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About School of Rock Easton

Welcome to School of Rock Easton, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Easton has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Easton, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Easton together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Easton today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Easton
19 South Bank StreetEaston, PA 18042
(610) 923-7625

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Easton, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Easton students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Easton’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Easton’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 Easton, 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 Easton’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 Easton’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 Easton 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 Easton 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 Easton, 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 Easton, 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 Easton works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Easton’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 Easton’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 Easton 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 Easton’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!

At School of Rock Easton, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Easton students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famo...
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At School of Rock Easton, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Easton students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Easton’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

    • September 4
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Beatles
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing the music of the Beatles back to life. Come join us an...
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      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing the music of the Beatles back to life. Come join us and celebrate their musical legacy!
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    • September 5
      5:00 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Beatles
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing the music of the Beatles back to life. Come join us an...
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      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing the music of the Beatles back to life. Come join us and celebrate their musical legacy!
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    • September 18
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Rolling Stones
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing their Ya-Yas out with the music of the Rolling Stones....
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      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be bringing their Ya-Yas out with the music of the Rolling Stones. Come join us and party!
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    • September 19
      5:00 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Rolling Stones
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042).
    • September 25
      7:30 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Best of The 70s
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be playing some of the best music from the 70s. Come join us and c...
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      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042). The young musicians in our Performance Group will be playing some of the best music from the 70s. Come join us and celebrate a decade of music!
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    • September 26
      5:00 PM
      School of Rock Presents The Best of The 70s
      This event is at Rivals Sports Bar & Nightclub (5 Lehns Court Easton, PA 18042).

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Staff

    • Duane Beller
      Music Director/Show Director/Instructor
      Once again living in the Lehigh Valley, and teaching here at the School of Rock, Duane feels like his musical life has come full circle. His musical journey started 25 years ago, a few miles down ...
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      Once again living in the Lehigh Valley, and teaching here at the School of Rock, Duane feels like his musical life has come full circle. His musical journey started 25 years ago, a few miles down the road,. After a year or so of bugging his parents, they finally gave in and bought him a guitar. Shortly after, he began weekly lessons with Lee Daniels, a talented jazz guitarist from Bethlehem. He studied under Lee from the age of 6 until he left for college. His first musical endeavors centered around the grunge and classic rock he heard on the radio on the 90s, but that limited range of music wasn’t enough. Thanks to the breadth and depth of Lee’s musical knowledge, he grew to enjoy and appreciate a wide range of eras and genres. Lee turned him on to blues rock guitarists like Hendrix, Duane Allman, and Mike Bloomfield, jazz greats like Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and Charles Mingus, great songwriters like Dylan, the Beatles and the Band, classical composers like Beethoven and Stravinsky, and even Indian Classical musicians like Ali Akbar Khan. Duane always had an affinity for improvisational music, so his introduction of bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish struck a nerve that resonates to this day.
      In 1999, Duane left the Lehigh Valley for Boston and the Berklee College of Music. There he studied Classical Composition and Contemporary Writing and Production, which allowed him to dig deeper into his love of writing music. Duane's love of diverse styles of music revealed itself here too. He found my voice writing “classical” music (meaning music for symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles) but was always drawn back to the guitar and rock and roll. Duane was working for the Boston Symphony, seeing the music of Bartok and Sibelius, but making sure to catch Radiohead when they were in town. He was sitting with my friends bands playing everything from funky improvised jam music to spacy indie rock, then going home to work on a string quartet he was writing.
      Duane was fortunate to work with many great teachers while in Boston, most notably, John Bavicchi. Like Lee Daniels earlier, his teaching extended beyond just showing theory or technique. He shared with me his favorite composers, and favorite music. He showed Duane what that music meant to him, and how the ultimate goal as musicians is to communicate something more than just the notes on the page. Like Lee, John went beyond just a teacher and became a friend and mentor.
      Duane graduated from Berklee in 2004, and received the Harry Ellis Dickson award for graduating composers. He has been commissioned to write pieces for groups ranging from brass quintet, to chamber choir, to solo recorder. Duane has played guitar, bass, and on occasion, drums and keys in bands throughout his life, and he enjoys every aspect of writing, playing, and studying music.
      After meeting the mother of his beautiful daughter, Duane moved back to the Lehigh Valley in 2009. She was born in 2010, and since then the focus of his life has been being the best father he can while overseeing the growth of the amazing students here at the School of Rock. With the time left over, he continues to write music for the various commissions that comes his way, as well as for his own enjoyment.
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    • Jesse Braun
      Drum and Guitar Instructor
      Born into a family of musicians, Jesse has been playing music since he was old enough to walk. At the age of 14, Jesse began gigging in an original indie/progressive band that recorded, produced an...
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      Born into a family of musicians, Jesse has been playing music since he was old enough to walk. At the age of 14, Jesse began gigging in an original indie/progressive band that recorded, produced and released 2 albums independently, and at 16 went on his first national tour. Since then, he has released 2 full length records as the guitar player for Surf/Garage Rock band, Great White Caps, and tours extensively as the drummer of Start Making Sense - A Talking Heads Tribute. Jesse began teaching at School of Rock in 2009 and is always excited to share his knowledge and love of music with the students at the school.
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    • Thom Eiser
      Vocals and Key Instructor
      Thom Eiser was born and raised in the heartland of sunny, rural Indiana. At age two, Thom started taking piano lessons. Sometime during his humble origins in local community musical theatre, he bec...
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      Thom Eiser was born and raised in the heartland of sunny, rural Indiana. At age two, Thom started taking piano lessons. Sometime during his humble origins in local community musical theatre, he became enamored with the poignant romance and high-brow buffoonery that is classical voice. After a short game of "pin-the-tail-on-the-atlas," Thom ended up majoring in vocal performance at Moravian College, where he enjoyed taking part in such disparate ensembles as vocal jazz, Baroque ensemble, improv ensemble, opera ensemble, and somehow still found time to star as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar during his final year. Well-versed in harmonic theory and borderline obsessive about rhythmic devices, Thom prides himself on his ability to express his passion for music theory as well as performance techniques in a fashion that is infectious to students. He makes an effort to help them better understand what makes their favorite music tick, and introduces them to new music in the hopes of broadening their horizons. In his spare time, Thom can be found hard at work on several songwriting endeavors, ranging from indie-pop to electronic, both solo and in tandem with his wife.
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    • Jon Fadem
      Guitar and Bass Instructor/Show Director
      Jon Fadem has been playing guitar since he was 13, and went on to study music at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, OH. He is proud to be endorsed by Paul Reed Smith guitars, Mesa/Boogie...
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      Jon Fadem has been playing guitar since he was 13, and went on to study music at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, OH. He is proud to be endorsed by Paul Reed Smith guitars, Mesa/Boogie amplifiers, and Dean Markley strings. His primary musical influences are Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Sly and the Family Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Coltrane, and Frank Zappa . Jon is the lead guitarist and musical director for Start Making Sense, the acclaimed nationally touring Talking Heads tribute band. He plays guitar, sings, and is the primary songwriter for Post Junction, an original funk band that was prominently featured in the book 'Jam Bands - North America's Hottest Live Bands'. Jon plays guitar and sings in HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute, and plays solo gigs as well. He was nominated for Best Guitarist in the Lehigh Valley Music Awards for seven consecutive years.

      Jon has played guitar with George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Buddy Miles, Bernie Worrell from Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads, Ike Willis, Ray White and Napoleon Murphy Brock from Frank Zappa's band, Larry Graham from Sly & the Family Stone, Steve Kimock, George Porter, Jr. of The Meters, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez from Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Robert Walter from The Greyboy All Stars, Devon Allman, David Gans, and Project Object, among others. He has been teaching at School of Rock since 2008, initially in Downingtown PA, and currently at the Easton PA school.
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    • Anthony Newett
      Vocals, Guitar and Keys Instructor
      Anthony began teaching in Philadelphia back in 1986, (yikes... yes, he's been around for a while). In 2002, he was nominated for Grammy® awards in two categories for the music production and perf...
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      Anthony began teaching in Philadelphia back in 1986, (yikes... yes, he's been around for a while). In 2002, he was nominated for Grammy® awards in two categories for the music production and performance for the documentary, "Strut". Since then, Anthony continued to work in radio and television composing music on a national platform. All the while, he NEVER stopped teaching. He believes firmly in the School of Rock philosophy and he's honored to be a part of it! He'll turn you in to a rocker and has 29 years of experience to prove it!
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    • Carlos Plaza
      Drum Instructor
      Carlos Plaza has been playing drums for nearly 20 years. He started at the age of 9 taking lessons at a small music shop in downtown Ottawa, in Ontario Canada. Carlos' teacher was very particular a...
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      Carlos Plaza has been playing drums for nearly 20 years. He started at the age of 9 taking lessons at a small music shop in downtown Ottawa, in Ontario Canada. Carlos' teacher was very particular about him perfecting the basics using just a practice pad before he was allowed to purchase a drum set. This might be why he fell in love with the art of teaching since the basics are the most important. The fundamental principles of drums are concrete and the better you have them the better you get. He is proficient in the Moeller Method for stick grip, heel up and heel down technique for the bass drum and has extensive training with the 40 rudiments.
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    • Mike Roi
      Vocals Instructor
      Mike Roi has been lending his musical talents as a Vocal Instructor to the Easton School of Rock since 2013. He’s lived the life of a musician since he was 16 years old, starting his first band i...
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      Mike Roi has been lending his musical talents as a Vocal Instructor to the Easton School of Rock since 2013. He’s lived the life of a musician since he was 16 years old, starting his first band in high school and a few others since, he’s now the front man of the band Roi and the Secret People also based out of Easton, PA. Before moving to the Lehigh Valley, Mike lived and played the big city music circuit for years: first in South Florida cities like Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, then Philadelphia, then New York City. He has also toured with his bands up and down the Eastern Seaboard and has played solo performances in various cities across Europe and the West Coast. He uses his personal rock and roll experience to teach our students how to project their voices and perform as lead and back-up vocalists onstage. His #1 passion is singing and it shows in his teaching; his specialty is building confidence and teaching students how to charm audiences with their performance.
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    • Travis Thierrin
      Bass and Drum Instructor
      Travis started at the School of Rock as a student in 2008, first at the Chatham (NJ) SoR and then at the Easton SoR, and appeared in over two dozen SoR seasonal shows before graduating. Travis has ...
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      Travis started at the School of Rock as a student in 2008, first at the Chatham (NJ) SoR and then at the Easton SoR, and appeared in over two dozen SoR seasonal shows before graduating. Travis has been playing bass since he was 13. He has experience playing a wide variety of music including metal, classic rock, pop, jazz, funk, blues, and progressive rock. Travis is also a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist that plays electric and upright bass, drums, guitar, and keyboards. He is the bassist and backing vocalist for award-winning original hard rock band, Beyond Eden, and popular local dance/party cover band, Another Lousy Cover Band.

      Travis was nominated “Outstanding Bass Guitar” in the 2013 Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Through various musical projects he has performed at venues such as Musikfest, the Electric Factory, Allentown Symphony Hall, the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, and World Café Live. Travis has an A.F.A. in Music from Raritan Valley Community College and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music business at Berklee College of Music. Travis currently teaches bass, drums, and guitar at the Easton and Allentown schools. He is also the director of the Bank Street Band (show band for the Easton and Allentown schools), as well as a show director at the Allentown school.
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    • Justice Thyselius
      Guitar and Bass Instructor/Rookies Instructor
      Justice started at the School of Rock as a student at the Easton School of Rock in 2011, playing a dozen seasonal shows, and later performing with the School's House Band "The Bank Street Band"....
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      Justice started at the School of Rock as a student at the Easton School of Rock in 2011,
      playing a dozen seasonal shows, and later performing with the School's House Band "The Bank Street Band". Justice plays guitar and bass, teaching both at the Easton and Allentown locations.
      Justice is currently pursuing an AFA in Music from Raritan Valley Community College, and
      plays bass for nerd culture cover band Pixelface. Justice's main influences are Jeff Beck,
      Robert Fripp, and Steven Wilson.
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News

    • IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

      It's that time of year again, when the kids are going back to school. It's also a great time to get them scheduled for lessons at School of Rock. Give us a call for the best availability.

    • SUMMER SEASONAL SHOWS SCHEDULED!

      The Schools of Rock from Allentown and Easton will be rockin' the rafters at Rivals Night Club in downtown Easton and Maingate Nightclub in Allentown throughout May. The shows are The Beatles, Fill...
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      The Schools of Rock from Allentown and Easton will be rockin' the rafters at Rivals Night Club in downtown Easton and Maingate Nightclub in Allentown throughout May. The shows are The Beatles, Fillmore East vs Fillmore West, Green Day, Rolling Stones and Best of the 70s. See you there.
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    • FALL SEASON SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

      In Easton we are planning do the music of Woodstock, the music of Muse and the music of Women Who Rock. Signups are underway, so make usre you get in on the ground floor and enroll today!

    • School of Rock Wins Best Kids' Music Instruction Award

      Proud to announce that our families and fans voted us the Best Kids' Music Instruction in the Lehigh Valley for the 2nd year in a row!

Testimonials

  • “I would highly recommend the Easton School of Rock to any parent with a child who wants to learn music. My son started going here about 1 1/2 years ago and loves it. He now plays 2 instruments and sings. He has learned so much, not just about playing an instrument, but also about music theory and stage presence. His confidence has improved and he has made so many new friends that share his interest in music. There is a wonderful environment at the School of Rock. Teamwork and respect are important. They work with students from beginner to advanced and all are given the opportunity to learn and grow. The Easton School of Rock is a great program! ”
    — Alison M., parent, Alexandria Twp.
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “Over a year ago we enrolled our son in the Easton School of Rock, it was one of the best things we could have done for him. This school has given him so many opportunities in the field of music. He is 13 years old and has performed many gigs in front of live audiences with a group of other kids from the school. They work very hard and it shows. They played Musikfest this year with rave reviews from anyone who saw them perform. The teachers and staff have great respect for the kids and parents as well. We are so glad that we enrolled our son in this program and have nothing but good things to say about the school. We will continue to keep our son in this program and watch him grow musically and we would like to thank Easton School of Rock for sharing their love of music with all of us. Long Live Rock.”
    — Judith F., parent, Asbury, NJ
  • “Our son started learning to play the guitar thru the typical weekly lesson style at a local shop when he was 14. While he was definitely learning the basics of playing he wasn't really learning how to play that way. We took him to the open house in March of 2009 at the School of Rock in Easton and signed him up that day. The enthusiasm of the owner Ray, about the program and what it has to offer is really what sold us at first. After our son's first lesson he was sold and he's been a student ever since then. His playing ability has just gone through the roof and he's eager to learn everything he can from his incredible teachers. He has now picked up the bass as well and our youngest son has started drum lessons. The performances are a lot of fun to attend and they get to learn many different styles of playing and become vested musicians due to the entire process. From the owners Ray and Sue to all the teachers and directors you can feel the dedication and love of their crafts. We're so glad to have the SoR for our kids as it's given them a true education in music and performance which will help them grow as people. ”
    — Christy K., parent, Stockertown, PA