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About School of Rock Wilmington

Welcome to School of Rock Wilmington, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Wilmington’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington
484 Century BlvdWilmington, DE 19808
(302) 656-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

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

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

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

    Students in School of Rock Wilmington’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 Wilmington'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 other...
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School of Rock Wilmington'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 Wilmington'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

    • Meet ERIC SVALGARD
      Music Director, Keyboards
      Since attending Berklee College of Music I have been playing in bands of all genres all over the country. I have been involved in the School of Rock world since working with Paul Green in 2003. Tha...
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      Since attending Berklee College of Music I have been playing in bands of all genres all over the country. I have been involved in the School of Rock world since working with Paul Green in 2003. That year we created and trained the original All-Star team and traveled to Germany where they performed at a Zappa Music festival. This lead to my meeting and eventually joining the Zappa tribute band, Project/Object and for over 10 years I have traveled extensively in the US and Europe, performing with original members of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Don Preston as well as Frank’s later sidemen, Ike Willis, Ed Mann, Denny Walley, Robert Martin, Eddy Jobson and Ray White. In 2005 I opened my own school in Wilmington which I run with my wife and partner Carol. I teach keyboards and have taught hundreds of kids, graduating them on to music programs such as Berklee, Oberlin, NYU, Stanford and many others. I have directed over 60 seasonal shows as well as touring with the National All-Stars and taking a select group of students to return to Germany playing Zappa music in 2014. I am proud to have been involved in the success of my students and their love and knowledge of music is my lasting legacy.


      69-71 Hot-tah and Feathers-Alice Cooper Cover Band
      71-73 Pabev’s Cat Incantations-CT prog band
      74-76 Tempest-Boston Funk/Dance band
      77-81 Hoopla-CA New Wave band
      87-92 Flashback Hero- NY Rock cover band
      96-01 Mudd Boy-PA blues band
      04-Present Project/Object Zappa Music tribute band.
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      • Keyboard Lessons
    • Meet Branden Sheets
      Assistant Music Director, Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Branden Sheets began playing music at the age of nine and hasn’t stopped since. He began with the violin, and then later transitioned to piano. He began experimenting with song writing and musi...
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      Branden Sheets began playing music at the age of nine and hasn’t stopped since. He began with the violin, and then later transitioned to piano. He began experimenting with song writing and musical composition at a young age. Living in Shelbyville, Tennessee at the time of his early musical development, Branden learned many different types of genres including gospel, country, bluegrass, blues, rock, and soul.
      As he grew he began to focus on rock music and the guitar. Staying active since high school, Branden has since been in bands that focus on writing authentic and original material while pushing the boundaries of the pop song structure. He has written songs and performed with The Head Cleaners, The Manson Family Jewels, and is currently with OHMS. Branden is the Assistant Music Director at the School of Rock in Wilmington where he conducts private lessons & directs the camps and band coaching programs.
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    • Meet Hailey Weiner
      Vocal Coach
      Work in Progress- Thank you for your patience.
    • Meet Chris Sherlock
      Drum Instructor
      Work in Progress- Thank you for your patience.
    • Meet Tyler Dill
      Guitar Instructor, Rock 101 & 102 Director & Season Show Director
      Work in Progress- Thank you for your patience.
    • Meet Melissa Forsythe
      General Everything Person & Show Director
      Work in Progress- Thank you for your patience.
    • Meet Felicia Anderson
      Working on a tital that covers everything.
      Work in Progress- Thank you for your patience.

Testimonials

  • “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