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Take a look inside Rock N Roll High School

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 01:14:02-04

Trading books for the bass guitar and desks for drums, there is one spot in the Valley where music education is always in session.

Steve Berg knows baseball. 

"I made a little league for rock 'n roll," he tells ABC 15.

When it comes to music? Not so much.

"I can't play a note of anything on anything," he said.

However, Berg knew something had to change when his son chose drums over the baseball diamond.

"Why don't you have for music like every other kid's activity has where it's organized, run by parents," Berg said.

So six years ago Rock N Roll High School burst onto the scene.

"I really like to play music in general, it's just really fun to play," said Matthew Girle, who's been in the program for about a year.

It gives aspiring musicians of all ages, levels and genres places to learn and practice, to meet potential bandmates and book real gigs on a regular basis.

"This whole thing has helped me just with people in general," said Katelyn Snyder, who's been in the program since it started. 

"It's helped me know what to do on stage and know how to perform."

Performing at venues like Whiskey Row, the Crescent Ballroom, bands have even opened for Alice Cooper's Proof is in the Pudding concert. 

Berg hopes this is just their beginning.

"When you're this age, this is the time to do it," Berg said.  "This is the time to go for it."

Rock n Roll High School has locations in Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.