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About School of Rock Oceanside

Welcome to School of Rock Oceanside, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Oceanside’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Oceanside 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 Oceanside 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 Oceanside
4095 Oceanside BlvdSuite FOceanside, CA 92056
(760) 734-1529

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Programs

  • At School of Rock Oceanside, 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.

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

    School of Rock Oceanside’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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Oceanside’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 Oceanside 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 Oceanside 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!

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

Oceanside 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 Oceanside’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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Staff

    • Jason Simmons
      Show Director, Bass, Guitar Instructor
      Jason Simmons is a highly knowledgeable and experienced performing musician, audio engineer and composer. He received his music education formally from Mira Costa College as well as from playing gu...
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      Jason Simmons is a highly knowledgeable and experienced performing musician, audio engineer and composer. He received his music education formally from Mira Costa College as well as from playing guitar and bass in a variety of styles with bands here in San Diego. Eventually he went on to teach guitar courses for his college and received several vocational degrees and certifications in the fields of music technology including live sound reinforcement, recording arts, and computer audio production.He currently writes and performs with his fellow instructors in their group the Blue Moonies. Sharing influences of soul, reggae, funk, and rock and roll they have played at many legendary venues such as the Belly Up Tavern and have opened for national acts such as the Plain White T's.His main focus at the School of Rock is to empower the students with all the information they would need to make it as modern musicians.
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    • Olivia Buscemi
      General Manager
      Olivia Buscemi is a well-established musician who has had classical training in violin, piano and vocals, as well as, extensive and varied contemporary music experience. Additionally, she has abund...
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      Olivia Buscemi is a well-established musician who has had classical training in violin, piano and vocals, as well as, extensive and varied contemporary music experience. Additionally, she has abundantly written and recorded in various rock, southern rock and alternative rock bands. Her former bands include Lowletter, Randy Watson, and Aaron Lee the Love Vigilantes. Aaron Lee the Love are under contract and supported by EMI, Universal, Light-year, and Visionary Records, giving Ms. Buscemi solid experience with the requirements and experience needed within a band signed by a label. Olivia is currently studying the Violin at Palomar College to pursue her Degree in Musical Education and Performance. For two years she studied very closely with Ulli Riener, a highlyaccomplishedviolinist in the San Diego area. From the age of six, Ms. Buscemi has been a member of many chamber strings and civic orchestras. With great honor and due diligence, Ms. Buscemi earned college credits from the age of eight through these activities. Olivia is now currently playing the fiddle in a well known band called Lexington Field, anAmericanField Rock group based out of theSan Diego area. In 2013 Lexington Field was nominated by San Diego Music Awards for Best Alternative Album. Her extensive experience in both classical and contemporary musical experience and training give her a wide, unique, extensive and savvy array of musical knowledge and experience.
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    • Phil Pardell
      Music Director, Drum and Bass Instructor
      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing a variety ofstyles with some of Southern Californiaʼs best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in2003, and in 2007, he ...
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      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing a variety ofstyles with some of Southern Californiaʼs best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in2003, and in 2007, he graduated from the University of the Arts, with a Bachelors ofMusic in Instrumental Jazz Studies. During and following his years at UARTS, Philsharpened his teeth performing with Philadelphiaʼs finest musicians in a variety of stylesranging from avant-garde jazz and Brazilian batucada, to progressive indie rock andshoe gaze. In 2011, Phil moved back to San Diego County, began setting up newrecording projects, and now teaches drums at the School of Rock in Vista.
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    • Alex Kasvikis
      Assistant Show Director, Bass, Drum and Guitar Instructor
      Alex Kasvikis is a young, talented School of Rock alumnus who has been a part of our school since the very first show! During his 6 years as a student at School of Rock, he completely over 20 show ...
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      Alex Kasvikis is a young, talented School of Rock alumnus who has been a part of our school since the very first show! During his 6 years as a student at School of Rock, he completely over 20 show seasons, was a part of houseband for all 6 years, and toured with the Allstars 5 times. He has assistant-directed many show seasons, as well as directed many different summer camps. An experienced musician, Alex gigs regularly with a variety of groups throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles areas, on the same instruments he teaches: Bass, Drums, and Guitar. He is currently a Jazz Performance major at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, and plans on transferring to Berklee College of Music. Alex loves teaching music, and prides himself on making his lessons fun, but also jam-packed with useful ideas to apply not only to music but to life!
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    • Ryan Kilpatrick
      Show Director , Bass and Guitar Instructor
      Do you want to play music every day of your life and enjoy doing it? That was Ryan Kilpatrick's dream, and now he is living that dream. He has been playing music since a young age, and at this poin...
