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About School of Rock South Bay L.A.

Welcome to School of Rock South Bay L.A., where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of South Bay L.A.’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A.
1806 Artesia BlvdRedondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 379-2288

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock South Bay L.A., 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.

    South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A.’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!

  • School of Rock South Bay L.A.’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 South Bay L.A., 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 South Bay L.A.’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock South Bay L.A.’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 South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A. 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!

  • At School of Rock South Bay L.A., 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 South Bay L.A., 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 South Bay L.A. works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock South Bay L.A.’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 South Bay L.A.’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our South Bay L.A. Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in South Bay L.A.’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 South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A. Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A.’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 South Bay L.A., 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. South Bay L.A. students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full...
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At School of Rock South Bay L.A., 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.

South Bay L.A. 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 South Bay L.A.’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

    • Meet Monte Pittman
      As the guitarist for Madonna, Monte has performed for millions of concertgoers around the world on the Drowned World, Re-Invention, Confessions, Sticky Sweet and MDNA tours. In addition to massive...
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      As the guitarist for Madonna, Monte has performed for millions of concertgoers around the world on the Drowned World, Re-Invention, Confessions, Sticky Sweet and MDNA tours. In addition to massive events like Live 8, Live Earth and the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012, Monte also appears in the concert movies and television appearances of Madonna. He has co-written songs with the iconic mega-star and played both guitar and bass on her studio recordings. Monte has also been Madonna's guitar instructor since 2000.
      As a solo recording artist, Monte has three album releases on which he sings, plays guitar and wrote the songs. His first solo album, The Deepest Dark (2009), was all acoustic. His most recent album, The Power of Three (2014), was recorded in Denmark with Flemming Rasmussen who produced the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Metallica albums in the mid- and late-80s. The album also features a song recorded with Alex Skolnick from Testament and is released on Metal Blade Records. Monte has also toured and recorded with the band Prong as guitarist and bassist. He appears on several of their albums.
      Monte is endorsed by ESP Guitars, Orange Amplification, Seymour Duncan (pickups), Bourgeois Guitars (acoustic), Fractal Audio Systems, Fishman (transducers), TonePros (bridges), D'Addario (strings) and Dunlop (picks).
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    • Meet Patrick Salmon
      Patrick is the drummer for rock/reggae band Tomorrows Bad Seeds with whom he has recorded two albums and performed multiple headlining tours, three Warped festival tours and a national television a...
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      Patrick is the drummer for rock/reggae band Tomorrows Bad Seeds with whom he has recorded two albums and performed multiple headlining tours, three Warped festival tours and a national television appearance on the Craig Ferguson Show. The band has opened for 311, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, Pennywise, Pepper and others, along with sharing festival stages with Smashing Pumpkins, Rise Against, Paramore, UB40 and more.
      Patrick has also recorded an album with Universal Japan recording artists, Four Minutes til Midnight and toured Japan with them as the headlining act. Among a few other bands, Patrick also currently drums for Lose Control with whom he has recorded an album and toured both nationally and regionally.
      Patrick is a graduate of Musician's Institute in Hollywood and continues his drum craft education with private instruction from drum masters like Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta) and Dave Elitch (also, from The Mars Volta). He started playing drums at the age of twelve and began playing at venues and nightclubs in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania a few years later. He currently resides in Redondo Beach.
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    • Meet Sean Bauer
      Sean grew up in a house full of guitarists and has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. By the age of sixteen, his guitar skills surpassed those of any music instructors in the South B...
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      Sean grew up in a house full of guitarists and has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. By the age of sixteen, his guitar skills surpassed those of any music instructors in the South Bay so he sought guidance elsewhere, namely the expert tutelage of Chris Broderick who was lead guitarist for Megadeath. Sean has also studied at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood. He has been teaching guitar both privately and at music schools in the Los Angeles area. When he isn't teaching here at School of Rock South Bay Los Angeles, Sean is writing, recording and producing his own music.
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    • Meet John Nevolo
      John grew up in a musical family in New Jersey and began studying guitar at age twelve with Jon Harrington of the band Steely Dan. Moving to Los Angeles, John attended and graduated from Musicians ...
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      John grew up in a musical family in New Jersey and began studying guitar at age twelve with Jon Harrington of the band Steely Dan. Moving to Los Angeles, John attended and graduated from Musicians Institute's Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). He is currently the guitarist for the R&B and Motown tribute band Stone Soul.
      John has performed at numerous venues across the country and around the world as guitarist for Tiffany, Helen Reddy, international artist Noelia and others. From 2007 to 2008, John took on the role of Joe Perry in the Aerosmith tribute band Pump. John is also an adept practitioner of the blues as a Finalist in Guitar Center's King of the Blues competition for two years. He has over fifteen years of music teaching experience in Southern California.
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    • Meet Dave Tilove
      Dave started playing the drums at age eleven in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up, he performed with orchestras, jazz bands, and the school marching band. Later, he spent time playing i...
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      Dave started playing the drums at age eleven in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up, he performed with orchestras, jazz bands, and the school marching band. Later, he spent time playing in the underground blues scenes of both Detroit and Hudson Valley, New York, learning from many accomplished blues musicians.
      Dave spent several years recording and touring with Detroit-based indie rock band Woodward before moving to Los Angeles to attend (and graduate from) Musicians Institute for drumming. Both during and after this program, Dave studied with many notable professional drummers including Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta, M83, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake). In addition to teaching, he currently plays on studio sessions and performs live with multiple bands playing rock, blues, hip-hop, funk, and country.
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    • Meet Heather Miley
      Heather is a singer/songwriter who notably had a song that she co-wrote recorded by Selena Gomez and released on Selena's Stars Dance (2013) album which topped the Billboard 200 chart the week that...
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      Heather is a singer/songwriter who notably had a song that she co-wrote recorded by Selena Gomez and released on Selena's Stars Dance (2013) album which topped the Billboard 200 chart the week that it debuted. Heather has also previously done production work on the song Einstein on Kelly Clarkson's album Stronger and Don't Wanna Go Home, the lead single on Jason Derulo's album "Future History". Heather is a graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston. A Virginia native, she began studying piano at age 7, guitar at age 12 and then vocal lessons. She is currently writing songs for her music publisher and a solo album of her own.
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    • Meet Marty Morris
      General Manager & Music Director
      Marty Morris was born in central Illinois and raised in Atlanta, GA and Toledo, OH. He was given a $25 pawn shop guitar at age six, and shown how to play only the song "La Bamba." Over the next sev...
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      Marty Morris was born in central Illinois and raised in Atlanta, GA and Toledo, OH. He was given a $25 pawn shop guitar at age six, and shown how to play only the song "La Bamba." Over the next several years, he taught himself to play multiple instruments, write, and sing. His first public performance was a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" at age 12 and, by age 14 was playing in an original band as a regular of the Toledo, Ohio music scene. Studying cinema and English literature in college, Marty briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a film director, but his love of music proved too strong. Moving to Detroit in 2001 after a brief stint in Tennessee, he has worked continuously to evolve as a musician and entertainer. Performing hundreds of concerts all over the world'”everywhere from the Fillmore in San Fran to Belgrade, Serbia'”he has supported such names as the Black Keys, Link Wray, the Kills, the Cramps, the Von Bondies, Mission of Burma, Radio Birdman, and many more. A member of critically acclaimed bands SSM and the Cyril Lords, his experience in the music business is extensive. Marty's other passion is the School of Rock. He was Music Director at two Detroit schools before making the big leap to opening the Frisco and Southlake locations, where he is now both GM and Music Director of Southlake/Keller SOR and an active guitar and bass teacher. He also acts as booking agent, tour manages, graphic designer, and music director of the the DFW Summer Tour. Marty strongly believes in leading by example, and has forever changed the lives of countless students by showing them the joy and majesty of playing rock 'n' roll.
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Testimonials

  • “It is hard to articulate the pride you feel as a parent when you see your kid perform on-stage. As a music teacher for fifteen years, it is easy to say that choosing the Downingtown School of Rock for our fifteen year-old son, was indeed, the best parenting decision we have made yet. ”
    — Susan B., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “When we decided to send our daughter to SOR, we never imagined what a positive impact that one decision would have on her life. She transformed from a shy, quiet kid to a confident, incredible musician, with an active social life and many close friends she considers her second family. The amazing memories she’ll always have of touring and performing with the All-Stars at world-renowned venues and festivals are just icing on the cake. ”
    — Karla D., parent, Unionville, PA
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “School of Rock has been a great community for these kids. It is an alternative to extracurricular activities that a lot of these kids can really fit into where they might feel out of place in other arenas. ”
    — Andrew, parent, San Diego, CA