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About School of Rock Plano

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Plano
1501 Preston Rd.Suite 550Plano, TX 75093
(469) 567-3962

Hours of Operation

Monday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Plano, 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.

    Plano 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 Plano’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 Plano’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 Plano, 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 Plano’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 Plano’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Plano musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Plano can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Plano 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 Plano, 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 Plano’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 Plano’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 Plano 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 Plano’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 Plano 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 Plano Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Plano 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 Plano’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!

  • School of Rock Plano’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 Plano.

    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

At School of Rock Plano, 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. Plano students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous...
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At School of Rock Plano, 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.

Plano 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 Plano’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

    • March 25
      10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
      Little Wing!
      This class is designed for 4 and 5 year old kids that want an awesome jump start on Music Education! It's filled with games and movement plus learning about the instruments in a hands on environme...
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      This class is designed for 4 and 5 year old kids that want an awesome jump start on Music Education! It's filled with games and movement plus learning about the instruments in a hands on environment! Let us know if you'd like to try it out!
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    • April 2
      10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
      ROCKSTRAVAGANZA
      Music Festival
      This is our Spring Season Mid-Season Show! All 9 DFW School of Rock locations will take over Deep Ellum, TX for an ALL DAY rock n roll music festival. It's a not miss occasion!
    • May 20
      11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      Spring End of Season Show 1
      Concert
      RBC Deep Ellum
    • May 21
      11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
      Spring End of Season Show 2
      Concert
      Tupps Brewery

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Staff

    • Meet Our Plano SOR Staff
      Get to know all of our staff by reading their bios. Click 'VIEW ALL!' for the info!
    • Meet Keith Wood
      Music Director, Instructor: Guitar/Bass, avid wearer of denim jackets
      He was born one day
      He likes Guitars and The Rolling Stones.
      He teaches.

      (He's done some stuff in between)
    • Meet Shannon Jabczynski-Allen
      General Manager
      Shannon was born into a Rock n Roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the Lead Singer and dad was the Lead Guitarist. So, needless to say, Rock n R...
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      Shannon was born into a Rock n Roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the Lead Singer and dad was the Lead Guitarist. So, needless to say, Rock n Roll is in her blood! At a young age, she developed her love for Aerosmith and Heart which are still two of her favorite bands.

      A born entertainer, Shannon discovered her passion for dance when she was just a tot. Although her parents would've loved for her to pick up an instrument, they realized that dancing was her way of expression and let her pursue it. She attempted to learn guitar but it just did not compute in her brain so she stuck with movement though never walking away from rock n roll.

      When she was 16 years old, she got her first job in sales. This was something that came very easy to her and in a few years Shannon stepped into a management role. After 15 years with that company, they decided to sell the business and Shannon came to School of Rock! Funny how things come full circle in life. Starting with Rock to end up in the business of it!
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    • Meet Melissa Johnson
      Instructor: Vocals, Little Wing, Rookies
      Melissa Johnson has been classically trained in opera, jazz, musical theater, and classical voice for 18 years. She first became interested in rock music when she was around 6-years-old and she hea...
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      Melissa Johnson has been classically trained in opera, jazz, musical theater, and classical voice for 18 years. She first became interested in rock music when she was around 6-years-old and she heard her dad play guitar for the first time. After that, she would sit with her dad and listen to him educate her on the music of Journey, Queen, Styx, and AC/DC (among others). She sang in choirs with her schools from late elementary school through high school when she began teaching basic music education to preschool aged children in her community. In 2007, she enrolled in music classes at Collin College in Plano where she pursued a music education degree. While enrolled, she performed with their jazz, classical, musical theater, and eclectic A Capella groups. In 2009, she began teaching voice as an independent instructor for high school students in and around the Plano and McKinney areas to better prepare them for their college scholarship auditions. Music has always been a great passion for Melissa. Teaching gives her a way to pass on that love and passion to children and young adults, and that is the greatest gift one can give.
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    • Meet Jason Donnelly
      Instructor: Guitar
      Jason began playing guitar at the age of 12. Entirely self-taught, at 16, he began playing with national touring acts as they passed through his hometown of Brooklyn. His focus shifted to honing hi...
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      Jason began playing guitar at the age of 12. Entirely self-taught, at 16, he began playing with national touring acts as they passed through his hometown of Brooklyn. His focus shifted to honing highly technical guitar skills and music theory as he grew older. In 2007, Jason was signed to an international record label (Killzone Records), and went on tour in the US and Canada, even headlining a festival.
      Jason moved to Texas in 2010 and joined Ulterium Records recording artist Millennial Reign in 2015. Their current release, Carry The Fire, received rave reviews and earned them the main support position opening for Stryper’s 30th Anniversary tour (2016). Jason currently has two main projects: Millennial Reign, and Infidel Rising (Alone Records recording artist), both of which are hard at work composing their next releases.
      Jason has been teaching guitar for nearly 20 years and has developed simple, easy-to-learn approaches to song writing, music theory, and improvising solos. While specializing in the styles of hard rock and progressive metal, Jason loves teaching many styles of guitar (including pop!) to students of any level. Jason takes pride in passing on his knowledge and industry experience to the next generation of tomorrow's superstars.
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    • Meet Skandan
      Instructor: Drums
      So cool, he goes by 1 name! Skandan has been studying percussion since the age of 11. His passion for percussion took off during high school. At Tom C. Clark High School, in San Antonio, he was ...
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      So cool, he goes by 1 name!

      Skandan has been studying percussion since the age of 11. His passion for percussion took off during high school. At Tom C. Clark High School, in San Antonio, he was a member of the drum line, the drummer of the school’s jazz band. He learned various concert instruments through practice both in and out of school. He is well versed in many styles of drumming including rock, funk, hip-hop, and the blues.

      Skandan loves to play live music. He has played in 5 bands throughout his life, and has experience playing various venues around the DFW area. Skandan currently plays for Afro Deezy Axe, a funk/blues band based in Denton, where he attends classes at the University of North Texas.
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    • Meet Tim Harman
      Instructor: Drums (Saturdays)
      Tim Harman has been obsessed with every aspect of drums and percussion basically since he was born. Brought up in a musical family, he first latched onto the drums from observing the drum lines of ...
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      Tim Harman has been obsessed with every aspect of drums and percussion basically since he was born. Brought up in a musical family, he first latched onto the drums from observing the drum lines of the marching bands directed by his father. After receiving his first snare drum for Christmas at the age of 8, rhythm took over his life. He started gigging in Deep Ellum clubs at the age of 15, and embarked on his first tour the next year. In the 12 years since then, he has spent considerable time on the road with bands such as The Atom Age, PEARS, Informant, Detonate, and Mose Giganticus, among others. In between stints on the road, he has been teaching private lessons, working in and operating drum shops (he founded The Ghost Note in downtown Denton in 2012), building and repairing drums, and doing basically anything there is to do in the realm of percussion. He's been busy, and never stops learning new ways to hit things with sticks.
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    • Meet Dennis Davidson
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Keys (Wednesdays)
      Dennis has been teaching music for 15 years and playing for 18 years. In addition to playing in bands from Dallas, Denton and Los Angeles, he has composed music for several independent movies. C...
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      Dennis has been teaching music for 15 years and playing for 18 years. In addition to playing in bands from Dallas, Denton and Los Angeles, he has composed music for several independent movies.

      Currently, he is pursuing a Master's Degree in Music Therapy at Texas Woman's University.
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    • Meet Glenn Austin
      Instructor: Drums
      I started playing drums when I was 9 years old after seeing a performance at my elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and I was hooked! I played on e...
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      I started playing drums when I was 9 years old after seeing a performance at my elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and I was hooked!
      I played on everything that I could get tone out of with a pair of sticks my Dad made for me out of wooden dowels. After a few years of books, pots and pans, I got my first real drums at the age of 14. I started playing along to every song I heard on the radio, learning all I could about every style of music I listened to. After playing house parties with different garage bands my friends and I put together, I got a call from a real working band in the club scene. I spent the next couple of years playing every club and venue in the north Texas, southern Oklahoma area that would let us play. Eventually that led to my first tour with a “road” band. After touring the mid-west for a while I got an audition with Vince Vance and the Valiants. We toured most of the south-eastern U.S. After leaving the Valiants I freelanced with many artists including 2 time Grammy nominee, CMA female vocalist of the year Janie Fricke, finally getting a gig with former Head East lead guitarist and solo recording artist Ricky Lynn Gregg. I am currently the touring drummer for Texas recording artist Tom McKelvain and the Dirty Pesos
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Promotions

News

    • Spring 2017 Shows

      Our Spring Season Shows are fast approaching! We are excited to announce that we are booked the weekend of May 20th and 21st. Join us at RBC or Tupps Brewery for an awesome showcase from students...
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      Our Spring Season Shows are fast approaching! We are excited to announce that we are booked the weekend of May 20th and 21st. Join us at RBC or Tupps Brewery for an awesome showcase from students ages 6 and up!
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    • Plano Adult Band is looking for You!

      School of Rock is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program where adult students get individual lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals along with weekly band rehearsals. Whether you ...
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      School of Rock is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program where adult students get individual lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals along with weekly band rehearsals. Whether you are an experienced musician looking to get back on stage or just learning for the first time, it's time to grab your guitar, warm up those vocals, and prepare to rock.
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    • Apply Today!

      Are you a skilled musician and have always wanted to teach? You've come to the right place! We are currently in the market for Guitar/Bass and Drum teachers. Please fill out an application asap!

Testimonials

  • “We love the staff, Shannon being one and the voice teacher, Melissa. My granddaughter has always been very shy, but they got her to sing at THE HOUSE of BLUES! We could not believe they boosted her confidence that much. We are so amazed at what your program has done for her overall. We are so excited, along with many of our family members and friends, to go watch her and her group perform two more times in January.”
    -Jill M., Grandmother of Performance student, Sachse, TX
  • “My son has become so much more happy since he has been at School Of Rock. He also gets to interact with kids that share the same interests as he does. We are so grateful for all of you.”
    — Jeffrey B., Father of Performance student, Plano, TX
  • “We love the formal lesson and the jam session where kids get to feel what it's like to part of a band. We love school of Rock. The staff [in Plano] are fantastic too”
    — Marla, Mother of Rock 101 student, Dallas, TX
  • “Shannon and Melissa are great! Melissa has an ability to teach, hold my son's attention and keep it fun! Music should be creative and enjoyable, that is how I want to expose my children to it. That's exactly what SOR does and my son is loving it!”
    — Robbi B., Mother of Little Wing(er), Plano, TX