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The Motor City Rocks a Different Kind of Fender – Part II (EP036)

April 02, 2017

Welcome back to Part II of our most rockin’ interview to date!!

In Episode 036, Greg & Ben continue our conversation with Mike Latcha (General Manager & Music Director), Kerry Smith (Assistant General Manager) and Eddie Baranek (Instructor) from School of Rock in Rochester, Michigan.

In Part II, we chat about the role School of Rock plays in the lives of students and the power of community, commitment and passion in creating great performances and in developing musicians. We also hear Mike, Kerry and Eddie discuss how being a leader and teacher at School of Rock has shaped them, as well.

We also have a lively conversation (and perhaps preview of a coming episode!) about how important teaching the history of rock is…and how that education is helping to shape this new generation of rockers.

And, as we did in EP035, we use a live performance from School of Rock Rochester to transition and end our episode. Because, at the end of the day, School of Rock is ultimately about the kids and the music they create together…

For their buzz worthy hot topics, Ben shares Levi’s new bluetooth connected clothing and Greg talks about how virtual and mixed reality is being used to teach students complex topics.

In this episode:

Musical Interludes: “Sympathy for the Devil” – Performed by students from School of Rock Rochester Rolling Stones Band, January 2017

School of Rock (Website)

School of Rock Rochester (Facebook)

Rock School Documentary (Wikipedia)

The Sights (Eddie Baranek’s band)

 

What everyone’s been buzzing about at SXSW (Mashable)

Move over tablets. This could be the future of learning (FastCoDesign)

 


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