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About School of Rock Fairfield

Welcome to School of Rock Fairfield, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Fairfield’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield
1976 Post RoadFairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-5473

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Programs

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

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Fairfield’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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield 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!

  • School of Rock Fairfield 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 Fairfield, 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 Fairfield’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 Fairfield'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 Fairfield'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 Fairfield'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

    • Francesco Perrouna
      Music Director
      Francesco Perrouna is a dedicated progressive instrumentalist, a seasoned vocalist with a soaring passionate range, and a songwriter spanning across the rock, funk, and soul/blues genres. A high-en...
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      Francesco Perrouna is a dedicated progressive instrumentalist, a seasoned vocalist with a soaring passionate range, and a songwriter spanning across the rock, funk, and soul/blues genres. A high-energy bandleader with a performance career that spans three decades, Francesco can be heard on albums by Suzanne Vick, Shake, the Heroes, the Swag Hooks, Canbaz, and the Voodoo Jets . Most recently, the Voodoo Jets released From Greens to Eternity , which has already received high praise for its energy and rich harmonies. Although he now has his feet firmly planted at the School of Rock, sharing the magic and the language of music with the future of rock to come, he can be seen all over Fairfield County fronting the 4-piece funk phenomenon Pimpinella .
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    • Todd Springer
      General Manager
      Todd grew up in Stratford, CT on a steady diet of Motown, Southern Rock, jazz, and funk and has kept music in his life since. Todd started playing a 1962 Fender Duo-Sonic at the age of 10. He joine...
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      Todd grew up in Stratford, CT on a steady diet of Motown, Southern Rock, jazz, and funk and has kept music in his life since. Todd started playing a 1962 Fender Duo-Sonic at the age of 10. He joined his first band at 12, playing at local venues around Connecticut and New York from 2002-2009. While Todd has played and toured with local ska/punk bands on guitar and trombone, he found his true passion in writing about and promoting music. He has published over 200 CD reviews, interviews, and articles in local music publications, including the Upbeat Ska Zine for which he served as Editor in Chief. Todd also knows kids. He has served as the Director of Staff at a YMCA summer camp, Interim Facility Director at the Outback Teen Center, and a pre-school teacher at a Fairfield-based private school. Todd graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in History and English and a minor in Music from Tulane University. Todd has been a mainstay at the School of Rock since 2009 and loves the opportunity to work with kids who are passionate about music every day.
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    • Alex Swift
      Bass/Guitar/Keyboard Instructor
      Born and raised in Fairfield, CT, Alex Swift grew up playing in the local music scene. From middle school to the end of high school, he was constantly taking lessons, developing his skills, and pla...
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      Born and raised in Fairfield, CT, Alex Swift grew up playing in the local music scene. From middle school to the end of high school, he was constantly taking lessons, developing his skills, and playing original and classic rock music with his friends in local night clubs. After high school, Alex set his course on a music career and was admitted to Berklee College of Music in Boston. In Boston he was involved in many different musical projects ranging from rocking wedding bands to unique ensembles and song writing. After graduating from Berklee with a BA in Professional Music, Alex began teaching bass, guitar, and piano and is one of the School of Rock's most diverse and knowledgeable instructors. He was the singer, song writer, and bassist for the original indie rock band the Woulda Coulda Shouldas and rock project Pharoahplanes. Now Alex can be seen hitting the stage all over Connecticut with the Fairfield-based rock/fusion group Hot Chaos and all over the country with high energy wedding band Downtown Fever .
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    • Clint Amereno
      Show Director // Bass/Guitar Instructor
      Born in Greenwich, CT, Clint Amereno was destined to rock from an early age. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Police were staples in the Amereno home. By age 12 he began taking piano lessons but w...
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      Born in Greenwich, CT, Clint Amereno was destined to rock from an early age. Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and The Police were staples in the Amereno home. By age 12 he began taking piano lessons but was always drawn toward the low end grooves of bass guitar. As a teen Clint got his first bass followed shortly thereafter by his first electric guitar and quickly began learning songs by his favorite artists. By age 19 he was playing throughout the tri-state area sharing the stage with artists ranging from Fuel to Fear Factory. Clint has touredall overthe U.S. playing with theband 12 Stones in support of Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, 3 Days Grace, among other heavyweights in modern rock. He was also featured in the band's video for the single 'Far Away' which won video of the week on Fuse's Oven Fresh. He nowperforms regularly with his pop/rock/dance band Bliss and other up and coming projects. Clint plays Lakland basses, Warwick basses, and Genz Benz amplifiers and holds a Bachelor's degree in Corporate and Organizational Studies from the University of Connecticut.
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    • Michael Gurge
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor
      Michael's entertainment career started at an early age with acting and music instruction. From this time, Michael has had private vocal training in opera, rock, and blues. His developed vocal style...
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      Michael's entertainment career started at an early age with acting and music instruction. From this time, Michael has had private vocal training in opera, rock, and blues. His developed vocal style has been influenced by classic rock legends, including Led Zeppelin and Janice Joplin. Michael's career started as a drummer and lead vocalist in a Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers cover band. He specializes in playing vintage keyboards such as the Hammond B3 and Mellotron (which was used by the Beatles and Moody Blues). Michael has developed a personal vocal range of five octaves. Resultantly he has been a popular guest vocalist on many projects over the years as his personal vocal style lends a multi-dimensional sound quality to many recordings. As a session musician, Michael has played keyboards, drums, 12-string guitar, bass guitar, and performs various vocal styles such as blues, rock, and soul. Michael has produced, developed and been hired by various artists to create new musical arrangements of their works for over 20 years. To date, he has five albums of original music that have been written, produced, and performed exclusively by Michael. He received a personal invitation to contribute a song 'I Can See' to the finale of Nona Hatay's DVD entitled Visual Meditations . Nona is best known as the photo journalist for Jimi Hendrix. Michael was awarded finalist in the international songwriter's competition by VH1 entitled 'Song of the Year.' He continues to perform independently on various projects all over the U.S. He has played at the Woodstock Music Festival 1999 and performed as an actor on Comedy Central in the syndicated show Stella . Michael is a musician who enjoys working on new projects and oftentimes, will have several going at once. A performance with Relative Souls won the Relix Magazine Jam Off contest that was featured in the April/May 2011 issue and on an attached compilation CD. He also sings and plays keyboards with Fairfield-based Hot Chaos . Michael enjoys working at the School of Rock and sharing the skills he has worked so hard to cultivate. He loves knowing that classic rock music will live on through the school's hard working, talented, budding musicians.
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    • Tim "T-Bone" Stone
      Keyboard/Bass Instructor
      Tim 'T-Bone' Stone has been a rock-steady member of the local, state, and regional music communities since 1978. A former student of late jazz pianists/theoreticians John and Gay Mehegan, he co...
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      Tim 'T-Bone' Stone has been a rock-steady member of the local, state, and regional music communities since 1978. A former student of late jazz pianists/theoreticians John and Gay Mehegan, he continued his music education in ear-training, world music, and standard theory at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Having had enough formal training for his needs at that point (around 1976), he threw himself into performing in and recording with as many different types of bands as he could, working his way into many of the top acts in the area. T-Bone has recorded and performed with The Pat Lattin Quartet , The Doug Wahlberg Band , PJ Pacifico , Once Removed, The Twinkies, Otis The Hurricanes, To The Max as well as a boatload of guest spots and pick-up bands. He has shared the stage with such stars as Bo Diddley, Jose Feliciano, Chris Hicks of The Marshall Tucker Band, Melvin Sparks, and has opened for Foreigner, Mountain, Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jonathan Edwards, Merle Saunders, Dr. John, Leon Russell and many others. T-Bone has been teaching at the School of Rock since 2008 and currently resides in Bridgeport, CT.
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    • William Earley
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      William Earley is a Connecticut native who has been playing music since he started his first band at the age of 12. He was involved in music through high school and moved onto Naugatuck Community C...
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      William Earley is a Connecticut native who has been playing music since he started his first band at the age of 12. He was involved in music through high school and moved onto Naugatuck Community College, where he studied with Joe Beck (Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra). Will pursued guitar at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA, where he studied with renowned guitarists like Scott Henderson, Dan Gilbert, and Paul Gilbert. While in LA, Will did session work at Paramount Studios for Virgin Records. Will has also served as the guitar tech for Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction). Will has been a successful local musician since his re-entry to Connecticut. He has released two records as the lead guitarist for the rock/electronic group Mos Opus and played extensively all over New England. He has also played locally with the fusion group Masti and the world electronic outfit These Creatures. You can currently find Will playing all over Connecticut with Hot Chaos , Gatsby's Green Light , The Greg Sherrod Band and a jazz-fusion trio. Will is a virtuoso guitarist who is quickly becoming a local celebrity and well-sought-after session guitarist.
