Kidzrock is a music program that teaches children as young as 4 how to play an instrument in the setting of a rock band. Band members rotate on drums, electric guitar, and keyboard as they prepare to sing and play in an end-of-session concert. Children learn how to read color-coded standard music notation while playing on modified instruments for smaller sized hands. The programs songbook is comprised of instrumental rock songs written specifically for the program. Easy-to-play songs allows these young rockers immediate access to performing and singing in a rock band. The program creates a unique experience by combining instruments, theory, singing, ensemble performance and rock ‘n’ roll fantasy all rolled into one. All instruments are provided by Michigan Rock School and there are no practice expectations outside of the class.
We believe a child’s first exposure to playing an instrument sets the tone for the rest of his/her music education. Kidzrock allows a child to experience the ultimate musical accomplishment within a few weeks; singing, playing, and performing in a rock band! Curiosity and fantasy often motivate children to learn how to play an instrument. A child runs the risk of losing interest as they face the technical challenges and practice requirements of mastering the basics of any instrument. Program founder, Dave Simon, felt that he could successfully engage young children in music education by developing a program that combines basic musical concepts in the fantasy-filled environment of a performing rock band. Kidzrock brings the ensemble experience to a whole new age group by using simple rhythmic and harmonic patterns on modified and small sized instruments.
To learn more about KidzRock, contact us at (248)676-9155 or via e-mail at MichignaRockSchool@gmail.com.