Kidzrock is a music program that teaches children as young as 4 how to play an instrument in the setting of a performing rock band. By using modified instruments, original easy-to-play songs and a kid friendly notation system, Kidzrock brings the rock band experience to a whole new age group. Music educator and Rock School owner, Dave Simon, devoted a year to developing an ensemble program for an age group that has few music education opportunities. In 2010 he launched Kidzrock out of his music school in St. Louis and the program was an instant success . In 2013 Mozingo Music bought the first Kidzrock license and within 12 months Kidzrock was licensed to 12 different music schools in 7 different states.