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About School of Rock East Cobb

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock East Cobb. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock East Cobb equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock East Cobb is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock East Cobb, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock East Cobb
2469 East Piedmont RoadMarietta, GA 30062
(770) 579-0400

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock East Cobb'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 East Cobb'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock East Cobb is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock East Cobb, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows East Cobb students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock East Cobb’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • School of Rock East Cobb’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock East Cobb’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock East Cobb, 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 East Cobb, 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 East Cobb works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock East Cobb’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 East Cobb’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our East Cobb Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in East Cobb’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 East Cobb'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...
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School of Rock East Cobb'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 East Cobb'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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Staff

    • Meet Adam Lavinsky
      Owner / General Manager
      School of Rock East Cobb is owned and operated by Adam Lavinsky, who discovered his love for music when he started playing drum set at the age of 9. Adam graduated from Berklee College of Music whe...
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      School of Rock East Cobb is owned and operated by Adam Lavinsky, who discovered his love for music when he started playing drum set at the age of 9. Adam graduated from Berklee College of Music where he studied Music Business and was the original drummer for Columbia recording artist Passion Pit. He currently plays with Ashevillem NC based rock group Ryan Sheffield and The Highhills.
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    • Meet Maxine Piccinich
      Assistant Manager
      Maxine Piccinich, originally from Huntsville, AL, has been working with children for many years. First as a nanny, and now at School of Rock! Maxine's love for children is what brought her to Schoo...
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      Maxine Piccinich, originally from Huntsville, AL, has been working with children for many years. First as a nanny, and now at School of Rock! Maxine's love for children is what brought her to School of Rock. Maxine is a keyboard player and an up-and-coming singer. She currently plays keys and sings for the School of Rock Adult Band and Rock 101. Some of Maxine's hobbies include: yoga, gardening, and saving the environment; one electric car at a time! Maxine is a mother to two rambunctious pups, Arlo Blue and Annabelle Lecter.
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    • Meet Emily Lord
      Assistant Manager
      Emily Lord was born and raised in Georgia. She started singing when she was 3 years old and hasn't stopped since! In college, she had the opportunity to travel abroad to London and Liverpool to stu...
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      Emily Lord was born and raised in Georgia. She started singing when she was 3 years old and hasn't stopped since! In college, she had the opportunity to travel abroad to London and Liverpool to study music history and business. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Management and a certificate in Music & Entertainment Business. Her fur babies are a cat named Bob and a dog named Annie.
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    • Meet Radley Fricker
      Drum Instructor
      Radley Fricker grew up in Marietta, GA where he spent his formative years studying drums and percussion privately and participating in school and community ensembles. While enrolled as a Jazz Studi...
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      Radley Fricker grew up in Marietta, GA where he spent his formative years studying drums and percussion privately and participating in school and community ensembles. While enrolled as a Jazz Studies major at Georgia State University, Radley joined the funk band Newberry Jam as a founding member while participating in numerous live and studio productions as a sideman. Currently, Radley occupies the drum chair for Atlanta bands The Difference Machine and Heavy Chevy and performs on percussion with The Ruination and Batuque Brasil. In addition to performing, he maintains a passion for teaching drum students of all ages and backgrounds. Radley's teaching philosophy emphasizes that YOU are the instrument - whether you play drum set, sleigh bells or slide whistle, - and that "grooving" is an essentially human concept. Just make sure you bring enough for the rest of the class!
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    • Meet Chase Nixon
      Guitar / Bass / Drum Instructor
      Chase Nixon started playing the saxophone in the school band in 6th grade. In the same year, he took up the drums and the guitar outside of school. He began bass shortly after. Every instrument fas...
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      Chase Nixon started playing the saxophone in the school band in 6th grade. In the same year, he took up the drums and the guitar outside of school. He began bass shortly after. Every instrument fascinated him in a different way. Chase started a band called Blackout with his two best friends. When ninth grade rolled around, he found the band he would be with for the next four years. They called themselves Frequence and they were a pop/punk trio. Chase played many different venues, the high school talent show, and the senior picnic. After high school, Chase moved onto college as most do. He took up the bass guitar in a rock band called The Silver Comet and the few months that the band lasted provided new and informative experiences. Chase is finally in the band he feels sums up everything he has done: Small Time 'Capone. Chase currently plays guitar and sings backing vocals in Small Time 'Capone. He is also the drummer of a local band called Steady Common. Chase loves music and where it is going in his life. He is very fortunate for all the projects he has been involved with.
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    • Meet Kenny Redding Jr.
      Keyboard / Drum Instructor
      Kenneth Redding Jr. has been teaching piano for six years. He began playing piano at the age of four. Since then Kenny has studied and performed on piano and multiple other instruments. Kenneth’s...
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      Kenneth Redding Jr. has been teaching piano for six years. He began playing piano at the age of four. Since then Kenny has studied and performed on piano and multiple other instruments. Kenneth’s studies include Professional Music - Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music. Whether it is composing for film or performing classical improvisation live on Broadway, he has been able to apply his acquired knowledge throughout his years of work experience. Kenneth strives to allow diversity in musical experience to help him cater lessons more accurately to each students musical goals.
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    • Meet Wade Stephens
      Drum / Keyboard Instructor
      Wade Stephens is a native of Brunswick, Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Percussion Performance and Music Composition/Theory from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. W...
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      Wade Stephens is a native of Brunswick, Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Percussion Performance and Music Composition/Theory from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. While living in Savannah, he had the privilege of playing with many great musicians in various styles and settings. Some of these performances included appearances with the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Currently, he is completing a Master’s degree in Music Composition/Theory at the University of Georgia in Athens and resides in Marietta where he has, yet again; been fortunate enough to freelance with other great musicians, perform for weddings/events and theaters in the surrounding areas. Lastly, he is now glad to be able to call the East Cobb School of Rock home and is excited to see everyone there tear up the stage.
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    • Meet Julie Gribble
      Vocal Instructor
      Julie Gribble has been singing since she could talk. Her life has been full of theatre, film, TV appearances and within the last decade, over 200 dates a year of playing her original music all over...
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      Julie Gribble has been singing since she could talk. Her life has been full of theatre, film, TV appearances and within the last decade, over 200 dates a year of playing her original music all over the country. She has appeared on shows like The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Smallville, Zoey 101, and numerous others. Her music and acting has brought her movies like Ride Along, Quarantine 2, Smallville, etc. She continues to love sharing her stories and life and inspiring others to follow whatever moves them through playing and her stories. Rock 'n Roll, Americana, Country, and hip hop styles...she loves them all and knows theres always an opportunity to learn and grow in every step of every day.
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    • Meet Jordan Owen
      Guitar / Vocal Instructor
      Jordan Owen has had music in his blood his entire life. A native of Nashville, he grew up mostly in the Atlanta area and attended Dekalb School of the Arts before graduation from Berklee College of...
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      Jordan Owen has had music in his blood his entire life. A native of Nashville, he grew up mostly in the Atlanta area and attended Dekalb School of the Arts before graduation from Berklee College of Music in 2006. He specializes in guitar and vocal instruction with an emphasis on lead guitar styles. Jordan is the lead guitarist for the Atlanta metal band Leaving Babylon.
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    • Meet Nathan Bridges
      Guitar / Bass / Vocal / Piano / Drums Instructor
      Nathan first showed interest in music at a young age, singing along with almost every song on the radio. Sensing his natural musical talent, his grandmother started teaching him piano and vocal hym...
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      Nathan first showed interest in music at a young age, singing along with almost every song on the radio. Sensing his natural musical talent, his grandmother started teaching him piano and vocal hymns. After two years of lessons with his grandmother, Nathan began is first formal piano lessons and also joined the choir at his school. He excelled in both piano lessons and choir through elementary and middle school where he also began to play the saxophone in band. Nathan continued to play the saxophone, piano, and sing through high school and also marched in the drum line. In 2002, Nathan decided to go to Kennesaw State University for music performance. At KSU, Nathan studied classical, jazz, and rock instrumental performance. He also sang in the choir and took classical voice lessons. After college, Nathan decided to continue his education in music at Canterbury Christ Church University where he earned a Masters in Music Theory and Ph.D. in Musicology. Nathan has performed extensively with orchestras, ballets, operas, musicals, rock bands, and church orchestras throughout the US and UK. As a teacher, Nathan has taught students from the age of 2 1/2 years to adult and has taught private lessons, college classes, clinics, marching band camps, and rock band camps. He enjoys a broad range of music including Rock/Pop, Classical, Opera, and folk music. When Nathan isn’t performing or teaching, he enjoys playing with his two dogs, cooking, swimming, and exploring new places.
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    • Meet Francisco Lora
      Guitar / Bass Instructor
      Francisco Lora has been playing music since he was 7. Starting on the guitar and keyboards, he was compelled to play bass in orchestra in middle school. With 6 years of participating in the GMEA Al...
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      Francisco Lora has been playing music since he was 7. Starting on the guitar and keyboards, he was compelled to play bass in orchestra in middle school. With 6 years of participating in the GMEA All State Orchestra in Georgia, he also spent all 4 years of high school playing with the Emory Youth Symphony. As a seasoned classical musician, he also understands rock and roll, that having been his main influence for several years before pursuing orchestral music. Currently, he studies upright bass at Kennesaw State University with a concentration in jazz. Even though his primary instrument is bass, he is a skilled guitarist and pianist.
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News

    • House Band in the East Cobber Parade Saturday, September 17th

      House Band will be in the East Cobber Parade Saturday, September 17th representing School of Rock East Cobb! They will then be at the Festival until 3pm. The 1 mile EAST COBBER parade will still...
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      House Band will be in the East Cobber Parade Saturday, September 17th representing School of Rock East Cobb! They will then be at the Festival until 3pm.

      The 1 mile EAST COBBER parade will still begin at 10am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot, travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and turn left onto Olde Towne Parkway

      The EAST COBBER Festival will be held in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church immediately following the EAST COBBER parade. From 11 am—3 pm, the free Festival will feature arts and crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage
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    • House Band - Marietta Grassroots Festival September 17th

      House Band will be performing at the Marietta Grassroots Festival Saturday, September 17th from 8:00-9:00pm! The MARIETTA GRASSROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a Free music festival on the Marietta Squar...
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      House Band will be performing at the Marietta Grassroots Festival Saturday, September 17th from 8:00-9:00pm!

      The MARIETTA GRASSROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL is a Free music festival on the Marietta Square showcasing Metro Atlanta’s amazing musical talent. Come out all day, enjoy the festivities on the square thanks to the Marietta Streetfest, eat at our city’s great restaurants, and LISTEN TO LOCAL MUSIC!

      http://www.mariettagrassroots.org
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    • Fall Performance Program Season

      OK Computer - Mondays 6-9pm Women of Rock - Tuesdays 6-9pm Weezer vs. Green Day - Thursdays 6-9pm Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Saturdays 10am-1pm Monday Rock 101 - 5:30-7pm Wednesday Ro...
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      OK Computer - Mondays 6-9pm
      Women of Rock - Tuesdays 6-9pm
      Weezer vs. Green Day - Thursdays 6-9pm
      Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Saturdays 10am-1pm

      Monday Rock 101 - 5:30-7pm
      Wednesday Rock 101 - 5:30-7pm
      Saturday Rock 101 - 1-2:30pm
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Testimonials

  • “Just wanted to take a minute and express to you how much that School Of Rock East Cobb has meant to Seth as well as our entire family. This school is just not all about music but it is about friendships, team work, and work ethic's. It has truly been a God send opportunity for our son, Seth. See in life we should teach our children that it takes hard work and honesty and dedication to succeed in this world and sometimes life is just not fair. I truly believe that School of Rock East Cobb is run with all this in mind and we thank you for that. Seth has really grown as a young man and he loves the School Of Rock East Cobb as well as the music and each one of his band members. And he thinks the WORLD of Maxine...as we all do. It has been such a great pleasure to watch him and each one of the kids grow and gel together each time they perform. To see how far Seth has come and where he is going really warms our hearts and the fact that he and the rest of the band are playing CLASSIC ROCK well that's just icing on the cake.”
    — Scott Newcomb, Rocker Dad, East Cobb, GA
  • “We have been a part of East Cobb School of Rock since it opened in April of 2014. It has now turned into my son's second home and through the school, he has developed life long friendships and a love of all types of music and stage performance. We have nothing but great things to say about Adam, Maxine and all of the instructors. They really treat the kids as their own with encouragement, discipline and most of all praise. We highly, wholeheartedly recommend SofR for any kids (and adults, too) that want to discover their inner rock star!!”
    — Dawn and Greg Layton, Proud Parents, East Cobb, GA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester