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About School of Rock Boulder

Welcome to School of Rock Boulder, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Boulder that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Boulder is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Boulder equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Boulder and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Boulder
3280 28th StreetUnit 1Boulder, CO 80301
Main Number
(303) 532-1201(303) 532-1201

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
12:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Boulder's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Boulder's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Boulder is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Boulder, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Boulder students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Boulder’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • 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 Boulder’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Boulder musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Boulder can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Boulder 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 Boulder, 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 Boulder’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 Boulder’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 Boulder 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 Boulder’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!

School of Rock Boulder's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. ...
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School of Rock Boulder's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Boulder's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

    • Meet OUR STAFF! Click above to view Bios!
      • Years of Private Lesson experience
    • Meet Brian Davis
      MUSIC DIRECTOR
      11 years teaching experience (6 years with School of Rock) 10 years Professional Touring, playing in 38 states. Guitarist for ICONOCAUST Metal Band As the General Manager, I will strive to ma...
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      11 years teaching experience (6 years with School of Rock)
      10 years Professional Touring, playing in 38 states.
      Guitarist for ICONOCAUST Metal Band

      As the General Manager, I will strive to maintain a high standard of teaching and customer service.
      As a teacher, my hope is to build a passion for music and provide all School of Rock students with the tools to achieve their individual goals.
      Always feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
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    • Meet Kelly Eaton
      Studio Coordinator
      Performing Arts School Owner 1998 -2010 Dance Teacher/ Choreographer - (production work for Six Flags, Americas Got Talent, Gaylord Hotels, Motus Animation to name a few favorites) Tour Manager (...
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      Performing Arts School Owner 1998 -2010
      Dance Teacher/ Choreographer - (production work for Six Flags, Americas Got Talent, Gaylord Hotels, Motus Animation to name a few favorites)
      Tour Manager (for Los Angeles based mgmt co. Scooter Braun)

      A lifetime lover a music and the arts and a super fan of what the School of Rock Program has to offer. I am here at SOR BOULDER solving the scheduling puzzle on a daily basis. And, I enjoy helping School of Rock Boulder grow and Shine!
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    • Meet Halle Tomlinson (Season 11 "The Voice")
      Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Drums
      Singer, Songwriter, Musician Singer on The Voice (Season 11, Team Alisha Keys) 3-time School of Rock All-Stars Member (Tours 2013,14,15) Published works: Falling Snow - Cherry Sounds ...
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      Singer, Songwriter, Musician
      Singer on The Voice (Season 11, Team Alisha Keys)
      3-time School of Rock All-Stars Member (Tours 2013,14,15)
      Published works: Falling Snow - Cherry Sounds
      New York State of Mind, Benni and The Jets - The Voice
      Former singer and keys for Breaking Even Band the KISS 106 rock camp band 2011 (published song- You wont Admit It. Mentored by and performed with Hansons and Fallout Boys, Patrick Stump)


      I am a School of Rock Boulder Alumni. Through my knowledge and experience, I hope to help each of my students achieve their own individual music goals while always instilling a love for music!
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    • Meet Jarrod Guaderrama
      Guitar, Bass
      Manager/Lead Guitar/Songwriter for Boulder based band: Lady and The Gentleman 10 years of experience, 3 at School of Rock Boulder Professional Touring Musician Ladyandthegentlemen.com Music h...
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      Manager/Lead Guitar/Songwriter for Boulder based band: Lady and The Gentleman
      10 years of experience, 3 at School of Rock Boulder
      Professional Touring Musician
      Ladyandthegentlemen.com

