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About School of Rock Katy

Welcome to School of Rock Katy, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Katy 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 Katy, 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 Katy 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 Katy today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Katy
3750 S Mason Road#800Katy, TX 77450
(281) 769-7010

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Katy, 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.

    Katy 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 Katy’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 Katy’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 Katy, 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 Katy’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!

  • At School of Rock Katy, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Katy, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Katy works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Katy’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Katy’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 (geomodifer) Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Katy’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

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

Katy 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 Katy’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 28
      7:30 PM
      Back to School Bash - Central Green @ LaCenterra
      House Band and Adult Band Performance
      Come join School of Rock Katy as we help ease everyone back into the new school year the best way we know how...with some Rock & Roll! We'll be out on the Central Green stage in the LaCenterra Sho...
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      Come join School of Rock Katy as we help ease everyone back into the new school year the best way we know how...with some Rock & Roll! We'll be out on the Central Green stage in the LaCenterra Shopping Center (at Cinco Ranch Blvd and the Grand Parkway) on Friday, August 28th helping kickoff the new school year with performances by the School of Rock Katy House Band and our adult student grad band - Perpetual Crisis! You'll be there anyway to eat some dinner so why not stop by for some great live music! Getting a Torchy's Taco? Live Music! Grabbing something at Trader Joe's? Live Music! There's all kinds of fun to be had at the Back to School Bash at Central Green!
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    • September 12
      11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
      2015 Summer Season Performance Weekend!
      Season Show
      Mo's Place Katy
    • September 13
      12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      2015 Summer Season Performance Weekend
      Season Show
      ThatBar Katy
    • September 21
      5:30 PM
      2015 Fall Performance Season Starts

