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Jr. Rockerz (Ages 7-11)

Foster Your Child’s Love of Music

All kids love music but not all love music lessons. Jr. Rockerz is designed to foster a child’s love of music. Our nationally acclaimed program teaches kids how to play an instrument and write songs in the setting of a rock band. The curriculum is designed to make music education a fun, collaborative and social experience. The curriculum is comprised of instrumental songs written specifically for the program. The students then write and sing their own lyrics which gives them a sense of accomplishment and ownership. Jr. Rockerz allows the complete beginner to participate in an ensemble before even taking a single music lesson. In other words, it’s reversed the educational process by making private lessons a destination as opposed to an introduction. And let’s face it. The thought of joining a rock band is a pretty enticing proposition for kids of all ages.

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

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Piano
  • Drums

What Your Child Will Learn

  • How to read music
  • Beginner and intermediate level musicianship
  • Song structure
  • Songwriting
  • 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.