Australia’s first performance-based music centre, School of Rock Macarthur, opened in Campbelltown on Saturday.
The centre aims to inspire young musicians to rock on stage, by giving them the chance to perform at live venues and with professional performers on a regular basis.
Owners Ken Martin and Omar Bahemia leapt at the opportunity to open the first venue in Campbelltown due to the region’s enthusiasm for rock and roll culture.
“The Australian market doesn’t cater for kids who musically wish to take their talent onto the stage,” Mr Martin said. “As a musician, I understand how important the performance aspect is and the buzz that it creates.”
Mr Martin said the school, with more than 130 franchises across seven countries, had programs to suit all skill levels and ages.
There are classes for preschoolers, beginners, first and second grade rockers and adults.
“When we came across School of Rock, we were intrigued by the way students grew through the program, learnt rock and roll music in a group setting and had the opportunity to perform live shows,” Mr Martin said.
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