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About School of Rock Waldwick

Welcome to School of Rock Waldwick, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Waldwick 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 Waldwick, 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 Waldwick 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 Waldwick today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Waldwick
152 Franklin TurnpikeSuite BWaldwick, NJ 07463
(201) 444-4425

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Waldwick'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 Waldwick'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Waldwick 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 Waldwick, 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 Waldwick students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Waldwick’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!

  • School of Rock Waldwick’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 Waldwick’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 Waldwick, 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 Waldwick, 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 Waldwick works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Waldwick’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 Waldwick’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 Waldwick’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 Waldwick 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 Waldwick Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Waldwick 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 Waldwick’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 Waldwick'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....
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School of Rock Waldwick'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 Waldwick'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

    • STATiC
      Director of Music and Operations
      Director of Music and Operations A native of Bergen County NJ, STATIC has been a part of the School of Rock family for several years as a guitar instructor and show director for the South Hackensa...
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      Director of Music and Operations
      A native of Bergen County NJ, STATIC has been a part of the School of Rock family for several years as a guitar instructor and show director for the South Hackensack and Waldwick School of Rock. As the guitarist and soundscape artist from the band Ours and Jimmy Gnecco, STATIC has been a part of an extensive and exciting tour schedule since 2003. Touring in the United States, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom, STATIC has been a part of premier headlining acts as well as support for A-Ha, Marylin Manson, Filter, Blue October, Circa Survive, Dredg, Never Ending White Lights, Lucas Rossi, AFI, and Live. STATIC has shared the stage with all-star line ups including Iggy Pop, Slash, Leslie West, Wayne Kramer, Perry Farrell, Jerry Cantrel, Tom Morello, Joe Lynn Turner, and Muz Skillings. His guitar playing can be heard on Columbia Record's release of 'Mercy' from the band Ours (produced by Rick Rubin and Jimmy Gnecco), as well as appearing with Jimmy Gnecco on the tracks 'Our Final Hymn' and 'Dove Colored Sky' from the Canadian group Never Ending White Lights. STATIC has been playing guitar for over 20 years and enjoys performing on many other instruments and gadgets especially when experimenting with the usages of mutli-effects and their applications.
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    • Franky Hernandez
      Bass Instructor
      Franky Hernandez received his first round of music education fromBerklee College of Musicfrom 1978 to 1980. While there, he studied with John Neves, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman. He then went onto...
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      Franky Hernandez received his first round of music education fromBerklee College of Musicfrom 1978 to 1980. While there, he studied with John Neves, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman. He then went onto William Patterson University to study with Rufus Reid, Harold Mabern, Steve Bagby and Ron Naspo. Franky has performed with some notable acts such as Chet Atkins, The Mamas and the Papas, and Lou Christie. He has also played with tons of oldies groups including Fabian, The Angels, Little Peggy March, The Coasters, etc.
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    • Elena Pagonis
      Vocal Instructor
      Elena Pagonis has been in the music business as a recording artist, performer and vocal coach for over 20 years. She has toured with some of the greatest players from New York to Nashville and reco...
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      Elena Pagonis has been in the music business as a recording artist, performer and vocal coach for over 20 years. She has toured with some of the greatest players from New York to Nashville and recorded her music in the legendary Electric Lady studio in New York working with producers Eddie Kramer and Dave Rosenthal. Having studied with vocal coaches Katie Agresta in NYC, Jerry Janson, Paula Florea Bel Canto opera, Bob Fitzgerald and MaryJo DuPrey (UCLA), she incorporates the techniques of these renowned voice teachers into her voice lessons. She also specializes in harmony and plays guitar, conga/percussion, and bass. With her great love for music she still performs in NYC and North and South Jersey venues including Circus Maximus at Ceasars in Atlantic City, Wonder Bar, Rodeo Bar, Stone Pony and many others.
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    • Dennis Zimmer
      Drum Instructor / Show Director
      Hailing from Pompton Plains, Dennis Zimmer has been playing drums for over 30 years! He received his musical education from Jersey City University and cites Tommy Lee, Chad Smith, and Steve Gadd as...
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      Hailing from Pompton Plains, Dennis Zimmer has been playing drums for over 30 years! He received his musical education from Jersey City University and cites Tommy Lee, Chad Smith, and Steve Gadd as his prime influences. During his time of being a full time musician, Dennis hasplayed withLita Ford andtoured withtheband OURS. When he's not playing drums, he's working on vocals and spending time song writing.
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    • Dean
      Guitar Instructor
      Dean has been playing guitar for 17 years and has since grown into the local music scene. Dean specializes in 6, 7 and 8 string guitars and 4 to 6 string basses. Most of his influences come from ba...
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      Dean has been playing guitar for 17 years and has since grown into the local music scene. Dean specializes in 6, 7 and 8 string guitars and 4 to 6 string basses. Most of his influences come from bands that play with these instruments such as Slipknot, Meshuggah, Megadeth, Metallica, and more. His range of influence also includes contemporary hard rock artists such as Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson and classical music such as Beethoven. Dean has played with bands in the metal, punk, blues, and acoustic genre. Currently, he plays withthe band Darrow Chemical Company. On top of playing guitars, he has been a roadie and tech for countless local bands working on lighting, sound and all equipment set up and repairs. In his spare time, Dean enjoys working on classic cars, drawing, painting and writing as well as hanging out with his son.
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    • Susan Marlett
      Vocal & Keyboard Instructor
      Susan Marlett teaches voice and piano at the Waldwick School of Rock. She began teaching woodwinds in 1981. She added vocals and keys in 2000. Susan was classically trained on Flute and has played ...
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      Susan Marlett teaches voice and piano at the Waldwick School of Rock. She began teaching woodwinds in 1981. She added vocals and keys in 2000. Susan was classically trained on Flute and has played with several orchestras and bands from North Carolina, Baltimore, New York & California. She plays all the Woodwinds (including bagpipes, ask her how long it is to the top if you want to rock and roll). Susan graduated with three degrees from The New School For Social Research and Parsons School of design; with additional study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She has also worked with the highly acclaimed vocal coach: Mercedes Hall. Susan has performed both vocally and on flute with numerous acts including world famous flutist: Hubert Laws. These days she can be heard on most Wednesday nights singing and playing Jazz flute in New York. Susan has experience in classical, Jazz, rock, Broadway and pop. She has run ensembles and creative workshops for groups of 200+ people, as well as coached individuals preparing for theatre and TV auditions. She has organized theatre groups and high energy vocal group performances.
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    • Eric See
      Drum Instructor
      Eric See's interest in drumming began at age three. Although, he's mainly self-taught, this energetic and creative drummer drew a lot of inspiration from rock heavy weights like, Led Zeppelin, The ...
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      Eric See's interest in drumming began at age three. Although, he's mainly self-taught, this energetic and creative drummer drew a lot of inspiration from rock heavy weights like, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and KISS, as well as early Motown records. He later fine-tuned his skills by studying other styles, including RB, jazz, hip-hop, and drum'n'bass.Throughout his young career, Eric has played in many bands, and he has done numerous sessions in the US and Europe. Some of the notable artists he's worked with are Adam Hawkins, Peter Mew, G.E. Smith, T. Bone Wolk, Janek Gwizdala, Rob Bailey, Steve Holly, Anthony Esposito, John Eaton, Laura Dawn, Jam Master Jay, Randy Allen, JIVEjones, Lee Horrocks, and The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Currently, Eric's explosive drumming can be experienced on tour with Just Kait and his own band, Mag Animus.
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    • Joe McLaughlin
      Guitar & Keyboard Instructor / Show Director
      Joe McLaughlin has been playing keyboards for 40 years, and playing guitar and singing for over 30 years! In addition to playing guitar, he also plays mandolin, trumpet, and ukulele. His influences...
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      Joe McLaughlin has been playing keyboards for 40 years, and playing guitar and singing for over 30 years! In addition to playing guitar, he also plays mandolin, trumpet, and ukulele. His influences range from the 50s to the 90s and include everything from rock, blues, country, metal, and more. Joe comes to School of Rock after teaching formerly at The Music Den in Parsippany. When he doesn't have an instrument in his hand, Joe enjoys cooking, sy-fy movies, and cats.
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    • Charlie Jones
      Guitar Instructor
      Guitarist and songwriter Charlie Jones has been a mainstay of the tri-state club scene since the 1970's, and has appeared with many top jazz and RB greats, including: Bettye Lavette, Big John Patto...
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      Guitarist and songwriter Charlie Jones has been a mainstay of the tri-state club scene since the 1970's, and has appeared with many top jazz and RB greats, including: Bettye Lavette, Big John Patton, Illinois Jaquette, Jimmy McGriff, Bernard Purdie, Jesse Morrison, Larry Young, and Lonnie Youngblood. His performance credits include playing in the Jimi Hendrix Alumni Band and performing at the Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall with Bettye Lavette. He's been teaching since 1974 and has taught at New York University from 1995 to 2004. He's been teaching at Ramapo College in Mahwah on and off since 1999.
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    • Jim DeSalvo
      Engineering & Pro Tools Instructor
      Jim DeSalvo is a highly skilled mastering, mixing, and tracking engineer and a university-level professor of Pro Tools software and music recording technology. Here at The Waldwick School of Rock, ...
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      Jim DeSalvo is a highly skilled mastering, mixing, and tracking engineer and a university-level professor of Pro Tools software and music recording technology. Here at The Waldwick School of Rock, Jim teaches a Tools of Production seminar, teaching Pro Tools to those who are interested in learning the software and becoming true audio engineers, even if they do not know how to play any instruments. Jim picked up most of his knowledge working at EMI Music in New York, having access to the area's best recording and mastering studios. He went on to meet and collaborate with engineers from The Hit Factory, BMG Studios, AES events, NAMM Shows and more. He has been the guest speaker at the mastering workshop for the SAE Institute for Audio in New York City and taught class at The Film Makers Educational Cooperative, (FMEC) in Bridgeport, CT. Jim's artist and writing credits include: Jon Anderson of Yes, Eddie Cascio (Michael Jackson), Phill Collen of Def Leppard, De la Soul, Bobby Caldwell, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Jackson Brown, The Misfits, and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels and more. His network credits include CBS, MTV, The History Channel, and SyFy Channel.
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    • Brett Romnes
      Drum Instructor / Show Director
      Brett Romnes has been a musician for over 18 years with his primary focus on percussion and music production. He is currently the drummer for recording artist I AM THE AVALANCHE. He has toured with...
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      Brett Romnes has been a musician for over 18 years with his primary focus on percussion and music production. He is currently the drummer for recording artist I AM THE AVALANCHE. He has toured with bands such as: Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Minus the Bear, Senses Fail, Billy Talent, Bayside, Saves the Day, Lamb of God, A New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, The Bouncing Souls and many more.
