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School of Rock Annapolis
1460 Ritchie Highway
Suite 105-106
Arnold, MD 21012
(410) 349-1456

Location Specifics

Located in Arnold Station behind the McDonald's.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 12/25/2019: Closed
  • 01/01/2020: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Annapolis combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Annapolis, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Annapolis, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-10

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Annapolis's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Annapolis have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Arnold are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Annapolis who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 10-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Annapolis is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Annapolis Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Arnold music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Annapolis's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Arnold music venue.

Adult music program for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Annapolis's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Annapolis is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Arnold.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Annapolis Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Arnold.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Annapolis House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Annapolis's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at MD rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Arnold and the rest of MD. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in Annapolis

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Annapolis, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Annapolis is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Arnold guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Annapolis's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Annapolis, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Arnold venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Annapolis offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Arnold guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Annapolis is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Annapolis we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Arnold, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Annapolis, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Arnold. Unlike other Arnold drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Annapolis, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Arnold drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Annapolis offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Annapolis, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Annapolis teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Annapolis, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Arnold.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Annapolis offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Arnold and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Annapolis, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Arnold students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Annapolis, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Arnold. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Annapolis, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Arnold area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Annapolis Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Arnold area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Arnold music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Annapolis, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Arnold, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Annapolis’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Paden Mullens Guitar Teacher

Paden Mullens is a talented guitar teacher at School of Rock Annapolis with extensive knowledge covering a wide range of genres and techniques. He is a School of Rock Baltimore graduate himself and currently keeps busy as a gigging musician. Paden studied music theory and guitar during his years of private lessons and formal schooling. He loves learning and teaching all genres of music and finds it fundamental in development as a successful musician.

Ryan Sadler Drum Teacher

Ryan Sadler has worked at School of Rock since 2015 and teaches at School of Rock Annapolis and School of Rock Gambrills. Ryan started playing drums in 2004 and has since fallen in love with music. He has spent numerous years taking lessons and studying music at a collegiate level. When Ryan isn’t teaching, he is either listening to music, gigging or writing music. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Annapolis.

Miguel Ferreira Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Miguel Ferreira teaches guitar, bass and drums at School of Rock at Annapolis and School of Rock Gambrills and has been playing music for over 20 years. A graduate of School of Rock himself, Miguel plays shows and records in the Annapolis and Baltimore areas. He enjoys listening to heavy melodic music and specializes in teaching diverse and advanced guitar techniques including tapping, sweep picking and finger-style. When it comes to acoustic guitar Miguel prefers nylon to steel strings (though he teaches both) and adores playing classical and flamenco style. In addition to guitar, Miguel plays electric bass, drums, cello, ocarina, ukelele, piano and blues harmonica (which he carries around at all times). Miguel is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Annapolis.

David Peddicord Guitar Teacher

David Peddicord is one of School of Rock Annapolis's primary guitar teachers and show directors. He has been an active musician in the Annapolis and Baltimore scene for several years and enjoys performance culture that spans across multiple genres. David enjoys shaping musical talent to keep the future of rock music alive and well. As a former luthier for the prestigious Paul Reed Smith brand, David is well-versed in the ins and outs of all things guitar. He specializes in technical rhythm, finger style classical, interval training and song development. He is also a guitar teacher at School of Rock Gambrills.

Spencer LoSchiavo Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Spencer LoSchiavo has been at School of Rock Annapolis and School of Rock Gambrills since 2015. He is a guitar teacher and vocal instructor, and teaches a number of performance groups. He is also a prolific singer-songwriter in the Baltimore area, leading the band Spencer LoSchiavo and the Mystics. His involvement with the local music scene makes him a unique and inspirational instructor and leader for our student body at School of Rock.

Patrick Clark Drum Teacher

Patrick Clark is a drum teacher at School of Rock Annapolis. He has been taking drum lessons since he was 10 years old. As soon as he picked up a pair of sticks he knew he had to pursue music. He has been playing in bands since 2005, been teaching since 2017 and he is currently a student at UMBC in Catonsville, Maryland. When he isn’t teaching he is either playing music, camping or listening to music.

Chelsea Basore General Manager

Chelsea Basore became the General Manager of School of Rock Annapolis in December 2018, and while she doesn't know how to play any instruments yet, it is only a matter of time. A longtime lover of music and performance, she began her career as a dancer before deciding instead to go to culinary school, then to business school. She has been in managerial positions in a number of different industries over the past 10 years, and is happy to have found her new home at School of Rock Annapolis.

Edward Beever Guitar Teacher

A guitarist of 10 years and music producer for the last three years, Edward Beever has been involved in the music scene for quite sometime now. He is currently finishing up his Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music. Throughout his career he has mastered usage of popular DAWs like Ableton, Logic, Reason, Pro Tools and FL Studio. He also has DJing experience through Berklee. As for gear, Edward has both experience with hardware and software instruments and effects. Before pursuing a Music Production degree, Edward studied at Anne Arundel Community College under Ian Wardenski. He received his Associate's of Arts in Music Theory in 2015. He also studied and played in a small jazz combo throughout his time at the college. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Annapolis, and also teaches bass and vocals.

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Reviews

We love the Program!

I can without a doubt attest to what a great program this is. My son has not only grown as a musician, but truly loves performing and loves his band mates who are uber talented!

5
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Fun for kids and parents!

My kids have been taking lessons, attending camp and performing in shows here for years. They have learned so much and the performances are a great confidence booster. It's fun for us parents too!

5
(OUT OF 5 STARS)

This program is magic!

School of Rock's been a wonderful experience for our son and family. All of the staff are warm and friendly, and open-minded and helpful too! Our son has quickly moved from keyboard to bass, and is interested in guitar and drums!

5
(OUT OF 5 STARS)

School of Rock has a positive vibe!

There's that feeling of 'I can do this' when you walk in the door. I think the instructors are great with young children. It's a fun atmosphere.

5
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