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About School of Rock Red Bank

Welcome to School of Rock Red Bank, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Red Bank that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Red Bank is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Red Bank equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Red Bank and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Red Bank
52 Monmouth StreetRed Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 842-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Red Bank's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Red Bank'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
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Red Bank’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 Red Bank, 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 Red Bank’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 Red Bank’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 Red Bank 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 Red Bank 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 Red Bank, 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 Red Bank, 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 Red Bank works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Red Bank’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 Red Bank’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 Red Bank.

    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

  • School of Rock Red Bank’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 Red Bank 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 Red Bank’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 Red Bank, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Red Bank enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Red Bank’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock Red Bank's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others....
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School of Rock Red Bank's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Red Bank'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
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

    • July 11
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      BEATLES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on ...
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      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm.Read less
    • July 12
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      BEATLES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on ...
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      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm.Read less
    • July 13
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      BEATLES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on ...
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      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm.Read less
    • July 14
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      BEATLES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on ...
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      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm.Read less
    • July 15
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      BEATLES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on ...
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      Join instructor Ray Saada, our resident "Beatles Nerd" for a week of Beatles music. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm.Read less
    • July 25
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      RAMONES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday fr...
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      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm at the school.Read less
    • July 26
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      RAMONES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday fr...
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      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm at the school.Read less
    • July 27
      10:00 AM
      RAMONES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday fr...
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      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm at the school.Read less
    • July 28
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      RAMONES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday fr...
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      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm at the school.Read less
    • July 29
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      RAMONES CAMP
      Camp
      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday fr...
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      Join instructor Erik Reynolds for a week of punk rockin' with the Ramones. This camp is open for all students ages 11-18. It runs Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with a performance on Friday from 2pm-3pm at the school.Read less
    • August 8
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      JERSEY ROCK CAMP
      Camp
      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director...
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      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director: Erik Rudic.Read less
    • August 9
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      JERSEY ROCK CAMP
      Camp
      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director...
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      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director: Erik Rudic.Read less
    • August 10
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      JERSEY ROCK CAMP
      Camp
      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director...
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      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director: Erik Rudic.Read less
    • August 11
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      JERSEY ROCK CAMP
      Camp
      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director...
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      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director: Erik Rudic.Read less
    • August 12
      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      JERSEY ROCK CAMP
      Camp
      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director...
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      Open to Ages 11-17. One week of Jersey Rock (Springsteen, My Chemical Romance, Gaslight Anthem, etc.) camp with performance on last day at school. Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm. Camp Director: Erik Rudic.Read less

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Staff

    • Meet Billy Power
      General Manager
      Billy has been involved in music since he was a teenager. During high school he was vocalist and bassist for punk band, Point Blank. From 1993-2003 he was A&R and Operations Manager at Seattle base...
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      Billy has been involved in music since he was a teenager. During high school he was vocalist and bassist for punk band, Point Blank. From 1993-2003 he was A&R and Operations Manager at Seattle based indie label Tooth & Nail Records. During that time he also fronted post-punk outfit Blenderhead who released 3 full length albums and toured nationally. He later founded his own management company, The Power Agency and label Urban Achiever in addition to working for merch company Zambooie. These days in addition to being the GM of the Red Bank school, Billy also hosts his own music oriented podcast Urban Achiever.
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    • Meet Des Spinks
      Vocal & Keys Instructor, Show Director, House Band, Rookies
      Deseree started in the theater world, starring in over 25 regional theater productions including the critically acclaimed production of Hair at the Count Basie Theater and later in the Hair documen...
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      Deseree started in the theater world, starring in over 25 regional theater productions including the critically acclaimed production of Hair at the Count Basie Theater and later in the Hair documentary featured on IFC "Let the Sunshine In". Next she toured for years as a professional backup singer or "deSoL SiStah" for the international touring Latin-rock band deSoL. Currently she you can catch her fronting her own group, Des and the Swagmatics. From time to time you may also see her moonlighting as a singer/instrumentalist for some of your favorite local acts and friends, as she is always on the go and one busy lady.
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    • Meet Doug Zambon
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Doug's first introduction to the guitar was at the age of 6. He became very accustomed to the acoustic guitar but very quickly switched to the electric. Doug taught his way through college while ...
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      Doug's first introduction to the guitar was at the age of 6. He became very accustomed to the acoustic guitar but very quickly switched to the electric. Doug taught his way through college while interning at Jambox Productions in Manhattan, as well as performing in previous band Jagwire, as well as his current band The Vansaders. Doug has shared the stage will Social Distortion, Lucero, Old Man Markley, Detroit Cobras and The Mahones.
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    • Meet Erik Reynolds
      Guitar & Bass Instructor, Rock 101, Rookies
    • Meet Erik Rudic
      Show Director, Guitar Instructor
      As a touring musician, Erik has performed around the country with noteworthy bands such as Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Foxy Shazam, Jack's Mannequin, and Electric Six. Additionally he has played ...
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      As a touring musician, Erik has performed around the country with noteworthy bands such as Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads, Foxy Shazam, Jack's Mannequin, and Electric Six. Additionally he has played some of the country's biggest festivals such as SXSW, Bamboozle, and Hellfest.

      Erik played in the band New York Rivals who successfully released an independent self-titled record recorded with Grammy nominated producer Machine and acclaimed producer John Kaplan and engineer Oliver Strauss. The band also recently appeared on a tribute album for the soundtrack Repo Man which included legendary artists such as Frank Black from the Pixies and Mike Watt from The Minutemen. Erik is also an accomplished studio musician working with a variety of national artists and musicians.

      He can currently be seen playing guitar with Gedeon Luke & The People as well as The Cold Seas.
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    • Meet Jeff Mahajan
      Guitar Instructor
      Jeff "Mudd" Mahajan is always enthusiastic to inspire others with his knowledge and experience. He started out as a self-taught guitarist, learning classic rock riffs on his own before studying ja...
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      Jeff "Mudd" Mahajan is always enthusiastic to inspire others with his knowledge and experience. He started out as a self-taught guitarist, learning classic rock riffs on his own before studying jazz, blues, rock, funk, electronica, and classical guitar at Monmouth University. He teaches students how to blend these styles together to create an exciting and unique musical performance.

      He's a founding member of popular touring "Jam band" Turtle Soup, having played hundreds of shows around the US in the past 7 years. They've played with acts such as Blues Traveler, Furthur, Phil Lesh Friends, George Clinton, The Wailers, Paul Rodgers, Marshall Tucker Band, moe, Gov't Mule and many more. They have won 5 Asbury Music Awards, and Mahajan has himself been nominated five times for Top Guitarist.

      Mahajan is also a highly accomplished music producer, having built the first fully solar-powered recording studio in the Northeast US. With Brooksound Productions, he has produced acts from national and independent labels, covering rock, rap, jazz, Americana, blues and pop. His recordings have reached over 11 million homes nationwide, and have been used by Warner, Microsoft, and other various commercial clients.
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    • Meet John DiGiulio
      Drum Instructor
      John DiGiulio is an extremely versatile drummer and percussionist with over 20 years performing experience comfortable in any musical situation. Rock solid timing with the ability to read, write a...
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      John DiGiulio is an extremely versatile drummer and percussionist with over 20 years performing experience comfortable in any musical situation. Rock solid timing with the ability to read, write and transcribe music by ear. John has studied under the acclaimed Alan Dawson and Gary Chaffee. He has toured with Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins , Mel C, Gloria Gaynor, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Papa Chubby, John Secada, Flo and Eddie, The Marlowes. He is a graduate of Berklee's music program and was hired many years ago at School of Rock by founder Paul Green.
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    • Meet Karlee Bloom
      Keys & Vocals Instructor
      Karlee Bloom is a driven and ambitious keyboardist out of Asbury Park, New Jersey, who specializes in many different genres such as rock, funk, hip hop, reggae, jazz, and soul. She is known for her...
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      Karlee Bloom is a driven and ambitious keyboardist out of Asbury Park, New Jersey, who specializes in many different genres such as rock, funk, hip hop, reggae, jazz, and soul. She is known for her energetic live performances, and it is this cultivation of energy that has led her to play over a hundred shows a year on average with various groups.

      Although Karlee is constantly creating original music, she prefers to play with other groups to enhance their overall sound and show experience. As a result, she has been touring for the past seven years, and has shared the stage with many notable acts such as Lauryn Hill, The Wailers, Bruce Springsteen, Slightly Stoopid, Tedeshchi Trucks Band and many more.

      Karlee became interested in music at a very young age, and began her musical journey with classical piano lessons. Then, at the age of 15, Karlee joined a local band from her hometown that went by the name of Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why. This experience opened her eyes and ears to the possibilities of the electric keyboard and it was partly thanks to her bandmates that sparked an interest in her for more diverse styles, such as fusion, jazz, heavy rock and funk music. She toured with this group for over six years while also attending a university for her degree in jazz piano performance, which she has since completed.

