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About School of Rock Encinitas

Welcome to School of Rock Encinitas, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Encinitas’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Encinitas has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Encinitas full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Encinitas
165 S El Camino RealSuite CEncinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-5968

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Encinitas'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 Encinitas's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Encinitas’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 Encinitas, 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 Encinitas’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!

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

    Students in School of Rock Encinitas’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 Encinitas’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 (geomodifer) 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 Encinitas’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 Encinitas, 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas’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 Encinitas'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 Encinitas'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 Encinitas'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

    • Tyler Ward
      Music Director
      Tyler Ward is a multi-instrumentalist from San Diego. He started with School of Rock in 2007 and worked under the guidance of previous Music Director, Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Zappa, Joe Satriani)....
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      Tyler Ward is a multi-instrumentalist from San Diego. He started with School of Rock in 2007 and worked under the guidance of previous Music Director, Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Zappa, Joe Satriani). Since then, Tyler has acted as Music Director and/or General Manager for School of Rock San Diego, Vista, and Encinitas. As the current Music Director for San Diego and Encinitas, he directs shows, our House Band, and teaches lessons. When not at the school, he plays drums with bands like Oh, Spirit and The Kabbs.
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    • Arababella Harrison
      Vocals,Guitar,Keyboard,Little Wing, Rookies,Show Assistant Director
      Arabella is a multi-instrumental musician who co-founded the bands Jejune and The And/Ors in the '90s and early 2000s,and has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with such bands as Jimmy ...
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      Arabella is a multi-instrumental musician who co-founded the bands Jejune and The And/Ors in the '90s and early 2000s,and has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with such bands as Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab for Cutie.She gained national attention for her cover of Pat Benatar's 'We Belong' for a Sheraton hotels spot, and has appeared as a vocalist on recordings by seminal San Diego bands The Blackheart Procession and No Knife (as well as up-and-coming favorites The Blackout Party, Jesse LaMonaca and Old Tiger).And, she's got serious technical cred as well. Not only a skilled recording engineer with a degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music, she's also a seasoned composer with more than a decade of experience writing and producing commercial music for a client roster that includes everything from BMW to NICK JR, CoverGirl to Clorox,and Dunkin' Donuts to Ducati. As if that wasn't enough, she's now the regional director for Little Wing, School of Rock's brand new early childhood music education program.
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    • Clint Sobolik
      Guitar, Bass Instructor/ Show Director
      Clint is a multi-faceted working performer, singer/song writer and recording engineer with over 15 years experience in many different genres including ska, reggae, punk rock, metal, hip hop, funk, ...
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      Clint is a multi-faceted working performer, singer/song writer and recording engineer with over 15 years experience in many different genres including ska, reggae, punk rock, metal, hip hop, funk, jazz and country. He has released and been featured on over 20 records and toured the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan. Clint plays many different instruments professionally such as electric bass, upright bass, guitar, banjo and accordion.
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    • Andrew Steele
      Guitar, Vocal, Bass and Keys Instructor / Show Director
      Andrew received his BA in Theatre Arts and Music from University of San Diego with an emphasis in avant garde performance and vocal performance respectively. He first took piano lessons at the age ...
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      Andrew received his BA in Theatre Arts and Music from University of San Diego with an emphasis in avant garde performance and vocal performance respectively. He first took piano lessons at the age of 9, but quickly switched to guitar due to his love of bands like Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam. He has experience performing in many different venues including bands in an array of styles, musicals, men's quartets, opera, choirs, and many more. In teaching, he uses techniques from Schechner's Rasaboxes TM, Meyerhold's Biomechanics and Laban's body connections. Currently, he sings and plays guitar in his band Damn Riot.
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    • Matt Smith
      Guitar and Bass
      Self taught electric guitar at age 13 and started composing, singing and playing. At 14 started the band Damcyan. At 17 began studying classical guitar with Fred Benedetti at Grossmont College. At ...
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      Self taught electric guitar at age 13 and started composing, singing and playing. At 14 started the band Damcyan. At 17 began studying classical guitar with Fred Benedetti at Grossmont College. At 21 joined thrash metal band Nihilist playing guitar. Began teaching at SOR in 2012.
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    • Sky
      Studio Coordinator
      Sky was born in raised in Laguna Beach California. She has always had a passion for anything related to music and feels lucky enough to now share it with all of you! You can find her grooving on ...
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      Sky was born in raised in Laguna Beach California. She has always had a passion for anything related to music and feels lucky enough to now share it with all of you! You can find her grooving on the dance floor at local shows and of course smiling behind our front desk at School of Rock.
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    • Rutger Rosenborg
      Guitar, Bass, Drum, Vocal Instructor
      After graduating from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in Poetry and Neuroscience, Rutger turned down a Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience at Stanford to pursue music. He has been in and o...
