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School of Rock Ballwin
14560 Manchester Rd
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 220-8930
  • Monday: 1 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children in Ballwin
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Ballwin, 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

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 Ballwin, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. 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 in Ballwin for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Ballwin'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 Ballwin have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Ballwin are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Ballwin 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 13-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 in Ballwin
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Ballwin music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Ballwin'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 Ballwin music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Ballwin, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Ballwin is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Ballwin who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Ballwin, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

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

School of Rock Ballwin'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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin.

What To Expect

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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Ballwin
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at MO rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

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 Ballwin and the rest of MO. 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
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

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.

Music Lessons in Ballwin

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Ballwin

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Ballwin, 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 Ballwin is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Ballwin 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 Ballwin'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 Ballwin, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Ballwin 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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Ballwin

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Ballwin, 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin. Unlike other Ballwin 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

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 Ballwin, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Ballwin 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 Ballwin

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin 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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Ballwin, 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 Ballwin.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Ballwin

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Ballwin 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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Ballwin 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Ballwin. 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin 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 Ballwin Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Ballwin 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 Ballwin music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Ballwin, 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 Ballwin, 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 Ballwin’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.

Allison Arana Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Allison Arana is a senior at Lindenwood University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She has been singing professionally in St. Louis for almost five years and has dedicated her life to sharing her love of music with her community. Credits include performing with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Stray Dog Theatre, and most recently singing alongside Patti LuPone at Lindenwood University. She is also an alumni of The Second City training program in Chicago. Allison places a strong emphasis on vocal health and pedagogy in all of her lessons. She has a strong background in choral singing and music theory. Allison is thrilled to be on board at School of Rock as a vocal instructor and piano teacher and can't wait to contribute her personal style of teaching music to School of Rock Ballwin's already stellar community.

Daniel Bradbury Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Daniel Bradbury began playing the guitar on his 15th birthday and hasn't looked back since. Since then he has performed and toured with a wide variety of bands in the St. Louis area and he’s become experienced in a multitude of musical genres. Dan loves teaching at School of Rock Ballwin because guitar is a wonderful way to invite adventure, friendship and excitement into people's lives. Dan knows this because it has brought them into his own life. He enjoys the challenges of being a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Ballwin, and the opportunities for adventure it provides.

Michaela David Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

When Michaela David was four years old her parents enrolled her in classical piano lessons. From that blossomed her love for music. Growing up near Chicago, she was able to experience, and participate in, different types of music. As a teen, Michaela realized her true love of music was for voice and piano and she began studying them more in-depth. After moving to southeast Missouri, she attended Southeast Missouri State University, where she studied Vocal Music Education while continuing to study piano. While attending school Michaela also studied classical techniques of voice and piano and gained stage experience. When she works with students, she works on developing a healthy technique, ear training, the ability to read music, pedagogy and self-confidence. She works with a wide range of students with different interests and ages to help them reach their dreams and full potential at School of Rock Ballwin as a vocal instructor and piano teacher.

Julie Altnether guitar teacher

With nearly two decades of experience teaching music and performing, Julie Altnether is well-versed in teaching a variety of musical styles and instruments, including guitar, bass, drums and piano. At an early age she majored in Guitar Performance at Musicians Institute in her hometown of Los Angeles, California. After graduating from MI, she later went on to attend California State University Dominguez Hills, where she received both a BA in Education and a teaching certificate in secondary education. Julie currently is our Music Director at School of Rock Ballwin, and is also a music educator in the Kirkwood School District. In addition to teaching, Julie continues to maintain an active schedule as a professional performer and recording artist in the Midwest region.

Shelly Koesterer Drum Teacher

All her life Shelly Koesterer wanted to play drums and finally got the opportunity when she was 11. She joined her school's band program in the percussion section. Ever since then she couldn't stop playing. Shelly got her first drum set at 13 as a birthday present. Soon after she started private lessons and tried to play music with whoever wanted to jam. She started teaching at 17 and hasn’t looked back. She has been at School of Rock
Ballwin for three and a half years and is a drum teacher. She has become not only a better teacher since learning School of Rock's teaching techniques, but also a better musician. She has learned as much from her students as they've learned from her. From teaching private lessons to teaching group lessons, there's always something Shelly says she can learn from her students and she truly enjoys seeing all the students grow into the musicians she knows they're capable of being.

David Michelson Drum Teacher

David Michelson began his drumming journey at age 10, spending hours playing along to his favorite songs in his parents’ basement. In 2015, he moved from Chicago to St. Louis to study Jazz Drumming and Audio Production at Webster University. Since then, he has been teaching, performing and recording on drum set and percussion throughout the region in jazz, rock, blues, spiritual and choral groups. David also has extensive experience with drum corps and orchestral percussion, and is eager to guide students in either of those directions as well. David loves working with drummers of all ages and experience levels. His goal is to equip his students with the tools and insight they need to play confidently and expressively in the styles of music that they are most passionate about. Whether you are looking to develop advanced concepts and techniques or to sit behind a drum set for the first time, David believes you’ll find that playing drums really is as fun as it looks. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Ballwin.

Jason Cooper Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Jason Cooper has been a show director, as well as a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Ballwin for the last five years. Jason has been involved in music and theater since grade school and comes from a musical family. He graduated high school near Los Angeles and has had the benefit of learning from and playing with many famous and unknown recording artists and Grammy winners, and has shared the stage with Johnny Lang in 1996. Jason relocated to the St. Louis area in 2010. Since then, music has been his profession as both a performer, songwriter and an instructor. Jason is in the local band Carrie and the Catapults, as well as his own solo electric blues and soul projects.

Amy Wells General Manager

Amy Wells comes to School of Rock Ballwin with a degree in Recreation and an emphasis in leadership. She has spent most of her professional career working with kids of all ages to help them realize their potential in all kinds of formats. She believes music is a wonderful tool to explore all facets of life and a beautiful gift to give yourself and others. While she has experience in the field of music and considers herself musical, she is not a musician. Amy spent some time working and running a repair shop with her husband, who is a professional musician who worked at School of Rock Ballwin. Her three children also play music. Her eldest is a graduate of School of Rock Ballwin. Amy believes in the programming at School of Rock because it combines developing skills with developing character. Her experience informs her that performance-based education provides students the opportunity to grow exponentially. As our General Manager she manages all aspects of the school and works in conjunction with our Music Director to deliver excellent music education to our student population.

Christopher Davis guitar and bass guitar teacher

Christopher is a guitarist, bassist pianist from St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from The University of Central Missouri with a Major in Music Technology, Guitar Studies, and a minor in Communication.

He started playing guitar at 14 and has played guitar in his jam band, “American Absinthe” since he was 16. After he was classically trained as a pianist in college, he joined with “The Jazz Operators” as their new Jazz pianist.

Dave Walton Keyboard Teacher

Dave has been playing, writing and recording music for many years. He was a full time gigging keyboard player in the late 70's to mid 80's but took about 20 years away from music to write software and raise a family.

In 2004 Dave came back to music by starting to write and record music in a wide variety of styles for placement in television and advertisement. Dave's music has now been used in more than 200 shows such as Oprah, Dr Oz, PBS Nova, Catfish (including recently The Bachelor Australia and The Bachelorette Australia) as well as national ads for companies like Nissan, Chicago Bulls, Newsweek and Lockheed Martin.

Dave came to School of Rock part time to share his experience and love for music.

JON LUMLEY Music Director

Jon has been a lifelong musician with experience performing, writing and teaching rock and roll, blues, country, gospel, heavy metal and jazz. His primary instruments are guitar and vocals, and he also plays piano and drums. Jon has been a guitarist for 33 years, a guitar teacher for 32 years and a singer for his whole life.

Jon Lumley has spent more than 25 years as a member of the Saint Louis original rock and roll scene. He has played guitar, sang and wrote songs for local and regional bands such as the Ghoul 5, Shame Club and Valley. Jon has released records independently and internationally through Small Stone Records. He has been nominated by the Riverfront Times for music awards more than a dozen times and has won Best Hard Rock Band in Saint Louis and Best Rock and Roll Band in Saint Louis. In addition, Jon has played shows all over the country and headlined festival showcases at South By Southwest in Texas and the CMJ Festival in New York City.

Jon studied classical guitar and music theory at Asbury College in Kentucky and Towson State University in Maryland. He also studied jazz guitar with some of the best instructors in the Saint Louis area.
What he has learned through his years of study and performance is that we, as musicians, learn the most and learn the most quickly when we are learning, composing and playing music together. That's why Jon is so proud to be a part of the School of Rock Saint Louis community.

