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About School of Rock Farmingdale

Welcome to School of Rock Farmingdale, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Farmingdale has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Farmingdale, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Farmingdale together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Farmingdale today.

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 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

    • September 7
      12:00 PM
      Labor Day
      School Holiday
      School is closed
    • September 12
      10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Little Wing & Rookies Fall Session Opening Day
      Open House
      Now Enrolling our Fall Season for Little Wing and Rookies on Saturdays at 11am
      Space is Limited. Enroll your child today!
    • September 19 - 20 2015
      Farmingdale Music Festival
      Street Team
      Check out School of Rock Farmingdale performing at Farmingdale Music Festival. School Of Rock Farmingdale house band perform the music of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who, Nirvana, Panic at the...
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      Check out School of Rock Farmingdale performing at Farmingdale Music Festival.
      School Of Rock Farmingdale house band perform the music of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who, Nirvana, Panic at the Disco, Brand New, Paramore, Foo Fighters. FREE
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    • September 26
      12:00 PM
      Summer Performance Program Showcase
      Season Show
      KJ Farrell
      242 Pettit Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710

      Summer Shows line up:
      Rock 101
      80s Metal Rock
      Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Wildwood
    • October 3
      12:00 PM
      Summer Best of the Season/Halloween Party
      Summer Shows
      Best of the Season Halloween Theme We are back at Adventureland for our Best of the Season - Halloween Theme Shows. All performers MUST come dressed up :) Date: Saturday, October, 3rd 2015 ...
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      Best of the Season
      Halloween Theme

      We are back at Adventureland for our Best of the Season - Halloween Theme Shows. All performers MUST come dressed up :)

      Date: Saturday, October, 3rd 2015
      Time: 11:30pm to 5pm
      Where: Adventureland
      Address: 2245 NY-110, Farmingdale, NY
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    • October 10
      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      OPEN HOUSE
      FREE trials, food, and music
      School of Rock Farmingdale will present a variety free classes, giveaways, and special discounts on October 10th. 11am to 12pm - FREE “Little Wing” trial classes for kids, ages three to fiv...
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      School of Rock Farmingdale will present a variety free classes, giveaways, and special discounts on October 10th.

      11am to 12pm - FREE “Little Wing” trial classes for kids, ages three to five
      11am to 12pm - FREE “Rock Rookies” trial classes for kids in first and second grade

      12:30pm to 2pm - FREE School of Rock Experience. Kids ages 9 and up get a taste of the School of Rock Performance Program by learning how to play 'TNT' or 'Seven Nation Army'. Open to kids interested in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals

      OPEN HOUSE SPECIAL OFFER: 25% off first month enrollment in our performance program, rookies and little wing. *Must be present and must sign up on Oct 10.
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Staff

    • 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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    • John Peters
      Guitar, Bass & Keys Instructor
      John Peters, born and raised in Huntington NY, has been playing guitar for nearly twenty years. John Peters has played in several Long Island based bands in the hard rock scene such as: SoS, Second...
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      John Peters, born and raised in Huntington NY, has been playing guitar for nearly twenty years. John Peters has played in several Long Island based bands in the hard rock scene such as: SoS, Second to None, Vlad the Impaler, An Autopsy, Aurora, currently plays lead guitar for LI Melodic Metalcore band My Kingdom. John Peters also plays in an acoustic duet known as The December Cold at Long Island Restaurant's, Weddings, special occasions (private parties). In addition John Peters also writes solo material, and has received local admiration for his HQ video release "Emerald" in October 2012, as well as "Violet" in September 2012. John Peters also records and produces fellow Long Island artists. Having returned from a northeastern tour this past winter, big things are on the way for John Peters's band, and his solo career as an artist. Teaching is a real pleasure for him, he enjoys sharing his real world music experiences, and applies them through his Instruction.
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    • Ryan Levy
      Vocal/Guitar Instructor & Show Director
      Ryan Levy was taught to sing at a young age and was always fascinated by the power of music. Around the age of 12 the guitar became an obsession for hi, and by middle school he and his friends had ...
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      Ryan Levy was taught to sing at a young age and was always fascinated by the power of music. Around the age of 12 the guitar became an obsession for hi, and by middle school he and his friends had formed their first band, now there was no going back. Ryan truly believes musical expression to be the clearest way to communicate with both strangers as well as long loved ones. His lessons are focused on giving each student musical and creative freedom. Ryan believes that the most important thing about the musical experience is having fun!
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    • Bobby Rosenthal
      Guitar/Bass/Keyboard/Vocal 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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    • Ben Pinnola
      Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Voice.
      Ben Pinnola 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 inte...
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      Ben Pinnola 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. Go to Ben's website at https://sites.google.com/site/benpinnola/ and check out his YouTube videos of original compositions and jazz standards on piano and sax.
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    • Dan Keller
      Bass/Guitar/Vocals teacher and Show Director
      Dan is a New York-based singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and certified teacher. He received his masters in music education from CW Post. He has over 10 years of music tutoring experience. Hi...
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      Dan is a New York-based singer, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and certified teacher. He received his masters in music education from CW Post. He has over 10 years of music tutoring experience. His instructors include Chris Weigers (bass), Lisa Holsberg (voice) and Dr. Jennifer Miceli (voice, education). Dan was the singer, guitarist and songwriter for the underground New York rock group, Code Anchor, who toured throughout the US. He has sung at jazz festivals in France and Switzerland, and performed with his electronic-based band, The Good Johnsons, in festivals and benefit shows in Japan. With his love of kids, music theory, singing, and rock music, The School Of Rock is a perfect place for Dan to teach.
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    • Brianna Sirlin
      Vocal, Guitar, Piano & Little Wing Instructor
      My name is Brianna and my life revolves around my music. I believe music is extremely important, being that it has the ability to influence lives and change the world, and will forever continue to ...
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      My name is Brianna and my life revolves around my music. I believe music is extremely important, being that it has the ability to influence lives and change the world, and will forever continue to do so. Some of my musical influences would be Incubus, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, John Legend, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin. My passion for music as a whole began when I was 2 years old and I haven't moved away from it since. I began taking vocal lessons at a young age and have participated in musical theater shows all throughout my life. I have been giving voice and guitar lessons since I was a teenager. I was previously the music director of a "Mini Glee" program for children from ages 3-12 before working at School of Rock. I very much enjoy helping others enhance their musical abilities. I especially enjoy writing and producing my own music. I am currently broadening my knowledge of jazz and classical music, as well as audio recording, by continuing my education at Five Towns College, where I hold a place in the top 10% of the students academically.
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    • Peter Smith
      Drum Instructor
      Peter Smith, 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...
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      Peter Smith, 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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    • Jess Goldman
      Drum Instructor
      Jess has been drumming professionally for the past 7 years. She's played numerous shows including Bamboozle 2012 and multiple gigs on the national Camplified Tour. Her influences consist of Brand N...
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      Jess has been drumming professionally for the past 7 years. She's played numerous shows including Bamboozle 2012 and multiple gigs on the national Camplified Tour. Her influences consist of Brand New, Glassjaw, Coheed and Cambria, and many others. She has a great love for teaching and being able to share her musical knowledge with students of all ages and skill levels.
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    • 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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    • Yvan Sehr
      Guitar/Bass Instructor & Audio Recording
      Yvan has been with the School of Rock since 2010, teaching guitar, bass, directing shows and camps, as well as leading the project studio program for School of Rock. Yvan taught at the Roslyn schoo...
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      Yvan has been with the School of Rock since 2010, teaching guitar, bass, directing shows and camps, as well as leading the project studio program for School of Rock. Yvan taught at the Roslyn school and currently an instructor for the Westchester and Farmingdale school. Yvan is a professional musician for over 15 years, playing in bands and as a solo artist. He learned his stage craft from playing at CBGB at least twice a month from 2001 until they closed. Yvan is also an audio engineer and producer. He worked at several major studios and served as an audio engineer for Fisher Price/Mattel.
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    • 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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Promotions

News

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    • 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.com
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    • Celebrate your Birthday at School of Rock Farmingdale

      Music Party 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...
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      Music Party 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 $425, 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.

      This article can be found at: http://www.parents.com/fun/birthdays/ideas/top-10-birthday-chains-for-kid-birthday-parties/?page=2
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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