LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some of Kentucky's youngest rock stars showed off their skills this weekend as part of the Louisville School of Rock's Jack White show.
What You Need To Know
- School of Rock Louisville is honoring some big names in music with their January performances
- The program's young rock stars honored Jack White and Fleetwood Mac this weekend
- The School of Rock hosted two shows this weekend and has three on deck for next week
- All kids get music lessons with the program, but owner Melanie Scofield said rehearsals and stage experience truly round out each rocker's music education
Saturday's performance was one of the program's main stage winter shows, owner Melanie Scofield said.
Talented young musicians gathered at the Fifteentwelve Creative Compound in Louisville's Portland neighborhood to perform hits by Jack White, known for his work with bands including the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weathers.
You can watch some of their performace in the video above.
The School of Rock hosted two shows this weekend and has three on deck for next week.
Student Jackson Binkley said the show was an "amazing experience."
"It was chaotic in the best way possible," Binkley said. "And it provides a lovely experience of gigging around Louisville, around a big city, and getting to know the atmosphere."
All kids get music lessons with the program, but Scofield said rehearsals and stage experience truly round out each rocker's music education.
"One of our sayings at the School of Rock is that the stage is the greatest teacher, and that is absolutely true," Scofield said.
Music Director Patrick Denny said there are a host of reasons they encourage kids to join the program, but the main one is the sense of community and acceptance that comes along with it.
"We've created a community with School of Rock where kids not only become educated in music, but they feel accepted, and they have a place to use as kind of an outlet," Denny said.
Scofield added that the creative outlet rock music provides is especially important for youth mental health today.
"They get to come every week for a lesson, they get to come every week for a rehearsal, and then they get to put on these amazing stages at our incredibly supportive Louisville music venues," she said.
If you're thinking of picking up an instrument and trying something new, take a tip from Binkley: "Just dive into it."