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About School of Rock St. Paul

Welcome to School of Rock St. Paul, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in St. Paul that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2006, School of Rock St. Paul is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

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

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

Contact Information

School of Rock St. Paul
417 BroadwaySt. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-1917

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock St. Paul, 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.

    St. Paul 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 St. Paul’s Performance Program can expect:

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

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

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

    School of Rock St. Paul’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock St. Paul’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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock St. Paul’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 St. Paul 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 St. Paul’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

At School of Rock St. Paul, 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. St. Paul students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by ...
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At School of Rock St. Paul, 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.

St. Paul 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 St. Paul’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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Upcoming Events

    • February 6
      11:30 AM
      Progressive International Motorcycle Show
      6 Live Rock Music Concerts
      School of Rock St Paul and School of Rock Eden Prairie perform 6 lives sets of hard rockin' music for motorcycle fans attending the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Saturday, Feb. 6 at the...
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      School of Rock St Paul and School of Rock Eden Prairie perform 6 lives sets of hard rockin' music for motorcycle fans attending the Progressive International Motorcycle Show Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

      Shows at:
      11:30am
      2:00pm
      4:30pm
      5:30pm
      7:00pm

      This is the third year School of Rock has been invited to perform at this show and it is one of the students' favorite gig to play!Read less
    • February 7
      11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      Progressive International Motorcycle Show
      3 Live Rock Music Sets
      Catch the School of Rock St Paul and School of Rock Eden Prairie bands rockin' the Minneapolis Convention Center during the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. Sunday shows at: 11:00...
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      Catch the School of Rock St Paul and School of Rock Eden Prairie bands rockin' the Minneapolis Convention Center during the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

      Sunday shows at:

      11:00am
      1:00pm
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    • March 17
      12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      School of Rock St Paul Performs at Darwins Pub, Austin TX
      Live Music
      The Twin Cities is one of 10 School of Rock locations invited to perform on Austin TX's renowned 6th Street during the 2016 SXSW Music Festival. School of Rock students will take the stage at Darwi...
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      The Twin Cities is one of 10 School of Rock locations invited to perform on Austin TX's renowned 6th Street during the 2016 SXSW Music Festival. School of Rock students will take the stage at Darwin's Pub, corner of 6th Street and San Jacinto Street, from 12noon - 5:00pm on St. Patrick's Day (3/17/16). Darwin's Pub promotes themselves as a "low-key watering hole with live music." It'll be anything BUT low-key when we take the stage!
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Staff

    • Meet Adam
      General Manager | Advanced Music Program Director | Summer Tour Director
      Adam Phipps is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for entertaining. In addition to running day-to-day operations at the St Paul School of Rock, Adam directs the Advanced Level Music Program at ...
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      Adam Phipps is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for entertaining. In addition to running day-to-day operations at the St Paul School of Rock, Adam directs the Advanced Level Music Program at both St. Paul and Eden Prairie. He also directs the Twin Cities students who travel on Summer Tour. This year's tour takes Adam and students to Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, Wildwood NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago IL and back to the Cities.In addition to his full time gig at School of Rock, Adam performs in several bands including Devouring Maidens and he hosts a weekly internet radio show entitled Auditory Assembly. Adam is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music where he earned hisBachelor's Degree in Music Production, an Associate's Degree in Recording Technology, and an Associate's Degree in Percussion.
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    • Meet Taylor McKee
      Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard Instructor | Show Director
      Taylor McKee teaches guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. He also serves as a Show Director for the Performance Program and chaperoned the Summer Tour 2015. In addition to teaching at School of Rock, ...
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      Taylor McKee teaches guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. He also serves as a Show Director for the Performance Program and chaperoned the Summer Tour 2015. In addition to teaching at School of Rock, Taylor performs in several bands with other School of Rock instructors, including the cover band Go Hards and the original music band Hill Giants as well as working as an Audio Engineer for other bands' live performances. The son of a professional musician, Taylor earned his degree inaudio engineering at McNally Smith College of Music. Prior to teaching at School of Rock St. Paul, Taylor taught at the School of Rock in his hometown of Omaha, NE.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music
    • Meet Dan Knoflicek
      Instructor | Guitar, Bass
      Dan Knoflicek teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock and is currently writing music for a yet-to-be-released video.A 2012 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music Dan earned an AAS in Bass Per...
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      Dan Knoflicek teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock and is currently writing music for a yet-to-be-released video.A 2012 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music Dan earned an AAS in Bass Performance, and a BA in Music Composition.

      In addition to his skills on bass and guitar, Dan calls on his 20 years of music experience to compose multi-instrumental music. One of Dan's musical highlights was arranging and performing a Dr. Dre Medley in the recently dissolved Funk band Soulacious.

      Not limiting himself to one genre, Dan has spent the past 10 years performing Rock, Funk, Folk, Fusion, Gypsy Jazz, Orchestral music and two Musicals (Sweeney Todd, and The Lebowitz Sisters.)

      Originally from Sioux Falls South Dakota, Dan now calls the Twin Cities home.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music
    • Meet Stef Huschka
      Instructor - Vocals and Keys
      A native of Montana, Stef earned her Bachelors Degree of Music Business with a Minor in Vocal Performance at McNally Smith College of Music,. Stef Huschka has been playing music for 13 years and...
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      A native of Montana, Stef earned her Bachelors Degree of Music Business with a Minor in Vocal Performance at McNally Smith College of Music,. Stef Huschka has been playing music for 13 years and teaching music for 5 years. In addition to the instruments she teaches (Vocals and Keys) Stef also plays trombone and guitar.On top of studying music and teaching music, Stef also performs in THREE bands! 'Growing up was hard, music was easy. It was the one thing that I understood,"Stef recounts. " Music can really break down the barriers, sometimes being the only way to reach a lost soul. Therefore, I have dedicated my life to the art of human expression and intangible emotion. Everyone has the right to express themselves.' Her passion comes through to her students too because she really enjoys watching her students' confidence grow as they become more skillful musicians. Who does Stef turn to for musical inspiration? Her favorite bands: Children 18:3, Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Panic! at the Disco, A Day to Remember andWrite This Down.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music
    • Meet Caiti Allison
      Vocal Instructor | Rookies Teacher
      Some people were just meant to be a teacher and Caiti Allison is one of them. From 6 year olds to 18 year olds, students love her. She connects with each student individually and molds her teaching...
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      Some people were just meant to be a teacher and Caiti Allison is one of them. From 6 year olds to 18 year olds, students love her. She connects with each student individually and molds her teaching style to fit their learning style. She engages students in both private lessons and group classes. In a recent school party, Caiti took on the role of Axl Rose of Guns n Roses while jamming with students (source of her bio photo).

      Caiti is a Twin Cities native and 2011 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music. She has been teaching private lessons on voice and flute since graduating. Caiti started playing the flute at age 8, but has been singing and creating songs for as long as she can remember. She has too many favorite artists to list, but they all write songs that tell stories.

      She previously spent 7 years volunteering with the Minnesota Children's Museum, including many years as a Story Time Reader and a semester as Education Department Intern.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music
      • Rookies Class. Vocal Instructor.
    • Meet Parker Grones
      Rock 101 Director
      Parker Grones is an incredible musician and just as great at teaching and directing. He guides students from never having played an instrument to comfort and confidence on stage. As the Rock 101 D...
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      Parker Grones is an incredible musician and just as great at teaching and directing. He guides students from never having played an instrument to comfort and confidence on stage. As the Rock 101 Director, Parker prepares novice musicians to go to the next level by teaching them the core competencies of playing in a band.

      Parker is a well-rounded musician, playing guitar, bass, drums and keys, making him the perfect musician to direct Rock 101.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music
    • Meet Lauren Hoskins
      Instructor | Vocals, Keys
      Lauren recently returned to the Twin Cities after spending three years teaching music theory, history, songwriting, and applied voice at ex'treme Institute by Nelly in St. Louis, MO. A 2011 alu...
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      Lauren recently returned to the Twin Cities after spending three years teaching music theory, history, songwriting, and applied voice at ex'treme Institute by Nelly in St. Louis, MO.

      A 2011 alumni of McNally Smith College of Music, Lauren graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors in vocal performance. In addition to her McNally Smith degree, Lauren completed master classes from Bobby McFerrin and the New York Voices.

      She started singing at the age of 8 and has played the piano since the age of 12. Lauren has performed everywhere from Minnesota to Peru, sharing the stage in various jazz big bands. Her favorite artists are Erykah Badu, Joni Mitchell, Jewel, The Eagles, Ben Howard & Lecrae.

      Lauren's been teaching vocal and keys since 2007, including donating her time to teach at the Urban Hub, a community center for inner city youth in Minneapolis MN.
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      • McNally Smith College of Music Magna Cum Laude 2011
      • Master classes from Bobby McFerrin and the New York Voices
      • Vocal Lessons
      • Piano Lessons

Promotions

News

    • 2016 Summer Camps are now available for registration at Early-Bird Rates!

      Give your child an unforgettable summer experience with one of St. Paul’s Ultimate Rock Music Summer Camps. Held in the historic Allen Building, the School of Rock St. Paul has camps for aspirin...
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      Give your child an unforgettable summer experience with one of St. Paul’s Ultimate Rock Music Summer Camps. Held in the historic Allen Building, the School of Rock St. Paul has camps for aspiring musicians and singers of all ages and experience levels; each of which is focused on helping children become truly unique performers, singers and instrumentalists.

      Not only do we cover a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums and the keyboard, we help children understand and develop their vocals. More than that, our Ultimate Rock Music Summer Camps offer kids 6-17 a place where they can feel accepted, have fun, make new friends, and share in an experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Spots are filling up fast, so act now to ensure your child gets to join us this summer!

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    • School of Rock St Paul Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

      When School of Rock moved into St Paul's Lowertown neighborhood in 2006, the neighborhood was just becoming an artists' hub."That was one of our deciding factors when we selected Lowertown," said S...
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      When School of Rock moved into St Paul's Lowertown neighborhood in 2006, the neighborhood was just becoming an artists' hub."That was one of our deciding factors when we selected Lowertown," said School of Rock St Paul franchise owner Stacey Marmolejo. "We wanted our students to be surrounded by artists of all types; musicians, painters, sculpters, jewelers...." added Stacey. A recent Real Estate study called Lowertown the "hippest zip" in the U.S. and USA Today referred to Lowertown as "Hipster Rebirth." Since opening in Lowertown, School of Rock St Paul has witnessed the resurgence of the neighborhood and the addition of the St. Paul Saints stadium, kiddy-corner to School of Rock, is the newest addition to the 'hood. Read the USA Today article here.
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    • School of Rock St Paul plans 2016 Summer Tour

      School of Rock St Paul is in the midst of finalizing plans for the 2016 Tour. On the schedule are, of course, Summerfest as well as stops in Memphis and Nashville, TN, Detroit-Rock-City and four ot...
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      School of Rock St Paul is in the midst of finalizing plans for the 2016 Tour. On the schedule are, of course, Summerfest as well as stops in Memphis and Nashville, TN, Detroit-Rock-City and four other stops yet to be confirmed. Auditions will be held in February, 2016 and are open to current School of Rock Performance Students ages 12+ years old.
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    • School of Rock St Paul Invited to Perform in Austin Texas For St Patrick's Day

      St. Paul is one of 10 School of Rock locations to be invited to perform at Darwin's Pub on the famed 6th Street in Austin Texas on St Patrick's Day 2016. The performance coincides with SXSW, the wo...
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      St. Paul is one of 10 School of Rock locations to be invited to perform at Darwin's Pub on the famed 6th Street in Austin Texas on St Patrick's Day 2016. The performance coincides with SXSW, the world's largest music festival, according to Wikipedia. Representing St Paul are brothers Jake and Niko Hasapopoulos, from Woodbury, MN.
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Testimonials

  • “Originally when our son, Robert, joined School of Rock we only thought of it as music instruction. In the five years that he was a student there, we found out how much more it was! It was one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, investments we made for his development. Things he learned there will help him at Hamline University and beyond. The first big change we saw was the boost in his self-esteem and self-confidence. He started in the program during middle school, a period of most people’s life that is somewhere between awkward and awful! This opportunity gave him the chance to excel in something he could be proud of in that phase of his life. He has enjoyed meeting new friends that shared his passion and interest in music. The instructors and staff were ALWAYS encouraging and did a fabulous job of teaching the kids and helping them grow. It is a great way for kids to learn teamwork and about the importance of being prepared. Not only do they learn how to perform in front of live audiences (a skill that most of us never master) but that experience also helps them learn to quickly solve problems when things don’t go as planned. Additionally it offered our son the opportunity to learn and take on leadership roles in the program as he progressed. The students are also taught about promoting their events. These are all excellent life skills that will help in whatever he does in the future. Being in School of Rock, Robert was able to also play in the Road Crew group that performs at various festivals and venues around the twin cities. This past summer he also toured with the Shore Tour group for 10 days and played at SummerFest, Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ, the American Music Festival in Chicago and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! The Minnesota kids shared a tour bus with students from Australia, which made it even more amazing for them. It was truly a life changing opportunity for him! He has also been able to perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and go on tour with his band in the U.S. and Canada this August. Additionally, it gave our son opportunities to connect with very successful people in the local music scene as well as some on the national scene. Now he is enjoying seeing his friends from the program succeed locally, nationally, and internationally! ”
    — Rhonda O., parent, Elko, MN
  • “The variety of programs for kids of all levels, including opportunities for kids who are advanced in their instrument(s). The amazing summer tour opportunities. The mid-season show, combined with Eden Prairie is a great way to have one big MN-wide event, and then to have the season-end shows be by school. The caliber of the instructors. The intern opportunities for advanced-level kids. ”
    — Amy B., parent, St. Paul, MN
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up. ”
    — Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “Our son absolutely loves this program. he is totally loved & accepted! He comes back from every session glowing. ”
    — Georgine K., parent, Eagan, MN