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About School of Rock Baltimore

Welcome to School of Rock Baltimore, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Baltimore’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Baltimore has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Baltimore full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Baltimore
3600 Clipper Mill RoadSuite 115Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 366-7625

Hours of Operation

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

Programs

  • School of Rock Baltimore'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 Baltimore's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Baltimore’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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore’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 Baltimore’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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore can expect:

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

  • At School of Rock Baltimore, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Baltimore, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Baltimore works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Baltimore’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Baltimore’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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore’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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore’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!

School of Rock Baltimore'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 Baltimore'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 Baltimore'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

  • August 30
    4:00 PM
    SUMMER 2015 END OF SEASON SHOWS
    This event is at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore (601 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202).

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Staff

    • Jason Heiser
      Drum Instructor
      Jason is a seasoned performer and instructor, he can be seen touring nationally with Charm City Devils, regionally with Peterbuilt, and locally with Ed Lauer and various groups throughout Fells Poi...
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      Jason is a seasoned performer and instructor, he can be seen touring nationally with Charm City Devils, regionally with Peterbuilt, and locally with Ed Lauer and various groups throughout Fells Point and Canton. Jason is proud to endorse Vic Firth sticks, Paiste Cymbals, and Ludwig Drums.
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    • Keith Adams
      Music Director, Guitar Instructor, Show Director
      Keith Adams is a guitarist, composer, and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2010, Keith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition from McDaniel College and in 2013 he received a...
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      Keith Adams is a guitarist, composer, and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2010, Keith earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition from McDaniel College and in 2013 he received a Master of Music degree from Towson University. Keith has taught music privately to students of all ages for over nine years, serving at School of Rock Baltimore since the beginning of 2012, and at the Greenspring Montessori School as Music Guide since 2014. As a professional performer and composer, Keith has written and arranged music for the stage and screen, locally and internationally, and performed with a wide variety of ensembles throughout Maryland, including his original band, Turtle Buddy.
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    • Kris Hanrahan
      General Manager
      Kris began working at School of Rock Baltimore in December 2013 as the Studio Coordinator. She has been General Manager since March 2015. Before coming to School of Rock, she worked as an internati...
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      Kris began working at School of Rock Baltimore in December 2013 as the Studio Coordinator. She has been General Manager since March 2015. Before coming to School of Rock, she worked as an international flight attendant for six years. Kris has worked extensively within Baltimore's vibrant theater community as an actor, scenic carpenter, manager and organizer. Kris is proud of her work as an operations manager at Scapescape, a local Baltimore music festival, as well as her work with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society where she is an active member. She looks forward to her full-length, all original rock opera, The Brides of Tortuga which will be produced by Baltimore Rock Opera Society in 2016. Kris holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Kris is a vocalist and is currently learning to play bass in the Adult Program!
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    • Dan Ryan
      Guitar Instructor, Show Director
      Dan Ryan received his Bachelor of Music with focus in Performance from Towson University. He plays in 9 different bands of all different styles in the Baltimore area, including Super City and Talki...
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      Dan Ryan received his Bachelor of Music with focus in Performance from Towson University. He plays in 9 different bands of all different styles in the Baltimore area, including Super City and Talking Points. He has been teaching privately for eight years.
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    • Ian Viera
      Drum Instructor, Show Director
      Ian started playing drums when he was just 13 years old and has been addicted ever since! When he was 14 years old he joined The Baltimore School of Rock where he spent years playing in several sea...
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      Ian started playing drums when he was just 13 years old and has been addicted ever since! When he was 14 years old he joined The Baltimore School of Rock where he spent years playing in several seasonal shows and on the Show Team, and was chosen to be a National School of Rock All Star and toured with them in 2011 and 2012. He was also chosen to be one of two drummer representatives for the National School of Rock All Stars at Lollapalooza 2011 and The Hangout Music Festival in Alabama 2011 and 2012. He has toured with The Alckemists who played often in the Baltimore circuit as well as branching out to cities such as Philadelphia, DC, and New York. During this time period The Alckemists opened up for bands such as The Pink Spiders, White Rabbits, and Langhorne Slim. Since then he has been gigging around Baltimore non-stop with acts such as No Pets for Noah and Cat and the B5's. He has also studied with established musicians such as Brandon Bartlett and John Thomakos.
