School of Rock Waldwick
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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
Main Number
(201) 444-4425(201) 444-4425

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - 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!

  • 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 music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Waldwick.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

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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Upcoming Events

    • July 24 - 28 2017
      Summer Camp "Intermediate Session"
      Performance Camp
      This is a 2 week long performance camp. Students need to have at least 2 years of experience on their main instrument to participate in this camp. Camp runs from 9 am to 3pm. Students should bring...
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      This is a 2 week long performance camp. Students need to have at least 2 years of experience on their main instrument to participate in this camp. Camp runs from 9 am to 3pm. Students should bring lunch. There will be a performance on August 4 for friends and family at our in-house venue.
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    • July 26
      6:00 PM
      Quintessential Woodstock
      Rehearsal
    • July 27
      6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Tribute
      Rehearsal
      Performance rehearsal for Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Tribute
    • July 31 - August 4 2017
      Summer Camp Intermediate Session
      Performance Camp
      This is a 2 week long performance camp. Students need to have at least 2 years of experience on their main instrument to participate in this camp. Camp runs from 9 am to 3pm. Students should bring ...
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      This is a 2 week long performance camp. Students need to have at least 2 years of experience on their main instrument to participate in this camp. Camp runs from 9 am to 3pm. Students should bring lunch. There will be a performance on August 4 for friends and family at our in-house venue.
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    • August 3
      6:00 PM
      Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Tribute
      Performance Rehearsal
    • August 4
      6:00 PM
      Camp performance
      at Waldwick School of Rock
    • August 7 - 11 2017
      Summer Camp Advanced Session
      Performance Camp
      This camp is for our more advanced players. A minimum of 5 years experience is required on their main instrument. There are limited spots please call for availability. There will be a performance ...
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      This camp is for our more advanced players. A minimum of 5 years experience is required on their main instrument. There are limited spots please call for availability. There will be a performance in our in-house venue on August 18 at 6pm.
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    • August 10
      6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Tribute
      performance rehearsal
    • August 14 - 18 2017
      Summer Camp Advanced session
      Performance Camp
      This camp is for our more advanced players. A minimum of 5 years experience is required on their main instrument. There are limited spots please call for availability. There will be a performance ...
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      This camp is for our more advanced players. A minimum of 5 years experience is required on their main instrument. There are limited spots please call for availability. There will be a performance in our in-house venue on August 18 at 6pm.
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Staff

    • Meet Susan Marlett
      General Manager, Show Director, Instructor
      Susan Marlett was asked to take on the roll as General Manager of the Waldwick School of Rock in April of 2017. She has been with us since September of 2010 and is well versed in all aspects of S...
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      Susan Marlett was asked to take on the roll as General Manager of the Waldwick School of Rock in April of 2017. She has been with us since September of 2010 and is well versed in all aspects of School of Rock.

      Susan Marlett teaches voice, piano, guitar and a bunch of Woodwinds 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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      • The New School
      • Lessons for Vocal, Keys, Woodwinds, Guitar
    • Meet Alexa
      Studio Coordinator
    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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    • Meet 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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    • Meet Mike Klopp
      Drum Instructor
      Originally from Bergen County, Michael Klopp is a 1994 graduate of Ramapo High School, where he excelled in all things music and was even voted Most Musical by his fellow classmates. In 1998 he rec...
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      Originally from Bergen County, Michael Klopp is a 1994 graduate of Ramapo High School, where he excelled in all things music and was even voted Most Musical by his fellow classmates. In 1998 he received his BA in Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with an emphasis on jazz studies and music history. Upon graduation Michael set sail for the open water and spent the following 6 years seeing the world as an orchestra drummer for different cruise lines, performing big band music, production shows and variety acts of all kinds.
      In 2004 he was given the (extremely rare) opportunity to become a Guest Entertainer for Royal Caribbean as Drummer/Musical Director for multitalented performer Domenick Allen (Foreigner, Buddy Rich Band, Liberace, Broadway, London's West End) and continues to enjoy the MD chair to this day.
      2004 was also the year Michael started working with Telarc/Concord Recording artist Tony Desare. With Tony, Michael has been able to travel all over the country performing jazz and cabaret music in various settings, including 2 Midwest tours as a trio and multiple Pops performances with various orchestras, including the Houston, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Vancouver Symphonies. He has also performed at the 2015 San Javier Jazz Fest in Alicante, Spain, as well as the 2015 and 2016 Cape Cod Jazz Festivals.
      Michael started with School of Rock in 2015 and has enjoyed every moment. When not in a lesson you will find him practicing often. His favorite method books are Stick Control (G.L.Stone), The Art of Bop Drumming (J.Riley), The Shuffle Drumming Workbook (C.Doboe) and Syncopation (T.Reed).
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    • Meet Rich Haddad
      Bass/Guitar Instructor
      With over twenty-five years of experience in the music industry, Rich has developed a wide range of skills that allow him to manipulate variations in air pressure with both substance and style. He ...
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      With over twenty-five years of experience in the music industry, Rich has developed a wide range of skills that allow him to manipulate variations in air pressure with both substance and style. He has shared stages with such artists as Cyndi Lauper, Kansas and Dada, and performs regularly in the tri-state area with multiple groups, including Friday’s Child and kindie artist/musical yogini Kira Willey.

      A consummate multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/audio engineer with perfect pitch, his insights on music and sound reveal details that are often overlooked. This uncanny ability to solve problems has led to work in all forms of media – from records, radio and advertising, to film, network television and cable. As Director of Audio Production for Digital Café Tour, his recording, mixing and mastering work earned him a Telly Award for Sound/Sound Design.
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    • Meet Mike Kozma
      Instructor
      THE ASTRONAUT CONSISTS SOLELY OF ONE MUSICIAN AT THE HELM. MICHAEL SCOTT KOZMA, WHO HOLDS A B.S. DEGREE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGY FOR AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC, IS A MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST. A...
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      THE ASTRONAUT CONSISTS SOLELY OF ONE MUSICIAN AT THE HELM. MICHAEL SCOTT KOZMA, WHO HOLDS A B.S. DEGREE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGY FOR AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC, IS A MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST. A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL BAND MEMBER WITH JEREMIAH FRAITES OF THE LUMINEERS MICHAEL HAS BEEN PLAYING LIVE SINCE THE AGE OF 13.

      A DESCENDANT OF THE GREAT EVELYN DANZIG LEVINE WHO WROTE THE CLASSIC 1949 "SCARLET RIBBONS" AND RENOWN NEW YORK TIMES SPORTS WRITER ALLISON DANZIG WHO COINED THE PHRASE "THE GRAND SLAM" IN TENNIS. MICHAEL SCOTT WAS BESTOWED THE GIFT OF SONGWRITING PASSED DOWN BY GENERATIONS. AT 15 HE ATTENDED THE NATIONAL GUITAR ACADEMY FOR ONE SUMMER AND RETURNED AS ONE OF THE FOREMOST EXCEPTIONAL AND DEDICATED PLAYERS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. HE LATER WENT ON TO BE AN ACCLAIMED SELF TAUGHT MUSICIAN IN OTHER INSTRUMENTS.

      MICHAEL USED THE NAME THE ASTRONAUT AS SOMETHING MORE INTROSPECTIVE. NOT ONLY JUST A SONGWRITER, KOZMA'S ABILITY TO PLAY EACH INSTRUMENT INTO A FORMULA WITHIN HIS SONGS IS SOMETHING WHICH SETS HIM APART FROM MOST SONGWRITERS. EVERYTHING YOU HEAR IS CREATED BY HIS HANDS AND MIND. ALONG WITH MUSIC, MICHAEL ALSO DIRECTS AND SHOOTS ALL HIS OWN MUSIC VIDEOS. THE ASTRONAUT WILL BE CONSTANTLY WRITING, RECORDING, AND PLAYING HIS MUSIC TO AS MANY LISTENERS AS POSSIBLE. COME ALONG WITH HIM ON THIS JOURNEY…
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    • Meet Jeanie Marri
      Instructor
      Vocal Extraordinaire
      • Vocal and Keyboard lessons
    • Meet Tom Hatziemanouel
      Instructor Guitarist Spoudaíos
      I am currently in the band Spacetime. I have previously played in Professional Murder Music, and Graves. I have done guest performances with SKUMLOVE, DR.CHUD's X-Ward, Team Cybergeist, and more. ...
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      I am currently in the band Spacetime. I have previously played in Professional Murder Music, and Graves. I have done guest performances with SKUMLOVE, DR.CHUD's X-Ward, Team Cybergeist, and more.
      I play/use the following: Schecter Guitars, Bogner Amplification, DiMarzio Pickups, FU-Tone.com, Godlyke Distributing Inc., The Jimmy Clip/Midnight Motions, Colossal Cable, InTune Guitar Picks, Inc.
      I plan to release my first solo/instrumental album in 2017.
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      • SCHECTER GUITAR RESEARCH
    • Meet Dan Heidt The Keyboard Man
      Instructor
      Keyboard Incredible
      • lessons for keys and guitar

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