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About School of Rock Newtown

Welcome to School of Rock Newtown, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Newtown has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Newtown, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Newtown together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Newtown today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Newtown
2852 S Eagle RoadNewtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-7700

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Newtown'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 Newtown'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Newtown 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 Newtown, 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 Newtown students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Newtown’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 Newtown’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 Newtown’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!

  • School of Rock Newtown 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 Newtown, 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 Newtown’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 Newtown’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 Newtown’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!

School of Rock Newtown'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. ...
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School of Rock Newtown'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 Newtown'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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Upcoming Events

    • August 30
      2:00 PM
      That '70s Show
      Concert
      This event is at Bull Shooters Saloon (14000 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116).
    • September 11
      7:00 PM
      The Grunge Show
      Concert
      This event is at Bull Shooters Saloon (14000 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116).
    • September 12
      2:00 PM
      The Grunge Show
      Concert
      This event is at Bull Shooters Saloon (14000 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116).
    • September 19
      2:00 PM
      Funk, Reggae & Soul
      This event is at Bull Shooters Saloon (14000 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116).
    • September 20
      2:00 PM
      Funk, Reggae & Soul
      Concert
      This event is at Bull Shooters Saloon (14000 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19116).

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Staff

    • Rob Groden
      Music Director / Show Director / Guitar & Bass Instructor
      This New Jersey native began playing guitar 26 years ago at the age of 10. Rob performed in concert, marching and jazz band all throughout school, playing clarinet, saxophone and bass guitar. He al...
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      This New Jersey native began playing guitar 26 years ago at the age of 10. Rob performed in concert, marching and jazz band all throughout school, playing clarinet, saxophone and bass guitar. He also spent many years singing in chorus and placed in District Chorus his senior year of high school. Rob has a long background in musical theater and attended West Chester University majoring in Music Education. In 1994, he broke into the Philly Cover scene with the band Mr. Greengenes; he has since provided lead guitar and vocals for Steamroller Picnic and Monkey Bus, who he still currently plays with. Throughout the years Rob has shared the stage with national acts such as The Commitments, Great White, Joan Jett, the Toadies, Goldfinger, Frente, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fuel and Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister. In 1999, he recorded a CD with the original band Lefty Lucy. Rob is very excited to be involved with the School of Rock and looks forward to sharing his experience with the students. rgroden@schoolofrock.com
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    • Lauren Cohen
      Show Director / Vocal & Keyboard Instructor
      Lauren holds a both a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and Masters in Music in voice performance. She is a proud alum from Philadelphia's very own Temple University's Esther Boyer College of ...
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      Lauren holds a both a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and Masters in Music in voice performance. She is a proud alum from Philadelphia's very own Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music as well as one of the country's leading music conservatories: University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Lauren has lived in Cincinnati for the past three years, both teaching and performing throughout the vibrant music scene the city has to offer. Lauren regularly takes part in opera productions, recital works, and chamber works. Most recently, she sang the title role in W.A. Mozart's opera "Zaide" with the up-and-coming opera company, Queen City Chamber Opera.A conservatory-trained opera singer, Lauren Cohen has deep roots in the School of Rock: she was an early student at the founding school of rock in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an original School of Rock All-Star. Lauren sang and played keyboard with the inaugural School of Rock All-Stars for 3 years. She toured across the country and traveled to Germany in 2003 and 2005 to play in Zappanale, a festival devoted to the music of Frank Zappa. Lauren went on to teach voice lessons at the Philly School of Rock followed by 5 years spent teaching voice and piano at the School of Rock Bucks County (now known as SOR Newtown!) She also directed or assistant directed more than a dozen shows. Most recently, Lauren taught voice and keys at the School of Rock located in Mason, OH.
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    • Ashley Ferrante
      Show Director / Drum Instructor
      Ashley first started playing the drums when she was only five years old. Ever since, she has dedicated her life to music, expanding to other instruments like guitar and bass. She has been involved ...
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      Ashley first started playing the drums when she was only five years old. Ever since, she has dedicated her life to music, expanding to other instruments like guitar and bass. She has been involved with many different ensembles at competitive levels, such as Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band, where she received a number of awards for her drumming. Ashley joined the Bucks County School of Rock in 2008 and was asked to be in the House Band after only two shows. She has since been teaching at the school and assisting shows since 2011. Between School of Rock and outside projects, she has played many festivals and venues, including Gathering of the Vibes in Connecticut, The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, The Trocadero in Philadelphia, World Café Live in Philadelphia and Delaware, the Crocodile Rock Café, and The End in Nashville, TN. She can be seen playing with her band, Dirty Purple, which is comprised of all School of Rock Newtown alumni. Ashley is also pursuing a degree in Music Business at Bucks County Community College.
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    • Justin Jones
      Show Director / Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Instructor
      Justin’s first taste of playing music began when he acquired his first cheap Stratocaster knock off at the age of 7. At the age of 10, he was putting together punk rock bands that sang songs abou...
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      Justin’s first taste of playing music began when he acquired his first cheap Stratocaster knock off at the age of 7. At the age of 10, he was putting together punk rock bands that sang songs about Mountain Dew, skateboarding, and other child-like things. His first performance ever was at 11 years old with this band. A few years later, he found himself involved in his school’s jazz band, as well as attending the Paul Green School of Rock Bucks County (now known as School of Rock Newtown). As a “Rock School” student, Justin was put into the select group of students known as the “Bucks Band” after just two seasons. At the school is where he founded his band of seven years with other fellow School of Rock students, The Mahlors. Upon graduating high school, Justin went to college and pursued a Jazz Performance degree while gigging religiously with his band, and teaching at the Bucks County School of Rock.

      Justin spent two years on the road with his band and was fortunate enough to travel the country and perform with bands like The Toasters, Bad Manners, The Supervillains, Ballyhoo!, The Movement, HR of Bad Brains, Andrew W.K., Charli XCX, and many more. While not touring with his reggae/rock outfit, he was practicing jazz and roots music to improve his unique technique.

      He now resides in Doylestown, PA, and gigs around the region. He also runs a recording and production company, where he’s blessed to work with aspiring musicians all over the area. But most of all, he is very passionate about teaching and directing at School of Rock Newtown, and has a blast working with the future of rock and roll.
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    • Katie Corson
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Katie developed a strong passion for music at a very young age. She began by learning the violin in elementary school and eventually started took up the clarinet and trumpet. During junior high and...
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      Katie developed a strong passion for music at a very young age. She began by learning the violin in elementary school and eventually started took up the clarinet and trumpet. During junior high and high school, she participated in Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. It was during this time that Katie started to play guitar in Jazz Band and was soon inspired to join the School of Rock Bucks County (Newtown) in 2008. With a growing love for music, Katie spent the next few years learning all that she could about playing guitar, music theory, and about live performance. During this time she played countless season shows and House Band shows at various venues/festivals, and frequently gigged with her original band, Dirty Purple. This band is comprised of all School of Rock Newtown alumni and has self-released two albums. With the band, she traveled to Nashville, TN to study Commercial Music and Guitar Performance at Belmont University. The fusion of contemporary styles and jazz techniques as well as classical guitar methods helped her to shape a new perspective as a guitarist. She believes that as a musician you are never done learning, and you can always be better at your instrument.
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News

    • Save 25% on first month when you sign up for a Fall program!

      Call or stop in for details. Offer for new students only.

    • Sign up for a Fall 2015 Show now!

      Pink Floyd, Punk, Vocal Gods!, and Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Sublime. Call or visit our Facebook page to sign up online: www.facebook.com/SORNewtown

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