CPTP117: Creating Preschool Music Programs that Rock with Dave Simon

rock bands transform studio with dave simon

Have you ever thought about bringing rock bands into your teaching studio? Many teachers would be interested in this kind of ensemble playing experience, and the positive introduction it provides to music.

But few would think of bringing this to preschool students.

Dave Simon

Getting preschoolers into rock bands might sound like something that would need a team of music prodigies, but the way Dave’s doing it means any kid can get involved. Any child really can be part of a band at 4 years old, given the right approach.

Learn how Dave Simon’s preschool rock bands work in this episode.


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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Dave decided to start his school of rock
  • How a movie helped him expand his business
  • How and why he hired his first teachers
  • Why Dave started writing his own curriculum
  • Dave’s refined & thorough process for hiring teachers
  • How KidzRock started and who it’s for
  • How Dave designed the music for student success
  • The impact this program has had on student retention

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Are you thinking about bringing rock bands to your studio?

What do you like about Dave Simon’s approach? Is there anything you would differently?


  • Jayson+Fish says:

    Great Podcast. Thanks Tim!

  • Marie Lee says:

    Just listened to this podcast today. So fascinating! I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate “jam sessions” with our piano, guitar and drum students. I never thought of offering it to beginners — or even preschool beginners. Brilliantly fun! You’re definitely on to something here, Dave. Can’t wait to learn more!

    • Dave Simon says:

      thanks for you feedback. The group experience is so great for kids. It brings the language of music alive as kids “dialogue” with each other in a real time experience. It’s funny that you mention the idea of a jam session. In Kidzrock and Jr. Rockerz there is a “Jam Session” workshop that the kids do. They close their books and work within a simple yet effective structure to help them be creative and expressive while playing in time! Would love to connect with you over phone or email if you’d like to learn more about how my programs can help you achieve your goal for group offerings. Visit http://www.davesimonsmusic.com or email me at info@davesimonsmusic.com

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