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About School of Rock Wexford

Welcome to School of Rock Wexford, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Wexford has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Wexford, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Wexford together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Wexford today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Wexford
11171 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
US
Main Number
(724) 934-5692(724) 934-5692

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Wexford's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Wexford's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Wexford’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Wexford, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Wexford’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Wexford’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Wexford musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Wexford can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Wexford, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Wexford, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Wexford works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Wexford’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Wexford’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Wexford Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Wexford’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • At School of Rock Wexford, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Wexford enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Wexford’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock Wexford's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Wexford's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

Upcoming Events

    • June 25 - 29, 2018

      Rock 101 Camp

      Our Rock 101 summer camp kicks off for the week. They will have a show at a local venue on Friday night!
    • June 26
      6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Philly Summer Tour show @ Hard Rock Cafe

      House Band show
      The Philly SoR will be stopping in the Burgh to jam with our House Band. Come check out this free show! We are going to rock the Hard Rock!
    • July 1
      1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Main Line SoR summer tour show @ The Crafthouse

      House Band show
      The Main Line, PA SoR will be stopping in the Burgh during their summer tour to share the stage and rock the house with our House Band! Come check this free show!
    • July 9 - 12, 2018

      Shore Tour!

      House Band summer tour
      Our House Band will be hoping on a tour bus and embarking on the Shore Tour! We will be heading to Wildwood, NJ to play on the boardwalk at Adventure Pier! Not to shabby! We will be sharing the ...
      Our House Band will be hoping on a tour bus and embarking on the Shore Tour! We will be heading to Wildwood, NJ to play on the boardwalk at Adventure Pier! Not to shabby! We will be sharing the stage with the Princeton, NJ school. Rock on!
    • July 10
      7:00 PM

      Wildwood, NJ show #2

      Our kids will be rocking the stage for a second time, after a day at Wildwood of course!
    • July 11
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      Long Island, NY @ The Junction

      House Band show
      We will be hoping on the tour bus and leave Wildwood and play a show with the Rockville Centre SoR that night on Long Island! Rockin Long Island!
    • July 12
      6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      Main Line SoR show

      House Band summer tour
      Before we head back to the Burgh, we will stop in at the Main Line SoR and jam with them! Always a fun time with Main Line!
    • July 21
      12:00 PM

      Relay for Life-Cranberry

      Charity
      Our House Band will be providing music entertainment during this event that benefits the American Cancer Society to help fund groundbreaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prev...
      Our House Band will be providing music entertainment during this event that benefits the American Cancer Society to help fund groundbreaking cancer research, crucial patient care services, and prevention and early detection programs.
    • July 23 - 27, 2018

      2000's Rock camp

      summer camp
      Our performance camp kicks for the week and by the end of the week our campers will be rocking out on stage at a local rock venue!

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Staff

    • Photo of Brandon Dunn
      Brandon Dunn
      General Manager
      Brandon has proudly been a part of the School of Rock family since October 2016. He grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived here his whole life. Brandon's passion for music began at a young age when hi...
      Brandon has proudly been a part of the School of Rock family since October 2016. He grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived here his whole life. Brandon's passion for music began at a young age when his dad used to play classic rock and metal albums at home. At 14, Brandon bought his first guitar and has played ever since. After graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a Marketing degree, Brandon was presented with an opening at School of Rock - Wexford. This allowed him to combine his professional interests in business with his personal passion of music. In his free time, Brandon likes spending time with his girlfriend, Juli, going to the gym, playing PS4, and playing guitar in his band Enfilade.

      Brandon's goals for the school include:

      - Establishing and maintaining a safe environment where kids can have a place to truly be themselves.
      - Helping kids to be the best musicians they can be through encouragement, constructive criticism and fun.
      - Making School of Rock a place where students are excited to attend and learn.
      - Becoming a notable name within the community.

      Brandon is very happy to be a part of School of Rock - Wexford, and is excited for the future at the school!
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      Jordan Bosland
      Drum Instructor
      Jordan Bosland has been pursuing music since he began playing drums at 9 years old. Throughout school he immersed himself in programs like Jazz Ensemble and marching band. As a captain on the Pine ...
      Jordan Bosland has been pursuing music since he began playing drums at 9 years old. Throughout school he immersed himself in programs like Jazz Ensemble and marching band. As a captain on the Pine Richland Drumline he learned vital leadership skills and began teaching other students drums and percussion. He also played drums outside of school as a hired gun for rock bands, indie bands, and hip hop artists around Pittsburgh. For two years after high school Jordan played shows and toured with metal band Andare, presenting his passion through technical drumming and an explosive live performance. After the band ended it's most recent tour, he set off to pursue new musical endeavors as an artist playing rock, electronic, and RB music. All the while strengthening his teaching skills, Jordan hopes to bring inspiration to musicians of every age and help develop the drummers of the next generation!
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      Todd Seitz
      Music Director and Guitar instructor
      Todd Seitz is an up and coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Some influential artists include Iron Maiden,...
      Todd Seitz is an up and coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Some influential artists include Iron Maiden, Metallica, Yngwie Malmsteen, Van Halen, Stratovarius and Symphony X. Graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2009, Todd is highly trained in multiple aspects of the music industry. During his time at Berklee, he studied under many of the best guitar instructors in the country. One being the renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Stump. Todd has also worked with several well known musicians on his 'Stygia' project, including Michael Vescera (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness) and Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Ex Steve Vai), amongst others. Working primarily as a guitar instructor for years on end, Todd has countless experience bringing others guitar playing to life. He looks forward to bringing out the best of his students at the School of Rock.
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      Quinn Lukas
      Guitar Instructor
      Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Lukas took a liking to music at a very early age. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years ...
      Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Lukas took a liking to music at a very early age. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years old. At the age of nine, Lukas picked up the guitar and hasn't put it down since.In a musical career that spans nearly two decades, Lukas has traveled the globe, opening for '“ and touring with '“ the likes of Black Sabbath with Dio, Twisted Sister, YT, Winger, Cinderella, Kamelot and more. For three years, Lukas toured North America as the lead guitarist for Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul DiAnno. Lukas is endorsed by Jackson guitars Seymour Duncan pickups Dean Markley strings, and is continually interviewed in print, radio TV world-wide.With a style described by the press as "a young Ritchie Blackmore," Lukas also draws inspiration from icons like Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen and Queensryche's Chris DeGarmo. He has, however, developed a style of his own, merging the best elements of neo-classical metal, modern rock as well as classic rock and southern blues.Lukas is currently the guitar player for Icarus Witch, aclassic, stylish, melodic hard rockband signed to Cleopatra Records. Lukastracked axes on the last three critically acclaimed Icarus Witch albums, with their latest album, RISE, charting at #12 on National CMJ Rock charts
    • Photo of Laura Martin Perez
      Laura Martin Perez
      Keyboard Instructor
      Her first contact with music was when she was 7, learning how to play the recorder and the spanish guitar. She also made her first attempts in composing. Then she learnt, by herself, how to play th...
      Her first contact with music was when she was 7, learning how to play the recorder and the spanish guitar. She also made her first attempts in composing. Then she learnt, by herself, how to play the piano. The love and passion she felt for piano led her to pursue a BFA in Music/ Teaching at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid (Spain).
      She has more than 15 years of music teaching experience, in musical academies, private lessons and as a music teacher in public middle and high schools. She has also worked as a pianist in a restaurant, played in weddings and performed several times playing her own music and recorded an album of original music.
    • Photo of Kai Ballard
      Kai Ballard
      Kai, born and raised in St Louis, earned his A.A. in Music at Florissant Valley Community College and then transferred to Indiana University School of Music., Bloomington, Indiana and earned his B....
      Kai, born and raised in St Louis, earned his A.A. in Music at Florissant Valley Community College and then transferred to Indiana University School of Music., Bloomington, Indiana and earned his B.A. in Music. He moved to Los Angeles and became the drummer for Stevie Wonder, toured with LL Cool J, performed on Saturday Night Live with Snoop Dogg, which earned him a full endorsement from Zidjian. Kai recorded with Bone Thugs N Harmony and also performed with The Tower of Power rhythm section, Scott Ellison, Miki Howard, Jean Carne, The Coasters, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Krystol, members of Earth, Wind and Fire, and Kyrstol Penni. He has opened shows for the Guess Who, ConFunkShun, Morris Day, and the Jetts. Kai has jammed with Jose Feliciano, Joe Samle and members of Toto and approached for possible tours by members of Judas Preist, Madonna, Billy Idol, Mr. Mister, and Suicidal Tendencies. He has performed at Madison Square Garden, RFK Stadium, The Summit, Soldier Field, the Superdome, L.A. Coliseum and many other stadiums and arenas as well as the Whisky, Troubadour, Roxy and the Roxbury. Kair also studied A&R at UCLA with Randy Jackson which led him to a marketing position at Capitol Records on Paul McCartney's "Back in the US" tour. Kai currently plays with Eric Johnson, Felicia Sam, also at Moondogs on Thursdays and Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
    • Photo of Christie McKernan
      Christie McKernan
      Christie is a student at Duquesne University, studying Music Therapy and Jazz Voice. She has been singing since the age of 3, and started piano lessons in Kindergarten. Christie was a member of the...
      Christie is a student at Duquesne University, studying Music Therapy and Jazz Voice. She has been singing since the age of 3, and started piano lessons in Kindergarten. Christie was a member of the chamber choir at Duquesne, and is now one of the featured vocalists for the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble. She enjoys performing many styles of music, including choral, jazz, and alternative rock. She also enjoys writing songs in a singer/songwriter style.
    • Photo of Dan Sommer
      Dan Sommer
      Drum Instructor
      Dan Sommer began playing the drums at age 11 studying with his school music teacher and playing snare drum in the grade school band. Shortly after, he began studying with private teachers and spent...
      Dan Sommer began playing the drums at age 11 studying with his school music teacher and playing snare drum in the grade school band. Shortly after, he began studying with private teachers and spent hours in his basement playing along to the radio and practicing along with neighborhood friends and schoolmates who played guitar.

      His high school years gave him exposure to a wide variety of musical experiences including drumline, symphonic band, and jazz studies. During this time, he continued to study privately and perform in his own band playing high school dances, parties, and community events.

      Dan attended West Virginia University where he studied and performed in the WVU Small Group Jazz Ensemble, observing and learning from many of the music students and faculty there. He has spent the last 20+ years performing and recording in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, most notably as part of the band the Naked Citizens and has recorded and performed in support of Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Scott Argiro.

      Currently, Dan is the drummer for Pittsburgh-based blues/rock/r&b band Shot O Soul
    • Photo of Kirby Jayes
      Kirby Jayes
      Kirby Jayes - Guitar Instructor
      Kirby Jayes is a guitarist and songwriter who has toured extensively across the US as a solo musician and as an ensemble player. He currently records and travels in the experimental folk duo Birthr...
      Kirby Jayes is a guitarist and songwriter who has toured extensively across the US as a solo musician and as an ensemble player. He currently records and travels in the experimental folk duo Birthrates, who formed in 2016 and have performed many shows across the midwest and northeast following the release of their debut album. In 2014 he received a grant to study DIY music culture across America and found that nearly every musician now has the ability to self-book, promote their own shows, record their own music, and connect directly to an audience while maintaining more control of their art than ever before. A self-taught player, he believes that, given current technology and the ever-expanding community resources available online, there's never been a more exciting time to make music.
    • Photo of Evan Kadan
      Evan Kadan
      Guitar/Little Wing/Rookies Instructor
      Evan Kadan is a music teacher and performer in the greater Pittsburgh area. He graduated from Duquesne University in 2016 with a B.S. in Music Education and euphonium as a focus instrument. He is a...
      Evan Kadan is a music teacher and performer in the greater Pittsburgh area. He graduated from Duquesne University in 2016 with a B.S. in Music Education and euphonium as a focus instrument. He is also trained in guitar with experience spanning more than fifteen years. Currently, Evan teaches PK-8 general music and band at Providence Heights Alpha School, as well as private lessons at various music studios. His teaching style focuses on jazz and rock genres, as well as improvisatory, hands-on music making. Outside of teaching, Evan is active in the Pittsburgh DIY music community as a performer in several outfits.
    • Photo of Chris Williams
      Chris Williams
      Drum Instructor
      Chris Williams brings 22 years of drumming experience, 13 years of teaching experience, and a unique high energy approach to teaching drums as School of Rock. Chris's interest in music started at ...
      Chris Williams brings 22 years of drumming experience, 13 years of teaching experience, and a unique high energy approach to teaching drums as School of Rock.
      Chris's interest in music started at a young age. Not having interest in sports, he gravitated toward art and music. After casually playing guitar in elementary school, his musical direction took a sharp turn when he received a drum set from a family friend. Instantly he was hooked, and spent hours upon hours practicing after school.
      Through middle school and high school, Chris performed in his school's jazz band and symphonic bands. Outside of school, he was active in his youth group and church bands, often being playing drums for camps and retreats.
      In high school and beyond, he found himself drawn to punk rock and independent music, and began gigging in various bands at the age of 16. At 19, he began drumming for local post-punk band Incommunicado, signed to A-F Records, and teaching private lessons. During his stint with Incommunicado, Chris had the opportunity to tour nationally, and play at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. In 2008, he left Incommunicado to play drums for indie pop band Mariage Blanc. Chris toured and recorded two albums with the band, and became highly active in Pittsburgh's indie music scene. Feeling the need to take a break from music, Chris took an unusual path and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed a passion for physical fitness, and further honed his leadership, mentoring, and teaching skills.
      Upon completing his time in the Marine Corps, Chris has been keeping busy by going back to school, working as both a drum instructor and physical fitness instructor and taking on occasional drumming gigs and recording sessions.

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News

    • School of Rock San Antonio young music makers hit the stage - Time Warner Cable News

      School of Rock San Antonio young musicians hit the stage - guitar, drum, bass, keyboard and vocal lessons prepare them for live performances!
    • Rockin' Out for Kids with Cancer

      School of Rock San Antonio is hosting a benefit concert on Sept. 24, 2017 for The Ferrari Kid organization to help kids with life threatening diseases.
    • Planet Talent visits School of Rock San Antonio!

      Planet Talent visits School of Rock San Antonio. This is a super rad place to be. The atmosphere in the music rooms are amazing and unforgettable! These kids can jam !!! No, for real, this one of o...
      Planet Talent visits School of Rock San Antonio. This is a super rad place to be. The atmosphere in the music rooms are amazing and unforgettable! These kids can jam !!! No, for real, this one of our favorite places yet. Check it out and be apart of something great!!!
    • The RockStar Experience / Ferrari Kid Benefit Concert

      School of Rock San Antonio opens for the San Antonio Symphony - SA Live - KSAT12. Forward to the 38min mark to see our interview. Broadcast was live from the Buckhorn Saloon.

Testimonials

  • “Hi, Wanted to say, Thanks so much for being awesome teachers/support for Lils. The performance yesterday at Jergel's was amazing. We were all so proud of Lily and how she has come out of her shell. Tribute to you guys! Have a great one guys, and thanks again for being an important part of Lily's life,”
    - Shayne and Shawn Stromberg, Daughter: Lily. Pittsburgh, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island.”
    - Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “We are very pleased with the progress our daughter has made as a musician, a teammate and a role model to younger kids since she started taking lessons at School of Rock 16 months ago. The places she's performed so far have been really amazing. School of Rock has been the perfect place for her to grow personally and artistically.”
    - Wendy Maletta Wexford, PA
  • “School of Rock provides kids with not only music instruction, but many opportunities to perform in amazing venues in front of audiences. The experiences my son has received has done wonders in building his self esteem. In addition, the improvement we have seen with his guitar playing and singing abilities in just one year has been beyond our expectations! We are truly thankful for School of Rock!”
    - Michelle DelBianco Wexford, PA
  • “The School of Rock is an awesome way for young people to express their natural talents. We are so proud of grandson and what the school of rock provides beyond the nurturing of their talents: Confidence Self-esteem Friendship(s) Growth and above all real honest focus on the art of music in all forms ROCK ON !!!!!!!”
    - Gerald Frisina