While Jon loves playing music with his friends, helping people make music through education and collaboration has become the most important part of his musicianship. Jon is so happy to be here and so excited to meet you!

Dan Kummer Singing Teacher

Like so many, Dan struggled with self-esteem as a kid. He discovered his natural talent for music in high school and - thanks to some encouraging grown-ups - life has never been the same.

Dan uses his bachelor's degree in Music and his experiences teaching music in schools to build fun and engaging lessons for students of all ages at School of Rock. His 20+ years as a performer and band leader inform his work with musicians as they overcome their nerves, develop presence, and are excited to take the stage.

Dan knows the power of music to build self-esteem. His mission is to enable his students to grow in their abilities as musical performers to unlock confidence that transcends the rehearsal room.
Songwriting Director Page Hamilton

Page Hamilton Songwriting Director

Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, shares his approach to Songwriting with Ballwin School of Rock. Page Hamilton is a composer, guitarist, producer, and the founder / frontman of American hard rock band Helmet.

In the mid 1980’s, after graduating from the University of Oregon, Hamilton relocated to New York City to complete his Master’s Degree in Jazz Guitar at the Manhattan School of Music. There he joined noise rock band Band of Susans – recording on the band’s 1989 album Love Agenda. He also spent time in avant-garde composer Glenn Branca’s guitar orchestra, recording on Symphony 6 – Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven, before ultimately seeking out other like-minded musicians and forming his own group Helmet.

Helmet has released eight albums over the last 25 years, including 1992’s Meantime which was certified Gold and earned a Grammy nomination. The band has also contributed music to a number of films including Johnny Mnemonic, The Crow, Feeling Minnesota, The Jerky Boys, Gun Crazy and Judgement Night (a collaboration with hip hop group House of Pain). Helmet continues to record and perform live all over the world. Their most recent album Dead To The World was released in 2016 by German-based label earMusic. In 2019 Helmet embarked on a 30th anniversary tour where they performed a 30 song set in 30 different cities – both in the United States and in Europe.

In addition to his work in Helmet, Hamilton has done a significant amount of work as a guitarist – playing lead guitar for David Bowie on The Hours tour, performing on Joe Henry’s album Trampoline, and lending his talents to Elliot Goldenthal’s guitar-based score for the film “Heat” (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro). Hamilton also played on subsequent Goldenthal scores for the films “S.W.A.T.,” “Titus,” “The Good Thief” (w/ Bono), “Across the Universe,” and “The Tempest.” In addition to playing guitar on various scores, Hamilton has composed original scores of his own – beginning with 1997’s “Chicago Cab” and, more recently for a series of independent action films: “Skyhook,” “The Phoenix Rises,” “Sons of Liberty,” and “Convergence.”

Page guest appeared as a featured artist on Linkin Park’s, The Hunting Party – playing guitar and providing vocals on the song “All For Nothing”. More recently, Hamilton played guitar on the debut album by Lieutenant – a new project from Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters) and recorded with New York jazz / electronica band M’lumbo.

In 2005, Hamilton produced Distort Yourself – the debut album from Gavin Rossdale’s band Institute. He also produced records for a number of other bands including Bullets And Octane, Classic Case, and Rescue Rangers to name a few.

Page has worked with School of Rock in a handful of our platforms; All Stars, school opening events and most recently he contributed to our Master Class Series. We are thrilled to add him to our team as our Songwriting Director.

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The entire experience is amazing.

It is an excellent opportunity for kids of all ages to share the stage and experience being a part of a real rock band! As a parent, it is so fun to be able to attend the concerts.

The summer camps are great value for money.

My daughter attended the 60s rock summer camp. We thought the amount of training hours they receive for the price was reasonable. It offered a different genre of music than most children my daughter's age are exposed to.

I've finally found my people.

It's given me the opportunity to play in a band environment, not only playing songs I like but also pushing me outside my comfort zone. I'm also learning how to perform with other people better, not just how to be getter at my instrument.

The staff works so well with the kids.

School of Rock gives parents the ability to expose their kids to rock music at a young age and get them interested in musical instruments. The teachers are wonderful at understanding the needs of younger kids and having patience with them.