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    • Evan Cooper
      Keyboard instructor
      Evan Cooper is a local multi-instrumentalist in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. Although he is a vocalist and guitarist his main interest is on the piano and he is pursuing a degree in Jazz Commercia...
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      Evan Cooper is a local multi-instrumentalist in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. Although he is a vocalist and guitarist his main interest is on the piano and he is pursuing a degree in Jazz Commercial Piano at Towson University. Evan began playing in local groups when he was 15 and has played in many groups since in a variety of genres such as funk, jazz, RB and rock and has played on several national stages at music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Hangout Festival. Evan is working towards memorizing a variety of works in the classical piano repertoire and plans to continue pursuing a career in music.
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    • David Rice
      Keyboard Instructor
    • Matt Kruft
      Show Team Director, Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Matt Kruft has been with School of Rock for a few action packed years, and has loved every minute of it. Matt is an experienced bandleader, songwriter, and arranger and presently leads the Baltimor...
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      Matt Kruft has been with School of Rock for a few action packed years, and has loved every minute of it. Matt is an experienced bandleader, songwriter, and arranger and presently leads the Baltimore based groups The Bootleggers, and The Matt Kruft Trio; as well as doing freelance studio and theater work. Outside of his own groups, he plays with various bands in wildly differing styles including the Dunbar Alumni Jazz Ensemble and Daybreak. He teaches privately throughout the Maryland area and holds a B.A. from Towson University in Jazz/Commercial Music Performance.
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    • Greg Wellham
      Guitar Instructor
      Greg Wellham has been teaching guitar for over 7 years now. He has enjoyed working with all ages and teaching all styles of music. Besides teaching, Greg loves performing, both commercially and in ...
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      Greg Wellham has been teaching guitar for over 7 years now. He has enjoyed working with all ages and teaching all styles of music. Besides teaching, Greg loves performing, both commercially and in his 3 bands Super City, Lush Life and Monteclair. Not only does he sing and play guitar in these bands, but he writes music for them as well. Teaching, performing and composing are three aspects of music in which Greg has a lot to share.
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    • Brian Brunsman
      Bass Instructor
      Brian Brunsman is a bassist, composer, and improviser living in Baltimore, MD. He recently graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied double bass with Mic...
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      Brian Brunsman is a bassist, composer, and improviser living in Baltimore, MD. He recently graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he studied double bass with Michael Formanek, and composition with Dr. Judah Adashi. Brian also holds a Bachelor's of Music from Towson University, where he currently serves as adjunct faculty. While attending Towson University he studied under Jeff Reed, Dave Ballou, and Jim McFalls, and also had the opportunity to work with resident artists such as Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver, Ellery Eskelin, Drew Gress, and John Hollenbeck.As a leader, Brian released his first album in November 2013 with his trio Memetics on Baltimore-based independent label Strong Records. He also currently leads the 17-piece Station North Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to playing new works by local composers, and is a founding member ofFridayNight Book Club, a 12 piece chamber orchestra that focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations with film and dance. Brian was recently named curator of Out Of Your Head, a biweekly improvised music series in Baltimore. Also active as a bass guitarist, Brian performs and records with Super City, Lush Life, Wendel Patrick, and many others.'‹
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    • Chris Howard
      Guitar & Bass Instructor, Rock 101 & Show Director
      Chris Howard joined the School of Rock staff in August 2014. Beginning at the age of 12, he began to teach himself how to play guitar. After mastering the basics, he began to learn his favorite son...
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      Chris Howard joined the School of Rock staff in August 2014. Beginning at the age of 12, he began to teach himself how to play guitar. After mastering the basics, he began to learn his favorite songs. From that, he progressed into writing original songs with various local bands such as Renton Cannon, The Matrimonials, and the Lovebug Junkies. Bass guitar became Chris' primary instrument and he has dedicated countless hours to honing his bass skills, as well as teaching others, since 2003.
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    • Meghan Taylor
      Vocal Instructor
      Meghan Tayloris very excited to be a part of the SoR team! She has been teaching voice in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas for the last four years, and holds an AA in Music/Vocal Performance. Megh...
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      Meghan Tayloris very excited to be a part of the SoR team! She has been teaching voice in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas for the last four years, and holds an AA in Music/Vocal Performance. Meghan studied classical music in school, has a background in musical theater, and has been performing in community and professional stage productions for the past 19 years, with companies such as Rock! 1814 Productions, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Opera Vivente. Meghan also spent the past winter touring the Midwest with Prairie Fire Children's Theatre in their production of Jack and the Beanstalk, where she served as tour actor/director. Even though most of Meghan's formal training comes from classical and theater styles, she is a lover of rock and all things punk. Wanna scream in a hardcore band? We can do that.
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    • Faith Bocian
      Drum Instructor, Assistant Director
      Faith Bocian has a vibrant musical background that has stayed with her throughout her life. Beginning with flute; then gravitating towards guitar, bass, and keys, she finally found herself complete...
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      Faith Bocian has a vibrant musical background that has stayed with her throughout her life. Beginning with flute; then gravitating towards guitar, bass, and keys, she finally found herself completely mesmerized with the drums. She began as a drum student at School of Rock Baltimore, which gave her the foundation and support she needed to strengthen her craft. She then moved to Baltimore School for Drumming, where she's been taking private lessons ever since. Faith has been playing drums steadily in bands since she was 15 and currently plays instoner metal band Rot Work . She is an active part of the music industry, working as a lighting designer, stagehand and door lady at multiple venues around the city including: Soundstage, The Crown, Ottobar and Fish Head Cantina.
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    • Madison Coan
      Studio Coordinator
      Madison is an artist, dancer, actor, and puppeteer from Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore to attend MICA and liked it so much she decided to stay forever. In 2012, after graduatin...
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      Madison is an artist, dancer, actor, and puppeteer from Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore to attend MICA and liked it so much she decided to stay forever. In 2012, after graduating from MICA with her Master of Arts In Teaching she helped to found the Holy Underground, a DIY arts and performance space. She is very active in Baltimore's underground theater scene both as a writer and performer. She has a running list of really good band names. She has been with School of Rock Baltimore since March 2015.
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    • Jack Pinder
      Assistant Show Director
      Jack Pinder is a Baltimore-bred musician and historian. After graduating from Towson University in 2012 with a B.A. in Art History, he worked, interned and volunteered at various local museums and ...
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      Jack Pinder is a Baltimore-bred musician and historian. After graduating from Towson University in 2012 with a B.A. in Art History, he worked, interned and volunteered at various local museums and historical sites as an educator and tour guide. A veteran of Baltimore's music scene, he currently performs as a solo singer-songwriter and in the alt-country cover band, Guided by Wire. His songs provided the soundtrack for the 2013 indie comedy "Ladybeard", and he aspires to compose and perform live scores for his favorite silent films. He joined the School of Rock staff in January 2015 as an Assistant Director.
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    • Roxanne Wehking
      Guitar Instructor, Assistant Director
      Roxanne is a guitarist, composer, and instructor living in Baltimore, MD. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree in jazz/classical guitar performance from Towson University. Roxanne d...
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      Roxanne is a guitarist, composer, and instructor living in Baltimore, MD. She is currently working on her undergraduate degree in jazz/classical guitar performance from Towson University. Roxanne decided to teach herself guitar in high school and before long she was hooked and hasn't put the guitar down since. Roxanne's musical endeavours include anything from a Led Zeppelin cover band to playing in the Towson University Jazz Orchestra. Roxanne is an experienced band leader and teacher, working with kids of all ages. Besides teaching, Roxanne loves performing in her funk band and singing. Roxanne is fluent in rock, jazz, and classical guitar styles, and has a strong music theory background. Roxanne's musical studies have been relentless since studying classical piano and music theory in high school. She has been working as an instructor and assitant director at the School of Rock since 2015 and can't get enough of it!
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    • Christine Goddard
      Keys & Vocal Instructor, Little Wing, Rookies and Rock 101 Director
      Christine Goddard is a typical tree hugging, yoga loving, music teacher from California. She graduated with a Music Liberal Arts degree from California State University Chico in 2009. Since then sh...
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      Christine Goddard is a typical tree hugging, yoga loving, music teacher from California. She graduated with a Music Liberal Arts degree from California State University Chico in 2009. Since then she has performed and directed many musical theater shows, as well as taught privately. She moved to the Baltimore area in 2014 and joined the School of Rock team. Currently she teaches keyboard, vocals, and early education including Rookies, Little Wing, and Rock 101. Christine began playing piano when she was eight years old and never had to be told to practice. In high school she began playing in bands and joined the Monster Piano Concert, a concert in which twelve pianos played by up to 36 people are played at once under a conductor. That experience inspired her to pursue music as a career. Currently Christine is performing in two bands in the Baltimore Area: Mom Rock and Rendezvous. Some of the bands who inspire her include: Radiohead, The Shins, Fleetwood Mac, Wilco, and the Cranberries.
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    • Danny McClure
      Drum Instructor
      Benefiting from 15+ years of performing and teaching drums, Danny prides himself on making sense of the instrument to ANYONE! With great exposure to D.C. and Baltimore based session work, and both ...
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      Benefiting from 15+ years of performing and teaching drums, Danny prides himself on making sense of the instrument to ANYONE! With great exposure to D.C. and Baltimore based session work, and both national and international tours, he has developed a unique approach to teaching; one that caters to the individual. A graduate of L.A.F.I. ( Latin American Folk Institute) Danny is trained in Jazz, Latin Jazz, afro-cuban, afro-brazilian, rock, pop, funk, metal, and hard core.
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News

  • Shows at the Ottobar Jan. 9th through 11th!

    Fall Shows are happening at the Ottobar January 9th through 11th.General Admission-$10, All Ages!Set Times are:January 9 (5PM- doors) 6PM- The One Hit Wonders Show7PM- RubyTuesday!8PM- the R A D I ...
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    Fall Shows are happening at the Ottobar January 9th through 11th.General Admission-$10, All Ages!Set Times are:January 9 (5PM- doors) 6PM- The One Hit Wonders Show7PM- RubyTuesday!8PM- the R A D I O H E A D showJanuary 10 (1PM- doors) 2PM-RubyTuesday!3PM - MondayNight Rock School 1013:30PM -TuesdayNight Rock School 1014PM- Rock N' Grohl6PM- Women Who RockJanuary 11 (12PM- doors) 1PM- the R A D I O H E A D show3PM- The One Hit Wonders Show4PM- Women Who Rock6PM- Rock N' Grohl!
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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