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      After graduating from Stanford University in 2012 with a degree in Poetry and Neuroscience, Rutger turned down a Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience at Stanford to pursue music. He has been in and out of bands, playing guitar and drums and singing and writing songs since he was eight. In addition to his solo project, R.A. Rosenborg, Rutger sings and plays guitar in the art-rock band Ed Ghost Tucker, which has been nominated for two San Diego Music Awards in the category of "Best Pop" and featured as the face of Shure's new line of recording microphones. Rutger has been described as one of "the refined mad scientists of San Diego's music scene." He produces, mixes, and masters all of his musical projects, and there is nothing he values more in music than trusting one's own intuition.
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    • Aaron de la Rosa
      Guitar Instructor
      Aaron was exposed to music at a very young age since his dad was a musician. Aaron first picked up the drums at the age of 5, and took piano lessons for a year when he was 6. He later played the sa...
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      Aaron was exposed to music at a very young age since his dad was a musician. Aaron first picked up the drums at the age of 5, and took piano lessons for a year when he was 6. He later played the saxophone in 4th grade, and finally discovered the guitar when he was 9. (Ironic since his dad is a guitarist and the guitar was around the house forever!) He showed Aaron my first chords and really got Aaron started on the instrument, and he played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. Aaron really didn't take music seriously until he was in college, and began studying under Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and Dominic Castillo, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, who was a student of Jerry's as well. After studying under these talented musicians, Aaron went on to pursue his education in music and received my BA in Music from San Jose State University in 2004. Aaron started teaching music privately during his time with Jerry and Dominic and continued to teach during college up until the present, and has taught hundreds of students since. Aaron now live in San Diego where he teaches, work as a freelance musician, and play in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kickstomp outfit Quel Bordel!
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    • Daniel Schraer
      Keys and Guitar Instructor
      Daniel Schraer is from San Diego and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Music History. He is classically trained on piano but self-taught on guitar, banjo, accordion and ukelele. After graduating, ...
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      Daniel Schraer is from San Diego and graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Music History. He is classically trained on piano but self-taught on guitar, banjo, accordion and ukelele. After graduating, Daniel moved back to San Diego and joined local indie rock band The Nervous Wreckords. He has been playing with them ever since, and has also performed in Transfer, Ugly Boogie, April Smith the Great Picture Show, and Charlie Rae. Fun facts: The Nervous Wreckords opened for Cee-Lo Green, Brandon Flowers, The Expendables, Pepper, Dinosaur Jr. and Weezer (on the Weezer Cruise).
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    • Korey Kingston Horn
      Drum Instructor/Assistant Show Director
      Korey "Kingston" Horn was born to tear up the drums. The son of a career musician, Kim Horn, toddler Korey was beating up any household item he could find to pose as a drum kit. Instead of punishme...
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      Korey "Kingston" Horn was born to tear up the drums. The son of a career musician, Kim Horn, toddler Korey was beating up any household item he could find to pose as a drum kit. Instead of punishment for destroying the furniture and valuable LPs, Pops thought, "he's got good rhythm," and bought the lad a kit. Korey is the Master of Thunder and Lightning in the buzz band, Suedehead, who have been getting rave reviews for their latest EP releases, "In motion" , "(so) Frantic" ,and 'The Constant'.Considered to be a master in Jamaican style 'riddems', Korey is also proud to be a member of 'the worlds best' (as Korey puts it) Traditional Ska ensemble-Western Standard Time. This 25 piece big band orchestra are getting rave reviews both on their liveperformances and also on their recent debut release ' A Tribute To The Skatalites.'Through his busy career in musicKorey has had the pleasure of working with The Aggrolites, Hepcat, Tim Armstrong (Rancid, The Transplants), Rico Rodriguez (The Specials), Derrik Morgan, Prince Buster, and many more!Aside from his job as a professional drummer, Korey is also a drum instructor, and thefounder ofDrum Brigade.
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    • Chad Lee
      Drum Instructor
      Chad is a San Diego native and has spent years on the road touring with his band, The Silent Comedy. He has performed many sessions recording in the studio environment as well performing live world...
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      Chad is a San Diego native and has spent years on the road touring with his band, The Silent Comedy. He has performed many sessions recording in the studio environment as well performing live worldwide. Chad has a deep rooted passion for rhythm and sound, finding inspiration from all genres of music. One of his favorite aspects of the music industry is the opportunity to consistently collaborate with other creatives in the sound and visual world. As a teacher, one of his main goals is to pass along his passion for drums and knowledge of the industry to all of his students. Chad has had the honor to record, tour and perform with some artists such as: Marc Ford ( The Black Crowes ), Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band), Michael Einziger (Incubus), Captain Kirk ( The Roots ), Ian McLagan ( The Faces ), Kris Kristofferson, Duane Betts, Ryan Bingham, The Heavy, Switch foot, Chris 'Frenchie' Smith, Brian Malouf, and Stew Jackson. He is also sponsored by Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth, and Vessel Drums. In addition to Silent Comedy, Chad is currently performing with other local San Diego bands including, Creature And The Woods, The Chadly Three, and Gregg Griffin And The Midnight Clergy.
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    • Kevin Higuchi
      Drum Instructor
      Kevin Higuchi has been drumming since the early age of twelve and has always been passionate in the pursuit of musical diversity. Always cherishing a love for jazz, he still continues to perf...
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      Kevin Higuchi has been drumming since the early age of twelve and has always been passionate in the pursuit of musical diversity. Always cherishing a love for jazz, he still continues to perform for multiple groups pulling influences from metal, punk, reggae and even traditional ska. Now in his thirties, he still continues to travel and tour internationally; most prominently with his bands Insolence and the Whiskey Avengers. Touring has also lead him to the blessing of sponsorship as he proudly endorses Pearl Drums, Vic Firth Sticks and Sabian Cymbals. He has been teaching privately since 2004 as well as writing and arranging for the San Jose State Marching Band. He offers lesson to any age and level.
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “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