THE DETROIT SCHOOL OF ROCK AND POP MUSIC ANNCOUNCES “SUPERSTAR” PARTICIPATION WITH SUMMER ROCKS! SUMMER CAMP
THE DETROIT SCHOOL OF ROCK AND POP MUSIC ANNCOUNCES “SUPERSTAR”
PARTICIPATION WITH SUMMER ROCKS! SUMMER CAMP
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Royal Oak, MI, July 10, 2008 – Jason Gittinger, Detroit musician and owner of the Detroit School of Rock and Pop
Music, is bringing a few friends over to the school’s Summer Rocks! program for three sessions of teaching students
how to make music in a band while having a rockin’ good time. Jason and his campers welcome Detroit natives/
rock notables who have performed and recorded with Kid Rock, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Aerosmith.
Taking time out of their busy schedules, Luis Resto a producer for Jay Z and Eminem; Paul Nowinski, a bassist who
has performed with Patti Smith; Larry Fratangelo, who currently tours with Kid Rock; and Christophe Zajac-Denek,
drummer from the well-known band the Hard Lessons join Jason and his rock campers for some amplified music
instructions and performances.
Summer Rocks! is a three-week, day camp where students are able to play in a band, write songs, record in the studio,
meet industry professionals and even play in a live concert. The camp has three sessions in June, July and
August; each is for a different age group and music ability.
“It is very important for the students to receive insight to what the music industry is all about and how the guest
speakers have become successful themselves,” said Gittinger. “Plus, they will have a fun time playing along with
professionals from Detroit. It’s great to have Detroiters helping young Detroiters.”
Special guest appearances will begin July 16th, with a second session of three artists on July 21st. Sessions with the
special guest will include a hands-on, master class designed to educate the students about the artists’ chosen field,
while having a good time.
Beginning as a keyboardist, he has become one of the most successful producers in the business. Resto was one of
the founding members of the 80s funk band, Was Not Was, and has produced albums for Jay Z, 50 Cent, Obie Trice,
Tupac Shakur, Patti Smith, Paul Simon and Eminem. In 2003, Resto won an Oscar for co-writing Loose Yourself,
preformed by Eminem and featured on the 8 Mile Soundtrack.
A bassist native of New York, will join Luis Resto, he has played with a diverse list of artists like Aerosmith, Patti
Smith, Les Paul, Keith Richards, The Boston Symphony/Pops, Hubert Sumlin, Rickie Lee Jones, New York Voices,
Pat Martino, and Paquito de Riviera.
Larry has recorded and toured with some of the top recording artists in the world today. His name appears on Gold,
Platinum and Grammy award-winning albums. Larry has been featured on albums with Aretha Franklin, Anita
Baker, George Clinton and Ted Nugent. He has performed with the Boston Pops, at the Grammy Awards, the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, on the David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. Larry is currently
producing several World Music projects and tours with Detroit native Kid Rock.
Drummer of the successful Detroit band, The Hard Lessons.
Established in April 2008 by musician Jason Gittinger, the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music is dedicated to
educating students of all ages in the many aspects of making music, in a fun and exciting environment. For more
information on the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music please visit, www.detroitschoolofrockandpop.com, or call