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About School of Rock Encinitas

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Encinitas. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.

At School of Rock Encinitas, learning music in a lesson room is just the beginning. We get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Encinitas’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping your kids succeed in music and beyond. Visit School of Rock Encinitas today to learn more about our creative community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Encinitas
165 S El Camino Real
Suite C
Encinitas, CA 92024
US
(760) 230-5968(760) 230-5968

Horas de Servicio

Day of the WeekHours
Lunes - Jueves2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sábado10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Programas

  • School of Rock Encinitas's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Encinitas's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Encinitas’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Encinitas, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Encinitas’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Encinitas’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Encinitas’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Encinitas’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Encinitas Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Encinitas’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • School of Rock Encinitas’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Encinitas.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
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School of Rock Encinitas's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Encinitas's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

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    • Photo of Tyler Ward
      Tyler Ward
      Music Director
      Tyler Ward is a multi-instrumentalist from San Diego. He started with School of Rock in 2007 and worked under the guidance of previous Music Director, Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Zappa, Joe Satriani)....
      Tyler Ward is a multi-instrumentalist from San Diego. He started with School of Rock in 2007 and worked under the guidance of previous Music Director, Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Zappa, Joe Satriani). Since then, Tyler has acted as Music Director and/or General Manager for School of Rock San Diego, Vista, and Encinitas. As the current Music Director for San Diego and Encinitas, he directs shows, our House Band, and teaches lessons. When not at the school, he plays drums with bands like Oh, Spirit, Sumatraban, Octagrape, and The Kabbs.
    • Photo of Arabella Harrison
      Arabella Harrison
      Assistant Music Director/Instructor - Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Bass, Rookies
      “Araby” Harrison is a multi-instrumental musician and vocalist who co-founded the bands Jejune and The And/Ors in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. She toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe ...
      “Araby” Harrison is a multi-instrumental musician and vocalist who co-founded the bands Jejune and The And/Ors in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. She toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with bands like The Promise Ring, Jimmy Eat World, and Death Cab for Cutie. She gained national attention for her cover of Pat Benatar's “We Belong” in a Sheraton Hotels ad. As a session vocalist, she has appeared on recordings by seminal San Diego bands The Blackheart Procession and No Knife, as well as recent SD favorites The Blackout Party and Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels. And she's got serious technical cred as well. Graduating with a Music Production & Recording Engineering degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music, she's also a seasoned composer/engineer with more than a decade of experience writing and producing commercial music for a client roster including everyone from BMW to NICK JR, CoverGirl to Clorox, and Dunkin' Donuts to Ducati. As the Assistant Music Director for the School of Rock Encinitas, she directs shows, teaches individual lessons as well as the younger ages Rookies classes, helps manage the teaching staff, and tries very hard to keep all the gear from breaking all the time. Oh, and the cute kid on her hip in the photo? Her son, Titus, who hopes to be a School of Rock drum student soon.
    • Photo of Sky Bounds
      Sky Bounds
      Studio Coordinator
      Sky was born in raised in Laguna Beach California. She has always had a passion for anything related to music and feels lucky enough to now share it with all of you! You can find her grooving on ...
      Sky was born in raised in Laguna Beach California. She has always had a passion for anything related to music and feels lucky enough to now share it with all of you! You can find her grooving on the dance floor at local shows and of course smiling behind our front desk at School of Rock.
    • Photo of Daniel Schraer
      Daniel Schraer
      Show Director/Instructor - Keys, Guitar, Rookies
      Daniel Schraer graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Music History. He is classically trained on piano but self-taught on guitar, banjo, and accordion. Since graduating in 2010, Daniel has been active...
      Daniel Schraer graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Music History. He is classically trained on piano but self-taught on guitar, banjo, and accordion. Since graduating in 2010, Daniel has been active in the San Diego local music scene, performing in several bands including The Nervous Wreckords, Ugly Boogie, and Transfer. In 2016 he joined The Redwoods Collective where he currently plays keyboard and writes music for Birdy Bardot, The Midnight Pine, and Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact. Fun facts: The Nervous Wreckords has played shows with Cee-Lo Green, The Killers, Wavves, and Weezer, and in 2017 The Redwoods Collective performed at Bottlerock Festival in Napa.
    • Photo of Adam West
      Adam West
      Show Director/Instructor - Drums, Guitar, Bass
      Adam West is a self-taught musician who started playing music at the age of nine. Mainly excelling at drums, at the age of fourteen, Adam started playing local San Diego shows in a band called Keep...
      Adam West is a self-taught musician who started playing music at the age of nine. Mainly excelling at drums, at the age of fourteen, Adam started playing local San Diego shows in a band called Keeper. Later on he joined Monarch, with former School of Rock instructor Matt Smith, and has filled in on tours around the country for The Great Electric Quest.
    • Photo of Josh Smith
      Josh Smith
      Show Director/Instructor - Guitar, Bass
      Josh Smith is a San Diego School of Rock alumni, now teaching and directing season shows at both the San Diego and Encinitas schools. He has played many shows and venues throughout the United State...
      Josh Smith is a San Diego School of Rock alumni, now teaching and directing season shows at both the San Diego and Encinitas schools. He has played many shows and venues throughout the United States with personal bands and the School of Rock, and has played with musicians who were previously in Frank Zappa, Dethklok, Yes, and Mr. Big.
    • Photo of Jordan Graham
      Jordan Graham
      Assistant Show Director/Instructor - Drums, Guitar, Rock 101
      At age six, Jordan Graham was introduced to drumming. In fifth grade, influenced by punk/dark wave music, he started a band called The Strange Ones with his older brother, and went on to open shows...
      At age six, Jordan Graham was introduced to drumming. In fifth grade, influenced by punk/dark wave music, he started a band called The Strange Ones with his older brother, and went on to open shows for bands like The Addicts and The Skulls. When eighth grade came around, Jordan joined the Junior High Jazz Band and began to learn other styles of music, discovering funk, jazz, and rock. Later, in high school, he decided to join the Drumline Battery, playing the Tenors (quads), and began focusing on the more technical aspects of percussion. Outside of school he started focusing on guitar as well. During his senior year, no longer in the school band, he began playing drums in a new project called Paper Days (now called Lightning Cola). Paper Days had opened up for artists like Mac DeMarco, Ok Go, Casey Veggies, and Reptar. They were also featured on the Pitchfork Music Blog. Jordan earned his Associate's Degree in Recording Arts/Engineering from Studio West Recording Arts Center. He is now currently writing/producing his own music as Lua Sculptor, and continues to move forward with his band Lightning Cola.
    • Photo of Nate Blake
      Nate Blake
      Assistant Show Director/Instructor- Guitar, Bass
      Born in raised in Carlsbad, Nate Blake started playing guitar at twelve. Influenced by surf rock, math rock, and pop rock, Nate gravitated toward his current band, Lightning Cola (formerly known as...
      Born in raised in Carlsbad, Nate Blake started playing guitar at twelve. Influenced by surf rock, math rock, and pop rock, Nate gravitated toward his current band, Lightning Cola (formerly known as Paper Days). Lightning Cola has opened for international acts such as Mac DeMarco, Ok Go, Reptar, and Waterstrider. Paper Days was also featured on world-renowned blogs such as Pitchfork. Nate also writes and produces electronic music with his other band, ECHELÄN, who has been featured on blogs such as EDM IDENTITY and The Music Ninja.
    • Photo of Niko Sitaras
      Niko Sitaras
      Assistant Show Director/Instructor - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
      Niko Sitaras is a musician and songwriter based out of San Diego, Ca. He fell in love with the guitar at the age of twelve, and has been in bands ever since. His life is devoted to his current band...
      Niko Sitaras is a musician and songwriter based out of San Diego, Ca. He fell in love with the guitar at the age of twelve, and has been in bands ever since. His life is devoted to his current band, Lightning Cola, with fellow School of Rock teachers Jordan Graham and Nate Blake. They have played festivals and shows in front of thousands, opened for major touring acts have had international press coverage, most notably a feature on Pitchfork.
      Niko is involved in all aspects of music. He has a degree in recording arts from Studio West. Sitaras also has a lot of experience putting on shows in San Diego as a promoter; he does PR for band’s press releases, and has experience in live sound.
    • Photo of Jenny Merullo
      Jenny Merullo
      Instructor - Drums
      Jenny Merullo was born and raised in the Boston area where she began drumming at age eleven. Throughout grade school she played drums everywhere possible, including symphonic band, jazz band, marc...
      Jenny Merullo was born and raised in the Boston area where she began drumming at age eleven. Throughout grade school she played drums everywhere possible, including symphonic band, jazz band, marching band, jazz choir, pit orchestra, and a ska/pop band with her friends. In 2004 she began attending Berklee College of Music, where she studied Percussion Performance and Songwriting. Jenny relocated to San Diego in 2008 and subsequently began playing with The Heavy Guilt and The Black Sands.
    • Photo of Korey Kingston Horn
      Korey Kingston Horn
      Instructor - Drums
      Korey Horn has spent a great deal of his professional career attempting to perfect his approach to ska, reggae, and rocksteady grooves, performing with artists such as The Aggrolites, Hepcat, Rhyth...
      Korey Horn has spent a great deal of his professional career attempting to perfect his approach to ska, reggae, and rocksteady grooves, performing with artists such as The Aggrolites, Hepcat, Rhythm Doctors, See Spot, and Tim Armstrong of Rancid/ Transplants/ Op Ivy. In fact, his playing style became so synonymous with Jamaican music that a former band-mate, trombonist Jeffrey "Dex" McFerson, dubbed him "Korey Kingston."
      Throughout his career, Korey has caught the attention of prominent drum magazines and has landed two feature articles in Modern Drummer Magazine, as well as Drum! Magazine (online). He has played on many TV and radio spots such as the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba, a TV commercial for LasVegas.com, BBC One and BBC Six in the UK, KROQ (Los Angeles), 94.9 (San Diego), and many others.
      Going back to his ska and reggae roots, Korey is the drummer for the supergroup Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra. Western Standard Time’s music has been embraced by both hard-core jazz and Jamaican music lovers the world over. Western Standard Time has been broadcast on radio stations all over the world, including the major Jamaican radio station, News Talk 93FM.
      Aside from his busy career as a full-time musician, Korey is also a professional drum instructor, as well as the owner and creator of Drum Brigade and Drum Brigade School. Drum Brigade School in Oceanside, CA provides private drum instruction, semi-private, and group classes. Korey is also a private instructor, Rock 101 instructor, and performance coach at the School of Rock in Encinitas CA, and School of Rock in Oceanside CA.
    • Photo of Aaron de la Rosa
      Aaron de la Rosa
      Instructor - Guitar, Bass
      Aaron De La Rosa was exposed to music at a very young age, as his dad was a musician. He first picked up the drums at the age of five, and took piano lessons for a year when he was six. He later pl...
      Aaron De La Rosa was exposed to music at a very young age, as his dad was a musician. He first picked up the drums at the age of five, and took piano lessons for a year when he was six. He later played the saxophone in fourth grade, and finally discovered the guitar when he was nine. (Ironic since his dad is a guitarist and the guitar was around the house forever!) His father showed him his first chords, and really got him started on the instrument, and he played in several local bands in high school playing a range of musical styles from rock, blues, funk, and reggae. Aaron really didn't take music seriously until he was in college, and began studying under Jerry Coelho, a member of the very first graduating class of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA, and Dominic Castillo, a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, who was a student of Jerry's as well. After studying under these talented musicians, Aaron went on to pursue his education in music and received his BA in Music from San Jose State University in 2004. Aaron started teaching music privately during his time with Jerry and Dominic and in college, and has taught hundreds of students since, continuing up until the present. Aaron now lives in San Diego where he teaches, works as a freelance musician, and plays in local funk/jazz/rock group Science Fiction Jazz and gypsy/kick-stomp outfit Quel Bordel!
    • Photo of Sarah Linton
      Sarah Linton
      Instructor - Keys, Guitar, Bass
      Sarah Linton is a genre-spanning multi-instrumentalist who grew up right here in Encinitas. Aside from being a School of Rock All-Star alumni, Sarah has found success in a plethora of bands ranging...
      Sarah Linton is a genre-spanning multi-instrumentalist who grew up right here in Encinitas. Aside from being a School of Rock All-Star alumni, Sarah has found success in a plethora of bands ranging from math-rock outfit Meraki to sludge-metal trio Uber Monk to alternative rock group The Obsessives. When she's not touring the US or traveling the globe, she's working at local recording studio Singing Serpent, running her own creative production company, Dizzy Spells, and teaching keyboards here at the Encinitas School of Rock.
    • Photo of Rutger Rosenborg
      Rutger Rosenborg
      Instructor - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals
      Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford poet-neuroscientist before he formed the indie-pop band Ed Ghost Tucker. Whoops. He now fronts progressive soft rock band the Lulls, plays lead guitar for Los...
      Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford poet-neuroscientist before he formed the indie-pop band Ed Ghost Tucker. Whoops. He now fronts progressive soft rock band the Lulls, plays lead guitar for Los Angeles garage rock band Velvet, is a producer and multi-instrumentalist for Los Angeles space western band Laredo, and makes music on his own as R.A. Rose, when he's not interviewing bands and writing for NBC San Diego’s music platform, SoundDiego.

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Noticias

  • School of Rock Encinitas Celebrates with SoR San Diego

    It's the 10th anniversary of the San Diego School of Rock! To celebrate, we are performing, what else... Pink Floyd's "The Wall" We will have surprise guests, current and past teachers, and alumni ...
    It's the 10th anniversary of the San Diego School of Rock!
    To celebrate, we are performing, what else...
    Pink Floyd's "The Wall"
    We will have surprise guests, current and past teachers, and alumni performing, so you definitely don't want to miss this! The show will be at The Irenic in North Park (3090 Polk Ave, San Diego 92104) on November 25th at 5:30pm.

Testimonios

  • “Everyone that teaches is very experienced and friendly. Your program is well thought out and it's neat to watch the kids progress. You have band experiences for each kids' level of experience... Really cool! ”
    — Jolene P. Encinitas CA
  • “They are inclusive and inspiring and every teacher my child has had has really spoken to her and made her feel special.”
    — Frauntene M. Encinitas CA
  • “My daughter loves School of Rock Encinitas and would likely sleep there if we didn't make her come home. It has done so much for her confidence and self esteem, not to mention developing her musical talents. ”
    — Leslie C. Encinitas CA
  • “...The immersion learning approach is awesome--our son (all the kids, as far as I can tell) are learning songs and genres always in the context of mounting a show. I believe this approach keeps the students fully engaged and highly motivated. Our son has learned and grown so much in the past year and a half. Anyone who talks with him can see how excited he gets when the topic is School of Rock. ”
    — Ron I. Encinitas CA