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January 2022 Newsletter

Hello School Of Rock Families!

It's January, so welcome back to School of Rock for a 2022 filled with music!

 

Our upcoming performance progam show will be held on January 29th!

Our performance program will have their end of season show this month. School Of Rock Elmhurst presents a tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones, Queen, and Radiohead.

DATE: January 29th

VENUE: Fitzgerald's in Berwyn

Please note that proof of vaccination and/or a negative covid test will be required for admittance to the venue.

 

With the new year, we're excited to welcome three new School of Rock instructors into our community!

Seth Delatorre

Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals Instructor

Seth Delatorre started playing guitar when he was 14 years old, and very soon after that started playing with bands in his area. He was fortunate enough to be able to start playing gigs around the Chicagoland area with a couple local tribute bands playing Deftones and all around 90’s rock radio covers. After Graduating High School he decided to focus on his music more and enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. While working toward a degree in Contemporary Urban and Popular music Seth was able to meet and join his new metal band Bachelors Grove. Now Still striving to continue his own studies Seth is still heavily active with his music being able to write, record and gig new original music with his band Bachelors Grove, gigging with various cover bands, and giving guitar lessons at various places in his area. When teaching he aims to have students learn fundamentals in music and control of their instrument through music they love.

Emy Menna

Guitar/Bass/Keys Instructor

Emy is a bass and guitar player coming right from the city of Chicago. As a youth she spent her time diving into music and began playing guitar at the age of 10. Soon after picking up the bass at age 12, she fell in love with the passionate displays of aggression and emotion found in both heavy metal and soul music. Emy was a member of the school of rock for 5 years, playing in the house band for two of those years. She has now gone on to play bass with many different bands ranging from hip hop to reggaeton to hardcore punk. Emy is also a graduate of the LA recording connection and records local artists in the hopes to one day open her own studio. She is thrilled for the opportunity to have her students become as passionate about their instrument as she is!

Scott Grigoletto

Drums/Guitar/Bass/Keys Instructor

Scott Grigoletto is a prominent multi-instrumental music educator and performer in the Chicagoland area. By the age of 19 Scott performed in over 14 states and Canada with various rock and jazz groups. He regularly performs with his cover band “The Axxidentals” and with many other performing groups in the Chicagoland area. Scott received both of his degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Illinois State University. Since then, Scott has spent the past 10 years serving as a public high school teacher where he taught Band, Music Production, Percussion, Guitar, and served in building and teaching the high schools first ever Orchestra program. His primary instruments include: classical percussion, drum-set, guitar, bass, and piano but spends his free time learning new instruments such as cello and violin. He has over 15 years of musical experience as an educator, performer, producer, and writer/arranger.

 

Our 2022 Summer Camps are still on sale!

If you've attended summer camps before, you can look forward to coming back this upcoming Summer for another camp experience. If you haven't tried a camp before, try one out for a fun-filled week of music! Summer camps also make a great holiday gift for any young rocker you know--whether they're a seasoned drummer or a beginner guitarist, we have a camp that's right for them!

Click HERE to see our summer camps!

 

Our GearSelect program is excited to announce their new partnership... with Gibson!

To shop Gibson and other brands, click HERE!

 

Keep warm this January, and we'll see you back after Holiday Break!