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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 music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Doylestown.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

  • 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

    • December 10
      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      A Tribute to The Who
      Live Show
      Get ready as the School of Rock Doylestown presents a Tribute to one of the loudest bands in rock history. These kids have worked really hard to play for you some of the greatest rock songs ever wr...
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      Get ready as the School of Rock Doylestown presents a Tribute to one of the loudest bands in rock history. These kids have worked really hard to play for you some of the greatest rock songs ever written. See kids ages 9 - 17 play songs like " Who Are You" and " Baba O' Riley".

      Tickets are $10 at the door.

      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 10
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      One Hit Wonders
      Live Show
      The School of Rock presents One-Hit Wonders show! The students will perform a set of songs which have achieved popularity and success once in their lifetime. and became known among the general pub...
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      The School of Rock presents One-Hit Wonders show! The students will perform a set of songs which have achieved popularity and success once in their lifetime. and became known among the general public solely for that momentary success. You will see performances of songs from the 60's through the 90's. We guarantee you will recognize every song, even if you hated it when it came out.

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 10
      8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      Women Who Rock
      Live Show
      From Joplin to Jett, Women have made their stamp in Rock n Roll history. The students in this show will be paying tribute to some of the most influential Women in Rock. Come out to see them play so...
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      From Joplin to Jett, Women have made their stamp in Rock n Roll history. The students in this show will be paying tribute to some of the most influential Women in Rock. Come out to see them play songs by The Runaways, Blondie, Hole, B52's... and more

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 11
      2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      A Tribute to The Who
      Live Show
      Get ready as the School of Rock Doylestown presents the second of two Tributes to one of the loudest bands in rock history. These kids have worked really hard to play for you some of the greatest r...
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      Get ready as the School of Rock Doylestown presents the second of two Tributes to one of the loudest bands in rock history. These kids have worked really hard to play for you some of the greatest rock songs ever written. See kids ages 9 - 17 play songs like " Who Are You" and " Baba O' Riley". PUCK will be serving food and drinks during the show!

      Tickets are $10 at the door.

      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 11
      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      One Hit Wonders
      Live Show
      The School of Rock presents One-Hit Wonders show! The students will perform a set of songs which have achieved popularity and success once in their lifetime. and became known among the general pub...
      Read more
      The School of Rock presents One-Hit Wonders show! The students will perform a set of songs which have achieved popularity and success once in their lifetime. and became known among the general public solely for that momentary success. You will see performances of songs from the 60's through the 90's. We guarantee you will recognize every song, even if you hated it when it came out. There will be food and drinks served at PUCK during the show!

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 11
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      Women Who Rock
      Live Show
      From Joplin to Jett, Women have made their stamp in Rock n Roll history. The students in this show will be paying tribute to some of the most influential Women in Rock. Come out to see them play so...
      Read more
      From Joplin to Jett, Women have made their stamp in Rock n Roll history. The students in this show will be paying tribute to some of the most influential Women in Rock. Come out to see them play songs by The Runaways, Blondie, Hole, B52's... and more PUCK will be serving food and drinks during the performance!

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 17
      3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      Ovation Music Fund Scholarship Benefit
      The Ovation Music Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides scholarships to music schools to low-income families who qualify. With music being cut back in public schools, an after school prog...
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      The Ovation Music Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides scholarships to music schools to low-income families who qualify. With music being cut back in public schools, an after school program may be a child's only option for music education and, without a scholarship, many kids get left behind.

      December 17 is the date! The Come out to any of our three seasonal shows and support local students in need.

      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 17
      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      Arena Rock
      Live Show
      Also known as Stadium or Corporate Rock, Arena Rock started in the 70's and mostly consisted of power ballads with giant choruses that were very catchy and memorable. Come out to see the Doylestow...
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      Also known as Stadium or Corporate Rock, Arena Rock started in the 70's and mostly consisted of power ballads with giant choruses that were very catchy and memorable. Come out to see the Doylestown School of Rock perform songs by Journey, Foreigner, Asia, Queen, and more...

