CANTON, Mass., April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It all started with a thousand kids talking online to Jay Weinberg, the drummer of Slipknot. Then came live access to Frank Zummo from Sum 41. The P!NK Band jumped in next to give tips and answer questions. And the world's most famous musicians just keep on coming!
School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has begun augmenting its newly launched School of Rock Remote program with exclusive access to some of the most famous rock stars in the world. These School of Rock Artist Sessions are giving students live daily online tutorials and Q&As with many of their idols. And musicians with Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses, Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder are next on the schedule.
"We know everyone at home is looking for ways to engage and explore. That's why we are collaborating with world-class artists to provide our students with an intimate opportunity to connect," said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. "We put the word out and the response has been incredible. I am particularly proud that our team is using this opportunity to advance the cause of suicide prevention."
Professional musicians participating in Artist Sessions are also donating their time and helping to raise awareness for School of Rock's philanthropic partner, the Society of Prevention of Teen Suicide.
Each session is an hour and features artists from various genres. Artist Sessions are only open to currently enrolled students at no additional cost.
Any professional musicians who want to learn more about the program and how to get involved, can contact [email protected].
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, School of Rock launched School of Rock Remote last month where some 40,000 students can use video conferencing during their regularly scheduled lesson times to gain access to their skilled music instructor. In addition, their students can use the proprietary School of Rock Method app and Method Books. In addition, the company has launched master classes and group check-ins to advance musical proficiency and community. Since these programs are available online, School of Rock is now available to everyone who wants to use this time to become a musician.
School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging learning environment for taking guitar lessons, drum lessons, bass lessons, keyboard lessons, and singing lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa. Thanks to the school's performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior instrumental skills and confidence on the big stage, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.
For more information on School of Rock, please visit www.SchoolofRock.com.
About School of Rock
School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with 280 schools open and in development across nine global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown student count from 4,000 to over 40,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons.
SOURCE School of Rock