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About School of Rock Wichita

Welcome to School of Rock Wichita, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Wichita’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Wichita has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Wichita full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Wichita
1218 S Rock RoadWichita, KS 67207
(316) 351-7600

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Wichita'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 Wichita'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Wichita is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Wichita, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Wichita students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Wichita’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Wichita’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 Wichita’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 Wichita 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 Wichita, 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 Wichita’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 Wichita’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 Wichita’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 Wichita 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 Wichita Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Wichita 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 Wichita’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 Wichita'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 Wichita'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 Wichita'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 13
      4:00 PM
      21st Century Rock Show
      Concert
      School of Rock Wichita students pay tribute to Bruno Mars, Adele, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more. This show will offer something for everyone. Hit's from the Y2K up un...
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      School of Rock Wichita students pay tribute to Bruno Mars, Adele, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more. This show will offer something for everyone. Hit's from the Y2K up until current day.

      This is an all ages show at the Loft 150 downtown. $5 cover at the door.
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    • September 13
      6:00 PM
      Women Who Rock Show
      Concert
      In addition to Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, and others, the show will feature the music of Stevie Nicks, whose songwriting craft and formidable stage presence have paved the way for many other fem...
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      In addition to Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, and others, the show will feature the music of Stevie Nicks, whose songwriting craft and formidable stage presence have paved the way for many other female musicians. Come see these local music students as they pay tribute to some of the greatest female artists of all time.

      Downtown at the Loft 150. This is an all ages show, $5 at the door.
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    • September 14
      6:30 PM
      Black Sabbath Show
      Concert
      School of Rock Wichita students will be paying tribute to the "Godfathers of Metal". Come hear all the hits. We will be covering the best of the entire career. From Ozzy to Dio, there will be somet...
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      School of Rock Wichita students will be paying tribute to the "Godfathers of Metal". Come hear all the hits. We will be covering the best of the entire career. From Ozzy to Dio, there will be something for everyone.

      This is an all ages show. Downtown at the Loft 150. $5 cover at the door.
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    • September 19
      1:30 PM
      Summer Season Showcase
      Concert
      This is an all ages show. Tickets are $12 at the door. Doors open at 1:00 pm 1:30 pm Rock 101 (Trevor's Thursday class) 1:40 pm Rock 101 (Marty's Thursday class) 2:00 pm Rock 101 (Trevor's ...
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      This is an all ages show. Tickets are $12 at the door.

      Doors open at 1:00 pm

      1:30 pm Rock 101 (Trevor's Thursday class)
      1:40 pm Rock 101 (Marty's Thursday class)
      2:00 pm Rock 101 (Trevor's Monday class)
      2:10 pm Rock 101 (Marty's Monday class)
      2:30 pm Grad School (adult group)

      3:00 pm Black Sabbath Show

      5:00 pm 21st Century Rock Show

      7:00 pm Women Who Rock Show

      All Ages Shows
      $12 at the door
      Shows will be at:

      Crown Uptown Theater
      3207 E Douglas Ave
      Wichita, KS 67218
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Staff

    • Marty Bowie
      Keys, Flute
      Marty Bowie has played with world famous musicians like Kurt Carr and Lou Rawls . Besides teaching keys at the Wichita School of Rock, he spends his time as choir director for his church, and pr...
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      Marty Bowie has played with world famous musicians like Kurt Carr and Lou Rawls . Besides teaching keys at the Wichita School of Rock, he spends his time as choir director for his church, and produces music ranging from hip-hop to gospel.
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    • Aaron Epp
      Guitar and Bass
      Aaron started playing guitar at age 13, and joined his first band that same year. He has been performing live ever since. His playing has been influenced by bands like Pantera, Animals As Leaders, ...
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      Aaron started playing guitar at age 13, and joined his first band that same year. He has been performing live ever since. His playing has been influenced by bands like Pantera, Animals As Leaders, Fear Factory, and TOOL. He has been in bands like Orchids, Anti-Bacterial Cereal, and Continent of Ash. He has been teaching guitar and bass in Wichita for the past twelve years, including working exclusively with the Wichita Collegiate School. Aaron has also been with School of Rock for the past two years.
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    • Kimberly Bowie
      Vocal Instructor/ House Band Director
      Kimberly Bowie is from Wichita,Ks. She started singing in church at 4 years old and at 18, spread her wings to explore other types of music. She is classically trained and has studied under the lea...
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      Kimberly Bowie is from Wichita,Ks. She started singing in church at 4 years old and at 18, spread her wings to explore other types of music. She is classically trained and has studied under the leadership of Broadway Star Karla Burns. Kimberly is well versed in music from all genres, singing Jazz standards from the 30's and 40's to Neo-Soul and even Hard Rock. She is currently in two bands with her husband, Infinite Layers ( Funk/ RB) and 88 Diamonds ( Jazz/ Neo Soul) . She is a vocal powerhouse, and proud of it !!
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    • Trevor
      Guitar Instructor
      Trevor has played guitar for around 9 years now, started when he was 14. He is a huge fan post-hardcore music but he respects and loves all sorts of music. Some bands he has been influenced by are ...
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      Trevor has played guitar for around 9 years now, started when he was 14. He is a huge fan post-hardcore music but he respects and loves all sorts of music. Some bands he has been influenced by are Dear Skeptic and Behind the Solution. His biggest influences are Bullet for My Valentine, Eyes Set to Kill, Bring Me The Horizon. Trevor has been teaching guitar at School of Rock for two years. Here currently teaches Rock 101, Performance Program, and guitar lessons.
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    • Bill Landrum
      Vocals and Bass
      For 33 years Bill Landrum was the bass player and vocalist for Wichita's favorite cover band, Lotus.He's toured with Martina McBride, Freddie Jackson, RFO Blues, and many others. He's played and sa...
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      For 33 years Bill Landrum was the bass player and vocalist for Wichita's favorite cover band, Lotus.He's toured with Martina McBride, Freddie Jackson, RFO Blues, and many others. He's played and sang with Tin Ear, Lick, Guys, and Square One. Bill brings all these experiences to every School of Rock student that he teaches.
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    • Austin Schroeder
      Guitar Instructor
      Austin Schroeder is a is buisiness student at Wichita State University. He loves to play guitar and shares his passion for it with his students. Austin is heavily influenced by Paul Gilbert, and St...
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      Austin Schroeder is a is buisiness student at Wichita State University. He loves to play guitar and shares his passion for it with his students. Austin is heavily influenced by Paul Gilbert, and Steve Vai. Austin is also a former School of Rock student, so he knows what its like to be in a show, and direct a show.
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    • Luke Swearingen
      Drum Instructor
      Luke Swearingen is a local percussionist who has played with the Wichita Symphony, Music Theatre Wichita, Wichita Theater for Young People, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and with his local steel b...
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      Luke Swearingen is a local percussionist who has played with the Wichita Symphony,
      Music Theatre Wichita, Wichita Theater for Young People, Crown Uptown Dinner
      Theatre and with his local steel band called Samba Groove. He has a Masters in Music
      from Cleveland State with Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra. He has studied locally
      with teachers such as J.C. Combs, Gerry Scholl, and Steve Hatfield. He is happy to
      become a staff member of the School of Rock beginning in August of 2015.
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      • Cleveland State University
      • Wichita State University
      • Masters in Music
      • Percussion
      • Drum Set
    • Chris Reichmeier
      Chris Reichmeier is a percussionist now residing in the Wichita area. He plays a wide variety of music from ROCK to Brazilian tambourine. Chris went to Wichita State University where he receive...
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      Chris Reichmeier is a percussionist now residing in the Wichita area. He plays a wide
      variety of music from ROCK to Brazilian tambourine. Chris went to Wichita State
      University where he received his bachelors degree in music. Later he attended the
      University of Iowa for a masters in Jazz. While at the University of Iowa he was the Latin
      Jazz Ensemble, and Afro-Cuban drum and dance ensemble. Chris is looking forward to
      working at School of Rock.
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      • Wichita State University
      • University of Iowa
      • Bachelors in Music
      • Masters in Jazz
    • Jordan Bollig
      Jordan has been a professional musician for 15 years. He is the lead guitar player in The Banned, and is the electric bass instructor at Wichita State University.
    • Phil Bollig
      Born and raised in the Hays, KS area, Phil studied guitar privately with a teacher throughout high school and joined the Air Force after graduation. He separated from the AF in 2008 and moved back ...
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      Born and raised in the Hays, KS area, Phil studied guitar privately with a teacher throughout high school and joined the Air Force after graduation. He separated from the AF in 2008 and moved back to Wichita in 2009 to study music at WSU. Currently working on a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance at WSU and projected to graduate in the spring of 2016. Phil plays in several cover bands in the Wichita area including Lipsurvis, Groove42 and The Dirty Gentlemen.
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock provides opportunities not just for kids to learn the classic material and techniques of rock and roll, but also provides them with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence (all while having a blast). The SoR experience creates not only rock stars on stage, but it transfers into other areas of the kids lives as well! ”
    — Rocker Mom, Salt Lake City, UT
  • “You are transforming my child into someone who knows that she "can." She doesn't hope for the "I can" anymore - she KNOWS she can now. Our daughter is learning how to come out of herself, take risks, close her eyes and just fly. We are so grateful. More than you can ever know. ”
    — Francine & Lou, Fort Washington, PA
  • “School of Rock has prepared me for the world because it is an environment that constantly challenges my creative abilities. ”
    — Jake, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “School of Rock has taught me to work hard for things that I want to get (like being an AllStar), and it's taught me to work really well with others, and has improved my communication skills. ”
    — Adam, 18, School of Rock Rochester