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About School of Rock Eden Prairie

Welcome to School of Rock Eden Prairie, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie, 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 Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Eden Prairie
6585 Edenvale BlvdEden Prairie, MN 55346
(952) 934-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Eden Prairie, 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.

    Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie’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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie, 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 Eden Prairie students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Eden Prairie’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 Eden Prairie’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 Eden Prairie’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!

  • School of Rock Eden Prairie’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 Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie’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 Eden Prairie, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Eden Prairie enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Eden Prairie’s Little Wing Program can expect:

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

At School of Rock Eden Prairie, 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. Eden Prairie students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of ...
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At School of Rock Eden Prairie, 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.

Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie’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

    • August 5
      7:30 PM
      City of Eden Prairie - "Movies In The Park"
      Live Music
      City of Eden Prairie - "Movies In The Park" See a free movie under the stars! Three movie nights take place at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre in August, and this is one of them! School of Rock...
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      City of Eden Prairie - "Movies In The Park"

      See a free movie under the stars! Three movie nights take place at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre in August, and this is one of them!

      School of Rock will provide family friendly entertainment before the movie tonight.

      Staring Lake Amphitheatre is located at 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
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    • August 28
      5:00 PM
      Modern Rock
      Live Music
      Rock out to the tunes of modern rock bands like Queens of the Stone Age Alien Ant Farm Chevelle Incubus Rob Zombie Paramore The Deaf Tones Breaking Benjamin Bullet For My Valentine Hoob...
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      Rock out to the tunes of modern rock bands like
      Queens of the Stone Age
      Alien Ant Farm
      Chevelle
      Incubus
      Rob Zombie
      Paramore
      The Deaf Tones
      Breaking Benjamin
      Bullet For My Valentine
      Hoobastank
      The Sword

      FAMOUS DAVES BLUES & BBQ CLUB
      Calhoun Square
      3001 Hennepin Ave.,
      Minneapolis, MN 55408

      All Ages

      Reservations STRONGLY encouraged
      (612) 822-9900
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    • August 28
      6:30 PM
      Prog Rock
      Live Music
      If you're a rocker from "way back" (ie the 1970s!) this is a "don't miss" show. It's a heavy set with some tough songs. Not for the faint of heart. Dream Theater Frank Zappa C Genesis Jethr...
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      If you're a rocker from "way back" (ie the 1970s!) this is a "don't miss" show. It's a heavy set with some tough songs. Not for the faint of heart.

      Dream Theater
      Frank Zappa C
      Genesis
      Jethro Tull
      Kansas
      King Crimson
      Queen
      Rush
      Tool
      Yes

      FAMOUS DAVES BLUES & BBQ CLUB
      Calhoun Square
      3001 Hennepin Ave.,
      Minneapolis, MN 55408

      All Ages

      Reservations STRONGLY encouraged
      (612) 822-9900
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Staff

    • Meet Dan Knoflicek
      Instructor- Guitar and Bass
      Dan Knoflicek teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock and is currently writing music for a yet-to-be-released video.A 2012 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music Dan earned an AAS in Bass Per...
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      Dan Knoflicek teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock and is currently writing music for a yet-to-be-released video.A 2012 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music Dan earned an AAS in Bass Performance, and a BA in Music Composition. In addition to his skills on bass and guitar, Dan calls on his 20 years of music experience to compose multi-instrumental music. One of Dan's musical highlights was arranging and performing a Dr. Dre Medley in the recently dissolved Funk band Soulacious. Not limiting himself to one genre, Dan has spent the past 10 years performing Rock, Funk, Folk, Fusion, Gypsy Jazz, Orchestral music and two Musicals (Sweeney Todd, and The Lebowitz Sisters.) Originally from Sioux Falls South Dakota, Dan now calls the Twin Cities home.
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    • Meet Rob Wright
      Guitar Instructor
      Rob has been with School of Rock since 2010 and brings with him over 30 years of guitar playing experience in various styles. He is a 1987 graduate of what is now known as McNally Smith College of ...
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      Rob has been with School of Rock since 2010 and brings with him over 30 years of guitar playing experience in various styles. He is a 1987 graduate of what is now known as McNally Smith College of Music. If you've ever heard the expression, 'Still waters run deep,' that describes Rob. A quiet man who is filled with music knowledge and expertise. When he isn't teaching, Rob plays with a local Rush tribute band as well as sitting in with other bands playing everything from Classic Rock, Blues, 50s 60s Rock and RB, to a little Surf, Reggae, and even a little Country pickin'. His own favorite genres of music include Progressive Rock, Metal, Fusion and Jazz.
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    • Meet Leon Lombardo
      Instructor, Drums
      When Leon was 8 years old he watched the drums in a high school marching band and at that moment, knew he was going to be a drummer. When his high school garage band enjoyed success, Leon knew he w...
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      When Leon was 8 years old he watched the drums in a high school marching band and at that moment, knew he was going to be a drummer. When his high school garage band enjoyed success, Leon knew he was going to be professional drummer.

      Originally from Berwick, Louisiana Leon came to Minnesota via California. Having performed with six bands and played countless sessions, Leon’s real passion is teaching. And he particularly likes teaching at School of Rock. “The students and staff are always bringing a smile to my face to make this job more of passion and fun than hard work.” You can see Leon’s enthusiasm for teaching with each student.

      Leon joined School of Rock in 2011.
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      • Drum Teacher
    • Meet Parker Grones
      Guitar, Bass, Keys Instructor, Show Director
      Parker is a multi-instrumentalist who is as comfortable teaching southern rock as he is metal. He is a patient and caring instructor who actively engages each of his students in the learning proces...
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      Parker is a multi-instrumentalist who is as comfortable teaching southern rock as he is metal. He is a patient and caring instructor who actively engages each of his students in the learning process. In addition to teaching multiple instruments, Parker serves as a Seasonal Show Director in the Performance Program.
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      • Bass Lessons
      • Guitar Lessons
      • Keyboard Lessons
    • Meet Alec Tonjes
      Instructor | Drums
      Alec Tonjes is a graduate of Eden Prairie School of Rock. While a student, Alec was selected to participate in the prestigious, national All Stars program. After studying at McNally Smith College ...
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      Alec Tonjes is a graduate of Eden Prairie School of Rock. While a student, Alec was selected to participate in the prestigious, national All Stars program. After studying at McNally Smith College of Music, Alec has returned to School of Rock – this time as a teacher. Having been a School of Rock student himself, Alec brings a unique perspective to his teaching.

      Alec started playing drums when he was 12 years old and has now been teaching for 2+ years.

      Alec performs with another former School of Rock student in a band called Burn Fetish. And sites Zu and Lightning Bolt as two of his favorite bands.
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      • Studied at McNally Smith College of Music
      • School of Rock Graduate
    • Meet Christopher Chacko
      Drum/Vocal/Keys Instructor, Rock 101, Rock 201 & Show Director
      "Chacko" joined School of Rock in late 2015 after several years as a Guidance Counselor at The International School in Eden Prairie. Chacko's experience as a Guidance Counselor affords him a uniq...
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      "Chacko" joined School of Rock in late 2015 after several years as a Guidance Counselor at The International School in Eden Prairie. Chacko's experience as a Guidance Counselor affords him a unique perspective on music education.

      In addition to teaching at School of Rock, Chacko performs live music with fellow teacher Parker Grones.
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      • Drum Lessons
      • Vocal Lessons
      • Keyboard Lessons
      • Show Director
    • Meet Sam Frederick
      Guitar/Bass Instructor, Rock 101, Rock 201 Director
      Sam is an upcoming guitar player in the local music scene. A graduate of Perpich Center for Arts Education and School of Rock, Sam plays guitar with multiple local bands. While a student at School ...
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      Sam is an upcoming guitar player in the local music scene. A graduate of Perpich Center for Arts Education and School of Rock, Sam plays guitar with multiple local bands. While a student at School of Rock, Sam earned a position with the prestigious All Stars two years in a row.

      In addition to teaching at School of Rock, Sam also teaches at IPR College of Creative Arts in Downtown Minneapolis.
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    • Meet Caiti L.
      Vocal Instructor/ Rookies Director/ Little Wing Director
      Some people were just meant to be a teacher and Caiti Allison is one of them. From 6 year olds to 18 year olds, students love her. She connects with each student individually and molds her teaching...
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      Some people were just meant to be a teacher and Caiti Allison is one of them. From 6 year olds to 18 year olds, students love her. She connects with each student individually and molds her teaching style to fit their learning style. She engages students in both private lessons and group classes. In a recent school party, Caiti took on the role of Axl Rose of Guns n Roses while jamming with students (source of her bio photo).

      Caiti is a Twin Cities native and 2011 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music. She has been teaching private lessons on voice and flute since graduating. Caiti started playing the flute at age 8, but has been singing and creating songs for as long as she can remember. She has too many favorite artists to list, but they all write songs that tell stories.

      She previously spent 7 years volunteering with the Minnesota Children's Museum, including many years as a Story Time Reader and a semester as Education Department Intern.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music

Promotions

News

    • School of Rock Named Best Kids' Music Instruction & Best Kids' Camp by Minneapolis Happenings Magazine

      For the second year in a row, School of Rock has been named the best provider of music education for kids in the Twin Cities, by the readers of Minneapolis Happenings magazine. This year we're thri...
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      For the second year in a row, School of Rock has been named the best provider of music education for kids in the Twin Cities, by the readers of Minneapolis Happenings magazine. This year we're thrilled to have also been named the best Summer Camps in the Cities as well. Each year the magazine invites its readers to nominate and vote for businesses in the community in a variety of businesses. Each voter must have a unique email address, which is audited by the magazine's staff before being counted as valid. The business in each category with the most votes is selected as the Winner. Winners are announced in December of the year of the Award so 2015 Awards were announced in December 2015 and will be considered the winner until December 2016. Read less

    • 2 Eden Prairie School of Rock Students Selected For Prestigious AllStars Tour

      Francessca (Frankie) Torres, 16 years old resident of Wayzata, and Braden Ross (15) of Chanhassan have been selected to the 2016 AllStars band after a rigorous round of auditions. Frankie has been...
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      Francessca (Frankie) Torres, 16 years old resident of Wayzata, and Braden Ross (15) of Chanhassan have been selected to the 2016 AllStars band after a rigorous round of auditions. Frankie has been studying vocals at Eden Prairie School of Rock for eight years and has also dabbled in guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. This is Frankie’s second year to be selected as an AllStar. Braden has been studying vocals at Eden Prairie School of Rock for two years and also plays keys. This is Braden’s first year to be selected as an AllStar.
      It should be noted that the AllStars represent the top 1.5 percent of all of School of Rock’s 23,000 students worldwide!
      At its core, the School of Rock AllStar Program is an unprecedented music experience for those students chosen to participate. They go on a tour, traveling on tour buses to multiple live shows throughout the country. And these shows are a big deal; prior year AllStars have shared the stage with the likes of Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Eddie Vedder, Slash, Brother Ali and other big rock names at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Gathering of the Vibe and in iconic venues such as Red Rocks in Colorado.
      Being chosen for the AllStar Program is no easy feat. It starts with an audition, after which the most talented kids selected from each of the 176 local Schools of Rock are submitted to an international panel of judges. These judges then select those to represent the School of Rock as AllStars.
      Our AllStar program is one of the best ways for a serious young musician to get a taste for what a professional career in music is like.
      Both Frankie and Braden also performed with the School of Rock in Austin, Texas during SXSW this past March and will be performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI in July with other School of Rock students from around the world. Locally you can see Frankie and Braden perform at a variety of shows. The best way to stay up-to-date on their shows is to visit our “Events” section or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchoolofRockEdenPrairie/

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    • School of Rock Eden Prairie 2016 Summer Tour Routing Set

      Each year, Eden Prairie School of Rock students are invited to audition to participate in a summer tour that rivals any professional musician tour. The 2016 tour includes 10 students from Eden Pra...
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      Each year, Eden Prairie School of Rock students are invited to audition to participate in a summer tour that rivals any professional musician tour. The 2016 tour includes 10 students from Eden Prairie School of Rock. The Tour includes performances as follows:

      June 28 St. Paul MN Minnesota Music Café
      June 29 Des Moines, IL Des Moines Social Club
      June 30 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
      July 2 Memphis, TN Graceland
      July 3 Nashville, TN TBD
      July 6 Detroit, MI Third Man Records
      July 7 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
      July 8 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
      July 9 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
      July 10 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
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    • School of Rock MN Grads' Band "Bruise Violet" Named Best New Band in Twin Cities by City Pages Magazine

      Bella, Danielle and Emily make up the local punk band Bruise Violet. These three talented musicians are all still under 21 and have seen more stage time at A-List Clubs than the majority of adult ...
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      Bella, Danielle and Emily make up the local punk band Bruise Violet. These three talented musicians are all still under 21 and have seen more stage time at A-List Clubs than the majority of adult bands in the Cities. As former School of Rock students, we couldn't be more proud of them. As great people with a unique sound, we couldn't be more happy for them.

      City Pages magazine has named them the 2016 Best New Band in the Twin Cities. Way to go BRUISE VIOLET!

      This is on the heels of the 2015 Best New Band, Hippo Campus, which includes two former School of Rock students as well.Read less

Testimonials

  • “The instruction that my son gets is first-rate. His private lesson instructor is phenomenal. My son comes out each lesson pretty enthused about guitar, and when he gets home he just pulls his Strat out and keeps playing. The performance component has really helped his confidence, at SoR, but also at school and in life. You can't ask for more than that. ”
    — JIm B., parent, Eden Prairie, MN
  • “Rookies is a great opportunity for young kids to try multiple options before committing to one instrument - very age appropriate, my son loves it!”
    — Janice S., parent, Minnetonka, MN
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “We love the commitment. The experience is amazing from lessons to show. ”
    — Kristi E., parent, Minnetonka, MN