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About School of Rock Boulder

Welcome to School of Rock Boulder, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Boulder that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Boulder is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Boulder equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Boulder and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Boulder
3280 28th StreetUnit 1Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 532-1201

Hours of Operation

Programs

  • School of Rock Boulder'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 Boulder'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 Boulder 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 Boulder, 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 Boulder students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Boulder’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 Boulder’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 Boulder 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 Boulder 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 Boulder 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 Boulder, 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 Boulder’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 Boulder’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 Boulder 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 Boulder’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Boulder learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Boulder Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Boulder enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Boulder’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 Boulder'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 Boulder'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 Boulder'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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Staff

    • Phil Johnson
      Keyboard instructor
      Phil is a graduate of the University of Coloradowith a double degree in Music and Environmental Studies. He has beenactively playing keyboards for 15 years and trumpet for 11. Phil hasperformed in ...
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      Phil is a graduate of the University of Coloradowith a double degree in Music and Environmental Studies. He has beenactively playing keyboards for 15 years and trumpet for 11. Phil hasperformed in a handful of different groups, playing all over Colorado andthe New York metropolitan area. Some of these include, Morsoul, The LowTide Lingo, and CU's West African Highlife Ensemble, backing such artists asVictor Wooten, Brad Goode and John Gunther. In addition to teaching, he iscurrently performing in Denver/Boulder with Jet Edison.
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    • Andrew Dallas Fox
      Bass instructor
      Andrew Fox has been a bassist for the last decade. Hailing from Ohio, with a degree from Ohio University, he has worked with many groups from Athens, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland both in th...
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      Andrew Fox has been a bassist for the last decade. Hailing from Ohio, with a degree from Ohio University, he has worked with many groups from Athens, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland both in the studio and on the road. Learning electric and upright bass from instructors at Ohio University and Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Andy has a great understating of education. Influenced primarily by artists such as Jaco Pastorious, Les Claypool, John Entwistle, and Jack Casady, he has gained a vast understanding of multiple genres and styles of music. 'Fox knows the pocket like Yoda knows The Force!' '“ Athens News Andy began his teaching career in 2004 as a private teacher and was then hired to Blue Eagle Music in Athens, Ohio as the principle bass instructor. As the Bass teacher for Blue Eagle, Andy groomed his students to sit in with him at venue-appropriate performances around town. His passion for education and live performance compliment the knowledge has for for his craft. Currently performing and recording in Boulder and Denver with multiple acts, you can catch Andy playing with Jababba, and A 4 Animal.
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    • Josh Risley
      General Manager and Vocal Instructor
      General Manager and Vocal Instructor Josh has been singing, writing, and performing music for over 15 years, and has been teaching vocals at the Boulder School of Rock for 3 years. He founded and m...
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      General Manager and Vocal Instructor Josh has been singing, writing, and performing music for over 15 years, and has been teaching vocals at the Boulder School of Rock for 3 years. He founded and managed the band PictureMeFree while attending Clemson University in SC. He toured the US for 5 years, playing over 1,000 live shows and opening for national and international acts such as; Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band, Edwin McCain, Zack Deputy, Colbie Caillat, and The Whigs, among others. Josh's singing lessons are focused on helping singers discover their natural voice, perfect pitch, and a pleasing tone through recording, listening, and fundamental technique exercises.
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News

    • Holiday Hours Dec 2014- Jan 2015

      As you all know, the holiday season is upon us! Here are the days we will be closed for Christmas and New Years:The Boulder School of Rock will be CLOSED:WED-SUN December 24th-28thWED-SUN December ...
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      As you all know, the holiday season is upon us! Here are the days we will be closed for Christmas and New Years:The Boulder School of Rock will be CLOSED:WED-SUN December 24th-28thWED-SUN December 31st- Jan 4thMON January 19th for Martin Luther King Day Please call us with any questions and we hope you all have a great holiday season! -The Boulder School of Rock 303-532-1201 Boulder@schoolofrock.com
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    • How to: Sync your lesson schedule with your favorite calendars!!!

      Log in to your Boulder School of Rock FrontDesk HQ account at: www.FrontDeskHQ.com Go to: "Your Dashboard" Click "Subscribe to Calendar" (in right side menu) Follow the prompts Hooray! Now your com...
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      Log in to your Boulder School of Rock FrontDesk HQ account at: www.FrontDeskHQ.com Go to: "Your Dashboard" Click "Subscribe to Calendar" (in right side menu) Follow the prompts Hooray! Now your complete Boulder School of Rock schedule will be sent to your smart phone, computer, or tablet calendar, automatically! Please let us know if you need any help setting this up for your schedule, and we will be happy to assist you. 303-532-1201 or Boulder@schoolofrock.com
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    • School of Rock Weekly Open Idea Meetings

      Every Tuesday night at 8pm, everyone who wants to contribute ideas or energy to the Boulder School of Rock (parents, students, and staff!), meets to talk about new ideas and collaborate on existing...
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      Every Tuesday night at 8pm, everyone who wants to contribute ideas or energy to the Boulder School of Rock (parents, students, and staff!), meets to talk about new ideas and collaborate on existing projects. We have a conference call line setup (thanks to Julie Perkins!) for anyone who wants to participate but cannot physically attend: 1-567-704-5920 Passcode: 1201#
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA