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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
Main Number
(410) 366-7625(410) 366-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:30 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 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 Baltimore.

    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 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

    • September 9
      11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      House Band performing at the Reisterstown Festival
    • September 9
      3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      House Band performing at the Locust Point Festival
    • September 23
      11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      Summer Season Finale Show Day I
      9/23 & 9/24 DOORS AT 11:00AM
      Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
      601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

      Out on the deck
    • September 24
      11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      Summer Season Finale Show Day II
      9/23 & 9/24 DOORS AT 11:00AM
      Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore
      601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

      Out on the deck
    • October 7
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      House Band performing at the Park School of Baltimore Carnival

Staff

    • Meet Our Instructors!!
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      Click and take a look at all of our Instructors and see which one is right for you!! Our instructors are passionate, experienced, student focused, and understand the power of mastering instruments through the group experience!!
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    • Meet Michael Bulmash
      General Manager/Music Director/Drum Instructor
      Michael has been in the Baltimore music scene for over 20yrs in various types of bands. Formerly w/ Eleven:54, Singleton, Tenwatch, February Falling, & Cancer 629 to name a few. He has plenty of ex...
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      Michael has been in the Baltimore music scene for over 20yrs in various types of bands. Formerly w/ Eleven:54, Singleton, Tenwatch, February Falling, & Cancer 629 to name a few. He has plenty of experience playing live, recording, & teaching. Most recently he spent the past year as the house drummer at Howl at the Moon Baltimore & around town doing fill-in gigs when needed. Currently Michael is the drummer for The QiLo (http://qilorocks.com/). He is also a product tester for Zildjian Cymbal Company (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJdHo21rWY8). Michael also spent the past few years as a Studio Coordinator/Drum Instructor at the School of Rock Columbia.

      "I see music from every aspect imaginable. Being a gigging drummer with both original and cover bands throughout the years as well as working in the bar and restaurant business I have learned many tools and tricks from all over the entertainment spectrum. I have 20+ years experience behind the kit with a vast knowledge and versatility with several different styles including jazz, big band, marching percussion, rock, metal and punk. Not only do I teach playing styles focusing on the drum set but I also work with students on proper technique (there's these things called rudiments & dynamics?), equipment maintenance (can't play it if it's broken… and when you’re on the road you have to be able to fix it), and band management & booking (let's be honest we all know who the real leader of the band is)."
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    • Meet Valerie Bernsten
      Studio Coordinator/Vocal & Guitar Instructor
      Valerie Bernsten has been a part of the Baltimore music scene for 18 years. She has toured the country as the frontwoman and guitarist for Val Yumm, Red Headed Temper, Thee The The and Sr., as well...
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      Valerie Bernsten has been a part of the Baltimore music scene for 18 years. She has toured the country as the frontwoman and guitarist for Val Yumm, Red Headed Temper, Thee The The and Sr., as well as having the privilege to play multiple HFSTIVALS (don't ask her how old she is!), and opening for countless national acts.
      Along with living the rock 'n' roll dream, she has also taught guitar, bass and vocal lessons to children of all ages, has 2 dogs she spoils rotten, and loves cottage cheese.
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    • Meet Anshuman Goswami
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Anshuman Goswami is a musician and School Of Rock alumni from Baltimore who has been playing in gigging bands since age 15. From an early age, he developed an interest in the complex musicianship a...
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      Anshuman Goswami is a musician and School Of Rock alumni from Baltimore who has been playing in gigging bands since age 15. From an early age, he developed an interest in the complex musicianship and emotional weight involved in metal music. He has more recently developed an equally deep enthusiasm for Jazz and is currently pursuing a degree in Jazz/Commercial Performance from Towson University. He has achieved respect among his professors and peers at Towson, and was given the honor of playing at the annual Jazz Faculty concert. He has led his band Perihelion to tour the US multiple times and achieve worldwide recognition from fans of Technical Death Metal, as well as recording an upcoming LP with Jazz group Fuss, of which he is also a founding member. Fuss was given the privilege of making this recording at The Peabody Conservatory. Anshuman has received professional training for over ten years and dedicates himself to a daily three-hour practice regiment. He has experience teaching private lessons in-home and at other music institutions and seeks to help students reach their full potential in their understanding of guitar, music theory, performance and personal identity.
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    • Meet Chris Howard
      Guitar & Bass Instructor/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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    • Meet Sean McFarland
      Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      Sean McFarland (b. 1991) is a composer from Baltimore, MD, that writes music dealing with the human experience. He has studied under a wide variety of composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Lin...
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      Sean McFarland (b. 1991) is a composer from Baltimore, MD, that writes music dealing with the human experience. He has studied under a wide variety of composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Linda Dusman, Roger Reynolds, and Ian Power. Currently, Sean is Master of Music candidate in Music Composition at the Peabody Conservatory, working with Michael Hersch.

      An avid collaborator, Sean has previously created works with The Atlas Composer’s Collective and Rhymes With Opera, in addition to writing multiple pieces for dance. He has also written for some of America’s most distinguished performers, including Gleb Kanasevich and the JACK Quartet.

      Outside of composing, Sean is an eccentric multidisciplinary guitarist who performs styles ranging from gospel music to free improvisation, while maintaining a private studio of students. Thoroughly entrenched in the DIY ethic, Sean works with Charm City Art Space and other organizations to promote and preserve independent music in Baltimore. Most recently, he completed “Intubate” as a nief-norf Summer Festival composition fellow.
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    • Meet Dan Ryan
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      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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    • Meet Evan Cooper
      Keyboard, Vocal, Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      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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    • Meet Trevor Shipley
      Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Instructor/Rookies Instructor/Show Director
      Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who was born and raised in Baltimore City. Trevor got his start with music at age 5, playing and performing traditional Irish music with ...
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      Trevor is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who was born and raised in Baltimore City. Trevor got his start with music at age 5, playing and performing traditional Irish music with his family band. Since branching away from Irish music into more original and contemporary styles, he has played with a number of bands, focusing primarily on keyboard and electric guitar. Current projects include, Hollywood Blanks, Sweet Saro, and Morels. Trevor joined the Baltimore School of Rock staff in 2015 and is very excited to share his passion for music and performance with the School of Rock community!
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    • Meet Angelique Henle
      Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard Instructor/Show Director
      Angelique Henle has been playing music all her life, starting with the piano at the age of 5. She started writing music at the age of 16, when she got her first acoustic guitar, and began performin...
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      Angelique Henle has been playing music all her life, starting with the piano at the age of 5. She started writing music at the age of 16, when she got her first acoustic guitar, and began performing live. She has been performing for over 10+ years in the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia areas. She was signed to an independent label in 2010 and released her first full length album "Photograph". She has toured across the country in numerous festivals, shows and has opened up for other touring artists such as Meatloaf, Stephen Kellogg, and Girlyman. She is excited to bring her love and knowledge of music to School Of Rock.
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    • Meet Michele McTierney
      Vocal Instructor
      Michele is a working singer-songwriter, musician and composer. Michele's performances, acoustic or with her full band, The Whiskeys, are energy-driven, dynamic and fun. She’s opened for national ...
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      Michele is a working singer-songwriter, musician and composer. Michele's performances, acoustic or with her full band, The Whiskeys, are energy-driven, dynamic and fun. She’s opened for national acts and played popular venues/festivals (Artscape, Baltimore Wine Festival, Frozen Harbor). Her original album "A Work in Progress" is featured in newspapers, radio and TV (WBFF Fox 45, WERA 96.7 FM), available on iTunes, Spotify. Michele’s a voting member of: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (aka producers of the Grammys) serving on their Baltimore membership board; Washington Area Music Association (WAMA); Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW); Baltimore Songwriters Association (BSA); and registered BMI recording artist.

      Michele's philosophy is simple - put on a good show! She focuses not only on vocal and performance techniques but the importance of connecting with the audience, making a statement and most importantly - having fun! She’s taught at various schools, colleges, camps and private lessons for all ages and music genres. Michele holds two BAs (English/Theatre, French) from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) and studied in Europe. She has received awards for her original music and composes with DAW software, blending sound effects, loops, electronic and live instruments with powerful, emotionally-charged vocals and edgy, lyrical imagery. She has extensive acting, vocal and music training, and has performed in plays, performance art, improv and dance groups, chorales, musical theatre, orchestras, marching bands, classical, contemporary/pop/rock and jazz ensembles (flute, piccolo, keys, percussion, harmonica, saxophone) in both the US and France. Michele’s excited to join the School of Rock family.
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    • Meet Matt Bowers
      Drum Instructor
      Matt's been playing for over 30 years in a variety of different settings. He's performed with Kill Betty, Betty In Black, Seven Planet Sun, Ruben Montoya, Kajun Kelley, Ted Nugent, Derek St Holmes,...
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      Matt's been playing for over 30 years in a variety of different settings. He's performed with Kill Betty, Betty In Black, Seven Planet Sun, Ruben Montoya, Kajun Kelley, Ted Nugent, Derek St Holmes, J Coursey Willis, Left Stronger, The Qilo, Spilt Milk, PRS Guitars, First Class, Lovely Rita and What's Next. He's also been fortunate to open for such acts as Hurtsmile (featuring Gary Cherone of Extreme and Van Halen), They Might be Giants, The Mighty Mighty Boss Tones, Charm City Devils, Z03, Dizzy Reed of Guns n Roses, Orianthi and many others. He's currently in a recording project with Duke X, featuring Rob Grange (original bass player for Ted Nugent). Matt's been teaching for roughly 4 years.
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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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Testimonials

  • “I love variety of the shows every seasons they are so many cool options to choose from, the teachers are amazing, they take the time with each student making sure they got it, My kids have been going to school of Rock for a while and they love it. every week they are exited to go and they are exited to practice throughout the week!”
    — Maria, Baltimore, MD
  • “My son has ADHD. While he is a very smart kid, it takes him a little bit of time to get rolling, but he seemed to pick up very quickly during his lessons and band practices. I have seen a HUGE change in his demeanor and he is so happy he is attending The School of Rock. The staff and his personal experience with his coaches have been amazing with him. I really appreciate their kindness and encouragement for my son to do his best.”
    — Jessica, Baltimore, MD
  • “I love the program because it has that "cool" factor that resonates with my son. It is so fun to watch him sling that guitar over his shoulder and RUN into class! As a parent this is so important. The one-on-one lessons sharpen skills and instill the importance of practice, band sessions teach kids they are part of a team and the live concert component offers a unique glimpse into the business side of the music industry. The shows facilitate a students understanding of all that goes into becoming a Rock Star; collaboration, hard work, marketing, promotion and ticket sales.”
    — Pam, Baltimore, MD
  • “It is both creative and teaches skills and discipline as well. The people are friendly, talented, and love music. My daughter does other activities, but this the one that she is ALWAYS excited to go to.”
    — Kris M., Baltimore, MD