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A Petting Zoo for Future Performers in Klyde Warren Park

July 31st, 2015 | by Michelle
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Do you remember the first time you held a paintbrush, struck a note on the piano, or performed on stage for an audience? Such an experience can be electrifying and, if you stick with it, can change the course of your life.

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Terry Longhway, Dallas School of Rock co-owner, remembers the first time he sat down at a drum set. All that went through his seven-year-old mind was, “This is aawwwesome.”

That’s exactly why Longhway and his team at School of Rock hold an Instrument Petting Zoo every fourth Saturday of the month at Klyde Warren Park.

Kids of all ages are invited to play the guitar, bass, drums—whatever is set up and no matter their skill level. A School of Rock teacher is present to teach kids a simple melody and then jam with them as if they were part of a band.

“The best way to learn music is to play music,” says Longhway. “It shouldn’t be intimidating or pressure-filled experience; it should just be fun.”

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The Instrument Petting Zoo is the perfect entry point into School of Rock’s approach to teaching music: have fun and collaborate. Students work together to form bands, write music, study different artists, and perform. A “final exam” consists of students playing a show at one of Dallas’ many music venues.

Through this process, kids learn how to collaborate, have a presence on stage, and speak in front of an audience. Not only that, but their focus and abilities in school develop as well.

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So next time you’re at Klyde Warren Park, look out for the Instrument Petting Zoo—who knows what spark might be ignited when your kid picks up a guitar and begins to play.

For more information: schoolofrock.com or klydewarrenpark.org

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