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About School of Rock Short Pump

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Short Pump. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.

At School of Rock Short Pump, learning music in a lesson room is just the beginning. We get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Short Pump’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping your kids succeed in music and beyond. Visit School of Rock Short Pump today to learn more about our creative community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Short Pump
4300 Pouncey Tract RoadSuite GGlen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 212-3900

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Short Pump'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 Short Pump'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 Short Pump’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 Short Pump, 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 Short Pump’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 Short Pump’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 Short Pump’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!

  • School of Rock Short Pump 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 Short Pump, 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 Short Pump’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 Short Pump’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Short Pump.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

  • School of Rock Short Pump’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 Short Pump 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 Short Pump’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 Short Pump'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 Short Pump'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 Short Pump'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

    • April 29
      6:00 PM
      Showcase & Silent Auction
      Fundraiser, Concert
      School of Rock HOUSE BAND RVA is inviting young artists around the RVA to join them on stage. Come out and see some amazing young talent, bid on fun prizes and help our kids Summer Tour 2017! Tic...
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      School of Rock HOUSE BAND RVA is inviting young artists around the RVA to join them on stage. Come out and see some amazing young talent, bid on fun prizes and help our kids Summer Tour 2017!
      Tickets $10 in advanced, $15 at door. All ages show!
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    • April 30
      5:00 PM
      Halligan's Bar Fundraiser for Nester Family
      Fundraiser, Live Music
      Join our HOUSE BAND RVA help a local family in need. We will be playing stripped down rock and roll sets. Lots of good food, friends and family.
    • May 13
      3:00 PM
      ROCK 101 & ROCK 201 End of Season Show
      Live Music, Concert
      Our youngest rockers will be taking the stage at the Richmond Music Hall @ Capital Ale House Downtown. Don't let their young age fool you, these kids can ROCK> Bring the family, enjoy some great...
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      Our youngest rockers will be taking the stage at the Richmond Music Hall @ Capital Ale House Downtown. Don't let their young age fool you, these kids can ROCK>
      Bring the family, enjoy some great food and great music.
      Tickets $10.
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    • May 13
      6:00 PM
      Grad School Presents: MTV --The Early Years
      Live music, Concert
      Ever wish that there was a School of Rock when you were a kid? Well, our Adults get the same amazing experience as our kids. Come support our "Never too old to rock" cast as they show off their sk...
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      Ever wish that there was a School of Rock when you were a kid? Well, our Adults get the same amazing experience as our kids. Come support our "Never too old to rock" cast as they show off their skills on the stage at Richmond Music Hall @ Capital Ale House!
      Tickets $10.
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    • May 19
      7:30 PM
      Arena Rock End of Season Show
      Live Music, concert
      Our Arena Rock cast will be showing their skills with songs that rocked Arenas throughout the world. Be ready to sing along and do some head banging. All ages show at Richmond Music Hall @ Capital...
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      Our Arena Rock cast will be showing their skills with songs that rocked Arenas throughout the world. Be ready to sing along and do some head banging. All ages show at Richmond Music Hall @ Capital Ale House Downtown, Tickets $10
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    • May 20
      4:00 PM
      Modern Rock End of Season Show
      Live Music, concert
      Our Modern Rock cast will be paying tribute to some of the top bands of the Modern Rock genre. Twenty One Pilots, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, Paramore...just to name a few. Tickets are $10. Show ...
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      Our Modern Rock cast will be paying tribute to some of the top bands of the Modern Rock genre. Twenty One Pilots, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, Paramore...just to name a few.
      Tickets are $10. Show is at Richmond Music Hall @ Capital Ale House Downtown.
      All ages show
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    • May 21
      11:30 AM
      Color Me Rock End of Season Show
      Live Music, Concert
      Our Color Me Rock cast has been working hard all season to bring songs from Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, James Brown and songs with colors like Orange Crush and Whit...
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      Our Color Me Rock cast has been working hard all season to bring songs from Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, James Brown and songs with colors like Orange Crush and White Rabbit.
      Show is at the Richmond Music Hall @Capital Ale House Downtown and is all ages.
      Tickets $10
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    • May 25
      6:30 PM
      Showcase & Tour Fundraiser
      Live Music
      Come help us go on Tour this summer. We are taking the stage with other local talent at Another Round Bar & Grill. Tickets are $5 and a portion of proceeds will go to SOR>
    • June 4
      12:00 PM
      Showcase & Fundraiser
      Live Music
      Music and Brunch on a Sunday afternoon! Come see area talent and our own HOUSE BAND RVA as we take the stage at The Camel. Tickets $5. All ages show!
    • June 19 - 23 2017
      Rock N Roll Summer Camp
      Music Camp
      This five day camp will get kids up and rocking. Our performance based approach will keep our campers engaged with a set list of song to learn and perform. From beginner to advanced we can get th...
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      This five day camp will get kids up and rocking. Our performance based approach will keep our campers engaged with a set list of song to learn and perform. From beginner to advanced we can get them show ready. Ages 12-18Read less
    • June 23
      7:30 PM
      Showcase & Tour Fundraiser
      Live Music
      Another Round Bar & Grill will be rocking out to some amazing young talent. Our HOUSE BAND RVA will be sharing the stage to raise money and highlight local talent. Tickets $5 and portion of night...
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      Another Round Bar & Grill will be rocking out to some amazing young talent. Our HOUSE BAND RVA will be sharing the stage to raise money and highlight local talent.
      Tickets $5 and portion of nights receipts donated. This is an all ages event.
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    • July 10 - 14 2017
      ROOKIES CAMP
      Music Camp
      This 1/2 day camp will take our youngest rockers on a music journey through games and playing songs! Each camper will be able to try each instrument and work together to pull off a "Concert" at th...
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      This 1/2 day camp will take our youngest rockers on a music journey through games and playing songs! Each camper will be able to try each instrument and work together to pull off a "Concert" at the end of the week. Ages 6-7.
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    • July 17 - 21 2017
      ROCK 101 CAMP
      Music Camp
      This 5 day camp is for ages 8-12. Each day will be a musical journey to learn songs together. No experience necessary.

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Staff

    • Meet KC Hatton
      Show Director; Music Instructor- Guitar & Keys/Piano
      K.C Hatton is a guitarist with 20 years of performing experience. He began teaching in 2001 while studying jazz and classical guitar and jazz piano at Shenandoah University, where he majored in com...
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      K.C Hatton is a guitarist with 20 years of performing experience. He began teaching in 2001 while studying jazz and classical guitar and jazz piano at Shenandoah University, where he majored in commercial music. He has recorded and performed with various rock, jazz,fusion and musical theater groups, and has songwriting credits with ASCAP. His experience includes touring the United States, Canada, and Japan performing at events such as the Vans Warped Tour, punkspring and the South by Southwest festival
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    • Meet Timothy Bakker
      Piano/Vocal Instructor
      TIM BAKKER published his first song at the age of twelve, demonstrating to those around him that his promising career in the music industry was imminent. From the age of 10 he was tutored at a pres...
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      TIM BAKKER published his first song at the age of twelve, demonstrating to those around him that his promising career in the music industry was imminent. From the age of 10 he was tutored at a prestigious private music school in Cape Town, South Africa while continuing his formal education at a public school and winning numerous music awards along the way. His final year of high school saw the crumbling of the apartheid regime in South Africa, and for the first time in 40 years, South Africans were allowed into international competition. It was during a school music tour to Europe, where he represented South Africa at a youth music competition and beat the rest of the world to win first prize, where he realized that music is his passion and cemented Tim’s determination to make music his career.
      After completing his music degree and further post graduate studies, Tim worked for 10 years in South Africa in the music industry doing everything from playing in symphony orchestras to doing studio session work in all musical styles. After spending 7 months in Israel directing a music project and producing a LIVE album, he moved to the USA in 2005.

      In January 2014, Tim shifted direction in his career and moved into music education and commercial music. He started teaching at School of Rock and spends his time teaching keys, vocals, and directing season shows.

      His music has taken him to any places, including throughout Southern Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, Middle East, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

      He lives with his wife, Kate, in Richmond, Virginia.
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    • Meet Steven Christian
      Show Director, Music Instructor/ Guitar & Bass
      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band...
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      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band, and performed at venues such as Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, VA, and Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Throughout high school he played guitar with the schools Jazz Ensemble and indoor drumline. Steven went on to study classical guitar at Radford University, and plans on completing his degree in Music Business in December of 2015. Steven enjoys playing several musical styles including metal, alternative rock, pop-punk, jazz/fusion, progressive, classical and acoustic. He is fairly new to the School of Rock team, but is very excited to teach alongside such a talented group of musicians.
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    • Meet CHRISTOPHER J. ALICEA-SEMANATTE
      Show Director; Music Instructor/Bass, Drums,Guitar
      CJ got his start in music playing bass in middle school, but shifted his focus to drums when he started playing snare drum for Hermitage High School's drumline. After high school, he went on to ear...
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      CJ got his start in music playing bass in middle school, but shifted his focus to drums when he started playing snare drum for Hermitage High School's drumline. After high school, he went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from VCU in music performance: jazz studies with a focus on drum set. During college, CJ became a member of Virginia's Street Drum Corps: Blood Drums, which was awarded Percussive Ensemble of the Year in 2012 by DRUM magazine. Now, he works as an instructor/mentor at School of Rock teaching drums beginner piano, guitar, bass, and ukulele. He currently plays as an accompanist at the VCU School of Dance, and performs around town in a variety of styles of music including rock, jazz, funk, RB, hip hop, flamenco and salsa with several different groups.
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    • Meet Catherine Pelletier
      Instructor, Voice & Keys, Rock201& Rookies Director
      Catherine Pelletier has loved singing since a young age and has always been inspired by the power and beauty of music. Since she was crippling shy, she did not begin singing in front of others unti...
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      Catherine Pelletier has loved singing since a young age and has always been inspired by the power and beauty of music. Since she was crippling shy, she did not begin singing in front of others until the ripe age of twenty-one, when she dived headfirst into her life long dream of being a singer. She has not stopped since.
      Catherine is a naive of Hampton Roads, Virginia. She moved to Richmond in 2013 as a transfer student to Virginia Commonwealth University's music department, where she is a vocal performance major. Catherine is primarily a classical singer, but teaches a variety of musical genres.
      Catherine is not only a teacher, but a performer as well. She has performed in many concerts, recitals, opera scenes, operettas, musicals, and straight plays. Favorite past roles include: Maria from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," Princess Ida from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Princess Ida," and Nick Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
      Catherine also sings as a soloist and substitute soprano section leader at Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Bon Air, Richmond, and often performs as a soloist in the Second Sunday South of James concert series.
      Catherine has studied with voice teachers Dr. Kenneth Wood (Tenor), Anne O' Byrne (Soprano), Michelle Harman-Gulick (Soprano), and Ellen Fisher Petko (Soprano), vocal coach Melanie Kohn Day, and acting teacher Sandra Calderon-Dougherty.
      Catherine is an avid lover of the color green and lives in Richmond with her fiance, Alan, their son, Landon, and the family bunny, Ollie.
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    • Meet Billy Caldwell
      Show Director; Instructor Keys, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
      Instructor Billy Caldwell brings years of experience in the music business as a professional musician and singer. He has worked in diverse styles that include rock, soul, country, jazz, gospel and ...
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      Instructor Billy Caldwell brings years of experience in the music business as a professional musician and singer. He has worked in diverse styles that include rock, soul, country, jazz, gospel and show tunes. Billy is also one of School of Rock’s show directors and is pleased to be part of this season’s “Lennon Vs. McCartney" show. He instructs in bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals.
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    • Meet Andrew Rohlk
      Music Director, Guitar and Vocal Instructor; House Band Director
      Andrew Rohlk has been making all sorts of music since he was a kid, and continues to do so now. His first formal experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and ...
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      Andrew Rohlk has been making all sorts of music since he was a kid, and continues to do so now. His first formal experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and marching band where he playing the Euphonium. He was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at James River High School and began composing original songs at about 15. Andrew has been in numerous bands since then as a vocalist, guitarist, and sometimes a bass player. He has played at national venues and toured regionally. Andrew has also opened for a number of artists including Ingrid Michaelson and Butch Walker with his solo singer-songwriter project. Andrew attended James Madison University where he studied primarily Elementary Education. While attending JMU, Andrew was a member of Low Key, a Co-Ed A cappella group, and refined his ear for harmony, blend, and overall vocal technique. He enjoys playing any instrument he can get his hands on and has an active imagination and sense of creative exploration with music. Andrew hopes his enthusiasm for music inspires students to get out of their comfort zone and learn not just a new skill, but something new about who they are.
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    • Meet Mark Henderson
      Drum Instructor
      Mark Henderson received his formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from the James Madison University. His work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, through perfor...
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      Mark Henderson received his formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from the James Madison University. His work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, through performing, recording, teaching all over Virginia. In 2006, music led him to Richmond, where he presently continues to work extensively on his craft. With over 25 years of performing experience, you can find Mark performing with a variety of projects in and around the Richmond area, covering many genres that include jazz, rock, folk, kids' music, country, funk, hip hop, and RB.
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    • Meet Eric Bandy
      Drum Instructor
      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many livesshows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such a...
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      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many livesshows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such as Jenny Owen Youngs, Terrible Things, RVA locals Against Grace, and Mae. He attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California where he focused onlive performance techniques, how to work with a band, and different styles of music. His favorite styles of music include classic rock, hard rock, and blues. Once graduating, Eric returned to Richmond to continue his musical journey. Currently, Eric is happy to be instructing at the School of Rock Short Pump and has become a member of local favorite The Jim O'Ferrell Band as their new drummer. Eric is very passionate about playing drums and loves sharing his knowledge ofthe instrument with anyone who is interested to learn. He believes that you can never stop learning when it comes to your instrument and performing.
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    • Meet John Christian
      Music Instructor-Drums, Show Director
      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played wit...
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      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played with various groups around the Richmond area and am a part of the Street Drum Corps: Blood Drums that performs at Kings Dominion. I enjoy teaching at the School of Rock. I always look forward to having new experiences with a great group of people and helping students reach their full musical potential.
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    • Meet Kirsten Ferguson
      Vocal and Piano/Keys Instructor
      Kirsten Ferguson moved from her hometown Harrisonburg, VA to Richmond to study Voice at Virginia Commonwealth University. She loves a vast range of music, from Hamilton to Nirvana. Currently, Kirst...
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      Kirsten Ferguson moved from her hometown Harrisonburg, VA to Richmond to study Voice at Virginia Commonwealth University. She loves a vast range of music, from Hamilton to Nirvana. Currently, Kirsten is playing the role of La Ciesca in VCU Opera's production of Puccini's Opera Gianni Schicchi. She has also received honors at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Kirsten has taught voice and piano lessons for the past two years, and is focused on promoting creative expression among students. She is trained in classical and opera styles and promotes safe and effective vocal techniques, as well as a warm learning environment to cultivate artistic growth. It is her belief that music is the key to peace in our world.
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    • Meet Jeremy Yeatts
      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, he...
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      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, heavy metal, and classical styles.
      He Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University cum laude with a bachelors degree in classical guitar performance. While At VCU Jeremy was an original member of the Richmond guitar quartet, was a recipient of the Jesus Silva Scholarship, performed in master-classes for Cory Blake, John Patykula, and Andrew Winn, and was also a featured soloist in several of the VCU guitar ensemble concerts.
      Outside of the classical world, Jeremy has performed in Jazz ensembles, original rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the tribute band, Layne’s Chains, and the cover band Mikey Rukus. He has performed in many places ranging from small clubs to sports complexes for mixed martial arts events, and has even performed at The National.
      His teaching style is flexible, and adaptive. Finding a love for the instrument and a joy for playing music is The most important goal. Once you have that, everything else will follow.
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    • Meet Greg Elingburg
      Show Director, Rookies Director, Guitar/Bass/Drums Instructor
      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and som...
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      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and some very lite piano to his repertoire of instruments. Over the last 20 years, he has played in several bands covering many genres including alternative rock, metal, hardcore, punk, surf, indie rock, shoegaze, acoustic rock, prog, and hip hop. Greg also started composing music at the age of 13 for bands and solo projects, and he has gone on to write, perform, and record original compositions and scores for plays and theatre companies in Richmond and Greensboro, NC. While attending high school in Asheville, NC, Greg sang tenor in the advanced ensemble chorus earning all county honors and played the lead role of Curly in Oklahoma! He has been teaching peers, children, and others how to play instruments since high school, and has seen students go on to have successful careers in different avenues of the music and entertainment industries. A few of Greg's musical accomplishments are co-composing and performing on a song for a music compilation of up-and-coming buzz bands that went out to radio stations across the nation, performing bass for TheatreLAB's highly praised production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Richmond, and winning several battle of the bands competitions. He has DJ'd and hosted a radio show for Radio Disney and additionally, he has produced, recorded, and mixed music for punk, hardcore, and dream pop bands in the Richmond area. Greg loves nothing more than seeing others become inspired and touched by music. He strives to help his students foster a lifetime of enjoyment with their instruments and stresses the importance of camaraderie in the arts. He is jazzed to be a new member of the School of Rock family. Greg can't wait to rock with YOU!
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Promotions

News

    • School of Rock Showcases to highlight local young talent

      Calling all Middle and High school aged bands and solo artists! We are having a series of Showcases to highlight local young talent. Come be a part of our series. For more information email Palt...
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      Calling all Middle and High school aged bands and solo artists! We are having a series of Showcases to highlight local young talent. Come be a part of our series. For more information email Palter@schoolofrock.com.
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    • CONGRATS to our talented House Band RVA members!

      Congratulations to our House Band RVA members who have moved to the final auditions for the National School of Rock AllStars! We are so proud!

Testimonials

  • “"School of Rock changed his life. I don't know where he would be. When we first started he couldn't even play his guitar and now he is soloing Led Zeppelin songs and touring with the House Band. More importantly, he has gone from a painfully shy teen to a more confident young man. He literally could not talk to people. He was painfully shy. School of Rock is life changing."”
    — Amy, Parent, Glen Allen, VA
  • “"School of Rock has been an AWESOME experience for our child. Andew smiles when he arrives and smiles when he leaves. This after a tragic accident that left our son with no memory. He has had to re-learn everything and has found a love for music that he did not have before. He cannot get enough of SOR. . It has helped build up his self esteem and given him the ability to explore all of his potential. School of Rock is just a great place for kids who enjoy music to be in a safe environment and grow as musicians." ”
    — Kristine, Parent, Richmond, VA
  • “"School of Rock Short Pump has been amazing for both my daughter and me and brought new meaning to "family time". She has found a love of music and has new found confidence beyond her years, and I have rediscovered my own love and appreciation of different genres of music through Grad School. We've discovered something that we can do together that highlights our individual talents, yet requires us to work together and learn compromise. All of the staff and instructors are very supportive and offer ideas on how we each can improve our craft. Here's to many more years with the SOR family!! " ”
    —Anna, Parent & Student, Glen Allen, VA
  • “"My son started with piano lessons then he switched to guitar, because it was cooler. He is a full fledged ROCKSTAR now. It is unbelievable. He has found his best friends at School of Rock. I recommend it to all of our friends."”
    — Tom, parent, Goochland, VA