their siblings or imitate grandma's warbling through a range of singing activities, instrument play, and movement exercises in-tune with diverse musical styles such as jazz, blues, boogie, and lyrical. Students are encouraged to participate at their own pace and will receive two CDs and an illustrated songbook for practice at home, on the go, or during long-winded State of the Union addresses. Additionally, newcomers to the program get a DVD guide and booklet with information about how to help a child grow musically. Check the schedule for available class times.
Traversing the notes and frets of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals, the faculty of professional musicians at
School of Rock instructs junior jammers of varying statures with an eye on achieving live performance skills. Aspiring autograph signers of all ability levels learn the rock 'n' roll ropes during 30-minute private, weekly lessons. Drawing sonorous swells from instruments or their own mohawk-sporting vocal chords, pupils practice progressions, riffs, and more. Specialized workshops and field trips to concert backstages or music festivals place strummers and crooners in the heart of the local music scene. Students will also participate in weekly 60-minute group sessions with other burgeoning spotlight grabbers, allowing them a full-on rock-band experience that for once doesn?t involve a video-game console.
It's said that music builds neurological pathways in the brain like no other experience. The co-owners of Sing N Move, Miss April and Miss Lena, facilitate this firsthand every day during their Kindermusik classes, which help boost brain function through musical exploration.
Kids not only stretch their creative muscles, but also their actual muscles—the classes challenge fine motor skills by encouraging tots to play instruments and bop along to the beat. Miss April and Miss Lena have even taken their own children to Kindermusik classes and have seen them blossom there, which is why they opened their studio in the first place.
Guitar, banjo, or ukelele. Drums, piano, or bass guitar. Your own vocal chords. These are a few of the instruments that students master at Prodigy Studios. Music lessons carry kids at their own pace through the ins and outs of each instrument. The instructors also prove their expertise in repairing, re-stringing, cleaning, and otherwise servicing guitars as well as tuning pianos. Those who want to hear music without making it themselves can inquire about Prodigy's DJ services.
With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids from age 7 to 18. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of performing l