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About School of Rock Marlboro

Welcome to School of Rock Marlboro, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Marlboro that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Marlboro is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Marlboro equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Marlboro and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Marlboro
256 Route 79Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 290-0666

Hours of Operation

Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Marlboro, 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.

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

    School of Rock Marlboro’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

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

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

  • School of Rock Marlboro 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 Marlboro, 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 Marlboro’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 Marlboro’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 (geomodifer) 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 Marlboro’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!

  • At School of Rock Marlboro, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Marlboro enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Marlboro’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 Marlboro, 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. Marlboro students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by ...
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At School of Rock Marlboro, 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.

Marlboro 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 Marlboro’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

    • Andy Letke
      Music Director & Multi-instrumental Instructor
      Andy started with classical piano at the age of 7. The layout of the piano made it easy for Andy to adapt to multiple instruments. He continued his studies in college (Indiana University) where he ...
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      Andy started with classical piano at the age of 7. The layout of the piano made it easy for Andy to adapt to multiple instruments. He continued his studies in college (Indiana University) where he minored in music...focusing on jazz and classical theory, composition, and performance.Wanting to get out of the corn fields of Indiana, Andy moved to Jersey in 1999 to be closer to the NYC scene. Since then he's been composing and recording songs for many styles: rock, jazz, blues, Latin, symphonic(orchestral, piano), pop, avant guard, and folk.Andy has been playing piano, organ and singing background vocals for Jersey based band deSoL since 2001. Andy has toured the U.S. extensively with deSoL and has been on the road with Los Lonely Boys, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, and The Legendary Wailers. deSol opened for R.E.M. in Mexico City, performed at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and performed for a Miami Dolphins/Jets half-time show at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.Andy went to the Persian Gulf in October of 2006 to entertain our Troops in Kuwait, Djibouti Africa, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, and had the opportunity to visit Baghdad.Andy is very excited to share his skills with the budding rockers at The Monmouth County School of Rock.
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    • Antonina Basile
      Director of Operations
      Antonina is the face behind the Front Desk. Both of her children have been in the program for almost eigth years. " I have seen my children soar to new musical heights after being in this program...
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      Antonina is the face behind the Front Desk. Both of her children have been in the program for almost eigth years. " I have seen my children soar to new musical heights after being in this program and I was so impressed that I decided to become more involved". Antonina looks forward to meeting new clients and their children, and making sure that their musical experience at the School of Rock is the best that it can be.
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    • Mike Basile
      Owner / Show Director / The Insanity Behind the Music
      Mike is the proud owner of the Monmouth County School of Rock and the show director for our senior performance program. His frenetic energy and dedication to music education is the driving force be...
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      Mike is the proud owner of the Monmouth County School of Rock and the show director for our senior performance program. His frenetic energy and dedication to music education is the driving force behind our school. When Mike is not show directing and managing local bands, he prefers to contribute behind the scenes. Mike will take credit for bringing this program to Marlboro. "I have seen our kids grow as musicians, and more importantly as individuals because of this program. How could you not want to share something like this with the community? I am proud to have been able to offer Monmouth County this wonderful new facility, and to give our instructors the environment and the tools they need to be successful in bringing this program to central NJ." Mike plays Sax and Guitar, can read and write music, is well versed in recording, and can change a broken E string in 20 seconds flat. Mike spent the last 22 years in a global positions at a major financial institutions. He is now blissfully happy ordering pizza, finding lost drumsticks, and mopping the floor of the student lounge. He would not have it any other way.
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    • Erik Rudic
      Guitar/Bass Instructor, Show Director
      As a touring musician, Erik has performed around the country with noteworthy bands such as Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Foxy Shazam, Jack's Mannequin, and Electric Six. Additionally he has played s...
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      As a touring musician, Erik has performed around the country with noteworthy bands such as Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Foxy Shazam, Jack's Mannequin, and Electric Six. Additionally he has played some of the country's biggest festivals such as SXSW, Bamboozle, and Hellfest. Erik most recently played in the band New York Rivals who successfully released an independent self-titled record recorded with Grammy nominated producer Machine and acclaimed producer John Kaplan and engineer Oliver Strauss. The band also recently appeared on a tribute album for the soundtrack Repo Man which included legendary artists such as Frank Black from the Pixies and Mike Watt from The Minutemen. Erik is also an accomplished studio musician working with a variety of national artists and musicians.
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    • Ryan Chiarella
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Ryan Chiarella is a certified Luther and custom guitar builder that started his career at the School of Rock performance based music program at just 14 years of age studying diligently under a mult...
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      Ryan Chiarella is a certified Luther and custom guitar builder that started his career at the School of Rock performance based music program at just 14 years of age studying diligently under a multitude of instructors. After playing the Tri-state area with the School of Rock he began to tour the Asbury Park music scene independently from the program and at barely 18, had already played with and studied under the tutelage of many high profile musicians such as JD Deservio of Black Label Society, Snake of Skid Row, Jack Frost of Seven Witches, along with many others. Ryan is currently one of the lead guitarists for the Rock/Pop band Mildly Medicated which is constantly active. Mildly Medicated's shows have had the attendance of T.V. and music celebrities such as Mikey Teutul of American Choppers, Jim Florentine and Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show, and many others. Playing guitar and music is Ryan's full time occupation. If hes not teaching guitar, he's playing it at a gig, and if he's not doing that, he's fixing them doing repair work.
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    • Deseree Spinks
      Vocal Teacher, Show Director
      Deseree started in the theater world, starring in over 25 regional theater productions including the critically acclaimed production of Hair at the Count Basie Theater and later in the Hair documen...
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      Deseree started in the theater world, starring in over 25 regional theater productions including the critically acclaimed production of Hair at the Count Basie Theater and later in the Hair documentary featured on IFC "Let the Sunshine In". Next she toured for years as a professional backup singer or "deSoL SiStah" for the international touring Latin-rock band deSoL.Currently she you can catch her singing with the Swagmaticis, or in the pirate funk rock band Captain James and the P.A.I.N. or as the other half of the RB satirical rock duo GrandSpectacle. From time to time you may also see her moonlighting as a singer/instrumentalist for some of your favorite local acts and friends, as she is always on the go and one busy lady.
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    • Rocky Basile
      Drum Instructor
      Rocky Basile is the compact dynamo that provides the hard driving beats behind a local New Jersey band called Mildly Medicated. Rocky started drumming at age 8 and has studied under various local m...
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      Rocky Basile is the compact dynamo that provides the hard driving beats behind a local New Jersey band called Mildly Medicated. Rocky started drumming at age 8 and has studied under various local music professionals. He plays Timpani, Conga's, as well as other percussion instruments, read and writes music and is proficient in song writing and structuring which makes him a unique percussionist. When Rocky is not playing with Medicated, he is working on percussion parts for classical music. Rocky is an instructor at The Monmouth County School of Rock and has become a bit hit with young beginners and special needs children.
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    • Anna DeLuca
      Senior Vocal Instructor
      Anna DeLuca is our senior vocal instructor and has over 20 years experience both performing and teaching in New Jersey and New York.Anna comes to us with a wealth of musical knowledged and quickly ...
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      Anna DeLuca is our senior vocal instructor and has over 20 years experience both performing and teaching in New Jersey and New York.Anna comes to us with a wealth of musical knowledged and quickly became a student favorite. She welcomes new students, both experienced and novice, to join our program and truly embodies a passion for music.
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    • Liam Moroney
      Rock 101 Director / Musical Guru Extrondinaire
      Liam Moroney has been with the School of Rock since our humble inception in Matawan. He is the undesputed Zen Master of making real rockers out of our young or noviced students and preparing them f...
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      Liam Moroney has been with the School of Rock since our humble inception in Matawan. He is the undesputed Zen Master of making real rockers out of our young or noviced students and preparing them for the big stage. Liam is an accomplished musician/singer/songwriter and is one of the most important contributors to the Marlboro School of Rock.
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    • Kat Daville
      Drum Instructor
      Kat DaVille has a long history playing both the NJ and NY music scenes. She has a wide range of musical playing styles and is also adept at teaching vocals, which is unique for a percussionist. Kat...
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      Kat DaVille has a long history playing both the NJ and NY music scenes. She has a wide range of musical playing styles and is also adept at teaching vocals, which is unique for a percussionist. Kat frequently plays in NY with her current band, she is a karate black belt (so please don't mess with her as she will show you 16th notes on your face) and teaches our senior drum students at our School of Rock.
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News

  • Mildly Medicated - Interviewed on Sirius XM, Monday March, 9

    Attention FANS!Mildly Medicated, which consists of Rocky, Jenna, Ryan, Amanda and Steve, all either School of Rock Students, Teachers or Graduates, will be on Sirius/XM The Jay Thomas Show on Monda...
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    Attention FANS!Mildly Medicated, which consists of Rocky, Jenna, Ryan, Amanda and Steve, all either School of Rock Students, Teachers or Graduates, will be on Sirius/XM The Jay Thomas Show on Monday March 9th at 5:00pm, Channel 104. Hear us talk about life on the road, the n ew album "Stop The Voices" and how we almost got arrested in Pennsylvania. Please give us a listen. We love being on Jay's show! Fun will be had and some music thrown in as well!
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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