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About School of Rock Scottsdale

Welcome to School of Rock Scottsdale, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Scottsdale’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale
13610 N Scottsdale RoadPad BScottsdale, AZ 85254
Main Number
(480) 483-7625(480) 483-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Scottsdale'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 Scottsdale'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 Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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!

  • School of Rock Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale’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!

School of Rock Scottsdale'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 other...
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School of Rock Scottsdale'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 Scottsdale'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

    • June 19 - 23 2017
      Scottsdale Blues Camp, Tukee Rock 101 Camp, Gilbert Modern Rock Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Blues Camp In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters...
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      Scottsdale
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!

      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.


      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Gilbert
      Modern Rock Summer Camp
      The camp will focus on songs post 2000! Artists like the White Stripes, Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and many more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • June 26 - 30 2017
      Scottsdale Punk Camp, Tukee Blues Camp, Gilbert Rock 101 Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Punk Summer Camp Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more! Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p...
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      Scottsdale
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!


      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.


      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!
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    • July 10 - 14 2017
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Camp, Tukee Punk, Gilbert Blues Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Rock 101 Camp In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a ban...
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      Scottsdale
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Ahwatukee
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Blues Camp
      In the Blues Camp, the students will learn the basics of Chicago, Memphis and Texas blues! 12 bar, shuffle rhythmns and many blues classics! BB King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, Clapton, Stevie and more!

      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • July 17 - 21 2017
      Scottsdale Black Sabbath Camp, Tukee Rock 101, Gilbert Punk Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Black Sabbath Camp In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance! Camps are from...
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      Scottsdale
      Black Sabbath Camp
      In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!

      Gilbert
      Punk Summer Camp
      Students will work for a week on popular punk songs from the 70's-today! Bands like the Ramones, the Clash, Green Day and much much more!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.
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    • July 24 - 28 2017
      Scottsdale Dave Grohl Camp, Tukee Black Sabbath Camp, Gilbert Rock 101 Camp
      Summer Camp
      Scottsdale Dave Grohl Summer Camp In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At...
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      Scottsdale
      Dave Grohl Summer Camp
      In the Dave Grohl Camp the kids will work for a week on the music of Dave Grohl. Songs from Nirvana, QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, the Foo Fighters and more! At the end of the week, they will do an in house performance at the school.
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Ahwatukee
      Black Sabbath Camp
      In the Black Sabbath Camp, kids will work on songs by Black Sabbath for a week. At the end of the week the kids will put on an in house performance!
      Camps are from 9a.m. to 3p.m. Mon-Friday and are $500.
      The campers will work on the songs all week and then do a performance in house at the end of the week on that Friday.

      The students should bring their own lunch or they can order out.
      Open for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Vocals ages 10-18.
      This camp will need approval to participate as there is a lot to learn in a week.

      Gilbert
      Rock 101 Camp
      In the Rock 101 camp the kids will learn how to play the basics on their instruments and learn how to play some classic rock songs. Work as a group and come up with a band name. At the end of the week the campers will do an in-house performance.
      This camp requires no experience at all! Ages 7-12
      Camps are from 9a.m.-3p.m. Lunch is not provided...but the campers can order out.
      Camps are $500
      This camp is for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Keyboards!
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    • July 29
      1:00 PM
      School of Rock All Star Tour!
      Rock Concert at the Rebel Lounge
      SOR_AllStars2017 AllStars represent the most dedicated students from School of Rock's global network of schools. Come see the best as they rock out on a 28 city/32 show AllStar Tour this summer....
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      SOR_AllStars2017

      AllStars represent the most dedicated students from School of Rock's global network of schools. Come see the best as they rock out on a 28 city/32 show AllStar Tour this summer. They'll be playing on legendary stages large and small, from the Knitting Factory in New York City to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH to Lollapalooza in Chicago and the MoPop Festival in Detroit, MI.
      Local openers, the School of Rock Sugar Skulls will be opening the show!
      All Ages $10 at the door

      Tickets are selling fast, so click the "Buy Tickets" link below each tour stop to purchase your tickets in a venue near you before they're all gone.Read less
    • August 5
      6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      SOR Tribute to Rage Agianst the Machine
      Rock Concert
      The School of Rock will be doing a tribute to RATM at Wasted Grain in Scottsdale! Wasted Grain 7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 All Ages $10 at the door Kids 7 and under FREE! WAR...
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      The School of Rock will be doing a tribute to RATM at Wasted Grain in Scottsdale!
      Wasted Grain
      7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      All Ages $10 at the door Kids 7 and under FREE!
      WARNING: There will be explicit lyrics on this show!

