A New Musical Experience
Jr. Rockerz (ages 7-11) is an innovative music program that teaches kids how to play, write and sing songs in the setting of a rock band. Students rehearse instrumental songs and write their own lyrics to accompany the tune. The songs are custom designed for the program allowing younger students immediate access to the rock band experience. This unique program allows the complete beginner to participate in an ensemble before taking a single music lesson. Students in private lessons work with their instructor to learn more advanced sheet music for each song. Students who are not in private lessons play the beginner level parts to establish a core skill set.
How the Jr. Rockerz Music Program Works
Each song in the program contains sheet music for both the complete beginner and more experienced musicians. As students build their skill set they can upgrade to a more advanced part within any given song. A complete beginner will often play a simple musical pattern that is augmented by other musicians playing more complex harmonies.
Band Only or Band and Lessons
We recommend that children start out in Jr. Rockerz before taking private lessons. This allows a student to feel successful and confident from the onset of their musical journey. The program is designed for immediate musical access. We recommend that a child ad on private lessons once they are sold on the idea that playing an instrument is fun and rewarding.
Instruments in the Band
What Your Child Will Learn
- How to read music
- Beginner and intermediate level musicianship
- Song structure
- Ensemble performance
REHEARSAL TIME: 1 weekly 1-hour rehearsal.
Jr. Rockerz can be licensed from Dave Simon’s Rock School Music Licensing. Jr. Rockerz is offered in summer camps and schools around the St. Louis area.