KICK OFF THE SUMMER WITH SCHOOL OF ROCK!
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.
To contact the school with any questions, or to sign up, please call us at 516-234-ROCK (7625) ext. 3, or email us at email@example.com.
the color spectrum
ROCK 101 | AGES 7-10 | WEDNESDAYS, 4P-5:30P
This season, Rock 101 will be following the rainbow of rock and roll! Check out songs and bands with colors, including Paint it Black, Yellow Submarine, Roadhouse Blues, Brown Eyed Girl and more.
THE BEATLES VS. THE ROLLING STONES
ROCK 102 | AGES 10-12 | THURSDAYS, 4:30P-6:30P OR 6:30P-8:30P
The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music’s recognition as an art form. In other words, they made being in a band “cool”. By the mid 1960’s, both bands achieved international stardom, leading the British Invasion of the United States pop market and breaking numerous sales records. The music created by both groups has been cherished ever since it’s release, and is regarded as some of the most influential art of all time (no big deal). Listen to: “Hey Jude”, “Come Together”, “Paint it Black”, and “Satisfaction”.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
ROCK 103 | AGES 13-HS SENIOR | TUESDAYS, 7:15P-9:15P
Red Hot Chilli peppers are an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1983. Their music incorporates elements of many seemingly incompatible genres, but the result is a sound that’s impossible to confuse with any other artist. The band consists of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Guitarist John Frusciante, Bassist Flea, and drummer Chad Smith (who is a carbon copy of Will Ferrell, look it up if you don’t believe us). Red Hot Chilli Peppers are one of the best selling bands of all time, and their music has gone on to inspire many other genres such as funk metal, rap metal and rap rock. Listen to: “Give It Away”, “Otherside”, “Scar Tissue”, and “Dani California”.
ROCK 103 | AGES 13-HS SENIOR | WEDNESDAYS, 5:15P-7:15P
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is an alternative rock genre and subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American Pacific Northwest state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns. The style became known as a hybrid of punk and metal. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle's independent record label Sub Pop and the region's underground music scene. The owners of Sub Pop marketed the style shrewdly and the media was encouraged to describe it as "grunge". By the early 1990s, its popularity had spread, with grunge bands appearing in California, then emerging in other parts of the United States and in Australia, building strong followings and signing major record deals.
Grunge was commercially successful in the early to mid-1990s, due to releases such as Nirvana's Nevermind, Pearl Jam's Ten, Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, Alice in Chains' Dirt and Stone Temple Pilots' Core. The success of these bands boosted the popularity of alternative rock and made grunge the most popular form of rock music at the time.
GRAD SCHOOL - SOUTHERN ROCK
GRAD SCHOOL | AGES 18+ | MONDAYS, 7:30P-9:30P
Southern Rock encompasses more than just music generated by bands south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
It’s a vibe and emotion that stems from a long painful history of racism, oppression, economic hardship, and classism. However the very spirit of Southern Rock is one of healing and reconciliation.
Rock and Roll has deep roots in the South, and this show will feature the best of Southern Rock through the years – from early artists such as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, to bluesy southern rockers like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and Bonnie Raitt, to modern practitioners like Gary Clark Jr., Carrie Underwood, and The Black Crowes. The Southern Rock show will thrust guitar players to the forefront with guitar harmonies and advanced soloing based on the pentatonic scale. Bass players will dig deep into groove playing. Drummers will learn to play through different feels like shuffles, boogies, and half-time and double-time transitions. Keyboardists will be challenged with new styles as they utilize diverse sounds ranging from piano to Hammond organ to Rhodes electric piano. Vocalists will gain an understanding of Southern-style harmony and emotive singing. This show offers many challenges for ambitious and experienced players!
GRAD SCHOOL - BEST OF THE 90S
GRAD SCHOOL | AGES 18+ | WEDNESDAYS, 7:15P-9:15P
The Best of the ‘90s Rock show is arguably one of the most popular School of Rock shows in our collection. Packed with a plethora of what are now known as ‘classic rock’ songs, the stylistic spectrum of this show is wide enough to excite any student rocker! Hard Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative and Indie encompass this decade of music that we grew up on! While some connect the era of ‘90s Rock to the Seattle-area Grunge scene with bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam, this show expands to also feature acts like Weezer, Hole, No Doubt, Alanis Morissette, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day. The ‘90s Rock show will stretch any students’ musical progress while delighting and creating nostalgia for all!
Rehearsals for our Grad School/Adult Program take place at SCHOOL OF ROCK SYOSSET/OYSTER BAY, located at 180 Michael Drive, Syosset. While the rehearsal takes place at Syosset, you are welcome to take lessons at our Huntington, Queens (Bayside), Rockville Centre, Roslyn/Albertson, or Syosset/Oyster Bay locations!