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About School of Rock West Seattle

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock West Seattle. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock West Seattle equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock West Seattle is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in West Seattle to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock West Seattle, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock West Seattle
4701 41st Ave SWSuite 120Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 294-3175

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock West Seattle'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 Seattle'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 Seattle’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 Seattle, 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 Seattle’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 Seattle’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 Seattle’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock West Seattle, 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 West Seattle, 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 West Seattle works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock West Seattle’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 West Seattle’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 Seattle’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 Seattle 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 Seattle Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock West Seattle 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 Seattle’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 Seattle'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 Seattle'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 Seattle'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 19
    12:00 PM
    Open House
    open House
    Come join us for our Fall Open House! Meet the staff, take a tour of the school and find out more about our awesome programming. Please call 206.294.3175 or email westseattle@schoolofrock.com to ...
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    Come join us for our Fall Open House! Meet the staff, take a tour of the school and find out more about our awesome programming. Please call 206.294.3175 or email westseattle@schoolofrock.com to RSVP and have a free trial lesson time reserved for you!
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  • October 2
    5:00 PM
    British Invasion
    Concert
    School of Rock West Seattle student's tackle songs from The Beatles, The Animals, The Who, The Rolling Stones and many more bands that were part of the infamous British Invasion of the 1960's. $...
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    School of Rock West Seattle student's tackle songs from The Beatles, The Animals, The Who, The Rolling Stones and many more bands that were part of the infamous British Invasion of the 1960's.

    $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets or The School of Rock in West Seattle.
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Staff

    • Phil Gustavson
      General Manager
      Phil Gustavson has been a School of Rock staff member since 2008. His guitar playing has stretched from filling in with local bands at venues like The Triple Door and The Showbox to touring the Pac...
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      Phil Gustavson has been a School of Rock staff member since 2008. His guitar playing has stretched from filling in with local bands at venues like The Triple Door and The Showbox to touring the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia with Argentenian tango singer and actress Ruth De Vicenzo. His most recent original work was with the Gypsy Jazz Quintet Hochiwichi.
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    • Steve Ross
      Guitar Instructor
      Steve is a founding member of the acclaimed punk band The Briefs as well as the 90's alt rock group Green Apple Quick Step. His music has been featured on national television shows including Conan ...
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      Steve is a founding member of the acclaimed punk band The Briefs as well as the 90's alt rock group Green Apple Quick Step. His music has been featured on national television shows including Conan O'Brien, America's Next Top Model and Beavis and Butthead, among others. He has shared the stage with bands like Pearl Jam and NOFX and has played many festivals including Warped Tour, Bumbershoot and Punk Rock Bowling.
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    • Ben Haber
      Bass Instructor
      Ben Haber has played bass professionally for several years in practically every type of ensemble from pit orchestras to wedding bands. Through his work with his folk rock outfit, "The Hasslers", he...
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      Ben Haber has played bass professionally for several years in practically every type of ensemble from pit orchestras to wedding bands. Through his work with his folk rock outfit, "The Hasslers", he has shared the stage with many national touring acts including Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, Langhorne Slim and The Law, and Jason Isbell. Ben studied bass guitar privately for 8 years but has also dabbled in lessons on guitar, piano, voice and upright bass. A recent transplant to the Seattle area, Ben is incredibly eager to start a teaching studio and continue to rock!
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    • Harry Snyder
      Drum Instructor
      Harry has a passion for percussion, computers, and working with audio video systems. Musically oriented since birth, his parents were musicians and had a variety of drums and equipment to learn on...
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      Harry has a passion for percussion, computers, and working with audio video systems. Musically oriented since birth, his parents were musicians and had a variety of drums and equipment to learn on. During high school, he was the drum tech on the drum line as well as working as an audio tech during assemblies, managing the PA set up and the audio for the drama department during plays and other events like battle of the bands. Since then he has volunteered helping a/v at various festivals, worked with Snowflake Lane as a leader and performer, and played percussion in various local marching bands
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    • Ivory Smith
      Keyboards and Vocal Instructor
      Ivory has acted as band leader, musical director and co-director for several acclaimed projects including Foot in Mouth, Lingo Productions and Ivory in Iceworld. Her work has been showcased at Bumb...
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      Ivory has acted as band leader, musical director and co-director for several acclaimed projects including Foot in Mouth, Lingo Productions and Ivory in Iceworld. Her work has been showcased at Bumbershoot, On The Boards, The Showbox and Art Zone. She grew up studying piano, attended Cornish College of the Arts and graduated with a BA in Audio Engineering from The Evergreen State College.
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    • Jon Goff
      Guitar Instructor
      Jon is an amazing mutli-instrumentalist and owner of Self Adhesive Records. His clients are big name film, commercial and video game companies. Jon shares not only musicianship, but many of the sec...
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      Jon is an amazing mutli-instrumentalist and owner of Self Adhesive Records. His clients are big name film, commercial and video game companies. Jon shares not only musicianship, but many of the secrets on how to be a "Pro" with our students.
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    • Daisy Deely
      Little Wing Director
      Daisy was passed the Rock n Roll torch by her dear old pops, The Duchess of Ug. Classically trained in harp starting at age 6, she's dabbled with many string instruments. She's graced the stage and...
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      Daisy was passed the Rock n Roll torch by her dear old pops, The Duchess of Ug. Classically trained in harp starting at age 6, she's dabbled with many string instruments. She's graced the stage and streets hundreds of times as a tap-dancer, actor, poet, lead and supporting vocalist, guitar picker, band leader, and MC. Her strengths of working with families and teaching children have coalesced melodiously as the Director of SoR West Seattle's Little Wing program.
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News

  • School of Rock opens in West Seattle

    School Of Rock West Seattle had a successful grand opening on Saturday, January 31st. It was complete with live performances, door prizes and the Cheese Wizards food truck! Check out this clip of a...
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    School Of Rock West Seattle had a successful grand opening on Saturday, January 31st. It was complete with live performances, door prizes and the Cheese Wizards food truck! Check out this clip of a mini drum lesson at the grand opening: http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/happening-now-school-of-rock-west-seattles-grand-opening-party/
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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