During the recent 2019 Grey Cup Festival I had the pleasure of watching some of the cities brightest musical talent performing live on stage. The house band from Calgary’s School of Rock ripped up the stage to the joy of the cheering crowd.
Calgary’s School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. They teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, and their students put on amazing shows at local venues throughout the year. Their programs, camps and workshops for toddlers, kids, teens and adults make learning to play music fun and create great communities of musicians. These programs and places on them are also highly sort after, so get in early if you have a talented kid who wants to join.
The Performance group puts their students front‐and‐center on a real stage like here at the 2019 Grey Cup music stage. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits both then and now. For all the students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun. They work towards learning songs for the upcoming live performance date each ‘season’. It’s a great program that accelerates the students learning of their instrument and being in a group environment, fostering self‐esteem, communication and working together as a group.
All in all the house band put on an electrifying show and clearly showcased the talent we are fostering here in Calgary. The music scene is an important cultural part of Calgary and if these kids are anything to go by it can only grow bigger and become a more influential part of Canada’s music scene in general. Long live rock ‘n’ roll…..