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About School of Rock Aurora

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Aurora. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.

At School of Rock Aurora, one-on-one instruction is just the beginning. We get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Aurora’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping your kids succeed in music and beyond. Visit School of Rock Aurora today to learn more about our creative community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Aurora
13750 E Rice PlaceSuite 100Aurora, CO 80015
(720) 789-8866

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Aurora, 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.

    Aurora 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 Aurora’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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Aurora is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Aurora, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Aurora students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Aurora’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Aurora’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows 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 with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Aurora’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Aurora 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 Aurora, 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 Aurora’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 Aurora’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 Aurora.

    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 Aurora’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Aurora Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Aurora’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!

  • At School of Rock Aurora, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Aurora enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Aurora’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 Aurora, 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. Aurora students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famo...
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At School of Rock Aurora, 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.

Aurora 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 Aurora’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • August 28
    1:00 PM
    Aerosmith, Weezer, RATM vs RHCP
    Seasonal Shows
    School of Rock @ Soiled Dove Underground 1pm - The Music of Weezer (with Rock 101) 2:45pm - Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Rage Against The Machine (with Rock 101) 5:30pm - The Music of Aerosmith ...
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    Soiled Dove Underground

    1pm - The Music of Weezer (with Rock 101)
    2:45pm - Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Rage Against The Machine (with Rock 101)
    5:30pm - The Music of Aerosmith (with Adult Band)
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  • August 30
    7:00 PM
    House Band @ Bistro Al Vino
    House Band Gig
    Join us at Open Stage Denver for one last jam!