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    • Matt Maroulakos
      Matthew Maroulakos is an American songwriter. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Matthew attended William Paterson University, from which he holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Musical Studies. Since 200...
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      Matthew Maroulakos is an American songwriter. Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Matthew attended William Paterson University, from which he holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Musical Studies. Since 2004 he has released 3 records and traveled the country sharing the stage with musical groups such as Katy Perry, The Meat Puppets, and Swedish natives The Sounds.
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    • Michael D'Agostino
      Drum Instructor
      Mike D'Agostino comes to The Waldwick School of Rock with 40+ years of musical knowledge and experience. Mike studied drums with famed drum instructor Gary Chaffee and Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Her...
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      Mike D'Agostino comes to The Waldwick School of Rock with 40+ years of musical knowledge and experience. Mike studied drums with famed drum instructor Gary Chaffee and Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock) and was a percussion major at SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Potsdam. Mike's influences range from Peter Gabriel to Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis to Yes and many more. He has toured and played with Mark Egan (Sting, Roger Daltry), Trey Gunn (John Paul Jones, King Crimson) and Carlos Alamor (David Bowie), and Vernon Reid (Living Color) just to name a few. He has 2 bands '“ Inneroute, a jazz fusion band which he plays drums for, and Blue Halo Effect, which he plays drums, composes and sings for. In addition to playing drums, keyboards, and singing, Mike also composes music is an established songwriter. He programmed electronic drum sounds for Herbie Hancock, KISS and Yoko Ono. He has composed music for 20th Century Fox's 'The X-Files' and most recently music for the indie film 'Sweet Lorraine' featuring Tatum O' Neal. When he's not doing something music related, Mike likes to fish and hike.
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    • Chris Goodlof
      Guitar & Bass Instructor / Show Director
      Born and raised in Bergen County, Chris Goodlof is both a guitar bass instructor and show director at the Waldwick School of Rock and the Saddle Brook School of Rock. Chris has been a part of the ...
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      Born and raised in Bergen County, Chris Goodlof is both a guitar bass instructor and show director at the Waldwick School of Rock and the Saddle Brook School of Rock. Chris has been a part of the School of Rock since he was in high school, when he joined as a guitar student at the South Hackensack School of Rock in 2006. As a student, Chris got the opportunity to play onstage with greats like Leslie West from Mountain, Carmine Appice from Vanilla Fudge. At the young age of 23, Chris has a positive attitude and a unique ability to relate to and inspire our students. Chris has come a long way since his days as a guitar student. He is a member of the band OURS, where he plays bass and guitar. Chris has had the opportunity to tour all over the United States with OURS. Before joining OURS, Chris studied under David Bowie's guitarist Carlos Alomar at Stevens Institute of Technology where he majored in Music and Technology. Chris also has a background in recording, mixing, and engineering.
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    • Peter Pandolfo
      Drum Instructor
      Peter is a Bergenfield native that has been playing drums for over 40 years. He studied at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA and is well versed in rock, fusion, latin, metal, and prog rock ...
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      Peter is a Bergenfield native that has been playing drums for over 40 years. He studied at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA and is well versed in rock, fusion, latin, metal, and prog rock styles. His musical influences are John Bonham, Bill Bruford, Simon Phillips, Vinnie Coliauta, Mike Mangini, and more. Peter has toured with Billy Sheehan, Vinnie Sarzo, Jake E Lee, Rhett Tyler, Allied Forces and more. He has also played with the Rockland Conservatory of Music in symphony shows. Outside of teaching at Waldwick School of Rock, he spends most of his time gospel drumming for jail and church ministries.
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News

    • Memorial Day Parade

      SATURDAY, MAY 23RD!!Midland Park will be conducting a day in honor of our veterans.An assembly will be held at9:30amat the rear of Midland Park Borough Hall, corner of Godwin and Highland avenues, ...
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      SATURDAY, MAY 23RD!!Midland Park will be conducting a day in honor of our veterans.An assembly will be held at9:30amat the rear of Midland Park Borough Hall, corner of Godwin and Highland avenues, Midland Park.Then, a parade will set off through the town at at10:00am featuring including a float featuring Waldwick School of Rock!After, a memorial service will be held at11:00am at Veterans Park, Central Avenue, Midland Park.Please join us in celebrating a day of remembering those who've done so much for our country!Happy Spring!
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    • THIS WEEKEND (6/4)

      THIS WEEKEND AT THE WALDWICK SCHOOL OF ROCK (152 N Franklin Trunpike) WE GOT SHOWS FOR DAYS!! Friday: June 5th FEATURING: @7:30pm Friday's Rock 101 Sonic Highways Saturday: June 6th FEATURING: @11:...
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      THIS WEEKEND AT THE WALDWICK SCHOOL OF ROCK (152 N Franklin Trunpike) WE GOT SHOWS FOR DAYS!! Friday: June 5th FEATURING: @7:30pm Friday's Rock 101 Sonic Highways Saturday: June 6th FEATURING: @11:30am TMPD Academy @2:00pm Tuesday's Rock 101 British Invasion Sunday: June 7th FEATURING: @11:30am Thursday's Rock 101 Covered in Vinyl @2:00pm Wednesday's Rock 101 Fillmore East Meets West Hope you guys can make it out!! Happy Show Season!!
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    • SUMMER 2015 SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

      Sunset Strip w/ Tommy Hatz (Tuesdays) From the sensual allure of the Doors, the progressive grandeur of Tool, and the irreverent shenanigans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Sunset Strip in West H...
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      Sunset Strip w/ Tommy Hatz (Tuesdays) From the sensual allure of the Doors, the progressive grandeur of Tool, and the irreverent shenanigans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood has played host to a wide variety of musical history. Within the walls of famed clubs like the Whiskey a Go Go and the Roxy Theatre, many legendary bands cut their teeth into the burgeoning Southern California music scenes of their time. Take a journey to a mile and a half stretch of West Hollywood that has produced an indelible impact on the American culture and around the world. Other possible artists include: Jane's Addiction, Guns'N'Roses, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Failure, Missing Persons, Metallica, The Doors, Black Flag, Motley Crue, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, The Offspring, The Byrds, Van Halen, etc. Women Who Rock, and Then Some (Wednesdays) What do Heart, Joan Jett the Blackhearts, and The Pretenders have in common? Easy, they are among the most innovative, successful, and badass bands around the world. And, as you may have gleaned from the title of the show, they were fronted by women. This season, we celebrate those women who have rocked throughout the years, providing us with RB, pop, indie, and everything in between. Other possible artists include: Blondie, The Cranberries, Siouxie and the Banshees, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, No Doubt, The Carpenters, Alabama Shakes, Sia, Rhianna, Christina Aguilera, Ariana Grande, Beyonce etc. Besides great women of history, this show will also include modern RB, Soul, and Pop artists that have inspired the world throughout these last few decades. Tickling the Ivories (Thursdays) From classical to jazz to swing, the piano has played an important part in popular music over these past few centuries. For all its rich history, however, keyboard instruments have never been put to use quite like they have in rock music. Sounds of grand pianos, electric Wurlitzers and Rhodes, swirling Leslie organs, and futuristic synths and pads have all found a place in rock 'n' roll. Dive into a world where the keys are king; no keys player = no show! Possible artists include: Elton John, Ray Charles, Styx, Toto, Billy Joel, Kansas, Stevie Wonder, Steve Winwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Barry Manilow??? etc.
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    • ANAIS COMING TO WALDWICK SCHOOL OF ROCK

      The You Rock Foundation ANAIS has been hitting the charts with an international sound that has elements of rock and pop. Her music has hit the South African charts and has sold over 300,000 records...
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      The You Rock Foundation ANAIS has been hitting the charts with an international sound that has elements of rock and pop. Her music has hit the South African charts and has sold over 300,000 records! She is the country's ambassador for LifeLine. She speaks to inspire young people to reach their potential and show them they can do more with the right guidance and counseling. She is also the creator of the Be Your Dream Project which enables kids to follow their dream by providing them with bursaries (scholarships) to schools like NY Film Academy, Campus of Performing Arts and Academy of Sound Engineering. It is an extreme honor to have ANAIS join us NEXT THURSDAY to talk to us about her practice of inspiring people all around the world. So join us on Thursday, June 25th@6:00pm here in our venue at the Waldwick School of Rock PLEASE RSVP AT WALDWICK@SCHOOLOFROCK.COM
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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