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About School of Rock Farmington

Welcome to School of Rock Farmington—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Farmington teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Farmington. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Farmington to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Farmington
22730 Orchard Lake RdFarmington, MI 48336
Main Number
(248) 987-4450(248) 987-4450

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

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

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

  • School of Rock Farmington’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Farmington, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Farmington’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

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

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

  • At School of Rock Farmington, 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 Farmington, 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 Farmington works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Farmington’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 Farmington’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Farmington Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Farmington’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!

  • School of Rock Farmington’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Farmington.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

School of Rock Farmington'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 other...
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School of Rock Farmington'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 Farmington'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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Upcoming Events

  • June 3
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    SoR Farmington House Band at the Redford Relay for Life
    Music, Charity Benefit
    Come on down to the Redford Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 3rd in Claude Allison Park! It's an all day event starting at 10am, with the SoR Farmington House Band taking the stage at 1:30pm....
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    Come on down to the Redford Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 3rd in Claude Allison Park! It's an all day event starting at 10am, with the SoR Farmington House Band taking the stage at 1:30pm. See you there!

    18250 Beech Daly Rd
    Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240Read less
  • June 11
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    School of Rock Farmington 2017 Spring Into Summer Music Showcase @ The Loving Touch
    Concert, Music
    Summer is just about here, and it's time for our students to unveil what they have been working on for the Spring season! Come on out to the Loving Touch in Ferndale for an afternoon of great music...
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    Summer is just about here, and it's time for our students to unveil what they have been working on for the Spring season! Come on out to the Loving Touch in Ferndale for an afternoon of great music from 11 to 6 on Sunday, June 11th!

    Shows & Show Times:
    1130am-12pm: Rock 101
    1215pm-145pm: Garage Rock
    2pm-330pm: Old School Country
    345pm-515pm: Glam Rock

    Each show is a separate event. Tix $10 per show at the door, free admission for kids under 18!

    The Loving Touch
    22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, Michigan 48220
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Staff

    • Meet Eric Cojocari
      General Manager
      Eric is the newest addition to the School of Rock Farmington. He is also a musician, and learned how to play music years before the School of Rock franchise was put into motion. So, when the opport...
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      Eric is the newest addition to the School of Rock Farmington. He is also a musician, and learned how to play music years before the School of Rock franchise was put into motion. So, when the opportunity arose to work in a field he loved, he jumped at it. Mostly self-taught, he picked up a bass at age 15 and it just took off from there. He has been playing in bands for over 20 years, and currently plays in several local groups: Ethos (Guitar), Siamese (Keyboards), and a Cure tribute band, Re-Cure (Guitar and Keyboards). He's excited to bring his years of experience in the music business to the School of Rock family. He has a love of all different styles of music and enjoys seeing the kids get the kind of musical experience that he didn't, watching them forge new lifelong friendships with fellow students, and applying the skills they learn at the school to everyday life.
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    • Meet Craig Adams
      Music Director/Instructor
      Craig started playing guitar when he was 12 and joined the School of Rock in St. Clair Shores at the age of 14. By the time he was 17 he was teaching and working at the School. He’s learned guita...
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      Craig started playing guitar when he was 12 and joined the School of Rock in St. Clair Shores at the age of 14. By the time he was 17 he was teaching and working at the School. He’s learned guitar, piano, banjo, sitar, and accordion amongst several other instruments. He founded the group Blaire Alise and the Bombshells with other School of Rock alumni. The group played at such venues as St. Andrew’s Hall and their single “I Got Something” was featured in a 2015 Greektown Casino ad. Currently, Craig currently plays guitar and sings with The Witches and Banner and The Hydes. Craig teaches, Guitar Piano, and vocals and is show director for current School of Rock Shows.
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    • Meet Jason Hartless
      Co-Music Director/Instructor
      Jason Hartless is a Touring/Session drummer that has performed with legendary artists such as Ted Nugent & Mitch Ryder. Jason has over the years toured as the support act with Motley Crue, God Smac...
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      Jason Hartless is a Touring/Session drummer that has performed with legendary artists such as Ted Nugent & Mitch Ryder. Jason has over the years toured as the support act with Motley Crue, God Smack, Ted Nugent, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Mountain and Warrior Soul just to name a few. Worked in some of the finest recording studios in North America while working with world renowned producers such as, Dale Penner (Nickelback), Paul Orofino (Millbrook Recording Studios), Tom Morris (Kamelot, Less Than Jake, Destiny's Child) and Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Asking Alexandria, Soundgarden). Jason has been mentored by drummers such as Corky Laing (Mountain), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie), Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Anton Fig (Renown Session Drummer) and many more. Jason is currently a student at the renown Berklee College of Music working towards his Music Business Degree and is the current drummer for Rock Legend, Ted Nugent.
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    • Meet Shannon Barnes
      Instructor
      Shannon has been singing since she could speak. In middle school in high school, she was in band and played saxophone. Shannon also did school and local choirs. Musical theater was also a things sh...
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      Shannon has been singing since she could speak. In middle school in high school, she was in band and played saxophone. Shannon also did school and local choirs. Musical theater was also a things she really enjoyed doing and has been in numerous musicals. Shannon has been playing guitar since she was 15 and started to write her own songs. Her band's name in high school was called "Village limits" and she was the vocalist. Right out of high school, she decided to go to Wayne State to study music. Shannon was in the Wayne State Choir and played saxophone in their Lab III Jazz Band, and also has taken vocal and saxophone lessons there I decided to switch my major to Music therapy and transferred to Eastern Michigan University to do that. That is her current focus as of right now, and primary instrument is voice. So far, she has taken classical voice lessons for over 3 years at a college level. Currently Shannon is in White B. where she writes all of the songs, play guitar and sings. They are sort of a soulful jam band. Shannon is also in an all female Rage Against the Machine cover band. My major influences are psych-rock bands from the 60's and 70's. Jazz singers like Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Ella Fitzgerald. And a lot of current psych-rock and neo-soul bands. Like Tame Impala and Hiatus Kaiyote. Shannon teaches Vocal, Guitar and Keys and runs our Rookies program
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    • Meet Jimmy Steenland
      Instructor
      Jimmy has been playing the guitar for more than half of his life. He began taking lessons at age nine. At age fourteen he joined the School of Rock St. Clair Shores branch. After learning the ins a...
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      Jimmy has been playing the guitar for more than half of his life. He began taking lessons at age nine. At age fourteen he joined the School of Rock St. Clair Shores branch. After learning the ins and outs of guitar and several other instruments during his years at the school, Jimmy turned his focus on songwriting. Jimmy’s songwriting has been influenced by a wide variety of music ranging from sixties British invasion to modern indie rock. He started his first band with fellow School of Rock students Nick Faucher and Craig Adams at age sixteen. After completing a city wide tour of Hamtramck and Detroit, their band called it quits. Years later Jimmy would once again start a band with Nick, this time writing and recording an entire album together. Jimmy has also been giving guitar and drum lessons since graduating high school, using his time at School of Rock as the template for his teaching. He is currently a student at Wayne State University majoring in English education. Jimmy teaches guitar and drums
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    • Meet Zenas Jackson
      Instructor
      Zenas Jackson drum instructor was introduced to music at an early age. His family was a musical one at home and in church he started his music education. Zenas continued on his musical journey in s...
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      Zenas Jackson drum instructor was introduced to music at an early age. His family was a musical one at home and in church he started his music education. Zenas continued on his musical journey in school were he started to learn more about western music. Band classes and private lessons at the local music studio helped his skills and love of music grow. After years of learning with private teachers and school band. Zenas continued further in a musical career. He then attended university to gain more knowledge and training in his craft. In the music courses of several schools Zenas learned techniques and skills to be an even better professional musician. After completing this level of education it lead Zenas to be involved in the Metro Detroit music Scene. For many years with a variety of different bands he has participated in local music culture. Playing shows all over the metro area were ever the music takes him. Currently playing with Cosmic Light Shapes.
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    • Meet Dale Smigelski
      Owner
      Learning to play guitar was always something Dale wanted to do, but there was never a place for him to learn growing up; so it was put it on the back burner for about 30 years. Dale decided to purs...
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      Learning to play guitar was always something Dale wanted to do, but there was never a place for him to learn growing up; so it was put it on the back burner for about 30 years. Dale decided to pursue his desire to learn to play the guitar, the search for a suitable instructor led to the School of Rock in Rochester. He has been a student there ever since and currently plays guitar in 'Group Therapy', the Rochester School of Rock's adult band. He quickly became a big advocate for the program. 'When I heard about the franchising opportunities through School of Rock, I decided that I really wanted to bring students in my local area the opportunities that I got from being a student for over the four years at School of Rock. In my time with the School of Rock, I have done things I never thought I would do, including playing a concert in front of a live audience and recording a CD. These are invaluable experiences.' As a lifelong music fan, School of Rock has introduced Dale to local musicians and even allowed him to play local venues. 'Detroit has a rich history of rock and pop; it is just a part of the culture, and School of Rock really embodies all of that,'
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Testimonials

  • “My child was excited everyday to arrive to camp. She had such a great experience we signed up for another camp! ”
    — Tammy Capatina- Mother of School of Rock Farmington Camper
  • “I like that they make it fun for the kids so it's not boring. The end of the session shows are amazing. Gets the kids and parents motivated. ”
    —Rana O'Connor Mother of Student, School of Rock Farmington
  • “Love the engaging, interactive, and fun approach to lessons and the opportunity for kids to actually perform together as a band.”
    —Michelle Kees- Mother of Rock 101 Student, School of Rock Farmington
  • “Great staff who relate to the kids and provide quality music instruction. The manager is also great with the kids and organizes fun activities along with the shows and house band performances. Our son has improved his playing and made a lot of friends. ”
    — Cheryl Bell- Mother of Performance Program/House Band Student, School of Rock Farmington