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About School of Rock Lake Oswego

Welcome to School of Rock Lake Oswego, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Lake Oswego’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego
11830 SW Kerr ParkwaySuite 212Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 477-8589

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Lake Oswego, 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.

    Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego’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 Lake Oswego’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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego’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 Lake Oswego’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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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!

  • At School of Rock Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Lake Oswego’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!

At School of Rock Lake Oswego, 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. Lake Oswego students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hi...
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At School of Rock Lake Oswego, 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.

Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego’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

    • September 13
      12:00 PM
      SoRLO Presents: Black Keys vs. White Stripes
      This event is at Star Theater (6 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209).
    • September 13
      3:00 PM
      SoRLO Presents: GLAM ROCK
      This event is at Star Theater (6 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209).
    • September 20
      3:00 PM
      SoRLO Presents: Summer Mixtape
      This event is at Star Theater (6 NW 6th Ave Portland, OR 97209).
    • September 27
      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      British Invasion
      Fall/Winter Show
      Rehearsals start 9/27. The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became...
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      Rehearsals start 9/27. The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States. We'll learn music from some of the most influential bands of Rock 'N' Roll history! Expect to learn songs from The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Animals and many more great artists!
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    • September 27
      2:15 PM - 5:15 PM
      The Cure vs The Smiths
      Fall/Winter Show
      Rehearsals start 9/27. The Smiths became one of the most influential bands of all time by mixing the lush guitar matrices of Johnny Marr with the swooning vocals of Morrissey – a poet whose delic...
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      Rehearsals start 9/27. The Smiths became one of the most influential bands of all time by mixing the lush guitar matrices of Johnny Marr with the swooning vocals of Morrissey – a poet whose delicate singing made most other British frontmen of the Eighties seem utterly normal (and boring) Contrast that with The Cure, with their distinctive mope-rock sound — a mix of self-obsessed lyrics, minor-key melodies, and Robert Smith's pale vocal whine — the Cure rose from Britain's post punk scene to become one of the most popular U.K. bands of the Eighties. Be prepared to learn innovative guitar parts, challenging bass lines and super fun drum chops for this special show. If you don't know who these bands are then go do yourself a favor and give them a listen! The songs sound "easy", but this will be another super challenging but rewarding show.
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    • September 29
      5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
      Classic Metal
      Fall/Winter Show
      Rehearsals start 9/29. In the late 60s a number of bands began pushing the limits of blues rock into a new genre which would later be called "Heavy Metal". This will be a historic show for our scho...
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      Rehearsals start 9/29. In the late 60s a number of bands began pushing the limits of blues rock into a new genre which would later be called "Heavy Metal". This will be a historic show for our school! Because of our amazing depth of talent from our hard working students, we will be able to tackle one of the the most challenging shows we have put on yet! Lots of technical guitar riffs, boom-bastic bass lines AND double bass drums. We are ready! Are you? Expect cuts from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Motörhead and more!
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    • September 30
      5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
      Electric Dream Psych
      Fall/Winter Show
      Rehearsals start 9/30. Get ready to chill back and play some down tempo'd melodic goodness! This show will include artists who have either been very important to the "Dream Pop/Chill Wave" genre or...
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      Rehearsals start 9/30. Get ready to chill back and play some down tempo'd melodic goodness! This show will include artists who have either been very important to the "Dream Pop/Chill Wave" genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure. We'll play cuts from Washed Out, Tame Impala, Beach House, M83, Grizzly Bear, Goldfrapp, Temples, Crystal Castles and more! Expect lots of synth, big hybrid (electric/acoustic) drumming and luscious reverb on EVERYTHING!
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    • October 1
      5:30 PM
      Rock 101
      Fall/Winter Show
      Rock 101 is our performance program for kids who are beginners/still learning the basics of their instrument and are new to SOR. This group rehearsal includes an hour and a half of rocking and focu...
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      Rock 101 is our performance program for kids who are beginners/still learning the basics of their instrument and are new to SOR. This group rehearsal includes an hour and a half of rocking and focuses on learning the building blocks of performance, trying out different instruments, learning to play in a band, and using gear. The kids spend their group rehearsal time learning a set of songs (usually White Stripes "Seven Nation Army", Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop" and Black Sabbath "Paranoid") and preparing to be the opening act for one of the season shows!
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Staff

    • Adam Corkery
      Music Director
      After working at the Portland School of Rock for over 5 years as a guitar bass instructor, Adam moved over to SoR Lake Oswego to help start a new school from the ground up. Aside from teaching gui...
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      After working at the Portland School of Rock for over 5 years as a guitar bass instructor, Adam moved over to SoR Lake Oswego to help start a new school from the ground up. Aside from teaching guitar, bass vocals, Adam sings and plays guitar in the indie-pop group Mermaid in China.
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    • TJ Muhly
      Drum Instructor
      TJ Muhly has been a music lover for as long as he can remember, officially starting drums at age 10, and was part of the Lakeridge High School band/marching band for three years. He's been involved...
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      TJ Muhly has been a music lover for as long as he can remember, officially starting drums at age 10, and was part of the Lakeridge High School band/marching band for three years. He's been involved in multiple projects that range in style from jam bands to prog rock, studying at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood CA, focusing on drumming and recording/production. TJ has been with School of Rock Lake Oswego since it opened, and is still a part of many musical journeys, hoping to continue to grow as a musician.
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    • Jon Graf
      General Manager
      Jon Graf's love of music goes way back. He started going to hardcore shows in the early 80's and ended up playing in bandsfor over 20 yearsin the music scenes of Philadelphia, PA., Providence, RI.,...
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      Jon Graf's love of music goes way back. He started going to hardcore shows in the early 80's and ended up playing in bandsfor over 20 yearsin the music scenes of Philadelphia, PA., Providence, RI., Richmond and Norfolk, VA . In the early 90's he started working in the Theater and Film/Movie business, which ended up being his main focus for the past 10 years. Graf moved to the amazing city of Portland, OR with his awesome wife Kathy in 2010. Carl Hinds, who is a long time friend and bandmate from a couple of bands in the late 80's and early 90's, asked if he'd want to open a School of Rock with him. That was one of the easiest questions he's ever had to answer! He's taken on the General Manager job at School of Rock Lake Oswego and livin' the dream!
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    • Kathy Graf
      Studio Coordinator
      Kathy Graf is grateful to be a part of School of Rock and is excited about the opportunity to support the school in Lake Oswego. She has degrees in History and Dance from Virginia Commonwealth Univ...
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      Kathy Graf is grateful to be a part of School of Rock and is excited about the opportunity to support the school in Lake Oswego. She has degrees in History and Dance from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a modern dancer for 10 years, teaching briefly as an adjunct at Rowan University in NJ. Aside from going to DC punk rock shows in the late 80's, her only connection to rock music was as a member of Paule Turner's company "court", performing as the character Love in the original rock opera "Medea, Love is the Devil". She has been an administrative assistant since college, and spent 10 years supporting the Global Risk Management Dept. with ARAMARK. She hopes to learn how to play drums and, in 10 years, master "I Against I" by the Bad Brains.
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    • Miaya Shambry
      Vocal Instructor
      Miaya Shambry may be young but has a voice and a presence that is beyond her years. Music has always been a way for Shambry to escape from the trials and tribulations that is life. At age thirteen ...
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      Miaya Shambry may be young but has a voice and a presence that is beyond her years. Music has always been a way for Shambry to escape from the trials and tribulations that is life. At age thirteen Shambry was introduced to the art of music in her after school music program, where she picked up the guitar and did some light singing. It wasn't until age 16 when Shambry joined the Portland, Oregon School of Rock, where she really took charge and became a force to be reckoned with. While a student of the school, she toured across the US three times and performed with the likes of Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie), Jon Anderson (Yes) and many others. After her education at the School of Rock, Shambry joined the nationally known Led Zeppelin cover group, Zepperella, in San Francisco. In 2012, Shambry moved back home to join Portland's thriving music scene and make a name of her own. Throughout the years Shambry has remained passionate about her music and is currently fronting the 5-piece blues group 'Hip stew Blues Review'.
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    • Justin Chase
      Guitar, Bass & Piano Instructor
      Justin Chase began training in classical and jazz piano at an early age. He relocated to Portland, OR after graduating from William Paterson University in 2011 with degrees in Sound Engineering and...
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      Justin Chase began training in classical and jazz piano at an early age. He relocated to Portland, OR after graduating from William Paterson University in 2011 with degrees in Sound Engineering and Jazz Keyboard Performance. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he currently performs in many bands in the Portland area, playing guitar, bass and drums and keyboards. He also as serves as the main songwriter and recording engineer in his own project, Rare Diagram.
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    • Max McCargar
      Guitar, Bass, Banjo Instructor
      Max McCargar picked up a guitar at age 11 and found his groove. He has studied jazz, classical and rock, blending all to make his own kind of music. He plays in a Portland band, Rules of Motion, as...
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      Max McCargar picked up a guitar at age 11 and found his groove. He has studied jazz, classical and rock, blending all to make his own kind of music. He plays in a Portland band, Rules of Motion, as well as recording and playing solo. Max came to School of Rock via the student route, having been a student for 3 years, eventually earning the prestigous title of "Tasty Chops". He loves teaching at The School of Rock Lake Oswego and being a part of the student's exciting achievements.
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News

  • School of Rock Lake Oswego Kids Celebrate Bob Marley's Birthday by Recording a Reggae Album Released on Tuff Gong!!!

    Tuff Gong Worldwide is proud to present 1 World Chorus: Celebrating Bob Marley. Children from Lake Oswego School of Rock, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Bogata, Kingston and Nine Miles, Jamaica si...
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    Tuff Gong Worldwide is proud to present 1 World Chorus: Celebrating Bob Marley. Children from Lake Oswego School of Rock, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Bogata, Kingston and Nine Miles, Jamaica sing and play all of the instruments parts on this ground breaking collaboration. The rich musical legacy of Bob Marley transcends age and time. The Reggae music legend would have been 70 this year. We pay tribute to Bob with this collection of songs, performed by some of his youngest fans. This ten-track collection was performed entirely by Aaron Nigel Smith's 1World Chorus '“ a collaboration of children 7 to 15 years of age, from Kenya, Colombia, the United States and Jamaica. Judah Marley, granddaughter of the late reggae icon, also makes a guest vocal appearance on 'Bend Down Low'. These budding musicians performed everything from the first drumbeat to the last vocal take, tracking the album over 18 months in studios around the world. During the production process, the children strengthened their own musicianship and learned basic recording techniques. Bob Marley had an affinity for sharing music with children '“ teaching his own, guiding them to form Ziggy Marley Melody Maker's, and penning their first song 'Children Playing In The Streets'. Marley's love for sharing music with children also shines through in the timeless 'Is This Love' video. 'Celebrate Bob Marley' reinforces how deep Marley's musical imprint and message of 'One Love' continues to reach, resonating with kids of all ages. In addition to providing free music workshops to schools participating in this special project, a portion of sales will benefit these music programs. Further, 1World Chorus has partnered with some of the nation's leading companies to provide on-going support to the project. Remo Drums, Martin Guitars and Guitar Center have all donated musical instructions to the schools, with Keen Footwear donating socks and shoes to the students.
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Testimonials

  • “It is hard to articulate the pride you feel as a parent when you see your kid perform on-stage. As a music teacher for fifteen years, it is easy to say that choosing the Downingtown School of Rock for our fifteen year-old son, was indeed, the best parenting decision we have made yet. ”
    — Susan B., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid to a confident, incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “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. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA