Traditional music education approaches rarely teach students how to perform with other musicians. They focus instead on teaching music only through one-on-one lessons. The School of Rock Method™ is different. We combine one-on-one instruction with group rehearsals and live performances. This integrated approach teaches students techniques and theory while also helping them apply those skills when performing with other musicians. This method results in remarkable musical proficiency.
HOW IT WORKS
We start students on their musical journey by teaching the songs that inspire them. Through this SongFirst® approach, we use classic songs to teach technique and theory. This method helps students remain engaged with, and excited about, their educational experience.
AN EXAMPLE OF OUR SONGFIRST® APPROACH
The guitar intro on AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” uses a B mixolydian scale. Our SongFirst® approach teaches students the entire song, allows them to perform it live with a band and helps them understand how they’re applying the B mixolydian scale.
GROUNDBREAKING SUPPORT TOOLS
The School of Rock Method Books
Our proprietary Method Books are the roadmap for our educational approach. The books outline musical concepts and techniques, and then connect them to classic songs for students to learn and play. Students will also find tips on rehearsing and performing with a band.
The School of Rock Method App
Our revolutionary Method App is an invaluable tool for home practice. It contains all of the exercises from the School of Rock Method Books, along with transcriptions of over 1,000 songs. The Method App is used by our teachers to assign exercises and songs, and to provide feedback and comments. Students can manipulate playback, tempo and backing track audio to help them learn.
The School of Rock Method™ is patent pending and only available to students enrolled at School of Rock.