Jon Kim (Guitar ’10) who founded private music lesson company UNIVERSITY of ROCKin 2009, has recently gone international with a new location in Seoul, South Korea joining existing branches in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver and Phoenix. The company provides lessons for students of all levels in-home as well as via Skype. The instructor team in Los Angeles, where the company is headquartered, is composed entirely of MI grads. Jon said, “[We have] the goal of empowering young kids and teens through music by using it as a tool to enhance their own lives and the lives around them. Our trademark ‘ROCK’ curriculum is designed specifically to help kids accelerate and maximize their learning curve while making lessons super fun at the same time.”
In addition to UNIVERSITY of ROCK, Jon is the primary songwriter/guitarist for newly formed band KISS the HERO, which is under his own label Rockboy Records. A joint UNIVERSITY of ROCK - KISS the HERO tour promoting entrepreneurship and rock n’ roll is planned for 2012. An experienced writer, Jon has also placed songs on MTV’s Jersey Shore, the CW’s Beverly Hills 90210, and on VH1.
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