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About School of Rock Dallas

Welcome to School of Rock Dallas, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Dallas’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas
5606 Dyer StreetDallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Dallas, 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.

    Dallas 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 Dallas’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 Dallas’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 Dallas, 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 Dallas’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Dallas’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 Dallas’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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas’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 Dallas, 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. Dallas students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famo...
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At School of Rock Dallas, 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.

Dallas 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 Dallas’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 4
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show
      MusicMaker Headquarters - 2538 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
    • June 4
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
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      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • June 5
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show
      MusicMaker Headquarters - 2538 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
    • June 10
      7:00 PM
      Inaugural Hall of Fame Party
      School of Rock Dallas' Inaugural Hall of Fame Party Friday, June 10th at 7:00pm 13 Inductees including this year's graduating senior, Wrigley Burris! Please join our Inaugural Hall of Fame...
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      School of Rock Dallas'
      Inaugural Hall of Fame Party
      Friday, June 10th at 7:00pm

      13 Inductees including this year's graduating senior, Wrigley Burris!

      Please join our Inaugural Hall of Fame Party where we will be honoring this year's graduate, Wrigley Burris, and also inducting some previous alumni students into the Dallas SOR Hall of Fame. Come join us! $5 cover at the door.Read less
    • June 11
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show
      Three Links - 2704 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
    • June 11
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • June 12
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show
      Three Links - 2704 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
    • June 13 - 18 2016
      Off Week at School of Rock Dallas
      The week of June 13th through June 18th there will be no rehearsals or lessons at School of Rock Dallas! We will be using the week to catch up, fix up and rest up!

      ♥ SOR Dallas
    • June 18
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

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    • June 24
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you...
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      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 at the door!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!
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    • June 25
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
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      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place in the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

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    • June 25
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • July 2
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • July 9
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • July 16
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
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      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • July 23
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place in the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on Instagram
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    • July 29
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you...
      Read more
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 at the door!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less
    • July 30
      5:00 PM
      Dallas Zoo - Safari Nights
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm...
      Read more
      School of Rock will be performing at the Dallas Zoo Safari Nights every Saturday at 5:00pm and 6:00pm! Come join us for the twilight hours at the amazing Dallas Zoo! Dallas Zoo stays open until 9pm.


      Cricket chirps aren’t the only sounds you’ll hear on Saturday nights at the Zoo this summer. Original artists and tribute bands will fill the park with music during our Safari Nights concert series on Saturdays, starting Memorial Day weekend.

      For 10 consecutive Saturday nights, May 28 to July 30, guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana.

      Get close to stars of the Zoo’s Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of Wonders of the Wild, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world.

      The events, which start at 6 p.m., will bring music to Texas’ largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine.

      May 28 – The Killdares: Get your Irish on at Cat “Green” — the obvious location to listen to this popular Celtic rock band.
      June 4 – Rich Girls: Yacht rock rhythms make a splash with this Hall & Oates cover band.
      June 11 – A Hard Night’s Day: See Texas beetles at Bug U! before listening to the Beatles’ best music from this Texas band.
      June 18 – Satisfaction: Rolling stones may gather no moss, but there’s plenty of nature all around when this Rolling Stones cover band performs.
      June 25 – Escape: Take a trip down memory lane with this Journey tribute band.
      July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band: Our antelope have horns – but this New Orleans institution has a lot more.
      July 9 – The Landsharks: Parrotheads can feed our feathered friends at Lorikeet Landing and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing before listening to Jimmy Buffet hits.
      July 16 – Limelight: The cool cats in this 10-piece party band would blow the roof off Cat Green – if it had a roof – with their high-energy performance.
      July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs: Popular with their P1s, The Ticket SportsRadio presents “Animals’ Night Out” with Mike Rhyner in the Tom Petty tribute band and George Dunham playing country rock with The Bird Dogs.
      July 30 – The O’s: Oh wow! The natural setting is perfect for acoustic instrumentals blended into catchy pop songs.
      Keep in rhythm all evening with the following schedule:

      6 p.m.: Wonders of the Wild show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
      6:30 p.m.: Animal Adventures presentation on Cat Green
      7 p.m.: Concert begins on Cat Green
      7:30 p.m.: Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and Travis & Zach’s Birds Landing close
      8 p.m.: Giraffe feeding, Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Lorikeet Landing close
      8:30 p.m.: Herpetarium and the T-Rex Express mini train close
      9 p.m.: Concert ends and Endangered Species Carousel closes
      Please note that schedule may change; check the daily program sign next to the carousel for that day’s schedule.

      Safari Nights is free with Zoo admission, which is $15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and free for children under 2 and members. Gates open on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and parking is $8 per vehicle (free for members). Want to avoid traffic and not worry about driving? Take the DART Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station for curbside service.

      http://www.dallaszoo.com/safarinights/Read less
    • August 26
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place in the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on Instagram
      Read less
    • August 26
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you...
      Read more
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 at the door!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less
    • August 27
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place in the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on Instagram
      Read less
    • September 23
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you...
      Read more
      We will be having an Open Mic Night on the last Friday of every month at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 at the door!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less
    • September 24
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on Instagram
      Read less
    • October 22
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on Instagram
      Read less
    • October 28
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      OPEN MIC NIGHT We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday October 28 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anythin...
      Read more
      OPEN MIC NIGHT

      We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday October 28 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 Cover!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less
    • November 25
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      OPEN MIC NIGHT We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday October 25 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anythin...
      Read more
      OPEN MIC NIGHT

      We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday October 25 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 Cover!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less
    • November 26
      3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Klyde Warren Park - Musical Petting Zoo
      Musical Petting Zoo
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Take...
      Read more
      Bang a drum, strum a guitar, and pick a bass! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. Takes place at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion.

      Follow us: @sordallas on Twitter | schoolofrockdallas on Facebook | @sordallas on InstagramRead less
    • December 30
      7:00 PM
      Open Mic Night
      OPEN MIC NIGHT We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday December 30 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school! We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anythi...
      Read more
      OPEN MIC NIGHT

      We will be having an Open Mic Night on Friday December 30 at 7:00pm. SIGN UP for Open Mic Night are posted at the school!

      We welcome solo acts, bands, acoustic sets, or anything you feel like playing! The sets are 20 minutes long. $5 Cover!

      School members or friends of school members welcome to play!Read less

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Staff

    • Meet Terry Longhway
      General Manager/Co-Owner
      Terry is the proud co-owner of multiple School of Rock locations, but has the pleasure of spending the majority of time here at the Dallas school as General Manager. Born into a musical family, h...
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      Terry is the proud co-owner of multiple School of Rock locations, but has the pleasure of spending the majority of time here at the Dallas school as General Manager. Born into a musical family, he was surrounded at an early age by his Dad’s Rock n’ Roll record collection and his Mom’s instruction as a piano and guitar teacher. He currently plays drums and sings in the punk/rock band “The Nicholsons”, and plays guitar in “The Hyenas”, his family band with his four boys!