      Karlee has often said that she is most fulfilled when she is able to inspire, awaken, and bring joy to her audience members, and she intends to spend the rest of her journey becoming the strongest version of herself so that she can inspire on broader levels each year.
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    • Meet Nash Breen
      Drum Instructor
      Nash was born a drummer. At age 1, he was breakdancing in the street to Michael Jackson tunes. At age 3, he received his first drum set to the chagrin of his family's neighbor who was studying fo...
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      Nash was born a drummer. At age 1, he was breakdancing in the street to Michael Jackson tunes. At age 3, he received his first drum set to the chagrin of his family's neighbor who was studying for the NJ Bar Exam at the time. When Nash was 12, his fervent wish for a better drum set was granted by Santa and the drum sets have been coming ever since.

      At 12 years of age, Nash began his career in bands. His first band played NJ teen clubs. After every gig, Nash was praised for his 'amazing' talent. This talent was recognized when the Columbia High School drum line where Nash played the quints won the State Championship at Giants Stadium. In fact, Columbia High School's marching band and the drum line, specifically, won multiple championships, during Nash's four years on the line.

      After graduation, Nash was sought after by several up and coming new bands. He chose to join ranks with Ben Jorgenson who was putting together Armor For Sleep. Armor for Sleep signed with Equal Vision Records in 2005 (Coheed and Cambria, Converge, Saves the Day). Armor released two records: 'Dream to Make Believe' and 'What To Do When You're Dead.' To date, those two records have sold approximately 400,000 copies. Those numbers grabbed the attention of Warner Brothers and several other major labels.

      For six exciting years, Armor toured the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. ( In New Jersey, Armor For Sleep played on the big stage at Bamboozle, several years in a row.) Nash's drumming skills were always lauded, a common quote was that 'he drove' the band. Armor for Sleep toured with Linkin Park, Fallout Boy, Saves the Day, Taking Back Sunday, All American Rejects, Chiodos, Saosin, Coheed and Cambria, Say Anything and many others. Armor has appeared on national television shows including TRL (MTV), and Steven's Untitled Rock Show (Fuse) and has been featured in the NY Times and the Newark Star-Ledger.

      In 2007, Armor for Sleep agreed to be signed by Sire records (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.). To date, their album: 'Smile For Them' sold approximately 70,000 copies. Armor for Sleep broke up in 2008.

      From 2008 through 2011, Nash played drums on tour with many bands including The Academy Isand Cinematic Sunrise (Craig Owens of Chiodos). In 2011, Nash and Josh Moran formed the New York Rivals. New York Rivals recorded one record (self-titled) and one ep ('Muzzle the Kids').

      In 2012, after their break up, Nash started his second drumming career when he began to teach drums at School of Rock in Montclair, NJ. Nash has been teaching drums since 2012 at School of Rock and to private students.

      In 2014 Nash moved to Asbury Park and joined the band The Cold Seas as well as becoming a staff drum instructor at School of Rock Red Bank.
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    • Meet Ray Saada
      Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, Ukulele & Vocal Instructor, Show Director, Rock 101
      Ray's first musical hero was Michael Jackson. His first rock concert was Ringo Starr. Beginning with piano lessons at 4, Ray picked up alto baritone sax, drums percussion, ukulele, and finally ...
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      Ray's first musical hero was Michael Jackson. His first rock concert was Ringo Starr. Beginning with piano lessons at 4, Ray picked up alto baritone sax, drums percussion, ukulele, and finally guitar by 16.

      He has a BA in Media Studies from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where he concentrated his research on critical media theory and ethnomusicology. He has studied classical counterpoint polyphony, jazz theory, and of course, pop rock theory. He has encyclopedic knowledge of the Beatles. Huge nerd.

      Ray started singing and doing musical theater in middle school, eventually directing fully staged productions of Guys & Dolls , Joseph & The Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Odd Couple and others at CBA's Pegasus Productions. This led to a brief stint at Fordham's renowned drama department as a stage director, a tangential but invaluable experience, particularly his study of vocal technique and stagecraft and his introduction to pro audio.

      Then he started playing in bands around New York City and quickly remembered he was really a musician. Later in college, Ray was an extremely busy intern at prolific reggae label Easy Star Records, where, among a range of duties, he was a studio aide and music-nerd-on-call for the Easy Star All-Stars' recording sessions for Michael Jackson tribute album Easy Star's Thrillah (2012) among others. He has managed accounts for successful indie record labels at a vinyl record pressing company and apprenticed with a recording engineer and producer whose credits range from Blondie to Matisyahu.

      Most recently, Ray completed his audio engineering certification through Berklee College of Music and mastered the skills required for piano tuning repair on his own. He plays in all kinds of weird bands in Brooklyn and is currently producing various projects at his home recording studio. You can also find him on stage playing keys in Asbury Park band Des & The Swagmatics.
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    • Meet Ryan Roberts
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Seeking out the creativity and artistic ability that piano was just not giving him, Ryan picked up the guitar at 16 and has never looked back. He took his first real step into the world of music o...
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      Seeking out the creativity and artistic ability that piano was just not giving him, Ryan picked up the guitar at 16 and has never looked back. He took his first real step into the world of music one year later as a student of School of Rock Red Bank back in 2006, where he learned how to play in a band and develop the necessary chemistry required amongst musicians to be successful. Ryan has always been self-taught in the technical and physically demanding aspects of guitar and left music theory and jazz guitar to the teachers at Brookdale Community College. At the same time as Brookdale, he also apprenticed at Raritan Bay Guitar Repair in Freehold. The following year, he moved to Pittsburgh for two and a half years taking on a job in instrument repair. While there, he also played various weddings and cocktail hours as a side gig. He moved back to New Jersey to pursue teaching music, specifically guitar and bass, and has been doing it ever since. Ryan thoroughly enjoys being able to teach others how to play and write music, and he will always offer up his knowledge and insight to anyone interested.
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    • Meet Ryan Wheeler
      Bass Instructor

News

    • NEXT SHOW!

      Our next show is May 15th at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. We will be presenting the Spring 2016 shows Rock 101, Paramore, Beatles Abbey Road and Rage Against The Machine Vs Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    • SUMMER 2016 PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

      ROOKIES (Ages 6-7) - Thursdays from 4:15pm-5:15pm with Des Spinks and Erik Reynolds<br> ROCK 101 (Ages 8-10) - Mondays from 4:00pm-5:30pm with Ray Saada and Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm with Erik Rey...
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      ROOKIES (Ages 6-7) - Thursdays from 4:15pm-5:15pm with Des Spinks and Erik Reynolds<br>
      ROCK 101 (Ages 8-10) - Mondays from 4:00pm-5:30pm with Ray Saada and Fridays from 4:00pm-5:30pm with Erik Reynolds<br>
      POLICE VS THE CARS SHOW (Ages 11-17) - Wednesdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm with Ray Saada<br>
      DAVE GROHL & FRIENDS SHOW (Ages 11-17) on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm with Erik Rudic<br>
      BEATLES PERFORMANCE CAMP (Ages 11-17) July 11-15 from 10:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday with Ray Saada<br>
      RAMONES PERFORMANCE CAMP (Ages 11-17) July 25-29 from 10:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday with Erik Reynolds<br>
      JERSEY ROCK PERFORMANCE CAMP (Agest 11-17) August 8-12 from 10am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday with Erik Rudic<br>
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Testimonials

  • “The School of Rock "experience" has been great for our daughter and whole family. The teachers have done an amazing job teaching her music, but more importantly taking a genuine interest in her growth as an individual. There has been a noticeable improvement in her musical skill set, her performances, and self esteem. It's a music school that teaches the music the kid wants to play by teachers who live the music, and more importantly care about the kid. ”
    - Richard Ybarra - Red Bank, NJ
  • “We couldn't be happier with the School of Rock in Red Bank, NJ. My daughter has been taking guitar lessons for a year at the school. She has learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing it. The entire staff is enthusiastic, welcoming and very knowledgeable. It's been an absolute pleasure all around. ”
    — Nick Manatos - Red Bank, NJ
  • “What I love about this place is that it fosters both individual and group learning. Kids can hone their skills while learning to play music TOGETHER. This is totally different than the environment I learned piano and guitar in, where the emphasis was on individual 1 on 1 lessons. I always had to find people to play with on my own. Here, they have a wonderful program, where kids of all age groups and skill-levels can rehearse together then PLAY OUT at venues. How awesome is that? It's an incredible way to build confidence and share a musical experience with other kids. My son takes drum lessons here, and the drum guy, Nash, is a supremely talented and patient instructor. This place truly rocks.”
    - Justin Elk - Red Bank, NJ
  • “My kids go to school of rock and have been going for years. They both went in knowing virtually nothing about playing their instruments and performing live, except for playing in school band, which doesn't really count. They now perform like professionals, they each play two instruments and one of them sings. The staff here is amazing and have treated us like family. I have to say there aren't enough words to say how much they have done for my kids. ”
    — Tracy Bianchi - Red Bank, NJ