School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, announces the grand opening of its latest school in White Plains at 242 Central Ave. The grand opening event took place Saturday December 1st. It was a day filled with live music, featuring performances by neighboring School of Rock house bands, and refreshments provided by Shake Shack. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach cut the ribbon and guests witnessed a traditional guitar smashing ceremony.
School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging music lesson experience, which includes guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa. Thanks to the school’s performance-based approach, students around the world have gained superior musical proficiency, with some moving on to record deals and larger platforms such as American Idol, The Voice and Broadway.
Jeff Silverman, owner of the White Plains, N.Y. franchise, is looking to bring his experience as a former School of Rock student to his own franchise. Silverman is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music since he was 13 years old. Most recently he’s played drums with the local band, Exit 5, putting the performance-based music education he received at School of Rock to work. With this new school, Silverman seeks to provide a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll.
“As a former School of Rock student, I gained a strong understanding of the principles and methodology of the School of Rock,” says Jeff Silverman, owner of School of Rock White Plains. “I’ve witnessed first-hand how this program can positively transform students into musicians, building confidence and improving self-esteem.”
Silverman believes that live performance is the most effective way to teach an instrument, which is why he wants to get students playing on stage as quickly as possible. The classes will be tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, with instructors that are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.