Rock & Roll Prep is a performance based academy focused on all levels of aspiring musicians ages 2 – 18. Our mission is to provide an energetic, non-intimidating and creative atmosphere where kids can express themselves through music. Our focus is to build self esteem and confidence by working with peers and professionals in the music industry.
ROCKERS (middle school – high school age)
ROLLERS (Elementary, 1st – 5th grade)
PREPSTERS - (Rockers & Rollers welcome) This acoustic/songwriters class will give students an opportunity to explore their own writing, as well as the chance to cover some student and teacher choosen tunes.
Rockers, Rollers & Prepsters meet once a week for three hour group rehearsals. Individually, they have their 45 minute lesson, which is also once a week. At the end of each four month semester, they perform at a local venue!
ROCK TOTS (2 – 5) - An interactive 45 minute class for the little ones to discover their love for music.
LESSONS ONLY - Lessons Only – We offer 45 minute lessons. For our younger students, we do recommend 30 minute lessons.
ROCK & ROLL YOGA - Fun music plays during this hour long class for all levels & ages! Complimentary for our students/fee for guests
The first Friday of every month, we offer a 2 to 3 hour workshop or event at the school. Complimentary for our students/fee for guests
ROLLERS (Elementary, 1st – 5th grade) 9am – 12pm
ROCKERS (middle school – high school age) 1pm – 4pm
The weeks of :
June 24th – 28th will focus on music of the 60′s
July 15th – 19th will focus on music of the 70′s
August 12th – 16th will focus on music of the 80′s
Each week will also emphasize song writing, performance, marketing, & recording – basically, all of the fun parts of being in a band!
Even if you have never played before, you will be playing songs by the end of the week!
*Bands* The Vamps, Mick Bassett, and solo.
*Accolades* Interned at Motown Museum. Toured US, Canada, and England. Detroit News Artist of the Month.
*Influences* The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Supergrass, Ladytron.
*Quote* Forget about ‘practicing.’ Every day, strive to play better than
the day before. That’s all it really takes.
bands-after dark amusement park, brownsville station, grayling, doop and the inside outlaws, matt dmits, katie grace, screamray, troy gregory
played/ toured with- ty stone and the truth, sherry, the witches, kid rock, jamey johnson, uncle kracker
awards/accolades- 2010 detroit music award for outstanding rock band. toured the U.S., canada, mexico.
influences- the cure, jeff buckley, bob dylan, smashing pumpkins, bowie, t rex
quote-” the truest form of expression is music. simply said.”
Bands- Amy Gore and her Valentines, Grayling, Back in Spades, The Fletcher Pratt.
Nominated for best video @ the 2012 Detroit Music Awards,Also performed live at DMA’s.Cover of Real Detroit magazine May 2012. 4 1/2 star review from Rolling Stone magazine for The Fletcher Pratt. Opened for Patti Smith with Back in Spades and Grayling at The Bowery Ballroom NYC . Toured the U.S., Canada and England.
The Who, The Ramones, Cheap Trick, & Slayer
Learning to play a musical instrument is not an extra curricular activity to me. I believe it can be as fundamental to a persons education as math or history.
*Bands:* The Electric Fire Babies, The Beggars
*Played/ Toured with:* The Questions, Friends of Dennis Wilson, AwesomeR, The Electric Lions, DUENDE!, Passalaqua, Carjack
*Influences*: Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Black Sabbath, John Lee Hooker, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin
*Quote:* “Music is the universal language that we all know how to speak in one way or another, but becoming fluent is an enjoyably infinite endeavor.” -Chris Krez
Bands: The Thornbills, Maple Bucket Sweethearts, AllenasTim
Played/ Toured with: Scarlet Oaks, Modernlull, Will Sessions, Sour Mash, Croff Family Band, The Simpletons, Jiant
Accolades: Plays and performs a wide variety of musical genres including: Bluegrass, Old Tyme, Progressive Rock, Gypsy Swing, Big Band, Afro-beat, Funk, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Blues, New Country, Old Country, Traditional Folk, Indie Rock, African High Life, Caribbean, Salsa, Meringue… etc. Has toured throughout the US and Canada. Over 14 years teaching experience
Some Guitar Influences: Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Grady Martin, Mike Campbell, Maybelle Carter, Tom Verlaine, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Nels Cline, Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Marc Ribot, David Rawlings, Lester Flatt, Frank Zappa
Quote: “As a teacher, one thing that I always strive to bring out is the student’s individuality. Everyone has his or her own voice. When we find it, we are no longer concerned with being better or worse than other musicians but are able to freely listen and enjoy this gift for what it really is.”
Meaghan is the imaginative force and engine behind copious music endeavors for the past two decades. She is a staple of the local scene, and focuses her energy on the well being and creative integrity of the next generation of Detroit rock!
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