SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAM BLAKE
The Rockit Live Foundation is a non-profit organization with a defining focus on outreach, music education, and scholarships. Through scholarships, our elite program is available to aspiring artists at every level of economic status. The impact scholarships have on these young musicians is life changing. We will be highlighting their stories, starting with William.
William Blake, a senior in high school who plays the piano and alto saxophone, has been in the Rockit program for over six years.
“Over the years, the Rockit Live Academy has been one of the most important aspects of my life and has had an immense impact on me. Ever since my first rehearsal, I felt like Rockit was my home. Joining the program at the young age of ten exposed me to many things that would shape me into the person I am today. Rockit has taught me the importance of discipline, resilience, and how to communicate. These are all things that I value in everyday life, even outside of playing music. The program has also served as one of the biggest sources of socialization in my life. Throughout my time at Rockit, I have met numerous people who I can safely call friends for life, which is incredible. As a scholarship student, I am forever grateful for the opportunities that Rockit has provided me with, and hope to continue to share my talent with the program and keep playing.”
– William Blake
William’s mother, Nicola, gives her parental viewpoint:
“The Rockit Academy, without question, has had the single biggest impact on the lives of my two children, one current student and the other an alumnus. The disciplines of Daily Practice, Time Management and Working as a Team are skills that my children gained beyond the music lessons. These skills have shown up in everything else that they do, thus producing well rounded, multi-faceted musicians who are also excellent students. This program has opened not just doors, but my children’s eyes to what is possible if you work hard. As a parent, there is nothing better than seeing your children thrive. Thank you Rockit Academy for all that you do for all the kids in your program!”
– Nicola Blake
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GOOGLE REVIEWS – WE NEED YOUR HELP
It’s been a few years since we reached out to ask for Google reviews from our families. These reviews not only help prospective students learn about Rockit, but they also aid in our search engine optimization. Kindly consider writing a review today – share your insider knowledge of why Rockit is so special!
ROCKIT ACADEMY PRESENTS: A SALUTE TO RHYTHM AND BLUES
ALMOST SOLD OUT AT HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS
WHEN: Sunday, March 19th, 2023
TIME: 5:00 PM
WHERE: House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
ALMOST SOLD OUT AT MCLOONE’S SUPPER CLUB
WHEN: Sunday, March 26th, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM
WHERE: Tim McLoone’s Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ
Here’s a sneak peek video of rehearsals.
CONTINUING TO HELP FIND A MATCH FOR EMMY
Our Rockit sister, beautiful 15-year-old Emersyn, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. Please continue to spread the word to find her a match and get her back on the Rockit stage sharing her beautiful voice!
If you are between the ages of 18-55 please consider getting swabbed!
- Follow @EmmyStrongNJ on Instagram and Facebook to find out when/where the next local swab drive is
- Virtual Drive to order kits: www.dkms.org/EmmyStrongNJ
- Share the search with your friends and family on social media!
Did you know that all sales from SmugMug go directly to the Rockit Foundation? Consider supporting us by purchasing pictures! Special thank you to our photographer, Sean Tobin, for always capturing the magic of our program!
The Rockit Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help develop, nurture, and inspire young musicians to reach their full artistic potential through music education offered in partnership with Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. The foundation’s defining focus is outreach, music education, scholarships, and to reach all aspiring artists at every level of economic status.