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About School of Rock Wexford

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Wexford
11171 Perry HighwayWexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-5692

Hours of Operation

Monday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Thursday
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Wexford'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 Wexford'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 Wexford’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 Wexford, 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 Wexford’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 Wexford’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 Wexford 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 Wexford 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!

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

    Students in School of Rock Wexford’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 Wexford’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 Wexford 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 Wexford’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 Wexford, 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 Wexford 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 Wexford’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 Wexford's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. ...
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School of Rock Wexford'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 Wexford'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

    • Todd Seitz
      Guitar Instructor & Performance Program Director
      Todd Seitz is an up and coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Some influential artists include Iron Maiden,...
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      Todd Seitz is an up and coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Some influential artists include Iron Maiden, Metallica, Yngwie Malmsteen, Van Halen, Stratovarius and Symphony X. Graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2009, Todd is highly trained in multiple aspects of the music industry. During his time at Berklee, he studied under many of the best guitar instructors in the country. One being the renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Stump. Todd has also worked with several well known musicians on his 'Stygia' project, including Michael Vescera (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness) and Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Ex Steve Vai), amongst others. Working primarily as a guitar instructor for years on end, Todd has countless experience bringing others guitar playing to life. He looks forward to bringing out the best of his students at the School of Rock.
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    • Jordan Bosland
      Drum Instructor
      Jordan Bosland has been pursuing music since he began playing drums at 9 years old. Throughout school he immersed himself in programs like Jazz Ensemble and marching band. As a captain on the Pine ...
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      Jordan Bosland has been pursuing music since he began playing drums at 9 years old. Throughout school he immersed himself in programs like Jazz Ensemble and marching band. As a captain on the Pine Richland Drumline he learned vital leadership skills and began teaching other students drums and percussion. He also played drums outside of school as a hired gun for rock bands, indie bands, and hip hop artists around Pittsburgh. For two years after high school Jordan played shows and toured with metal band Andare, presenting his passion through technical drumming and an explosive live performance. After the band ended it's most recent tour, he set off to pursue new musical endeavors as an artist playing rock, electronic, and RB music. All the while strengthening his teaching skills, Jordan hopes to bring inspiration to musicians of every age and help develop the drummers of the next generation!
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    • Nick Catanese
      Artist in Residence
      Nick Catanese is the former rhythm guitarist for Black Label Society . He supported lead player Zakk Wylde , who has commented that "If I'm Keith Richards, he's Mick Taylor". Nicknamed "The Evil ...
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      Nick Catanese is the former rhythm guitarist for Black Label Society . He supported lead player Zakk Wylde , who has commented that "If I'm Keith Richards, he's Mick Taylor". Nicknamed "The Evil Twin" for his capability to keep up with Zakk Wylde , Nick joined with him when he noticed Wylde's email address in a magazine, and on a whim told Zakk that if he ever needed a guitar player to let him know. Zakk had been discussing with his wife about getting a second guitarist that very day, then got back to Nick, the two met up and jammed and Nick joined Zakk on the Book Of Shadows tour (Wylde's solo album). When Zakk was looking to form a band in 1998, Nick recommended drummer Phil Ondich to Zakk, Sonic Brew was recorded, and in 1999, John DeServio was added to the lineup on bass - Black Label Society was officially formed. Nick left Black Label Society in December 2013.Nick Catanese also appeared in the movie Rock Star in 2001. Catanese played guitarist Xander Cummins, of the fictional band Blood Pollution. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde , Jason Bonham , Myles Kennedy , Brian Vander Ark , Blas Elias , Jeff Pilson and Ralph Saenz . He also has credits on Black Label Society's concert DVDs, Boozed, Broozed and Broken-Boned and The European Invasion - Doom Troopin . Catanese formed the band Speed X with Mike Stone from Queensrÿche (guitar and vocals), Josh Sattler (bass) and drummer Mike Froedge , both from DoubleDrive in 2010. In 2014 Nick was also a Counselor at two Rock Camps at the Rock Fantasy camp in Las Vegas; one was the Gene Simmons Rock Camp and the other was with Brad Whitford from Aerosmith . Other counselors were Vinny Appice ( Black Sabbath '“ Dio ) , Rudy Sarzo ( Ozzy '“ Whitesnake '“ Quiet Riot ) , Joe Vitale ( Joe Walsh '“ Eagles ) , Lita Ford , Oz Fox ( Stryper ) , George Lynch ( Dokken ) , Phil Soussan ( Ozzy ) , Tommy Thayer ( Kiss ) .
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    • Chris Pearlberg
      Bass Instructor
      Chris Pearlberg is a musician based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has earned a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University. Chris grew up i...
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      Chris Pearlberg is a musician based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has earned a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University. Chris grew up in a musical family, starting piano lessons at age 9, followed by bass and tuba at 13. While at Temple, he studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra while simultaneously playing in bands of every genre at night. His original four-piece rock/jazz band Renne released and toured their debut album, "Summer Visits", in 2010. Upon receiving a full scholarship, Chris moved to Pittsburgh in 2012 to study at CMU with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has performed in venues ranging from symphony halls to Hershey Park, performing classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass, dixieland, polka, and everything in between.Currently, Chris is the Business Manager and founding member of The Brass Roots, an 11 piece brass ensemble in Pittsburgh. He is involved with various musical projects in the area, including the brand-new rock band Hug the Lion, which will release its debut album in 2015. Essentially living a musical double-life, Chris hopes to pool all his multi-genre experiences into a well rounded education for his students.
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    • Quinn Lukas
      Guitar Instructor
      Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Lukas took a liking to music at a very early age. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years ...
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      Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Lukas took a liking to music at a very early age. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years old. At the age of nine, Lukas picked up the guitar and hasn't put it down since.In a musical career that spans nearly two decades, Lukas has traveled the globe, opening for '“ and touring with '“ the likes of Black Sabbath with Dio, Twisted Sister, YT, Winger, Cinderella, Kamelot and more. For three years, Lukas toured North America as the lead guitarist for Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul DiAnno. Lukas is endorsed by Jackson guitars Seymour Duncan pickups Dean Markley strings, and is continually interviewed in print, radio TV world-wide.With a style described by the press as "a young Ritchie Blackmore," Lukas also draws inspiration from icons like Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen and Queensryche's Chris DeGarmo. He has, however, developed a style of his own, merging the best elements of neo-classical metal, modern rock as well as classic rock and southern blues.Lukas is currently the guitar player for Icarus Witch, aclassic, stylish, melodic hard rockband signed to Cleopatra Records. Lukastracked axes on the last three critically acclaimed Icarus Witch albums, with their latest album, RISE, charting at #12 on National CMJ Rock charts
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    • Brandon Vatter
      Bass & Guitar Instructor
      Pittsburgh native, Brandon Vatter, has been performing as an electric bassist for 18 years in various rock groups including Joan Red (Memphis, TN) Lovebettie (Greensburg, PA) and Seven Circle Sunri...
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      Pittsburgh native, Brandon Vatter, has been performing as an electric bassist for 18 years in various rock groups including Joan Red (Memphis, TN) Lovebettie (Greensburg, PA) and Seven Circle Sunrise (Canton, OH). His musical journey started with the saxophone in grade school and it evolved over the years to include guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals but his passion has always been with laying down the low end on bass guitar. The years of real world experience gained from hundreds of live shows mixed with some classical music theory is something Brandon enjoys passing on to future generations of rockers.
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    • Laura Martin Perez
      Keyboard Instructor
      Her first contact with music was when she was 7, learning how to play the recorder and the spanish guitar. She also made her first attempts in composing. Then she learnt, by herself, how to play th...
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      Her first contact with music was when she was 7, learning how to play the recorder and the spanish guitar. She also made her first attempts in composing. Then she learnt, by herself, how to play the piano. The love and passion she felt for piano led her to pursue a BFA in Music/ Teaching at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid (Spain).
      She has more than 15 years of music teaching experience, in musical academies, private lessons and as a music teacher in public middle and high schools. She has also worked as a pianist in a restaurant, played in weddings and performed several times playing her own music and recorded an album of original music.
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    • Kelsey Marziale
      Assistant Manager
      Kelsey Marziale is a Wexford native, graduating from Pine-Richland High School where she played flute from the 6th grade culminating in 4 years in the P-R Marching Band, and has also played piano a...
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      Kelsey Marziale is a Wexford native, graduating from Pine-Richland High School where she played flute from the 6th grade culminating in 4 years in the P-R Marching Band, and has also played piano and drums. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Emerging Media/Photography from Chatham University and a post-graduate diploma in Digital Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She has her own photography business, BellaFotographia, and photographs weddings, special events, fashion shows, and musical performances; and volunteers her photography service for medical mission trips with Surgicorps International and photographing shelter dogs at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. Kelsey comes from a family of musicians including her Uncle Art who taught himself classical guitar and was a guitar teacher and musician at the Duquesne Club, her cousin Lauren who was the first woman to lead the North Hills High School Band as its drum major and is the singer in the local band Red Western and her cousin George who is the drummer for the international band Flogging Molly. As a Starbucks trained Barista, Kelsey prides herself on knowing customer tastes and how to brew a great cup of coffee.
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News

    • School of Rock Named One of the Five Hot Franchises by CNN Money

      School of Rock was recently included in CNN Money's 5 Hot Franchises list. From painting classes where you bring your own wine to a truck that offers mobile video-game parties, these young franchis...
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      School of Rock was recently included in CNN Money's 5 Hot Franchises list. From painting classes where you bring your own wine to a truck that offers mobile video-game parties, these young franchises have been expanding fast. To view the article, visit http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbusiness/2013/02/12/hot-franchises/3.html
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    • School of Rock - The 50 Best Things We Saw At Lollapalooza

      At one point these future guitar heroes were ripping out a version of the Black Crowes' "Remedy," and Joe from Baltimore was singing it with weathered cool of someone who's seen more than 14 years ...
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      At one point these future guitar heroes were ripping out a version of the Black Crowes' "Remedy," and Joe from Baltimore was singing it with weathered cool of someone who's seen more than 14 years on this earth. Is that a whisky-soaked rasp? Nope. "He's been singing hard all week," says his dad, Mikehttp://www.spin.com/articles/the-50-best-things-we-saw-at-lollapalooza-2013/?slide=11
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    • Backstage at Lollapalooza 2014

      School of Rock AllStars once again had the honor of playing at Lallapoolza this summer in Chicago. Check out this exclusive backstage interview! http://www.billboard.com/video/school-of-rock-qa-bac...
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      School of Rock AllStars once again had the honor of playing at Lallapoolza this summer in Chicago. Check out this exclusive backstage interview! http://www.billboard.com/video/school-of-rock-qa-backstage-lollapalooza-2014-6206921
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    • Wexford School's Young Musicians Learn Their Craft Thanks to Dedicated Instructors

      By Kristy Locklin Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 9:00p.m. When School of Rock-Wexford opened last September, organizers didn't cut a ceremonial ribbon, they smashed a guitar. Since the obliteration of th...
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      By Kristy Locklin Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 9:00p.m. When School of Rock-Wexford opened last September, organizers didn't cut a ceremonial ribbon, they smashed a guitar. Since the obliteration of that six-string, 63 students have enrolled in the program, which began in Philadelphia in 1998 and now has more than 130 locations worldwide. Another franchise is slated to open in Castle Shannon by the end of the year. Attendees '” ranging in age from 2 to 17 '” get to experiment with guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals until they find their musical niche. One-on-one instruction and weekly group rehearsals prepare them for the spotlight. To showcase what they've learned, students will be playing a free concert on Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., in Cranberry Township Community Park. 'When they come in we ask them what their favorite band or song is and go from there,' said General Manager Alicia Pascazi, 23, who has been playing the drums since she was 9. For years, Haley Zaleski, of Franklin Park, took violin lessons. These days she shreds on an electric guitar in venues such as The Rex Theater and Jergel's Rhythm Grille. 'I like (School of Rock) because it gives me the opportunity to play in shows and play more diverse kinds of music,' said Zaleski, 16, who will perform in an upcoming performance at the Hard Rock Café. The gig is a two-hour tribute to the bands that dominated music festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo in the 2000s. Past performances have focused on everything from '80s arena rock to the British Invasion. Keyboardist Zach Muci, 10, of McCandless, wasn't familiar with any of the acts on the current set list '” his dad, a guitar player, raised him on heavy metal '” but now he's taking an interest in electronic dance music called dubstep. 'I'm a very musical guy and I like to learn different instruments,' he said. Muci also serves as percussionist on a few tracks. This rotation of talent gives students a chance to flaunt their skills and strengthen their weaknesses. Alex Robertson, 25, one of seven instructors at School of Rock, said he selects students for each number much like a director casts actors in a musical theater production. A song that boasts a highly technical drum beat might have a more straightforward guitar part, giving students of varying skill levels a chance to rock out. The result, he said, is that they all get better. Manuel Bautista, 14, picked up a guitar when he was in third grade, but he's only been on stage twice. During his debut performance, he admits that nervousness caused him to play too fast. Under the tutelage of Chip Homer, he's learning how to relax and bask in the glory of an on-stage solo. Homer, 29, of Ross, is a drum and guitar instructor. He grew up in a musical family and credits his parents for nurturing his talent, even at the expense of their eardrums. 'Living with a bad drummer is not an easy thing,' he said with a laugh. 'The first step to being good at something is to be bad at something.' When students first start jamming together, mistakes are made. 'But then they start to get good really fast,' Homer said. 'By the end of the semester we have a bunch of really great musicians.' Kristy Locklin is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media. Read more: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yournorthhills/yournorthhillsmore/6518773-74/rock-guitar-wexford#ixzz39joATWdI
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “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
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA