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School of Rock Dublin
6727 Dublin Center Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 766-7200

Location Specifics

We are located right off of I- 270 & Sawmill Rd. next to the AMC movie theater.

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  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 12/24/2020: Closed
  • 12/25/2020: Closed
  • 01/01/2021: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Dublin, 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


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

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

At School of Rock Dublin 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

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 Dublin, 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
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Dublin, 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

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 Dublin, 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 for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Dublin'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 Dublin have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Dublin are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Dublin 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
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Dublin 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 Dublin Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Dublin music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Dublin'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 Dublin music venue.

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 Dublin, 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 Dublin is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Dublin who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

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

School of Rock Dublin'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 Dublin 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 Dublin.

What To Expect

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 Dublin 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 Dublin.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 13-17

The School of Rock Dublin 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 Dublin's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at OH rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

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 Dublin and the rest of OH. 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
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

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 Dublin

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dublin 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 Dublin we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Dublin, 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 Dublin, 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 Dublin. Unlike other Dublin 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

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 Dublin, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Dublin drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.


Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dublin 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 Dublin, 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 Dublin 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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Dublin, 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 Dublin.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dublin 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 Dublin 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 Dublin, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Dublin 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 Dublin, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Dublin. 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 Dublin, 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 Dublin 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 Dublin Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Dublin 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 Dublin music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Dublin, 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 Dublin, 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 Dublin’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.


Originally from Scotland, Stuart is an accomplished guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer and piano player.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sound Engineering from Abertay University. He has played in many bands throughout the years, performing various styles of music, and taking on diverse roles within each band.

Stuart has toured internationally with We Were Promised Jetpacks, an indie/rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland. During his 3 years with the band, he was an integral part in the writing and recording of their music and obtained valuable knowledge within the music industry.

Stuart has performed in front of thousands of people across Europe and North America, playing well-loved venues such as The 9:30 Club DC, Webster Hall NYC, The Fonda Theatre LA and Shepherds Bush, London. He has also toured with bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad.

Stuart is honored to be General Manager here at the school and loves seeing so many kids and adults flourish in their musical journey.

KYLE RAYBURN Studio Coordinator

From the age of 5, Kyle Rayburn starting signing Elvis & Frank Sinatra and so began his love for all things music and rock n’ roll! Born in Delaware, OH he quickly became a staple in musicals and talent shows. Kyle excelled as a baritone/tenor vocalist in Symphonic Choir, Hayes Singers and Men’s Ensemble. Playing with acts like Barenaked Ladies, Meredith Brooks & performing solo at Carnegie Hall in 2000.

After high school Kyle attended The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in Cincinnati, OH, where he earned an FCC Certification in Communications Radio/Television. Kyle worked in the Cincinnati/Dayton radio market as an on-air personality for 105.9 WPFB The Rebel. After coming home from Cincinnati, he quickly found himself a part of the Columbus based cover band The DiVide Band as lead singer. For 10 years Kyle played 500+ shows with the band and headlined Red, White & BOOM 5 years in a row.

Kyle is beyond stoked to be a part of the School of Rock to help the school grow and help influence the next generation of musicians.

ALLISON ACKERMAN Guitar, Singing, Bass Guitar, Keyboard and Ukulele teacher

Allison received her Bachelor's of Music degree from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in 2017 with focus in voice and music therapy.
At the conservatory, Allison had the privilege of studying voice with Nancy Maultsby.

She has experience teaching and performing voice, guitars, ukulele, piano, and violin in an individual and group setting with a variety of musical styles.
She has been a member of various musical groups and performances, most recently as the music instructor for Creative Identity in Laguna Beach, CA.

Allison is delighted to be back in her home town of Columbus teaching the future of the rock and roll scene!

JOSEPH LINDSTROM Guitar, Bass Guitar and Keyboard teacher

Joey has been playing guitar since the age of 15. He has since learned to play the bass guitar and continues to learn other instruments such as piano and drums.

He enjoys playing all genres of music. Joey has toured and performed across the nation with multiple bands and artists, including country group The David Shelby Band, and hip-hop group Mikeyy Austin and The Happy Medium. He has opened up for artists including Kid Rock and Easton Corbin.

Music is Joey’s passion, and he believes that teaching it is much more than a job - it is an honor to share something so impactful with others and to grow as a musician and instructor in the process. Joey is extremely grateful for the opportunity to teach at School of Rock Dublin.

Lee Evans Early Childhood Music Specialist

Lee is an Early Childhood Music Specialist that grew up surrounded by a musical family and has been rocking out to The Beatles and Bach from a young age.

Before relocating to Columbus in 2018, Lee served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Preparatory and also served as a Musicianship Instructor for OrchKids, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s El Sistema outreach program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore.

Lee has also taught in public and private elementary and middle schools in Baltimore and Denver.

Ben Oates guitar, bass guitar, drum and keyboard teacher

Ben grew up around a family of singers and Broadway musical enthusiasts and naturally grew into a blues, funk, rock, and jazz/fusion influenced multi-instrumentalist.

He has professionally played for local musical productions, jazz ensembles, classic rock cover bands, and more. He’s performed at Northland Performing Arts Center, Westerville Civic Theatre, Otterbein student showcases, for artists like Jimi and The Coolcats, Woodrow & The League, The Lizard Kid Band, and The Third Row. He began teaching himself vocals, guitar, piano, and songwriting in order to contribute to his original bands from the age of 16.

Ben is honored and thrilled to get the chance to inspire the same passion for music and learning that has been with him all his life here at the School of Rock.

FIDY FIAFERANA Guitar, Bass Guitar and Keyboard Teacher

Fidy was born and raised in Kenya and moved to the states for school when he was 20 years old. He has been in the states since and I have since graduated from Johnson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.

He considers himself a guitar teacher first but has years of experience in both bass guitar and keyboards.

Fidy is excited to join a school and encourage our students to learn something new each day and better ourselves each day in at least one area, doesn’t really matter what area as long as there is improvement!

Julia Crow Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard and Singing Teacher

Julia started learning how to express herself musically at age 4 on keyboard. She then took keyboard lessons all the way up to middle school, where she began to play violin and upright bass in school programs.

After school one day, she picked up her dad's electric bass and started playing her favorite songs by ear. Her brother was just forming a band at the time, and in need of a bass player, so she took on the task at 12 years old. From there, they toured the country under the name "PettCrow" reaching as far as Memphis and Florida in front of 6,000 people.

In high school, she formed "The Fifth House" where she started singing lead while playing bass, and including original songs she and her brother wrote.

She's since then attended the music program and the music business program at Tri-C, learning the business aspects of the music industry, and also honing her skills.
Julia now plays bass, guitar, keyboard, vocals, and writes and performs her own songs. She still performs with her band The Fifth House at venues all over Ohio.
While Julia started off shy, and with stage fright, never singing for anybody, she overcame it. She wants to encourage students to express themselves with confidence in their abilities and passions.

J.T. Mansoor Drum Teacher

J.T. Mansoor is a drummer and audio engineer based in Columbus, Ohio. J.T. is an educator and clinician for young percussionists and marching bands.

During his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, J.T. performed in W.G.I. competitive indoor drumline with Capital City Percussion.
After graduating in 2016, J.T. attended Dark Horse Institute School of Audio Engineering & Music Business in Nashville, Tennessee. During his time at Dark Horse, J.T. gained much experience for Nashville style sessions, studio work, and producing music. J.T.’s passion is session drumming and drum programming for rock, pop, hip-hop, and metal music styles.

Currently, J.T. spends his free time producing music and working on a YouTube channel where he posts drum cover videos.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

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


Suddenly my son loves music!

I tried different activities for my 4-year-old, and none of them really held his interest. Then we tried School of Rock and my son LOVED it. He looks forward to it every week, and he has so much fun.


Looking Forward To The Next Show!

My son loves the music he learns how to play. That's a huge difference after the programs he tried before. I wish he would be that eager to go to regular school and sports practice!


My 6-year-old is so happy at School of Rock!

My son has tried a lot of activities but nothing interested him. With this program, the kids don't learn music like in a classical school and they have fun! The teachers are very professional and adapt themselves to their students.


Live Performances Build Self Confidence.

My son enrolled 18 months ago with little previous music instruction. He has learned enough bass guitar to pick up additional songs by himself at home. His confidence has increased, as well as his ability to work with peers.


The teachers are interested in teaching what the kids want to learn.

I love how they're interested in teaching what the kids want to learn rather than forcing them to play music they don't want to play. Everyone there is super nice and keeps in touch with the parents. I also like how you can see what the teacher has to say about the class online.


Personal and friendly service from the staff.

The communication , service, friendliness and personal “touch” care each student receives.


Our son loves the programs, engagement with other students and the variety of performing styles.

The School of Rock Dublin team members are all kind, supportive and helpful. Our 9 year old son has been enrolled since he was 5. He loves the programs, engagement with other students and performing different styles and instruments. Thank you School of Rock, you sure ROCK.


My son is special needs and they are so friendly and accommodating.

Something for everyone! My son is special needs and they are so friendly and accommodating. Such a wonderful program!


My child looks forward to "rocking out" and her confidence has skyrocketed.

We have tried many other activities and classes, but Kenley was not interested. She looks forward to “rocking out” and brings her skills home to write songs, sing, play piano, and get creative. Her confidence has sky rocketed since starting at School of Rock. We love it!