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Bizline: Not just a music school in Dillon


Q: What type of business do you operate – what do you sell, or what service do you provide?

A: A music school focused on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and performance. Lessons are based around rock music of all kinds to keep students of all ages interested in learning the instrument of their choice. The Summit Academy of Rock is now offering lessons in classical guitar and classical piano.

Q: Where are you from, and why did you decide to open your business in Summit County?

A: The Summit Academy of Rock was opened to provide Summit County kids and adults access to qualified music instruction in a fun and interesting learning environment. With styles ranging from rock to classical music, the Summit Academy of Rock offers something for everyone interested in learning music.

Q: What experience do you have in this field?

A: The Summit Academy of Rock would like to introduce two new instructors to the staff.

Jake Wilkes is teaching all forms of drums and percussion. Jake has played locally with several bands and has studied percussion for live performance. Jake also instructs drum line and symphonic percussion. He has a great rapport with kids of all ages, including adults. Jake has over 10 years experience teaching.

Cesar Munoz has joined the Summit Academy of Rock in the area of classical piano. Cesar has performed live as a solo artist since the age of 9 and with several local bands and performers. His classical background was nurtured early by a grandfather who was a virtuoso violinist and symphony conductor and a father who was a composer and recording artist. His 30+ years of teaching a variety of subjects gives his students a unique perspective to learning.

Q: What sets your business apart from other similar businesses?

A: The Summit Academy of Rock is not just a music school. Jam Camp offers kids a chance to play in a real band and perform live. Guitar Camp lets students dive into all forms of learning, from guitar maintenance to various musical styles. Fantasy Camp puts adult students into real rehearsals with the goal of playing out all over a couple hours on the weekends. The Summit Academy of Rock lets everyone learn through the music of their choice.

Q: What types of customers do you hope to reach in Summit County?

A: The Summit Academy of Rock wants to reach students of all ages interested in learning guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Let us show you how much fun playing music can be, whether you want to play live or just play at home.

Q: What are your plans for your company’s future?

A: The School has just purchased new equipment and continues to gain more equipment thanks to donations from Summit County residents. Our future goals include purchasing studio recording equipment, adding performance equipment and new space as the business grows. Currently the Summit Academy of Rock is investigating gaining nonprofit status.

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