Benefits to Becoming a Rock School Student
Fun music lessons and programs with qualified instructors
Rock School offers private music lessons in guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano and vocals. Private lessons are structured to combine formal music training with creative musical expression. Students in private lessons learn note reading, music theory, technique, and ear training. They also develop skills in improvisation and composition. Dave Simon and members of the Rock School staff have written a series of instrument method books which all students are taught from.
Rock Band Programs
Rock School is best known for it’s creative rock band programs. Students are placed in rock bands as they work with the school’s highly skilled staff to prepare for an end-of-the-session concert and recording session. Each concert has a musical theme with goal of exposing students to all styles of popular music. Themes range from specific artists, different eras genres.
Early Childhood Music Programs
Kidzrock is a nationally acclaimed music program that teaches children how to play an instrument in the setting of a rock band. The class was created and designed by owner Dave Simon. This innovative class for 4-7 year olds is now licensed throughout North America. If you are looking for music lessons for a young child this is the program for you! Instruments provided by Dave Simon’s Rock School.
Nationally Acclaimed Music Curriculum
Dave Simon’s Rock School curriculum is truly like no other school in the country. The school now licences out it’s band, summer camp and method books to schools around the US. Local elementary and high schools have implemented Dave Simon’s ground breaking programs into their schools programming.
Concerts & Student Recitals
Each concert has a musical theme with goal of exposing students to all styles of popular music. Themes range from specific artists, different eras genres. Concerts are held at music venues around St. Louis such as Cicero’s, Blueberry Hill or the Rock School Performance Center. The students in private lessons also have an opportunity to play in our private lesson recitals held three times a year.
Centrally Located in Olivette
Rock School is accessible to most major highways and interstates. St. Charles and Southern Illinois are only 15-20 minutes away. We are minutes away from Clayton, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Webster, West County, The Central West End, Chesterfield, and Towne and Country.
Proven Business Since 2003
Dave Simon’s Rock School is St. Louis’ original school of rock music with an active enrollment of over 250 students. Since its start in 2003, Rock School has fostered a spirit of curiosity, empowerment, and rock-star confidence in its students. The school creates a family friendly environment with rock band programs for children as young as 4.
Warm and Open Family Friendly Environment
Our warm and family friendly space is conducive for both socializing with friends or having a quite space for homework. We have both a student and parent lounge furnished with a wide selection of coffee and a healthy snack machine.