Kidzrock teaches kids how to play an instrument in the social setting of a real rock band. The program enables kids to be up and playing as a rock band in just one rehearsal. Children learn the fundamentals of guitar, drums, piano, and singing as they work together to prepare for a rock concert. The program was developed by Dave Simon and is now offered in music schools around the world. It’s a great way to get your child engaged and excited about playing an instrument.
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 45-minute rehearsal.
Jr. Rockerz teaches kids how to play an instrument in the social setting of a rock band. The programs easy-to-play arrangements contain parts for both the complete beginner and the more experienced musician. The kids in the band write their own lyrics giving them a sense accomplishment and ownership in the music they play. The program was developed by Dave Simon and is now offered in music schools around the world. Jr. Rockerz reverses the educational process by introducing kids to music through the ensemble experience making private lessons a final destination.
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1-hour rehearsal.
A student can expect their musical skills to grow by leaps and bounds once they are placed in one of the schools 4 performing and recording rock band programs. Band placement is determined by a student’s performance on their quarterly musical skill assessment. Each band rehearses once a week for 1.5 hours as they prepare to record a CD and perform at the end-of-session concert.
The program for each upcoming concert is thematic in nature, often reflecting the music of a specific decade or artist. Concerts are held at local music venues or the Rock School Music Venue. Each band is led by one of the schools highly skilled band directors. The band director not only serves as a musical leader but helps band members develop communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1.5 hours rehearsal.