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School of Rock Clear Lake
1020 W Nasa Parkway Suite 146
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 218-7625

Location Specifics

Located next to the movie theater.

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Hours
  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: 2 PM - 4 PM

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

School of Rock in Clear Lake is proud to offer music classes to help teach Clear Lake and surrounding communities how to play instruments with skill and confidence. Our school had a house band, which the the Bad Astronauts participated in at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, in 2020. Students can learn everything from drums, guitar, keys, and vocals in a supportive and encouraging environment and then go on to perform at many local venues in Houston such as Scout Bar.

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Webster
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Clear Lake, 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

The Performance Program at School of Rock Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Webster 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 Clear Lake'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 Webster 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Clear Lake 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.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Clear Lake, 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.

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

School of Rock Clear Lake'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 Clear Lake 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 Webster.

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 Clear Lake 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 Webster.

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

The School of Rock Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake'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 Webster 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 Clear Lake

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Webster

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Webster

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake, 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 Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Webster

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Clear Lake 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 Webster 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster 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 Clear Lake, 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 Webster

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Jeremy Horton General Manager

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.

David Hernandez Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher

David Hernandez is a bassist/guitarist from Pasadena, Texas. He started learning music in the fifth grade, where he joined the elementary orchestra program on double-bass. Since then, he has always been involved with music, inside and outside of school. He joined with the 225 Big Band jazz band and has performed with them at various venues such as Houston Yacht Club, Petroleum Club of Houston and others. He then started to play trumpet in the middle school band, while still playing with the orchestra. David has received different awards, such as solo and ensemble and regional placements in the All-Region Orchestra throughout his middle and high school years. He also placed in the All-State Symphony Orchestra his last three years in high school. He started teaching himself guitar in the summer after graduation while attending Baylor University, where he majored in Double-Bass Performance. While there, he played numerous coffee houses/open mics and similar gigs with a group of friends. He also attended San Jacinto College Central, studying Audio Engineering and Music Compositions, and still plays with the jazz band, the orchestra and for student compositions there. He graduated with an associate's and certification in Audio Engineering/Music Recording. More recently, David is writing and building his portfolio.

Aaron Williams Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Growing up with the influence of music in his life, Aaron picked up music at the young age of 10 when he started learning how to play guitar. Aaron lived most of his life in Hitchcock, TX. He graduated from Hitchcock ISD in 2009 as the band’s Drum Major. Ever since Aaron learned how to play guitar, he set out to learn as many instruments as he could. He's now proficient on saxophone, guitar, drums, bass, vocals, violin and more.

He studied Music and Theory at College of the Mainland and is working on his Associates Degree of Art in Music. Aaron worked as an Assistant Band Director for Hitchcock ISD from 2010 until 2015. In 2015 he was welcomed to the School of Rock Team. Aaron lives with his family and enjoys playing music, spending time with his wife and son, watching anime and playing video games. Aaron has always been involved in music, playing in a few local bands in the area. He loves to teach and spread the joy of music and the ability to pass his passion on to others.

Mike McCulloch Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

At a year and a half old, Mike learned to play piano. His dad was a jazz player and encouraged music always. Mike's folks were also in barbershop choruses when he was growing up. He got an appreciation for vocal discipline and harmony. At 12 he picked up bass, being a huge Rush and jazz fan, and that led quickly to guitar- classical, acoustic and electric. In high school he was first chair French horn for three years. In college, Mike studied music theory and orchestral composition, with ambitions of being a film score artist. From there, he has been in over 20 bands in 30 years, each different from the last, from jazz to country to rock to metal. Mike has embraced every genre he's ever been a part of and now enjoys passing his experience on to the another generation at School of Rock Clear Lake.
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum, and Singing Teacher Grace Valdes

Grace Valdes Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum, and Singing Teacher

Grace Valdes was a student at School of Rock Clear Lake for three years and worked her way up to become an instructor and show director.

When she picked up a guitar at age 15, Grace knew it would be the right direction for her. As the only musician in her family, she has gained knowledge of five instruments, as well as basic theory and sight reading. Grace is passionate and determined, and she hopes to inspire the next generation of musicians. Her number one inspiration is the lead singer from Paramore, Hayley Williams. She is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher, drum teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Clear Lake.

Anthony Contreras Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Anthony Contreras is a musician, composer and educator from Houston. He earned his B.A. in Music at Moore's School of Music (University of Houston) studying jazz. His latest works were with the band Oceans of Slumber. They released four albums under the label Century Media and toured all over the U.S. and Europe. His band toured with big acts such as Evergrey, Enslaved, Epica and Insomnium.

Calvin Parker Drum Teacher

Calvin's parents gave him his first drum set on his fifth birthday and he has had sticks in his hands ever since. He started playing in church as a young teen, eventually joining the snare line in high school. After receiving a degree in Audio Engineering from SCA in Raleigh, North Carolina, he made his way to Houston, Texas. At age 18 he joined his first working gig with the high-energy funk band Out of Control. Fast forward 11 years, thousands of shows and studio sessions played with multiple bands and artists, and he has progressed as a musician through the Houston music scene. These gigs ranged from small pubs to touring the whole southwest sasino circuit with cover bands. He has also been a part of multiple original groups, playing drums and providing production. He's played with bands of all genres, from the hip-hop flavored Positive Disturbance, Marauderz and CB Kings, to pop-rock acts Who is BC and Michael Flores, to country artist David Grace and many more.

Alyx Bridwell Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher

Alyx is a former student of San Jacinto Community College Music, where she studied Vocal Performance, Audio Engineering and Music Composition. She studied choral performance and jazz. She also studied piano, performed with the steel band, jazz ensemble, multiple choirs and the student composers organization. As a part of the SJCC curriculum, she is fluent in the recording arts, specifically Finale composing program and Avid’s Pro Tools, the industry standard in recording technology. Alyx is versatile in a wide variety of genres including, but not limited to, classical and instrumental, blues, jazz, rock, soul, hard rock and metal. Alyx is very active as a freelance musician and recording engineer. She has contributed to musicals, solo performances and events at SJCC's campus. She is currently working on a new metal project.
Miracle Alvarez Singing Teacher, Ukulele Teacher

Miracle Alvarez Singing Teacher, Ukulele Teacher

Milagro “Miracle” Alvarez started her musical education at the age of 9 when she joined choir, and at the age of 11 she started playing French horn. At 14, she joined a theatre company and for 6 years she trained to expand her vocal styles from exclusively singing choral to singing soul, blues, jazz, rock, and Broadway. With 3 years of rigorous music theory under her belt, she was able to teach herself ukulele and is becoming acquainted with piano and guitar.
She is currently working on writing music and collaborating with local artists.
Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher Sonnie Kim

Sonnie Kim Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Sonnie is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer from Houston. He's received formal training for piano & percussion through private lessons and schooling, and has developed his abilities through years of leading church worship, performing in bands, and creating original music. Having worn many musical hats as a drummer, guitarist, pianist, writer, and composer, Sonnie is able to view each instrument through the lens of several perspectives, which enables him to approach teaching with a holistic view. His goal for teaching is to encourage the passion for music that his students possess and to empower them in attaining the skills needed for their own artistic expression.
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.

Bernie Baldwin Drum Teacher

Leslie “Bernie” Baldwin was born on November 3rd, 1990 to Leslie and Esperanza Baldwin in Houston TX. His father being a musician, he was introduced to the world of music at a young age through keyboard, drums, and gospel music. He took to the drums at an early age, breaking his first toy drum kit at age 1, still a record till this day. He went to Cobb 6th campus and learned to read music through their band program and went on to participate in band throughout middle and highschool. At North Shore High School he studied under Kelton Richmond, He graduated from Manvel High School in 2009.

He studied Jazz Performance at Texas Southern University in Houston Texas under Horace Alexander Young as well as Percussion under Darryl Singleton. He then left Houston to go to LA and get experience playing there. He attended The Musicians Institute and learned under Ronan Gordon, a world renowned drummer. He has also played in the groups White House Party Crashers, The Virulent, The Figurines as well as others.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher, Ukulele Teacher Gavin Sasser

Gavin Sasser Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher, Ukulele Teacher

Gavin Sasser is a multi-instrumental musician originally from the Rockport area, just outside of Corpus Christi, TX. He moved to Houston after graduating high school to further pursue his passion for music. He started in music at the age of only 11, teaching himself whatever instruments he could get his hands on. Over the years, he learned how to sing, play guitar, piano, ukulele, drums & even cajon.

Gavin started a band called Blurred In10tions and released the first of his original music in the second half of 2020, debuting the band to the world. He is a fan of a lot of legendary indie & alternative acts like the 1975, the Killers, Dashboard Confessional, The Neighbourhood and more. Music is Gavin's passion and what he wants his life to be all about. He hopes to be able to share the knowledge he has gathered, and continue being a student himself, always learning and always growing, for the rest of his life.

Hannah Philibert Admin, Bass and Keyboard Teacher

Hannah is an SOR admin and bass/keyboard instructor. She began playing piano at the age of eight and bass at the age of fifteen, and she has been singing her whole life. She is a former School of Rock student, and she is incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from the best and gain confidence on stage playing at venues all over the Houston area. She graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Philosophy and currently produces her own music under the pseudonym Zoë Emery.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher  Brian Wondra

Brian Wondra Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Brian Wondra is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and educator. He has come to School of Rock bearing a degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin University, and 10 years of experience performing and teaching. Brian blends his academic training with pure passion and enthusiasm, to ensure students have fun, while learning as efficiently as possible.

Tyler Saucier Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher

Tyler comes from a musical family and learned to play guitar from his dad at 12 years old. Starting out interested in classic rock from the 70s/80s, he now plays any genre ranging from jazz to progressive rock. Tyler plays in two bands with childhood friends, Sunrise and Ammunition and Granite Hands.

Jacob Vasquez Guitar, Drums, Keys, Bass, and Singing Teacher

Jacob is a guitar, drums, keys, bass, and vocal instructor. He studied music at Trevecca Nazarene University, in Nashville, TN. There, he took many classes including music theory, performance, composition, and recording.

He was given the opportunity to record with a multi-grammy award winning group. Jacob was also involved in the gospel choir, and has performed many band/solo gigs in his spare time. He is very excited to be part of School of Rock!

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Reviews

We love the Performance Program.

The instructors are great with the kids. My son and daughter love it there. They have been able to take their musical aptitudes to the next level. Really happy we found this school!

Such great summer camps.

Kids had more fun at this camp than any camp ever. Plus, they took home life lessons in leadership and music interest.

I love the Adult Program!

Lessons are based on each individual's musical preference. Being able to learn both theory and technique in a manner that is both easily understood and that offers enough challenge so it doesn't become boring is amazing.

Love the Performance Program!

School of Rock has the most friendly staff and excellent teachers who connect with the kids well!