(PRWEB) February 14, 2005
Imagine music lessons that are more Motley Crue than Bach, where students not only practice their scales and finger exercises but frets and riffs and chords. Combine that with learning performance skills and ending it all with not an ordinary recital but an actual rock concert. East County Music Studio is offering such a class this spring.
ÂI want to inspire, motivate and encourage kids all over East County to pursue their dream of being in a rock and roll bandÂ, said Jerrie Dean, owner of East County Music Studio. ÂWhat kid hasnÂt thought at one time or another about how much fun it would be to play music with their peers. This spring workshop gives them that chance.Â
Dean, a professional piano teacher has paired with the band, Zero2None, a local rock band in San Diego, to teach the workshop. ÂWe have the experience of starting out as a garage band and are now professionals playing gigs all over San Diego County,Â says Steve Diaz, the lead singer and guitar player.
Dean also wants to convey to the parents that there is more than one way to teach kids about the fundamentals of life. ÂMusic helps develop focus, a band conveys the importance of education, teamwork, meeting time constraints and performing under pressure. Who couldnÂt use those skills in the adult working world?Â
ÂAlsoÂ, says Diaz, among younger people, those who make music together are less likely to use drugs or get in other kinds of trouble. We lead by example and would never use any substance that takes away from our performance, let down our fans or band mates. With a sold out Venue and screaming people, your adrenaline kicks in and that is all you need.Â
East County Music Studio is pre-registering kids age 9+ for the spring Rock Ân Roll Workshop. ÂAnyone who is interested and dedicated enough is welcome, including vocalists." Dean says. IÂm predicting that our summer workshop will have a waiting list after they see their friends perform this spring.Â