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Rock-n-Roll U (RNRU), a music school that teaches children and adults of all abilities, held their Annual Fall Open House on September 23rd. The Fall Open House allowed the community to tour the state-of-the art facility, get a FREE trial lesson and possibly sign up for programs at a 20% discount. All attendees were automatically entered in a raffle for 4 tickets to see Jessie’s Girl at the Paramount. In addition, RNRU student bands played LIVE throughout the day.

“I love showing off what our students can do,” said Jessica Gallone, Owner RNRU. “Nothing represents the school better than when our students are performing live on-stage,” she continued.

RNRU is seeking to provide an alternative to a child’s typical music school experience. RNRU bands are unique in that they are comprised of a mix of typical children, and individuals with special needs. RNRU supports inclusionary participation within their performance groups. Children and people of all abilities perform together on the same stage, with each child performing in one or more bands. RNRU supports a positive social atmosphere for children and their families.

About Rock-n-Roll U (RNRU)

Rock-n-Roll U (RNRU) has been serving the musical community since 2011. Their mission is to provide a musical opportunity to children and adults of ALL abilities by ensuring a safe environment to learn, enhance and improve musical talent. RNRUS seeks to provide community support for creative expression to enhance self-confidence and self-awareness.

RNRU is equipped with 4 rehearsal studios, including a live sound stage with visual effects. They also provide live music experiences throughout venues on Long Island, such as 89 North in Patchogue and The House of Brews in Port Jefferson. RNRU band Zofolk, has performed at the Great South Bay Music Festival and at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater. They have also shared the stage with Mike DelGuidice’s band “Big Shot” at the Emporium in Patchogue.

RNRU alumni have gone on to great personal success, such as Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who starred in the Broadway musical “School of Rock”, while the band Rt. 111 has opened up for Big Shot at the Paramount.

For further information, please call 631-656-5901 or visit

Rock Candy
TROUBLE Rocks the Stage at the RNRU Fall Open House
L-R: Guitar, Kyle Sheehan, 17, Smithtown; Bass, Micah Varelli, 15, Oakdale; Drums, Nick Minoff, 14, East Northport; Vocals, Taylor Trebeing, 17, Smithtown; Keyboard, James Dennis, 17yrs, Hauppauge.


Rock Candy
ROCK CANDY Owns the Stage at the RNRU Fall Open House
L-R: Guitar: Daniel Huertas, 12, Smithtown; Vocals: Giuliana Gallone, 12, Fort Salonga; Drums: Hayden Curry, 15, Commack; Keyboard/Vocals: Luca Iallonardi, 14, Hauppauge.

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