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About School of Rock Doylestown

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Doylestown
135 South Main StreetDoylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Doylestown's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Doylestown's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Doylestown’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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Doylestown’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Doylestown musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues 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 and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Doylestown can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Doylestown, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Doylestown, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Doylestown works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Doylestown’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Doylestown’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Doylestown Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Doylestown’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!

School of Rock Doylestown's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with other...
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School of Rock Doylestown's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Doylestown's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • May 15
    1:00 PM
    BEST OF SEASON SHOW (Spring 2016)
    The best songs from the Spring 2016 season from SOR Princeton, SOR Philly, and SOR Doylestown at HAVANA in NEW HOPE, PA.

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Staff

    • Meet our awesome staff!
      At School of Rock in Doylestown, PA, you'll meet a talented team of working musicians--our teachers! All of our teachers work to inspire and challenge their students, cultivating a passion for mus...
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      At School of Rock in Doylestown, PA, you'll meet a talented team of working musicians--our teachers! All of our teachers work to inspire and challenge their students, cultivating a passion for music in these young musicians. We ensure that each instructor is trained in the School of Rock method and that each passes a thorough background check and safety training. Our teachers are the foundation of our school, and they truly help to make it a safe, cool, appropriate, and fun environment!

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    • Meet JP Kuyper
      General Manager / Music Director
      JP has been playing drums in bands for over 20 years, and he has a background in recording engineering. He started teaching at School of Rock 10 years ago, helping longtime friend Mike Morpurgo ope...
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      JP has been playing drums in bands for over 20 years, and he has a background in recording engineering. He started teaching at School of Rock 10 years ago, helping longtime friend Mike Morpurgo open the Princeton School of Rock. After teaching for a little over a year, JP's band, Illinois, went on nationwide tours and earned great local fame on Radio WXPN, Philadelphia. JP continues to perform with Illinois and is now General Manager and Music Director in Doylestown.
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    • Meet Dante Cimino
      Regional Music Director / Seasonal Show Director
      Dante has been playing drums for 32 years. He has toured the world with franchise owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion. Dante has also shared the stage with a number of other bands, inclu...
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      Dante has been playing drums for 32 years. He has toured the world with franchise owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion. Dante has also shared the stage with a number of other bands, including Radiohead, Rob Zombie, Gwar, The Ramones, Alanis Morrisette, the Goo Goo Dolls, Red Kross, and countless others. He has written and performed songs that have been featured in the movie Brainscan and popular shows like MTV's "The Real World" and "Beavis and Butthead." He has also recorded an album with Rudy Blitz with his good friend Chad Ginsburg from the band CKY. Dante's approach to his music direction and as a drum teacher is brutal truth. With this approach, he has produced some of the greatest drummers School of Rock has ever seen and also some of the greatest shows. His approach to teaching drums is simple: using your ears. He loves his job and the kids. Anybody having any interaction with Dante will have always come away learning something, and he is always there to offer a good laugh.
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    • Meet Dan Beaver
      Guitar/Bass Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
      Dan Beaver began his musical experience when he picked up the bagpipes in elementary school. After getting heavily into guitar music in high school, he began playing the guitar with the intent of c...
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      Dan Beaver began his musical experience when he picked up the bagpipes in elementary school. After getting heavily into guitar music in high school, he began playing the guitar with the intent of creating his own sounds. In order to broaden his musical vocabulary as much as possible, Dan took private lessons, attended jazz and bluegrass camps, participated in master classes with world renowned touring guitarists and immersed himself in all kinds of music. Through those experiences, he has picked up a variety of instruments both conventional and oddball. Dan will take any musical opportunity that presents itself, believing that the best education comes from experience.
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    • Meet John Hoff
      Drum Instructor
      John is a drummer of 18 years who has performed live in multiple countries. John has also had the privilege of being featured as a guest artist for Modern Drummer magazine. He currently studies w...
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      John is a drummer of 18 years who has performed live in multiple countries. John has also had the privilege of being featured as a guest artist for Modern Drummer magazine. He currently studies with the world renowned and most recorded drummer of all time Bernard Purdie (who has worked with James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, etc.). John specializes in rock, funk, classical, and rudiments. He also teaches high school marching band and encourages all students who participate in school band to bring in their music for additional help, if needed. As a Veteran of the United States Air Force, John takes great pride in all he does, especially when it comes to music.
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    • Meet Chris Radwanski
      Guitar/Bass Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
      Chris has been playing guitar for 16 years. He began performing in touring bands at the age of 14, until he was 21. Chris attended Drexel University, where he earned a Bachelors Of Science in Mus...
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      Chris has been playing guitar for 16 years. He began performing in touring bands at the age of 14, until he was 21. Chris attended Drexel University, where he earned a Bachelors Of Science in Music Industry. Outside of School of Rock, Chris works on the business end of music, managing three bands: Drink Up Buttercup, Peasant, American Babies. Chris also manages a producer, who is best know for his work with Man Man and Dr Dog. Chris owns a studio that he works out of as a freelance engineer and producer. He does a lot of session work, getting paid to play guitar, piano, and write songs. Chris is now playing in the band White Birds as a touring multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, bass, percussion).
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    • Meet John Moriarty
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor / Rookies Teacher
      John Moriarty is a vocalist and keyboardist who's experience ranges from styles like rock and pop to jazz and classical. He is a Vocal Performance major with an emphasis on composition, and he has...
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      John Moriarty is a vocalist and keyboardist who's experience ranges from styles like rock and pop to jazz and classical. He is a Vocal Performance major with an emphasis on composition, and he has had the privilege of performing throughout the United States, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. John's instruction emphasizes focus and awareness of the body to develop an intimate relationship with one's instrument, and he uses applicable classical techniques to help students express themselves in a wide range of genres.
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    • Meet Robby Crane
      Guitar/Bass/Keyboard Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
      Robby is a keyboardist of 17 years and since then has picked up many other instruments, including bass, guitar, and drums. The classical training he received at a young age has proven to be a grea...
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      Robby is a keyboardist of 17 years and since then has picked up many other instruments, including bass, guitar, and drums. The classical training he received at a young age has proven to be a great foundation for the rest of his musical career. Deeply rooted in the theory behind music, Robby believes that every song has a lesson to teach. As a former student of School of Rock, the transition to teaching was an easy choice. He has had the chance to perform with multiple school jazz bands as well as contribute in many projects around the local area. His primary styles of playing include classical, jazz, blues, and, of course, rock ‘n’ roll. Robby’s main goal for teaching is to inspire his students and to get them to play with the same passion and appreciation he has for music.
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    • Meet Kevin Loughery
      Drum Instructor
      Kevin is an avid musician who has been playing the drums for over 14 years. An active advocate for the local music scene, he has performed with several bands throughout his career, exploring the s...
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      Kevin is an avid musician who has been playing the drums for over 14 years. An active advocate for the local music scene, he has performed with several bands throughout his career, exploring the styles of rock, blues, punk, metal, funk, and even a touch of jazz. He is currently a member of Native Maze, a Doylestown-based “jam band” that pushes the envelope of typical musical genres. He seeks to inspire students to expand their musical horizons and discover their own unique sound. Kevin’s enthusiasm for music and teaching motivates students to practice, perform, and get involved in everything that the School of Rock has to offer.
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    • Meet Zak Winokur
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Zak Winokur is a professional musician and certified teacher with a Bachelors of Science in Education. Zak has written and performed original music with his band, Native Maze, since middle school,...
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      Zak Winokur is a professional musician and certified teacher with a Bachelors of Science in Education. Zak has written and performed original music with his band, Native Maze, since middle school, and they continue to gain momentum in the greater Philadelphia area. Music has been Zak's lifelong source of joy and empowerment, and he seeks to share this passion with his students. Lessons with Zak provide structure for learning the essentials while leaving room for creative exploration in the direction of the student's choosing. Zak's enthusiasm and positive attitude inspire students to develop their own strengths in their journey of musical expression.
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    • Meet Ian Roberts
      Guitar/Bass/Vocal Instructor
    • Meet Nicole Gordon Bond
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor / Rookies Teacher
    • Meet Sean Kelly
      Vocal Instructor / Rock 101 Teacher / Seasonal Show Director
      When Sean was a young child, he saw a teenager playing an electric guitar and thought to himself, "Hey, I think I could do that." At the time, he already loved to sing, but now had an added passion...
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      When Sean was a young child, he saw a teenager playing an electric guitar and thought to himself, "Hey, I think I could do that." At the time, he already loved to sing, but now had an added passion. Finally when he was ten, he began playing guitar and hasn't put it down since. Throughout middle school and high school he played in several bands. He studied Voice and Music Education at Temple University and has continuously composed, recorded, and toured in a band called The Revere since 2006. He leads vocal and instrumental ensembles for teens as well as adults. One of the most important things revealed to him during his studies in Music Education is how musically, emotionally, and socially valuable playing in a rock band truly is. He loves to hear new music, whether it's new to him or brand new to everyone.
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    • Meet Marissa Hartman
      Assistant Manager / Studio Coordinator
      Marissa joined the team at School of Rock in September of last year. She is an alumna of Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Music, focusing on composition and vocal performance. While in ...
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      Marissa joined the team at School of Rock in September of last year. She is an alumna of Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Music, focusing on composition and vocal performance. While in college, Marissa played bass in an indie rock band. She has also played violin for 17 years, and since then has dabbled in ukulele, guitar, bass, drums, and piano. Music has always been a constant in Marissa's life, and she's thrilled to be part of an organization that inspires kids to pursue their own musical passions.
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    • Meet Tony Dunst
      Drum Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
    • Meet Matt Snyder
      Guitar Instructor

Promotions

News

  • Best of Season Show is Coming Up!!!

    Come check out the best of the best from the spring season! Songs from every show from all THREE sister SORs--Princeton, Doylestown, and Philly--will be featured. The show is MAY 15th at 1:00 PM ...
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    Come check out the best of the best from the spring season! Songs from every show from all THREE sister SORs--Princeton, Doylestown, and Philly--will be featured. The show is MAY 15th at 1:00 PM at HAVANA in New Hope, PA.
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Testimonials

  • “My son has learned more in the last few months at SOR than he did in the last year of private lessons at another place, and is enjoying playing far more than he ever has.”
    Damian, Perkasie, PA
  • “It’s transformed Lily from someone who plays or likes music to a Musician. It’s helped her with her confidence and it’s been instrumental (pun intended) in helping her become the incredibly talented and wonderful young lady that she is now. I think it’s an incredibly inspiring program that I wish was available when I was her age and I would recommend it to anyone & everyone.”
    Kyle, Pipersville, PA
  • “The instructors are so great with the students. They are incredibly personable, and they really know how to make learning an instrument fun.”
    Mari, Doylestown, PA
  • “Great instructors, great music, great experience.”
    Alyssa, Doylestown, PA