The Performance Program is School of Rock's hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. Utilizing the patented School of Rock Method, Performance Program consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience, and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, and refine the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, Performance Program students take the stage and play at local music venues in front of a live audience.
ROCK AND ROLL KARAOKE
AGES 6-10 | WEDNESDAYS, 4:00PM-5:30
From the car to the club, everyone loves a good sing along! Grab your microphones and air guitars for a show packed with crowd-pleasers and fan favorites - it’s Rock N Roll Karaoke!
Listen to: “Sweet Caroline” - Neil Diamond, “Don’t Stop Believing” - Journey, “Brown Eyed Girl” - Van Morrisson
AGES 10-13 | THURSDAYS, 6:30P-8:30P OR SATURDAYS, 10:30A-12:30P
Between the psychedelic hippie culture and the brash punk scene, Glam Rock swept across the UK and the US in the early ‘70s with a bang (and some glitter). This eclectic movement appealed with its wildly big-haired aesthetics and even bigger sounds. Expect everything from wailing guitar riffs, ethereal ballads, slick synth solos and theatrical vocals in this show! Wrap it all up in leopard-print and you’ve got Glam Rock!
AGES 13-18 | MONDAYS, 5:15PM-7:15PM
Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever (no, we won’t hear your arguments). Consisting of Jimmy Page on guitar, Robert Plant on vocals, John Paul Jones on bass and keys, and drummer John Bonham, this band is cited as one of the preignitors of heavy metal. The incredible body and variety of songs that this band produced has made them completely timeless.
Listen to: Stairway to Heaven, Immigrant Song, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog, Good Times Bad Times, Ramble On, Kashmir, Rock and Roll, D'yer Mak'er, etc.
BEST OF THE 80'S
AGES 13-18 | TUESDAYS, 5:15PM-7:15PM
On paper, the 1980's sounds like a really weird period for music, since it's often characterized by both the rise in popularity of using the synthesizer in recordings, and the increased use of distortion and the abuse of whammy bars. This decade brought us the rise of dance music, new wave, soft rock, glam metal, thrash metal and shred guitar. This show promises to be a lot of fun, with exposure to different styles of music.
Listen to: Guns 'n Roses, The Police, Tears for Fears, Survivor, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Madonna, Pat Benatar, Europe, The Bangles, DEVO, The Cars, etc.
AGES 13-18 | WEDNESDAYS, 5:15PM-7:15PM
No it’s not a candy, it’s a genre! Combining the energy and spunk of Rock music with the melodic sensibilities of Pop music, Pop Rock is a genre with massive spread and mainstream appeal. This arena packing collection of tracks will offer vocal lines, guitar riffs, and drum beats that are just as catchy as they are challenging. Hone in on your star power with Pop Rock! Check out out artists like Orianthi, The Killers, Kelly Clarkson, The 1975, and Paramore.
AGES 13-18 | FRIDAYS, 5:15PM-7:15PM
When you think hard rock, this should be the first band that comes to mind. AC/DC is arguably rock & roll’s LOUDEST bands!! It’s all about sick guitar riffs, thunderous bass lines, big drums and stratospheric vocals. Of course no one can deny that Jack Black was inspired by Angus Young in his Role for School of Rock the movie!
Listen to: Hell’s Bells, Back in Black, TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, You Shook Me All Night Long, etc.
AGES 13-18 | SATURDAYS, 12:30PM-2:30PM
Michael Jackson is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. His music has inspired an entire generation and features an eclectic combination of synths/drum machines, electric guitar solos, nasty bass lines, and vocals packed with attitude. Listen to “Bad”, “Thriller”, and “Beat It”