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About School of Rock Santa Clarita

Welcome to School of Rock Santa Clarita, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Santa Clarita
24515 Kansas StreetSanta Clarita, CA 91321
Main Number
(661) 268-6029(661) 268-6029

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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.

    Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita’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 Santa Clarita’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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita’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 Santa Clarita’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Santa Clarita musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Santa Clarita can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Santa Clarita is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Santa Clarita, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Santa Clarita’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Santa Clarita’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 Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita’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 Santa Clarita, 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. Santa Clarita students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full o...
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At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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.

Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita’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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Staff

    • Meet Cyndy Fike
      General Manager
      Cyndy Fike is a creative entrepreneur and professional singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Sharing her passion for music with youth has been a significant part of her journey as an artist a...
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      Cyndy Fike is a creative entrepreneur and professional singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Sharing her passion for music with youth has been a significant part of her journey as an artist and manager. From 2009-2014 Cyndy served as Program Director at the Intonation Music Workshop in Chicago, IL, whose innovative approach to music music education served 1000+ youth yearly in communities of need. She holds a Master of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago and was honored to be a MusicianCorps Fellow serving communities at risk through the power of music. Cyndy has lent her harmonies and songwriting on various musical projects all over the world and is excited to be leading the Santa Clarita School of Rock.
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    • Meet Christian Nesmith
      Music Director
      Christian Nesmith has produced many independent artists and has placed songs in both Film and TV (Blades of Glory, The Hills Have Eyes, Lionheart) all the while either playing and or composing many...
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      Christian Nesmith has produced many independent artists and has placed songs in both Film and TV (Blades of Glory, The Hills Have Eyes, Lionheart) all the while either playing and or composing many commercials for companies such as AOL, Budweiser, Chevron, Chevrolet, Burger King, Citibank, ESPN, Infinity, Pennzoil, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Starbucks, SBC, among dozens of others. Christian has toured and played with a variety of artists such as Air Supply, Debbie Peterson of the Bangles, Doug Pinnick of King’s X Poundhound, Vox Lumiere – A Silent Movie Rock Stage Show, Led ZepAgain as Jimmy Page, and Circe Link.
      Recently he toured with his father playing in The Monkees.

      Additionally Christian’s theatre credits include musical director of the first ever production of HAiR in Moscow, Russia produced by Stas Namin, and the musical director of The LA Weekly’s 2007 Best Musical of the Year HAiR produced by Michael Butler, Rocky Horror and The LA Weekly’s 2008 Nominated Best Musical of the year Hedwig.
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    • Meet Robert Anderson
      Instructor - drums
      Robert is a Los Angeles based musician currently residing in Santa Clarita. He began drumming at the age of 12 after being inspired by some of his middle school friends who were on the drumline. Sh...
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      Robert is a Los Angeles based musician currently residing in Santa Clarita. He began drumming at the age of 12 after being inspired by some of his middle school friends who were on the drumline. Shortly after, he began learning how to play the drum set by playing along with Blink 182, Led Zeppelin and Rush records. In high school, Robert became heavily involved with the school's band program. He participated in the drumline for marching band, the wind ensemble which gave him experience with classical percussion and as the drummer for the high school jazz band. His experience playing with the jazz band made him he realize that he wanted to become a professional musician and from that point on began taking his musical studies very seriously.

      Upon graduating from high school, Robert attended Florida State University on full scholarship earning a B.A. in Jazz Studies and later at the California Institute of the Arts where he earned a M.F.A. in Jazz Studies. As a student, he has had opportunities to perform with; Marcus Roberts, Charlie Haden, Larry Koonse, Alphonso Johnson, John Fedchock, Vinny Golia, David Roitstein, Bill Peterson and Darek Oles. His mentors have included; Leon Anderson Jr., Joe LaBarbera, Mark Ferber, Aaron Serfaty, Jason Marsalis, David Roitstein and Marcus Roberts.

      Well versed in both jazz and rock drumming, Robert currently works as a freelance musician, private instructor and as the drummer for the Cerny Brothers Band. His performance experience includes; playing countless club dates in Los Angeles, national tours, private events, musicals, music festivals and high school clinics in Los Angeles. Some of his career highlights have been performing with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra for his last public performance, performing a showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, TX and having the opportunity to tour and perform all over the country.
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    • Meet Joe Giddings
      Guitar Instructor
      Joe Giddings has been performing, writing songs, producing, engineering, releasing independent albums,(Star Collector, JTG Implosion) playing lead guitar, bass and singing on dozens of recordings f...
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      Joe Giddings has been performing, writing songs, producing, engineering, releasing independent albums,(Star Collector, JTG Implosion) playing lead guitar, bass and singing on dozens of recordings for over 30 years.
      A recent transplant to Los Angeles he has most recently worked on projects for Dreamworks Animation, (promotional material for Kung Fu Panda 3 featuring Jack Black on vocals), and NASA.
      Over the years Joe has worked on animation projects, films, television and radio in Atlanta, GA, and Columbus, OH. A current member of local LA band ‘Marizane’ he continues to play lead guitar and write songs while collaborating on recordings with musicians from all over the world via the internet and lending his guitar talents to a number of local artists including Circe Link and Rick Hromadka of Double Naught Spies, Ruby Free, and Maple Mars.
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    • Meet Cyndy Fike
      General Manager
      Cyndy Fike is a creative entrepreneur and professional singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Sharing her passion for music with youth has been a significant part of her journey as an artist a...
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      Cyndy Fike is a creative entrepreneur and professional singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Sharing her passion for music with youth has been a significant part of her journey as an artist and manager. From 2009-2014 Cyndy served as Program Director at the Intonation Music Workshop in Chicago, IL, whose innovative approach to music music education served 1000+ youth yearly in communities of need. She holds a Master of Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago and was honored to be a MusicianCorps Fellow serving communities at risk through the power of music. Cyndy has lent her harmonies and songwriting on various musical projects all over the world and is excited to be leading the Santa Clarita School of Rock.
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      • Master of Arts Mangement
      • Bachelor of Science

Testimonials

  • “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
  • ““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
  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence.”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “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