You learn a lot in junior high and high school, but the most valuable lesson of all is one that remains true throughout life: Surround yourself with other quality, driven humans and create something great together. Students of the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Miami learned this lesson earlier than most; in fact, these budding musicians ages 7 to 17 spend their rock school hours deconstructing rhythm, harmony, and stage presence in a group environment as well as in individual sessions. If youre looking for proof of the self-esteem thats built from the experience, simply compare the hallway swagger of a regular teen to one who just played her first live rock gig. Theres no contest.
About three times a year, the School of Rock showcases its talent pool with live, sold-out concerts. This time around, the kids are tackling the rakish guitar riffs of Jimmy Page, the octave-jumping vocals of Robert Plant, and everything else that made Led Zeppelin a cornerstone of experimental rock music. Taking the stage for The Song Remains the Same: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin, these sonic entrepreneurs will flex their skills this Friday and Saturday at the University of Miamis Gusman Concert Hall. Be able to say you saw these future rock stars shred back when they were 9 years old; purchase a $12 ticket to this all-ages show that begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 23; Sat., Jan. 24, 2009