      Terry is officially retired from teaching J , but taught for 8 years, directed just about every show imaginable from Little Wing and 101 all the way up through Dean’s List (and everything in between!). In addition to managing the school, Terry is always working to find the best stages and opportunities for all the students. He developed and manages our yearly Rockstravaganza in Deep Ellum, and also put together the Guest Professor Series with Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies.
      Terry earned his degree in Industrial Engineering and worked for years as a management consultant. He also loves sports, running, math & physics, and spending time with his six kids and beautiful wife.
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    • Meet Joel Butterfield
      Music Director
      Born in El Paso, Tejas, Joel has loved music since April 23, 1988, the day he was born; his musical parents had a big influence on young Joel. Joel started playing music in school, but started taki...
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      Born in El Paso, Tejas, Joel has loved music since April 23, 1988, the day he was born; his musical parents had a big influence on young Joel. Joel started playing music in school, but started taking it seriously at the tender age of nine. He has played in bands since age 13, and at 18 joined My Son My Executioner, where he learned the set and immediately started to tour for the next 5 years! Pizza is the way to Joel's heart, along with Seinfeld and the genre of Metal.
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    • Meet David Fiegelman
      Teacher
      David Fiegelman was born playing drum rudiments in the far-off land of New Jersey. His older brother played guitar, and after moving to Plano, young David started off playing drums for his brother....
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      David Fiegelman was born playing drum rudiments in the far-off land of New Jersey. His older brother played guitar, and after moving to Plano, young David started off playing drums for his brother. Now, with over twenty years' experience, David plays in a rockin' country band called Rodney Parker and 50 Peso Reward. His first professional gigs were with Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos, and David's favorite kinds of music are 'old' punk and metal, which he listens to on his Zune. David's favorite drummer is Josh Freese, and enjoys playing golf in his spare time!
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    • Meet Aurora Wiley
      Instructor
      Aurora got her first guitar at age 13. She played on and off in bands since she was 14 yrs old. She is fluent in many different styles of guitar including rhythm, lead, and finger style. Her stylis...
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      Aurora got her first guitar at age 13. She played on and off in bands since she was 14 yrs old. She is fluent in many different styles of guitar including rhythm, lead, and finger style. Her stylistic strengths lie in pop, folk, classical, singer/songwriter and alternative rock. She is a formally trained musician majoring in music theory and guitar performance. She has professional experience as a touring musician and is versatile and well-rounded in many different instruments including piano, violin, and especially the cowbell. That last one is a joke (not really). She started touring when she was 21 yrs old as a lead guitarist and has played with a lot of great local musicians. She is now working on her solo career singing and playing guitar.
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    • Meet Dustin Fleming
      Teacher
      Dustin is a long time teacher and show director from the School of Rock in Frisco, and is an incredible and accomplished teacher, musician, band coach, producer, and person in general. He plays in...
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      Dustin is a long time teacher and show director from the School of Rock in Frisco, and is an incredible and accomplished teacher, musician, band coach, producer, and person in general. He plays in several bands in DFW including Vinyl, Vandoliers, and also DFW’s biggest Cars tribute band (Carz). He attended UNT as a jazz guitar major and Media Tech Institute for audio engineering. We are incredibly thrilled to have him teaching in our school and working with our students.
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    • Meet Chris Unziker
      Teacher
      Chris has been playing music since the age of 13 years old. He studied music and sound engineering at Cedar Valley College. Over the last 15 years he has played and toured with bands like Wilt,...
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      Chris has been playing music since the age of 13 years old.
      He studied music and sound engineering at Cedar Valley College.
      Over the last 15 years he has played and toured with bands like Wilt, Dead Like Romance, and The Crimson Veil. Currently he plays with My Son My Executioner and Fallen From Aether.
      Chris is skilled in a variety of music genres but especially enjoys playing classical and metal, sometimes even combining the genres.
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    • Meet Ronnie Giehart
      Teacher
      ronnie gierhart loves to teach the great american art form known as rock & roll! he’s been teaching music for about 7 years and 5 at School of Rock. despite being primarily a guitar player/inst...
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      ronnie gierhart loves to teach the great american art form known as rock & roll! he’s been teaching music for about 7 years and 5 at School of Rock. despite being primarily a guitar player/instructor, ronnie also has years of experience teaching bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals.

      ronnie also has experience on stage! he fronts a solo project that goes by the name RONNIE HEART. it’s a self produced dance/funk/pop experience reminiscent of early 80’s legends, prince or michael jackson. before the solo project, ronnie heart played in several other bands, most notably, neon indian.

      ok now! let’s rock with ronnie!
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      • Bass
      • Piano/Keyboard
      • Vocals
      • Drums
    • Meet Tamara Everheart
      Assistant General Manager / Studio Coordinator
      Tamara Everheart has been a friend of School of Rock and a person that has been around our business for years, as Marketing Director at the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show and long time employee...
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      Tamara Everheart has been a friend of School of Rock and a person that has been around our business for years, as Marketing Director at the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show and long time employee at House of Blues. As a University of North Texas Alumni, she has studied Music, Marketing and Business. Along with previous experience working with local concert promoters, radio, and other live venues throughout her 10 years in the entertainment business, music is running through her blood and School of Rock Dallas is a perfect marriage!
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News

    • School of Rock Alumni and Teacher Dalton Rapattoni on American Idol

      Hopefully you are all aware, Dalton Rapattoni has been going far in the final season of American Idol. He started at School of Rock Dallas when he was 12, also attended School of Rock Frisco, now t...
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      Hopefully you are all aware, Dalton Rapattoni has been going far in the final season of American Idol. He started at School of Rock Dallas when he was 12, also attended School of Rock Frisco, now teaches at both SOR Dallas and SOR Rockwall, and his sister is a current student in the Dallas school. They have been with us for years. Dalton seems to be a judge favorite and two weeks ago made the Top 24. He is getting high marks for his look, stage presence, artistry, and ability to make songs "his own". PLEASE VOTE DALTON into the FINALS of AMERICAN IDOL. Watch every Wednesday and Thurday on FOX to cheer him on. #TEAMDALTON
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    • Crafting musicians: School of Rock uses nontraditional approach to teaching music

      .Photo courtesy of School of Rock - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue visits with students from the School of Rock in Dallas. The school's season showcase will take place from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday ...
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      .Photo courtesy of School of Rock - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue visits with students from the School of Rock in Dallas. The school's season showcase will take place from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., in Dallas. By Kenny Green, kgreen@starlocalnews.com Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:27 PM CDT Rock music has long been a staple of American culture. The School of Rock is helping pass its legacy on to the next generation through its unique instruction format. "We don't teach music lessons the traditional way," said Dean Tarpley, Dallas School of Rock co-owner. "In the old world of teaching music, you would sit a kid in a room and give them instruction. We don't believe in that method. We are all about a nontraditional approach to teaching music." As part of the learning experience at the School of Rock, each student is assigned to a group and each group focuses on a specific artist or genre of music. They rehearse the music together in preparation for their exam, which consists of a live performance at one of many venues around the Metroplex. "I often compare the School of Rock to sports. A lot of people quit music because it wasn't fun for them. Imagine in sports if you went to take a lesson and all you did was sit in a class, then had to go home and practice alone. If that was the way it was done, a lot of kids would not stick with sports," said Terry Longhway, Dallas School of Rock co-owner. The school will often bring in guest professors to help give the students a sense of what they can expect if they continue to pursue music as a career. "The guest professors are intended to be a fun and unique experience for the kids. They are real musicians that have gone into the industry and made it," Longhway said. Each of the school's live performances has a theme to it. Longhway said the next Dallas School of Rock performance will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. The show will be split into two sessions; from noon to 4 p.m., some of the less-experienced artists will perform, and from 4 to 6 p.m. the concert will feature some of the more advanced musicians from the school as part of its Dean's List showcase. "The Dean's List is something the kids audition to be part of. They will do a variety of different types of music. A lot of their music will be a little more challenging and wide spectrum of music," Longhway said. School of Rock has several locations in the Metroplex including Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Keller, McKinney and Southlake. Another location is scheduled to open in Flower Mound on Sept. 21. For a complete list of school locations and events, visit dallas.schoolofrock.com . "We try and bring fun and happiness into the communities. We play a lot at different schools and other events. These performances allow us to show the community the really great attitudes of these kids," Longhway said. Tarpley and Longhway decided to open a holding company to manage, operate and acquire several School of Rock locations after working together as consultants over a 10-year period. They opened their first location in Rochester, Mich., and decided to form the holding company to allow them to open additional franchise locations. They want to open an artist-development company in the near future to help their students learn how to make the right choices when dealing with agents and producers within the business. "That part of the industry is just a completely different business," Tarpley said.Read less

    • Band Coaching

      School of Rock’s new Band Coaching program gives your band the edge and outside perspective it needs to succeed. Bands will work on defining their sound, developing a stage show, and key elements...
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      School of Rock’s new Band Coaching program gives your band the edge and outside perspective it needs to succeed. Bands will work on defining their sound, developing a stage show, and key elements of marketing and promotions, including creating a scene and navigating social media tools. Existing bands can join Band Coaching at anytime to take their band to the next level.

      The Band Coaching Program includes:

      • Weekly 90 minute group band rehearsal with a specially designated band coach who is a professional musician with live playing experience
      • Unbiased constructive criticism and guidance around: overall presentation (using real estate on stage), overall feel, song structure arrangement adjustment/analysis, overall mix, interplay between band members
      • A showcase or live show booked at the end of a season
      • Periodic recorded rehearsals and written feedback
      • Guidance to enhance your live show
      • Instrument specific coaching including guitars, rhythm section, vocals and drums
      • A clean, safe rehearsal space to practice
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester