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About School of Rock Ahwatukee

Welcome to School of Rock Ahwatukee, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Ahwatukee’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Ahwatukee has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Ahwatukee full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Ahwatukee
4645 E Chandler Blvd#114Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 753-3266

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Ahwatukee's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Ahwatukee's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Ahwatukee is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Ahwatukee, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Ahwatukee students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Ahwatukee’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Ahwatukee’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Ahwatukee’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Ahwatukee is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Ahwatukee, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Ahwatukee’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Ahwatukee’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Ahwatukee Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Ahwatukee’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

School of Rock Ahwatukee's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others...
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School of Rock Ahwatukee's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Ahwatukee's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

    • September 17
      12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      Women that Rock and Southern Rock and Gilbert Adult Program
      Gilbert End of Season Shows
      Rebel Lounge 2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 12-1:30 Women That Rock 1:30-3p.m. Southern Rock 3-4:30p.m. Gilbert Adult Program Performance $10 at the door All Ages! Kids unde...
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      Rebel Lounge
      2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

      12-1:30 Women That Rock
      1:30-3p.m. Southern Rock
      3-4:30p.m. Gilbert Adult Program Performance

      $10 at the door All Ages! Kids under 7 free!
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    • September 18
      12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      Dave Grohl and Glam Rock! Tukee Adult Program
      Ahwatukee End of Season Shows
      Rebel Lounge
      2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

      12-1:30 Dave Grohl
      1:30-3p.m. Glam Rock
      3-4p.m. Tukee Adult Program
      $10 at the door All Ages! Kids under 7 free!
    • September 24
      12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      Tom Petty vs. Heart, the Who and Best of 2005
      Scottsdale End of Season Shows
      Rebel Lounge
      2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

      12-1:30 Tom Petty vs. Heart
      1:30-3p.m. The Who
      3-4:30 Best of 2005
      $10 at the door All Ages! Kids under 7 free!
    • September 25
      12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      Rolling Stones and Classic Metal! Scottsdale Adult Program
      Scottsdale End of Season Shows
      The Rebel Lounge 2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 12-1:30 Rolling Stones 1:30-3p.m. Classic Metal 3-4:30p.m. Scottsdale Adult Program Show $10 at the door All Ages! Kids under 7...
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      The Rebel Lounge
      2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

      12-1:30 Rolling Stones
      1:30-3p.m. Classic Metal
      3-4:30p.m. Scottsdale Adult Program Show

      $10 at the door All Ages! Kids under 7 free!
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Staff

    • Meet Jenny Weintraub
      Studio Coordinator
      Jenny has worked in educational programming for the past 11 years, and has been playing piano (to varying degrees of seriousness) for the past 18. She played with other musicians for the first tim...
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      Jenny has worked in educational programming for the past 11 years, and has been playing piano (to varying degrees of seriousness) for the past 18. She played with other musicians for the first time in college, which reminded her of how perfectly beautiful and connecting music can be! She is currently working towards pursuing a degree in Arts Management, so she can help people not just remember those things, but try not to forget in the first place. She also plays music with her very favourite people/project ever, a local all-girls band called Sister Lip (with Ahwatukee vocal instructor Cassidy!).

      Apart from writing and playing with Sister Lip, Jenny enjoys singing musicals really loudly in the car -- and in her house, and in the shower, and at SoR when everybody else goes home -- watching scary movies (but no zombies), making up silly songs to sing to her puppies about how cool they are, and stubbornly trying to train them to play piano. She loves cheese (to a disturbing degree), hates ketchup, and has read the Harry Potter series in its entirety over 50 times.
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    • Meet Shane Baskerville
      Music Director
      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 22 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned...
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      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 22 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned bands in the country by Rollingstone.com. He moved out to Los Angeles where he joined the Virgin/Immortal band 'US Crush' where he played the Warped Tour and toured with artists such as 'Social Distortion', 'DI', 'Story of the Year' and 'Bullet's and Octane'. While he was in LA he was on the VH1 show 'You Rock With' where he beat out hundreds of guitarists to play on stage with 80's icons 'Poison' in Alabama in front of 10,000 people! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yziVRPQ8CYfeature=relmfu Shane moved back to Minnesota and attended McNally Smith college of Music and maintained a 3.60 GPA and made the dean's list. During that time he toured opening for Chicago rockers 'Chevelle'. Shane has been in the School of Rock community for 5 1/2 years, running 3 schools in the Midwest and he also ran the 2011 Midwest All Stars. sbaskerville@schoolofrock.com
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    • Meet Megan Baskerville
      General Manager
      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high ...
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      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high volume location. She also spent time opening new stores in new markets in the panhandle of Florida. But music has been a constant in Megan’s life from the time she could walk. Megan has been the front lady of bands of many genres: country, rockabilly, ska and punk. She’s had the opportunity to open for national acts as well as share the stage with some country greats.

      Megan got her start at the Minnesota School of Rocks and moved to AZ with her husband Shane to open up the Arizona schools in 2012.
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    • Meet Darwin Scott
      Bass Instructor
      Darwin Scott has been playing bass since the age of 11 and playing professionally since 17. At 19 he signed with GMA and toured extensively for many years. He has played everything from Top 40, Dis...
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      Darwin Scott has been playing bass since the age of 11 and playing professionally since 17. At 19 he signed with GMA and toured extensively for many years. He has played everything from Top 40, Disco, Funk, Country and Rock/Metal. He also has 20 years' experience teaching bass and guitar. "I've tried to listen to everything available and without prejudice. I love music and know what moves me. I enjoy helping others develop their interests and talent."
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    • Meet Joshua Rumsey
      Vocal and Bass Instructor
      Josh's singing experience has spanned nearly every genre, and includes a unique mix of rock and choir music. Since early 2012, He's been a part of the Arizona Vocal Project, a local alternative roc...
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      Josh's singing experience has spanned nearly every genre, and includes a unique mix of rock and choir music. Since early 2012, He's been a part of the Arizona Vocal Project, a local alternative rock choir with an accompanying band. For the last year, he's also been a weekly karaoke host. His 20-year rock career has consisted of bass guitar, and he has sung lead and backup in many bands. Overall, He's seen just about everything the local scene has to offer, which began singing and playing in a program somewhat similar to School of Rock. He also has over 20 years of choral experience, including high school regional honor and all-state choirs. His former bands from the Phoenix area include Eating Divas, Out for Revenge, XIII Black, Millennium/Cashed, Ayva, Backwoods (northern AZ) and many more. Those bands have opened for Ratt, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich, Madball, Earth Crisis, Alien Ant Farm, 40 Below Summer, Reveille, B-Foundation, Slaughter, Bullets Octane, Maylene the Sons of Disaster, Cage 9 and many popular local bands.
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    • Meet Charlie Smith
      Keyboard Instructor
      Charlie is currently pursuing a bachelors in music in jazz piano performance at Arizona State university. He is a compassionate pianist who from an early age has shown a love for the classics, blue...
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      Charlie is currently pursuing a bachelors in music in jazz piano performance at Arizona State university. He is a compassionate pianist who from an early age has shown a love for the classics, blues and rock and roll. He has performed live music of many genres from Rock'n'roll at various house gatherings, to jazz piano at restaurants, to classical music in recital halls. And with a understanding of music and music theory Charlie understands how all these different types of music are related and connected to the creative process.
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    • Meet Ryan Lynch
      Drum Instructor-Studio Coordinator
      Ryan Lynch began playing drums when he was 13 years old after being influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Green Day, and Foo Fighters. After seeing the music video for the song 'Basket Case'...
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      Ryan Lynch began playing drums when he was 13 years old after being influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Green Day, and Foo Fighters. After seeing the music video for the song 'Basket Case' by Green Day he immediately went out and purchased his first set of drums. Music quickly became his passion in High School where he played in numerous local bands and attended many concerts. His passion led him to attend Musician's Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California where he graduated in 2012 with a degree in Percussion Performance and Music Business. He is currently attending Arizona State University where he is completing another degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Throughout his music career he has had the opportunity to tour nationally with groups such as pop-rock band 'This Great Escape' and singer-songwriter 'Torin Dinh', as well as studying under various teachers such as Gary Garbitini and Ryan Brown. Along with keeping a regular gigging schedule he has found a love for teaching the next generation of rockers at School of Rock!
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    • Meet Danielle Durack
      Vocal Instructor
      Danielle Durack began formally singing and taking lessons at age 10 funded by her father who was shocked by her singing one night at a karaoke party. She continued to take private voice lessons unt...
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      Danielle Durack began formally singing and taking lessons at age 10 funded by her father who was shocked by her singing one night at a karaoke party. She continued to take private voice lessons until her freshman year of high school. Danielle was extremely involved in choir at Saguaro High School where she participated in both the 80 member Varsity Choir and the small Jazz Choir, where her senior year, she won the National Choral Award. Danielle was also accepted as a vocal performance student at Berklee School of Music, but after a bit of sticker shock, ended up at Arizona State University. She has not yet declared a major, but is currently dabbling in music theory and performance classes. While Danielle considers herself a Singer/Songwriter, she loves and appreciates virtually all genres of music. She admires and draws inspiration from strong female vocalists like Lauryn Hill, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones and Diane Birch.
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    • Meet Cassidy Hilgers
      Vocal Instructor
      Cassidy was born into a rockin' family where Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell were constantly blaring throughout the house. These were her early inspirations as she grew into the musician she is toda...
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      Cassidy was born into a rockin' family where Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell were constantly blaring throughout the house. These were her early inspirations as she grew into the musician she is today.Cassidy first started hitting the stage in junior high where she starred in musicals, such as, Anything Goes, Hairspray, and Wicked. Musical theater was a huge part of her life, but she wanted to learn other styles of music as well. That's when she picked up her purple Ibanez acoustic guitar and started teaching herself the ways of rock! After high school, Cassidy formed her band, Sister Lip, an all girls blues/rock band. She has had the privilege of touring across the United States and Canada, played festivals, such as, Apache Lake Music Festival and McDowell Mountain Music Festival, has performed at the Musical Instrument Museum twice, and has recorded a six song debut EP at STEM Studio entitled, "Thanks For The Mondays."While Cassidy is still writing and performing with Sister Lip, she is also singing with Mesa Community College's Jazz Combo, plays guitar and sings harmonies for a local band, Field Tripp, and is now very excited to start her teaching career as a vocal instructor at School of Rock!
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    • Meet Connor Sample
      Drum Instructor
      Connor Sample is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance at ASU. He fell in love with playing the drums at the age of seven, and has been surrounded with music ever si...
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      Connor Sample is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance at ASU.
      He fell in love with playing the drums at the age of seven, and has been surrounded with music
      ever since. He is a well-rounded drummer who has professional experience in jazz, Latin, funk,
      and rock. In his professional career he has played in a wide variety of local rock bands and jazz
      groups such as C3trio, Jerusafunk, In2ition, and Rum Ham Trio. With his students, he aims to
      give them the tools to succeed in finding their expressive voice as a drum set player in any
      setting.
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      • ASU-Bachelors of Jazz
    • Meet David Sanders
      Guitar Instructor
      Dave has been playing/teaching guitar for over 15 years, but still considers himself always in the pursuit of knowledge. He always has a guitar in his hand when he is at home and can play just abou...
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      Dave has been playing/teaching guitar for over 15 years, but still considers himself always in the pursuit of knowledge. He always has a guitar in his hand when he is at home and can play just about anything you throw at him. He is best at 80's rock and metal, and considers himself a Paul Gilbert fanatic. He studied music theory at Cal State Northridge under some of the most theory proficient musicians in the world. He can terrify you with his speed, but considers it useless without demonstrating emotion and feeling. Great for beginning lessons all the way through advanced.
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    • Meet Mark Gus Scott
      Drum Instructor
      As the wild and charismatic drummer/frontman for the internationally renowned rock band “Trixter“, Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well over 3 million albums worldwide, he has accumulated an extr...
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      As the wild and charismatic drummer/frontman for the internationally renowned rock band “Trixter“, Mark “Gus” Scott has sold well over 3 million albums worldwide, he has accumulated an extremely large press book, but most importantly… He has played his drums in front of millions of people around the world (and harder than most)! Other major accomplishments include RIAA Certified Gold Album, Ampex Golden Reel, Three #1 Videos on MTV (15 Weeks at #1), four “Top 20” AOR radio hits as well as a “Top 40” Album on the Billboard Charts and more recently, Album of the Year (2012).
      Trixter toured extensively in the US, Canada and Japan in support of their major label releases performing live in arenas with crowds up to 30,000 people, in addition to appearing live on television and radio. The tours have included such rock superstars as: Kiss, The Scorpions, Poison, Warrant, Slaughter, Skid Row, Great White and Firehouse. Mark attained much notoriety, largely in part to network television appearances, three #1 videos on MTV and hundreds of worldwide publications. Mark also holds several major musical endorsements including Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Gibraltar Hardware, LP, RT and Ahead Drumsticks.
      As a member of the Hollywood/NY All-Stars, Mark participated in countless charity events, as well as making personal appearances with Donald Trump, Treat Williams, Jack Scalia, Jason Gedrick, Gregory Harrison and Regis Philbin.
      While just a sophomore in high school, Mark received the NAJE Special Citation for Musical Excellence and was granted admission to the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music. He attended three summers studying: piano, drums, trumpet and a curriculum that included jazz, classical, chamber music, rock, music theory and composition. Mark also put his knowledge to use not only as a musician/songwriter, but also touring high schools and colleges throughout the country as a guest lecturer, teaching and promoting music, DARE and his drum instructional video / teaching method, “Rock Solid”.
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News

    • Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley 2012

      Best Way to Channel Your Inner Alice Cooper School of Rock Screw the Suzuki method: Who wants to repeat scales over and over when you could be thrashing the bass line to Pink Floyd's 'Money'? I...
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      Best Way to Channel Your Inner Alice Cooper
      School of Rock
      Screw the Suzuki method: Who wants to repeat scales over and over when you could be thrashing the bass line to Pink Floyd's 'Money'? Instructors at Scottsdale's School of Rock, which opened in late August, understand this. Fledgling and advanced students from kids to adults play popular tunes, and band members can snag industry advice via an artist development program. If your kid really rocks, he or she can live out their rock star fantasies as part of the All Stars traveling troupe. 13610 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-7625, scottsdale.schoolofrock.comRead less

    • Ahwatukee Foothills News

      The Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper did an interview with Megan Rousey-General Manager of the Ahwatukee School of Rock about our opening on Aug. 24th! Click on the link and 'Read All About It!"

    • ABC 15 News Segment

      By: abc15.com staff PHOENIX - The School of Rock opened their newest Arizona location Saturday. The school is located near Chandler and 48th Street in Ahwatukee. Shane Baskerville stopped by ABC15 ...
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      By: abc15.com staff PHOENIX - The School of Rock opened their newest Arizona location Saturday. The school is located near Chandler and 48th Street in Ahwatukee. Shane Baskerville stopped by ABC15 Weekend Mornings with a few students to talk about the school, as well as play a tune. Meteorologist Randy Kollins even learned how to rock out by smashing a guitar. Watch the video in the player above to see. Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/ahwatukee/school-of-rock-opens-in-ahwatukee#ixzz2d7eq1VbTRead less

    • Fox 10 News

      AHWATUKEE, Ariz. - Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Doors are all famous rock stars that had to get their start somewhere, right? The School of Rock is opening its second campus in Ahwatukee to h...
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      AHWATUKEE, Ariz. - Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Doors are all famous rock stars that had to get their start somewhere, right? The School of Rock is opening its second campus in Ahwatukee to help kids get their start early. In true rock star fashion, the brand new school of rock in Ahwatukee was dedicated with the smashing of a guitar. This is the second valley location for the music school that teaches kids 7 to 18 everything they need to know about how to rock. "We take beginners to advanced, so any kid can come in, even if they've never touched a guitar, and we can help them grow and develop and we teach them the theory through the rock songs," said Megan Rousey. "I want to start recording my own original music and possibly touring with a band," said Alex Heckendorf. At the age of 14, Heckendorf has lofty goals. But, she says after studying at School of Rock for a year at their Scottsdale location, she's ready. "It's one big family. Everyone is pushing each other and challenging each other in the best way possible," said Heckendorf. The students learn everything from how to actually play an instrument, but also stage presence and music theory--all set to the soundtrack of rock n' roll. "Any of our teachers, no matter how cool and tough, the first show they see they cry because you see kids grow so fast and you see them become confident. They're making friends. It's a fulfilling job--it's not a job, it's the coolest thing," said Rousey. There is a tuition at the school, but they work with families so that anyone can attend if they want to.Read less

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA