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About School of Rock Miami

Welcome to School of Rock Miami, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Miami’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami
8783 SW 132 StreetMiami, FL 33176
(305) 969-2828

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Miami'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
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

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

    Students in School of Rock Miami’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 Miami’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Miami Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Miami’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 Miami, 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 Miami 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 Miami’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!

School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. S...
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School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Miami'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
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

    • Marcel Salas
      Guitar Instructor, Bass Instructor, Drum Instructor, Show Director, Camp Instructor
      Marcel plays the Guitar, Bass and Drums. He is an instructor of School of Rock Miami as well as a Performance Show Director and Camp Instructor.
    • Jesse Chirino
      Vocal Inctructor and Rock Choir Director
      Jesse is one of our Celebrity Instructors. Rhythms and grooves were her first taste of live music. They came from her own garage where her father, internationally renowned salsa singer/band leader ...
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      Jesse is one of our Celebrity Instructors. Rhythms and grooves were her first taste of live music. They came from her own garage where her father, internationally renowned salsa singer/band leader Willy Chirino, often rehearsed. It was in fact her dad who first taught her and her 4 sisters how to sing and harmonize while in the car on family road trips, and it was only a matter of time before music became the focus of her life. Jesse Chirino, began her career singing background vocals with her father at the age of 17, and continued on to work with recording artists such as: Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Carlos Ponce, Soraya, Huey Dunbar, Juan Luis Guerra y 440 and Chayanne among others. In 2011 she went on to perform and tour with Julio Iglesias as a singer and percussionist.Jesse performs regularly for packed houses all over her hometown of Miami. With over a decade of performing experience, Jesse Chirino enters the lesson room like she takes the stage: Supported by here experience and talent.
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    • Chris Veliz
      Drum Instructor, Show Director, Camp Instructor
      We are proud to present Chris Veliz as our drum instructor for the School of Rock Music in Miami. Chris started out as a student of School of Rock Miami and is now part of our staff. Some of ...
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      We are proud to present Chris Veliz as our drum instructor for the School of Rock Music in Miami. Chris started out as a student of School of Rock Miami and is now part of our staff. Some of his main influences in Rock, from mainstream to progressive to the classics are The Who, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, ELP, Black Sabath ,U.K., Grand Funk Railroad, Van Halen, AC/DC, Chicago, BST, Beatles, CSNY, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc.
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    • Louis Duvin
      General Manager/Music Director
      You could call him a citizen of the world. Or dub him a student of the soul. You can consider him an adventurer, an explorer, a globetrotter and a lover of far-flung cultures. All of them are accur...
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      You could call him a citizen of the world. Or dub him a student of the soul. You can consider him an adventurer, an explorer, a globetrotter and a lover of far-flung cultures. All of them are accurate, all of them a direct result of an unquenchable thirst for growth and an undeniable joie de vivre. And each and every one is as apparent in his music as they are in black and white on a page.
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    • Mark Kondrat
      Guitar Instructor, Bass Instructor, Drum Instructor, Show Director, Camp Instructor
      Mark is Miami-born of Colombian descent and belongs to the 2x Grammy Nominated bilingual Jam-band "Locos por Juana" that was formed in Miami,FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their ele...
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      Mark is Miami-born of Colombian descent and belongs to the 2x Grammy Nominated bilingual Jam-band "Locos por Juana" that was formed in Miami,FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their electrifying dynamism on stage and their unique take of Afro-Caribbean Music. Mark plays the Lead Guitar in the band and occasionally performs with Latin Singer, "Juanes". In addition, he is an Instructor and Show Director of the School of Rock Miami's Performance Program and its Rookies program.
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    • Steph Taylor
      Vocal Inctructor, Keyboard Instructor, Guitar Instructor
      Originally a self taught piano and guitar player, Steph Taylor found her passion for music at a young age. She attended Berklee College of Music as a piano principle in 2003, but was already an acc...
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      Originally a self taught piano and guitar player, Steph Taylor found her passion for music at a young age. She attended Berklee College of Music as a piano principle in 2003, but was already an accomplished Recording Artist having released three albums that she wrote and produced before attending the prestigious institution. After completing her time at Berklee College of Music, she released 2 more albums with her band The State Of and toured nationally and internationally opening up for acts ranging from Cindy Lauper to The White Panda.Currently, she is a company member at Mad Cat Theatre Company, acting as music director for a variety of plays and performance pieces. We're proud to have her as a member of our staff at School of Rock Miami!
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    • JJ Freire
      Drum and Percussion Instructor
      JJ is one of our celebrity instructors. He teaches drums and percussion. JJ was a member of 2 Time Grammy Award Winning latin band, Bacilos. JJ has also conducted various studies on world rhythms. ...
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      JJ is one of our celebrity instructors. He teaches drums and percussion. JJ was a member of 2 Time Grammy Award Winning latin band, Bacilos. JJ has also conducted various studies on world rhythms. We are proud to have him as a staff member at school of rock.
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    • Emmanuel Canete
      Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys & Drum Instructor, Show Director
      Manny is a very talented multi-instrumentalist musician. He is known for playing all instruments together as a one man show in the Velocity Gospel, where he delivers a symphonic experience with Tru...
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      Manny is a very talented multi-instrumentalist musician. He is known for playing all instruments together as a one man show in the Velocity Gospel, where he delivers a symphonic experience with Truth in Prose and Stories. Manny is also a show director for Rock101 rehearsals, adult lesson instructor as well as an instructor for Rookies (6 yr olds). He makes a great addition to our staff.
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    • Arturo Arbelaez
      Guitar and Bass Instructor, Show Director, Camp Director
      Arturo is a wonderful instructor. He started at School of Rock as a Student along with fellow staff member, Chris Veliz. They both have a band called Mynah. Arturo teaches guitar, bass, beginner ke...
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      Arturo is a wonderful instructor. He started at School of Rock as a Student along with fellow staff member, Chris Veliz. They both have a band called Mynah. Arturo teaches guitar, bass, beginner keys and drums. He also directs showbands and camps.
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA