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About School of Rock Brooklyn

Welcome to School of Rock Brooklyn, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Brooklyn’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn
327 Douglass StBrooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 844-9363

Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Brooklyn, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Brooklyn students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Brooklyn’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
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Brooklyn’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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn’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!

  • School of Rock Brooklyn’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows 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 with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Brooklyn’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Brooklyn’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 Brooklyn’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our (geomodifer) Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Brooklyn’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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn’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!

At School of Rock Brooklyn, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Brooklyn students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by ...
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At School of Rock Brooklyn, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Brooklyn students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Brooklyn’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
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

  • Dan Burdman
    Teacher/Show Director
    Dan Burdman is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. He has recorded and performed with a diverse array of groups ranging from RB to punk rock, hip-hop to afro-pop. When he is...
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    Dan Burdman is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. He has recorded and performed with a diverse array of groups ranging from RB to punk rock, hip-hop to afro-pop. When he is not teaching at both the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations of School of Rock, he is likely performing with pop artist Sade Joseph or with his electronic rock band, Total Girlfriend Experience. He holds a B.A. in music and psychology from Columbia University and currently lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.For more information visit danburdman.com. At School of Rock Brooklyn, Dan teaches drums, keys, guitar, bass and leads group band classes and camps.
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News

    • School of Rock BK in New York Daily News.

      Get ready to rock out in Gowanus. School of Rock, an international company with more than 100 locations across the U.S. is set to open its first Brooklyn outpost in the industrial neighborhood next...
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      Get ready to rock out in Gowanus. School of Rock, an international company with more than 100 locations across the U.S. is set to open its first Brooklyn outpost in the industrial neighborhood next month. The after-school rock institute will join the ranks of about half a dozen kid-friendly music schools across the borough, but School of Rock franchise owner Mike Addesso says he isn't worried about the competition. 'What is unique about us is that we are performance-based,' said Addesso, 29, a lifelong drummer who studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. 'We're really getting kids out there in the real world and they're learning from real New York City musicians that are gigging and performing,' he added. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-school-rock-set-open-gowanus-article-1.1606402#ixzz2sw6Mmwbp
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    • SoR Brooklyn Rocks the Highline Ballroom

      Students in our Winter Performance Program took part in School of Rock's Best of Season Show, held at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. Our group performed Best of the 90s hits, including songs f...
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      Students in our Winter Performance Program took part in School of Rock's Best of Season Show, held at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. Our group performed Best of the 90s hits, including songs from The Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, The Cranberries, The Foo Fighters, Green Day and Weezer. Check out the images below...
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    • Full Summer Schedule

      Sticking around for the dog days? We'll be rocking all summer! Join a band, take lessons or enjoy our full day camps. Below is an overview of our year-round programs. For our summer camp schedule, ...
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      Sticking around for the dog days? We'll be rocking all summer! Join a band, take lessons or enjoy our full day camps. Below is an overview of our year-round programs. For our summer camp schedule, please click here . Ages 18+ - Adult Program (Open to students of all playing abilities) In our Adult Program, students enjoy a weekly 2-hour group band rehearsal/jam and will perform a live performance at an area rock venue at the end of the season in August. Best of the 90's is the theme for summer, and rehearsals are held Thursdays from 7-9pm $350/month includes the weekly 2 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 8-17 - Performance Program(Open to students with at least 6 months playing experience) Designed for kids who know the basics of how to play their instrument and are ready to take it to the stage. Rockers spend each week honing their group band skills while rehearsing weekly, preparing them to perform some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history in an authentic live rock show at the end of the season. The Performance package includes a weekly 3 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson. The summer show will be held on Saturday August 29th Sunday August 30th. Choose your band: The Police: Tuesdays 5-8pm (Ages 7-11) Guns n Roses: Wednesdays 5-8pm(Ages 12-17) The White Stripes vs The Black Keys: Saturdays 1-4pm (All Ages) $350/month includes the weekly 3 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 7-12 - Rock 101:(For beginners. No experience required) Rock 101 gets kids learning and playing songs in a band from day one. Students will master the basics and learn bandmanship before performing live. Songs in Rock 101 are chosen to develop and highlight the skills that are needed to build a strong music foundation. For beginners, this class is a stepping stone to our Performance Program. Choose your class: Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm Saturdays from 11:30am-1pm $350/month includes the weekly 90 minute group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 4.5-6 - Rookies:Beginners In Rookies, kids practice on instruments made for their size, learning notes, ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns, group band/teamwork and above all, a love of music through appreciation, inspiration and fun. Choose your class:Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pmSaturdays from 10-11am $325/month includes the weekly one hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 2.5-4.5 - Little Wing:Beginners Little Wing is our weekly one hour group lessons for young rockers.Set in our innovative classrooms infused with rock music, these little artists explore rhythm patterns, tonal processing, basic music syntax, and make emotional connections to great music. Confidence emerges leading them down their own little creative journey into music. Saturdays from 10-10:45am $175/month or per four classes (punch card) To enroll email brooklyn@schoolofrock.com or call 347-844-9363. Please click here to see our summer camp schedule .
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    • Full Fall Schedule

      School is most definitely in session this fall! Choose from 5 show themes in our Performance Program, improve your skills by taking lessons, or check out some of our little rocker options below. Ag...
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      School is most definitely in session this fall! Choose from 5 show themes in our Performance Program, improve your skills by taking lessons, or check out some of our little rocker options below. Ages 8-17 - Performance Program(Open to students with at least 6 months playing experience) Designed for kids who know the basics of how to play their instrument and are ready to take it to the stage. Rockers spend each week honing their group band skills while rehearsing weekly, preparing them to perform some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history in an authentic live rock show at the end of the season. The Performance package includes a weekly 3 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson.The fall season begins the week of September 7th, and the show will be held in mid December. Choose your band: Funk n Soul: Mondays 5-8pm (Ages 7-12) Indie Rock: Tuesdays 5-8pm (Ages 7-12) Red Hot Chili Peppers: Wednesdays 5-8pm(Ages 12-17) Best of the 80's: Saturdays 10-1pm (7-12) Led Zeppelin: Saturdays 1-4pm (Ages 12-17) $350/month includes the weekly 3 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 7-12 - Rock 101:(For beginners. No experience required) Rock 101 gets kids learning and playing songs in a band from day one. Students will master the basics and learn bandmanship before performing live. Songs in Rock 101 are chosen to develop and highlight the skills that are needed to build a strong music foundation. For beginners, this class is a stepping stone to our Performance Program. Choose your class: Mondays from 3:30-5pm Wednesdays from 3:30-5pm Saturdays from 11:30am-1pm $350/month includes the weekly 90 minute group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 4.5-6 - Rookies:Beginners In Rookies, kids practice on instruments made for their size, learning notes, ear training, song structure, rhythm patterns, group band/teamwork and above all, a love of music through appreciation, inspiration and fun. Choose your class:Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pmSaturdays from 10-11am $325/month includes the weekly one hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only Ages 2.5-4.5 - Little Wing:Beginners Little Wing is our weekly one hour group lessons for young rockers.Set in our innovative classrooms infused with rock music, these little artists explore rhythm patterns, tonal processing, basic music syntax, and make emotional connections to great music. Confidence emerges leading them down their own little creative journey into music. Saturdays from 10-10:45am $175/month or per four classes (punch card) Ages 18+ - Adult Program(Open to students of all playing abilities) In our Adult Program, students enjoy a weekly 2-hour group band rehearsal/jam and will perform a live performance at an area rock venue at the end of the season in November. Thursdays from 7-9pm $350/month includes the weekly 2 hour group class and a weekly 45-minute private lesson $250/month for the weekly group class only $300/month for the weekly 45-minute private lessons only To enroll email brooklyn@schoolofrock.com or call 347-844-9363. Please click here to see our summer camp schedule.
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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