MORE THAN JUST YOU ALONE IN YOUR BEDROOM.

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Student Band Program has been at the forefront of music education in Metro Detroit since The DSRP opened in 2008. The DSRP performance opportunities are unmatched by any music school around, and past students are playing all over the world.

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ADULT BAND PROGRAM

WE ARE NOT JUST FOR KIDS – ADULTS 18+

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Adult Band Program is second to none in getting adults who have always wished to learn an instrument playing with others for others. Whether you’ve been playing for decades and need a weekly outlet for your passion, or you’ve just begun your musical journey, The DSRP staff can get you skills and performance opportunities better than anyone around.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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STUDENT BAND PROGRAM

TEENAGE BANDS – 13-18 Year Olds

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Student Band Program is for the teenagers in our school. The students grow in personal skills and musical abilities through shared group experiences with their bandmates. This is not a “cattle call” rehearsal with 40 people where you might get to play. Our bands are small and provide a ton of exciting performance and recording experiences each year.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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KIDZ ROCK BAND PROGRAM

KIDS AND TWEEN BANDS – Under 12 Year Olds

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® Kids Rock Program is designed for our youngest members. Not only do they attend their private lessons each week on their main instrument with their private lesson teacher, but they also get to play as a group! The students grow in personal skills and musical abilities through shared group experiences with their bandmates. This is not a “cattle call” rehearsal with 40 people where you might get to play. Our bands are small and provide a ton of exciting performance and recording experiences each year.

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly 45 minute rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

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JAZZ BAND PROGRAM

SMALL GROUP JAZZ BANDS – 13 Years Old and Above

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® is proud to off their Jazz Band Program. Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world performance experiences.

The program consists of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television and video specials. Small group jazz ensemble training is the focus, with an emphasis on developing improvisation skills. Students also have opportunities to compose their own material and premiere their works at concerts.

People see our logo and think that we are all tattoo’d rock and roll guitar players, but actually my personal training was in Jazz Studies,” says school founder Jason Gittinger. “We have tons of talent and experience here on our staff that goes beyond rock and pop music. This program was our next logical step to continue to provide the best music training in the region.”

Program Description:
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.

Stop Practicing… Start Performing®

Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs
Live Band Programs

TESTIMONIALS

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    “I have to say that although we travel 30 miles one way, bringing my son to The Detroit School of Rock of Rock and Pop Music was the best thing we ever did.”

    Monica D.
    DSRP Mom
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    “My 13-year-old daughter has been enrolled for just a few months and she has already performed live at the Hard Rock Cafe and the Palace of Auburn Hills!!!  No other “music school” in the area can generate these incredible opportunities for its students.  Jason Gittinger and his staff have far exceeded my expectations.  Long live DSRP!”
     
    Susan N.
    DSRP Mom
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    “Grownups are entitled to rock out, you know.  But if you’re not in high school or college, and you want to play in a band just for fun, good freakin’ luck.  Are you going to answer some ad in the Metro Times?  Really?  Jason’s DSRP provides the matchmaking, the facilities, the instruction, and the motivation to make it happen.  I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.”

    Kevin R.
    DSRP Adult Program Alum
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    “The Detroit School of Rock and Pop has been a Godsend for my son, Dan (age 13). Jason and his instructors are able to see not only Dan’s talent and drive but also his future potential and they take the time to figure out what steps need to happen to get Dan there.When Dan leaves his private lesson he is so excited about what he has learned and can’t wait for more.”

    Vickie M.
    DSRP Mom

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