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About School of Rock Burbank

Welcome to School of Rock Burbank—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Burbank teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Burbank. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Burbank to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Burbank
4516 Mariota AveToluca Lake, CA 91602
(818) 980-1522

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WednesdayClosed
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Programs

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

    School of Rock Burbank’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!

  • School of Rock Burbank’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 Burbank’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!

  • School of Rock Burbank 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 Burbank, 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 Burbank’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 Burbank’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 Burbank 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 Burbank’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 Burbank 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 Burbank Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Burbank 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 Burbank’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 Burbank'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 Burbank'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 Burbank'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

    • July 29
      2:00 PM
      British Invasion Camp Show!
      Performance
      All our welcome to see what the amazing campers accomplished during their week of summer camp with us. Show starts at 2:00 on our backyard stage. Don't miss it!
    • August 6
      4:30 PM
      Show Band performs the OC Fair!
      Performance
      We are so excited to be asked back to the OC Fair to melt some faces!
    • August 7
      3:00 PM
      Scare L.A.
      Performance
      We are excited to be back at Scare L.A.! Our set is scary good!
    • August 10
      12:00 PM
      School of Rock Event
      Welcome to CA Party!
      We get to host seven School of Rock House Bands from across the country to our very own SaddleRanch Universal CityWalk to rock the stage! Come eat, drink and rock with US!
    • August 27
      12:00 PM
      Tribute to Prince and California Rock Summer Season Shows!
      Performance
      Join us at the Federal Bar in NoHo for a day of amazing music from our summer season Performance Program shows.
    • September 3
      2:30 PM
      L.A. County Fair Show Band Unplugged!
      Performance
      Come see what our amazing Show Band has in store for this acoustic performance at the L.A. County Fair. Catch us at The Theatre for a 30 minute performance. Not to be missed!
    • September 18
      12:00 PM
      2016 Walk To End Alzheimer's
      Perfomance
      We are so honored to be asked and able to perform this important event.

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Staff

    • Meet Tevis Sauer-Karlsson
      Assistant General Manager + Adult Program Director + Show Director
      Raised in Dallas, Tevis had a love for all things music from an early age. She began taking piano lessons at age 5 and continued through high school. She added classical voice studies and also pick...
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      Raised in Dallas, Tevis had a love for all things music from an early age. She began taking piano lessons at age 5 and continued through high school. She added classical voice studies and also picked up guitar. Tevis attended Musicians Institutes VIT Program where she earned awards for commercial recording and songwriting. After graduating, she played bass in her own band which performed weekly around L.A. A natural teacher, Tevis loves sharing her knowledge and helping to inspire others. Joining the School of Rock team in 2007 became a dream realized. Tevis currently plays bass and sings for RB and rock projects locally. She is also working on a new album.
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    • Meet Pierre Karlsson
      Show Director + Guitar and Bass Instructor
      Pierre is a Swedish born guitarist and songwriter that has lived in Los Angeles since arriving here in 1997. Influenced by many American rock bands/artists (such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black...
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      Pierre is a Swedish born guitarist and songwriter that has lived in Los Angeles since arriving here in 1997. Influenced by many American rock bands/artists (such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crows, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, Primus and many others), Pierre toured and recorded with his own band, Fishlips, which placed first in a national music competition in Sweden.Pierre graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology at The Musicians Institute in 1999 with an award for Best Recording Project. During his tenure at MI, he had the opportunity to study with such esteemed artists including Scott Henderson, Robben Ford, Carl Verhayen and Paul Gilbert to name a few. Pierre has collaborated in projects along producers such as Daniel Mendez (Lit, Dashboard Confessional) and Billy Sullivan (Six days In Roswell,Trekkies and The Nature Of Existence). He also sidelined on the movie 'I Love You Man,' and you can hear Pierre's playing in the documentary 'The Nature of Existence' and on the TV show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Pierre's written music for Ted Nugent's reality show, 'Running Wild' on CMT, 'I Know My Kid's A Star'/ VH1. Pierre remains an active performer and studio musician in the L.A. area.
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    • Meet Beau Evans
      Drum Instructor
      Born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona before moving to Los Angelesin the Summer of 2008. Beau is currently thetouring drummer for Alex Sierra and Bea Miller. He was the House Drummer for the X-Facto...
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      Born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona before moving to Los Angelesin the Summer of 2008. Beau is currently thetouring drummer for Alex Sierra and Bea Miller. He was the House Drummer for the X-Factor on FOX for seasons 2 3, and has starred in numerous music videos commercials. He has had the opportunity of working with many artists/bands including: Max Schneider, JoJo, Jordin Sparks, Savannah Outen, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Avenue 52, Savvy Mandy, Debby Ryan, Sterling Knight, Anna Margeret, Thomas Fiss, Zoe Myers, Charice, Fanny Lu, Victoria Justice many more.
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    • Meet Emily Toorean
      Guitar Instructor
      Emily's inspiration to begin in music all started when she was young and first listened to some Led Zeppelin CDs of her dad's, a drummer who set the example of being a musician and inspired her to ...
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      Emily's inspiration to begin in music all started when she was young and first listened to some Led Zeppelin CDs of her dad's, a drummer who set the example of being a musician and inspired her to be dedicated to the art of music. Emily just recently graduated from high school and has completed several courses in music theory from the Berklee School of Music. She has had several years of formal training in guitar as well as more than a decade of performance experience; she thoroughly enjoys teaching others and seeing them grow and improve. In her spare time she enjoys reading, laughing, hiking, and most of all attending concerts. She has performed at venues in Los Angeles and Louisiana including the Voodoo Room at the House of Blues and The Whisky-a-go-go. Although she is heading for college this fall, she plans to always be strongly involved in music no matter what.
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    • Meet Nicolas Mason
      Assistant Show Director + Drum Instructor
      Nicholas Mason is a professional touring and studio drummer based out of Los Angeles. He has has performed on countless albums, singles and movie soundtracks, Appeared in several music videos, orch...
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      Nicholas Mason is a professional touring and studio drummer based out of Los Angeles. He has has performed on countless albums, singles and movie soundtracks, Appeared in several music videos, orchestrated drum clinics, co-hosted an international music TV show, and makes regular appearances in percussion trade magazines such as DRUM! Modern Drummer. His credits include Street Drum Corps, Orianthi, Daisy De La Hoya, Shania Twian, Corey Feldman, TUFF, Nik West, Kevin Nealon, GLEE, MasterChef, NIKE, Cartoon Network, Showtime, FOX, ABC, and many more. Nick began providing private drum percussion lessons in 2001 and continues his ever-growing teaching practice with School of Rock, Burbank.
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    • Meet Phil Bentley
      Guest Professor: Songwriting
      PhilBentley is a platinum selling songwriter from England based in Los Angeles, CA.He has written for artists such as Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert,David Guetta,Andy Grammer, Jojo...
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      PhilBentley is a platinum selling songwriter from England based in Los Angeles, CA.He has written for artists such as Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert,David Guetta,Andy Grammer, Jojo, Anastacia, Charice, Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Sabrina Carpenter, Carmen Electra, Bob Sinclair, Echosmith, Nick Howard, Christina Grimmie, Aston Merrygold and members of the Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat dolls, and Backstreet Boys.He has also worked alongside many of the industry's top writers and producers, including Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins, Shea Taylor, The Stereotypes, Kasia Livingston, The Y's, Jonas Jeberg, Ron 'Neff U' Feemster, Fisticuffs, Lamont Dozier, Matthew Gerrard, Matt Hales (Aqualung), Futurecut, Shelly Peiken, The Matrix, John Fields, Sam Farrar, Mikal Blue, Dan Muckala, Orange Factory Music, and many more.
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    • Meet Genna Projansky
      Bass + Guitar Instructor
      An alum of School of Rock Chicago where she was born and raised, Genna fell in love withperformance during her five years in the program. In 2011, she moved to LA to attend the USCThornton School o...
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      An alum of School of Rock Chicago where she was born and raised, Genna fell in love withperformance during her five years in the program. In 2011, she moved to LA to attend the USCThornton School of Music where she studied bass under Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report,Santana, Jazz Is Dead). Genna has appeared as a musician on Glee, played at the San Jose JazzFest, and performed at notable venues such as the Troubadour in Los Angeles and the Metro inChicago.Since graduating with a degree in Popular Music this past May, Genna has continued performingaround LA with artists across many different genres. She is currently the bassist for LivSlingerland, a rock/pop artist whose upcoming EP was recorded by acclaimed engineer KeithArmstrong (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) and will soon be joining female cover bandLadies Gentlemen. She is excited to be back at School of Rock, where it all began for her.
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    • Meet Shawn Michael
      Bass Instructor
      The journey began at age 15 with first his gigs on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Soon after he developed a thirst for learning how to play all the parts to his favorite songs and began writing his...
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      The journey began at age 15 with first his gigs on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Soon after he developed a thirst for learning how to play all the parts to his favorite songs and began writing his own. Shawn is mostly self-taught and plays guitar, bass, keyboard, and ukulele. Guitar and bass are what he plays at professional level in a wide variety of genres such as Rock, Folk, Reggae, Jam, Funk, Blues, Pop, Soul, R & B, Contemporary, Hip Hop and more. Being able to read, write, learn, teach, compose, record, and produce music are just some of the other tools he's gathered along the way. His hobbies musically are playing traditional classical guitar pieces and recording music of his own creation. He has earned and achieved what some would consider success as a musician: getting signed, getting paid to play, and having worldwide radio, TV, and movie exposure.
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    • Meet Austin Hayman
      Guitar Instructor
      Raised in Northern California, Austin picked up guitar at the age of eight. As the son of a music teacher he claims "Music wasn't a choice growing up, it's just what we did." Moving to Los Angeles ...
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      Raised in Northern California, Austin picked up guitar at the age of eight. As the son of a music teacher he claims "Music wasn't a choice growing up, it's just what we did." Moving to Los Angeles in 2008, he attended Musicians Institute for their guitar performance program. Since then he's traveled the country sharing the stage with acts like Neon Trees, Matisyahu, Peter Murphy, Yellowcard and many more. He's gained over five years of teaching experience working with all ages and experience levels.
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    • Meet George Patmas
      Guitar Instructor
      George has had a passion for music since he was a small child, watching Kiss, and Cannibal Corpse on TV. At 5 after hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time George received his first guitar, later ...
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      George has had a passion for music since he was a small child, watching Kiss, and Cannibal Corpse on TV. At 5 after hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time George received his first guitar, later getting his first set of electric guitars. Spending his elementary school days mimicking Hendrix, Kiss, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually moving on to more heavier music. Throughout middle school and high school, George became a saxophonist for his school's concert band and jazz band, playing all four (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) saxophone's in the "Common Family" to this day he still enjoys playing saxophone! George attended School of Rock and was a member of their house band through high school. After graduating high school in 2014, he moved to Hollywood CA, where he was accepted with a scholarship to the Guitar Institute of Technology, at Musicians Institute where he became a part of the Honors Ensemble for MI. He later formed a progressive metal band with fellow classmates, and studying the ways of jazz guitar including rock/jazz fusion, Gypsy Jazz, and perfecting what the endless ways the fretboard has to offer to musicians graduating in march 2016, he then went into the Independent Artist Program, Studying the Digital Audio Work Station, Logic X, and is currently recording with his progressive metal band, and soon a fusion solo album! As a School of Rock Alumni it is a dream come true for George to return as an instructor.
      His many current influences include: Dream Theater, Queensryche, YES, Pink Floyd, Allan Holdsworth, Greg Howe, Django Reinhardt, and many more!
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    • Meet Dona Oxford
      Piano/ Keys/ Vocal Instructor
      Doña Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who’s Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many h...
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      Doña Oxford is an extraordinary, soulful and passionate singer, songwriter and keyboardist who’s Old School, Soul vocals and her love of Rock & Roll piano infuses to create a unique sound many have compared to “Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones”. As a keyboardist, Doña has played with many Rock and Blues legends including Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Albert Lee, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and her idol, the former Chuck Berry sideman and Father of Rock & Roll Piano, Mr. Johnnie Johnson!

