Campers Make Rock ‘n’ Roll History

The Pencil Sharpeners was formed in 1987 in the great city of New York. When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a lamp, chair and a bed.  The band members lived together in Daniel’s house and played music into the night. Their next-door neighbor said … Continue reading “Campers Make Rock ‘n’ Roll History”



Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories

Floopy Noopers Floopy Noopers return home to St. Charles after playing sold out Subways across the tri-state area. Their plane landed in New York to be greeted by a mob of screaming cousins. Band members were whisked off in a yellow submarine to hold a press conference. Despite a successful tour, rumors spread on social media … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories”



Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs

Mad Rock Libs with G2G G2G was formed in 1912  in the great city of Moscow When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a lamp, ouija board, and a meat hook. The band members lived together in a chocolate factory and played music into the … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs”



How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One

I conducted a survey asking parents three questions pertaining to their attitudes and expectations of music lessons in relation to other enrichment activities (i.e. team sports, karate, and dance). What I learned is that parents judge their child’s success in music with different criteria than all other enrichment activities. When it came to sports or … Continue reading “How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One”



The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons

The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons   Most music studios offer either 30 minute or hour long music lessons. These two lesson types each make for a completely different experience.  Younger children with shorter attention spans are better suited for 30-minute music lessons.  Older children tend to be better at focusing,  listening and sticking … Continue reading “The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons”



Do video games positively effect musical development?

By Matt Maher, Music Instructor I have learned from several of my students that they spend about two hours playing video games almost every day. This is quite a decent chunk of time in someone’s day to spend on leisurely activities. Therefore, we have to assess what the value of playing a music video game … Continue reading “Do video games positively effect musical development?”



St. Louis rock music summer camp returns for 2016

Dave Simon’s Rock School summer camp is back for its 12th year offering a rock and roll summer camp for teens, middle schoolers and elementary-age children in St. Louis. The music school places campers into rock bands as they spend they work with a music professional recording a CD and rehearsing for an end-of-session concert. Campers will receive lessons on their instrument … Continue reading “St. Louis rock music summer camp returns for 2016”



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