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School of Rock Cherry Hill
1990 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 8003
(856) 874-0441

Location Specifics

In The Tuscany Marketplace back lot.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 4-8

At School of Rock Cherry Hill, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 4 to 8-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 Cherry Hill, 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 7-16

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Cherry Hill'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 Cherry Hill 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 90-Minute Group Rehearsal

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Cherry Hill are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Cherry Hill 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 16-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 7-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill'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 Cherry Hill music venue.

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

School of Rock Cherry Hill'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 Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill.

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 Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 12-18

The School of Rock Cherry Hill 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 Cherry Hill's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at NJ 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 Cherry Hill and the rest of NJ. 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.

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 Cherry Hill

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

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

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

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Jon Hess Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Jon Hess's musical journey began as a student at School of Rock Cherry Hill, where he found his passion for music and met incredible musicians that he still performs with today. He has had the honor of performing at venues such as The Fillmore, World Cafe Live, Legendary Dobbs, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State and many other music festivals with multiple cover bands and original ensembles. He has also had his own music played on multiple radio stations, including Radio 104.5. He recently began studying at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia to pursue a degree in Performance and Education.

Jon is very excited to be working at School of Rock Cherry Hill, for it is a place that molded him into who he is today. A huge part of that was having amazing teachers and directors, and he hopes that he can ignite that same spark in his own students.

Rob Sciortino Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drums Teacher

Rob Sciortino has been playing guitar and drums for 15 years now, picked up keyboards about 12 years ago and has been singing for as long as he can remember. He is from upstate New York, about 100 miles north of NYC. He has been loading up his bands’ vans with gear and driving down to play shows in Brooklyn since he was 17. He spent a few years after high school in bands, busking in parks and subways, and touring around America. He eventually decided to go to Vassar College where he studied Music Composition and Physics. Approaching music academically was new to him, but the experience opened his eyes to different ways of approaching his musicianship. He has since spent time working in recording studios and touring around in bands, such as Fugitive Dream Recovery, The Colorines and The Rhodes, and working in music-related after-school programs.

Mike Reisman Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Mike Reisman is a professional musician from the Philadelphia area since he was about 18 years old. Specializing in guitar and vocals, he’s performed with countless bands of many different genres, and is currently the guitarist for Soraia. Soraia is signed to NYC-based Wicked Cool Records, where they have the distinct privilege of working closely with Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, Disciples of Soul, The Sopranos, Little Steven’s Underground Garage, etc). Soraia tours both nationally and internationally, and has shared stages with acts such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Bon Jovi, Wolfmother, Adam Ant, The Hooters and The Strypes. Mike has appeared with Soraia in publications such as "Rolling Stone" and "Guitar Player Magazine."

Ken O'Conlon Drums Teacher

Ken O’Conlon started playing drums when he was nine years old on just a single snare drum. Ken joined concert band in middle school and later joined jazz band, marching band and an indoor drum line during his high school years. Ken has recorded tracks and performed with the rock band Endless North and the hardcore band For Those Who Fall. Currently, Ken plays drums and writes music for the alternative punk band Wolves Mouth. In addition to drums, Ken started his guitar studies at age 15 and learned how to write and play songs in several genres. Ken’s versatility in rock, metal, punk, jazz and more allow him to share his extensive knowledge with his students.

Lauren Morrison Studio Coordinator

Lauren Morrison began her music journey as a bass player at School of Rock. She started in Rock 101 and quickly moved into Performance group followed by House Band. Now Lauren is the Studio Coordinator and Rookies Director. Outside of School of Rock, Lauren plays bass and sings in Us + Them, which is a Pink Floyd tribute band comprised of other School of Rock Cherry Hill graduates.

Patrick Crowling Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drums Teacher

Patrick Crowling joined School of Rock in January of 2011 as an instructor at the Ft. Washington school. After two months at the school, he assisted on his first show and began directing the following season. In September of 2011, he began teaching at the Main Line school, splitting his time between the two schools for the next six years. Over the years, he has directed over 20 shows, as well as worked with the Ft. Washington House Band and ran the adult jam at both Ft. Washington and Main Line. In October of 2018, he became the Music Director of the Cherry Hill school, and is thrilled to bring his years of experience and dedication to the School of Rock Cherry Hill community.

Vinnie Porrett Drums Teacher

Vinnie Porrett is a New Jersey-based drummer, performer and teacher. He has been playing the drums since the age of nine. His interest in every style of music has given him the ability to play and teach at a remarkable level. Vinnie’s hard work and obsessive passion for the drums and overall music rewarded him with a scholarship from Zildjian to study at the Collective School of Music located in New York City. Since then, he has been playing in many musical settings and teaching the art of drumming. Vinnie is currently the drummer of the tri-state area's hottest party band, Legacy.

Will Schwartz Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

William Schwarz knows bass. He started playing professionally when he was 18, and over the past 11 years has studied with Craig Thomas and Micah Jones at the University of the Arts. William has toured all over the US and Canada in several rock groups, and plays in many eclectic groups in and around Philadelphia. His main influences include James Jamerson, John Paul Jones, Jaco Pastorius and Carol Kaye.

Vince Federici Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drums Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Vince Federici plays in many different bands, varying in styles that include rock and roll, R&B/soul, country western and modern indie. Since 2010 he has contributed to two albums of music per year. Vince is also a jazz guitarist with a B.A. in Music from The University of the Arts. Although guitar is his primary vehicle for making music, he is capable of teaching rock and roll to anyone on any instrument. When not playing live shows with art in mind, Vince is an accomplished singer that can lead any type of cover band, including wedding work and solo acoustic work. When it comes to teaching, musicianship and a deep understanding of what it means to play music are his main goals.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

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A Part of Something Real.

My son loves the idea of being a part of something real. He loves learning more about music and not just from a book, but practical application. It's been a wonderful experience.

She can be the singer she wants to be.

My daughter loves it. Her vocal coach will let her work on songs that she likes so she can be the kind of singer that she wants to be. Everyone there is super nice and friendly and they don't judge you.

Personable and great with the kids.

Not only are the instructors skilled in their craft but they work excellently with the kids.

Such caring and talented staff.

School of Rock brings out the best in their students. Our daughter is excited to learn and perform with her band mates and has made many new friends.

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