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About School of Rock Johns Creek

Welcome to School of Rock Johns Creek—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Johns Creek teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Johns Creek. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Johns Creek to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Johns Creek
10900 Medlock Bridge RdSuite 107Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 580-1882

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Johns Creek, 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.

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

    School of Rock Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek 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 Johns Creek, 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 Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek 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 work in harmony with others; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek 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 Johns Creek Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Johns Creek 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 Johns Creek’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 Johns Creek, 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. Johns Creek students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hi...
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At School of Rock Johns Creek, 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.

Johns Creek 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 Johns Creek’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

    • March 25
      2:00 PM
      Mid Season Preview Show
    • May 20
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show (Place TBD)
    • May 21
      12:00 PM
      End of Season Show (Place TBD)

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Staff

    • Meet McKenna Shelly
      Music Director
      McKenna Shelly is a singer, songwriter from Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been playing piano for 17 years and has been singing and studying voice for 10 years. She recently graduated from Columbia ...
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      McKenna Shelly is a singer, songwriter from Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been playing piano for 17 years and has been singing and studying voice for 10 years. She recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in music. At Columbia she participated in the coveted Contemporary Urban Pop program with her primary focus in voice. While in Chicago she performed with multiple bands and ensembles as a vocalist and keys player. As a founding member of the band Upsin Hounds, she performed in the greater Chicago area for two years. Upsin Hounds released a full-length album in the fall of 2014 with a unique sound embracing 3 part harmonies with a rock and roll background. McKenna is looking forward to continuing her career as a musician now that she has relocated to Georgia. McKenna’s love of music permeates her voice, piano and songwriting accomplishments and her formal education enhanced her songwriting and music theory skills enabling her to perform live as well as in the studio.
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    • Meet Christina Simms
      Owner
      "The lessons learned here translate into many walks of life. I know I will also learn a lot about myself along the way and I am excited to be traveling this journey with my students." From an earl...
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      "The lessons learned here translate into many walks of life. I know I will also learn a lot about myself along the way and I am excited to be traveling this journey with my students." From an early age, you could find Christina tinkering with her family piano, singing solos, participating in choirs or plays or putting on mini-concerts in her living room. Music and the performing arts have always been a part of her life. From vocals to piano to violin Christina has tried many traditional routes but has never fully succeeded (in her mind's eye) to be truly proficient. She is excited to bring to Johns Creek a way for students to not only learn an instrument but to practically apply it and share the fruits of their endeavors with their family and friends. She personally understands the timidness of her students who walk in the door, nervous about performing in public, but looks forward to the transformation of her students into confident, happy and engaged musicians. Like many parents who walk in the School of Rock's doors, she wishes that this was around when she was a kid. Christina holds an MBA from the University of Colorado - Denver, a BA in Economics and Communications from Bellarmine University. She has a background in professional services marketing and business development. Both her and her co-owner husband Ben have been long-time supporters of the performing arts and are golf enthusiasts. She is the proud momma of 2 little rockers.
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    • Meet Archie O'Neal
      Guitar and Bass Instructor, Beginner Drums, Rock 101 & Show Director
      Archie is a bass and guitar instructor with School of Rock Johns Creek. He has played guitar and bass for 9 years on stage and in the studio. Never too keen on pigeonholing, Archie has also perform...
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      Archie is a bass and guitar instructor with School of Rock Johns Creek. He has played guitar and bass for 9 years on stage and in the studio. Never too keen on pigeonholing, Archie has also performed with bands in and around Atlanta on drums, vocals, clarinet, saxophone, and mandolin in such diverse genres as hard rock, jazz, indie pop, punk, and bluegrass, lending him a variety of musical viewpoints to explore with students. Archie graduated from Georgia Tech in 2014 and spends his free time trying to turn his house into a recording studio without his roommate noticing.
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    • Meet Jeff Jones
      Guitar and Bass Instructor
      Jeff is one of the founding instructors at the School of Rock Johns Creek . This seasoned musician has been playing for over a decade and teaching guitar and bass for over 7 years. He records and p...
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      Jeff is one of the founding instructors at the School of Rock Johns Creek . This seasoned musician has been playing for over a decade and teaching guitar and bass for over 7 years. He records and produces his own music, has performed with multiple bands starting with his first band at the age of 13. Jeff's primary focus at the School of Rock is Guitar and Bass but has the rudimentary knowledge to assist our students on all instruments especially during rehearsals. Jeff is a graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media with honors and has attended the University of Georgia.
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    • Meet Mike Lacy
      Drum Instructor, Beginner Guitar Instructor
      For the past 30 years, Mike Lacy has travelled around the world backing up some of the legendary names in music— Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Debbie Boone, Peaches and Herb, Bill Medley, Marvin ...
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      For the past 30 years, Mike Lacy has travelled around the world backing up some of the legendary names in music— Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Debbie Boone, Peaches and Herb, Bill Medley, Marvin Hamlisch, and Ann Margret.

