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I&I: Maryland Institute of Music (Pt. 2)

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Rik Parks is the owner of the Maryland Institute of Music Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:22:50 +0000 I&I: Maryland Institute of Music (Pt. 2) Rik Parks is the owner of the Maryland Institute of Music WHAG >> mark: welcome back. we are chatting with rick parks who saw a need for a local school. it's not just music lessons. he is teaching about the music industry as a whole. that's the reaction when you began teaching the students and began to see, this is hard work. >> it's a little more than expected, the homework the instructors give them to be prepared for the next week. some of the things we teach them, it's very eye opening. wasn't expecting the long hours you have to spend promoting yourself and promoting your band and all of the work that it does take to be successful, even on a low scale. >> so you have had about 30 students principally in the hagerstown area. do you see that growing? >> i do. i do. we have been only been open for two weeks now. we are trying to get the word out to everyone in the county, the four state area. we are slowly doing that, getting new students each day at the school. >> mark: what do you think about someone entering the career as a musician playing rock music or whatever actually, but some of the band names are always very colorful or creative. do you have an aspect of how to pick the right name for your band? >> there is no formula. there is no recipe. some of the greatest names, you know, just came out as a joke. led zeplin, that was part of a joke between a drummer and base player. there is no recipe. it's a fun process >> when you thnk about that, it starts out as hey, why don't we call ourselves this and it catches on and becomes an icon of the music industry? >> true. yeah. >> mark: what about as far as style and someone wants to go into a particular, you know, type of music? do you kind of direct them that they have a strength in a certain area? >> yeah, the instructors will go over all of that with the students. when we start forming and putting the bands together, styling is one of the things that will be addressed and most of the students already have a style of area own. we're just going to build on that. >> mark: fantastic. we thank you

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