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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
Main Number
(817) 332-7625(817) 332-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 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 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 prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth’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!

  • 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 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

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

    • August 21 - 25 2017
      5 Day Summer Camp - Camp 11
      Camps
      For anyone wanting to get a jump performing in front of an audience, or just find an AWESOME gift, our SUMMER CAMPS are the perfect fit!
    • August 27
      12:00 PM
      House Band Showcase @ MASS
      Join us for our annual House Band Showcase at MASS in Fort Worth.
      House Band's from all of our DFW locations will be performing and showing off all their hard work!
    • September 17
      12:00 PM
      HOLD FOR END OF SEASON SHOWCASE
    • September 23
      12:00 PM
      HOLD FOR END OF SEASON SHOWCASE
    • September 24
      12:00 PM
      HOLD FOR END OF SEASON SHOWCASE

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Staff

    • Meet Joaquin Reyna
      Music Director
      Joaquin's interest in music started when he first heard his dad and uncles sing Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, and James Taylor songs. He came into School of Rock after making the move from the Rio Grande...
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      Joaquin's interest in music started when he first heard his dad and uncles sing Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, and James Taylor songs. He came into School of Rock after making the move from the Rio Grande valley to McKinney. The move was a turning point his my life both personally and musically. He is familiar with many different genres in music ranging from rock, country, jazz, blues, finger-picking, etc. He is a regular in the Dallas Praise and Worship community (currently employed full time guitarist in Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas TX) while also free lancing to local Worship Leaders. Studying at School of Rock was part of the deal he made with his parents when they first moved here. After being a part of the program (regular shows, dean's list, and DFW summer tour) for some time, he was offered a job as a teacher which to him is the greatest job in the world. He loves School of Rock and what it stands for, nothing makes him happier than being a part of this program. He continues to work hard and broaden his talents so that he can be a good service to his coworkers.
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    • Meet Susy Harman
      General Manager
      Susy was born and raised in the town of Joshua, Texas, where she grew up with a love of music. She was first introduced to rock 'n' roll by her parents at a young age, as they would listen to Led Z...
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      Susy was born and raised in the town of Joshua, Texas, where she grew up with a love of music. She was first introduced to rock 'n' roll by her parents at a young age, as they would listen to Led Zeppelin, Gun 'n' Roses, Quiet Riot, Steve Miller Band and Tom Petty during every single car ride.

      In 2010, she was introduced to School of Rock Fort Worth and found her home. Susy fit right in from the moment she set foot in the door; it truly was the Island of Misfit Toys that she had been looking for.

      A few years after joining, Susy started lending a hand around the school, which eventually led her to helping run both the Fort Worth, Mansfield and Southlake School of Rock locations. Susy recently transferred back over to the Fort Worth school as the General Manager, where she has a strong desire to pass down her life changing School of Rock experience, as she knows first-hand how amazing the School of Rock program is for our students and their families.
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    • Meet Ansley Dougherty
      Asst. Music Director; Vocal & Keyboard Instructor
      Ansley was classically trained for more than a decade, and now plays in the hard rock trio Panic Volcanic. She also works as a session vocalist, recording vocals in the studio with various artists ...
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      Ansley was classically trained for more than a decade, and now plays in the hard rock trio Panic Volcanic. She also works as a session vocalist, recording vocals in the studio with various artists in the DFW area, including backing vocals for Leon Bridges’ Coming Home. Ansley has taught vocals at the Fort Worth location since February 2013. Her powerhouse stage persona is a sight to behold, and has even garnered her a stage name; "The Destroyer". Ansley was nominated for the 2014 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance, and Panic Volcanic won the “Best Heavy Metal Band” award in 2015, and the “Best Hard Rock Band” award in 2016. Ansley graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Economics and a strong focus in Ethnomusicology. She also has a solo indie project wherein she plays ukulele and piano. She’s also a goober.
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    • Meet Andrew Sudderth
      Senior Vocal Instructor
      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 Ashlyn Shanafelt
      Instructor: Drums & Little Wing
      Ashlyn is from a small country town called Levelland just a few miles from Lubbock, Tx...but don't be fooled, she can ROCK! She moved to Fort Worth in 2013 after graduating with a music degree at S...
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      Ashlyn is from a small country town called Levelland just a few miles from Lubbock, Tx...but don't be fooled, she can ROCK! She moved to Fort Worth in 2013 after graduating with a music degree at South Plains College. She has been drumming for 16 years and has been in a variety of bands like Bomb Atomic, Tripp Mathis and the Traitors, and Zach Nytomt Band. Since she has moved to Fort Worth, she has taught numerous kids and adults how to play the drums. She plays everything from rock and blues to country and funk.
      A few of her favorite bands are Dave Matthews Band, Muse, Rage Against the Machine, and Pink Floyd. Her favorite drummers are Carter Beauford, Mike Johnston, Steve Jordan, and Benny Greb. Each of these have influenced her and made her the drummer she is today! 💩
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    • Meet Nolan Robertson
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass & Keyboard
      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.
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    • Meet Tyler Vela
      Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      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 ...
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      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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    • Meet Nick Tittle
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Drums & Vocals
      Nick Tittle began belting out his jazzy feel-good tunes under the wing of Fort Worth local legend Scott Copeland. Starting back in 2010, Nick would rehearse on an empty stage after closing time and...
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      Nick Tittle began belting out his jazzy feel-good tunes under the wing of Fort Worth local legend Scott Copeland. Starting back in 2010, Nick would rehearse on an empty stage after closing time and without an audience at the Thirsty Armadillo in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This melodic pioneer fed off of musicians like Ray LaMontagne, Alice in Chains, and Otis Redding. Since then, he has created his own unique style that is now taking him to stages in front of audiences all over Texas. His debut album - titled appropriately, 'Screaming for Candy Art' - hit the shelves in 2013. The tracks blast altruistic original euphonies that are a refreshing addition to the Texas music scene. He is now the lead singer/rhythm guitar player for Fort Worth band Arenda Light.
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Promotions

News

    • SUMMER SEASON NOW ENROLLING

      The Summer Season is signing up now! SOUNDS OF SO-CAL FOO vs FOO (Foo Fighters, Queens of the stone age, Nirvana, Tenacious D, Sunny Day Real Estate) and also HOUSE BAND (auditions 5/6) ROC...
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      The Summer Season is signing up now!

      SOUNDS OF SO-CAL
      FOO vs FOO (Foo Fighters, Queens of the stone age, Nirvana, Tenacious D, Sunny
      Day Real Estate)
      and also
      HOUSE BAND (auditions 5/6)
      ROCK 101
      ROOKIES
      & ALUMNI "R'N'R Hall of Fame"
      ADULT BAND "Mixtape"
      The Adult Band meets on Tuesday nights from 8 - 10:00-ish, and will be the coolest thing you'll do all week. Contact us for more info.
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    • SCHOOL OF ROCK TEACHER AND FORMER STUDENT, DALTON RAPATTONI, PLACED 3RD ON AMERICAN IDOL!

      School of Rock vocal teacher, Dalton Rapattoni, placed 3rd on the final season of American Idol. Congratulations, Dalton!

    • STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL OF ROCK PERFORM CW33’S EXPRESS YOURSELF SONG

      CW33 teamed up with the School of Rock and Stephen Arnold Music to create a special rock version of the CW33 Express Yourself theme song. The School of Rock in Southlake, TX rehearsed the song a...
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      CW33 teamed up with the School of Rock and Stephen Arnold Music to create a special rock version of the CW33 Express Yourself theme song.

      The School of Rock in Southlake, TX rehearsed the song and once it was perfect, headed up to Stephen Arnold Music's studios in North Texas to record their version.

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    • MEGADETH'S DAVE MUSTAINE TO APPEAR ON STAGE WITH KIDS FROM SCHOOL OF ROCK

      School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that MEGADETH lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school's Frisco, Texas location on Friday, Februa...
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      School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that MEGADETH lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school's Frisco, Texas location on Friday, February 19. Mustaine will give musical guidance to School Of Rock students, working personally with the future rock stars to help advance their musical skills. Additionally, the artist will join students from School Of Rock Fort Worth on stage to perform a few MEGADETH tracks, both classic and new, for the rest of the school, contest winners from the Dallas-Fort Worth community, and the students' families.

      Mustaine brings a true rock 'n' roll experience to the aspiring young musicians of all nine Dallas-Fort Worth School Of Rock locations. His visit to School Of Rock comes just before the kick-off of MEGADETH's "Dystopia" world tour, on February 20, in Dallas, Texas, celebrating the band's fifteenth studio album.


      School Of Rock continues to be an innovator in the musical education industry. The program takes students beyond the classroom and to some of rock 'n' roll's most famous stages, such as Chicago's House Of Blues and Lollapalooza. School Of Rock is using this event to celebrate the opening of School Of Rock Plano, its ninth Dallas-Fort Worth area location. Dave Mustaine adds to the curriculum's authenticity as it gives students the opportunity to play side-by-side with a professional musician. Mustaine's extensive background and rock n' roll expertise make him an ideal guest to join the School Of Rock staff who lives to play music.

      "At School Of Rock, we strive to provide cutting-edge opportunities that sharpen our students' instrument skills and strengthen their dedication," says Dzana Homan, CEO of School Of Rock. "We are fortunate to have rock legend Dave Mustaine share his musical expertise. His passion for rock 'n' roll is the ultimate inspiration that will motivate our students to channel their inner rock stars."Read less

Testimonials

  • “"The program reaches beyond just music lessons. Teamwork, confidence building and public speaking (performing onstage) are skills everyone needs for success in any field."”
    — Martin G., parent, Fort Worth, Tx
  • “"The real on stage experience the kids get. The variety of music they are exposed to. The challenges the teachers give the kids. Exposing the kids to other instruments that they may not have considered trying."”
    — Jay S., parent, Fort Worth, Tx
  • “"I like the challenges you give my child in regards to music. I also like how he is exposed to many types of music that he wouldn't normally listen to." ”
    — Craig M., parent, Fort Worth, Tx
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up.”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors