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About School of Rock Clark

Welcome to School of Rock Clark—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 Clark 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 Clark. 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 Clark to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Clark
1173 Raritan Rd.Clark Township, NJ 07066
Main Number
(908) 577-4473(908) 577-4473

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Clark, 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.

    Clark 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 Clark’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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Clark 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 Clark, 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 Clark students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Clark’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 Clark’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 Clark’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 Clark 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 Clark, 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 Clark’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 Clark’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 Clark 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 Clark’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 Clark, 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 Clark 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 Clark’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 Clark, 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. Clark students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous...
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At School of Rock Clark, 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.

Clark 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 Clark’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

    • June 10
      12:00 PM
      Led Zeppelin Show!
      Roxy & Dukes
      745 Bound Brook Rd.
      Dunellen, NJ
    • June 11
      1:00 PM
      Led Zeppelin Show!
      10th Street Live
      104 N 10th St.
      Kenilworth, NJ
    • June 24
      7:00 PM
      Grad School Performance
      Live Performance
      Our grad school students perform live at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ!
    • July 9
      11:00 AM
      Sor Clark House Band Performs @ Fanwood Summer Fan Jam!
      Live Performance, Music Festival
      Head over to the Fanwood Summer Fan Jam Music Festival where our School of Rock Clark House Band will be performing a set live!
    • September 9
      1:00 PM
      Best Of The 80's Show!
      10th Street Live
      104 North 10th Street
      Kenilworth, NJ

      SoR Clark is proud to present our Summer '17 Performance Program students as they perform music from the Best of the 80's!
    • September 10
      1:00 PM
      Best Of The 80's Show!
      10th Street Live
      104 North 10th Street
      Kenilworth, NJ 07033

      School of Rock Clark proudly presents our Performance Program students as they perform the music from the Best of the 80's!

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Staff

    • Meet SoR Clark Staff!
    • Meet Art Lima
      VP Operations, Music Director, National All-Star Director
      Art Lima has dedicated his life to music. He began his musical journey at age 9 and started on his first instrument -the trumpet, where he learned to read music and gained a basic understanding of...
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      Art Lima has dedicated his life to music. He began his musical journey at age 9 and started on his first instrument -the trumpet, where he learned to read music and gained a basic understanding of theory which provided a foundation that has stayed with him always. Growing up with a classically trained conservatory pianist mother, the encouragement of his pursuit of music was always there, and soon his love of guitar began, which also led to mastering of other instruments over the years. A University ofConnecticut alumnus, Art studied music there before delving into a career of 15+ years as an original and cover band lead guitarist before joining School of Rock full-time. Although involved with several recording and performing projects with bands such asLazy Sunday and Rhythm Method, his most notable project wasTHE ZONE -a Philadelphia-based band whose touring schedule featured them in front of hundreds of people every week in major metropolitan areas, shore points, and resorts up and down the east coast, playing thousands of stages, venues, and stadiums, with Art as lead guitarist and backing vocalist.Performances includedNFL pregame and halftime shows as the contracted band for The Washington Redskins, and opening act for notable bands and artists such as Jimmy Buffet and Fuel. Transitioning out of touring, Art has worked with his wife, Jamie (School of Rock instructor and GM) for the past couple of years on their original collaboration in the studio. Forming together their independent record label OzoneBaby Records, their band FATE28released an August 2011 debut album Experimental Tendencies, which was featured in Guitar World Magazine's March 2012 "Introducing" section as a promising new artist release. Art honed in on another passion over the course of creating the album,which is working on the recording side as a producer. Art is excited to share his knowledge and skills with students at School of Rock in the newly-constructed studio facility, outfitted with the latest Pro Tools technology and software. He is a dedicated teacher who has inspired and positively-influenced so many who have had the opportunity to work with him. In the Summer Art keeps busy as a National All-StarTour Director for School of Rock USA, rockin' to raise money for great charitable organizations while touring and playing famous clubs, venues, and festivals like Lollapalooza. The 'Rock The House' tours have raised proceeds to benefit Ronal McDonald House Charities all over the country, and 'Love Hope Strength' finds bone marrow donors raising awareness with the audience members at the All-Star shows, and matched over a dozen bone barrow donors from last year's All-Star tour to help in the fight against cancer! Art also jams with notable artists at various School of Rock promotional events - most recently, on-stage as guitarist on "Jellybelly" by The Smashing Pumpkins with their original drummerJimmy Chamberlin(Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan)at Chicago's Montrose Room 2014; and as drummer on-stage with Earl Slick (New York Dolls, David Bowie), Jim Peterik, Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), and Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) in Milwaukee 2013.
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    • Meet Rachel A.W. Pores
      Assistant Director & Voice/Keyboard Instructor
      Rachel A.W. Pores has considered music her passion her entire life. Starting at the early age of 6, Rachel started taking piano lessons. Singing was second nature to her. She quickly became a so...
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      Rachel A.W. Pores has considered music her passion her entire life. Starting at the early age of 6, Rachel started taking piano lessons. Singing was second nature to her. She quickly became a soloist in school choirs at an early age. Her musicianship progressed rapidly as she began to compete musically at the state level, both as a vocalist and as a classical pianist performing concertos and singing operatic arias. Rachel attended Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp starting at age 8, studying piano and voice. She continued on to attend Interlochen Arts Academy for her high school career. Here, her musicianship developed, as she focused on classical voice techniques, studying operatic arias in Italian, French, and German. Rachel also taught herself how to play the guitar in high school, with her strong interest in the singer/songwriter form of music.

      Rachel attended the University of Michigan School of Music for Voice Performance out of high school. Exploring alternative genres of music, both vocally and writing compositions, Rachel began focusing her music on the world of funk, rock, R & B and jazz. Rachel began singing lead in professional bands outside of college and earned the spot as lead vocalist for the late Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist, Bernie Worrell’s Woo Warriors band in 2000. She has toured North America as lead vocalist with many professional bands, and has had the pleasure of playing such famous venues as Maritime Hall in San Francisco, The Knitting Factory in both Hollywood, CA and New York, The Majestic Theater in Detroit, and The Trenton State Arena, here in New Jersey.

      Rachel has recorded and collaborated with many notable artists including George Clinton, Colin Stetson, Jeff Plankenhorn, Stuart Bogie, Grandmaster Caz, and El-P of Run the Jewels.

      In 2013 she discovered the School of Rock, and fell in love with teaching kids how to rock! Rachel is currently enrolled at Montclair State University’s Music School where she is working towards receiving her Masters and Teaching Certificate in Music Education. Along with her new role as Assistant Director at the School of Rock in Clark, she is also currently working on an original project; composing, arranging, singing, playing keys and performing lead vocals in her own band, RAW & The Master Plan.
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    • Meet Alex Marucci
      Guitar Instructor
      Alex Marucci is a Guitarist, Composer and Sound Engineer from New Jersey. He discovered a passion for both Western and non-Western styles of music through his exposure to film, video games, TV and ...
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      Alex Marucci is a Guitarist, Composer and Sound Engineer from New Jersey. He discovered a passion for both Western and non-Western styles of music through his exposure to film, video games, TV and growing up in a diverse, culturally rich area. This served as a catalyst for developing his own musical style in years to come although, his love for electric guitar is what really drove him to pursue a musical career full-time.
      Alex has performed with and written songs for a variety of different bands since 2002, from Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop and Reggae, all of which contribute to his diverse set of musical skills. It was for this reason that Alex was able to hear music from a different perspective which enabled him to create his own musically diverse compositions. In addition, he has also worked onstage as a guitar technician at many of the areas premiere music venues such as Webster Hall, Roseland Ballroom, Nokia Theater, The Stone Pony, Six Flags Great Adventure and Bergen Performing Arts Center.
      In 2009, Alex attended the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, MA where he studied and performed with some of the best musicians from all around the world including Jon Finn, Don Lappin, Jim Peterson, Mike Ihde, David Fiuczynski as well as attending private clinics with guitar heroes such as Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan. While attending Berklee, he got to perform with two Jazz Fusion/Funk ensembles and participate in a national guitar playing competition judged by Neo-Classical guitar virtuoso, Joe Stump.
      In 2011, Alex was accepted into one of the most prestigious music programs in the nation at William Paterson University where he graduated with Honors and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in May of 2015. With a focus in Music Studies and Music Management, he learned everything that is necessary to succeed at his craft in addition to studying a wide variety of other topics such as Music Technology, Piano, Voice and Music Business. For his thesis, he wrote a primer for navigating through a challenging but rewarding music career entitled, “How to Be a Musician In The 21st Century”, which was published on Music Biz 101 & More, the only free music business advice radio show in the country. The same year, he began studying privately with local guitar virtuoso Michele Fiorindo, a long-time member of the New York City Guitar Orchestra.
      Alex has composed music for film and game applications in addition to writing songs for other artists, arranging his own versions of songs and producing various other projects. His composition entitled, “Journey to the Universe, Pt. I” was featured on PPR, a popular internet radio station for Progressive Rock music. He has worked closely with audio engineers both live and in the studio to develop his craft which allows him to professionally mix and master his own audio. Currently, Alex is working as a session guitarist, sound designer/composer, educator and performing as a solo artist.
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    • Meet Michael Reuben
      Guitar/Voice & Keyboard Instructor
      Mike Moon Reuben is a Guitarist/Producer/Songwriter/Vocalist who is known for his work with P-Funk Legends Bernie Worrell &The Woo Warriors, Dawn Silva and The Brides Of Funkenstein and George Clin...
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      Mike Moon Reuben is a Guitarist/Producer/Songwriter/Vocalist who is known for his work with P-Funk Legends Bernie Worrell &The Woo Warriors, Dawn Silva and The Brides Of Funkenstein and George Clinton and Chops Horns. He has also worked and performed with Hip-Hop groups EPMD, Shock-G of Digital Underground, the R&B group Xscape, Gloria Gaynor and Leela James. He has worked with Rock artists such as Kip Winger, Buckethead, TM Stevens and Gospel artists such as Kathy Taylor, Ce Ce Winan, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Page Lockhart as well as Jazz/Fusion artists such as Wayne Escoffrey, Jeremy Pelt, Ian Hendrickson Smith, Larry Goldings, Stanley Jordan, Johnnie Oneal. He has also done remixes for LA Reid and DJ Eddie F, Kidd Capri and Fugees producer Commisioner Gordon. Mike Moon Reuben has also written produced and mastered albums under his own name entitled, Blacklight Lullabies and Alice To The Moon, both which delve into the areas of Funk, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop and Jazz/Fusion genres. These albums are currently being distributed through I-Tunes Music and Spotify. Mike currently works with various bands and vocalists in the NY & NJ Metropolitan Area, specializing in R&B, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop and Gospel genres, as well as producing and writing music for various artists.
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    • Meet Jeremy Pores
      Drum Instructor
      As a young child, Jeremy fell in love with music. At the early age of 10 years old, after putting on a pair of headphones and playing on pots and pans, he discovered his love for the drums. Jere...
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      As a young child, Jeremy fell in love with music. At the early age of 10 years old, after putting on a pair of headphones and playing on pots and pans, he discovered his love for the drums.

      Jeremy began performing on the drums in school band and in high school, he began playing in both marching band and jazz band. By his senior year in high school, he earned the lead snare drum position and also became lead drummer for jazz band. Jeremy also won the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award given to outstanding up and coming jazz musicians in his high school.

      Jeremy auditioned for the Hartt School of Music for college and was accepted into the jazz program. Here, he had the privilege of studying under Professor Jackie McLean, the bee-bop legend who played with Charles Mingus and Miles Davis. He later transferred to the Berklee College of Music where he continued his studies on drum set.

      After college, Jeremy began playing professionally with many original and cover bands. In 2000, he earned the spot of drummer for the late great Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic and The Talking Heads in Bernie Worrell’s & The Woo Warriors band. He continues to play professionally today with the band RAW & The Master Plan who perform all across New Jersey.

      Jeremy has studied drum set under the expert tutelage of Kevin Lipnicki, Glenn Weber, Joe Morello, Jamie Haddad, and Gene Lake, Jamie Haddad, Glenn Weber. He has also taken master classes alongside the great Peter Erskine and Wynton Marsalis.
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Promotions

News

    • An Evening With Dweezil Zappa

      We proudly host guitarist Dweezil Zappa on May 10th at our School of Rock Clark location! Don't miss his Guitar demonstration, Q&A, and mini-performance with School of Rock Chatham and School of Ro...
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      We proudly host guitarist Dweezil Zappa on May 10th at our School of Rock Clark location! Don't miss his Guitar demonstration, Q&A, and mini-performance with School of Rock Chatham and School of Rock Cresskill House Band students!
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    • Our SoR Clark HOUSE BAND ROCKED this past weekend!!

      Our SoR Clark House Band ROCKED, not one but TWO fundraisers this past weekend...Check out the link below!!

    • INSPIRING GRAD SCHOOL SHOW

      Our Grad Schoolers rocked the house Saturday, 12/17 at 10th Street Live!!! Great job guys! Can't wait to hear more music @ the next show!!! \m/

    • Listen to WBGO 88.3FM Doug Doyle's radio show featuring School of Rock Clark!

      Art Lima and his School of Rock Clark are changing young kid's lives. Hear more about the school and the student's live performance at Crossroads this past weekend on Friday's WBGO Journal at 7:30 ...
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      Art Lima and his School of Rock Clark are changing young kid's lives. Hear more about the school and the student's live performance at Crossroads this past weekend on Friday's WBGO Journal at 7:30 on WBGO Jazz 88.3 and www.wbgo.org. You can also hear right now Doug Doyle's in-depth interview with Lima who takes us on a tour of the school that opened this past September. http://wbgo-web.streamguys.net/…/SCHOOL_OF_ROCK_CLARK_REAL_…Read less

Testimonials

  • “It's great that the kids don't just have the typical lesson and they get the experience of playing in a group and hearing a song with all the instruments. This really makes them want to practice and come back week after week.”
    ~ Gina, Clark, NJ
  • “The staff rock! Everyone we encountered is great with the children and the parents. It is a very relaxed vibe, but the children learn so much.”
    ~ Jeanette, Clark, NJ
  • “High caliber teachers”
    ~ Paula, Clark, NJ
  • “Both the individual teacher and group teacher are making music lessons fun for my son. He loves the group lesson and feeling part of a band so quickly after starting lessons. Teaching AC/DC and Joan Jett songs instead of typical beginner music is a brilliant way of keeping kids engaged.”
    ~ Robyn, Clark, NJ