The former Woodstock Jewish Congregation building in Saugerties will soon be a school – a rock n’ roll school, that is.
After months of planning, the representatives of the Paul Green Rock Academy seemed to have convinced concerned neighbors and planning board members that they have sufficient plans for soundproofing the rooms in the building before opening for business.
With an open date slated for July, the facility will feature a series of 5 classrooms. There will also be a recital hall. The school is geared towards children ages 8 through 18 and will focus mainly on the mastery of classic rock skills. Sounds like the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s don’t stand a chance of dying any time soon.
There were some other stipulations that had to be met. The facility is only allowed to hold 24 recitals per year, each ending no later than 10pm. They can only be held on Fridays and Saturdays and any shows on Sundays must be matinee performances. The noise must be no louder than 60 decibels at the property line.
It seems like the Paul Green Rock Academy wants to be a good neighbor while offering a valuable service to society and the community. Hopefully their neighbors will be satisfied with their sound barrier plans and will give the school the space and respect it deserves. Besides, it sounds like they’ll have plenty of great shows to enjoy in the near future!