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About School of Rock Tampa

Welcome to School of Rock Tampa—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Tampa teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Tampa. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Tampa to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Tampa
620 S. MacDill Ave.Tampa, FL 33609
Main Number
(813) 873-8047(813) 873-8047

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Tampa'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 Tampa'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 Tampa’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 Tampa, 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 Tampa’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 Tampa’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 Tampa’s AllStars can expect:

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

  • At School of Rock Tampa, 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 Tampa, 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 Tampa works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Tampa’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 Tampa’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 prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Tampa 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 Tampa’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 Tampa'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. S...
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School of Rock Tampa'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 Tampa'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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Staff

    • Meet Rocco Yeingst, Jr.
      General Manager/Drum Instructor
      Rocco Yeingst, Jr. is an up and coming artist in the Tampa Bay Area. He is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida getting a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance. He has played in nu...
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      Rocco Yeingst, Jr. is an up and coming artist in the Tampa Bay Area. He is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida getting a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance. He has played in numerous rock bands back in his hometown of Gainesville, FL where he received an Associate's Degree in music from Santa Fe College. He has also done some work playing drums at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Outside of music Rocco enjoys skateboarding as well as a vast array of sports including soccer and basketball.
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    • Meet Angelo Collura
      Music Director/Drum Instructor/Show Director
      Originally from Tampa Fl., Angelo Collura's professional drumming, and musical career has spanned over 30 years, from starting out playing drums professionally in the club scene in around Florida a...
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      Originally from Tampa Fl., Angelo Collura's professional drumming, and musical career has spanned over 30 years, from starting out playing drums professionally in the club scene in around Florida at the age of 16, and then touring and recording out of Nashville since 1994. He is well known in the music industry and is an often called upon drummer for recordings, and live touring and TV. In 1994, Angelo embarked on a six week 8 city tour of China for the Slingerland Drum Company as a clinician and product specialist. Upon his return, he was called to tour and record with a new Nashville Artist named Rhet Akins, opening for Reba Macintire on what would be the year's top selling tour in all music genera's.Following this he worked, recorded and toured with Deana Carter. Carter had quite a run during that time, selling more than 7 million albums. Angelo has also toured and recorded with Phill Vassar, with one of the tracks he played on hitting # 1 on the charts.Angelo can also be heard on the motion picture soundtrack for Sisterhood of the traveling Pants with rock artist Alana Grace, and several other chart singles,movie, and TV recordings. In 2004 2005 Angelo played behind country artist LeAnn Rimes.and more recently for CMA , ACM, and Grammy award winning, Duo act Thompson Square. While drumming for Thompson Square, opening tours with Jason Aldean, Lady Atebellum, and Luke Bryan, Angelo was featured in a Modern Drummer Magazine interview in the June 2014 issue and is currently a member of the Florida based rock act The Torpedoes. Other Artists that Angelo has played for and recorded with include: Jason Aldean, Johnny Reznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Brian Wilson, The Temptations, Sha Na Na, The Warren Brothers, Sarah Evans ,Mindy McCreedy ,and many more Indie and national recording artists, as well as countless studio recordings. T.V. credits include: The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Conan O'Brian, Today Show, Good Morning America, C.M.A. Awards, ACM Awards, Grammys, and several other National T.V., radio specials, and talk shows. Endorsed by: Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, Zildjian cymbals, Promark Sticks, Evans Heads, and Hart Electronics.
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    • Meet Dominic Walker
      Senior Music Instructor/Guitar Instructor/Show Director
      Dominic Walker began playing guitar at age thirteen after six years of study on piano and violin. At age 14, he joined the Paul Green School of Rock (the old name for School of Rock) and was fortun...
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      Dominic Walker began playing guitar at age thirteen after six years of study on piano and violin. At age 14, he joined the Paul Green School of Rock (the old name for School of Rock) and was fortunate to gain a multitude of performing experience, such as an American West Coast tour, participation in music festivals inPhiladelphia and New Jersey, countless performances in the Salt Lake Valley, and performances with artists such as Napoleon Murphy Brock and Jello Biafra.
      After spending these years with Rock and Pop music, Dominic received scholarship to study jazz at Utah State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree under professors Mike and Corey Christiansen. Dominic received his Masters in Jazz Performance at the University of South Florida studying under Jack Wilkins and LaRue Nickelson in May 2015. With countless hours of teaching and performing, Dominic is always striving to be a better musician, and continues to find and work with good people making good music.
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    • Meet Denrey Christy
      Adult Program Director/Bass and Guitar Instructor
      Denrey Christy graduated with his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at USF in May 2015. He has a long gigging history that covers everything from Classic Rock, Reggae, R&B, Jazz, Soca and Calypso,...
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      Denrey Christy graduated with his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at USF in May 2015. He has a long gigging history that covers everything from Classic Rock, Reggae, R&B, Jazz, Soca and Calypso, Punk Rock, Country, Classical Orchestral, Musical Theater, and more. His teaching experience includes everything from Bass Guitar lessons, to Double Bass (Upright Bass) lessons, from individual personal lessons, to group ensemble conducting with large orchestral ensembles, jazz bands, and pop music groups.
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    • Meet Timothy Flores
      Keyboard Instructor/Rookies Director
      Timothy is part of the music education program at USF and currently part of the university show band, concert band, pep band, marching band, and other small ensembles. He also accompanies soloists,...
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      Timothy is part of the music education program at USF and currently part of the university show band, concert band, pep band, marching band, and other small ensembles. He also accompanies soloists, the honors choir at USF, and local middle and high school students during solo and ensemble competition. Tim loves playing all music, but is particularly fond of classical, jazz, and ragtime music. He started taking piano lessons at age 11 and is also proficient in the euphonium, trombone as well learning clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and tuba. He has taught privately for 2 years and is excited to be part of the experience at School of Rock Tampa!
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    • Meet Kevin Trapasso
      Vocal/Keys Instructor
      New to the Tampa area, Kevin is currently in the Choral Conducting Graduate program at the University of South Florida, and is the co-conductor of the Collegiate Singers at USF. He has been singing...
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      New to the Tampa area, Kevin is currently in the Choral Conducting Graduate program at the University of South Florida, and is the co-conductor of the Collegiate Singers at USF. He has been singing and playing piano since Jr. High, and currently has a Bachelors of Vocal Music Education from Arizona State. He spent 4 years teaching the all-male A Cappella group “Priority Male” at ASU and eventually led them to the Arizona ICCA Championship (ICCA is the real-life competition from the movie Pitch Perfect), and produced an album “First Class”, currently on iTunes. Kevin is excited for his new chapter in Florida and looks forward to a successful experience with School of Rock!
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    • Meet Kelsey Anderson
      Vocals/Keys Instructor/Assistant Manager
    • Meet Michael Malloy
      Owner
    • Meet Sara Mangrum
      Vocals/Keys Instructor
    • Meet Mitchell Montgomery
      Drum Instructor

Promotions

News

    • NEW Performance Program Season!

      School of Rock Tampa's Performance Program is for ages 11-17.* Every 3-4 months, they put on an awesome show. This season is a double feature. We are putting on a AC/DC show paired with a Rolling ...
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      School of Rock Tampa's Performance Program is for ages 11-17.* Every 3-4 months, they put on an awesome show. This season is a double feature. We are putting on a AC/DC show paired with a Rolling Stones show!! You can come by and check out our Rolling Stones show rehearsal any Saturday, or any AC/DC show rehearsal any Tuesday between now and May 13th. The next season will start up in May!

      Rock on! Let us know if you want to schedule a trial lesson in addition to checking out Performance Program.

      *Younger with an audition and permission of show directors.
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    • AC/DC & The Rolling Stones Performance: 05/13/17

      AC/DC and Rolling Stones to be presented by School of Rock Tampa's Performance Program is almost here! Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Time: 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) Location: Fr...
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      AC/DC and Rolling Stones to be presented by School of Rock Tampa's Performance Program is almost here!

      Date:
      Saturday, May 13th, 2017

      Time:
      7 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

      Location:
      Friday Morning Musicale
      809 W Horatio St, Tampa

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    • SUMMER CAMPS!

      We are currently in the process of coming up with information on our Summer Camps for 2017! More info will be posted soon!

    • This Week at School of Rock Tampa

      Are you interested in School of Rock, but just haven't made it in to check us out yet? This is the perfect opportunity to correct that. Each an every Saturday from 11-2p, we will be having an Ope...
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      Are you interested in School of Rock, but just haven't made it in to check us out yet? This is the perfect opportunity to correct that. Each an every Saturday from 11-2p, we will be having an Open-House in order for you to come in and see what we are all about. If you are interested in coming, feel free to give us a call at (813) 873-8047 or just stop by. We look forward to meeting you!Read less

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has been great for my son in many ways! In the 6 months that he has been involved, he has become a much better drummer, he has learned to work in a group setting, he has branched out into new instruments, he has made some really good friends, and the encouragement he has received from his teachers and the staff have given him unbelievable confidence. This has been the best thing we have done for him.”
    — Bill, Tampa, FL
  • “My son is in a Rookies class at School of Rock. He loves the class and his teacher (Tim) is extremely creative and caring in his instruction. He is a wonderful teacher!”
    -Amanda, Tampa, FL
  • “The teachers are so great with the kids. The inspire and get everyone excited about music. It is a great environment and program.”
    — Beth, Tampa, FL
  • “The weekly 3 hour sessions that enables them to play together and the opportunities they have to perform as a group at different venues -- a real confidence builder. ”
    — Audrey, Tampa, FL