From Teens to Teen Rock Stars in Two Weeks

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A group of girls will take to the stage as rock stars Friday night. Two weeks ago, many of them had never even picked up an instrument.

They’re part of the “Girls Rock” day camp for girls ages ten to 16.

For seven hours a day, five days a week over the past two weeks, the girls have been learning how to sing, write music and play keyboard, guitar, drums and bass.

They also learn to work together to record their own songs and eventually perform in front of a live audience.

“In two weeks not only do they pick up an instrument and they’re able to play it, but they are also able to work with other girls, work with their peers, to problem solve, to write a song, to feel supported, and by the end of it they’re recording artists that perform in front of a large crowd of people,” Rae Fehring explained.

“I’m really glad that I came,” Grace Purvis, 13, said. “It’s just neat because we’re all so different but we all have a lot in common too.   We have different taste in music and different styles but we all are friends. It’s kinda cool.”

The girls will perform Friday night at the Des Moines Social Club at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds help pay for scholarships for future “Girls Rock” participants.