School of Rock Calgary South
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(403) 460-7625(403) 460-7625

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About School of Rock Calgary South

Welcome to School of Rock Calgary South, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Calgary South has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Calgary South, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Calgary South together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Calgary South today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Calgary South
CA10820 24 St SE#321Calgary, AB T2Z 4C9
Main Number
(403) 460-7625(403) 460-7625

Hours of Operation

Programs

  • At School of Rock Calgary South, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Calgary South students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Calgary South’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
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Calgary South’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Calgary South, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Calgary South’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • 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 Calgary South’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Calgary South musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Calgary South can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Calgary South 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 Calgary South, 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 Calgary South’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 Calgary South’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 Calgary South 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 Calgary South’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Calgary South learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Calgary South Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Calgary South enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Calgary South’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

At School of Rock Calgary South, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Calgary South students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full...
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At School of Rock Calgary South, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Calgary South students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Calgary South’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
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

  • October 21
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Grand Opening Event
    Grand Opening Event
    Join us for the "official" Grand Opening of the new and exciting school in Calgary South. Live music all day. The Calgary School of Rock House Band will perform. Food, prizes, fun and games. Di...
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    Join us for the "official" Grand Opening of the new and exciting school in Calgary South. Live music all day. The Calgary School of Rock House Band will perform.

    Food, prizes, fun and games. Discounts will be offered for students who enrol at this event.
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Staff

    • Meet Paul Toth
      Co-Owner
      Paul has been playing guitar in and around the Calgary area for years, currently playing in a band called Little Johnny. He got his start playing in two original music bands: 'Even the Unfair' whic...
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      Paul has been playing guitar in and around the Calgary area for years, currently playing in a band called Little Johnny. He got his start playing in two original music bands: 'Even the Unfair' which released a number of songs in the mid 80's and had 4 top ten hits on local college radio, and 'Switch', which released a number of cassettes and a CD in the early 90's. The CD is called First Impression and has since become a collectable rare CD.

      Several things brought me to the School of Rock, most notably is how good the kids become after only a few months in the program. Watching one of my kids go from average to awesome showcases the power of the Performance program. Watching these kids perform gives me goosebumps, and seeing their advancements is simply amazing.

      If you are thinking of enrolling your kids in music give the School of Rock a try, I feel you'll be blown away too.
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    • Meet Bryan Schaefer
      Co-Owner
      I have kids who enjoy music and I have always had a passion for rock music myself. I came across this business and was absolutely amazed at what they are doing to change kids lives. Then I got an o...
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      I have kids who enjoy music and I have always had a passion for rock music myself. I came across this business and was absolutely amazed at what they are doing to change kids lives. Then I got an opportunity to see the School of Rock All-Stars play in Chicago. I was blown away by the talent and maturity level of these kids. That is our product and our brand, the kids putting on a live rock show. No where else can you get this type of experience. I realized we could do the same for the community and kids in Calgary.

      I look forward to working with you and your family to change the way you learn and perform rock music.
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    • Meet John Saffrey
      Guitar, Bass and Group Instructor
      Growing up as a kid in Toronto with a dad who liked to blast his Hendrix, Zeppelin, and the Police records every day, I've always been surrounded by good music. From an early age I'd be humming and...
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      Growing up as a kid in Toronto with a dad who liked to blast his Hendrix, Zeppelin, and the Police records every day, I've always been surrounded by good music. From an early age I'd be humming and making guitar noises along to all the classics my dad would be playing around the house and in the car. At the age of 13, I finally got my first electric guitar as a birthday present, and I could finally learn all those songs for real. My first time on stage was later that year at a school dance where my first band played Green Day, and Blink 182 covers.

      The first taste of the stage had me hooked. From that moment on, all I wanted was to play live with my band as much as I could. Fast forward 2 years, and I expanded my horizons into the world of metal, thanks to bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, and Trivium. At this point, I decided to teach myself to sing and scream to one day front my own metal band. Fast forward a few years, and my first metal band was formed, and later transformed into my current band Chase The Grey. While In the developing stages of my band, I attended the Independent Music Production course at Seneca College in Toronto. After graduating, and going through line up changes and in need of a change myself, I relocated to Calgary to reform my band, and pursue my music career out west.
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    • Meet Shannon Shade
      Vocal, Rookies & Little Wing Instructor
      Shannon is a professional singer, entertainer and singing coach. As a vocal major, she received her Performance Diploma at The University of Vancouver Island ( Nanaimo, BC) . Since then, she has pe...
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      Shannon is a professional singer, entertainer and singing coach. As a vocal major, she received her Performance Diploma at The University of Vancouver Island ( Nanaimo, BC) . Since then, she has performed throughout Canada and internationally in places such as Nashville, Las Vegas and the Persian Gulf.

      For nearly ten years Shannon has been teaching voice lessons to groups and solo singers. Many of her clients have participated and won in singing competitions both locally and internationally or have gone on to record albums and tour. Recently, one of her students was featured as a finalist on YTV’s television show, The Next Star SuperGroup.

      Through creative expression Shannon encourages students to find and free their unique, signature voice. Working with the highest degree of professionalism, she enjoys the challenge of bringing out the very best in aspiring students. All in all, she educates both the technical and the emotional aspects of singing.
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Testimonials

  • “The School of Rock offers knowledgeable teachers and the opportunity to gig around town. There's support, mentorship, collaboration, teamwork, and the opportunity to become a leader when it comes to rehearsing with the kids and teachers at SOR and this is essential to developing life skills. Calgary has never seen this kind of opportunity for kids to Rock out! It's awesome!”
    — Phil C, Calgary, AB
  • “The staff is amazing !! The environment is awesome and I am always happy to be learning more. I am having so much fun learning the guitar. THIS PLACE ROCKS🎸”
    Jennifer M. Calgary, AB
  • “SOR has a variety of programs to fit individual student needs. My child has fun and enjoys attending the performance group.”
    — M Boyer, Calgary, AB
  • “Super knowledgeable and approachable teachers. Love the structure of the group classes.”
    — Lana W, Adult Student, Calgary, AB