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Staff

    • Randy Rost
      Guitar Instructor
      Randy Rost was born and raised in Houston Texas. He graduated from Cypress Creek High school and attended Willowchase Community College where he focused his studies on music theory. He began playin...
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      Randy Rost was born and raised in Houston Texas. He graduated from Cypress Creek High school and attended Willowchase Community College where he focused his studies on music theory. He began playing guitar at age eleven and soon began taking formal lessons. In his early adolescence, Randy was inspired by Punk Rock groups the Clash, Ramones, and Social Distortion which led to him starting his first band at fourteen. Always assuming the leadership role, Rost quickly began singing, writing, recording and performing live. The excitement of playing in bands compelled Randy to venture on many tours, continue recording his original songs, and continue to be a lifelong student of music. His passion for music also manifested itself into teaching music lessons. For the last eleven years, Randy has taught over 1200 students how to successfully understand and play music using a curriculum he developed over years of study. After his formative years as a musician, Randy joined in the ranks with New York legend, Roger Miret, as lead guitarist for the group Roger Miret and the Disasters. The album "Gotta Get Up Now" received wide critical acclaim from music press as did the music video for the single "We're Gonna Find A Way". The group toured incessantly in both the U.S. and Europe playing a literally uncountable number of sold out clubs and festivals. Currently, Randy Rost continues to write, record, and perform with his group Blackmarket Syndicate. The group released their latest album "And The Peasants Rejoiced" on April 21st 2012. Thus far, the album has garnered unanimously positive reviews from the music press and fans alike.
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    • Niki Sevven
      Bass / Drums Instructor
      Born and raised in Houston, TX, Niki Sevven comes from a musical family. Her father was, and still is, a musician and, in the late 80s to mid 90s played in several local punk bands. Most of her ear...
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      Born and raised in Houston, TX, Niki Sevven comes from a musical family. Her father was, and still is, a musician and, in the late 80s to mid 90s played in several local punk bands. Most of her early memories involve music, whether it was her dad playing a Ramones record during dinner or watching one of her dad's bands practice in the attic. Niki started playing guitar at age 14 and started her first band, The Neckbreakers (featuring her dad on bass), when she was 15. In 2004, Niki started the band Something Fierce with two friends. Originally, she played guitar in the band but, after a memorable trip to a guitar store where she held her first bass, she traded places and began playing bass. "From that very first moment, I felt an immediate connection with the instrument and though I play other instruments, I am and always will be a bassist", said Niki. Something Fierce has released three full-length albums, three EPs and toured the country several times. In 2009, they were added to the roster of Dirtnap Records (based out of Portland, OR). In 2009, after deciding there was a definite lack of girl power in the Houston music scene, Niki and some friends formed an all female power-pop grunge band called The Busy Kids in which she plays lead guitar and acts as the main songwriter. From there, Niki has branched out with other bands including Vivian Pikkles and the Sweethearts Uber-Alles, with her taking on drums and backup vocals. In addition to performing, Niki has been involved with Girls Rock Camp Houston as a bass instructor, band coach and assistant coordinator. GRCH is a non-profit organization that provides an all girl summer camp dedicated to promoting female empowerment and self-esteem through music instruction. This is Niki's second year with the camp. Niki lists The Buzzcocks as favorite band and "London Calling" by the Clash as her favorite album, but she listens to a wide variety of music. She loves the girl groups from the 50s and 60s (Shangri-Las, Ronettes, Lesley Gore), early rock 'n roll (The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Dave Clark Five), classic punk (The Ramones, The Who), 90s grunge (Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Wipers) and even some old gospel, blues, musicals and old country. As Niki summed it up, "My whole life is dedicated to music and, until I have kids of my own, I am passionate about teaching young kids about rock 'n roll and how it can change your life." When not teaching at School of Rock or performing, Niki enjoys spending time with her fiance (who was an original member of Vivian Pikkles) and their really ugly dog named Gizmo.
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    • Lawrence Del Toro
      Drum Instructor
      Born in Baytown, TX, Lawrence Del Toro has been playing drums for more than 40 years. Immersed in music from an early age, Lawrence was hooked on the drums after seeing Ringo Star and the Beatles o...
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      Born in Baytown, TX, Lawrence Del Toro has been playing drums for more than 40 years. Immersed in music from an early age, Lawrence was hooked on the drums after seeing Ringo Star and the Beatles on television. Since then, Lawrence has performed in numerous bands ('Too many to count!' he says), honing his skills behind the kit. Some of his bands have opened for such famous groups as the Drifters, the Platters, and the Temptations. In addition to the drums, Lawrence also plays guitar, keyboards, and harmonica and enjoys his time in his own studio making music. As Lawrence says, 'I love to see the face of people when I introduce them to drums or music '“ the fun, the smiles - the vibe of living and passing on the beautiful instrument the drums!'
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    • Jim Maguire
      Guitar Instructor
      Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Katy, Texas, Jim Maguire received his first guitar at age 15. Shortly thereafter, he began playing gigs around Houston with his band Counter Current. Eventually...
