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About School of Rock Randolph

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Randolph
540 Route 10 WestRandolph, NJ 07869
(862) 437-1220

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Randolph, 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.

    Randolph 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 Randolph’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 Randolph’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 Randolph, 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 Randolph’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 Randolph’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 Randolph 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 Randolph can expect:

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

  • At School of Rock Randolph, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Randolph, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Randolph works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Randolph’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Randolph’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 Randolph 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 Randolph’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 Randolph 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 Randolph Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Randolph 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 Randolph’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 Randolph, 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. Randolph students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by ...
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At School of Rock Randolph, 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.

Randolph 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 Randolph’s Performance Program can expect:

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

    • September 20
      2:00 PM
      Summer Show at The Stanhope House All Funked Out The Best Funk Songs Ever
      All Funked Out The best Funk Songs Ever
    • September 20
      5:00 PM
      The 90's Alternative Rock Show
    • September 27
      2:00 PM
      The 90's Alternative Show at The Stanhope House
    • September 27
      5:00 PM
      Summer Show at The Stanhope House All Funked Out
      The Best Funk Songs Ever

Staff

    • Vince Addesa
      Owner Operator / Piano Instructor
      Vince Addesa is the major investor and General Manager for Long Valley School of Rock which opened in the Fall of 2007. The Long Valley School has been a mainstay activity for about 100 students si...
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      Vince Addesa is the major investor and General Manager for Long Valley School of Rock which opened in the Fall of 2007. The Long Valley School has been a mainstay activity for about 100 students since 2009. The school then moved to our current location in Randolph, NJ in 2011. Vince booked the students in over 50 shows and watched some real magic as he observed significant changes in kids who came into the School of Rock Program. "I watched kids who came in with serious performance anxiety and various self confidence obstacles grow over just a couple years into completely different people. " "We had students graduate recently who were accepted to some very impressive colleges including Berklee School of Music, John Hopkins University and Brown University. " "Our staff is completely committed to developing kids into skilled young musical performers." CredentialsVince recorded a full solo apocolyptic album "Out of Time" which was released in 2006 and is available on most major digital download sites. Hesigned a contract with Commotion Records in 2008 for performance rites to his song "Trying To Get By" which is played in a "PBS 10 episode documentary "The Carrier Project". Vince founded his own Data Networking Company, "MSI Communications Inc." in 1988 which was sold to a public company in 2000.Vince performs regularly with the Muisc Worship Team at Grace Church in Netcong. He is currfently performing and recording with up and coming Christian Rock Band, "288"
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    • Ashley Overa
      After participating in the School of Rock program for 5 years, Ashley graduated and became a School of Rock employee. She currently attends William Paterson University where she majors in Music Man...
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      After participating in the School of Rock program for 5 years, Ashley graduated and became a School of Rock employee. She currently attends William Paterson University where she majors in Music Management and Voice Performance. Although her collegiate studies lie in Classical music, she has had many years of experience in multiple genres such as rock, folk, musical theater, pop, and jazz. She attended CAP21 precollege program in NYC for intensive musical theater studies. Ashley is primarily a vocalist, yet she is experienced on guitar, piano, and mandolin as well as bass, cello, and violin. Aside from work and school, Ashley performs, records and writes for her acoustic duo 'You and I'. In addition, she plans to be an integral part of the Little Wing Program that is being launched in 2013.
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    • Bruce Gatewood
      Guitar, Bass, Drum Teacher
      Guitarist, Bassist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist Bruce Gatewood was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He started playing guitar at age six, and developed his musicianship by learning how to ...
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      Guitarist, Bassist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist Bruce Gatewood was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He started playing guitar at age six, and developed his musicianship by learning how to play other instruments and styles of music. He furthered his musical journey through college, earning a B.A. in Music. Bruce has been performing on stage and recording his entire life. He has recorded and performed with a multitude of acts such as Roadside Alibi, Joe Colledge, Atello, Deodato, ELO part2 featuring Jose Feliciano, Delores O'Rirodan, and Angelo Badalamenti to name a few. He is currently an in demand studio musician and live performer, as well as being an advocate for early childhood musical education.
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    • Dominic Gallucci
      Guitar Teacher, Rehearsal Director
      Dominic, is a 41 year old guitarist who has been playing professionally since his teenage years. He holds a BA in music from Cal/Arts and has earned his teaching certificate from Musicians Institut...
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      Dominic, is a 41 year old guitarist who has been playing professionally since his teenage years. He holds a BA in music from Cal/Arts and has earned his teaching certificate from Musicians Institute. He has studied with top players including Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, *NYSNC, Justin Timberlake), Paul Gilbert (Racer X, Mr. Big), and Scott Henderson (Tribal Tech, Vital Tech Tones). Dominic has recorded and toured the US as a guitarist playing for artists such as Lady Gaga, Wu Tang Clan, DMX, Lyfe Jennings, Bazaar Royale, Laura Warschauer, and more. He will be teaching guitar, running Tuesday night rehearsals, and leading the artist development program at the School of Rock Randolph.
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    • Greg Sundel
      Drum Instructor
      Greg has worked with Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, Lauryn Hill of the Fugees, jazz giant Joshua Redman, recorded on the Fox & Friends theme song for Fox News, and many others. He has au...
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      Greg has worked with Billy Corgan of the Smashing
      Pumpkins, Lauryn Hill of the Fugees, jazz giant Joshua
      Redman, recorded on the Fox & Friends theme song for Fox
      News, and many others. He has authored three books that
      frequently get top ranks in their respective categories on
      Amazon, and is a writer for Modern Drummer Magazine, the
      number one drumming magazine in the world. Check out his
      latest column in MD, available throughout the internet and
      wherever magazines and books are sold.
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      • Studied With Joe Morello
      • Writer Modern Drummer
      • All Drum Styles
    • Tom Papadatos
      Drum Instructor
      Tom Papadatos started playing drums in his sophomore year at Pascack Valley High School in New Jersey. While there, he performed in the concert band, jazz band and marching band which inspired him ...
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      Tom Papadatos started playing drums in his sophomore year at Pascack Valley High School in New Jersey. While there, he performed in the concert band, jazz band and marching band which inspired him to continue his music studies at Berklee College of Music where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Performance. Tom has studied with Jazz greats Joe Morello, Sal Larocca, Tommy Igoe Alan Dawson. Additionally he has studied with Matt Johnson (drummer for Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, and Josh Kelly), Freddy Gruber Dom Famularo. He has been performing as a free-lance musician in the New York area for the last 15 years and has also toured extensively throughout the United States, Asia and Europe with such notable acts as Poppa Chubby, Hugh Pool, Gina Sicilia, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Select Records recording artists, Ediblered. In the past 5 years his musical travels have taken him to Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland and most of the 50 states.
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    • Hilliary
      Vocal Instructor
      A Music Graduate from William Paterson University making it her mission to help other artists reach their musical potential by utilizing her classical background to develop healthy, beautiful voice...
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      A Music Graduate from William Paterson University making it her mission to help other artists reach their musical potential by utilizing her classical background to develop healthy, beautiful voices in her students. Hilliary has sung all her life, coming from a musical family. Her great grandmother was an opera singer and her grandfather played timpani drums in the Philharmonic Orchestra. Hilliary's mother sang with her grandparents in The Edie and Doug Duo performing in the NJ and PA area as well. Hilliary received Best Soprano in Morris County in 2008 and later performed in opera scenes in college as well as performing as “First Spirit” in William Paterson University's English Opera, The Magic Flute. She has studied under professional opera singer Amy Shoremount-Obra for 8 years as well as Jane Olian and Donna Gill in 2012 as a part of the Classical Singers of New York summer program where she performed in master classes with major professors from Julliard, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College. Hilliary started as a Classical Vocal Performance Major in college giving her the foundation for a healthy voice, but later changed to a Music Studies Degree where she was able to focus on writing her own music which she continues to do today. She hopes to work with other artists through her compositions and utilizing her voice for backup vocals.
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News

    • Sign Up For Fall Season Now Rehearsals Start October 12th Digital Jukebox (It's your choice) October 13th Rock Legends Of The 70's October 14th Led Zeppelin

      Summer Shows at The Stanhope House "90's Alternative Rock" Sunday September 20th 5:00PM & September 27th 2:00PM "All Funked Out" Sunday September 20th at 2:00PM & September 27th at 5:00PM...
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      Summer Shows at The Stanhope House
      "90's Alternative Rock" Sunday September 20th 5:00PM & September 27th 2:00PM
      "All Funked Out" Sunday September 20th at 2:00PM & September 27th at 5:00PM
      For Show Tickets Call: 862-437-1220 All Tickets $12
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    • Summer Shows at The Stanhope House




Testimonials

  • “It is hard to articulate the pride you feel as a parent when you see your kid perform on-stage. As a music teacher for fifteen years, it is easy to say that choosing the School of Rock Randolph for our fifteen year-old son, was indeed, the best parenting decision we have made yet. ”
    — Susan B., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid, to a confident incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA