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About School of Rock Lee's Summit

Welcome to School of Rock Lee's Summit, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Lee's Summit’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit
1121 NE Rice RoadLee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 272-5216

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Lee's Summit, 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.

    Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit, 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 Lee's Summit students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit, 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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit, 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. Lee's Summit students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of ...
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At School of Rock Lee's Summit, 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.

Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit’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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Staff

    • Pat Redd
      General Manager / Music Director
      Pat starting playing guitar at the age of 5, inspired by the Gene Simmons' KISS solo record. His first guitar was a tennis racquet. His second guitar was made out of cardboard, using yarn for the g...
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      Pat starting playing guitar at the age of 5, inspired by the Gene Simmons' KISS solo record. His first guitar was a tennis racquet. His second guitar was made out of cardboard, using yarn for the guitar strap, and colored with Crayola markers. His first real guitar was a Yamaha nylon string 3/4 size. Totally an instrument of rock (sarcasm).Many years, many guitars, and many lessons later he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. Pat played professionally throughout Northwest Missouri with the band Furley (yep, Don Knotts), and worked in the radio industry at KY-102 (Kansas City), 95.3 WAOR (South Bend, IN), and PYX 106 (Albany, NY). In 2004, he opened Funky Munky Music in Shawnee, KS. He sold that in 2012, and is now scalloping his fretboard in the world of School of Rock !
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    • CLAY MORALES
      Instructor - Guitar
      Clay started playing guitar when he was thirteen because, his dad had an old acoustic laying around that he would play on. Clay got his first guitar when he was 14 and started taking lessons locall...
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      Clay started playing guitar when he was thirteen because, his dad had an old acoustic laying around that he would play on. Clay got his first guitar when he was 14 and started taking lessons locally. He mostly played in bands doing rock, alternative and metal covers and some originals. Clay had some semesters of instruction at longview for credit towards his associate in arts degree and took audio engineering classes at the conservatory at UMKC. The latest projects that Clay was in were mostly technical deathmetal including his band Obsidian Shore and filling in for touring duty with Diskreet from Topeka,KS.
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    • KURT CAROW
      Instructor - Keys
      Kurt Carow: Musician, Teacher, Song Writer, Composer, Producer. Instruments: Keys, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Flute. Background: Worked with various artists for the last 45 years in all types of formats...
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      Kurt Carow: Musician, Teacher, Song Writer, Composer, Producer. Instruments: Keys, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Flute. Background: Worked with various artists for the last 45 years in all types of formats and musical genres. Performed and co-wrote on CBS recording Donnie Miller "One of the Boys" (Released 1989). New Release: "Dat's The One" available as a digital download on iTunes and Amazon.com. Presently a member of South Side Souls; a blues group based in the Kansas City, MO area. Instructor at School of Rock, Lee's Summit, MO.
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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. In addition to guitar and voice, she also enjoy playing 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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News

    • OPEN HOUSE & OPEN JAM

      BREAKING NEWS!!! This Saturday, 12/14, we are hosting our first OPEN HOUSE OPEN JAM.Admission is FREE. But, please RSVP for a time slot, so we can prepare for the proper number of kids.We will have...
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      BREAKING NEWS!!! This Saturday, 12/14, we are hosting our first OPEN HOUSE OPEN JAM.Admission is FREE. But, please RSVP for a time slot, so we can prepare for the proper number of kids.We will have Demo Sessions for our different programs throughout the day. The Demo Sessions are structured so that every kid who stops by, if they want, can jump right in and participate. But, only the kids get to rock. No grown-ups (other than instructors) allowed on the instruments for this day! :-)Here is how the schedule is going to go for the day:10:15am - Rookies (5 - 7 year olds) 10:45am - Rock 101 (7 - 10 year olds) 11:15am - Rookies (5 - 7 year olds) 11:45am - Rock 101 (7 - 10 year olds) 1:00pm - Performance (10 - 18 year olds)It's going to be a really fun time. You should definitely bring your kids out to rock.Admission is FREE. But, please RSVP for a time slot, so we can prepare for the proper number of kids.
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    • OPEN HOUSE & OPEN JAM SATURDAY 12/21

      WOW! Last Saturday was GREAT! Our instructors Noah, Tim, Rick, and AnneMarie got to JAM with all kinds of kids. 5 to 18. Beginner to Advanced. So, this Saturday, 12/21, we are hosting another OPEN ...
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      WOW! Last Saturday was GREAT! Our instructors Noah, Tim, Rick, and AnneMarie got to JAM with all kinds of kids. 5 to 18. Beginner to Advanced. So, this Saturday, 12/21, we are hosting another OPEN HOUSE OPEN JAM.Admission is FREE. But, please call or email with the specific time you will attend, so we can prepare for the proper number of kids. 816-272-5216. lees summit@SchoolofRock.comEvery kid who stops by, if they want, can jump right in and participate. But, only the kids get to rock. No grown-ups (other than instructors) allowed on the instruments at this jam! :-)Here is the schedule for the day:10:15am - Rookies (5 - 7 year olds)10:45am - Rock 101 (7 - 10 year olds)11:15am - Rookies (5 - 7 year olds)11:45am - Rock 101 (7 - 10 year olds)1:00pm - Performance (10 - 18 year olds)It's going to be a really fun time. You should definitely bring your kids out to rock. You can even have the kids bring a friend or 2!Again, admission is FREE. But, please call or email with the specific time you will attend, so we can prepare for the proper number of kids. 816-272-5216. lees summit@SchoolofRock.com.See you Saturday!
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    • Enrollment opens for new School of Rock in Lee's Summit

      LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. '” The School of Rock has expanded and now welcomes even more young rockers to experience jam sessions and concerts. For years, the Parkville location was the only location in t...
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      LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. '” The School of Rock has expanded and now welcomes even more young rockers to experience jam sessions and concerts. For years, the Parkville location was the only location in the metro, but now two more schools have been added in Lee's Summit and Overland Park. 'No kid ever decided he wanted to play guitar, keyboard or drums or whatever because he wanted to sit at the end of his bed and play. That kid wants to play on stage,' said Pat Redd, School of Rock general manager. The Lee's Summit location opened in November and the one in Overland Park should be ready to open by spring. Watch FOX 4 Kerri Stowell's report on one of the kids who enrolled right away. Watch the video by clicking here.
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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