Zach Galindo hasn’t been in class at Lake Highlands High School since he graduated in 2000, but he remembers the importance of being part of a group. A Renaissance Man of sorts, Galindo played football, competed on the wrestling team, sang in the choir and played in the jazz band. He performed in Varsity Revue and every other talent show LH had to offer, and he schlepped his equipment to Deep Ellum many-a-weekend to play with his rock band.

In 2015, Galindo created the Lake Highlands School of Music, and in 2019, the company moved to Creekside center to expand their operation. This summer they’ll offer summer music camps taught by Galindo and other local professional musicians. Youth aged 5-11 get to “choose their own adventure” in a rock band setting with themes like 80’s Dance Party, Rock History, Movie Music, Pop Princesses & Boy Bands, TikTok and Disney.

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“We love doing this because playing music in a group is one of the more fun experiences possible for humans,” says Galindo. “We love training kids in the art of expression.”

Each one-week camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the $495 registration may be handled online here (enter promo code ADVOCATE for $120 off). Students can learn to play guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, drums and/or to sing, and recording, production and songwriting camps are also available.

Lake Highlands School of Music is at 6760 Abrams #205 near Alamo Drafthouse. Galindo can answer questions at