      Mike’s expressive and diverse drumming is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and respect for music. Born in Madisonville, Kentucky, Mike started playing drums at the age of 11. During his early years, Mike received many awards for outstanding performances in his school's concert and jazz bands. At age 16, he recorded his first album with NBC Tonight Show saxophonist Tommy Newsome and the first-ever Kentucky All-State Jazz Orchestra.

      After high school, Mike studied jazz at the University of North Texas. Among his teachers was Colin Bailey. Two years later he accepted a jazz scholarship at the University of Kentucky, where he held the drum chair for the award-winning jazz ensemble for two years.

      In addition to being a performer, Mike is also an educator who has taught students at all ages and levels. As a marching percussion instructor, Mike has worked with high schools in Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia. His systematic approach to musical development (“Essential Skills”) is designed to improve all areas of drumming and prepare the student for a successful career as a professional musician.
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    • Meet Zach Leffew
      Instructor - Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Beginner Keys
      Zack started his musical career at the early age of 10 as a vocal soloist for the Atlanta Boy Choir. Under the direction of world-renown director, David R. White, Zack spent the next seven years to...
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      Zack started his musical career at the early age of 10 as a vocal soloist for the Atlanta Boy Choir. Under the direction of world-renown director, David R. White, Zack spent the next seven years touring the United States, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, England, and China, all while continuing his studies at school.

      In 2011, Zack moved to Boston with a scholarship to study Guitar and Film Composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. In December 2013, he received his Bachelors Degree in Professional Music with a minor in Conducting.

      Zack spent the next 2 years working as the Assistant Conductor for the Georgia Boy Choir in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2015, Zack moved to Nashville, TN, and produced country/pop/film/tv tracks with various artists and publishing companies. During that time, Zack helped score the soundtrack to a popular Disney Television show, “Binny Und Der Geist.”

