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About School of Rock Champion Forest

Welcome to School of Rock Champion Forest, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Champion Forest has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Champion Forest, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Champion Forest together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Champion Forest today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Champion Forest
22424 Tomball ParkwayUnit AHouston, TX 77070
(281) 246-4475

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Champion Forest, 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.

    Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest, 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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Champion Forest musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Champion Forest can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest, 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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest.

    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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest’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 Champion Forest, 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. Champion Forest students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-fu...
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At School of Rock Champion Forest, 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.

Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest’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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Upcoming Events

  • January 28
    12:00 PM
    WINTER SEASON SHOWCASE DAY 1
    CONCERT
    CONCERT PUB NORTH 2470 CYPRESS CREEK PARKWAY HOUSTON, TX 77068 DOORS AT 12PM This is the Day 1 show of the season! Come support our Champion Forest students as they show off what amazing musi...
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    CONCERT PUB NORTH
    2470 CYPRESS CREEK PARKWAY
    HOUSTON, TX 77068
    DOORS AT 12PM

    This is the Day 1 show of the season! Come support our Champion Forest students as they show off what amazing musicians they've become over the last 4 months!
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  • January 29
    12:00 PM
    WINTER SEASON SHOWCASE DAY 2
    CONCERT
    CONCERT PUB NORTH 2470 CYPRESS CREEK PARKWAY HOUSTON, TX 77068 DOORS AT 12PM This is the final show of the season! Come support our Champion Forest students as they show off what amazing musi...
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    CONCERT PUB NORTH
    2470 CYPRESS CREEK PARKWAY
    HOUSTON, TX 77068
    DOORS AT 12PM

    This is the final show of the season! Come support our Champion Forest students as they show off what amazing musicians they've become over the last 4 months!
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Staff

    • Meet Marc Reczek
      Regional Manager/Regional Music Director
      A veteran guitarist, bassist, drummer, percussionist, vocalist, recording engineer, producer, and composer, Marc Reczek (pronounced Wreck-Sick ) has been playing music since he picked up his first...
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      A veteran guitarist, bassist, drummer, percussionist, vocalist, recording engineer, producer, and composer, Marc Reczek (pronounced Wreck-Sick ) has been playing music since he picked up his first guitar at the age of ten. The Houston Press voted him one of the top five guitarists in Houston, Texas. His jazz band was also rated in the top five by the Houston Press (with Reczek on bass).Originally from Vermont, he moved to Houston to attend college and earned a degree in Music Business. He has been a professional musician since the age of fifteen. In addition to his musical talents, he is also an accomplished recording engineer and booking agent, and is well versed in music business, which has honed his band management skills. Reczek's influences come from a variety of sources including The Beatles, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Alice in Chains, Phish, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Drop Trio, The Grateful Dead, Medeski Martin and Wood, Slide Five, The Beastie Boys, The Beach Boys, and Umphrey's McGee.His rhythmic style is "all in the wrist," describing the clean and percussive approach he takes to writing funk grooves. 'When soloing, he strives to make complete sentences,' says Greg Lizee, an engineer who has worked with Reczek. He sums up his playing by saying "He can shred but doesn't like to very often. He has a particular style that evolves within the music. It very interesting. It's the 'feel' of his playing that makes it distinctive.' Reczek plays all styles including rock, metal, funk, blues, jazz, and everything in between. 'I feel like it is my turn to give back. When I started playing guitar at ten, I went straight into lessons where the instructor taught me theory. I was bored. I had no passion for my instrument. When I started learning songs, my life changed forever!" "That is why I believe so strongly in theSchool of Rockmethod of learning."AtSchool of Rock The Woodlands, we offer performance-based lessons that use learning songs as a catalyst for music education. "We move into theory after he/she has seen and felt how powerful playing music is. This is how I learned. This is how music became a major center in my life and brought me from a small town in Vermont (about 20,000 people) to one of the best players in the fourth-largest city in the United States (metro area over 4 million).'Marc Reczekis theGeneral Manager / Music Director for School of Rock The Woodlandsin Texas. This Houston Area Location is offering performance-based music lessons. My mission - to inspire the WORLD to rock on stage and in life. 'I learned the School of Rock way. You should too.'
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    • Meet Ryan Wilburn
      Instructor - Drums and Guitar
      Ryan Wilburn is a drum and guitar instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest. His music education started when he joined his school’s music program as a percussionist in the 6th grade. Ryan aud...
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      Ryan Wilburn is a drum and guitar instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest. His music education started when he joined his school’s music program as a percussionist in the 6th grade. Ryan auditioned and was chosen to be on the drumline all four years in high school. He also played with his school’s wind ensemble during that time.

      In his teens, his grandfather bought him his first drumset, and a new love was found. Not long after, he joined a band with some friends in high school. They played several shows around the Houston area including the 12th annual Zigenbock Music Festival with the Charlie Lucus Band. Soon after, Ryan met local artist, The Rise Of The Broken and toured throughout the southeast region of the US with him.

      Ryan’s drive and personality lead him to be a strong addition to the Champion Forest team. Look for him leading a group rehearsal or mentoring many of our advanced students at the school.
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    • Meet Adriene Bible
      Instructor - Vocals and Keys
      Adriene is a vocal and keys instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest. Her love of music comes from a very young age, having a father who plays drums and a mother that plays piano and is also a ...
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      Adriene is a vocal and keys instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest. Her love of music comes from a very young age, having a father who plays drums and a mother that plays piano and is also a vocalist. She grew up locally, graduating from Kingwood High School. Throughout middle and high school, Adriene participated in choir. She was awarded several honors during this time, including a scholarship for the Shattered Dreams Performing/Visual Arts competition with an original song entry. She was also asked to sing the National Anthem at sporting events and her high school graduation.
      After graduation, Adriene attended Prairie View A&M University studying opera, piano, music education and choral conducting. During this time, she was elected President of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women and section leader/officer in the University Concert Chorale. She was also chosen to represent PVAMU in Washington DC as a member of 105 Voices of History National HBCU Choir.
      After her time at Prairie View A&M, Adriene attended the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. There, she studied songwriting, music business and vocal stylistics graduating with many honors, while also performing and recording in the local area with other artists.
      Adriene’s positive personality and knowledge of her field have helped grow the vocal and keys program at Champion Forest, attracting students of all levels. You will find her with a smile and a song on the tip of her tongue at all times in the school.
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    • Meet Austin Greene
      Instructor - Guitar and Drums
      Austin Greene is a guitar and drum instructor at School Of Rock Champion Forest. Austin's music education started at age 13, when he joined the percussion section of band at Tomball Jr. High. From ...
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      Austin Greene is a guitar and drum instructor at School Of Rock Champion Forest. Austin's music education started at age 13, when he joined the percussion section of band at Tomball Jr. High. From this point, his passion for music had been ignited, but percussion was just the beginning.

      One year later, he got his first electric guitar and fell in love, spending just about all hours of every day practicing guitar, percussion, and anything else involving music. Once he reached high school, he joined the Tomball Cougar Pride Marching Band, spending the first three years of his marching band career in the "pit" – the auxiliary percussion section of the marching band honing his skills on reading sheet music and mallet technique. His last year of high school was spent on drumline playing in the tenor section where he honed a whole different set of skills including reading rhythms from sheet music and hand technique for drums.

      After high school, he started his first band where he could play his favorite instrument, the guitar. Through years of playing in different bands all playing different styles of music, he has gained a huge appreciation for all types of music. He has played numerous shows all around Texas and regionally as well. In 2014, he got the opportunity to tour with The Rise Of The Broken and played shows all along the south and the southeastern region of the United States. Currently, he is working on a new project with the help of some fellow SOR instructors and has recently started a new cover band.

      Austin can always be found with a guitar or a pair of drumsticks in his hand and claims the title of Champion Forest “Toss Across” Champion 2016.
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    • Meet Keane Cormier
      Instructor - Bass and Drums
      Keane Cormier is a bass and drum instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest, focused on the growth of his students knowledge in the art of music. He is also the bassist for the super-charged rock...
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      Keane Cormier is a bass and drum instructor at School of Rock Champion Forest, focused on the growth of his students knowledge in the art of music. He is also the bassist for the super-charged rock band, E-Motion. They are currently working on writing their first EP as a rock outfit.

      Keane's love for music began at a very young age after discovering the sounds of the pop icon, Michael Jackson. From that moment, he found that dancing and singing were things he enjoyed more than anything in the world. His great passion for musical arts and the movie Drumline led him to audition for percussion at Beckendorf Intermediate School at the age of 11. At the age of 13, Keane successfully auditioned into the Junior High Houston Area Region Band, while also landing a spot in the 4A High School Houston Area Region Band the following year.

      With the help of his mentor, Wes Hegglund, he managed to play snare drum for the Tomball Cougar Pride Band for 4 consecutive years. He was also a snare drummer for the non-profit organization Percussion One, directed by Lamar Burkhalter, which led him to achieve the role of Drum Lieutenant/Section leader his Senior year. In addition, Keane was a member of the Tomball High School Wind Ensemble throughout his high school years, while also having the honor of being a part of the first ever Tomball High School Symphony Orchestra.

      After completing high school, Keane began playing drums for a post-hardcore metal band by the name of Composed of Stone. During that time, he played shows regionally and recorded one EP with COS. While in COS, he joined another hardcore metal outfit by the name of Save The Rest and recorded an EP with them on bass guitar.

      His next group, The Rise of the Broken, was a one man band looking for band members. In August of 2014, he played with them throughout midwest in the Sam Grab My Winches Tour.

      As an instructor at the School of Rock, his goofy personality provides great character toward his role as a mentor to our students. His influences from classical concertos in high school and the r&b/hip hop/soul from his childhood, combined with the metal and rock he can't stray away from today, create a person that can't say no to most music. This enables Keane to bond with any student that walks into our doors and wants to learn their favorite music.
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    • Meet Matt Abajian
      Instructor - Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Bass
      Matt is a guitar, vocal, drum, bass and keys instructor at Champion Forest. He has been a student in the School of Rock for four years prior to becoming an instructor. He held an in-depth internshi...
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      Matt is a guitar, vocal, drum, bass and keys instructor at Champion Forest. He has been a student in the School of Rock for four years prior to becoming an instructor. He held an in-depth internship at School of Rock Kingwood for three years, during which time, he learned first hand the ins and outs of the program. He participated in Dean's List for three years and toured the central US twice in the summer of 2016 with both the School of Rock Summer Tour and School of Rock AllStars.

      Matt has a wide range of musical abilities and tastes. He is well versed in guitar, vocals, drums, bass, and keyboard, all of which he learned through the School of Rock program. He also played cello in his school’s orchestra for 4 years, giving him a background in classical music. He currently teaches all of these instruments across three School of Rock locations.

      His taste ranges from alternative rock such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Soundgarden, to metal such as Tool and Deftones, to the more "out there" side of things like Phish, Pink Floyd, and Frank Zappa. Matt has a strong sense of musical technicality but believes that feel and a good ear will always come out above sheer technicality.

      Matt has played shows at venues and events across the country ranging from small clubs and bars to Lollapalooza in Chicago. Matt's creative talents and influences are shown in his band Desense. In Desense, he acts as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist, lyricist, and central songwriter. Desense is an alternative rock band showing tinges of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Deftones and The Mars Volta with their own flares of improvisation, odd time signatures, and clever melody. They are currently playing shows in and around the Houston area and are focusing on writing for their upcoming EP and future full-length recordings.

      Matt started playing guitar as his first instrument after being inspired by the heavy metal band Metallica. Focusing on the rhythm guitar player James Hetfield, he developed a strong sense of complex song structure and right hand sensibility early on. After studying every Metallica song known to man, he moved on to the 90s alternative rock scene. He became intrigued by acts such as Tool, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana, due to the large amount of emotional expression found in the styles of those bands and others like them. While studying Tool, he developed an understanding of odd time and polyrhythm and surrounded himself with these complex concepts. After working with these concepts, he moved his interest to drummers like Jon Theodore of The Mars Volta and Jon Fishman of Phish to focus on feel and groove. Through this study, he has developed a strong sense of groove and technical finesse.

      Along the way, Matt also stumbled upon the Vermont-based cult jam band Phish, who quickly became one of his favorite groups. Awe-struck by Trey Anastasio's unique, improvisational and experimental style of guitar playing, he studied their work tirelessly and was (and still is) constantly honing and adding to his improvisational concepts. Phish's jam based style has also bled into his original work.

      Today, Matt has taught at four School of Rock locations; Kingwood, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Champion Forest. His years in School of Rock have given him a complete understanding of the program and have inspired him to pass these lessons on to his students.

      You will find Matt playing an instrument or with a mic in his hand whenever you’re in the school. He loves to teach and inspire others with his knowledge and enthusiasm for music and relates well with students, having started his musical journey with us.
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News

  • AMERICAN IDOL'S DALTON RAPATTONI TALKS ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK WITH BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

    Read about American Idol Season 15 Finalist Dalton Rapattoni talk about his School of Rock experience, recording his solo album and much more with Billboard Magazine here: http://www.billboard.com/...
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    Read about American Idol Season 15 Finalist Dalton Rapattoni talk about his School of Rock experience, recording his solo album and much more with Billboard Magazine here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7340688/american-idol-dalton-rapattoni-interview.
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Testimonials

  • “It is another family. The staff always make my kids feel welcomed, and they are always excited to share what they have learned!”
    --Jenny, Rock 101 Parent, Champion Forest SoR
  • “Feels like you're hanging out in a band with friends! ”
    -- Jonathan, Adult Program, Champion Forest SoR
  • “My child is really having fun and learning to play guitar. It's a great model, and being a part of a band is the best part!”
    --Elisa Schulter, Parent, Champion Forest SoR
  • “Zayne is absolutely in love with this school! At first he was a bit shy and nervous his first practice with the band (I might have been more nervous for him actually), but after his first visit, he couldn't wait for his next!”
    --Andrea Jaimes, Parent, Champion Forest SoR