Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
On February 9th and 23rd, Rock n Roll High School will hold the first two of several events as part of a Phoenix-wide talent search aimed at giving young musicians the opportunity to play in a rock and roll band.
Organized under the model of youth sports leagues, Rock n Roll High School is a private organization which provides a safe, instructive environment that gives aspiring musicians between the ages of 7 and 19 a chance to play regular performances in front of their friends and family. According to owner, Steve Berg, he created his organization to help fill a gaping hole in today’s musical landscape.
"Unfortunately, kids who want to play in rock bands are pretty much on their own," he said. "The modern music our kids enjoy isn't offered by school programs or by any affordable private organization. With youth sports, kids have a clear, organized path toward achieving their goals. On the other hand, aspiring young musicians are forced to find each other and play in neighborhood garages, usually without any instruction or supervision."
Rock n Roll High School's February talent search events will be held on the 9th and 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., during which time, young musicians can win an opportunity to play at a variety of premier events, including an all-day youth rock festival, The Hard Rock Cafe, Cooperstown, the Nile Theater and more. That said, according to Berg, Rock n Roll High School isn't about creating competitions featuring only the most skilled musicians; it's about giving kids a chance to play the music they love in front of the people who love them.
"Our organization is a good fit for any young person who loves to play music," he said. "We group kids together in 3- to 6-person bands based on skill level and similar tastes. Although we do hold some exciting competitions, we're more interested in giving kids the chance to play on stage at actual events."
Unlike some other organizations which only offer musical instruction and few opportunities to play in front of crowds, Rock n Roll High School was created for the express purpose of getting kids on stage.
"In sports, kids get a chance to play actual games at an early age, regardless of their skill levels," Berg said. "Unfortunately, with music, kids tend to practice for years without ever having a chance to perform. More often than not, this leads to discouragement, which ultimately causes them to quit. At Rock n Roll High School, we give young musicians a clear avenue to play. We get them on real stages at actual events, not at the end of a 12-week program, but regularly and consistently; so their parents and friends can watch them perform in front of an actual audience."
A multifaceted organization, Rock n Roll High School provides a complete spectrum of opportunities to young musicians regardless of their individual situations. According to Berg, the inclusive nature of the program allows virtually anyone to benefit.
"Inexperienced musicians are drawn to our program because it gives them a chance to develop their skills and play with other kids who have the same music tastes," he said. "That said, we're also a good fit for experienced, established bands, because we offer advanced level programs that get skilled musicians good gigs in front of audiences. We also offer recording and business elements to bands that are ready to take the next step toward achieving their dream of playing professionally."
Rock n Roll High School's February talent search events will be held on the 9th and 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Both events will be held at Counterpoint Studios, 833 N. Cooper, Ste 104, Gilbert. Contact Steve Berg for more information, 480-206-3149.