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October 29, 2020


When Denise & Charlie Toil enrolled their daughter Lola in School of Rock over five years ago, little did they know what an impact it would make on their family's lives. "Next thing you know, she's performing on stage at the Rock Hall and we're all amazed, going, what's going on here?" says Charlie. Soon, her older brother Larson joined the fun and enrolled as well. "It's a great experience. The end result, those shows we go to, that's what keeps everybody coming back. It's amazing to see what they can produce," adds Denise, who stepped up to take lessons herself through the School of Rock's grad school program for adults. She even met some musicians and formed her own band. Now with COVID, School of Rock is masking, and distancing and limiting the number of people together in one place. And most lessons are done safely online.

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Rocco Ramos drumming student at School of Rock Katy
September 24, 2020

Katy’s Rocco Ramos participates in 20th Annual Modern Drummer Festival

Rocco Ramos, a 17-year-old drumming student at School of Rock Katy and senior at Seven Lakes High School was one of just two students nationally from the music school chosen to participate in the Modern Drummer Festival this year. The festival was virtual this year, but Ramos said he really enjoyed the experience and being able to share his love of music through a drum solo inspired by Neil Peart of the band Rush.

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