Frankie L. – “…such a great place for both budding musicians and anyone who wants a safe, fun, and professional place to get together and make music.”
Attending The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music has helped me grow in so many ways. My first exposure to this program was through the summer camp program in the first few years this place was established. I was scared to death going into it, not knowing what to expect and not knowing anyone else who would be there, and also being amateur on my guitar, having little to no experience. It was life changing, and ended up being the most fun I’d ever had. Within just three weeks, my guitar skills improved so much, I gained a great deal of unknown confidence and I even started singing!
I then joined the early girls band, Define Loud, and started performing at the Hard Rock Cafe, the Roller Derby, festivals in Royal Oak, and so much more. The rehearsals were always the highlight of my week, and performances were so much fun. Not only did I love this place to death, but I made so many great friends and got to hang out with some of the coolest people I’d ever met every week. After that i was placed in the Super Band, where we performed on the news with Tommy Clufetos, Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer! The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music really helped me come out of my shell and gain confidence.
A few years ago, I could have never gotten up on stage and performed. This establishment also helped me find myself as a person and allowed me to grow and improve in a non-judgemental, encouraging environment. This place provides so many great opportunities to perform and get yourself out there as a musician. It has exposed me to so many great people and great musicians. It is open-minded and supportive, and such a great place for both budding musicians and anyone who wants a safe, fun, and professional place to get together and make music.
Their motto, stop practicing, start performing really holds true for me and many others, and now I am a junior in high school and going off to major in music. This is something I probably would have never considered had it not been for the DSRP. I hope the legacy of this community lives on forever, and I know it has a positive effect on anyone who has ever attended a class, rehearsal, lesson and performance. Thank you, DSRP, for helping me find my true colors.
– Frankie L.