School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life announced that the Fort Washington location has reached a major milestone. Since Winter of 2007, the school has hosted over 100 concerts! All of which have been performed by kids who live in our local area. In honor of this landmark celebration, the legendary school of music is formally inviting our residents to come rock out this weekend for two FREE shows, an Open House and Jam Session! Everyone attending will be treated to great music performed by some unbelievably talented kids. l
Friday nights FREE Show and Open House is scheduled for 7pm on January 9th. Music will begin at 7:30pm and guests can expect the event to be over by 9:30pm. In addition to Friday nights concert, there will be another performance on Saturday, January 10th. This event is also free to attend, and will conclude with an after party and Open Jam Session. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm. Saturday’s event is scheduled to end around 10:30pm. School of Rock will have coffee and cookies for visitors, as well as teachers around to answer questions after the performance. Come support our local students, schools and young musicians! #rockon #montcopa
ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK
School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids ages 7 to 17 rocking out on stage and performing with their peers. The schools programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, these aspiring rock stars also learn how to jam with other kids in a weekly practice session to prepare for real concerts! The team dynamic gets kids motivated and gives them something to which they really look forward – the performance!
All School of Rock programs are performance-based and emphasize the message that music is not just about playing an instrument; it’s about teamwork, building confidence, and creating leaders. The first stage is “School of Rock 101”, teaching basic skills through 45-minute private lessons and 90-minute group sessions. Next, students reach the main program, the heart and soul of School of Rock – the “Performance Program.” This stage consists of 45-minute private lessons and a 2 night show weekend. The students are cast on songs and rehearse them in a 3-hour rehearsal each week, preparing for the big show. After 12-13 weeks, the students transform into rock stars in a blowout concert in front of a real live audience. Additionally, School of Rock also offers 5 day intensive summer camps, involving rehearsals with a big show at the end. These 5 day camps are guaranteed to transform a “wannabe” into a true rock performer. School of Rock also has an adult performance program called the “Adult Jam – aka – The Altacockers.”
School of Rock Fort Washington
425A Delaware Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30pm to 9pm (weekend hours vary)