My name is Jim Johnson, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new owner/operator of the Denver School of Rock.  My wife Jeannie and I are excited to become a part of such a great musical community, and we look forward to helping our students learn to rock, both on stage and in life!

I will be overseeing the operational aspects of the school, while Jeannie will be handling marketing, advertising and communications.

As we have attended performances and other school events over the past year or so, we have been constantly impressed by the quality of the program and instructors, and most especially, the great talent, energy and hard work of the students.

A bit about my background: I have been playing music since the age of four, starting with piano lessons and picking up the drums, some horns and occasionally the bass guitar.  I have been fortunate to play with great musicians both locally and nationally, including studio/session work and lots of live performances. Outside of playing music, I have worked in TV, radio and live event production for the Capitol Hill People’s Fair, KDVR-TV and Univision TV and Radio, and most recently as the operator of Denver Parks’ Special Event Facilities.

Jeannie’s performance experience includes a world tour with Up With People, as well as advance work for subsequent tours, both domestically and globally.  She is currently the VP of Communications at Creative Strategies Group, an event marketing firm that represents some of Denver’s premier events and festivals, including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the International Sportsman’s Expo, the Cherry Creek Sneak and the Tri for the Cure Triathalon. She has also done a great deal of work with children, as a camp counselor, camp director and classroom assistant at Montessori School of Denver.

We have two young children, AJ (five years old and a Little Wing student for the past year) and Lila (four months old).

Our vision for your Denver School of Rock is to continue to provide a quality musical education for our students, while at the same time expanding our programs and enrollment to become a creative hub for Denver’s young musicians.  We will do this with an emphasis on musical development, teamwork, respect for others, and of course good practice habits.

We are planning to have a school-wide party within the next several weeks, and will send details as soon as they are available.

Jim Johnson | jjohnson@schoolofrock.com | 720-221-6991

Denver’s School of Rock Bulletin – August 29, 2014

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