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About School of Rock Orleans

Welcome to School of Rock Orleans, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Orleans 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 Orleans, 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 Orleans 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 Orleans today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Orleans
CA2003 St. Joseph BlvdOrleans, ON K1C1E5
(613) 841-8118

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Orleans, 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.

    Orleans 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 Orleans’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!

  • School of Rock Orleans’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Orleans, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Orleans’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • 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 Orleans’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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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!

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

    Students in School of Rock Orleans’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 Orleans’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Orleans Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Orleans’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Orleans learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Orleans Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Orleans enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Orleans’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 Orleans, 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. Orleans students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by fa...
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At School of Rock Orleans, 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.

Orleans 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 Orleans’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

    • September 12
      12:00 PM
      PSCDA Barbecue
      Community Barbecue
      Community barbecue
    • September 13
      4:00 PM
      Adult Boot Camp Show
      Adult Women Who Rock show
    • October 4
      4:00 PM
      Season Show - Women Who Rock and Green Day
      Season Performance Show
      Performance Group will rock Grace O'Malley's!

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Staff

    • Scott Norris
      Guitar and Rookies Instructor and Show Director
      "Coming from a house filled with rock music from the day he was born Scott was influenced to pick up the guitar at age 10 and instantly fell in love with every aspect of the instrument. Learning va...
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      "Coming from a house filled with rock music from the day he was born Scott was influenced to pick up the guitar at age 10 and instantly fell in love with every aspect of the instrument. Learning various techniques at this early age under his Dad's direction, Scott began to understand his passion for guitar as well as music in general. Playing his first real gig at an open mic night at Barrymore's at the early age of 13 Scott instantly knew the stage was where he belonged. He then began taking lessons at various facilities in the Ottawa/Orleans area and studied under a handful of different instructors all the while taking in all of their various influences and developing those methods into a style that worked for him. Shortly after beginning lessons Scott's musical interests turned towards the heavier side of the genre when he heard Pantera - from there he began to fall in love with the heaviest music he could find. Scott then began to focus on teaching himself and started to look into creating music on top of just learning what his favourite bands were playing. Scott was in and out of various local metal Ottawa bands from ages 16-18 and began learning about the music industry as a whole as well as spending lots of time performing on various local stages as well as being one of the primary content creators for any of the groups he was a part of. In the last 3 years Scott has focused all his time and energy into Of Reverie, a Post Hardcore/Metalcore outfit from Ottawa. The band has worked with producers such as Adam Newcomb (Newcomb Studios) and Doug Meadows (Allspark Studios) as well as touring with acts such as Sirens Sailors (Artery Records), Chasing Safety (Outerloop Records), and Horizons. Scott's time with Of Reverie has taught him many things about his own playing, the music industry, and gave him a brief glimpse into what life on the road is like."
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    • Jason Watts
      Show Director, Drums and Vocals Instructor
      From Ottawa, Jason Watts is a talented musician with an incredible sense of rhythm. With more than 15 years of experience Jay is an accomplished drummer. He actually started as a D.J. as a teenager...
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      From Ottawa, Jason Watts is a talented musician with an incredible sense of rhythm. With more than 15 years of experience Jay is an accomplished drummer. He actually started as a D.J. as a teenager and shortly after that turned his attention to percussion. From rock to pop, blues to Metal, he has played it all. As a member of a various bands throughout the years, in support of multiple full length albums, Jay has toured from southern Ontario to Halifax and continues to tour '“ from small dive bars to festivals stages. He has played over 1200 shows and counting! Oh the stories! Jay has had the pleasure of working with some really cool people over the years like producers Jordan Zadorozny (Sam Roberts, Blinker the star, Hole, Melissa Auf Der Maur) and Terry Brown (Rush). He has shared the stage with great musical acts like Blue Rodeo, Mother-Mother, 3 Days Grace, Alan Frew(Glass Tiger), Thornely, Default, Matt Mays and El Torpedo, Ill Scarlet and Amanda Rheaume, just to name a few. His current band, Hearts Mines, has been playing in Ottawa and southern Ontario for the last 4 years. This includes most recently the 2013 Ottawa Bluesfest, the 2012 H.O.P.E Volleyball Summerfest and 2012 LiVE 88.5 BIG Money Shot finals where they finished as runner up. Jay gets his inspiration from such legendary drummers as Buddy Rich, Dave Grohl, Phil Collins, Carter Beauford and Travis Barker. Jay's showmanship, energy and inner-metronome make him a great drummer; his love of people, passion for music and life make him a great musician.
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    • Louis MacDonald
      Guitar Instructor
      Clean-cut image aside, Louis' recent projects have included lead guitar roles in Ottawa-based 80's metal bands 'Shadowvale ' and 'Eyes on the Prize', as well as Gatineau power metal act 'Myshad...
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      Clean-cut image aside, Louis' recent projects have included lead guitar roles in Ottawa-based 80's metal bands 'Shadowvale ' and 'Eyes on the Prize', as well as Gatineau power metal act 'Myshadow'. He also held the fort as bassist for RB act 'Black Suit' in his native Charlottetown, PEI, and played for two sold-out seasons as a pit band guitarist for 'Grease'. In addition to his experience in the trenches, Louis is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music's 'Master' program in guitar performance, during which time he studied with Steve Vai, Scotty Johnson, Bruce Saunders and Michael Williams and received the international Paul Simon scholarship for academic achievement. To stay sharp, he currently studies privately with renowned virtuoso Greg Howe. What does all that add up to? Well, Louis knows what the Lydian flat 7 scale is and how to rip it in context, but he believes that Zeppelin, Floyd, Van Halen, and Sabbath are the true paths to musical redemption. Louis teaching experience includes giving private lessons from his home studio and through National Music Studios in Charlottetown, PEI, and he especially enjoys working with beginners of all ages.
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    • Stephanie Venneri
      Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard Instructor
      Raised in Timmins, ON, Stephanie has been belting out tunes since she could talk. From auditioning for Canadian Idol in 2006, to winning best French singer in Ontario in 2008, and studying Performi...
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      Raised in Timmins, ON, Stephanie has been belting out tunes since she could talk. From auditioning for Canadian Idol in 2006, to winning best French singer in Ontario in 2008, and studying Performing Arts at Sheridan College, Stephanie inspires to share her talent with the world. She started taking classical vocal lessons when she was 15. She was able to sing operatic Italian songs after 3 months of training. From then on, Stephanie knew that she wanted music to be a big part of her life, after realizing what type of gift she had to offer. She then picked up a guitar, bought herself a keyboard, and decided to teach herself everything she could. At the age of 16, Stephanie joined a funk band. Covering Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, and No Doubt, they had the chance to play at every single bar and arena in Timmins. For anyone who knows Timmins... That's quite a few. Stephanie's musical influents are; Whitney Houston, Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks, generally, anybody with "pipes." All through high school, Stephanie sang whenever she could. From Christmas assemblies in the auditorium, to singing O'Canada at hockey games, she loved any opportunity to belt out a tune. In her last two years of high school, she had the honour to be her music teacher's assistant and call it part of her "Co-op" class. Two years ago,she decided to pack her car, and make the big move to Ottawa. She found School of Rock, and she's never looked back! Stephanie gets plenty of opportunities to sing her heart out. In 2012 alone she sang at 17 weddings. She continues to sing at functions when she can. With her eclectic jazzy, rockish, bluesy voice, she aspires to be the best vocal and performance teacher she possibly can and call herself a well known artist!
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    • Mike Poisson
      Instructor
      Mike has been into music for a while. He lists Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan and Lionel Ritchie as his influences. Hey- they all begin with the letter L! Mike plays in a band but they all live somewhere...
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      Mike has been into music for a while. He lists Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan and Lionel Ritchie as his influences. Hey- they all begin with the letter L! Mike plays in a band but they all live somewhere else. Need an instructor? Mike is fer real. Mike wrote this.
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    • Jordi Barlow
      Guitar, drums, vocals, Rock 101 Instructor
      Talking to Jordi you think he was born in the sixties or seventies with his extensive knowledge, and passion for, groups like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Neil Young. Jordi started playing guitar a...
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      Talking to Jordi you think he was born in the sixties or seventies with his extensive knowledge, and passion for, groups like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Neil Young. Jordi started playing guitar at the age of 16 and added drums, bass, keys and vocals to his repertoire. His first live gig came by accident when he was walking around the Perth Music Festival and was asked to jump on stage and join the band. He got the bug and soon played in the allstar rock band in high school. He has continued to play with numerous bands, gigging at venues like the Rainbow with artists such as Mariah Hawkins. He has also produced and recorded local bands and has worked with The Shenkman Center to train their personnel on backline set-up.
      Jordi’s first encounter with SoR was the Blackburn Funfair where he was our sound engineer. He soon joined the school as an instructor and music director and, most recently, summer camp director.
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    • Shannon Richard
      Vocals, Piano, Little Wing and Rookies Instructor
      Shannon has been studying music from the age of 5. She studied through the Royal Conservatory of Music concentrating on Voice and Piano, and eventually studying music theory and history as well. Sh...
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      Shannon has been studying music from the age of 5. She studied through the Royal Conservatory of Music concentrating on Voice and Piano, and eventually studying music theory and history as well. She has toured internationally singing throughout Canada, America and Europe. She has performed solo acts and well as with different choirs. In 2013/14, Shannon received her RCM Gr. 10 in Voice and RCM Gr. 9 in Piano, she is currently working towards her ARCT in Teachers and Performers. Shannon is a recent graduate from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with a concentration in Voice and Piano.
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News

    • CTV Ottawa- Regional Contact and School of Rock

      CTV's Joel Haslam takes us to a school in Orleans where kids (and adults) just wanna rock.Click here to see the clip:http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=373361

    • New Show Announced! September 13 Adult Boot Camp - Women Who Rock

      Lots happening at the School, Rockers. Our big show at Grace O'Malley's on May 31 is coming fast and we have also decided on the theme for our summer Performance group: Women Who Rock! Tons of grea...
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      Lots happening at the School, Rockers. Our big show at Grace O'Malley's on May 31 is coming fast and we have also decided on the theme for our summer Performance group: Women Who Rock! Tons of great material to choose from from some Motown classics, to Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Adelle and many more. Great vocals, cool grooves and lots of fun challenges for the entire group! Come and check our Performance Rehearsal any Monday evening at 6:00 PM.
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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