This summer, we are taking some time to catch up with former students from the Rock On! band camp. “Rock On Workshop in the Berkshires is a summer rock music workshop for students and young adults. Our mission is to provide a platform for aspiring musicians to work with professionals in a supportive environment that promotes creativity, collaboration and performance.” We caught up with Brendon Lennon, who started off as a guitarist at the camp.
Brendon recently graduated from the College of Saint Rose, where he studied Music Industry. He is currently working as a live sound engineer.
Here are some of the questions we asked Brendon as well as his responses!
Tell us a little bit about yourself! What have you been up to?
I juggle different projects, either mixing recordings for live DVD/CD releases or live sound reinforcement. I try to teach when I can and play around in musicals in the pit band if possible. As of the current moment I am going to be moving to D.C to work with the Navy Band as one of their A/V and sound reinforcements specialists.
What instrument(s) do you play?
I play guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums.
What years did you attend Rock On?
I wanna say I was a student around 2008 or so.
What was your role(s) at Rock On?
I taught from 2011-2012. I was a guitar instructor more or less at Rock On. I would help with lessons in the morning being more of a 1 on 1 aid to people who struggled with concepts.
Are you currently in a band and/or working on any projects?
I’m working on a couple CD releases at the moment but nothing I can say in detail haha.
What parts of camp did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed the atmosphere the younger I guess “sub” teachers had. It was a very strong bond for most of them.
Did you gain any new knowledge or skill?
I felt it helped my teaching skills improve.
What did you learn from your experience at Rock On?
I learned how to better communicate my ideas on music and theory to people who thought and had a concept on the subjects that were different from my own.
What would advice would you give to any new students at Rock On?
New students? It’s two weeks, relax and make some friends.
It was great catching up with Brendon! Stay tuned as we catch up with plenty more alumni from the Rock On summer camp!