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Dear Friends of MySchoolROCKS:
Summer is in full swing and the MySchoolROCKS team is very excited to announce exciting NEW program updates!! In addition to our signature music workshops, we have been working diligently to launch NEW and enriching programs that explore the Arts & Technology, Physical Fitness and Team Building activities. All of our youth focused programs strive to unlock self awareness and encourage young people to build healthy growth mindsets.
If you are an Educator, After-school Co-ordinator, Community Youth Leader, or Homeschooler, MySchoolROCKS will tailor a program made just for YOU.
* COMING SOON- Animation ROCKS (currently under production, MySchoolROCKS is developing a program that combines iMovie technology with tactile props from blockbuster films allowing participants to create authentic MOVIE trailers!! Showcase your directorial talents and use that creative energy with Animation ROCKS.)
Programs for the Fall:
Are you interested in a workshop for your classroom, youth group or drop-in program?
Perhaps you are considering a FULL or HALF day Wellness Event or school team building activity?
Do not hesitate to connect with our Educational Team for more information! Not only have we implemented rigorous Health and Safety protocols across all programs, we encourage educators, caregivers and community youth leaders to ask us about our flexible outdoor learning options, platforms and price packages!!
Please reach out and connect with our Education Director to receive a FREE Information package and explore how MySchoolROCKS can invigorate and rejuvenate your community:
Senior Education Director: 647- 285- 2657
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Wishing everyone a safe summer!
The MySchoolROCKS Team
Thank you to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation for believing in our R.O.C.K.S programming !!
TELUS' very generous donation has allowed MySchoolROCKS to reconnect with our community and explore options to re-establish much needed youth engagement!
MySchoolROCKS is honoured and thrilled to be partnering with the outstanding team at The Sandbox Project !!
A BIG thank you to our outstanding community partner YMCA of Oakville.
We are relaunching ROCKS'22 with an after-school youth program!!
Please CLICK on the link below for registration and more information
A sincere thank you for the very generous financial support of Community Foundations of Canada.
MySchoolROCKS was able to invest in the redevelopment of signature programs such as Drumming to Wellness, Fitness ROCKS and our work with The Glimpse Kids Project Brave
CFC's support allowed us to lessen the devastating impact of the pandemic on youth serving organizations.
R.O.C.K.S '22 music based activities have been re-tooled and participants can look forward to NEW activities anchored by our VERY user friendly BUCKET DRUMMING Workshops !!
What continues to make R.O.C.K.S unique is that participants are prompted during workshops to focus on both musical rudiments (rhythm, notes, sound) AND MORE SPECIFICALLY elements of mindfulness (being present in the musical moment, positive self-talk/re-framing negativity and reusable exercises that counteract anxiety while playing)
* Supported by our professionally created R.O.C.K.S pedagogy, our workshops intentionally model best practices in music fundamentals AND essential elements of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and personal wellness.
As much as we enjoy LIVE music programming, MySchoolROCKS workshops continues to evolve *.
Building on the fundamentals of physical movement and the connection between fitness and well-being, MySchoolROCKS offers an engaging & interactive workshop that encourages participants to unlock their inner athlete!
Fitness ROCKS explores the brain-body connection through the fundamentals of throwing, catching and striking. An added BONUS, our instructors pump up the fun with friendly team building challenges.
* MySchoolROCKS is also adapting these programs to accommodate virtual learning platforms. We are currently developing easy to use resources delivered via the MySchoolROCKS website to help enrich your classroom or extra-curricular activities!
Please reach out for more details: 647-285-2657
MySchoolROCKS has reworked our original RockPro Bucket Drumming Workshops as demonstrated by this session taken from the MySchoolROCKS archives.
**Please click on this video and enjoy a session from 2014 demonstrating one class' awesome progression with interactive bucket drumming!
A VERY BIG thank you to an excellent group of YMCA musicians !!
MySchoolROCKS visited the YMCA of Oakville to participate in their Youth "MYnd Pump" program.
Please click on the link below for selected resources that were shared at the Drumming To Wellness Workshop:
Thanks to the generous support of Jumpstart & The Peter Gilgen Family YMCA , MySchoolROCKS has launched a fitness workshop that combines the benefits of movement with practicing athletic skills using mindful/positive intent.
Please contact YMCA Oakville for more information about our Saturday morning Summer Program!
The MySchoolROCKS team is thrilled to announce that we are looking to re-launch a ROCKS pilot project with our partners at the YMCA !! After-school program registration opening soon!
Drumming to Wellness is a unique program that combines elements of music with strategies for personal wellness.
Beginning with kid friendly bucket drumming sessions, MySchoolROCKS instructors guide participants through elements of rhythm, beat, tempo, riffs and rolls and then enrich each session with activities that promote de-stressing, decompressing and calming strategies.
The fun continues with musical ensembles, playing along with contemporary songs, music and movement activities as well as opportunities to explore some special SURPRISE instruments!
