Berklee College of Music has been creating rock stars for over 65 years. Now, Berklee have teamed up with Rock Band to create Rock School and a collection of online guitar, bass, voice, production and music business courses designed to get people rocking for real!
From the Rockband site – “The time to matriculate at Rock School has arrived! Pick up your axe—the real one, that is—and start acquiring your skills. Join RockBand here every week for the latest video presented courtesy of Berkleemusic, the online arm of Boston’s world-renowned Berklee College of Music.”
You can also listen to an NPR interview with Alex Rigopulos, cofounder and CEO of Harmonix Music Systems, developers of “The Beatles: Rock Band.” Harmonix developed the first Guitar Hero game in 2005, and in 2006 the company was acquired by MTV Games for $175 million. Harmonix now makes the Rock Band games, the first of which came out in 2007.