Who didn’t want to be a rock star when they were a kid? But who also had the opportunity to learn from the age of 7 not only how to play an instrument, but how to actually perform before hundreds of fans on stage? Well, kids attending the nationwide franchise of the Paul Green School of Rock do. Developed by the man who inspired the movie, School of Rock offers a variety of classes year round to help young budding musicians realize their potential and offer them the opportunity to perform live on stage. From the school’s own website:
In addition to the weekly lessons and rehearsals, we also hold rock classes, open jams, and seminars that are free to students with such themes as Songwriting, Music Business 101, Tightening Up the Rhythm Section, What Really Goes Into a Tour, How to Get Gigs and Promote Your Band, and more. We also arrange for professional, touring musicians to come to the school and meet, talk with, and most importantly JAM with our students!
For many kids, it’s a dream come true, and just over a month ago on Audioasis with host Hannah Levin, the students of the Seattle school demonstrated their chops on a selection of Northwest heavy hitters -- “Stop The Show” by Built To Spill, “Second Skin” by The Gits, “When I Died” by The Thermals, “Shot Down” by The Sonics, and “Outshined” by Soundgarden -- live in the KEXP studio. Check out who’s going to be blowing your mind in the decade to come!
Check out more great photos from the session here.