Summer Time is Here

Each spring we often get asked a few questions:

Q: “How do lessons work in the summer?”

A. Rock School is open year-round and we do not close during the summer. We are offering 2 options for students who miss their standard lessons time over the summer: 1) Students in band or lessons are offered up to 4 group workshops taught by the Rock School staff or 2) Students in private lessons are offered up to 4 private makeup lessons. This way you can take as much time off as you need for summer travel without losing a single lesson. You can also offer your reserved lesson time to a friend or family member on the days you are out.

Q:  “Do bands and vocal groups continue in the summer?

A: All bands and vocal groups continue on in the summer. All bands (except Kidzrock) will perform on August 9 at Blueberry Hill. It is not recommended to take band if you plan on missing more than 3 consecutive rehearsals and/or the August 9th performance.

Q:  “If we withdraw for the summer, can we keep our spot for the fall?

A: Lessons are first come first serve, so if you withdraw for the summer we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the fall.

Q: Will there be Kidzrock (ages 4-7) during the summer?

A: There will be two 5-week Kidzrock sessions. All bands will record a song in the Rock School recording studio! There will not be a Kidzrock concert in the summer.

Summer Workshops and Make-up Lessons

All classes are free to students enrolled in the summer session.

Classes are grouped by age.

  • Songwriting Workshop: Mondays at 3:15 pm
  • Learn how to compose lyrics, melodies and chord structures.
  • Rock, Jazz and Blues Improvisation: Tuesdays at 3:15 pm
  • Learn how to improvise in various styles of rock and blues. Open to all instruments.
  • Lead and Harmony Singing: Wednesdays at 3:15 pm
  • Learn about vocal techniques, how to sing lead, and how to sing backup.

Family Band: Saturdays at 3:00 pm

This a great opportunity for the entire family to participate in a band together! Recommended for ages 6  and up.

Makeup Lessons

Students in private lessons are offered up to 4 makeup lessons. You must cancel your normal lesson 48 hours before your scheduled lesson time if you wish to schedule a makeup.

* You must sign up 48 hours in advance in order to reserve your spot in a class

* In the event only 1 student enrolls, the makeup class will be a 30 minute private lesson

* Times are subject to change

If you have any questions feel free to call us at 314.692.7625 or email us atoffice@dsrockschool.com.