Lockdown has been extended till the 28th August which means we don’t look like seeing you in person until Week 8 at the earliest.
We are doing Zoom lessons though, so if you need a fix during lockdown, please get in touch with us to arrange a lesson. Current teachers doing the Zoom thang include Alex – Guitar , Connor – Guitar, Sal – Guitar, Kayne – Drums, Jaxon – Drums and Clara – Piano.
To arrange a Zoom lesson please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 43296637.
Let’s get through this. XX
............ROCKGOD STUDENTS PERFORM AT THE END OF EVERY TERM...............
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR GUITAR LESSONS, DRUM LESSONS, BASS LESSONS, SINGING LESSONS OR PIANO LESSONS ON THE CENTRAL COAST IN THE GOSFORD AREA. IF SO PLEASE READ OUR 12 REASONS TO CONSIDER ROCKGOD MUSIC SCHOOL FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILDS MUSIC LESSONS
1. We make learning to play FUN but at the same time use a systematic approach.
Most Music Teachers and Music Schools struggle to strike the balance between TOO MOUCH FUN and TOO MUCH THEORY.
How do we know this?
Because we see children who come to us from other music institutions who have learnt how to sight read Twinkle Twinkle Little Star but wouldn’t have a clue how to play something they remotely enjoy. Not a great way to inspire a life long love of music!
On the other hand some children come to us after having lessons with the guy down the road who teaches them to play “whatever they want”. This sounds like fun but these teachers rarely put the time and effort into structuring their lessons in a way that helps students understand the basics of music theory. In other words building your musical house on a bed of sand. Eventually many of these students will give up on music when they realise how little they have learnt, even after years of playing.
ROCKGOD aims for the middle ground. We want our students to have FUN and learn songs they enjoy but we also want them to take away theory and technique, which will make them better musicians and lifelong lovers of music.
2. Our students perform REAL Concerts in REAL Venues EVERY term.
Our BAND PROGRAM has transformed young musicians into ROCKSTARS. If you want to help your child become more CONFIDENT, nothing beats regular live performances in front of real crowds. Our ROCKGOD MUSIC FESTIVAL's have been held at the Central Coast Leagues Club, The Grange Hotel and The Tall Timbers Hotel Ourimbah in recent times.
Our students have achieved great things regularly winning band competitions, performing at YIPA (Youth in performing arts) performing at the Goats Music Festival and recording and releasing E.P.s
3. We have a Curriculum!
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that ROCK SCHOOL = NO THEORY! Nothing could be further from the truth! We use Classic Rock, Current Pop and Metal songs that students love, to demonstrate theory concepts and technique.
4. We teach what we are good at : GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS , VOCALS & PIANO.
Most music school’s try and teach every instrument in the Orchestra! We know what our strengths are. Teaching fewer instruments allows us to be more focused on getting better RESULTS.
We specialise in teaching ROCK, POP & METAL and the sub genres including Blues, Reggae, Punk, Folk and everything else that’s come along since Elvis gave us Rock and Roll in 1956.
5. A proven track record since 2007.
Music Schools come and go but ROCKGOD gets better every year. Check out our testimonials page to see what our students and their parents really think of us.
6. Great Teachers
Our teachers are either qualified or working towards completing their musical studies. Many of them perform regularly and are working musicians. Our teachers are hired for their ability to break musical concepts down and make things simple for their students. Great musicians don’t always make great teachers!
We look for 2 things when we hire teachers.
EMPATHY – The ability to put yourself in the student’s shoes.
SOLID BASIC MUSIC THEORY -. The understanding of and the ability to explain the theory behind what is being played.
As well as specialising in contemporary genres our teachers are qualified and adept at helping school student’s with their music exams pieces.
7.A Music School with a REAL principal, not a music shop renting rooms to teachers.
As ROCKGOD MUSIC SCHOOL’s creator and principal I, Jonny Gardiner, take full responsibility for what happens here with the teachers and students. My roles and responsibilities are not dissimilar to a REAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Here are some of those.
I hire the teachers and monitor the progress of their students.
I sit in on lessons and ensure that teachers are on the right path to reaching the students goals.
I hold staff meetings and boost moral amongst the staff and teachers.
I created, maintain and update our Curriculum and teaching materials.
I ensure the safety of all students and personally address any concerns that parents have.
8. Great Rates & Reasonable terms.
Our lessons don’t cost much more than the guy teaching from his garage down the road. But at ROCKGOD you get so much more. TO FIND OUT OUR CURRENT LESSON RATE please call us on 43296637. Don’t forget we offer a FORTNIGHTLY DIRECT DEBIT SYSTEM at a great rate to make payment easier. We also offer Credit Card facilities, paypal & direct deposit options.
We also offer a FAMILY AND MULTI LESSON DISCOUNT. Receive a 10% discount for each additional child or for each additional lesson your child has. In other words only pay full price for 1 lot of lessons.
9. End of Term Assessments.
It’s important for you and us to know if we are on track with your child’s musical goals. Each term we conduct assessments and share those results with you. This is also the time we speak to students to see if they are interested in joining one of our band classes.
10. An awesome Adult band program called OLD SCHOOL
Why should the kids have all the fun? Our OLD SCHOOL program puts like-minded adults into bands together. Students get to pick their favourite songs and work them up for a big performance at our end of term gig.
11. Certificates and Award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
Our Curriculum is a lot like the Karate Belt System. We have FOUR levels within the school and students are given a coloured wristband to celebrate their achievements
We also give out STUDENT OF THE MONTH awards and an annual ROCKGOD OF THE YEAR award.
12. Easy Parking in Wyoming Kids Hub, next door to Scallywags, Wyoming Pool, Ten Pin Bowling, Laser Tag, 4 in one fitness.
Brooks Avenue Wyoming has become THE place for kids. Many of our parents kill 2 (or more) birds with the one stone dropping kids off to multiple activities in this area. Scallywags, Ten Pin Bowling, Wyoming Swimming Pool, Black Belt Martial Arts School and Lasertag are some of what you can get up to in Brooks Avenue. Come down and have a look.