The School of Rocks brings in a Beatles expert.
The School of Rock in Montclair has some big events coming up, proving how talented their students truly are.
Mark Lapidos will visit the School of Rock this Saturday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. Lapidos is a nationally recognized expert on the Beatles, and will discuss the importance of the albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Lapidos is also the founder of the Fest for Beatles Fans, originally known as Beatlefest, which is a weekend convention. This year, it will be held at the Hilton Westchester in New York from March 20-22. The three day affair will feature live concerts, exhibits, a Beatles marketplace, and special musical guests.
The Lapidos event will take place at the School of Rock, located at 125 Valley Road. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Non-School of Rock students, families and Beatles fans should RSVP by calling School of Rock Montclair at 973-337-5296 to reserve their seats.
The School of Rock Best of Season show will also take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Highline Ballroom, located at 431 West 16th Street in New York, N.Y. Doors open at 10 a.m., the show starts at 11 a.m. and students are expected to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at ticketweb.com using the access code “ARETHA.”
According to their website, “for more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, [Penn.] in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 69 schools in the US and Mexico. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.”
The students of the School of Rock have even played in countless concerts in venues such as CBGB’s, the Whiskey and BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square.
The School of Rock is located at 125 Valley Road in Montclair, and can also be reached by phone at 973-337-5296.