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About School of Rock Annapolis (new)

Welcome to School of Rock Annapolis (new), where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Annapolis (new)’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Annapolis (new) 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 Annapolis (new) 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 Annapolis (new)
1460 Ritchie HighwaySuite 105-106Arnold, MD 21012
(410) 349-1456

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Annapolis (new), 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.

    Annapolis (new) 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 Annapolis (new)’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 Annapolis (new)’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 Annapolis (new), 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 Annapolis (new)’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 Annapolis (new)’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Annapolis (new) Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Annapolis (new)’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Annapolis (new) learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Annapolis (new) Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Annapolis (new) enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Annapolis (new)’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 Annapolis (new), 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. Annapolis (new) students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-fu...
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At School of Rock Annapolis (new), 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.

Annapolis (new) 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 Annapolis (new)’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
      10:30 AM
      Little Wing Class
      Music Class for Preschoolers
      Check out this interactive class for children ages 3 through 5, free trials available, class is 45 minutes.
      www.littlewing.com
    • August 29
      11:00 AM
      Rookies
      Interactive Music Class for Children ages 5 through 7
    • September 6
      6:30 PM
      School of ROCK Night
      Community Event
      Outdoor movie and pizza with a performance by the School of Rock House Band!
      Nantucket Pool at 2301 Nantucket Drive in Crofton. Visit www.croftonvillagepool.org for more information!
    • September 19
      11:30 AM
      Summer Concert Performance
      Performance
      Watch our students perform on stage live! Students will perform music they have been learning all summer seasons. Shows will include Summer Jams, FUNK and Modern Rock. Check us out at Union Jack...
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      Watch our students perform on stage live! Students will perform music they have been learning all summer seasons. Shows will include Summer Jams, FUNK and Modern Rock. Check us out at Union Jacks in Annapolis, it's the best way to see what School of Rock is all about.
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Staff

    • Tobias Russell
      Music Director
      Tobias Russell started taking piano lessons at the age of six. He began teaching himself guitar at age twelve. While attending Archbishop Spalding High School, he joined the school band and played ...
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      Tobias Russell started taking piano lessons at the age of six. He began teaching himself guitar at age twelve. While attending Archbishop Spalding High School, he joined the school band and played percussion, mainly working on the timpani, for three years. In the ninth grade he began playing in bands outside of school, and has performed in various projects in the area for nearly the past fifteen years. Russell has been playing regionally in support of his solo work since 2009. A self-taught engineer/producer, he has released three EP's and one full-length album.
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    • Anastasia Herne
      Enrollment Director
      Anastasia has been involved with School of Rock Annapolis for a while now, having worked as a Sub, Vocal Instructor, Show Director, Studio Coordinator, and now Manager!Anastasia has been singing he...
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      Anastasia has been involved with School of Rock Annapolis for a while now, having worked as a Sub, Vocal Instructor, Show Director, Studio Coordinator, and now Manager!Anastasia has been singing her whole life. She mainly performs as a musical theatre actress in productions all over the area. She has sung for the Lincoln Memorial Rededication on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and at the Kennedy Center. Favorite roles include the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz at KAT 2nd Stage, Bad Idea Bear in the Ruby Griffith Award Winning production of Avenue Q, and Tracy Turnblad in the Ruby Griffith Award winning production of Hairspray. She also previously directed and designed shows at Folger McKinsey Elementary School in. Severna Park, MD. She was also in season 3 of VEEP on HBO.Anastasia has training in Singing, Acting, Tap Dancing, and Flute. She can sight read music. She has sung with the Chamber Singers group at AACC, as well as the Small Jazz Combo as there featured vocal performer for two years. She also has experience in behind the scenes work as well. She has done things such as prop work, lighting, set design, stage management and set building. She even Directed and designed full length productions with high school and elementary school students.
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    • Matt Henry
      Guitar Instructor
      Matt Henry teaches guitar and bass. Matt has been with School of Rock for several years and has directed several shows and summer camps.
    • Ben Grant
      House Band Director and Instructor
      Ben Grant is a man of many talents! Ben is an experienced instructor for guitar, bass, vocals and keys. Ben has been with School of Rock for serveral years and has worked to direct many performance...
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      Ben Grant is a man of many talents! Ben is an experienced instructor for guitar, bass, vocals and keys. Ben has been with School of Rock for serveral years and has worked to direct many performance shows. He is also the House Band Director who oversees the development of the most elite students in the School of Rock Performance Prorgram. The House Band has performed at the Naptown barBAYQ and multiple other venues throughout the area.
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    • Jake Wilkerson
      Instructor
      Jake is a talented guitar and drum instructor who also plays frequently in his own band when not teaching at the School of Rock. Jake has directed performance shows and worked with students in mult...
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      Jake is a talented guitar and drum instructor who also plays frequently in his own band when not teaching at the School of Rock. Jake has directed performance shows and worked with students in multiple group settings.
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    • Vashti Sadjedy
      Vocal and Piano Instructor
      Vashti has been playing piano since she was four years old. She received her bachelor of arts degrees in music (with a focus on piano performance) and in English literature at St. Mary's College of...
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      Vashti has been playing piano since she was four years old. She received her bachelor of arts degrees in music (with a focus on piano performance) and in English literature at St. Mary's College of Maryland. From St. Mary's College, she went on to complete graduate studies in music history and literature and historical musicology at the University of Maryland in College Park. Throughout her career, she has worked with younger students on piano performance, vocal instruction and general music appreciation. Her passion for working with children and showing them the exciting world that music can open led her to pursue a career in elementary education. Vashti is also an active musician and actor in the Washington DC area. You can learn more about Vashti's performances at www.vashtigraysadjedy.com .
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    • Jack Rogers
      Drum Instructor
      Jack is an alumni of School of Rock and is now teaching students the rhythm and beat of the drums. Jack has been practicing for many years and has participated as a student in several performance s...
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      Jack is an alumni of School of Rock and is now teaching students the rhythm and beat of the drums. Jack has been practicing for many years and has participated as a student in several performance shows. He knows the School of Rock method from first hand experience and knows what it feels like to pick up your instrument for the first time and set foot on stage as a young musician.
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    • Ryan Sadler
      Drum Instructor
      Ryan has been playing drums for over 11 years. He works well with children of all ages and adults! He is very patient and challenges his students to the next level. Ryan plays in his own band in hi...
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      Ryan has been playing drums for over 11 years. He works well with children of all ages and adults! He is very patient and challenges his students to the next level. Ryan plays in his own band in his free time and also teaches at the School of Rock in Gambrills.
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    • Luke
      Rookies Instructor
      Luke is a graduate of the School of Rock program. While at SOR Luke learned how to play guitar and performed in several seasons of our Performance Program. Luke currently has his own band and plays...
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      Luke is a graduate of the School of Rock program. While at SOR Luke learned how to play guitar and performed in several seasons of our Performance Program. Luke currently has his own band and plays on stage regularly. Luke has been playsing bass, guitar, drums, keyboard and vocals for the past three years. His favorite genres of music are funk, jazz, punk and rock. Luke is our Rookies instructor for our young rockers and helps them learn the basics of music before they move on to Rock 101 and private lessons.
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    • Erik
      Instructor
      Erik is currently seaking his degree in music at St. John's College in Annapolis. He is proficient in guitar, bass and vocals. Erik has his own band locally and performs regularly.

News

    • Fall Performance Season Coming Soon

      We will be offering three nights to choose from for our Performance Program Rehearsals. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday night from 6pm to 8pm. New season starts October 5th. Monday is PUNK ROCK feat...
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      We will be offering three nights to choose from for our Performance Program Rehearsals. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday night from 6pm to 8pm. New season starts October 5th. Monday is PUNK ROCK featuring music from The Ramones and The Clash. Tuesday is B-SIDES featuring music from the Beatles, Chicago and Proud Mary. Thursday is the music of QUEEN. Enroll by September 4th and get 20% off the first month of enrollment. Join a second show rehearsal night for just $90 more a month!
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    • Summer Performance Concert is September 19th at Union Jacks

      Don't miss our students performing on stage at Union Jacks. They've been rehearsing as a band all season long. FUNK and Summer Jams will perform after an opening act from our Rock 101 students at...
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      Don't miss our students performing on stage at Union Jacks. They've been rehearsing as a band all season long. FUNK and Summer Jams will perform after an opening act from our Rock 101 students at 11:30am. Tickets are $10 at the door, $7 in advance at the school.
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    • Have you heard our House Band Perform?

      Don't miss their next performance at the Nantucket Pool for School of Rock Night on September 6th at 6:30pm. They sound amazing! They just finished gigs this summer at Easport a Rockin', Bay Musi...
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      Don't miss their next performance at the Nantucket Pool for School of Rock Night on September 6th at 6:30pm. They sound amazing! They just finished gigs this summer at Easport a Rockin', Bay Music Fest and National Night Out!
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    • SOR Students in Fast as Lightning were featured in Up.ST.Art Annapolis.

      Check out this article featuring some of our youngest rock stars! Keep your eye on this group, they perform locally often! You never know where they may pop up next!

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester