It's great that you give the kids a chance to play songs as part of a group, and not just practice scales on their own. You also give them the skills and self confidence so that kids of all levels can perform on stage in front of an audience. I wish I had had that opportunity when I was growing up. Keep up the great work.
My daughter loves School of Rock. She has been going there for the past 3+ years and always leaves wanting more. She began playing guitar and then started vocals this past year. She is now trying out bass guitar and is starting to talk about trying drums. She has always had a love of music but School of Rock has encouraged her to explore that love and take it to new levels. I look back on where my daughter began and see how far she has come and I am in awe of her talent. I believe that School of Rock has played a huge part in developing her talent and skills while also being a place where she feels safe and comfortable to explore new things and challenge herself. Most of all, School of Rock has become a second family for her, full of wonderful teachers and great friends who all share a similar love for music!
My daughter has developed good relationships with students and instructors which in turn has created a safe place and sense of community for her. Not to mention her improvement in playing and singing which has grown her self confidence in playing and performing in front of others.
The emphasis on playing as a group, combined with individual lessons, really rounds out the music education. I like that new students get to play with more experienced students right away. That experience gives them a great model for improvement from the start. Also, playing music that they're passionate about makes all the difference. We've never had to make our son practice, which wasn't the case when he took traditional instrumental lessons.
The program is incredible. The instructors are amazing. The performances are unbelievably good. I cannot day enough good things about Scool of Rock Newtown. My daughter plays keys, bass and drums and couldn’t be happier. This group of kids has become her second family!