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About School of Rock Princeton

Welcome to School of Rock Princeton, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Princeton’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton
3570 Quakerbridge RdHamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 890-7090

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Princeton, 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.

    Princeton 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 Princeton’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Princeton 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 Princeton, 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 Princeton students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Princeton’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Princeton’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 Princeton 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 Princeton can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Princeton 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 Princeton, 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 Princeton’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 Princeton’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 Princeton 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 Princeton’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

At School of Rock Princeton, 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. Princeton students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits b...
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At School of Rock Princeton, 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.

Princeton 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 Princeton’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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Staff

    • Gina Randazzo
      General Manager, Music Director
      Gina Randazzo is an artist who has been involved with School of Rock since 1999; studying, singing, playing, performing, touring, recording, teaching, directing, managing, and surviving. photo cred...
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      Gina Randazzo is an artist who has been involved with School of Rock since 1999; studying, singing, playing, performing, touring, recording, teaching, directing, managing, and surviving. photo credit: Ashly Covington
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    • Dante Cimino
      Regional Music Director
      DANTE IS A DRUM GOD!!!!!! He has been playing drums for 32 years. Has toured the world with owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion.Dante has also shared the stage with bands like, Radiohead,R...
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      DANTE IS A DRUM GOD!!!!!! He has been playing drums for 32 years. Has toured the world with owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion.Dante has also shared the stage with bands like, Radiohead,Rob Zombie, Gwar,The Ramones, Alanis Morrisette, Goo Goo Dolls,Red Kross and countless others. He has written and performed songs that have been featured in the movie Brainscan and popular shows like, Mtv's The Real World and Beavis and Butthead. He has also recorded an album with Rudy Blitz with his good friend Chad Ginsburg from the band CKY. Dante's approach to his music direction and as a drum teacher is brutal truth. "You're child is not going get better by me blowing smoke up their butt" With this approach he has produced some of the greatest drummer's School of Rock has seen and also some of the greatest shows. His approach to teaching drums is simple "use your ears" thats how he learned and thats how he teaches. He loves his job and the kids. Anybody having any interaction with Dante will have always came away learning something, and is always there to offer a good laugh.
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    • Lamont Caldwell
      Vocal Instructor
      Multi-instrumentalist Lamont Caldwell is a star on the watch having toured with some of today's most recognized artists such as The Roots, Dave Mathews Band , Kirk Franklin, and Jay-Z. His vocals a...
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      Multi-instrumentalist Lamont Caldwell is a star on the watch having toured with some of today's most recognized artists such as The Roots, Dave Mathews Band , Kirk Franklin, and Jay-Z. His vocals and songwriting as demonstrated in his dynamic rock band MACH22 has gotten the attention and respect of may including world renowned DJ and Producer King Britt, Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson of The Roots and many others in the music industry. Lamont Caldwell started his music training in the city of Camden, NJ at the age of 6 when he finally decided on the saxophone as the instrument to begin to musically express himself. Lamont played in the band programs adding guitar, bass and drums in high school at Camden High when he got the opportunity to go to London, England and perform with the Marching band and the Jazz band. Graduating and continuing his study of music, he entered the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After 2 years he got the calling to go to New York City to splash the Jazz Scene and studied at Manhattan School of Music and City College of New York. In 2001, through some musical peers, he got the call to join the band of soul singer Bilal Oliver. Continuing to learn while being in the band, Lamont started to sing more as he added backing vocals to his role as saxophonist in the band's horn section. Touring with the likes of Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, the Roots (where he has gained more musical knowledge adding guitar, vocals and keyboards to his stage show) and most currently Jay-Z it added to his arsenal. His band MACH22 is where as front man he gets to spread his wings as a vocalist and stage performer . This rock band with the sound coined as "Zeppelin meets Kravitz"catches many off guard and has gotten the attention of bands like Steel Panther as an opening band and the Legendary "Slash" of Gun n Roses and Velvet Revolver fame. There is always more of the unexpected to expect from Lamont Caldwell.
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    • Joe Reno
      Drum Instructor
      Joe Reno is a singer/songwriter/drummer/guitarist and founding member of En Fuego, Souldiers of Soul, S.T.O.P., and Hate and War. He is also the current drummer of Flamingo, Southwork, and has been...
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      Joe Reno is a singer/songwriter/drummer/guitarist and founding member of En Fuego, Souldiers of Soul, S.T.O.P., and Hate and War. He is also the current drummer of Flamingo, Southwork, and has been involved with Sexoffice, Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang, The War's End, and Upheaval 55. Joe has toured the world and has performed with Alice Cooper, Marky Ramone, Eddie Vedder, Andrew WK, Butthole Surfers, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, and many many more. Joe has been working as a teacher, director, and musical arranger at various School of Rock locations since its expansion in 2005.Joe also has experience as an actor, starring as Jesus in an off Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he also plays the lead male role in Sadie: The Webseries. Joe can also be seen in Don Argott and Sheena Joyce 's documentary, Rock School, which chronicles the original School of Rock days under founder, Paul Green. In addition to his musical performances, Joe can be found DJing at various night clubs in Philly on any given night. He lives music and is the embodiemnt of rock and roll.
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    • Dave Cifelli
      Drum Instructor
      Dave Cifelli, a recent graduate with Honors of the University of the Arts (BM Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance) has been studying music since the age of 7. Introduced to jazz music at an ear...
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      Dave Cifelli, a recent graduate with Honors of the University of the Arts (BM Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance) has been studying music since the age of 7. Introduced to jazz music at an early age, Dave is recognized by his colleagues as having an extensive knowledge of music history and drum technology and it's history. By the age of 13 he was gigging regularly with musicians far beyond his age, and by 15 he took on his first private student. While in high school Dave was selected into the NJPAC Jazz for Teens program and was twice the first runner up in Modern Drummer Magazine's Undiscovered Drummer Contest. While at UArts, Dave worked with some of Philadelphia's finest as well as his student peers, playing at many Philadelphia venues, most notably Chris' Jazz Café. He also began doing studio work and was placed in the most selective ensembles at UArts. At UArts, Dave was also a teaching assistant and tutor. Dave has studied with Tony DeNicola, Jim Paxson, Erik Johnson, Cheech Iero, and many others and has attended KoSA International Drum Workshops, Modern Drummer Festivals, and many other notable drum workshops and clinics, effectively studying with the who's who of the drum world.
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    • Michael Kordish
      Keybooard Instructor
      Since the age of 4, Michael Kordish has been composing and performing at the piano. His prolific performing career has included a wide array of genres and styles including classical, jazz, hip-hop,...
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      Since the age of 4, Michael Kordish has been composing and performing at the piano. His prolific performing career has included a wide array of genres and styles including classical, jazz, hip-hop, RnB, trance, fusion, Eastern/Indian,rock, progressive, avant garde and free-form. In addition to performing solo, Michael has performing with (or as a member of) The People, Digable Planets, Planet 22, Satchmo Filter, Saigon Slimm, I Yahn I Arkestra, and Sfogato.
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    • Shaun Quigley
      Guitar Instructor
      Shaun has been playing guitar since the age of 9, and teaching for 5 years. He favors an approach with an emphasis on learning from listening, via improvisation and by exposing students to a divers...
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      Shaun has been playing guitar since the age of 9, and teaching for 5 years. He favors an approach with an emphasis on learning from listening, via improvisation and by exposing students to a diverse range of players in rock, jazz, blues, and other areas between and beyond. Shaun gives students a comprehensive knowledge of music theory and playing techniques to get them equipped for their shows and for anything that may come their way outside of our school. Shaun has been playing with performing rock bands and jazz ensembles and doing session work for local talent since high school and currently performs in the Philadelphia area in a free-improv duo.
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    • Ty Asoudegan
      Guitar Instructor
      Ty Asoudegan is a guitar god whose posters line the walls of teen bedrooms the world over.
    • Billie Seeland
      Bass Instructor
      School of Rock Legend! After years of service, Billie is back to teach future generations! He is the front man of the band True Will, and our own bassist extraordinaire!
    • Bee Niranon
      Guitar Instructor
      Bee is a touring musician who gets it done, Big Attack style.

News

    • FREE MUSIC WORKSHOPS

      August 31, 7pm Tricks of the Trade- Taught by Joe Reno Want to play in a band? Book your own shows? Go on tour? Joe Reno will teach you everything you to know to survive and thrive. September...
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      August 31, 7pm
      Tricks of the Trade- Taught by Joe Reno
      Want to play in a band? Book your own shows? Go on tour? Joe Reno will teach you everything you to know to survive and thrive.

      September 1, 5PM
      Shreddin G'nar- Taught by Ty Asoudegan
      Dude it's gonna rock!

      September 9, 6pm
      Taught by- Lisa Manyoky
      Lissa is professional communications presence and Impression Management Consultant. Who will be here to talk about marketing, branding, and promotion in the music industry. Perfect for musicians who want their art to meet the masses.
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    • FALL SHOW SIGN UPS! RIGHT HERE!

      Sign ups for our FALL SEMESTER SHOWS open up this Sunday, August 23, at 12pm! To access sign up form, copy and paste url in browser: http://goo.gl/forms/J8fukNKbvq If you are not currently ...
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      Sign ups for our FALL SEMESTER SHOWS open up this Sunday, August 23, at 12pm!

      To access sign up form, copy and paste url in browser:
      http://goo.gl/forms/J8fukNKbvq

      If you are not currently enrolled in our Performance Program, please contact our school at (609) 890-7090 to join the fun!

      This semester, we are offering:
      The Music of THE KINKS (rehearsing Mondays 7-9pm)
      The Music of BLACK SABBATH (rehearsing Tuesdays 7-9pm
      A Tribute to ARENA ROCK (Rehearsing Wednesdays 5-7pm)
      The Music of THE CLASH VS. THE RAMONES (Rehearsing Thursdays 7-9pm)
      A Tribute to CLASSIC FUNK (Rehearsing Saturdays 2-4pm)

      Rehearsals will begin the week of September 13. Kinks, Sabbath, and Funk shows will take place December 12 and 13. Arena Rock and Clash vs Ramones shows will take place December 19 and 20.

      When filling out the sign up form, we ask for your first, second, and third choices. Please fill out the form accordingly. Space is extremely limited. There is no gaurentee you will be cast in your desired choice, but we will do our best to accommodate.

      We are so excited to kick off the Fall with you!
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    • PRINCETON ROCKS BATTLESHIP NJ

      Saturday and Sunday August 29 and 30 Princeton School of Rock hit the deck with 10 other School of Rocks on Battleship NJ to present the Best of Season Show. Congratualtions to all who were chose...
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      Saturday and Sunday August 29 and 30 Princeton School of Rock hit the deck with 10 other School of Rocks on Battleship NJ to present the Best of Season Show.
      Congratualtions to all who were chosen to perform and heres to another great season!

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    • WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!

      We are excited to unveil our new website! The School of Rock tech team has been working very hard on this and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel! Stay tuned to keep up to date on news and even...
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      We are excited to unveil our new website! The School of Rock tech team has been working very hard on this and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel! Stay tuned to keep up to date on news and events at School of Rock Princeton!
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Testimonials

  • “Amazing things happen when students enter the Princeton School of Rock. They transform from kids taking music lessons to performing musicians. What sets this program apart from other music schools is that in addition to regular instruction the students participate in weekly show rehearsals. It is in these rehearsals where the students help push each other to grow and make the songs come together. The outcome is not recital - the outcome is a full fledged rock concert!”
    — Karen Reading, Princeton, NJ
  • “I am very glad to be associated with Princeton School of Rock. My son, Sarvesh thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Mike and looks forward for the rehearsals every Saturday morning. Two aspects that stand out with regard to the exposure that my kid gets at Princeton School of Rock are jamming with a group of students during rehearsals and secondly here the learning happens as a matter of fun!! In fact he started recently, 4weeks ago with drumming and has a window of opportunity to try his hands with the various numbers. It is great to be part of fun learning at Princeton School of Rock with able tutors who are friendly with kids and bring the best of the talent in them!! Thanks Princeton School of Rock and Sarvesh looks forward to be learning and performing with Princeton School of Rock team.”
    — Sathya Shankar, Plainsboro, NJ
  • “My son's been going to the School of Rock for six years. He's 13 now, and is a guitarist, drummer, and singer. He's got musical and performing skills that'll last a lifetime, and he knows more about classic rock than most adults I know. School of Rock rocks!”
    —Cary Sullivan, Hopewell, NJ
  • “Our son Corey felt different from the kids in our community. He didn't play sports like them and needed an outlet where he could show his true talent on the drums and feel comfortable with his peers. School of Rock Princeton has given him the opportunity to make friends and jam on the drums to his favorite rock classics. This school has definitely boosted his morale and has given him the confidence. He doesn't feel different when he is there because the kids there are just like him, Future Rock Stars doing what they love to do!!”
    — Wendy and Rich Chodes, Columbus, NJ