RockStar101 is a programme that brings together young musicians regardless of their experience level and encourages them to expand on their musical skills; both on a personal level but importantly in a band situation where they are interacting and working with other young musicians.
We encourage these young people to work on basic musical skills in a group such as pitch, timing, performance, song writing skills; with the view on creating ‘one sound’ as a band not just as an individual. We feel this is a critical part to our customised programme!
The music itself somewhat becomes secondary or more of a conduit; our young performers are building lifelong skills. Self esteem, self-confidence, and key relationships are the key ingredients to the RockStar101 programme.
“We have had examples where … shy young kids, who barely even speak to their parents, are coming to rehearsals and sharing stories, exchanging phone numbers, having play dates, hanging outside of the band, rehearsing in their own time to get their vocals down. It’s all about the music creating these by-products!”
“I’ve had a girl who’s been coming down to a few sessions, she’s 18 and she’s never left her parents side in 18 years. A few weeks back she came to a session and she started waving to her mother ‘Bye Mum!”….. the girls mother starting crying because she’s never left her mothers side, never said goodbye to her. These are the true benefits of participation in a programme like RockStar101.”
Frank Rossetti – Rock Coach – Strike A Chord Inc