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School of Rock Baltimore
3600 Clipper Mill Road Suite 115
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 366-7625

Location Specifics

Entrance faces Union Ave.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Baltimore, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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.

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 4-7

At School of Rock Baltimore, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 4 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 Baltimore, 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 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Baltimore'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 Baltimore 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 rehearsal
  • 1 weekly individual lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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

What To Expect
  • 1 weekly individual lesson
  • 1 weekly group rehearsal

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Baltimore'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 Baltimore music venue.

Songwriting
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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Baltimore 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.

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

School of Rock Baltimore'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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore.

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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 10-18

The School of Rock Baltimore House Band music program gives students ages 10 to 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 Baltimore'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 Baltimore 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.

Music Lessons in Baltimore

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Baltimore, 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 Baltimore is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Baltimore 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 Baltimore'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 Baltimore, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Baltimore, 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore. Unlike other Baltimore 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 Baltimore, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore. 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Baltimore 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore, 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 Baltimore’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.

Scott Paynter Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Scott Paynter is a veteran arts educator, professional musician and founding member of Baltimore's preeminent reggae band, Jah Works. With his 25 years of experience touring around the world, Scott brings an unparalleled level of energy and compassion to teaching kids how to play music. Scott is a guitar teacher and vocal instructor for School of Rock Baltimore.

Erin Taylor General Manager

Erin Taylor is a music lover by birth and the proud mother of a current School of Rock Baltimore student. Her earliest musical memories are of driving to the Jersey shore with her dad and singing wildly at the top of her lungs. Professionally, Erin has over 15 years of experience designing, implementing and operating programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She brings creativity, passion and joy to all of her professional and personal endeavors. She is, and will remain, a fierce advocate for helping individuals grow artistically and challenging them to maximize their creative potential.

Marshall Stone Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Marshall Stone is a fierce vocalist and School of Rock Baltimore alumni hailing from Westminster, Maryland. He is an energetic vocal instructor and talented Show Director who also teaches guitar, bass, piano and ukulele for our school. Marshall performs in and around Baltimore as a solo act and with his various accompanying bands. Marshall has recently recorded his second EP, "Invisible," and is gearing up for its release.

Steve Blake Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Steve Blake is a multi-instrumentalist, luthier and teacher living and working in Baltimore’s diverse music scene. Equally at ease in the genres of rock, blues, Americana, folk, jazz and country, Steve has performed with dozens of artists and albums.

Steve is also a multi-certified luthier that has been serving Baltimore’s musicians for many years. With two decades of teaching experience under his belt, Steve brings his passion for music education to the role of Music Director at School of Rock Baltimore. His students have gone on to audition for performing arts high schools and colleges and pursue careers in music. He is known for the enthusiasm, leadership and patience he shows in lessons, rehearsals and events. In addition to being the Music Director for School of Rock Baltimore, Steve is a guitar teacher, bass teacher, singing teacher and keys teacher.

Chris Howard Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Chris Howard is a guitar teacher and bass teacher at the School of Rock Baltimore. Chris began studying music starting at the age of 13, and he began composing original music soon thereafter. He has performed and toured the country as a member of The Matrimonials and has played shows alongside national acts such as Local H, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, and J. Roddy Walston and the Business. He currently performs as a member of Medium Cheetah. Chris is a guitar teacher, bass teacher, and a seasoned Show Director at School of Rock Baltimore.

David Favazza Drum Teacher

David comes to School of Rock with over 16 years of drumming experience.He began performing on stage at age 15 and was one of the youngest musicians performing at a professional level in the Baltimore area. David has toured with signed bands such as Storm The Beaches and The Dangerous Summer. Opening for national acts such as Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, All Time Low, and Saosin, and is currently a member of the band Raindeer.

David is a producer, engineer, and song writer in addition to being a drum teacher at School of Rock Baltimore. He is committed and passionate about utilizing each student’s individuality to help them evolve and stand out as respected musicians.
Keyboard Teacher and Singing Teacher Christine Goddard

Christine Goddard Keyboard Teacher and Singing Teacher

Christine Noelle Goddard was born and raised in California. She began studying music at the age of eight. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Music Liberal Arts from California State University Chico in 2009. Since then she has been teaching, traveling, exploring, and creating. She has worked on a variety of projects since being in Baltimore, including the White Wing Dove Stevie Nicks cover band, and a project with her sister called Waking with Khali. In addition she has taken up composing and is working on a solo project. She loves nature, animals and deep conversations. Christine is a singing teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Baltimore.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

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Reviews

Such an incredible program!

The kids really learn about music, how to better play their instruments and how to perform. It builds confidence and is amazing for our kids!

4.7
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It builds your musicianship.

I like how you can perform with other people, and I think it really builds your musicianship to play at a concert and make friends within your band.

4.7
(OUT OF 5 STARS)

School of Rock is the best!

My daughter has grown so much as a musician, and she has so much fun!

4.7
(OUT OF 5 STARS)

They really connect with kids.

The instructors are skilled, enthusiastic and really make an effort to connect with the kids.

4.7
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