Monday, June 27, 2016

American Idol finalist, former School of Rock student and teacher 
partners with local school to give back to charity
ST. LOUIS - June 2016 - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, is proud to announce that Dalton Rapattoni, a finalist on American Idol this year, will be joining the School of Rock Gives Back Tour when it visits the St. Louis area on Friday, July 1.  

Rapattoni will appear at the St. Charles Riverfest with the School of Rock Kirkwood house band, performing at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1. 

Ticket holders will receive access to the VIP area at front of the stage and they will get to meet Dalton during the Meet and Greet at 8 p.m. prior to the performance. The concert is also free of charge for those not chosing to purchase the VIP package.

Tickets are available at this link:

A portion of the proceeds raised on the School of Rock Gives Back Tour will be divided among three charities: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/Greater Kansas Chapter, Rock School Scholarship Fund and New Life Missions Children's Home in Haiti. Dalton has been very vocal about his desire and goal to give back and support causes that are important to him.
School of Rock continues to be an innovator in the musical education industry. The program takes students beyond the classroom and to some of rock n' roll's most famous stages, such as Chicago's House of Blues and Lollapalooza. Dalton Rapattoni adds to the curriculum's authenticity, giving students the opportunity to play side-by-side with a professional musician. Rapattoni's extensive background at the school as a former student and teacher make him an ideal guest to join the School of Rock. 

"At School of Rock, we accept students from all ages and with all skill levels," says Scott Rinaberger, owner of School of Rock locations in the St. Louis area. "We know that some of our students will go on to great success like Dalton, but all of them will have a great time and gain new skills along the journey."

Dalton came to School of Rock in Dallas as a beginner guitar student when he was just 12 years old. He became a household name as he reached the Final 3 of a national idol search and it is a testimony to his hard work and to the value he received during his years at School of Rock, both as a student a teacher.  School of Rock is proud to have a relationship with Dalton and honored that he is giving back to communities as a way of saying "thank you" to those that gave to him.

 The music school your mom and dad wished they had when they were kids, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with their peers. With 180 locations in nine countries, the franchise proves that rock and roll is here to stay. In St. Louis, School of Rock locations are rocking in Ballwin and Kirkwood. For more information, visit or The schools are located at 104 N. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122 (314-394-1994) and 14560 Manchester,  Ballwin, MO 63011 (636-220-8930).

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