Friday, September 02, 2005

I-Newswire Press Release: Music Player Network Partners With Rock School!

School of Rock to host seminars, live performances, and two concerts at this fall’s ultimate consumer music summit

(I-Newswire) - SAN MATEO, CA – September, 2005 – Music Player Network, the world’s leading music instrument publishing company, is proud to announce the Paul Green’s School of Rock as one of its partners in this fall’s Music Player Live! ( MPL! ). School of Rock is the original performance-based, interactive music school, and basis of this year’s New Market Films documentary, Rock School. The School of Rock will be hosting seminars, lectures, and live performances during the three day consumer music summit at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.

“We are excited to have Paul Green's School of Rock as part of Music Player Live!,” says Valerie Pippin, MPL!’s Events Director. “The School of Rock is one of the most exciting and original concepts for getting kids involved in music. Their participation in Music Player Live! provides an excellent opportunity for kids and parents to have a wonderful music experience that will stay with them for a long time.”

The seminars at MPL! will include a discussion on gender dynamics in music education, a talk on why the School of Rock method works for young musicians, and a seminar about life on the road hosted by Ween’s drummer, Claude Coleman. MPL! attendees will also be able to enjoy two special concerts from former School of Rock members, Atlas and Flamingo.

“I am most excited about showing off the best thing about our program, which is our students,” explains Paul Green when asked about his involvement in Music Player Live!.

Since starting in 1998, Paul Green’s School of Rock has played over 350 concerts for more than 100,000 people, including high-profile shows in Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco, and the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany,.

Music Player Live! is a thrilling, totally over-the-top extravaganza for anyone interested in making music. To ensure that all levels of interest are thoroughly covered, the event is multi-layered and multi-faceted. MPL! offers a chance to hang with stars, professional musicians, and the people who make the hardware ( guitars, basses, keyboards, drums, etc. ) and software ( recording programs, effects plug-ins, etc. ) that helps translate inspiration into music. MPL! is set to take place in New York City’s Crowne Plaza Times Square October 21-23. To register for this event and take advantage of the Early Bird Special ( applicable until September 30 ), please register at

For more information on Music Player Live! and School of Rock, please visit and

About Music Player Network
The Music Player Network is the world's leading music instrument publishing company and publisher of Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, EQ, and Backbeat books, has a circulation of 300,000 loyal readers. MPN is a division of CMP Entertainment Media, which produces magazines, books, Web sites, trade shows and events for musicians and the professional audio, video, and installation industries. For more information, please visit or

About the Paul Green School of Rock
The Paul Green School of Rock Music has been giving students “the gift of rock” since being founded in Philadelphia in 1998, has been rapidly expanding throughout the U.S. this past year. There are currently 9 branches, including New York City; San Francisco; and Salt Lake City. Another round of rollouts is planned for September 2005, and will include Austin, TX and Los Angeles. For more info on The School of Rock All-Stars, the film and soundtrack, plus the schools and their extensive programs visit


So pretty cool, huh.

Anyway, Happy Labor Day weekend. This looks to be an interesting couple of days but I'm really looking forward to Eric's shows tomorrow night and Sunday night with Shannon Penn as part of the Philadelphia Independent Music Festival. Also in Eric world, he's now going to be playing standard jazz classics at Dahlak, 4708 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. I didn't go last week but I'm definitely making it this coming Tuesday; it sounds like it's a lot of fun.

Yesterday I went apartment hunting with Julie on, err, her boyfriend Matt's behalf (uh huh) and we found this gorgeous bilevel loft at 13th and Lombard - this place is so fucking gorgeous I want to move in there. But it's kind of pricey and probably more suited to a young professional couple - in fact, the rental agent liked us and took us on a tour, showing us the penthouse which was just rented to either Gamble or Huff after a bidding war with one of the Philadelphia Eagles. This morning, after going one final time to Drexel University's financial aid office to plead Julie's case, we're going to look at some apartments at 16th and Pine, etc. which I know are not going to be as gorgeous as the one on Lombard but, um, prolly half the price and more suited to college kids.

(However, knowing Julie because she is my daughter, she won't be forgetting Lombard Street so easily and I'm glad she's asleep right now because I know she's still considering it and I have to step in and be wise parent now even though that place is right out of Architectural Digest and of course I'd love my daughter to live in a place like that. But all in good time! I thought we were just scoping out places for Matt to live know, a place like a dorm?)

Eric is going up to his girlfriend Carolyn's house tonight and she's got a present for him that is pretty freaking incredible and we've been teasing Eric non stop but he has no idea what it is...he'd never figure it out in a million years. I just wish I could see his face when he opens it. No, no special occasion - they just really dig each other.

Julie and I were supposed to have dinner tonight at Vesuvio and celebrate First Friday down in Old City, visiting all the art galleries, etc. but Matt, who was supposed to be in Colorado for a week, decided to come home early so I guess it'll be the usual tonight - nobody home but me and a bottle of wine. Ha ha. Could be a lot worse.

God, both my kids are happy in love, Eric is playing two cool shows this weekend, and Julie all excited that Matt's back home early. Life is grand.