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School of Rock Doylestown
88 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406
Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

At School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Doylestown, 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

The Performance Program at School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Doylestown 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 Doylestown'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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Doylestown'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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown.

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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown.

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 Doylestown

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Doylestown

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Doylestown

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Doylestown

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

General Manager Melanie Boyd

Melanie Boyd General Manager

Rock 'n' Roll has always been a major part of Melanie’s life. Her dad sang her favorite Beatles songs on demand, and Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath records played non-stop as the soundtrack to her youth. She remains surrounded by music as both her husband and daughter are musicians. Melanie holds an MBA, and with her former experience as Operations Manager for a music school, she has proven success in local marketing, event management, customer service, and administration.

As a parent of School of Rock Doylestown for the past 4 years, she has seen first-hand the incredibly positive impact this unique program and community has on its students. Melanie is thrilled to contribute her experience and talents to the School of Rock Doylestown, and to share her love of music with the students!

Matthew Snyder Music Director

After growing up listening to guitar-oriented music, such as rock and metal, Matt Snyder began playing guitar at the age of 13. A year into his musical career he joined School of Rock Doylestown, where he became a member of the Doylestown House Band. In his time at School of Rock Doylestown Matt was also accepted into the School of Rock AllStars program, where he toured the east coast from Florida to Connecticut. He even had the opportunity to play with famous musicians, such as Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band. Matt enjoyed his time as a student at School of Rock so much that he decided to give back by becoming a guitar teacher so he could pass on his passion for music. Besides being a guitar teacher here in Doylestown, Matt also directs the Saturday Rock 101 group, as well as the school’s summer music camps.

Alyssa Martin Vocal Instructor

Alyssa Martin received her vocal training from Scarpell Studio of Singing in the 80s and trained alongside recording artist Pink. Her personal style is a blend of power-projecting (Led Zeppelin, Heart, Linda Ronstadt) and a softer, more emotionally-charged delivery (Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi). Although she was born singing, Alyssa says it wasn’t until she took vocal lessons that she learned she could belt out a note. Alyssa makes it her mission to help her students break out of their self-imposed limitations and realize how unique their particular gifts truly are. Alyssa, besides being a vocal instructor here at School of Rock Doylestown, performs covers and original songs all around the Bucks County, PA area as an acoustic duo with her husband.

Chris Radwanski Guitar Teacher

Christopher Radwanski has been playing guitar for the past 24 years. As a musician, Chris has toured all over North America and Europe in bands such as Night Panther, White Birds and Suburban Living. His music has been featured in many TV shows, including prominent placements on "Weeds," "Grim," "Awkward," "Skins" and "Riverdale," as well as in advertisements for Coach, Tory Burch and Victoria's Secret.

Chris graduated from Drexel University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Since graduating he has started two companies- Avalanche Management, which focuses on artist management, and Born Losers Records, which is an independent record label. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Danny Cipressi Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Danny Cipressi is a diverse and experienced singer/songwriter/musician who has been teaching for 10 years. He studied opera at The Ester Boyer School of Music at Temple University and went on to sing for the Delaware Valley Opera Company in Philadelphia. He has also performed in musicals and plays. Aside from classical study and performance, Danny has written and recorded his own original music, and has performed in rock and pop bands for numerous years. His focus as a teacher is on building confidence and self-esteem in his students, bringing out the best talents in each of them. He is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Chris Clark Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Chris Clark joined School of Rock Doylestown as a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher. His daughter has been a student for over three years. Music has been a constant in his life since he was small. He remembers spending hours as a toddler listening to his grandfather play piano. By the time he was in middle school, Chris began playing guitar and saxophone. In high school, he played first chair saxophone in the jazz band, was the drum major for an award-winning marching band and studied advanced music theory. He studied Composition at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, after which he lived in and performed in Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA. During this time, Chris played guitar and bass in garage, punk and rockabilly bands, and made a living selling guitars. He has been teaching himself jazz guitar for over 25 years and currently plays around Doylestown as half of the Malcom-Clark jazz duo.

Jonah Lloyd guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drum teacher

Jonah is a multi-faceted guitarist with 30 years of experience both in live performance and private instruction. Specializing in guitar, drums, bass, and keyboard with ensemble groups ranging from garage rock to twenty-piece, jazz big bands. His formal study includes majoring in music at Kirkwood College with an emphasis on music theory and arrangement. Private studies of classical and jazz guitar with Dan Towey, a published author for Hal Leonard (Pat Metheny Songbook, The Joe Pass Collection and Friday Night in San Francisco). Jonah currently studies with former Miles Davis guitarist and jazz great, Mike Stern.

Jonah has shared the stage with notable musicians, Michael Hampton aka kid Funkadelic, Russell Malone (Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr.) Mark Whitfield, Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra) Mickey Melchiondo, Glenn McClelland, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween and Jazz legend, Louie Bellson.

