I like that you are very structured. One of the most important factors to me is that you reach deep inside of your students not only to find their true talents but also see where their talents and music reaches the students souls.
Love the exposure to different kinds of music. Love that kids are pushed to try new instruments. Love that the music is music the kids love! Love the concerts and the exposure to being on stage and performing. Love the welcoming atmosphere that the kids experience and that the kids can be themselves in an accepting environment. Love the feedback from the teachers after lessons.
My son has learned so much at the School of Rock Ftw, from rock songs to how to be an awesome player on stage ! The venues are awesome and there’s no other music school like this in the dfw area. There is only one little thing I would love the school to reconsider is to be OPEN on Fridays! It would accommodate most parent’s work schedule 😊 I love the School of Rock Ftw!!
This concept and school is awesome! My son went from not knowing or honestly could have cared less about music to loving it!! Im always looking for ways to get his off the iPad and couch. He goes to about 3-4 various camps every summer and this is the first one EVER. EVER.. that he woke up and said he was excited to get to his camp?!! SHOCKING???!!!
He went to week of August 14th which was great. He loved his 2 teachers and Suzy at the front Is on top of it, personable and professional. I really liked that they had camps in august. Most camps of whatever nature all end by end of July typically. August is super hot and probably the most boring for kids because they are actually ready to stop being bored but theres nothing to do and its too hot to play outside as well.
Anyways loved it and we are going to sign up for classes so he can be in a band again and rock out!! LOL
My son is given the opportunity to learn to play the types of music he loves while learning the theory behind the music. He has been a part of the program for over 3 years now and has learned so much, not only on his primary instrument, but across the board... which might be the best thing about the program. Students are encouraged to branch out and try new instruments. One guitar in the corner of his bedroom has turned into a whole music room with drums, microphone, bass, keys, and several guitars.
We love how interactive the teachers are with students. For our daughter, it taught her to become more comfortable performing in front of strangers on a stage, which led her to become successful when trying out for her current school Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. She's met like minded friends and the teachers are so supportive. I've been very impressed with this program. I share her success always on social media, and I have had a few friends send their children. Surya and Wade Barrow sent their youngest Charlie Barrow. I have another friend, Jaime Kuhn, her daughter Stella Kuhn will be attending soon. I definitely suggest it to parents all the time.
I like how the music that is selected has a teaching purpose. It's not that they are just great tunes (and they are!) but they serve to teach musical concepts and styles. The kids aren't just taught to parrot the instructors and play the music by rote; they are taught the theory that goes into learning the songs so that it can apply to any other music they want to learn. I also like that the kids are put into different groups for different songs. That way, they learn how to work in a variety group dynamics, instead of set "bands".