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About School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers

Welcome to School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers, 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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers
2603 W Pleasant Grove RdSuite 106Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 936-8838

Hours of Operation

Monday - Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers, 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.

    Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Bentonville/Rogers students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers’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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers, 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 Bentonville/Rogers, 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 Bentonville/Rogers works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers’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 Bentonville/Rogers, 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. Bentonville/Rogers students will blow your mind with advanced performances ch...
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At School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers, 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.

Bentonville/Rogers 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 Bentonville/Rogers’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

    • June 5
      6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      SoR Bentonville/Rogers @ Jose's Southwest Grille
      Come say "Ole!" with some great rock & roll! We are so excited to be back at Jose's for a great night of food, fun, and music! Jose's Southwest Grille is located at 5240 W Sunset Ave in Springd...
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      Come say "Ole!" with some great rock & roll! We are so excited to be back at Jose's for a great night of food, fun, and music!

      Jose's Southwest Grille is located at 5240 W Sunset Ave in Springdale, AR.Read less
    • June 17
      6:30 PM
      House Band @ TASC Tour de Fun Fest
      The Tour de Fun is TASC's biggest annual fundraiser held every year to help TASC continue in its support of local teens. Without your participation in this event, hundreds of teens in NWA would go ...
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      The Tour de Fun is TASC's biggest annual fundraiser held every year to help TASC continue in its support of local teens. Without your participation in this event, hundreds of teens in NWA would go without accessible counseling, resources, and service opportunities.

      We will be kicking off this weekend of events with some good, clean rock & roll! Come hang in downtown Rogers with us, eat some food, listen to some music and cheer on the 5K participants! We will be on the Frisco Stage!Read less
    • June 18
      6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
      House Band @ Bike Bentonville: Ride, Run, Rock N' Roll
      We will be kicking off this awesome new event with some music, and playing to support all the athletes throughout the event! Check out more info below, and click the link for more info and to regi...
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      We will be kicking off this awesome new event with some music, and playing to support all the athletes throughout the event!
      Check out more info below, and click the link for more info and to register now!

      Ride, Run, and Rock N Roll is a multi-event ride and run for all ages and skill levels. For cyclist we have a 55 mile and a 25 mile road ride. For runners we are putting on an 4k team race as well as a 4k indiviual race. And for those just looking to be active we have a 1 mile fun ride, run, and roll. Any type of non-motorized vehicle is welcome. All events will start and end at the same start/finish line.

      Live music at start/finish line. Photo booth with props. Pancake breakfast for finishers. Aid stations along the course for both cyclists and runners.Read less
    • June 26
      10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
      Spring 2016 Season Show #1!
      Come rock out with us at the first of two spring 2016 season showcases-Sunday, June 26th at Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville! Meteor Guitar Gallery is located at 128 W Central Ave i...
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      Come rock out with us at the first of two spring 2016 season showcases-Sunday, June 26th at Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville!

      Meteor Guitar Gallery is located at 128 W Central Ave in downtown Bentonville.

      Doors open at 10:30 AM SHARP and music will begin around 11AM (maybe a bit earlier!)

      *Line Up/Stage Calls*
      We Need Butter(Tues Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 10:30AM
      Death Company(Thurs Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 10:55AM
      The Best Show Ever!-->Stage Call @ 11:05AM
      Stellar Krakens(Mon Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 12:50PM
      Black Sabbath-->Stage Call @ 1:05PM
      Government Of Doom(Sat Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 2:50PM
      Alice In Chains vs. Pearl Jam-->Stage Call @ 3:05PM

      Tickets for the show are $10 PER DAY, and are available at the door (cash/check only please!)
      Adults over 18-->$10 18 and under-->FREE!

      Sodas & water will be available for purchase at the venue!

      For more information, feel free to contact us at 479.936.8838 or bentonvillerogers@schoolofrock.com!Read less
    • July 2
      10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
      Spring 2016 Season Show #2, w/ School of Rock Gives Back Tour FEATURING Dalton Rapattoni!
      Come rock out with us at the second of two spring 2016 season showcases-Sunday, June 26th at Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville! Season Show #2 will also be a part of the School of Rock...
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      Come rock out with us at the second of two spring 2016 season showcases-Sunday, June 26th at Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville!
      Season Show #2 will also be a part of the School of Rock Gives Back Tour, Featuring DALTON RAPATTONI! Dalton will be performing with some of our very own School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers students-you don't want to miss this!

      Don't forget to join and share Spring 2016 Season Showcase #1: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542507559386924/

      Doors open at 10:30 AM SHARP and music will begin around 11AM (maybe a bit earlier!)

      *Line Up/Stage Calls*
      Government Of Doom(Sat Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 10:30AM
      Stellar Krakens(Mon Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 10:55AM
      Black Sabbath-->Stage Call @ 11:05AM
      We Need Butter(Tues Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 12:50PM
      Alice In Chains vs. Pearl Jam-->Stage Call @ 1:40PM
      Death Company(Thurs Rock 101)-->Stage Call @ 3:25PM
      The Best Show Ever!-->Stage Call @ 3:40PM

      DALTON will perform around 1:30PM!

      School of Rock community: Tickets will be available PER USUAL for this show!

      General Public-please use this link to purchase tickets for Dalton!
      http://prekindle.com/store/id/24511045851724593

      Sodas & water will be available for purchase at the venue!

      For more information, feel free to contact us at 479.936.8838 or check out www.schoolofrock.com!Read less

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Staff

    • Meet Max Sallings
      Music Director
      Our resident "shredder" and Music Director started his first band at the wee age of 14, playing two house shows and then calling it quits. The hiatus didn’t last long when at 15 he joined a band...
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      Our resident "shredder" and Music Director started his first band at the wee age of 14, playing two house shows and then calling it quits. The hiatus didn’t last long when at 15 he joined a band called Mistaken, which he was a part of for six years. The band recorded two studio albums in Memphis, Tennessee at the legendary Sun Studios, home to Johnny Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, June Carter, Roy Orbison, and many more.
      Max has been involved in the local Northwest Arkansas scene since he was very young, most notably in Marca, who played and toured in the NWA area and beyond for many years (many years ago).
      Max is currently involved in many, many music projects. He is playing with Allie Lauren, a pop/jazz project featuring a female vocalist/pianist, with their debut album available now. He is involved in a well known electronic trip hop group Count Your Curses, who have had collaborations with members from Destroy the Runner and Dillinger Escape Plan. He is also working on a melodic metal band called Brave Sailor and currently writing and recording solo material. Max is excellent at tapping and mode variation, as well as song structuring, but can also teach the basics!
      Max has been with the School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers since our opening, and loves to make sure every student not only is learning to the best of their abilities, but is part of our community and has a voice here at our school!
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    • Meet Jennifer Register
      General Manager
      Jennifer was born in Saint Louis, but mainly raised in Iowa. She was extremely involved in piano and competition vocal performance from the time she was 5 (and wishes there was something like the S...
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      Jennifer was born in Saint Louis, but mainly raised in Iowa. She was extremely involved in piano and competition vocal performance from the time she was 5 (and wishes there was something like the School of Rock when she was younger).
      After high school she moved to the Northwest Arkansas area for the first time on a whim, and loved it, but soon decided to try out Minneapolis and then New York. Something about NWA always resonated and Jen soon found her way back to Arkansas!
      Always wishing she could find a career where arts, music, and her particular organizational habits could be combined, School of Rock is the perfect combination of her passions. Jennifer has played and worked with music groups all over the country and is excited to work with musicians at the very beginning of their journeys!
      Jennifer will make sure to find the perfect place for you and/or your student in any of our programs here at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers! Her passion not only for music but for the community of School of Rock and the NWA area will help to make your School of Rock experience SO much more than just music lessons!
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    • Meet Tyler Tradewell
      Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals
      Tyler Tradewell’s musical career began in the form of poetry when he was only 10 years old. He started reading Dickinson, Frost, and Poe, and was inspired by the way the stanzas worked together ...
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      Tyler Tradewell’s musical career began in the form of poetry when he was only 10 years old. He started reading Dickinson, Frost, and Poe, and was inspired by the way the stanzas worked together in rhythm. He began writing and soon learned that he could put his words to music, picking up the guitar when he was 12.
      At 14 Tyler and his friends started their first band (The Tristan Betrayal) in which Tyler played guitar and vocals. This hardcore/metal band played shows, toured, and recorded an album before disbanding in 2010.
      While Tyler was still a part of this project he began writing softer, more acoustic singer/songwriter music (Don McClean was a huge inspiration), and recorded his first solo album, I’ll Believe Again, in 2009 and released it independently. Tyler continued to write his own music and play with other musicians, consistently pushing himself to learn as much as he could from not only books but the world around him.
      A few years later he decided he wanted to challenge himself to learn piano, so he started with the classics-pushing himself to build a solid foundation in both theory and technique. In 2011 he released his second album: Where Beauty Goes.
      Tyler continues to write his own music and just released his third album, Stayed Too Long. He is also currently working on a two-piece ambient/rock project called Foxwood. Tyler loves working with students of all ages (he directs both a Rock 101 and a Performance Group), and enjoys teaching our very beginner students to our most advanced players!
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    • Meet Jesse Wells
      Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Keys
      Jesse Wells is a level 76 wolf caster gemini. Beyond this astonishing fact, Jesse started his humble beginnings playing guitar at age 13. In high school band he also picked up euphonium and flute...
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      Jesse Wells is a level 76 wolf caster gemini.
      Beyond this astonishing fact, Jesse started his humble beginnings playing guitar at age 13. In high school band he also picked up euphonium and flute.
      He began playing in rock & roll bands at 14, and has been a part of many ensemble and solo projects. He has been a part of Animal Noise, Dead Indian, and most recently his project Cosmic American.
      Jesse has recorded at many amazing studios, including East Hall, Rubber Tracks Studios in Brooklyn, and Emporium Studios in Nashville. At Emporium he was able to work with producer Dave Cobb, who is Grammy nominated and the winner of the album of the year at the 2015 CMAs.
      In addition, Jesse studied classical guitar under Dr. Greeson and Patrick Sallings at the University of Arkansas, then transferring to JBU, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in music theory with an emphasis in guitar.
      Jesse’s roots are in the classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s, but is always ready to expand and look beyond what is his first love. He loves to push kids beyond what they think they are capable of, and loves to see their faces when they realize they have done it!
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    • Meet Zac Coger
      Drums
      Zac started playing drums at age 9, and just a few years later jumped into playing for his church’s band and continued playing in church until age 15. Zac found this is where he learned a lot of...
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      Zac started playing drums at age 9, and just a few years later jumped into playing for his church’s band and continued playing in church until age 15. Zac found this is where he learned a lot of his foundational theory that would help him both with drums, other instruments, and musical theory in general moving forward.
      In his teenage years Zac was involved in various bands, playing guitar, bass, and vocals. It wasn’t until he was 17 that he came back to the drums and started playing full time!
      Zac is arguably one of the best drummers in the area and has played every type of music out there. He has been a part of many of the best bands in the area, including Cowards, Archbuilders, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Workhorse, Ryan Pickop, and many more. He has been a touring musician for over three years and has been able to tour not only across the country but also internationally doing what he loves.
      Zac is excited to bring all of his love and experience to School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers and teach the next generation to keep rock & roll alive!
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    • Meet Ryan Brogan
      Drums
      Ryan Brogan began playing drums at 13 years old, playing music with his brothers! They started writing original material and by 16 Ryan was touring. At 18 years old their band, PM Today, had rele...
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      Ryan Brogan began playing drums at 13 years old, playing music with his brothers! They started writing original material and by 16 Ryan was touring. At 18 years old their band, PM Today, had released a full album independently and toured in support of the release. Three years later, In Medias Res, the second studio album was released on Rise Records.
      Ryan toured across the entire country, visiting and playing in every state excluding Alaska and Hawaii. He has played for audiences of twenty people and for 7000. He has played with local bands and with artists like Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice), Circa Survive, and Brand New.
      Ryan furthered his music education first at UALR, and most recently at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is excited to bring his combined real world knowledge and what he learned in the classroom to our performance-based way of teaching and learning!
      Ryan currently plays drums and tours with Move Orchestra, and enjoys photography and traveling!
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    • Meet Chase Pagan
      Vocals/Keys/Guitar
      Chase Pagan began his music career in the small town of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Chase knew at a young age he wanted to play music, and played anything he could get his hands on. He teaches vocal...
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      Chase Pagan began his music career in the small town of Mountain Home, Arkansas.
      Chase knew at a young age he wanted to play music, and played anything he could get his hands on. He teaches vocals, keys, guitar and bass but also plays drums and can tell you about many other instruments!
      Chase has been very involved in the national and international music scene as a solo artist. He has released three solo records on various labels, including Geffen records and The Militia Group.
      Since spending more time back in NWA, Chase has been involved in many rock and roll projects, in various aspects. He enjoys not only playing music, but recording and producing, and is a great resource for our students who have any interest in these parts of the music industry.
      Some of Chase’s projects include Teenagers, Family History, and Bear Colony, and Chase also composes music for movies, including a recent animated children’s film! He can tell you anything you ever wanted to know about The Beatles.
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    • Meet Cuinn Brogan
      Guitar/Bass/Keys
      Cuinn, the youngest of our trio of Brogan instructors, began his musical journey with percussion in middle school band, laying down a solid foundation before picking up a bass guitar when he was 12...
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      Cuinn, the youngest of our trio of Brogan instructors, began his musical journey with percussion in middle school band, laying down a solid foundation before picking up a bass guitar when he was 12, with private bass lessons for about a year. He quickly changed to guitar, feeling the need to create his own music. With his brothers he began touring with their band PM Today as a sophomore in high school, managing his high education and beyond from a computer. In 2009 PM Today was signed to Rise Records, when Cuinn was just 17 years old, and they released one album, titled In Medias Res. After high school, Cuinn expanded his musical horizons, studying piano and saxophone.
      Cuinn continued to tour the country with PM Today, playing backyards to stadiums, alongside many different bands and genres of music. Always hungry for more, Cuinn studied composition and performance online at OMI, realizing that one of his favorite parts of music is composing. He also added musical software programming and synthesis from Lynda to his resume.
      Today Cuinn is still playing music and touring with his brothers, under the name Move Orchestra, writing and performing piano, guitar, and saxophone. He is always ready to talk rock, and is also open to jumping into more obscure genres with his students! He can also help with composition and song-writing, and loves to hear what students are working on!
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    • Meet Eric Watson
      Guitar/Vocals/Bass
      Mr. Eric Watson started guitar at 13 years of age, in good ol’ Arkansas, and dove into the local music scene. He identified with many of the local acts he heard and saw play as a kid and looked ...
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      Mr. Eric Watson started guitar at 13 years of age, in good ol’ Arkansas, and dove into the local music scene. He identified with many of the local acts he heard and saw play as a kid and looked up to what they did-he wanted to play on stage too!
      In high school he saw the opportunity to start seriously studying music, including theory, and he embraced it, adding vocal music to his repertoire.
      After high school he studied vocal music education both at Arkansas Tech and at University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, participating in multiple choral groups and jazz ensembles.
      Outside of academic music, Eric has been in rock & roll bands spanning from heavy metal to pop punk, and loves all kinds of music! He prides himself in being able to take influence and knowledge in both theory and technique spanning a variety of genres and apply them to whatever he is currently working on. This is very helpful at School of Rock and he loves to utilize this with our students who have varying tastes.
      Music has been one of the biggest parts of Eric’s life and continues to shape everything he does-including being an AMAZING instructor here at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers!
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    • Meet Connor Brogan
      Guitar/Vocals/Keys
      Connor Brogan began his musical journey at age 15 with the guitar. He quickly began writing his own music one year later with his brothers (two of whom work at SoR Bentonville/Rogers!) At 18, he ...
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      Connor Brogan began his musical journey at age 15 with the guitar. He quickly began writing his own music one year later with his brothers (two of whom work at SoR Bentonville/Rogers!)
      At 18, he and his brother Ryan released their first EP under the name “pmtoday” and began touring. Just a year later they went to Atlanta to record their first full-length album. The album was self released and Connor and the rest of the band toured for a few years to help support and promote the album.
      When Connor was 21 PM Today signed a contract with Rise Records and recorded In Medias Res in Portland, Oregon with the support of the label. That record was released in 2010.
      After the release of In Medias Res and non-stop touring, Connor took a break from the scene to study jazz! He started at UALR and studied under Steve Struthers, as well as doing some independent learning, which included studies on music theory and lessons with a local jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig. In addition to the intensive guitar training Connor also took this time to focus on his vocal training, including theory and technique.
      At 24 Connor was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Collective School of Music in NY.
      Connor is an amazing addition to School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers and can use his wealth of knowledge to rock with his Rock 101 group or help his advanced students with upper level theoretical techniques!
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    • Meet Alex Vazquez
      Drums
      Hailing from the mean streets of Tampa, Florida, Alex began his musical journey at the young age of 11-in marching band! He played clarinet for two years, and was excited and intrigued by the soun...
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      Hailing from the mean streets of Tampa, Florida, Alex began his musical journey at the young age of 11-in marching band! He played clarinet for two years, and was excited and intrigued by the sound and feel of a group of people coming together to play a piece of music collectively.
      Deciding a different genre of music was more his speed, Alex and his friends decided they wanted to start a band! This is where Alex’s love for drums began. The complexities of rhythm and tempo grabbed his mind and heart and he dove into practicing on his drum kit every free moment he had.
      In 2007 Alex had the honor of being voted one of the top drummers in the entire Tampa music scene, and in 2009 moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas and continued to play shows and perfect his craft with new musicians and challenges.
      Alex has continued his practice and in his adult life continues to practice and play shows all over the country. He has performed over 200 shows in bands ranging in genres from hardcore/metal to pop punk.
      Alex loves to see kids with a passion for music and is so excited to bring his experiences and belief that music should be fun to our students at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers!
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    • Meet Kirby Westmoreland
      Drums-Sub
      Kirby started his music career as a trombonist in school band. Quickly deciding he wanted an instrument he could hit a bit harder (and not get in trouble) and play a bit louder, he moved to a full ...
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      Kirby started his music career as a trombonist in school band. Quickly deciding he wanted an instrument he could hit a bit harder (and not get in trouble) and play a bit louder, he moved to a full drum kit in sixth grade. He has been unstoppable ever since, touring in bands since junior high school and playing in groups that range in genre from southern rock to punk/hardcore. Kirby has toured the country, seen it all and played it all, and is so excited to be able to join his love of hanging out with kids and playing music here at the School of Rock! Kirby is currently touring both nationally and internationally but will be back whenever he has a moment to come rock with us!
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA