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About School of Rock Albuquerque

Welcome to School of Rock Albuquerque, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Albuquerque’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque
6409 Candelaria Rd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 842-7331

Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Albuquerque, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Albuquerque students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Albuquerque’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
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Albuquerque’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Albuquerque, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Albuquerque’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Albuquerque’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 Albuquerque’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!

  • At School of Rock Albuquerque, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Albuquerque, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Albuquerque works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Albuquerque’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Albuquerque’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 (geomodifer) 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 Albuquerque’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!

  • At School of Rock Albuquerque, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Albuquerque enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Albuquerque’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

At School of Rock Albuquerque, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Albuquerque students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hi...
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At School of Rock Albuquerque, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Albuquerque students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Albuquerque’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
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • August 29
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    School of Rock ABQ - GRAND OPENING
    Grand Opening
    Join us for School of Rock ABQ's GRAND OPENING @ 6409 Candelabra Rd NE, 1 - 4 PM.
    FOOD!
    DRINKS!
    MUSIC!
    Performances by Students & Instructors!

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News

    • Opening Fall 2014

      As much as we tried, School of Rock ABQ did not work out in the Downtown location, but check out our new location @ 6409 Candelaria Rd NE! School of Rock Albuquerque will be opening in the fall of ...
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      As much as we tried, School of Rock ABQ did not work out in the Downtown location, but check out our new location @ 6409 Candelaria Rd NE! School of Rock Albuquerque will be opening in the fall of 2014. Keep posted for more upcoming news and events!
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    • School of Rock comes to Albuquerque

      Let's see...how about if Junior majors in Led Zeppelin and minors in ACDC? "School of Rock" was a hit movie about ten years ago, and now a music-loving Albuquerque couple is hoping their real-life ...
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      Let's see...how about if Junior majors in Led Zeppelin and minors in ACDC? "School of Rock" was a hit movie about ten years ago, and now a music-loving Albuquerque couple is hoping their real-life School of Rock will be a hit with Albuquerque kids and parents. School of Rock is a brand new school in the 94-year-old Freed Co. building on Central just east of 4th St. '“ next door to the Kimo Theater. Renovation is underway for practice and instruction rooms, rehearsal space, and of course there's a stage that's ready to rock! School of Rock has franchises nationwide and in five other countries and Robert Montoya is about to bring one home to Albuquerque. "You don't just sit down with a teacher and take a lesson for 45 minutes and then leave," Montoya said. "You are going to work with that teacher and after that you're going to be in a band situation with other kids at your skill and age level." "We've got people who look like rock stars who can say '“ you can do this with your life," said Montoya's wife and business partner Dawn Malone. "You can make this choice, you can be successful, and you can be a great person. It's not just about music, it's about what they do with the rest of their life." "I've always been a frustrated musician," Montoya laughed. "I always wanted to play and that's what I really like about School of Rock. You're in a band situation right away." Heads up: School of Rock is a for-profit private school with schedules to fit kids after regular school hours. There is tuition, but it adds up to about the going rate for the same amount of regular private lessons. Target date for the grand opening is Sept. 27. View story at http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3519192.shtml?cat=500#.U90polbIO5w
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    • Little Wing

      School of Rock ABQ is NOW pre-enrolling 2 to 5 year old kids for an introduction to Music, the Little Wing way!PRE-ENROLLING NOWfor Little Wing classes ages 2/3 4/5Go to: http://albuquerque.littlew...
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      School of Rock ABQ is NOW pre-enrolling 2 to 5 year old kids for an introduction to Music, the Little Wing way!PRE-ENROLLING NOWfor Little Wing classes ages 2/3 4/5Go to: http://albuquerque.littlewing.comfor more information
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    • School of Rock ABQ Opening Summer 2015

      School of Rock Albuquerque is scheduled to open Spring/Summer 2015 @ 6409 Candelaria Rd NE.Keep posted for more upcoming News and Events!

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