Where do you go to learn how to be a rock musician? Well, in Milford, Michigan, you go to the Michigan Rock School. I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that we had a Rock School in Milford, did you? Well, we do and it just moved to a new location and last week it sent out this press release –
MICHIGAN ROCK SCHOOL EXPANDS, MOVES TO NEW LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN MILFORD’S MILL VALLEY CENTER
MILFORD, MICHIGAN, APRIL 22, 2016 – After nearly two years operating inside the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (The SHAC) in Downtown Milford’s south side, Michigan Rock School has moved. While still in Downtown Milford, the performance-based music lesson studio is now in the Mill Valley Center building, which also houses Starbuck’s Coffee, and Village Bar & Kitchen, amongst others.
Founded in May of 2014, Michigan Rock School began offering private lessons on guitar, drums, bass, voice and piano, and integrating rock band rehearsals, songwriting workshops, and other dynamic group programs into the curriculum. The school caters to both kids and adults, and encourages all students to apply their musical talents through regular performances. The SHAC’s industrial space provided a flexible environment for the schools non-traditional lesson programs, as well as a nurturing community supportive or music, arts, and creativity.
“As our business picked up and the SHAC also became busier, it became more difficult to operate our programs in the same space. In the new location we will be able to offer more private lessons, and expand on our group classes and rock band programs. We even have plans to build a small stage for intimate “coffee house-style” performances,” said John Kozicki, owner/instructor at Michigan Rock School. “I’m grateful for the relationships that I’ve made on Milford’s south side, but I’m also looking forward to connecting and working with other businesses on the north end of Downtown.”
Michigan Rock School is still working with the SHAC to host monthly open mic nights inside the arts center, and teaming with River’s Edge Brewing Company for an afternoon of performances on their stage during Milford Memories. Also on the schedule for the summer is a summer-long beginner guitar class, a two-week songwriter’s camp in July, and rock band camps beginning in June. Additionally, Kozicki has brought on new instructors for both private lessons and to facilitate group programs.
An open house is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the new location. Guests are welcome to come see the new facility, learn about lesson programs, enjoy some live entertainment, and play free video games on the classic Ms. Pac-Man machine. Michigan Rock School’s new address is 525 N. Main St., Suite 100.
Rock on, Milford!