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School of Rock Fort Washington
425A Delaware Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 542-0503

Location Specifics

Just off the PA Turnpike next to Lifetme Fitness.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

Upcoming Closures:

  • 11/28/2019: Closed
  • 12/25/2019: Closed
  • 01/01/2020: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 5-8

At School of Rock Fort Washington, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 8-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
  • learn pitch & rhythm using rock songs

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 Fort Washington, 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 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Fort Washington'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 Fort Washington 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 Group Rehearsal
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

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

The Performance Program at School of Rock Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington'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 Fort Washington music venue.

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

School of Rock Fort Washington'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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington.

What To Expect
  • 1 Weekly Group Rehearsal
  • Frequent local gigs

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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 10-18

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

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

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 Fort Washington and the rest of PA. 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
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 Fort Washington

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington'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 Fort Washington, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington. Unlike other Fort Washington drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Fort Washington, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington. 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 Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington’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.

Bass Guitar Teacher

Dave Whiteman Bass Guitar Teacher

Dave Whiteman has over 25 years of experience playing bass guitar in a variety of styles and situations. For the past 10 years he has anchored the low end with Drop Dead Sexy, one of the Northeast region’s best cover bands. With a performance schedule that averages 150 shows annually, Dave has played in top clubs to sell-out crowds from Maine to Florida and everywhere in between, including such high-profile venues as The House of Blues, The Pickle Barrel, Seacrets and Sloppy Joe’s. His bass playing has also appeared on hundreds of recordings spanning dozens of albums, including several national and international releases. A licensed, certified teacher in Pennsylvania, Dave holds a B.A. from Penn State University and a M.Ed. From Cabrini College. He has been teaching at School of Rock Fort Washington since the school opened in 2007 and brings to his students a unique combination of formal education and real world experience.

Darren Ellis Drums Teacher

Darren Ellis has been playing drums for over 20 years. He studied drums and percussion in college and his experiences encompass a wide variety of styles with many different people and bands in Ohio, Tennessee, New Jersey and New York. Some artists he has performed with include the Dave Landeo Band, Stonewater Groove, Jagstar, Jason Allen Phelps and Donald Brown. Darren has spent much time over the last two years studying at The Drummers Collective in New York City, where he continues to study. Drums are his primary focus, however, beginning in 1998 he worked as a systems technician for a pro concert sound company in the southeast. During this time he gained valuable experience in the music industry that he applies not only to his playing but everyday life as well. Darren holds a BSC in Audio Production from Ohio University.

Ian Krier Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Ian Krier, a New Jersey native, comes to School of Rock Fort Washington with many years of rock guitar “gunslinging” experience. As a self-taught guitarist at 12 years old, he started playing along with Guns ‘N Roses, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, Hendrix, SRV and many more. With the help of guitar magazines, he learned the basics of his instrument and practiced relentlessly. At age 14 he began giving private lessons after school.

Ian began playing in several east coast original rock acts such as FailsafeNation, Hydrus, Handful of Dust, Fur and others. In the summer of 2005, Ian was invited to meet with Chicago-based rock band Royal, who was in need of a guitarist/songwriter. He got the gig and moved to Chicago, and wrote and recorded tunes for Warner Bros. at the famous Groove Master Studio with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K. (Disturbed, Alkaline Trio, Finger Eleven, etc.). When things didn’t work out, he moved back to the east coast and began writing his own material, which would become the first Star Killer EP. He then toured North America in support of Combichrist.

Ian continues to work with Star Killer in NYC, the Electric Boa and his new band, Thirteen Reasons, here in Philadelphia. Ian’s teaching style comes from years of learning, performing and being a “hired gun” in other people’s projects around the US.

Jessie Wexler Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Growing up in suburban Philadelphia, Jessie Wexler performed over 200 performances prior to starting college. Throughout his academic career, Jessie participated in many music programs. In this time, Jessie developed a skill for performance at a young age while studying various composers. Jessie composes and performs various styles of music including rock, jazz, film scores, Middle Eastern and world music.

At The University of the Arts, Jessie holds a Bachelor’s with honors in Music Composition. He has studied with some of the city's most talented composers and artists in college. Jessie focused on music production through classes and personal music projects, collaborating and composing music for animators, filmmakers, dancers and music business students. Jessie has performed with and produced for original bands in the Philadelphia area such as Seoul Delhi, Juice Wax and Breathing, collectively performing hundreds of shows and creating a fanbase in the Philadelphia area.

Jessie’s passion for music continued into education here at School of Rock Fort Washington. Through private and group lessons, Jessie is dedicated to teaching his students to learn their instruments and to play what they want confidently. Jessie is proficient at both production and performance, with a passion for writing high-quality content and performing at a professional level.

Mike Kiker Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drums Teacher

Mike Kiker has been the organist for Philly psychedelic rock trio St. James and The Apostles since 2010 and is an occasional film composer. It all started for him at the age of four after finding out he had an ear for music by plucking out simple melodies on a beat-up Casio. During the latter half of grade school, he got more serious about music after picking up guitar, bass and drums. He took guitar lessons at the original School of Rock down on Race St. for one year. He soon moved on to working as a church organist, as well as joining the music program at Archbishop Ryan High School, where he graduated in 2005. At Ryan, he performed as a percussionist in the marching band and concert band, bassist in the jazz band, and played guitar, bass, keyboards and flute for school plays in the pit orchestra. He graduated in 2010 with honors from the Community College of Philadelphia with degrees in Music Theory and Sound Engineering, sang as a tenor in the school choir, and played as a bassist, drummer and vibraphonist in the college jazz ensemble. He runs a recording studio with the other members of St. James and The Apostles, and has engineered and produced for local artists around Philadelphia. Mike gave one-on-one lessons well before finishing high school, but ever since finishing college he has been teaching professionally at School of Rock Fort Washington in between gigs.

Nathan Hurdle Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Nathan Hurdle was a School of Rock Fort Washington student from 2008-2013, performing in many shows and as a member of the House Band. His personal influences include the likes of John Mayer, Clapton, SRV, Santana, Page, Larry Carlton, Jon Herington, Robben Ford and many others. He holds a bachelor's in Music from Goucher College in Baltimore, where he graduated in 2017. During his time at Goucher, Nathan was a member of the jazz band, guitar ensemble, chorus and an acapella group. Nathan currently plays in Philadelphia-based alt-rock outfit Goodthief. Teaching at School of Rock has been a fantastic experience for Nathan and he is excited to see what the future holds at School of Rock Fort Washington.

Robin Hallman Vocal Instructor

Robin Hallman’s personal singing experience spans 25+ years and began at the age of 14, when she sang regularly in choir and choral ensembles and then with her first rock cover band at the age of 16. She studied vocal technique for six years with private vocal training, and further developed her voice and singing style from working professionally on a variety of musical projects that included singing lead and backing vocals, performing up to five nights a week with a nine-piece Philly cover band and singing regularly with a wedding band. Currently, Robin manages and sings with her part-time rock and pop cover band, performing in the Philly suburbs.

Robin has taught vocal technique for over 13 years. 11 of those years have been at School of Rock Fort Washington. She obtained a certificate in General Music Studies from Berklee College of Music, which included the study of music theory, basic ear training and the Berklee keyboard method. She starts by teaching students traditional vocal technique along with basic ear training. Once the student shows a grasp of healthy vocal technique and pitch accuracy, she moves forward in coaching them through their tone development, vocal strength, range and style. She teaches this in conjunction with the School of Rock curriculum of shows. She coaches them in microphone technique and building confidence in performance with their assigned songs. She will assign students specific vocal exercises and songs that are best suited for the individual student's vocal development.

Sarah Bower Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Sarah Bower has over 15 years of experience performing and playing on stage for audiences of all sizes. She enrolled at School of Rock Fort Washington at the age of 10, where she began learning vocals and playing keyboards. Shortly after, she added bass guitar. She now teaches all three at School of Rock Fort Washington. While attending School of Rock, Sarah performed in a total of 26 season shows. She was also a member of the House Band for four years and had the opportunity to go on four amazing tours that included performances at Summerfest Music Festival in Milwaukee and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sarah's love for music and performing extended beyond School of Rock. She was an active member of her school’s theatre department, women's choir, chamber singers and jazz band. Sarah also participated in a program in which she shadowed band teachers. In this program, she learned many valuable teaching skills both in and out of music. Sarah is currently a student at Temple University. She is on course to graduate with degrees in both Education and Mathematics.

Eric York Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Eric York is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Music Performance and Music Education. He was the recipient of the Berklee Entering Student Talent Scholarship in 1998. He has studied with Al Pitrelli (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Megadeth), John Finn, Joe Stump, Dave Fiucynski, Brett Wilmott, Mick Goodrick and Rik Alison. Teaching guitar since 1998, Eric is also a very busy session guitarist and has played with several bands over the past 15 years. Eric’s lessons include music theory, chord and rhythm studies, improvising, ear training, sight reading, scales and soloing, audition prep for music schools and classical guitar. He specializes in shred technique.

Chris Caulder Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drums Teacher

Chris Caulder is a musical jack-of-all-trades. Starting his career as a drummer for the underground rock band Downside, Chris went on to play guitar and sing for several hardcore bands in Florida, including Signal 13 and No Way Out. Most recently, he played guitar, bass and piano in a downtempo electronic-based duo called Beauty’s Confusion. Currently, Chris is busy writing and recording music. He is working on his 14th solo project CD, currently entitled "The Surcharge."

To date, Chris has self-released 13 solo music CDs of various styles and sounds, all of which are available from his upstart record label Ousted Records. In addition to Chris’s live band and recording experience, he co-wrote a book about computer recording with author Michael W. Dean entitled “Digital Music DIY Now!” Furthermore, he has provided music for several video games and independent films, and has collaborated with and remixed countless indie artists' music, including Bitstream Dream, Buck 65, East Hundred and Lovespirals.

Chris listens to and loves every style of music under the sun, and some of his favorites include Jet To Brazil, Van Halen (only with David Lee Roth!), the Misfits (Danzig only), Queen, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Eat World, Azure Ray, Julianna Hatfield, Minipop, Nada Surf, The Smiths and Metric.

Bailey Sakach Guitar Teacher

Bailey Sakach is a guitar teacher with over 10 years of experience playing in a number of styles with a primary focus on rock and jazz. A former student of School of Rock Fort Washington, Bailey is very familiar with the School of Rock curriculum, ranging from Rookies all the way up to House Band. When not focusing on the school’s curriculum, Bailey’s lessons focus on basic music theory and application, as well as improvisation and preparing for auditions. Overall, his lessons aim to build skills that will transfer over to any instrument, not just guitar.

Trisha Dasch General Manager

Trisha Dasch is a vocalist and self-taught guitar player who gets a lot of mileage out of a few chords, holding true to her punk roots. She was the singer for Atomic Age and has recorded and performed with Philly area bands Welter, The Noid and The Damn Dirty Apes. She has been playing shows in the Philadelphia area in bands as well as on her own as That Girl (covering her favorite obscure songs that you’ve never heard of) for 20 years.

She has a background in hospitality management and was most recently the Concessions Manager and Event Coordinator for the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. In addition to 20+ years managing in the restaurant/hospitality industry, she has also worked in human services as a counselor and behavioral therapist for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Her taste in music lies mostly in the punk genre but she listens to everything. Her favorite bands include The Cramps, Descendents, Dead Kennedys, Screeching Weasel and Wire.

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