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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
905 University DrFort Worth, TX 76107
(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!

  • 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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Upcoming Events

    • September 13
      10:00 AM
      Rock 101 & Adultband Show!!
      End of Season Concert
      Join us for our awesome Rock 101 and Adultband show!!!
      See all the hard work these students have been putting in all season.

      All Ages
      $10 adults
      Under 18 FREE

      More details to come!!
    • September 20
      10:00 AM
      Summer End of Season Shows DAY 1
      End of Season Concert
      See all the hard work these students have been putting in all season.

      All Ages
      $10 adults
      Under 18 FREE

      More details to come!!
    • September 27
      10:00 AM
      Summer End of Season Shows DAY 2
      End of Season Concert
      See all the hard work these students have been putting in all season.

      All Ages
      $10 adults
      Under 18 FREE

      More details to come!!

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Staff

    • 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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    • Andrew Sudderth
      General Manager of School and Music
      Andrew Sudderth is a very interesting and talented guy; he is the lead singer for a lil' band called Fair to Midland!!! Cough cough'¦ (We might be brushing our shoulders off now'¦) Andrew's f...
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      Andrew Sudderth is a very interesting and talented guy; he is the lead singer for a lil' band called Fair to Midland!!! Cough cough'¦ (We might be brushing our shoulders off now'¦) Andrew's favorite color is flannel, he eats sandwiches with the crust attached, and prefers shave gel over shave cream or a bar of soap. His vocal inspirations include Roy Orbison, Peter Gabriel, Jello Biafara, Brian Wilson, Nina Simone, and Hank Williams, Sr.In 1998, Andrew formed Fair to Midland along with friends Cliff Campbell, Jason Pintler, and Nathan Seals. He joined as the bass guitar player, but eventually took over lead vocals when Nathan Seals joined the band. He is known for an enthusiastic stage presence, including wild dancing and leaping, and occasionally even climbing various parts of the stage, as well as his large vocal range, spanning the gap from guttural growls to crooning falsetto. Andrew has released three studio albums and one extended play as lead singer of Fair to Midland. He also provided backing vocals on South FM's song "Regret/The Grieving" from their release Swallowing the Pill. In 2009 he provided vocals on the tracks "Look," "Stars" and "Time Is Nothing" from Resident Hero's album Look. He also provided background vocals on the track "Red Shelter" from Moving Atlas' Red Shelter EP.
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Rachel Morris
      Drum Instructor/Studio Coordinator
      Rachel Morris is a 18 year old drummer from Arlington, TX. She has been playing drums since she was 11. At public school she plays drumset and classical percussion. After a few years of practicing ...
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      Rachel Morris is a 18 year old drummer from Arlington, TX. She has been playing drums since she was 11. At public school she plays drumset and classical percussion. After a few years of practicing on the Rock Band game, her parents enrolled her in the School Of Rock and her life was changed forever. A member of School Of Rock Dean's List since 1012, Rachel will be touring with the School Of Rock DFW Summer Tour. BTW, she says her biggest inspirations are Neil Peart, Keith Moon, Dave Grohl, and Danny Carey, to name just a few.
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News

    • NEW GUITAR INSTRUCTOR'S BAND GOT AN AWESOME REVIEW!

      By Steve Watkins Special to DFW.com Posted 6:26pm on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 I was trying to decide where to go to get my weekly live music fix on Saturday, and I got a cryptic message from Casey Sm...
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      By Steve Watkins Special to DFW.com Posted 6:26pm on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 I was trying to decide where to go to get my weekly live music fix on Saturday, and I got a cryptic message from Casey Smith (formerly of the Where House). The message indicated I needed to rush down to the Cellar to see some band called the Pyramids. Apparently, it was the band's first gig, and I don't typically write about bands on their first day, but Casey is usually on point so I headed down to Berry Street. The place was infested with musicians '” Hayden Miller was in the crowd, and Luke McGlathery was running sound. The Pyramids were just setting up. The Pyramids are a three-piece, straight-up rock 'n' roll act. It was indeed their first gig together, but these guys are all fixtures in the Funkytown music scene. There was a rough spot here and there, but fewer than many bands I've seen that have been playing for years. The rhythm section '” with Nolan Robertson on bass and Trey Ownby on drums '” was as tight as a snare drum. And guitarist/vocalist Caleb Stanislaw is a passionate performer. They had the Cellar crowd from the start; this audience was transfixed. But it was Stanislaw's guitar work that sold me. I hear a lot of solos, and few impress me as much as this. His playing was precise. Aggressive and emotive, without gimmickry or riff-bashing. 'I never feel really myself and as alive as when I'm screaming into the mike and trying to break a string,' Stanislaw said in an interview after the show. He writes lyrics, and then goes to the band with a rough framework of the instrumentals, to which everyone contributes. For him, it's an artistic outlet, a way to connect with the audience. 'Every individual knows something,' Stanislaw said. 'They need to impart it to others. They need to impart it through a medium, and the medium is music. 'If you do art for art's sake, it's disingenuous because at some point you have to have an audience, even if it's an audience of one.' At the Cellar, the Pyramids finished up with a song called Replay, a soul-searching number about realizing you're an adult and becoming aware of the people around you. Stanislaw credited the song to Arlo Guthrie, but it was pretty obviously not. 'It's a coming-of-age song,' he said. 'It's about just being yourself but realizing that everybody else is trying to be themselves, too.' Throughout the night, the band played a tight set, and pretty much its whole catalog of songs. People were demanding an encore, but they were out. It happens with a new band, but the set we got was enough. Go and see these guys. I expect great things.
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    • Our Rockstrav made top 20 things to do this weekend!

      Do your kids like to rock out? Do they jam on the guitar or bang on the drums? Do they listen to their music a little too loud? Then this daylong music festival is probably for them. At Rockstravag...
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      Do your kids like to rock out? Do they jam on the guitar or bang on the drums? Do they listen to their music a little too loud? Then this daylong music festival is probably for them. At Rockstravaganza, presented by School of Rock, 700 kids and teens will perform in bands. Music will include tunes by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Foo Fighters, Queen, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Weezer, the White Stripes, the Black Keys and more. At several venues in Deep Ellum in Dallas, including Three Links Deep Ellum, the Boiler Room, Wits End, Liquid Lounge, Curtain Club, RBC, Trees, Twilite Lounge and Club Dada. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. Purchase adult tickets in advance online for $10; search for Rockstravaganza 2015 on facebook.com. schoolofrock.com.
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    • OUR KIDS ON DALLAS MORNING NEWS!!

      Dallas morning news covered Rockstravaganza 2015 this year!! We are so proud of all our kids!!!

    • SUMMER TOUR KIDS ON WHAT THEY LEARNED!

      11 CITIES 11 DAYS

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