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Woodstock Music Lab

  • Art Schools and Classes
1700 Sawkill Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498
646 623 5556
  • About

    The man behind the Woodstock Music and Art Fair and the musician who launched the School of Rock are teaming up to open the Woodstock Music Laboratory, an educational center designed to train musicians and help them navigate the music industry.

    The Woodstock Music Lab will occupy the former Zena School in Woodstock, which had been operated by the Kingston School District. The 50,000 square-foot-building sits on 23 acres and will be outfitted with recording studios, rehearsal rooms, broadcast and streaming facilities for live events and more.

    The Woodstock Music Lab is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016.

    With partners, Michael Lang staged the Woodstock festival in August 1969. The multi-day festival in Sullivan County attracted hundreds of thousands of people for music by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens and many other musicians and bands. The event?s cultural, artistic, political and social impact continues to resonate today.

    Paul Green founded the School of Rock, which was the inspiration for the movie of the same name that starred actor Jack Black. Green now runs the Paul Green Rock Academy in Saugerties. In April 2014, young students from the academy collaborated on stage with Jon Anderson of the rock band Yes.

    Both Green and Lang live in Ulster County. The project?s other partners are hospitality developer David Jarrett and Bill Reichblum, former dean of Bennington College in Vermont.

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