In response to coronavirus restrictions limiting travel and face-to-face interaction, the Whitestone-based music school, along with School of Rock franchises around the world, is offering lessons in virtual format.
“We are thrilled to offer students the ability to further their music education from wherever they are,” says Tom Vidal, owner of School of Rock Queens. “School of Rock Remote allows us to provide the same level of instruction that we’re known for, but in a way that prioritizes health and safety.”
Students and instructors can now use video conferencing to attend lessons in guitar, drums, bass, keyboard and singing. Aided by School of Rock’s MethodApp, SongFirst approach and Method Books, the virtual program will provide a comprehensive music learning experience that is fun, educational and safe.
Individual lessons are available for students ages eight and up, including adults. Online group classes are available for children ages five through seven.
“At School of Rock, the health and safety of our students is our top priority, which is why we have rapidly adapted our operations in order to meet students’ needs,” said CEO Rob Price. “Our instructors are gigging musicians, and they have shown their flexibility to make sure the music goes on.”
Hal Leonard, the world’s largest print music publisher of performance and instructional material, has partnered with School of Rock for the venture, giving students a free 60-day pass to SheetMusicDirect.com.
School of Rock Queens has plans to transition from its temporary location in Whitestone to a permanent space on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Bayside sometime in the spring.
For more information, visit schoolofrock.com.