"Quite Simply the PSOR program works well on many levels. Mike Morpurgo (owner) has engaged a staff of talented, capable instructors that really connect with the kids and their parents. Under his guidance, the students embrace new enrollees and quickly develop the camaraderie and teamwork required to perform as a group. Students come from different schools, different grades, and different social settings but at the School of Rock they all get along! The kids are motivated to learn and really do develop musically. Our daughter learned more in six months than in three years of school drum lessons and has become proficient on bass as well. The performance skills and regular concerts have instilled a self-confidence that translates to school and social settings. The expectations that kids will practice and strive to better themselves manifest itself in an independant sense of responsibility for self-improvement. Finally, Mike has used the school as a vehicle for teaching kids the value of community service. We think that's a great use of talent and provides the kids with extra opportunities to do what they love - perform live music!"