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Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a stage.  An eager audience is watching you and waiting with hushed anticipation. You feel the adrenaline rush through your entire body as you prepare to play the first note. The music takes over and you forget all about nerves and get lost in the powerful, beautiful sounds you are creating. Time just floats  — you're suspended in the moment — and you transcend into a space of unbound expression. The final note fades and is replaced by the roaring sound of cheers and applause reverberating throughout the entire room. You look down and see pure happiness on people’s faces and you feel that happiness magnified within yourself to the highest degree.

I have been fortunate enough to experience what I just described many times in my life, and I can only hope to re-create it many more times as the years go on. As much as I love performing, I have an equal passion for sharing this gift with others. Many of you out there have music inside you and it's longing to be heard. Creating moments of magic through music requires dedication and hard work. And doing the work to become great calls for more than just a strong desire to succeed. It requires having a teacher who inspires, challenges and believes in you. My hope is to be that teacher for you. My hope is to create a space that is supportive and comfortable for you to discover and play. Through the joy of making music, my hope is that you will inspire others to explore their talents and spread joy through their own unique avenues of expression.


6 WEEK MUSIC PROGRAM
5 sessions + 1 final performance

SUNDAYS FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM @ THE SHOUT! HOUSE SAN DIEGO

UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES:
MAY 5 - JUNE 9, 2019


GALLERY

ROCKIT GRADUATES AT THEIR FINAL PERFORMANCE

RockIT | Coco Sings
RockIT | The Adorable Elisse
RockIT | Katie B Happy
RockIT | Student Schools Teacher
RockIT Girls
Jon Coyle | RockIT Director
RockIT Duet
RockIT | Home
RockIT | Kelly D
RockIT | Katie Preaches
RockIT | Matty Plays the Bass
RockIT | Elisse Sings

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR ROCKIT EXPERIENCE?

RockIT challenged me in so many ways other than just musically. Jon was an amazing teacher — personable, funny, insightful — and the final performance was an absolute blast. Forget music lessons, or toast masters, or any other seminar on public speaking. RockIT is six weeks of extensive music knowledge and development, capped off by a performance that will allow you to overcome any fear of speaking or performing in public. I can’t recommend the program enough.
— Matty B.
The more you know, the less you know.

I did this awesome music program with Jon Coyle for six weeks, where I learned to play drums, guitar, piano, and how to harmonize when I sing. And honestly, I was so uncomfortable. I think the more we grow, we realize that we know so little. You think you know something, but when you go up and are so uncomfortable on stage, it brings up all these afflictions — these spaces where you realize you’re so resistant at not being the best at something or not being good at something. As we age, we stick to what we know and what we’re good at and comfortable doing.

Jon was patient with my newbie ways. He was also encouraging in a way that compelled me to work harder for myself and for him. His ease and comfort on stage is the same ease he exuded with me during our RockIT lessons, and I’m forever grateful for his immaculate understanding and love of the craft.
— KATIE B.
The RockIT program helped me appreciate what it takes to put a song and performance together and all of the intricacies that go along with it. Jon can break down a song without effort. He had an amazing way of stripping away each part of a song and helping the students understand, which was difficult because of the different experience levels. A big part of what made the program so enjoyable is that you really felt in a safe place with Jon. He was always there to support, be a friend, and push to get the best out of you. I strongly recommend this program to anyone who is considering signing up. It’s a great learning experience both personally and professionally. Most importantly, it’s a ton of fun!
— Elisse T.
RockIT gave me the confidence to work on a lifelong dream of mine to play the piano. Jon created an atmosphere that was a safe adult learning experience while also making each session individually challenging, but most importantly, FUN!
— Coco McGlam
RockIT Music program was 1) an opportunity for me to rediscover my passion for music, 2) a chance to do something that scares me and 3) a really cool space to learn and grow friendships. I took lessons for years as a teen but had never experienced such a unique approach to learning and performing music. Jon is a master musician – the RockIT Method, his magic formula for learning any song, was so simple and so effective. In six weeks, he challenged us to not only learn over 10 new songs but also to sing and play together on stage. I stepped far out of my comfort zone to perform live during our final graduation for nearly 200 of our friends and family – I never thought I could sing and play like that in front of so many people! Thank you, Jon, for helping us to create such an unforgettable music experience, both exhilarating and rewarding. I can’t wait to ROCKIT in Level 2!
— Kelly D.