School of Rock is more than just a Jack Black movie. In fact, there are over 100 schools in the States and abroad that teach children how to play music together fashioned after the original one started by Paul Green. However, in Holland, Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie has started teaching at a metal college! Fuse caught the axeman at Metal Factory, the school that’s in its first year of existence. So far, the school has 23 students that are learning the fundamentals of music, vocalists, guitarists bassists and drummers. Jolie explains that the school is more than just music lessons, though:
The school is not just about playing music, it’s also entrepreneurship: the management side, booking, merchandising… also history and music theory. We just started in September and I think one of the most valuable lessons is to make mistakes. My music theory class is the only class where creativity won’t be appreciated because music theory is about facts, scales and chords.
It would be pretty exciting to be taught not just from a solid music teacher, but one that’s in an extremely successful touring metal band. Then again, with the band on tour so much, it might be a little hard to get lessons from him. Fuse, however, thought about that, and asked a few people what they thought about it. Phil Anselmo is definitely down. “I would absolutely do it!,” he told them. I could be a professor for a day, for sure.” Halestorm and Huntress are also excited by the prospect, but it seems like the only school of it’s kind for metal is in Holland, at least for now.
[via Metal Injection]