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About School of Rock Geneva

Welcome to School of Rock Geneva, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Geneva’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva
15 West State St.Geneva, IL 60134
Main Number
(630) 355-7625(630) 355-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Geneva, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Geneva students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Geneva’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
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas 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 Geneva 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 Geneva, 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 Geneva students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

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

    Students in School of Rock Geneva’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 Geneva’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 Geneva 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 Geneva’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!

  • At School of Rock Geneva, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Geneva enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Geneva’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 Geneva’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 Geneva.

    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

At School of Rock Geneva, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Geneva students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famo...
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At School of Rock Geneva, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Geneva students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Geneva’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
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • October 12
    8:00 PM
    SoR Open Mic @ FoxFire (17 West State Street, Geneva)
    Join us for an OPEN MIC Night at FoxFire hosted by School of Rock Geneva.

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Staff

    • Meet Jason Fein
      Owner, Show Director, Instructor
      Owner/Manager/Vocal Instructor/Show Director Jason's musical journey started very early. He started piano lessons at the age of seven and it wasn't long after that he decided he wanted to lea...
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      Owner/Manager/Vocal Instructor/Show Director Jason's musical journey started very early. He started piano lessons at the age of seven and it wasn't long after that he decided he wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Still not feeling like he had found his true musical calling he decided to give his school chorus a try when he entered High School. Things started moving fast from there. He formed his first band as the lead singer and by the time he graduated High School he went away to college on a vocal performance scholarship. While in college he formed his first touring band called Next Best Thing. They had some success including two albums and a song placed in a very popular Motorcycle DVD that pressed over 500,000 copies. After college NBT broke up and Jason was left searching for a new musical outlet. Little did he know he would soon find it in multiple forms. He co-founded The Run Around. In the seven years The Run Around has been together they have played shows all across this country, sold thousands of albums, have asuccessfulmusic video and shared the stage with such national acts as Tom Petty, Blues Traveler, Alien Ant Farm, Head Automatica, Lucky Boys Confusion, Nine Days, Gavin Degraw and many, many more! In The Midst of all this, Jason was hired on as a vocal instructor at another School of Rock in the area. It wasn't long before he was recognized for his ability to direct and put on an impressive live show and was asked to direct the performance program at the SOR. From there he went on to be the General Manager. He learned that he loved The School of Rock mission and everything it represented and decided he wanted to make School of Rock his life. Geneva has always been a favorite town of his and just minutes away from where he grew up so he thought it was a great place to set up shop and start the next great chapter of his life. He can't wait to help mold the next generation of Rock n Roll Royalty!
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    • Meet Leslie Silver
      General Manager
      Leslie was raised with a traditional music background playing piano, flute and violin. Leslie graduated from University of Kansas with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, majoring in painting. She s...
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      Leslie was raised with a traditional music background playing piano, flute and violin. Leslie graduated from University of Kansas with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, majoring in painting. She spent years working in the hospitality industry - event & meeting planning. Leslie is married with three sons, her eldest son is studying at KU. While her two younger sons, a drummer/singer and guitarist are students at School of Rock. She is a Geneva resident, with an appreciation for music education that is engaging. Leslie has been inspired by her kid's to put her fear of the stage behind her and take vocal lessons at School of Rock and joined the Adult Band.

      "School of Rock Geneva is the perfect opportunity for me to contribute to the Fox Valley community. Our students impress me on a daily basis. I am proud to be part of building a school of supportive and creative individuals who see no limit to the places they can go! Music is the glue that brings us together - the life skills nurtured here will go with each of them as they pursue their passions as adults."
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    • Meet Kelsey Roberts
      Studio Coordinator/Rock 101 Director/Vocal Instructor
      Kelsey is a vocalist and guitarist from Plainfield, IL. She knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue music. After teaching herself the basics of guitar and vocals throughout middle school, sh...
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      Kelsey is a vocalist and guitarist from Plainfield, IL. She knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue music. After teaching herself the basics of guitar and vocals throughout middle school, she decided she wanted to take music more seriously. At 14, she discovered School of Rock. She started vocal training with Jason Fein (Owner, Director and Vocal Instructor) at School of Rock. Kelsey spent all 4 of her years at SOR in the Performance Program and as a House Band member. This opportunity allowed her to help out with other SoR Programs like Rock 101, Little Wing, and Rookies. Kelsey knew she wanted to continue her journey at School of Rock past her time as a student. Kelsey gained a large amount of experience learning and performing music both for School of Rock and within her own bands. In fact, Kelsey met all four members of her band (California Killers) at School of Rock. She aspires to live up to the great teachers at School of Rock who taught her the ins-and-outs of playing, performing, learning, and loving music.
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    • Meet Mike Weber
      Show Director/House Band Director/Guitar/Bass/Drums/Keys Instructor
      Mike Weber is a songwriter, producer and performer from Batavia, IL. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays several different instruments but specializes in guitars and drums. As a composer/songwriter...
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      Mike Weber is a songwriter, producer and performer from Batavia, IL. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays several different instruments but specializes in guitars and drums. As a composer/songwriter he has written music for several short films and indie video games, and his music has been licensed all over the world by such companies as Fox Sports, CBS, A&E, State Farm, Carlsberg and others. In 2015 his indie-folk band The Lulabelles was selected as a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

      Mike has been obsessed with music for nearly his entire life. At age 5 he started taking piano lessons, and guitar and drums followed shortly after. Throughout high school he played and sang in a handful of punk rock bands, and he went on to study music production, composition and percussion performance at Ball State University where he graduated in 2009. When he’s not writing music or teaching at School of Rock, you can find him gigging throughout Chicagoland with his two bands Oh Me Oh My and Native Language.

      At School of Rock Geneva, Mike uses his many talents as a Seasonal Show Director, our House Band Director and instructor on a variety of instruments. Mike has also taught our summer song writing and recording camp.
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    • Meet Marycate Hines
      Show Director/Rookies/Vocal Instructor
      Marycate is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter from Glen Ellyn, IL. Heavily influenced by her father's love of classic blues, rock, and his classical finger-style guitar playing, she began study...
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      Marycate is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter from Glen Ellyn, IL. Heavily influenced by her father's love of classic blues, rock, and his classical finger-style guitar playing, she began studying music at an early age, picking up many instruments including piano, flute, violin, and guitar until discovering that her voice was her true instrument. She attended Columbia College Chicago where she studied vocal performance within the Contemporary Urban and Popular Music program, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She spent several years immersing herself in Chicago's local music scene, becoming part of the Chicago Songwriter Alliance, playing many noted venues, and getting the opportunity to open for American Idol's Casey Abrams in 2014. Despite her accomplishments in the music industry, she felt something was missing in her career and turned her attention toward becoming an educator. She became intrigued by School of Rock's mission to teach in a way that mirrored the music programs at Columbia College. She strongly believes that a practical education in music is the best way to take the steps toward being a professional working musician. Marycate hopes to inspire many young rockers-to-be and is excited to be part of the School of Rock family."

      At School of Rock Geneva Marycate is a Seasonal Show Director, Rookies & Vocal Instructor.
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    • Meet Owen Szorc
      Show Director/Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Owen Szorc is a professional guitarist from St. Charles, IL. Growing up he found himself experimenting with many instruments, but once he found the guitar he never looked back. In high school the g...
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      Owen Szorc is a professional guitarist from St. Charles, IL. Growing up he found himself experimenting with many instruments, but once he found the guitar he never looked back. In high school the guitar became an obsession, he formed his first rock band not long after starting guitar which also gave him his first touring experience. With his skills advancing quickly he joined the high school Jazz Band which led him into becoming the well rounded musician that he is today.
      After high school Owen attended Elmhurst College and completed a double bachelor’s degree in Music Business and in Jazz Studies. While there he was fortunate to study with world class jazz guitarists Frank Portolese and Mike Pinto, classical guitarist Wes Hixson, and bassist Ken Haebich. Outside of school Owen studied with the Baltimore area Fingerstyle great, Steve Herberman. With the help of these teachers and 8 hours or more of practice daily, Owen rose to the top of the program, and made the top Jazz Band where he was fortunate enough to tour overseas, while gaining many other opportunities.
      Since then Owen has been fortunate enough to perform in a variety of bands including Wedding bands, Motown and Funk groups, Rock and Blues cover bands, self led Jazz groups, and solo Jazz / Classical performances.

      At School of Rock Geneva, Owen is a Seasonal Show Director and Guitar/Bass Instructor.
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    • Meet Char McAllister
      Rock 101 Director, Vocal Instructor
      CHAR is a singer/ songwriter/ producer/ recording artist and entrepreneur. Her name literally means "singer, song, delight." She has a powerful and dynamic range which she uses very skillfully. Her...
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      CHAR is a singer/ songwriter/ producer/ recording artist and entrepreneur. Her name literally means "singer, song, delight." She has a powerful and dynamic range which she uses very skillfully. Her music reaches beyond all barriers; bringing the gift of hope and inspiration, packaged in beautiful melodies.

      A native of Jamaica West Indies, CHAR began singing in church at six years old. Four years later she and her family moved to the United States. While living in New York City her talent was nurtured as she attended schools for the arts. At sixteen her family relocated to Pittsburgh, PA where she continued to cultivate her passion for music . After years of dreaming, in 1997 she released her debut recording "Chosen to be Blessed." To her credit, this freshman project featured all her original music and was released on her independent label.

      With increasing exposure, CHAR was voted "Pittsburgh's 1999 Best Gospel Performer" at the WAMO (Sheridan Broadcasting Network) annual awards ceremony. In 2000 she recorded a Christmas Special featuring her "Family Christmas" CD. The live recording aired on BET and the Inspiration Network. In 2001 she relocated to Chicago IL to advance her career. She released her hit single "Dreams" in 2006, and it is still making a major impact. She was inspired to write "Dreams" to encourage herself and inspire others to pursue their dreams. She has shared platforms with well known artist such as; MC Hammer, Vickie Winans, Ben Tankard, Kim Burrell, and Commissioned.

      Though Gospel music shaped her foundation, she considers herself more of an inspirational artist with a diverse musical style which ranges from Pop, R& B, Jazz, and Classical. CHAR graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts in 2014 and plans to continue her studies while still recording and performing. Her latest single "Bustin Out" was released in 2015.

      At School of Rock Geneva, Char is a Rock 101 Director and Vocal Instructor.
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    • Meet Frank Minella
      Assistant Show Director/Guitar/Bass/Keys Instructor
      Frank began playing guitar when he fell in love with rock music in the 7th grade. He started learning hundreds of classic rock songs to really take his abilities to the next level, and has since im...
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      Frank began playing guitar when he fell in love with rock music in the 7th grade. He started learning hundreds of classic rock songs to really take his abilities to the next level, and has since implemented the styles of Jimmy Page in to his own unique style. Frank currently writes and performs for Rock/Funk band Walsher Clemons, and does some freelance studio session playing. Frank is excited to to inspire School of Rock students with his love of the classic rock and develop their own unique styles.

      At School of Rock Geneva, Frank is an Assistant Show Director & a Guitar/Bass/Keys Instructor
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    • Meet Jason Perez
      Drum/Keys Instructor
      At a very young age I had a deep love for music; I remember sitting in front of my radio for hours with a tape recorder ready just in case a good song came on. After fiddling around with piano and ...
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      At a very young age I had a deep love for music; I remember sitting in front of my radio for hours with a tape recorder ready just in case a good song came on. After fiddling around with piano and bass for a year, at 16 years-old I finally bought my first set of drums and I never looked back. Considering the fact that I started playing so late in life, I felt that I had some catching up to do. So, the proceeding 5-years I was a recluse. In that time all I did was take lessons, practice, read about drums, and play music wherever I could. At 22 my brother and I started a band and enjoyed five successful years. We took a break for a short while during which time I focused on studying and teaching jazz. Now, I play throughout the tri-state area with musicians of all kinds with the intent of building a powerful community through the arts.
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    • Meet Pete Steele
      Drum Instructor/Assistant Director
      Pete has been playing the drums since he was old enough to crawl. Growing up in a musical theater family has exposed him to all types of music. By the age of 13, he was already playing profession...
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      Pete has been playing the drums since he was old enough to crawl. Growing up in a musical theater family has exposed him to all types of music. By the age of 13, he was already playing professionally, and since then has played in almost every musical venue in the Northern Illinois area. Enjoying a 4 year cruise career working for Holland America Line, Pete has seen a majority of the world while rocking faces of all races. He finds himself back in the St. Charles area with an exciting attitude for teaching and inspiring young musicians to follow their passion and never put down 'their axe'.
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    • Meet Sam Coyner
      Show Director/Rookies Instructor/Vocal Instructor
      Sam is a vocalist, bassist, and guitarist from Aurora, IL. Sam always knew she wanted to sing at a young age. Sam started vocal training, (picking up guitar and bass a year later), with our very ow...
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      Sam is a vocalist, bassist, and guitarist from Aurora, IL. Sam always knew she wanted to sing at a young age. Sam started vocal training, (picking up guitar and bass a year later), with our very own Jason Fein (owner, Director and vocal instructor) at School of Rock. After years of assisting the Rock 101 program, Rookies Program and Little Wing program, Sam knew she wanted to inspire and teach SoR students the same way her instructors inspired and taught her. Sam has had years of lessons, performance programs and countless performance experience with not only SoR House Band, but also performing with bands of her own. Sam Coyner went on to be the first graduate from School of Rock, Plainfield. She says, "Joining School of Rock was easily the best decision I've ever made. Not only did it make me realize that my dream of fronting a band was possible, it made it a reality."
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    • Meet Lucas Hezze
      Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Instructor
      Lucas started learning music when he chose to play saxophone in middle school, which he continues to play today. He has been playing guitar and bass for 8 years. In high school, he composed music w...
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      Lucas started learning music when he chose to play saxophone in middle school, which he continues to play today. He has been playing guitar and bass for 8 years. In high school, he composed music with friends, performed in several bands around Illinois, and won second place in Oswego's annual Battle of the Bands with the band The Last Panda. After graduating high school, he attended college at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It was there he began to teach students of all skill levels. He also became more involved in local music and the music business, all while pursuing his degree. After graduating from college, Lucas began began teaching guitar, bass and ukulele at School of Rock Geneva.
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    • Meet Dave Frazin
      Piano/Keys/Guitar Instructor
      Dave started piano lessons at age 9 and immediately became enthralled with the art. At a young age, his thirst for musical knowledge grew as he engaged in multiple school music programs, learned gu...
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      Dave started piano lessons at age 9 and immediately became enthralled with the art. At a young age, his thirst for musical knowledge grew as he engaged in multiple school music programs, learned guitar, joined rock bands, and started writing music. In college he studied piano under Dr. JeongSoo Kim. Under her guidance Dave was able to further develop his technique and performance, while also understanding the approach to different styles and genres of music. Dave has been able to apply what he learned from Dr. Kim to his students. Focusing on the fundamentals first, Dave is a firm believer that despite what style of music you wish to play, whether it is classical, jazz, blues, or rock, you must always start with the basics.

      Dave is currently involved in several music projects. He is working toward a graduate degree in both music education and composition. He plays guitar with a local rock in the Chicagoland area. And, he is exploring music production as a means to compose his own music as well as offer his services for cinematic scoring.

      "I am really excited to be working at the School of Rock. I find the concept to be both very unique and incredibly innovative. The approach to learning music does not always have to follow one traditional path. All students learn and respond differently and the School of Rock offers an alternative ideology which creates a unique learning atmosphere that stimulates a thirst for knowledge. I would encourage anybody interested in learning an instrument to give the School of Rock's approach a chance."
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    • Meet Dan Covarrubia
      Guitar Instructor
      Dan Covarrubias is a song writer at heart with the love for the theatrics of how music makes you feel. At age 14, he found himself playing guitar for the sound while also paying dues to the develop...
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      Dan Covarrubias is a song writer at heart with the love for the theatrics of how music makes you feel. At age 14, he found himself playing guitar for the sound while also paying dues to the development of speed and strategy through focused practice. He believes its important to have a balance between 'play' on the instrument and focused practice because at one point the two come together resulting in the strong ability to pick upriffs and melodies from others, written scores and by ear. Throughout Dans music career he has recorded multiple albums of original songs first fully as A capella then with guitar when his everyday practice started to pay out. "Writing music is easy when it stems from imagination. I'd hum out melodies that sounded like the general topic I wanted to cover, then write words to it later. I took many years writing songs this way until my guitar skills caught up and allowed me to record the music in my head on guitar." Dan approach towards 'feeling' the notes purpose makes his lead guitar phrasing more meaningful and soulful. He believes that with a focused and fun approach: Music theory can be broken down into concepts and understood with in the context of a song fairly easily. Dan took up Lead Guitar in a Rockband called Catch A Fire for three years.The band was composed of like-minded singer songwriter musicians in the West Suburbs of Chicago. He enjoyed touring through Illinois at multiple rock venues and sharing the stage with popular jam bands such as Old Shoe, Family Groove Company, Afternoonmoon, Egi and countless others. Dan currently performs as a solo entertainer within the Geneva/St.Charles/Batavia open mic scene. His one-man-band style highlights for his variety of guitar styles achieved; Beautiful Lead Solo work, loop pedal mastery, classical finger picking covers of by Elton John, The Beatles, and even fast bluegrass renditions of Johnny Cash and Paul Simon.
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  • “School of Rock is a great, positive experience for our daughter. She loves the one on one lessons and the group experience with the performance. We couldn't be happier she's involved with School of Rock.”
    - Andrew Schwab
  • “The final events when the groups perform in front of their family, friend and the community!!! And a positive place for our child along with others to hang out chasing their dreams,and introducing the young ones to music that I grew up to in my youthful years! Thank you for helping our daughter through her shyness and bringing her out of her shell 😊😜”
    - Bonnie Contreras
  • “Love the focus on band performance. Gets kids playing songs right off the bat and not bogging them down with too much music theory, etc. This concept keeps their interest and truly makes for a fun experience. Playing music should be FUN and SoR follows that plan. My daughter is a dancer and has been performing on stage from a very early age so SoR is right in her "wheelhouse". She loves it! We are all looking forward to her first band "gig". Everyone at SoR-Geneva has been extremely nice and attentive. Leslie is very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. She has always been prompt in addressing my questions and concerns. As a parent, that is extremely important. I have already referred SoR to other families.”
    - Michael Tassi
  • “My son loves this music school! He has a blast at every band session and every lesson!”
    - Mark Buratczuk