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      Do you want to play music every day of your life and enjoy doing it? That was Ryan Kilpatrick's dream, and now he is living that dream. He has been playing music since a young age, and at this point music is his life. Whether teaching, performing, rehearsing or practicing himself, he is always working with music. Ryan lays claim to a wide range of musical terrain: He teaches at the School of Rock in Oceanside as an Instructor of bass, beginning guitar and drums. He has also run summer camps, teaching music performance to students ranging from beginners to intermediate. He is employed as an entertainer/performer in the Madagascar Live: Operation Vacation show at SeaWorld. In addition to playing bass in the Madagascar show, Ryan is also involved with special events, playing music throughout the park. Other performances include the Valentine's Dine with Shamu Jazz Band, Golden Ticket Awards band and the audition band for the park. For over 6 years, Ryan has been a member of the Inland Empire/San Diego based cover band, Master Splinter and the Shredders . They perform searing renditions of classic rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, metal and pop music at several popular venues as well as private parties, corporate events and Nonprofit Organizations. Notable appearances include: House of Blues: San Diego, Anaheim Hollywood Opening act for Gin Blossoms at Wilson Creek Winery Camp Pendleton Mud Run Camp Pendleton 4th of July Beach Bash In the last year, Ryan has become involved in the after school program Rock Star Education , where students get to play music together in a performance setting. Working with 1st through 6th graders, he guides them through their weekly practice sessions as they prepare for their final 'exam' - a performance at the the House of Blues San Diego. Ryan would like to pass on his knowledge of music and performance to those who would like to broaden their musical skills. Please contact him today for more information!
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    • Jeff Royer
      Bass, Guitar, Drum Instructor
    • Charlotte Littlehales
      Studio Coordinator, Vocal and Keys Instructor
      Charlotte Littlehales is an experienced vocalist and songwriter out of Washington DC and Philadelphia, PA. The youngest daughter of one of Washington DC's favorite blues band leaders, she has over ...
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      Charlotte Littlehales is an experienced vocalist and songwriter out of Washington DC and Philadelphia, PA. The youngest daughter of one of Washington DC's favorite blues band leaders, she has over 15 years of performance experience, ranging from indie rock, traditional Irish and American folk, classical, jazz, blues and more. As a teenager, Charlotte regularly performed her own original music with her band Balena, spent four years in an the student-run a capella group InToneNation, gigged regularly with a local Jazz fusion band, and participated in her high school chamber choir and musicals. In 2003, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where she studied classical and jazz voice under Justin Binek, Joanna Pascale, Meg Clifton and Timothy Brent. During her four years at UArts, she played a role in the addition of composition to the vocal major's curriculum. She graduated with honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance and a minor in Music Education. Charlotte spent the following four years performing and writing in Philadelphia-based rock groups, as well as regularly performing her own material locally and performing Jazz in small ensembles at private events. In 2010, she was one of three applicants accepted into the extremely competitive Music Therapy Equivalency program at Temple University, which is considered one of leading music therapy programs in the world. While in the Philadelphia/ NYC scene, she shared a bill with Zee Avi, Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden, Adrien Reju, Twin Sister, and Birdie Busch, and has regularly performed and/or collaborated with Michael Johnson of Ape School, Justin Wolf of Lux Perpetua, Scott Churchman, and Wes Mattheu and the New Way Down. In 2012, she scored the independent film 'King', and has composed on a commission basis since 2011. She is currently finishing up her solo record as well as collaborating on additional recording projects.
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    • Jeff
      Guitar Instructor
    • Kai
      Drum Instructor
      Kai is a hard working studio drummer and producer who performs with a variety of musicians, as well as independent projects. In his years of experience, he has collaborated with multiple studio eng...
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      Kai is a hard working studio drummer and producer who performs with a variety of musicians, as well as independent projects. In his years of experience, he has collaborated with multiple studio engineers and artists around Southern California, and has gained two years of academic experience in Audio Production at The Art Institute of California - San Diego.Some of his recent accomplishments include; writing and recording his bands most recent EP, Touring The West Coast, Enrolling in School, and getting through his first year with the Palomar College Jazz Ensemble.Kai takes great pride in his ability to persevere through his goals and ambitions, while eagerly encouraging others to achieve the same. An environment that demands a positive attitude and dependability are where he thrives the most. The opportunity to share his knowledge of music is an Honor, and he looks forward to shredding away with you in the future.
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    • Matt Rothstein
      Guitar and Bass Instructor, Assistant Show Director
      Student at the original Paul Green School of Rock in Philadelphia from 2001-2004. While there, was a member of the All-Stars and played the Zappanale festival in Germany and toured the U.S. playing...
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      Student at the original Paul Green School of Rock in Philadelphia from 2001-2004. While there, was a member of the All-Stars and played the Zappanale festival in Germany and toured the U.S. playing the music of Frank Zappa with Zappa alumni Napoleon Murphy Brock. Enrolled in Drexel University's Music Industry program in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in 2008. Taught bass and guitar at School of Rock Downingtown and School of Rock Wilmington throughout college.From 2006-present, co-founder, bassist, and background vocalist for the band "Cheers Elephant". Have released 3 full length albums and multiple singles, with 2,000,000+ listens on Spotify. Our song "Leaves" reached #1 on Hype Machine in 2012 and "Airliner" reached #1 in 2015. Multiple national tours, playing multiple hundreds of shows all across the country. SXSW Official in 2013 and 2014. Licensed numerous songs featured on advertisements and TV shows (Sperry Topsider, Drexel University, Virgin Banking, The Real World, Victory Brewing, ABC Family). From 2009-2014 was Branch Manager at School of Rock Main Line (Berwyn, PA)
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News