    Bistro Al Vino
    15352 E Ida Dr, Aurora, CO 80015

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Staff

    • Meet Tim Reece
      Assistant General Manager, Drum Instructor
      Tim grew up in the fertile Southern California music scene, and spent most of his adulthood touring the world with indie rock bands. He was a member of The Album Leaf from 2003-2010, releasing thre...
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      Tim grew up in the fertile Southern California music scene, and spent most of his adulthood touring the world with indie rock bands. He was a member of The Album Leaf from 2003-2010, releasing three albums on Sub Pop records.The Album Leaf was a touring machine, always on the road throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Tim has had the honor of playing venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, Radio City Music Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl. He has shared the stage and toured with several of his musical heroes, including Gilberto Gil, Tony Allen, The Incredible String Band and Sigur Ros. The Album Leaf's music has been featured on the TV shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, The O.C. and CSI: Miami, among others. As a drummer, Tim developed a habit of blending various electronics and sequenced beats with live drum kit and percussion. As an instructor, he has worked with all ages and abilities. Music saves!
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    • Meet Erin Armstrong
      Studio Coordinator
      Erin is excited to be newest member of the School of Rock team! She grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado not far from Aurora and has been singing as long as she can remember. She is currently...
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      Erin is excited to be newest member of the School of Rock team! She grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado not far from Aurora and has been singing as long as she can remember. She is currently the lead singer and manager of a local psychedelic folk rock band called Fable Heist. She is also in the process of completing her bachelors in Music Business at CU Denver and is a huge advocate for the importance of music education. In her free time she loves to go to concerts and escape to the mountains for a weekend of skiing, hiking or camping with friends.
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    • Meet Stephanie Ann Ball
      Vocal Instructor
      Stephanie Ann Ball, soprano, received her Masters in Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis, but her roots go deeper than just opera. Her musical parents introduced her to everyt...
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      Stephanie Ann Ball, soprano, received her Masters in Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis, but her roots go deeper than just opera. Her musical parents introduced her to everything from funk to gospel to classical at an early age. She was a performer from the get-go! When she began studying voice in High School, Ms. Ball found her musical niche and began pursuing a career in opera. Stephanie brings her classical training to her students by teaching them great vocal health and technique. On the opera stage, Stephanie became a favorite of St. Louis audiences, and has appeared in many operas and oratorios including Annina in Winter Opera St. Louis's production of La Traviata, and a soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the Bach Society of St. Louis. Ms. Ball is equally comfortable on the recital stage and frequently performs African American spirituals with passion and sensitivity. Stephanie is passionate about teaching singing to others, and has taught students of all ages and levels how to enjoy singing with their own free voice.
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    • Meet Ryan Bloom
      Drum Instructor
      Ryan Alexander Bloom started playing drums in 1996 and has been teaching professionally since 2010. He spent time signed to the influential label Candlelight Records as a member of Havok and his p...
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      Ryan Alexander Bloom started playing drums in 1996 and has been teaching professionally since 2010. He spent time signed to the influential label Candlelight Records as a member of Havok and his playing can be heard on the album Burn. Ryan is currently drumming for Denver heavy metal supergroup, Bloodstrike. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in percussion from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has authored a series of books, Double Bass Drumming Explained.
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    • Meet Jesse Branum
      Little Wing & Rookies Instructor
      Before moving to Colorado, Jesse taught children's music in California for 4 years, creating his own preschool music curriculum and teaching classes throughout the Los Angeles area. In 2010, he won...
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      Before moving to Colorado, Jesse taught children's music in California for 4 years, creating his own preschool music curriculum and teaching classes throughout the Los Angeles area. In 2010, he won the Kids' Music Award for Best Children's Album with the title 'Orange'. Jesse Branum grew up in the South and is steeped in the tradition of telling stories with music. With his silly kind-hearted demeanor he'll quickly have kids learning music through singing, playing, clapping, dancing, and laughing. He always has a guitar, mandolin, or bass which adds a fun flare to his classes. Jesse has been playing, writing, and performing music for more than 20 years. He uses a wide variety of skills, games, and activities to teach basic music concepts. Jesse is excited to be in Colorado and looks forward to sharing his musical passion with our students.
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    • Meet Mark Coup
      Drum Instructor & Rock 101 Director
      Mark Anthony Coup is an accomplished percussion performer, teacher, and recording artist actively working in the Denver Metro area. His range of expertise spans across all musical genres and styles...
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      Mark Anthony Coup is an accomplished percussion performer, teacher, and recording artist actively working in the Denver Metro area. His range of expertise spans across all musical genres and styles from around the world. Mark has shared the stage with names such as jazz legends Chick Corea and Bobby McFerrin, and classical artists such as Svet Stoyanov and Kevin Bobo. He is currently performing and recording with multiple music projects in the Denver and Miami area. Mark enjoys teaching all aspects of drumming and percussion, and his broad knowledge base allows him to incorporate techniques from multiple genres into a multi-influenced curriculum. He has taught from beginners to advanced and collegiate level, and as young as age 5. Some of his students have gone on to pursue music in college at prestigious universities. Mark received a BM from Colorado State University and a MM from the University of Miami: Frost School of Music. He has studied with Eric Hollenbeck, Svet Stoyanov, Matt Straus, and Shilo Stroman.
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    • Meet Adrian Garay
      Guitar Instructor
      Growing up in Los Angeles, Adrian's parents exposed him to Classic Rock at a very young age. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Scorpions, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, and Metallica were at the forefr...