      Wasted Grain has a great atmosphere and tons of great food!Read less
    • August 13
      11:00 AM
      Rock'n for a Reason at the Tempe Improv!!!
      Mid Season preview and Scholarship Fundraiser
      Our seasonal mid season preview show! All proceeds from the door and auction benefit our scholarship fund. This is a ton of fun! All 3 schools showcase the best 4 songs from all seasonal shows mid...
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      Our seasonal mid season preview show! All proceeds from the door and auction benefit our scholarship fund.
      This is a ton of fun! All 3 schools showcase the best 4 songs from all seasonal shows mid way through the season. This is a chance for the SOR community to come together and support each other.
      The Sugar Skulls will be performing a short set between groups!
      There is a silent auction, cash 50/50 raffle and more!
      All Ages Open to the public $8 at the door
      Kids 7 and under are free!
      The Tempe Improv has amazing food and plenty of seating!
      Doors 11a.m.
      Group A
      12-1:30p.m.
      Group B
      1:30-3p.m.

      Tempe Improv is located at:
      930 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
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    • August 26
      5:00 PM
      School of Rock 5 Year Anniversary Party!!!!
      Concert and celebration of the SOR!
      The School of Rock has been open for 5 YEARS in AZ!!!!! This will be a rock'n celebration with bands that have come out of the School of Rock! The show will be at: Wasted Grain 7295 E Stetson...
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      The School of Rock has been open for 5 YEARS in AZ!!!!! This will be a rock'n celebration with bands that have come out of the School of Rock!
      The show will be at:
      Wasted Grain
      7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
      FREE and All Ages!
      During the day the schools will have open houses and lots of events happening during the day.
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    • September 24
      11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
      Gilbert and Ahwatukee End of Season Shows!!!!
      Rock concert!!!
      The Gilbert and Tukee kids have been rocking some awesome themed shows for 4 months and they will be rocking at Last Exit Live 717 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Doors: 11:00a.m. British ...
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      The Gilbert and Tukee kids have been rocking some awesome themed shows for 4 months and they will be rocking at
      Last Exit Live
      717 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

      Doors: 11:00a.m.
      British Invasion 12-1:30p.m.
      Grunge 1:30-2:30p.m.
      Beatles 2:30-3:30p.m.
      Hair Metal 3:30-5p.m.
      Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Beastie Boys 5-6:30p.m.

      All Ages $10 at the door...kids 7 and under FREE!!!!
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    • September 27
      6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Tribute to Traveling Wilbury's and Woman That Rock
      Concert
      Wasted Grain will be hosting this awesome show! Wednesday Sept. 27th Doors: 5 Shows: 6-9p.m. It would be Music of the Traveling Wilbury's 6-7:30p.m. Women That Rock 7:30-9p.m. All Ages $10...
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      Wasted Grain will be hosting this awesome show!
      Wednesday Sept. 27th

      Doors: 5
      Shows: 6-9p.m.
      It would be
      Music of the Traveling Wilbury's 6-7:30p.m.
      Women That Rock 7:30-9p.m.
      All Ages $10 at the door
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    • September 28
      5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      SOR Tribute to AC/DC-Aerosmith, Zeppelin and Green Day
      Concert at Wasted Grain
      Wasted Grain in Scottsdale will be hosting this awesome show! 7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Thursday Sept. 28th Doors: 4 Shows: 5-9:30p.m. Green Day 5-6:30 Led Zeppelin 6:30-8p...
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      Wasted Grain in Scottsdale will be hosting this awesome show!
      7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      Thursday Sept. 28th

      Doors: 4
      Shows: 5-9:30p.m.
      Green Day 5-6:30
      Led Zeppelin 6:30-8p.m.
      AC/DC vs. Aerosmith 8-9:30p.m.
      All Ages $10 at the door Kids 7 and under free!
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    • September 29
      5:00 AM - 9:30 AM
      SOR Adult Program Shows at Wasted Grain
      Concert
      Wasted Grain will be hosting our adult program! 7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Friday Sept. 29th The adults from all 3 schools will be playing a wide variety of classic rock covers! ...
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      Wasted Grain will be hosting our adult program!
      7295 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      Friday Sept. 29th
      The adults from all 3 schools will be playing a wide variety of classic rock covers!
      Doors: 4
      Shows: 5-9:30p.m.
      Adult Program
      Scottsdale 5-6:30
      Gilbert 6:30-8
      Tukee 8-9:30p.m.
      $5 at the door
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Staff

    • Meet Megan Baskerville
      General Manager/Vocal Instructor
      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high ...
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      Megan brings a good balance of rock n’ roll and business experience to the table. She worked for Starbucks Coffee Company for over eight years, five of which, she was the Store Manager of a high volume location. She also spent time opening new stores in new markets in the panhandle of Florida. But music has been a constant in Megan’s life from the time she could walk. Megan has been the front lady of bands of many genres: country, rockabilly, ska and punk. She’s had the opportunity to open for national acts as well as share the stage with some country greats. Currently she is the lead vocalist in the Soul inspired band Aunt B.

