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.