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This sounds so wonderful. I am pleased that they are doing something fun rather than all the tutoring sites that keep popping up (a new one opening at Charleston beside Piazzas).
I just hope that it remains fun and not competitive. Our kids need it.
Are kids really ready for the real meaning behind pink Floyd the wall?
Rock and Roll is associated with drugs and sex ... This is what you want you kids to learn about?
Yes, Really, I think they're ready.
Drugs and sex. Somehow I think they may already know about them.
To those of you who are concerned about sex, drugs and becoming competitive: My grandson has been in a School of Rock for 5 1/2 years so I can tell you--don't worry. Every SOR that I am familiar with has strict rules about the kids' behavior, including zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, etc. Generally, the kids learn about teamwork (by rehearsing with other students as a "band"). They will become a little competitive during auditions for house band and, later, to be an SOR All Star, but the competitiveness that I have seen is the constructive type, not cut-throat. The SOR program is fantastic for building the confidence, as well as the musical abilities of the kids.
I think this is fun for the kids. it broadens their horizons and develops their talents. I would have adored something like this back on the day.
If my son wants to do this, when the time comes, I will happily sign him up!!!!
Lighten up, Palo Alto!