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      Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Katy, Texas, Jim Maguire received his first guitar at age 15. Shortly thereafter, he began playing gigs around Houston with his band Counter Current. Eventually Counter Current would open for such diverse acts as Andy Timmons, Yngwie Malmsteen, Hellogoodbye, Buck Cherry and others. They recorded an album entitled Scust! and toured around Texas. While still in high school, Jim ran his own guitar lesson business, teaching students throughout the Katy area. After graduating from Cinco Ranch High School in 2008, Jim was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. During his time at Berklee, he studied music theory in many styles including jazz, classical, baroque, progressive rock, and metal. He also performed with nearly all of Berklee's rock ensembles including Women in Rock, Progressive Rock, Hardcore Rock and Metal, and Music of the Beatles. Also while at Berklee, Jim had the privilege of studying under the legendary Joe Stump, who was voted one of the top ten fastest players of all time by Guitar Player magazine, and is one of the pioneers of American Neoclassical Metal. Other notable teachers include slide guitar maestro, and LA studio legend David Tronzo, as well as Don 'Tappin'' Lappin, who invented and pioneered a new two-handed tapping approach to the guitar. About this time, Jim began giving guitar lessons online, gaining more students from across the country and abroad. Before graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee in 2012, Jim helped found the hard rock band Chirality, and began playing shows around the Boston area. Shortly thereafter, Jim was chosen to play Berklee Metal Night 2012, a showcase reserved for 'Berklee's best hard rock and metal guitarists and their bands." In May 2012, Chirality released its eponymous EP for sale through their band website and on iTunes. The five song EP was written, recorded, produced, mixed, designed, and marketed entirely by the band in their DIY studio. Following Jim's graduation, he booked a New England tour for Chirality in support of their EP. After the tour, he worked as an intern at both Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and at Conductors Cooperative Management to further round out his experience in other areas of the music industry. As of 2013, Jim has returned to Katy, Texas to further his musical career.
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    • Matt Henke
      Drum Instructor
      Since the age of 11, music has set the course for Matthew Henke's life. A Houston, Texas native, Matt played for numerous bands growing up, ultimately leading to his enrollment at Musicians Institu...
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      Since the age of 11, music has set the course for Matthew Henke's life. A Houston, Texas native, Matt played for numerous bands growing up, ultimately leading to his enrollment at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California in April of 2012. Looking to expand his horizons on the drums and music, he completed a year and half of study and earned his Associates Degree in Drum Performance in September of 2013 while also winning the 'Outstanding Student' award. Upon returning to Houston after graduation, he immediately resumed playing shows 1-2 times a week. Meanwhile, he also began teaching students of all ages and strives to inspire his students to discover themselves through the passion of music.
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    • William Cloninger
      Guitar Instructor
      William Cloninger Is another Houston native, graduating from Dulles High School and going on to earn his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University. William is a tireless scholar of music ...
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      William Cloninger Is another Houston native, graduating from Dulles High School and going on to earn his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University. William is a tireless scholar of music and guitar theory and specializes in finger-picking style guitar and music composition. He also dabbles in harmonica and vocals and can be found playing solo acoustic shows as well as in his recently formed (and yet unnamed) band. If you're in to the latest guitar geek toys like loopers and effects, William probably has tried it out and would love talking about it!
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    • Kalila Atchley
      Vocal Instructor
    • Rachel Hansbro
      Vocal Instructor
      I fell in love with music as a child, listening to the crackle of a vinyl record while softly humming along with the music. I grew up in a ballet studio, so rhythm has always been a second nature. ...
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      I fell in love with music as a child, listening to the crackle of a vinyl record while softly humming along with the music. I grew up in a ballet studio, so rhythm has always been a second nature. The art of performance was, honestly, something that I HAD to work on! It took cultivating and creating my voice to build up the confidence to hit the stage. I created a band called The Western Civilization, with my best friend. We toured the U.S. and Canada, toured with Vans Warped tour and opened for many amazing acts in our travels. My teaching style varies with each student, but the one constant is my ability to share my life experience and help to make each and every client I encounter completely fall in LOVE with music. It's my super power.
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    • Steve Long
      Keys Instructor
      Steve has been involved with music his whole life. His Dad was a drummer and also played clarinet in a Dixieland band, so there was always music in the house. He bought Steve a marching drum when ...
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      Steve has been involved with music his whole life. His Dad was a drummer and also played clarinet in a Dixieland band, so there was always music in the house. He bought Steve a marching drum when he was 5 and Steve would march around the neighborhood playing marching cadences with all his friends following behind. At 7, Steve took piano lessons until he was 14, then taught himself to play the guitar. He had a band in high school and college. After two years as a journalist in the Navy, he joined Channel 2 News as a photojournalist. A few years later he got together with some of his neighbors and started Easy Money, a local band that has been rockin’ and rollin’ all over Houston for 27 years. Steve retired from Channel Two after 40 years and now enjoys teaching a new generation how to rock and roll.
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    • Michael Witt
      Guitar Instructor

Testimonials

  • “When I signed my kids up for School of Rock I expected them to learn and perform music. We got more! Musically of course they have excelled, learning to play entire songs on instruments we previously didn’t even own. They learned mutual responsibility - because it’s not cool to show up for Performance Group and not know your part. My girls gained confidence knowing they have what it takes to rock, not just at a performance but at school and everywhere. My girls have also made lots of good friends with fellow students and look forward to their lesson and rehearsal time. The entire staff is incredibly supportive, keeping the kids engaged and learning songs they want to play as well as the classic rock songs I’ve always loved. To sum it up, my 11 year old daughter and I were visiting family and her uncle said, 'Who’s in the back room singing the Ramones?!' ”
    — Maleah F., Parent, Katy, TX
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester