“The Man of A Million Chords” A Tribute to Lou Pallo

The Rockit Live Foundation was honored to pay tribute to an extraordinary person and talent, Lou Pallo. On October 2, 2022, The Cutting Room NYC hosted a heartfelt performance by the Rockit Academy with special guests in remembrance of our dear friend. As an incredibly accomplished guitarist, Lou Pallo accompanied Les Paul for decades, recording … Continued

Luke Ireland Performs With Green Day at Sea.Hear.Now Festival, Asbury Park

At the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park on September 18, 2022, Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong invited 11 year old Rockit Academy guitarist Luke Ireland on stage to perform a cover of Operation Ivy’s popular song Knowledge. 30,000 people can be heard chanting LUKE after his super confident performance with Green Day. Congratulations to … Continued

Pioneers of Rock ‘n Roll

The origins of Rock ‘n Roll music are hard to pin down. Its history is less a clear progression, and more an experience, a movement, a sensation. It’s easier to look at the genre’s influence on today’s music than it is to look back at its blurred beginnings. A vast array of artists contributed to … Continued

Brittneyann Accetta Joins Cast of The British Invasion – Live on Stage Tour

Rockit Alumna, Brittneyann Accetta, has joined the cast of The British Invasion – Live on Stage Tour. The immersive multimedia show features a full live band performance of all of the hits of the Swingin’ 60’s, the iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world. The tour begins February 12, 2022. Congratulations … Continued

How Has Rock ‘n Roll Influenced Music?

Rock ‘n Roll is a style of music that originated in the United States in the mid-1950s. It grew out of other genres such as blues, gospel, jazz, and even country, blending them all together to form something new. Some of the first Rock ‘n Roll artists include musicians like Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy … Continued

Rock ‘n Roll Photographer: The Life and Work of Mark Weiss

Mark “Weissguy” Weiss is an American photographer best known for his work with Rock ‘n Roll artists. He got started with photography as a teenager and would photograph live concerts without permission. He would later sell the prints of the performers to fans, but was arrested in 1977 for selling photos of a KISS concert … Continued

Who Is Steven Van Zandt?

Musician, Performer, Songwriter, Arranger, Music Producer, Music Supervisor, TV Producer, Actor, Director, Broadway Producer, TV and Film Composer, and Live Event Producer, International DJ, Activist, Historian, Teacher,  member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both Contemporary and Traditional Rock and Roll.  “He’s … Continued

The Importance of Mentoring

When you are younger, it’s incredibly important to have someone in your life that you look up to and respect. This person becomes a positive role model that you emulate and learn from. Even more than a role model, this person can become a mentor. Mentors come in many different forms, including teachers, friends, family … Continued

Camille de la Cruz Joins Cast in Karma’s World on Netflix

Rockit’s very own Camille de la Cruz has joined the newest Netflix animated kids series, Karma’s World. Camille voices the character Carrie, a friend to Karma in the show’s story. Karma’s World was created by rapper/actor Ludacris with one goal in mind: to teach the youth about the importance of self empowerment! The show follows … Continued

The Benefits of Music Education

When people think of music education, they usually only think of a student learning how to play an instrument. While that is a big part of music education, there are many other aspects, such as learning to read music, studying music history, understanding different music theories, and more. Taken together, all of these parts of … Continued