IML'ers rock! Like, literally.
If you take a look at our I Play An Instrument and How I Express Myself You Said It pages, you'll see what we mean. For so many of you, making music is a big part of life. It's a great way to not just express yourself and have fun, but also meet new friends, learn how to work as a team, gain discipline and a sense of accomplishment, and even plan for the future (because you ARE going to be a huge famous rock star someday).
Whether you play something or not, it can be really inspiring to see other tweens do their thing. Here's one opportunity: during the weekend of August 15, 2009, students ages 7-17 from various Paul Green School of Rock Music locations across the U.S. will be participating in a series of free concerts to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock -- an event that rocked an entire generation (and influenced many of the artists we love most today). Hopefully there's a concert happening near you; check this list of places and dates. And if there's not...maybe you and your budding musician 'mates can put on one of your own!
To those of you who play an instrument, we want to know: What's your advice for other kids who would like to play music, but don't know where to start? What if they have limited money or time for lessons? Send your words of wisdom.