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About School of Rock San Mateo

Welcome to School of Rock San Mateo, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of San Mateo’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock San Mateo has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in San Mateo full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock San Mateo
711 South B StreetSan Mateo, CA 94010
(650) 347-3474

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock San Mateo'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 San Mateo'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 San Mateo’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 Mateo, 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 Mateo’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!

  • At School of Rock San Mateo, 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 Mateo, 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 Mateo works with you to help you reach your goals.

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

    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 Mateo'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 San Mateo'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 San Mateo'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 10
    4:00 PM
    Tribute Concert to The Rolling Stones
    Live Concert, Family Event, Free Show Concert, Rock Band
    School of Rock San Mateo presents a tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones! The Rolling Stones have been one of music’s elite bands for more than 50 years, The Rolling Stones originally for...
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    School of Rock San Mateo presents a tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones!
    The Rolling Stones have been one of music’s elite bands for more than 50 years, The Rolling Stones originally formed in London in 1962. In a 2007 Interview, Mick Jagger said, "I'm sure the Rolling Stones will do more things, more records and more tours, we've got no plans to stop any of that, really. As far as I'm concerned, I'm sure we'll continue." And they are, with a North American tour Fall 2016.
    Come see the next generation of rock musicians perform their tribute show to The Rolling Stones.
    Performing "Jumping Jack Flash", "Satisfaction", "Gimme Shelter", "You Can't Always Get What You Want " and more.
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Staff

    • Meet Rachel Sager
      General Manager
    • Meet Rachel Kardos
      Studio Coordinator
    • Meet David England
      Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Instructor, Show Director
    • Meet Nick Maghoul
      Guitar & Keyboard Instructor
    • Meet Bassam Habal
      Guitar and Bass Instructor
    • Meet Shawn Dailey
      Bass & Guitar Instructor
    • Meet Edwin Dillon
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Keyboard & Vocals
      Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Vocal Instruction
      Show Director
    • Meet Andy Niven
      Instructor
      Drum Instructor

Promotions

News

    • Ask about Corporate Team Building. 4 hour programs.

      Inspire your team to "band" together! Corporate Team Building gives adults a chance to play their hearts out on stage while improving communication, team dynamics, creativity and decision making.

    • Enrolling for Fall Season!

      Start Private Lessons now and be ready to join Band Rehearsals for the Fall Season - Tribute to Santana & Journey!

    • Performance Students present a tribute concert to The Rolling Stones.

      Come See the Next Generation of Rock Musicians perform a tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones! Performing "Jumping Jack Flash", "Gimme Shelter", "Satisfaction", "Sympathy for the Devil" and ...
      Read more
      Come See the Next Generation of Rock Musicians perform a tribute to the music of The Rolling Stones!
      Performing "Jumping Jack Flash", "Gimme Shelter", "Satisfaction", "Sympathy for the Devil" and more..
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    • Enrolling for Fall Season!

      School of Rock Philosophy - We believe the best way to learn music is to play music.

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester