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About School of Rock Ashburn

Welcome to School of Rock Ashburn, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Ashburn’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Ashburn 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 Ashburn 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 Ashburn
20660 Ashburn RdAshburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-0820

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Ashburn'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 Ashburn'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!

  • School of Rock Ashburn’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 Ashburn, 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 Ashburn’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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Ashburn’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Ashburn musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues 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 and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Ashburn can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Ashburn’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 Ashburn 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 Ashburn’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 Ashburn'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 Ashburn'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 Ashburn'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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Staff

    • AUDREY HARRIS
      Vocal Instructor
      A life long singer, Audrey recalls fondly his earliest singing memory was in the children's choir at his Grandmothers Church. Even in elementary school, Audrey was always asked to sing at school ev...
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      A life long singer, Audrey recalls fondly his earliest singing memory was in the children's choir at his Grandmothers Church. Even in elementary school, Audrey was always asked to sing at school events. This continued through High School and led him to pursue music performance in college. He started his first group consisting of a guitar,drummer, horn player and himself. They regularly performed on the local radio station "The High Low and Hot Show" in his home town of High Point, North Carolina. Audrey received a Music scholarship to North Carolina AT State University where he studied with Frank Boulware of the Manhattan School of Music. A verstile performer, in college he sang rolls in Show Boat, Man of La Mancha and various other shows and operatic arias of the classical and romantic periods in addition to various rock and jazz bands. Audrey was invited to sing in the master class of George Shirley (Metropolitan and International Operatic Tenor)and has performed master classes at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In the course of his career Audrey spent time in New York New York and sang with Voices Inc., the East Side Singers, and for the Bi-Centennial performance of " US" a musical tribute to Americas' first 200 years. He also performed in an Off Broadway pilot of New Breed is now the Seed. Audrey has continued to sing with a number of small ensembles locally and has found his passion in teaching the next generation of vocalists at the School of Rock.
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    • MIKE STETSON
      Guitar Instructor
      Mike Stetson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music teacher. He was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire. Mike began playing guitar at age nine and his passion has never ended. ...
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      Mike Stetson is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music teacher. He was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire. Mike began playing guitar at age nine and his passion has never ended. While still in high school Mike studied with Vermont jazz guitarist Draa Hobbs, who gave him a solid foundation in music theory and technique. Although he studied jazz in his lessons, Mike's real passion was for the classic rock 'n' roll of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Rush and many others, and Mike spent countless hours dissecting his favorite records, learning the riffs and solos of his favorite players. After high school, Mike attended Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he pursued a degree in guitar performance. After college, he made his living playing and singing in local rock bands and teaching guitar. His first big opportunity came when he joined the New Hampshire country-rock band Tracy and Company, a female-fronted band with which Mike opened shows for some of country music's biggest acts, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Sawyer Brown, and Terri Clark. Tracy and Company also played a wide variety of venues all over New England, everything from clubs and bars to fairs and festivals. When Tracy and Company disbanded, Mike and some of his former band mates joined Rio Drive, a high energy country-rock band that was an up-and-coming act on the country circuit in its own right, and was also the backup band for Rockabilly Hall-of-Famer Big Al Downing, best known for his hit songs "Mr. Jones," "Touch Me" and "The Story Behind the Story." With Rio Drive, and with Big Al, Mike spent five years touring the U.S. and Canada, playing everything from clubs and casinos to some of country music's biggest festivals, sharing stages with such greats as Lorrie Morgan, Ronnie Milsap, Neal McCoy, Confederate Railroad and the Marshall Tucker Band. With Big Al Downing, Rio Drive also played on a number of television shows, and was one of the first bands to play a live concert on XM Satellite Radio. With both Tracy and Company and Rio Drive, Mike not only handled the country 'chicken pickin' ' lead licks, he was also both bands' resident 'rock guy,’ bringing an edge and a recklessness to each band that set them apart from other acts on their circuit. In the summer of 2005, mentor and friend Big Al Downing passed away and shortly thereafter, Rio Drive parted ways. Mike returned to teaching guitar, teaching both private lessons and group classes to children, teens and adults. Mike also rejoined his old friends in Tracy and Company, playing local weekend shows throughout New England. At one of these shows, Mike met his now-wife Kelda. The two were married in 2010, and in 2011, they relocated from New Hampshire to Maryland, where Mike is pursuing new musical endeavors and has begun teaching guitar at the DC School of Rock. Mike and Kelda are now enjoying life in the Washington, D.C. area, along with their three dogs, Bruschi, Molly and Dolce.
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    • BRAD MACPHERSON
      Studio Manager
      Brad Macpherson is a long time School of Rock teacher, director, and fan. He can be found riding the desk, fixing gear, jamming with the kids, or directing the supreme Ashburn House Band.
    • Ricardo "P"Nut Johnson
      Bass Instructor
      A DC native, Ricardo "P"-Nut Johnson began his musical journey on the bass in the 5 th grade when he received his first instrument '“ a Sears electric guitar. He enjoyed the guitar but then ...
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      A DC native, Ricardo "P"-Nut Johnson began his musical journey on the bass in the 5 th grade when he received his first instrument '“ a Sears electric guitar. He enjoyed the guitar but then he heard the bass in Rufus and Chaka Khan's Sweet Thing and from that point on "P"-Nut knew he wanted to be a bass player. Hearing of his new obsession, his uncle, a bass player in his own right, loaned him a bass and challenged him to see what he could learn by the time he got back from the road and the rest is history. During his years in the D.C. area, "P"-Nut played with various groups in a variety of styles. He played with the sensational vocal group Prim Degree, the cutting edge gospel group God's Creation, vocalist Gloria Brown and blues great Memphis Gold. In the 90's "P"-Nut toured Europe with the blues legend Memphis Gold. After years of playing on stage he decided to go get his music degree and attended the Music Tech College of Music, now called McNalley Smith, in Minneapolis MN. After graduation he stayed in Minnesota for 10 years where was very active in the music scene and where he taught many aspiring musicians. He played with the blues group The HooDoo Kings , the 12 piece group Arayastone , the reggae mainstay Dred I Dred , the funk band Down with Gravity , jazz guitarist John Penny , and a host of others. When you hear him play you get hints of the his influences like Bootsy, Jimi Hendrix, Parliament and Larry Graham to name a few. "P"-Nut is a consummate bass player and works at his craft continuously. In 2007 he attended Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey's Bass at the Beach and later that year he also attended Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp. He learned many things at these camps and has integrated them into his playing and teaching. Tired of the cold of Minnesota and homesick for the sights and sounds of D.C. "P"-nut moved back in the area in 2011. He has played with a number of groups since being back and is happy to be a part of the School Of Rock family.
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    • BILL GRIER
      Drum Instructor
      Bill Grier teaches drums for the Ashburn and Vienna Schools of Rock. Bill started playing drums when he was thirteen and living with his family in Taipei, Taiwan. He had formal training with Bill R...
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      Bill Grier teaches drums for the Ashburn and Vienna Schools of Rock. Bill started playing drums when he was thirteen and living with his family in Taipei, Taiwan. He had formal training with Bill Reichenbach who played drums with Charlie Byrd for years. Bill spent ten years in Los Angeles playing at famous venues like the Troubadour on Sunset Strip. He's played around the DC area for the last several years and currently appears locally with the band Cover Story. Bill loves playing drums and even more, loves teaching drums to the next generation of musicians.
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    • Kevin Elam
      Piano/Keyboard Instructor
      A multifaceted musician, Kevin has been studying and playing the piano since age 5. The piano has always been his central passion, and although he plays guitar and other string instruments as well,...
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      A multifaceted musician, Kevin has been studying and playing the piano since age 5. The piano has always been his central passion, and although he plays guitar and other string instruments as well, he believes the piano is, of all the instruments, the one most capable of being a full vehicle for musical expression. Needless to say, it is his favorite tool for exploring the musical realm, whether in composition, improvisation, or performing written music. Kevin enjoys all genres of music and is currently majoring in Jazz Studies at George Mason University. He studies piano with renowned DC-area jazz pianist Wade Beach. When not teaching at School of Rock or practicing, Kevin can be found performing at various DC Area restaurants, bars, weddings, church functions, and, oh yeah, he sings and teaches voice too. Kevin has a keen interest in singing, and has performed as a soloist with GMU choirs. Along with his interest in jazz, Kevin enthusiastically pursues Irish traditional music, and performs with Irish bands in the Northern Virginia area.
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    • ARNELL BYRD
      Guitar/Vocal Instructor
      Arnell Byrd is special combination of guitar virtuoso and talented vocalist and he loves to share the language of music with his students. Rock, blues, jazz, classical '“ you name it he's got...
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      Arnell Byrd is special combination of guitar virtuoso and talented vocalist and he loves to share the language of music with his students. Rock, blues, jazz, classical '“ you name it he's got it covered. He studied classical music at PGCC for 2 years before heading to Howard University for his degree in classical guitar with a voice minor. But he didn't stop there and has studied guitar under some pretty amazing players where he learned jazz, blues, RB and rock including Fred Karns, Bill Biesecker and Paul Bellenbach to name a few. Arnell has an extensive performing background which includes various RB artists such as: Shanice Wilson, Eddie Murphy, The Gap Band, Bernie Wornell of P-Funk, Star Point, Maniquin featuring ( vocalist) Kenny Latimore. More recently he has toured with Aaron Carter , younger brother of Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), and Johnny Gill from New Edition. Arnell has toured extensively throughout America as well as abroad. He has done TV spots for Disney, the Arsenio Hall Show, and even the first Jay Leno show with Shanice Wilson Arnell Byrd is special combination of guitar virtuoso and talented vocalist and he loves to share the language of music with his students. Rock, blues, jazz, classical '“ you name it he's got it covered. He studied classical music at PGCC for 2 years before heading to Howard University for his degree in classical guitar with a voice minor. But he didn't stop there and has studied guitar under some pretty amazing players where he learned jazz, blues, RB and rock including Fred Karns, Bill Biesecker and Paul Bellenbach to name a few. Arnell has an extensive performing background which includes various RB artists such as: Shanice Wilson, Eddie Murphy, The Gap Band, Bernie Wornell of P-Funk, Star Point, Maniquin featuring ( vocalist) Kenny Latimore. More recently he has toured with Aaron Carter , younger brother of Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), and Johnny Gill from New Edition. Arnell has toured extensively throughout America as well as abroad. He has done TV spots for Disney, the Arsenio Hall Show, and even the first Jay Leno show with Shanice Wilson
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    • Hayley Gayne
      Vocal Instructor
      Hayley Gayne began playing music at the age of eight, starting with classical violin, which gave herthe opportunity to play with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during her teenage years. Afterhigh...
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      Hayley Gayne began playing music at the age of eight, starting with classical violin, which gave herthe opportunity to play with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra during her teenage years. Afterhigh school, she decided to pursue her dream of singing, and got accepted into Berklee College ofMusic in Boston as a voice principal. During her time at Berklee, she focused on vocal performancein popular music styles, as well as songwriting. After graduating from Berklee, she worked forseveral years at Music Management in Boston, meeting, promoting, and booking musicians intothe best venues in the city. Aside from booking and promoting artists, she herself has continued toperform in notable venues, such as Norwegian Cruise Lines' Pride of America cruise ship in Hawaii,The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD and the 930 club in DC. She has lead orchestrasand bands since 1997, and has received such honors as The Friends of the Annapolis SymphonyOrchestra Award. She is currently a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing andis continuing to focus on honing her teaching skills. She has a lifelong passion for music and is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with her students.
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    • Dean Maged
      Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      Dean Maged studied the electric guitar for over ten years with Berklee College of Music graduate, Mike Bailey. At NVCC he studied Jazz guitar for two semesters with Ken Hall, and has spent the last...
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      Dean Maged studied the electric guitar for over ten years with Berklee College of Music graduate, Mike Bailey. At NVCC he studied Jazz guitar for two semesters with Ken Hall, and has spent the last two semesters studying classical guitar with Larry Snitzler, who studied with the late great Andre Segovia (the most famous classical guitarist of the last 100 years). Dean is currently looking forward to Jazz guitar lessons with Rick Whitehead this fall. He has been performing for eight years in local bands ranging from Blues, Jazz, Metal, and Classic Rock, and has played in the Washington Chamber Music Group (for a Vietnamese Charity concert). He was a member of the George Mason Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos under the direction of Richard Parrell and Wade Beach respectively, the later studied piano with Sir Roland Hanna. As a music education student at George Mason University\'s new School of Music Dean is enrolled in a rigorous curriculum of music theory, sight singing, ear training, music history, and general education courses. At this moment he plays and/or teaches guitar (electric and classical), bass, drums, percussion, piano, harmonica, and voice. By the end of his undergraduate studies at GMU he will have studied all orchestral instruments and become a certified teacher in Virginia. Dean was accepted to Berklee College Of Music with $7,000 scholarship and attended the Guitar Sessions 2004.
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    • Jake Mimikos
      Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      Jake Mimikos has been playing guitar and singing for over half of his life. He picked up the guitar at a very young age and remembers jamming to the album 'Kerplunk' by Green Day and some 'Appetite...
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      Jake Mimikos has been playing guitar and singing for over half of his life. He picked up the guitar at a very young age and remembers jamming to the album 'Kerplunk' by Green Day and some 'Appetite for Destruction' by Guns and Roses. Those are some of his earliest influences. He is a rock and roll guitarist through and through, but he also has an interest in many other styles of music. His passion for music brought him onto some big stages having toured with bands up and down the East Coast. His most noteworthy achievement as a front man was opening for Buckcherry, Stone Sour, Avenged Sevenfold, Hailstorm, and a few other national acts. Not only did he get a chance to develop his stage presence during those times, but he upped his studio chops too. Jake continues to write and develop his talents as a musician while teaching guitar as an instructor at School of Rock. He hopes that his many years of experience with touring, performing, recording, and playing music will help inspire his students. Jake takes pride in his work as an instructor and looks forward to each day sharing his knowledge of music with others.
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    • Stephen Fairfield
      Drum Instructor
      Stephen is a long-time musician having played drums in three touring bands over his career. He currently plays in Satan's Satyrs, a heavy rock band indebted to a lifetime of Black Sabbath worship, ...
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      Stephen is a long-time musician having played drums in three touring bands over his career. He currently plays in Satan's Satyrs, a heavy rock band indebted to a lifetime of Black Sabbath worship, and performs vocal duties in his punk band, An Invitation. An inspiring and talented teacher, he is delighted to be working with the talented student of School of Rock Ashburn and moulding the next generation of amazing rock drummers
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    • Kurt Buona
      Guitar/Rookies/Rock 101 Instructor
      Kurt grew up in a musical house. His father, now current supervisor of the Ashburn districtin Loudoun county, went to the Air Force Academy and played trumpet in the drum and bugle core. Thus, Kurt...
