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About School of Rock Haymarket

Welcome to School of Rock Haymarket, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Haymarket has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Haymarket, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Haymarket together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Haymarket today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Haymarket
15101 Washington St.Haymarket, VA 20169
Main Number
(703) 743-5277(703) 743-5277

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Haymarket, 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.

    Haymarket 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 Haymarket’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!

  • School of Rock Haymarket’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Haymarket, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Haymarket’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • 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 Haymarket’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Haymarket musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Haymarket can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Haymarket 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 Haymarket, 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 Haymarket’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 Haymarket’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 Haymarket 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 Haymarket’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!

  • School of Rock Haymarket’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 Haymarket.

    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 Haymarket, 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. Haymarket students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits...
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At School of Rock Haymarket, 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.

Haymarket 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 Haymarket’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

  • July 15
    12:00 PM
    Grand Opening Event
    Join us for VIP tours, live performances, refreshments, give-aways, and more!
  • July 17
    9:00 AM
    Summer Camps begin
    Summer rock Camps: July 17 - July 22; July 25 - July 29; August 7 - August 11; August 14 - August 18; Stay tuned for more details. Camps will run 9:00am to 3:00pm. For more information e...
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    Summer rock Camps:
    July 17 - July 22;
    July 25 - July 29;
    August 7 - August 11;
    August 14 - August 18;
    Stay tuned for more details.
    Camps will run 9:00am to 3:00pm. For more information email Haymarket@schoolofrock.com
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Staff

    • Meet Dale Lester
      Bass Instructor
      Dale Lester has dedicated over 50 years to his music career and has performed across the US and Canada. His experienced bass and guitar playing, drumming and musicianship has enhanced music in many...
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      Dale Lester has dedicated over 50 years to his music career and has performed across the US and Canada. His experienced bass and guitar playing, drumming and musicianship has enhanced music in many genres including Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Folk Music. Dale has performed with The Marge Calhoun Band, Emory Lester Set, Excalibur, Southern Persuasion and other notable bands and acts. In addition Dale is an experienced music instructor, teaching students of all ages and levels in his native Gainesville Virginia area. Dale has done recordings in Nashville, worked along side with his brother Emory Lester as well help his two nephews Josh and Justin Lester get started in music and are now on tour with with their band, "Cold Creek County". "If you ever want to know what it's like to make it in the music business just come and jam with one of the Lester boys".
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    • Meet Taylor DaCosta
      Vocal Instructor
      Taylor DaCosta is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance ~Voice, and she is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. Although classically trained...
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      Taylor DaCosta is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance ~Voice, and she is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. Although classically trained, she is also accomplished in contemporary music. Taylor can sing in any musical genre. Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughn, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott, India Arie and Chrisette Michele influence Taylor’s vocal styles.

      Taylor DaCosta has always been musically gifted. From a young age, she was singing, performing, and playing a variety of instruments. She received her singing start, in church, at the age of 5. Taylor has performed in numerous churches and performing arts venues in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. She has even sung in Times Square and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Taylor is very passionate about music and she admires how music has a healing component that can touch peoples’ souls.
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    • Meet Mary Hitchcock
      Owner
      Mary began her musical career at age 13 singing with bands such as Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Rush ... ok it was singing into a hairbrush, looking in the mirror while listening to her record pl...
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      Mary began her musical career at age 13 singing with bands such as Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Rush ... ok it was singing into a hairbrush, looking in the mirror while listening to her record player but she was a rocking pretender. Actually, if you fast forward 30 years... Mary saw the idea for School of Rock and wished it would have been around when she was young. After seeing her son Conner thrive on stage through a performance based school, she wanted to pass that along to other children. The School of Rock concept is like any sport, individual lessons (practice), group rehearsals (team practice) and the show (the game). Mary challenges her team to make sure we are INSPIRING Kids to Rock on Stage and in Life in everything we do!
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    • Meet Erich Weinroth
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Erich Weinroth is a graduate from George Mason University, with major in Music Technology and a minor in Audio Production and Business. He has been playing both guitar and bass for seven years, ma...
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      Erich Weinroth is a graduate from George Mason University, with major in Music Technology and
      a minor in Audio Production and Business. He has been playing both guitar and bass for seven years, mainly focusing on classical guitar and jazz bass, but he always enjoys playing his favorite genres of rock, punk, and ska. He plays bass in his band, Cinema Hearts, which is self-described as “dreamy rock 'n' roll, doo wop pop” and has played multiple shows locally and in the DC area. Outside of performing, Erich works as an audio engineer in music, theater, and film. He has recorded and mixed multiple student musicians, films, and live events at GMU, as well as two albums for Cinema Hearts.
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    • Meet Ian McCoig
      Guitar Instructor
      With nearly 15 years of guitar and vocal experience, Ian has played with a variety of bands, his primary focus being hard rock and heavy metal while also having training in jazz. Studying at Shenan...
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      With nearly 15 years of guitar and vocal experience, Ian has played with a variety of bands, his primary focus being hard rock and heavy metal while also having training in jazz. Studying at Shenandoah University with a degree in Music Production and Recording Technology, Ian also has experience in audio engineering and production dating back to 2014, as well as fluent knowledge in all essential music theory concepts from diatonic to atonal. Ian is also an avid songwriter, composing and writing for various projects he is or has been involved in throughout the years. With a strong passion in music, Ian looks forward to sharing that knowledge and propelling young minds forward in the field of music, whilst doing his best to ensure it is a fun and rewarding experience for students at School of rock.
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    • Meet Heather Grinkley
      Vocal Instructor
      Heather has been singing since she was nine years old and enjoys all genres of music. She has been playing the violin for 5 years and has a minor in Music as a vocalist at Bethany College in West V...
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      Heather has been singing since she was nine years old and enjoys all genres of music. She has been playing the violin for 5 years and has a minor in Music as a vocalist at Bethany College in West Virginia. Heather has taken years of professional voice lessons singing in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Latin as well as being part of a rock ensemble group and choir. Heather was selected to sing with the West Virginia State Honor Choir in 2015. She is very excited to teach what she has learned in school to students that can use these techniques to help further their vocal passions.
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Testimonials

  • “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
  • ““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
  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence.”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends.”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA