Happy 10th birthday, School of Rock Austin! Thanks for so many years of teaching our kids how to play music and rock out!

Austin School of Rock has seen over a thousand students grace local stages as part of it’s performance-based rock music program. To celebrate ten years of rock, they are offering a 10% discount to all new sign-ups for performance programs for the duration of this anniversary season (October 2015 – January 2016).

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Over the past ten years, in the quest to redefine music education and foster the next generation of great musical artists, the Austin School of Rock has taught over 2000 different songs across multiple genres including Rock, Metal, Prog, Punk, Blues, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Funk, Country, Soul and Alternative. Students have had the opportunity to play in iconic local venues like Stubbs, Emo’s, Antone’s and The Mohawk, as well as venues around the country as part of the Allstars program. Austin students have played alongside some of the legends of rock including James Williamson (the Stooges), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Robert Trujullio (Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies), Peter DeStefano (Porno for Pyros), Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Rosie Flores, Adrian Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout), Jon Anderson (Yes) and Brent Hinds (Mastodon).

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“Our original motto was ‘Saving Rock and Roll One Kid at a Time’  and I still believe that we are doing just that” said Rick Carney, Music Director at the Austin School of Rock who’s also celebrating his ten year anniversary with the School of Rock. “In this day and age of instant gratification and over stimulation, it’s refreshing to see kids embrace their instruments as a way to empower themselves. The School of Rock is grounded in an era of music that was revolutionary, but we don’t see the revolution as over. It continues to live in these kids.”

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Photo credit: John Clark

To get the 10% off discount, quote “ROCKENROLL10” when you contact the school at austin@schoolofrock.com or (512) 670-2360. For more information, visit the School of Rock Austin website.

Rock on!