Built to Last: Academy of Rock opens in the Philippines

25 Jun

It is undeniable that the Philippines is a land of musical talents as many Filipinos hit the international music scene. A musical career is surely fun, but one must also be serious in developing his/her talents to succeed. Many find help with this endeavor in music schools such as the recently launched Academy of Rock (AOR), located at Level 3 Powerplant Mall, Makati City.

Singapore’s pioneer rock and pop music school, AOR, is now in Manila to teach kids, teens and adults to play musical instruments and provide a conducive environment for students to build and develop their character, inspire creativity and forge lasting relationships through the process of learning.

A party at the Rockwell Tent was hosted by AOR to officially launch the latest addition to their family. The launch party was packed with performances by their premier student band, the AOR Band and the AOR Teachers Band from Singapore.

The audience was also treated to special performances by Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino and one of the popular bands in the Philippines, Sandwich.

Jeremy Ward, Executive Director, Rockschool Ltd; Charles Lim, AOR Director and Mdm Priscilla Teo, AOR Founder/Director

Charles Lim, AOR Director, mentioned that their teachers are internationally accredited to conduct music coaching for Rockschool Exams. They have a minimum of Grade 8 from Rockschool Ltd and a Diploma in Music Teaching from Rockschool Ltd . AOR is an official exam centre for Rockschool in Singapore. AOR is also the first music education center in Singapore to receive the award for Promising SME 500 2012 from SMBA.

Lim also shared that he is a proud father of an AOR star achiever, Theron Lim, the “World’s Youngest Distinction Holder for Diploma in Music Performance from Rockschool UK”. Theron, 13, obtained his Diploma in 2010 and has shared the stage with many well-known drum stars and looks forward to further his passion in playing other instruments such as the bass guitar.

The students of AOR experience the joy of playing the music of today as well as strumming to the beats of the past, with a structured learning system that is systematic yet tailored to the individual. They are also given the choice to pursue your academic aspirations with the leading Rock Music Examination board in the world – Rockschool UK.

AOR also has their own retail department, the AOR MUSIC STORE which markets their own AOR range of instruments. These ranges of instruments have been carefully selected to cater to the beginners and their quality in construction and finish prove to be the instrument of choice for any new music prodigy.

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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Lifestyle


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