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About School of Rock Wayne (new)

Welcome to School of Rock Wayne (new), where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Wayne (new) that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2012, School of Rock Wayne (new) is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

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

Visit School of Rock Wayne (new) and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Wayne (new)
1055 Hamburg TurnpikeUnit A-1Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 653-5432

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Friday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Wayne (new)'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 Wayne (new)'s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Wayne (new)’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 Wayne (new), 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 Wayne (new)’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!

  • At School of Rock Wayne (new), 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 Wayne (new), 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 Wayne (new) works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Wayne (new)’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Wayne (new) 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 Wayne (new) Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Wayne (new) 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 Wayne (new)’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 Wayne (new)'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 othe...
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School of Rock Wayne (new)'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 Wayne (new)'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

    • Jenny Founds
      Music Director & General Manager
      Jenny has been a part of the School of Rock family since 2006. After five years of touring as a School of Rock All-Star, she had the pleasure of sharing the stage and collaborating with music legen...
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      Jenny has been a part of the School of Rock family since 2006. After five years of touring as a School of Rock All-Star, she had the pleasure of sharing the stage and collaborating with music legends such as Jon Anderson (Yes), Slash (Guns n’ Roses), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), John Wetton (King Crimson), Adrian Belew (King Crimson/DavidBowie/Talking Heads), Jeff Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Brendon Small (Metalocalypse/Dethklok), Denny Walley and Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa) in over fifteen national and international tours. Since graduating from the program, Jenny has collaborated on over ten albums, including writing/performing/producing/engineering a full length album of original material, while also performing in various bands and projects along the way in both the music scene and theatre scene. She has also spent every summer since graduating as an assistant music director for the All-Stars program for School of Rock, and has assisted on special projects such as the Best of Season shows and destination camps. After years of being involved at School of Rock, as a student, instructor, director, and manager, Jenny is very pleased to join the Wayne School of Rock team!
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    • ERIC FORNELIUS
      Bass & Guitar Instructor
      Long Valley native Eric Fornelius has been involved in music nearly his entire life. He has won awards and honors throughout high school including NJ Region 1 Orchestra for upright bass, NJ Region ...
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      Long Valley native Eric Fornelius has been involved in music nearly his entire life. He has won awards and honors throughout high school including NJ Region 1 Orchestra for upright bass, NJ Region 1 Jazz Band for upright and electric bass, NJ All State Jazz Choir for electric bass, and NJ All State Symphonic Band for upright bass. He was also the very first Music Student of the Month at West Morris Central High School. Eric studied under some of the finest teachers in the area, including Lou Kosma of the Metropolitan Opera House for upright bass, and Steve Marks of the NYC Bass Collective for electric bass and jazz theory studies. The summer before college, he was an intern at the acclaimed National Guitar Workshop. He attended Lebanon Valley College and studied music business. His gigs there included playing bass in the pit for the Whitaker Center Theatre, and playing in the traveling blue-grass band of Knoebels Amusement Park. After college, he switched his focus from bass to guitar. During this time, Eric was selected to tour with Jim Breuer on his Heavy Metal Family Man tour. He currently plays with several local rock bands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO4W1hOSlUw
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    • Linda Everswick
      Keys, Saxophone, & Vocal Instructor
      Linda Everswick (BA Montclair State University), is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Originally a student of saxophone inspired by soul music, Linda soon began studying voice, piano, ...
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      Linda Everswick (BA Montclair State University), is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Originally a student of saxophone inspired by soul music, Linda soon began studying voice, piano, and guitar, theory, and exploring different genres in order to further pursue her passion for songwriting. At age 16, Linda began performing original and collaborative compositions with various groups of different genres across NJ, PA, and NY. She has since been performing regularly at different festivals and venues including the Knitting Factory, Index Art Center, the Bitter End, and the Stanhope House. One of Linda 's longest-standing projects is piano-saxophone duo Bible Gun. In addition to performing and writing, she is an event organizer for art, music, and spoken word events.
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    • SEAN RONAN
      Guitar Instructor
      New Jersey native, Sean Ronan (BA Jazz Performance William Paterson University) has been playing guitar for 12 years. He was originally inspired to play at 10 years old after his father showed him ...
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      New Jersey native, Sean Ronan (BA Jazz Performance William Paterson University) has been playing guitar for 12 years. He was originally inspired to play at 10 years old after his father showed him a few chords and hasn't stopped since. In high school Sean won a scholarship to participate in NJ PAC Jazz for Teens program were he studied music theory and technique with renowned guitarist Vic Juris. After high school Sean went to William Paterson University to earn a degree in Jazz Performance. His main influences are deep rooted in blues, classic rock, and jazz. Sean is inspired by Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppllin. He has played in many classic rock, indie bands, and jazz groups around the NJ NYC area and has even played live on Good Day America! Sean has a passion for teaching and inspiring his students through the power of music!
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    • HARRIS BERGSOHN
      Piano/Keys Instructor
      Originally from Long Island, Harris Bergsohn has been in the world of music from the age of 11, when he started playing guitar along to bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. Soon enough he would fi...
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      Originally from Long Island, Harris Bergsohn has been in the world of music from the age of 11, when he started playing guitar along to bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. Soon enough he would find his musical calling in piano and keyboards, drawing influence from styles ranging from progressive rock legends of the 70's. Some of his biggest influences range from bands such as Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake Palmer, Symphony X, andDream Theater. Having attended Five Towns College on Long Island to study jazz guitar and theory as well as Nassau Community College for classical piano performance, Harris has since been independently and professionally reinforcing his skills. Harris is also fully certified in various fields of audio engineering and sound design. He graduated in October of 2010 from SAE Institute of Technology in New York and considers audio recording and sound design to be a close second passion to playing and teaching music. Although a newcomer to the School of Rock, Harris has worked professionally with longtime school faculty member Matt Moliti, playing live keyboard synthesizers for progressive metal band, Dark Empire.
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    • ANDY DAVIS
      Drum Instructor
      Andy Davis, our newest drum instructor, is a 28 year old Drummer from St. Louis, Missouri. He relocated to New Jersey from Los Angeles, California where he studied at The Musicians Institute, Major...
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      Andy Davis, our newest drum instructor, is a 28 year old Drummer from St. Louis, Missouri. He relocated to New Jersey from Los Angeles, California where he studied at The Musicians Institute, Majoring in Drum Performance with an emphasis in Music Business. Andy's parents always new he'd be a drummer. His mom would find him in the kitchen with all the pots and pans pulled out of the cabinets , playing along with wooden spoons to whatever song was on the radio when he was only 3! Andy has shared the stage with such bands as 311, Linkin Park, and AwolNation . He currently plays with his original band 'Classic', a 5 piece pop rock group out of NYC. Andy proudly endorses Spaun Drum Co. and Kickport International. Some of his main influences are Stevie Wonder , Al Green , Tower of Power, and Average White Band. 'I believe in a make learning FUN FIRST attitude and environment when teaching, after all it's the most important part!' says Andy
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    • MATT MOLITI
      Guitar Instructor
      Long Island native Matt Moliti started playing guitar at the age of 13. Initially inspired by 70's Progressive Rock bands such as Genesis, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd, Matt would eventually develo...
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      Long Island native Matt Moliti started playing guitar at the age of 13. Initially inspired by 70's Progressive Rock bands such as Genesis, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd, Matt would eventually develop a love for heavy metal, which dominates his life and musicality to this day (although he still considers progressive music at the core of his creative being). Matt attended the Berklee College of Music before returning home to concentrate on honing his technical craft and songwriting skills, eventually culminating to createDark Empire, the Progressive Metal band in which Matt is the main songwriter, guitarist, and death vocalist. Dark Empire's first album,Distant Tides, was released in 2006 and garneredrave reviews and international pressthroughout the underground metal scene, and even came in 2nd place in the magazineBrave Words Bloody Knuckles "top independent release of 2006"year end poll. In 2008, Dark Empire released their sophomore album,Humanity Dethroned, which also saw them move out of the studio and hit the stage for the first time, making their live debut at theTexas Madfestin 2007. Dark Empire just released their 3rd album,From Refuge to Ruinin 2012, which Matt considers to be "by far, the best thing I've ever done." As a guitarist, Matt cites Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Allan Holdsworth, and Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) to be among his primary influences, and has received praise from guitarists such as Joe Stump, Rusty Cooley, and Christian Muenzer (Necrophagist, Obscura). He also enjoys listening to a wide range of music from all styles of metal, progressive rock, jazz/fusion, classical, and 80's goth/new wave. He believes having a diverse palette keeps his creative ideas fresh and free from stagnation. Matt is very passionate about teaching and directing shows for School of Rock, and enjoys aiding in the development of these very talented students immensely.He feelsSchool ofRock is a greatoutletfor students to receive the ultimate music instruction and enjoy playing music while learning the art of performance and working together as a band! Matt plays exclusively:Vigier Guitars http://www.vigierusa.com Pickboy guitar picks http://www.osiamo.com/pickboypicks
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    • Tommy Frustieri
      Drum Instructor
      Tommy became fascinated with the drums at the age of five. Little Drummer Boy (LDB) was his first influence. The passion LDB brought to his brilliant performance touched young Tommy in a way that m...
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      Tommy became fascinated with the drums at the age of five. Little Drummer Boy (LDB) was his first influence. The passion LDB brought to his brilliant performance touched young Tommy in a way that made the big toe stand up in his booties'. He had found his 'Special Purpose.’ From there it was a steady diet of The Monkees, Archies, Banana Splits, and Ricky Ricardo ¦'BabalooOOOOO'! The Partridge Family had an effect on any little kid trying to rebel against his parents and society during that turbulent era in America's history, and yet despite having a pretty major crush on Lori Partridge, Tommy was quite irritated by the drumming of Chris Partridge who often 'appeared' to be playing on the opposite beat, when in fact it sounded perfect! What the H#%*ck?!? Not long after that Bobby Brady got a drumset and young Tommy knew it was time to get serious! The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Jackson 5 were the next step. Hey, The Beatles and Jackson 5 both had cartoons, and The Rolling Stones did 'Gimme Shelter' which, for some odd reason Tommy was allowed to view at WAY too young an age... Shortly thereafter he saw live footage of Keith Moon playing drums with The Who and was SO moved that there could be no doubt, he had to ROCK!!! From fourth grade on Tommy enrolled in all the music classes his school had to offer. He had outstanding musicians as band teachers all throughout school, but especially at Wayne Hills High School where Rocco Patierno and George Hickswa were paramount in helping shape the musician that Tommy would eventually become. Marching band, concert band, percussion ensemble, jazz combo, big band, and his all time favorite; Jazz Improvisation Class with Mr. Hickswa! That class was truly a rare treasure to all who studied with diligence!!! Tommy even played in the pit orchestra for his 'High School Musical' and had FUN doing it! His quest to make it 'cool' to be a 'band geek' culminated with all the members of his rock band, Legacy, involved with some form of school band. Tommy considers himself fortunate to have studied privately with some of the finest drummers and drum teachers the New York area has to offer, including John Riley, Tommy Igoe, Kenwood Dennard, Sandy Genarro, Eliot Zigmund, Horacee Arnold, and most importantly his mentor, the GREAT John Hvasta who taught Tommy from age thirteen until he was nineteen years old. John is a virtuoso musician who guided Tommy and took him under his wing introducing him to the creative, artistic aspects of Drumming. Jazz, funk, and Latin styles were the main focus of study, with an intensive concentration on rudiments and technique...cuz you must learn to LOVE THE BORING STUFF TOO! Lessons often went on for hours. John was a wonderfully inspirational teacher! Tommy is a graduate of William Paterson University's Jazz Studies and Performance program. He now works professionally as a drummer based in the New York metropolitan area. The consummate student of his craft, Tommy is accomplished in a diverse assortment of styles on the drumset and plays with a variety of artists performing rock, jazz, blues,hip-hop, latin, metal, and funk. Tommy performs with Slippery When Wet, New Jersey's premier Bon Jovi Experience, as well as several original artists, cover bands, extensive fill in work, and freelance recording sessions.He's been teaching drums privately for more than twenty years... Helping shape the minds of New Jersey's youths. Tommy has performed with members of The Who, Kiss, Alice in Chains, Night Ranger, Guns and Roses, Danger Danger, and more.
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Testimonials

  • “I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything! ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “Carlson's time at School of Rock helped her recruit most of her current bandmates. It spurred her to apply to Berklee which, unlike other colleges that offer music majors geared mainly toward classical and jazz, offered the opportunity to train as a well-rounded musician. ”
    — Chelsea Carson, student from Long Valley School of Rock
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • “School of Rock has helped develop my daughter's self confidence. She just lights up when she is on stage. I just love watching and seeing her growth as a person and as a musician. SOR is her second family. ”
    — Lori H., parent, Downingtown, PA