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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 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, WA (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 joinin...
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      A self-proclaimed native of Seattle, WA (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 Christian Davis
      Guitar, Bass Instructor
      Christian has always had an interest in music and began performing in Hip Hop shows in 1998 and subsequently performing in plays and musical theatre in 2002. In 2005 he received his first guitar a...
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      Christian has always had an interest in music and began performing in Hip Hop shows in 1998 and subsequently performing in plays and musical theatre in 2002. In 2005 he received his first guitar and has been actively playing ever since. He was inspired to play guitar after hearing the song Master of Puppets by Metallica and seeing the film School of Rock. After visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 he was assured he was making the right decision. At the Rock Hall he learned that Rock is more of an idea; the idea that any music that is both Post-Jazz and was at any time considered rebellious, is rock and roll. It is this music philosophy that Christian still plays by to this day. He also maintains the secret to all art and being a true artist is emotional depth and feeling. It is these sentiments he tries to impart to his students.
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    • Meet Aaron Futch
      Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums Instructor
      Aaron began playing bass at the age of 16, after seeing a need for it when most of his friends began picking up other instruments like guitar and drums. Soon after, Aaron was playing with the youth...
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      Aaron began playing bass at the age of 16, after seeing a need for it when most of his friends began picking up other instruments like guitar and drums. Soon after, Aaron was playing with the youth praise band at his church, performing and rehearsing on a weekly basis. Aaron went on to attend Georgia State University where he received a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Music Recording Technology. During his time at GSU, Aaron studied Jazz Bass as well as performing in a multitude of various ensembles spanning many different musical genres. Over the years Aaron has been able to take up other instruments such as piano, guitar, and drums, to help him achieve his goal of always expanding his musical horizons. It is through his own love of learning that Aaron began to teach to pass on the incredible gift of music. Aaron’s hope is in helping each student find their own creative, musical voice, whichever direction that may lead, while also trying to realize what he can learn from his students.
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    • 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

Promotions

News

    • "Pearl Jam" Adult Performance Series has drummer slot available. Rehearsals begin Sunday, Feb 14th. Contact us for details!

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

      Our "Pearl Jam" Adult Performance Series begins Sunday, February 14th. For complete program and series information about this short-term, adult-only program format, contact us today at atlanta@schoolofrock.com or call us at 404-218-3105.
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    • Announcing Spring 2016 - Performance Program Show Offerings!

      Sign-ups begin Monday, December 7th. Rehearsals start Wednesday, February 10th! THE CURE vs. TALKING HEADS! Wednesdays 6:15pm to 8:15pm - Directed by Luke Campolieta & Aaron Futch Goth Rock me...
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      Sign-ups begin Monday, December 7th. Rehearsals start Wednesday, February 10th!

      THE CURE vs. TALKING HEADS! Wednesdays 6:15pm to 8:15pm - Directed by Luke Campolieta & Aaron Futch
      Goth Rock meets Art Rock in this exciting new show focused on pioneering post-punk/new wave 80s bands The Cure and Talking Heads. While distinctively different in their artistic pursuits both bands offer unique musical textures and layers within their distinctive sounds. Creating songs filled with hook-laden bass riffs, rhythmic guitar lines, pop-infused (and, at times, complex) drumming, heavy use of synth and keys and vocals full of imagery with very different results, The Cure and Talking Heads show will expand your musical vocabulary in surprisingly unique directions and push your abilities on any instrument. Not to be missed!

      AMERICAN ROOTS: 1950s ROCK! Saturdays 12:15pm to 2:15pm - Directed by Aaron Futch & Christian Davis
      This is where the rock-and-roll revolution started! From Elvis Presley to Chuck Berry, the American Roots: 1950s Rock show offers styles ranging from rockabilly, swing and rhythm and blues and everything in between. Artists like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley & The Comets, Little Richard and Fats Domino reimagined the American blues into something new and exciting. This show has something for EVERYONE with a particular emphasis on early-pop song structure, vocal melodies and harmonies, catchy guitar riffs and solos, boogie-blues piano, and syncopated backbeat rhythms. This musical era was straight-up fun and that’s what this show guarantees!
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA