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About School of Rock Norwood/Walpole

Welcome to School of Rock Norwood/Walpole, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Norwood/Walpole 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 Norwood/Walpole, 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 Norwood/Walpole 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 Norwood/Walpole today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Norwood/Walpole
1250 Washington StreetNorwood, MA 02062
(781) 352-2336

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Norwood/Walpole'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 Norwood/Walpole'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 Norwood/Walpole 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 Norwood/Walpole, 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 Norwood/Walpole students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Norwood/Walpole’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!

  • At School of Rock Norwood/Walpole, 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 Norwood/Walpole, 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 Norwood/Walpole works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Norwood/Walpole’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 Norwood/Walpole'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 ...
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School of Rock Norwood/Walpole'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 Norwood/Walpole'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

    • Meet Ed Jackowski
      General Manager / Co-Owner
      Ed and co-owner Tom Brunelle are excited to bring SOR to the Metro-West the South Shore of Boston! As an active singer in two working bands, Ed keeps himself busy on stages most weekend nights and...
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      Ed and co-owner Tom Brunelle are excited to bring SOR to the Metro-West the South Shore of Boston! As an active singer in two working bands, Ed keeps himself busy on stages most weekend nights and is excited about spending his days surrounded by music and the chance to pass along his passion to another generation of young rock stars!Ed's passion for music started at a very young age. His family recalls him sitting on the kitchen floor as a two year old, singing songs that his parents sang him to sleep with. At the age of 13 he joined his first band, with co-owner Tom Brunelle. After quitting his individual guitar lessons, Ed used his ear and the help of his bandmates to teach himself how to play guitar....proof that the "playing with peers" strategy really works!As Ed matured, he was playing the local bar and college scene in the Northampton, South Hadley, Springfield, Chicopee area for close to 10 years which allowed him to fine tune his front man skills, while providing him the honor of sharing the stage with bands like The Fools , Joan Jet and The Blackhearts , The Smithereens, The Sighs, and various other Pioneer Valley favorites. In 2009 20010, Ed shared the stage singing backup vocals for Chrysalis and Artemis Recording Artist Jeffrey Gaines on several of his Boston area tour dates . An avid songwriter, Ed has won an honorable mention award in the coveted John Lennon Song Writing Contest . He still continues to write and perform original music in his spare time.
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    • Meet Cassie Vinson
      Studio Coordinator
      Cassie is a graduate of Norwood High where she took part in 3 choral groups, one being the Norwood Madrigals. She has 3 years of customer service experience and came to SoR in 2015. She has a passi...
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      Cassie is a graduate of Norwood High where she took part in 3 choral groups, one being the Norwood Madrigals. She has 3 years of customer service experience and came to SoR in 2015. She has a passion for singing and enjoy's listening to all kinds of music. Cassie is always there to assist the students and their families with a smile!
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    • Meet Jerry Wilson
      Keys/Vocal/Guitar Instructor
      Jerry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has been teaching at School of Rock for two years. He has a diverse background in Guitar, Voice, and Piano. His students learn classical, rock...
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      Jerry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has been teaching at School of Rock for two years. He has a diverse background in Guitar, Voice, and Piano. His students learn classical, rock’n’roll and everything in between. Jerry also writes, records and plays original music in his band the BoxBerrys.
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    • Meet Dylan DiChiara
      Drums/Guitar/Group Instructor
      Dylan is a drum and guitar instructor based out of Woburn, MA. Dylan joined SoR in September of 2014 and is a Show Director for our Performance/Rock 201 groups. He attended UMass Lowell with a majo...
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      Dylan is a drum and guitar instructor based out of Woburn, MA. Dylan joined SoR in September of 2014 and is a Show Director for our Performance/Rock 201 groups. He attended UMass Lowell with a major in Music Education and is a member of multiple projects in the Boston area ranging in genre from pop, rock, hip hop and jazz.
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    • Meet Matt Passeroni
      Bass/Guitar/Group Instructor
      Matt is a Bass/Guitar instructor at the School of Rock. He also assists in teaching one of our performance groups on Saturdays. He has been playing music for over a decade and graduated from the Un...
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      Matt is a Bass/Guitar instructor at the School of Rock. He also assists in teaching one of our performance groups on Saturdays. He has been playing music for over a decade and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Studies. Some of the acts Matt has performed with over the years consist of the Michelle Cruz Quartet (Jazz, Latin and R&B standards), Panoramic View (Traditional Caribbean music), Ten to Two (Jazz Piano and Bass duo) and currently he can be seen playing bass and singing in the indie rock band the BoxBerrys.
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    • Meet Kevin Smith
      Guitar Instructor
      Kevin is a perpetual student of all things jazz and harmony. He lives in Norwood, MA and has over 25 years of guitar experience. He currently plays in several bands in the South Shore/South Coast....
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      Kevin is a perpetual student of all things jazz and harmony. He lives in Norwood, MA and has over 25 years of guitar experience. He currently plays in several bands in the South Shore/South Coast. He has a wide variety of musical tastes and his major influences include Freddie King and John Scofield. His favorite record is Abbey Road.
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    • Meet Bryan Yebba
      Drum Instructor
      Bryan is a Norwood resident and has been playing drums/percussion since he was a teenager. He has been providing drum lessons for over 5 years in the area. He can be seen playing in the greater B...
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      Bryan is a Norwood resident and has been playing drums/percussion since he was a teenager. He has been providing drum lessons for over 5 years in the area. He can be seen playing in the greater Boston area with acts like Beacon Hill, Satellites Fall and 51 Shortfalls.
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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