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About School of Rock West Broward

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

Contact Information

School of Rock West Broward
6880 Dykes RoadSouthwest Ranches, FL 33331
(954) 252-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock West Broward'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 West Broward'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 West Broward’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 West Broward, 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 West Broward’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock West Broward’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 West Broward’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!

  • School of Rock West Broward 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 West Broward, 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 West Broward’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 West Broward’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 West Broward’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 West Broward 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 West Broward Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock West Broward 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 West Broward’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 West Broward'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 oth...
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School of Rock West Broward'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 West Broward'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

    • September 25
      8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
      Warped Warperd Toured Tour Show
      End of Season show!
      This event is at Anonymous Guitars (10778 NW 53rd St Sunrise, FL 33351). School Of Rock West Broward Presents: The School of Rock westbroward.schoolofrock.com Zen www.facebook.com/zenbandfl The ...
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      This event is at Anonymous Guitars (10778 NW 53rd St Sunrise, FL 33351). School Of Rock West Broward Presents: The School of Rock westbroward.schoolofrock.com Zen www.facebook.com/zenbandfl The Truth Untold www.facebook.com/TheTruthUntoldBand The Diamond Aces www.facebook.com/DiamondAces -------$3 show------ Great Bands and Awesome Music!
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    • September 26
      1:00 PM
      Vans Warped Tour Show
      End of Season show!
      Come see the students fly all over the stage as they play everyone's favorite pop/punk classic from Vans Warped tours of years past!

      This event is at Cafe 27 (4690 N US Hwy 27 Weston, FL 33332).
    • September 26
      4:00 PM
      Bonnaroo Kangaroo Show
      Come see the students get into their jam-band roots, with classic played from bands like moe., Medeski Martin and Wood, the Allman Brothers, and the Grateful Dead in a show built around the music f...
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      Come see the students get into their jam-band roots, with classic played from bands like moe., Medeski Martin and Wood, the Allman Brothers, and the Grateful Dead in a show built around the music festival Bonnaroo!

      This event is at Cafe 27 (4690 N US Hwy 27 Weston, FL 33332).
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    • October 2
      7:00 PM
      School of Rock Grad School, plays a tribute to WOODSTOCK
      You are never too old for Rock n' Roll and our adult program bandmates are here to show you!! School of Rock Grad Band presents a "Tribute to Woodstock", Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00pm at C...
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      You are never too old for Rock n' Roll and our adult program bandmates are here to show you!!

      School of Rock Grad Band presents a "Tribute to Woodstock", Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:00pm at
      Cheer Bar and Grill Sunrise


      Admission is FREE & open to the public! No Cover.
      Food & drinks available to purchase!


      For more info about this gig or the School of Rock Adult (Grad) Program call us at 954-252-7625

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    • October 3
      4:00 PM
      Best! Of! Season!
      End of Season show
      This is an awesome show, at an awesome place! We take the best songs from each show from the past season, and put them in a show all together! It's a big party, and featured on the bill will be: ...
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      This is an awesome show, at an awesome place! We take the best songs from each show from the past season, and put them in a show all together! It's a big party, and featured on the bill will be:

      Rock 101
      Grad School
      The best of the Vans Warped tour show
      The best of the Bonnaroo show
      ... and our house band Seven on Sunday.

      Be there!

      Whiskey Tango, where the food is great and the drinks work. (1903 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020)
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Staff

    • Burny Pelsmajer
      General Manager
      Multi-instrumentalist bBurny Pelsmajer has been a fixture at the School of Rock Coral Springs and West Broward from the beginning. He plays 17 different instruments professionally, and has been tea...
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      Multi-instrumentalist bBurny Pelsmajer has been a fixture at the School of Rock Coral Springs and West Broward from the beginning. He plays 17 different instruments professionally, and has been teaching for over 20 years. He has a degree in Jazz Saxophone performance from the Oberlin Conservatory, and has played with artists and bands too numerous to mention. bBurny has done everything at the School of Rock from teach shows to clean the toilets, from painting the walls to teaching the kids how to melt faces. "I feel like now being the General Manager of our Schools is really like eating a bucket of fried chicken: afterwards I feel greasy and strange, but the experience is fabulous and uniquely satisfying." Catch bBurny around the South Florida music scene with his latest band Project: ZBRA .bpelsmajer@schoolofrock.com
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    • Maryjane Wheeler
      Studio Coordinator
      Maryjane first began studying the piano at age six and went on to study classical violin and voice, eventually participating in several chamber choirs and orchestras throughout high school. After g...
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      Maryjane first began studying the piano at age six and went on to study classical violin and voice, eventually participating in several chamber choirs and orchestras throughout high school. After graduation she was accepted into the Vocal Performance program at Missouri State University, where she sang in two of the university’s choirs before designing a major in Music Industries and Music Journalism. Maryjane is currently pursuing a master's degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

      When not coordinating schedules at School of Rock, you can find her drinking coffee, Instagramming, and marathoning Harry Potter movies.
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    • Chris Bromley
      Senior Show Director, Guitar, Bass, Drum & Piano Instructor, Rock 101 Director
      Christopher Bromley is a Jack-of-all-trades who has learned, loved, and lived music from the dawn of his first day. An adamant follower of the thought that instruments are merely avenues of express...
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      Christopher Bromley is a Jack-of-all-trades who has learned, loved, and lived music from the dawn of his first day. An adamant follower of the thought that instruments are merely avenues of expression for the one true universal language, he prides himself on learning and adapting styles from all manner of instruments, be it Stringed, Percussion, or Brass. He attended the Berklee College of Music, is a "Graduate" of the School of Rock program, and a former All-Star. He's had the honor of playing with many great acts/people, from Ga-in to Victor Wooten and Adrian Belew. He is a member of several bands, of which he thinks the most aptly named is, "Two dudes and a Guitar" and worst named, "Youth in Asia". He is a fan of Mariah Carey, Jeff Buckley, and fried Oreos. He enjoys long walks on the beach, but enjoys teaching within the musician's haven that is the School of Rock even more so. You can catch him flying kites at odd hours of the night, at the School of Rock teaching impressionable youths, or playing the Hambone at various dive bars in South Florida.
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    • Ryan Russo
      Saxophone, keyboard, vocals, guitar & bass instructor, Show Director
      Ryan's musical endeavors first began in the warm winter of 1999, when he received his first electric guitar. The following year, while in 6th grade, Ryan picked up the alto saxophone and studied bo...
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      Ryan's musical endeavors first began in the warm winter of 1999, when he received his first electric guitar. The following year, while in 6th grade, Ryan picked up the alto saxophone and studied both instruments until 2006, when he adopted the piano as his new muse. Throughout high school, Ryan was actively involved in his school's chorus; then, in his Junior year, Ryan began singing for his band. Upon graduation, Ryan took his passion for writing music and collaborating with other musicians to FIU, where he studied music education for three years before transferring to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, and graduating with his Music Business degree. Ryan currently plays with his band, 90 Miles to Cuba, and actively writes and performs music locally.
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    • Phillip Bower
      Guitar, Bass, and drum instructor, Show Director
      Phillip Bower is a skilled guitar player, producer/audio engineer, and founder of the Atlas Complex an original rock band from South Florida. His band is currently working on a studio album which i...
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      Phillip Bower is a skilled guitar player, producer/audio engineer, and founder of the Atlas Complex an original rock band from South Florida. His band is currently working on a studio album which is due for release summer of 2012. Phill is a prolific song writer and currently studies music art at FAU in Boca. With over fifteen years of playing experience on the guitar he says 'it is important to have your own musical voice so that when people simply hear you playing your instrument they know it is you.' 'I started playing guitar when I was eight years old.' Phillip has talent from both sides of his family. He originally learned a few things on the guitar from his dad but later took lessons from many other great guitar instructors. Brian Thomas at Broward Band, Mike Kaplan of the Broward College Jazz program, and Mac Okubo of Florida Atlantic University Jazz program are only a few of the many instructors that Phillip Bower has studied with over the years. As a graduate from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in 2004, Phillip spends his extra time running sessions at a local recording studio but has also has produced full length albums for local bands out of the comfort of his own home recording studio. Being a studio musician comes naturally to Phillip as being in this creative work space is both enjoyable and challenging.
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    • Paul Behar
      Guitar, Bass instructor, Assistant Show Director
      Paul is a guitar instructor and multi-instrumentalist at the School of Rock. Born and raised in South Florida, he has been playing music in bands around the country starting from age 14. In his wo...
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      Paul is a guitar instructor and multi-instrumentalist at the School of Rock. Born and raised in South Florida, he has been playing music in bands around the country starting from age 14. In his words: "Playing music has allowed me to experience traveling and meeting different people around so many places! The best fun is playing music with friends and fans! Buy me food so I can go to the gym more!"

      Paul also is an accounting student at FIU and real estate entrepreneur.
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    • Seth Bailen
      Drum Instructor, guitar instructor
      Seth Bailen has a Bachelors of Music from Florida Atlantic University where he majored in Commercial Music Technology. It was there that he learned to play jazz and played in The FAU Jazz Band. Set...
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      Seth Bailen has a Bachelors of Music from Florida Atlantic University where he majored in Commercial Music Technology. It was there that he learned to play jazz and played in The FAU Jazz Band. Seth has played with an eclectic mix of bands and artists ranging in styles from Classical, Jazz, and Funk, to Reggae, Alternative Rock, and Heavy Metal. He has performed everywhere from the House of Blues in Boston opening for punk bands like NOFX and Anti-Flag to the Florida Strawberry Festival drumming with singer Michaela Paige from the t.v. show The Voice opening for Country Music star Blake Shelton. Through it all, he has held down weekly Jazz/Funk gigs at South Florida restaurants as well as the Casino at The Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL. Seth is also proficient at piano, guitar, and bass and has recently released an EP with his punk project R.V.U. entitled "In The Middle Of The Night." Recording and being a music teacher are also two of his passions.
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    • Alexis Mattey
      Guitar, Drums, and Vocals instructor
      Alexis started music studies since the early age of 7. At the age of 15, he started a rock band, becoming legendary in the national scene in his native country of Venezuela. He graduated from the S...
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      Alexis started music studies since the early age of 7. At the age of 15, he started a rock band, becoming legendary in the national scene in his native country of Venezuela. He graduated from the School of Music of the University of Los Andes. In 1993, he established his own music workshop studio. Nowadays, some of his students have a music career. He recorded five albums of completely original music and received two awards for best song and best band in its style. Alexis was also awarded for his music score for a theater play in Venezuela. He performed all over the country and in national TV shows. In the United States, Alexis has been a music teacher since 2005. In 2007, he got the second place in two national music contests. With his band, he toured the country in 2008. In 2010, he throws the compilation CD of his career with Ramhaus Records. Currently, Alexis writes and produces music for jingles and aspiring artists as well as for his own projects. He has been invited to perform and tour with ex members of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie’s bands. Beside his musical degree and experience, he also has an associate degree in Management and Social Psychology.
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    • Kristina Palacios
      Vocal instructor
      For Kristina, music became a hobby during middle school and developed into a career option after singing throughout high school. She started joining bands throughout high school and worked with the...
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      For Kristina, music became a hobby during middle school and developed into a career option after singing throughout high school. She started joining bands throughout high school and worked with the marching band and chorus. She attended Florida Atlantic University for 4 years and got a Bachelor’s in Music. Her music concentration focused on technology and audio but also reviewed music theory, sight singing, ear training and production. Music became her passion when she realized she was humming and working on mash ups more than she would do her homework. Concerts became her bank deposits and writing songs became her dream. In her words: "It's never an easy road to travel ... but it's definitely the road with the best people, best artists and leaves the best overall feeling."
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    • Kayleigh Edwards
      Vocal Instructor
      Kayleigh has been singing and performing since she was only two years old. She attended the Florida State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music. Kayleigh has been a par...
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      Kayleigh has been singing and performing since she was only two years old. She attended the Florida State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music. Kayleigh has been a part of many musical ensembles including bands, vocal jazz, musical theater, choirs, and was a member of the Florida State University's award winning, all female A cappella group AcaBelles. She has had opportunities to perform all over the country in venues that range from coffee shops to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Kayleigh sings, plays guitar, and dabbles in keys. She has been a music instructor for over 7 years now and loves every minute of sharing music with anyone who wants to learn.
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    • Jared Doyle
      Vocal Instructor
      Jared Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from the Florida State University, and is currently the General Music teacher at Westwood Heights Elementary School in Fort Lauder...
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      Jared Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in Choral Music Education from the Florida State University, and is currently the General Music teacher at Westwood Heights Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was through Florida State that he learned how to play a multitude of instruments such as the piano, guitar, and violin on a professional level. Singing has always been his passion though, and through his 10-year membership with the Florida Singing Sons Boychoir, he has had the opportunity to perform in both solo and group acts all over the world, ranging from cities such as San Francisco, New York and Seattle to overseas in Germany and Austria. Jared is also the current Director of the Florida Singing Sons Training Choir.
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    • Anthony Vilarino
      Guitar and Bass instructor
      Anthony Vilarino is just some guy who teaches guitar and bass guitar. His musical background has made up the majority of his life, initially playing brass instruments when he was 10 years old. 12 y...
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      Anthony Vilarino is just some guy who teaches guitar and bass guitar. His musical background has made up the majority of his life, initially playing brass instruments when he was 10 years old. 12 years later, he has had plenty of time to add to his musical reputation. Between stints in a couple of rock bands and acting as a classical percussionist in the local Wind Ensemble, his career in music has been rather diverse. Anthony enjoys long walks on the beach, science, and most of all, you.
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    • Eddie Gresley
      Drum Instructor & Vocal Coach

News

    • We are performing with the band FOREIGNER!!!!!!

      We just got some EPIC news at SoR. School of Rock Coral Springs and West Broward have been chosen to perform LIVE, on STAGE, with the band FOREIGNER at HARD ROCK LIVE on January 9th!! We are so sto...
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      We just got some EPIC news at SoR. School of Rock Coral Springs and West Broward have been chosen to perform LIVE, on STAGE, with the band FOREIGNER at HARD ROCK LIVE on January 9th!! We are so stoked proud to have been selected!!! Thanks to Big105.9 for choosing us. What an amazing and memorable opportunity this is!!!
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    • September 2014 Is Show Month

      Our summer 2014 show season starts September 12th and runs all month long. Admission is free and all ages are invited. Come on out and support our School of Rock young and grad school musicians!!

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