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Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Real 'School Of Rock' In Boston

Jack Black starred as surprisingly effective music teacher Dewey Finn in 2003’s “School of Rock,” the film that spawned bands of young rockers everywhere. Here and Now’s George Hicks introduces us to real-life Dewey Finn — Mike Irwin, a guitar teacher in Boston, and two of his bands of young musicians.

Listen: the Interrupters play Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out”

http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2010/08/news_0812_hereandnow_THE%20INTERRUPTERS.mp3

Listen: No Mascara plays Future of the Left’s “Arming Eritrea”

http://audio.wbur.org/storage/2010/08/news_0812_hereandnow_NO%20MASCARA.mp3


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  • tami

    is this the same mike irwin located in jamaica plain? i would like to sign up for lessons with him! but i need his contact info.
    thanks
    ~tami

  • http://www.veraalsova.com Vera Alsova

    How fantastic!

  • http://www.veraalsova.com Vera Alsova

    Tami Mike’s email address is mike@machinegunstudios.com

  • carol privitera

    Mike, Congratulations on being interviewed on NPR.
    It was very interesting to understand how you teach the kids and that you have helped them form bands!
    You’ve come a long way!! Carol P

  • http://tera4m.com/ paul p

    mike’s an amazing teacher and a great role model for the young students! to bad there was no mention of the fact that all the money from the annual concerts ticket sales goes to charity~

  • http://designphilosophy.info gina p

    Charity~ Mike you rock my world, Mr. Rogers and all !!!
    You have some amazing children there, and all because of you!

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