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About School of Rock Lubbock

Welcome to School of Rock Lubbock, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Lubbock’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock
7802 Indiana AvenueLubbock, TX 79423
(806) 795-0506

Hours of Operation

Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday - Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Lubbock, 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.

    Lubbock 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 Lubbock’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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Lubbock’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!

  • School of Rock Lubbock’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows 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 with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Lubbock’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock’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 Lubbock’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 Lubbock.

    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 Lubbock’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Lubbock Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Lubbock’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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Lubbock 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 Lubbock’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 Lubbock, 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. Lubbock students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by fa...
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At School of Rock Lubbock, 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.

Lubbock 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 Lubbock’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

    • Meet Mark Morgan
      Music Director/Guitar Instructor
      You are looking at the guitar genius Mark Morgan! (nope...he wouldn't dare say that about himself, but anyone that hears him play would!!!) We are psyched to have him as our Music Director! Check o...
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      You are looking at the guitar genius Mark Morgan! (nope...he wouldn't dare say that about himself, but anyone that hears him play would!!!) We are psyched to have him as our Music Director! Check out his story:Mark Morgan was born in Lubbock, TX and was raised in a musical household. Because his father was a band director, Mark experimented with many different instruments at a young age. Mark even made Junior High All-Region in the 4th Grade, making it clear early on that he had a special connection with music.Mark first became interested in guitar at age 11 and he never looked back. Early on he studied under world renowned guitarist David Brandon and current Sparrow recording artist Josh Wilson. Mark spent most of his teen years playing lead guitar in a number of local rock bands.After graduating from Coronado High School, Mark went on to further his musical education at South Plains College, where he earned his degree in Commercial Music. While at SPC, he studied under many highly respected instructors, including record producer Scott Faris. He was honored to be chosen to represent SPC's Music Program in their audition only performance ensembles, 'AlternaTV' and 'Touring'. In 2007, Mark was awarded SPC's Top Male Instrumentalist in Rock/Jazz/RB. Mark believes that his time at South Plains College made him the player he is today. Mark was the lead guitarist for the Christian Rock band- A Road Less Traveled. During his time with ARLT, he has shared the stage with many notable artists including: P.O.D., Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Red, Skillet, David Crowder Band, Disciple, The Letter Black, Gungor, Hawk Nelson, Superchick and Trapt.Regularly, Mark can be seen gigging around the Lubbock area with various acoustic and full band acts. On the weekends, he might also be found playing guitar for Experience Life Church. Mark has the coolest wife on the planet, Liz, and when he's not playing music they enjoy quoting Will Ferrell movies together.
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    • Meet Amber Beadles
      Co-Owner/GM
      Amber Beadles was born and raised on the South Plains, and chose to stay here because she loves the friendly West Texas people and her precious family that are located in the area. Her interests an...
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      Amber Beadles was born and raised on the South Plains, and chose to stay here because she loves the friendly West Texas people and her precious family that are located in the area. Her interests and talents have always been numerous, and from an early age her parents found she was optimistic, energetic and determined. They observed she had an immense love for helping others, a passion for leadership and also knew music would forever be an important part of her life.

      Over the years, Amber started her higher education at South Plains College and has since earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University,represented District C on the Levelland City Council, worked for over a decade in the Levelland private and public school system as both science teacher and administrator, graduated from the Leadership Levelland program, was project manager for the Levelland Volunteer Community Playground Project, was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Levelland Morning Rotary Club, and currently rocks the bass for The Heights Fellowship in Lubbock. She has been married to the best husband a girl could ask for, now going on 19 years. Greg is a huge support for their School of Rock adventure, and does an amazing job of rockin' the guitar himself! He also loves being a part of The Heights Fellowship Worship Team. They have two incredible children; Will, age 16, and Hannah, age 14. Being a mom and wife are at the top of Amber's list of her favorite privileges in life! She and Greg are ecstatic about bringing School of Rock to the South Plains, and can't wait for you to be a part of the SoR family!
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    • Meet Tony Garcia
      Drum/Keyboard/Bass Instructor
      Tony Garcia was born and raised in Abilene, TX , and was introduced to drums around the age of 7. He knew at a very young age that he would spend the rest of his life playing and teaching music, sh...
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      Tony Garcia was born and raised in Abilene, TX , and was introduced to drums around the age of 7. He knew at a very young age that he would spend the rest of his life playing and teaching music, sharing his passion with others as he was so lucky to have growing up. Tony graduated from Cooper High School, where he was a part of the marching band, concert band and school musicals. He then decided to Attend Texas Tech University to study Music Education/Performance where he studied with Lisa Rogers and Alan Shinn. He was a member of numerous top notch ensembles including The Goin' Band from Raiderland, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz 1, afro-cuban ensemble, Percussion Ensemble 1, and many jazz combos. It's in these years that he found his true love for drum set. Tony can be heard saying, 'I know how to play all percussion instruments, but I can really speak to people with my drum set playing.' Since 2004 Mr. Garcia has been a percussion specialist for LISD and has helped with 6 th -12 th grade percussionist in the Monterey High School quadrant. He has received multiple division 1 ratings from State Solo and Ensemble competitions, UIL concert and marching competitions, among others. He still spends the majority of his day teaching beginning percussion classes, and rehearsing percussion ensembles. Tony hit the live music scene in 2005 with his first cover band Outside the Loop. This was a classic rock power trio that taught him about great bands like Cream, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller Band, and of course the greatest of them all Led Zeppelin among many others. A couple of years later Tony joined Brandon Adams and the Sad Bastards where he got the opportunity to play on the road and record their first record. This group helped him realize his love for original music and so he then began working with more original artists such as Griffin Adams Band, Kent Mings Band, and Jenni Dale Lord Band whom he still currently works with the last two. Tony can be seen around town playing every venue from your local night club to your favorite restaurant to your prestigious concert halls and theaters depending on the night and gig. You might see him playing drums for a country band, rock band or cover band, or percussion for a musical or themed show. He can also be seen running sound for a School of Rock concert and giving pep talks to his SoR students and bands before their concerts. He has become an instrumental part of SoR Lubbock, and works there 6 days a week teaching lessons and helping run rehearsals. No matter what element Tony is in, you will see his true love for music and everything it stands for.
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    • Meet Dylan Pruiett
      Guitar Instructor
      Dylan was born in Levelland, TX and raised in Brownfield, TX. He was introduced to music at an early age when his parents would listen to Iron Maiden and Metallica. He started playing trumpet in Mi...
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      Dylan was born in Levelland, TX and raised in Brownfield, TX. He was introduced to music at an early age when his parents would listen to Iron Maiden and Metallica. He started playing trumpet in Middle School Band in 6th grade and continued until his Senior year of High school and attended State Solo and Ensemble three years in a row. Dylan picked up his first guitar at the age of 15. He started off by playing Metallica riffs and jamming in multiple local bands. He began his studies at South Plains College in 2010 and has recently received his Associate's Degree in Commercial Music, as well as certificates in music Performance and Music Business. He spent his time at SPC studying under Sonny Borba, Brent Wheeler, and Darren Welch. He also played in multiple ensembles including the 80's Tribute and has opened up for bands such as All That Remains, Nonpoint, Periphery, and Straight Line Stitch. Some of his many influences include Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Gus G, Yngwie Malmsteem, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Revocation, and Trivium. Dylan spends most of free his time practicing and writing music and hopes to take his skills on the road someday. He enjoys going to metal concerts and watching Star Wars with his awesome girlfriend Carly and his bass playing brother Caleb.
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    • Meet Robert Smith
      Drum Instructor
      Robert has been playing drums for 36 years. Drums became a passion and when he was 12 the passion became an obsession when he learned he could actually play! Robert then played drums in his Jr. ...
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      Robert has been playing drums for 36 years. Drums became a passion and when he was 12 the passion became an obsession when he learned he could actually play! Robert then played drums in his Jr. High, and High School band, where the passion for playing was nurtured by Band Director George Riddell. Through these years the bands won many UIL awards! When it came time for college he studied Music Education at South Plains in Levelland, Tx and performed in Symphonic and Jazz Bands. He also played in many rock and country ensembles while attending the school! Robert has played many styles of music over the years and has shared the stage with acts such as Ian Moore, Steppin Wolf, Molly Hatchet, Delbert MCclinton, and several local bands. He played with Dangerous Dan and The Soul patch Band for 12 years, and is presently filling the drum slot for The Darren Welch Group. He also hosts Open Jams around Lubbock!
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    • Meet Danielle Beaudoin
      Vocal/Keys Instructor
      Danielle Beaudoin has been with School of Rock as a Vocal and Keys instructor since January 2013. She started singing in 'goo, goo, ga, ga, do, re, mi' before she could talk. In fact, she admit...
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      Danielle Beaudoin has been with School of Rock as a Vocal and Keys instructor since January 2013. She started singing in 'goo, goo, ga, ga, do, re, mi' before she could talk. In fact, she admits that her mother forced her to sing solfege when she was potty-training'¦ She took as many music classes and performed in as many talent shows as she was allowed at Frenship ISD from elementary through 5th grade. In 6th grade, she began playing the French Horn and made the honor band both 7th and 8th grade, and made first chair in all-region. In 9th grade she made the Honor band in both concert and marching seasons for two consecutive years, and lettered as a Sophomore. Also Sophomore year, Danielle joined Varsity choir. Scared out of her wits, she hid in the shadows until receiving a 2 at State in the solo and ensemble process. She decided to try out for TMEA's Texas All-State program the following year and made 10th chair at Area auditions. She lettered in choir as well. Senior year was the pivoting moment for Danielle. She made 4th chair at area which landed her in the All-State mixed choir. She auditioned for and was selected to play the role of Christine Daae in Frenship High School's performance of Phantom of the Opera. She received a music scholarship to Wayland Baptist University where she stayed a year in the Vocal Performance Bachelor's program and sang arias for performance requirements. She also participated in the Opera organization as a chorus member in 'Amahl and the Night Visitors,' and as Sally in 'Die Fledermaus.' She took 'theory form and counterpoint,' an all inclusive classic theory course covering the Common Practice Period as well as aural skill training which equipped her for analyzing pieces and composing her own. She took a year of college beginner piano as well. She made the Dean's list both semesters before she transferred to South Plains College for the Commercial Music Program where she was exposed to the current commercial music industry. She was introduced to the Nashville Notation number system, and speech level singing, she had solo performances and band performances. She enjoys songwriting and she writes the lyrics and music to her own songs and is working on a demo that will be completed when she graduates with an Associate degree in Commercial Music in May 2013. She had made both the Dean's list and the President's list at SPC. When she's not at School of Rock, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Rustin, and her family, laughing, relaxing, and soaking up all the vibrant rays of life.
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    • Meet Spencer Hardin
      Drum Instructor
      Spencer's info is short and sweet...but his drumming talents go on for days! Here are some points about Spencer: - Born and raised in Lubbock - Always loved music and originally wanted ...
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      Spencer's info is short and sweet...but his drumming talents go on for days! Here are some points about Spencer:
      - Born and raised in Lubbock
      - Always loved music and originally
      wanted to play guitar
      - First learned from rockband
      - Plays at experience life
      - Played in the Trinity praise band
      for his whole high school career
      - Firmly believes that anyone is
      able to play the drums
      - Played in church praise band
      since 8th grade
      - Got into music to play in praise
      bands
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    • Meet Deonne Hearon
      My name is Deonne Hearon. I’m 28 years old and I’ve been playing bass for 18 years. I grew up in Washington State until I moved to Lubbock, Texas in 2007. I started out playing the double bass ...
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      My name is Deonne Hearon. I’m 28 years old and I’ve been playing bass for 18 years. I grew up in Washington State until I moved to Lubbock, Texas in 2007. I started out playing the double bass when I was ten until I discovered the electric bass in middle school. I played in orchestra, jazz band, jazz choir and marching band throughout my high school career. I started my first rock band when I was a freshman in high school. We played tons of classic rock and then moved on to originals. Since then I have played for many different groups and ensembles. I have played for the Texas Tech orchestra, jazz band 1&2, jazz combo 1, steel drum ensemble and other spots in musicals and different wind ensembles. I play at various churches around town and with bands ranging musically from funk and soul to alternative rock and blues. I play through a Mark Bass 2x10 cabinet and a MoMark amplifier. My bass of choice right now is a 6-string Dingwall Afterburner II series. My favorite bass player of all time is Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. My other musical influences are Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Brian Bromberg, Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller and Alex Katunich. This list could go on forever. I enjoying playing funk and soul music the most right now, but I really honestly just love playing music of any style or genre. I currently give bass and drum lessons at The School of Rock!
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    • Meet Bethany Longoria
      Vocal Instructor
      Bethany Longoria was born and raised in Levelland Texas and graduated from Levelland H.S. in 2009. She earned her associates degree in Commercial Music with a major in voice and a Certificate in Mu...
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      Bethany Longoria was born and raised in Levelland Texas and graduated from Levelland H.S. in 2009. She earned her associates degree in Commercial Music with a major in voice and a Certificate in Music Business at South Plains College in the fall of 2013. Bethany has a love for singing and performing and is involved with numerous of bands around town as well as working on her own music!
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    • Meet Alex Sanchez
      Instructor - keys, drums, bass and guitar
      Alex was born and raised in Odessa, Texas, and has been playing and writing music since a small electric piano first found him in 1994. He started taking piano lessons in 1998, and got his first...
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      Alex was born and raised in Odessa, Texas, and has been playing and writing music
      since a small electric piano first found him in 1994. He started taking piano lessons
      in 1998, and got his first drumset at age 12. Around the same time, his brother got
      an electric guitar, and later that year a bass guitar found its way into their home.
      Alex played just about everyday all the time and has been in all sorts of bands with
      friends and educators ever since. He excelled in junior high and high school as a
      tenor and snare drummer on the drumlines and symphonic bands, and also studied
      classical guitar and Latin percussion throughout high school, consistently earning
      1’s in UIL solo and ensemble, making All-Region during the winters, and finally
      making All-State his senior year.

      After graduating in 2008, Alex moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University,
      and instantly began playing with musicians around town as a drummer and bassist.
      During this time, he also began studying hip-hop, reggae, and country music to add
      to his versatility and love for world music in the name of truly being honest about
      what music is and what “good” is. During this time, Alex was also writing his one-
      man-band conceptual project and picked up writing lyrics and singing due to lack of
      available personnel for his experimental genre fusion project. In 2011, the Texas
      Tech Crossroads Recording Studio opened and Alex was referred to the studio by
      TTU songwriting professor Andy Wilkinson. Alex then went on to record two full
      feature solo albums, “Emotion Control”, officially released in 2011, and “Insight =
      Foresight”, which was officially released in May of 2015. Alex also did lots of studio
      work for other people and continued to learn and understand the behind the scenes
      workings of recording and production as he went on tour with Alternative/Metal
      band The Uprising, and Texas Country/Rock group The Roadhouse Trio during his
      college years as well.

      Alex graduated in August of 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and is
      currently a studio engineer, session musician, and private music instructor at Mount
      Vernon Studios in Lubbock, TX. He is also in the middle of writing the third and last
      installment to his one-man-band conceptual project, and will be recording it soon,
      but in the meantime is recording an instrumental album with Brian McRae in
      learning how to work the recording equipment at Mount Vernon Studios. He still
      plays with several bands as a hired gun, plays solo acoustic one-man-band shows,
      and showcases his experimental original music with his band, The Kill Time
      Conspiracy. You can also find him on drums for bands like Color Wheel, The
      Microbullets, Tone Council, Early Morning Reign, and the Obar Sunday Open Jam
      house band as a rhythm guitarist.

      Alex currently lives with his love Izzy and stepson Raziel, along with their two dogs
      Sadie and Fozzy, and they enjoy playing video games and hanging out around the
      house. He continues to study and is currently working to become a top-level studio
      musician and producer.
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    • Meet Justin Garcia
      Guitar, Vocals and Keys Instructor
      Justin Garcia is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and pianist He has been an active part of the Lubbock music scene since the age of 13. Justin's career as a performing musician began at t...
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      Justin Garcia is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, and pianist He has been an active part of the Lubbock music scene since the age of 13. Justin's career as a performing musician began at the Lubbock Community Theatre. Dr. Gelber, Director of Music for the Lubbock Community Theatre, hired Justin as a professional pit musician at the age of 13. The following four years, Justin was a part of many musical productions where he played guitar, bass, banjo and even accordion. In some instances, he played multiple instruments in a single production. Some of which include, Zombie Prom, Frog and The Toad, Nuncracker, Assassins, Carousel, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol, Into the Woods, On the Air, Godspell, Bye Bye Birdie, La Cage Aux Folles and A Comedy of Errors. Justin has been performing with his own original projects and hosting open jams in Lubbock, Tx since 2010. Justin, currently sings and plays keyboards in an art rock band called Ōshens.
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    • Meet Sam Choate
      Guitar Instructor
      Sam Choate was born and raised in Crane, Texas on an eclectic musical diet consisting of everything from the Beatles to Dave Matthews and Ennio Morricone to Enya. He later picked up a taste for alt...
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      Sam Choate was born and raised in Crane, Texas on an eclectic musical diet consisting of everything from the Beatles to Dave Matthews and Ennio Morricone to Enya. He later picked up a taste for alternative and heavy metal when his sister introduced him to Deftones and Tool. He got his first guitar at age 12, and started writing and recording his own music just a few years later.

      After graduating high school (and writing his senior class song), he studied Sound Engineering at South Plains College. A local Texas Country Rock band, Dix Hat Band, then recruited him to tour with them as sound engineer. Eventually, they discovered Sam’s talent on guitar, and he soon took on the role of lead guitarist and backup vocalist. While playing with DHB, Sam shared the stage with William Clark Green, Jason Boland, Mark McKinney, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Dirty River Boys, Prophets and Outlaws, Sam Riggs, Whiskey Myers, and many others.

      After two singles and one album, produced by multiple Grammy award winning engineer/producer Adam Odor, Sam parted ways with Dix Hat Band to pursue his own music career as songwriter and frontman. You can catch Sam most weekends performing locally and beyond, but when he’s got a night in, he likes to spend it watching horror flicks with his cat Leroy.
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News

  • SoR Lubbock House Band Gigs

    Catch our house band at one of the following gigs: 8/27- Harley Davidson Open House @ Harley Davidson Store - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 9/22- Hub City BBQ 9/24 & 25- End of Season Showcase - Locat...
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    Catch our house band at one of the following gigs:

    8/27- Harley Davidson Open House @ Harley Davidson Store - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    9/22- Hub City BBQ

    9/24 & 25- End of Season Showcase - Location TBA
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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