Hello Lehigh Valley Rockers!

This blog will hope to educate and share information about music education. A little bit of disclosure here…the author is an owner of the School of Rock locations in Allentown and Easton., and provide instruction in guitar, bass, drums keys and vocals. Our students come from around the Lehigh Valley. The School of Rock is…


Guitarists Can Sync Their Brains With Other Players, Forming A Giant Hyperbrain

from http://www.fastcoexist.com/3050215/guitarists-can-sync-their-brains-with-other-players-forming-a-giant-hyperbrain Guitarists perform a kind of mind-meld when they play together, syncing their brainwaves to the extent that they can anticipate each other’s moves. They also switch off the outside world while playing, leaving them in a tiny universe of them and their music. A study by researchers Johanna Sänger, Viktor Müller, and Ulman Lindenberger…


Fascinated with the Guitar?

Earlier this summer, fender.com paid a visit to the School of Rock in Scottsdale, Ariz. to spend some time with several of the students and learn about their journey on guitar. One of the kids we caught up with was eleven-year-old Dean, who started playing the instrument when he was just 6. “One day I just…


Stuff You Should Say on the Mic When Your Band is Performing on Stage

from http://stevewitschel.hubpages.com/hub/Things-You-Should-Always-Say-on-the-Mic-When-Your-Band-is-Performing-on-Stage If you’re fortunate enough to be a musician that gets to work in public, there is some business to take care of during your show. In general, it’s the lead vocalist that communicates with the crowd, but anyone in the band with access to a microphone can participate. A lot of these things…


The Amazing Positive Effects Singing Has on Your Brain

from http://thespiritscience.net/2015/08/24/the-amazing-positive-effects-singing-has-on-your-brain/ Have you ever noticed that people who are professional singers, or the people around you who enjoy singing, are always in a euphoric mood? This is due to the incredible health benefits that singing offers. Here are five reasons that will make you play your favorite song and sing as if nobody’s listening. 1. Improved…


5 Ways Being a Musician Helps in Other Areas of Life

from http://blog.sonicbids.com/5-ways-being-a-musician-helps-in-other-areas-of-life Songwriting, strumming on your guitar, and sending so many follow-up emails to venue bookers and A&R guys that your “sent” folder frightens you all seem pretty specific to being a musician. However, you may not have ever stopped to think about it, but being a musician and all it entails is actually bound to…


Picking the Right Synthesizer

from http://www.syntorial.com/tutorials/picking-the-right-synth/ There are soooooooo many synths nowadays. It’s overwhelming really. So I’m gonna help you boil it all down by telling you what does and doesn’t matter. DOESN’T MATTER 1. If a synth is giving you the sounds you want, it doesn’t matter how much you paid for it. Whether it’s free, $200, or $3000,…


Do You Have the Music Inside of You?

Scottsdale, Ariz., School of Rock student James has been playing guitar for a little over two years, but music has long been a part of his life. “I was never really an athlete and so from a very young age, I’ve just had music inside of me,” said the 15-year old. “There’s a quote that I love…


Our Summer Seasonal Shows Are Coming!

The benefit of taking lessons at the School of Rock is that you can showcase your efforts, and the efforts of your fellow musicians, on stage.  In a great venue. In front of a great crowd.  There is nothing else like it.  And it’s definitely NOT a recital. If you want to see what School…


Choosing Your First Drum Set

from https://reverb.com/blog/choosing-your-first-drum-set So, you decided to take up the drums and it’s time to pick out your first kit. At first glance, the number of possibilities can be a little overwhelming. Should you go with a used kit or a new one? What kind of shells should you get? What kind of hardware do you need?…


Playing Guitar is Like Being in a Different Dimension

from the Fender website : http://www2.fender.com/experience/fender-tone/school-rock-interview-series-zane/ Fender.com recently cruised by the School of Rock in Scottsdale, Ariz., to catch up with a few of the students and hear about some of the challenges they’ve faced when learning to play guitar. “I have a big guitar compared to me — it’s like up to my chin,” said 9-year-old…