School of Rock Montclair’s Rock 101 program, which combines weekly group rehearsals with weekly one-on-one music lessons for young musicians ages 7 to 11, will now present its most prepared students in live concerts at area rock clubs. This new element of the Rock 101 program marks the first time that the participating students will be featured on stage at School of Rock’s seasonal Performance Program shows, which are held at such venues as Just Jake’s in Montclair.
“Rock 101 students who work hard and are serious about shredding in front of a crowd will be invited to open up at one of the shows that features our older Performance Program students,” says Kevin March, General Manager of School of Rock Montclair and also the drummer for indie rock superstars Guided By Voices. “I’m excited to get these budding rockers on stage and also to oversee the entire Rock 101 program.”
Rock 101 offers aspiring rockers an opportunity to develop their musical skills as well as boost their poise, confidence, and maturity by learning band etiquette and stage technique. The program includes 45 minute weekly individual lessons and 90 minute weekly group rehearsals, and students progress at their own pace. Songs that Rock 101 students learn include classics such as “We Will Rock You” (Queen), “Seven Nation Army” (The White Stripes), “Come Together” (The Beatles), “Blitzkrieg Bop” (The Ramones), and “When I Come Around” (Green Day) as well as popular hits by today’s top artists.
School of Rock Montclair’s Rock 101 is offered with open rolling enrollment. The Rock 101 group rehearsals are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:15pm, and on Fridays from 5:15 to 6:45pm. Individual lessons are available throughout the week. For a limited time, School of Rock Montclair is offering a free trial of both a Rock 101 group rehearsal and a one-on-one lesson.
For more information about School of Rock Montclair’s new “amplified” Rock 101 program or to schedule a free trial, contact Kevin March at (973) 337-5296.