Jonah’s versatility of style and invaluable experience has been developed from on stage playing in a variety of acts from top 40 and hard rock to professional country bands, as well as work as a guitar technician for artists including the great Smokey Robinson and acclaimed Led Zeppelin tribute act, Get The Led Out.

Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Hard Rock, Funk/RnB/Soul, Bluegrass and country.

Amber Miller Studio Coordinator

Amber Miller has been a Rocker since she was 2 years old, headbanging to Metallica! She grew up with a diverse taste in music and loves listening to AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. Whatever the mood dictates, she has a song for it! She has previous experience in the hair industry and she is always seeking new ways to express herself creatively. Amber’s sibling has been with Doylestown School of Rock for the past 5 years. She has come to many performances and has seen first-hand the impact of our program. She is very excited to now be behind the scenes and to be starting this next chapter in her life at School of Rock Doylestown as Studio Coordinator!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Tony Billings

Tony Billings Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Tony Billings is a guitar and bass teacher from Baltimore, MD. He moved to Philadelphia in 2019. Inspired to play guitar by watching his uncle as a young toddler, he’s been an avid fan of music all of his life. He first picked up the guitar at 13. While rock and metal have been his primary areas of interest, he developed a strong love for classical and jazz while studying music at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD. After performing and touring in local bands for a few years, he continued touring the U.S. as a guitar technician for bands like Texas in July and The Ghost Inside. He strives to inspire and help upcoming generations to become the best they can be on their musical journey.
Guitar Teacher Eugen Ruzickij

Eugen Ruzickij Guitar Teacher

Eugen started playing guitar when he was 15, growing up in a town outside of Dusseldorf Germany. He always knew he wanted to rock, but decided to study acoustic guitar for 2 years first. This led to the discovery of a love for all things folk and fingerpicking.

At the age of 19 he started writing and performing original music with his first band, but he knew it would take more knowledge to survive in todays music environment. He wanted to take a look behind the curtain and decided to start an apprenticeship as a concert promoter and booking agent in Cologne.

After learning how to plan, set up, execute and accompany artists on tour, he once again turned his attention towards his own concerts in and around Cologne. Eugen also opened a booking agency specializing in everything metal. One day, while on tour with the Andre Rieus Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir, he found himself in a venue of 20,000+ people. It was at that moment he swore to himself he would always work with music, be it in front, on stage or behind it.

Eugen has toured with artists like Simply Red, Foreigner, Peter Maffay, Die Toten Hosen and many more all across Europe.
Eugen is a graduate of the "Professional Program" of Germany's prestigious MMS, and has attended workshops with Mika Tyyskä (Mr. Fastfinger), Thomas Blug ("Fender Strat King of Europe" Award Winner), Ace (Skunk Anansie), Mattias Eklundh and many more.

The diversity approach paid off when he started teaching guitar in between tours, in the school where he was classically trained himself.

Expanding to teach with other schools, as well as providing private lessons was only natural. 10 years later he booked, organized, worked as a merchandizing manager and played over 120 concerts with his band "Me And My System" whose singer was a finalist on Germany's Got Talent. Last year, Eugen moved to the US to marry his wife and start his music career here.
Drum Teacher Adam Howell

Adam Howell Drum Teacher

Adam Howell was born and brought up near London in the UK, moving to the US many years ago. Following some early success playing drums with local bands around London, he moved to the support side of the business, doing tour and stage management for many artists including Queen, Paul McCartney, Glen Campbell, Liza Minnelli and many others.

After arriving in the US, Adam pursued a corporate career and in 2015 renewed his focus on playing drums, since when he’s worked with several local bands with styles ranging from rock to country to heavy metal. He’s currently involved with a Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band based out of Lancaster PA
Guitar Teacher Kiffer Milhous

Kiffer Milhous Guitar Teacher

At the age of 14, Kiffer Milhous picked up a guitar for the first time. It did not take long for him to get addicted, and music began to consume his life in the best way possible. After he did all he could on his own, he decided the next step in his musical journey was to attend School of Rock Doylestown. Kiffer was a member of the House Band for 3 years, until he finally graduated. After leaving School of Rock, he decided that he wanted to pursue music as a career. He is currently studying guitar at Bucks County Community College. As a student, Kiffer fell in love with the atmosphere the School of Rock provides, and is so happy to be able to continue as a guitar instructor.
Drum Teacher Sal Tommassello

Sal Tommassello Drum Teacher

After being selected as a School of Rock National Allstar for 3 consecutive years, Sal Tommassello graduated from the School of Rock Philadelphia campus in 2016 and immediately went on to make waves in the Philly area music scene.

With his original metal band “Slyphr” which featured two other SOR Allstars, Sal build up a name for himself at J.C. Dobb’s on Philly’s famous “South Street,” opening up for major National acts such as “Lynch Mob” and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee’s “Red Dragon Cartel.”

Using the experience he picked up on the original circuit, a chance meeting with a bass player named Buddy Cash who had widespread notoriety throughout Pennsylvania’s Delaware County quickly developed into a brand new set of opportunities for Sal as he made the transition to playing drums for a living with the help of his new mentor.

Sal and Buddy’s rhythm section could be heard in many different area acts, such as Jersey Shore staples “Sindi Raymond Band,” and even in a spin-off project with Philly rock legends “Beru Revue.”

Sal currently plays drums full-time in “The Heartbeats,” a nationwide corporate event / wedding band that has been around for over 30 years.
Guitar Teacher Kylan Hillman

Kylan Hillman Guitar Teacher

Kylan Hillman began his musical training at the Princeton School of Rock where he developed a lifelong love of singing, guitar and songwriting. Early in his musical career, Kylan performed as a guitarist and vocalist in many local bands whose styles included indie rock, metal, metalcore, punk, and folk. He currently performs as a solo acoustic act with guitar and voice playing covers. After studying music and composition at Mercer County Community College, Kylan is currently majoring in music theory and composition at the John J. Cali School of Music in Montclair and works extensively with electronic music as well as contemporary classical music.
Guitar Teacher Mike Pacca

Mike Pacca Guitar Teacher

Mike has been playing guitar for 15 years, singing for 7 years, and playing bass for 3 years. He was previously enrolled at the School of Rock Main Line where he was a member of House Band for two years, and a member of All Stars in 2017. He has played dozens of gigs with School of Rock in over 20 cities across the US and Canada. Recently, Mike graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Technology. Along with being a dedicated musician, he is also a proficient audio technician who has engineered numerous live entertainment gigs around the Philly/South Jersey area, in addition to recording a number of studio sessions at the Rowan recording studio. Outside of School of Rock, Mike is the current bassist and backing vocalist for his band The Stone Eye.
Drum Teacher Corey Deck

Corey Deck Drum Teacher

Corey Deck has been playing the drums, guitar, and piano for over 25 years. As a lifelong student of music, he has trained with private instructors, drawn from a wide array of books and DVD's during self-taught years, studied marching, concert, and Jazz drums in high school band, and earned an Associate's degree in music at Montgomery County Community College. He has been playing the drums in front of live audiences since his early teens, including original music (Hard Rock, Indie, and Folk bands) and cover band gigs (Jazz, College Rock, Classic Rock, 80's Alternative, Grunge, and more). He is currently a full-time working drummer with the Philly-area band Shot of Southern. Now his passion is to share all that he has learned, and help his students discover the joy of making music!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Cameron Ralston

Cameron Ralston Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Cameron Ralston joins the School of Rock instructor staff as a trained musician and former student. After years of multi-instrumental lessons and performances with the Doylestown School of Rock, Cameron attended the University of the Arts to further study the electric bass. While there, he developed his skills in ear training, music theory, jazz vocabulary, and ensemble playing. Cameron brings a unique perspective to each lesson by combining a foundation in rock music with knowledge of advanced musical concepts, and tailors the material to best fit the student’s ability and learning style. When not teaching electric bass and keys at the school, Cameron is an early childhood education professional at a private childcare facility.
Singing Teacher Jared Griffin

Jared Griffin Assistant Music Director

Jared Griffin has been singing for as long as he can remember. He got his start performing in front of an audience at the age of 13 at aSchool of Rock in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, Jared has spent the past two years teaching, at School Of Rock in Fishers, IN and performing with bands like, The Side Hustle, Blue Water Kings, Be On It, Cool City Band, as well as under his own name. Jared has recently moved to the Philadelphia area where he plans to continue his performance and educational career.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

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Reviews

My son’s confidence has skyrocketed!

He has made a lot of new friends as well. He loves that he has the opportunity to shift to another group and play in a whole new band or in another genre of music. School of Rock is one of the most important (and fun) things in his young world.

What a fun way to learn about music.

Not only are the teachers cool, but they are also patient and understanding! They use great music and make learning so fun. It's a long way from the boring piano lessons I took when I was a kid.

The quality of instruction is top-notch.

My daughter's confidence has grown by leaps and bounds in a few short months. It’s very impressive.

Her show performance was her proudest moment.

In eighth grade, my daughter lost her confidence, but School of Rock managed to give her it back to perform on stage. She has now participated in five shows. Each show remains a thrilling experience and a real bright event of her year.

Everyone is so nice and accommodating!

All the kids are friendly and welcoming to all students, no matter what age they are. Our son has high-functioning autism and he absolutely loves it. It has given him independence and something that is just his.