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About School of Rock Fort Washington

Welcome to School of Rock Fort Washington , where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Fort Washington that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2012, School of Rock Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington
425A Delaware DriveFort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 542-0503

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Fort Washington '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 Fort Washington 's Performance Program can expect:

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

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington , 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 Fort Washington students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Fort Washington ’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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Fort Washington ’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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Fort Washington is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Fort Washington , the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Fort Washington ’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Fort Washington ’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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington ’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 Fort Washington '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...
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School of Rock Fort Washington '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 Fort Washington '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

    • September 11 - 12 2015
      Lollapalooza - Friday, Sept 11 - 7:30pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • September 12 - 13 2015
      Lollapalooza - Saturday, Sept 12 - 7:00pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • September 18 - 19 2015
      The Cowbell Show - Friday, Sept 18 - 7:30pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • September 19 - 20 2015
      The Cowbell Show - Saturday, Sept 19 - 7:00pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • September 25 - 26 2015
      Roots of Rock 'n' Roll - Friday, Sept 25 - 7:30pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Ave Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • September 26 - 27 2015
      Roots of Rock 'n' Roll - Saturday, Sept 26 - 7:00pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Ave Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • October 2 - 3 2015
      Old Skool Hip Hop - Friday, Oct 2 - 7:30pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).
    • October 3 - 4 2015
      Old Skool Hip Hop - Saturday, Oct 3 - 7:00pm
      This event is at Fort Washington School of Rock (425 Delaware Drive Fort Washington, PA 19034).

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Staff

    • Jim Love
      Music Director -> Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
      Jim has been the Music Director here at Fort Washington since its inception in January of 2007. In the past 7 years, he has helped build Fort Washington into one of the top Schools of Rock in the...
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      Jim has been the Music Director here at Fort Washington since its inception in January of 2007. In the past 7 years, he has helped build Fort Washington into one of the top Schools of Rock in the country. He has directed over 40 shows and a dozen summer camps, helped create the national system-wide curriculum, and has taken the FWSOR House Band on tour along the east coast, the mid-west, across Texas, Canada, and England. Before joining the SOR, Jim was a very active performer, studio musician, educator, and clinician. He performed regularly on the east coast with his own jazz/funk group Jim Love The Blue Groove, Adam Monaco, Crosstown Traffic, Dirk Quinn, Laura Cheadle, singer/songwriter Dreamscape Records artist Valerie Oswald, VH1 soul artist Joshua Hill, and free-lanced in a variety of different musical situations. He has also performed/toured with such groups and artists as the Celtic/folk Grammy nominated group Wyndfall, Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing), power-pop rock band needlejack the electric jazz trio Spectrum, and did a special guest performance with Shania Twain at the Wells Fargo Center. Also a classically-trained percussionist, Jim has extensive performance experience on most percussion instruments, including his stint as the tympanist/principal percussionist for the Hershey Symphony Orchestra from 1992-2002. In addition to his performing, Jim is a very active educator. He holds a B.S. in Music Education from Elizabethtown College, and has studied drums and percussion with Dr. Robert Brosh, Clyde Lucas, and Gary Luckenbill. He has been teaching privately for 20 years. For 10 years he served as Percussion Instructor/Arranger for the Elizabethtown Area H.S. Marching Band, and has worked with several other schools including Lancaster City, Warwick HS (Lititz, PA), Manheim Central HS, Columbia HS. He has done several clinics, workshops, and master classes, and held a teacher endorsement from Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets. Jim was named to the prestigious Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2005 and 2006 (yes, the one you actually have to be nominated for).
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    • Gab Guma
      Guitar Instructor
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      72 1024x768 Normal 0 false false false Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Ethiopian-born and Italian-raised Gab Guma, best known as lead guitarist and front man of Philly based rock/soul band Tangible Truth and now hip hop/rock band GrindCity. Gab recently toured with Hip hop/soul legend Ms. Lauryn Hill along with also legendary bassist Doug Wimbish . A very active songwriter, producer and session man, Gab has toured with Grammy Award-Winning band Living Colour and N.E.R.D. and he also shared the stage and/ or recorded with major artists including Ciara,Kindred , Syleena Johnson, Silvertide , Marc Rizzo, Grammy Award-winning duo Floetry, Hana Shenkute, Owen Fiidla Brown, legendary soul singer Freddie Jackson, Grammy Award-winning producers such as Sean Bryant, Danny Bernini, Bonnie Milner and many others. Gab, the guy with the big afro, uses the guitar as his second language, drawing influences from Jimi Hendrix to Steve Vai, Al DiMeola, Slash and Tom Morrello to classical into his own signature riffs, unique sound and passionate solos while displaying a very physical live performance .
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Testimonials

  • “It is hard to articulate the pride you feel as a parent when you see your kid perform on-stage. As a music teacher for fifteen years, it is easy to say that choosing the Downingtown School of Rock for our fifteen year-old son, was indeed, the best parenting decision we have made yet. ”
    — Susan B., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid to a confident, incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA