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.
Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit _How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying_—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.
Imagine the best theater Lyndhurst has to offer. Broadway Bound Theatrical Center has all that and more.
Broadway Bound Theatrical Center offers instruction in a number of dance styles, from classical to modern.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A lifelong songwriter and performer, Sharman Nittoli's accolades include co-writing the Frank Sinatra song "Here's to the Band." As an instructor, she harnesses her experience to help students find their own musical voice through lessons in piano, voice, songwriting, and recording.
When Joan Barnes founded Gymboree Play & Music in 1976, she envisioned a facility where parents and children could play together in a safe and age-appropriate environment. In the following decades, Gymboree Play & Music spread to more than 30 countries across the globe, helping youngsters from infants to 5 years old develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. The company's instructors lead classes such as Play & Learn, its flagship course, in which parents and kids move through a seven-level program filled with storytelling, play activities, and debates on the merits of sandwich crust. Talented staffers also prep youngsters for school and foster development in areas such as music, art, and sports. Throughout all classes, they make use of custom play equipment designed by acclaimed playground designer and seesaw-tamer Jay Beck.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
First Steps in Music focuses on the family creating music together with the best resources available. Teachers are all certified music specialists with a focus in child pedagogy and classroom management (we are not a franchise!).
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Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers and Preschoolers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children with their caregivers. Folk songs, rhymes and classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our passion for educating children through the incredibly tangible world of music!
All classes are held
in-home for a truly 'family-oriented' environment.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching children and caregivers interact with one another as they all master new skills each week!