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About School of Rock Seekonk

Welcome to School of Rock Seekonk, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Seekonk’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Seekonk 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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk
1295 Fall River AvenueSeekonk, MA 02771
(508) 557-0213

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

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

  • School of Rock Seekonk’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows 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 with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Seekonk’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Seekonk, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Seekonk, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Seekonk works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Seekonk’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Seekonk’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 Seekonk’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 Seekonk's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. ...
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School of Rock Seekonk'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 Seekonk'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

  • October 24 - 25 2015
    SOR: Seekonk Halloween Party
    This event is at Academica (627 S Main St Fall River, MA 2721).

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Staff

    • PHIL
      Owner
      A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. His passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island ...
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      A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. His passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island area. He is the definition of the word musician as he rocks at not one but several instruments; guitar, bass, and drums. Phil has played with a lot of the areas hottest bands including Pappy Chulo as the opening act for none other than Incubus. He currently plays guitar for one of the scenes coolest big band acts, Bad Larry.
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    • SHAWN GARRITY
      Owner/General Manager/Music Director
      Shawn's musical journey began at age eleven when his Dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At fifteen, he joined a band, began writing music, a...
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      Shawn's musical journey began at age eleven when his Dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At fifteen, he joined a band, began writing music, and playing original and cover songs at clubs and venues throughout New England. He studied jazz and classical music at Western Connecticut State University and earned a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. After college Shawn formed several bands which eventually resulted in the formation of his current band, VulGarrity. The band has completed three nationwide tours, signed an artist development deal with MySpace Records, obtained endorsement deals from DigiTech, Hercules Stands and WB Gear, won first place in 90.7 WXIN's 2010 Rock Hunt, and wonfirst place in 95.5 WBRU's 2011 Rock Hunt. Shawn has shared the stage with The Misfits, King's X, Sleeper Agent, Days of the New, The Joy Formidable, Mike Doughty, Sponge, Psychostick, The Prodigals and Ra. Shawn continues to record music and tour with his sister and VulGarrity bandmate Tracy. With the use of loop pedals, the two play guitar, bass, drums and keys simultaneously while singing, often switching instruments during their shows, creating a unique live music experience. While Shawn enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music, he is most inspired by all things rock. Favorite artists include Rush, Led Zeppelin, Faith No More, Alice in Chains and Prince.
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    • ERIC WILLIAMS
      Assistant General Manager & Drum Instructor
      Eric specializes in the technical side of music and drumming. Coordination, advanced double foot patterns and explosive speed in the overall execution of several genres. Being active in the studio ...
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      Eric specializes in the technical side of music and drumming. Coordination, advanced double foot patterns and explosive speed in the overall execution of several genres. Being active in the studio and with national performances his students gain first hand knowledge of the constant evolution in the industry. Eric is also armed with the inside knowledge of what the School of Rock is all about, once a student of the School of Rock in Boston and member of the All-Stars touring nationally. If you're looking for someone with a unique perspective and approach you want your kid to sit in with Eric one on one.
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    • Scott Roddick
      Guitar, Bass, Piano Instructor
      Scott started playing music at the age of ten. He studied jazz and classical music at Rhode Island college, and holds a bachelors degree in music composition. Scott has played in several groups thr...
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      Scott started playing music at the age of ten. He studied jazz and classical music at Rhode Island college, and holds a bachelors degree in music composition. Scott has played in several groups throughout New England. Currently he plays with Hungry Freaks, interplay, and Take it to the bridge. He has toured nationally and recorded on three studio albums with Gavin Castleton. Some of his musical influences are, mr. Bungle, st. Vincent, tv on the radio, and primus
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    • ASHLEY VICTORIA
      Vocal Instructor
      Ashley is a top vocalist in the New England area with an education from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She performs all over New England sharing the stage with national acts such as Chris ...
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      Ashley is a top vocalist in the New England area with an education from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She performs all over New England sharing the stage with national acts such as Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Ginuwine. A pure professional in the industry with a wealth of knowledge on how to be successful in the music business. She's currently a member of The Back Beat Band and also performs with the band Reasons.
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    • KEVIN WILLIAMS
      Guitar and Bass Instuctor
      Kevin is the guitar slinging vocalist and front man of the blues influenced pop-rock power trio The Invisible Orphans featuring nimble fingered bassist Ron Pacheco Jr. and human groove machine Adam...
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      Kevin is the guitar slinging vocalist and front man of the blues influenced pop-rock power trio The Invisible Orphans featuring nimble fingered bassist Ron Pacheco Jr. and human groove machine Adam Chamberlain behind the drum kit. Their live performances are consistently tight, energetic, and memorable and feature Williams' originals as well as unique renditions of other artists' material. Formed in 2009, The Invisible Orphans quickly established a reputation as one of the most fascinating live acts in Providence, RI and the surrounding area. For lack of a better term, Kevin Williams is a triple threat. A brilliant and soulful guitarist often blurring the lines between jazz, blues, and rock; a sensible and talented songwriter; and a gifted, emotionally charged vocalist. His debut album "Hollywood Endings" is a composite of all these aspects of his musicianship and formed the basis for the earliest performances by The Invisible Orphans. Kevin is currently hard at work on a follow-up to "Hollywood Endings" slated to feature the now-live favorites "I Love You (But You're Crazy)" and "Lonely Now" in addition to a cover of the classic folk song "Satisfied Mind."
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    • Mike Ashley
      Drum Instructor
      Michael Ashley is a drummer with a B.A. in Music from UMass Dartmouth. As a performer, he has appeared with an eclectic array of artists covering a broad range of musical styles, and he has toured ...
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      Michael Ashley is a drummer with a B.A. in Music from UMass Dartmouth. As a performer, he has appeared with an eclectic array of artists covering a broad range of musical styles, and he has toured and studied at both the local and international levels. He is currently a freelance jazz drummer in the New Bedford area, performing and recording with various ensembles. In addition to his performance background, Michael is passionate about music education. He teaches private lessons in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, meeting with over 20 students each week, and he has hosted performance training courses for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels.
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    • John Vaughan
      Bass Instructor
      John is one of the top bass players in New England. By way of Jacksonville, FL he is an accomplished artist having worked for Sony and Dreamworks and a well known producer in the Southern New Engla...
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      John is one of the top bass players in New England. By way of Jacksonville, FL he is an accomplished artist having worked for Sony and Dreamworks and a well known producer in the Southern New England area. John has played with such artists as Smokey Robinson, Johnny Gill, Jeffrey Osborn, and Parliament to just name a few.
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA