the (paul green) school of rock (music) / the (wilmington) school of rock / the paul green rock academy

 

July 2003 and August 2005, The Paul Green School Of Rock Music performed Frank Zappa's music at the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. The pictures at the right show them in action at the 2005 edition, playing Zappa (with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock) on Friday evening and a Pink Floyd set on Saturday evening. 

The Paul Green School of Rock also performed at the 2008 edition of the Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. They played a Yes set on 2008/08/16, and a Zappa set on 2008/08/15. It included a guest appearance by Denny Walley.

In 2009, the School of Rock returned to the Zappanale Festival, playing a Rolling Stones set on 2009/08/12 at the Kamptheater Stage in Bad Doberan, and performing Zappa music on the main stage at the festival area on 2009/08/15.

July 2014, the Wilmington School of Rock returned to Zappanale to perform at the Bad Doberan kick off party on 2014/07/17 (with special guest Denny Walley) and on the main stage, opening the actual festival on 2014/07/18.

In 2016, Paul Green returned to Zappanale with students from the Paul Green Rock Academy.

Quite a number of these Zappanale concerts got broadcast on the internet and were also made available in very limited quantities on DVDR by the Arf Society.

Picture by Bazbo, 2005

Picture by stv, 2014

Picture by Bazbo, 2005

 

www.schoolofrock.com

 

discography

  various artists: zappanale 14 - 2003
    (2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 14 - 2003
    (2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 14 - retrospective
    (2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale # 14
    (2004, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  the paul green school of rock music: live at the 2005 zappanale - the esoteric zappa
    (2005, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat. napoleon murphy brock & ike willis
  the paul green school of rock music: live at the 2005 zappanale - pink floyd
    (2005, dvdr, ger, arf society)

  various artists: zappanale 16
    (2006, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions, also incl. one van vliet composition

  various artists: zappanale 16 - retrospective
    (2006, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions 

  various artists: zappanale # 16
    (2006, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 17
    (2006, 2cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 17 - retrospective
    (2006, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale # 17
    (2007, cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

the paul green school of rock music feat.denny walley: zappanale 19
    (2008, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa or don van vliet  / feat.denny walley & napoleon murphy brock

the paul green school of rock music: zappanale 19 - paul green schlool of rock music plays "yes"
    (2008, dvdr, ger, private release) - incl. 'keep it greasey' (f.zappa)

  various artists: zappanale 19
    (2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

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the paul green school of rock music: zappanale 20
    (2009, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa

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  various artists: zappanale 20 - promo-cd
    (2009, cd-promo, ger, arf society)

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paul green's band of monkeys: zappanale 21
    (2010, dvdr, ger, arf society)

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wilmington school of rock: zappanale 25
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa

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  various artists: zappanale 25 - goodbye session
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - feat. school of rock, the muffin men, eric klerks, max kutner, denny walley // incl. various frank zappa compositions

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paul green's rock academy feat. ed mann: zappanale 27
    (2016, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat. ed mann and denny walley

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various artists: zappanale 27 - good bye session
    (2016, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions,
feat. ed mann, denny walley

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concerts

August 2004, on tour with Napoleon Murphy Brock, performing a Zappa show

2005/03/04 The Paul Green School Of Rock & Ike Willis - concert (more info soon)

2005/03/05 The Paul Green School Of Rock & Ike Willis - concert (more info soon)

2005/03/06 The Paul Green School Of Rock & Ike Willis - concert 'bb kings', nyc, ny, usa

Adrian Belew & The School Of Rock

  • 2006/07/16 concert Zappanale, Bad Doberan, Germany, featuring Adrian Belew as special guest.
    "Paul Green School of Rock plays the music of Frank Zappa"
    • Soundcheck, Call Any Vegetable, Black Page #2, Crew Slut, Fifty-Fifty, Night School, My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama, Dog Breath, Mom & Dad, What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?, Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, Mother People, Village Of The Sun / Echidna's Arf / Don't You Ever Wash That Thing, Jones Crusher, Stevie's Spanking , Guitar Jam, Paul Green introduces the musicians

Picture on the right taken by Bazbo

PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK ALL-STARS (presented by MIKE KENEALLY) TOUR

 

Mike Keneally presents: School of Rock All-Stars  (Mike does not perform, but presents the concerts performed by students aged 13 to 18)

 


listed by Michael Gula at the alt.fan.frank-zappa newsgroup:

Grand Opera House ready to rock and roll

Special to The News Journal

Eric Svalgård bought the Paul Green's School of Rock Music franchise rights for New Castle County.


By MAUREEN MILFORD The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)

04/15/2006

Welcome to the Grand Opera House and the Kingdom of Rrrrrock.

You heard right. In July, a School of Rock Music will open at the stately Grand and students will be creating some musical fusion inside its 135-year-old walls.

The after-school music program, part of the Paul Green's School of Rock Music chain, is being developed by keyboardist Eric Svalgård of Media, Pa., who bought the franchise rights for New Castle County in February for $40,000.

Legend has it that the school's founder, Paul Green, 33, was the inspiration for actor Jack Black's over-the-top Dewey Finn (a.k.a "Mr.S") in the 2003 movie, "School of Rock."

"I recognize Paul Green in Jack Black -- like some of his expressions," said Matt Manser, 18, a six-year student at the Philadelphia School of Rock. "But Paul's not that cheesy."

However, Green, described by some as "confrontational," has been known to tell a student guitar player to go out and perform a "face-melting solo."

"That movie was a PG version of me," Green said. "I teach by the seat of my pants, so I never know what's going to come out."

Still, the real Paul Green's School of Rock Music is not like Hollywood's "bubble gum" version, said Manser, who said he's not a fan of the movie because "they stole the idea from us." Green said he started the school in his house in 1998.

Manser, who plays guitar and has performed with classic rock icons like Peter Frampton and Alice Cooper through the school, said the school has been an important part of his life, introducing him to people he never would have met at high school.

"Rock School is like a community," where students play everything from classic rock to shred metal to punk to alternative rock, Manser said.

Svalgård said the school's marketing strategy is targeted at kids like Manser and Eric Dicandilo, 17, of Downingtown, Pa. The guitar and bass player has been going to the Downingtown School of Rock for two years.

Dicandilo admits he didn't know a scale or a chord when he started. Now, his band Stevadelic is getting gigs at local bars.

And there's another benefit to rock school: "You get a lot of groupies," Dicandilo said.

Kids are the market, but the customers are the parents who pay the bills. Tuition is $200 a month, although there will be an introductory rate of $180 a month until enrollment reaches 60. Students, who receive one private 45-minute lesson a week, are exposed to the full range of rock music from rockabilly to funk. They are also encouraged to come to the school at any time and jam, Svalgård said.

Svalgård, 50, who is currently on a 28-city tour with Project Object, a Frank Zappa tribute band, hooked up with the Grand after he decided to open a School of Rock franchise in February. Besides the initial franchise fee, Svalgård will pay 5 percent of the monthly gross revenues to the franchisor, Paul Green School of Rock Music LLC in Philadelphia. Paul Green is president of the privately held company.

"In exchange, we get their national marketing exposure," said Svalgård, who attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Although Svalgård looked in suburbia for a location, the opera house was a great fit, he said. He declined to say what his business arrangement is with the Grand.

Kenneth A. Wesler, executive director of the Grand, who was not at the opera house this week, did not return calls for comment.

"I'll bring a youthful excitement and vigor that maybe the Grand is missing now," Svalgård said.

The Delaware school will be launched with a benefit concert June 24 at the Grand. Students who are part of the Paul Green's School of Rock All-Stars will perform a classic rock show. Proceeds will benefit Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children.

Green, who has a degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, moved in 2000 to space on Race Street in Philadelphia.

There are now about 14 School of Rock locations from Cherry Hill, N.J., to Hollywood, Calif.

Billed as a performance-based music program, the idea is to give middle and high school students a real rock experience, including a concert on a stage three times a year. When a show is in development, there are three-hour rehearsals every week. The first show Svalgård plans to put on is Pink Floyd's "The Wall."

"We're putting them in a real venue with real lights and a real audience, not just their mothers and girlfriends," Svalgård said.

But students don't get a diploma when they leave, Green said.

"They get a handshake and kick in the pants," Green said.


2008 07 29 - a couple of questions for Paul Green from The Paul Green School Of Rock Music  -  http://www.schoolofrock.com/

Paul Green says: "Things are going amazingly well. We just got back from a European tour opening for and playing with the Butthole Surfers...Amsterdam, Gent, and 7 shows in the UK. It was awesome."

 

So I threw him some questions regarding the P.G.School Of Rock's scheduled Zappanale appearance:

UniMuta: How does it feel, coming back to the Zappanale festival?

Paul Green: It is our favorite show to do, so of course I am very excited! We play most of the big festivals in the US...Lollapalooza, ACL, Summerfest...but there is nowhere else we play that puts the kids in front of such a wonderful, knowledgeable, and kind audience. It really is magical every time we play there.

UniMuta: How does the Zappanale festival fit into the whole of the P.G.School of Rock?
Is it something for last-year-students only? Do the students that come along take extra courses or rehearsals? Are they all from the same school / city?

Paul Green: Zappanale really sits outside of our normal plans...it serves no promotional purpose, per se, but rather is just my way of rewarding students who have worked so hard for us. We have two allstar groups, drawn from the 11 East Coast SORs, and I bring one of these everytime we come (this year the other group just did the Eurpean Butthole Surfers tour...so it works out fair). I don't just bring last year students, but I do try to make sure that everyone of our best students makes it to Zappanale during their time in the program.

The students of the Paul Green School of Rock Music will be performing a Zappa set on Friday, August 15, with Denny Walley.
Saturday, August 16, on midnight they will perform the music of Yes.


2008 08 01

When the Paul Green School of Rock comes to Zappanale, you don't just get the students of the School of Rock. There are often some parent and / or friends that come along.
Tim Cooper and his wife Vanessa are a fine example. Their kids, Dave and Rosalie, both study at the School of Rock and are making the trip to Zappanale.
I couldn't hesitate to ask Tim how he felt about the Zappanale adventure and about the School of Rock program.

Here's Tim's response (2008 08 01):

"We've been involved with our local  branch of the Paul Green School of Rock for 4 years now, and Dave and Rosalie have been playing with the All-Stars for the last couple of years, and it's been a truly magical experience for all of us.  We've heard about Zappanale, and seen the documentary "Rock School" with the All-Stars first appearance there, and have hoped to go ever since.  I've been a fan of Frank Zappa's music for years, and one of the things that convinced me of the worth of Paul Green's program was the reverence with which the Zappa repertoire is treated.  As to the program, I think it's safe to say it's exceeded our wildest expectations, and I'm sure our children's lives will never be the same.

We're very excited to come to Zappanale, both my wife Vanessa and I will be coming along with Dave and Rosalie.  Dave plays keyboards and alto sax, and Rosalie plays bass and tenor sax, and they both sing.  We've talked to other families who've been to Zappanale, and I think we have a fairly good idea of what to expect, and we're sure it will live up to our expectations.  Rosalie graduates and goes on to college this fall, so we can't imagine a better send-off for her All-Star career.

As to my preferences, I've been a practicing musician all my life - I play keys and guitar, and I've been playing in a blues band in the Philadelphia area for the last 10 years or so.  I like to think my tastes are eclectic - I'm a big Zappa fan, but I enjoy many varying artists.  I've been particularly thrilled to meet some of my heroes through this program: Adrian Belew, Jon Anderson, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

We're currently on the road with the kids - they're playing at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago tomorrow - I can't think of a better way to spend my vacation than watching my kids play the music I love. "

The picture below shows Rosalie and Dave... Ready to conquer the world !


2009 02 10  

Hello Friends of The School of Rock!

Beginning this Saturday we are going back to our roots and bringing back Mr Napoleon Murphy Brock...the ORIGINAL GUEST PROFESSOR.

We have had plenty of wonderful artists come in since we kicked off the Guest Professor series way back in 2004, but none have done a better job with the kids. Napi is a endless fountain of music, love, and enthusiasm, and his wide smile spreads quickly among the kids.

So...please come see this show. Its awesome. And if you don't mind, feel free to forward this along to your lists. The shows will be great, and if people are actually there to see them then they will be awesome.

I have put the ad below, but if it doesnt show up you can check out the dates here:

http://www.schoolofrock.com/allstars.php

Thanks!

Jenny Founds and the School of Rock All Stars!

 

Seminar with Napoleon Murphy Brock:

Feb 14th
The Black Lodge
1508 Brandywine St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
8pm
$10

Shows:

Feb 17th
Downingtown School of Rock Garage
478 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
7pm
$10

Feb 18th
McGuinn's Place
1781 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08648
6:30pm
$10

Feb 20th
Wilmington School of Rock Garage
484 Century Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19808
7pm
$10

Feb 21st
The New Barbary
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
6:30pm
$10

Feb 22nd
Sullivan Hall
214 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10018
8pm
$12 advance/ $15 dos

 

Guest Professor Napoleon Murphy Brock

performing the music of Frank Zappa with the Austin PGSORM

Fri April 10 and Sat April 11, 7:00, Red 7, 611 E 7th St. $12 at the door, advance packs of 4 tickets $40 available at the school. Call 512-670-2360.

 

   
2009/05/30 - Paul Green School Of Rock & Napoleon Murphy Brock - 'Music', South Hackensack, NJ, usa

2009/05/31 - Paul Green School Of Rock & Napoleon Murphy Brock 'Mexicali Blues Café', Teaneck, NJ, ua


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