MONICA D. – “I have to say that although we travel 30 miles one way, bringing my son to the Detroit School of Rock was the best thing we ever did.”
As not only a parent but also someone who spends a lot of time in and around the music industry and musicians, it was no surprise when my son wanted to learn to play an instrument. Like any everyone trying to find a place to take their child to learn an instrument I checked out the local studios. Now days and even when I was a kid its common place to go into a studio and sit in a tiny, stuffy booth for 30 minutes to an hour, one on one with an instructor to only get a sheet of music to practice on your own for the next week. As a parent who has a child who needs more interaction and stimulation, and also aspires to be a professional musician or working in the music industry in some aspect I felt a road block and a mundane since of going nowhere.
I saw an advertisement on TV for The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, “Stop practicing… Start Performing”. I immediately pulled up their website to see all that the school offered: Private lessons, Placing you together in a band, staging, lighting, recording studio and recording classes… Everything we were looking for, for the SAME price as the redundant, going no where private classes we had been enduring! It was a no brainer.
I have to say that although we travel 30 miles one way, bringing my son to the Detroit School of Rock was the best thing we ever did. His self esteem has rising 150%, he looks forward to band practice and loves sharing that fact with other people. The atmosphere is amazing and is very professionally orientated. There is constant reminder that each person is part of something bigger, with an emphasis on no matter what you’re doing your learning, having fun and becoming a better person. The fact that the director and owner Jason Gittinger built it all by hand gives you a sense of even more pride and possibilities.
In just the few months that my son has been there I cant express how far he has come musically and his gain of a deeper respect for music theory not just the dream of being a rock and roll star.
We are set to give our first performance this weekend and im totally ready to rock out with my son up on stage! I’m not sure who’s more excited, but without the DSRP it never would have happened… So thank you Jason for fulfilling your dream to enrich the lives of kids and adults alike with music! – Monica D.