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      Growing up in Los Angeles, Adrian's parents exposed him to Classic Rock at a very young age. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Scorpions, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, and Metallica were at the forefront of his musical influences and manifested his underlying passion for music. He played competitive travel Hockey throughout his youth, winning several prestigious tournaments, including one International championship. As high school came around, Adrian realized that he couldn’t see himself pursuing anything other than music. He came to Denver with the mountains, skiing, and a music program in his sights. He is currently in the latter half of his double-emphasis in Music Business and Guitar Performance at the University of Colorado Denver. He enjoys and plays Blues, Rock, Metal, Jazz, Pop, Funk, and singer/songwriter. Adrian’s lessons emphasize excitement around what students love to play. Once excitement is built, it opens the door to easily apply theory and build the ear. Adrian then exemplifies how they can be used to further students’ overall musicianship and aspirations.
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    • Meet Caitlin Gilmore
      Vocal & Keys Instructor
      Caitlin Gilmore is a composer, jazz vocalist, and pianist living in the Denver, CO area. A recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Music Composition and a Music Techn...
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      Caitlin Gilmore is a composer, jazz vocalist, and pianist living in the Denver, CO area. A recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Music Composition and a Music Technology minor, Caitlin studied as a Regents and Cynthia D. Carlson scholar under Eric Richards, Kurt Knecht, and Damon Thomas Lee. Caitlin is currently studying with the renowned composer-in-residence of the Houston Symphony, Gabriela Lena-Frank. She has directed many ensembles including a capella groups, vocal jazz ensembles, chamber groups, big bands, orchestras and more, as well as having extensive experience doing master classes and workshops for children of all ages and musical backgrounds. A firm believer in music education being accessible for all, Caitlin is a substitute teacher for El Sistema in Denver, as well as having extensive experience volunteering in music programs for underserved schools during her time in Nebraska. When not composing, she enjoys spending time performing as a jazz vocalist, pianist, and saxophonist. In addition to jazz, she has plenty of experience performing classical, rock, indie, and folk music.
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    • Meet Greg Gladman
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Greg has established himself as a Colorado based musician by playing and recording throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original bands ranging in styles from hard rock to country, to R&...
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      Greg has established himself as a Colorado based musician by playing and recording throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original bands ranging in styles from hard rock to country, to R&B/funk and Blues. He is also a musical composer and producer that can be heard on albums from Millionaire Freaks and 2 Dog Tuesday among others. Bands of note include Nasty’s Nightmare (with KBPI's prime time DJ Uncle Nasty), Sheryl Renee, The Broken Everlys, Kelly J, Buckner FunkenJazz, and most recently the Voodoo Kings. Greg has worked with and shared the stage with a number of national artists, including Mr. Big, Savatage, Styx, Steve Morse Band, Chris Duarte, Jason Ricci, John Lee Hooker Jr., Joe Bonner, and Hamilton Loomis. As an instructor he believes that learning the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ results in improved comprehension and performance.
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    • Meet Ty Govern
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Ty has been involved in music his entire life and began to learn guitar at the age of 12. Inspired initially by bands like KISS, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Metallica (as well as many others), he...
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      Ty has been involved in music his entire life and began to learn guitar at the age of 12. Inspired initially by bands like KISS, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Metallica (as well as many others), he decided that there was nothing he would rather do than to make music his career path. After initially teaching himself, he took private lessons in high school and went on to attend Southern Illinois University majoring in Music Business with a concentration in classical guitar. Ty had taught guitar in the Chicago area prior to relocating to Colorado where he is continuing his education at the Community College of Denver. Ty's teaching style is methodical and systematic, taking students through small steps in order to build on their strengths. He firmly believes in the importance of music education for people of all ages and is excited to rock and roll at School of Rock in Aurora!
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    • Meet Carl Holzapfel
      Drum Instructor
      Carl attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There he studied with the legendary teacher, Alan Dawson. From the mid 70's to the mid 80's he played in the Washington, DC area with a number ...
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      Carl attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There he studied with the legendary teacher, Alan Dawson. From the mid 70's to the mid 80's he played in the Washington, DC area with a number of original bands. Among the venues he's played are: Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Merriweather Post Pavillion and Cellar Door in DC, The Other End and Folk City in New York City, Pine Knob Music Pavillion in Detroit, MI, and Tippitina's in New Orleans to name a few. Among the people Carl has opened for are: Joan Armatrading, Steve Martin, Andy Kaufman, Bob Segar, Buffy St. Marie, Elvin Bishop, Rick Danko (The Band), Sea Level, George Thorogood and many more. From the mid 80's to early 90's, he performed on a harbor cruise ship doing a mini broadway revue, backing featured entertainers and playing a large variety of styles. Carl moved to Colorado in '92 and played with Lona Melton, who he toured Japan with; "Wildcard", who he recorded 2 CD's with in CA and also did a month East Coast tour with; and the "Bill Wright Band", who he was on a 3 local CDs with. Currently Carl plays with The Suitcase Kings, and has also been teaching for several years.
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    • Meet Ted Hummel
      Guitar & Bass Instructor, Rock 101 Director
      Ted can really shred! He holds a Bachelor in Music Performance, Guitar Emphasis from Metropolitan State University of Denver. During his time there, he studied under Alex Komodore, David Devine and...
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      Ted can really shred! He holds a Bachelor in Music Performance, Guitar Emphasis from Metropolitan State University of Denver. During his time there, he studied under Alex Komodore, David Devine and David Evans. He has been playing guitar for over 14 years, and teaching for more than seven of those. You can see Ted playing with Denver band of blues, gospel, funk, jazz and soul, Dave LeMieux and House of Soul. He frequently plays at Fellowship Community Church for Sunday morning worship services. Ted performs classical guitar frequently at weddings, private events, and corporate dinners as well as solo recitals. He also performs with flutist and pianist Tracy Chrysler in a duel called “Duett” where they perform classical and traditional Irish music. In his private lessons, he emphasizes sight reading and opens students’ minds to understanding music theory. This approach results in learning how to appreciate the vast possibilities of the guitar, and ultimately makes them better players.
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    • Meet Garrett McGaugh
      Drum Instructor
      A graduate of the University of Arizona, Garrett brings a unique understanding of music history, literature, and its cultural relationships to bear in both his performance and educational roles. Hi...
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      A graduate of the University of Arizona, Garrett brings a unique understanding of music history, literature, and its cultural relationships to bear in both his performance and educational roles. His unique humor, intensity and passion for music and the arts, is easily complemented by his deep groove, finesse and overall sensitivity on the instrument. Garrett can be found performing with his band - Angry Hand of God; the Denver Philharmonic; jazz, metal, and funk bands; recording; composing/arranging for film and TV; conducting clinics; and working with middle school, high school and collegiate musicians throughout Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.
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    • Meet Greg Storkan
      Vocal & Keys Instructor
      Greg has over a decade of professional experience as an operatic baritone and have been teaching voice and piano for about seven years. Just as modern and jazz dancers must study barre to perfect t...
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      Greg has over a decade of professional experience as an operatic baritone and have been teaching voice and piano for about seven years. Just as modern and jazz dancers must study barre to perfect their form and avoid injury, Greg strongly believes in teaching the balance and effortlessness of classical technique to students of rock, country or metal. Greg recieved his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Northern Arizona University. Often praised for his warm and regal voice, Gregory signed his first professional contract with Union Avenue Opera while still a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. From there he has forged a burgeoning career as a classical Lyric Baritone and has sung with opera companies throughout Missouri and Illinois. Gregory also spent two seasons performing with the six-time Grammy-winning St. Louis Symphony and is a frequent recitalist, harboring a not-so-secret love of Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, and other cabaret-style musical literature. In the fall of 2013 Gregory relocated to Denver, Colorado, where he is pursuing intensive professional development training in opera, voice, acting, and business strategy with Aria Ready Live. He is currently preparing for his Denver recital debut, featuring the music of Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Vaughan Williams, which is scheduled for the Winter of 2014.
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    • Meet Zach Suter
      Bass & Audio Production Instructor
      Zach has been playing Bass Guitar for over nine years. He is currently pursuing a degree in Audio Production and Electric Bass at CU Denver. Zach was a nationally ranked swimmer for much of his you...
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      Zach has been playing Bass Guitar for over nine years. He is currently pursuing a degree in Audio Production and Electric Bass at CU Denver. Zach was a nationally ranked swimmer for much of his youth, eventually earning a scholarship to college. After several years of swimming on a national level, he decided to pursue his true passion: music. Zach applies the same tenacity and work ethic to his instrument that he learned through competitive swimming, always pushing himself to improve. Zach gigs in a variety of ensembles, from small jazz trios to in-your-face rock bands. His goal for his students is not only to become excellent bass guitarists, but to become excellent musicians. Zach’s lessons focus on analyzing song and chord structure, not just learning bass lines, so his students feel comfortable in any musical setting from pop, to rock, to funk to jazz. Students accomplish this by analyzing current rock songs and applying those skills to every genre of music. Zach looks forward to meeting you and starting lessons together!
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    • Meet Andy Whitehead
      Guitar, Bass & Audio Production Instructor
      Andy is a Denver based guitarist and teacher. Andy has a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar performance from the prestigious jazz program at the University of Northern Colorado. At...
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      Andy is a Denver based guitarist and teacher. Andy has a Bachelor's of Music with an emphasis in Jazz Guitar performance from the prestigious jazz program at the University of Northern Colorado. At UNC, he performed in big bands, combos, guitar ensemble, and vocal jazz ensembles. In addition, Andy has played in the indie rock band "TORGO!" for over 10 years. They released their first studio album, Choose Your Own Adventure, in 2010 followed by a tour that year. TORGO!'s next release will be an EP due in 2016.
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    • Meet Katie Willard
      Vocal & Keys Instructor
      Katie is an accomplished vocalist and piano instructor. She has been performing in front of audiences since she was a little girl, including lots of musical theatre. She has received All-State Hono...
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      Katie is an accomplished vocalist and piano instructor. She has been performing in front of audiences since she was a little girl, including lots of musical theatre. She has received All-State Honors as a top female vocalist in the state of Colorado, and All-State Honors in jazz performance as well. She grew up with a rockstar drummer dad, so music has always been in her blood. With dad as a rocker and mom as a teacher, Katie knew she was bound to find a way to combine both loves! Katie is a belting Mezzo Soprano who comes from a classical technique and uses it wisely to rock out!
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    • Meet Donald Young
      Keyboard & Synth Instructor
      Donald Young is a graduate of Ft Lewis College (BA Music) and has over 30 yrs experience as a professional keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. He has played with some of Denver’s best groups, ...
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      Donald Young is a graduate of Ft Lewis College (BA Music) and has over 30 yrs experience as a professional keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist. He has played with some of Denver’s best groups, including Hot Lunch and The Freddie-Henchie Band, and has toured extensively in the western US as well as the Pacific Rim. He has opened for National Recording Artists such as KC & the Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Sir Mix-a-Lot and saxophonist Eric Darius. He is also a composer, arranger and session musician.
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News

  • Parent Rocker Organization (P.R.O.)

    Are you an SoR parent? Are you interested in getting more involved? Follow our Parent Rocker Organization (PRO) at www.proaurora.org! The Parent Rocker Organization of Aurora is a 501(c)3 non-profi...
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    Are you an SoR parent? Are you interested in getting more involved? Follow our Parent Rocker Organization (PRO) at www.proaurora.org! The Parent Rocker Organization of Aurora is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing financial assistance for students in need at School of Rock Aurora. PRO holds fundraising events for scholarships, promotes a sense of community among SoR Aurora students, staff, parents, and the community-at-large, and supports children in the fulfillment of their dreams through their love of music. Check out their website for more info!Read less

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA