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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 - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

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 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 Oceanside.

    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

  • 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 Oceanside 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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Upcoming Events

  • October 1
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    House Band @ Biggs Harley Davidson!
    House Band Performance
    October 1st @ Biggs Harley Davidson from 12:3 pm

    Come Rock out with us! This show is free!!!
  • October 30
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    House Band Plays
    House Band Performance
    October 30th @ Bates Nut Farm from 12:-3 pm

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Staff

    • Meet Phil Pardell
      Music Director, Drum and Bass Instructor
      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing a variety of styles with some of Southern California’s best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in 2003, and in 2007, he gr...
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      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing a variety of styles with some of Southern California’s best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in 2003, and in 2007, he graduated from the University of the Arts, with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Jazz Studies. During and following his years at UARTS, Phil sharpened his teeth performing with Philadelphia’s finest musicians in a variety of styles ranging from avant-garde jazz and Brazilian batucada, to progressive indie rock and shoe gaze. In 2011, Phil moved back to San Diego County and by 2013 began working at the School Of Rock. He currently is the primary Drum Instructor and Music Director at School Of Rock Oceanside. When he is not teaching private lessons, running show rehearsals, or producing House Band performances, Phil records and performs with JB and the Movers, The Tommy Mitchell Show, Cathouse Thursday, and 91 Octane.
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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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    • Meet Jeff Starkey
      Guitar Instructor
      Jeff Starkey is an experienced professional musician who has been recording and performing in the San Diego are for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in multiple genres and styles of guitar playin...
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      Jeff Starkey is an experienced professional musician who has been recording and performing in the San Diego are for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in multiple genres and styles of guitar playing. He loves learning how music works and wants to inspire all of his students to do the same. He prides himself on having a good musical ear and versatility. When he isn’t busy teaching guitar he is performing and recording with his main band The Younger Brothers.
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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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Promotions

News

    • Enrolling - Fall Seasonal Shows!

      Show themes for our Fall 2016 Season will be... British Rock (Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm) Show Description:  British rock describes a wide variety of forms of music made in the United Kingdom....
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      Show themes for our Fall 2016 Season will be...

      British Rock (Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm)

      Show Description: 
      British rock describes a wide variety of forms of music made in the United Kingdom. Since around 1964, with the "British Invasion" of the United States spearheaded by the Beatles, British rock music has had a considerable impact on the development of American music and rock music across the world. This show will feature bands from the Early British Rock N’ Roll scene, bands that were a part of the Development of British Rock in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the British Blues Boom, the “British Invasion” and many more sub genres of British Rock. Some groups you may see in this show will be The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and many more! The choices…are really endless and AMAZING! 

      Deep Purple vs Blue Oyster Cult (Saturday 11:15-2:15 pm)

      Show Description:
      Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC) is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You". Since the release of their eponymous debut album in 1972, the band has sold over 24 million albums worldwide, including 7 million in the United States alone. 
      Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970.
      This Show will allow you to explore two very influential bands!

      Double Drums - "Drumageddon" (Saturday 2:45-5:45 pm) *Rehearsal day and time may change 

      Show Description:
      Double drumming drum kits at the same time. One may play the rhythm while the other may play another style, or both may play the same rhythm. It is more common to have a main drummer with an auxiliary percussionist who plays Latin American percussion, toms, or mallet percussion, but this is not considered "double drumming". Bands that we be featured here may be The Allman Brothers Band, Greatful Dead, Melvins, Doobie Brothers and Santana. 


      Grunge (Monday 5:30-8:30 pm)

      Show Description:
      GrungeWashington, particularly in Seattle. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle's independent record label Sub Pop, but by the early 1990s its popularity had spread, with grunge acts in California and other parts of the U.S. building strong followings and signing major record deals. Bands you may see in this show will include Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots. 
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    • Receive $100 off your First Month!

      Receive $100.00 off your First Month!

      *Enrollment offer valid for new students in Performance, Rock 101 & Adult Programs. Offer expires 7-31-16.

Testimonials

  • “The kids have a great time while learning to play. Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this exposure to music when I was growing up! ”
    — Jayson, Oceanside, CA
  • “SOR has given my son confidence, a passion for music, and new friends. It has become his home away from home. The instructors, general manager and program director are all very supportive and value each student's uniqueness and talents. Playing music with friends has been so much more motivating for my son than traditional piano and guitar lessons.”
    — Roberta Glisson, Oceanside, CA
  • “School of Rock has taught my son so much about not only about music, but also confidence, self expression, teamwork, and creativity in a fun manner that fits his learning style. Chris Brown and the rest of the staff really reach deep to connect with the students and help them learn that the only limits are the ones we set for ourselves and that perseverance truly is a virtue. I highly recommend School of Rock for all ages! ”
    — Jamie, Oceanside, CA
  • “In a short period, your teachers have been able to cultivate and expand my son's techniques on guitar and vocals. I like the "real world working musician" atmosphere you create with the creation of shows.”
    — Rex, Oceanside, CA