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School of Rock Brooklyn
327 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 844-9363
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Brooklyn, 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.

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

At School of Rock Brooklyn 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

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 Brooklyn, 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
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn, 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 8-18

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Brooklyn'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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Brooklyn who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 10-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
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn.

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 Brooklyn

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn. 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn’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.

Ethan Sass Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Show Director

Ethan Sass is a NYC-based guitarist and songwriter who has been playing for over 10 years. He received a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, where he studied with some of the top musicians in the country and immersed himself in diverse styles of music. After Berklee, Ethan moved to NYC, where he is now a dedicated teacher and plays in a few different bands as a songwriter and guitarist/bassist. As a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Brooklyn, Ethan teaches a variety of students. He is also our show director and group band leader. He keeps his lessons fun, informative and relevant.

Cory Sterling Guitar Teacher

Originally from Portland, OR, guitarist Cory Sterling moved to New York City in 2010 to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Cory has performed with Dave Weckl, Melvin Davis, John Stowell and Scott Whitfield, and has appeared at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Port Townsend Jazz Festival and Mount Hood Jazz Festival. In 2009 Cory won the Berklee College of Music Battle for Berklee guitar competition in Boston, MA, and performed at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA as a finalist in the 2010 Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar Competition. In 2011 Cory won first place in the jazz category at the 2011 Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar Competition, an all ages/genres event whose judges included Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Gary Tallent and Scott Goldman of the Grammy Foundation. Cory is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Brooklyn.

Crystal Speros Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Crystal Rose Speros is a singer, educator and songwriter whose recent musical explorations have been rooted in the idea of branching out and expanding in subject and sound. In her role as an educator, she aspires to always provide the tools necessary to help her students grow and develop their individual voice. She has learned the value of support and guidance through her education with musicians such as Nick Hakim, Jamie Leonhart, LaTanya Hall, Scott Kettner, Kevyn Lettau and Glen Fisher among others, during her time earning her BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the New School. Crystal Rose currently has private students in voice, songwriting and guitar.

Crystal Rose started singing with her mom in Filipino karaoke restaurants and in the church. Through a scholarship with the First Friday Music Club in San Diego, CA, Crystal Rose was able to take guitar and voice lessons, as well as perform in many venues and events around San Diego. She grew up learning the ropes of performing in Revolt-age, a rock and roll/soul cover band which consisted of her friends and FFMC students. She moved to NYC in 2015 and has performed in various venues around the city in jazz, singer/songwriter and R&B settings.

She was able to be a supporting and featured vocalist on jazz singer Kevyn Lettau's most recent tour in Manila, Philippines during September 2018. Crystal Rose released her EP “Summer Shoes” in February 2019, and plans to release another EP in 2020.

It is Crystal Rose's goal to help students tell their own personal stories by developing creative and deep connections to the songs that they may sing and/or play. She is a guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Brooklyn.
Studio Coordinator Hannah Scholnick

Hannah Scholnick Studio Coordinator

Hannah is originally from Madison CT. She has been working with School of Rock Brooklyn as a studio coordinator for a little over a year, but she also worked for School of Rock in her hometown as a front desk assistant when she was in high school. She has always loved singing, and participated in various acapella groups in college. She also dabbles with the guitar, ukulele and songwriting. She is currently in graduate school to get her Masters in Social Work at Yeshiva University.
Drum Teacher, Show Director Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor Drum Teacher, Show Director

Colin Taylor started drumming at the age of 7, playing throughout middle and high school in regional and all-state jazz bands, as well as in bands across New England. After graduating high school in 2012, Colin received merit and performance-based scholarships to attend the prestigious music school, the Drummers Collective, in NYC. Here, Colin developed dozens of different playing styles, giving him a broad spectrum of proficiency on the instrument. After completing his studies, Colin began making music, recording and performing regularly with his colleagues and as a freelancer at popular NYC venues such as Joe’s Pub, Bowery Ballroom and Rockwood Music Hall. In 2017, at age 22, Colin was chosen as the drummer for the 1st National Broadway tour of “On Your Feet!,” along with the Miami Sound Machine.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Kaycie Satterfield

Kaycie Satterfield Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Kaycie Satterfield is an established singer-songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and bassist. Growing up in Austin, Texas, she cut her teeth performing festivals around Texas with several Western Swing outfits. She was involved in choir and rock bands from a very young age, and also competed in songwriting competitions in central Texas including Old Settler’s Music Festival. Kaycie attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music with a voice principle and an emphasis in composition and arranging.

During her time at Belmont, she sang in Belmont Chamber Singers, a chamber vocal ensemble, and Jazzmin, Downbeat award-winning jazz vocal ensemble. She was also part of indie-rock group The Reckless Charms, whom were chosen for a live audition in Los Angeles for America’s Got Talent in 2015. Her senior year, she was chosen as one of four finalists in Belmont School of Music’s 25th Commercial Showcase. She taught at Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp every summer. After graduation, she spent a season as the house guitarist at the world-famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. She then performed locally in Nashville, including as a house band member for She’s A Rebel: A Girl Group Tribute Show before moving to New York. There she began working as a singer-songwriter, performer, session and live musician for artists such as Madame Gandhi, as well as songwriter and music educator. She is currently working on her debut album.
Drum Teacher Riccardo Belletta

Riccardo Belletta Drum Teacher

Riccardo is a drummer from Milan, Italy. After studying at "Accademia del Suono" and playing in the local music scene in Milan for several years he decided to move to New York and continue his studies at the Drummer's Collective. After graduating in 2013 he has continued to pursue his passion for drumming playing locally with various artists as well as national touring acts.
Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher Elora Aclin

Elora Aclin Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Elora, a native New Yorker and daughter of two visual artists, fell in love with performing when she joined a drama program in middle school. In high school she became heavily dedicated to choir, opera, and musical theatre. She was accepted into the NYSSMA All-County, All-State, All-Eastern, and All-National honor choirs, along with founding her schools jazz choir which she lead as a student. During this time she began privately studying vocal jazz with Patti Dunham and later studied opera with renowned vocal teacher Catherine Green.

For college, she chose to dedicate herself to jazz at The New School where she received a partial scholarship. During this time Elora began working on her musicianship and soon discovered her love of composition. Through The New School she has had the pleasure of studying voice with Jay Clayton, and composition with Kate Davis and Vilray.

Today, Elora’s original music draws from jazz, folk, and indie rock. Elora leads her own band that performs in various venues around the city and has recorded and produced an EP of her original music at home. She is comfortable teaching all ages and all levels. Her background makes her an extremely diverse teacher with professional experience in many areas of music. Elora is also well versed in teaching electronic music production, ear training, music theory, vocal improvisation, and composition.
Bass Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Kolby Koczanowski

Kolby Koczanowski Bass Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Kolby Koczanowski, MME, MT-BC is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and board-certified music therapist from Overland Park, KS. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance and went on to complete his Master’s of Music Education & Music Therapy from the University of Kansas.

From 2012-2019, Kolby was a member of the professional NFL drumline of the Kansas City Chiefs, Chiefs Rumble. In 2013, Kolby won 1st place at the University of Central Missouri Concerto Competition and in 2014 won 1st Place in Collegiate Marimba Division at the Mid-Missouri Percussive Arts Trophy Competition. In 2015, he traveled abroad to Thailand to study music therapy at Mahidol University.

In 2019, Kolby released three albums and three EPs worth of original, self-produced music under the artist name Pair of Sloths. His original compositions can be heard on the Mushroom Revival Podcast, the Men of Doozy Podcast, and the parody web-series Chewie Chats. Most recently, Kolby can be heard playing drums on the live WXPN radio session with singer-songwriter Naheemah Maddox.

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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!