in downtown Rochester is expanding to keep up with local desire to strum guitar, beat a drum, play a piano, sing a song.
Some in the music education industry say TV shows like Glee, American Idol and the numerous, melodious Disney creations, are spurring the interest.
Rochester Musician’s Academy, formerly J.C.’s Drum Store, moved to its 119 S. Main Street address about five years ago, and since then has added staff and students, up four instructors from one and adding more classes, lesson space and a studio. The remodel is expected to be completed in May.
The Academy calls itself the fastest growing music school in Oakland County and credits the growth to the fun classes it offers: Rock Band, Pee Wee Percussion, Steel Band Camp among them.
“We strive to be the most complete musical education in the greater Detroit area,” onwer Joe Chila says on his website. “Our students come from as far away as Grosse Pointe on the east and Southfield on the west.”
Source: Rochester Musician’s Academy
Writer: Kim North Shine