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About School of Rock Doylestown

Welcome to School of Rock Doylestown, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Doylestown’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown
135 South Main StreetDoylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 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!

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

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock 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

  • September 5
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    NEW ROOKIES SESSION STARTS
    Group classes, ages 5 - 7
    The School of Rock Rookies program inspires first and second graders to pursue music by channeling their inner rock stars. Young rockers learn pitch, rhythm and musical teamwork through musical gam...
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    The School of Rock Rookies program inspires first and second graders to pursue music by channeling their inner rock stars. Young rockers learn pitch, rhythm and musical teamwork through musical games and group rehearsal of simple rock songs. This hour-long program is entirely group based, so kids learn how to play in a band right from the start. The program Includes one weekly group rehearsal where they will experience the magic of playing all of the major rock instruments: guitar, bass, keyboard/piano, drums, and vocals.


    School of Rock Rookies can expect:
    Weekly group lessons across instruments, including guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals
    Exposure to essential music fundamentals
    A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    Real, practical learning that just feels like fun
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Staff

    • JP Kuyper
      General Manager/Music Director
      JP has been playing drums in bands for over 20 years and also has a background in recording engineering. He started teaching at School of Rock 7 years ago,helping longtime friend Mike Morpurgo open...
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      JP has been playing drums in bands for over 20 years and also has a background in recording engineering. He started teaching at School of Rock 7 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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    • Chris Radwanski
      Guitar/Keyboard Instructor
      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, and earned a Bachelors Of Science in Music Indu...
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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, and earned a Bachelors Of Science in Music Industry. Currently, 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 also own 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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    • Dan Beaver
      Guitar Instructor
      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 immersedhimself in all kinds of music spanning the globe. Since then, he has picked up a variety of other 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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    • Sean Kelly
      Guitar, Vocal Instructor
      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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    • Zak Winokur
      Guitar and Bass
      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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    • 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 wit...
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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(James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Hall Oates). 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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News

    • Fall Sign ups now open!! Pixies, Guitar Gods vs Drum Gods, The Doors, Sex Pistols vs The Clash

      So our fall season will begin Monday August 31st with the casting of the STEVIE WONDER and PIXIES shows. But before that happens you gotta sign up! On Saturday August 8th at NOON the online sign up...
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      So our fall season will begin Monday August 31st with the casting of the STEVIE WONDER and PIXIES shows. But before that happens you gotta sign up! On Saturday August 8th at NOON the online sign up form will open. All the show dates and rehearsal days and times will be there too. There is limited space for each show so please sign up early and provide your top 3 choices. Labor Day falls on Monday the 7th so we are just going to have casting the first week and take a week off so the kids can have their lessons and start working on a few of their songs. We will start full on rehearsals the following week ( the 14th ). Shows will be the first 2 weekends in December.



      Stevie Wonder - CLOSED

      The Pixies - rehearsing Mondays 7 - 9

      Weezer - rehearsing - CLOSED

      Guitar Gods vs Drum Gods - rehearsing Thursdays 5 - 7 - CLOSED TO DRUMMERS

      Sex Pistols vs The Clash - CLOSED

      The Doors - rehearsing Saturday 3 -5. CLOSED TO DRUMMERS

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    • SOR Doylestown Reaches Out to Horn Players for Fall Season Stevie Wonder Tribute

      Did you ever stop to think about how big a part a sizzling horn section plays in all types of music? At Doylestown SOR, we want to recognize the power of horn players by extending an invitation...
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      Did you ever stop to think about how big a part a sizzling horn section plays in all types
      of music? At Doylestown SOR, we want to recognize the power of horn players by
      extending an invitation to participate in our Fall Season Tribute to music great Stevie
      Wonder.

      “Sir Duke,” “Living for the City,” “Superstition,” and an endless string of powerful hits
      by Stevie Wonder are timeless examples of musicianship, creativity and the art of the
      song. These are all stellar examples of big hits that were given their extra punch and
      melody from the intricate and searing horn sections on the tracks. Doylestown SOR is
      planning a fall tribute to music legend Stevie Wonder, and we can’t do it without the help
      of some powerful horn players.

      We’re reaching out to horn players that may or may not play another instrument to join us
      in rehearsals for this Stevie Wonder Tribute. Whether or not you’re a current SOR
      student or not, now is the time to get that School of Rock experience with our fantastic
      instructors as you rehearse with other students on some of the biggest hits of Stevie
      Wonder. We’re providing a discount on tuition for horn players that will be participating
      in our rehearsals each week leading up to a number of performances.

      Although Trumpets, trombones and saxes have not traditionally been a primary part of
      our student curriculum offerings in music education or performance programs, every
      season brings a need for students that play horns, strings, and other school band
      instruments. If you’ve never thought that Doylestown School of Rock was an option for
      you, this is your chance to learn how we welcome you with open arms.

      We’ve always had a contingent of student players that were multi-instrumentalist with
      horns or strings being their primary or secondary instrument in addition to vocals, bass,
      guitar, keys or drums. This is a chance not only for those current and former SOR
      students to stretch out with their horns, but for primary horn players to experience what
      SOR Doylestown has to offer for the first time.

      This is a great way for you to bring your talent on the trumpet, sax or trombone to the
      Doylestown School of Rock Fall Stevie Wonder Tribute and perform on stage alongside
      their peers playing drums, guitars, keys, bass and vocals. This tuition discount for these
      special rehearsals makes it a great way to tap into our skilled teaching staff to help you
      become a better player and learn how to play in a pop or rock band setting.

      To learn more about this Fall Stevie Wonder Tribute and how you as a horn player can
      participate in rehearsals and performances, just give us a call at 215-230-3406 to learn
      more.
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    • SOR Doylestown Students Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients by Donating Used iPods and iTunes Gift Cards

      We’re reaching out to all Doylestown School of Rock students and former students to donate their used iPods and iTunes gift cards to Music & Memory Foundation that uses music to help Alzheimer...
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      We’re reaching out to all Doylestown School of Rock students and former students to
      donate their used iPods and iTunes gift cards to Music & Memory Foundation that uses
      music to help Alzheimer's patients. This nonprofit organization is using music to
      effectively help Alzheimer’s patients to lead happier, calmer lives in facilities across the
      country.

      The gift of music is one that every Doylestown SOR student loves and appreciates every
      time they pick up their instrument, take a lesson, or play a song for and with friends.
      Now, they can help to spread that gift to people suffering from Alzheimer’s by donating
      their used iPods and/or an iTunes gift card to the non-profit Music & Memory
      organization. The goal of this organization has been to bring personalized music into the
      lives of the elderly or infirm with cognitive conditions through digital music technology
      to vastly improving their quality of life.

      Music & Memory is working to create a new standard of care for Alzheimer’s patients
      with the use of iPods and other digital audio systems to reconnect with the world through
      music triggered memories. The program is already part of the therapy at hundreds of
      elder care facilities where people live with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive
      and physical challenges and hopes to continue growing across the country.

      The non-profit organization is on an ongoing mission to provide the resources and
      training for nursing home staff, elder care professionals and family caregivers to create
      personalized playlist that tap into the happy early memories of the patient. By listening to
      songs from their youth, the music on these devices helps Alzheimer’s and dementia
      patients to tap into deep emotional recall through music. This has proven to trigger happy
      memories that calm chaotic brain activity and helps them to reconnect with the world
      through music favorites.

      For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, memory for things—names, places, facts—is
      compromised, but memories from our teenage years can be well-preserved. Science has
      shown the power of music that is associated with important personal events to trigger
      memories even for people with severe dementia. By helping these and other elder patients
      with cognitive conditions to reconnect to early happy memories through music of their
      youth, caregivers elder care professionals can bring a greater sense of calm and happiness
      to these patients.

      Ask any Doylestown SOR student how music makes them feel and you’re going to hear a
      slew of glowing superlatives and happy memories. That’s no coincidence as our brains
      are hard wired to connect music with positive memories. Of course, since they’re young,
      our students are making new musical memories every day that bring them happiness,
      fulfillment and camaraderie.

      Sharing that gift of music in new ways such as by donating their used iPods and an
      iTunes gift card to Music & Memory is just one more way that Doylestown SOR students
      can learn about helping and supporting others and spreading positive feelings through
      music. You can bring your used iPods and purchased iTunes cards to the Doylestown
      School of Rock at 135 South Main Street here in Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901, or
      call us at 215-230-3406 to ask how to donate for this wonderful cause. To learn more
      about how the Music & Memory program works, just go to their website at
      musicandmemory.org.
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Testimonials

  • “So far our experience has been absolutely awesome! Jack is excited about the guitar and learning so much. I'll be the first to admit that I was a little skeptical of the methodology. In all of the (excruciating) music lessons I took as a kid, the focus was always first on theory and rudiments. Then if you were lucky, you were playing a nursery rhyme song within a few weeks. But Jack has already learned how to play along with songs on the radio- which is what is keeping him interested. "And Zach is the greatest teacher! I cannot say enough good things about him. He's so positive and encouraging and he makes Jack feel totally comfortable. And I am absolutely shocked that I no longer even need to remind Jack to practice. He's so into it, that he just goes in and plays without being told. To me, that makes the lessons worth every penny." Robyn.....Doylestown ”
    Jack is excited about the guitar and learning so much!!
  • “I'd like to thank the Doylestown School of Rock for inspiring my son and opening a door towards a great future. I can still remember how excited my son was on his first day but yet refused to walk in the door in fear he wouldn't fit in. A School of Rock mentor decided to get to know my son while sitting outside with him until he was ready to take that first step. It didn't take long to take that first step and he's never looked back. I've seen a rise in confidence, a sense of achievement, and a love for music within a program dedicated to 'inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.' It's been a safe place within the community for my son to find his true self. Amazing! ”
    Never Looked Back
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA