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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 - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Gambrills’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Gambrills musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Gambrills can expect:

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

  • School of Rock 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

    • June 5
      12:00 PM
      House Band Rock Bay Sox Stadium
      Concert
      Our House Band will be rocking the stadium to kick off the game! Come out and enjoy a little music and some baseball. It's a double header game versus Akron. It's also Daniel the Tiger Neighborhood...
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      Our House Band will be rocking the stadium to kick off the game! Come out and enjoy a little music and some baseball. It's a double header game versus Akron. It's also Daniel the Tiger Neighborhood Day! Kick off the summer right and see how amazing out students are at performing LIVE.

      Meet Daniel Tiger and enjoy fun activities at the Baysox game. The Baysox will also be holding a Daniel Tiger/Mister Rogers Sweater Drive to benefit area homeless shelters in need. Fans of all ages are encouraged to donate new or gently-worn sweaters, as well as other clothing, when they come to the game. The Baysox will collect the clothing at the front gates of the stadium and at the WTOP Fan Assistance Center.
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    • July 11 - 15 2016
      Summer Camp - All Skill Levels
      Summer Camp
      Do you think it takes years to learn how to play as part of a band? Not with our camps! Beginner students welcome-- ages 7 and up! We teach your child how to play real rock and roll songs as a band...
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      Do you think it takes years to learn how to play as part of a band? Not with our camps! Beginner students welcome-- ages 7 and up! We teach your child how to play real rock and roll songs as a band and teach individual one on one lessons during our camp weeks. Children will learn bass, guitar, drums, keys or vocals and they'll perform up to 8 songs as a band on stage at the end of the camp week on Saturday!

      Playing in a band teaches how to be part of a team and also encourages making new friends! We teach confidence through performance! Use our online link to enroll now and reserve your spot, space is limited and is first come first serve!
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    • July 18 - 22 2016
      Advanced Rock n Roll Camp
      Summer Camp
      Rock n Roll Camp for the Advanced musician. Ages 10 through 17. Students learn how to play complex tunes as a band and get individual instruction to perfect their piece. It's a week of making music...
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      Rock n Roll Camp for the Advanced musician. Ages 10 through 17. Students learn how to play complex tunes as a band and get individual instruction to perfect their piece. It's a week of making music, meeting new friends and finding musicians who love to play just as much as you. We teach guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals. Be a rock star after just one week and have fun playing on stage for friends and family that Saturday after camp at a local venue!

      Spaces are limited, use the online link to enroll now!
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    • August 8 - 12 2016
      Advanced Rock n Roll Camp
      Summer Camp
      Rock n Roll Camp for the Advanced musician. Ages 10 through 17. Students learn how to play complex tunes as a band and get individual instruction to perfect their piece. It's a week of making music...
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      Rock n Roll Camp for the Advanced musician. Ages 10 through 17. Students learn how to play complex tunes as a band and get individual instruction to perfect their piece. It's a week of making music, meeting new friends and finding musicians who love to play just as much as you. We teach guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals. Be a rock star after just one week and have fun playing on stage for friends and family that Saturday after camp at a local venue!

      Spaces are limited, use the online link to enroll now!
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    • August 15 - 19 2016
      Summer Camp - All Skill Level
      Summer Camp
      Do you think it takes years to learn how to play as part of a band? Not with our camps! Beginner students welcome-- ages 7 and up! We teach your child how to play real rock and roll songs as a band...
      Read more
      Do you think it takes years to learn how to play as part of a band? Not with our camps! Beginner students welcome-- ages 7 and up! We teach your child how to play real rock and roll songs as a band and teach individual one on one lessons during our camp weeks. Children will learn bass, guitar, drums, keys or vocals and they'll perform up to 8 songs as a band on stage at the end of the camp week on Saturday!

      Playing in a band teaches how to be part of a team and also encourages making new friends! We teach confidence through performance! Use our online link to enroll now and reserve your spot, space is limited and is first come first serve!
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Staff

    • Meet Our Amazing Team
      At School of Rock Gambrills we have a talented family of instructors full of knowledge and passion to teach. Many of our instructors are active in local bands and play live frequently. Arrange a ...
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      At School of Rock Gambrills we have a talented family of instructors full of knowledge and passion to teach. Many of our instructors are active in local bands and play live frequently. Arrange a free trial to meet with them in person to find out just how talented, friendly, patient and personable they are!
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    • Meet Ryan Sadler
      Instructor-Drums
      Ryan has been playing drums for over 11 years. He works well with children of all ages and adults! He is very patient and challenges his students to the next level. Ryan plays in his own band in hi...
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      Ryan has been playing drums for over 11 years. He works well with children of all ages and adults! He is very patient and challenges his students to the next level. Ryan plays in his own band in his free time and also teaches at the School of Rock in Annapolis.
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    • Meet Anastasia Herne
      Enrollment Director & Front Desk Coordinator
      Anastasia has been involved with School of Rock Annapolis for a while now, having worked as a Sub, Vocal Instructor, Show Director, Studio Coordinator, and now Manager!Anastasia has been singing he...
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      Anastasia has been involved with School of Rock Annapolis for a while now, having worked as a Sub, Vocal Instructor, Show Director, Studio Coordinator, and now Manager!Anastasia has been singing her whole life. She mainly performs as a musical theatre actress in productions all over the area. She has sung for the Lincoln Memorial Rededication on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and at the Kennedy Center. Favorite roles include the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz at KAT 2nd Stage, Bad Idea Bear in the Ruby Griffith Award Winning production of Avenue Q, and Tracy Turnblad in the Ruby Griffith Award winning production of Hairspray. She also previously directed and designed shows at Folger McKinsey Elementary School in. Severna Park, MD. She was also in season 3 of VEEP on HBO.Anastasia has training in Singing, Acting, Tap Dancing, and Flute. She can sight read music. She has sung with the Chamber Singers group at AACC, as well as the Small Jazz Combo as there featured vocal performer for two years. She also has experience in behind the scenes work as well. She has done things such as prop work, lighting, set design, stage management and set building. She even Directed and designed full length productions with high school and elementary school students.
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    • Meet Mike 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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    • Meet Jennifer Marie
      Vocal Instructor
      Jennifer Marie has a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Towson University, where she studied opera and performed as a coloratura mezzo soprano. She was also the first voice student in their...
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      Jennifer Marie has a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Towson University, where she studied opera and performed as a coloratura mezzo soprano. She was also the first voice student in their jazz program, studying under the late Ruby Glover and performing with jazz ensembles, including the big band. It was during her time at Towson that she began her teaching career at Musician's Institute of Baltimore.

      Jennifer began working as a mezzo soprano soloist in 1999, while still a student at Towson. At one time she was the youngest member of the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and also performed with the Baltimore Concert Artists and the Lyric Opera Company. She has recorded both classical and musical theatre as a soloist and ensemble member and has also done vocal arranging as a studio musician.

      While she considers herself a vocalist, Jennifer has also studied piano and guitar. Besides teaching voice lessons in every genre, she can be found teaching piano lessons, coaching guitar students, working with local bands and vocalists as a vocal coach, and coaching professionals in public speaking. She also currently teaches early childhood music at a non-profit music outreach program.

      Outside of building her reputation in Anne Arundel County as a multi-faceted voice teacher and vocal coach, Jennifer is also the devoted mother of two small children and volunteers as the Training Coordinator for American Bulldog Rescue.
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    • Meet Mike 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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    • Meet Joshua Long
      Instructor, Piano & Guitar & 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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    • Meet Bobby J.
      Drum Instructor
      Bobby has been playing drums since the age of 14 and since then has toured, recorded and played with several local and national acts. Having focused mostly on being a session musician his range of ...
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      Bobby has been playing drums since the age of 14 and since then has toured, recorded and played with several local and national acts. Having focused mostly on being a session musician his range of musical genre's is wide.
      Spending most of his time focusing on the Pop, Rock and CCM markets he has not only played on several albums, but has produced and engineered several of them. His approach to music is not just teaching how to play but helping you understand all of the pieces and how they work together.
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    • Meet Charlie Seda
      Drum Instructor and Rock 101
      Charlie has been teaching drums for several years and plays in his own band when not teaching at School of Rock. Charlie is currently studying for his music degree and loves to watch students lear...
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      Charlie has been teaching drums for several years and plays in his own band when not teaching at School of Rock. Charlie is currently studying for his music degree and loves to watch students learn new tunes through practicing. Charlie has co-directed several performance shows teaches our younger musicians through Rock 101 on Wednesday nights.
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    • Meet 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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    • Meet Matt Henry
      Instructor-Guitar & Bass
      Matt Henry teaches guitar, bass and even ukele! Matt has been with School of Rock for several years and has directed several shows and summer camps. Matt has a vibrant energy and enjoys a wide var...
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      Matt Henry teaches guitar, bass and even ukele! Matt has been with School of Rock for several years and has directed several shows and summer camps. Matt has a vibrant energy and enjoys a wide variety of music styles. He makes learning fun for his students and encourages his students to take risks and even make mistakes before they can truly master their instrument. When Matt is not teaching you can find him in his lesson room practicing and perfecting his own skills as a musician!
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    • Meet Spencer LoShiavo
      Instructor - Guitar
      Spencer began playing guitar at age 13 and not too long after began singing and writing his own songs. In 2009, he moved to South Korea where he toured the country in the band, Asleep Without Dream...
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      Spencer began playing guitar at age 13 and not too long after began singing and writing his own songs. In 2009, he moved to South Korea where he toured the country in the band, Asleep Without Dreaming. Now he currently lives in Annapolis and performs in the band, Lost Child.
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Promotions

News

    • Camp Weeks for Summer Announced!

      It's never too early to start planning for summer camp! Check out our link at the top of this page titled "Camps" to get more info and to enroll online. Special advanced camps have been added for...
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      It's never too early to start planning for summer camp! Check out our link at the top of this page titled "Camps" to get more info and to enroll online. Special advanced camps have been added for those who have previous experience and want the extra challenge to learn more this summer. Spots fill quickly, reserve your seat now.Read less

    • 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 or Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm.Read less

    • 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 Mon...
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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 or Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.Read less

    • Little Wing - Ages 3 to 5

      Do you have a child ages 3 to 5 who loves to sing, dance and make music. This class is perfect! Join our group session on Saturday mornings from 11:30am to 12:15pm or Monday 4pm to 4:45pm. Check o...
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      Do you have a child ages 3 to 5 who loves to sing, dance and make music. This class is perfect! Join our group session on Saturday mornings from 11:30am to 12:15pm or Monday 4pm to 4:45pm. Check out more information on www.littlewing.com Read less

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
  • “Love this place! My daughter has been in their Rock 101 program for two months. Every week she gets a 30 minute keyboard lesson and an hour and a half group rehearsal. She loves it. We came from a more traditional, classical piano school. She was never excited about going to her lessons. NOW, she looks forward to jamming with her band every week. Her teacher, Charlie, is amazing. He's great with the kids, and really shares his passion for music with them. Every staff member has been so kind, and so responsive! Emails and calls are always returned, and they have even worked with me to switch lesson times. I even love hanging out in the parent's lounge...where I am typing this review and listening to my daughter rehearse right now. :) Looking forward to my daughter's first performance at Union Jack's in Annapolis!. ”
    — Grace R, Crofton MD
  • “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
  • “Wonderful people and so much fun! Teaching rock and performance skill in a encouraging way. My daughter loves the instructors and the entire program. ”
    — Eileen L, Gambrills, MD