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About School of Rock Bellevue

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock Bellevue. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock Bellevue equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Bellevue is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Bellevue to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Bellevue, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock Bellevue
14330 NE 20th StreetSuite C/DBellevue, WA 98007
(425) 949-4733

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Bellevue'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 Bellevue'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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Bellevue’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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue.

    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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue’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 Bellevue'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 Bellevue'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 Bellevue'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 8
    9:00 AM
    Summer Performance Camp: The Beatles
    Summer Performance Camp
    Our 5-Day Performance Camps are a week of Rock 'n' Roll fun! The camps run Monday-Friday 9am-3pm with a final performance on Friday. With the one exception of our Rock101 camp, this camp is for ...
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    Our 5-Day Performance Camps are a week of Rock 'n' Roll fun!

    The camps run Monday-Friday 9am-3pm with a final performance on Friday. With the one exception of our Rock101 camp, this camp is for 8-12 year old beginners and may or may not conclude with a final performance.

    Our four main themed camps are for students ages 8-18 and we recommend that they have at least six months continued experience on their instrument (guitar/bass/drums/keys/vocals) to ensure a fun & positive time with us.

    In the 7 short years The Beatles released albums, they became arguably the greatest and most influential musical group of all time. Starting in 1965 with Rubber Soul, The Beatles took a departure from the music they had released before, and began the final chapter of their career of making more innovative albums, such as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. For this week’s summer camp, the students will explore and learn tracks from The Beatles’ entire catalogue.Read less
  • August 22
    10:00 AM
    Summer Camp: Rookies
    Summer Camp
    Our 5-Day Rookies Camps are a week of Rock 'n' Roll fun! The Rookies camp runs Monday-Friday 10am-2pm These camps are for students ages 6-8 who have little to no experience with music. They w...
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    Our 5-Day Rookies Camps are a week of Rock 'n' Roll fun!

    The Rookies camp runs Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

    These camps are for students ages 6-8 who have little to no experience with music. They will get to explore all the instruments we teach (guitar/bass/drums/keys/vocals)

    This summer camp is designed for 6-8 year old students who have little experience with music. In this camp students can learn about all the rock instruments and begin their foundation for music theory and general music inspiration! Ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns, and group playing are all part of this week long introduction to music!Read less

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Staff

    • Meet Rhiannon Healy
      Totally Cool General Manager
      I started working at the School of Rock in May of 2013 and it has been such an incredible place to be! I've experienced first hand through playing drums in the Adult Program just how much this ...
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      I started working at the School of Rock in May of 2013 and it has been such an incredible place to be!

      I've experienced first hand through playing drums in the Adult Program just how much this program can change your life. I love what we do and the people I get to work with, students and staff!

      I'm always floating around the school...managing the office, playing a game of magic, or jamming alongside students at rehearsals in any capacity I can! Come by for a visit and I'll show you around :]
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    • Meet Andrew Scott Young
      Music Director - Bass/Guitar Instructor
      Andrew Scott Young began playing the double bass in elementary school orchestra in Columbia, Missouri. Since then he has studied the instrument at the University of Missouri and the University of N...
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      Andrew Scott Young began playing the double bass in elementary school orchestra in Columbia, Missouri. Since then he has studied the instrument at the University of Missouri and the University of North Texas and under several amazing private instructors. In addition to playing bass he has studied guitar, mandolin, and cello. Since moving from Texas to Chicago in 2007 Andrew has recorded and performed with bands including Tiger Hatchery, Lechuguillas, HealthBeauty, Mines, Sewing Pattern, and as a solo performer. Andrew is new to the Seattle area but not to the School of Rock. "After years of experience in Chicago I've tried to perfect my approach to private lessons. I'm all about catering to the students specific needs and interests so as to make our time together productive and fun!"
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    • Meet Eric Junge
      Keyboard & Drums Instructor
      Eric Junge is part of the original staff that helped open the Bellevue school in 2012 and is a familiar fixture at SOR (Bellevue and Seattle) providing private instruction for drums and keys as wel...
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      Eric Junge is part of the original staff that helped open the Bellevue school in 2012 and is a familiar fixture at SOR (Bellevue and Seattle) providing private instruction for drums and keys as well as directing season shows, summer camps, and Rock 101. Shows he has worked on have been The Wall, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Goth, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and more. Eric definitely holds his students to the highest standard possible, challenging them to grow musically while having fun in the process. Outside of teaching heis an active player in the music scene playing, touring, and recording in various projects since '97.
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    • Meet Carl Germain
      Guitar/Bass instructor
      Where are you from?Madison, Wisconsin What instrument(s) do you play/teach? My main instruments are guitar and bass. How long have you played? I've played guitar for 14 years but I started playing ...
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      Where are you from?Madison, Wisconsin What instrument(s) do you play/teach? My main instruments are guitar and bass. How long have you played? I've played guitar for 14 years but I started playing piano when I was 4 (22 years ago). What bands have you played in or do you currently play in? From 2010-2011 I played in a 10 piece guitar ensemble called Tuning the Air. Back in Wisconsin I played in a number of progessive rock and metal bands. Right now I'm busy writing material for an instrumental rock trio that will be unveiled soon... Where did you study? Beloit College, Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft, and University of Washington for Audio Production. What is your teaching philosophy? Everybody can be a musician, all we need to do is be able to listen and have a connection with our hands and our bodies. These are skills everybody can improve on.Top 5 favorite bands?King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, Genesis, and the Cocteau Twins.
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    • Meet Woody Adler
      Guitar Instructor
      Woody is a graduate of the School of Rock Sandy where he was a 2-time AllStar. Recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music, Woody is one tasty guitar player with all of the theory to back it ...
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      Woody is a graduate of the School of Rock Sandy where he was a 2-time AllStar. Recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music, Woody is one tasty guitar player with all of the theory to back it up. We're very lucky to have him at both the Seattle and Bellevue schools.
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    • Meet Michelle Brayson
      Vocals & Keyboard Instructor
      Michelle Brayson has had a life-long love for singing and officially started taking lessons at the age of 7 where she focused mainly on musical theater. Seven years later she joined the Portland Sc...
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      Michelle Brayson has had a life-long love for singing and officially started taking lessons at the age of 7 where she focused mainly on musical theater. Seven years later she joined the Portland School of Rock where she enrolled in vocal, keyboard, and guitar lessons. She took advantage of the many opportunities the School provided including touring as a National All-Star, performing with well known artists such as Frank Black of the Pixies, Page Hamilton of Helmet, and Kelly LeMieux of Goldfinger (to name a few), and playing at the major fesitvals in this region. Michelle has lent her skills to multiple bands spanning a wide range of genres. In between her time as a School of Rock student and instructor she received her degree in Classical Voice. She now offers a unique perspective to the process and enjoys sharing her experiences with her students.
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    • Meet Abby Markson
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Abby Markson is a musician who graduated from the critically acclaimed Musician´s Institute, MI, in Hollywood, CA. At MI Abby was trained in all types of guitar styles such as rock, jazz, b...
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      Abby Markson is a musician who graduated from the critically acclaimed Musician´s Institute, MI, in Hollywood, CA. At MI Abby was trained in all types of guitar styles such as rock, jazz, blues, metal, funk, folk, acoustic, etc. Abby´s introduction to music was in elementary school when she first began her musical training on the violin with a member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing with her elementary school orchestra. From the violin Abby branched out to the guitar and since then has made the guitar the focus of her musical craft. Before moving to California, she studied privately in Phoenix with Carole Pellat, a locally renowned guiatrtist for several years.
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    • Meet Dave Hernandez
      Guitar & Bass Instructor / Studio Coordinator
      A founding member of Grammy nominees The Shins, Dave Hernandez has 30 years experience with guitar and bass and 25 years experience performing, recording, composing and touring. He has shared the s...
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      A founding member of Grammy nominees The Shins, Dave Hernandez has 30 years experience with guitar and bass and 25 years experience performing, recording, composing and touring. He has shared the stage with everyone from Morrisey to Iggy and The Stooges and has a unique perspective of touring around the world in both a tour bus and a cargo van. His playing has appeared on multiple television shows and major films. He definitely knows his stuff.

      He currently keeps busy playing in west coast psych garage band The Intelligence, and learning how to do cartwheels from his little girl, Paloma.
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    • Meet Mason Lynass
      Drum Instructor
      Mason Lynass started drumming when he was ten, playing along to Rush and Led Zeppelin. He followed his passion for music to the University of North Texas, where he studied Percussion Performance wi...
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      Mason Lynass started drumming when he was ten, playing along to Rush and Led Zeppelin. He followed his passion for music to the University of North Texas, where he studied Percussion Performance with world-renowned instructors and inspirational peers. At UNT and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Mason performed with groups of all styles, gave solo recitals, played festivals, and instructed at the high school and middle school level.

      Since moving to Seattle at the beginning of 2015, Mason has been performing with his rock band Señor Fín, teaching at drum corps and high schools, spending his expendable income on live music, and working the coolest day job ever at School of Rock.
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    • Meet Zakk Newsom
      Vocal/Guitar Instructor
    • Meet Matt Payne
      Drum Instructor
      I have been playing drums (along with a little singing and songwriting) in Rock bands since high school and throughout my adult life. I currently play both originals and covers in a rock and a blue...
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      I have been playing drums (along with a little singing and songwriting) in Rock bands since high school and throughout my adult life. I currently play both originals and covers in a rock and a blues band around the Seattle area. My experiences have led me to teaching, which has become a great passion for me; I love sharing my knowledge and experiences with others. There is no greater feeling than watching a student gain enough confidence to play and perform with other musicians.

      While every student’s journey is different, I strive to bring the best techniques and concepts to help students excel musically. I am forever a student as well and my own students have much to teach me, both as a musician and an instructor. I hope I can encourage in them the passion I have for drumming and, most importantly, music.
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    • Meet Ilya Ignatov
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Ilya is a guitarist born in Abakan Russia. At age 8, he moved to the US with his family. Having grown up around working musicians resulted in exposure to and appreciation for all kinds of styles ...
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      Ilya is a guitarist born in Abakan Russia. At age 8, he moved to the US with his family. Having grown up around working musicians resulted in exposure to and appreciation for all kinds of styles ranging from rock to gypsy jazz and flamenco.
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Testimonials

  • “"The SOR program provides ample opportunity for my children to gain confidence, grow in maturity and make new friends all the while expanding their interest in music. The instructors are supportive, talented and awesome. The program is organized, flexible and run very professionally. Experiencing watching your kids play on stage in front of a crowd, is the best feeling that makes me proud and want to learn to play an instrument myself! Can't say enough good things about School of Rock." ”
    — Amy Borberg, Bellevue, WA
  • “"The performance aspect of the program helps develop music skill as well as confidence on stage. There aren't many other programs that offer amateur musicians this opportunity." ”
    — Julia Binford, Bellevue, WA
  • “Best place to learn instruments and bond with amazing people. ”
    — Sankalp, 16, Bellevue, WA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester