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About School of Rock Mansfield

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock Mansfield. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock Mansfield equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Mansfield is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Mansfield to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Mansfield, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock Mansfield
8021 Matlock Road#101Arlington, TX 76002
(817) 472-1131

Hours of Operation

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

Programs

  • At School of Rock Mansfield, 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.

    Mansfield 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 Mansfield’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 Mansfield’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 Mansfield, 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 Mansfield’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 Mansfield’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 Mansfield’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!

  • At School of Rock Mansfield, 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 Mansfield, 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 Mansfield works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Mansfield’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Mansfield 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 Mansfield Rookies.

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

Mansfield 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 Mansfield’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

    • June 6 - 10 2016
      Summer Camp #1!
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • June 13 - 17 2016
      Summer Camp #2!
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • June 20 - 24 2016
      Summer Camp #3!
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • June 27 - July 1 2016
      Summer Camp #4!
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • July 5 - 8 2016
      Camp 5
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • July 11 - 15 2016
      Camp 6
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • July 18 - 22 2016
      Camp 7
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • July 25 - 29 2016
      Camp 8
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • August 1 - 5 2016
      Camp 9
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • August 8 - 19 2016
      Two Week Camp
      Camp
      For ages 7-18
      All skill levels
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170
    • August 8 - 12 2016
      Kinder Rock Camp
      Camp
      Ages 4-6
      More Info: https://mansfield-sor.frontdeskhq.com/categories/24170

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Staff

    • Meet Andrew Sudderth
      General Manager of School and Music
      Not having been born into a particularly musical family, and growing up in the rural Texas town of Sulphur Springs, presented School of Rock Fort Worth & School of Rock Mansfield General Ma...
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      Not having been born into a particularly musical family, and growing up in the rural Texas town of

      Sulphur Springs, presented School of Rock Fort Worth & School of Rock Mansfield General

      Manager/Music Director Andrew Sudderth with obvious challenges when it came to the realm of music

      discovery. This meant he had to seek it out for himself, and this was before the internet kids! Andrew

      took guitar lessons on and off throughout intermediate and secondary schooling in addition to taking

      advantage of school provided choral programs. Later in high school Andrew formed progressive hard

      rock band Fair to Midland which, not long after, came to be one of Dallas’ biggest drawing local acts

      resulting in catching the eyes and ears of the national and international music community. Fair to

      Midland eventually signed with Universal Records for their first international release and later with

      EOne for their second.

      Andrew worked under Grammy award winning producer David Bottrill (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel,

      Tool, Muse) during the making of Fair to Midland’s first record and later under Grammy award winner

      Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Melvins) for Fair to Midland’s sophomore effort.

      Andrew also earned co-production credits on the group’s sophomore album. It was also during the

      making of Fair to Midland’s first record Andrew trained under World renowned vocal instructor Ron

      Anderson; famous for having worked with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Axl Rose, Alicia

      Keys, Bjork, and many many more.

      Throughout both record cycles Fair to Midland not only played a number of prestigious festivals (i.e.

      Coachella, Download, Rock Am Ring/Rock Am Park), but also played with everyone from The Smashing

      Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, and Tool to Amy Winehouse (oddly enough) and System of a Down.

      Andrew continues to write music recreationally when he is not randomly trolling School of Rock

      hallways comically yelling at children and ruining his body w/ synthetic caffeine and bad eating habits.
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    • Meet Nick Tittle
      Vocal/Guitar Instructor and Show Director
      Nick Tittle began belting out his jazzy feel-good tunes under the wing of Fort Worth local legend Scott Copeland. Starting back in 2010, Nick would rehearse on an empty stage after closing time and...
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      Nick Tittle began belting out his jazzy feel-good tunes under the wing of Fort Worth local legend Scott Copeland. Starting back in 2010, Nick would rehearse on an empty stage after closing time and without an audience at the Thirsty Armadillo in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This melodic pioneer fed off of musicians like Ray LaMontagne, Alice in Chains, and Otis Redding. Since then, he has created his own unique style that is now taking him to stages in front of audiences all over Texas. His debut album - titled appropriately, 'Screaming for Candy Art' - hit the shelves in 2013. The tracks blast altruistic original euphonies that are a refreshing addition to the Texas music scene. He is now the lead singer/rhythm guitar player for Fort Worth band Arenda Light.
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    • Meet Josh Banks
      Drum instructor
      Josh Banks began paving his musical road at age 13, jamming with his older peers in a garage, being as loud as possible. After drumming in a handful of metal projects, Josh (who usually goes by Ba...
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      Josh Banks began paving his musical road at age 13, jamming with his older peers in a garage, being as loud as possible. After drumming in a handful of metal projects, Josh (who usually goes by Banks) began to soften his playing which in turn only tightened his skills. He then dabbled in the styles of blues, funk, soul, and jazz in order to round out his music and drum knowledge. Today, he plays drums for Fort Worth's own, Arenda Light as well as writes and records his own music, metal and folk alike.
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    • Meet Bobby Tillotson
      Guitar/Bass instructor
      Bobby T plays heavy metal in the tradition and style of a few guitar gods that came before him. He is steadily working on refining his vision instead of following trends. Bobby has toured Europe ...
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      Bobby T plays heavy metal in the tradition and style of a few guitar gods that came before him. He is steadily working on refining his vision instead of following trends. Bobby has toured
      Europe as well as the states, and was in several magazines including Guitar Player and Metal Hammer, with his former band Warbeast. His journey began at age 5 when he met Gene Simmons in the small West Texas town of San Angelo. A few years later, at age 11, he picked up the guitar and has not put it down since. In 20's Bobby was mentored by his friend, and guitar hero, Dimebag Darrell. Bobby continues to play locally in the DFW area with his band KFM and is as much of a fan as he is a performer. He believes that the teaching and discovery of all styles is essential to becoming a well rounded musician.

      "I find that the true way to succeed is to push your own envelope and not settle, but keep an open mind while doing so.:
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News

    • Crafting musicians: School of Rock uses nontraditional approach to teaching music

      Photo courtesy of School of Rock - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue visits with students from the School of Rock in Dallas. The school's season showcase will take place from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday a...
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      Photo courtesy of School of Rock - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue visits with students from the School of Rock in Dallas. The school's season showcase will take place from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., in Dallas. By Kenny Green, kgreen@starlocalnews.com Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 2:27 PM CDT Rock music has long been a staple of American culture. The School of Rock is helping pass its legacy on to the next generation through its unique instruction format. "We don't teach music lessons the traditional way," said Dean Tarpley, Dallas School of Rock co-owner. "In the old world of teaching music, you would sit a kid in a room and give them instruction. We don't believe in that method. We are all about a nontraditional approach to teaching music." As part of the learning experience at the School of Rock, each student is assigned to a group and each group focuses on a specific artist or genre of music. They rehearse the music together in preparation for their exam, which consists of a live performance at one of many venues around the Metroplex. "I often compare the School of Rock to sports. A lot of people quit music because it wasn't fun for them. Imagine in sports if you went to take a lesson and all you did was sit in a class, then had to go home and practice alone. If that was the way it was done, a lot of kids would not stick with sports," said Terry Longhway, Dallas School of Rock co-owner. The school will often bring in guest professors to help give the students a sense of what they can expect if they continue to pursue music as a career. "The guest professors are intended to be a fun and unique experience for the kids. They are real musicians that have gone into the industry and made it," Longhway said. Each of the school's live performances has a theme to it. Longhway said the next Dallas School of Rock performance will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. The show will be split into two sessions; from noon to 4 p.m. , some of the less-experienced artists will perform, and from 4 to 6 p.m. the concert will feature some of the more advanced musicians from the school as part of its Dean's List showcase. "The Dean's List is something the kids audition to be part of. They will do a variety of different types of music. A lot of their music will be a little more challenging and wide spectrum of music," Longhway said. School of Rock has several locations in the Metroplex including Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Keller, McKinney and Southlake. Another location is scheduled to open in Flower Mound on Sept. 21 . For a complete list of school locations and events, visit dallas.schoolofrock.com . "We try and bring fun and happiness into the communities. We play a lot at different schools and other events. These performances allow us to show the community the really great attitudes of these kids," Longhway said. Tarpley and Longhway decided to open a holding company to manage, operate and acquire several School of Rock locations after working together as consultants over a 10-year period. They opened their first location in Rochester, Mich., and decided to form the holding company to allow them to open additional franchise locations. They want to open an artist-development company in the near future to help their students learn how to make the right choices when dealing with agents and producers within the business."That part of the industry is just a completely different business," Tarpley said.
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    • FALL SEASON SHOWS ARE HERE!

      FALL SEASON SCHEDULE Ages 4-6 Saturday.....................11am to 12pm Ages 7-11 Tuesday.....................5pm to 6:30pm Friday.........................5pm to 6:30pm Ages 12-18 In ...
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      FALL SEASON SCHEDULE
      Ages 4-6
      Saturday.....................11am to 12pm

      Ages 7-11
      Tuesday.....................5pm to 6:30pm
      Friday.........................5pm to 6:30pm

      Ages 12-18

      In order to set new goals for our students we theme our rehearsals & change the theme every season.

      Evolution of Blues Monday.................5pm to 8pm
      Grunge Show Thursday.....................5pm to 8pm

      Over 18
      Adultband Monday..............................8pm to 10pm

      EMAIL SUSY FOR MORE INFO AT
      sharman@schoolofrock.com
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester