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About School of Rock Seattle

Welcome to School of Rock Seattle, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Seattle that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2008, School of Rock Seattle is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Seattle equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Seattle and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Seattle
106 N 85th St.Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 417-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Programs

  • At School of Rock Seattle, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Seattle students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Seattle’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Seattle is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Seattle, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Seattle students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Seattle’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • 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 Seattle’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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, 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 Seattle’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 Seattle’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our (geomodifer) Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Seattle’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • At School of Rock Seattle, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Seattle enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Seattle’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

At School of Rock Seattle, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Seattle students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by fa...
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At School of Rock Seattle, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Seattle students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Seattle’s Performance Program can expect:

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

    • Kris K
      Area Director
      Kris Kierulff, aka Kris K aka Kris Kobra, grew up on the mean streets of Redmond, WA. He began his career in the music industry as a concert promoter and radio DJ at Western Washington University, ...
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      Kris Kierulff, aka Kris K aka Kris Kobra, grew up on the mean streets of Redmond, WA. He began his career in the music industry as a concert promoter and radio DJ at Western Washington University, all the while having a desire to one day work with youth, Kris designed a degree at Fairhaven College in Youth Empowerment through Artistic Expression. Kris has worked for One Reel and Bumbershoot, been a tour manager, booking agent, production manager, and talent buyer. Basically, if it has to do with live music, he's been there, done that and traveled across the United States and Europe with bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Eels, and Architecture in Helsinki. In 2008 he was offered his dream job at the School of Rock and has been steering the Seattle ship ever since.
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    • Zeke Trosper
      Music Director
      Zeke hails from a musical family in Alaska and has 20 + years of experience in the industry. Performing, session work and even building tube guitar amplifiers, Zeke knows all and shares his unique ...
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      Zeke hails from a musical family in Alaska and has 20 + years of experience in the industry. Performing, session work and even building tube guitar amplifiers, Zeke knows all and shares his unique experiences with the kids. When in doubt, just ask Zeke.
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    • Lori Baron
      Instructor
      Lori grew up in a musical family. Her father is a blues and Rockabilly musician and her mother worked for Columbia Records in the 1970's. She took an interest in music at a very young age and start...
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      Lori grew up in a musical family. Her father is a blues and Rockabilly musician and her mother worked for Columbia Records in the 1970's. She took an interest in music at a very young age and started learning guitar as she learned to tie her shoes. Since age 15, Lori has played guitar and bass in touring bands. She currently plays lead guitar for the raucous indie band Sigourney Reverb.
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    • Tyler Sturgill
      Instructor
      Tyler is a graduate of Musician's Institue in Los Angeles and is currently garnering incredible attention touring and recording with his band Phalgeron .
    • Aaron Samuels
      Instructor
      Aaron Samuels is an award winning Seattle musician/composer who has performed and toured nationally as a vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist for over two decades. His sound design and composition ...
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      Aaron Samuels is an award winning Seattle musician/composer who has performed and toured nationally as a vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist for over two decades. His sound design and composition have been heard in theatrical productions including Baggage Claim and Anansi the Dancing Spider, and have been licensed for a cable access program in Chicago as well as for product promotion in Seattle. He wrote, performed, recorded, and produced the album Fake It Till You Make It (2004 Rich Weirdo Records) and is currently performing locally with his band Dromenon .
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    • Woody Adler
      Guitar Instructor
      Woody is a graduate of the School of Rock Sandy where he was a 2-time AllStar. Recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music, Woody is one tasty guitar player with all of the theory to back it ...
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      Woody is a graduate of the School of Rock Sandy where he was a 2-time AllStar. Recent graduate from the Berklee College of Music, Woody is one tasty guitar player with all of the theory to back it up. We're very lucky to have him at both the Seattle and Bellevue schools.
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News

    • I wanna be on the cover of City Arts!

      City Arts has done an increbile article about the Seattle School of Rock and our connections in the youth music movement! Check out all they have to say and watch our special grunge performance at ...
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      City Arts has done an increbile article about the Seattle School of Rock and our connections in the youth music movement! Check out all they have to say and watch our special grunge performance at City Arts Fest October 20! Click here to read!
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    • Get A Tour of School of Rock Seattle!

      KomoNews.com goes inside School of Rock Seattle! Watch the video now .

Testimonials

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