At School of Rock Austin, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101. With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Austin Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. The class also helps them decide which instrument they ultimately want to continue to pursue into individual lessons and Rock 101.
School of Rock Austin’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using simplified set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.