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Marketing alum opens rock school in Milford

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Marketing alum opens rock school in Milford

The following is an excerpt from the May 23, 2014 issue of the Oakland Press:


Michigan Rock School opened this month, wanting to break the mold of traditional music lessons. The founder is John Kozicki [Marketing ’98], a private guitar instructor and professional musician. Kozicki had recognized that many people in traditional one-on-one music lessons have experienced frustration with the learning process at some point. His goal with Michigan Rock School’s innovative programs is to provide students with a goal-oriented lesson experience that continues to encourage and inspire them.

While Michigan Rock School is new to Milford, it is not a new concept for Kozicki. Prior to moving his family back to Michigan in late 2013, he ran a similar music school in North Carolina for nearly five years. He grew up and took guitar lessons himself in downtown Milford as a teenager. He cut his teeth in the Detroit music scene during the 90s and early 2000s, and graduated with a business degree from Oakland University. In Michigan Rock School he sees himself coming full-circle, applying all of his experiences to help others in the community find enjoyment in music like he has.

Read the full story at the Oakland Press here.