      Music has pulled me out of some dark times, it really seems to be the thing that can truly speak to people. I am in to country, rock, hip hop, metal, and prog rock. I will always do my best to push myself as not only a teacher and player, but also as a moral musician.
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    • Meet Kevin D'angelo
      Drums, Keys, Bass
      2014 Graduate Berklee College of Music – Bachelors Degree- Professional Music. Concentrated studies in Performance, and Electronic Production & Design 6 years teaching experience Former member...
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      2014 Graduate Berklee College of Music – Bachelors Degree- Professional Music.
      Concentrated studies in Performance, and Electronic Production & Design
      6 years teaching experience
      Former member of Bearly Dead, a Boston based Grateful Dead Tribute Band that plays every Wednesday at Thunder Road, Sommerville Massachusetts.
      Drummer for the Jazz Rock Fusion Band, Stuart's Giant
      https://stuartsgiant.bandcamp.com/ -listen here

      Seeing students grow as musicians and become more enthused about music has been incredibly rewarding. One of my main concepts, when it comes to a lesson, is allowing my students to have as much input on the direction of their lesson as possible. At the end of the day, I am there to help them achieve their musical goals, big or small.
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    • Meet Eve Jennings
      Vocals, Keys
      Studied at Fort Lewis and CU Denver - Vocal Performance, Music Business Performed in award-winning acapella groups, show choirs, chamber choirs, concert choirs and musical theater productions. ...
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      Studied at Fort Lewis and CU Denver - Vocal Performance, Music Business
      Performed in award-winning acapella groups, show choirs, chamber choirs, concert choirs and musical theater productions.

      Teaching the foundations and techniques of healthy singing for all ages including individualized warm -ups, breathing exercises, pitch recognition,
      intonation, pedagogy, register shaping, vowel placement, performance techniques, and exercises for weekly improvements in each area of focus. I hope to help musicians of any skill level flourish.
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      • Fort Lewis College - Study of Music with emphasis in Music Business August 2010 - June 2012
    • Meet Karl Summers
      Bass, Guitar
      BA in Music University of Indiana Bassist for Tone Factory Touring bassist for Evanoff Career highlights have been performing with Umphrey's McGee, Big Gigantic, and Stanley Jordan. I'm prima...
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      BA in Music University of Indiana
      Bassist for Tone Factory
      Touring bassist for Evanoff
      Career highlights have been performing with Umphrey's McGee, Big Gigantic, and Stanley Jordan.

      I'm primarily influenced by rock, funk, jazz, metal, and hip-hop. Some of my favorite players are Les Claypool, Mike Balzary (Flea), Jimmy Page, and Jake Cinninger. I thoroughly enjoy working with students of all ages and levels to achieve their musical goals.
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    • Meet Andrew Cooney
      Bass, Guitar, Keys
      Chicago Native Music Business Major/Music Minor University of Indiana Former studio musician for Motown Records and Born Rich Productions (Los Angeles) Published songwriter and arranger. 20 yea...
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      Chicago Native
      Music Business Major/Music Minor University of Indiana
      Former studio musician for Motown Records and Born Rich Productions (Los Angeles)
      Published songwriter and arranger.
      20 years experience multi-instrumentalist: Piano, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, and Vocals.

      I really enjoy teaching the performance based curriculum that the School of Rock offers. Here's to the next generation of up and coming musicians! Let's do this!
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    • Meet Preston Finn
      Guitar
      Studies at CU Boulder Guitarist Vocals Bass -Former School of Rock House Band 3 Time School of Rock Allstar Band Member Intern Assistant for School of Rock Allstars Tour 2016 I am a School of...
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      Studies at CU Boulder
      Guitarist Vocals Bass -Former School of Rock House Band
      3 Time School of Rock Allstar Band Member
      Intern Assistant for School of Rock Allstars Tour 2016

      I am a School of Rock Boulder alumni. I have a passion for music and guitar. I believe wholeheartedly that the best approach to music education is a performance-based approach. With School of Rock, I learned how to train my ear to transcribe music, I have developed a much stronger and more practical knowledge of music and guitar theory, I've learned how to entertain people with live music, and I made a whole bunch of life-long friends along the way. Now I am excited to be able to pass these experiences on as a teacher.
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    • Meet William (Billy) Abbate
      Drums, Guitar, Bass
      Senior year at UC - double majoring in psychology and education. I have played in different bands locally and in San Antonio, TX I have been playing music for 15 years. My goal in teachin...
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      Senior year at UC - double majoring in psychology and education.
      I have played in different bands locally and in San Antonio, TX
      I have been playing music for 15 years.

      My goal in teaching drums is to create a positive environment where the student learns in a way that is most comfortable to their strengths. I believe a person learns best through exploring their own style and music preferences.
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    • Meet Sean Galansky
      Piano/Keys/Guitar/Bass/Drums
      Philosophy Degree from CU, Boulder (emphasis in Philosophy of Art and Music) Music Industry Professional with 8+ years of experience, in both performance and business. Talent Buyer/Marketing Dire...
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      Philosophy Degree from CU, Boulder (emphasis in Philosophy of Art and Music)
      Music Industry Professional with 8+ years of experience, in both performance and business.
      Talent Buyer/Marketing Director for Lazy Dog Live Music
      Multi-Instrumentalist, specializing in Guitar/Piano/Bass/Drums
      Favorite Genres: Funk, Soul, Jazz, and Rock
      Performed at: Summer Music Festival, Upslope Get Down, Pardeepalooza, Fox Theater, Boulder Theater, and Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.

      With years spent on each side of the music industry, performance and business, the most important lesson I can impart is professionalism. Regardless of your age or musical goals, professionalism begins with a sustainable practice routine and environment; your practice area should be a sanctuary with all the necessary tools at hand. Professionalism continues with the skills to communicate with other musicians, discover your roll in the band, and to be prepared for your gigs. As a School of Rock instructor, it's my goal to show students that there are many ways to be successful in the music industry, defining and directing them towards their idea of success.
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Promotions

News

    • Boulder's very own Halle Tomlinson featured on The Voice!

      Halle Tomlinson is a graduate of School of Rock Boulder. She attended the program throughout her high school years, and became a 3-time School of Rock All-Star. School of Rock All-Stars are made-up...
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      Halle Tomlinson is a graduate of School of Rock Boulder. She attended the program throughout her high school years, and became a 3-time School of Rock All-Star. School of Rock All-Stars are made-up of the top 1% of School of Rockers nationwide, and is a tremendous honor and achievement. Halle made her way through each round of national auditions to secure her spot on Alicia Keys team after the blind rounds on Season 11 of the Voice, and currently has two singles available on iTunes. Halle teaches Vocals, Guitar, Drums, and Keys at the School of Rock Boulder! We are proud of you Halle! Read less

    • Now is the Perfect time to join our Music Programs!

      Now is the perfect time to join a Rock 101 so that you are prepared to Jump right into our Performance program! Students learn to play with a team of musicians as they master the basics of their ch...
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      Now is the perfect time to join a Rock 101 so that you are prepared to Jump right into our Performance program! Students learn to play with a team of musicians as they master the basics of their chosen instrument. Don't know what you want to play? Awesome! We can help! Rock 101er's have the opportunity to experiment with each instrument and find the perfect match! Call today to reserve a spot in our awesome Rock 101 experience. All ages welcome!Read less

Testimonials

  • “Our daughter has been attending School of Rock in Broomfield for several months and has become quite a little rock star. The School of Rock has made a very positive change in her life and self esteem. Thank you staff, kids and School of Rock Family. "Rock On" ”
    John N Estrada — 5 stars
  • “Amazing place to let your kids grow and become! Just saw my sons first show and was blown away.”
    John Stegnar- 5 stars!
  • “his is where I take drums best school ever! ”
    Monty Barnes — 5 stars!!!
  • “ A talented, dedicated, fun bunch of amazing instructors teaching kids how to rock and be part of a team! Much more than the fundamentals of music are taught and fostered here! ”
    Amy Welsh Criswell — 5 stars