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About School of Rock Gilbert

Welcome to School of Rock Gilbert, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Gilbert’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Gilbert 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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert
885 E Warner RoadGilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 632-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Gilbert, 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.

    Gilbert 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 Gilbert’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 Gilbert 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 Gilbert, 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 Gilbert students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Gilbert’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 Gilbert’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 Gilbert’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!

  • School of Rock Gilbert 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 Gilbert, 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 Gilbert’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 Gilbert’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 prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Gilbert 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 Gilbert’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 Gilbert, 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. Gilbert students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by fa...
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At School of Rock Gilbert, 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.

Gilbert 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 Gilbert’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

    • April 9
      11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      Rock'4 a Reason
      Scholarship Fundraiser
      The seasonal Mid Season preview show for all 3 schools! Rock'n 4 a Reason is our scholarship fundraiser for Ovation Music Fund. You will see songs from Zappa, Arena Rock, Tom Petty, Heart, the Bea...
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      The seasonal Mid Season preview show for all 3 schools! Rock'n 4 a Reason is our scholarship fundraiser for Ovation Music Fund.
      You will see songs from Zappa, Arena Rock, Tom Petty, Heart, the Beatles, Guns and Roses, Poison, Funk and Reggae, Bowie and much much more!
      The Tempe Improv is a great venue with plenty of seating and amazing food!
      All Ages, open to the public $8 at the door. Kids 7 and uner are free.
      There will a silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund!
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    • May 13
      12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Gilbert Radiohead, Petty vs. Heart and Arena Rock! @Cactus Jack's Ahwatukee!
      Concert
      The SOR students have been working hard for 4 months on these themed concerts. Come watch them rock out! Saturday May 13th 12-1:30 Arena Rock 1:30-3p.m. Petty vs. Heart 3-4:30 Radiohead ...
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      The SOR students have been working hard for 4 months on these themed concerts. Come watch them rock out!
      Saturday May 13th

      12-1:30 Arena Rock
      1:30-3p.m. Petty vs. Heart
      3-4:30 Radiohead

      All Ages $10 at the door Kids 7 and under are FREE!
      Great food at Cactus Jack's
      4747 E Elliot Rd #2, Phoenix, AZ 85044
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    • May 14
      12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      Ahwatukee tribute to Gun's and Roses vs. Poison and Funk and Reggae at Cactus Jack's!
      Concert
      No better way to say "Mom I love you" than a day filled with hair metal and grooving reggae! The SOR kids have been working for 4 months on these themed shows...so come support their hard work a...
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      No better way to say "Mom I love you" than a day filled with hair metal and grooving reggae!
      The SOR kids have been working for 4 months on these themed shows...so come support their hard work and eat some yummy food!

      Cactus Jack's Ahwatukee Tavern
      4747 E Elliot Rd #2, Phoenix, AZ 85044

      ​Sunday May 14th
      12-1:30 Guns and Roses vs. Poison
      1:30-3p.m. Funk and Reggae ​
      All Ages $10 at the door kids 7 and under FREE!
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    • May 19
      5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      School of Rock Adult Program Performance @Wasted Grain Scottsdale
      Rock Concert!
      School of Rock Adults have been working on a wide range of songs for the last 4 months. They will rock the mighty Wasted Grain in Scottsdale! Friday May 19th SOR Adult Program $5 at the door...
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      School of Rock Adults have been working on a wide range of songs for the last 4 months. They will rock the mighty Wasted Grain in Scottsdale!

      Friday May 19th SOR Adult Program
      $5 at the door
      Load In: 3:30p.m.
      Scottsdale Adults: 5-6:30
      Ahwatukee Adults: 6:30-8
      Gilbert Adults: 8-9:30p.m.
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    • May 20
      2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      Glam Rock, Best of 90's and Beatles End of Season Show Scottsdale
      Concert
      The School of Rock students have been working hard for 4 months on these seasonal shows. They will rock your socks off! Saturday May 20th $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are FREE! ...
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      The School of Rock students have been working hard for 4 months on these seasonal shows. They will rock your socks off!

      Saturday May 20th
      $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are FREE!

      Glam Rock 3-4:30
      Best of the 90's: 4:30-6
      Beatles: 6-7:30
      Out by 8p.m.
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    • May 21
      2:00 PM
      Souther Rock, Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath End of Season Show
      Concert
      The School of Rock students have been working hard for the last 4 months to put on these themed concerts. Sunday May 21st $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are free! Southern Rock:...
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      The School of Rock students have been working hard for the last 4 months to put on these themed concerts.

      Sunday May 21st
      $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are free!

      Southern Rock: 3-4:30
      Frank Zappa: 4:30-6
      Black Sabbath: 6-7:30p.m.
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    • May 21
      2:00 PM
      Souther Rock, Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath End of Season Show
      Concert
      The School of Rock students have been working hard for the last 4 months to put on these themed concerts. Sunday May 21st $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are free! Southern Rock:...
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      The School of Rock students have been working hard for the last 4 months to put on these themed concerts.

      Sunday May 21st
      $10 at the door All Ages Kids 7 and under are free!

      Southern Rock: 3-4:30
      Frank Zappa: 4:30-6
      Black Sabbath: 6-7:30p.m.
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    • June 5 - 9 2017
      Scottsdale Modern Rock Summer Camp, Tukee Dave Grohl, Gilbert Black Sabbath
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Modern Rock Summer Camp The camp will focus on songs post 2000! Artists like the White Stripes, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and many more! Camps are from ...
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      Scottsdale
      Modern Rock Summer Camp
      The camp will focus on songs post 2000! Artists like the White Stripes, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and many more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Dave Grohl Summer Camp
      In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At the end of the week, they will do an in house performance at the school.
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Black Sabbath Camp
      In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • June 12 - 16 2017
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Summer Camp, Tukee Modern Rock, Gilbert Dave Grohl
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Camp In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a ban...
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      Scottsdale
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Ahwatukee
      Modern Rock Summer Camp
      The camp will focus on songs post 2000! Artists like the White Stripes, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and many more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Dave Grohl Summer Camp
      In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At the end of the week, they will do an in house performance at the school.
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • June 19 - 23 2017
      Scottsdale Blues Camp, Tukee Rock 101 Camp, Gilbert Modern Rock Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Blues Camp In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters...
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      Scottsdale
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!

      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.


      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Gilbert
      Modern Rock Summer Camp
      The camp will focus on songs post 2000! Artists like the White Stripes, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and many more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • June 26 - 30 2017
      Scottsdale Punk Camp, Tukee Blues Camp, Gilbert Rock 101 Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Punk Summer Camp Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more! Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p...
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      Scottsdale
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!


      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.


      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!
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    • July 10 - 14 2017
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Camp, Tukee Punk, Gilbert Blues Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Camp In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a ban...
      Read more
      Scottsdale
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Ahwatukee
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!

      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
      Read less
    • July 17 - 21 2017
      Scottsdale Black Sabbath Camp, Tukee Rock 101, Gilbert Punk Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Black Sabbath Camp In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance! Camps are from...
      Read more
      Scottsdale
      Black Sabbath Camp
      In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Gilbert
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
      Read less
    • July 24 - 28 2017
      Scottsdale Dave Grohl Camp, Tukee Black Sabbath Camp, Gilbert Rock 101 Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Dave Grohl Summer Camp In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At...
      Read more
      Scottsdale
      Dave Grohl Summer Camp
      In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At the end of the week, they will do an in house performance at the school.
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Black Sabbath Camp
      In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!
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Staff

    • Meet Megan Baskerville
      General Manager
      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high ...
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      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high volume location. She also spent time opening new stores in new markets in the panhandle of Florida. But music has been a constant in Megan’s life from the time she could walk. Megan has been the front lady of bands of many genres: country, rockabilly, ska and punk. She’s had the opportunity to open for national acts as well as share the stage with some country greats.

      Megan got her start at the Minnesota School of Rocks and moved to AZ with her husband Shane to open up the Arizona schools in 2012.
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    • Meet Shane Baskerville
      Music Director
      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 22 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned...
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      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 22 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned bands in the country by Rollingstone.com. He moved out to Los Angeles where he joined the Virgin/Immortal band 'US Crush' where he played the Warped Tour and toured with artists such as 'Social Distortion', 'DI', 'Story of the Year' and 'Bullet's and Octane'. While he was in LA he was on the VH1 show 'You Rock With' where he beat out hundreds of guitarists to play on stage with 80's icons 'Poison' in Alabama in front of 10,000 people! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yziVRPQ8CYfeature=relmfu Shane moved back to Minnesota and attended McNally Smith college of Music and maintained a 3.60 GPA and made the dean's list. During that time he toured opening for Chicago rockers 'Chevelle'. Shane has been in the School of Rock community for 5 1/2 years, running 3 schools in the Midwest and he also ran the 2011 Midwest All Stars. sbaskerville@schoolofrock.com
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    • Meet Scott Conti
      Guitar Instructor
      SCOTT CONTI, born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Old Bridge NJ came from an artistically gifted family. He picked up guitar playing in the 9th grade and began composing by the 12th gr...
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      SCOTT CONTI, born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Old Bridge NJ came from an artistically gifted family. He picked up guitar playing in the 9th grade and began composing by the 12th grade. During his time in High School, CONTI'S musical compositions even appeared in short films by students from Rutgers University (Manson Gross School of the Arts), after which he began playing in local clubs and coffee houses. CONTI attributes the very unique and original playing of Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, along with guitar God Jimi Hendrix as influences to his love of playing the electric guitar. Working in numerous cover bands seasoned his talents and opened doors to recording with other musicians. He also expanded to producing others, further broadening his musical horizons. CONTI'S most substantial contribution to date was his creative project called TRIBAL SOUL. This band was formed from his vision to blend a unique musical style with the backbone of classic rock and spirituality. Sending out positive energy became the goal, with relatable, soul opening lyrics, that touched lives with the universal language of music. Creating a following and playing all around the world, TRIBAL SOUL also chart topped on Indicore, an independent artist web site with two of their songs off of their 2007 release PEACE, LOVE...REALIZATION. This debut album was released through independent label Opera House Music Company and was engineered by Randy Emata, who has worked with artists such as Santana, Chaka Khan, Blues Traveler and Ludacris. Grammy nominated Stephen Marsh of Threshold Studios did the mastering for the CD, from which songs were also played in movie theaters nationwide by Movietunes. Tribal Soul, on a continued path to follow up their first CD, released CHANGES COMETH, in 2008. Once again engineered by Randy Emata, this album is filled with melody driven hard rock. From the beautifully expressive love song 'Mystery', to a perfect mix of contemporary RB and rock in 'They Say', this album stands up to any test against mainstream rock. Yet the infusion of powerful guitar solos in each piece, grab your attention and take you back in time. CONTI'S writing shows real thought and talent which shines throughout the album. Now embarking on a solo career, SCOTT CONTI taps into the essence of other guitarists like Andy Timmons, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, while pushing forward his own stylized sounds. Having written 11 riveting guitar instrumentals, which were released on the CD T R A N S C E N D E N C E January 2009, everyone can now tap into his poetry in sound. CONTI'S guitar work emanates amazing purity and soul. From the sexy blues chord progressions of CROWN OF BLUES to the driving riff of STATIC FREE, each song takes on a character of its own. I M A G I N E September 2012, CONTI a guitar virtuoso and genius of instrumental composition, explores deeper waters with a haunting yet richly entailed work of stripped-down blues-rock and improvisational jazz. This record, entitled Imagine, puts the guitar wizard into a streaming new light of musical impression, as his efforts point toward a sincere evolutionary progression in composition and arrangement. Imagine was also the pick of the week on VH1 That Metal Show in 2014. Scott Conti other attribute are as follows. Teaches guitar, piano is a Producer as well as a Music Engineer. Has study recording with Shelly Yakus and Randy Emata.
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    • Meet Raymond Medeiros
      Guitar Instructor
      Raymond has been playing guitar for over 25 years.He hails from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area wherehe startedhis career as a guitar student of legendary thrash metal guitarist Alex Skolnick fr...
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      Raymond has been playing guitar for over 25 years.He hails from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area wherehe startedhis career as a guitar student of legendary thrash metal guitarist Alex Skolnick from the band Testament. Beginning in the 1990s, He had the great opportunity to play in many diverse bands throughout the years that ranged from blues,rockroll, alternative,punk,metal, rockabilly and country.Raymond had the good fortune to share the stage and tour with such notable national artists such as Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Nazareth, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Reverend Horton Heat, Koffin Kats, Clutch, Testamentas well asmembers from Slayer, Faith No More and Teslaalong withmany others. In the mid 2000s, he was very fortunate to be in an outfit that was under the same management team behind Bay Area alternative legends Primus. It was under their tutelage that he learned so much about the world of rockroll. Not just the musical side but, the business side as well. This included touring, merchandising, building a fan base and a slew of other great bits of information that he continues to teach to this day. The guitar is a passion of his and he prides himself in continued learning. Whether it be jazz, psychobilly, country mixed with punk, or good old fashioned 50srockroll, there is always something new to learn and pass on to new generations of music lovers. 'I am thankful that School Of Rock provides a fun and safe environment for future rockers to hone their skills andgrateful for the opportunity to share all of my experience and knowledge in that same environment.'-Raymond
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    • Meet Kelly D. Smith
      Drum Instructor
      Kelly has been playing drums for more than 37 years. (1976 '“ 2014) Playing professionally since 1983 and globally since 1986. Took lessons at Creative Drum Shop in Scottsdale with Dan Tomlin...
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      Kelly has been playing drums for more than 37 years. (1976 '“ 2014) Playing professionally since 1983 and globally since 1986. Took lessons at Creative Drum Shop in Scottsdale with Dan Tomlinson in early stages of playing and on and off throughout career privately. As the drummer in Flotsam and Jetsam, Kelly has had the opportunity to perform record on 8 releases with Flotsam and Jetsam, 5 MTV Videos and play on many worldwide tours supporting various international artists in the heavy metal scene. List of Releases: 1986 '“ Doomsday for the Deceiver '“ Metal Blade Records 1988 '“ No Place for Disgrace '“ Elektra Records 1990 '“ When the Storm Comes Down '“ MCA 1992 '“ Cuatro '“ MCA 1994 '“ Drift '“ MCS 1996 '“ High '“ Metal Blade Records 2012-13 '“ Ugly Noise - Metal Blade Records 2014 '“ No Place for Disgrace 2014 '“ Metal Blade Records Singles/EPs Flotzilla (1987) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (1988) Suffer The Masses (1990) The Master Sleeps (1990) Selections from CUATRO (1992) Never To Reveal (1992) Swatting At Flies (1992) Wading Through The Darkness (1992) Cradle Me Now (1992) Smoked Out (1995) Blindside (1995) Destructive Signs (1995) Recent touring history: 2014 '“ 29 shows in Europe supporting Sepultura 2014 '“ 8 festivals across Europe 2014 '“ 4 headlining shows in Europe 2013 '“ Toured 19 shows supporting Testament in US 2013 '“ Warriors of Metal Festival '“ Ohio 2013 '“ 70000 Tons of Metal Festival
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    • Meet Taylor Sackson
      Vocal Instructor
      Taylor has taught vocal lessons for over four years, and LOVES what she does! Taylor has won multiple performing arts award such as a National Youth Arts award for a lead female role in a play, and...
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      Taylor has taught vocal lessons for over four years, and LOVES what she does! Taylor has won multiple performing arts award such as a National Youth Arts award for a lead female role in a play, and Most Outstanding Performing Arts Student Award for 2015 at Red Mountain High School. Her indie band, Vintage Wednesday, is her pride and joy and performing with them is her favorite thing to do. Vintage Wednesday has made it to the finals of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding competition and has also opened up for artists like Grand Funk Railroad and many others! She also has a major obsession with Stevie Nicks, and listens to her record player daily. Taylor Sackson only wants to bring light to people's lives through music, and she wants everyone to have an amazing musical experience daily.
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News

    • Nearby News Gilbert SOR Article

      School of Rock Unveils Classes By Nearby News November 25, 2014 Features , Local News Story and photo by Lynette Carrington For kids about to rock, School of Rock salutes you. The performance-based...
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      School of Rock Unveils Classes By Nearby News November 25, 2014 Features , Local News Story and photo by Lynette Carrington For kids about to rock, School of Rock salutes you. The performance-based music school in Gilbert marks the third location in the Valley that teaches guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and vocals. The students are taught how to read, write and perform music based on classic and modern rock and even Top 40 hits. 'They learn from rock bands to give them a well-rounded view,' said general manager Megan Baskerville. 'Metallica was inspired by musicians that did not sound like Metallica. So our job is to give them that whole scope.' School of Rock offers private and group lessons. 'Rock is such a huge umbrella, so we do a Motown show, a '60s reggae show,' Baskerville said. 'We do classics on up to shows that have more of a pop edge. It's a lot of fun.' Students also get to perform at venues like the Crescent Ballroom, The Pressroom in Phoenix, and the now-shuttered Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill in Mesa. 'We try to give them that real concert experience,' she said. Owner Steve Gentilini owns all three Valley School of Rock locations. 'There is the music part of this, but it's so much more,' he said. 'It's a place for kids to go and hang out. It's a safe place for kids and what they learn here also translates into the classroom. The performance skills they learn here give confidence to do well in school, too.' In some respects, School of Rock is like team sports because kids constantly work together to deliver a performance. Shane Baskerville is the music director at the three locations. 'Our instructors are awesome,' he said. 'I get them through different channels. A lot of them have music degrees and a lot of them have been touring musicians. 'Everybody has a highly scholastic background or a really good touring background.' All teachers are given a thorough theory test prior to being hired. The school, which also has Phoenix-area locations in Ahwatukee and Scottsdale, includes a small recording studio that can be used by its students for free. For School of Rock students who have bands outside of the school, they are also welcome to use the practice room. School of Rock offers a complimentary lesson for new students. Tours are available at the facility at 885 E. Warner Rd. Call (480) 483-7625 for additional information or visit www.gilbert.schoolofrock.com. Photo caption School of Rock offers performance-based music lessons in guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and vocals.Read less

    • East Valley Tribune 2015 All Star article

      School of Rock 2015 AllStars Ever dreamed of living the rock star life? What about finally picking up that guitar and learning Stairway to Heaven? The School of Rock in the East Valley has you co...
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      School of Rock 2015 AllStars

      Ever dreamed of living the rock star life? What about finally picking up that guitar and learning Stairway to Heaven?

      The School of Rock in the East Valley has you covered. Musicians of every skill level and age are welcome to enroll in a music school that truly knows how to jam.

      Seven students from the school made it into the prestigious AllStar program. Normally, there might be one student who will make it into the program, but the schools in the East Valley are beating that average into the dust! The students who made it in got to tour the nation’s biggest music festivals and rock venues over the summer.

      Want to learn more about enrolling your child or yourself in the School of Rock? Visit schoolofrock.com. There are locations in Scottsdale, Gilbert and Ahwatukee.
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA