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A Special Son

“My son was MIS-diagnosed as autistic at 2 1/2 years old. Instead, he had a rarely seen language disorder that looks like autism early on but is not. It was a looooong road trying to get to the bottom of it, but I did. My son is 17 soon, and School of Rock has everything to do with why he is a happy young man, flourishing in music, school and in life.” CLICK HERE to read this inspiring story!

Trip to South Africa for music festival a ‘once in a lifetime’ treat for local teen

anna pearlChristmas came early for a State College, PA, High School student who was one of six Americans to participate in a music festival in South Africa earlier this month. “It’s was completely surreal and one of those once-in-a-lifetime things,” said Anna Pearl Belinda, 16. Over the summer, Belinda received an email about the Route 40 Music Festival in South Africa. Read more

Charlottesville teen sits center stage at South African festival


It’s December 7, the height of the South African summer, and the excitement is palpable as the gates open at a warehouse-turned-music-venue in the popular tourist getaway of White River, Mpumalanga. Concertgoers gravitate to the largest of three stages at the Route 40 Music Festival, as the drummer of the newly formed band Cosmic River counts off into a multi-tempo, cello-driven rock song with unique Middle Eastern influences. At the center of the stage sits the song’s original composer, 14-year-old Charlottesville, VA native Carmen Day. Read more

Paul Green Rock Academy joins Rock School Scholarship Fund!

The Paul Green Rock Academy has signed up as a participating school in the Rock School Scholarship Fund! Welcome aboard!

School of Rock Hosts Fundraiser

Farmington School of Rock students, comprising of some of the most talented young musicians throughout the area, will host a Rock School Scholarship Show Dec. 15 in Novi. Read full story

ABC Talks about RSSF

November 23, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — You could help generate much-needed cash for your favorite charity, just by going to a concert or a sporting event. You could even help by seeing a Broadway play, but it depends on where you make your purchase.

These students get a kick out of “Rocking Out” at the real life “School of Rock” on the city’s Northwest Side. They get vocal training and learn to perform rock ‘n roll classics. Many of the students say the experience is unmatched. Read the full story

LA Daily News on Jackson Browne RSSF Concert

Jackson Browne to perform with School of Rock students


Singer songwriter, Jackson Browne sings at Occupy Washington, DC at Freedom Plaza on December 5, 2011. Browne has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

By Rob Lowman, Los Angeles Daily News

While some may think of him more as a folkie, don’t forget that Jackson Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. And on Sunday, the acclaimed singer-songwriter will be performing at West Hollywood’s Troubadour with School of Rock Students for the Rock School Scholarship Fund.

The student are from the West L.A. and Burbank branches of the school, which for 15 years has offered music education programs throughout the country. The scholarship fund, a public charity, provides tuition for children to attend any rock music school in the U.S.

Sunday’s concert will showcase current students, and Browne will be on hand to perform several songs.

The Nov. 24 show starts at 7 p.m. at The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Limited VIP ticket, which includee early admission, balcony seating and reception, are $120. General admission is $60. Reception upgrades are an additional $80. Tickets are available at

For details, contact

New Schools Participating in the Scholarship Program!

Welcome to the new schools participating in the scholarship program. You Rock!

School of Rock Naperville, Naperville, IL

School of Rock Elmhurst, Elmhurst, IL

School of Rock Hinsdale, Hinsdale, IL


Jackson Browne Playing Benefit At The Troubadour (The Scenestar)

Here’s a intimate show for a great case coming this month Scenestar readers. On Sunday, Nov. 24, Jackson Browne will be playing at the Troubadour in support ……/jackson-browne-playing-benefit-a…

Look To The Stars: Jackson Browne To Help Kids Rock At Benefit Concert

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