School of Rock Libertyville
Main Number
(847) 497-0219(847) 497-0219

Breadcrumb Navigation

> > > > 225 E Park Ave

What's Going on at School of Rock Libertyville

Contact Information, Hours and Basic Information for School of Rock Libertyville

About School of Rock Libertyville

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Libertyville
225 E Park AveLibertyville, IL 60048
Main Number
(847) 497-0219(847) 497-0219

Hours of Operation

Programs

  • At School of Rock Libertyville, 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.

    Libertyville 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 Libertyville’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 Libertyville’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 Libertyville, 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 Libertyville’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!

  • School of Rock Libertyville 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 Libertyville, 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 Libertyville’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 Libertyville’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 Libertyville 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 Libertyville’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!

  • School of Rock Libertyville’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 Libertyville.

    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 experience

At School of Rock Libertyville, 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. Libertyville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of ...
Read more
At School of Rock Libertyville, 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.

Libertyville 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 Libertyville’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!
Read less

Videos

View All

Take a tour of School of Rock to see how our approach to music education teaches kids to rock their worlds.

Staff

    • Meet Joseph Tange
      Percussion Instructor
      Joseph Tange is a drummer, percussionist, and educator based in Chicago. Originally from Mosinee, Wisconsin, he was first inspired to pursue a career in music through lessons with Professor Robert ...
      Read more
      Joseph Tange is a drummer, percussionist, and educator based in Chicago. Originally from Mosinee, Wisconsin, he was first inspired to pursue a career in music through lessons with Professor Robert Rosen, professor of percussion at UWSP. Joseph graduated with a degree in music education from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. Joseph has had the opportunity to be mentored by master drumer such as Mikel Avery, Tom Hipskind, Isaiah Spencer, Peter Erskine, Marcus Evans and Dana Hall. Joseph moved to Chicago in 2007, where he quickly established himself as an important part of the creative music scene. He has appeared at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Englewood Jazz Festival, LaGrange Jazz Festival, Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and as a sideman has played at venues such as the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Drake Hotel, Knickerbocker and many other venues in the Chicagoland area. Joseph has also had the opportunity to perform with such musicians as Ernest Dawkins, Joe Lovano, Wycliffe Gordon, Ravi Coltrane, Kevin Eubanks, Christian McBride, Marquis Hill, James Perkins, Dennis Luxion, Rob Haight, Dennis Carroll, Dennis Luxion, Tom Vaistas and Henry Grimes.

      Currently Joseph is pursuing a Graduate Degree in Jazz Performance from DePaul University, studying under the great Dana Hall.
      Read less
      • Columbia College
      • Drums, percussion instruction
    • Meet Jonathan Dawson
      Guitar Instructor
      Jonathan Dawson has been obsessed with guitars since the age of 10 and also plays ukulele, and electric bass. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of music, with a focus on studio music and Jazz, from the Un...
      Read more
      Jonathan Dawson has been obsessed with guitars since the age of 10 and also plays ukulele, and electric bass. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of music, with a focus on studio music and Jazz, from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). As a teen, he cut his teeth on the local metal scene in Pittsburgh, earning slots opening for Danzig, White Zombie, and others too numerous to mention, while at the same time studying Jazz and classical guitar. After graduating from Miami, he spent several years performing in orchestras and jazz bands for Carnival Cruise LInes.

      Jonathan has been a freelance guitarist and educator in the Chicagoland area since his move here in the late1990s. During that time he played in the pit band for RENT and other musical theater projects, and was a member of several jazz groups, and in the band Grasshopper,( a side project with members of the Bo Deans and the Verve Pipe). Jonathan also taught and has been a board member of organizations in the city created to bring music to underserved neighborhoods. He recently performed at the All Souls Jazz Festival and has worked with Polish artist Ryszard Rynkowski. Jonathan’s album, Life On the River’s Edge, was released in 2007.His Latest projects include working with Americana artist Seeso on his latest release Kuya, and passionately teaching guitar to students of all ages.
      Read less
      • University of Miami Frost School of Music
      • Guitar Instruction
    • Meet Jay Martini
      Keys Instructor
      Jay Martini was a graduate of the University of Iowa in Journalism and Music. His performing experience ranges across most genres of popular music from playing classic rock to composing radio jing...
      Read more
      Jay Martini was a graduate of the University of Iowa in Journalism and Music. His performing experience ranges across most genres of popular music from playing classic rock to composing radio jingles. He also has arranged smooth and acid jazz, done session work, and most recently is musical director of Doug James' Soundtracks Of A Generation stable of tribute acts, which include The Soul Committee (a 1960's Soul/R&B revue based on the movie The Commitments) and Have A Cigar--The Pink Floyd Experience. He is very excited to mentor young musicians as they grasp the joy of learning their instrument and performing in ensembles.
      Read less
      • University of Iowa in Journalism and Music
      • Keyboard Instruction
    • Meet Mike Zabrin
      General Manager
      Mike Zabrin is already considered to be a bass phenom, featured in Bass Player Magazine, No Treble Magazine, and WGN to name a few. Mike grew up touring across the United States with Chicago blues ...
      Read more
      Mike Zabrin is already considered to be a bass phenom, featured in Bass Player Magazine, No Treble Magazine, and WGN to name a few. Mike grew up touring across the United States with Chicago blues artists, playing behind some of the best names in blues music at places like Allstate Arena, House of Blues, Chicago Blues Festival, and Bonita Springs Blues Festival.

      In May 2014, Mike left his nightly side-man club gigs to become producer and band leader of soul infused, funk driven powerhouse, Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic. His 2014 debut record, Funktastic, features collaborations with members of Kool & the Gang, Fishbone, and Kendra Foster of Parliament Funkadelic. Opening for renowned artists like Fareed Haque, his energetic live shows along with his insanely talented musicians is what keeps MZF one of the most working funk bands in the Chicagoland area.

      An outstanding musician and band leader of Funktastic, Mike's leadership and exceptional drive makes him the perfect addition to our team!
      Learn more about Mike Zabrin at www.mikezabrinsfunktastic.com
      "I am very excited to be your GM! As a brand new state of the art school opening Summer 2017, I look forward to sharing my passion to build a diverse community of young musicians and to bring their musical dreams alive."
      Read less
      • Management & Inspiration
    • Meet David Shankle
      Guitar Instructor Extrodinaire
      David Shankle, “The Shred Demon”, of Chicago, IL is one of the most respected and talented COMPOSER GUITARISTS MASTER SUPER SHREDDER shredding up the metal scene today. To all MANOWAR and DS...
      Read more
      David Shankle, “The Shred Demon”, of Chicago, IL is one of the most
      respected and talented COMPOSER GUITARISTS MASTER SUPER
      SHREDDER shredding up the metal scene today. To all MANOWAR
      and DSG fans, he is one of the top 10 shredders and fastest guitarists
      in the world. He is well known for playing 7 string over-the-neck
      scales and arpeggios, string skipping, and a master of many guitar
      techniques. HE IS KNOWN TO PLAY OVER-THE-NECK GUITAR
      FASTER THAN MOST GUYS PLAY NORMALLY.

      It is David's incredible knowledge and expertise in playing as well
      as teaching guitar that has brought many guitarists from around
      the world just to do lessons and learn from him.
      David was a member of MANOWAR from 1988 to 1994, playing on
      the epic, certified-platinum album “The Triumph Of Steel” and cowriting
      4 songs including “Master Of The Wind”, “The Burning”,
      “Ride the Dragon”, and “Demon’s Whip”.
      After setting out on his own, David attended Roosevelt Music
      University in Chicago to improve his jazz and classical guitar skills.
      Check out his signature over the neck style of guitar playing in the
      video for “Ashes To Ashes” and on the songs “The Glory of
      Achilles”, “Metal Warriors” and “Battle Hymn” on the “The Day The
      Earth Shook: The Absolute Power” DVD, featuring MANOWAR
      members past and present performing at Earthshaker Fest 2005.
      Having refined and nearly perfected his craft, David brings years of
      experience and hard work to the table with the DSG/DAVID
      SHANKLE GROUP.VOODOO GODS . DEVIL LAND.

      David Shankle has played in front of some of the biggest rock and metal crowds all over the world, including 70,000+ people at Earthshaker Fest 2005 and 40,000+ people with his band DSG at the First Annual Magic Circle Festival in 2007.David has performed in over 50 countries.

      The DAVID SHANKLE GROUP (also known as DSG) is about pure talent. Even before his days as lead guitarist of MANOWAR, David had already received numerous accolades. His incredible technique and blistering speed on the guitar have won him the moniker “The Shred Demon”. Such revered artists as Michael Angelo Batio, Joe Stump, Rusty Cooley, George Bellas, Francisco Fareri and Tom Hess have testified to David’s prowess. George Bellas has said, “DSG should stand for Dangerous Speed Guitar”.

      With the first of six instructional videos available through ShredAcademy.com, David continues to make his mark on the guitar world. Fronting his own impressive band, the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, David introduced the metal world to a new breed of speed while, at the same time, displaying awesome classical guitar and balladry on the band’s debut album “Ashes To Ashes”, which was released in 2003 on Magic Circle Music. Be sure to listen to DSG's second album, “Hellborn”, which was released in 2007 and is guaranteed to melt your face. David Shankle is one of the most devastating over the neck shredders around and a world renowned guitar instructor and shredder. From MANOWAR to DSG.Devil Land.Voodoo Gods.
      Read less
      • Roosevelt Music University- Chicago
      • Massive Guitar Instruction
    • Meet Laura Burke
      Vocal Instructor
      Laura Burke is a singer, songwriter, producer in the Chicagoland area. She has been singing her entire life, recording and performing regularly throughout the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. She...
      Read more
      Laura Burke is a singer, songwriter, producer in the Chicagoland area. She has been singing her entire life, recording and performing regularly throughout the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University where she majored in Arts Technology emphasizing in music. Laura is the lead singer for Chicago band, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic, and is featured on their new CD "Something In The Water" he looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others.
      Read less
      • Illinois State University
    • Meet Kevin Clark
      Drummer "Freddy Jones"
      Drum instructor Kevin Clark was introduced to acting at the age of 13, playing one of the rocking kids, Freddy Jones, in Paramount Pictures' School of Rock (2003) with Jack Black and Joan Cusack. ...
      Read more
      Drum instructor Kevin Clark was introduced to acting at the age of 13, playing one of the rocking
      kids, Freddy Jones, in Paramount Pictures' School of Rock (2003) with Jack Black and Joan Cusack. The film had a number-one opening weekend, October 3rd, 2003, in the USA. Kevin was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He's been playing the drums since the age of three. He was so skilled in his performances that each one demanded a standing ovation from the audience, and he's been using his talents ever since. Not only does he have his drumming career mixed together with his acting career, he formed his own rock band and performs with some of Chicagoland's best talent.
      Read less
    • Meet David Bernstein
      Upright Bass & Guitar Instructor
      David Bernstein-Electric/Upright Bass, Guitar. David Bernstein started out his musical life at age 10 playing Tuba throughout elementary and junior high school. At age 16 he started playing bass-gu...
      Read more
      David Bernstein-Electric/Upright Bass, Guitar. David Bernstein started out his musical life at age 10 playing Tuba throughout elementary and junior high school. At age 16 he started playing bass-guitar at the suggestion from a friend.
      "Everyone needs a bass-player."
      A year later, between junior and senior year of high school, a CETA program came to his school signing people up for summer employment. It was either painting signs, food industry, or take part in their music studies program. Naturally, David took part in their music studies program
      That being his first professional music job, studying music during the morning, and after lunch playing music. After high school, he formed the award-winning reggae band True Democracy. David has since played many different styles of music, from blues, jazz, R&B, reggae and then some. David has also played with and jammed with Inner Circle(of TV's COPS theme song) native American award-winning artist Bill Miller, and jazz legend trumpet player Billy Brimfield, just to name a few. David currently plays bass for Stann Champion's Roots Rock Society and Goin' Down South (a delta blues band)David has also been teaching bass and guitar for over 25 years to both groups and individuals during this time and is currently studying for his BA in music at Columbia College, and has also studied with bassist Doug Lofstom. When David isn't playing music, he can be heard as a DJ on Q4 Radio's The Roots Connection, playing reggae music.
      Read less
    • Meet Glen Murschel
      Guitar Instructor
      Glen Murschel is a classically trained musician performing on 12-String Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Classical Guitar and Vocals with weekly performances in the Chicago area. Glen also plays Bass...
      Read more
      Glen Murschel is a classically trained musician performing on 12-String Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Classical Guitar and Vocals with weekly performances in the Chicago area. Glen also plays Bass and Keyboards and has released his debut album that showcases a unique blend of rock, blues, and classical styles. His teaching philosophy - "I work with students to "use" their instrument, not just play it. Your instrument is an extension of you - rock on!". Glen's website is www.glenmurschel.com
      Read less

Promotions

Testimonials

  • “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
  • ““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
  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence.”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends.”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA