A spry 83-year-old took me by surprise when he walked into the Rockwall School of Music. He casually lumbered up to the desk with a smile that ignited the room and said, ‘I’ve been lugging this violin around for 15 years. I’ve decided if I’m ever going to learn to play it, I better start now,”and so began a wonderful relationship with Mr. Robert Earl Williams. “He had the passion and we had the teachers; it was a match made in heaven,” said Russ Porter, director of RSM. Granted Mr. Williams had some challenges to overcome with arthritic joints in his hand and having to modify the violin shoulder position due to an old injury; but that didn’t keep him from pursuing his lifelong dream of playing ‘Amazing Grace’ at his church. Each week we were greeted with Mr. Williams infectious smile and passion to accomplish his instrument. After several months of lessons, with his family sitting in the congregation he made his church debut beautifully playing “Amazing Grace” on his violin. It wasn’t long after is first and only performance of worship that Mr. Williams suffered a mild stroke that ended his brief but successful musical journey. There is no age to music. It doesn’t expire, or somehow become out of reach. If anyone has the passion, the capacity to learn is available to them. Rockwall School of Music is proud to be a place where all ages, and all stages of life can come in pursuit of their musical dream.
The Rockwall School of Music will hold a Fall Open House and Meet & Greet on Monday, November 6th, Wednesday, November 8th and Friday, November 10th from 3:30-6:00 p.m. each day. Come by and see us. Let us answer your questions, give you a tour and introduce you to our teachers. The Rockwall School of Music is located at 749 Justin Road here in Rockwall, Texas. Please call us at (972) 722-6874 or contact us at office@RockwallMusic.com with any questions you may have regarding the Open House. We look forward to seeing you!
If you are a mid-beginner or early intermediate guitar player, we are offering a Holiday Guitar Ensemble Class. Classes will be held on Mondays, November 6th, November 13th, November 27th and December 4th, December 11th and December 18th. Class times are 4:00-4:45 or 4:45-5:30. The cost for the ensemble is an additional $60/month for November and December to all current guitar students, which will be added to their private lesson tuition. Costs also include music. Classes are limited to three (3) students per class, so contact us today to enroll at (972) 722-6874 or office@RockwallMusic.com
Enrollment for the the 2017-2018 school year started on Monday, July 24th. We offer Monday through Saturday lesson times to work with your busy schedule. You can choose a 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute lesson. So if you have ever wanted to learn to play the piano, cello, violin/viola, guitar, ukulele, bass or vocal, contact us today at (972) 722-6874 to enroll.
The Rockwall School of Music’s Spring Recitals are quickly approaching. This year’s Spring Recitals will be held on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st. Call 972-722-6874 for details.
There are no scheduled lessons for the week of Monday, March 13th through Saturday, March 18th for Spring Break. Lessons will resume on Monday, March 20th. Have a safe and relaxing break!!
The Rockwall School of Music will be conducting priority registration for all current students for the upcoming summer semester from March 1-31. All students planning to continue lessons throughout the summer can register for their current day and time by contacting the front desk during their weekly lesson, calling (972) 722-6874 or via email to email@example.com. The summer semester is June 5 through August 25.
All students enrolled for the entire summer semester will receive priority registration for the upcoming fall semester in August.
You are invited to attend our Spring 2017 Open House and Summer Preview on Monday, February 27th from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at the Rockwall School of Music. Get a sneek peek at the teachers and upcoming summer programs. If you have always had a desire to take lessons for piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, drums, ukelele or guitar, stop in and see us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or get you enrolled for summer. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
What does a quarterback without a team, an entrepreneur without a business and an instrumentalist without an orchestra have in common? Each of these are skilled individuals who need something larger than themselves to feel complete. The Rockwall School of Music has dedicated the past 20 years to providing the highest quality lesson possible and is now expanding to offer homeschool students an opportunity to be part of a larger community of musicians.
‘Homeschool families frequently ask if we have some music options that allow for group interaction’, said Russ Porter, director of the Rockwall School of Music. ‘They spoke and we listened’ said Porter, who has spent several months securing an orchestra director and organizing the details to make this idea a reality.
This orchestra is for violin, viola, cello, or bass, players with one or more years of experience through private lessons and have completed the Suzuki Book 1. Advanced students will also have the opportunity to also perform in a chamber ensemble.
The orchestra will rehearse weekly on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, beginning February 7th. The orchestra will be under the direction of Mr. Rob Flickinger, concert master of Park Cities Orchestra. He will arrange the orchestra parts to accommodate advanced and intermediate players. ‘It is recommended that students have at least one year of experience in order to participate in this orchestra’ said Flickinger. Students with less experience may participate with a recommendation from their private instructor. Music will be written/arranged to accommodate and challenge players of all levels.
There is a monthly tuition of $50.00 with family discounts available upon request. To secure your students place in this unique opportunity, please contact the office of the Rockwall School Music at 972-722-6874 or Office@RockwallMusic.com. Space is limited.
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In observance of Martin Luther King Day, no lessons will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017. The RSM offices will also be closed. Lessons will continue and offices will be open on Tuesday, January 17th.