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About School of Rock Kansas City

Welcome to School of Rock Kansas City, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Kansas City’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City
1315 East StreetParkville, MO 64152
(816) 842-7625

Hours of Operation

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

Programs

  • School of Rock Kansas City's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Kansas City'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
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Kansas City’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 Kansas City, 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 Kansas City’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 Kansas City’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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City, 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 Kansas City’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 Kansas City’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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City’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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Kansas City 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 Kansas City’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock Kansas City's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with othe...
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School of Rock Kansas City's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Kansas City'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
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • September 11
    6:00 PM
    Freedom Rock Season Show

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Staff

    • David Rice
      General Manager / Music Director
      David is well versed in all things Rock! He teaches bass, guitar and even drums now and then. David also directs most of Kansas City's concerts. He can be seen (and heard!) playing around KC in his...
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      David is well versed in all things Rock! He teaches bass, guitar and even drums now and then. David also directs most of Kansas City's concerts. He can be seen (and heard!) playing around KC in his amazing band Monarch Slaves.
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    • Kyle Cimino
      Vocal /Guitar Instructor / Show Director
      Kyle is a Kansas City legend at 21 years old. He was named KC's top rock guitarist by Banzai magazine last year and was a national finalist in Yamaha's 'Six String Theory' competition.You can catch...
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      Kyle is a Kansas City legend at 21 years old. He was named KC's top rock guitarist by Banzai magazine last year and was a national finalist in Yamaha's 'Six String Theory' competition.You can catch Kyle performing around KC and the Midwest with his power trio 'CIMINO' and his country rock act - The County Line!
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    • Matt Yates
      Piano, Guitar & Bass Instructor / Show Director
      "The Doctor" is in and his name is Matt Yates.Piano and Synth master, Bass Instructor, Show Director Extrordinaire!
    • Alex Bryan
      Guitar Instructor
      Alex "Ziggy" Bryan is the school's coolest cat. His students love his laid back, south-paw style."Ziggy" creates monstrous kid guitarists!!!
    • James Wright
      Guitar Instructor
      James is truly the senior instructor of KC's School of Rock staff and turns out guitarists that are hotter than a two-dollar pistol. James is the 'guitarist's guitar player' and teacher!!!
    • Nico
      Drum and Vocal Instructor
      Nobody can pronounce his real name so like 'Bono', 'Cher,' 'Kesha' and 'Meatloaf,' everybody just calls Nico, Nico. Catch 'Nico' and his electrifying Lawrence, Kansas based band 'Sidewise' on tour,...
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      Nobody can pronounce his real name so like 'Bono', 'Cher,' 'Kesha' and 'Meatloaf,' everybody just calls Nico, Nico. Catch 'Nico' and his electrifying Lawrence, Kansas based band 'Sidewise' on tour, or (if you're lucky) at a nightclub in the KC or Lawrence area!
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    • Trevor Brown
      Guitar, Bass & Voice Instructor
      Trevor has been around The School of Rock for many years as a student and perenial National All-Star. His experience, knowledge multi-instrument talents make him the ideal substitute teacher! You'...
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      Trevor has been around The School of Rock for many years as a student and perenial National All-Star. His experience, knowledge multi-instrument talents make him the ideal substitute teacher! You're in good hands with Trevor!!!
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    • Joel
      Drum Instructor
      Joel is an experience musician with over 15 years of experience. He has performed with multiple bands including his current gig with the Kyle Sexton Band. He also has experience a studio session pl...
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      Joel is an experience musician with over 15 years of experience. He has performed with multiple bands including his current gig with the Kyle Sexton Band. He also has experience a studio session player and is profiecient in all styles of drumming including rock, jazz, blues, funk and country. He recently received his Bachelors of Arts from KU and has extensive knoweldge of rock and is a master of the styels of John Bonham, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell, and Stewart Copeland to name a few!
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    • Thorin
      Guitar & Vocal Instructor
      Thorin is an alumni of the school of rock program and is well versed in all things metal as well as other genres of rock. He is the founder and guitarist for the progressive metal band 'Haunting Sk...
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      Thorin is an alumni of the school of rock program and is well versed in all things metal as well as other genres of rock. He is the founder and guitarist for the progressive metal band 'Haunting Skies'. He knows his way around a guitar as his passion for music lies in his fingertips!
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    • Abby Schubach
      Little Wing / Rookies Director
      Abby made her music debut by getting involved in musical theatre at the young age of 3, and since then, she hasn't been able to stop performing! After years of singing in various productions and ch...
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      Abby made her music debut by getting involved in musical theatre at the young age of 3, and since then, she hasn't been able to stop performing! After years of singing in various productions and choirs, she started playing guitar at age 8 and immediately fell in love. Adding to guitar and voice, she also enjoys to play the ukulele! She's been teaching at the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon every summer for 5 years, and is so excited to now be teaching at School of Rock!
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    • Brandon
      Bass & Guitar Instructor
      A jack of all trades Brandon is well rounded experienced musician and teacher. He has played in many bands and toured all over nation. Not only is he a top notch bass/guitar insturctor he also can ...
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      A jack of all trades Brandon is well rounded experienced musician and teacher. He has played in many bands and toured all over nation. Not only is he a top notch bass/guitar insturctor he also can teach voice, drums, and keys too!
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    • Janelle Evans
      Studio Cooridinator
      Janelle is here to serve all of your customer service needs! From scheduling to tours she helps make the School of Rock experience all it can be!

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