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School of Rock Fishers
11740 Olio Rd Suite 100
Fishers, IN 46037
(317) 284-1148

Location Specifics

Located in the Kroger Plaza.

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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: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Fishers serves Fishers, Noblesville, Gesit, McCordsville, and surrounding Indiana areas with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. While we teach a wide variety of instruments, including drums, guitar, bass guitar, vocals and piano. Students here are given the opportunity to learn a variety of music styles and play at popular venues like the Old National Centre and Ruoff Music Center.

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children in Fishers
Ages 6-7

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Fishers'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 Fishers 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Fishers 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
All Ages

At School of Rock Fishers, 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.

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

School of Rock Fishers'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 Fishers 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 Fishers.

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 Fishers 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 Fishers.

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

The School of Rock Fishers 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 Fishers's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at IN 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 Fishers and the rest of IN. 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 Fishers

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Fishers

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Fishers

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Fishers 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Fishers

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Fishers 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 Fishers 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Fishers, 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 Fishers, 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 Fishers’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.

Singing Teacher

Mimi Mapes-McCloy Singing Teacher

Mimi Mapes McCloy grew up in Old Town Chicago, surrounded by music. Her mother, folk singer Jo Mapes, was the go-to person for friends and musicians in town. It wasn’t unusual for Mimi to come home from school and find people like Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Harry Chapin or her “uncle” Shel Silverstein hanging out, sharing songs, stew and laughter in her living room.

Naturally, she started playing guitar at an early age, only to put it down for awhile to explore other genres besides folk.

She went on to work with jazz trios and several bands including Dr. Bop & The Headliners, where she was known as “Mimi Valendez,” one of the infamous Valendez sisters. From there she joined Indiana rocker Henry Lee Summer, who got a record deal, which took her on tour with bands like Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money and Richard Marx, to name a few. During that time she also was doing a lot of studio work, including jingles for Coca Cola and McDonalds. Her album credits include John Mellencamp’s "Scarecrow," James McMurtry’s "Too Long in The Wasteland," the “Twins” Soundtrack, as well as lending her voice to other artists' recordings. Her TV credits include "The Arsenio Hall Show," and "Farm Aid ‘90."

Through all of this she managed to raise a beautiful daughter, now in college, and is really feeling the “empty nest” syndrome. She has a love of kids and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with them on their musical journey!

Her main influences (besides her mom) include Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Janis Joplin, Heart, The Beatles and Billie Holiday.

She has picked up the guitar again, and ready to go!

Jared Griffin 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 a School of Rock in Pittsburgh, PA. A recent graduate from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, Jared now lives in Indianapolis, where he performs with several different ensembles, most notably the R&B and funk band Side Hustle. He is Music Director at School of Rock Fishers.

Alain Picard Bass Guitar Teacher

Alan Picard started exploring music on an old pump organ at 8 years old, after playing guitar and drums for some time he switched to bass, touring in 17 countries and recording music for the last 20 some years has only strengthened his passion ! All things musical are life giving to him from teaching in a small room to playing on a big stage.
Music Director, Guitar Teacher Josh Hurt

Josh Hurt Music Director, Guitar Teacher

Josh began playing guitar at the age of 12. He holds a bachelor of science in music technology from IUPUI and a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

While at IUPUI, he studied classical and jazz guitar as well as performed with the university’s guitar ensemble.

During his time at IU, Josh began taking composition courses as well as traveled the country touring with the university’s guitar ensemble and as a session guitarist. Josh earned his performer diploma in guitar under maestro Ernesto Bitetti in the spring of 2019.

A frequent performer, he has recently performed with the National Youth Orchestra at the Music for All National Conference and a production of the musical Footloose with the Indianapolis Civic Theater Company. In addition to his classical guitar studies, Josh also has his own self-titled singer-songwriter EP released in early 2020.
Guitar Teacher Tyler Padgett

Tyler Padgett Guitar Teacher

Tyler Padgett started playing guitar at 9 years old. He is fluent in several genres of music and can play just about any style. Tyler studied classical and jazz at Ball State University. There, he was the lead guitarist of the Ball State MMP Studio Band, a band made up of the schools top musicians. After graduating in 2019, Tyler relocated to Indianapolis where he frequently performs with local groups such as rock fusion outfit Porch Kat.
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Corey Sauer

Corey Sauer Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Corey is a multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer born and raised in Indianapolis. After receiving his first keyboard at age 10, he quickly decided that guitar would be his real passion. He started a band and immediately began playing shows as a young guitarist at any place that would accept 13 year old bands.

In high school he started getting into bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan. This began an obsession with collecting and learning any and every instrument he could find in a music store or a goodwill nearby.

By age 15, he was playing guitar, bass, keys, and mandolin in multiple bands around Indianapolis. At 18, Corey realized he wanted to be a part of the recording process so he went to IUPUI to pursue a music degree with a focus on recording and music theory.

A few years and a few bands later, he was recording bands at Postal Recording, as well as playing and touring with local groups such as Volunteer Department, Duncan Kissinger, and Pet Theft. After being involved with hundreds of recording sessions at multiple studios, the desire arose to teach others guitar, bass, and keys, as well as how the music industry and band dynamics works in the modern age.
Guitar Teacher Tommy Hajduk

Tommy Hajduk Guitar Teacher

Born and raised in the midwest, Tommy has been writing and playing in bands for over two decades. Beginning his musical journey in punk, then progressing through various styles, i.e. metal, prog rock, folk, and alternative, he’s played with many different groups.

In 2015 he released his first solo record The Sailor and the Sea, beginning his foray into audio production and engineering. He subsequently wrote, recorded, and produced two more full length albums under the moniker Tommy Icarus (We are Safe & Musing from the mind of Madness I).

Though sometimes playing with a full outfit, Tommy does most of his live performances as a solo operation, and often can be found at local venues or touring regionally/nationally.
Piano Teacher Josh Grube

Josh Grube Piano Teacher

Josh Grube began playing piano around the age of 6. Later on, he joined the marching band and the winter percussion ensemble in high school as a pianist and percussionist, where he also got his start composing and arranging music for small ensembles. Josh graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor degree in Music Composition. While there, he often wrote his own music to be performed in concerts and recitals, and learned how to play many other instruments. He also worked as an audio engineer at Taylor to record, mix, and master performances on campus. Since graduation, he has been working on his own compositions.
Drum Teacher, Chase Allen

Chase Allen Drum Teacher

Chase Allen started his journey for the love of playing drums at the age of 10. He attended Avon High School and marched snare drum with the world class drum line for the marching band. He studied percussion under Jay Webb and world renowned snare soloist Jeff Queen. Years later, he studied under clinician drummer Mike Johnston. Currently, Chase works with various local and Nashville based artists as a live performer.
Guitar Teacher Elijah Spears

Elijah Spears Guitar Teacher

Elijah Spears is not only an experienced guitarist, but also a problem solver. Four years of Ball State economics classes have taught Elijah both how to identify problems, and to formulate practical solutions to those problems. A comically large family has given Elijah ample experience interacting with and accommodating kids of all ages. Elijah’s critical thinking skills, experience with children, and nine years of guitar experience provides him with all the necessary tools to ensure that he can help guide any guitar student to a deeper level of musical development.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher Hanna Worpell

Hanna Worpell Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Hanna Worpell, a School of Rock Fishers alumni, started playing the flute at age twelve and soon became interested in the world of metal and rock and roll. She started taking guitar and singing lessons through the School of Rock in 2016, and participated in the Performance program along with being a four-year House Band member. While still a student, she became an assistant with the Rookies program and developed a passion for working with the younger generation of rockstars.

Hanna is the lead singer, flautist, and rhythm guitarist of experimental rock band, Opening Day. They have released singles “Moses and the Flower” and “2nd Grade Fist Fight” and have performed around Indianapolis and Chicago. They are finishing up recording and mixing their debut album that will be out in 2022.
Drum Teacher Colin Oakley

Colin Oakley Drum Teacher

A lifelong percussionist, Colin began his foray into drumming at 3 years old, gleaning rudiments from his uncle on pots and pans and quickly transitioning into drum set lessons at the age of 9. From there, he continued on to immerse himself in symphonic percussion, marching percussion and jazz drum set throughout high school and college. For the past 7 years, he has been an active fixture in the Indianapolis music scene, playing locally and regionally with a litany of rock and funk outfits, recording in studio settings, and founding Healer, an all ages immersive art and music venue.

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This Place is a Home.

This place is a home. Band members become family and you will see yourself advance seemingly effortlessly.

My Daughter gets to try every instrument!

I love that my daughter gets to try every instrument before committing to one. She's learned a lot already, and the performance-based nature of the class has really helped to increase her confidence.

School of Rock has been Life-Changing!

This has been an amazing experience for my son. He is on the ASD spectrum and the music has improved his language, social skills and confidence. I would HIGHLY recommend this program.

My Son Loves Feeling a Part of Something!

My son's ability to play guitar is far better than I would have anticipated after just two years. He has become significantly more social and open. I attribute all this primarily to the program, the teachers and staff.