Last night I attended the Academy of Rock’s Launch of their Newest Ambassadress, YENG CONSTANTINO. Academy of Rock was founded in 2006 and started teaching only rock and popular music. As the years go by, the success of the Academy continues and they started to provide more lessons in the electric guitar, electric bass guitar, pop/rock vocals and drums for students of all ages.
Yeng shares she’s very excited to become a part of the Academy and would really love to share inspiration to students should be given a chance. Yeng Constantino’s successful career started when she became Pinoy Dream Academy’s first grand Star Dreamer and swept the nation with her No. 1 hit Hawak Kamay. After four albums and a long list of chart-toppers, Yeng soon enough earned the title the Philippines’ Rock Princess.
Present during the contract signing was Mr. Wilson, Mr. Johnny Manahan and Mr. Erickson Raymundo. This is actually a first collaboration between an educational service provider and an international star, the award-winning brand from Singapore will count on Yeng’s appeal as the Philippines’ Rock Princess to be an example for all budding music stars from their academy to follow.
Her love for writing songs and performing eventually became a passion to bring back OPM back to the mainstream and give Filipino musicians the recognition from all over the world. 2012 was the year that turned dream into a reality when she performed at the Academy of Rock (AOR) in Manila. After her performance at the show, her song Salamat was included in the syllabus of AOR and people behind the school (Jeremy Ward of Rockschool UK, Charles Lim and Priscilla Teo of Academy of Rock in Singapore) decided to give her an Honorary Licentiate Diploma. Yeng is the seventh person to be given this award among artists from all over the world for being a top notch performer and musician.
Yeng went to Academy of Rock Singapore to perform and receive the award. A technical glitch prompted Yeng to perform Salamat live without any hesitation.