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July 2020
News That Rocks
Guess who's back!?! We're getting the Band back together! Come join us for the Summer of Rock!
Back to "Summer" School... Lessons, Rehearsals, and Live Performances Heading Your Way in July!

School of Rock Vienna Springs Into Summer!

We are wrapping up our Spring Season with our End of Season Shows July 11th and 12th in the front parking lot of School of Rock Vienna. Then we are kicking it into high gear for the Summer! We are preparing to relaunch in-person lessons and rehearsals later this month. We have been busy disinfecting the facilities, implementing new safety protocols, and reconfiguring the lesson and rehearsal rooms to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment for all, with proper social distancing in place. All Students and Staff will have their temperatures taken upon arrival, followed by mandatory hand washing. Hand Sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building. Masks will be required at all times. Surfaces and equipment with all be disinfected between each lesson (Keyboards, Drums, Chairs/Stools, Amps, Cables, Doorknobs, etc.) and vocalists will be isolated.  
Stay tuned for more informaion and details coming your way!  Thank you again for your continued understanding and support as we navigate this "new normal".

This Summer You Can Rock In Person or Online

We know that each family has their own needs summer and with our new remote and in person options - there's something for everyone!

Learn to Write Music! Introducing Our *NEW* Online Songwriting Program

Creating original songs can be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences for musicians. School of Rock’s Songwriting Program teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works. Students have one weekly private lesson on an instrument of their choice where they learn concepts, technique and theory. These principles are then applied in weekly group lessons where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops. Every few months, Songwriting Program students can take the stage to perform a showcase or open mic, or they can band together to record their original song demo. 
Contact Brian at the School to enroll today - vienna@schoolofrock / 703-242-2184! Rehearsals start Thursday, July 16th!

Epic Albums - Our Seasonal Online Recording Project

We are super excited about this new online program offering where students get to recreate an Epic Album both as musicians and recording artists.  Our very own Mike Ruby will be leading students through this season's selected album Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - the debut album from The Cranberries.  
Students will break down the parts and gain an understanding of how the band made that sound, what worked and how they can translate that into their own work in the future.  Questions?  Call Brian!

The Summer In Person Shows Must Go On!

We are currently enrolling for our Summer Performance Season. We will have four in-person groups to choose from -  Muse, Green Day, Blink 182, and My Chemical Romance. 
The Summer Season Rehearsals will kick off the week of July 13th. Contact us at the school TODAY if you wish to sign up or have any questions! Vienna@SchoolOfRock.com 703-242-2184

2020 Summer Camp Update

We had a fantastic online Rock School Band Camp last month! It was great to see all these smiling faces!
We are also pleased to announce plans for our in-person Summer Camps! We will have our Rock 101 and Rock School Band Camps the weeks of July 27th, August 3rd, and August 10th. We are limiting the number of campers in each session and will be adhering to stringent disinfecting protocols as well as following social distancing guidelines. Please call us at the school if you have any questions or concerns, 703-242-2184.
Spots are filling up fast! Click the button below for more details and to enroll. 
Check Out Our Summer Camps Here

Student Spotlight - Meet SOR Guitarist Isaac R.

What is your favorite thing about School of Rock Vienna?
The best thing for me is the community  there.  There’s a place for everyone - the beginners and the advanced players.
When I first joined I was honestly surprised by how welcoming everyone there is. Within an hour of arriving I no longer felt like the ’new kid’.

What is one of your favorite things you’ve learned from your time here so far? 
At School of Rock Vienna, I’ve learned much more than just music.  I’ve learned about what it means to be part of a proper band, and the responsibilities, highs and lows that come with it. It’s reminded me of what it feels like to be part of a team, and to work with others in order to achieve something so much greater than you.

What advice would you give to all the new SOR student musicians? 
When I first started playing, I remember clear as day that I never wanted to pick up my guitar.  My fingers hurt, my hands were cramping up, and I still didn’t sound like Stevie Ray Vaughan! My advice to new musicians is just to stick with it.  If the scales or the arpeggios become too much, just take a break and play something you want to play. Your attitude to playing will set you apart from other musicians, and you will progress such faster when you feel good and enjoy it.The start is definitely the worst, but when you do learn the base blocks to playing, you’re away.(Still do the scales and arpeggios though, playing becomes much more difficult later down the line if you don’t know them.) 

Top 5 Bands/Artists You Love:
1. Foo Fighters
2. Green Day
3. Queen
4. The Beatles
5. Guns 'n' Roses
If you could be in any band or artist (past or present) who would it be and why? 
If I could be in any band, I would probably go with Queen. There is plenty of variation in their music, no song is the same. Plus, they made some pretty good music!  

Friday Night Live Music Trivia @ 8PM

We have been holding a fun, 20 question session every Friday night at 8PM wiht our awesome host  Mike Ruby on Vienna School of Rock FB live! This is a friendly, non-points game so just join in and have some fun every week! Please invite your frineds and share so we get a good crowd too. Click bleow to sign up in the Facebook Event and Share. It's a bright spot of fun - do it!

Welcome to Our New SORockers!

A big School of Rock Welcome to our newest students heading out on their musical journey: Avani B., Bridget K., Emery F., Ethan Z., Isaac B., Jack P., Sydney V., - we are so happy to have you rockin' with us!
Click Here for our Weekly Snapshot Calendar
Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar Now!
July 3rd - OPEN for Lessons and Rehearsals
July 4th - Closed for the Independence Day Holiday
July 11th - Spring Season Show #1 - Smashing Pumpkins, Soul & QOTSA
July 12th - Spring Season Show #2 - Soundtracks & 311 vs No Doubt
July 13th thru 18th - Summer Performance Season in-person Rehearsal Kick-off
July 27th - First week of in-person Rock 101 and Rock School Band Camps
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