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A Charity Supporting YOUTH Wellness Through Experiential MUSIC Programs


 CONTACT US: (647) 285-2657 anthonyk@myschoolrocks.org


Studio Address: 3995 Sladeview Cresc. Unit 7 Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y1

VERY BIG NEWS!!

MySchoolROCKS is THRILLED to announce that we have been AWARDED two major GRANTS!

  • Through the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MySchoolROCKS has been selected to be one of 15 Grand Challenges Exploration grants  investigating new innovations in education! Click on this LINK for more information


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R.O.C.K.S: Assisting Youth Through a GLOBAL Lens

Shaping 21st CENTURY Skills in a GLOBAL Perspective

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

R.O.C.K.S METHODOLOGY

Unlocking CREATIVITY via the Universal Medium of Music

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 

ABOUT OUR MUSIC CAROUSEL

MODELLING Strategies for Lifelong WELLNESS

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  

ABOUT MyschoolROCKS

WHY Combine "Music & Wellness" in a Program?

The Brain--Body Connection

"Because of the technological improvements in brain research, it has been possible, via neuromusicology, to gain a better understanding of (how) musical cognition can provide a basis for the biomedical applications of music. For example, studies indicate that music can stimulate complex cognitive...and sensorimotor processes in the brain".  

( Michael H. Thaut,  Colorado State University)  

Music as a Pathway to School Success & Community Transformation

Breakthroughs in the science of neuroplasticity continue to highlight the power of mindfulness.  Imagine a classroom where students actively tap into the creative power of right brain modalities and apply these pathways to guide their learning!  What better immersion into group dynamics, the craft of songwriting and design thinking than introducing students to lessons that simulate the role of musicians in a band?  


MySchoolROCKS continues to research the viability of extending our program's reach via digitization and augmented reality. When structured in the proper curricular context, the classroom possibilities are endless.  As students fully engage with rich experiential learning, and educators unleash the power of personalized arts activities, school communities can be transformed one class at a time. 

2018 Really ROCKED! 2019 Will ROLL @ MySchoolROCKS !!

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THANK YOU for SUPPORTING MySchoolROCKS Programming !

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 the Fall.  


With this year's winter being truly frightful, the MySchoolROCKS team is freshening things up to make your 2019 visit delightful!  We look forward to working with our school partners this spring and thank them for their support as we navigate some exciting changes! 


No Music Experience Required! Musical Experience Guaranteed!

INTERACTIVE

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Housed in our fully equipped studio, MySchoolROCKS  teaches popular/ modern songs using innovative instructional methods reflecting best practices in Progressive Music Education.

COLLABORATIVE

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 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.

ENGAGING

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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.

Student Rotation: FIVE 30 Minute Experiential Sessions

GUITAR

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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!

KEYBOARDS

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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!  

DRUMS

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Participants will learn the fundamentals of drumming and will be able to play along with almost any song on the radio!

SOUND LAB: MUSIC SAMPLING & SONG WRITING

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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.

Mental Wellness Strategies For Youth "R.O.C.K.Shop"

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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.

Music & Wellness R.O.C.K.S (Grades 3-8)- Please Inquire!!

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* FREE School Program for Grades 3-8 @ our Mississauga Studio (Students Bring Their Lunch)

- All activities begin with mindfulness exercises that help participants feel focused and centred as they "Think Like a Musician"

* Student Groups Rotate through 5 Sessions (30 Minutes Each)

- Our Studio Can Host Up To 30 Students At One Time  (20 students minimum)

* Direct Instruction by our Team

-Watch your students shine in our workshops or please join us during the activities!

* Participation For All Students Simultaneously

* Ministry of Education Music Curriculum Supported by Best Practices in Youth Wellness and SEL

Take A Tour Of Our Studio

MySchoolROCKS Is Proud To Host Our Music & Wellness Program In A Fully Equipped Studio!

Download OUR Theme Song And Play It At Your School!

Please CLICK the button below to download our theme song -written by MySchoolROCKS Instructor  and  UFORIA front man Michael Ursini. We recommend playing it during announcements, at assemblies and school events.  Ask us about our vocal backing track version and how students can write their own unique lyrics describing why their school ROCKS!

My School Rocks Theme Song (mp3)

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We Challenge Youth to Engage With The R.O.C.K.S Message!

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R - Respect Each Other

How do you build solid foundations for POSITIVE relationships?

O - Open Up - Make A Friend

Learn the POWER of positive relationships!

C - Confidence - Own It!

Hold your head HIGH in all situations!

K - Kindness - Show It!

Learn about the profound impact of KIND words and actions! 

S - Stand Up - YOU Make A Difference

Recognize how individual CHOICES can strengthen your community!

Check out this AMAZING school using MySchoolROCKS!

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

Presentations for Junior & Intermediate students:

If music is covered at your school and you need a boost with Character ED, MySchoolROCKS can arrange to have only our Wellness ROCKSHOPS visit YOUR class: 


  • Building on RespectED  (Canadian Red Cross) & best practices in social emotional learning (SEL), students learn to recognize and respond to negative situations in constructive ways
  • Students focus on building growth mindsets, resiliency and conflict resolution skills through our acronym R.O.C.K.S


  • Cost : 90 minute workshop (booklet included) $275 

Looking for a school assembly idea? BOOK MySchoolROCKS LIVE

  • Bring out your inner rock star as the MySchoolROCKS BAND performs a high octane assembly for your entire school  
  • Celebrate community spirit as MySchoolROCKS energizes your students with messages that promote empathy, co-operation and inclusivity 
  • Students and teachers are invited to join our award winning musicians on stage for an unforgettable LIVE performance!                                       
  • Professional Appearance Fee: $550 (No HST)

On The Air With NEWSTALK 1010: CFRB Profiles MySchoolROCKS

MySchoolROCKS Interviewed by CFRB host Dave Trafford

MySchoolROCKS founders Anthony Kolozetti and Cliff Callaway were thrilled to be live on the air at NewsTalk 1010 The Weekend Show with Dave Trafford.  Cliff and Anthony touched upon the key elements of the MySchoolROCKS program and how it connects with the timely subject of  youth mental health.  


"Young people will not only love our studio when they come in, they will learn new things about their creative selves...its about being in the moment, playing along with popular songs and truly having a musical experience".

 

Our sincere thanks to the fine professionals at CFRB 1010 and Dave Trafford for inviting us to appear on the morning show.


CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST

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Contact Us

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Studio Location

3995 Sladeview Cres, Mississauga, Ontario, L5L 5Y1

(905) 820-2277

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

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