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ROCK ON: SCHOOL OF ROCK CELEBRATES LEE’S SUMMIT OPENING

Patrick Redd guides the young participants of School of Rock through questions about music and life like a maestro conducting a symphony.

Redd, general manager and music director at School of Rock, 1121 N.E. Rice Rd. in Lee’s Summit, ties learning a new craft into lessons of everyday life.

“We’re going to be the best band ever and everybody is going to be super cool with everybody,” Redd says to a group of five young aspiring rockers ages 7 to 12 during a rehearsal session Jan. 18. An older group of students will join Redd and his fellow instructors later for a jam session. The answer is in response to a concern from one student about getting along with others in settings outside of School of Rock. “That’s the way School of Rocks rolls. We’ve got none of that around here. School of Rock is not about that. School of Rock is about being cool with everybody, so we’ve got this.”

This article can be found at: http://www.lsjournal.com/2014/01/22/110626/rock-on-school-of-rock-celebrates.html