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About School of Rock Farmingdale

Welcome to School of Rock Farmingdale, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Farmingdale that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Farmingdale is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Farmingdale equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Farmingdale and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Farmingdale
540 Smith StreetFarmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 425-5191

Hours of Operation

Monday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Farmingdale, 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.

    Farmingdale 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 Farmingdale’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Farmingdale is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Farmingdale, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Farmingdale students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Farmingdale’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

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

    Students in School of Rock Farmingdale’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 Farmingdale’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 Farmingdale’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 Farmingdale, 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 Farmingdale 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 Farmingdale’s Little Wing Program can expect:

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

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

Farmingdale 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 Farmingdale’s Performance Program can expect:

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

    • April 30
      5:30 PM
      Adult Grad School Performance
      Show
      Evolution Sound Stage
      80-D Dale Street West Babylon NY
    • May 1
      12:00 PM
      HUNTINGTON TULIP FESTIVAL
      Promotion
      Come and See us at Huntington Tulip Festival for special promo An annual event in Huntington village, the Tulip Festival is a free, family-oriented, floral festival featuring more than 20,000 t...
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      Come and See us at Huntington Tulip Festival for special promo

      An annual event in Huntington village, the Tulip Festival is a free, family-oriented, floral festival featuring more than 20,000 tulips, hands-on children’s activity booths, family performances on the Chapin Rainbow Stage, art exhibitions, lectures & demonstrations; refreshment sales booths. The event is held from 11 AM - 4 PM on the first Sunday in May, rain or shine, although outdoor activities at the Festival can potentially be suspended for lightning. - See more at: http://www.huntingtonny.gov/TulipFestival#sthash.2mZYkMdN.dpuf
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    • May 10
      5:00 PM
      Grad School Show Case
      Show Case
      Grad School - Adult program show case @ Joe's Crab Shack in Tanger Outlet, Deer Park
    • May 12
      5:00 PM
      Street Team Performance
      Performance
      House Band performance @ Joe's Crab Shack in Tanger Outlet, Deer Park
    • May 14
      8:00 PM
      School of Rock Grad School - Adult Program
      Show Case
      Both Grad schools are showcasing their talents at Mr Beery
      4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
    • June 5
      11:00 AM
      BMW Rally
      Street Team gig
      This family friendly event features face painters and balloon artists, live music from the School of Rock Music School, raffles and a BBQ with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Our ...
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      This family friendly event features face painters and balloon artists, live music from the School of Rock Music School, raffles and a BBQ with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.

      Our show caters to a wide variety of enthusiasts, including trophies for:

      - Best Classic
      - Best Coupe
      - Best Sedan
      - Best in Show
      - Judge’s Choice
      - Best Modified
      - Best Convertible
      - Best SUV

      We continue to expand the show categories on a yearly basis in order to satisfy a wider variety of BMW models and keep a refreshed lineup of vehicles for the attendees to peruse.

      Support for the show comes from BMW North America, various sponsors from the automobile industry, and a handful of local businesses. Collaboration from our partners have helped tremendously in building the show to what it is today and we are very grateful for all of their contributions.

      We continue to keep our show BMW 'pure' in what is showcased at the event. Another goal is to keep it a FAMILY FRIENDLY event that is comfortable for adults and children to enjoy the cars, entertainment and our facility in a safe, respectable atmosphere.
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    • June 11
      10:00 AM
      Spring Shows End of Season Performance
      Performance Programs Showcase
      Join School of Rock Farmingdale for a free ALL AGES concert at OFF TIKI, Patchogue. Rock 101, Garage Rockers, Y2K band, 70s Rock band, and History of Punk band. It guarantee to be awesome.
    • July 11 - 22 2016
      Modern vs. Classic - Summer Camp
      Modern vs. Classic - Summer Camp
      Modern vs Classic Date: July 11 - July 22 (2 week) Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option) Showtime: Friday July 22 at Katie's Smithtown starts at 5pm Get the best of both world...
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      Modern vs Classic
      Date: July 11 - July 22 (2 week)
      Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option)
      Showtime: Friday July 22 at Katie's Smithtown starts at 5pm

      Get the best of both worlds and play classics from both the modern era and classic golden age of rock and roll! Being a musician, having an understanding of the roots of rock and roll, and keeping up with current musical advancements is vital in your playing. You will learn how rock and roll music progressed over time, as well as see a similarity and how all of the notes and chords tie together. This opens up the camp to a wide variety of music, such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Billy Joel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, Imagine Dragons, Queen, Black Keys, and much more! This is a 2 week camp and will include a live performance at the end at a local music venue.
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    • August 1 - 5 2016
      Drumageddon - Summer Camp
      Drumageddon - Summer Camp
      Date: August 1st - August 5th (5-day) Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option) Showtime: Friday at the school Include a field Trip to NYC to see Stomp! or another Broadway show ...
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      Date: August 1st - August 5th (5-day)
      Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option)
      Showtime: Friday at the school

      Include a field Trip to NYC to see Stomp! or another Broadway show

      Can’t get enough drums? We’ll explore world fusion, Afro-Latin rhythms, street drumming and body percussion using congas, cajons, buckets, brooms and your own body. We’ll learn about the rich history of drums, famous drummers and their work, and dig deep into the primal connection humans have with this instrument.

      In the Drumageddon camp, learn how your body, your every day household supplies and more can be used as a musical instrument. Dramageddon is the inventive and invigorating show that incorporating dance, music, and theatrical performance blended together into one electrifying rhythm. You'll learn how to keep a steady beat, different rhythmic exercises, how to transform various items into musical instruments, and more! We will have a field trip to NYC and see Stomp! on Broadway and witness the captivating show!

      The class will be directed by John Sawicki. John has been traveling the world playing drums with "STOMP" for the last 16 years. He has been blessed with the gift to entertain. Through the years he has played with all types of artists ranging from Jazz to Hip Hop,Latin Rock, RB and Funk. I live for all music! He has played with Tommy Lee, Adrian Young, DJ Lethal, 30 seconds to Mars, Steve Stevens, Street Drums Corps, The Lost and Found Orchestra, Guy Lombard Big Band of course STOMP! You can read more about John on the staff portion of our website.
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    • August 8 - 12 2016
      School of Rock The Musical
      School of Rock The Musical
      Date: August 8th - August 12th (5-day) Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option) Showtime: Friday at the school Include a field Trip to NYC to see School of Rock the Musical or ano...
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      Date: August 8th - August 12th (5-day)
      Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (ask for late pickup option)
      Showtime: Friday at the school

      Include a field Trip to NYC to see School of Rock the Musical or another Broadway show

      In the School of Rock Musical Camp, you'll learn how to rock out better than ever before. The musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decided to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. You'll learn how to interpret the music of Andrew Loyd Weber, while learning how to play amazing rock songs, better than ever before, and more!

      We will take a field trip into NYC and see School of Rock the Musical on Broadway and witness the captivating show!
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    • August 26 - 28 2016
      School of Rock Farmingdale @Adventure Piers Wildwood NJ
      Summer Show
      2nd annual School of Rock Farmingdale is rockin' out at Adventure Piers, Wildwood NJ. Join our school as we vacation and rock out at Wildwood NJ for an entire weekend. Enjoy rides, music, friendshi...
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      2nd annual School of Rock Farmingdale is rockin' out at Adventure Piers, Wildwood NJ. Join our school as we vacation and rock out at Wildwood NJ for an entire weekend. Enjoy rides, music, friendship and MORE. Save the Date!
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Staff

