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About School of Rock Fort Worth

Welcome to School of Rock Fort Worth, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Fort Worth’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Fort Worth has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Fort Worth full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Fort Worth
4608 Bryant Irvin Rd.Ste 454Fort Worth, TX 76132
(817) 332-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Fort Worth'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 Worth'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 Worth 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 Worth, 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 Worth students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth’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 Fort Worth.

    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

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Fort Worth learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Fort Worth Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Fort Worth enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Fort Worth’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!

School of Rock Fort Worth'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 Fort Worth'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 Worth's Performance Program can expect:

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

    • Meet Andrew Sudderth
      GM
      Not having been born into a particularly musical family, and growing up in the rural Texas town of Sulphur Springs, presented School of Rock Fort Worth & School of Rock Mansfield General Manager/Mu...
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      Not having been born into a particularly musical family, and growing up in the rural Texas town of Sulphur Springs, presented School of Rock Fort Worth & School of Rock Mansfield General Manager/Music Director Andrew Sudderth with obvious challenges when it came to the realm of music discovery. This meant he had to seek it out for himself, and this was before the internet kids! Andrew took guitar lessons on and off throughout intermediate and secondary schooling in addition to taking advantage of school provided choral programs. Later in high school Andrew formed progressive hard rock band Fair to Midland which, not long after, came to be one of Dallas’ biggest drawing local acts resulting in catching the eyes and ears of the national and international music community. Fair to Midland eventually signed with Universal Records for their first international release and later with EOne for their second.
      Andrew worked under Grammy award winning producer David Bottrill (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Tool, Muse) during the making of Fair to Midland’s first record and later under Grammy award winner Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Melvins) for Fair to Midland’s sophomore effort. Andrew also earned co-production credits on the group’s sophomore album. It was also during the making of Fair to Midland’s first record Andrew trained under World renowned vocal instructor Ron Anderson; famous for having worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Axl Rose, Alicia Keys, Bjork, and many many more.
      Throughout both record cycles Fair to Midland not only played a number of prestigious festivals (i.e. Coachella, Download, Rock Am Ring/Rock Am Park), but also played with everyone from The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, and Tool to Amy Winehouse (oddly enough) and System of a Down.

      Andrew continues to write music recreationally when he is not randomly trolling School of Rock hallways comically yelling at children and ruining his body w/ synthetic caffeine and bad eating habits.
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    • Meet Alyssa McCraw
      Assistant GM
      Originally a native of Fort Worth, Alyssa moved to Orlando, Florida just two weeks after turning 18. From there she earned her Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University ...
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      Originally a native of Fort Worth, Alyssa moved to Orlando, Florida just two weeks after turning 18. From there she earned her Bachelor's degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University at the age of 19. She graduated as Salutatorian, recipient of the Advanced Achievement Award, plus eight additional Course DIrector's Awards in Artist Management, Television Business, Entertainment Case Studies, Media Distribution, Marketing, Professional Communication, Business Law and Final Capstone Project. She packed up and moved to Nashville the same night she finished school.

      Alyssa went on to intern with the Creative team at Big Machine Label Group, home to global superstar Taylor Swift. During her time at BMLG, her designs featuring Taylor Swift were published in Country Aircheck Magazine and as the inside cover of the December 2011 issue of Billboard. She also designed single covers, web graphics, and video content for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Reba, Eli Young Band, and Tim McGraw. Alyssa has worked in a total of 12 diverse music schools across the nation as both a music instructor and studio director. Although she doesn't get the chance to play much any more, Alyssa is formally trained in drums/percussion, guitar, bass, and piano. At age 16 she received the award for Most Outstanding Overall Percussionist at the University of Texas, Arlington drumline intensive.

      Currently, Alyssa operates a small business called NashYork, where she consults and manages talent. Some of her clients include Chelsie Hightower (Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance), as well as various entertainers featured on American Idol, X-Factor, The Voice and more.
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    • Meet Ansley Dougherty
      Vocal Instructor
      Ansley is the newest vocal coach at School of Rock Fort Worth! Ansley was classically trained for nearly a decade, and now plays in local garage rock trio, Panic Volcanic. She also works as a sessi...
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      Ansley is the newest vocal coach at School of Rock Fort Worth! Ansley was classically trained for nearly a decade, and now plays in local garage rock trio, Panic Volcanic. She also works as a session vocalist, recording vocals in the studio with various artists in the DFW area. Her powerhouse stage persona is a sight to behold, and has even garnered her the stage name "The Destroyer". Ansley was nominated for the 2014 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance. Ansley attends the University of North Texas in pursuit of a degree in Economics and Ethnomusicology, and practices yoga in her spare time.
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    • Meet Dylan Ewen
      Drums, Piano, Guitar, Bass Instructor
      Dylan Ewen grew up in Keller, Texas and has been playing music from a young age. He began taking guitar lessons at age 10 and from there branched out to the piano and drums. He started writing and ...
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      Dylan Ewen grew up in Keller, Texas and has been playing music from a young age. He began taking guitar lessons at age 10 and from there branched out to the piano and drums. He started writing and recording his original songs in high school and went on to receive a degree from Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production and Design. During his time in Boston he fronted the surf-rock band The Sulk Scouts and pop-punk group Yeehaw! Since the dissolution of these projects he has been pursuing his own solo music.
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    • Meet Andy Long
      Drum Instructor
      Hailing from the Piney Woods of East Texas, Andy Long has been chopping wood (playing drums) for nearly 2 decades! (Geez, this guy is old!) As a self-taught percussionist, Andy started his musical ...
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      Hailing from the Piney Woods of East Texas, Andy Long has been chopping wood (playing drums) for nearly 2 decades! (Geez, this guy is old!) As a self-taught percussionist, Andy started his musical journey with stranger than normal influences. Avant Garde was his genre of choice early on, though later he would develop a taste for the finer flavors of most any style of music, especially Rock and Metal. A few semesters studying music at a local college would help him better understand his place in the music world; not as a Xerox-copy "educated" drummer but rather a unique artist with his own personally developed forms of expression. Currently, Andy's main gigs are with metal band The Spectacle from Denton, alternative-rock band Marquis of Vaudeville from Dallas and teaching drums at School of Rock in Fort Worth.
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    • Meet Nolan Robertson
      Piano, Guitar, Bass Instructor
      Nolan Robertson teaches private guitar, piano, and music theory lessons. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he has written and produced several full-length albums of original material in ad...
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      Nolan Robertson teaches private guitar, piano, and music theory lessons. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he has written and produced several full-length albums of original material in addition to producing recordings for many other artists, and has years of experience as a live performing musician. When he's not writing, performing, or teaching, he can be found reading H.P. Lovecraft stories or Beethoven scores.Nolan Robertson teaches private guitar, piano, and music theory lessons. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he has written and produced several full-length albums of original material in addition to producing recordings for many other artists, and has years of experience as a live performing musician. When he's not writing, performing, or teaching, he can be found reading H.P. Lovecraft stories or Beethoven scores.
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    • Meet Aaron Stanfield
      Senior Show Director/Drum Instructor
      Aaron Stanfield is a multi-instrumentalist, percussion guru, and Fort Worth native who with his diverse background provides a valuable resource to our teaching staff. Aaron has logged many hours in...
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      Aaron Stanfield is a multi-instrumentalist, percussion guru, and Fort Worth native who with his diverse background provides a valuable resource to our teaching staff. Aaron has logged many hours in the recording studio and many months on the road touring in the US, India, and Europe. A chameleon musician, Aaron has performed and studied a wide range of styles from jazz to metal to orchestral percussion. In 2008, Aaron co-founded Broken Hourglass Studios and recorded and produced artists of various styles from hip hop to country. Aaron was also the original drummer for the Texas based metal band, American Lab Rat. Aaron is also a respected and seasoned session musician and is a familiar face in the local Rhythm and Blues scene.
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    • Meet Tyler Vela
      Instructor
      Tyler is the newest guitar instructor at The School of Rock Fort Worth. Tyler started playing guitar at the age of 12 and has not put it down since. He has a deep love for Rock and Roll and blues m...
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      Tyler is the newest guitar instructor at The School of Rock Fort Worth. Tyler started playing guitar at the age of 12 and has not put it down since. He has a deep love for Rock and Roll and blues music as well as a wide range of music. Tyler was in the Fort Worth Rock band The Frisky Disco who have played all over Texas from the dirtiest dive bar to the main stage of The House of Blues. They were also nominated for best live act in 2012 by The Fort Worth Weekly Awards and Best Rock album in 2013. Currently he is in a new group called Dead Vinyl who we expect great things from.
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  • SCHOOL OF ROCK TEACHER, FORMER STUDENT ON AMERICAN IDOL

    Fort Worth GM/Music Director Andrew Sudderth (2nd to left) performed onstage at Dalton Rapattoni's American Idol Homecoming event in Sunnyvale, Texas.

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