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School of Rock Champion Forest
22424 Tomball Parkway Unit A
Tomball, TX 77070
(281) 246-4475

Location Specifics

We are located at the corner of Spring Cypress and TX-249 in the Sprouts Shopping Center.

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Hours
  • Monday: 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Champion Forest, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

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

At School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest, 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 in Tomball
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Champion Forest, 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 Champion Forest, 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 in Tomball for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Champion Forest'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 Champion Forest 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 Tomball are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Champion Forest 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 in Tomball
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Tomball 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 Champion Forest'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 Tomball music venue.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Champion Forest, 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 Houston is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Champion Forest 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 in Tomball for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Champion Forest'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 Champion Forest 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 Tomball.

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 Champion Forest 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 Tomball.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Tomball
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Champion Forest House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Champion Forest's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at TX rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Tomball and the rest of TX. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Champion Forest

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Tomball

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Champion Forest, 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 Champion Forest is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Tomball 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 Champion Forest'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 Champion Forest, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Tomball 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 Champion Forest 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 Tomball guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Tomball

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Tomball, 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball. Unlike other Tomball 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 Champion Forest, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Tomball 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 Tomball

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest, 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 Champion Forest 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Tomball

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Champion Forest 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 Tomball 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Tomball. 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball 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 Champion Forest Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Tomball 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 Tomball 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 Champion Forest, 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 Tomball, 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 Champion Forest’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.

Sam Salazar Drum Teacher

Sam Salazar began playing drums at the age of 11 and became a School of Rock student at 13. While a student, Sam participated in the School of Rock Continental Tour, was a member of House Band and served as an intern. He has also attended several workshops at Berklee College of Music to enhance his skills as a musician. He loves all genres of music from jazz to metal, but his passion is classic rock. He has been a member of a Led Zeppelin tribute band and a classic rock/blues band. When Sam is not performing, he is most likely catching an Astros or Rockets game. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Champion Forest.
Co-Owner JEREMY HORTON

JEREMY HORTON Co-owner

Jeremy is the General Manager for the School of Rock Clear Lake and Owner/General Manager of the School of Rock Sugar Land and Champion Forest locations. He has been a professional musician for 30 years, is a current Berklee student, has played over 3,000 shows and concerts and is fluent on bass, guitar and drums. He is a freelance bassist, session musician and producer for many studios and artists, one of them being the eight-time "Billboard" charting R&B artist J Metro. In 2013 they toured Africa, headlining jazz festivals and teaching master classes at schools as part of an arts-envoy program for the United States Government. You can also find Jeremy on tour with soul country artist David Grace or his band Moses Guest that has been together for 24 years and recently completed their eighth album! Several songs from Moses Guest have also been featured on MTV's popular show "The Real World." They've opened for several great artists, such as The Steve Miller Band, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Tower of Power, Jerry Garcia Band and many more. Jeremy comes from a musical family. His mother is a pianist and vocalist, while his dad is a bassist, guitarist and vocalist. Jeremy’s ultimate goal is to pay it forward by giving young inspiring artists something that will be with them forever, and to bring them the same joy that has filled his life with great satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Ximena Hernandez

Ximena Hernandez Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Ximena is a Houston native that began her involvement in the arts at a very young age, having been immersed in almost all performing arts disciplines such as ballet, theater, choir, concert band, marching band, etc. As her focus shifted to music she was classically trained in several different instruments, her primary being flute. She has had the opportunity to perform on platforms including super bowls, NFL games, music videos with international recording artists, among other notable performances.

Ximena has had a passion for teaching her entire life having worked for different organizations and charter schools with a strong focus on infants and elementary school levels. She is currently in her senior year of studies at Texas Southern University where she will be obtaining her Bachelor's in Music Education, studying under clarinetist virtuoso, Miss LeTriel White.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Justin Evan Thompson

Justin Evan Thompson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Justin Evan Thompson is a New Mexico-born songwriter and performer based in the Houston area. Thompson has an affinity for Americana music and the acoustic guitar. He performs both solo and with a backing band and has been associated with multiple acts including The Gabrielle Louise Show, The Palace Flophouse, and The DAMN Union. His 2015 debut record Hymns for a Manchild showcases a decade’s worth of songwriting and features well-covered songs like “Mighty Bourbon” and “The Fat Man.”

Thompson began his lifetime relationship with music as a saxophonist in the middle school band and jazz band. Before long, he traded his woodwind for a steel string acoustic guitar and immediately began writing songs. After his time in the military, Justin began performing in various cover bands before dedicating his attention to writing, recording, and performing original material. In 2014, he left New Mexico and began a five year tour of the United States and Europe, performing solo and with various bands.

In 2015 he began teaching the guitar, taking on a few students who were mainly close friends and family. He quickly developed a love for teaching and continued to take on new students as time permitted. In late 2019, he began teaching for School of Rock and currently teaches part time at various locations. His love of music coupled with the joy of teaching makes Justin a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Adam Doxey

Adam Doxey Music Director, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Doxey began exploring his love for music when he was very young. At 12 he began learning piano and vocals and since then has added guitar, bass, ukulele, drums and saxophone to his range of instruments.

Doxey has been teaching and directing with School of Rock since 2012 and was a School of Rock Continental Tour Director in 2018. His love for music spans many genres and decades but he loves most of all Funk and Alternative Rock.

Doxey began actively playing in small local bands at the age of 18 and since then has played almost every role in the various bands he was in throughout college and the years that followed. Doxey was the drummer for the Tomball based Jazz Ensemble the Orange Bursts from 2018 -2020 and sang Tenor in the Tomball LSC choir.

Currently he is the keyboardist and backing guitarist for the Houston Tx Funk/Jazz Fusion band Kodon.
Drum Teacher Dennis Townsend

Dennis Townsend Drum Teacher

Dennis is a Houston native that began playing drums at a young age influenced by the musicianship he inherited from his late grandfather. Not once has he ever missed an opportunity to drum, he was in band all throughout middle school and high school which is where he began learning music theory. Not to mention he has won numerous awards during his time in high school while being the drum line captain along with playing one of the top jazz bands ensemble. He had continued to pursue and master his rudimental drumming by touring with Drum Coups International and Winter Guard International. Dennis has played hundreds of shows from small local pubs to crowded stadiums! He has written and produced original music for multiple bands along with teaching at different high schools. With a multitude of knowledge in all genres, he is pumped to share his understand with his students and inspire them to forge their passions. He will focus on enhancing your strengths and overcoming your weaknesses. He is currently a preforming artist and instructor at the School of Rock Champion Forest and Sugar Land.

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Reviews

Another Family To Us.

The staff always make my kids feel welcomed, and they are always excited to share what they have learned!

We Love the Performance Aspect.

My daughter LOVES the fact that she is learning more about music by actually PERFORMING the music. Unlike her experience in more regimented choir and musical theater, School of Rock allows her to experiment more with her voice.

She loves being with the Band!

My child is really having fun and learning to play guitar. It's a great model, and being a part of a band is the best part!

Shy to Super Star.

My son is absolutely in love with his school! At first he was a bit shy and nervous about his first practice with the band, but after his first visit, he couldn't wait for his next!