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About School of Rock Cherry Hill

Welcome to School of Rock Cherry Hill, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Cherry Hill’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill
1990 Route 70 EastCherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 874-0441

Hours of Operation

Programs

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

    School of Rock Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill, 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 Cherry Hill, 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 Cherry Hill works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill’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 Cherry Hill'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 othe...
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School of Rock Cherry Hill'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 Cherry Hill'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

    • ALAN ENS
      Guitar
      Alan Ens is a Philadelphia based musician. He studied Jazz guitar at the University of the Arts and graduated in 09. He records a lot, and runs his own rock band called the Tongue Sculptors (http:/...
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      Alan Ens is a Philadelphia based musician. He studied Jazz guitar at the University of the Arts and graduated in 09. He records a lot, and runs his own rock band called the Tongue Sculptors (http://soundcloud.com/tonguesculptors) , and plays whatever else people want him to play. He is a flexable teacher that aims at pushing students while dealing with music that they are interested in.
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    • EDDIE EVERETT
      Drums
      Eddie Everett is a veteran of The School Of Rock . He has been teaching drums and directing since the school has been here . He has directed over 15 shows, everything from Led Zeppelin to Steely Da...
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      Eddie Everett is a veteran of The School Of Rock . He has been teaching drums and directing since the school has been here . He has directed over 15 shows, everything from Led Zeppelin to Steely Dan. He has also done the first seminar at The School of Rock on the History of Jazz. Eddie is also an accomplished drummer/performer. He has performed with Brian Setzer, Wanda Jackson, David Bromberg, Tommy Conwell and many others. He currently performs with a swing band called Delco Nightingale. Eddie is a student himself. He studies with expert drummer Daniel Glass from the Royal Crown Revue. This has not only helped his skills but his teaching as well. Eddie has recently established the Academy of the Sweet Beats which interviews and video documents established local drummers such as Davis Vosikkinen of the Hooters and legendary drumming icon Earl Young of Philadelphia Internatioinal Records.
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    • LOUIS FAIOLA
      Owner/GM
      Lou has been playing classical piano for some time but his heart and soul lives in rock music. Lou came from the corporate world as a Teamster union official but the draw to help kids live their ro...
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      Lou has been playing classical piano for some time but his heart and soul lives in rock music. Lou came from the corporate world as a Teamster union official but the draw to help kids live their rock star fantasies was too much for him pass up. His main goals as owner/GM is provide a top notch musical experience for his students while working within the community to 'pay it forward' in return for the many blessings he has received. He also owns Powerhouse Gym in Northeast Philadelphia. Oh yea, one more thing; HUGE Springsteen fan!
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    • PAM HESS
      Executive Assistant
      Pam is a certified NJ state school teacher presently working in the Cherry Hill School District. Her three sons Jon, Joey and Ricky are all current SOR students and Jon has just received the honor ...
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      Pam is a certified NJ state school teacher presently working in the Cherry Hill School District. Her three sons Jon, Joey and Ricky are all current SOR students and Jon has just received the honor of being recruited into the C Team. Pam is friendly, knowledgeable and first rate problem solver. We welcomed Pam on staff in October of 2012.
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    • VINCE FEDERICI
      Guitar & Keyboards, Outreach Program Director
      As a full time musician, Vince is always involved in playing, recording, and teaching music. In the past year he has clocked in over 300 hours of live performance and over 60 hours of studio time. ...
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      As a full time musician, Vince is always involved in playing, recording, and teaching music. In the past year he has clocked in over 300 hours of live performance and over 60 hours of studio time. His output for this year includes four albums with a possible fifth in November which he will also co-produce. His projects include Johnny Showcase and The Lefty Lucy Cabaret, The Bailey Hounds, William G. Gruff, Charles Ramsey, and plays in one of the best rhythm sections in the Philadelphia area along with music director Charlie Heim in Formerly Known As (a cover band). With a B.A. in music performance from The University of the Arts, Vince has advanced knowlege of music theory as well as a wide range of musical styles including Jazz, Latin, Bossa Nova, Soul, Reggae, Blues and of course Rock and Roll. Vince is an expert on Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and had the privelege of running the David Bowie show for the School of Rock in June of this year. Dylan is next on his plate. He is the primary teacher for Rock 101 and had the pleasure of running shows at local public schools around the area throughout the year. Though primarily a guitarist; Vince is proficient on every instrument used in the delivery of Rock and Roll. Boom Shocka Locka
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    • MIKE REISMAN
      Guitar & Vocals
      Mike is a School of Rock graduate with extensive experience playing as a solo artist as well as in bands as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. This experience has led him to perform as a touring m...
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      Mike is a School of Rock graduate with extensive experience playing as a solo artist as well as in bands as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. This experience has led him to perform as a touring musician with various rock and pop acts all across the country. Currently, Mike is balancing theses touring gigs with his own band, The Blak Sheep (facebook.com/theblaksheep), for which he writes, sings and plays guitar. Mike is using this wealth of experience in the active music world to teach guitar and vocals as well as direct shows for the Cherry Hill School of Rock, to give back to the place where he got his own start. Mike has also been active as the primary guitar instructor at Liberty Lake summer camp where he proudly and professionally represents the School of Rock.
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    • Alex Ayala
      Piano/Keyboards
      Alex Ayala ia a professional piano/keyboard player who resides in Philadelphia. Alex attended the University of the Arts, where he studied jazz piano and graduated in the spring of 2012 with a Bach...
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      Alex Ayala ia a professional piano/keyboard player who resides in Philadelphia. Alex attended the University of the Arts, where he studied jazz piano and graduated in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Music Performance. At UArts, Alex studied under piano teachers: Don Glanden, Tom Lawton and Trudy Pitts as well as receiving instruction from the likes of Ron Kerber, Erik Johnson, Tony Miceli, and Micah Jones. Alex currently performs with Cold Roses, Ode to Omni, and the Royal Noise. He also performs in a variety of musical settings as a freelance musician.
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    • Ethan Feinstein
      Drum Instructor
      Ethan has been playing music since the age of six. He is an alumni of the School of rock, having attended the school for over 4 years as well as being part of the School of Rock All Star program. W...
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      Ethan has been playing music since the age of six. He is an alumni of the School of rock, having attended the school for over 4 years as well as being part of the School of Rock All Star program. While in the All Star program, he performed, toured and recorded nationally with artists such as Jon Anderson (Yes), Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), John Wetton (King Crimson), and Leann Rimes in venues such as Lollapalooza in Chicago, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, BB Kings in New York, and The Made Festival in Sweden. Ethan now plays professionally in the Philadelphia area with his original band Out of The Beardspace. He has also recorded with various musicians in the studio over the years and has backed many singer/songwriters in the area. Having had such a great experience in the School of Rock program, Ethan decided to return to the school to share his experience and love of music with upcoming musicians. He has taught students of all ages and experience levels and hopes to inspire others with his teaching.
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    • Zach LoPresti
      Guitar
      Zach is a muti-instrumentalist graduate of the Cherry Hill School of Rock and an All-Star program alumni. During his time as an All-Star, Zach toured internationally/performed/wrote/recorded with a...
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      Zach is a muti-instrumentalist graduate of the Cherry Hill School of Rock and an All-Star program alumni. During his time as an All-Star, Zach toured internationally/performed/wrote/recorded with artists such as Jon Anderson (Yes), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani), Brendon Small (Dethklok/Metalocalypse) and The Butthole Surfers at venues such as B.B. Kings NYC, Webster Hall NYC, World Cafe Live Philadelphia Delaware and The Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. After leaving the School of Rock, Zach divided his time between music/recording classes at Camden County College, writing and performing in original bands and teaching both at the School of Rock and privately. After completing the Camden County College recording program, Zach began focusing heavily on developing his main musical project, 'Out of the Beardspace' Now, age 23, Zach has produced/written for 2 E.P.'s and a full length album with original band 'Out of the Beardspace', a live album by the band 'Sexoffice' and many other single releases. Zach teaches guitar, bass and drums privately and at the School of Rock; performs in one of 5 original projects regularly; works as a professionally hired live and studio musician; works as a private recording engineer/producer; overall spending all of his time fulfilling the dream of being a full time musician.
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    • Anne Marie Mendonca
      Vocal Instructor
      Anne-Marie Mendonça is a vocalist, cellist, and pianist, living in Philadelphia, Pa. Anne-Marie is a graduate of The University of the Arts, with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. S...
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      Anne-Marie Mendonça is a vocalist, cellist, and pianist, living in Philadelphia, Pa. Anne-Marie is a graduate of The University of the Arts, with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. She brings with her an extensive knowledge in Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theater, as well as a thorough knowledge of Popular music, RB, and more. Anne-Marie has also had training in Italian, German, French, Latin, Portuguese, and Russian; scat and improvisation; vocal health and anatomy; composition; and movement and dance. Anne-Marie studied under renowned vocal and piano coaches including Paul Adkins, Jeffrey Kern, Justin Binek, Reginald Pindel, Annie Sciolla, David Bennett Thomas, Annette DiMedio, and chosen to sing for a public master class of Dramatic Soprano, Sharon Sweet. Anne-Marie was chosen as a soloist to travel with the UArts Z Band, representing the University, educating young musicians, recording for promotion, and singing at public events everywhere from Chris's Jazz Café to The Academy of Music. For two Fall seasons, she sang as part of the Pops Chorus, under the direction of conductor Peter Nero. Anne-Marie also represented her Alma Mater singing in the Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball; featuring such artists as Renee Fleming, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Fred Willard, Blythe Danner, and Sting. Most Importantly, Anne-Marie centers around the value of performing what you love, wants us to having fun, all while maintaining good vocal health. She is eager to see you in rehearsal.
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    • Kevin Savo
      Bass Instructor
      Kevin Savo is a multi-instrumentalist living in Cherry Hill NJ. He starting playing bass at the tender age of 10 and joined the Cherry Hill School of Rock 6 months later; there he meet his current ...
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      Kevin Savo is a multi-instrumentalist living in Cherry Hill NJ. He starting playing bass at the tender age of 10 and joined the Cherry Hill School of Rock 6 months later; there he meet his current band Out of the Beardspace. During his tenure at the CHSOR, Kevin was a member of the C-Team and the National All-Stars group. He has performed with many of the greatest musicians of our time such as Jon Anderson, Ronni Spector and Denny Wally of the Frank Zappa band. Out of the Beardspace recently recorded its 3rd album and performs up and down the East Coast.
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    • Eddie Shiffler
      Instructor
      Eddie Shiffler is a veteran of the rock world, writing and recording over 300 original songs, performing in hundreds of venues across the country, from CBGB's in New York City to The Whiskey A-Go-G...
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      Eddie Shiffler is a veteran of the rock world, writing and recording over 300 original songs, performing in hundreds of venues across the country, from CBGB's in New York City to The Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. As the lead singer of Keyser Soze, he headlined for The Strokes in their first visit to Atlantic City Boardwalk. As a street performer, he has played Bourbon Street (New Orleans), Duvall Street (Key West, and Broadway (New York). While fronting Dogz of Zeus, Shiffler sang with rock stars like Rex Brown (Pantera), Steve Augeri (Journey, Alex Skolnik (Testament Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult).Eddie taught for the School of Rock at Charter Tech in Somers Point and Bedford Hills, NY. He was the Assistant Director of The Ocean City Fines Arts League, Special Events Director for Ocean City Public Relations and Hospitality Manager at Citi Field.During That time he was lucky enough to meet and assist in event planning for Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Tony Bennet, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltry, Dickie Betts, Derek Truck, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Matthews and others.Shiffler is a professional Musical Instructor, Producer, Writer, Event Coordinator, and Public Speaker. He loves working with people and thrives at bringing group projects to cohesion. His industry experience, love for music and skill in song-craft is second to none.
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    • Lori Cooper
      Marketing Assistant
      CONTACT: email luvinmy2grlz@gmail.com Cell# 856-883-9888 Lori Cooper is a Multimedia Marketing Consultant with a concentration in digital media solutions for Gannett, Inc. Gannett is a ...
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      CONTACT: email luvinmy2grlz@gmail.com Cell# 856-883-9888 Lori Cooper is a Multimedia Marketing Consultant with a concentration in digital media solutions for Gannett, Inc. Gannett is a Fortune 500 mediaand marketing solutions company, and one of the largest, mostgeographically diverse media companies in the US. She is responsible forhelping SMB's grow within their market by delivering a powerful network ofdigital, mobile, and print products.Lori began her career as an educator. She holds a BA in Special Educationfrom Georgian Court University, and MA in Education with a specializationin Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. Her loveof technology began in the classroom by creating dynamic learningenvironments with assistive and interactive devices. She has found settingstudents up for academic success is no different from setting up client'sfor business success. She continues her role as a teacher, by educating hercustomers about digital solutions and the value it can bring to theirestablishment(s).
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News

  • Cherry Hill Courier-Post: "Kids kick out the jams"!

    During our Hendrix and Stax vs. Motown shows at Top Dog, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post came by to scope out what we do. Click the link below to see photos and video from the shows, and interviews wi...
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    During our Hendrix and Stax vs. Motown shows at Top Dog, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post came by to scope out what we do. Click the link below to see photos and video from the shows, and interviews with some of our students. Rock on!http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20120127/ENT/301270004/Kids-kick-out-jamsThanks to Kim Mulford for the article, and thanks to YOU for supporting the School of Rock. We'll see you at the next show!
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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