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About School of Rock Gambrills

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock Gambrills. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock Gambrills equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Gambrills is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Gambrills to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Gambrills, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock Gambrills
1041 Route 3 NorthSuite 10Gambrills, MD 21054
(410) 721-1030

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

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

    School of Rock Gambrills’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 Gambrills 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 Gambrills, 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 Gambrills’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 Gambrills’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 Gambrills 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 Gambrills’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 Gambrills 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 Gambrills Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Gambrills 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 Gambrills’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 Gambrills'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...
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School of Rock Gambrills'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 Gambrills'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 6
      6:00 PM
      School of Rock Night
      Family Movie & Concert
      Outdoor movie and pizza with a performance by the School of Rock House Band!
      Nantucket Pool at 2301 Nantucket Drive in Crofton. Visit www.croftonvillagepool.org for more information!
    • September 12
      6:00 PM
      OPEN HOUSE
      Open House
      We're opening our doors so you can tour our school and meet our instructors! We are so excited to show you what we have to offer and have you meet our instructors. We'll have our house band perfo...
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      We're opening our doors so you can tour our school and meet our instructors! We are so excited to show you what we have to offer and have you meet our instructors. We'll have our house band performing live music and we'll be offering quick trials of our Little Wing and Rookies programs. Don't miss it!
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    • September 19
      11:30 AM
      Summer Performance Shows
      PP
      Watch our students rock on stage LIVE at Union Jacks in Annapolis. Students will be performing the songs they've been practicing all summer long. Modern Rock, Funk and Summer Jams. This is the b...
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      Watch our students rock on stage LIVE at Union Jacks in Annapolis. Students will be performing the songs they've been practicing all summer long. Modern Rock, Funk and Summer Jams. This is the best way to see what School of Rock is all about. We take students from the lesson room to the stage in just three short months.
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Staff

    • Staff Profile-Essex
      Instructor-Guitar & Bass
      Mike Essex started playing guitar at age 12 studying rock,blues,jazz and more. At age 16 he started his own band called "Excalibur" playing at local venues and winning the battle of the bands on se...
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      Mike Essex started playing guitar at age 12 studying rock,blues,jazz and more. At age 16 he started his own band called "Excalibur" playing at local venues and winning the battle of the bands on severaloccasions at South River High. He began teaching guitar and music theory at age 18 and continued to study all styles of music. At age 21 Mike began touring the country with many working bands over the years learning and playing with great musicians. In 1991 he started the band "Radio City" and played all over the DC and Baltimore area including the Bush Junior inauguration ball. In 1998 Mike began teaching career at A.A.C.C. doing group and one on one classes in guitar and music theory. Mike recently joined School of Rock in February. Mike's current band is called" Music Room" a 5 piece classic rock band that plays a few times a month at the Ramshead Roadhouse, Black Wall Hitch, Middletons and privately as well.
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    • Staff Profile-Sadler
      Instructor-Drums
      Ryan has 10 plus years of experience playing drums.
    • Staff Profile-Busch
      Instructor-Guitar & Bass
      Michael Busch is a performer, teacher, and composer in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. He has been playing guitar for over 10 years. In addition to regularly performing with multiple jazz groups, he ...
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      Michael Busch is a performer, teacher, and composer in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. He has been playing guitar for over 10 years. In addition to regularly performing with multiple jazz groups, he is also the lead guitarist of Stacked like Pancakes, a brass rock band that has played Warped Tour and toured the Northeast. He is currently finishing his final year of a Jazz/Commercial Performance degree at Towson University where he studies under Shawn Purcell and Troy King.
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    • Joshua Long
      Piano Instructor & Show Director
      Joshua Long is a Professional Musician in the Baltimore-DC area. He gigs regularly with Washington Talent Agency band Encore, RB rock group Essential Vybe, Josh has been trained in piano, guitar, a...
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      Joshua Long is a Professional Musician in the Baltimore-DC area. He gigs regularly with Washington Talent Agency band Encore, RB rock group Essential Vybe, Josh has been trained in piano, guitar, and voice. He is currently working on his solo album due out this summer.
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    • Charlie Seda
      Drum Instructor and Rock 101
      Charlie is an accomplished drummer in the Annapolis and Gambrills area. Charlie also teaches our young beginner musicians the fundamentals of music in Rock 101 every Wednesday night.
    • Mackenzie
      Little Wing and Rookies Instructor
      Mackenzie is a graduate of the School of Rock program. While at School of Rock she learned how to play guitar and took vocal lessons. She now teaches the Little Wing class for our preschool childre...
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      Mackenzie is a graduate of the School of Rock program. While at School of Rock she learned how to play guitar and took vocal lessons. She now teaches the Little Wing class for our preschool children and also works with the young rockers in Rookies to teach them the basics of music before they move into Rock 101 and begin taking private lessons.
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News

    • Fall Performance Season announced

      There will be two days to choose from for rehearsals this fall, either Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. Tuesday's theme is Pop Meets Rock featuring Michael Jackson, NSync and Taylor Sw...
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      There will be two days to choose from for rehearsals this fall, either Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. Tuesday's theme is Pop Meets Rock featuring Michael Jackson, NSync and Taylor Swift. Wednesday's theme is Women Who Rock featuring women musicians who influenced Rock n Roll like Joan Jett, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Season Starts October! Enroll by September 4th and get 20% off the first month of enrollment. Join a second show rehearsal night for just $90 more a month!
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    • Rock 101 - ages 6 to 10 - Rock with Friends

      Rock 101 is a beginner program for kids aged 6 to 10 who want to learn how to rock with friends. Rock 101 consists of a 90 minute rehearsal and a 30 minute private lesson. It's the fastest and most...
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      Rock 101 is a beginner program for kids aged 6 to 10 who want to learn how to rock with friends. Rock 101 consists of a 90 minute rehearsal and a 30 minute private lesson. It's the fastest and most fun way to learn to play! Rock 101 is Wednesday Nights from 6pm to 7:30pm
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    • Rookies - ages 5 to 7

      Rookies is for the child who wants to experiment with music and try different instruments to find what they love most. It's a 60 minute interactive class of games, music and singing.Rookies is Mond...
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      Rookies is for the child who wants to experiment with music and try different instruments to find what they love most. It's a 60 minute interactive class of games, music and singing.Rookies is Monday night from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
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    • Little Wing - Toddlers

      Do you have a toddler who loves to sing, dance and make music. This class is perfect! Join our group session on Satuday mornings from 10:15 to 11am. Check out more information on www.littlewing.com

Testimonials

  • “The School of Rock is one of the best kept secrets in the Crofton/Gambrils area. My 13 y/o daughter and I saw the sign from Route 3 and out of curiosity we walked in to check it out. We were met by a friendly staff member named Ian who was eager to answer our questions. We were hooked at, "hello". Ian provided a detailed description of the programs available at the School of Rock (SOR) in Gambrils and invited us to schedule a trial lesson. Additionally, he informed us that he would pass our information on to the owner who would contact us regarding our interests. Within 24 hours, I received a call from a very enthusiastic Kelly Mannix, the owner, who basically said everything that I wanted to hear and offered everything I was looking for in a Performing Arts School. My daughter, Corrine, attended the next available trial lesson and even though it was half way through the existing performance session, we joined immediately. Corrine was registered for weekly Performance and Vocal lessons. Corrine absolutely loves SOR, and the talented staff. She has also made new friends who share her interests in music, style and performing on stage. Corrine recently participated in SOR's very first Performance in May 2015, and is currently enrolled in the next Performance scheduled for September. However, this time not only is she enrolled in Performance and Vocal lessons, after seeing all of the multi-talented kids at the May 2015 Performance, she is now also learning to play the keyboard with no previous experience on keys. It was truly incredible to see the kids perform in multiple capacities. In fact, a close friend of Corrine's was a vocalist, drummer and played keyboard during the May 2015 Performance. She learned it all at SOR with no previous experience, just the interest, desire and support of a caring, competent staff. Additionally, Corrine is signed up for every week of summer camp offered by SOR. In summary, SOR ROCKS!, Corrine ROCKS!, And I highly recommend this local business. Come check out SOR and ROCK with us!!!' ”
    — Rocker Mom, Gambrills, MD
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “Thank you very much School of Rock Gambrills! The last time I picked our son up from rehearsal, as he got in the car our son said "thank you so much Mom for taking me to SOR! It's so much fun!" ”
    — Erin, Gambrills, MD
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester