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About School of Rock Hinsdale

Welcome to School of Rock Hinsdale, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Hinsdale’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale
116 South Washington StHinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 936-4742

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Hinsdale, 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.

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

    School of Rock Hinsdale’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

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

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

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Hinsdale can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale’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 Hinsdale’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 Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Hinsdale learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Hinsdale Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Hinsdale enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Hinsdale’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!

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

Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale’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

    • August 29
      3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
      Kids Rockin' For Kids Benefit Concert for UNICEF
      Q Bar & Grill, 8109 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561, United States Oak Brook resident Anisha Advani is helping raise money for UNICEF by organizing a charity rock concert Nov. 8 in Elmhurst....
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      Q Bar & Grill, 8109 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561, United States

      Oak Brook resident Anisha Advani is helping raise money for UNICEF by organizing a charity rock concert Nov. 8 in Elmhurst. The Hinsdale Central sophomore formed Musicians for Charities, which in partnership with the School of Rock, will host the Kids Rock'in for Kids concert from 3-6 p.m. August 29th at Q Bar & Grill in Darien. Advani, whose mission is 'changing the world with music, started her charity to organize local bands to play music and raise money for charitable groups. She has decided to focus her efforts on charities that support children and their families. UNICEF, the United Nations Children Fund, is a global organization that seeks to protect the world's most vulnerable children. UNICEF is directly fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 9,000 cases have been reported since March, and at least 4,500 people have died. Nearly 4,000 children have been orphaned, many of them shunned by their communities. UNICEF is at work on the ground across West Africa airlifting supplies, training health workers and caring for children and their families. UNICEF and its partners have reached at least 5.5 million people in West Africa, distributing critical information and essential supplies to health workers and affected communities. School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life for over a decade. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating 100 schools included locations in Hinsdale, Elmhurst and Naperville.
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    • September 12
      12:00 PM
      House Band performance: Rock The Block
      Concert
      This event is at Downtown Elmhurst (York and Second St. Elmhurst, IL 60126). Join the House Band's of School of Rock Elmhurst, Hinsdale and Naperville and they all perform at the City of Elmhur...
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      This event is at Downtown Elmhurst (York and Second St. Elmhurst, IL 60126).

      Join the House Band's of School of Rock Elmhurst, Hinsdale and Naperville and they all perform at the City of Elmhurst's annual Rock the Block event!
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    • September 26
      3:00 PM
      Old Skool Summer Season Show
      Show
      Come out and watch our Old Skool programs from School of Rock Elmhurst, Naperville and Hinsdale perform the songs they have been working on this summer! They will be immediately followed by one of...
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      Come out and watch our Old Skool programs from School of Rock Elmhurst, Naperville and Hinsdale perform the songs they have been working on this summer! They will be immediately followed by one of Chicago's finest cover band's... High Infidelity! It's going to be a great night!

      Saturday, September 26th
      Tailgater's Bar and Grill
      431 W Boughton Rd.
      Bolingbrook, IL 60440
      $10 (10 & under free)
      All Ages!!
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    • September 27
      12:00 PM
      Dash & Bash
      Come see House Band rock out at this year's Dash & Bash at Madison Elementary in Hinsdale!
      Also stop by the Instrument Petting Zoo to see what School of Rock is all about!

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Staff

    • Patrick McKenna
      Regional Operations Manager
      McKenna has been playing guitar, bass, piano, and drums as long as he can remember. Currently he fronts the Chicago power pop outfit THE PUNCH where he sings and plays guitar.This band features al...
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      McKenna has been playing guitar, bass, piano, and drums as long as he can remember. Currently he fronts the Chicago power pop outfit THE PUNCH where he sings and plays guitar.This band features all School of Rock instructors including Sean Walker from Hinsdale, and Evan West and Joanna Vassilatos from SoR Naperville. McKenna's bands have gigged throughout Chicago at some of the great venues in the city including: The Metro, The Double Door, Schuba's, Subterranean, Bottom Lounge, The Cubby Bear, The Beat Kitchen, Martyrs and many more from NYC to Detroit. McKenna has played in many bands over the years including: shoe. , girls on bicycles , Fire City Limits and others.McKenna has been working at SoR DuPage county since the first school was opened in Naperville in 2011. He started as a guitar teacher, and over time has held various positions like show director, house band director, Music director, General Manager of the Hinsdale location, and currently Regional Operations Manager for SoR DuPage County (Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Naperville).McKenna likes to focus on teaching his students improvisational soloing skills and ear training, helping budding rockers to be themselves and allowing them to jump into many diverse musical situations with the knowledge they've learned. McKenna currently lives in downtown Chicago, but grew up in Burr Ridge, where his parents still reside. He attended elementary school in Hinsdale (St Isaac's), and has earned a degree in Management from DePaul University.
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    • Sean Walker
      General Manager
      Born a creative soul, Sean began playing music at the age of 15 in Southern, IL. Originally a drummer, Sean has learned music through performing with multiple bands over the past ten years and even...
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      Born a creative soul, Sean began playing music at the age of 15 in Southern, IL. Originally a drummer, Sean has learned music through performing with multiple bands over the past ten years and eventually added Guitar, Bass, and Vocals to his resume of rock. A showman at heart, Sean places an emphasis on listening and reacting to the music when teaching. Students should expect to learn warm-up techniques, and how to listen for pitch and style approaches; all while looking good and getting the crowd moving!Sean currently resides in Chicagoland where he is currently writing and gigging with his bands bloodmoney THE PUNCH . So, whether you're a Freddie Mercury, Alison Mosshart or anything in between, get ready to rock!
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    • Justin Frederick
      Drums, Guitar, Bass, & Keys Instructor
      Justin Frederick is an active musician in the Chicago music scene. Growing up exposed to piano and guitar, it was at age 18 he decided that behind the drum kit was where his true passion for perfor...
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      Justin Frederick is an active musician in the Chicago music scene. Growing up exposed to piano and guitar, it was at age 18 he decided that behind the drum kit was where his true passion for performing stood. He is an active song writer and member in the Chicago Psych/Pop group Secret Colours. Performing across the United States at festivals such as South by Southwest (Austin, TX), Austin Psych Fest (Austin, TX), Wicker Park Fest (Chicago, IL), Mid Point Music Fest (Cincinatti, OH), CMJ (New York City, NY) and numerous tours. Secret Colours has been openly accepted into the scene. Playing along side acts such as The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, The Growlers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and many more. His music has appeared on television shows such as Royal Pains (USA Network), Californication (Showtime), Graceland (USA Network), and numerous advertisements and commercials. His music has recieved great reviews from MTV Hive, Spin Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Pitchfork Blog, Paste Magazine, A.V. Club and many more. Some of his favorite musicians are George Harrison, John Lennon, Elliott Smith, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Levon Helm, David Bowie, Jon Brion, Griffin Goldsmith
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    • Lauren Wilcox
      Assistant Manager
      Lauren is a singer/songwriter from the Chicago suburbs and is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago. There she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Perf...
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      Lauren is a singer/songwriter from the Chicago suburbs and is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago. There she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She started training classically when she was just eleven years old. Throughout her high school years at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park she was constantly performing in band and choir concerts, talent shows, and the musical productions. While at Columbia, Lauren was fortunate enough to study and perform all different genres of music ranging from rock to pop to reggae to jazz. There she participated in numerous ensembles, participated in multiple Singers Showcases, and directed, produced, arranged, and performed in her own senior recital. Lauren has experience teaching music to children after having been the music director for multiple productions performed by Nazareth's Summer Theater Camps. As a songwriter, Lauren thrives on the emotions behind the music and what it really means to be a performer. Writing lyrics and melodies and performing are as much a part of her life as ever and continues to perform in open mic events. She believes that singing is the perfect creative outlet. Lauren hopes to inspire children to use their voices to express their feelings and to turn to music when times are hard.
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    • Dan Beasley
      Drum, Bass, Keys & Guitar Instructor
      Dan graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 and moved immediately to Chicago to pursue the richest music scene in the country here in the Windy City! He has been actively playing, writing, ...
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      Dan graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 and moved immediately to Chicago to pursue the richest music scene in the country here in the Windy City! He has been actively playing, writing, and recording around Chicago ever since. He had the privilege, at Berklee, to study under the likes of Mike Mangini, Kim Plainfield, Skip Hadden, Dave DiCenso, and many others. Dan has always relished the opportunity to pass the joy of music on to others, and to share in the magic of others' music as well. He has never shied away from any playing situation, and has a very diverse and unique musical background because of it. He currently plays drums, writes, and sings in Old Grand Dad , and Chicago rockabilly band as well as playing with Scotch Hollow , and Imposter Radio.
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    • Brian Pipal
      Vocals & Keys Instructor
      Brian Pipal is a pianist and actor born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and recently received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Acting and Directing at Saint Mar...
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      Brian Pipal is a pianist and actor born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and recently received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Acting and Directing at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. When his grandparents gave Brian his first electric keyboard at age seven, he started playing immediately and began private lessons in classical piano at age eight. His love of piano grew through the years and he took lessons all the way through college. Although he decided to focus on acting in college, Brian never lost his love of piano. Brian spent three summers music directing for summer theatre camps at Nazareth Academy. While at college, Brian played piano and sang in a number of music variety shows. The highlight of his college career, though, was playing the keys in his fraternity's oldies rock 'n' roll band'”the Oldie Moldie All-Stars. Also the leader of the band, Brian had the opportunity to perform a number of shows throughout Winona, Minnesota. Brian sees music as a way to bring people together whether it is a band or an audience. Brian's focus in music education is learning how to be an individual in a group for an audience. Participating in musical groups helps develop many different relationships while building confidence and acquiring new skills and knowledge. All of these things combined are what it takes to truly rock!
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    • Daniel Tamillow
      Drum Instructor
      Daniel Tamillow is an enthusiastic drummer in the Chicago area but is originally from Virginia. He moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music and loves teaching as well. He has been in multiple b...
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      Daniel Tamillow is an enthusiastic drummer in the Chicago area but is originally from Virginia. He moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music and loves teaching as well. He has been in multiple bands and has played many venues in the city . Daniel strives to help students gain a love and appreciation for their instrument and thrives on a fun learning environment. He studied music for two and half years at the College of DuPage under Mike Folker and has taken private lessons from drummer Charles Heath (Ramsey Lewis) for two years as well. Dan is always looking to learn and grow as a musician to become the best teacher and influence he can be!
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    • David Rader
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      David Rader was first inspired to pick up a guitar after listening to a Ramones album when he was 15. He played in a punk band throughout high school that used to rip through twelve songs in eight ...
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      David Rader was first inspired to pick up a guitar after listening to a Ramones album when he was 15. He played in a punk band throughout high school that used to rip through twelve songs in eight minutes and then would fill the rest of their allotted time by making fun of people in the audience. As he grew older, David grew to appreciate the technical aspects of playing instruments and also learned that you shouldn't tease strangers. His favorite guitarists include Dick Dale, Leadbelly, Kurt Cobain and Jack White. He received a bachelor's degree in English Studies in 2012 and currently resides in Oak Park, which is only an hour's drive away from his parents and their washing machine.
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    • Joanna Vassilatos
      Regional Sales & Marketing Manager
      Joanna is a Chicago native who moved out to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a career in music. Throughout her tenure in LA she covered a lot of ground both as a musician and as a music industry execu...
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      Joanna is a Chicago native who moved out to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a career in music. Throughout her tenure in LA she covered a lot of ground both as a musician and as a music industry executive. On the music side, she toured all over the world as a drummer for the all-girl progressive rock band Radio Vago, playing and touring with such acts as the Mars Volta, The Breeders, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Distillers, Sleater-Kinney and many more. On the industry side, she worked for Diane Warren, the most successful and prolific female songwriter in history, also regarded by many as the most important songwriter in the world as her songs have received six Oscar nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, including one win, and seven GRAMMY nominations, including one win. She was then the senior production manager at MMA, an event production firm handling tastemaker events for Gwen Stefani, Motorola, DKNY Jeans, Quiksilver, and more. After spending 3 years with MMA, Joanna moved on to work side by side with the Director of Programs and Events at the GRAMMY Foundation. Working for the GRAMMY's, she was exposed to and interacted with the biggest names in the music industry, including artists such as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, 3 Doors Down, Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, Josh Groban, Radiohead, Mumford Sons, and many more.Joanna currently plays drums and sings in the band THE PUNCH who actively records and gigs in Chicago.
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    • Matt Richardson
      Guitar, Bass, & Keys Instructor
      Matt Richardson is a current student at Columbia College Chicago where he has received a singer/songwriter scholarship to attend. He has been playing piano since he was 7 years old and guitar since...
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      Matt Richardson is a current student at Columbia College Chicago where he has received a singer/songwriter scholarship to attend. He has been playing piano since he was 7 years old and guitar since he was 12. He has been performing since he was 13 years old and has a thorough background in both the stage and music theory. At the age of 14 he started a band called Fairview who have gone on to tour the states and build a bigger and bigger following year after year. His band Fairview recently opened for hometown international superstars, the Plain White Tees at the House of Blues in Chicago in 2015.
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    • Lenny Vertucci
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Lenny brings over 20 years of stage and teaching experience. He started playing guitar at the age of 15, and spent most of his late teen years locked away in his room practicing with friends like E...
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      Lenny brings over 20 years of stage and teaching experience. He started playing guitar at the age of 15, and spent most of his late teen years locked away in his room practicing with friends like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Michael Schenker to name a few. By the age of 19 Lenny was playing in original bands in and around the Chicago area working his way up to playing in touring bands opening for acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Testament. By his late 20's Lenny was a songwriter for Nash Publishing and house session player at Tanglewood Studios in Brookfield, IL; which afforded him the opportunity to work with many artists that has helped shape his style and sound today. Currently Lenny is writing music in his home studio and performing all over the Chicago area and midwest in the cover / original band Almost Famous
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News

    • Hinsdale Central Junior Organizes Charity Concert for UNICEF - August 29th at Q-Bar

      Hinsdale School of Rock student Anisha Advani is helping raise money for UNICEF by organizing a charity rock concert August 29th in Darien. The Hinsdale Central junior formed Musicians for Charitie...
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      Hinsdale School of Rock student Anisha Advani is helping raise money for UNICEF by organizing a charity rock concert August 29th in Darien. The Hinsdale Central junior formed Musicians for Charities, which in partnership with the School of Rock, will host the Kids Rock'in for Kids concert from 3-6:30 p.m. at Q-Bar in Darien featuring the house bands from School of Rock Hinsdale and Naperville. Advani, whose mission is 'changing the world with music,' started her charity to organize local bands to play music and raise money for charitable groups. She has decided to focus her efforts on charities that support children and their families. UNICEF, the United Nations Children Fund, is a global organization that seeks to protect the world's most vulnerable children. UNICEF is directly fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 9,000 cases have been reported since March, and at least 4,500 people have died. Nearly 4,000 children have been orphaned, many of them shunned by their communities. UNICEF is at work on the ground across West Africa airlifting supplies, training health workers and caring for children and their families. UNICEF and its partners have reached at least 5.5 million people in West Africa, distributing critical information and essential supplies to health workers and affected communities.

      Q-Bar is located at 8109 South Cass Avenue in Darien, IL.
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    • Jake Deutschman, Dummer Boy

      Check out this awesome interview with Jake Deutschman, sharing how he has grown as a musician and how his band, Stellar, was formed at School of Rock Naperville! Written by Julie Simmons-Trapp (for...
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      Check out this awesome interview with Jake Deutschman, sharing how he has grown as a musician and how his band, Stellar, was formed at School of Rock Naperville! Written by Julie Simmons-Trapp (formerly Julie Simmons). She’s been published in The Chicago Tribune, Paste magazine, UTNE Reader, Harp magazine and other publications.
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    • SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015 PHOTOS

      Take a look at some photos from the Summer Music Festival!
      Everyone ROCKED IT!
      Check it out at http://on.fb.me/1h3NIDT

    • Joanna on The Busy Guy Show

      Check out this interview of Joanna our Marketing Guru as she spoke about School of Rock on the local access cable show, The Busy Guy hosted by Vince LoCascio. Joanna provides a detailed rundown of ...
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      Check out this interview of Joanna our Marketing Guru as she spoke about School of Rock on the local access cable show, The Busy Guy hosted by Vince LoCascio. Joanna provides a detailed rundown of all our programs, how they work together and the ways in which they impact the students.
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Testimonials

  • “The Hinsdale location is really convenient. It's so close to the schools and for a lot of people, it's within walking distance from their house. And because it's downtown, kids feel like they can hang out at the School of Rock a little before their lesson. Then, if there's space they can practice in an empty room or if there isn't space they can grab something to eat then come back for rehearsal. Going there is part of their routine.”
    — Melinda H., Mother of School of Rock Hinsdale student
  • “What they're basically doing at the School of Rock is the Suzuki Method for rock 'n roll and it works. I never, ever thought I'd be doing this.”
    - Trinka R., Parent and Adult Drum Student in Old Skool, School of Rock Hinsdale's Adult Program
  • “I'm really not an extrovert. But when I joined Old Skool and I saw that there were two other moms that were going to sing with me that also didn't have music experience, I thought, "We're going to do this together.' And now, it's weird, I no longer need other singers on stage with me because I know I can do this. It's like you do everything for your kids but performing for Old Skool is something you can actually do for yourself.”
    — Amy B., Romeoville, IL
  • “Every kid seems to have a school set of friends and another 'set of friends' like from their soccer team or something like that. When my daughter started going to the School of Rock, she found her other 'set of friends.’”
    — Mother of School of Rock Hinsdale student