      Megan got her start at the Minnesota School of Rocks and moved to AZ with her husband Shane to open up the Arizona schools in 2012.
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    • Meet Shane Baskerville
      Music Director
      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 28 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned...
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      Shane has been playing in rock bands for the last 28 years. One of his first bands 'Helva' was the first unsigned band to play Edgefest in Somerset Wi and they were voted one of the top 10 unsigned bands in the country by Rollingstone.com. He moved out to Los Angeles where he joined the Virgin/Immortal band 'US Crush' where he played the Warped Tour and toured with artists such as 'Social Distortion', 'DI', 'Story of the Year' and 'Bullet's and Octane'. While he was in LA he was on the VH1 show 'You Rock With' where he beat out hundreds of guitarists to play on stage with 80's icons 'Poison' in Alabama in front of 10,000 people! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yziVRPQ8CYfeature=relmfu Shane moved back to Minnesota and attended McNally Smith college of Music and maintained a 3.60 GPA and made the dean's list. During that time he toured opening for Chicago rockers 'Chevelle'. Shane has been in the School of Rock community for 12 years, running 3 schools in the Midwest and he also ran the 2011, 2016 and 2017 All Stars. He is currently the guitarist in the Soul inspired band Aunt B.
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    • Meet Michelle Worley
      Studio Coordinator-Scottsdale SOR
      Michelle has been around music since birth. In fact, she was named after the Beatles song, Michelle. After trying several instruments at school, she settled on the violin in the orchestra. As soon ...
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      Michelle has been around music since birth. In fact, she was named after the Beatles song, Michelle. After trying several instruments at school, she settled on the violin in the orchestra. As soon as the bass player in the group graduated to the upper grades, they lacked a bass player. So, she stepped in. She continued to play the upright string bass.
      She pursued a degree in culinary arts and went on to manage restaurants and small music venues where booking local bands was a daily thing. She got good at knowing when a band played well for the crowd and if they were what her customers were looking for. She understands what bands need in order to perform to their highest capability. Her husband is a drummer and harmonica player and she has spent lots of time at shows and rehearsals.
      Spending time with her two boys is her major priority in life. If there is anyone who understands the “busy rocker Mom”, it would be Michelle.
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    • Meet Jenny Weintraub
      Studio Coordinator Ahwatukee SOR
      Jenny has worked in educational programming for the past 11 years, and has been playing piano (to varying degrees of seriousness) for the past 18. She played with other musicians for the first tim...
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      Jenny has worked in educational programming for the past 11 years, and has been playing piano (to varying degrees of seriousness) for the past 18. She played with other musicians for the first time in college, which reminded her of how perfectly beautiful and connecting music can be! She is currently working towards pursuing a degree in Arts Management, so she can help people not just remember those things, but try not to forget in the first place. She also plays music with her very favourite people/project ever, a local all-girls band called Sister Lip (with Ahwatukee vocal instructor Cassidy!).

      Apart from writing and playing with Sister Lip, Jenny enjoys singing musicals really loudly in the car -- and in her house, and in the shower, and at SoR when everybody else goes home -- watching scary movies (but no zombies), making up silly songs to sing to her puppies about how cool they are, and stubbornly trying to train them to play piano. She loves cheese (to a disturbing degree), hates ketchup, and has read the Harry Potter series in its entirety over 50 times.
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    • Meet Al Pahanish JR
      Drum, Guitar, Bass Instructor-Show Director
      Drummer, vocalist, educator, composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist...AL (AL3) Pahanish, Jr. is widely known as cofounder and drummer for DreamWorks SKG platinum recording artist Powerm...
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      Drummer, vocalist, educator, composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist...AL (AL3) Pahanish, Jr. is widely known as cofounder and drummer for DreamWorks SKG platinum recording artist Powerman 5000 (1990-01). His rock solid beats are the original foundation of the PM5K style and are deeply rooted in the long history of the art of drumming. AL is currently the drummer for Boston hardcore legends DYS...

      Early in Al’s career he worked with acclaimed concert pianist and master bassoonist Maxine Shimer, studying piano, voice, traditional harmony and composition. She taught externally in the U.S. centre for Trinity College Of Music, London, he studied under her for the next five years. Eventually leading to Boston's Berklee College of Music for further studies in drumming, arrangement and music production. While there Al studied drum set, mallets and timpani with Tommy Campbell (Fusion), John Ramsey (Jazz), Ed Uribe (Latin), Joe Hunt (abstract concepts), Ed Saindon (mallets/timpani) and Victor Mendoza (mallets/vibes). He would receive his BA in Percussion Performance. While in Boston, Al was also an active member of the Screaming Headless Torsos, Lunch Factor, Sweet Lizard Illtet and the Matin Sexton Band as well as PM5K.

      Al has been teaching with the School of Rock Hollywood since 2007 where he was a drum instructor and Show Director.

      Additional performance and recording credits include John Zorn and Naked City, Cypress Hill, Soul Assassins, Martin Sexton, The Lunch Factor, Sweet Lizard Illtet, Vixtrola, Zora Young, Everlast, MC Rai, Screaming Headless Torsos, Snakefarm, Zayra Alvarez (Rockstar: Supernova), Cycle of Pain, Lance Lopez and punk legends DYS.
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    • Meet Alexis Hernandez
      Guitar and Bass Instructor-Show Director
      Alexis began studying music at the age of 13 as part of a High School guitar group. Since then, the guitar has become his life. At age 17, Alexis Hernandez started his professional training with Ma...
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      Alexis began studying music at the age of 13 as part of a High School guitar group. Since then, the guitar has become his life. At age 17, Alexis Hernandez started his professional training with Maestro Dario Sosa. At 18 he founded Pig Farm on the Moon and became a recording artist with Musical Mind Record Company. In 2002, he released his first album Orbital, which was very well received in the progressive rock circles. A few months later he traveled to Mexico to perform in Baja Prog international festival along with bands like Focus (Holand), Ange (France) and Ars Nova (Japan) among others.
      Afterwards Alexis became a private guitar instructor and session musician working with local bands in Virginia and Texas.
      Currently living in Phoenix, Alexis has just released his new production; Sons of Polaris: Evil Vol.1.
      Alexis has also received formal vocal training from Maestro Thomas Collette in Phoenix.
      He is furthering his passion for teaching by working at the School of Rock in Scottsdale, AZ and is currently working on his third album.
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    • Meet Siggi Sigurdur
      Bass Instructor-Show Director
      Sigurdur is a multi instrumentalist and Music producer. He grew up in a musical household, where his Icelandic family members have been recording and performing music since the 1940s. Inspired by h...
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      Sigurdur is a multi instrumentalist and Music producer. He grew up in a musical household, where his Icelandic family members have been recording and performing music since the 1940s. Inspired by his grandfather and his father, Siggi began playing with the piano and guitars around the house at a very early age. At 14 years old he discovered his passion for the bass guitar, and started bands with some of his high school friends. Sigurdur then went on to study music production/song writing with Berklee Music, and has been a bassist with multiple artists of various genres, performing from Time Square to the Las Vegas Strip.
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    • Meet Joshua Rumsey
      Vocal and Bass Instructor
      Josh's singing experience has spanned nearly every genre, and includes a unique mix of rock and choir music. Since early 2012, He's been a part of the Arizona Vocal Project, a local alternative roc...
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      Josh's singing experience has spanned nearly every genre, and includes a unique mix of rock and choir music. Since early 2012, He's been a part of the Arizona Vocal Project, a local alternative rock choir with an accompanying band. For the last year, he's also been a weekly karaoke host. His 20-year rock career has consisted of bass guitar, and he has sung lead and backup in many bands. Overall, He's seen just about everything the local scene has to offer, which began singing and playing in a program somewhat similar to School of Rock. He also has over 20 years of choral experience, including high school regional honor and all-state choirs. His former bands from the Phoenix area include Eating Divas, Out for Revenge, XIII Black, Millennium/Cashed, Ayva, Backwoods (northern AZ) and many more. Those bands have opened for Ratt, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich, Madball, Earth Crisis, Alien Ant Farm, 40 Below Summer, Reveille, B-Foundation, Slaughter, Bullets Octane, Maylene the Sons of Disaster, Cage 9 and many popular local bands.
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    • Meet Charlie Smith
      Keyboard Instructor
      Charlie is currently pursuing a bachelors in music in jazz piano performance at Arizona State university. He is a compassionate pianist who from an early age has shown a love for the classics, blue...
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      Charlie is currently pursuing a bachelors in music in jazz piano performance at Arizona State university. He is a compassionate pianist who from an early age has shown a love for the classics, blues and rock and roll. He has performed live music of many genres from Rock'n'roll at various house gatherings, to jazz piano at restaurants, to classical music in recital halls. And with a understanding of music and music theory Charlie understands how all these different types of music are related and connected to the creative process.
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    • Meet Danielle Durack
      Vocal Instructor
      Danielle Durack began formally singing and taking lessons at age 10 funded by her father who was shocked by her singing one night at a karaoke party. She continued to take private voice lessons unt...
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      Danielle Durack began formally singing and taking lessons at age 10 funded by her father who was shocked by her singing one night at a karaoke party. She continued to take private voice lessons until her freshman year of high school. Danielle was extremely involved in choir at Saguaro High School where she participated in both the 80 member Varsity Choir and the small Jazz Choir, where her senior year, she won the National Choral Award. Danielle was also accepted as a vocal performance student at Berklee School of Music, but after a bit of sticker shock, ended up at Arizona State University. She has not yet declared a major, but is currently dabbling in music theory and performance classes. While Danielle considers herself a Singer/Songwriter, she loves and appreciates virtually all genres of music. She admires and draws inspiration from strong female vocalists like Lauryn Hill, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones and Diane Birch.
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    • Meet Cassidy Hilgers
      Vocal Instructor
      Cassidy was born into a rockin' family where Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell were constantly blaring throughout the house. These were her early inspirations as she grew into the musician she is toda...
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      Cassidy was born into a rockin' family where Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell were constantly blaring throughout the house. These were her early inspirations as she grew into the musician she is today.Cassidy first started hitting the stage in junior high where she starred in musicals, such as, Anything Goes, Hairspray, and Wicked. Musical theater was a huge part of her life, but she wanted to learn other styles of music as well. That's when she picked up her purple Ibanez acoustic guitar and started teaching herself the ways of rock! After high school, Cassidy formed her band, Sister Lip, an all girls blues/rock band. She has had the privilege of touring across the United States and Canada, played festivals, such as, Apache Lake Music Festival and McDowell Mountain Music Festival, has performed at the Musical Instrument Museum twice, and has recorded a six song debut EP at STEM Studio entitled, "Thanks For The Mondays."While Cassidy is still writing and performing with Sister Lip, she is also singing with Mesa Community College's Jazz Combo, plays guitar and sings harmonies for a local band, Field Tripp, and is now very excited to start her teaching career as a vocal instructor at School of Rock!
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    • Meet Connor Sample
      Drum Instructor
      Connor Sample is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance at ASU. He fell in love with playing the drums at the age of seven, and has been surrounded with music ever si...
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      Connor Sample is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance at ASU.
      He fell in love with playing the drums at the age of seven, and has been surrounded with music
      ever since. He is a well-rounded drummer who has professional experience in jazz, Latin, funk,
      and rock. In his professional career he has played in a wide variety of local rock bands and jazz
      groups such as C3trio, Jerusafunk, In2ition, and Rum Ham Trio. With his students, he aims to
      give them the tools to succeed in finding their expressive voice as a drum set player in any
      setting.
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    • Meet David Sanders
      Guitar Instructor
      Dave has been playing/teaching guitar for over 15 years, but still considers himself always in the pursuit of knowledge. He always has a guitar in his hand when he is at home and can play just abou...
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      Dave has been playing/teaching guitar for over 15 years, but still considers himself always in the pursuit of knowledge. He always has a guitar in his hand when he is at home and can play just about anything you throw at him. He is best at 80's rock and metal, and considers himself a Paul Gilbert fanatic. He studied music theory at Cal State Northridge under some of the most theory proficient musicians in the world. He can terrify you with his speed, but considers it useless without demonstrating emotion and feeling. Great for beginning lessons all the way through advanced.
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    • Meet Scott Conti
      Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      SCOTT CONTI, born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Old Bridge NJ came from an artistically gifted family. He picked up guitar playing in the 9th grade and began composing by the 12th gr...
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      SCOTT CONTI, born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the suburbs of Old Bridge NJ came from an artistically gifted family. He picked up guitar playing in the 9th grade and began composing by the 12th grade. During his time in High School, CONTI'S musical compositions even appeared in short films by students from Rutgers University (Manson Gross School of the Arts), after which he began playing in local clubs and coffee houses. CONTI attributes the very unique and original playing of Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, along with guitar God Jimi Hendrix as influences to his love of playing the electric guitar. Working in numerous cover bands seasoned his talents and opened doors to recording with other musicians. He also expanded to producing others, further broadening his musical horizons. CONTI'S most substantial contribution to date was his creative project called TRIBAL SOUL. This band was formed from his vision to blend a unique musical style with the backbone of classic rock and spirituality. Sending out positive energy became the goal, with relatable, soul opening lyrics, that touched lives with the universal language of music. Creating a following and playing all around the world, TRIBAL SOUL also chart topped on Indicore, an independent artist web site with two of their songs off of their 2007 release PEACE, LOVE...REALIZATION. This debut album was released through independent label Opera House Music Company and was engineered by Randy Emata, who has worked with artists such as Santana, Chaka Khan, Blues Traveler and Ludacris. Grammy nominated Stephen Marsh of Threshold Studios did the mastering for the CD, from which songs were also played in movie theaters nationwide by Movietunes. Tribal Soul, on a continued path to follow up their first CD, released CHANGES COMETH, in 2008. Once again engineered by Randy Emata, this album is filled with melody driven hard rock. From the beautifully expressive love song 'Mystery', to a perfect mix of contemporary RB and rock in 'They Say', this album stands up to any test against mainstream rock. Yet the infusion of powerful guitar solos in each piece, grab your attention and take you back in time. CONTI'S writing shows real thought and talent which shines throughout the album. Now embarking on a solo career, SCOTT CONTI taps into the essence of other guitarists like Andy Timmons, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, while pushing forward his own stylized sounds. Having written 11 riveting guitar instrumentals, which were released on the CD T R A N S C E N D E N C E January 2009, everyone can now tap into his poetry in sound. CONTI'S guitar work emanates amazing purity and soul. From the sexy blues chord progressions of CROWN OF BLUES to the driving riff of STATIC FREE, each song takes on a character of its own. I M A G I N E September 2012, CONTI a guitar virtuoso and genius of instrumental composition, explores deeper waters with a haunting yet richly entailed work of stripped-down blues-rock and improvisational jazz. This record, entitled Imagine, puts the guitar wizard into a streaming new light of musical impression, as his efforts point toward a sincere evolutionary progression in composition and arrangement. Imagine was also the pick of the week on VH1 That Metal Show in 2014. Scott Conti other attribute are as follows. Teaches guitar, piano is a Producer as well as a Music Engineer. Has study recording with Shelly Yakus and Randy Emata.
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    • Meet Raymond Medeiros
      Guitar Instructor-Show Director
      Raymond has been playing guitar for over 25 years. He hails from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area where he started his career as a guitar student of legendary thrash metal guitarist Alex Skolnick...
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      Raymond has been playing guitar for over 25 years. He hails from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area where he started his career as a guitar student of legendary thrash metal guitarist Alex Skolnick from the band Testament. Beginning in the 1990s, He had the great opportunity to play in many diverse bands throughout the years that ranged from blues,rockroll, alternative,punk,metal, rockabilly and country.Raymond had the good fortune to share the stage and tour with such notable national artists such as Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Nazareth, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Reverend Horton Heat, Koffin Kats, Clutch, Testament as well as members from Slayer, Faith No More and Tesla along with many others. In the mid 2000s, he was very fortunate to be in an outfit that was under the same management team behind Bay Area alternative legends Primus. It was under their tutelage that he learned so much about the world of rockroll. Not just the musical side but, the business side as well. This included touring, merchandising, building a fan base and a slew of other great bits of information that he continues to teach to this day. The guitar is a passion of his and he prides himself in continued learning. Whether it be jazz, psychobilly, country mixed with punk, or good old fashioned 50srockroll, there is always something new to learn and pass on to new generations of music lovers. 'I am thankful that School of Rock provides a fun and safe environment for future rockers to hone their skills and grateful for the opportunity to share all of my experience and knowledge in that same environment-Raymond
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    • Meet Kelly Smith
      Drum Instructor
      Kelly has been playing drums for more than 37 years. (1976 2014) Playing professionally since 1983 and globally since 1986. Took lessons at Creative Drum Shop in Scottsdale with Dan Tomlinson in ea...
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      Kelly has been playing drums for more than 37 years. (1976 2014) Playing professionally since 1983 and globally since 1986. Took lessons at Creative Drum Shop in Scottsdale with Dan Tomlinson in early stages of playing and on and off throughout career privately. As the drummer in Flotsam and Jetsam, Kelly has had the opportunity to perform record on 8 releases with Flotsam and Jetsam, 5 MTV Videos and play on many worldwide tours supporting various international artists in the heavy metal scene. List of Releases: 1986 Doomsday for the Deceiver Metal Blade Records 1988 No Place for Disgrace Elektra Records 1990 When the Storm Comes Down MCA 1992 Cuatro MCA 1994 Drift MCS 1996 High Metal Blade Records 2012-13 Ugly Noise - Metal Blade Records 2014 No Place for Disgrace 2014 Metal Blade Records Singles/EPs Flotzilla (1987) Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (1988) Suffer The Masses (1990) The Master Sleeps (1990) Selections from CUATRO (1992) Never To Reveal (1992) Swatting At Flies (1992) Wading Through The Darkness (1992) Cradle Me Now (1992) Smoked Out (1995) Blindside (1995) Destructive Signs (1995) Recent touring history: 2014 29 shows in Europe supporting Sepultura 2014 8 festivals across Europe 2014 4 headlining shows in Europe 2013 Toured 19 shows supporting Testament in US 2013 Warriors of Metal Festival Ohio 2013 70000 Tons of Metal Festival
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    • Meet Taylor Sackson
      Vocal Instructor
      Taylor has taught vocal lessons for over four years, and LOVES what she does! Taylor has won multiple performing arts award such as a National Youth Arts award for a lead female role in a play, and...
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      Taylor has taught vocal lessons for over four years, and LOVES what she does! Taylor has won multiple performing arts award such as a National Youth Arts award for a lead female role in a play, and Most Outstanding Performing Arts Student Award for 2015 at Red Mountain High School. Her indie band, Vintage Wednesday, is her pride and joy and performing with them is her favorite thing to do. Vintage Wednesday has made it to the finals of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding competition and has also opened up for artists like Grand Funk Railroad and many others! She also has a major obsession with Stevie Nicks, and listens to her record player daily. Taylor Sackson only wants to bring light to people's lives through music, and she wants everyone to have an amazing musical experience daily.
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    • Meet Katie Grenert
      Vocal and Keyboard Instructor-Rock 101 Director
      Katie started with piano lessons at age 5 as part of her home school curriculum. She was a natural at the keyboard and performed solo at recitals for a couple of years beginning at age 6. Then Kati...
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      Katie started with piano lessons at age 5 as part of her home school curriculum. She was a natural at the keyboard and performed solo at recitals for a couple of years beginning at age 6. Then Katie lost interest in playing music, for a time.

      A few years later, when her brother decided to teach himself guitar, Katie got interested again in music and her parents bought a digital piano for her at age 11.

      Katie’s brother Robert formed his Scottsdale AZ based band No Longer Together in 2007 with Robert singing lead vocal. The band’s original bassist was a girl, and seeing her play inspired Katie to teach herself how to play the bass. Katie joined her brother’s band on bass in 2008 and quickly showed her voice demanded attention. She became lead singer, and the siblings are now known for their vocal harmonies and energetic live shows. At any given show Katie plays bass, electric or acoustic guitar, and piano.

      As a songwriter, musician, and singer, Katie has performed over 250 live electric and acoustic shows at large Phoenix area venues such as the Comerica Theatre, Chase Field, US Airways Center, Hard Rock Café, Marquee Theater, and many other clubs and venues in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Indiana.

      Katie’s band No Longer Together were the winners of Alice Cooper's 2008 "Proof is in the Pudding" musical talent search contest, and have opened 2 shows for Alice Cooper and many other artists, including Cooper's annual "Christmas Pudding" show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix in December 2008.

      With her band, Katie has recorded 3 EP’s of original music, released in 2009, 2012, and 2013. No Longer Together continues to perform throughout the Phoenix area, and Katie and Robert frequently perform duo acoustic at many local venues.

      Katie’s formal music training comes from 3 semesters of Music Theory and Aural Perception classes at Scottsdale Community College. Katie took 5 years of piano lessons, and has also had over 5 years of vocal lessons using the Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing method.
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    • Meet Christian Rich
      Drum Instructor-Show Director
      Christian began playing music at age 9 when his father introduced him to guitar. For years he focused on the stringed instrument until he discovered his love for drums at 13 years of age. He played...
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      Christian began playing music at age 9 when his father introduced him to guitar. For years he focused on the stringed instrument until he discovered his love for drums at 13 years of age. He played drums for his middle school house band covering songs by Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. In high school, he was the main drummer for the choir's many performances and other showcases. through this choir he meant fellow musicians that have allowed him to play punk shows all around Arizona and California before he even turned 18. His current band Clementine had just played a local stage a warped tour last year and is currently playing shows around the valley.

      Although Christian is a drum instructor, he loves to play any instrument he can get his hands on, and despite the fact he loves all music, his favorite genre is punk. He is inspired by bands Including Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, Rx Bandits, Streetlight Manifesto, Pink Floyd, Snarky Puppy, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
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    • Meet Jason Stieler
      Drum Instructor
      Jason grew up falling asleep listening to his dad's band practice. At 14 he started playing the drums himself, and fell in love with rhythm! Once out of high school, he started taking music more se...
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      Jason grew up falling asleep listening to his dad's band practice. At 14 he started playing the drums himself, and fell in love with rhythm! Once out of high school, he started taking music more seriously and dedicated a lot of time towards practice, and remains primarily self taught. He enjoys playing many different styles of music, and has been in bands such as "Girl Scout Hand Grenade", "I Vs. Me", and "Color Of Numbers". Although currently in between projects, Jason still fills in and plays out with different acts frequently, and also does occasional studio session work for various artists in the valley at Parametric Studios.
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    • Meet Alysia Rojas
      Keyboard and Violin Instructor
      Alysia has been a performer all her life. She started dancing when she was 4 and began piano lessons at 5. Violin made its entrance a couple of years later. She has a little over 20 years of perfor...
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      Alysia has been a performer all her life. She started dancing when she was 4 and began piano lessons at 5. Violin made its entrance a couple of years later. She has a little over 20 years of performance experience and has been teaching music for 8 years. Her classical training intensified at the Detroit School for Performing Arts where she performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra until she went to college. She then started teaching private lessons and realized, "Hey! This is awesome!". She taught all four years while getting her bachelor's degree and then moved to Las Vegas to get more smarts and teach more kids! Alysia now lives in Arizona where she's a student at Arizona Summit Law School and rocks out with her band playing the keys and the violin. All she needs now are more musical minds to be molded!
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    • Meet Andre Hall-Rodrigez
      Keyboard and Vocal Instructor
      Music has always been a big part of Andre’s life. In high school he became deeply involved with the choir program; participating in every choir possible, and receiving the award for best singer a...
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      Music has always been a big part of Andre’s life. In high school he became deeply involved with the choir program; participating in every choir possible, and receiving the award for best singer amongst the advanced choir his senior year. Junior year of high school Andre’s focus began to shift towards the piano as he began taking private jazz piano lessons, and participating in the SCC jazz combo program. During his freshman year at ASU, Andre auditioned for a jazz combo, and ended up receiving private lessons from Mike Kocour, the ASU jazz piano professor, despite not majoring in music. In addition to his somewhat classical training Andre also has experience playing in rock bands, and even won second place in battle of the bands his senior year of high school with the group Five.
      Music is an integral part of Andre’s life. He draws inspiration from groups like Jimmy Smith, Sublime, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Cory Henry, The Beatles, Ahmad Jamal, Ella Fitzgerald, Keith Jarrett, and many more.
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    • Meet TJ Friga
      Guitar Instructor-Show Director
      "TJ Friga has been performing and studying guitar. bass, and singing around the valley for nearly a decade. Set to graduate ASU in December 2015, you can currently find him playing in the Tempe ban...
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      "TJ Friga has been performing and studying guitar. bass, and singing around the valley for nearly a decade. Set to graduate ASU in December 2015, you can currently find him playing in the Tempe bands Playboy Manbaby and Instructions. As members of these groups, TJ has been featured in national and local media ranging from Modern Guitar Magazine, CMJ Music Blog, and a string of regular appearances in the Phoenix New Times. He’s a current gear endorser of Mastery Bridges of Minneapolis and locally with Cellino’s Hand Wound Pickups. In teaching, TJ emphasizes songwriting skills, fundamental theory, and proper technique as the means to become a great and creative player. Outside of music, TJ is a die hard Phoenix Suns fanatic and pursuer of fine sushi and ramen."
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    • Meet Salah Moharram
      Guitar Instructor-Show Director
      Born in Mesa, Arizona, but raised in Cairo, Egypt, Salah picked up the guitar at 10 years old after listening to the greats such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and hasn't put it down since. Gro...
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      Born in Mesa, Arizona, but raised in Cairo, Egypt, Salah picked up the guitar at 10 years old after listening to the greats such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and hasn't put it down since. Growing up in the east gave him an ear for exotic melodies and dissonant chords that add a certain flavor to both lead and rhythm guitar sections. Since then he has played guitar and bass in a variety of bands with styles ranging from thrash and heavy metal to pop and jazz fusion. His personal heroes are Marty Friedman, Jake E. Lee, Chet Atkins, and Robby Krieger.
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News

    • Scottsdale Grand Opening invades Phoenix news!

      The MN School of Rock All Stars invaded NBC's EVB Live on Friday Aug. 24th. Click on the links for the footage!

    • Scottsdale School of Rock on FOX!

      The Scottsdale School of Rock and the All Stars rocked FOX 10 in the morning and the evening on Aug. 25th 2012 for the Grand Opening spectacular! Click on the links to watch the footage.

    • Scottsdale School of Rock on CBS!

      CBS channel 5 came by to show their support of the new Scottsdale School of Rock on Saturday August 25th at our grand opening.It was amazing! We had Scottsdale's IPic theaters there giving out stuf...
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      CBS channel 5 came by to show their support of the new Scottsdale School of Rock on Saturday August 25th at our grand opening.It was amazing! We had Scottsdale's IPic theaters there giving out stuff, free hot dogs from Short Leash hot gourmet hot dogs and the School of Rock All Stars rocked 3 sets of amazing material!Click on the link to see the coverage.Read less

    • My Day At Camp: School of Rock Raising Arizona Kids

      Check out this great article from Raising Arizona Kids! We are very grateful for the write up and it was a pleasure having Daniel Friedman at our school for the day!

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