(Newark, NJ—December 21, 2017) High Tech students from Robert Dillon’s Rock ‘n’ Roll LEAP course experienced the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center, which included a New Jersey Legends exhibit and other exhibits that address the heritage and history of American music, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
The GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center offers exhibits like “Master the Beats with Max Weinberg,” the legendary drummer of the E Street Band. This “in the studio” experience places guests behind the drum kit for an opportunity to share an exclusive lesson from Weinberg on how to play the iconic hit, “Born in the U.S.A.”
Also noteworthy, the GRAMMY Museum and Roland, an innovator in electronic music, have teamed up to create a laboratory of sound called Roland LIVE, in which visitors explore music-making through the eyes and ears of the recording artist.
“My students had a great time with this hands-on museum,” says Dillon. “They were even able to pretend that they were singing backing vocals for Ray Charles.”
Also on display at the GRAMMY Museum Experience at Prudential Center, costumes sported by Whitney Houston, Madonna, Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Jersey City’s own Kool and the Gang, all of which drew quite a crowd.
“I liked what we learned in [Dillon’s] class and how we were able to connect the information with the artist,” says Maria Sanchez, a resident of North Bergen.