School of Rock Port Jefferson (631) 476-7625

Breadcrumb Navigation

> > > > 4837 Nesconset Hwy

What's Going on at School of Rock Port Jefferson

Contact Information, Hours and Basic Information for School of Rock Port Jefferson

About School of Rock Port Jefferson

Welcome to School of Rock Port Jefferson, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Port Jefferson’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson
4837 Nesconset HwyPort Jefferson Station, NY 11776
(631) 476-7625

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Port Jefferson, 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.

    Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson, 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 Port Jefferson’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!

  • School of Rock Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson’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!

  • School of Rock Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson’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 Port Jefferson, 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. Port Jefferson students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full...
Read more
At School of Rock Port Jefferson, 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.

Port Jefferson 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 Port Jefferson’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!
Read less

Upcoming Events

  • September 3
    6:00 PM
    Best of Season Showcase
    Concert

Videos

View All

Take a tour of School of Rock to see how our approach to music education teaches kids to rock their worlds.

Staff

    • Patrick Brennan
      Music Director / Guitar Instructor
      Patrick's love affair with music began at the age of 9 when he picked up his first guitar. From there, he fed himself a steady diet of music from rock's greatest guitar gods, and cut his teeth play...
      Read more
      Patrick's love affair with music began at the age of 9 when he picked up his first guitar. From there, he fed himself a steady diet of music from rock's greatest guitar gods, and cut his teeth playing in various bands in the Long Island area. Patrick began studying at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2005. There, he not only honed his craft and became one of Berklee's preeminent rock guitarists, but began studying composition and production in all styles of music. Patrick was selected to perform at Berklee's Guitar Night Rock/Pop Showcase in 2009. That same year, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual major in Guitar Performance and Contemporary Writing Production. Patrick has since been making a name for himself in the New York rock scene, playing with Long Island alternative band Finespun and most recently playing with New York City's own Bazaar Royale. Patrick has shared the stage with such legendary performers as Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, and played multiple showcases at both the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA and South By Southwest (SXSW), America's largest music conference. When not performing, Patrick has been working as a freelance composer in New York City, writing music for various major ad campaigns (Subway, Weis Supermarkets, Merck, etc.), as well as contributing videos for the upstart tablature website United We Tab.
      Read less
    • Peter Scoma
      Music Director / Guitar Instructor
      At the age of 12, Peter was determined to learn how to play guitar in hope of starting a band with his friends. This was just the beginning of his musical journey. From there, he threw himself into...
      Read more
      At the age of 12, Peter was determined to learn how to play guitar in hope of starting a band with his friends. This was just the beginning of his musical journey. From there, he threw himself into anything that would offer him the opportunity to play music. As a teenager, he played in many rock bands and studied audio engineering. Being heavily influenced by guitarist Steve Howe from the 1970's progressive rock group YES, Peter became inspired to pursue jazz and classical guitar on top of his rock background. While attending Suffolk County Community College, Peter played guitar in Indie-Rock bands Mystic Flavor and The Woolgathering. After receiving his Associates Degree in music he continued his education at Purchase College where he studied classical guitar under the leadership of world-renowned guitarist, Frederick Hand. Today, Peter is still performing his music as a singer-songwriter around New York as well as playing gigs with musical pit bands, jazz artists, and other local songwriters. As a teacher, Peter encourages his students to have fun, play with other aspiring musicians, and to participate in anything that will further their musical abilities. Peter is currently enrolled as a graduate student at Purchase College where he plans to continue pursuing a master's degree in classical guitar beginning in the Fall of 2012.
      Read less
    • Nathina Inez
      Vocal & Keyboards Instructor
      Nathina Inez is an upcoming jazz artist who possesses an "effortless quality that belies her age" - Southampton Press. She discovered early on in her life a strong connection and passion for music ...
      Read more
      Nathina Inez is an upcoming jazz artist who possesses an "effortless quality that belies her age" - Southampton Press. She discovered early on in her life a strong connection and passion for music and there was never a doubt that this gift would make room for her. At the age of 18 she decided to delve deeper into her natural technique by seeking classical vocal instruction. Nathina continues her study of the voice with renowned opera singer Kelly Nassief, in efforts to understand how to translate the art of sound and vocal technique to her younger students. Nathina hasreceivedher BA in Music at Stony Brook University (Vocal Performance) in which she was the featured vocalist for the Jazz Department Big Band for three semesters straight. Nathina enjoys sharing her love and appreciation for music with her students, encouraging them to discover their own unique sound.
      Read less
    • Christian Cepeda
      Show Director / Guitar Instructor
      Christian first started playing guitar at the age of 17 when he was inspired by the technical prowess of guitarists such as Paul Gilbert and Jason Becker. He began a rigorous practice schedule in h...
      Read more
      Christian first started playing guitar at the age of 17 when he was inspired by the technical prowess of guitarists such as Paul Gilbert and Jason Becker. He began a rigorous practice schedule in hopes of making music just as electrifying someday. Christian continued his pursuit of music by getting his BA in Classical Guitar Performance at the Purchase College of Music Conservatory under the tutelage of world-renowned classical guitarist, Fred Hand. These days Christian is pursuing a deeper understanding of jazz studies to round out his musical education. He performs locally with a jazz quartet, The Four Corners, in addition to a rock/pop band by the name of Big Toy.
      Read less
    • Christina Montalto
      Studio Coordinator
      Christina has had a passion for singing since she was two years old, starting with Musical Theater, moving on to Jazz, and then Opera- her flexible voice and dynamic vocal quality enables her to te...
      Read more
      Christina has had a passion for singing since she was two years old, starting with Musical Theater, moving on to Jazz, and then Opera- her flexible voice and dynamic vocal quality enables her to teach all voices and styles. She received her B.M in Music Education and Vocal Performance from LIU Post, studying under Barbara Fusco and Dr. Mark Shapiro. In her junior year of the undergraduate program, Christina was the winner for the 2011 LIU Post Concerto Competition, singing ' Song to the Moon ' by Dvorak. Christina went on a tour of Florence, Rome and Perugia in the summer of 2011 with the LIU Post Chorus and String Ensemble, playing works by Copland, Monteverdi and a special arrangement of Lady Gaga songs. She has also performed numerous choral, solo and opera works for the Songe d'ete Midsummer Music Festival in Quebec since 2011 and has recently joined the board as Festival Coordinator. She also sang back-up vocals for P.T. Walkley at the Blender Theatre, and participated in the chorus for Video Games Live. Prior to joining the SOR-Port Jeff team, Christina had a private studio of 20 up-and-coming vocalists from all over Long Island. She is also a founding member of Operanomaly, which is a group of young singers dedicated to presenting Operatic material in an accessible and intriguing way to those less familiar with the art. Aside from performing, she can be found giving presentations and in-home music group classes sponsored by Attachment-Parenting International, local libraries and organizations alike who wish to inspire music and the arts.
      Read less
    • Peter Greco
      Drum Instructor
      Peter Greco - New York based drummer has been involved in all areas of the local music scene for over 30 years. Endorsed by many well know drum companies such as Vic Firth inc, Sabian Cymbals, Kick...
      Read more
      Peter Greco - New York based drummer has been involved in all areas of the local music scene for over 30 years. Endorsed by many well know drum companies such as Vic Firth inc, Sabian Cymbals, KickPort, Hudson Music Sam Ash Music, Peter performs in drum clinics passing on his knowledge and passion for drumming to many an eager audience. Other settings you may see him in would be as a leader of his own group or the backing of shows and concerts. In addition to a busy performance schedule, Peter has a state of the art multi media drum studio where he teaches, writes drum books and records instructional videos. For the convenience of students of eastern LI Peter maintains a 2 day a week teaching schedule at School of Rock, Port Jeff location.Always on the cutting edge of the music business, Peter is a founding member with Dom Famularo and Lou Gervey of the DrumSummit.com. At their performance clinics presented in cities throughout the country, they add local drumming stars and instructors as featured panelists. This is a new and innovative approach to promoting drum education in America.
      Read less
    • Ryan McGovern
      Drum & Woodwind Instructor
      Ryan started playing percussion at the age of 15 when he joined the Longwood High School Marching Band. He was inspired by his teacher Ed Walsh to pursue a career in music education. Ryan has his B...
      Read more
      Ryan started playing percussion at the age of 15 when he joined the Longwood High School Marching Band. He was inspired by his teacher Ed Walsh to pursue a career in music education. Ryan has his BS in Music Education from Hofstra University and is currently working towards completing his MA as well. Ryan has taught general music at the Riverhead Charter School and the Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School. Ryan also has taught at the Longwood Youth Theater Experience for the past 8 years where he directed the 'Pit Bulls' pit orchestra. Ryan is currently playing drums in a ska cover band by the name of Crisis Crayons.
      Read less
    • Ryan Broderick
      Drum Instructor
      To learn how to play the drums is not just learning how to play a beat or a groove, maybe even a song or a solo. Its learning self discipline and self sacrifice. Its learning how to breathe, how to...
      Read more
      To learn how to play the drums is not just learning how to play a beat or a groove, maybe even a song or a solo. Its learning self discipline and self sacrifice. Its learning how to breathe, how to become calm, and let go. It's learning how your body was naturally designed to move. Its learning how to put all of yourself into something. It's learning that the best things are learned slowly and mindfully. It's learning that your mind and body are malleable clay, and you are the sculptor. And most importantly it's learning that you are a powerful co-creator of your life and your destiny, and that whatever you dedicate yourself to, the universe will gladly remove all the seemingly impossible obstacles that stand in your way. I began playing the drums at the age of 10. Through out high school I played in the jazz band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, marching band, performed in the pit orchestra for 13 productions and many of my own original and cover bands. During my senior year of high school I studied under the great Dom Famularo. In 2005 I received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at the age of 17, and graduated Cum Laude with a drum set performance degree in 2009. While at Berklee I studied under many musical greats including my favorites, Dave Dicenso and Deantoni Parks. I now perform in many original groups, cover bands, studio sessions and am an active performer in the Long Island and New York City music scene. I have been teaching since 2009 and find great joy in sharing my extensive knowledge on drumming and music. Lessons with me will include reading music, learning proper technique, active listening and analyzation of music, playing grooves, songs, and creating your own music on the drum set. Specialties include the moeller technique, phrasing, sound design and the relationship between a drummers mind and body.
      Read less
    • Bobby Rosenthal
      Guitar Instructor
      Bobby Rosenthal has always had a passion for music. His musical journey began with trumpet lessons in elementary school, but didn't stop there. Bobby picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and has b...
      Read more
      Bobby Rosenthal has always had a passion for music. His musical journey began with trumpet lessons in elementary school, but didn't stop there. Bobby picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and has been involved in music and performance ever since.Bobby has a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College, where he studied with John Kelly and Peter Rogine. Though the majority of his college career was spent studying jazz music, Bobby's knowledge and expertise span the genre spectrum to include classic rock, funk, soul, reggae, and blues.Bobby has played guitar, bass, and keyboards in multiple bands since high school, performing numerous times at venues across Long Island and in New York City. With friends, he recorded, produced, and released his first full-length album by the age of 19.Bobby's time playing with many different bands over the years illuminated his capacity for teaching and his love for helping others learn music; during many practices, he found himself teaching the other band members their parts!His work with his friends inspired Bobby to begin teaching privately and ultimately led him to the School of Rock, where he teaches students of all ages.
      Read less

News

    • JOIN OUR PARTY ONLINE!!

      Looking for the latest news, photos, videos, deals or just a little more information about our school? Check out School of Rock Port Jefferson on social media. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Ins...
      Read more
      Looking for the latest news, photos, videos, deals or just a little more information about our school? Check out School of Rock Port Jefferson on social media. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and You Tube to join the fun!
      Read less

    • Fall Season Shows, Houseband and more!

      Check out our FALL SEASON SHOWS, information about our HOUSEBAND AUDITIONS and more! Click the link for all the info! https://t.e2ma.net/webview/xgphi/294c9319455a5386a68227e85ebf8100

    • SOR-PJ hit the JERSEY SHORE and rocked the pier!

      School of Rock Port Jefferson hit the road this year for the first time! We traveled with 57 students, 7 staff members, & LOADS of family and friends to rock the Jersey Shore in Wildwood, NJ. 3 FUL...
      Read more
      School of Rock Port Jefferson hit the road this year for the first time! We traveled with 57 students, 7 staff members, & LOADS of family and friends to rock the Jersey Shore in Wildwood, NJ. 3 FULL days of music including our 2 housebands, Corporate Rock, Magical Mystery Tour & Victory Rock shows + special guest appearances from School of Rock Downingtown, The Fellowship of Pat's Beard & Misstallica...AWESOME weather, great music & TONS of FUN!!

      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.973033602749181.1073741938.162389367146946&type=3
      Read less

    • Best of Summer Season Showcase!

      School of Rock-PJ's Best of Season Showcase! All the best from our Summer Season to benefit the Rock School Scholarship Fund.

Testimonials

  • “A great place for creative, talented, awesome kids. The SOR provides a safe environment for the kids to hang out with friends as the make music together. Best thing we did for our son!!! Thank you !!!!! ”
    — Maryann, parent
  • “Like many kids, when I first came to School of Rock Port Jeff, I started with no stage or band experience on any instruments. I've never known what it's like to be on a stage or play in unison with other people. School of Rock accepted me in with constant smiles and good vibes everywhere. Since coming to SOR, I've not only seen myself grow musically, but socially. Calling people at SOR friendly would be an understatement. I've made irreplaceable friendships that I would never trade for ANYTHING. We all help each-other out and no-one get singled out. As a musician, I've grown tremendously. Being on stage and performing has become an incredible adrenaline rush for me, all while being incredibly confident and comfortable through the tons of programs and shows they offer. I'm blown away on how much my friends have improved throughout the seasons and the potential they have unlocked from themselves through School of Rock. Really, in general, School of Rock Port Jeff is an incredible place. I would recommend it to just about anyone who's even remotely interested. My experience here has been nothing short but amazing; and I'm positive I'm by far not the only one to think that. ”
    — Jordan , student
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “It's just the most amazing place, it's somewhere you can go to get away from everything and have fun, make such awesome friend that you'll just love forever, the teaching is absolutely amazing, all the teachers are just amazing people and musicians, love this place ”
    — Steven, student