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About School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo

Welcome to School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo—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 students 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 talent succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo teaches musicians 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 Kitchener-Waterloo. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, contributing to their community, and becoming better people.

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo
CA78 Francis Street NorthKitchener, ON N2H5B5
(519) 576-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo, 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.

    Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Kitchener-Waterloo’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo’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 Kitchener-Waterloo, 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 Kitchener-Waterloo’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo’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 Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Kitchener-Waterloo is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo’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 Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Kitchener-Waterloo’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 Kitchener-Waterloo, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Kitchener-Waterloo enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Kitchener-Waterloo’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

At School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo, 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. Kitchener-Waterloo students will blow your mind with advanced performances ch...
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At School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo, 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Kitchener-Waterloo’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

    • May 28
      11:00 AM
      Treasures Day @ Chicopee Tube Park
      Community event
      SoR House Band 78N will be entertaining all the lucky students, friends and family members attending the annual Treasures Day of Fun at Chicopee Tube Park! There will be plenty to see and do with a...
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      SoR House Band 78N will be entertaining all the lucky students, friends and family members attending the annual Treasures Day of Fun at Chicopee Tube Park! There will be plenty to see and do with a BBQ, access to the tube park, and zip lining.Read less
    • June 4
      12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      School of Rock KW Presents: Weezer - The Blue Album
      Live Music Show
      Our Epic Album program kicks off with one of School of Rock's favourites - Weezer's Blue Album! Come destroy a sweater with us at Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N Waterloo) June 4th at 12:30. ...
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      Our Epic Album program kicks off with one of School of Rock's favourites - Weezer's Blue Album! Come destroy a sweater with us at Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N Waterloo) June 4th at 12:30.

      Tickets are 10.00 in advance or at the door if still available! All ages event; food and drink available for purchase.
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    • June 4
      2:30 PM
      School of Rock KW Presents: The Vans Warped Tour
      Live Music Show
      Bummed there's no Canadian date for the 2016 Warped Tour? Don't be - our Performance Program students have you covered. Come to Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N Waterloo) June 4th to see them r...
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      Bummed there's no Canadian date for the 2016 Warped Tour? Don't be - our Performance Program students have you covered. Come to Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N Waterloo) June 4th to see them rock the Vans catalogue, from Fall Out Boy to Yellowcard and Coheed and Cambria.

      Tickets are 10.00 in advance or at the door (based on availability) for this epic all ages event. Food and drink available for purchase.
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    • June 4
      4:45 PM
      School of Rock KW Presents: Arena Rock
      Live Music Show
      June 4th at 5pm our Performance Program students will put on a blistering live show at Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N. Waterloo), covering the likes of Styx, Elton John, Bon Jovi and many oth...
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      June 4th at 5pm our Performance Program students will put on a blistering live show at Starlight Social Club (47 King St. N. Waterloo), covering the likes of Styx, Elton John, Bon Jovi and many other stadium rock gods. Wear your finest concert tee and come prepared to rock hard!
      Doors open at 4:45. Tickets 10.00 in advance or at the door (based on availability). All ages event; food and drink available for purchase.
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    • July 9
      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      School of Rock Gets International at the Hideout!
      tour date; live show
      2 of our fellow US Schools are coming up to tour through Canada…so we'll be rocking The Hideout in Toronto with School of Rock Markham, North and South Palm Beach, and Mainline! Come enjoy thi...
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      2 of our fellow US Schools are coming up to tour through Canada…so we'll be rocking The Hideout in Toronto with School of Rock Markham, North and South Palm Beach, and Mainline!
      Come enjoy this multi-school international jam in the heart of the arts district in Toronto.

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Staff

    • Meet Our Talented SOR Instructors!
      Our Instructors live to play, and play to Live! Real gigging musicians, with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a co...
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      Our Instructors live to play, and play to Live! Real gigging musicians, with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a collaborative band environment.

      Passionate, experienced, and student focused, these musicians understand the power of mastering instruments through the group experience.

      Most of our instructors are multi-instrumentalists, which helps them excel in private lessons and managing shows.

      #SORKW #Rock #Music #Lessons #Education #Guitar #Piano #Keys #Drums #Bass #Vocals #Kitchener #Waterloo #KWAWESOME #Musician
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      • Drums
      • Bass
      • Keys/ Piano
      • Vocals
      • Guitar
      • Show Direction
      • Coaching
      • Mentoring
      • Corporate Team Building
    • Meet Chuck de la Cruz
      MULTI-INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR (GUITAR, DRUMS, BASS, KEYS, VOCALS)
      "Weekends growing up meant my parents would listen to The Beatles, Black Sabbath, and Santana. They would throw in the occassional pop record but they would always return to rock. My father would p...
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      "Weekends growing up meant my parents would listen to The Beatles, Black Sabbath, and Santana. They would throw in the occassional pop record but they would always return to rock. My father would play along with a set of bongos or his Yamaha acoustic guitar. I would grow to listen and love classic rock like Cream, Hendrix, and Queen. However when I was a teenager, my sister showed me that she could play the main riff to Enter Sandman by Metallica. That summer I did nothing but play my dad's acoustic guitar. I had to learn to play the guitar, I had to figure out how to play these songs that I loved." This is Chuck de la Cruz. From Walter's Music School and Scarborough's New Conservatory of Music, he is a multi instrument instructor who wants to share his passion for music with his students. From his experience at St. Michael's Choir School and the University of Toronto, Chuck understands the hard work that it takes to learn and excel at music. At 8 years old, he would take part in long rehersals to prepare for his school's annual Christmas Concert at Massey Hall. In a few years, he would join his school's Tour Choir as they performed around Canada and the US. "There was nothing like the feeling of being on stage in front of an audience of people. As a kid, you don't realize why you're spending the two hours a day singing the same group of songs week after week. You're just tired and probably want to go home, but eventually something inside you just clicks. You get to know the songs so well that you stop worrying about making a mistake and start enjoying being part of the music. It's that same level of familiarity that I want my students to have with the songs they perform." At the age of 14, Chuck took up the guitar and began to play every Beatles song he could recognize out of his father's Beatles Anthology book. However, this was not enough and he wanted to play more modern songs. Before the internet had available guitar tabs, the only way to get guitar music was through magazines or album transcription books. So rather than wait for someone else to figure out how to play these songs, Chuck began to transcribe these songs on his own. "The more I transcribed songs, the better I became at picking out subtle nuances in the music. I could single out instruments and really pay attention to what was happening in a piece of music. Most songs were simple and followed a very straight forward structure, but some songs were much more difficult with complex time signatures and key changes. It was these tougher songs that made me want to play more guitar." Throughout the years, Chuck has picked up the Keys, Bass, and Drums. He fully understands the importance each instrument has in the rock spectrum. While he spends the majority of his time on the guitar, he is always willing to try learning a new instrument. While at the University of Toronto, he was exposed to many different styles of music from around the world as well as many different instruments. The first time Chuck stepped into the School of Rock, the little kid inside him woke up. The staff, students, and facilities were all top notch. He knew it would be the perfect environment for him and his style of instruction. "This is where I want to be. Knowing that I've made a difference in someone's life through music is all I want to do. It's what makes me feel alive."
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    • Meet Tyler Siroky
      MULTI-INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTOR (BASS, GUITAR, KEYS, VOCALS)
      'For me, rock music started at Rush, the Holy Canadian Power Trio. I was an early teenager when I bought my first Rush CD (remember CDs?) solely based on my father's words that they were a "good ba...
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      'For me, rock music started at Rush, the Holy Canadian Power Trio. I was an early teenager when I bought my first Rush CD (remember CDs?) solely based on my father's words that they were a "good band". When I popped on the album 2112 and heard the first few minutes, I knew that they were more than just a "good band"...they were (and still are) a musician's band; three guys that are always pushing the envelope of what's possible in rock music.' Introducing School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo's very own: Tyler Siroky. A true proponent of learning through inspiration, Tyler understands how a solid educational foundation can spur creativity and motivation in any musician. Not to mention, he is never short of bringing the low-end thunder: 'I was instantly drawn to the bass in the music - the low, growly booms that shook my room. I realized that I had to seek that sound out!' A natural performer from the beginning, Tyler stayed out of the basement and took straight to the stage. The feel of working together in a band, being a role player, and of course '“ showing off a bit, was the next stage in Tyler's musical upbringing: 'We were hitting the stages at all of the local youth punk rock shows and I gained my performance chops as I slammed through the strings of the bass while jumping around on stage like Dee Dee Ramone. We rocked out songs by Blink 182, Green Day, NOFX, and eventually began to write our own music. It was at that point I knew I wanted more.' Arguably some of the best musicians are those who are enthralled by the theoretical connections going on behind the scenes. Tyler recognizes the importance of higher education and the impact it can have on one's playing. After digging through notation books on his own, Tyler recognized there was intelligent discipline and practice involved in mastering the craft of music. He went on to graduate from Mohawk College with a Performance Diploma in Jazz Bass. Tyler then followed that up with a Bachelor of Music degree from McMaster University '“ specializing in Music Education. To top it off, Tyler completed his Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto '“ making him a teacher of the Waterloo District Board of Education. It's safe to say that Tyler will be the one to beat at School of Rock when it comes to making lesson plans! Throughout his education, he never lost the lust for the stage, and his own creative endeavours: ''¦ I began deconstructing songs, and writing my own songs. When I wasn't studying up a storm or practicing every instrument BUT bass (piano, drums, percussion, woodwinds and brass), I was rocking stages in Hamilton and surrounding area with "Middletown Dreams: A Tribute to Rush" where I played bass, keyboards, and backing vocals. I also took part in a Beatles project in which the band learned and performed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band note for note, cut for cut live on stage. Both of these were incredibly rewarding experiences and showed that challenging rehearsals reaped rewarding performances.' Currently, Tyler gigs in 'Go Team', a rock band in which he provides bass and vocals. Ever inspired, Tyler is looking forward to connecting his musical passion and education with students here at School of Rock: 'I've always really enjoyed the following quote from Rush's 'Mission': 'A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission'. I feel that every student that comes in to School of Rock with a passion to learn and a will to succeed are certain to gain the skills to rock on stage and in life. This school combines my two lifelong dreams of teaching and of music and I hope that I am able to use these passions to inspire every single student that walks through the door with an instrument in their hand.'
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    • Meet Tyler Martin
      GUITAR, BASS AND KEYS INSTRUCTOR
      Tyler completed his degree in jazz studies at St. Francis Xavier University in 2015, earning his Bachelor of Music while studying guitar with Kevin Brunkhorst and Jake Hanlon. He performed regularl...
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      Tyler completed his degree in jazz studies at St. Francis Xavier University in 2015, earning his Bachelor of Music while studying guitar with Kevin Brunkhorst and Jake Hanlon. He performed regularly as a leader and sideman at venues around eastern Canada.
      Tyler’s playing and writing is informed by the many music genres - folk, rock, and pop - that he grew up listening to as well as the music he continues to discover. After a brief stint at the University of North Texas to continue studying jazz, Tyler decided to return home to the K-W region to pursue a career in music.
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    • Meet Rebecca Zehr
      VOCAL INSTRUCTOR
      Anyone in my family will be able to tell you that I sang before I could talk and danced before I could crawl, I can sure tell you now that I prefer singing to talking and dancing to walking. They w...
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      Anyone in my family will be able to tell you that I sang before I could talk and danced before I could crawl, I can sure tell you now that I prefer singing to talking and dancing to walking. They will also be able to tell you that I've always had a passion for learning. That's the great thing about music, you're always learning. Not only have I learned a lot about music but I've learned a lot about myself through music. I started singing in choirs at the age of 7, then started performing in musicals at the age of 10. By the time I got to high school I was spending two nights a week in jazz and concert choir and the rest of my 'spare' after school time in various musicals. Musical theatre has been such an important part of my life, it's helped me to grow so much as a performer and I thank all of my past directors for teaching me how to tell a story through a song - it's also helped me successfully pursue a degree in Theatre!
      Working with these students at school of rock means I get to share my passion for telling stories through music on a daily basis. This is basically the dream. I want to show my students that they're more than the notes they hit. I want to teach them to find their own style and I want to provide a comfortable, judgement free zone where everyone can be themselves.
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    • Meet Corey Heuvel
      GUITAR, BASS
      Corey has been working as professional musician and instructor for last 10 years and has dedicated the better part of his entire life to studying, practicing, writing and performing music. Growing...
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      Corey has been working as professional musician and instructor for last 10 years and has dedicated the better part of his entire life to studying, practicing, writing and performing music. Growing up in Barrie, he quickly devoured his father’s classic rock record collection and at age 7 began learning to play his favourite songs on the guitar. In a few short years, he was winning every guitar category in the local Kiwanis Festival and Midland Music Festival. While still in high school, he released his recording debut — In Balance — a 10 song blues/rock album which consisted of mostly original material showcasing his electric guitar and vocal abilities. After playing around the clubs and festivals of southern Ontario with his backing band, Corey received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston for their 5-week Summer Performance Program where he studied with longtime faculty members such as Craig Hlady, Thaddeus Hogarth and Julien Kasper. After high school, he focused his efforts on singing, songwriting and the steel-string acoustic guitar. In 2008, he began teaching guitar at Music Pro Education Centre in Barrie where he was responsible for up to 40 students per week. Corey released a folk inspired album — The New — in 2011 which was recorded mostly in his home studio and found him playing most of the instruments including bass, piano, mandolin and percussion as well as writing the string arrangements. Continuing his focus on the acoustic guitar, 2013 saw the release of his 3rd album — Bliss From Within — consisting entirely of solo instrumental compositions. Over the past few years, he has devoted much his time to travelling throughout Europe, Australia and the United States where he pursued a long held dream to live the life of a busker and performing his music on the streets. Since returning from his travels, he has decided to make his home in Kitchener-Waterloo and continue to dedicate his time to music as a singer/songwriter, performer and instructor.
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    • Meet Daryl Ralph
      DRUM INSTRUCTOR
      Daryl has embraced music all of his life. His passion for drumming first became evident while watching Buddy Rich and Animal take to the stage in a drum battle on The Muppet Show back in 1981. T...
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      Daryl has embraced music all of his life. His passion for drumming first became evident while watching Buddy Rich and Animal take to the stage in a drum battle on The Muppet Show back in 1981.

      The forward momentum continued for Daryl, and he became a pivotal element in many small band configurations throughout high school and his early 20's. From there, his dream took him across Canada, touring and rocking local venues then onto festivals and sponsored event stages. Priding himself on being versed in all genres of music, Daryl has found himself recruited for many Jazz, Blues and Country ensembles. However, Daryl has consistently gravitated towards the one style that has truly nourished his soul - rock and roll!

      This journey became more than simply a dream. Daryl was fortunate in meeting some very influential and talented people along the way who enabled him to grow as a student of music, and then develop into a positive role model and teacher. But the soul searching did not stop there. For Daryl, his music and the drums provided him an outlet, and guided him through another very personal and incredulous spiritual journey which he is very open and proud to share.

      In his spare time, Daryl is balancing his talent between playing guitar in a duo formed by his fiancée and himself and as the featured drummer in a supergroup, currently in the works. He is also a Personal Trainer that prides himself on healthy physical and spiritual wellness, channeling this same mantra into teaching the physical and mental demands of drumming.

      Daryl's life experiences and accomplishments are nothing short of amazing and he brings his positive and motivational outlook to School of Rock. In every lesson, he strives to ignite the same fire that was started in himself as a child. His gregarious nature is both captivating and contagious!
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    • Meet Michelle Sullivan
      GENERAL MANAGER
      Music has always been a huge part of my life. Saturday nights my grandparents would roll up their rugs and dance and play cards with their friends, and that tradition carried down through the gener...
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      Music has always been a huge part of my life. Saturday nights my grandparents would roll up their rugs and dance and play cards with their friends, and that tradition carried down through the generations. Driving around in my Mom's Chevy Nova introduced me to 8-tracks blasting out ABBA, Kenny Rogers, and Fleetwood Mac....by the time I was a teen my record collection was filled with The Who, The Jam, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. I still remember my very first album purchase, Velvet Underground's All Tomorrow's Parties.
      My musical tastes grew from there and remain diverse, with playlists that span from Miles Davis to Rob Zombie and from Desmond Dekker to Panic! At the Disco (the Beastie Boys remain on constant rotation). A diverse background in business and operations management, customer service, communications, marketing and community outreach have led me to my dream gig - helping kids (and adults!) develop life skills and confidence and reach their full potential through the universal unifying force of music.
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    • Meet Alyssa Gelata
      Co-Op Secondary Student
      Alyssa is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a real passion for School of Rock's programs. Alyssa was one of school of Rock KW's very first students, and in our first performance show! She's b...
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      Alyssa is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a real passion for School of Rock's programs. Alyssa was one of school of Rock KW's very first students, and in our first performance show! She's been in every performance program season, and played keys, bass, saxophone, guitar and handled lead and backup vocals in many of the performances. As if that isn't enough, she's also a current and original member of our house band, 78North!
      During her co-op placement, Alyssa will be helping coordinate our students and ensure our school is running smoothly. She will also be assisting in various programs at the school, including our Camps and our Little Wing program.
      Alyssa's favorite moments since joining School of Rock include: sharing a stage with Janes addiction, meeting Soundgarden backstage at Big Music Fest, and playing to thousands of people at our live shows. "This place is my second home!"
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Promotions

News

    • NOW OPEN!

      Come take a tour! Stop by during the following hours - Monday-Thursdays 4-8, Saturdays 9-11, or give us a call to book a tour for a specific program!

    • CTV Kitchener - School of Rock coming to Kitchener

      A Truly Rock n' Roll experience is coming to Waterloo Region. The School of Rock is opening its doors. Alexandra Pinto reports.Check out the CTV Kitchener Video here!

    • SoR KW students compete at Grand River Blues Society Youth Legacy Showcase Competition

      Current students of School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo - We're offering a great deal on our Summer Camps throughout July and August. Your regular programs will continue to run throughout the summer,...
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      Current students of School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo - We're offering a great deal on our Summer Camps throughout July and August. Your regular programs will continue to run throughout the summer, but here's a great opportunity to hone your chops further at School of Rock! Head over to our camps page on the website (linked below), and find the Camp that's right for you! Call in to 519-576-ROCK to enrol or ask any questions!Read less

Testimonials

  • “I joined the (adult Grad School) program to meet new people, to learn new music and become a better musician. School of Rock has not disappointed. Great for children and adults! Flexible schedules to meet your busy work life, and professionally trained and friendly staff! ”
    R. Roberts, Kitchener
  • “First day at the school of rock was amazing. Great teachers and staff an friendly students to work with. All around great time. Love it!!!! ”
    J. Mitchell, Waterloo Region
  • “I love that the kids are encouraged to be themselves and explore their musical talents in an environment that isn't filled with pressure and high expectations. Our daughter loves going to Little Wing classes and is so excited before class starts, and after class ends she can't wait to tell us all about what she's learned. None of her other hobbies have made her so happy!! Thank you School of Rock this is a great fit for our girl!! ”
    J. Sharpe, Kitchener
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    Dee Snider, Twisted Sister