    • Meet Joel Camp
      General Manager
      Joel Camp is a certified K-12 music educator, composer, performer, and devoted father/husband. He has taught both elementary and middle school for the past 10 years. Band, General music, and chorus...
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      Joel Camp is a certified K-12 music educator, composer, performer, and devoted father/husband. He has taught both elementary and middle school for the past 10 years. Band, General music, and chorus are all on the menu, with a mix of cross-curricular activity to ensure further development of each students well-rounded skills. Joel attended City College, and Five Towns College. Heholds a BAdegreein Music Ed, and a Masters in Composition.He has given over two dozen winter and spring concerts, accompanying ensembles on piano, and adjudicating students through NYSSMA. As a performer, Joel has played at CarnegieHall and Broadway at the Hudson Theater, Westbury music center, and recently at the Paramount in Huntington with his original Jazz band ' Gravity'. He has played throughout America and Canada for over 20 years. His bands have opened for Richie Havens, Dave Coz, Kenny Rogers, and have played gigs from theaters to film and Jazz festivals. Composing is another passion. He has written over 100 pieces of music from Jazz to Rock, and several full scale symphonies. Whether a Jazz fugue, or piano sonata, Joel always puts his heart and soul into every note and chord. Joel has wriiten the score to several independent films, and is working on the next Gravity Jazz CD. Hobbies include, mountain bike riding, observing the universe, reading, chess, moviesand most of all, spending time with his family.
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    • Meet Benjamin Pinnola
      Show Director and Multi-Instrumentalist Instructor
      Benjamin grew up in a house full of music and musical instruments. There were guitars, pianos, drums, amplifiers, microphones, congas, bongos, tambourines, harmonicas, you name it. He had interes...
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      Benjamin grew up in a house full of music and musical instruments. There were guitars, pianos, drums, amplifiers, microphones, congas, bongos, tambourines, harmonicas, you name it. He had interests and abilities in music right from the start. He began playing sax in elementary school and learned fast. He played congas with his father Bob and the Suburban Brothers Band at the age of 8, performing at the first Islip Street Fair in 1999. A star was born. He made his FM Radio debut at the age of 15 on the LI Blues Warehouse with the Suburban Brothers playing sax and bass. He has studied music and graduated with honors from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, having performed in many ensembles, orchestras and concert bands, playing sax, piano, guitar and clarinet, as well as singing and arranging songs in the vocal jazz ensemble. Other than being a Suburban Brother, he also presently performs in a professional concert orchestra and gives private lessons on many instruments and voice. Stated simply... Ben plays many instruments and plays each one very well. When you watch him play, you can see he is deeply into the music. Ben performed on solo jazz piano at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, opening for Jon Weber at the "Tribute to Jazz Piano" Concert.
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    • Meet Andre Lyles
      Show Director and Voice/Keys/Bass Instructor
      I pride myself in being the best teacher to all of my students, and to have them succeed in all they do! I'm a goal oriented, passionate, and motivated individual full of personality who thoroughly...
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      I pride myself in being the best teacher to all of my students, and to have them succeed in all they do! I'm a goal oriented, passionate, and motivated individual full of personality who thoroughly believes learning music should be fun and easy! I enjoy helping my students to achieve a sense of confidence in the way they play their instrument(s) as well by creating as many musical experiences as possible to have students actively participating. My goal is to instill the passion, drive, and energy that music has brought into my own life into the lives of others.

      I studied music education, and my major instrument was tuba! It was my freshmen year at college when I decided to teach myself how to play electric bass guitar. Going to college and having first hand experiences in all of the musical opportunities the world has to offer has made me the well-rounded individual and skilled musician I am today. Students can have these same experiences without having to wait until college. It's never too early to get started learning an instrument, and it's most certainly never too late! I want my students to always feel proud of their musical successes and teach them all that I can while constantly reminding them that you can do and achieve ANYTHING you put your mind to.
      "Success follows doing what you want to do."
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    • Meet Mike Readinger
      Show Director and Vocal/Keys Instructor
      Mike Readinger is vocalist/keyboardist who graduated from the College of New Jersey with a minor in music in 2013. He has been an active songwriter and performer since middle school and is currentl...
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      Mike Readinger is vocalist/keyboardist who graduated from the College of New Jersey with a minor in music in 2013. He has been an active songwriter and performer since middle school and is currently involved with several regionally touring acts which have performed in places such as The Paramount, Webster Hall and the Space at Westbury. Mike also is also a member and leader of the Mike Rad Jazz quartet, performing jazz standards throughout the Long Island/NYC area. He is also proficient with other instruments including trumpet, bass, guitar and drums. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, reading and gaming.
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    • Meet Taylor McLam
      Drums/Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Taylor McLam is a multi-instrumentalist, music composer and producer. Historically steeped in Rock n Roll, Taylor has a wide range of musical styles that he can pull off which makes him an excellen...
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      Taylor McLam is a multi-instrumentalist, music composer and producer. Historically steeped in Rock n Roll, Taylor has a wide range of musical styles that he can pull off which makes him an excellent Commercial advertising composer. A one man wrecking crew with Drums, Guitar, Bass , Keys and Vocals in his wheelhouse. In addition to his work with and in such bands as Gavin Rossdale, High Desert Fires , and Orange 9mm, he has composed music for hundreds of advertisements for brands including,Nike, Wrangler, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Cotton, Visa, Miller Lite, Sears, Lego, McDonalds, Coca-Cola , Disney and many more

      Taylor got his start in the music as a player and writer in Original bands. He currently continues to put out original material such as his latest project with Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET) called HIGH DESERT FIRES (see BAND WORK page)

      In the late 90's as a member of the band Orange 9mm, he contributed his song "Failure" to their 1996 album Tragic, which was released on Atlantic Records. This song became a single and gained radio rotation in major markets across the U.S. Playing at times Bass and Guitar as well as writing , recording and touring With Orange 9mm, McLam played the Warped Tour in 1995, 1996 and 1997 and toured with bands including The Deftones, The Misfits and Kid Rock, Clutch, and Slipknot.

      After parting ways with Orange 9mm, McLam co-wrote the bonus track "Jungle in the Circus" for the 2008 Gavin Rossdale album Wanderlust,[4] released on Interscope. In 2010 McLam scored the independent film "Chlorine," directed by Jay Alaimo and starring Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio. He is also a co-writer of the theme song to the children's show Pinky Dinky Doo on Nick Jr. Current projects have included work for Wrangler, Red Lobster, and 3M.
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    • Meet Peter Smith
      Drum Instructor
      Peter, a longtime veteran of the Tri-State area music scene, has been playing drums and percussion on stage and in the studio for over 20 years. Originally his musical influence was dominated by Ro...
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      Peter, a longtime veteran of the Tri-State area music scene, has been playing drums and percussion on stage and in the studio for over 20 years. Originally his musical influence was dominated by Rock, but since then he has branched out to explore other genres like Funk, Soul, Latin, Hip-Hop and Progressive Rock music. Peter has played with a number of cover bands over the years and currently can be see with the party-band Plunge at local clubs, weddings and corporate functions. His original music projects have varied wildly, from Pop sensations Jac Jill to Latin fused Funk-Rock band Karimbo. His current band, Deep Rising, is a modern Progressive Rock band that has released 4 albums that can be found on all the major online music services. When not on stage he can usually be found on a film shoot or in the recording studio. With a degree in Broadcasting, he has studied and worked as an Audio Engineer for 15 years. During that time he had the opportunity to meet and work with music and film industry notables like Mary J. Blige, Danny Boyle and Sam Rockwell. Peter has been teaching private lessons for most his career as a drummer. His goal during that time has always been to inspire new musicians to enjoy the challenges of their craft. He thinks music should be fun, and if it isn't, you're doing something wrong. He is proud to be part of the faculty at the School of Rock and is looking forward to helping a new generation of musicians share their love of music with the world.
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    • Meet Ruan Colyn
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Ruan joins School of Rock from Cape Town, South Africa where he completed his Audio Engineering qualification through Cape Audio College. He also is a graduate of the Royal Schools of Music London...
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      Ruan joins School of Rock from Cape Town, South Africa where he completed his Audio Engineering qualification through Cape Audio College. He also is a graduate of the Royal Schools of Music London Majoring Guitar Performance and Theory.

      Ruan has over 12 years experience teaching Guitar,Bass and Music technology to all ages and experience levels. He was a member of the Music Department at Bridgehouse College in Franschoek Cape Town and in his spare time was involved in the quarterly musical productions at the school. He also found time to co-author two books for guitar beginners which have been published in South Africa.

      Ruan enjoys reading up on his favorite subject, philosophy, as well as playing online games with friends and, when the weather permits, mountain biking.

      Through out his career, Ruan has done live sound engineering for some of South Africa’s top performing artists. Little known fact about Ruan is that he and his high school band achieved a very much coveted spot on the South African day play radio circuit back in the late 90’s , that led to a tour with some of South Africa's biggest Rock acts.
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    • Meet Bobby Rosenthal
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Bobby has always had a passion for music. His musical journey beganwith trumpet lessons in elementary school, but didn't stop there. Bobby picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and has been involve...
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      Bobby has always had a passion for music. His musical journey beganwith trumpet lessons in elementary school, but didn't stop there. Bobby picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and has been involved in music and performance ever since. Bobby has a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College, where he studied with John Kelly and Peter Rogine. Though the majority of his college career was spent studying jazz music, Bobby's knowledge and expertise span the genre spectrum to include classic rock, funk, soul, reggae, and blues. Bobby has played guitar, bass, and keyboards in multiple bands since high school, performing numerous times at venues across Long Island and in New York City. With friends, he recorded, produced, and released his first full-length album by the age of 19. Bobby's time playing with many different bands over the years illuminated his capacity for teaching and his love for helping others learn music; during many practices, he found himself teaching the other band members their parts! His work with his friends inspired Bobby to begin teaching privately and ultimatelyled him to the School of Rock, where he teaches students of all ages.
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    • Meet Angela Davi
      Little Wing/Voice/Piano Instructor
      Angela Davi is a vocalist and pianist. During her time as an undergraduate at CUNY Queens College, she participated in numerous performances in the Aaron Copland School of Music. Angela has also go...
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      Angela Davi is a vocalist and pianist. During her time as an undergraduate at CUNY Queens College, she participated in numerous performances in the Aaron Copland School of Music. Angela has also gotten the chance to perform at venues such as The Tilles Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral, among others. She regularly lends her talents to performing on stage in local musical productions, and at various beauty pageants, especially the Mrs. Philippines USA Coronation Ball. When she isn't performing, Angela is also the Music Director for Maria Regina Vacation Bible School. She is currently pursuing her MS in Music Education at LIU Post in Brookville, NY.
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    • Meet John Sawicki
      Drum Instructor
      John has been traveling the world playing drums with "STOMP" for the last 16 years. He has been blessed with the gift to entertain. Through the years he has played with all types of artists ranging...
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      John has been traveling the world playing drums with "STOMP" for the last 16 years. He has been blessed with the gift to entertain. Through the years he has played with all types of artists ranging from Jazz to Hip Hop,Latin Rock, RB and Funk. I live for all music! He has played with Tommy Lee, Adrian Young, DJ Lethal, 30 seconds to Mars, Steve Stevens, Street Drums Corps, The Lost and Found Orchestra, Guy Lombard Big Band of course STOMP! He has been in 2 movies and 2 International commercials playing drums; One for HTC another with Pharell Williams for Smirnoff Vodka and one on the way... STOMP 3D! We are filming in September of this year.He has played all over Europe, Asia, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many cities in the United States. Traveling and playing for all types of cultures has helped John playing tremendously. learning the world and the rhythms that come from it are amazing!Just like a drum kit, John is a body percussionist. Making beats with just your body is an awesome challenge. He co-wrote and performed a percussive washing machine routine in a 6-minute slot in a cirque show at the pasadena playhouse. Being in drum magazine in December 2011 was a great honor. John can't wait to bring my love for teaching to the School of Rock Farmingdale." LET ME PLAY A GROOVE , I PROMISE IT WILL MAKE YA DANCE! " ~ John
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    • Meet Doug Galiardo
      Studio Coordinator
      Wanting to explore his creativity in a musical way, Doug Galiardo started writing and playing music at an early age. As a lyricist and guitarist,he draws inspiration from all genres of music, mainl...
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      Wanting to explore his creativity in a musical way, Doug Galiardo started writing and playing music at an early age. As a lyricist and guitarist,he draws inspiration from all genres of music, mainly Hip Hop and Rock. Having played numerous shows and recording since he was 15 years old, he is familiar with the live music scene on Long Island and enjoys putting on performances. He also graduated from IAR with a certificate in audio engineering, and has very good experience with computers. He believes that music has a special power to connect people all over.
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    • Best Birthday Party Places for Kids

      The plan: Kids spend the first hour in the music room with an instructor -- little ones learn rhythm games, play instruments, and perform a rock version of "Happy Birthday" into standing mics. Twee...
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      The plan: Kids spend the first hour in the music room with an instructor -- little ones learn rhythm games, play instruments, and perform a rock version of "Happy Birthday" into standing mics. Tweens head to the sound studio to write a song. "We take a backing track of, say, a Katy Perry tune and then have the kids work with an instructor to come up with lyrics that match the interests of the guest of honor," says John Carboy, manager of the Farmingdale, New York, location.

      The experience: "My 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, still sings the oldies songs she learned at her birthday party, and that was eight months ago," says Laura Bisceglia, of Levittown, New York.

      The details: Starting at $300, depending on location, for an hour of music and an hour in a private party room for up to 15 kids, including pizza, paper goods, and drinks.

      Check out the full article at: http://www.parents.com/fun/birthdays/ideas/top-10-birthday-chains-for-kid-birthday-parties/?page=2Read less

    • SCHOOL OF ROCK RELOCATES TO FARMINGDALE

      Special fall celebration on Saturday Sept 24 to feature surprise special guests and giveaways from leading music instrument company D'Addario CompanySchool of Rock has moved to Farmingdale and is n...
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      Special fall celebration on Saturday Sept 24 to feature surprise special guests and giveaways from leading music instrument company D'Addario CompanySchool of Rock has moved to Farmingdale and is now open! The program relocated from Melville, and a special fall event is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 24. The new facility will feature rehearsal spaces, a stage in the main rehearsal room, a recording studio, student lounge and ample parking. School of Rock Farmingdale students will also benefit from an exclusive partnership with D'Addario Company, the world's top manufacturer of guitar strings and musical accessories and a fellow Long Island-based company. The grand opening event will take place from 12:00pm-5:00pm and will offer new students an opportunity to tour the facility and meet the talented School of Rock staff as well as live performances from music guests and other School of Rock house band students and special giveaways from School of Rock and D'Addario. ' We are thrilled to be teaming up with School of Rock,' comments David Via, D'Addario's Vice President of Sales Marketing. ' Our company is proud to be a partner with such an innovative music education program both on a local and national level. This is an incredible organization that nurture music students who will be our future rock stars and we're thrilled to have their latest location just across the street from our headquarters. ' School of Rock will be hosting a special Fall Promotion at the Farmingdale location, with every student who enrolls in any of the any of the music programs before October 31 receiving a complimentary official School of Rock T-shirt. Additionally for every new student who enrolls by October 31 and mentions Ronald McDonald House, School of Rock will donate $50 to The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. School of Rock's proprietary performance-based curriculum teaches students to play rock music in a unique and interactive way. There are weekly individual lessons such as Rock Music 101 which teaches students key instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keyboard vocals, and weekly group sessions with seasonal performances. For more intermediate to advanced students, School of rock is also debuting a new series of programs this Fall called Artist Development, which includes Band Coaching, Project Studio, Epic Albums and Garage Rockers. Fall Open House dates/hours are: Sat. Sept. 17 from 12pm to 3pm, Sat. Sept. 24 from 12pm to 3pm, and Sat. Oct. 1 from 12pm to 3pm. Fall Show Rehearsals Start September 6 and are as follows: Jazz Ensemble - September 6 Indie Rock '“ September 8 The Beatles '“ September 9 Foo Fighters - September 10 Radiohead '“ September 12 School of Rock Farmingdale is located at 540 Smith Street, Farmingdale NY 11735. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 12:30pm-8:30pm. For more information on the school, please contact General Manager Joel Camp at 631-425-5191 Website: http://farmingdale.schoolofrock.comRead less

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Testimonials

  • “The music rocks. The kids are AMAZING. The teachers are great. Just make sure the young kids take some Ritalin cause their energy gets a jolt. Joel took over and turned this place into a Classic Rock Heaven and the Kids bring the new school love with their talents! If you want to learn guitar, bass, keys, drums and sing your face off.... This is the place for you. (Or to live vicariously through your child! Like me!!) Check out one of the two major end of season shows, bring the kid and you're kid will say, "Yes Please!!"”
    — Kevin F, West Babylon NY
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “My kids have attended School of Rock Farmingdale for well over a year. The staff and manager are always very friendly. I've never had any issues with billing or hidden fee's. I'm a musician myself so I can tell a professional musician from a "weekend warrior." The musicianship of this staff along with the way they interact with the kids is top notch, you can tell they really enjoy teaching which is something I haven't experienced at other music schools. The only bad thing is sometimes some of the instructors miss a lesson or two because they're on tour for a few weeks. I've seen great improvement in not only my childrens musical abilities but also their social skills since placing them here. I would totally recommend this place to anyone's who's serious about their children learning music the right way ”
    — J.K, Levittown, NY
  • “Our son had been playing drums since the age of 5 at another drum school when he joined SOR at age 7. His playing had gotten better every year, but the SOR added a new level of fun and training for him. He now eats, sleeps and dreams about drums and enjoys every lesson no matter which school he goes to. ”
    — Scott B, Plainview, NY