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GRAMMY-Nominated Gold Record Producer, Kenny Lehman, to Teach School of Rock & Songwriting Classes at Algonquin Arts

August 26, 2008

Algonquin Arts in Manasquan will be hosting its overwhelmingly successful School of Rock again this fall. Students of the program will be instructed by Kenny Lehman, a GRAMMY-nominated, gold record producer and artist. In addition to the School of Rock, Lehman will also be teaching the upcoming Songwriting class at the theatre.

Kenny Lehman is a music performer, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and producer who graduated from Juilliard School of Music with a focus in woodwinds and composition. Students registered in the School of Rock and Songwriting classes at Algonquin Arts will have the rare opportunity to work with this esteemed professional who has taken the music industry by storm.

Students enrolled in the School of Rock will discover what it is like to play and sing in a band and learn basics of music, including repertoire, group listening, focus, rehearsing, presentation, and performance skills. Students enrolled in the Songwriting class will experience weekly sessions that focus on listening, creating, jamming, sharing, critiquing and enjoying each other�s work. They will also learn about lyric, melodic, and song construction, as well as versatility in writing styles.

The School of Rock welcomes students ages eleven and up to register. Classes will be held on Saturdays from October 4th - December 5th from 10:00 am - noon. The cost to register is $295, and students must bring their own instruments. The Songwriting class welcomes students ages thirteen through adult. Songwriting classes will be held on Saturdays from October 4th � December 5th from 12:30-2:00 pm. Both classes will have a final public performance on Friday, December 5th on the Algonquin Arts stage. To enroll or find out more information about these classes and future educational programs at the theatre, please contact Bill Whitefield, the Director of Education, at (732) 528-9266 or [email protected]. For general information about the theatre and future performances, please contact the box office at (732) 528-9211 or visit

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.