Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt read the following proclamation in honor of Rockwall School of Music’s 20-year anniversary serving residents of all ages in the county:

“Whereas for 20 years the Rockwall School of Music has been providing music instruction to more than 5,000 residents in Rockwall County and the surrounding communities; and

Whereas the Rockwall School of Music is the only school of music in Rockwall that provides private and small group music lessons to students of all ages in piano, guitar, voice, musical theatre, drums, bass, strings, woodwinds and brass; and

Whereas the Rockwall School of Music hires over 22 university-trained instructors annually, with multiple years of teaching experience; and

Whereas the Rockwall School of Music works closely with Rockwall ISD’s Fine Arts program to enhance their music education; and

Whereas the Rockwall School of Music brings music into the lives of more than 400 students annually while creating over 300 music-related jobs in our community for the past 20 years; and

Whereas students of the Rockwall School of Music find that the training received at RSM has prepared some for music degrees, some to become professional music instructors, many to become performers and others who have found music to be an outlet for their musical creativity.

Therefore I, Jim Pruitt, Rockwall mayor, do hereby proclaim Oct. 17, 2016 as Rockwall School of Music 20th Anniversary Celebration Day in the City of Rockwall, and encourage all citizens to applaud Rockwall School of Music’s successful implementation of being a creative musical treasure as available to all our residents, and join us in celebrating their noteworthy accomplishment in being with us for the last 20 years.”

Rockwall School of Music was voted Best Music Studio/Lessons in Living Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. It’s 3,000 sq. ft. facility is located at 749 Justin Road (one block north of the new courthouse) comprises a dozen teaching studios – each a distraction-free zone with soundproof walls and solid doors with windows. Professional instructors share their passion and expertise in a supportive setting that welcomes beginning and experienced musicians alike.

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Story and photo by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News editor / senior reporter.