Schedule: Please contact the YMCA of Oakville to request more information on this and other MySchoolROCKS programming
MySchoolROCKS had the pleasure of participating in the short documentary "Art of Wellness: A Creative Path to Mental Health. The Art of Wellness shines an important spotlight on the life changing role the Arts play in people's lives as well as the positive impact that participating in arts-based programming has on well-being.
It was an honour to join medical professionals, health practitioners, artists, musicians and many talented creatives as the documentary explored the transformational power of Arts programming and how it may be used as a path to mental wellness.
Very special THANKS to Susan Ksiezopolski, Art of Wellness Producer, WriteWell and the Mississauga Arts Council for their role in bringing this project to life.
Click on the link below or follow via The Mississauga Arts Council for exciting news about the very successful Art of Wellness Conference
Earlier this year, The Art of Wellness committee was invited to Queen's Park to meet with current Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Michael Tibollo. During a very productive session, the committee put forth an innovative and forward thinking strategy that advocated for Art and Wellness techniques to be recognized by the medically community as a viable option for Ontarians looking for assistance with overall health and well-being.
PLEASE CLICK on this LINK to view
MySchoolROCKS personifies the synergy between the musical arts, education & youth wellness.
Through the connective power of music, we inspire young people to embrace creativity, well-being and inclusivity as pathways to reaching their potential
Learning from HOME? PLEASE CLICK BELOW for helpful educational resources
Please CLICK the button below to download our theme song -written by MySchoolROCKS Instructor and UFORIA front man Michael Ursini. Consider using it as your school theme song! Ask us about our vocal backing track version and how students can write their own unique lyrics describing why their school ROCKS!
Collaboration, problem solving and emotional intelligence are explored in our program "Music and Wellness R.O.C.K.S." Musical themes are used as catalysts to ignite the 21st century thinking needed to navigate today's interconnected world
Based on fundamentals of PROGRESSIVE music instruction, MySchoolROCKS unlocks creativity through contemporary songs supported by hands-on guitar, percussion, keyboard & music mixing R.O.C.K.Shops
MySchoolROCKS assists students in embracing a GROWTH Mindset by "Thinking Like a Musician" tapping into creative centres of the brain and applying social-emotional learning to re-frame negative thinking using age appropriate strategies
MySchoolROCKS teaches popular/ modern songs using innovative instructional methods reflecting best practices in Progressive Music Education. This hands-on approach acts as the " hook" that encourages students to exit comfort zones, take responsible risks and accept failure as a part of the learning process
Participants learn valuable skills that promote co-operation, team building and conflict resolution. Our 30 minute ROCKSHOP sessions touch upon youth friendly strategies for positive mental health.
Our Instrument Carousel Program is divided into 4 instructional sessions: Guitar, Keyboards, Drums & Sound LAB and consolidated with our teacher led Wellness ROCKshop. Participants rotate through each 30 minute activity learning rudiments by playing along with popular/ modern songs.
Participants will learn 3 easy guitar chords and will be playing along with Bruno Mars and The Black Eyed Peas songs by the end of the carousel session!
Our innovative keyboard instruction combines visual graphics with hands on music learning. As the session builds on skills, participants will be playing along with Adele, Drake and others!
Participants will learn the fundamentals of drumming and will be able to play along with almost any song on the radio!
Students experiment with cloud based interactive, user-friendly software programs that create music! Instruments, beats and special effects can be looped to compose unique samples of individualized music. Additionally, users can add personalized lyrics and record vocals to their creation.
Utilizing best practices in Respect Ed, Social Emotional Learning and youth mental wellness, MySchoolROCKS encourages participants to make the cognitive connection between learning music and developing a Growth Mindset. Key themes include: mindfulness, resilience and responsible risk taking.
How do you build solid foundations for POSITIVE relationships?
Learn the POWER of positive relationships!
Hold your head HIGH in all situations!
Learn about the profound impact of KIND words and actions!
Recognize how individual CHOICES can strengthen your community!
Parkfield Junior School in Etobicoke used our MySchool R.O.C.K.S program to write and record a wonderful school theme song. They also produced an awesome supporting video!!
A BIG thank you for outstanding teamwork on a job well done by the Parkfield Rock Stars
"..I wish we had this when I was in school..." -Teacher Participant
We would like to thank the students and teachers at Gandatsetiagon Public School, Pickering , St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School, St.John of the Cross, St. Raphael C.S and St. Angela Merici Catholic School for your outstanding program participation in Music and Wellness ROCKS Pilot Program!!
It was also a thrill to welcome The GLIMPSE kids from Parkfield P.S and participants form: Bristol Street Public School, Parkinson Centennial School Orangeville, St. Andre Bessette, St. Angela Merici and All Saints Catholic Elementary during our spring session. What an outstanding group of young musicians!!
A sincere thank you to teachers and administrators as approximately 1000 students visited our studio and engaged with the 5 elements of R.O.C.K.S programming.
A VERY big thank you to the Managers at the Oakville YMCA and the team at St. Bernadette C.S for helping us deliver some outstanding Summer ROCK Camps--WE Salute YOU!
The feedback from our participants is invaluable as we approach potential grant providers & funders with some compelling data supporting music based education!