Rookies is open to Grades 1-3 and requires no previous music experience. As with all our programs, Rookies adheres to School of Rock's core philosophy - performance-based music education is the best way for students to gain musical proficiency. In this session, students will learn the fundamentals of chords, melody/rhythm, and song structure through games and hands-on instruction. Rookies get to experiment with multiple instruments: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion, and vocals. We will learn to play classic rock songs by artists like Queen, The White Stripes, and The Beatles! We will also take time to break down popular songs kids already love by artists like Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragons.School of Rock is the worldâs leading contemporary music program for young players. Our team of professional working musicians inspire kids to play harder... faster! We teach technique, musicianship, and encourage deeper listening skills at every level. We are bringing our foundational music learning experiences right to Winkelman in advance of our new location opening in Northbrook in early 2020! Classes will be taught by our Music Director, Dave Vazzano, and an Assistant Director from our talented staff.