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About School of Rock Orangeburg

Welcome to School of Rock Orangeburg, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Orangeburg’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg
135 East Erie StreetBlauvelt, NY 10913
(845) 977-0275

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

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

    School of Rock Orangeburg’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 Orangeburg’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 Orangeburg’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!

  • At School of Rock Orangeburg, 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 Orangeburg, 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 Orangeburg works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Orangeburg’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 Orangeburg’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 Orangeburg’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 Orangeburg'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 other...
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School of Rock Orangeburg'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 Orangeburg'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

    • September 12
      1:00 PM
      ERIE STREET BAND - HOUSE BAND AUDITIONS
      OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR HOUSE BAND
      For School of Rock Orangeburg Performance Program Students - come on out and try out for this year's house band! Register for Auditions by filling out the online registration form online - email...
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      For School of Rock Orangeburg Performance Program Students - come on out and try out for this year's house band!

      Register for Auditions by filling out the online registration form online - email orangeburg@schoolofrock.com and we will send you the link - if you can’t access from home, just stop in the office and we can help. Registrations must be received by September 10, 2015 and auditions are September 12th from 12 to 3.

      You must be at least 11 years of age by the date of the audition
      You MUST take lessons AND be in a current seasonal show
      You can audition on your primary instrument although we reserve the right to assign vocal parts to any students in House Band who bring it.

      Students will be expected to complete the following:
      Solo audition piece no less than 1 minute and no longer than 2 minutes
      Can be performed individually or with a backing track - students must bring their own backing track
      Perform as group - learn the following three songs
      Because the Night - Patti Smith
      Whats so Funny about Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello
      Roam - B52s
      Interview
      Know your rock music history, general music theory and be able to speak to your School of Rock Experience.
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    • September 19
      1:00 AM
      SUMMER CAMP BEST OF DRESS REHEARSAL
      Special Show Rehearsal
      Our Summer Camp students are invited back on September 19. 2 Songs from each camp will be selected and students will have this opportunity to refresh the songs. The next day we take the stage at ...
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      Our Summer Camp students are invited back on September 19. 2 Songs from each camp will be selected and students will have this opportunity to refresh the songs. The next day we take the stage at Whiskey Kitchen!

      Actual rehearsal schedules will be distributed directly to parents at the end of August.
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    • September 20
      12:00 PM
      Summer Season Concerts
      Seasonal Shows
      Check out our full day lineup of our summer seasonal shows at the Whiskey Kitchen in Valley Cottage, NY including 1:30 to 2:30pm - Summer Steel - our Rock beginners take the stage with a set of...
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      Check out our full day lineup of our summer seasonal shows at the Whiskey Kitchen in Valley Cottage, NY including

      1:30 to 2:30pm - Summer Steel - our Rock beginners take the stage with a set of metal classics!
      3:00 to 4:00 - Best of Camps - the best songs from this seasons summer camps
      4:30 to 6pm - Summer Spandex - our summer performance programs shows you what hair metal was all about!
      6:30 - 8pm - Grad School destroys with our set from the days of CBGBs
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    • September 21
      5:00 PM
      Beatles / Hendrix Fall Season Rehearsal Kick off
      Rehearsal
      Fall season rehearsal kick off on September 21st at 5pm. Start practicing!
    • September 22
      5:00 PM
      Classic Classic Rock Rehearsal Fall Season Kick off!
      Rehearsal
      Styx, Eagles, Kansas, Boston and more!! Come be a part of our fall season kick off
    • September 26
      1:00 PM
      Nirvana/ Credence Clearwater Revival Fall Season Kick Off
      Rehearsal
      Come join Show directors Steven Viola and Johnny Curcio as they kick off the fall season Level 1 show. Nirvana meets CCR - it makes more sense than you might think!

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Staff

    • Shuman Roy
      General Manager / Music Director
      Shuman is the General Manager and one of the many great guitar and bass instructors for School of Rock - Orangeburg. Trained with roots in classical and jazz, Shuman sought our lessons from area bl...
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      Shuman is the General Manager and one of the many great guitar and bass instructors for School of Rock - Orangeburg. Trained with roots in classical and jazz, Shuman sought our lessons from area blues legend Rhett Tyler. He is inspired by everyone from BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn to Iron Maiden and Paul Gilbert to Les Paul and Chet Atkins. Shuman also posts as frequently as possible on the happenings at SOR on our SOR-Orangburg Blog.
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    • Gina Rubertone
      Guitar Teacher
      Gina has played the guitar for over 25 years. She lives in Rockland County, New York. When you watch Gina play guitar you hear her channeling guitar greats like Jimmy Page, Steve Howe, Slash, Duan...
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      Gina has played the guitar for over 25 years. She lives in Rockland County, New York. When you watch Gina play guitar you hear her channeling guitar greats like Jimmy Page, Steve Howe, Slash, Duane Allman and Dickie Betts. She draws on influences as disparate as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Nancy Wilson, Ian Anderson. Gina grew up listening to classic rock like Heart, Pat Benetar, Led Zeppelin and The Who all of whom color her sound with nuances and flavors of the genre. Currently, Gina plays a wide variety of music in various bands in the New York/New Jersey, Westchester/Rockland area. She studied jazz guitar and music theory at the Westchester Conservatory of Music at Mercy College. Years of experience as a diverse guitarist enables GIna to teach other guitarists of all ages and skill levels.
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    • James Brough
      Keys and Vocals Teacher
      Schooled in both classical and jazz traditions, James's roots are firmly in jazz, rock, rb, and a range of pop styles. A full-time performer since 1980, his vocal/instrumental repertoire lists over...
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      Schooled in both classical and jazz traditions, James's roots are firmly in jazz, rock, rb, and a range of pop styles. A full-time performer since 1980, his vocal/instrumental repertoire lists over 400 songs from memory, covering an eclectic range of genres. His recording credits as an instrumentalist and producer mark a number of CD's including his solo piano CD, White Light , a collaboration with 2012 Grammy Award winning composer Robert Aldridge. In addition to appearing in clubs and venues in the Boston and New York City areas, James has arranged, musically directed, and accompanied numerous cabaret shows in NYC, and has worked consistently as a "first call" keyboardist/singer, and bandleader for several entertainment agencies in the tristate area. He performed as a pianist/vocalist 4-5 nights a week for 5 years at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
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    • Esteban Rivera
      Drums, Percussion, Vocals and Guitar
      Esteban is hard working musician with his band currently playing around the tri-state area. As a vocal, drum and guitar instructor Esteban is very skilled in technique across instruments and loves ...
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      Esteban is hard working musician with his band currently playing around the tri-state area. As a vocal, drum and guitar instructor Esteban is very skilled in technique across instruments and loves taking rock songs and dissecting them to open up a world of theory for his students. He inspires his students to bring the right attitude and energy to rehearsals and shows every night. As a musician, Esteban performs with a number of local bands including Last Exit in New York. He'll also be touring this summer with them in Columbia. Keep an eye out and catch them at a gig near you!
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    • John Curcio
      Guitar Instructor
      Johnny has been playing guitar and studying music for around 12 years. Being the youngest staff member here at School Of Rock, Johnny looks up to the older staff members for guidance and musical wo...
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      Johnny has been playing guitar and studying music for around 12 years. Being the youngest staff member here at School Of Rock, Johnny looks up to the older staff members for guidance and musical words of encouragement as he continues to make himself better each and every single day. After just recently graduating from Tappan Zee High School, Johnny now attends Nyack College and is currently working towards a major in Music.

      Influences:
      John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Charlie Christian, Allen Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Django Reindhart, Terry Kath, and Toy Caldwell
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    • Deanna Amoia
      Studio Coordinator
      Deanna was one of our first students when we opened our doors in August 2013 and since then has grown to be an important part of day to day activities at School of Rock Orangeburg. As studio coordi...
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      Deanna was one of our first students when we opened our doors in August 2013 and since then has grown to be an important part of day to day activities at School of Rock Orangeburg. As studio coordinator, Deanna works with Shuman to schedule all our students and plan out ways to spread rock into every part of Rockland! Deanna teaches our Rookies classes and is still a student, showing our kids and parents it's never too old to learn to rock. Deanna is currently studying photography at Rockland Community College and will graduate Spring 2016.
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    • Zachary Vanacoro
      Bass/Guitar Instructor
      Zachary Vanacoro has been playing music for over ten years with experiences ranging from playing upright bass in orchestras, to electric bass in rock and jazz combos, to guitar in the pit for music...
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      Zachary Vanacoro has been playing music for over ten years with experiences ranging from playing upright bass in orchestras, to electric bass in rock and jazz combos, to guitar in the pit for musical theater performances. He is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music with a degree in performance. After relocating from Boston back to New York, Zachary spends his time as a teacher, hired session musician and performer.

      Current Bands/Projects:
      Cold Wilson (indie rock), Exploding Popes (punk/grunge), Michael Golden (singer/songwriter), Metropolitan Players (wedding band) & Zac Vanacoro (R&B)

      Instruments:
      electric bass, upright bass, guitar

      Influences:
      James Jamerson, Pino Palladino, Jerry Jemmott, Willie Weeks, Carol Kaye, and John Paul J
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    • Michelle Gorman
      Show Director and Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Michelle is a musician/mutli-instrumentalist from the greater NYC area. Michelle started out on trumpet at age 10 and studied at the Rockland Conservatory of Music for several years. Later she pick...
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      Michelle is a musician/mutli-instrumentalist from the greater NYC area. Michelle started out on trumpet at age 10 and studied at the Rockland Conservatory of Music for several years. Later she picked up the guitar and bass guitar studying under Kevin Kendrick at the Tenafly School of Rock where she was a member of the house band. Michelle is also a classically trained vocalist having studied under Patrice Pickering and Diana Ciappina. Michelle has been fortunate enough to perform at venues such as Highline Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, play festivals like CMJ, the Meadowlands Fair, and work as the touring guitarist/bassist for several pop artists. Michelle is currently studying sound engineering and music business as well as regularly posting content on her Youtube page.

      Influences:
      Led Zeppelin, The Velvet Underground, Guns N Roses, Heart, and Jimi Hendrix.
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    • Steven Viola
      Keys Instructor
      Steven is a multi-instrumentalist that adds a lot to our School's teaching team. He currently is attending William Patterson University and produces original piano pieces as well as covers/remixes ...
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      Steven is a multi-instrumentalist that adds a lot to our School's teaching team. He currently is attending William Patterson University and produces original piano pieces as well as covers/remixes of other songs. Steven has performed with bands that have played at Mexicali Live in Teaneck and other similar venues.

      Influences:
      Elton John, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, the Gorillaz, Of Montreal, Muse, Koji Kondo, David Wise and Kazumi Totaka.
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    • Charlotte Harrow
      Vocal Instructor
      Charlotte is one of the vocal instructors here at School of Rock. Her musical background includes 10 years of vocal training, attendance at Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College program for voi...
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      Charlotte is one of the vocal instructors here at School of Rock. Her musical background includes 10 years of vocal training, attendance at Manhattan School of Music’s Pre-College program for voice during high school, acceptance into New York’s All State Mixed Chorus, Collegiate Chorale (Carnegie Hall’s House Choir) member including participation at the 2014 Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland), and a 7-year member of the indie rock band, Still Saffire, as a vocalist bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She is also a senior at Bard College studying Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance and Music Composition.

      She recently recorded an album of original music, which she produced and co-engineered, and continues to work as a singer-songwriter.
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News

    • School of Rock - Orangeburg Opening Summer 2013

      School of Rock - Orangeburg is coming to Rockland County! The school will hit the ground running with its premier performance program and with a number of summer camps for beginners and intermediat...
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      School of Rock - Orangeburg is coming to Rockland County! The school will hit the ground running with its premier performance program and with a number of summer camps for beginners and intermediate players. Our Performance Program provides individual lessons for guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists and keyboard players each week, and casts each member of our program in an actual Rock Show. This summer, we will be tackling the Bands that made CBGB famous. The show will include the obvious choices, everything from the Ramones to the Police Smythe, with a few suprises (did you guys know Pearl Jam and Tool played surprise shows at CBGBs?)!We are still working on selecting a venue and date for this show, but we are targeting the show for the last week of September. This means we will only have about 10 weeks of rehearsal, so get in early and keep practising!We have been doing a lot to ramp up our camps and we are running out of spaces. Check out our camp listing page and reserve your spot today. Our Rock 101 Beginner camp is an ultimate experience for kids with absolutely no musical background looking for a place to not only learn a bit on various instruments, but also get the feeling for what real jam sessions are like! The Boot Camps are for the players out there. We still have spots for drummers, bass players and singers in our July Boot Punk Rock Boot Camp. We hope to have participants lock down a 12-15 song set. We will post information on the end of week show venue shortly!For the summer, we will host our program and camps in our temporary location in Blauvelt. The temporary location is a pretty sweet rehearsal space and student lounge. With our main school targeted to be complete in November, our students will have the opportunity to rock out in this awesome rehearsal space on Erie Street and prep for our first big event!If you would like more information, please reach out through the contact us page, or call us at 845.977.0275.
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    • The Adult Program is here!

      School of Rock '“ Orangeburg is excited to announce the kick off of our Adult Program. After all, why should kids have all the fun! Our Adult program couples individual weekly lessons with weekly...
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      School of Rock '“ Orangeburg is excited to announce the kick off of our Adult Program. After all, why should kids have all the fun! Our Adult program couples individual weekly lessons with weekly rehearsals. Along with other adults in the program and guided by our talented and experienced Music Directors and teachers, we create an awesome live set and then put you on stage in a local venue to show your skills. So whether you've been playing for a while but haven't been able to get back on stage since college, or you just want to challenge yourself with a new instrument while meeting some great people in a cool social setting, our program will keep you motivated and eager to keep learning and performing. So give us a call today and ask about our introductory offer!
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    • Enroll now for our Spring Season Shows!

      School of Rock Orangeburg has kicked off its Spring Season Rehearsals with two exciting shows. This season we will be rocking Singles: The Grunge Show and doing a set of the music from BOTH Woodsto...
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      School of Rock Orangeburg has kicked off its Spring Season Rehearsals with two exciting shows. This season we will be rocking Singles: The Grunge Show and doing a set of the music from BOTH Woodstocks festivals, aptly called 'Woodstocks'.Singles: the Grunge Show came to our music directors by way of the huge influence the movie Singles had on bringing Grunge Music to the mainstream. While the Seattle scene was light years ahead of the MTV nation, most of America was only just starting to open its eyes to Nirvana and Pearl Jam.The soundtrack to the movie Singles blew most of us away. Suddenly Seattle was more than the cycled Man in a Box video that MTV featured in between Motley Crue and Warrant. Bands like Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog and Screaming Trees starting to get noticed. Even long time legend Paul Westerberg was featured leading to a revival of the Replacements in the movie soundtrack circuit for the rest of the 90s.This show will be a fun set of some of the best songs from the mid-late 90s. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9pm. This show will perform on stage at Olive's in Nyack on Sunday June 8.Our second show for this season hits comes from the opposite coast. From Seattle we make our way across the nation to the worlds most historic, if not famous music festival, Woodstock. Our music directors wanted to feature the legends from Yasgurs farm but also include the revival festival bands from 1994! This show will feature everything from Hendrix to Green Day. Rehearsals are Saturdays from 2-5pm.Join us at Bourbon Street on Jun 14 to watch our kids rock the venue!Although rehearsals have begun, new musicians are always welcome as we add material throughout the season. Get yourself out of the basement and on to the stage with us!For more information on shows, tickets information or programs please call us at the School of Rock - Orangeburg - 845.977.0275.
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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