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Cape Town gets its very own School of Rock

2015-05-07 12:43

Cape Town - The world renowned School of Rock music school brand is coming to South Africa, with the first school opening in Claremont on 9 May 2015. Offering an assortment of exciting musical classes the Claremont branch will be the first School of Rock to be opened in Africa. 

Spearheaded by brother and sister team, Keith Taeuber and Leigh Spaun and three years in the making; this unique music school will offer a host of programmes for beginners to seasoned music lovers. The school will cater for all ages from pre-schoolers to both primary and high school kids as well as young graduates and adults, keen on releasing their inner rock star.

School of Rock offers performance-based programme's that incorporate private lessons with a group rehearsal element. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, keys, vocals, brass and drums using their philosophy - that the stage is the greatest teacher! 

When you join School of Rock, you will come to know it well, and you will learn more about music than you ever dreamed possible. You will play the songs you love, work with incredible instructors, and be part of a community of musicians that support each other’s creativity. You will be inspired at every level in your journey to become a great musician, and you won't be alone. With locations all around the world, you will be connected to a global network of artists, teachers, friends and fans that share your love of Rock & Roll.

Together you will develop teamwork and leadership skills while playing incredible shows for live audiences on amazing stages. This is way more than a music lesson. This is a way of Life.  The stage awaits.


For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring the World to Rock on Stage and in Life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise and currently has 154 schools in total located in the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Philippines and soon South Africa!

Keith Taeuber, Managing Director says he looks forward to the exciting times ahead in inspiring South Africans to take their passion for music to the next level. "For me, life is about giving back and inspiring others to believe in themselves and be the best that they can be. It is very clear to us that the School of Rock brand and what it offers has a unique and indescribable effect on everyone concerned. It is truly inspiring and motivating and in my opinion, as a musician, School of Rock offers the best all round rock music education I have ever experienced. I wish School of Rock was around when I was learning music."

To date, School of Rock students have played thousands of concerts to more than 100 000 people, at some of the best venues and the biggest music festivals around the world, including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Red Rocks, Summerfest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, Hangout Music Fest, Zappanale, BB Kings and countless others. Along with these international opportunities, they will mirror this successful network locally in terms of performance opportunities and inspirational masterclasses with local music stars.

Leigh Spaun, Marketing Director adds: "I saw an incredible business opportunity in School of Rock, a market that is untapped in terms of accessible and fun music education and a growing national music industry that presents amazing talent. School of Rock will not only expose and identify new talent in the South African music industry but will create a generation of music loving children who will realise the value of music and who will most likely learn their skill through the "coolest" and most well thought out music education programme there is - School of Rock!."

School of Rock officially opens its doors on Saturday, 9 May 2015 and is located in Claremont in the Standard Bank Galleria next to Cavendish Square. To sign-up and book your first class, go to: 

Programmes offered:

• Rookies: 6-7 years

• Rock 101: 8-10 years •Performance Programme: 11-17 years

• Adult Performance Programme: 18+

• Lessons+: all ages

School of Rock details:

Where: Suite 202, 2nd Floor Standard Bank Galleria, 120 Main Road, Claremont - located next to Cavendish Square.

When: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 14:00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.


Contact: 082 412 7733

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