Education: A Real School Of Rock

How one teacher turned kids on to Hendrix and the Stones and then into scrappy rockers

At an hour of the morning when many rock 'n' rollers are hitting the sack, the members of a hard-driving band from New Jersey are just unzipping their gig bags. "We rock at 7:30 sharp," says David Wish, the band's leader, founder and token grownup. Wish's group has a lot on its schedule: a run-through of a Carlos Santana tune, some funk and blues improvisation and a tutorial in stage presence. "Make a face like you're mad, like you mean it," Wish hollers over the din of nine acoustic guitars while windmilling his arm Pete Townshend--style. Their lips snarling, their E...

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