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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 RdLee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 272-5216

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 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 music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Lee's Summit.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

  • 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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Upcoming Events

  • September 17
    11:00 AM
    Summer Season Show - Day 1
    Concert
    Performed at Oz, in Overland Park, Kansas, night one of our Summer Season Show will have a wide variety of musical influences! All performed by kids aged 7-18 years old, it will be an all day event...
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    Performed at Oz, in Overland Park, Kansas, night one of our Summer Season Show will have a wide variety of musical influences! All performed by kids aged 7-18 years old, it will be an all day event to remember! Musical tributes to Rage Against the Machine and System of a Down, Y2K and Beach Party themed sets, and Rock 101's very own The Rad Cats and The Pilots will perform!

    Visit our Facebook event page for more details on Day 1!Read less
  • September 18
    11:00 AM
    Summer Season Show - Day 2
    Concert
    Performed at Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas, night two of our Summer Season Show will have a wide variety of musical influences! All performed by kids aged 7-18 years old, it will be an all day even...
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    Performed at Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas, night two of our Summer Season Show will have a wide variety of musical influences! All performed by kids aged 7-18 years old, it will be an all day event to remember! Musical tributes to Rage Against the Machine and System of a Down, Y2K and Beach Party themed sets, and Rock 101's very own The Rad Cats and The Pilots will perform!

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Staff

    • Meet Evan Pollock
      Music Director / Show Director / Drums / Bass
      Evan joined the original Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia, PA, as a student in 2002. After playing drums with the house band for two years, he hit the road with the AllStars for anot...
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      Evan joined the original Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia, PA, as a student in 2002. After playing drums with the house band for two years, he hit the road with the AllStars for another two years, travelling throughout the country and sharing the stage with Jon Anderson (Yes) and Adrian Belew (King Crimson). When his parents opened a School of Rock franchise in Bucks County, PA, Evan pitched in, teaching drum lessons and helping with shows. Before long he was directing shows and had a slew of students. Evan now resides in Kansas City, MO.
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    • Meet Alyssa Willett
      General Manager
      Alyssa (pronounced Uh-Lee-Shuh, we know, we know, "whhhhaaaa?") can now say she’s from Missouri after living here for 8 years, but she did not grow up here. As a military brat, Alyssa traveled th...
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      Alyssa (pronounced Uh-Lee-Shuh, we know, we know, "whhhhaaaa?") can now say she’s from Missouri after living here for 8 years, but she did not grow up here. As a military brat, Alyssa traveled the world, living in countries such as Panama, England and South Korea. Throughout her High School career she was very involved in theater, and even received a scholarship for Missoula’s Children's Theater Camp 3 years in a row! She loves to sing, and can be heard singing made up songs around the house to her animals (something along the lines of, “oh Charlie, you’re my boo, I love you every day, and that's the truth!”). Yes- her fiancee rolls his eyes frequently. She loves movies, live concerts, and has an unhealthy addiction to Cherry Coke. She also does some freelance photography on the side.
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    • Meet Ryan Thompson
      Instructor - Guitar
      Known for my highly expressed interest in hard rock and heavy metal, I was nicknamed Rockin' Ryan in High School (even in my yearbook!). When I was 16 I bought my first electric guitar, started tak...
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      Known for my highly expressed interest in hard rock and heavy metal, I was nicknamed Rockin' Ryan in High School (even in my yearbook!). When I was 16 I bought my first electric guitar, started taking lessons from a well know instructor in KC and never looked back. Bands like Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Tesla, Guns-n-Roses, Ozzy and Soundgarden were huge influences. I played live in the KC area for 15 years - mostly original rock bands, a couple of cover bands and even crossed genres for 3 years in a country band. In 2004 I started teaching guitar after being inspired by a DVD I rented called "Rock School". Little did I know that, years later, this would become a franchise called The School of Rock!

      In my spare time I write/record/produce my own rock instrumentals and I signed my first Exclusive License Agreement with a music library for TV/Film/Commercials in 2015. I released my first solo EP in 2016. I'm currently writing new material for another EP and excited to be instructing and inspiring students at the School of Rock in Lee's Summit!
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    • Meet Thomas Hunt
      Instructor - Guitar
      When he’s not trying to adopt every cat he comes in contact with, you might find Thomas lounging around the house, living the hermit life and playing his guitar. He might also be listening to the...
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      When he’s not trying to adopt every cat he comes in contact with, you might find Thomas lounging around the house, living the hermit life and playing his guitar. He might also be listening to the soothing sounds of ACDC, Soundgarden or Rage Against the Machine, too! Some of his favorites pastimes include chowing down on Sour Punch candy, and he has an unbridled love for vegemite. While Thomas gravitates more towards bluesy types of guitar playing, you might be surprised to know he can rock some metal!
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    • Meet Clay Morales
      Instructor - Guitar/Bass
      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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    • Meet Mark Verbeck
      Instructor - Guitar/Bass
      Starting at the wee age of 8, Mark first discovered his love for performing and listening to music while attending a school presentation that was trying to influence kids to join the school band. ...
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      Starting at the wee age of 8, Mark first discovered his love for performing and listening to music while attending a school presentation that was trying to influence kids to join the school band. He started playing Saxophone and learned the fundamentals of music until he was 12, at which point he turned his eye to the guitar.

      He began by taking lessons from local teachers until he finally enrolled into a local music academy and studied under a man named Richard Wiley, who helped him open up some of the many doors the guitar holds. He then moved on from his friends basements and started playing with local bands around town, performing anywhere from local bars and clubs, to private events and parties, trying to gain as much live experience as he could.

      After graduating high school he then attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a music performance major. He studied classical guitar under Irving Kauffman, cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as theory and ear training. He also played with many local bands in the area and played for college events, such as the "Pre-Exam Jam," where he opened for bands such as the Black Eyed Peas and Rusted Root. After 2 years of extensive studies, he decided to set his sights at the Berklee College of Music, where he studied various forms of music such as jazz, blues, rock, and funk under musical greats like Dan Bowden and Bruce Katz.

      During his stay at Berklee, he discovered his love and talent for writing and performing his own music and also discovered his love for teaching. He started by hanging flyers around the city and teaching people in their homes. He found great joy from passing down the knowledge that was given to him and helping people love and understand music. After 4 years, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music from Berklee and currently performs, writes, and records for multiple bands.
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    • Meet Mason Nagy
      Instructor - Guitar/Bass
      A transport from Utah, I started playing bass in 5th grade. From there on out, I started performing in various ensembles such as orchestra, jazz band, symphonic band, pit orchestras for musicals an...
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      A transport from Utah, I started playing bass in 5th grade. From there on out, I started performing in various ensembles such as orchestra, jazz band, symphonic band, pit orchestras for musicals and many others. I eventually found my way to my local School of Rock and dove straight in, only to become a 3 time All-Star that evolved into a bass instructor. I’ve performed a ton of shows around my native Utah and have ventured further out to notable venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Boulder, Colorado, The Echo in LA, Hard Rock in Las Vegas and the NAMM show twice, as well as performing on live TV. I’ve been inspired by such legends as Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck), John Stirratt (Wilco), James Jamerson (Motown), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Michael League (Snarky Puppy) and I hope to inspire a brand new generation of musicians.
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    • Meet Jordan Dillon
      Instructor - Drums
      I started playing drums in a band with my best friend and had to quickly learn by doing. In doing so I fell in love with the drums and sought out to be the best drummer I could be. My goal is to...
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      I started playing drums in a band with my best friend and had to quickly learn by doing. In
      doing so I fell in love with the drums and sought out to be the best drummer I could be. My goal is to not only teach different parts and patterns, but to teach my students to play with feeling and passion. I currently play with the alternative rock band “Simbelmyne”
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    • Meet 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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    • Meet Evan Sula-Goff
      Instructor - Vocals
      When I was a kid, I wanted to be a professional breakdancer.

News

    • Summer Season T-Shirts

      T-shirts for our Summer Season show are here! We are excepting preorders now through September 9th, and all orders can be picked up at the September 17th or 18th show! These are limited edition, an...
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      T-shirts for our Summer Season show are here! We are excepting preorders now through September 9th, and all orders can be picked up at the September 17th or 18th show! These are limited edition, and there may not be extras - grab yours now at our online Square store! Read less

    • Summer Season Show '16

      The kids are all gearing up for our Summer Season show scheduled for the 17th and 18th of September! There will be a "band-off" when Rage Against the Machine .vs. System of a Down, flashbacks in ou...
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      The kids are all gearing up for our Summer Season show scheduled for the 17th and 18th of September! There will be a "band-off" when Rage Against the Machine .vs. System of a Down, flashbacks in our Y2K and Beach Party set lists, and our very own Rock 101 groups, The Rad Cats and the Pistols, will be taking the stage!

      Taking place at two different venues, on two different dates, there's plenty of opportunity for you to catch a show! Visit our Facebook Event Page for more info! Read less

    • 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.Read less

Testimonials

  • “The School of Rock encompasses so many aspects that are crucial for students in their youth to develop. Learning and developing skills in an exciting and safe environment and having social interaction with their peers. The love of Rock Music and socializing is something kids don't get from an academic education nowadays and I think that truly fosters self-confidence. ”
    — Jeanne Schwab, Mother of School of Rock Lee's Summit student
  • “It's all about the kids ! The program provides a positive place for kids to grow with like minded kids who want to Rock , gets them out of the basement or garage and develops self esteem , confidence and life changing friendships ! The music is a backdrop for the benefits the kids gain from this experience . ”
    — David O'Brien, Father of School of Rock Lee's Summit student
  • “My son waking ME up to go to school for the first time ever ”
    — Lynetta McRoy, Mother of the School of Rock Lee's Summit student
  • “My daughter loves being able to choose some of the music that she learns to play. She is going on her second year of drum lessons and her confidence has grown exponentially. Over the summer she participated in two camps and even sang lead vocals on two songs. This gave her the boost needed to try out for her school concert choir and she made it! Watching her practice at home is so fun. Her growth has been fun to witness and this is because of School of Rock. ”
    — Sara Mayes, Mother of School of Rock Lee's Summit student