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      Kurt grew up in a musical house. His father, now current supervisor of the Ashburn districtin Loudoun county, went to the Air Force Academy and played trumpet in the drum and bugle core. Thus, Kurt grew up playing Piano and trumpet. He made the transition to guitar asa teenager studying classical, rock and bluesand has been playing ever since. He has a deep love for all musictypes and history always studying the old and the new.He is proficient in Bass, Drums, harmonica, vocalsand theory as well. Always evolving and learning with a true passion.Coming from a long line ofteachers Kurt was always around children in a teaching capacity spending free time helping younger kids grow in education. Now a father ofthree ages 3, 5 and 7he understands the importance of starting children in music at a young age.Kurt is skilled in teaching fundamentals in an engaging way and strives for his students to feel free to express themselves musically and creatively.
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News

    • Ashburn School of Rock Sends Two Students to the AllStars Tour

      Ashburn School of Rock graduating seniors Lena Traynham (vocals) and Chris Noonan (drums) just spent 10 days touring with the nationally acclaimed School of Rock AllStars. Playing venues such as Ch...
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      Ashburn School of Rock graduating seniors Lena Traynham (vocals) and Chris Noonan (drums) just spent 10 days touring with the nationally acclaimed School of Rock AllStars. Playing venues such as Chicago's Beat Kitchen, House of Blues and, yes, Lollapalooza has been a whirlwind of fun and music. AllStars are selected for their leadership skills and musical prowess within their local School of Rock and they are put through a rigorous and highly competitive audition process. We are super proud of our Ashburn AllStars and wish them all the best as they move forward in their careers.
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    • DC School of Rock Grad Brad Bowers Rocks On David Letterman

      DC School of Rock grad and three time School of Rock All Star Brad Bowers is hitting the big time! He has been the bassist in up and coming Sky Ferriera's band since June, touring, playing festival...
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      DC School of Rock grad and three time School of Rock All Star Brad Bowers is hitting the big time! He has been the bassist in up and coming Sky Ferriera's band since June, touring, playing festivals (Pitchfork, FreeFest, DC 9:30 Club to name a few) around the world and last night they were the featured band on The David Letterman Show. We are so proud of Brad who is is an absolutely incredibly talented bassist and all around great person too. Go Brad!
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    • Ashburn School of Rock to Play at Relay for Life

      The Ashburn School of Rock House Band will be rocking the Freedom High School Relay for life even this coming Saturday, May 16, 2015 beginning at 4PM. American Cancer Society Relay For Life campus ...
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      The Ashburn School of Rock House Band will be rocking the Freedom High School Relay for life even this coming Saturday, May 16, 2015 beginning at 4PM. American Cancer Society Relay For Life campus events serve as a powerful way for you to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer, from helping people facing the disease in your community to ensuring cancer is a thing of the past for future generations. The Relay For Life movement features campus and community events that offer an opportunity to honor the cancer survivors in your life, promote how you can reduce your cancer risk, and raise money to help find a cure. Today, with the support of thousands of student volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we end cancer once and for all!
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has been my second home and the people I've met through it are some of the most important people in my life. I also never thought I'd get to be decent at an instrument, due to my lazy demeanor and my consistent ability to learn everything 80% of the way, but by the time of our last show, I felt like I had actually learned enough to where I consider myself a musician. I'm going to miss playing music in a band of talented kids that are all in one place, because outside of somewhere like SoR, its very hard to find that. Despite regular shows being pretty radical, I'd have to say that I have two favorite moments. First is the very first show I played in house band, the Rock and Roll Marathon (the Cowboy Mouth one). Never in my life prior to house band did I think that I would get the opportunity to play on a stage that big and for that many people. For the second one, I can group together both trips to Wildwood, NJ. Those trips were my first experiences playing music away from home, and it was glorious. There is nothing more American and awesome than playing music on the steps of the LINCOLN MEMORIAL. Then, we got to spend 2 days of pure rock awesomeness at the beach, playing on the boardwalk and meeting cool people. But in reality, my favorite moment was all of it. Every single second I've spent at School of Rock was worth it.”
    — Chris W., Graduate, Ashburn, VA
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid to a confident, incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA