In June of 2021, Frank Zummo, drummer from the alternative rock band Sum 41 and co-founder of Street Drum Corps, met with School of Rock students across the southwest US during an exclusive workshop tour. Sponsored by Laird Superfood, the Frank Zummo x School of Rock Workshop Tour led Zummo and his team to five School of Rock locations in Arizona, California and Nevada. Each visit consisted of a 20-minute set by Zummo, followed by an open-forum style discussion and Q&A, and ended with a personal jam session with the drummer himself.
According to Zummo, the Workshop Tour was to "inspire and motivate School of Rock students to be the best person and musician they can be". With 2020 being a year of unprecedented challenges for kids and teens, Zummo’s main purpose was to reinforce the positive impact that creativity, music and living a healthy lifestyle can have on their lives.
“the goal was to inspire and motivate School of Rock students to be the best person and musician they can be''
All around the world School of Rock is expanding its performance-based music program to not only offer a revolutionary music education, but connect future artists with industry mentors. Now more than ever, positive reinforcement about health, wellness and creative self expression hits the mark.