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 17
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      A Tribute to Radiohead
      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • December 17
      8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      The Music of Fleetwood Mac vs. The Eagles
      School of Rock Doylestown
      135 S. Main St
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • December 18
      2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      Arena Rock
      Live Show
      Also known as Stadium or Corporate Rock, Arena Rock started in the 70's and mostly consisted of power ballads with giant choruses that were very catchy and memorable. Come out to see the Doylestow...
      Read more
      Also known as Stadium or Corporate Rock, Arena Rock started in the 70's and mostly consisted of power ballads with giant choruses that were very catchy and memorable. Come out to see the Doylestown School of Rock perform the second of two shows with songs by Journey, Foreigner, Asia, Queen, and more... PUCK will be serving food and drinks during the performance!

      Tickets are $10 at the door

      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
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    • December 18
      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
      A Tribute to Radiohead
      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • December 18
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      The Music of Fleetwood Mac vs. The Eagles
      Puck
      1 Printers Alley
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • December 27 - 30 2016
      Monsters of Metal Winter Camp
      Much like our Summer Camps, the Monsters of Metal Winter Camp will consist of individual and group lessons the first part of the day after which the students will be rehearsing the song(s) of the d...
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      Much like our Summer Camps, the Monsters of Metal Winter Camp will consist of individual and group lessons the first part of the day after which the students will be rehearsing the song(s) of the day and prior days.

      Students will be cast on songs throughout the week leading up to a performance for friends and family on Friday at 3pm.

      Some of the bands covered in this camp will be: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judah Priest, and Megadeth among others...Read less
    • July 10 - 14 2017
      Rock 101 Summer Camp
      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Summer Camp is School of Rock's beginner camp. This is for students who have just started taking lessons or thinking about taking music lessons in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, and Vocals. ...
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      Rock 101 Summer Camp is School of Rock's beginner camp. This is for students who have just started taking lessons or thinking about taking music lessons in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, and Vocals.

      The days consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Some of the bands the students will be paying tribute to are Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, Tom Petty, White Stripes and The Beatles... Don't wait! Space fills up fast.Read less
    • July 17 - 21 2017
      Green Day Summer Camp
      Summer Music Camp
      For this week long camp we will be teaching the kids some of best songs from one of the most popular trios in the world! The days consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a...
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      For this week long camp we will be teaching the kids some of best songs from one of the most popular trios in the world!

      The days consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Come on out, bring a friend, play a show!Read less
    • July 24 - 28 2017
      Led Zeppelin Summer Camp
      Summer Music Camp
      Calling all drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers! For this week the campers will be playing the songs by 4 of most talented musicians of their time. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones...
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      Calling all drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers! For this week the campers will be playing the songs by 4 of most talented musicians of their time. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham makeup one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin.

      The days consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Bring your chops!Read less
    • July 31 - August 4 2017
      Beatles Summer Camp
      Rock out this summer with the music of the Fab Four at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camp consists of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end...
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      Rock out this summer with the music of the Fab Four at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camp consists of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Our Beatles tribute camp is a hit every year; don't wait to enroll! Spots fill up fast.Read less
    • August 7 - 11 2017
      Classic Metal Summer Camp
      Rock out this summer at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camps consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for f...
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      Rock out this summer at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camps consist of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Some of the bands the students will be paying tribute to this week include Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth.Read less
    • August 14 - 18 2017
      Folk Music Summer Camp
      Get into some mellow rock classics this summer at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camp consists of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of t...
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      Get into some mellow rock classics this summer at School of Rock Doylestown! Our week-long summer camp consists of private lessons and group rehearsals. There will be a performance at the end of the week on our stage for friends and family. Sign up for Folk Music Summer Camp, a new offering for 2017!Read less

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Staff

    • Meet our rockin' 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 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 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 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 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 Sean Kelly
      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. When he was ten, he began playing guitar and hasn't put it down since.

      Sean studied Voice and Music Education at Temple University and he plays around 60 gigs a year in several different groups and bands from the area.
      With his brother, he co-owns an entertainment company where he plays weddings, parties, and special events throughout the year. He also is a member of a 7-piece wedding/party band and, since 2006, he has continuously composed, recorded, and toured in a rock band called The Revere. Sean also leads vocal and instrumental ensembles for teens and adults in different settings throughout the area.

      Sean has been a teacher and director at School or Rock Doylestown since 2011, and has learned so much about how musically, emotionally, and socially valuable playing in a band truly is.
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    • Meet Tim Karsten
      Drum Instructor
      My lessons are laid back and fun. I set short and long term goals for my students. Beginners will learn song form, basic beats, sticking patterns and proper technique as well as a focus on playing ...
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      My lessons are laid back and fun. I set short and long term goals for my students. Beginners will learn song form, basic beats, sticking patterns and proper technique as well as a focus on playing the music that is most inspiring to them. As our lessons progress we'll work on reading more advanced music, drum set technique, soloing, playing more difficult songs, music theory and learning about all the great drummers in the world!
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    • Meet Matt Snyder
      Guitar Instructor
      After listening to guitar based music through his childhood, Matt began playing guitar at the age of 13. A year into his musical career he joined School of Rock, where he became a member of the Doy...
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      After listening to guitar based music through his childhood, Matt began playing guitar at the age of 13. A year into his musical career he joined School of Rock, where he became a member of the Doylestown A-Team. In his time at School of Rock, he was also accepted into the Allstars Program, consisting of the top one percent of School of Rock musicians. As an Allstar, he toured the east coast, from Florida to Connecticut. He even had the opportunity to play with famous musicians, such as Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. Matt enjoyed his time as a student at School of Rock so much that he decided to give back by becoming a guitar instructor, in order to help people pursue their passion for music. In his time away from School of Rock, he is studying business at Temple University.
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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 Nicole Gordon-Bond
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor
      Nicole is a recent transplant from Los Angeles CA and is a singer, songwriter, session vocalist, and music teacher. She has taught privately for over 10 years and at The Musicians Institute in Holl...
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      Nicole is a recent transplant from Los Angeles CA and is a singer, songwriter, session vocalist, and music teacher. She has taught privately for over 10 years and at The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. She has worked with Emmy Award winning composers Ernest Troost and Blake Neely on film and television projects along with numerous other composers and songwriters on library music and commercials including legendary songwriters Gerry Goffin and Mike Stoller, of Leiber & Stoller fame.

      Nicole appeared as the singing voice of " Madison" on the Warner Bros show "EVERWOOD" for 4 episodes, sang the finale theme song for NBC's "The Office", and has had over 50 of her songs placed in film and on television shows such as: Brothers and Sisters , Friday Night Lights, Without a Trace , Charmed , Gilmore Girls , One Tree Hill , Reba, Smallville , & Felicity , as well as in commercials, radio, Lufthansa Airlines and in Regal Cinema's. She continues to write with composers & songwriters on film and TV projects, travel to Nashville for writing & recording sessions and perform live shows as a solo artist or with her 6 piece band.

      Nicole has shared the stage and performed with the talents of Shaun Colvin, Colin Hay, Lucinda Williams, Sophie B. Hawkins, & Ian Ball of GOMEZ & she has had the great fortune to work with some of the best musicians in the world such as: Jim Keltner (John Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel), Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan, Electric Flag), Gary Mallaber (Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison), Johnny Lee Schell (Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge), Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), John Hall & Lance Hoppen (Orleans), Todd Nichols, Randy Guss, & Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket). She was a featured songwriter for the 2007 ASCAP showcase at The Americana Music Conference in Nashville, performed on The 10! Show in Philadelphia, and has showcased at The Sundance Film Festival.
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    • Meet Marissa Hartman
      Assistant General Manager / Studio Coordinator
      Marissa joined School of Rock in September 2015. She is an alumna of Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Music, focusing on composition and vocal performance. She has been playing violin f...
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      Marissa joined School of Rock in September 2015. She is an alumna of Kenyon College, where she earned a B.A. in Music, focusing on composition and vocal performance. She has been playing violin for 19 years and singing for 10 years. Throughout her life, she has also dabbled in ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, drums, and piano. Music has always been Marissa's constant, and she is honored to be a part of such an inclusive and talented community of musicians and students at School of Rock.
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    • Meet Ian Roberts
      Guitar/Bass/Vocal/Keys Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
    • Meet Asher Murray
      Drum Instructor
    • Meet Tony Dunst
      Drum Instructor / Seasonal Show Director
    • Meet Amanda Liggio
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor

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  • SCHOOL OF ROCK 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

    Looking for the perfect gift for your child or spouse? Here are some ideas for yourself or the musician(s) in your life... FOR EVERY MUSICIAN - Ear plugs---if you buy any music-related gift t...
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    Looking for the perfect gift for your child or spouse?
    Here are some ideas for yourself or the musician(s) in your life...

    FOR EVERY MUSICIAN
    - Ear plugs---if you buy any music-related gift this season, make it ear protection!
    - Metronome---every musician needs to keep IN TIME
    - School Of Rock Summer Camps---call (215) 230-3406 to sign up!
    - School Of Rock Gift Certificates---can be used towards any of our School of Rock programs

    FOR THE GUITAR AND BASS PLAYERS
    - Guitar or Bass Lessons---Sign Up Now For A Free Lesson!
    - Strap Locks---protect your instrument from falling with strap locks.
    - Guitar Tuner---keep that instrument in tune with an inexpensive Snark Tuner.
    - Guitar Strings---Guitar and Bass players can Always use strings!
    - Bass Strings
    - Musicians Toolkit---This toolkit is a necessity for changing strings, adjusting intonation, and cleaning your bass or guitar.

    FOR THE DRUMMER
    - Drum Lessons---Sign Up Now For A Free Lesson!
    - Practice Pad---No more excuses for not practicing those rudiments!
    - Drum Sticks---If you would like to know about different sizes just ask your drum instructor
    - Headphones---Go for noise cancellation headphones, like the ones we use in our drum rooms

    FOR THE KEYBOARD PLAYER
    - Key/Piano Lessons---Sign Up Now For A Free Lesson!
    - Beginner Piano Book---Recommended by our Instructors
    - Music Stand
    - Keyboard Stand---Heavy duty stand for that NEW keyboard you have your eye on!

    FOR THE VOCALIST
    - Vocal Lessons---Sign Up Now For A Free Lesson!
    - Speaker System w/ Mic---Great for practicing at home!Read less

Testimonials

  • “The environment is very open to individual creativity. The staff is very talented and friendly. Management is very well organized. My kids have grown so much from being there.”
    Candice, New Hope, PA
  • “My 14 yo son just started this season. He's pretty excited because, not only does he get a private guitar lesson, but then he gets to play with his own band! He chose to be in a Green Day band. He loves it! The instructors there are wonderful. The way they work with the kids, build their confidence, inspire teamwork; the instructors really care. When I picked my son up last week from the School of Rock in Doylestown last week, we stopped for a cheesesteak after practice (which the kids love to do), and my son was excited about talking to me. And, let me tell you, at this age, that can be a rare thing. He said, " Mom, You did good!" Hey, I'll take it! Thanks School of Rock!!”
    Sharon, Furlong, PA
  • “My son's confidence to perform in front of others has skyrocketed. He has made a lot of new friends as well. He loves that a couple times a year he has the opportunity to shift to another group and play a whole new band or genre of music. School of Rock is one of the most important (and fun) things in his young world. We couldn't be happier.”
    Brian, Warrington, PA
  • “[I like] everything from the talented staff to the inclusive nature SOR provides. My son has been apart of the program for many years and it has been by far the one activity he never gets tired of. A true blessing in his life.”
    Rebecca, Buckingham PA