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About School of Rock Attleboro

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Attleboro
185 Washington Street
Unit D
Attleboro, MA 02703
US
Main Number
(508) 761-5300(508) 761-5300

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Attleboro, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Attleboro students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Attleboro’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
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Attleboro’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 Attleboro, 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Attleboro musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Attleboro can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

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

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Attleboro 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 Attleboro’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 Attleboro’s music workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our workshops offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance workshops to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Workshops vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of workshops at School of Rock Attleboro.

    Regardless of which workshop they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Workshop

At School of Rock Attleboro, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Attleboro students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Attleboro’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
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

Upcoming Events

    • July 28
      10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

      Show Team Performance At Attleboro Farmer's Market

      Join our show team at the Attleboro farmer's market at 201 County Street Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703 at 10am on the 28th of July for a morning dose of rock music! Fun and food for the whole family!
    • August 3
      5:00 PM

      School of Rock at Born to Breastfeed

      Stop by the School of Rock table on August 3rd between 5pm and 9pm at Roger Williams Park Zoo's 6th annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week! Adults and Children 5 and up, $5 tickets availibl...
      Stop by the School of Rock table on August 3rd between 5pm and 9pm at Roger Williams Park Zoo's 6th annual celebration of World Breastfeeding Week! Adults and Children 5 and up, $5 tickets availible. Children under five enter free! Featuring a live performance by School of Rock Adult Student Eddie Gemma II with a special set at 7:30pm!

      We will have awesome School of Rock Swag, a raffle, and our knowledgeble staff on hand to answer all of your questions about our lessons and group classes. From ages 5 to Adult School of Rock North Providence offers song first performance based music education for all. See you all at the Zoo!
    • August 3
      7:00 PM

      Show Team Performance W/ Full Circle at Boundary Brewhouse!

      Come cheer on our Show Team as they rock out at the Boundary Brewhouse at 67 Garrity St, Pawtucket, RI 02861. The set time is TBD, check back here for more details!
    • August 6 - 10, 2018

      5 Day Summer Workshop: Rock Gods

      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The B...
      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now
      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      Rock Gods
      - A week of rock and roll in it's truest form. Explore the ABC's of rock legends from AC DC to Zeppelin.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • August 10
      7:00 PM

      Show Team Performance with Strumdawgs @ Escada!

      The SOR show team is so excited to be bringing rock and roll to Escada in Johnston, RI located at 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919. Join us on the evening of August 10th for a rocking good time!
    • August 11
      6:30 PM

      Show Team Performance at Stonington, CT Class Reunion!

      The School of Rock Show Team is availible for all sorts of special functions and events! On August 11th the show team is traveling to Stonington, CT to rock an awesome class reunion!
    • August 12
      2:30 PM

      Show Team Performance at Cumberlandfest

      The School of Rock Show team is at it again! Join us on the 12th of August for Cumberlandfest! A classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, games, live music and so much more! SOR is jamming out on...
      The School of Rock Show team is at it again! Join us on the 12th of August for Cumberlandfest! A classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, games, live music and so much more! SOR is jamming out on a late afternoon set at this awesome event. See you there rock stars!
    • August 18
      3:00 PM

      Show Team Performance At Attleboro Still Rocks

      Concert
      A music festival and charity event featuring a variety of bands held on August 18, 2018 from 3 - 11pm. Located at 887 South Main Street in Attleboro, MA. 4th Annual ATTLEBORO STILL ROCKS Coming...
      A music festival and charity event featuring a variety of bands held on August 18, 2018 from 3 - 11pm. Located at 887 South Main Street in Attleboro, MA.

      4th Annual ATTLEBORO STILL ROCKS
      Coming your way August 18th!
      B.C.Boys ( Bob Colson Tribute Band)
      Boss B, Till & Mac
      Cactus Attack
      Jorene & Steve Lange
      Ominous Vault
      Pulse
      Kick off appearance by..
      School of Rock Attleboro Show team
      and More !!!

      For more information on the entire concert, please refer to the Attleboro Still Rocks facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Attleboro-Still-Rocks-422802407896200/
    • September 15
      1:00 PM

      Show Team Performance at Applefest!

      School of Rock is bringing the ROCK to the NRI Applefest! This awesome event will feature: Live Entertainment-SOR Performs at 1pm A Free Kids Zone Apple Pie Baking Contest - 1st Prize $200.00 S...
      School of Rock is bringing the ROCK to the NRI Applefest! This awesome event will feature:
      Live Entertainment-SOR Performs at 1pm
      A Free Kids Zone
      Apple Pie Baking Contest - 1st Prize $200.00 Stop & Shop Gift Card! - Courtesy of Super Stop & Shop, Johnston
      Pony Rides
      Carnival Rides
      Free Parking is available at Johnston High School, with Complimentary Shuttle Service.
      See you there rockstars!
    • September 22
      1:00 PM

      Show Team Performance North Providence PTO/PTA annual fall fundraiser!

      The School of Rock Attleboro can't wait to liven up the North Providence PTO/PTA annual fall fundraiser! Rocking from 1pm-2pm on September 22nd at Governor Notte Park in the Gazebo come see what Sc...
      The School of Rock Attleboro can't wait to liven up the North Providence PTO/PTA annual fall fundraiser! Rocking from 1pm-2pm on September 22nd at Governor Notte Park in the Gazebo come see what School of Rock can do for your rock star in training!
    • October 8
      2:30 PM

      Show Team Performance at AutumnFest

      Festival
      Held over the Columbus Day Weekend, Autumnfest began in 1977 as an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spirit of Northern Rhode Island. Held at the World War II Veteran's Memorial Park, the succ...
      Held over the Columbus Day Weekend, Autumnfest began in 1977 as an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spirit of Northern Rhode Island. Held at the World War II Veteran's Memorial Park, the success of that first Autumnfest celebration became the model for subsequent events.

      Things to do:

      Food Row ~ With lots of local favorites, you're sure to find some mouthwatering treasures.
      Beer Tent - An atmosphere of gathering and reminiscing while enjoying that beverage to live music.
      Midway Rides ~ What's a festival without rides?
      Sporting Events - Dodgeball, MEGA War "New England's Largest Tug O' War Event".
      Arts & Crafts Booths ~ Handmade, local crafts, food, clothing and much more.
      Merchant Vendor Booths ~ Come check out the bargains!
      Consumer Showcase Booths ~ Come see what some of our local companies have to share.
      Entertainment ~ Great entertainment at the Bandstand, as well as in the Kiddiefest area.
      Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks!

      Come See the Parade!
      The Autumnfest Parade ~ Get your seats early as the roads shut down!
      Starts on Diamond Hill Road Plazas, at 9:30 a.m. and ends at the Autumnfest site of
      World War II Memorial Park on Social Street.

      For more information please visit their website. http://www.autumnfest.org/about
    • October 21
      1:00 PM

      SOR Show Team Rocks Tune in and Tune up!

      Health Fair and Concert
      School of Rock is teaming up with the RI Music Hall of Fame for Tune in and Tune up! Join us on Sunday October 21st for an awesome health fair from 1-4 that will have vendors, exibitors, and lectur...
      School of Rock is teaming up with the RI Music Hall of Fame for Tune in and Tune up! Join us on Sunday October 21st for an awesome health fair from 1-4 that will have vendors, exibitors, and lectures, all focused on raising the awareness of health concerns that are specific to musicians. The SOR show team will be opening the concert and performing with some real RI ROCK Royalty! Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door! Tickets go on sale August 1, 2018 and are availible at themetri.com!

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Staff

    • Photo of Dave LaSalle
      Dave LaSalle
      Owner & General Manager
      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids. Dav...
      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids.

      Dave’s love of music began at age 6, when he started playing his first instrument. By age 14, he was playing professionally in a very successful local band in the Rhode Island / Southeastern Massachusetts area. Dave capitalized on the discipline, team building, leadership and perseverance that he developed through his experience with music when he co-­founded a medical device company in 1999. Throughout his professional career he never forgot about his great passion for music. His commitment to creating and performing music has paid dividends over a lifetime.

      While in the medical device industry, Dave joined the Taunton Area School to Career (TASC) Board of Directors, and served for several years as their Treasurer. In addition to helping guide the organization, he has volunteered as a mentor to help numerous high school students explore career development opportunities.

      Dave sees this new venture as the right mix of business and fun. The School of Rock is a franchise with over 200 locations worldwide and over 25,000 students enrolled. The company has grown because of a successful program that produces results. The school provides young people with a creative performance environment where they are guided by professional musicians. Students who enroll get individual instruction, group rehearsals, and are casted into live shows that are performed at major venues. Show themes may include: The British Invasion, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Motown, Funk, Reggae and many others.
      • MBA Management - Bryant University
      • B.S Product Design and Manufacturing - New England Institute of Technology
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      Carl Bugbee
      Music Director
      Carl is a versatile musician with a love of music that has led him to study, play, and teach in many fulfilling ways. He began playing at a young age but didn’t realize his passion for music unti...
      Carl is a versatile musician with a love of music that has led him to study, play, and teach in many fulfilling ways. He began playing at a young age but didn’t realize his passion for music until formal lessons in high school. Carl went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Music Composition and a minor in Jazz Studies from Rhode Island College, and now specializes in guitar, bass, piano, and voice. Since graduating, he teaches private music lessons, giving students the passion for music that was given to him. He is a founding member and keyboardist for the local Funk/Rock band Take It To The Bridge, guest drummer for the country/rock group The Aviators, as well as a staple multi-instrumentalist and vocalist involved in several different acts at the Strange Brew Pub including their monthly “Album Tribute Night” events.
    • Photo of Chris Brunelle
      Chris Brunelle
      Assistant Music Director
      Chris Brunelle brings nearly 20 years as a professional musician and a passion for education to School of Rock. Starting as a jazz saxophonist, Chris studied with Greg Abate and pursued a degree in...
      Chris Brunelle brings nearly 20 years as a professional musician and a passion for education to School of Rock. Starting as a jazz saxophonist, Chris studied with Greg Abate and pursued a degree in Music education at the University of Rhode Island. His skills as a horn player and vocalist were in high demand and in 2001 he became a member of Boston-based Ska and Reggae outfit Westbound Train, touring nationally in support of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Flogging Molly, Hepcat and many others. But Chris grew up worshipping Rock legends like The Police, The Doors, Aerosmith, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Self-taught on guitar, piano and vocals, Chris began writing songs and shifted focus from jazz and reggae to rock and pop music, forming his own group, The Sterns, in Boston in 2003. With The Sterns, Chris released 3 full length albums of his own compositions, toured nationally in support of acts such as Meat Puppets, The English Beat, Shadows of Night and The Romantics, was nominated for 2 Boston Music Awards and had a song featured on the best-selling 2008 video game Rock Band II. A Rhode Island native, Chris earned a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 and plans to pursue a Masters in Education. Meanwhile, he remains active in the Providence and Boston music communities, freelancing as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophonist, fronting a local cover band, and continuing to write, record and perform with his rock band, The Deadly Desert.
    • Photo of Peter St. Amant
      Peter St. Amant
      Instructor
      One visit to a piano store at age 4 was all it took - Pete knew he needed to play. He began piano lessons and was playing recitals by age 5. Changing gears in elementary school, he learned to play ...
      One visit to a piano store at age 4 was all it took - Pete knew he needed to play. He began piano lessons and was playing recitals by age 5. Changing gears in elementary school, he learned to play the clarinet and sax in the school band, but things advanced quickly when he picked up guitar and bass at age 12. His fascination with understanding and programming synthesizers led him to Berklee College of Music, where he honed his recording skills by majoring in Production & Engineering. While there, he lived with some incredible musicians and with their help, added drums to his already impressive repertoire.

      Peter has done a little bit of everything - he’s played everywhere from weddings to clubs. He’s also a whiz behind the scenes - he has extensive experience in recording studios, and developed technical road experience while touring with bands such as Blue Oyster Cult. One of the biggest thrills of his career was getting to record with one of his favorite bands, The Tubes. He plays locally with many bands, whose styles range from classic rock, top 40, dance, funk, and even a Tool tribute, and he continues to write and record his own music. His love for music is so strong, he feels that it chose him.
    • Photo of Betsy Listenfelt
      Betsy Listenfelt
      Vocal Coach
      Betsy is a professional vocalist and acoustic guitar player. She studied voice with Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni, founder of the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island. She credits her great ear, a...
      Betsy is a professional vocalist and acoustic guitar player. She studied voice with Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni, founder of the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island. She credits her great ear, and time spent on stages at venues all over New England for over 25 years as her real music education. She can usually be found playing solo with her acoustic guitar, or in her duo act called Joyride. Betsy is an accomplished songwriter and a member of Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA). She is currently recording her fourth CD, which is due out in early 2016.
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      Michael Bazzinotti
      Instructor
      Michael 'Bazz' Bazzinotti grew up in Attleboro and is a School of Rock graduate. Michael is a fan of classic rock and listens to bands such as Van Halen, Def Leppard, ACDC, and Ozzy. He loves to pl...
      Michael 'Bazz' Bazzinotti grew up in Attleboro and is a School of Rock graduate. Michael is a fan of classic rock and listens to bands such as Van Halen, Def Leppard, ACDC, and Ozzy. He loves to play the guitar and keys. Bazz learned to play music throughout his childhood locally from Maconi's Music, White's Music, and Paulette de Oliveira-Kashtan. 

      At the age of 16, Bazz became one of the original students to enroll at the first School of Rock in New England, located in Watertown, MA. Michael soon discovered that the School of Rock offered things that traditional lessons could not - he got to rehearse with band mates, play shows, and make great friends with other musicians. He formed a band named 'What about Will' with some School of Rock peers and they played across the greater Boston area and Rhode Island for a couple of years until college.

      Michael's talent earned him a position in the School of Rock Allstars - a cast of the most talented students across the country, with whom he toured the mid-west and opened for acts like The Dropkick Murphies and Devo. Bazz currently studies Computer Engineering at UMASS Boston, where he has served as Mentor for the Freshman Success Community of Electrical Engineering, and is still very passionate for playing music.
    • Photo of Tom Windle
      Tom Windle
      Instructor
      Tom is a talented local musician who has experience on stage and behind the scenes. He began playing drums at age 10, and hasn't stopped for 20 years. Tom has completed several programs at Bristol ...
      Tom is a talented local musician who has experience on stage and behind the scenes. He began playing drums at age 10, and hasn't stopped for 20 years. Tom has completed several programs at Bristol Music Studios in Boston for Audio Engineering and Recording Arts. A well rounded musician, he also plays piano and guitar.

      Tom is currently the drummer and backing vocalist for the band "After School Special" which plays everything from 80's, 90's, hip-hop to top 40.
    • Photo of Ben Polito
      Ben Polito
      Instructor
      Ben began studying drumming at the age of 8 with Tom Briggs of the US Coast Guard Band. Studying many varied styles of music, by the age of 12 Ben began performing with rock bands locally in his ho...
      Ben began studying drumming at the age of 8 with Tom Briggs of the US Coast Guard Band. Studying many varied styles of music, by the age of 12 Ben began performing with rock bands locally in his home state of Connecticut. At this time Ben found his love for classic rock through bands like Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, and The Who. Ben also became interested in the guitar and studied at the Thames Valley Music School located on the campus of Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. By high school, Ben was performing his own original songs in front of his entire school as well as at local clubs in Connecticut. Ben then attended the Steinhardt School of New York University and Loyola University New Orleans where he attained a B.S. in Music Industry Studies with a concentration in jazz percussion and a minor in Music. Ben honed his performing and writing skills on the drum set, as well as the electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. While in college in New Orleans, a famous music city, Ben fronted his own rock band as well as played drums in another, playing gigs most weekends. He also booked several tours with his bands, performing all over the US. Currently some of Ben's favorite bands include Big Star, Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, and The Replacements. Ben enjoys spreading his love for music through teaching at the School of Rock.
    • Photo of Kim Washington
      Kim Washington
      The Rookies Team / Instructor / Studio Coordinator
      Kim's degree in Early Childhood Education coupled with her music background makes her the perfect person to introduce our youngest rockers, the Rookies, to the world of rock and roll. Kim's 25 year...
      Kim's degree in Early Childhood Education coupled with her music background makes her the perfect person to introduce our youngest rockers, the Rookies, to the world of rock and roll. Kim's 25 years of experience working as a classroom teacher and behavior specialist will help our Rookies improve their listening skills, develop fine motor skills, and build an appreciation for music and teamwork that is essential for the cognitive and social development of young children.
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      Michaela Therien
      Vocal Coach
      Michaela Therien loves music and has been singing since she was 8 years old. She joined the Voice Studio of John Cottone in 2001 and has performed in an average of two vocal shows per year since th...
      Michaela Therien loves music and has been singing since she was 8 years old. She joined the Voice Studio of John Cottone in 2001 and has performed in an average of two vocal shows per year since then. She has experience with all musical styles, but her favorite style to sing is Broadway. She is familiar with the piano as well, having taken lessons for 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in communicative disorders from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, she learned about a type of speech therapy called, "Melodic Intonation Therapy," which uses vocal strategies such as singing to target certain communicative disorders. Michaela was fascinated by the positive effect that music and singing appeared to have on people who had difficulty speaking.
    • Photo of Kraig Marshall
      Kraig Marshall
      Instructor
      Kraig Marshall is a multi-instrumentalist with 25+ years of extensive experience in producing, touring (US, Europe, Canada), teaching, writing, recording, graphic design, videography & film/tv acti...
      Kraig Marshall is a multi-instrumentalist with 25+ years of extensive experience in producing, touring (US, Europe, Canada), teaching, writing, recording, graphic design, videography & film/tv acting.

      Kraig was a show director/instructor at School of Rock Montclair New Jersey for three years. He also enjoyed a 10 week run with Blue Man Group NYC in the live band.

      Kraig teaches 100% from the heart, filling students with confidence and intensity! Many former students have gone on to success in their own bands.
    • Photo of Corinne Southern
      Corinne Southern
      Vocal Instructor
      Corinne Southern is thrilled to be joining School of Rock as an instructor. She graduated in 2015 with her B.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Rhode Island College, fulfilling a dream she has ...
      Corinne Southern is thrilled to be joining School of Rock as an instructor. She graduated in 2015 with her B.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Rhode Island College, fulfilling a dream she has had since she first graced the professional stage at age 12. Two decades of professional music and performance experience, combined with a sense of fun and compassion, make Corinne a dynamic instructor that brings her love of music directly to her students. Corinne is an award-winning producer and actress who had fronted rock bands, writes and performs her own original music, and can frequently be seen in various artistic and creative communities in New England making art with like-minded individuals.
    • Photo of Drew Townson
      Drew Townson
      Instructor
      Drew Townson was born to play guitar. From the time he was about 10 years old, he dreamed of six-string stardom while admiring his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman....
      Drew Townson was born to play guitar. From the time he was about 10 years old, he dreamed of six-string stardom while admiring his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman. Before too long Drew was playing clubs that he was actually not old enough to be in. Living in North Texas, the tone and twang of Blues and Country sunk into young Drew’s bones, and can clearly be identified in his playing style today. As far as his ax is concerned, Drew fell in love with the sound and feel of the Fender Stratocaster guitar, and in 1980 bought the guitar he still uses now; a 1961 Strat named Daphne Blue. In his 20s, having moved to Boston, Drew was playing on Lansdowne Street and CBGB in New York with his Country-Rock band, House of Joy. HOJ received widespread critical acclaim and their tracks were regularly played on Boston’s WBCN and WFXN radio stations. Going in a more purist direction, by the end of the 80’s Drew founded The Derangers, a band dedicated to playing heavily Texas-influenced instrumentals. Their blend of desert blues, surf rock, and spooky cinematic themes has been coined “The Westermental Sound.” The Derangers are signed to Austin Texas’ Deep Eddy Records and continue to record and perform today. Drew is also an award-winning studio producer/engineer, teacher, artist, and composer. One of his instrumental compositions, “Rio Sangre,” is currently being laid into the soundtrack of a Hollywood feature film entitled “Custody.”

      “I don’t just teach kids how to play guitar,” Drew says, “I teach them how to rock guitar!”
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      Joe Boulay
      Instructor
      Florian Joseph Boulay has been performing as a professional pianist for over 30 years. He has played all over the country in such places as The Hardrock Café Biloxi, and numerous times at B.B Kin...
      Florian Joseph Boulay has been performing as a professional pianist for over 30 years. He has played all over the country in such places as The Hardrock Café Biloxi, and numerous times at B.B Kings in Times Square. He has also performed on Norweigan, Carnival, and Asamara cruise lines. Currently, his band TRIAD performs functions, weddings, and nightclubs all over Southern New England. Throughout his performing career, he has also enjoyed teaching students of all ages and continues to do so.
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      Caroline Stolle
      Instructor
      Caroline grew up loving music and always wanted to be part of creating it, too. During her middle school years in Dallas, TX, she learned how to play the violin. That led her passion for music to...
      Caroline grew up loving music and always wanted to be part of creating it, too. During her middle school years in Dallas, TX, she learned how to play the violin. That led her passion for music to learn bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. While learning all of those instruments, she also began songwriting. She was in several short-lived bands during high school, and she was a very dedicated performer and leader for her church's youth worship band for several years. She moved to Austin, TX and earned an associates degree in Music Business and Audio Engineering. While she was pursuing her academic degrees, she also had an opportunity to work as one of the main audio techs at LifeAustin. LifeAustin's pastor is Randy Phillips of the award-winning contemporary Christian music trio, Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Caroline continued her music education by moving to Sydney, Australia for a year, where she earned a Diploma of Music Ministry from Hillsong College. She is very excited to start inspiring a new generation of little rock stars at The School of Rock!!
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      Jax Adele
      Marketing Coordinator
      Jax is a unicorn who strives to help people in her community while being creative. With over 18 years experience as a band-aid, Jax is pumped and ready to help the students at the School of Rock.
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News

    • Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now

      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week...
      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      The Beatles - In one week say "Hello, Goodbye" to the sounds of the foremost and influential music band, The Beatles.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

      Pop! - It's the summer so, POP it 'cause it's hot out! Explore contemporary pop music from today's hit artists like Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots, and Taylor Swift.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:30pm

      Rock Gods - A week of rock and roll in it's truest form. Explore the ABC's of rock legends from AC DC to Zeppelin.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • Summer Performance Program Announced!

      Attleboro Summer Performance Program Themes Announced! School of Rock Attleboro is pleased to announce their Summer 2018 Performance Program. Generation Grunge will take you back to the 90s when f...
      Attleboro Summer Performance Program Themes Announced!
      School of Rock Attleboro is pleased to announce their Summer 2018 Performance Program. Generation Grunge will take you back to the 90s when flannel, ripped jeans, and unwashed long hair was the trademark of the grunge rocker. Revolution Rock will ride the line between Punk Rock, Reggae, and Ska. Learn what came first, what the difference is, and how they all go together.
    • Cancel, Reschedule, or Check on a Lesson

      Hello Rocker Parents and Adult Students, In order to better serve you, and improve scheduling with our staff, please provide us with advanced notice when making scheduling changes. Same day can...
      Hello Rocker Parents and Adult Students,

      In order to better serve you, and improve scheduling with our staff, please provide us with advanced notice when making scheduling changes. Same day cancellations often result in idle time for our valuable teachers. No shows without notification are even more difficult. We understand that urgent situations will sometimes occur and we will always do our best to accommodate your needs.

      Please note that the School of Rock System sends automatic email reminders 24 hours prior to every appointment. If you are not receiving these notifications, let us know ASAP.

      Please refer to our policy on how to change, cancel, or schedule a makeup lesson below:

      Cancel, Reschedule, or Check on a Lesson

      Cancel and Reschedule a Lesson: As soon as you know you are unable to make a lesson, please send an email and/or leave a message for the school. You can also reschedule a lesson when you are in the studio with the studio coordinator. Kim at Attleboro and Jax at North Providence are happy to help you with all your scheduling needs. You can email or call your appropriate school to reschedule a lesson.

      Attleboro Lessons [email protected] 508-761-5300
      North Providence Lessons [email protected] 401-305-7701

      Please refrain from using text message, Facebook messenger, or other social media platforms to communicate with the studio.

      Check on a Lesson schedule: When you signed up at School of Rock an automatic email was generated and sent to you from School of Rock. This program will allow you to see your lesson schedule and update billing information. For instant information, please find the email, establish your account, and sign the code of conduct to log into your account.

      If needed, I can re-send the welcome email with the log-in instructions. Let me know if you need assistance.

      You can check on a lesson via email or phone for the appropriate school.
      Attleboro Lessons [email protected] 508-761-5300
      North Providence Lessons [email protected] 401-305-7701

      Thanks and Rock on!! Dave LaSalle, Owner and General Manager
    • School of Rock Now Open in North Providence

      School of Rock has opened its first Rhode Island location on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence. Schedule a FREE DEMO LESSON today! Call us at 401-503-7701 or visit NorthProvidence.SchoolofR...
      School of Rock has opened its first Rhode Island location on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence. Schedule a FREE DEMO LESSON today! Call us at 401-503-7701 or visit NorthProvidence.SchoolofRock.com.

Testimonials

  • “The staff/team members at School of Rock is amazing. Betsy, my child's vocal teacher has helped bring her out of her shy shell and is now this amazing animated/expressionful, spunky growing young lady. Dave, who runs School of Rock where my child attends, is always so accommodating with last minute class scheduling, etc. He makes you feel that hey life happens, instead of those dreadful phone calls you need to make to reschedule an appointment”
    - May Zaldivia VP of Client Services, Higher Level Education
  • “Thanks for all that you, Kim and your staff do at School of Rock. I'd like to share my appreciation with anyone interested in being a part of the amazing experience at School of Rock. My daughter had asked to take guitar lessons at the age of five. I looked around at traditional lessons, but worried that traditional lessons may be too tedious for a young child. I did not want to dampen a love for music with an approach.that may not have been age appropriate. Then I came across SOR. I loved the philosophy of the appreciation of music, the exposure to multiple instruments, and the socialemotional growth from learning to work together with her new friends during their weekly performances. My daughter loved every minute of her Rookies class and she actually discovered that she really wanted to play the drums instead of guitar! Your School of Rock was the right match at the right time. My daughter is fulfilling her dream of playing an instrument and feels great being part of a rock band! We look forward to continuing to grow with you at School of Rock as she progresses in her music "career".”
    - Jennifer Carney Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instructional Technology at Pawtucket School
  • “I love the energy in the building. All teachers are enthusiastic and Dave always offers a warm smile and checks in to see how things are going. Very kidfriendly place. Rock on”
    - Laura DeSimone Attleboro, MA
  • “I have and will continue to sing the praises of the school. It is great for personal and group development, enforces sharing and motivation of self and of team!”
    - Marcelle Peterson Attleboro, MA