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About School of Rock Attleboro

Welcome to School of Rock Attleboro, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Attleboro has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Attleboro, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Attleboro together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Attleboro today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Attleboro
185 Washington StreetUnit DAttleboro, MA 02703
(508) 761-5300

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Attleboro, 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.

    Attleboro 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro, 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Attleboro musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Attleboro can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Attleboro is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Attleboro, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Attleboro’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Attleboro’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 Attleboro 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro 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 Attleboro Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Attleboro 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro, 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. Attleboro students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits b...
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At School of Rock Attleboro, 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.

Attleboro 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 Attleboro’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

  • January 29
    1:00 PM
    School Of Rock Attleboro Winter Seasonal Show
    Concert
    School Of Rock Attleboro Performs Women Who Rock & Guitar Gods
    Fete Music Hall
    103 Dike St, Providence, RI 02909
    Doors Open at 12pm, Show Starts at 1PM
    Tickets $10 in advance / $15 Day of the Show

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Staff

    • Meet Dave LaSalle
      Owner & General Manager
      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids. Dav...
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      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids.

      Dave’s love of music began at age 6, when he started playing his first instrument. By age 14, he was playing professionally in a very successful local band in the Rhode Island / Southeastern Massachusetts area. Dave capitalized on the discipline, team building, leadership and perseverance that he developed through his experience with music when he co­founded a medical device company in 1999. Throughout his professional career he never forgot about his great passion for music. His commitment to creating and performing music has paid dividends over a lifetime.

      While in the medical device industry, Dave joined the Taunton Area School to Career (TASC) Board of Directors, and currently serves as their Treasurer. In addition to helping guide the organization, he has volunteered as a mentor to help numerous high school students explore career development opportunities.

      Dave sees this new venture as the right mix of business and fun. The School of Rock is a franchise with over 165 locations worldwide. The company has grown because of a successful program that produces results. The school provides young people with a creative classroom environment where they are guided by professional musicians. Students who enroll get individual instruction, group rehearsals, and are casted into live shows that are performed at a major venue. Show themes may include: The British Invasion, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Motown, Funk, Reggae and many others.
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    • Meet Peter St. Amant
      Instructor
      One visit to a piano store at age 4 was all it took - Pete knew he needed to play. He began piano lessons and was playing recitals by age 5. Changing gears in elementary school, he learned to play ...
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      One visit to a piano store at age 4 was all it took - Pete knew he needed to play. He began piano lessons and was playing recitals by age 5. Changing gears in elementary school, he learned to play the clarinet and sax in the school band, but things advanced quickly when he picked up guitar and bass at age 12. His fascination with understanding and programming synthesizers led him to Berklee College of Music, where he honed his recording skills by majoring in Production & Engineering. While there, he lived with some incredible musicians and with their help, added drums to his already impressive repertoire.

      Peter has done a little bit of everything - he’s played everywhere from weddings to clubs. He’s also a whiz behind the scenes - he has extensive experience in recording studios, and developed technical road experience while touring with bands such as Blue Oyster Cult. One of the biggest thrills of his career was getting to record with one of his favorite bands, The Tubes. He plays locally with many bands, whose styles range from classic rock, top 40, dance, funk, and even a Tool tribute, and he continues to write and record his own music. His love for music is so strong, he feels that it chose him.
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    • Meet Betsy Listenfelt
      Instructor
      Betsy is a professional vocalist and acoustic guitar player. She studied voice with Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni, founder of the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island. She credits her great ear, a...
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      Betsy is a professional vocalist and acoustic guitar player. She studied voice with Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni, founder of the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island. She credits her great ear, and time spent on stages at venues all over New England for over 25 years as her real music education. She can usually be found playing solo with her acoustic guitar, or in her duo act called Joyride. Betsy is an accomplished songwriter and a member of Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA). She is currently recording her fourth CD, which is due out in early 2016.
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    • Meet Carl Bugbee
      Instructor
      Carl is a versatile musician with a love of music that has led him to study, play, and teach in many fulfilling ways. He began playing at a young age but didn’t realize his passion for music unti...
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      Carl is a versatile musician with a love of music that has led him to study, play, and teach in many fulfilling ways. He began playing at a young age but didn’t realize his passion for music until formal lessons in high school. Carl went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Music Composition and a minor in Jazz Studies from Rhode Island College, and now specializes in guitar, bass, piano, and voice. Since graduating, he teaches private music lessons, giving students the passion for music that was given to him. He is a founding member and keyboardist for the local Funk/Rock band Take It To The Bridge, guest drummer for the country/rock group The Aviators, as well as a staple multi-instrumentalist and vocalist involved in several different acts at the Strange Brew Pub including their monthly “Album Tribute Night” events.
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    • Meet Michael Bazzinotti
      Instructor
      Michael 'Bazz' Bazzinotti grew up in Attleboro and is a School of Rock graduate. Michael is a fan of classic rock and listens to bands such as Van Halen, Def Leppard, ACDC, and Ozzy. He loves to pl...
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      Michael 'Bazz' Bazzinotti grew up in Attleboro and is a School of Rock graduate. Michael is a fan of classic rock and listens to bands such as Van Halen, Def Leppard, ACDC, and Ozzy. He loves to play the guitar and keys. Bazz learned to play music throughout his childhood locally from Maconi's Music, White's Music, and Paulette de Oliveira-Kashtan. 

      At the age of 16, Bazz became one of the original students to enroll at the first School of Rock in New England, located in Watertown, MA. Michael soon discovered that the School of Rock offered things that traditional lessons could not - he got to rehearse with band mates, play shows, and make great friends with other musicians. He formed a band named 'What about Will' with some School of Rock peers and they played across the greater Boston area and Rhode Island for a couple of years until college.

      Michael's talent earned him a position in the School of Rock Allstars - a cast of the most talented students across the country, with whom he toured the mid-west and opened for acts like The Dropkick Murphies and Devo. Bazz currently studies Computer Engineering at UMASS Boston, where he has served as Mentor for the Freshman Success Community of Electrical Engineering, and is still very passionate for playing music.
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    • Meet Tom Windle
      Instructor
      Tom is a talented local musician who has experience on stage and behind the scenes. He began playing drums at age 10, and hasn't stopped for 20 years. Tom has completed several programs at Bristol ...
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      Tom is a talented local musician who has experience on stage and behind the scenes. He began playing drums at age 10, and hasn't stopped for 20 years. Tom has completed several programs at Bristol Music Studios in Boston for Audio Engineering and Recording Arts. A well rounded musician, he also plays piano and guitar.

      Tom is currently the drummer and backing vocalist for the band "After School Special" which plays everything from 80's, 90's, hip-hop to top 40.
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    • Meet Kim Washington
      The Rookies Team
      Kim's degree in Early Childhood Education coupled with her music background makes her the perfect person to introduce our youngest rockers, the Rookies, to the world of rock and roll. Kim's 25 year...
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      Kim's degree in Early Childhood Education coupled with her music background makes her the perfect person to introduce our youngest rockers, the Rookies, to the world of rock and roll. Kim's 25 years of experience working as a classroom teacher and behavior specialist will help our Rookies improve their listening skills, develop fine motor skills, and build an appreciation for music and teamwork that is essential for the cognitive and social development of young children.
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    • Meet Michaela Therien
      The Rookies Team
      Michaela Therien loves music and has been singing since she was 8 years old. She joined the Voice Studio of John Cottone in 2001 and has performed in an average of two vocal shows per year since th...
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      Michaela Therien loves music and has been singing since she was 8 years old. She joined the Voice Studio of John Cottone in 2001 and has performed in an average of two vocal shows per year since then. She has experience with all musical styles, but her favorite style to sing is Broadway. She is familiar with the piano as well, having taken lessons for 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in communicative disorders from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, she learned about a type of speech therapy called, "Melodic Intonation Therapy," which uses vocal strategies such as singing to target certain communicative disorders. Michaela was fascinated by the positive effect that music and singing appeared to have on people who had difficulty speaking.
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News

    • Musical Festival Raises over $5600 to Fund Local Music Scholarships

      A group of local musicians came together to host the second annual Attleboro Still Rocks Music Festival at the Attleboro Elks Club on July 23, 2016. Attleboro Still Rocks is a music festival run ...
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      A group of local musicians came together to host the second annual Attleboro Still Rocks Music Festival at the Attleboro Elks Club on July 23, 2016.

      Attleboro Still Rocks is a music festival run by local musicians and community members who know the impact that music can have on a life. Thanks to the kindness and commitment of the sponsors, bands, committee members, volunteers, friends and patrons who braved the high temperatures and humidity, the event was able to raise $5,657.00 for the School of Rock Attleboro Music Scholarship Fund.

      “Attleboro has always been supportive of the arts, and music especially. Attleboro Still Rocks is a prime example of this community’s commitment to celebrating and spreading the positive effects that live music can have on kids and adults alike” said Dave LaSalle, owner and GM of School of Rock Attleboro.

      The 3rd Annual Attleboro Still Rocks Music Festival is scheduled for July 2017.Read less

    • School Of Rock Attleboro Teams up with the Attleboro YMCA

      Call 508-222-7422 to Enroll
      8 Week Course for $99 - Introduction to Rock Performance
      Fridays from 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM - Begins November 4th

Testimonials

  • “I have and will continue to sing the praises of the school. It is great for personal and group development, enforces sharing and motivation of self and of team!”
    — Marcelle Peterson - Attleboro, MA
  • “Thanks for all that you, Kim and your staff do at School of Rock. I'd like to share my appreciation with anyone interested in being a part of the amazing experience at School of Rock. My daughter had asked to take guitar lessons at the age of five. I looked around at traditional lessons, but worried that traditional lessons may be too tedious for a young child. I did not want to dampen a love for music with an approach.that may not have been age appropriate. Then I came across SOR. I loved the philosophy of the appreciation of music, the exposure to multiple instruments, and the social-emotional growth from learning to work together with her new friends during their weekly performances. My daughter loved every minute of her Rookies class and she actually discovered that she really wanted to play the drums instead of guitar! Your School of Rock was the right match at the right time. My daughter is fulfilling her dream of playing an instrument and feels great being part of a rock band! We look forward to continuing to grow with you at School of Rock as she progresses in her music "career".”
    — Jennifer Carney - Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Technology at Pawtucket School Department - Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • “I love the energy in the building. All teachers are enthusiastic and Dave always offers a warm smile and checks in to see how things are going. Very kid-friendly place. Rock on”
    — Laura DeSimone - Attleboro, MA
  • “I love the school's philosophy of tailoring the learning style and experience to the student. Also, that you're never too young or old to start learning!”
    — Janine Izzo - Norton, MA