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About School of Rock Elk Grove

Welcome to School of Rock Elk Grove, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Elk Grove
9045 Elk Grove Blvd.Elk Grove, CA 95624
Main Number
(916) 500-7625(916) 500-7625

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Elk Grove, 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.

    Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove’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 Elk Grove’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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove’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 Elk Grove’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Elk Grove musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Elk Grove can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Elk Grove is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Elk Grove, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Elk Grove’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Elk Grove’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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Elk Grove learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Elk Grove Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Elk Grove enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Elk Grove’s Little Wing Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Elk Grove’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 Elk Grove.

    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

At School of Rock Elk Grove, 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. Elk Grove students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits...
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At School of Rock Elk Grove, 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.

Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove’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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Staff

    • Meet Maury Rosas
      Music Director
      When Maury first heard the thunderous bass from Gene Simmons of Kiss, he knew that's what he wanted to do. He got his first bass when he was 13 years old and has never put it down. He dove straigh...
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      When Maury first heard the thunderous bass from Gene Simmons of Kiss, he knew that's what he wanted to do. He got his first bass when he was 13 years old and has never put it down. He dove straight into private lesson with Lyle Cherry, bassist from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. While learning his instrument, he started to play in bands with his friends. Music education was always important to him, and in junior high school he played electric bass in marching band and was also Drum Major, leading the band in all performances. Playing with a variety of bands in different genres, he became a founding member of the Hollywood band "Prisoner", fronted by Coburn Pharr, of Testament fame. After touring extensively in the Hollywood music scene, he focused back on his music education. He enrolled in the Grove School of Music Bass program, and studied under Joel DiBartolo. While there, he played with Many different musicians from all over the world in many different styles.

      After Grove School of Music, he enrolled in the Prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. He graduated as a performance major/ music education minor. He played many performances throughout the Boston area, before his return to California. He settled in the Sacramento area and quickly started playing in the Jazz and traditional jazz music scenes. While constantly playing live shows and being involved in studio recording, he continued to evolve into different styles and playing with as many people as possible.

      He soon became a highly sought after bassist in the country scene, and played up to 150 live shows per year. With the constant growing, and networking, he landed the bassist position for country artist, Brodie Stewart. Currently on tour with Brodie, has brought to fruition some of the biggest shows to date, including opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Band Perry at Super Bowl 50, Jerrod Niemann, David Nail, Joe Nichols, Josh Turner, Granger Smith, Hank Williams Jr, and so forth. He currently resides in Elk Grove California, has two grown sons, and continues to rock the house each and every gig.
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      • Berklee College of Music - performance major/ music education minor
    • Meet Matthew Stone
      Studio Coordinator/ Music Teacher
      Ever since he bounced his knee to musical inspirations such as Metallica, Van Halen, and Phil Collins, Matt knew music would be part of his life. As a kid when he made a drum set out of buckets, ba...
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      Ever since he bounced his knee to musical inspirations such as Metallica, Van Halen, and Phil Collins, Matt knew music would be part of his life. As a kid when he made a drum set out of buckets, barrels, and metal dust pans, he knew percussion was the way to go.

      With inspiration from his dad, who was a drummer as a kid too, Matt started his musical journey in elementary school as a trumpet player. Although he made first chair, his passion for drums eventually won out. He began playing drums in beginning band at Joseph Kerr Middle School under the leadership of Dave Winstead and Nancy Kreis. Learning quickly, Matt joined concert and jazz band, participating in ensembles that won awards at the prestigious Golden Empire competition. He continued musically into high school, joining a few bands including Paranoid Delusions, a cover band playing Black Sabbath and Marylin Manson. Matt graduated from Sheldon High School as a letterman in Visual and Performing Arts. Shortly after high school he joined his church praise band as drummer and vocalist, where he played for more than 15 years. In college Matt joined the Chamber Singers where he honed his vocal skills and sang a solo at the State Capital Rotunda. He also joined a local performance group called the Village Opera Theatre in which he had multiple principal roles, including the lead role in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Matt continues his musical talents to this day as drummer and vocalist for The Maple Tones, a local cover band playing for various business and events.

      Matt currently resides in Elk Grove with his high school sweetheart and wife Jennifer. Some of his other musical inspirations include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Harry Connick Jr, Coldplay, and Garth Brooks. Matt hopes to continue playing and sharing music for as long as possible. In the words of the late, great Leonard Cohen "Music is the emotional life of most people".
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      • University of Phoenix - BS Management (BSM)
    • Meet Nathan Woodward
      Music Teacher
      Nate Woodward has been playing keyboard instruments since he was tall enough to reach the piano keys. He took many years of classical and jazz instruction, before beginning to find his own popular ...
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      Nate Woodward has been playing keyboard instruments since he was tall enough to reach the piano keys. He took many years of classical and jazz instruction, before beginning to find his own popular style as a song-writer and keyboardist. Holding two music composition degrees, he loves creating music of all kinds. Currently, he works as the music director at Elk Grove United Methodist Church, singing, playing keyboards, guitar, bass, and hammered dulcimer, and rehearsing musicians of all ages and as a guest teacher for music classes in the Elk Grove Unified School District. He is currently recording his first studio project of his own original songs, and is a dad of three elementary-age children.
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      • Seattle Pacific University - BA Music
      • University of Missouri - MMus Composition
    • Meet Kimberly Aston
      Music Teacher
      Growing up in Fresno California, Kim’s earliest memory of singing was around the age of 5 when she was caught by the older boy next door singing in a reflection in a mirror in the garage. Her emo...
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      Growing up in Fresno California, Kim’s earliest memory of singing was around the age of 5 when she was caught by the older boy next door singing in a reflection in a mirror in the garage. Her emotions were torn between being completely embarrassed to being elated that someone actually heard the fabulous song she’d just made up. This was the first of many songs she would in the future write as a lyricist. Later her best friend’s mother recognizing her love for singing, got her a spot on a local children’s T.V. show, “Channel 30 Fun Time” singing, “Green Sleeves”. She was hooked. Her parents enrolled her in, The Holland School Of The Performing Arts for 7th and 8th grade, where she performed in plays during theater projects. In high school she joined the Concert Choir where she began to hone her harmony skills. Eventually, singing second soprano, she made it to the ranks of the highly sought after acapella group, “Madrigals”. Kim began to learn to play the guitar and took guitar class. This is when she started composing songs. When High school ended she was given the honor of singing Amy Grant’s, “El Shaddai” for her high school’s Baccalaureate Service. From the age of 15 to the age of 20 she performed in “Southern Sound Band” performing all over the California Central Valley. This band had the distinction of being the most booked band in the area at the time. There were no high school dances or proms for Kim as the band was scheduled almost every weekend, sometimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights back to back. Kim said she would never trade those nights of singing for any high school dance! Eventually she moved to Branson Missouri to give it her shot in the music business, singing in many smoke filled bars and attending many songwriter’s nights. Being a female in the music business had its unique difficulties. Dodging the casting couch proved to be daunting and relentless. “It was difficult to be taken seriously and someone was always waiting to take advantage of you”. Kim always said, “If I’m going to make it, it will be because of my voice and nothing else.” After auditioning for several shows, Kim landed a roll as a back up singer for Andy Williams in his show at the Moon River Theater. She learned a lot about professionalism from Andy, “He was a class act and a very warm and funny person. Once we watched Andy shoot a local commercial in the greenroom. He was so polished he did it in one take, flawlessly. That’s just who he was.” They worked two shows a day, 4 days a week. Every show was sold out with a 2054 seating capacity. Kim Also became a member of the “Branson Stars” Show at the Christy Lane Theater. She and the band performed a song she wrote called “Lovinize Me”. On this song Kim also choreographed dance moves for her self and the back up singers. After being disillusioned with the failure of a theater owner to hire Kim as the headliner, (the deal fell through and he wasn’t able purchase Willie Nelson’s theater), she began to want to move on. Attempts to hit the “big time” in the country music scene after a long, hard fought, battle, led Kim to seek other musical genres. She was asked to sing in a rock band and became a member of “Leather and Lace” and later, “Carousel”. “The rock scene had a very tantalizing culture. It was a lot of fun. However this was in the 90’s when rock fizzled out and alternative music took over. Our written songs seemed no longer relevant. Sadly, we now had to jump onto the alternative music wave which proved challenging. Our 80’s sound just wasn’t happening anymore. We had to roll with the changes ” Kim ultimately moved back to California and wanted to experience singing in an R&B band, “I have always loved the soulful music of Tina Turner, Sade, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago and many others.” Kim auditioned for and got a spot with ‘Innersoul band’. After taking a respite from the music business to focus on her family, Kim is now singing in ‘The SoulCats’ band. There are many lifetimes within one life; It is rich and full of many twists, turns and joys. Gratitude is abundant in my thoughts and I thank God daily!
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      • San Joaquin Valley College
    • Meet Matthew Wagers
      Intern
      Matthew Wagers grew up in Elk Grove, Ca. He first began playing the drums at the age of 14. He played in a punk band for a few years playing at local venues such as Ace of Spades, The Boardwalk, a...
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      Matthew Wagers grew up in Elk Grove, Ca. He first began playing the drums at the age of 14. He played in a punk band for a few years playing at local venues such as Ace of Spades, The Boardwalk, and Crest Theatre. During this time, he realized his passion was to pursue his dream of audio production and live sound currently at Sacramento City College and then plans to complete his bachelors degree in the UC system.
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    • Meet Luis Hurtado
      Music Teacher
      Growing up, Luis tried playing every instrument he could get his hands on. Today, his weapons of choice are guitar and singing, but he is also capable with a bass and will surprise you behind a dru...
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      Growing up, Luis tried playing every instrument he could get his hands on. Today, his weapons of choice are guitar and singing, but he is also capable with a bass and will surprise you behind a drum kit. His music career began when he and his brother formed Hero's Last Mission in 2005. The band toured across the US multiple times and shared the stage at local shows with headliners such as Switchfoot, Uncle Kracker, and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, as well as many others. During its prime, Hero's Last Mission also received local music awards from The Sammies, Sacshows, and West Coast Songwriters. In addition to teaching at SOR, Luis performs with the entertainment cover band The Wiz Kid on the weekends in Sacramento, Tahoe, Reno, and surrounding cities. He lives in Elk Grove with his wife and their daughter, and spends his time songwriting and playing hockey. He is excited to use his 17+ years of experience to teach and inspire students to pursue their own musical journeys.
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    • Meet Engelbert (Angel) Alvarez
      Music Teacher
      Angel Alvarez began his musical journey with the purchase of his first album in 1982 with Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He immediately begged his parents for piano lessons and although short lived ...
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      Angel Alvarez began his musical journey with the purchase of his first album in 1982 with Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He immediately begged his parents for piano lessons and although short lived these lessons solidified his yearn to be a musician. High school choirs tuned his voice but it wasn't until he got his first guitar as a junior that he finally found his calling.

      Voraciously consuming all genres of music he settled on his passion, industrial music. Bands like Nine Inch Nails, Pigface, Ministry, Depeche Mode, and Killing Joke not only defines his musical identity but also gave him the passion to become a recording engineer. The purchase of a synthesizer, drum machine, and a four track recorder allowed him to write his own music.

      During his thirteen year stint as the lead singer and guitarist for the Bay Area band Mystic Rage, he worked to get his Bachelor's in studio recording and sound design. Additionally, he played in countless venues in California and Nevada, opening for bands like Slayer, Slipknot, Fear Factory, Ronnie James Dio, Type-O-Negative, Hatebreed, Arch Enemy, Blue Oyster Cult etc.

      After leaving the Mystic Rage due to creative differences he worked at WaveGroup Sound on contract with Harmonix studios to author MIDI transcriptions of songs for their Rock Band video game franchise. Afterward, he worked on contract with Disney Mobile doing similar work for their Tap Tap revolution game.

      Angel's teaching background, beyond private lessons, began when he became an instructor at the now defunct Pinnacle College. He taught the next generation of studio engineers and producers, instructing them on music production and sound design for tv and film.

      Also during this time he became the guitarist and one of the main songwriters for the band A Million Exploding Suns. After this project ended Angel decided to finally form the band he has always wanted. The project, Zero Day Threat, saw him in 100% control of songwriting, recording and booking of shows. Zero Day Threat anticipate the release of their debut album within the next year.

      Angel brings over twenty years of combined experience in performing, writing, engineering, and teaching to School of Rock and is passionate about imparting his knowledge and experience to the next generation.
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      • Ex’pression College for Digital Arts (BS Sound Arts)
    • Meet Yacine Ofoe
      Music Teacher
      Yacine is 26 years old and has been playing drums since he was 8 years old. He realized he wanted to play the drums after seeing his uncle played in his punk rock band. At the time he was taking pi...
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      Yacine is 26 years old and has been playing drums since he was 8 years old. He realized he wanted to play the drums after seeing his uncle played in his punk rock band. At the time he was taking piano lessons and was not very interested in it, mainly because he was an energetic 8 year old skateboarder. He then asked his parents if he could quit the piano to play drums. They were hesitant at first but they finally gave in and Yacine was able to take drum lessons. He loved it so much which made him learn it so quick, that his drum teacher told him there was nothing left to teach him after only 3 years. But he kept playing and practicing on his own and developed his own style of drumming based on the fundamentals that his drum teacher taught him, mixed with the style of music that he loved to listen to. He started his first band when he was 11 years old and they played Misfits songs every weekend at house shows. This was his first dive into the world of playing live music and he loved it.

      After that band ended he went on to keep playing drums alone with his headphones while listening to his favorite albums. This taught him multiple new playing styles of drums by playing along with punk, screamo, and alternative rock bands. After high school he started another band with his brother and best friends. They wrote melodic hardcore music for a few months and then started to play shows at venues. After their 2nd show they were asked to join a label. This label gave them an opportunity to grow as a young band. They were able to record an album and go on tour playing shows all over California.

      Yacine worked for the state of California for 7 years while growing up and eventually realized that was exactly what he did not want to do. He has a very creative mind which has led him to quit working in that cubicle state job and focus on endeavors that are passionate to him. Yacine also has two successful clothing brands that he created and own, Where Street & Unfortunate. He also created a small boutique in old Sacramento that he’s able to display and sell his clothing out of. He has been working for Twin Rivers Unified School District for 3 years at an elementary school and has a new found love for teaching the things he’s good at to children and other pupils. Yacine has been skateboarding for 18 years and recently started teaching Skateboard lessons at a skate camp in Elk Grove. He has also been playing the drums for 18 years and he is very excited to start teaching drums at School of Rock in Elk Grove.
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • ““I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything!" ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence.”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA