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About School of Rock McKinney

Welcome to School of Rock McKinney, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of McKinney’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock McKinney 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 McKinney 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 McKinney
1600 W LouisianaMcKinney, TX 75069
(214) 856-4055

Hours of Operation

Monday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock McKinney, 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.

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

    School of Rock McKinney’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 McKinney’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 McKinney’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 McKinney, 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 McKinney, 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 McKinney works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock McKinney’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!

  • School of Rock McKinney’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 McKinney.

    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

  • At School of Rock McKinney, 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 McKinney 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 McKinney’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 McKinney, 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. McKinney students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by ...
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At School of Rock McKinney, 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.

McKinney 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 McKinney’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 26 - October 1 2016
    CLOSED: Off Week
    Off Week
    After every season ends, the school closes down for a whole week to give students who performed a little break before getting started with the new season. We will be CLOSED September 26th - Oct...
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    After every season ends, the school closes down for a whole week to give students who performed a little break before getting started with the new season.

    We will be CLOSED September 26th - October 1st. There will be no lessons or band rehearsal this week.

    We will OPEN Monday, October 3rd to kick off our Fall Season.

    Not sure what shows we have next season? Check them out at this link https://t.e2ma.net/webview/kmrzn/ef4d249522b5f18fd399773ebb5d37f0
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  • October 3
    2:00 PM
    Fall Season Begins!
    Start of Fall 2016 Season
    It's here! Our Fall 2016 Season starts Monday, October 3rd. Ask for more info at 214-856-4055.

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Staff

    • Meet Alan Painter
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Rehearsals, Rock 101
      Alan graduated with his degree in Classical Guitar from the University of North Texas and has been playing guitar for 12 years and counting. Alan originally started out with our School of Rock ...
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      Alan graduated with his degree in Classical Guitar from the University of North Texas and has been playing guitar for 12 years and counting.

      Alan originally started out with our School of Rock family in Southlake and quickly after became a staple guitar and bass instructor at School of Rock McKinney. He has played in a handful of
      hard rock and metal bands across Texas for the past 10 years and has the experience as a gigging musician. He currently is in a band called ‘Black Sea’.

      He has been with the school for over four years and teaches a wide variety of skills such as composition, technique, and production.

      His favorite artists and greatest influences in his music career include Pink Floyd, Glassjaw, and Brand New.
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    • Meet Zoe Haislip
      General Manager
      Zoe is native to the DFW region and the DFW music scene. She was first introduced to rock n' roll by her mom at a young age. They would listen to ACDC, Earth Wind & Fire, Norah Jones and Lynard Sky...
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      Zoe is native to the DFW region and the DFW music scene. She was first introduced to rock n' roll by her mom at a young age. They would listen to ACDC, Earth Wind & Fire, Norah Jones and Lynard Skynard during every car ride between elementary-high school. In high school, Zoe became heavily involved in choir and select pop choir but noticed that she did not sound like everyone else.

      In 2009, she was introduced to School of Rock Frisco and found her home. Zoe was one of the first 30 students at the School of Rock Frisco. She was able to emulate artists like Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks (some of her favorite artists) and excel drastically at the school. Zoe was a part of the original House Band and even the first two DFW Summer Tours.

      A few years after joining, Zoe had started lending a hand with 101's in Dallas and Frisco which led her to help run one of the top 5 largest schools in the nation, for 3 years with Kristin Kidd.

      Zoe is now finishing her bachelors in Retail at the University of North Texas and has recently transferred over to the McKinney location to manage and pass down her life changing School of Rock experience.

      If you have any quesitons about the school, programs, or just want to say hi, you can email her at: Zhaislip(at)SchoolofRock(dot)com

      Zoe's Favorite Restaurants are: HG Supply Company, Chipotle, Mi Cocina, Chick-Fil-A, Raising Canes

      Zoe loves to listen to: Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Billie Holiday

      Favorite Color: Black!

      Zoe hates: white chocolate, coffee (don't hate it, I just don't drink it anymore), bad energy - good vibes only please!
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    • Meet Collin Wiese
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass
      Collin began his musical journey playing saxophone at the age of 12 years old. “I played classical and jazz, but rock music was always playing from the stereo in my house. I became interested in ...
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      Collin began his musical journey playing saxophone at the age of 12 years old. “I played classical and jazz, but rock music was always playing from the stereo in my house. I became interested in
      guitar when visiting the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where I was born. From there on, I've been unable to put down the guitar and bass.”

      Collin started off as a student at the School of Rock in Frisco. He soon progressed to become a guitar and bass instructor at both School of Rock Frisco and School of Rock McKinney. During his
      time here, he has also taught himself drums and keys.

      Favorite artists/influences: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie.
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    • Meet Zack Wiese
      Instructor: Drums, Guitar
      "I watched a documentary about The Beatles when I was 13 and just thought, Well... that's it. I want to play music." Born in Seattle, Washington the land of espresso and grunge, Zack's musical jour...
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      "I watched a documentary about The Beatles when I was 13 and just thought, Well... that's it. I want to play music." Born in Seattle, Washington the land of espresso and grunge, Zack's musical journey began. Zack's parents were huge music nerds. "Everything From Miles Davis, to The Rolling Stones, to STP, to Death Cab for Cutie was played in our house. It was fantastic!" Being around all that music as a kid, It's no wonder he ended up here! Zack started here in Frisco as a student when he was 13. After being here for 4 years he's progressed into becoming a teacher here at School of Rock. He began as drum student, but also taught himself Guitar, Bass, Piano and has been known to sing every now and again. He's got a good ear for all genres of music, but says his favorites would be The Classics, Indie Rock, And Garage Rock. "I love this job so much. School of Rock was the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and I hope that I can share my love of music with next generation of young musicians!" Zack currently plays drums in a band with fellow staff members Joaquin Reyna and Zoe Haislip known as 'Post Palace' as well as playing everything in his solo project, 'Fluorescent Dreams.'
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    • Meet Josh Jackson
      Instructor: Drums
      BIO COMING SOON!

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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA