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Are birthdays a big deal in your home? Growing up in a family of six kids, your birthday was almost just another day in the life. For my kids, I make it a point to make each birthday more outstanding than the next. For Caitlin’s eighteenth birthday this year, we decided to celebrate it in style. We decided to have a rocking birthday party at the School of Rock in Knoxville.
Music Runs In The Family
Caitlin has always loved to sing and play music. I play music in our home all the time, so she was exposed to music since she was a baby. My mom did the same when I was growing up. Just like myself and my older daughter, Caitlin has been in chorus since elementary school. She started playing the violin when she was nine and has been in orchestra since 5th grade. Again, just as her older sister and myself! A few years ago, my older daughter, gave Caitlin an acoustic guitar for Christmas. Caitlin has been teaching herself to play ever since.
A Musical Dream Come True
I have wanted Caitlin to take music lessons for a long time. Ever since her sister gave her the guitar, she has wanted to learn to play it. It wasn’t until recently that we were able to make that dream come true. We found our local School of Rock in Knoxville offered music lessons.
The School of Rock is set up so the kids can jam in a group or have a private lesson. Caitlin’s teacher, Cam, is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee. He has a degree in music. When he isn’t teaching kids to play guitar at the School of Rock in Knoxville, Cam is in a cover band.
The School of Rock In Knoxville Treats You Like A Star
The first impression you will get from the School of Rock in Knoxville is how welcome you feel. Greg and Holly Franklin, the owners, are always there to greet you with a big smile. You can tell within a few moments they are passionate about music, their school and your child.
The layout is comfortable, giving kids the room to spread their wings while making them feel at home. The Performance Group plays in the larger stage area downstairs. The lessons are located upstairs in private studio rooms. Everywhere you look is rock and roll memorabilia, from vintage signs to signed albums.
A Rocking Birthday Party
In addition to music lessons and group jam sessions, the School of Rock in Knoxville offers summer camps for kids of all ages. And if it is a rocking birthday party you are looking for, the School of Rock in Knoxville can hook you up on that as well! You can have a karaoke or a disco party, or a combination of both. Caitlin decided to have a karaoke party with her friends from school.
When we arrived for Caitlin’s party, Greg and Holly had the party room ready for a night of karaoke! They had tables set up and were there to help with anything we needed. Greg was going to be our host for the party, and he was ready to play any song we could think of. As with many kids, especially my daughter’s group *they are nerdy and proud!), it took a while for them to get the nerve up to sing.
For the first 45 minutes or so, the kids watched Greg’s son play guitar. Boy is he amazing! Finally, Caitlin’s friend Ella grabbed a guitar and played for us. After watching the video, would you be able to tell Ella is completely self-taught? I know, right?! After Ella wowed us with her guitar playing, we finally wet our feet with “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. After that, the time flew! The two hours for Caitlin’s party went by in a blink!
Before we knew it, it was time for cake! Of course we had to have a Doctor Who cake for a group of nerds, right? I must say, of all the parties we have had for Caitlin, her rocking birthday party at the School of Rock in Knoxville ranks right up there at the top of the list! If you are interested in lesson, summer camp or a party, just give Greg and Holly a call. If you are not in the Knoxville area, just look here for a school near you! Connect with the School of Rock Knoxville on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
School of Rock KNOXVILLE
101 Sherlake Ln Ste 101
Knoxville, TN 37922
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
Do you have a kid who loves music? Would they like the karaoke or disco party or lessons? I would love to hear in the comments below!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysDecember 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm
That is the coolest thing ever! It looks like your daughter had a fantastic time. I want to do that! LOL
Colleen Lanin saysDecember 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm
School of Rock sounds like so much fun for anyone who’s into rock and great music. I think my kids would love this.
Pam saysDecember 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm
What a fun birthday cake for a Dr. Who fan! Also, music lessons sound like an awesome presen!
Jeanette saysDecember 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm
I think my son would love to do this. He really loves music and we do have the school in town here. I will have to check it out it looks like fun.
Dina Demarest saysDecember 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm
What a fun place for a birthday party! I’d love to give my son a party there.
Amy Desrosiers saysDecember 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm
I know so many people would love a gift like this! The gift of experience is worth more than material things.
Claudia Krusch saysDecember 2, 2016 at 7:50 pm
What a fun birthday cake and a great birthday celebration! Also, music lessons sound like an amazing gift! My son had piano lessons for 5 years!
Meagan saysDecember 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm
This looks like a great place. That cake is truly FANTASTIC though!
Danielle S saysDecember 2, 2016 at 8:27 pm
Sounds like a good music studio to learn music, but I totally disagree with the sign. If that were true, then I was too old when I was still a teenager.
Kristin saysDecember 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm
I want to have my next birthday there! I wish they had these all over the country.
Theresa saysDecember 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm
What an awesome birthday party venue! It’s really perfect for kids that have outgrown kiddie parties, but still want to celebrate their special day with their friends!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All saysDecember 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm
That sounds like a great party idea for kids who like music. My son is self-taught but from your description I think anyone would enjoy a party like that.
Connie saysDecember 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm
What an amazing birthday party place! My son is a drummer and would have loved this when he was growing up.
Tammi Roy saysDecember 3, 2016 at 12:32 am
We are a very musical family. My kids would love a birthday party at the School of Rock in Knoxville.
gingermommyrants saysDecember 3, 2016 at 12:33 am
The School of Rock in Knoxville would be a great place to have a Birthday party. I wish we were going to be in the area for our next party.
Brianne saysDecember 3, 2016 at 1:29 am
What a fun birthday! I’ve never heard about this place, thanks for sharing!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysDecember 3, 2016 at 3:03 am
Yay! Happy birthday to her! Such a rockin’ birthday party!
mycraftingworld saysDecember 3, 2016 at 6:38 am
What a great birthday party that will be remembered the rest of her life. I am glad it was so successful.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysDecember 3, 2016 at 6:52 am
Great venue for a birthday party!
I am sure she had a great time.
Jenni saysDecember 3, 2016 at 8:02 am
What an amazing birthday party! Love that you are very supportive of what she loves to do!
Veronica Lee saysDecember 3, 2016 at 8:53 am
Just how cool is that! I am certain she had a wonderful time!
Ourfamilyworld saysDecember 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm
Woah! Amazing birthday party! I think they gonna love playing instruments. I like that! Sounds rocking party!
Jocelyn Brown saysDecember 3, 2016 at 2:44 pm
Those instruments so lovely. I think they good playing with that. I like this one.
Janell Poulette saysDecember 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Totally awesome birthday she had! That place looks like a lot of fun! One of my friends would love this place, i will tell her about this!
Crystal saysDecember 3, 2016 at 7:31 pm
That’s so fun! We are pretty big on music in our family also, so I know the kids & their friends would love a rocking party like she had.
Jeanine saysDecember 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm
What a wicked way to spend a birthday! This would be so much fun! I think my kids would enjoy it too!
Stacie saysDecember 3, 2016 at 10:52 pm
What a fun birthday party this must have been. This would be a big hit with my daughters.
Tara saysDecember 3, 2016 at 10:54 pm
I love karaoke and what a great list of songs to choose from. I wonder if they have something like this here.
Barrie saysDecember 3, 2016 at 11:54 pm
What an amazing idea for a birthday! I wish we lived closer to Knoxville as my teen would love this!
dawn saysDecember 4, 2016 at 8:01 am
oh my i would love to do that. ha. how totally cool
Gabriel saysDecember 4, 2016 at 11:06 am
Looks like everyone had a blast. Very cool experience for a music loving family.
Kita Bryant saysDecember 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm
This is so cool! This is the are in which I got to record some music. I love Tennessee!
Christina Aliperti saysDecember 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm
Wow, what an awesome birthday! I love everything and I think my niece would go nuts over the school of hard rock.
James Gigante saysDecember 6, 2016 at 10:52 am
Lana simanovicki saysJune 17, 2017 at 11:55 pm
This is totally different but awsome my kids would love this