We had the good fortune of connecting with Bobby Amaro and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bobby, how does your business help the community?
Kidz Rock helps the community by providing a safe, unique, creative experience in a young child’s musical journey. The issue in our community is that most music schools will not offer lessons to kids younger than 7 years old. Kidz Rock’s mission is to bring the benefits of music to kids in our community starting as young as 3 years old filling this gap.
This is especially true as we navigated through the pandemic and adapted to providing online zoom lessons that gave kids the opportunity to fill their day with something meaningful – even when the world around them may have been difficult.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started drumming when I was six years old and I had my first live performance at nine years old which changed my life and gave me a taste of what the instrument (drums) could bring. I grew up in Pico Rivera, CA and while most of my friends were getting in trouble I spent my energy learning to play drums. Throughout middle school and high school, I practiced daily in my parent’s garage with my Dad who is a fellow musician and that continued to ignite a passion to play and be in the spotlight.
My most proud moment was enrolling at the Musician’s Institute which had been a goal of mine since middle school. After graduating I stayed busy in the LA club scene and was offered to join my first nation act with the band ORGY. That lead to additional opportunities and I am now with one of my high school favorites Stabbing Westward. In doing this I was able to recognize the need to share my passion and my journey with the next generation of drummers. It has not always been easy but giving up on my dream was never an option. My close group of supporters helped me to continue on. The lessons learned along the way are to stay humble in your efforts and know that what may seem like a big hurdle is a stepping stone to something greater.
I want the world to know that as a business (Kidz Rock) we strive to be the best mentors and music educators to our youth. As an individual, I would like the world to know that you can do what you love in life and make an impact.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend in town I would take them to two of my favorite spots in my town (La Habra, CA) El Cholo or Higo Sushi. They both have great food and great people. I always feel like I am eating with family when I am there.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Big Shoutout to my wife, my parents, and my kids (and many friends along the way) who have helped guide and inspire me to continue making my dreams a reality.
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