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About School of Rock Ballwin

Welcome to School of Rock Ballwin—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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin. 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 Ballwin to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Ballwin
14560 ManchesterBallwin, MO 63011
(636) 220-8930

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Ballwin'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 Ballwin'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Ballwin’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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Ballwin’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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin’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 Ballwin’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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

School of Rock Ballwin'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 Ballwin'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 Ballwin'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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Upcoming Events

    • February 24
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Blues Workshop Featuring Sharon Foehner
      Workshop
      Feb. 24 School of Rock Kirkwood Presents Sharon Foehner! Well-regarded bassist/guitarist/vocalist Sharon Foehner will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing her insight and experiences...
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      Feb. 24 School of Rock Kirkwood Presents Sharon Foehner!

      Well-regarded bassist/guitarist/vocalist Sharon Foehner will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing her insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock students.
      This workshop will feature bass, vocals, and guitar.

      This event will take place at School of Rock Kirkwood, Located at 104 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122Read less
    • February 28
      5:00 PM
      All in For KDHX
      Benefit Concert
      "All in For KDHX" show at Kdhx the Stage, Feb. 28 from 5-7 pm,
      $10 suggested donation at the door benefits KDHX.
    • March 12
      3:00 PM
      House Band St. Pattys Show
      House Band
      St Patty's Day House Band event in Cottleville from 3-5pm, both House Bands will be playing.
    • March 15
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Blues Workshop Featuring Ethan Leinwand
      Workshop
      School of Rock Ballwin Presents Ethan Leinwand! Well-regarded pianist Ethan Leinwand will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing his insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock...
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      School of Rock Ballwin Presents Ethan Leinwand!

      Well-regarded pianist Ethan Leinwand will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing his insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock students at School of Rock Ballwin.

      School of Rock Ballwin is located at 14560 Manchester Rd, Ste 1, Manchester, Missouri 63011Read less
    • April 6
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Blues Workshop Featuring Mike Battle
      Workshop
      School of Rock Kirkwood Welcomes Mike Battle! Well-regarded drummer Mike Battle will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing his insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock stud...
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      School of Rock Kirkwood Welcomes Mike Battle!

      Well-regarded drummer Mike Battle will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing his insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock students.

      This event will take place at School of Rock Kirkwood, located at 104 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122Read less
    • April 26
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Blues Workshop Featuring Chris Shepard and Ron Roskowske from Kingdom Brothers
      Workshop
      School of Rock Ballwin Welcomes Chris Shepard and Ron Roskonwske of Kingdom Brothers! Well-regarded guitarists Chris Shepard + Ron Roskowske of Kingdom Brothers will demonstrate and talk about B...
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      School of Rock Ballwin Welcomes Chris Shepard and Ron Roskonwske of Kingdom Brothers!

      Well-regarded guitarists Chris Shepard + Ron Roskowske of Kingdom Brothers will demonstrate and talk about Blues music, sharing their insight and experiences, and jam with School of Rock students.

      This event will take place at School of Rock Ballwin, located at 14560 Manchester Rd, Ste 1, Manchester, Missouri 63011Read less
    • June 6 - 10 2016
      School of Rock Ballwin Beginner Summer Camp
      Summer Camp
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun! Throughout the week,...
      Read more
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun!


      Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and performance at our very own venue! These camps are designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Group rehearsal, workshops, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard -- you’ll have a blast. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians; however, we have camps for complete beginners as well!

      Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

      • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance

      • Studio/band rehearsal time

      • Instruction and clinics with music professionals

      • Music theory and songwriting courses

      • Rock & Roll music appreciation

      • Interacting with other young musicians

      • A LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family



      Details for New Rockers!

      Through various instrument workshops and lots of encouragement in a non-intimidating environment, we hope to hone in on your student’s love of music and/or natural talent. Each one-week session culminates in a performance for friends and family. This is a great way to experience the School of Rock 101 program in a condensed version. The songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student’s musical instrument. For example, a beginning guitar player needs to learn power chord shapes, so we have picked a few well-known, classic songs that use these forms as a basis to introduce the concept.

      Recommended Ages: 7+, Kids DO NOT need to have musical experience to participate.

      Camp Details

      *Camp hours are from 9am-3pm. A lunch break is included. Students bring their

      own lunch Monday through Thursday. We will have a pizza party on Friday.

      *Campers need to bring their necessary gear for playing (depends on camp), a water

      bottle, their lunch for the first four days, and a great attitude.

      *A 50% NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required at time of registration.

      *Camp discounts are available including early bird, siblings and enrolling in multiple

      camps. Ask for details.

      *Students will receive special discounts, show tickets, and a School of Rock t-shirt if

      they sign up for any of our other programs!

      *Camp curriculum is based on students’ tastes and ability and is largely decided

      upon by the students with the guidance of the camp directors. We have a very large

      musical library to choose from that includes all kinds of rock (classic, punk, blues,


      funk, prog, modern, etc.)

      Through various instrument workshops and lots of encouragement in a non-intimidating environment, we work to expand on your student’s love of music and/or natural talent. Each one-week session culminates in a performance for friends and family. This is a great way to experience the School of Rock 101 program in a condensed version. The songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student’s musical instrument.

      -Early enrollment by April 1st- $254, by May 1st $269
      -Before and After care is available for $15 a day
      -50% deposit required at time of enrollment
      -all additional camps are 15% off
      -all siblings are 10% offRead less
    • June 20 - 24 2016
      School of Rock Ballwin Intermediate/Advanced Summer Camp
      Summer Camp
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun! Throughout the week, k...
      Read more
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun!

      Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and performance at our very own venue! These camps are designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Group rehearsal, workshops, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard -- you’ll have a blast. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians; however, we have camps for complete beginners as well!

      Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

      • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance

      • Studio/band rehearsal time

      • Instruction and clinics with music professionals

      • Music theory and songwriting courses

      • Rock & Roll music appreciation

      • Interacting with other young musicians

      • A LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family



      Recommended Ages: 10-18, Basic performance proficiency is required. We require

      that all students have been playing at least 6 months.


      Camp Details

      *Camp hours are from 9am-3pm. A lunch break is included. Students bring their

      own lunch Monday through Thursday. We will have a pizza party on Friday.

      *Campers need to bring their necessary gear for playing (depends on camp), a water

      bottle, their lunch for the first four days, and a great attitude.

      *Students will receive special discounts, show tickets, and a School of Rock t-shirt if

      they sign up for any of our other programs!

      *Camp curriculum is based on students’ tastes and ability and is largely decided

      upon by the students with the guidance of the camp directors. We have a very large

      musical library to choose from that includes all kinds of rock (classic, punk, blues,

      funk, prog, modern, etc.)



      An ideal program for students who want an immersive summer day camp

      experience. Students spend one full week working in a hands-on atmosphere

      learning band fundamentals, performance techniques, and having one-on-one

      instruction. Each one week session ends with a performance for friends and family.

      This is a great way to experience the School of Rock Music program in a condensed

      version. Not only will they meet and interact with other talented young musicians,

      they’re also given unique access to established music professionals who will share

      their experience and knowledge to help students understand some of the options

      open to them in the music industry.


      -Early enrollment by April 1st- $254, by May 1st $269
      -Before and After care is available for $15 a day
      -50% deposit required at time of enrollment
      -all additional camps are 15% off
      -all siblings are 10% offRead less
    • July 11 - 15 2016
      School of Rock Ballwin Beginner Summer Camp
      Summer Camp
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun! Throughout the week,...
      Read more
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun!


      Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and performance at our very own venue! These camps are designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Group rehearsal, workshops, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard -- you’ll have a blast. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians; however, we have camps for complete beginners as well!

      Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

      • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance

      • Studio/band rehearsal time

      • Instruction and clinics with music professionals

      • Music theory and songwriting courses

      • Rock & Roll music appreciation

      • Interacting with other young musicians

      • A LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family



      Details for New Rockers!

      Through various instrument workshops and lots of encouragement in a non-intimidating environment, we hope to hone in on your student’s love of music and/or natural talent. Each one-week session culminates in a performance for friends and family. This is a great way to experience the School of Rock 101 program in a condensed version. The songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student’s musical instrument. For example, a beginning guitar player needs to learn power chord shapes, so we have picked a few well-known, classic songs that use these forms as a basis to introduce the concept.

      Recommended Ages: 7+, Kids DO NOT need to have musical experience to participate.

      Camp Details

      *Camp hours are from 9am-3pm. A lunch break is included. Students bring their

      own lunch Monday through Thursday. We will have a pizza party on Friday.

      *Campers need to bring their necessary gear for playing (depends on camp), a water

      bottle, their lunch for the first four days, and a great attitude.

      *A 50% NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required at time of registration.

      *Camp discounts are available including early bird, siblings and enrolling in multiple

      camps. Ask for details.

      *Students will receive special discounts, show tickets, and a School of Rock t-shirt if

      they sign up for any of our other programs!

      *Camp curriculum is based on students’ tastes and ability and is largely decided

      upon by the students with the guidance of the camp directors. We have a very large

      musical library to choose from that includes all kinds of rock (classic, punk, blues,


      funk, prog, modern, etc.)

      Through various instrument workshops and lots of encouragement in a non-intimidating environment, we work to expand on your student’s love of music and/or natural talent. Each one-week session culminates in a performance for friends and family. This is a great way to experience the School of Rock 101 program in a condensed version. The songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student’s musical instrument.

      -Early enrollment by April 1st- $254, by May 1st $269
      -Before and After care is available for $15 a day
      -50% deposit required at time of enrollment
      -all additional camps are 15% off
      -all siblings are 10% offRead less
    • August 1 - 5 2016
      School of Rock Ballwin Intermediate/Advanced Summer Camp
      Summer Camp
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun! Throughout the week, k...
      Read more
      SOR Rock N’ Roll Summer Camps are 5 days of learning music by playing music, making new friends, creating life long memories, and most importantly… having tons of fun!

      Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and performance at our very own venue! These camps are designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. Group rehearsal, workshops, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard -- you’ll have a blast. Even relatively advanced musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other musicians; however, we have camps for complete beginners as well!

      Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes:

      • Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance

      • Studio/band rehearsal time

      • Instruction and clinics with music professionals

      • Music theory and songwriting courses

      • Rock & Roll music appreciation

      • Interacting with other young musicians

      • A LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family



      Recommended Ages: 10-18, Basic performance proficiency is required. We require

      that all students have been playing at least 6 months.


      Camp Details

      *Camp hours are from 9am-3pm. A lunch break is included. Students bring their

      own lunch Monday through Thursday. We will have a pizza party on Friday.

      *Campers need to bring their necessary gear for playing (depends on camp), a water

      bottle, their lunch for the first four days, and a great attitude.

      *Students will receive special discounts, show tickets, and a School of Rock t-shirt if

      they sign up for any of our other programs!

      *Camp curriculum is based on students’ tastes and ability and is largely decided

      upon by the students with the guidance of the camp directors. We have a very large

      musical library to choose from that includes all kinds of rock (classic, punk, blues,

      funk, prog, modern, etc.)



      An ideal program for students who want an immersive summer day camp

      experience. Students spend one full week working in a hands-on atmosphere

      learning band fundamentals, performance techniques, and having one-on-one

      instruction. Each one week session ends with a performance for friends and family.

      This is a great way to experience the School of Rock Music program in a condensed

      version. Not only will they meet and interact with other talented young musicians,

      they’re also given unique access to established music professionals who will share

      their experience and knowledge to help students understand some of the options

      open to them in the music industry.


      -Early enrollment by April 1st- $254, by May 1st $269
      -Before and After care is available for $15 a day
      -50% deposit required at time of enrollment
      -all additional camps are 15% off
      -all siblings are 10% offRead less

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Staff

    • Meet Scott & Sheila Rinaberger
      OWNERS/ROCKER PARENTS
      We are proud rocker parents of two very talented children whose music education journeys took two very different paths with two different outcomes. Starting in 5 th Grade, our son learned t...
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      We are proud rocker parents of two very talented children whose music education journeys took two very different paths with two different outcomes. Starting in 5 th Grade, our son learned the guitar from a well-reputed local bass and guitarist in St. Louis. Josh would spend countless hours practicing in his room and in the basement with headphones on. While Marc would tell us how great Josh was progressing, we never could tell since Josh would never perform for us or let us hear him practice. It wasn't until three years after starting lessons that we heard Josh play the guitar at his middle school talent show. We were amazed at his talents and felt how much better he would be if he had more opportunities to perform. Abby, on the other hand, began to learn the guitar in a similar environment but she lost interest after a year and stopped playing because she needed to be around others in the learning process. Had she been able to start her learning process in a program similar to School of Rock's Music 101 and had the opportunity to perform on stage, we believe she would still be learning and playing the guitar. Each of our children's learning experiences led us to seek out School of Rock and bring your children the opportunity to learn music in a way we wish existed for our children.
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    • Meet Molly Simms
      General Manager
      After her job at Euclid Records as assistant manager for the past two years, Molly joined the team at School of Rock Ballwin. Molly is an award winning vocalist and front woman of Bible Belt Sinne...
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      After her job at Euclid Records as assistant manager for the past two years, Molly joined the team at School of Rock Ballwin. Molly is an award winning vocalist and front woman of Bible Belt Sinners as well as Miss Molly Simms Band. She has shared stages with Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson and Rev. Horton Heat to name a few. Molly has completed four national tours and just released her fourth record since 2012. With a background in guitar and years of vocal training with several coaches, she was brought up in choir and musical theater. At the age of 18 Molly moved to Houston,TX after graduating high school early to pursue a career in music. Cutting her teeth at blues jams she learned the confidence to front her own band and came back to Saint Louis. Molly has recorded at notable studios in Nashville, TN like RCA Studio B and Welcome to 1979.
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    • Meet Jordan Heimburger
      REGIONAL MUSIC DIRECTOR
      Jordan is a guitarist extraordinaire and passionate music teacher who has toured locally and nationally since the early 2000s in original rock groups The Incurables, The Feed, and The Cree Rider Fa...
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      Jordan is a guitarist extraordinaire and passionate music teacher who has toured locally and nationally since the early 2000s in original rock groups The Incurables, The Feed, and The Cree Rider Family Band, and lends his talents to tribute bands Celebration Day and Street Fighting Band. A St. Louis native, Jordan brings more than six years of teaching experience at local music schools and summer camp teaching groups and individuals to perform. In Jordan's Own Words "From the moment I got my hands on a guitar it was all over, and years of study and play continue to convince me that there is always more to learn about the guitar and music in general." Jordan's Bands The Feed - Listen to his music! The Cree Rider Family Band - Listen to his music! The Incurables - Check it out! Celebration Day (Led Zeppelin Tribute) - Find out more! The Street Fighting Band (Rolling Stones Tribute) - Find out more!
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    • Meet Alyssa High
      STUDIO COORDINATOR
      Ever since she was little one of the most important things in Alyssa's life has been music. Having been raised in a family of musicians and music lovers alike, she has had a passion for learning an...
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      Ever since she was little one of the most important things in Alyssa's life has been music. Having been raised in a family of musicians and music lovers alike, she has had a passion for learning and performing music from the day she learned how to talk. Alyssa has since then taken that passion to the next level by taking lessons on guitar, performing in an assortment of music projects and songwriting. She has also spent time as a Music Teacher and Director for local music programs. Through her knowledge of being a musician, Alyssa dedicates her time to ensuring the best experience possible for every student in our School of Rock family.
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    • Meet CHAN MAURICE EVANS
      GUITAR INSTRUCTOR
      With over twenty years of professional experience, Chan Maurice Evans has shared stages across the U.S. with notable artists and bands such as System Of A Down, HUM, Fuel, Glen Kotche (Wilco), Pete...
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      With over twenty years of professional experience, Chan Maurice Evans has shared stages across the U.S. with notable artists and bands such as System Of A Down, HUM, Fuel, Glen Kotche (Wilco), Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate), Sparta, Jucifer and St. Louis' own The Urge and has been associated with local and touring acts such as Fragile Porcelain Mice, Ghost In Light and LP Outsiders, to name a few. These experiences have given him insight on live performance, band dynamics, song writing and recording. Chan's outlook on teaching guitar is a direct reflection on how he learned. 'It has to be fun. If it felt like work, no one would want to do it. However, I still put lots of effort into learning all I can. But it's been a blast the entire time.' He also believes that if a person dedicates, in the beginning, a minimum of ten minutes a day to playing guitar or whatever your instrument, they will be amazed at the leaps and bounds that are possible. Beginning with alto saxophone, Chan learned the fundamentals of music structure, pitch and tempo in grade school and continued though high school. At the age of fifteen, he received a full drum kit and started a band with friends initiating a life-long love affair with music and performing at concert venues, talent shows and festivals. At sixteen he bought his first guitar. With lessons at his community music store along with at-home study and daily practice, Chan grew rapidly as a guitar player and musician, making his relative mark on the St. Louis music scene. Chan is currently a member of DIBIASE (Collinsville, IL) and The Tennis Lesson (St. Louis, MO) and is in the midst of recording guitar parts for DIBIASE's second, full-length release on Earth Analog Records. The Tennis Lesson is presently gearing itself up for shows in the near future. In Chan's Own Words "Like playing guitar, I suppose, teaching comes natural. I've always been very animated so being on stage and standing in front of a class/group have a certain organic sameness. What connects the two for me, teaching and expressing my feelings through music, is one thing.... F-U-N! Although I've had to and continue to work hard at both teaching and being a musician, I'm having fun and I want to make it fun for my students too." Chan's Bands The Tennis Lesson - Listen to his music! Dibiase - Listen to his music!
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    • Meet AL HOLLIDAY
      KEYBOARD INSTRUCTOR
      Al Holliday is a soulful, genuinely ripened, keyboardist, guitarist, and singer from right here in St. Louis. Al first cut his teeth playing in punk rock, alt-country, indie, jazz, and bluegrass ba...
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      Al Holliday is a soulful, genuinely ripened, keyboardist, guitarist, and singer from right here in St. Louis. Al first cut his teeth playing in punk rock, alt-country, indie, jazz, and bluegrass bands while coming up as a youngster and junior rapscallion. For years after, Al was a member of Mizzou Big Bands and Jazz Combos while studying Jazz Harmony and Arranging and Jazz Piano at the University of Missouri. What Al is most recognized for, however, is leading and playing in the working Soul and RB group now known as the East Side Rhythm Band since 2007.Al also enjoys a career as a music educator. He has worked with private students, with students in a classroom aged Kindergarten to High School, and has also worked with Offender band programs as an officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections. Al's approach to music education is first based on empowering the student with fundamental musical knowledge and technique. A great component to this is listening to and learning songs by artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and especially artists that the student is interested in. The other essential component to this approach is that the student needs to regularly play and practice music in a group. This is the exact same approach that has been so successful for the School of Rock for years, and aims to produce students that "got the feelin' as sure as they're born".In Al's Words "My approach to music education is first based on empowering the student with fundamental musical knowledge and technique. A great component to this is listening to and learning songs by classic artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and especially artists that the student is interested in. The other essential component to this approach is that the student needs to regularly play and practice music in a group. This is the exact same approach that has been so successful for the School of Rock for years, and aims to produce students that "got the feelin" just as sure as they're born." Al's BandsAl Holliday and the East side Rhythm Band - Check it out!
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    • Meet Jessie Vendegna
      Drum Instructor
      Jessie's musical journey began at a very young age. She had fallen in love with Elvis Presley and would set up drumsets made of shoeboxes and pots and pans to play along with the tracks. By age 3, ...
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      Jessie's musical journey began at a very young age. She had fallen in love with Elvis Presley and would set up drumsets made of shoeboxes and pots and pans to play along with the tracks. By age 3, Jessie's dad bought her a youth drumset. At age 8 Jessie started taking drum lessons. By middle school, even though Jessie had a divine love for percussion, her teacher forced her to learn a new instrument, the trumpet. After successfully learning how to play the trumpet, Jessie's musical abilities soared. She began to play the guitar, piano, and bass along with the trumpet and drums.Now Jessie studies percussion at Lindenwood University. She is halfway through her degree in music performance. She is the section leader of the Lindenwood marching bassline. She also plays drum set and vibraphone for the LU jazz band and jazz combos and is the timpanist for the orchestra.Jessie performs in St. Louis with Kenshiro's, the Palmettos, and also plays in a wedding band. Her true love lies for musical theater percussion and has played in many musicals around the St. Louis area.
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    • Meet David Maness
      Guitar Instructor
      David has been in bands playing guitar for the past 13 years. He is currently in a two-piece blues group called "The Maness Brothers". They have been named "Best Blues Band" in Saint Louis by the ...
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      David has been in bands playing guitar for the past 13 years. He is currently in a two-piece blues group called "The Maness Brothers". They have been named "Best Blues Band" in Saint Louis by the Riverfront Times for 2014 & 2015. David has traveled the country as a touring musician, playing with countless amazing musicians at many different legendary venues. He is also in a folk band called "The Barn Mice" that plays around the Saint Louis area on a regular basis.
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    • Meet Irene Allen
      Vocal Instructor
      Irene Allen is the queen siren of St. Louis, the sultry songstress who has stolen the of many who wander the South Side with her soulful interpretation of blues and country. She performed as Patsy...
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      Irene Allen is the queen siren of St. Louis, the sultry songstress who has stolen the of many who wander the South Side with her soulful interpretation of blues and country. She performed as Patsy Cline in (lead role), “Sweet Dreams of Patsy” at the Ivory Theater. 2013's Best Female Vocalist in the Riverfront Times, Irene Allen has performed alongside Bottoms Up Blues Gang, Old Souls Revival, Ellen the Felon and Alley Ghost to name a few. She also performs in 'The Barn Mice' who just released their first self titled cassette. Irene took piano lessons and was in choir as a kid, took a guitar class in college, and got extensive but informal music education from her parents. Otherwise, she learned about musical performance by performing. It was time-consuming and often embarrassing; School of Rock would have been much better. She's fronted about eight bands, sung backup in five, been a guest singer on ten albums, guest songwriter on three, been musical director/composer of a play 2006, starred/sang as Patsy Cline in a play 2010, been RFT’s Best Female Vocalist 2013, as well as had the honor of playing at the Sheldon Theater-- lifelong dream— 2015. She currently sings, writes songs, plays piano and/or guitar in 6 bands.
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News

    • Winter/Spring 2015 Shows Now Enrolling!

      We're doing Grrrl Power! Monday nights, Sgt. Pepper's Tuesday nights, Millenial Hard Rock Wednesday nights, The Who Thursday nights, The Hardest Show Ever on Saturday morning, and The Flannel Sho...
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      We're doing Grrrl Power! Monday nights, Sgt. Pepper's Tuesday nights, Millenial Hard Rock Wednesday nights, The Who Thursday nights, The Hardest Show Ever on Saturday morning, and The Flannel Show on Saturday afternoon. Classes fill fast! Enroll soon to get your spot.
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    • Check out videos from the Spring 2015 concert at Old Rock House!

      Our YouTube channel is here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM6__haUNw5xB6RsH-_MAg

    • We're proud of our students in the band Phi!

      We're so proud of our students in the band Phi, who will be performing at the opening of the National Blues Museum!

    • All In For KDHX

      This Feb. 28, we will be "All in For KDHX" along with Kirkwood School of Rock, as we raise money for local public radio at "The Stage at KDHX". The event will be 5pm-7pm with both House Bands perf...
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      This Feb. 28, we will be "All in For KDHX" along with Kirkwood School of Rock, as we raise money for local public radio at "The Stage at KDHX". The event will be 5pm-7pm with both House Bands performing the music of David Bowie (Backstar and the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders)
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Testimonials

  • “Jordan and SOR Friends - Signing my son up for guitar at School of Rock has been one of the most satisfying decisions we have made as parents. He is in love with guitar and all that SoR has to offer. SoR has really assisted him with his transition into the teenage years. You all have helped him develop into a confident young man - he has always yearned for new experiences, but this past year at SoR has been the best yet! Our son has finally found his "select sport" - yea!!!! We look forward to his continued growth at SoR and just wanted you to know how much we all appreciate your tutelage.”
    — A Happy Parent, Ballwin, MO
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid to a confident, incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA