Live performances, great food and a throwback photo booth.
It’s all part of the School of Rock’s kick-butt grand opening planned for Sunday, Nov. 7, from noon-4 p.m., in Sayville.
“Our goal is to inspire each and every student to be a rock star on stage and in their lives,” said Emilia Camp, who owns the new School of Rock, as well as an existing School of Rock in Farmingdale, with her husband Joel.
Oakdale native Joel Camp is a certified K-12 music teacher and a professional saxophone player who, since the age of 15, has performed over 2,000 gigs, ranging from Broadway to music festivals.
School of Rock delivers an exciting and engaging music lesson experience to students of all ages. Lessons include bass, guitar, singing, drum and piano. Drawing from every style of rock and roll, School of Rock-ers learn theory and techniques via songs from such legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz and Led Zeppelin.
The new School of Rock is located at 4832 Sunrise Highway, South Service Road, in Sayville. It’s inside a 2,600-square-foot space formerly occupied by Tender Hearts Preschool. Right next door is the new vegan deli, Clementine’s. The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce will host a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.
“Emilia and Joel are passionate about music and inspiring the next generation of young artists,” said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “We are delighted to celebrate their second school and to see them positively impact the lives of their students throughout the community.”
Owners are ecstatic to be in Sayville
“After owning School of Rock Farmingdale for eight years, we felt compelled to expand this concept to other parts of the south shore community,” Emilia Camp said. “We focus on student growth, not only musically but socially as well, and provide opportunities for children to connect and share their ideas.
Artists who’ve performed on Broadway and the likes of “American Idol” and “The Voice” trace their musical roots back to learning at a School of Rock.
Above photo: School of Rock, Sayville