School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life, announced it will be holding its grand opening celebration on September 13, 2014 at 17 E. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL.
School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and on stage performing with their peers. Music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where music students of all skill levels are comfortable yet challenged at every turn. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, students also learn how to jam with their peers in a weekly practice session. The team dynamic creates a supportive and motivating environment where kids feel inspired to excel.
The new School of Rock location is owned and operated by married duo Ann Marie and Jim Gignac. With business ownership in his roots, Jim decided he wanted to pursue a new career path that aligned with his passion for children and music. Jim has been an avid guitar player of more than 35 years playing for a variety of local bands. As licensed foster parents, the couple sought to bring their dream to reality, presenting a new way of learning music to their community. When they first learned about School of Rock, they knew it was the perfect way to inspire kids and can't wait to watch new students grow into the musicians they aspire to become.
"I've always wanted to be involved in the business of music education. When I first walked into a School of Rock, I knew it was the way to inspire kids and build communities as a whole - as a band member myself, it was a no brainer to get involved," said Jim.