One of our veteran PSRS Paris bands, The Metal Dragons, were invited to the Gibson Showroom to try out guitars and basses for their upcoming performance at La Cigale with Stéréokids on April 10th. The Gibson team were great hosts and the boys felt like real VIPs. Which instruments did they pick? A Slash Les Paul, of course :) Thanks Gibson!
We have lots of fun things in the works for 2015, one of which being the launch of our PSRS "Artist Series." PSRS will be hosting a series of workshops and master classes, inviting well known artists to share their experience and inspire our students (and families). We started the year with a bang when Christian Mazzalai from PHOENIX hosted a master class for one of our advanced groups. The band has been learning "1901" by Phoenix and Christian stopped by to show them a few tricks and talk about his band's songwriting process. Our students then had the opportunity to perform their original song for Christian and he gave them some great feedback. A huge thanks to Christian for giving our students a very special experience...it's the first of many!
We love having programs in two of the coolest cities in the world and it's even more exciting when they get to meet face to face! Charles, one of our Brooklyn students, was visiting Paris with his family last week and stopped by one of our classes. He helped the Paris band, Shark Bath, write lyrics for their original song and then they all had a jam on T. Rex's "Children of the Revolution." Gotta love cross cultural collaboration. What a motley crew...
All 12 of our bands played and awesome show last weekend at La Bellevilloise. The performances were amazing and the crowd, almost 400 people strong, brought some great energy. We'll see you again in June...in the meantime, click through our gallery below to see some great shots from the show.
A huge thanks to Yann-Yves O'Hayon-Crosby for the great pictures!
Our Brooklyn bands hit the studio on the last day of class to record their original songs from the last semester and the results are amazing. A big thanks to Seaside Lounge for the session and Joel Friedrich for the great photos! Click on the photos below to scroll through the gallery.
Have a listen to the songs here: http://parksloperockschool.bandcamp.com/
We hope you'll join us for an awesome and inspiring afternoon of student bands on Sunday, December 15th. Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 is a beautiful space and one of the best sounding rooms in NYC. Our bands will be coming off a recording session the day before and are quite excited to share their hard work with friends and family. Always a good time...
The folks at Milk Magazine, purveyors of all things family hip in Paris, will be giving our Paris school a shout out in their November issue. Click on the cover below to see us on their website!
Our Paris final concert in June was a blast, with 300+ friends and family rocking at La Bellevilloise. This was also the first concert where we raffled off a brand new Eastwood P90 Special electric guitar, with proceeds benefiting PSRS PARIS instrument purchases. We raised over 450€! Thanks to the generosity of our community, we started our fall semester with a brand new keyboard, electric guitar, and instrument cables. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this a success. We'll be doing it again soon...