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About School of Rock Madison

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Madison
845 Boston Post RoadMadison, CT 06443
(203) 350-0345

Hours of Operation

Programs

  • At School of Rock Madison, 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.

    Madison 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 Madison’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 Madison’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 Madison, 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 Madison’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Madison’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 Madison 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 Madison can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Madison, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Madison, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Madison works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Madison’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

At School of Rock Madison, 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. Madison students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by fa...
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At School of Rock Madison, 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.

Madison 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 Madison’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 12
      11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
      Soundgarden
      Final Performance!
      Soundgarden is arguably the most talented and diverse rock band to come out of the Grunge movement of the late 80’s and 90’s. They are one of the “big four” Grunge bands including Nirvana, ...
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      Soundgarden is arguably the most talented and diverse rock band to come out of the Grunge movement of the late 80’s and 90’s. They are one of the “big four” Grunge bands including Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. The accessibility of their songs in combination with the high degree of skill required to play their catalog make this show a great opportunity for seasoned young musicians. Soundgarden hits hard on songs like “My Wave” and “Outshined,” but also carry the listener through beautiful melodies and soundscapes in songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell on Black Days.” Soundgarden’s sound can be described as polished versus Nirvana’s raw “out of the garage” sound. They also fall more into the psychedelic category than other grunge bands due to their long guitar solos, interludes, and use of effects. Difficult time signatures, altered guitar tunings, and technical lead guitar lines can be found all over their music, but it is the tone and range of the Chris Cornell’s voice that sets this band even further apart from its peers. The members of the band have all gone on to have successful side projects, and still continue to tour and record under the Soundgarden name
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    • September 12
      12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
      Rock Anthems
      Final Performance!
      Nothing encapsulates the power of rock more than the musical style of Rock Anthems. Over the years, so many artists have joined this genre with their own powerful and epic arena-rock songs and ...
      Read more
      Nothing encapsulates the power of rock more than the musical style of Rock
      Anthems. Over the years, so many artists have joined this genre with their own
      powerful and epic arena-rock songs and ballads. Within this long list of rockers
      includes legendary bands like Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Prince, Journey, Boston,
      Peter Frampton, REO Speed wagon, Foreigner, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones
      and so many others. Originating in the 1960’s, Arena rock has grown immensely
      through the decades. With increased power of amplification ad sound systems it
      allowed for artists to play bigger and bigger venues, giving birth to these legendary,
      epic anthems such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Carry On my Wayward Son”, “Free
      bird” and so many more. These classic fist-pumping songs will get you jumping and

      singing along with their face melting solos, extravagant vocals and larger-than-life

      choruses.
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    • September 12
      2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
      Warped Tour
      Final Performance!
      The Warped Tour is the United States biggest traveling music festival of all time. The production showcases an eclectic mix of bands with strong roots in alternative, punk, indie and hard rock. Th...
      Read more
      The Warped Tour is the United States biggest traveling music festival of all time. The production showcases an eclectic mix of bands with strong roots in alternative, punk, indie and hard rock. The tour has showcased up to 100 bands every year and has been the launching pad for super famous groups such as Blink-182, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Join this show to experience the music of hard-hitting and technically savvy bands that truly know how to rock the crowd! A sample set list for this show includes:
      Read less
    • September 13
      11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Rock Anthems
      Final Performance!
      Nothing encapsulates the power of rock more than the musical style of Rock Anthems. Over the years, so many artists have joined this genre with their own powerful and epic arena-rock songs and ...
      Read more
      Nothing encapsulates the power of rock more than the musical style of Rock
      Anthems. Over the years, so many artists have joined this genre with their own
      powerful and epic arena-rock songs and ballads. Within this long list of rockers
      includes legendary bands like Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Prince, Journey, Boston,
      Peter Frampton, REO Speed wagon, Foreigner, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones
      and so many others. Originating in the 1960’s, Arena rock has grown immensely
      through the decades. With increased power of amplification ad sound systems it
      allowed for artists to play bigger and bigger venues, giving birth to these legendary,
      epic anthems such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Carry On my Wayward Son”, “Free
      bird” and so many more. These classic fist-pumping songs will get you jumping and
      singing along with their face melting solos, extravagant vocals and larger-than-life
      choruses.
      Read less
    • September 13
      12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
      Warped Tour!
      Final Show
      The Warped Tour is the United States biggest traveling music festival of all time. The production showcases an eclectic mix of bands with strong roots in alternative, punk, indie and hard rock. Th...
      Read more
      The Warped Tour is the United States biggest traveling music festival of all time. The production showcases an eclectic mix of bands with strong roots in alternative, punk, indie and hard rock. The tour has showcased up to 100 bands every year and has been the launching pad for super famous groups such as Blink-182, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Join this show to experience the music of hard-hitting and technically savvy bands that truly know how to rock the crowd! A sample set list for this show includes:
      Read less
    • September 13
      2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
      Soundgarden
      Final Performance!
      Soundgarden is arguably the most talented and diverse rock band to come out of the Grunge movement of the late 80’s and 90’s. They are one of the “big four” Grunge bands including Nirvana, ...
      Read more
      Soundgarden is arguably the most talented and diverse rock band to come out of the Grunge movement of the late 80’s and 90’s. They are one of the “big four” Grunge bands including Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. The accessibility of their songs in combination with the high degree of skill required to play their catalog make this show a great opportunity for seasoned young musicians. Soundgarden hits hard on songs like “My Wave” and “Outshined,” but also carry the listener through beautiful melodies and soundscapes in songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell on Black Days.” Soundgarden’s sound can be described as polished versus Nirvana’s raw “out of the garage” sound. They also fall more into the psychedelic category than other grunge bands due to their long guitar solos, interludes, and use of effects. Difficult time signatures, altered guitar tunings, and technical lead guitar lines can be found all over their music, but it is the tone and range of the Chris Cornell’s voice that sets this band even further apart from its peers. The members of the band have all gone on to have successful side projects, and still continue to tour and record under the Soundgarden name
      Read less

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Staff

    • Mike Molyneux
      Music Director
      Mike is a rock guitarist and bassist who has been playing since he was thirteen years old. He graduated College in 2012 with a degree in sound engineering and recording. After graduating he quickly...
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      Mike is a rock guitarist and bassist who has been playing since he was thirteen years old. He graduated College in 2012 with a degree in sound engineering and recording. After graduating he quickly became involved with his project The Mike and Mike Band and the School Of Rock. With School of Rock Mike believes it is a great way to teach the importance of rocking alongside friends and having fun. Simple philosophy, but it works.
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    • Pete Cornell
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      For as long as Pete can remember, music has been an integral part of his life. His love for music has taken him down many paths including being a performer, composer, and educator. In 2007, Pete gr...
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      For as long as Pete can remember, music has been an integral part of his life. His love for music has taken him down many paths including being a performer, composer, and educator. In 2007, Pete graduated with honors from New York University with a degree in Music Composition. At NYU , Pete focused on electronic compositions that featured his skills as a guitarist, and in 2008 he released his first solo album entitled 'Greek EP'. Since then, Pete has played in multiple bands including 'Bend of Break', 'Last Call' and his solo project 'Pedrodomus
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    • Ryan Welch
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Ryan grew up surrounded by music. He learned how to sing and play guitar from his father, and then went on to study bass for over 10 years. After graduating from St. Michael's college in Vermont he...
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      Ryan grew up surrounded by music. He learned how to sing and play guitar from his father, and then went on to study bass for over 10 years. After graduating from St. Michael's college in Vermont he moved to New Haven and currently plays in several bands, including Rizzo's Dilemma and Billy Lightening and The Strikes. His passion for music and his well rounded musicianship make him a well-liked and excellent instructor!
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    • Dave Lefkin
      Guitar/Keys/Vocals Instructor
      Dave has been involved in music his whoile life. He started off teaching himelf piano at the age of 4 and then began to study guitar and vocals. With a background in jazz, a capella and rock he bri...
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      Dave has been involved in music his whoile life. He started off teaching himelf piano at the age of 4 and then began to study guitar and vocals. With a background in jazz, a capella and rock he brings a wide range of musical knowledge and talent to all of his students!
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    • Tim Galvin
      General Manager/Drum Instructor
      Tim began playing drums at the age of 10. His passion for rhythm led him to pursue all disciplines of drumming, from jazz, to funk to rock. When not behind the kit, he can be found enjoying the out...
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      Tim began playing drums at the age of 10. His passion for rhythm led him to pursue all disciplines of drumming, from jazz, to funk to rock. When not behind the kit, he can be found enjoying the outdoors and live music.
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    • Brandon Terzakis
      Guitar/Drum Instructor
      Brandon first became interested in playing the drums at the age of 10. A few years later he began studying privately and playing in bands with friends. At this point he also began to play guitar. J...
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      Brandon first became interested in playing the drums at the age of 10. A few years later he began studying privately and playing in bands with friends. At this point he also began to play guitar. Jazz appealed to him relatively early on in high school, so he auditioned for the jazz ensemble and from there knew he wanted to be involved with that realm of music in some form. After graduating high school, he began studying with Tony Lombardozzi and Joe Morris, whom had a great influence on his pursuit with free improvisation. Brandon currently plays in several bands based in Boston and New Haven.
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    • Henry Tobelman
      Guitar/Key Instructor
      Henry Tobelman is a 23 year old singer/guitarist/keyboardist from Killingworth, CT. He has been playing music and singing since before he can remember. He has been playing in bands since he was 10 ...
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      Henry Tobelman is a 23 year old singer/guitarist/keyboardist from Killingworth, CT. He has been playing music and singing since before he can remember. He has been playing in bands since he was 10 and singing in choirs and musicals since he was 12. He studied Music Education because music shaped his life in such a positive way and he always wanted to help others have that same experience. "I like to bring fun and enthusiasm into the room with me so my students look forward to learning!"
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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 Madison School of Rock for our fifteen year-old son, was indeed, the best parenting decision we have made yet. ”
    — Susan B., parent, Madison, CT
  • “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 are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Madison, CT
  • “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, Guilford, CT