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    • Mike Pellegrino
      Show Director // Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Mike Pellegrino is an accomplished musician, teacher and recording artist originally from Monroe, CT. He has recorded and toured with several bands, including Spring Heeled Jack , Lost City Angel...
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      Mike Pellegrino is an accomplished musician, teacher and recording artist originally from Monroe, CT. He has recorded and toured with several bands, including Spring Heeled Jack , Lost City Angels , Cenzo , Lord Fowl , Bonafide, and Ladyfriend. Throughout his career, he has sold over 65,000 albums worldwide, toured the U.S. seven times as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. Mike has shared the stage with bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Living End, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Rancid, 311, NOFX, Blink 182, Eminem, and the Black Eyed Peas. Mike has also had his videos showcased on MTV, VH1 and HBO. Once a major label recording artist, he has eight full-length original records to his credit and countless compilation CDs. Mike has a BA and Music Performance degree from Southern Connecticut State University and has taught professionally for seven years. Presently his band Lord Fowl is signed by Small Stone Records, and their recent release Moon Queen has received rave reviews by classic and modern rock enthusiasts. He resides in Hamden, CT with his wife Ula and newborn son Boom.
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    • Matt Dempsey
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Matt Dempsey has been playing and writing music since he was able. He began his music career when he picked up alto sax in fourth grade, playing through high school and at the Rose Bowl.Dabbling in...
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      Matt Dempsey has been playing and writing music since he was able. He began his music career when he picked up alto sax in fourth grade, playing through high school and at the Rose Bowl.Dabbling in trumpet along the way, he would soon find the instrument that would capture his lifelong attention, the guitar. At fourteen Matt began private guitar lessons and quickly joined his first band. He would go on to be involved in a very wide range of musical styles including punk, metal, rock, jazz, blues, folk and reggae. Matt attended the University of New Haven and continued to study the guitar while gaining a B.S. in Music and Sound Recording.Along the way he picked up the bass and was involved in several projects including reggae, rock, and jazz groups.During this time Matt also began spreading the joy of music to others and found a love where he never expected he would, in teaching. Matt began teaching at various schools and music stores in 2006 and has never looked back. He also continues to play with various projects including his main band Cosmic Dust Bunnies , who have played throughout New England and continue to tour, write, and record.Recently, Matt has also traveled to The Collective School of Music in NYC to continue his education.Believing that we are all forever students, Matt feels strongly that to be a good educator one must be open and constantly learning.
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    • Jordan West
      Vocal/Guitar Instructor
      For more than three decades vocalist/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan West has been performing all over the country with bands and as a solo artist.As founding member of The WPLR Breakfa...
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      For more than three decades vocalist/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan West has been performing all over the country with bands and as a solo artist.As founding member of The WPLR Breakfast Band, Jordan has shared the stage with Meat Loaf, Southside Johnny, Big Al Anderson (NRBQ), James Christian (Eyes House of Lords), and Michael Bolton among others. During the 1990s as bassist for Mama Kettle, Jordan toured in support of Bad Company, Ted Nugent, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bon Jovi at venues including Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA and the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. His solo release Jordan West The Whole Shebang received rave reviews and was played on major market radio all over the country setting the stage for the Mama Kettle release The Exploited Freaks Traveling Sideshow Band which produced the hit single 'Love is Wasted on Me.' Jordan's voice can also be heard on radio jingles for Powerhouse Gym, New Alliance Bank, and the CT Lottery just to name a few. Jordan continues to perform throughout the Northeast and has now lent his talents to the School of Rock in Fairfield, CT as vocal coach to train and nurture new students of voice to be the best they can be.
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    • Fallon Lampert
      Studio Coordinator
      Music has been a part of Fallon's life from a very young age. Some of her earliest musical influences the various classic rock and blues artists that were constantly being played in her home. This ...
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      Music has been a part of Fallon's life from a very young age. Some of her earliest musical influences the various classic rock and blues artists that were constantly being played in her home. This appreciation led to her involvement in concert band during her elementary years playing the flute. As her musical interests evolved into more modern, popular styles, she began playing guitar during high school. Some of her favorite genres of music include funk, reggae, and soul.In addition to this musical background, Fallon brings with her experience working at a nursery school as well as years of providing administrative support. She also holds a BA in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. Fallon is excited to share her love of music and previous experiences with the School of Rock.
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    • Charlie Conti
      Show Director // Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Originally from Stamford CT, Charlie isa graduate of SAE (School of Audio Engineering,New YorkCity) and has a degree in music production, audio recording, and live sound.In 1999 he moved to Memphis...
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      Originally from Stamford CT, Charlie isa graduate of SAE (School of Audio Engineering,New YorkCity) and has a degree in music production, audio recording, and live sound.In 1999 he moved to Memphis, TN where he studied various types of Blues guitar.He has fronted the band Bravo Avocado as lead singer and guitarist. He has also played guitar in the band The Juicy Grapes , where he co-wrote the album For Sale . Both bands have played the tri-state area including festivals such as Gathering of the Vibes, Wormtown, Strangecreek, Phanfest, and more.He has over 8 years of experience in teaching guitar, bass, ukulele, bands, band formation, song writing, stage presence, and recording techniques to young learners. Charlie excels at teaching rock, blues, funk, reggae, country, folk, heavy metal, and hip-hop.
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    • Mike Knobloch
      Drums Instructor
      Michael Knobloch has been involved with music since the age of three. He grew up in Connecticut, playing music in the New Haven and Hartford music scenes since he can remember. He pursued his passi...
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      Michael Knobloch has been involved with music since the age of three. He grew up in Connecticut, playing music in the New Haven and Hartford music scenes since he can remember. He pursued his passion for music at the University of New Haven, where he earned a B.A. in Music and Sound Engineering. Mike uses his degree and runs sound at local music clubs and festivals such as Stella Blues and Gathering of the Vibes. Since, he has toured all over the east coast and New England playing drums. Currently a freelance drummer, Mike can be found playing with many projects around the state including Brass Tacks , Lion's Teeth , The Ruckus, and more. He is well-versed in many genres, including rock, funk, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, and RB.
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    • William Vega
      Show Director // Guitar/Bass/Vocal Instructor
      William Vega is a multi-faceted musician of over 15 years. A Bridgeport native, he began playing guitar at the age of 14, while also being involved in musical theatre in high school. He quickly beg...
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      William Vega is a multi-faceted musician of over 15 years. A Bridgeport native, he began playing guitar at the age of 14, while also being involved in musical theatre in high school. He quickly began private lessons as well as excelling with vocals. He attended The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a 5 week intensive arts program held at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT, further developing his vocal and performing skills. William began songwriting in original bands by the age of 15 and performing at talent shows and events. He continued to perform and collaborate in many groups throughout his early adulthood. William switched his focus to studying bass guitar in his early 20s playing in groups such as Larissa Delorenzo and the Button Down Mafia, and Ten Times The Fall. At the age of 24 he packed up and moved to the Big Apple to study sound engineering at The Institute of Audio Research, and is now part owner of The Acoustic Café, a musical hub of Fairfield county. His latest musical venture is as lead singer of Big Moon, a progressive rock group with many venues under their belt including the Gathering of the Vibes. William's entire life is centered around writing, performing, producing, and mixing music and is excited to share that passion with his students at the School of Rock.
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    • Barry Urich
      Drums Instructor
      Barry Urich, a versatile drummer with over 35 years of experience has performed both in the United States and abroad. Currently a freelance drummer, Barry performs with the area's top bands includi...
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      Barry Urich, a versatile drummer with over 35 years of experience has performed both in the United States and abroad. Currently a freelance drummer, Barry performs with the area's top bands including Connecticut's premiere blues-rock band, Blue in the Face, To The Max, and the Bobby Paltauf Band. He has also performed with Lester Chambers of the Chamber Brothers and Jose Feliciano. As the house drummer at Black Eyed Sally's, Barry has shared the stage with many of the world's top performers including Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John. Barry supports up and coming drummers through his work and also refurbishes and sells high quality drum sets out of his studio on Norwalk.
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    • Frederic Kaeser
      Drums Instructor
      Frederic Anthony Kaeser has been playing drums since the age of six. As a well-versed and extremely experienced drummer and percussionist, he cut his teeth playing in a wide variety of settings, fr...
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      Frederic Anthony Kaeser has been playing drums since the age of six. As a well-versed and extremely experienced drummer and percussionist, he cut his teeth playing in a wide variety of settings, from his high school orchestra to professional latin jazz ensembles at Southern Connecticut State University. His experience and versatility have landed him gigs playing in reggae, funk, jazz, punk, southern rock, blues, and creative orchestra settings. Frederic has sought private instruction since he was in 3rd grade, and continues to grow his knowledge base through receiving lessons. He enjoys passing on all he knows to the next generation of performing musicians and brings years of experience teaching to every lesson.Frederic has played all over New England in multiple groups, and is a performer on the move. Look out for his rock/reggae/punk band 27 Prophets, who is constantly hitting local CT stages!
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    • Mike Colavolpe
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Michael James Colavolpe is an experienced guitarist in many contexts. His time spent studying under Sal Salvador pupil, Neil Fitzpatrick, and later at WCSU served to prepare for performing, writing...
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      Michael James Colavolpe is an experienced guitarist in many contexts. His time spent studying under Sal Salvador pupil, Neil Fitzpatrick, and later at WCSU served to prepare for performing, writing, recording, and teaching music. Sharing the stage with the likes of Bernie Worrel, Robbie Krieger, and Alan White have been some highlights in an exciting range of musical experiences that served to refine him in this craft. A local troubador/pilgrim in CT, Michael can be heard playing in local blues/rock cover outfits such as Grit Rhythm and DizzyFish and with original artists Paul Pender, Elle Sera, and pepperoni-rock pioneers Symphonic Bodega. He recognizes that music is a gift and seeks to share it as such.
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    • Lacey "Ace" Carlson
      Keyboards/Vocals/Guitar Instructor
      Lacey started as a classically trained pianist in Seattle, WA. Later she became a stand-in for multiple local jazz bands as both a pianist and guitarist. She attended Western Washington University ...
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      Lacey started as a classically trained pianist in Seattle, WA. Later she became a stand-in for multiple local jazz bands as both a pianist and guitarist. She attended Western Washington University and then made the move to Austin, TX to further her career in music. There she performed during SXSW, Austin City Limits, and several other large festivals and venues. For the past few years she has worked for a variety of studios in both Texas and New York. She can be seen with the NYC based band, RUCKUS, and lately, has been seen performing regularly at Stella Blues in New Haven.
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    • Richie Catalano
      Drums Instructor
      Richie "Cat" Catalano was surrounded by music at a very young age thanks to his parents' extensive record collection. By the age of 15, he was playing local gigs as often as possible. Richie was re...
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      Richie "Cat" Catalano was surrounded by music at a very young age thanks to his parents' extensive record collection. By the age of 15, he was playing local gigs as often as possible. Richie was recruited by former band members of Jasper Wrath to form the band EYES. Recording their first album "We're In It Together," EYES found airplay on 99.1 WPLR and other local radio stations.He has recorded and toured with Andrew Strong, the original singer from the hit film "The Commitments," Tom Peterson from Cheap Trick, Kasim Sulton from Todd Rundgren's Utopia, James Christian from House of Lords, and Orrin Bolton. Richie has also worked with record producers John Anthony (who worked on Queen's first album), and Paul Leka (writer of multi-platinum hit "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye").Richie started teaching drums and sought out the expert advice of Bob Gatzen, Ted Seibs of Berklee College of Music, and Joe Morello. His lifelong commitment, passion, and dedication to playing drums has given him the opportunity to share his knowledge, expertise, and love for the instrument with the next generation of rockers.
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    • Liz Ashkins
      Vocal/Keyboard Instructor
      A seasoned vocalist and keyboard player, Liz Ashkins is excited to be a part of the School of Rock staff. Originially from Fairfield, CT, Liz graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a degree...
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      A seasoned vocalist and keyboard player, Liz Ashkins is excited to be a part of the School of Rock staff. Originially from Fairfield, CT, Liz graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has also taught and performed througout Connecticut, New Hampshire and at Symphony Space Lincoln Center in New York City. Teaching music is a great passion of hers and she looks forward to working with future rock stars!
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    • Max Cappello
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
    • Justin Kerr
      Drums Instructor
    • Larry Rodrigues
      Drums Instructor
    • Evan Rapp
      Studio Coordinator
      Evan is from Weston, CT where he cultivated his love of music to the tunes of Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, and Billy Joel. As a member of a large family, Evan also has experience working with and men...
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      Evan is from Weston, CT where he cultivated his love of music to the tunes of Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, and Billy Joel. As a member of a large family, Evan also has experience working with and mentoring kids, which led him to leadership opportunities in proctoring teens at a local boarding school. After working in retail and at a local marketing consultancy, his affinity for music and experience with management granted him the opportunity to become the Manager of local Funk/Rock powerhouse Relative Souls. He brings his affinity for music, marketing, management, and love for fostering youth to the School of Rock. Currently a student at CT School of Broadcasting, Evan also enjoys football, hiking, and family.
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    • Frankie Vinci
      Keyboard/Vocal/Guitar Instructor

News

    • FALL 2015-2016 PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS NOW ENROLLING!

      The School of Rock / Fairfield has announced its Fall 2015-2016 Rock Performance Programs for students age 7-18 on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals! With back to school, our students can ...
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      The School of Rock / Fairfield has announced its Fall 2015-2016 Rock Performance Programs for students age 7-18 on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals! With back to school, our students can take a weekly private lesson from one of our amazing instructors and join a group rehearsal with one of the following themes: THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA, HISTORY OF PUNK ROCK, PRINCE vs. MICHAEL JACKSON, THE EAGLES, SINGER-SONGWRITERS: THEN & NOW, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, FOO FIGHTERS, or AEROSMITH! Get in touch to schedule a free trial lesson and to hear more about how you can perform on a local stage with a band by early 2016.
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    • Fairfield School of Rock students selected as 'AllStars'

      "Ten young musicians at School of Rock/Fairfield have been named 2015 School of Rock AllStars, ranking among the top 1 percent of School of Rock students around theworld. The local students selecte...
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      "Ten young musicians at School of Rock/Fairfield have been named 2015 School of Rock AllStars, ranking among the top 1 percent of School of Rock students around theworld. The local students selected for the honor include: Aidan Kilgallon , Anais Preller , Andrew Wasserman , Daniel Dineen , Ellie Klein , Jake Greenwald , Michael Chapin , Nina Harold , Rebecca Webster and SaraKeden. School of Rock officials, in a news release announcing the AllStars, said they were selected after weeks of auditions among thousands of students at the international network ofschools. School of Rock AllStars are eligible to join a summer tour that includes performances at the 2015 Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, according to theannouncement. "Over the past month we had the opportunity to hear auditions from an exceptional group of student musicians vying for a spot on the AllStars team for 2015," Dzana Homan , the School of Rock CEO, was quoted in the release. "The AllStars program is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student, and being selected to join the program is an honor that is bestowed on a limited few who stand out as the best of thebest." For more information about the School of Rock/Fairfield and local performances scheduled by its AllStars, visit http://fairfield.schoolofrock.com." - Fairfield Citizen (May 7, 2015)
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Testimonials

  • “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
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “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
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA