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August 2, 2012
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Incline Villageand#8217;s very own School of Rock

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village eLearning Cafe and The Institute of Rock have joined resources to provide a musical experience for the students of Lake Tahoe.

eLearning Cafe provides an excellent online learning opportunity for students of all ages to further their education. In the effoHrt to become a more well-rounded learning facility, eLearning Cafe has partnered with 25-year Incline Village resident, Terry Pittman, and his Institute of Rock Studio.

He has played professionally in many bands, ensembles and church music groups around Lake Tahoe and brings his method of teaching music straight from the “School of Rock” movie.

The eLearning Music Conservatory/Institute of Rock opened on June 25, 2012, and operated their first “Rock Camp.” There will be a total of four, 1-week long camps this summer. Three camps have been completed, with the fourth and final camp of the summer occurring next week, August 6-10.

The camps will be in session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be a free recital from the week’s students on Friday evening, 6 p.m. at the eLearning Cafe Conservatory located at the Raley’s Center, 930 Tahoe Blvd., suite 905.

On August 10, the Conservatory’s Grand Opening will feature plenty of live music and food from local restaurants.

The studio is in the former Curves location around the corner from Radio Shack. A stage with professional lighting and sound is part of the “Rock Star” experience for students. The community is invited to stop in to see the new facility, as it is not intended for only for student use but also as a venue for other community activities.

It has been supported by the community and would not have been possible without generous donations from Gary and Zach Swanson, Tahoe Blue Painting, Ace Hardware, Spitsen Lumber, Simonian Flooring as well as Incline Village resident Chris Sewell. Local celebrity, David Coverdale, of the band Whitesnake, has endorsed the facility and sees it as a valuable addition to the music culture of Incline Village.

Future plans include private music instruction from a variety of qualified teachers, master classes and open mic nights. Music theory and music appreciation will also be taught in individual or small group sessions. Currently, there is no full application music conservatory on the North Shore, and eLearning Cafe will fill that void with this addition to our community.

For more information, contact eLearning Cafe at 775-831-2423 or visit www.elearningcafes.org. You may also register at eLearning Cafe’s main campus at 930 Tahoe Blvd. Suite 103, next to Azzara’s, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 2, 2012 01:44PM Published Aug 2, 2012 01:43PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.