School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life, is now operating a second location in Nevada: School of Rock Green Valley at 55 S. Valle Verde Dr. #470 in the heart of Henderson.
Arriving just in time to help you give the most exciting gift any young person could get for the holidays, School of Rock Green Valley is currently enrolling students for its one-of-a-kind performance-based rock music programs. An ingenious concept that helps kids (and adults!) efficiently and passionately learn music and the businesss of music School of Rock Green Valley provides its students with opportunities to rock out to classic and contemporary jams in private lessons, group band rehearsals and on stage with peers in front of sold-out audiences. Students have the ability to become fluent on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums via their one-on-one sessions and then contextualize what they learned through the group rehearsals and performances. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where students feel inspired to excel a refreshing and rare departure frrom traditional music education.
Why I Love School of Rock
School of Rock programs emphasize the message that music is not just about playing an instrument; it’s about teamwork, building confidence and creating leaders. The unique structure is largely focsed on youth ages 7-18 and includes “Rock 101,” which teaches basic skills to beginners as well as “Performance Program,” the second stage and heart and soul of School of Rock. After about 12 weeks of one-on-one lessons and structured group rehearsals, students transform into rock stars in a blowout concert in front of a real live audience. For even younger students, School of Rock Green Valley offers an enriching pre-school program called “Little Wing,” designed to introduce toddlers to the joys of music. Adult programs also exist, which cater to those over the age of 18. School of Rock Green Valley will also offer 5-10 day intensive summer, spring break and winter camps, which involve rehearsals and a grand finale show. These intensive camps are guaranteed to transform beginners into full-blown rock performers.
School of Rock Green Valley will also host a “Guest Performer Series,” where students have the opportunity to learn from and jam with some of music’s most iconic names. Previous visitors have included Jon Anderson, lead vocalist from the legendard rock band Yes, Earl Slick, David Bowie’s guitarist, seminal post-punk bass player Mike Watt, Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics and many others. With the amount of top-notch acts who tour through Las Vegas and have an affinity for School of Rock’s mission, School of Rock Green Valley is expecting a hefty list of renowned rock performers to visit the school.
Teddi Tarnoff, the Regional Director for School of Rock in Las Vegas and Henderson, is in spearheading operations at School of Rock Green Valley and has been working on the project for nearly two years. More impressive yet, the 29-year-old singer/songwriter has been with the company since its inception in 1998. As one of the original 20 students at the first School of Rock location in Philadelphia, Tarnoff is a masterful musician who moved to Southern Nevada two years ago specifically to lead the Valley’s School of Rock endeavors. And lead she did. After the opening of School of Rock Las Vegas West located at 9340 W. Flamingo Rd. #117, the school quickly ascended to the top 10 best performing schools in the entire School of Rock system (there are currently 150 schools worldwide). Witnessing firsthand how ardently Southern Nevada responded to School of Rock Las Vegas West, Tarnoff knew right away there was a need for School of Rock Green Valley.
“School of Rock is the perfect way to unleash talent and confidence in young musicians while giving them a taste of what a professional music career is like. As a performing musician, I appreciate the valuable lessons music performance can bring to many aspects of your life,” said Tarnoff. “For the past 11 years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to play a role in building kids’ musical skills and aspirations through School of Rock. It’s been such a rewarding experience and I can’t wait to watch new students excel and thrive in our programs, and then subsequently succeed with the tools we provide them for the rest of their lives.”
At age 14, Tarnoff was one of the first School of Rock students. By 16, she was teaching vocals, directing shows and running the AllStar program (a nationwide touring opportunity for any School of Rock student). She also attended Temple University for Jazz Vocal Performance. As a touring musician, Tarnoff has had the opportunity to perform both in the U.S. and abroad with countless rock legends and also served as the lead singer and guitarist for two all-female tribute bands. Currently, she performs original music under her own name as well as with her band, The Northern Lights. With plans to open two additional locations in the Valley due to high demand for School of Rock’s unmatched training and performance opportunities, the young entrepreneur looks forward to spreading rock ‘n roll throughout the region and growing the musical community she has built in Nevada.
Stay tuned for School of Rock Green Valley’s Grand Opening Celebration, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2105. Leading up to its grand opening event, School of Rock Green Valley will be hosting an Open House every Tuesday from 4 7 p.m. and School of Rock Green Valley is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hours expected to expand as lessons and rehearsals continue to grow. For mor information on the school, please e-mail Tarnoff at [email protected] or visit http://greenvalley.schoolofrock.com. To schedule a trial lesson, please call 702.778.1400.
For information on the Valley’s first location, School of Rock Las Vegas West, please visit http://lasvegaswest.schoolofrock.com or call 702.778.9382.