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About School of Rock San Antonio

Welcome to School of Rock San Antonio—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock San Antonio teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in San Antonio. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock San Antonio to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock San Antonio
109 Gallery CircleSan Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 314-7671

Hours of Operation

Monday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock San Antonio, 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.

    San Antonio 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 San Antonio’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock San Antonio’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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio’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 San Antonio’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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, 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 San Antonio works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock San Antonio’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 San Antonio’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 San Antonio.

    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 San Antonio’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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio’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 San Antonio, 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. San Antonio students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hi...
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At School of Rock San Antonio, 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.

San Antonio 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 San Antonio’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • January 8
    12:00 PM
    School of Rock Season Concert
    This season's concert will be at the Aztec Theatre.

    As the date nears, the exact schedule for each show will be posted.

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Staff

    • Meet Michele and Andrew Patton
      Co-Owners; Michele is also General Manager and Andrew is Marketing Manager
      Michele and Andrew took over School of Rock San Antonio when they saw what an awesome opportunity it gave kids, and the huge difference it made for their own son who had been attending the School o...
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      Michele and Andrew took over School of Rock San Antonio when they saw what an awesome opportunity it gave kids, and the huge difference it made for their own son who had been attending the School of Rock. They love the way it builds confidence and creates a safe, fun environment for learning styles of music that aren't offered at the schools. It's for kids that love music and want to experience what it's like to play in a band on a big stage. Michele and Andrew are hands-on owners and are at the School most days ensuring that the kids are happy, learning music, and getting the experience of a lifetime.

      Michele's background includes owning her own photography business, where she worked with local bands taking pictures during events and games as well as for individuals. She also specialized in High School Senior photography. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Computer Science. She worked as a retail manager for 10 years, then worked as a substitute teacher at several local San Antonio schools and volunteered many hours in PTA. Her interest in music has always been rock-n-roll.

      Andrew's life was retail management. When he saw the opportunity to own/manage a place that made a difference for kids, he decided it was time for a change. It's been a positive move with no looking back. His years of retail management come in handy when working with scheduling, setting up gigs and concerts, hiring instructors, marketing, and running the school every day.

      Michele and Andrew both pour their souls into the school hoping to make a difference for kids, especially those that can't find their place in the local school system.
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      • music lessons
      • guitar lessons
      • singing lessons
      • piano lessons
      • drum lessons
    • Meet Greg DeMoore
      Music Director / Guitar and Vocal Instructor
      Seasoned Musician. Singer, Songwriter, Guitar player. Originally from Memphis Tn. I have had the unique privilege to work with, and be mentored by some of Memphis Finest Musicians. Willie Mitchel...
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      Seasoned Musician. Singer, Songwriter, Guitar player. Originally from Memphis Tn.
      I have had the unique privilege to work with, and be mentored by some of Memphis Finest Musicians. Willie Mitchell, Legendary Record Producer, Al Green, Staple singers, Tina Turner. Memphis Entertainment Icon T.O. Earnhart. I hold respected relationships with Nashville Artist and Producers. I have been making music since I can remember. I received my first guitar at the ripe age of five and I have been performing ever since!!

      40 years of performance and entertainment with extensive touring. Worked with notable acts including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Delbert McClinton, Billy Thorpe, Billy Squire, Spyro Gyra, and others. Served as Music Director, Guitar Player, and Vocalist for CBS Handshake Recording Artist Debra DeJean. While living in NYC, performed at notable venues such as The Bottom line, China Club, Bluenote, Kenny’s Castaway, Bleeker Street, and Century Café. 1990-1991 Performed on MS Caribe, Commodore Cruise lines as guitar player and vocalist for The Marvells. 1992 Moved to San Antonio TX. Formed my own band Greg DeMoore an D’Most, with lots of area success. Currently have home studio, and serve on my worship team as Guitar player and consultant at River City Community Church. Teach voice and guitar for Taylor Robinson Music.
      Skills

      Lead, and rhythm guitar
      Harmonica
      Lead, and harmony vocals
      Bass guitar
      Music recording, producing, and engineering
      Live performance


      Accomplishments and Awards

      4-time San Antonio Current Music Award Winner
      1995 Best Cover Band
      1997 Mainstream/Pop/ Cover Band
      1999 Best Cover Band
      2000 Best Male Vocalist
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    • Meet Emilio Garza
      Guitar, Bass and Vocal Instructor / ROCK 101 Director / Show Director
      Emilio's expertise is on guitar, bass and vocals. Emilio has been teaching at School of Rock for three years - He not only teaches how to play rock music, but also how to ROCK on stage! Emilio had ...
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      Emilio's expertise is on guitar, bass and vocals. Emilio has been teaching at School of Rock for three years - He not only teaches how to play rock music, but also how to ROCK on stage! Emilio had played in many bands through the years and recently toured with a KISS tribute band. He is currently in Arrowhead, a local Rock Band that performs throughout San Antonio and other South Texas cities!
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    • Meet T Shay Lane
      Guitar Instructor / Show Director
      T. Shay Lane has been playing guitar 28+ years. He has been a professional guitar instructor for the past eleven years and has been teaching at School of Rock for four years. He started with a ...
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      T. Shay Lane has been playing guitar 28+ years. He has been a professional guitar instructor for the past eleven years and has been teaching at School of Rock for four years. He started with a couple private instructors in the past and also studied classical guitar at Texas AM Corpus Christi. Other than that he is for the most part self-taught. He plays a variety of styles such as acoustic, classical, blues, rock and metal. Shay's specialty and true passion is metal with technical rhythms and blazing solos. He spends most of his playing time writing and composing original material, in all styles of course.

      He spent most of his time from 2009-2011 playing in the Austin music scene and the surrounding areas. He has played along such major metal acts as The Iron Maidens, Ignitor, Danzig, and Devildriver, to name a few. As well as events such as Extreme Metalfest, SxSW, and Texas Rockfest. Shay truly enjoys teaching guitar and takes pride in watching his students progress. His primary goal is that the students reach their own personal goals, and he always takes the time to listen to what they want to get out of their playing and guides them in that direction any style it may be. 'I love the environment here at School of Rock' It is a Band environment and the school is full of chemistry that everyone feeds off of!' -T. Shay Lane
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    • Meet Sofi Lopez
      Guitar, Vocal and Keys Instructor / Show Director
      Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Sofi Lopez has always been musical for as long as she could remember. With being in both orchestra and choir for years Sofi has traveled to Hawaii and New Yor...
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      Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Sofi Lopez has always been musical for as long as she could remember. With being in both orchestra and choir for years Sofi has traveled to Hawaii and New York City and around Texas. After graduating high school, she picked up the guitar and never turned back. After attending a couple years at Northwest Vista college where she studied with guitar teacher, Dan Smith and performed in ensembles directed by Katchie Cartright, she transferred to Texas State University and graduated with a degree in guitar Jazz studies. She has studied guitar with Mark Cruz and Russel Scanlon. She has also been in jazz combos and ensembles directed by Freddie Mendoza, Morris Nelms and Kieth Winking.

      Not only has Sofi performed at the university but also at local jazz clubs like Kirby's steakhouse, Swig, Club Luna in San Antonio and also Firehouse Lounge in Austin. The Sofi Lopez jazz quartet has had their track, "Black Orpheus" (written by Luis Bonfa) played on the San Antonio Jazz radio station, KRTU 91.7. In Fall of 2014, the quartet was featured on KRTU's show, The South Texas Jazz Project. This included a live studio performance and a brief interview.

      Sofi is currently the vocalist, guitar player and arranger of her own group but also has been called to play guitar or sing for groups like Midtown jazz sound, Hillcountry Jazz Bigband and The Powerhouse Big band.
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    • Meet Bobby Joe Harlow
      Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drum Instructor, Adult Band Director
      Bobby Joe has over 30 years in the music industry and has performed with many bands. His current band, Joe Blows, performs throughout San Antonio.
    • Meet Joshua Hutchinson
      Keyboard Instructor
      Joshua is an established keyboard player and instructor. He believes strongly in music theory and reading music and has a Bachelor's Degree in Music.
    • Meet Austin Valentine
      Bass Instructor
    • Meet Irene Davidson
      Studio Coordinator
    • Meet Jordan Espinosa
      Drum Instructor / Show Director
    • Meet William Caisse
      Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Drum Instructor / Rock 101 Director
    • Meet Sarah Rocha
      Bass Instructor
    • Meet Grey Miller
      Guitar Instructor

Promotions

News

    • 2014 All Stars - Street's Corner: Rock Kids Spend Summer Vacation On Festival Stages

      School of Rock USA selects two students from School of Rock San Antonio for the 2014 All Stars. One tours at Lollapalooza, then other tours at Gathering of the Vibes!

    • School of Rock San Antonio opens for the San Antonio Symphony - SA Live

      School of Rock San Antonio opens for the San Antonio Symphony - SA Live - KSAT12. Forward to the 38min mark to see our interview. Broadcast was live from the Buckhorn Saloon.

    • School of Rock San Antonio opens for the San Antonio Symphony - Daytime at Nine on Fox 29.

      School of Rock San Antonio opens for the San Antonio Symphony - Daytime at Nine on Fox 29.

Testimonials

  • “My son Christopher has been coming here since October 2014. Best decision I made. He last took formal lessons when he was in middle school then stopped because of highschool curriculars. My son is quiet and to himself by nature. Not only has School of Rock helped him improve in his guitar playing, they've helped him build up his confidence and he's learning more all the time. Nothing but great things ahead. I see a vast amount of talented kids. They're all so amazing and I'm so glad that we're a part of this great school ”
    — Nora T - mother of student at School of Rock San Antonio
  • “Arron is our drum teacher!! Our "Yoda" as my daughter says. All the instructors are terrific and this is not just a drum lesson. It's a life lesson. What a wonderful experience for my kids!!! ”
    - Marianne A - parent from School of Rock San Antonio
  • “School of rock winter concert was AMAZING today. These kids suprize me every time I see them!! They are so talented. just wanted to give a shout out to all the instructors!!! Especially Emilio . ....he's has given my son a love for music that he will carry on forever!!!!!! THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!”
    - Elizabeth M - School of Rock San Antonio parent
  • “My daughter loves the instructors, the one of a kind experience of being on stage performing, and the opportunity to learn a broad spectrum of rock music! Thanks for creating this outlet for kids! ”
    — Christina T - School of Rock San Antonio parent