      Zack now works in Atlanta’s The Bass Mint Studios where he is a full-time composer for film. He lives with his wife in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
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    • Meet Jessica Lewis
      Drum Instructor
      Jessica Lewis is a professional drummer in Atlanta, GA. She has been playing drums for 8 years, and started in her youth band at church in Chandler, AZ. She is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute ...
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      Jessica Lewis is a professional drummer in Atlanta, GA. She has been playing drums for 8 years, and started in her youth band at church in Chandler, AZ. She is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music full-time drum certificate program. Jessica is also member of the band Cinematic.
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    • Meet Jeff Mills
      Drum & Keys Instructor, Rock 101 Director, House Band Director
      In high demand as a performer and educator, Jeff moved to Atlanta from the Mississippi/Louisiana region. Jeff is a professional, touring drummer who is well known for his work with Grammy Award Win...
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      In high demand as a performer and educator, Jeff moved to Atlanta from the Mississippi/Louisiana region. Jeff is a professional, touring drummer who is well known for his work with Grammy Award Winner Chris Thomas King, Vasti Jackson, New Orleans trombone brass band Bonerama, and many other national artists. In 2012, Jeff received the People's Choice Award for best drummer/drum solo at the Blues and Rock Fest in Phuket,Thailand. In addition to being an accomplished drum set performer, Jeff holds aMasters in Music Education and has taught at the university and high school level as well asprivate instruction and drum clinics. Jeff is also a member of the Vic Firth Education Team and sponsored by Dixon Drums and Stagg Cymbals. Jeff is excited tobring his experience and passion for music to our studio. Jeff will be teaching Rock 101 as well as assisting with drums and keyboard instruction.
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    • Meet DJ Rees
      Guitar, Bass Instructor, Rock 101, Master Rookies & Show Director
      DJ Rees is a highly motivated musician with a comprehensive background in performance, composition/arranging, and music business. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of G...
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      DJ Rees is a highly motivated musician with a comprehensive background in performance, composition/arranging, and music business. Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Georgia, he has more than 5 years of experience in a variety of ensembles and bands. DJ has performed in several of Georgia's top venues, including: The Georgia Theatre, the Classic Center, UGA's Performing Arts Center, the 40 Watt Club, the Masquerade, Terminal West at King Plow, and the Hard Rock Cafe. He has also performed alongside many national touring acts and well-known musicians, including Perpetual Groove, Moon Taxi, and Sunny Ortiz of Widespread Panic. Currently, DJ is performing around the Southeast under the name The Doug Rees Band, a solo venture that was formed in August of 2015. His influences include Phish, Umphrey's McGee, The Grateful Dead, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Keller Williams, among many others.
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    • Meet Robert (Bobby) Stocking
      Drum Instructor
      Robert (Bobby) is a percussionist and drum instructor based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has played drums for twelve years, with performance experience with ensembles ranging from metal to jazz bands, a...
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      Robert (Bobby) is a percussionist and drum instructor based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has played drums for twelve years, with performance experience with ensembles ranging from metal to jazz bands, and marching band to pit orchestras. Robert currently plays snare drum with the Atlanta Falcons drumline, and teaches rudimental percussion with several local high school bands . He is a graduate from Georgia Tech with a BA in physics. He is currently a member of Band Identikit with another SORJC instructor and fellow GT alum, Archie O’Neal.
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    • Meet Kimberly Cook
      Rookies/Little Wing/Keys/Vocals Instructor
      Musically influenced by an uncle, whom is a bass guitarist, Kimberly Cook was formally introduced to the bassoon at an early age. She is a classically trained bassoonist of 20 years & has played ma...
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      Musically influenced by an uncle, whom is a bass guitarist, Kimberly Cook was formally introduced to the bassoon at an early age. She is a classically trained bassoonist of 20 years & has played many other instruments throughout her musical career. Kimberly obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance & Music Theory from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. While at MTSU, Kimberly was heavily involved in several ensembles & Naxos recordings with the MTSU Wind Ensemble.

      As much performing success that has come, teaching others is the most rewarding of all. For the past several years, Kimberly has been a teacher to children & adults of all ages & levels, covering multiple instruments & genres. Having influential instructors throughout her career has allowed Kimberly the ability to share her love of music with everyone. Not only does Kimberly allow her students to continuously grow as performers, future educators, & artists, she also provides them with extra support to ensure that they can feel the love of music in every note that they play.

      *Vita brevis, ars longa*
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Promotions

News

    • School of Rock Johns Creek Rocks It Once Again!

      What A Show!
      End of Season Show Was One Of The Best!

    • Awesome Spring Line Up Announced!

      SPRING SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
      My Chemical Romance with Paramore, Aerosmith vs. Van Halen, Iron Maiden vs. Judas Priest & Muse
      You don't want to miss out on a fun spring season - Enroll today!

Testimonials

  • “The list is long! The opportunity to experience music with others that love music too - both instructors and other people -- and have them become real friends. To perform different types of rock music, in front of crowds and venues all over metro Atlanta, including responsibility for designing posters and setting up and taking down equipment. Participating in the community - raising money for charities, or just supporting a city by being in a parade. Older children helping younger ones - setting the example. I love that SOR stresses that school comes first and supports parents with this - and expectations to keep grades up are key to participating in the program. All ages and levels welcome - there is truly something for everyone!”
    School of Rock Johns Creek Parent
  • “My son has flourished at SOR/JC.... awesome instructors, well coordinated front office. ”
    School of Rock Johns Creek Parent
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    San Diego, CA Parent