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About School of Rock Short Pump

Welcome to School of Rock Short Pump, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Short Pump has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Short Pump, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Short Pump together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Short Pump today.

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - 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 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 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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Short Pump learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Short Pump Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Short Pump enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Short Pump’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!

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

    • September 7
      12:00 AM
      CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
      Holiday
      We will be closed to observe Labor Day.
    • September 11
      7:30 PM
      End Of Season Show-ODE TO COWBELL
      Live Music
      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show tim...
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      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $10 and available at School of Rock or at the door.
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    • September 12
      4:00 PM
      End Of Season Show-ROCK THE MOVIES
      Live Music
      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show tim...
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      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $10 and available at School of Rock or at the door.
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    • September 12
      7:30 PM
      End of Season Show-PUNK ROCK
      Live Music by School of Rock
      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show tim...
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      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $10 and available at School of Rock or at the door.
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    • September 13
      1:00 PM
      End of Season Show-ROCK01
      Live Music from School of Rock
      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show tim...
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      Join School of Rock at Capital Ale House Music Hall for our End of Season Show! Our students have worked all season on these songs and will blow your mind. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets are $10 and available at School of Rock or at the door.
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    • September 19
      9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
      Glen Allen Day 2015
      Community event with live music, food and demonstrations
      Parade, Fair, and Cornhole Tournament Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Hours: 9:30AM – 3:00PM Location: Meadow Farm Museum – Crump Park 3400 Mountain Road – Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 ...
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      Parade, Fair, and Cornhole Tournament
      Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
      Hours: 9:30AM – 3:00PM
      Location: Meadow Farm Museum – Crump Park
      3400 Mountain Road – Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
      Theme: tbd
      Parade
      Arts and Crafts Fair
      Cornhole Tournament
      Live Music and Demonstrations on two stages
      Kids Activities: live animal petting zoo, face painting, games and more
      Food and Refreshments available for purchase
      Free Admission
      Free Parking
      Pet Friendly
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    • September 26
      12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      BEST OF SEASON SHOW AT The Tin Pan
      Live Music from School of Rock
      The audience from our End Of Season Shows select the songs for our BEST OF SEASON SHOW. These songs will be from "Ode To Cowbell", "Punk Rock", "Rock the Movies",and "Let There Be Rock" . Ticket...
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      The audience from our End Of Season Shows select the songs for our BEST OF SEASON SHOW. These songs will be from "Ode To Cowbell", "Punk Rock", "Rock the Movies",and "Let There Be Rock" .
      Tickets are $10 and available through The Tin Pan website.
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    • September 27
      9:00 AM
      VMFA rocks the bike race
      Live music outdoors
      Watch the International Bike stars go by while rocking out with School of Rock on the lawn at VMFA>
    • October 3
      9:30 AM
      Walk for NF
      Fundraiser for NF
      Join the Children's Tumor Foundation at Pole Green Park for the fourth annual Richmond NF Walk. School of Rock will be playing some great live music during the opening ceremonies and throughout th...
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      Join the Children's Tumor Foundation at Pole Green Park for the fourth annual Richmond NF Walk. School of Rock will be playing some great live music during the opening ceremonies and throughout the morning.

      NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. There is no cure nor are there effective treatments for NF.
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    • October 4
      9:30 AM
      The Short Pump Mile & Short Pump Express
      Annual Youth race event
      This Youth Only event is in its seventh year with the proceeds going to NOVA's outreach initiatives.
    • October 25
      3:00 PM
      GRAD SCHOOL END OF SEASON SHOW
      Live Music-CONCERT
      The Grad School will be playing your favorite rock songs in 90's ROCK Show. Show is at Sharky's Bar & Billiards Innsbrook and is free to the public. Come hang out with our older "kids" as they pe...
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      The Grad School will be playing your favorite rock songs in 90's ROCK Show. Show is at Sharky's Bar & Billiards Innsbrook and is free to the public. Come hang out with our older "kids" as they perform!
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Staff

    • Andrew Rohlk
      Guitar and Vocal Instructor; House Band Director
      Andrew Rohlk's first serious experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and marching band. He was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at James River High Sch...
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      Andrew Rohlk's first serious experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and marching band. He was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at James River High School andbegan composing original songs at 15.Andrew has been in several bands since then as avocalist as well asboth a lead and rhythm guitarist. He has played at national venues and toured regionally. Andrew has also opened for a number of artists most notable of which is Ingrid Michaelson with his solo singer-songwriter project. Andrew was a member of Low Key Co-Ed A cappella while attending James Madison University where he studied Elementary Education and refined an ear for harmony, blend, and overall vocal technique.
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    • Mike Souder
      Music Instructor (Guitar/Bass/Intro Piano)
      Mike Souder started with guitar at age 12 inspired by the Beatles. Has extensive experience performing, teaching, and recording for many years including 6 years as Music Director at a local church ...
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      Mike Souder started with guitar at age 12 inspired by the Beatles. Has extensive experience performing, teaching, and recording for many years including 6 years as Music Director at a local church in Richmond. Also taught an after school program at X-Zone Lifespring in Midlothian. Instrument Skills: Advanced guitar, electric bass, keyboard, drums, and percussion. Performing regularly with blues bands Tough Deal and Blues Flash as well as in Cloverhill Assembly of God church services.
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    • 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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    • Timothy Bakker
      Music Director; Piano/Vocal Instructor
      Tim Bakker is a musician, singer, music director, songwriter, producer and educator. He grew up in South Africa and moved to the United States in 2005. He holds a music degree in performance. He in...
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      Tim Bakker is a musician, singer, music director, songwriter, producer and educator. He grew up in South Africa and moved to the United States in 2005. He holds a music degree in performance. He initially started out in classical music, performing in symphony orchestras (woodwinds), but found his way into contemporary music as a singer and music director, and eventually into producing. Tim has 17 years of experience in LIVE performances and studio recording sessions on vocals, piano, flute and saxophone. He has worked in South Africa, USA, Israel and United Kingdom as a music director, producer and performer, and has travelled to 16 countries on 5 continents, for mostly music related adventures. He is featured on several recordings. Tim has a passion to transfer knowledge and skill and to equip people on multiple levels, in music and in life. He currently also serves as the Music Director at RiverCity Church in Richmond's West End.
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    • John Anderson
      Music Instructor
      My name is John Anderson and I teach guitar, beginning vocals, and beginning keyboard here at School of Rock.I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2012 with emphasis in Guitar Performance, J...
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      My name is John Anderson and I teach guitar, beginning vocals, and beginning keyboard here at School of Rock.I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2012 with emphasis in Guitar Performance, Jazz Composition, and Classical Composition.Since then, I've been teaching beginning keyboard, voice, and guitar part time at Harrison Music and I'm very eager to begin teaching here at School of Rock.
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    • CHRISTOPHER J. ALICEA-SEMANATTE
      Drum Instructor
      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 the YMCA 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. CJ is stoked to be a part of the School of Rock family.
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    • KC Hatton
      Music instructor
      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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    • 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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News

    • FALL SEASON SHOWS ANNOUNCED!!!

      Fall Season Shows will be:
      Tuesday nights from 6-9 SOUTHERN ROCK
      Wednesday nights from 6-9 90's ROCK
      Saturdays noon-3 THE WHO

      Contact us today to enroll!

    • SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS NEEDED with RVA BEARD LEAGUE

      School of Rock Short Pump teams up with RVA Beard League to get donations of School Supplies for local elementary schools in need. We are a drop off point for supplies. Join us at Applebees in Sh...
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      School of Rock Short Pump teams up with RVA Beard League to get donations of School Supplies for local elementary schools in need. We are a drop off point for supplies. Join us at Applebees in Short Pump Friday night 8/21 9-12 and at Dave & Busters in West Broad Village from 5:30-7:30 as our House Band plays for Back To School Supply Drive events.

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    • END OF SEASON SHOW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

      Tickets now available for the END OF SEASON shows! All shows will be at Capital Ale House Music Hall in downtown Richmond. Tickets are $10 and available at our School of Rock locations. Come chec...
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      Tickets now available for the END OF SEASON shows! All shows will be at Capital Ale House Music Hall in downtown Richmond. Tickets are $10 and available at our School of Rock locations. Come check out these amazing students and vote for the song you like best. We rock the Music Hall every show! You have to see it to believe it. This is no piano recital..it is a full blown rock shows.
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    • BEST OF SEASON SHOW ANNOUNCED

      Want to see the best of our season songs?? Our BEST OF SEASON SHOW will be held at The Tin Pan on September 26th from noon-3pm. There will be great food and of course amazing rock songs!

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