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Music And Rock School is now on Facebook

Music and Rock School now has a page on Facebook! So students, parents and friends of Music and Rock School, add us to your friends and you can keep up to date on what's happening with lesson specials, events, performances, blog posts, and anything else we might be up to. You can follow the Facebook link under Blogroll in the sidebar or just click here to be directed to the Music and Rock School's profile.

Girls Rock on the Guitar at Music and Rock School

When I was first learning to play the guitar in the early 90s my high school offered a guitar class that I took one semester.  I specifically remember that there were only two girls in the class and at least 15 guys.  In recent years I’ve noticed that my male to female student ratio is much more balanced, and that I have about as many female students as I do male students.  I could guess and hypothesize as to why that is, but I’d rather spend that time encouraging more girls to start playing rock instruments, like guitar, bass and drums!

Joining a band will make you a better player

I started my first band within a week of getting my first guitar.  It was a Friday when my mom took me to pick out the guitar, and my lessons started the following Wednesday.  By the time the weekend rolled around I had found enough guys at school to start a band and have our first practice on Saturday.  Sure, at that point I really had no idea how to play that guitar.  But playing in a band, even that soon, made me a better musician.  Some of the benefits included the following:

How You Practice Can Affect Your Progress

I know how easy it can be to get distracted while practicing.  Maybe you sit down with every intention of working on your lesson material, but frustration, confusion or boredom sets in so you decide to run through your favorite AC/DC song.  The next thing you know, you’ve been playing “Back in Black” for 20 minutes and you haven’t made any progress on your lesson material.