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About School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita

Welcome to School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita
30092 Santa Margarita Pkwy.Suite MRancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.

    Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

    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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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. Rancho Santa Margarita students will blow your mind with advanced perform...
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At School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.

Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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

  • January 21
    12:00 PM
    End of Season Show #1!
    Concert
    Our Winter season is coming to an end! We've had a blast and can't wait to see our students perform and show what they've been working on! This is the first of TWO End of Season Shows. The next ...
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    Our Winter season is coming to an end! We've had a blast and can't wait to see our students perform and show what they've been working on! This is the first of TWO End of Season Shows.
    The next one is on January 29th :)

    Location: Boscoes, Plaza El Toro, 23364 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    Doors: 12pm
    Tickets: $10 at the door, all ages, 7 years old and under gets in free!
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  • January 29
    10:30 AM
    Final End of Season Show!
    Concert
    Our Winter season is coming to an end! We've had a blast and can't wait to see our students perform and show what they've been working on! This is the last show of the season, and an awesome chanc...
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    Our Winter season is coming to an end! We've had a blast and can't wait to see our students perform and show what they've been working on! This is the last show of the season, and an awesome chance to see part of what makes School of Rock incredible!

    Location: Diego's Rock N Roll Bar and Eats, 220 E 3rd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Doors: 10:30am
    Tickets: $10 at the door, all ages, 6 years old and under gets in free!
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Staff

    • Meet Adam Gomez
      Music Director
      Adam Gomez was born and raised in Southern California, spending most of his childhood in Los Angeles and then moving to the Inland Empire. He grew up surrounded by many cultures and musical backgro...
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      Adam Gomez was born and raised in Southern California, spending most of his childhood in Los Angeles and then moving to the Inland Empire. He grew up surrounded by many cultures and musical backgrounds while maintaining a love for Punk, Metal and Rock n’ Roll.

      After starting a Metal band just out of high school, Adam performed live for several years before deciding to earn his degree in drums and percussion from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. After graduating, he landed a gig with iconic Pop/Punk band The Dickies, which are most known for their late 70’s punk sound, being the first California Punk band to appear on national T.V. and their rendition of “Banana Splits” featured in the movie ‘Kick Ass.’ Since then, he has seen most of the world as official drummer for The Dickies. Adam has also recorded, collaborated and performed with artists such as The Adolescents, D.I., The Motel Life, Tommy Peacock and others. “The Dickies have been through many drummers throughout the years, but Adam G had the best audition, by far. He almost had me at hello. Within 30 seconds; I knew he was the guy.” –Stan Lee (Guitarist/Co Creator, The Dickies)

      Education was a huge part of kick starting Adam's take-off as a professional musician. After Graduating from M.I., he has been teaching drums in Southern California, touring parts of the world and continuing to hand down the craft of precision, intelligence, ferocity and touch of a professional drummer to the new generations of kids with the desire to make, learn and rock out to the art of music.
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    • Meet Matt Horwitz
      Music Director
      Matt has been playing and instructing drums for over 25 years. He has been a hired session musician and touring artist for a number of bands over his career, having played on Warped Tour, Summer Sl...
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      Matt has been playing and instructing drums for over 25 years. He has been a hired session musician and touring artist for a number of bands over his career, having played on Warped Tour, Summer Slaughter, Ozzfest, etc, as well as various tours in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

      Matt caters to the drummer who seeks to perform live on stage and in a studio setting. Matt draws from a multitude of influences, from Metal and Rock, to Country and RnB.
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    • Meet Justine Rea
      General Manager
      Justine started writing lyrics at a young age, after her brother shared his poetry with her. She was soon enrolled in a summer musical theatre program and has been hooked on musical theatre and per...
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      Justine started writing lyrics at a young age, after her brother shared his poetry with her. She was soon enrolled in a summer musical theatre program and has been hooked on musical theatre and performance ever since.

      Justine comes from a family that strongly embraces music and the arts, and grew up going to karaoke with her grandparents, and playing Violin and Flute in grade school. She got a true bug for writing and appreciation of lyrics in high school, and continues to write lyrics and short vignettes.

      Justine graduated with her bachelors in Theatre Arts at Sacramento State University, and through her education and experiences there, she further developed a desire to pursue a career in lyrical work as well as arts outreach and education.
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    • Meet Johnny Oskam
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Rehearsals
      Johnny Oskam is an independent blues/rock solo artist from Orange County, California. With over 5 years of experience in the music, Johnny has established himself as a talented guitarist, singer, s...
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      Johnny Oskam is an independent blues/rock solo artist from Orange County, California. With over 5 years of experience in the music, Johnny has established himself as a talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, writing his own songs and producing his own albums. He and his band have performed at many shows in Orange and LA County, including many opening slots for international touring acts such as Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and UFO.

      Johnny is a very open and caring person who finds joy in sharing his knowledge and experience with others and seeing them grow, not only as musicians, but as persons. His positive attitude and humble approach to teaching makes his students feel comfortable, yet inspired to learn more. The most important lesson Johnny hopes to share with his students is having a positive attitude and a passion for being the best musician they can be. His expertise extends further than just guitar playing, music theory and songwriting. Johnny’s knowledge includes years of experience with leading a band, playing live in front of large audiences, maintaining positive relationships, producing records, the legal environment of music and more.
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    • Meet Ruben Romano
      Instructor: Drums
      Ruben Romano (born June 3, 1969) is a Southern California musician, a multi- instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is perhaps best know as the founding drummer of two influential California b...
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      Ruben Romano (born June 3, 1969) is a Southern California musician, a multi-
      instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is perhaps best know as the founding drummer of two influential California bands Fu Manchu & Nebula. Also, for his pyrotechnic follies in lighting a 40” Gong on fire!

      He has now stepped forward with an electric guitar in hand and is the lead front man for his current band, The Freeks. Romano has toured the planet, playing drums all over the continental U.S.A, UK, Europe, South America, Australia and also Japan.

      He started playing drums at the age of 8 when he stumbled into the room of a friends house only to find a drum set. 5 years later, at 13, took his first formal drum lesson with private instructor Glenn Young. His father knew it was time for lessons when he noticed the dishes and glasses started sounding good when the family went out for Chinese food.

      Ruben says of his drum instructor and mentor, “Glenn Young was an amazing session drummer. He played Jazz, Big Band Orchestral and I even saw him sit in with a German Bavarian Polka Band. He could play what ever needed to be played. He taught me the importance of rudimental drumming. The knowledge of technique he bestowed upon me was un-paralleled. I wish I would have paid more attention as I was young and just wanted to rock! So, between Glenn, a pair of headphones and my turntable I was able to combine what I learned technically with what I heard blasting out of the speakers attached to my head.... and nothing else mattered”.

      Romano’s first paying gig was in 1985 playing in front of the Capistrano Valley School Board at their Holiday Dinner. He was paid $50 as the drummer for the teacher fronted and student backed band “The Grease Rats”, which started as a Capistrano Valley High School homecoming Pep-Rally Skit and became a staple at every other pep-rally there after. Exposed to his high school peers during the lunch time musical events, the door bell soon rang at his home. A group of older students, some recently graduated, showed up with instruments in tow and asked Romano if he wanted to join in with them. This group of people eventually morphed into Fu Manchu and Romano’s musical career took form.

      He has been actively in the music industry ever since as not only a player, but a Manager, Booking Representative and even owns his own Record Label.


      Some quotes by Romano;

      “Once a Drummer, ALWAYS a Drummer!”
      “The Drums are the Beat of Music as the Heart is the Beat of Life”
      “Drums are the foundation for all other musicians to stand upon”
      “Your Band is only as good as your Drummer”
      “Playing drums first made it easy to teach myself all the other instruments I know how to play”
      “Don’t let those Drummer Jokes fool you, you need us!”
      “Rhythm Section Unite!”
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    • Meet Sam Hooks
      Instructor: Keys, Drums, Guitar
      I grew up and lived in South Orange County until I went to college to get my Bachelor’s Degree at Oregon State. Upon graduation, I lived in Idaho for a year to spend more time with some of my fam...
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      I grew up and lived in South Orange County until I went to college to get my Bachelor’s Degree at Oregon State. Upon graduation, I lived in Idaho for a year to spend more time with some of my family from there. I’ve just recently moved back to Southern California to pursue my musical aspirations of teaching, playing, and writing.

      I’ve played music for 10 years now. I started out on drums and guitar a little over a decade ago, playing in a classic rock band. We played together for about a year, then took different musical paths as we entered high school.

      For my 17th birthday, my mother got me a keyboard. I began making sense of how the keys work together in making up chords and scales by transposing what I’d already known on guitar. Carrying out different rhythms between the 2 hands came pretty easily since I had that part of music sort of hardwired in me from drumming. Needless to say I am a big proponent of learning multiple instruments as learning skills in one instrument can oftentimes transfer over to another quite swiftly.

      For the last few years, I’ve collaborated with a good friend in writing songs on piano and guitar in which we are currently in the process of recording and releasing. I also play drums in a band called 92 Split. We only just began playing together this past August, but we’ve already played a few gigs and are about to release our first EP at the beginning of this coming year. It’s all happening very fast and we love it.

      Above all, music is so very important to me; I love teaching, learning, creating, hearing, and even just discussing music. I want nothing more than to share this feeling for music with others. I want to see musical students evolve into musical connoisseurs. I feel that everyone should experience how exciting and rewarding it is to be able to not only play an instrument, but to be a part of a band and find your own personality and contribution within it. Music is my favorite part of life; as long as I’m surrounded by others with mindsets in the same boat, I’m where I’m supposed to be.
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    • Meet Renee Sigal
      Instructor: Vocals
      Renee Sigal or more commonly known as 'Nay Nay,' found her performing arts passion early on in life. The California native's musical zeal was sparked by her mother's position at the famous Verizo...
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      Renee Sigal or more commonly known as 'Nay Nay,' found her performing arts passion early on in life. The California native's musical zeal was sparked by her mother's position at the famous Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, formerly known as Irvine Meadows.

      At just five years old Renee was provided with the exciting opportunity to perform song and dance on the big stage and at that special moment she knew her life aspiration was to become a performer. At three years of age Renee joined performance groups and began private voice lessons. By the age of eight, she performed countless solos in elementary school performances, excelled in honors choir and was an active member of the Advanced Ladies and Chamber Choir at Aliso Niguel High School under the direction of the talented Tom Flannery.

      In Renee's early high school days, she worked behind the scenes managing street teams for bands such as Maroon 5, Phantom Planet and local labels such as Drive-Thru Records, Fearless Records, and various local talents. Through her extensive networking she was able to find a niche by using her talent to provide voice lessons to bands.

      Post-high school, Renee graduated from the Musician's Institute; Vocal Institute of Technology (VIT). During her time at the Musician's Institute she continued to share her love for music while working with bands such as Underminded, As Night Falls, Ambriel and Wiggum. She also led the backup vocals for the Hard Rock live performance workshop.

      Today, Renee is the on-call vocal coach for NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood; a world class recording and production facility that has produced some of the world's best artists such as Incubus, Linkin Park, No Doubt, P.O.D., and many more. In this role she has worked with two Monster Uproar Festival winning bands; Mindset Evolution and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show along with Anchored and Girl on Fire.

      Her most recent work was with Eyes Set to Kill prior to their album recording and she prepared the Butcher Babies for their tour, opening for Marilyn Manson and Mayhem Festival. Not only does Renee work behind the scenes with the music industry, but she is also active in creating her own music.

      Her credits include singing 'Call Me Maybe,' for an iPhone app commercial, vocals on a few EDM tracks and her repertoire includes: rock, pop, hardcore, and much more. She has also worked as a singing telegram for birthdays and various life celebrations. Renee is currently working on her own release, along with producer Justin Bohorquez on vocals for a developing project called GHOSTDANCE.

      As a singer, songwriter and vocal coach,Renee is able to detect and highlight the gifts within each student and provide a positive environment to discover and develop their unique talents. She works with her students on tone, texture, dynamics and connecting with the story the song tells. Every student has a personal connection with music and she takes pride in providing the perfect environment to explore each students individual musical aspirations. She believes that vocal performance is more than just technique and she is passionate about creating a vocal adventure or story and most of all having fun. Renee's passion for music comes from a place of sentiment and she believes that music is an escape from the world and a language all on its own.
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Testimonials

  • “I can't say enough about School of Rock! They truly individualize and take the time to get to know each and every child and meet them at their needs. My son has truly found his comfort zone and is completely transforming before my eyes into quite the rockstar! Thank you doesn't seem to cut it! Such an amazing school and huge hearts!”
    — Laura Kennerson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “Although we haven't been in the program for very long, our boys are enjoying their time at School of Rock. The teachers are awesome and excited about being there, which makes such a great impact on my kids. It has also been a pleasure to work with everyone at SOR to get signed up. Kristin has gone the extra mile for us from the beginning. We wanted to give our kids School of Rock for Christmas and she met up with my at a Starbucks right before Christmas to give us our goodie bag so the boys would have something to open on Christmas. That is great customer services!!! We are excited about what the future holds for SOR-RSM and are glad to be pioneers at this new location!!”
    — Jenny Swanson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “Great facility, equipment, tuition and attitude..!! My son could not wait to go back to 'school' each day !! Thank you Ray, Kristin and Johnny. You rock !!!”
    Nick Waddell, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “The staff is awesome, very well organized and my son has grown leaps and bounds musically, socially and his confidence level is amazing!!!! I do, and will keep recommending this school to anyone who will listen!”
    — Tiffany Early, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.