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ICYMI: School of Rock Boulder vocal instructor Halle Tomlinson was on NBC’s The Voice this week, and she killed her blind audition! Team leaders Adam Levine (frontman of Maroon 5) and Alicia Keys (R&B singer/songstress) turned their chairs around for her, with Keys describing Halle’s voice an “instant, recognizable signature.” We couldn’t agree more…way to go, Halle!

In her interview segment on the show, Halle cited School of Rock as an inspirational place for her. We think similar things of the immense talent that she carries.

Watch her captivating and unique version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsrCmGiq6jM

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School of Rock Chicago's very own drum instructor Ryan Farnham was recently featured in Modern Drummer. In the article, he talks about touring with his band The Kickback and teaching SoR kids meaningful and deliberate drumming. "I emphasize that drums are a melodic instrument and I try to help them create melody using space and repeating rhythms," He said. "There is no doubt that there will be a whole crop of very successful bands in the next ten years that will have started at a School of Rock somewhere."

Read the post on Modern Drummer.

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If your child wants to play the drums, trying to find the right kit for them to start on can be pretty confusing. Here are some pointers to help you find the right thing for your child. Once you've chosen a drum set, bring your budding musician to School of Rock for a tour and free trial lesson, and we'll help them love learning and playing music!

How To Buy A First Drum Set

The right place to start drum shopping depends on the person you're shopping for. If you're buying a kit for your young (single-digits) child that might or might not take an interest in it, you could be able to get away with buying the least expensive all-inclusive kit. If your kid gets into it though, you'll probably be shopping again within a year.

The options open up considerably if you decide to spend a little more up front, and you can find a kit that will last a long time, sound good and get your kid through at least high school. Important note about drums: Drums need regular adjustments to sound good and be fun to play. Luckily, this kind of...





Business News Daily asks School of Rock CEO Dzana Homan to pick one picture that represents School of Rock and explain why that one shot defines it. They also discuss education, parenting, company origins and more. Read on here: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9453-school-of-rock-snapshot.html.

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Watch the SoR kids play live on ABC News right before their Riot Fest set. They also talk about how they started playing, how it feels to perform in front of a huge festival audience and why School of Rock rocks: http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/school-of-rock-jams-out-at-riot-fest/1514260/.

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CBS News talks to the SoR AllStars! Also watch Porno For Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano and Damon Ranger join the kid AllStars on stage for the ultimate jam session. Watch the video here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/3443590-long-live-school-of-rock/.