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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
(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

    • September 26
      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Ahwatukee and Gilbert End of Season Shows!
      This event is at Cactus Jack's Live Music and Sports Grill (4747 E. Elliot Rd Phoenix, AZ 85044). Cactus Jacks Ahwatukee! Doors 11a.m. 12-1:30 Best of the 90's (Ahwatukee) 1:30-3:00 Led Zeppelin (G...
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      This event is at Cactus Jack's Live Music and Sports Grill (4747 E. Elliot Rd Phoenix, AZ 85044). Cactus Jacks Ahwatukee! Doors 11a.m. 12-1:30 Best of the 90's (Ahwatukee) 1:30-3:00 Led Zeppelin (Gilbert) 3-4:30 Black Sabbath (Ahwatukee)ALL AGES! $10
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    • September 27
      4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Scottsdale Pink Floyd the Wall and British Invasion End of Season Shows
      This event is at Bourbon Jack's Scottsdale (7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054). Bourbon Jacks in Scottsdale! All Ages! $10 http://bourbonjacksaz.com/ Doors: 11:30a.m. 12-1:30 Pink Floyd the Wa...
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      This event is at Bourbon Jack's Scottsdale (7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054). Bourbon Jacks in Scottsdale! All Ages! $10 http://bourbonjacksaz.com/ Doors: 11:30a.m. 12-1:30 Pink Floyd the Wall 1:30-3p.m. British Invasion
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    • October 3 - 4 2015
      School of Rock Adult Program Shows
      This event is at Casa Sunba (15 E. 6th Street Tempe, AZ 85281). You're never to old to rock! Our Adult Program will be rocking C.A.S.A. sun ba 21+ (Unless accompanied with a parent) $5 at the doo...
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      This event is at Casa Sunba (15 E. 6th Street Tempe, AZ 85281). You're never to old to rock! Our Adult Program will be rocking C.A.S.A. sun ba 21+ (Unless accompanied with a parent) $5 at the door Doors: 4:30p.m. 5p.m.-Ahwatukee Adult Program 6p.m.-Scottsdale Adult Program
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    • October 4
      4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Scottsdale Dave Grohl and Woodstock End of Season Shows
      This event is at Bourbon Jack's Scottsdale (7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054). Bourbon Jacks Scottsdale! All Ages $10 at the door http://bourbonjacksaz.com/ Doors: 11:30a.m. Dave Grohl Show 12...
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      This event is at Bourbon Jack's Scottsdale (7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054). Bourbon Jacks Scottsdale! All Ages $10 at the door http://bourbonjacksaz.com/ Doors: 11:30a.m. Dave Grohl Show 12-1:30p.m. Woodstock Tribute 1:30-3p.m.
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Staff

    • Megan Baskerville
      GENERAL MANAGER
      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 vo...
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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. She loves that she gets to help kids feel confident and grow as musicians and as people as well as to help build a positive musical community for young rockers. Megan spent two years as the General Manager of the St. Paul school of rock. She traded in snow for sunshine and opened the first Arizona School of Rock in Scottsdale in August of 2012. There are plans to open a total of five schools in the East Valley. She loves that she gets to help kids feel confident and grow as musicians and as people. mrousey@schoolofrock.com
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    • Kendall Davis
      Vocal Instructor
      Kendall Davis got her music education in Seattle at the Cornish School of Allied Arts where she studied opera and jazz. She sings in eight languages, including 'scat', and has 30 years of professio...
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      Kendall Davis got her music education in Seattle at the Cornish School of Allied Arts where she studied opera and jazz. She sings in eight languages, including 'scat', and has 30 years of professional singing experience. She drove her teachers nuts by singing rock, jazz, motown, and opera simultaneously! Her passion for singing whatever style of music she liked drove her to become a voice fatigue specialist, teaching working singers to avoid nodes and other serious vocal problems. Her students include Roger Fisher (of Heart, with whom she recorded and performed live in the early 90's), Bill and Melinda Gates (yes...THAT Bill Gates) and local Phoenix blues legend, Carvin Jones. She released an original album, "Quieting Arms", and won an Emerald City Grammy and a First Place United Way National Vocal Performance Award in New York City. She has 5 kids (two are singers) and helps her husband, Ron, run the Major League School of Baseball Camps for Children. She is having the time of her life singing with the Groove Merchants and The Hi-Fi's!
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    • Alexis Hernandez
      Guitar 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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    • Chad Martin
      Drum Instructor
      Chad started playing in high school, but his love affair with the drums began when he was 8 and saw his aunt's rock band play at a tiny hotel bar in Columbus, Georgia. Every Christmas and birthday ...
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      Chad started playing in high school, but his love affair with the drums began when he was 8 and saw his aunt's rock band play at a tiny hotel bar in Columbus, Georgia. Every Christmas and birthday after that had DRUM KIT at the top of the list. He is self taught, aside from about 6 months of rudimentary lessons. In 1992, after moving to Phoenix from Washington DC, Chad started touring the country with small punk bands. With Ramen soup for dinner and sleeping on someones floor as a staple, this continued through the 90's and into the 2000's. During that decade or so, he saw crowds grow bigger as he spent more and more time on the road. He eventually ended up on Virgin Records with the band Fivespeed. His last major trips were with the Vans Warped tour in 2002, alongside the likes of Bad Religion, Good Charlotte, and NOFX. He's played his drums in all 48 continental states, Mexico and Canada. He began teaching drums in 2009 and has loved seeing kids fall in love with music as he did. At 41 years old, and with three kids and a wife at home, Chad is living proof that you can still rock, even when you're an old guy!!
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    • Siggi
      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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    • Matthew Higuera
      Guitar Instructor
      Matt began playing the guitar in 1987 at the age of eight. In 1991, he started taking lessons from Tim Roth at Brengles Music. By the time Matt was in high school, his proficiency with the instrume...
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      Matt began playing the guitar in 1987 at the age of eight. In 1991, he started taking lessons from Tim Roth at Brengles Music. By the time Matt was in high school, his proficiency with the instrument far exceeded his peers. Also during this time, Matt and a few of his friends stared a rock band called Road Side Flare. The band played several local rock shows including a Battle of the Bands at the Mesa Amphitheater. Upon graduating high school, Matt set out on a career as a musician working in the local blues and rock scene working with Blues master Paris James. This is where Matt cut his teeth learning from musicians who were considerably older and more knowledgeable not only at their respective instruments but also in arranging and overall stage presence. After reacquainting with a fellow musician from high school, Matt had the opportunity to intern and work at Audio Confusion Creative Recording Space. Here is where Matt's skills as a studio musician, arranger, and engineer came into focus. In 2007, Matt acquired a position as music instruction and band director with Linton Milano Music. This is where Matt has taken his passion and experience as a gigging musician and began a fruitful and rewarding career. This work experience has allowed Matt to develop, hone, and refine his skills as an educator and musician.
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    • Tyler Mount
      Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Drum Instructor
      Tyler Mount is currently a student at Mesa Community College where he aims to expand his knowledge and foundation in music. He began with piano lessons at the age of 6, and then picked up the guita...
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      Tyler Mount is currently a student at Mesa Community College where he aims to expand his knowledge and foundation in music. He began with piano lessons at the age of 6, and then picked up the guitar at age 11. Since then, he has composed and performed on stage with a variety of bands in genres ranging from rock and metal to country and western. Throughout all four years of high school, Tyler played guitar in the school jazz band where he strengthened his abilities in music theory, sight reading, and improvisation. At this point he also began giving private guitar lessons. Now proficient in nearly any style of music, he continues his journey to inundate and enrich the music community with valuable performances, compositions, inventions, and education. Tyler has played in many bands such as: Help Wanted (Jazz Sextet), Ty One On (Country/Rock) and Your Other Alter Ego (Technical Hard Rock Band).
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    • Katie Grenert
      Vocal and Keyboard Instructor
      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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    • Michelle Worley
      Studio Coordinator
      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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    • Christian Rich
      Drum Instructor
      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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    • Kellyn Belveal
      Vocal and Keyboard Instructor
      Music has been in Kellyn's life since the day she was born. Being raised in an artistic household, she was thrown into piano lessons at the young age of 5, along with dance classes during the same ...
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      Music has been in Kellyn's life since the day she was born. Being raised in an artistic household, she was thrown into piano lessons at the young age of 5, along with dance classes during the same time. From there, she grew up playing piano and dancing well into her middle school years. Around this age is when Kellyn started studying voice, in school choirs and private lessons. Although she quit dancing, she kept the 'beat alive' with her music, competing in state choir competitions, private ensemble competitions, and school productions where she got state recognition. Along with that, she had been playing and performing piano for all audiences, her first gig being at the age of 12. This included dinners, choir shows, accompanying, fair shows, intermissions, theater productions, jazz ensembles productions, and the list goes on. Kellyn is a performer at heart, and loves to share her joy of music with any kind of audience. She currently holds an AA degree in Music Theory, and had continued her music education taking courses at ASU, studying music therapy for a year. After taking a year's worth of music courses there, she has decided to finish her schooling by working towards a business degree from University of Phoenix. With this, she hopes to enter the music business field someday, aspiring to touch people's lives with the joy of music. She believes music can touch anyone's life, and can't wait to help students on their journey to understanding and loving it!
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    • Adon Fanion
      Guitar, Vocal, Keyboard, Bass Instructor
      Adōn became interested in music at the age of ten, having learned to play banjo, guitar, and other instruments around the house. In his 5 th grade talent show, he put on his first musical ...
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      Adōn became interested in music at the age of ten, having learned to play banjo, guitar, and other instruments around the house. In his 5 th grade talent show, he put on his first musical performance with multiple instruments. He continued to further his skills on every instrument he found and quickly picked up the piano, bass, and voice. After learning musical theory on the guitar from his father and various instructors, Adōn took up musical theory for the piano and performed in a nationally recognized jazz band at various locations throughout Washington and Idaho. From there he honed his skills within numerous rock bands, metal bands, and ultimately joined progressive-metal group Ghost Ship Octavius as vocalist/guitarist. Today Adōn is both a full-time member of the music scene and an instructor of multiple instruments.
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    • 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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    • Scott Stewart
      Guitar, Keyboard Instructor
      Scott fell in love with music at a very young age. His parents enrolled him in piano lessons when he was 8 years old, but he soon discovered that punk rock and loud noises were more his thing. He t...
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      Scott fell in love with music at a very young age. His parents enrolled him in piano lessons when he was 8 years old, but he soon discovered that punk rock and loud noises were more his thing. He taught himself how to play the guitar, and shortly after started writing his own songs. After starting and stopping many bands, he founded a band called The Muddy Moneys right here in Phoenix, and had an amazing time performing with them for a couple of years. Soon after their break up, he got an offer to join up with Red Bull Records artist Itch from the UK. With this group, Scott got the opportunity to live and play internationally, performing at Reading and Leeds festival in England, as well as several UK tours playing in Scotland and Wales as well. They also completed two continental US tours, including 2013's Vans Warped Tour. Now back in the United States, married, and a baby boy on the way, Scott is excited by the opportunity to teach kids to do what he loves most.
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    • Alysia Rojas
      Keyboard, 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 teachingprivate 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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    • Perry Senn
      Drum Instructor
      An accomplished and talented Drummer, Percussionist, Musician and Drum Teacher for more than 20 years. He’s drummed with Rock legends Chuck Berry, Alex Ligertwood and other renowned Jazz, and Blu...
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      An accomplished and talented Drummer, Percussionist, Musician and Drum Teacher for more than 20 years. He’s drummed with Rock legends Chuck Berry, Alex Ligertwood and other renowned Jazz, and Blues artists including Jack Sheldon, and David Garfield, and Arthur Adams. Drumming with some of his musical heroes. Recording on drums/percussion covering Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, Blues and Hip-Hop.
      Also, an experienced and outstanding music teacher (20+years) teaching lessons in schools, music stores, camps, and privately for about two decades- .
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      • Classical Percussion Studies-University of Wisconsin
      • Bachelor of Music and Jazz-William Paterson College
      • Drum Instruction
      • Beginning Piano

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.
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    • 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