    • WINTER CAMPS

      ENROLL IN OUR WINTER CAMPS! White Stripes 12/21-12/23 Songwriting Performance 12/28-12/30 CALL US TODAY! (760) 734-1529

    • JOIN US FOR OUR VINTAGE KEYBOARDS WORKSHOP

      Vintage Keyboards Workshop! Dec. 21st with Jody Bagley The 1970's were an incredible decade full of some of the greatest rock bands in music history. These years were also an incredibly innovative ...
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      Vintage Keyboards Workshop! Dec. 21st with Jody Bagley The 1970's were an incredible decade full of some of the greatest rock bands in music history. These years were also an incredibly innovative time for many instruments, including various types of portable keyboards. Fender, Yamaha, Krumar, Hohner and Roland were all designing pianos, synthesizers, and various keyboards that to this day, remain to be in many opinions, the best sounding keyboard instruments ever made. Keyboards today all strive to sound like these very rare, vintage instruments such as the Fender Rhodes, Clavinet D6 and the Yamaha CP-70. SOR Oceanside's Music Director, Jody Bagley, is a collector of many of the most rare vintage keyboard instruments and in this workshop kids will get to explore these boards, taking apart the instruments and discovering what makes them work. Kids will also get to learn about how to tune a piano and maintain vintage gear. But of course, there will be plenty of jamming going on as well! Three of the keyboard instruments the kids will get to explore are instruments that are also on display currently at the Museum of Making Music, and in this workshop you'll actually get to experience playing these rare instruments. Kids will also get to learn about some of the greatest keyboard players and learn keyboard licks from some of the best rock songs!
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    • CYBER MONDAYS

      CYBER MONDAY DECEMBER 1ST! GET 25% OFF 2015 SUMMER CAMPS!

    • School of Rock Oceanside Preview Show

      December 14th we are going to have our preview show in Vista at Boomers! During this event we will raffle off workshops, lessons, and SUMMER CAMPS! While you all mingle among all of our students an...
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      December 14th we are going to have our preview show in Vista at Boomers! During this event we will raffle off workshops, lessons, and SUMMER CAMPS! While you all mingle among all of our students and families, each one of our performance groups will entertain you and play a couple of songs from the sets they have been working on for their upcoming shows in January! If you have not seen our school perform, this is the perfect chance to get a taste for everything we do! The grand finale of the night will be the reveal of our upcoming shows starting in January! The instructors will perform a song from each upcoming show and sign-up sheets will start circulating! Invite all of your family and friends to get a sneak peak of all of our upcoming shows ! Can't wait to jam!!! Venue: Boomers 1525 W Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083 Date: December 14th Time: 3:00-5:00 pm $5 Entry Fee Remember'¦All School of Rock Students are FREE! Starting at 3:00 pm Rock 101will play followed by our Grad School Program, House Band then our Performance Programs Radiohead, Southern Rock and Rolling Stones. The night will end with the Instructors playing songs from our UPCOMING SPRING SHOWS ! If you have any questions call (760) 734-1529 or email at oceanside@schoolofrock.com
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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