It’s More Than a Music Class

EDUCATION MEETS EXHILARATION

Rockness Music is redefining music education for parents who want their children to learn real-life values like responsibility, compassion, individuality, togetherness and respect in addition to the language, social and STEAM development every music school touts.

Don’t mistake breaking the norm for breaking the rules. Our brand of rock is 110% positive, respectful and inclusive. We want parents, kids, teachers and program directors all to feel confident in our classes. That means maintaining a physically and emotionally safe environment at all times. We turn up the music without turning up the volume.

ROCKNESS MUSIC has redefined music education for the young child by inspiring creativity, confidence and freedom through caring role models, innovative curriculum and culturally diverse music and instruments.

For Families ROCKNESSS MUSIC offers Parent & Me Music Classes, Birthday Parties and Private Lessons.

For Schools ROCKNESS MUSIC offers Shows and Enrichment Classes.

We even have our own funky rock-n-roll band – Michael & the Rockness Monsters.

Rockness Music celebrates life and music. All of our classes and in school experiences inspire a lifelong love of music and education. Our ‘Roof-Raising” educational experiences encourage children to participate at any level, at any pace. Children learn the basics of music as we encourage investigation, discovery, and creativity.

 

Rockness Music has many offerings for both families and schools.
We offer:
Parent & Me Classes
Birthday Parties
Shows and Assemblies
Summer Camp Entertainment
Professional Development for teachers looking to be inspired.
We even have our own funky rock-n-roll band – Michael & the Rockness Monsters.

 

While participating in music programs with his children an inspired father decided to create a music program based off of the true rock roots of his musical experience as well as his youth growing up in a musical family. A musician himself, his mission became finding new ways to offer children a refreshing musical experience filled with education and fun.

Free creative expression coupled with infectious energy and a love of all things musical gave birth to some something new, exciting, and different – ROCKNESS MUSIC!

Rockness Music’s music and classes continue to support the growth of the young child. The program consistently evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of our growing little students!

ROCKNESS MUSIC has redefined music education for the young child by inspiring creativity, confidence and freedom through caring role models, innovative curriculum and culturally diverse music and instruments.

For Families ROCKNESSS MUSIC offers Parent & Me Music Classes, Birthday Parties and Private Lessons.

For Schools ROCKNESS MUSIC offers Shows and Enrichment Classes.

We even have our own funky rock-n-roll band – Michael & the Rockness Monsters.

Rockness Music celebrates life and music. All of our classes and in school experiences inspire a lifelong love of music and education. Our ‘Roof-Raising” educational experiences encourage children to participate at any level, at any pace. Children learn the basics of music as we encourage investigation, discovery, and creativity.

 

Rockness Music has many offerings for both families and schools.
We offer:
Parent & Me Classes
Birthday Parties
Shows and Assemblies
Summer Camp Entertainment
Professional Development for teachers looking to be inspired.
We even have our own funky rock-n-roll band – Michael & the Rockness Monsters.

 

While participating in music programs with his children an inspired father decided to create a music program based off of the true rock roots of his musical experience as well as his youth growing up in a musical family. A musician himself, his mission became finding new ways to offer children a refreshing musical experience filled with education and fun.

Free creative expression coupled with infectious energy and a love of all things musical gave birth to some something new, exciting, and different – ROCKNESS MUSIC!

Rockness Music’s music and classes continue to support the growth of the young child. The program consistently evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of our growing little students!

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Our History

Origins

The original rock music class for kids, Rockness Music is celebrating our 10th anniversary!

In doing so we have a new name that reaches all ages ROCKNESS MUSIC! We are still experts in the field of early childhood education and we are still offering our award winning preschool rock music classes.

What have we changed? We are growing with our graduates. With our new offerings (see older children under schools) we are continuing to educate and inspire our preschoolers as they grow. We are thrilled to be able to aid in their musical education from preschool to highschool!

New to Rockness Music? Well here is how it got started ten years ago:

While participating in music programs with his children an inspired father decided to create a music program based off of the true rock roots of his musical experience as a youth growing up in a musical family. Essentially our founder was the first preschool rocker.  A musician himself, his mission became finding new ways to offer children a refreshing musical experience filled with education and fun.

Naturally early childhood education became his primary focus.  Free creative expression coupled with infectious energy and a love of all things musical gave birth to some something new, exciting, and different – Rockness Music Preschool!

Rockness Music’s music and classes continue to support the growth of the young child. The program consistently evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of our growing students.

Rockness Music BIG KIDS! We offer group, individual and ‘in-school’ lessons for children K-5th grade. We also offer private lessons to all ages.  We also offer group workshops including group Ukulele and Hand Drumming lessons for schools, summer camps and community organizations. A wonderful way for older children to gain confidence, bond with fellow students and grow as budding musicians.

Our Founder

Michael Napolitano is the founder, and director of Rockness Music. He performs, composes, produces, and engineers all of the music for Rockness Music and Michael & the Rockness Monsters. As a child, Michael quickly found himself immersed in music, attending rehearsals and gigs with his father (a professional drummer). Michael and his two brothers are exceptional drummers and were perhaps the first Rockness Music Preschool students ever!

Michael’s childhood experiences with preschool music have aided in his pursuit of reaching children with the power of music and drama at their own level.

MICHAEL AND BLUE MAN GROUP: After 10 years in the Blue Man Group organization, Michael was hired by Chris Wink (Co-Creator – Blue Man Group) to pioneer a music program at The Blue School in NYC. Michael’s experiences with the Blue Man organization, traveling the world, and collaborating with world renowned artists and educators, has had a major impact on Rockness Music’s  props, instruments and recordings.