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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 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

  • September 20
    12:00 PM
    Summer Season Show #1
    Performance Program Show
    Come check out Me & The Band, Old School Metal and Springsteen Summer 2015 performance program shows at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch.
  • September 27
    12:00 PM
    Summer Season Show #2
    Performance Program Show
    Come check out Me & The Band, Old School Metal and Springsteen Summer 2015 performance program shows at The Downtown in Red Bank.

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Staff

    • 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 AR and Operations Manager at Seattle based...
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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 AR 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.
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    • Aziza Seven
      Vocals, Keys & Little Wing Instructor / Studio Coordinator
      Aziza has been performing since she was pint sized. While only a little taller she can at least see over the microphone stand now. Trained in both opera and musical theatre, she attended Westmins...
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      Aziza has been performing since she was pint sized. While only a little taller she can at least see over the microphone stand now. Trained in both opera and musical theatre, she attended Westminster College of the Arts in New Jersey and has performed both regionally and internationally. When not at School of Rock, her home away from home, she continues to pursue her lofty stage goals.
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    • Des Spinks
      Vocal & Keys Instructor / House Band Director
      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Jeff Mahajan
      Guitar Instructor, Show Director
      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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    • Mike Cavalli
      Drum Instructor
      Mike Cavalli is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business Management. Along with playing drums and guitar, Mike has spent countless days in vans playing and managing up...
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      Mike Cavalli is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business Management. Along with playing drums and guitar, Mike has spent countless days in vans playing and managing up-and-coming bands as well as recording and producing. As well as teaching drums at SoR, Mike manages and builds boutique guitar amplifiers for NJ's Fuchs Audio Technology.
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    • 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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    • Ray Saada
      Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, Ukulele and Vocal Instructor / Rock 101 Director / Show Director
      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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    • 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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    • Ryan Wheeler
      Bass Instructor

News

    • Fall 2014 Performance Shows!

      Our fall 2014 Performance Program shows are coming up in just a few short weeks! Come out on Saturday, January 24th from 2pm-6pm at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch and Saturday, January 31st from 1...
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      Our fall 2014 Performance Program shows are coming up in just a few short weeks! Come out on Saturday, January 24th from 2pm-6pm at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch and Saturday, January 31st from 12pm-4pm at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. See you there!
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    • SNOW CLOSURE 1/26 & 1/27

      SCHOOL OF ROCK - RED BANK WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 26TH AND TUESDAY JANUARY 27TH DUE TO IMPENDING WINTER STORM JUNO.PLEASE STAY HOME AND BE SAFE! AZIZA, OUR STUDIO COORDINATOR, WILL CONTACT YO...
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      SCHOOL OF ROCK - RED BANK WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY JANUARY 26TH AND TUESDAY JANUARY 27TH DUE TO IMPENDING WINTER STORM JUNO.PLEASE STAY HOME AND BE SAFE! AZIZA, OUR STUDIO COORDINATOR, WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY FOR ALL RE-SCHEDULING AND MAKE-UPS.THANKS, BILLY STAFF
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    • SNOW CLOSURE - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015

      Sorry for the last minute notice. Due to plummeting temperatures, winds and dangerous driving conditions we are closing for today. Please stay home and be safe! We will get in touch to schedule mak...
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      Sorry for the last minute notice. Due to plummeting temperatures, winds and dangerous driving conditions we are closing for today. Please stay home and be safe! We will get in touch to schedule make-ups. Thanks - Billy Staff
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    • CLOSED THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH

      School of Rock - Red Bank is CLOSED today, Thursday March 5th, 2015 due to winter weather.All classes and lessons are canceled.Please be safe and warm!Billy Staff

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA