There are such things as schools for rock 'n roll, and no, they don't involve breaking out your Xbox or PlayStation 3.
Darren Muise over at The Music Connection in Danvers tells us local middle school and high school students are learning how to play in a rock band this week with real instruments.
Muise said the program, Rock School, runs every summer with five days of instruction on the drums, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and vocals, as well as other aspects of the business -- there's no video games, iPads or iPhones involved -- culminating in a live concert out in the parking lot, weather permitting.
Four separate sessions are offered at the studio and the aspiring rock stars get to come up with their own band name and logo to put on tee shirts. They can also write their own original song to perform for the big show.
Muise said there are nine students in this year's program, and some of them have not played in a band before, while it is the first time some of them have ever played together.
The big show is Friday at 1 p.m. in the studio parking lot at 67 High St.
The Music Connection is run by Darren and Lynn Muise and has been located in Danvers since 2007.