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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 - 8 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

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 5-7

At School of Rock Doylestown, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 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. 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 8-12

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 12-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 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.

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 Doylestown

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

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.

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've learned in beginner guitar lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Doylestown offers advanced guitar lessons 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.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

About Our Guitar Lessons

School of Rock Doylestown's guitar lessons utilize a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach students to play guitar through popular rock songs 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. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Doylestown venue.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

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.

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.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

About Our Drum Lessons

Our drum lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We teach using our core performance-based education philosophy - performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Our students will perform live at a venue in Doylestown. Unlike other Doylestown drum lessons, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

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.

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Doylestown, our singing lessons 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.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Doylestown teaches students how to sing in our innovative program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. 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, students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

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.

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.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

About Our Bass Lessons

Students looking to learn and master the bass guitar can enroll in one of School of Rock Doylestown’s innovative bass programs. Our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons curriculum is performance-based and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

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 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Piano Lessons

At School of Rock Doylestown, our keyboard lessons 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.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

About Our Piano Lessons

The School of Rock Doylestown's Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. 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 Palo Alto music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

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.

Sean Kelly Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Sean Kelly has been a vocal instructor, guitar teacher and show director here at School of Rock Doylestown since 2011. When Sean was five years old he started messing around on his dad’s old Ludwig drum set. When he was 10, Sean picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since. In middle school, Sean started playing in rock bands and, since 2005, has written, recorded and toured with rock trio The Revere. In 2010 Sean graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Sean is currently a full-time musician and music entertainment business owner with his twin brother, Pat. Sean writes, records and performs most weekends throughout the year in the Bucks County, PA area. He loves learning and exploring all different genres and styles, and is a huge advocate for helping kids experience the joy of collaborating with others onstage and in rehearsal.

Brian Duckett Guitar Teacher

If it has strings, Brian Duckett probably plays it (or tries to). Brian has been playing guitar and various stringed instruments for 35 years. His first guitar lessons as a teen involved rock, classical, blues and jazz. After taking all the music classes he could in high school, he got his bachelor's degree in Spanish at Penn State. At college, he had his first taste of performing live music with other people. Brian has rocked it out in numerous bands in the greater Bucks County, PA area for the last 25 years (sometimes in three bands at a time.... in one night!). His previous bands opened up for greats like The Wailers, The Radiators, Commander Cody, Black 47, Tommy Conwell and others. He was lucky enough to perform in a band with School of Rock's own Dante Cimino for a number of years. Brian has recorded as a member of a band and as an in-demand guest musician for other groups and solo artists. He has continuously encouraged young and beginner musicians throughout his decades of musical experiences. Brian has taught guitar and occasional bass lessons for School of Rock Princeton as well as School of Rock Doylestown for the past two years. He's equally at home cranking up his electric guitars through a tube amp with a bit of distortion or flatpicking some bluegrass and Irish fiddle tunes on his acoustic guitars and mandolins. After seeing his nephew and his friends' children performing at School of Rock over the years, he knew one day he wanted to get involved and give some of his musical knowledge to the next generation of musicians.

Matthew Snyder Guitar Teacher

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.

Matt Beato Drum Teacher

Matt Beato is a passionate drummer and musician from Philadelphia, PA. Matt is primarily self-taught but has learned a ton from some of the greatest drummers and musicians in the world. Drums have provided him with some of the most positive experiences in his life. They have brought him joy, meaning and freedom, which he shares with his students. Matt has been playing drums since he was a teenager and is focused on growing musically and expanding his musical opportunities. Matt is also very grateful to be given the opportunity to guide his students on their journey in music and to help them achieve their musical goals. Matt is a drum teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Brett Ross Drum Teacher

Brett Ross is a musician, percussionist and composer from Sussex County, NJ. Brett has been a drums teacher with School of Rock since age 19 and recently moved to the Doylestown, PA area. Brett has studied under accomplished musicians such as Leo Labarge, Karl Latham, Vince Cherico, Dennis Chambers, Mike Mangini, Vito Rezza, Horacio Hernandez and Kenny Aronoff. Brett attended The Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where he studied music recording, advanced music theory, composition and proficiency in multiple instruments. He is versed in many styles, including, but not limited to, Latin, jazz, funk, world, reggae, ska, progressive, country and rock. Besides being a drum teacher here at School of Rock Doylestown, Brett is a working musician and plays out in the Tri-State area and beyond with multiple projects of all genres.

Robby Crane Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Before starting a teaching career, Robby Crane garnered 21 years of piano training in the styles of classical, jazz, and rock, as well as 12 years of experience with bass guitar. He got his start with this at a School of Rock too. He has been a part of many successful original, jazz and cover bands since high school. Robby now uses his knowledge to help students learn how to play effectively in a band environment, as well as understand the theory that makes up music. Besides being a piano teacher and bass teacher here at School of Rock Doylestown, Robby is also a member of the local up-and-coming band The Great Enough. Robby's favorite bands include Stone Temple Pilots, Yes, The Doors and The Beatles.

Zak Winokur Guitar Teacher

In addition to being a guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown, Zak gigs with his original music projects and composes music for exercise and meditation. Zak has traveled near and far in search of music and community, and always returns home to Bucks County filled with appreciation and inspiration from his journeys. Music has been Zak's lifelong source of joy and empowerment. His enthusiasm and positive attitude supports students in their journey of musical expression.

John Hoff Drum Teacher

John Hoff has been playing drums for over 21 years. John specializes in rock, funk and soul. John is a permanent student of drums and percussion who prides himself on technique and groove. As an adult, John studied under the most recorded drummer of all time, Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan). Recently, John has shared stages with Imagine Dragons, Young the Giant, Matt and Kim and many more. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Alyssa Almeida Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Alyssa Almeida is a multi-instrumentalist and music therapist who's passionate about original music and creative expression of all kinds. Classically trained as a cellist, Alyssa wasn't fulfilled in the classical world and took a detour to learn guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, vocals and anything else that sounded interesting. Alyssa has since returned to her primary instrument and plays electric cello in several Philadelphia area bands. She completed her B.M. in Music Therapy at Temple University, where she interned at YCCA, a creative arts preschool. In the little time she isn't playing or teaching music, Alyssa is painting, biking or doing yoga. She is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

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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.