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School of Rock Brick
485 Brick Boulevard
Brick, NJ 08723
732-359-4002
Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Brick our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Brick, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-7

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Brick, 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 for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Brick are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Brick 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 Brick 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 Brick Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Brick music venues in front of a live audience.

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

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Brick'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 Brick music venue.

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

School of Rock Brick'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 Brick 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 Brick.

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 Brick 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 Brick.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Music Lessons in Brick

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

PJ Farley Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

P.J. Farley found a love for playing music at the age of six, and as a professional musician has appeared at major venues around the world with Trixter and RA. In 2009, he joined Grammy-nominated artist Lita Ford and toured worldwide for four years. P.J. released his first solo album, “Boutique Sound Frames,” in 2016, writing, producing and performing all the instruments himself. He continues to perform and tour around the world while in the process of recording a second solo album. P.J. is a bass guitar teacher, guitar teacher, vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock Brick.

Andrew Karlin Owner, General Manager

Andrew Karlin is the Owner and General Manager of School of Rock Brick. A devoted musician since the age of five, Andrew left a long and successful career as a pioneer in video and Internet technology to pursue his passion project - working with kids, music and the community to enrich lives and have fun. Andrew is a proven entrepreneur who applies the experience of three previous business start-ups to establishing School of Rock Brick in underserved Ocean County.

Charlie Throckmorton Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Charlie Throckmorton is a dedicated musician and multi-instrumentalist since age five. He is the lead guitarist for Asbury Park-based band Halogens, who have been writing and performing original music since 2011. Halogens appears extensively at iconic venues, colleges, festivals and live radio shows. They recently released their latest EP, “Happy Hour,” at a sold-out Asbury Park Brewery show. Charlie studied music, music technology and psychology at Rutgers University, where he sang in the Rutgers choir and played trumpet in the concert band. He is devoted to learning all he can about music and sharing his knowledge with students. Charlie is a guitar teacher, bass teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Brick.

Johnny Hasney Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Johnny Hasney is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and keyboard teacher at School of Rock Brick. Johnny started playing guitar at age 11 and never looked back. He has been teaching for the past seven years. Versed in a wide range of styles, Johnny was self-taught prior to attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon graduating from Berklee, Johnny joined critically-acclaimed Toothgrinder (Spinefarm/UMG) on tour, landing a nomination at the 2016 "Revolver Magazine" Music Awards for Best New Artist. Johnny is a skilled transcriber and made his first mark in publishing with the complete guitar transcription of their debut album through Sheethappens Publishing. Toothgrinder’s 2017 release, “Phantom Amour,” landed its first week at #76 on the Billboard Top 200, bringing the band to FM/satellite radio and major festival circuits alongside the biggest names in the industry.

Tierney Riccio Studio Coordinator

Tierney Riccio is the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Brick. She grew up taking piano lessons and teaching herself guitar, and has been in love with music since she can remember. Her dream is to eventually get into music production, creating and mixing her own unique sound. Although quite shy by nature, music frees her to express herself.

John DiGiulio Drum Teacher

John DiGiulio is a drum teacher at School of Rock Brick. He has been a School of Rock drum teacher for over 10 years and has taught in several area schools. John's experience takes him back to being a young, enthusiastic learner and player in school bands and in local bands with friends. His high school teacher encouraged him to try out for the McDonald’s All-Star American Band, where he was accepted as one of two musicians representing the state of Rhode Island. That experience earned John a full scholarship to an arts and academic school of his choice. John chose Berklee College of Music in Boston. John has been an active touring and recording drummer, working with Paul Simon, Joan Osborne, Elvis Costello and many more. John is currently the drummer for Gloria Gaynor, traveling the globe playing sold-out shows. John likes to use his knowledge of music and the music business to show his students how to perform at their best, teaching them the fundamentals of drumming and how to work well in a band situation with positive results. From beginner to advanced skill levels, John's dedication to his students will always provide them with an awesome learning environment and the tools they need to move forward in their music endeavors.

Dennis Zimmer Vocal Instructor, Drum Teacher

Dennis Zimmer is a drum teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Brick. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dennis picked up the sticks at age seven and has been playing consistently ever since. As a teenager he studied under renowned Broadway/studio session drummer Perry Cavari. Dennis also studied percussion for two years at Jersey City University.

In the early 90s, Dennis took first place in the Long Island Drum Center Competition, outperforming a field of over 3,000 contestants. Later, he toured the UK and US with Epic Records artists Ted Poley (Danger Danger) and John Allen (Methods Of Mayhem). Dennis was the touring drummer from 2009-2012 for Grammy-nominated rock artist Lita Ford, and can be heard on tracks with artists such as Gary Hoey, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Steve Brown, Pete Loran, PJ Farley (Trixter), Chris Jericho (Fozzy, WWE, "Dancing With the Stars"), Bumblefoot (Guns n’ Roses) and Ruben Gomez (Menudo, solo artist). He is well-known locally as the singer of Big Orange Cone and the current drummer for The Benjamins. He is a vocal instructor and drum teacher at School of Rock Brick.

Pete Biggiani Drum Teacher

Pete Biggiani is a drum teacher at School of Rock Brick. He started playing drums at the age of two. By age 11, he was chosen to star alongside legendary drummer Carmine Appice in an Alfred Music Drum Prodigy instructional DVD sold in stores worldwide. Studying under top teachers like Carmine Appice and Joe Bergamini, Pete has become a very well-rounded drummer both live and in the studio. His new band Kodiak has recently signed a record deal and are touring the United States while planning a full-length release.

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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!

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