Kids in San Antonio are off for summer vacation, but school’s still in session for some musically inclined students.
At School of Rock in Stone Oak, band posters line the walls of the practice rooms, and colorful instruments are displayed along the narrow hallways.
In Rock 101, an introductory course for young performers, kids learn bass, guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals. Students come together to perform as a band, with a concert at the end of the summer for friends and family. They also create band names, show shirts and posters for their concerts, which gives them the full experience of being in a band.
“I came here because I saw a concert last year and I was like, ‘Wow, they’re really good,” said 10-year-old Athena Pate. She is learning vocals and bass in Rock 101.