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About School of Rock Atlanta

Welcome to School of Rock Atlanta—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Atlanta teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Atlanta. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Atlanta to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Atlanta
321 Pharr Road NESuite HAtlanta, GA 30305
(404) 218-3105

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Atlanta'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 Atlanta'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 Atlanta’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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta’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 Atlanta’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 Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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!

  • At School of Rock Atlanta, 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 Atlanta, 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 Atlanta works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Atlanta’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 Atlanta’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Atlanta.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

School of Rock Atlanta'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 Atlanta'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 Atlanta'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

    • Meet Tom Tafelsky
      General Manager
      A self-proclaimed native of Seattle (by way of Northern Michigan) who now calls Atlanta home, Tom is a music-making and community-building enthusiast. Prior to relocating to Atlanta and joining th...
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      A self-proclaimed native of Seattle (by way of Northern Michigan) who now calls Atlanta home, Tom is a music-making and community-building enthusiast. Prior to relocating to Atlanta and joining the School of Rock family, he founded, co-owned/operated the Urban Music Farm: Seattle's Recreational Musician Community.

      With several years experience designing and managing programs for adult recreational musicians, he is excited about working with a younger population who is as passionate about making music as he is! A self-taught drummer and lover of all things rock-and-roll, Tom believes in the power of music and its ability to change lives.
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      • Masters of Communication, Digital Media
      • B.A., Media Arts
    • Meet Luke Campolieta
      Guitar, Bass Instructor
      Luke was introduced to guitar at a young age by his older brother who was studying guitar at the collegiate level. Being surrounded by all of this music at an early age allowed him to pick up playi...
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      Luke was introduced to guitar at a young age by his older brother who was studying guitar at the collegiate level. Being surrounded by all of this music at an early age allowed him to pick up playing guitar with his brothers guidance and helped carve the way for Luke to attend music school for himself. While studying guitar at Berklee College of Music, Luke experienced a completely diverse and unique culture of individuals influencing each others learning by exploring music with people from around the world. It's from these experiences and individuals that helped Luke find his own unique musical self. As a teacher, Luke wants to expose to students all the possible journeys one can take in starting out, or continuing, a musical exploration and help guide the student toward their own, personal discovery of music.
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      • Berklee College of Music
    • Meet Martina Albano
      Voice and Keys Instructor
      Martina Albano is an Italian vocalist, songwriter and audio engineer. Her extensive experience in singing contributes to her unique approach to performance and songwriting. Starting at the age of...
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      Martina Albano is an Italian vocalist, songwriter and audio engineer. Her extensive experience in singing contributes to her unique approach to performance and songwriting. Starting at the age of six, she was highly involved with music, beginning with classical piano. In 2011, Martina made the venture to America and discovered new styles of music like Gospel, R&B and Soul music, that she incorporates into her performance and writing. Martina graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. Her skills include extensive experience in producing, writing and studio recording, both as a producer and vocalist. In 2014, she received two awards (Semi-Finalist and Runner up) in the Song of the Year songwriting contest, whose jury includes Phil Collins, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler.  Martina is very passionate about teaching and mentoring young singers and pianists. Her main goal is to help each student become the best version of themselves, discovering their potential and developing their technical and performance skills.
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      • Berklee College of Music
    • Meet Nick Stewart
      Drum Instructor
      Nick Stewart has been playing drums since he was ten years old. Being a native of Birmingham, Alabama he never imagined that music would take him on the wild journey that it has. When making his ...
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      Nick Stewart has been playing drums since he was ten years old. Being a native of Birmingham, Alabama he never imagined that music would take him on the wild journey that it has. When making his decision for college Nick knew he had to choose an institution that would help him maximize the potential in his talent with his craft. He attended the Berklee College of Music and has never looked back. Berklee challenged Nick to learn to perform various genres. He gained experience playing with Quartets, R&B, Fusion, Funk, and Hip Hop ensembles. Berklee afforded Nick the opportunity to study under and meet some of the most influential people in his music career. Some of the names include Chris Dave, Chris Coleman, Joshua Redman, Mint Condition, and Quincy Jones. Nick is an integral part of the School of Rock instructional staff and we are thrilled to have him on our team!
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      • Berklee College of Music
    • Meet Max Hewett
      Guitar, Bass Instructor
      Max started playing guitar at age 11 after asking for a guitar for Christmas. Very quickly, he fell in love with music and guitar playing. His early musical influences were classic rock bands like ...
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      Max started playing guitar at age 11 after asking for a guitar for Christmas. Very quickly, he fell in love with music and guitar playing. His early musical influences were classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Dire Straits. Since then, he has played in several bands and studied many different styles of music ranging from jazz to pop. In 2013, Max graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business. During his time there, he started a band, recorded albums, and toured the Northeastern US and Canada. His hope is to pass on his love for music and the joy he derives from playing guitar to his students.
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      • Berklee College of Music
    • Meet Brendan Gill
      Vocal Instructor
      Brendan Gill is a singer, songwriter and all around entertainer. Having studied music since the age of 6, Brendan has had experienced singing R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Classical, Rock, among other styles....
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      Brendan Gill is a singer, songwriter and all around entertainer. Having studied music since the age of 6, Brendan has had experienced singing R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Classical, Rock, among other styles. Brendan has been a student of music all his life, starting out in the Maryland State Boychoir at age 8 and then receiving further vocal instruction at the Baltimore School for the Arts and at Berklee College of Music. He has performed both his own original music as well as cover material all around the country and is passionate about performance. As a teacher, he aims to empower each of his students with the proper balance of musical knowledge and performance etiquette to prepare them for a stage of any size.
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      • Berklee College of Music
    • Meet Dan Coddaire
      Guitar Instructor
      Dan began playing guitar at the age of 14. Coming from a family with a mother who is a gospel singer and a father who had a deep love for music, his transition into a musician was a fluid and seaml...
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      Dan began playing guitar at the age of 14. Coming from a family with a mother who is a gospel singer and a father who had a deep love for music, his transition into a musician was a fluid and seamless one. After some initial teaching and schooling, he became largely self-taught as his musical journey continued. Dan did some touring with bands he started in the underground punk and hardcore scene in Northern California before joining the band he currently plays with, Set Your Goals. Dan has toured for many years with Set Your Goals, playing festivals and shows all over the world, from the US, Mexico and Canada to Europe, Asia and Australia. Dan hopes to teach students how to channel their passion for music into their performance and inspire them with knowledge and wisdom he has gained from his extensive touring experience.
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News

  • ALL-NEW "Bandshop" Adult Performance Series Beginning in September!

    At School of Rock Atlanta, we know how to bring the world of music making, and the fun that comes with it, to adults! If you're tired of playing songs alone in your living room our adult performanc...
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    At School of Rock Atlanta, we know how to bring the world of music making, and the fun that comes with it, to adults! If you're tired of playing songs alone in your living room our adult performance program offers intermediate to advanced-level adult recreational musicians a fun, convenient and supportive way to play and perform live music; all in a short-term band setting.

    ALL-NEW Series Beginning in September including a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Damn The Torpedoes" album series in its entirety!

    For complete information about this short-term, adult-only program and to sign up, contact us today at atlanta@schoolofrock.com or call 404-218-3105.
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Testimonials

  • “Great program. Through music and performance, kids build their confidence and feel they belong to something that connects them to others and the world. The program is well organized and there are always venues to perform at that encourage kids to showcase their hard work.”
    — Barbara V., Mother of School of Rock Atlanta student
  • “SOR provides my son ongoing opportunities to learn more challenging material on guitar. He has been involved with SOR for 7 years. During this time my son has learned to master his instrument, play other instruments, write lyrics and songs, and professionally perform, with the stage presence of a true rocker. SOR assists him to push outside of his comfort zone to learn new skills and genres of music,i.e.jazz. He recently had a paid guitar part in a musical, and he will be recording the performance this summer. About 6 months ago, he formed his own band. In the summer of 2015, he was an unpaid SOR intern, assisting kids with less experience to play and perform. He is a natural leader and mentor; SOR has fostered these important life skills. All of this would not be possible without the instruction and support of SOR Atlanta. Thank you!!! ”
    — Lisa M., Mother of School of Rock Atlanta student
  • “The environment and staff at this school are conducive to building confidence in each child in a way that cannot be done by parents or peers. This program can truly transform your child and their outlook on their future. It is a priceless program and an answered prayer for us! ”
    — Heather K., Mother of School of Rock Atlanta student
  • “In addition to learning from his teacher, our son is constantly learning from everyone there, staff and students alike. It is a great, immersive environment that goes way beyond traditional music lessons. In addition, the live performances keep him motivated to improve his playing. ”
    — Matt F., Father of School of Rock Atlanta student