Each semester kids will learn the basics of music theory and song structure. Each band will be guided through the process of writing an original song to be played along with their other material. Each band will also record that original song (in our studio www.flatironrecording.com) and be provided with a CD of the final result.
Rock School began as an idea in 2002 and was in full swing by the next year. I was teaching private lessons at the time and found that most of my students never had a chance to get together with other kids to play music.
Our program puts kids together into bands, they rehearse once a week and at the end of each semester we put on a concert. We always have guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocalists and occasionally other instruments (saxophone, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, etc.) The kids are grouped according to age and ability level. We coach every practice and help each child learn their parts.
We have 3 semesters through the year. Spring (Jan.- Apr.) Summer (Jun-Aug.) and Fall (Sept.-Dec.) Students can enroll at the beginning of any semester.
Flat Iron Recording (Our other business) is the home of Rock School. 505 Kansas City St Suite 2. Rapid City SD 57701.
We have a nice big rehearsal studio and we provide the amps, drums, mics, and P.A. for them to use. We pride ourselves on our clean, safe environment where kids can learn and enjoy their craft. Music is our passion.