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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
Friday - 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

    • December 19 - 23 2016
      Winter Camp 1
      Our winter camps are absolutely a blast! They are a great introduction, or compliment to our ongoing program. Our students start a camp on Monday with no experience, and by Friday they are on stage...
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      Our winter camps are absolutely a blast! They are a great introduction, or compliment to our ongoing program. Our students start a camp on Monday with no experience, and by Friday they are on stage at the concert playing a song on Drums, then Bass, then Lead Vocals! It is truly a cool opportunity.

      Our winter camps run Mondays - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm, with a concert the final Friday around lunchtime. We do not provide food, so they will need to pack a lunch. Our camps are for kids ages 7 - 18, and are divided by age/experience.
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    • December 26 - 30 2016
      Winter Camp 2
      Our winter camps are absolutely a blast! They are a great introduction, or compliment to our ongoing program. Our students start a camp on Monday with no experience, and by Friday they are on stage...
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      Our winter camps are absolutely a blast! They are a great introduction, or compliment to our ongoing program. Our students start a camp on Monday with no experience, and by Friday they are on stage at the concert playing a song on Drums, then Bass, then Lead Vocals! It is truly a cool opportunity.

      Our winter camps run Mondays - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm, with a concert the final Friday around lunchtime. We do not provide food, so they will need to pack a lunch. Our camps are for kids ages 7 - 18, and are divided by age/experience.
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    • January 22
      11:00 AM
      Winter Season Show 1
      McKinney is joining forces with the Plano SOR for a Spectacular End of Season Show!
    • January 28
      11:00 AM
      Winter Season Show 2
      Join us with the Plano SOR for our second End of Season Show!

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Staff

    • 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
      Assistant Music Director, 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 Dewey Reikofski
      Instructor: Vocals, Keys
      Dewey Reikofski was born in England where his trombone playing father turned air force pilot and classically trained singing mother were stationed. In 1986 the Reikofski family moved to Denton, TX ...
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      Dewey Reikofski was born in England where his trombone playing father turned air force pilot and classically trained singing mother were stationed. In 1986 the Reikofski family moved to Denton, TX where Dewey resides today.

      When Dewey was young he wanted to learn to play the guitar! His mother however, having a formal education in music, said that first he must learn to play the piano. He relented to her wishes and started taking piano lessons from Anna Farish in the summer before second grade and continued through his senior year of high school.

      Growing up, Dewey sang in the children's and youth choirs at church and on through middle school and high school. As well as being the bass in his high school barbershop quartet, he was a percussionist in band, a thespian, and a member of the 2000 Texas all-state choir. His love of music and theatre led him to pursue a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of North Texas to become an opera singer.

      Dewey Performed in his first professional opera at 19 with the American Bel Canto Opera Company as Ct Ceprano in Riggoletto. The following year he performed the role of Dr. Grenville in La Traviata at Teatro Accademio Castel'“Franco, Venito, Italy.


      At 21 Dewey moved to Minneapolis MN where he was a member of Cantus and by the age of 24 he went on to perform the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni, and Betto in Gianni Schicchi with the Amarillo Opera company. Last year he performed the role of Ambrogio in The Barber of Seville with the Mill City Summer Opera. Dewey has been a regular member of the Ft.Worth Opera Chorus for four seasons where he has recently played the Jailer in Tosca, and Scottish Soldier Number 3 in the Pulitzer prize winning opera Silent Night.

      In college, Dewey's first foray into the world of rock and roll came in the form of a Tenacious D cover band called Tenacious 3 in which he sang (beautifully). Since then he has aspired to writing and performing in Jambunctious (along with SOR legend Richard Sanchez) where Dewey plays keys and sings. Dewey is currently employed at First United Methodist Church of Denton, as a Section leader in the Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir, and Men's Ensemble as well as a singer, substitute drummer, and master tambourine shaker in the praise and worship service's Connection Band.
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    • Meet Chasen Hallford
      Instructor: Drums
      Chasen Hallford is from LA, California born May 31st 1996. Chasen started playing drums his freshman year of high school at the age of 15 when his best friends wanted to start a band and the only t...
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      Chasen Hallford is from LA, California born May 31st 1996. Chasen started playing drums his freshman year of high school at the age of 15 when his best friends wanted to start a band and the only thing missing was a drummer. Ever since then he fell in love with music and playing the drums. Although he has only been playing for about 5 years he in no way lacks experience, knowledge, and skill as a drummer and a musician since he has devoted all of his time and effort the past 5 years to becoming the best drummer he could possibly be.

      When Chasen first started playing drums he played with his church youth group band at McKinney First Baptist and he did that for about 3 years. Now Chasen plays at Prestonwood First Baptist church, one of the biggest churches in Texas and has been playing there a little over a year. Chasen also plays live shows and records with many different bands in the DFW area; Chasen has learned a lot from the different musicians he has played with and the many different styles of music he has played. He has also been taught a lot from the many different drum/percussion teachers he has had ranging from marching band teachers, professional jazz percussion instructors, and much more.
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    • Meet Shannon Jabczynski-Allen
      General Manager: Plano, McKinney, Rockwall
      Shannon was born into a Rock n Roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the Lead Singer and dad was the Lead Guitarist. So, needless to say, Rock n Rol...
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      Shannon was born into a Rock n Roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the Lead Singer and dad was the Lead Guitarist. So, needless to say, Rock n Roll is in her blood! At a young age, she developed her love for Aerosmith and Heart which are still two of her favorite bands.

      A born entertainer, Shannon discovered her passion for dance when she was just a tot. Although her parents would've loved for her to pick up an instrument, they realized that dancing was her way of expression and let her pursue it. She attempted to learn guitar but it just did not compute in her brain so she stuck with movement though never walking away from rock n roll.

      When she was 16 years old, she got her first job in sales. This was something that came very easy to her and in a few years Shannon stepped into a management role. After 15 years with that company, they decided to sell the business and Shannon came to School of Rock! Funny how things come full circle in life. Starting with Rock to end up in the business of it!
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    • Meet Alexander Buxton
      Instructor: Guitar
      Alexander was born in Arlington Texas 1986. Before he can remember, he was taught the notes, scales, chords and arpeggios on keyboards. On Christmas of 1990 he received at ¾ size Fender Stratocast...
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      Alexander was born in Arlington Texas 1986. Before he can remember, he was taught the notes, scales, chords and arpeggios on keyboards. On Christmas of 1990 he received at ¾ size Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. For the first few years he learned only a few songs such as “Yellow Submarine” -Beatles, and “Rock Candy” – Montrose. Alexander’s main lesson was the 7 scale positions in their extended forms, and the 5 Pentatonic scale positions.
      During middle school and high school his fellow students were somewhat interested in his guitar playing and many wanted to learn. His dad started giving his friends and their parents lessons but had Alexander watch and write down all the tablature. After a few sessions of this his father had him give the lessons under his father’s supervision and eventually let him handle it by myself. Alexander has always enjoyed teaching others and felt empowered when helping another person gain more understanding on any subject that they feel he has more knowledge or practice in.
      When he was 21 he worked as a substitute teacher at his old school district and enjoyed it very much for a while, but after 2 years issuing busy work and dealing with the schedule, he had to move on. When Alexander switched schools from UNT to TWU in 2011 and changed his major to Chemistry, he knew he had made the right move. The next semester he was offered jobs from the TWU Chemistry Faculty as a Lab Teaching Assistant and Course Assistant for the introductory Chemistry classes for Chemistry Majors. During this time, he was playing in 2 bands to pay for school and teaching several laboratory classes. It took Alexander 5 years to graduate with a bachelors of Science in Chemistry but ended up becoming a published research scientist in the Journal of Physical Chemistry and made a lot of great friends along the way.
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Promotions

News

    • WINTER CAMPS ENROLLING NOW!

      Let your kids spend winter break rocking out with friends! There is simply nothing quite as amazing as a School of Rock Camp. Through workshops, clinics, and private instruction, our comprehensive ...
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      Let your kids spend winter break rocking out with friends! There is simply nothing quite as amazing as a School of Rock Camp. Through workshops, clinics, and private instruction, our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We know from experience that playing in a band speeds learning and creates “seasoned” musicians. Even relatively advanced student musicians are amazed at the amount of progress they make when regularly playing with other kids. 5-Day camps run Monday - Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, with a concert on Friday. Students work in a hands-on atmosphere that includes: Learning the nuts and bolts of live performance, studio/band rehearsal time, instruction and clinics with music professionals, Rock & Roll music appreciation, interacting with other young musicians, a LIVE rock show performance for your friends and family...and lots of fun! Our camps are accommodating for all levels of players from the ages of 7-17. Read less

    • Winter Season Shows are Coming...

      We have worked super hard this season to bring you one of our best shows yet! McKinney is teaming up with Plano to have two days full of great Rock n Roll. Join us in support of our talented stud...
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      We have worked super hard this season to bring you one of our best shows yet! McKinney is teaming up with Plano to have two days full of great Rock n Roll. Join us in support of our talented students and hang out to hear some great music performed by kids 6 and up!
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    • Come check out Little Wing!

      Little Wing offers weekly classes featuring exciting musical activities that blend music, science and fun. Do you remember the first song you heard as a child? For many, this was a special moment ...
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      Little Wing offers weekly classes featuring exciting musical activities that blend music, science and fun.

      Do you remember the first song you heard as a child? For many, this was a special moment when our hearts and minds were sparked with inspiration, when the doors to creativity were opened, and when our inner artists were born. This was the moment we fell in love with music.

      As parents we desire to share our love of music with our children, but don’t always know how. Often, the music introduced to children can be anything but lovable.

      Enter Little Wing, School of Rock’s answer to early childhood music education. We believe that if we want kids to love music, then we must give them loved music to listen to. At Little Wing your child will participate in engaging activities set to classic songs that have inspired adults AND kids throughout history.Read less

    • We're looking for talented musicians!

      School of Rock is looking for fun, amazing musicians that want to join our team! Do you enjoy teaching others great music and want to turn that into a career? Click and fill out the application!

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