      Known as the ‘Goddess Of Soul’, Doña brings her sassy, soulful 6-piece band throughout the world, touring over 17 countries and 48 States. In addition to recording 4 albums of her own, she also finds time to play on numerous Grammy and Handy winning albums, and movie scores including the Eddie Murphy box office hit “Norbit”, the Martin Lawrence film “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” and the very funny Comedy Central favorite “Senior Skip Day”. Doña Oxford’s high energy, funky, groovy, gritty, and raucous sound will get the crowd on their feet and dancing in the aisles. Don’t miss the artist that Golden Globe Nominee Ewan McGreggor said was “The next big thing in music!”

      Doña's 20 year career in Arts Education began at the Empire State Institute for the Performing Arts, with it's dedication to the enrichment of children through theater arts, where she quickly grew from student to performer and instructor.
      An alumna of Circle In The Square, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Doña also has an extensive musical theater background, including performances in local, regional, Off-Off Broadway, film and TV productions.
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News

    • Watch for our 2016 Fall Season Show Announcement!

      Hints of 2016 Fall Season Shows will be on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Be sure to follow us!

    • Make Music Pasadena Festival!!

      We KILLED Make Music Pasadena Festiva!! Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

    • Our Beatles Show at the Whisky!

      So much new talent performed at our Beatles Show at the Whisky! Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

    • Queen Show kids KILLED IT!

      The kids blew the crowd away at the Queen Show at the Whisky June 3rd. Check out pics from the show!

Testimonials

  • “Great communication Enthusiastic & knowledgeable teachers Friendly Everyone knows your name”
    — Clare, Burbank CA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “Before School of Rock I was only playing by myself. Playing with a band is a completely different experience and is much more fun. The instructors are really nice, and I have learned so much in the short time I've been there.”
    — Zack, 10, Burbank, CA
  • “I love the way the students have such care and guidance along with focus and motivation to be prepared to play at any venue. All students receive what they need individually as well as a group. The over all here is that if you want to take lessons for personally structure or learn to be a success, this is the place!”
    —J.R., Burbank, CA