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School of Rock Frisco
6891 Main St
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 872-2878

Location Specifics

We're located on the corner of 4th and Main St.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Frisco 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

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 Frisco, 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
Rookies
Age 6

At School of Rock Frisco, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically age 6) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Frisco, 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 7-12

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Frisco are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Frisco who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 13-18

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

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

School of Rock Frisco'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 Frisco 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 Frisco.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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 Frisco 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 Frisco.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 13-18

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Frisco, 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 Frisco is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Frisco 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 Frisco'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 Frisco, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Frisco, 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco. Unlike other Frisco 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 Frisco, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco. 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco 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 Frisco Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Frisco 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 Frisco 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco, 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 Frisco’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.

Joey Kukura Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Joey started learning the guitar because he was fascinated with the sounds that it made in all of the rock songs that his dad exposed him to as a kid. He started plucking around on his dad’s guitar when he was eight and shortly after his dad decided to show him how to play a few chords. His early influences included classic rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. From there he branched out into various other styles of music, eventually starting a progressive metal band and playing bass in orchestras. After deciding to study music in college he left his home in Knoxville, TN to join the jazz guitar studio at UNT, where he is currently working on his bachelor's degree. He’s now playing in various groups in the DFW area in styles ranging from pop to free jazz.

Alex Knagg General Manager

Alex Knagg was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He has always had a deep connection with music since he was a young kid. He loves all genres of music and has an appreciation for all styles. He grew up watching his brother play in a punk rock band and thought it was the coolest thing he'd ever seen. That set the path for Alex and was the foundation of his passion for music. Growing up he spent all of his spare time going to rock shows in Deep Ellum and anywhere in Texas that had a killer show.

Alex has spent over 15 years of his life working in sales, and has over 10 years of experience with the international apparel and shoe company, Vans. He started as a store manager and quickly worked his way into regional management. Alex was appointed to Vans' Go Team, opening new stores from here to California and winning multiple awards for excellence along the way. In fact, Alex won the Sole Award, only given out to one person in the entire company each year. He has always had a passion for working with people and making everyone around him feel appreciated and valued. He loves building relationships and watching people grow, and comes from an education-centered family.

Alex is now part of the operations team for School of Rock in DFW and Houston along with running the Frisco location. He is dedicated to helping all schools run at a high level and ensuring every student is having the best time possible being part of the School of Rock family.

George Welder Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

With over 25 years of industry experience, George C. Welder combines a little Southern charm with a Midwestern work ethic and a whole lot of universal talent. From local bar bands to nationally touring acts, George has a wide range of experience on multiple instruments in a variety of genres. A drummer by trade, he is also a guitarist, bassist and vocalist. George has played with major headliners including Bret Michaels and Zwarte, and at stadium festivals including Moondance Jam and Daytona Bike Week. George is featured on several studio releases as a drummer and also stars in the feature film “Road to Sturgis.” Other credits include regional variety bands playing rock, country and blues, like Junk, 7Tall and Fully Loaded. Most recently he joined on with American Petty, a tribute to Tom Petty.

Saxon Lewis Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Born and raised in northeastern Oklahoma, Saxon started learning music at the young age of eight. Like his father before him, he started out as, and remains today, a brass musician. Like many musicians, however, he picked up many other instruments as the years went by starting with bass, then guitar, and recently vocals. Saxon came from a very classical style background that spread to tastes in jazz and rock 'n' roll.

After high school, Saxon earned a scholarship for his musical ability and attended college at The University of Nevada at Las Vegas. There he earned a bachelor's degree in Music Performance. UNLV gave Saxon many diverse and interesting opportunities to perform. Some notable things included performing with a marching band at the Electric Daisy Carnival, performing on two of the UNLV Wind Orchestra's albums, founding a progressive rock band called Habit and traveling to Austria to perform internationally with his tuba quartet.

After graduating, Saxon moved to Dallas to work and experience new things. There he discovered School of Rock and has been hooked ever since. When Saxon is not teaching at School of Rock, he writes, records and performs in multiple bands in the DFW area. He plays guitar and sings in bands such as Ether After and No One's Watching. He plays bass in bands such as Astro Veil, Post Palace and Bad James.

Collin Wiese Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

An alumni of School of Rock Frisco, Collin has been playing at the Vault for over six years now. While he was a student, Collin learned to play guitar, bass, and keys, and he even dabbled in singing and drums. He also pursued the saxophone throughout high school and college. Now he spends his time playing music and working on his own personal music projects. Currently, he’s putting his love of 80s music to good use and pursuing a couple of different cover band projects.

Ethan Hope Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Ethan was born and raised in Texas. His parents are non-musicians, but lovers of Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Sabbath, Al Green, The Beatles, Steely Dan and music of the like. He grew up listening and loving these bands dearly. During adolescence, Ethan started to develop his own taste for more obscure, underground music. He would spend hours on the internet in search of new and exciting sounds. He fell in love with bands and artists such as Hella, Tera Melos, Arab on Radar, Captain Beefheart and others. Then in high school and beyond Ethan got sucked farther into the avant-garde and became smitten with the delightfully strange, yet sophisticated, music of Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Béla Bartók, Olivier Messiaen, Iannis Xenakis and other heavy, heady music makers.

At around the same time he was developing his own musical taste, Ethan got handed down a drumset from a neighbor that ended up being one of his long time best friends and musical partners. He fell in love with playing the drums and only left his drum set to eat or sleep. Two years later, his father got an acoustic guitar for Christmas and he fell in love all over again. He would spend hours and hours every day practicing both guitar and drums by himself. He ended up starting a band with friends who shared his love of music and they stuck together from 2008 to 2014. Today, Ethan plays in numerous bands of many varieties, has toured many times, played country and jazz gigs, and will take any musical gig that comes up. Music is all Ethan ever does and all he ever wants to do. He wants to share his love for this fantastic art form by teaching and showing students that it's the greatest thing on earth.

Brack Cantrell Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Brack Cantrell hails from the streets of Fort Worth, where he learned to love and appreciate music from an early age. A friend’s acoustic guitar sparked his initial interest, and after learning a few power chords and cover tunes he began writing music of his own. His formative years were spent recording lengthy bedroom improv jams and playing with one mediocre garage band after another. In high school, a few of his projects found mild success and he was able to tour nationally for some time before eventually attending the University of North Texas and earning a BA in Music.

In college, Brack spent time not only playing with a number of bands and projects, but also recording and producing local bands, which he continues to do today. In fact, recording became a significant part of his musical career. He has released a large amount of diverse solo material over the years under various monikers, some of which have been licensed to TV and film. Brack considers himself lucky to have taught some extremely talented, passionate kids and has been working at School of Rock Frisco since 2011.

Anthony Brown Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Anthony was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He lived in Albuquerque for the first couple years of his life before moving to a little speck on the map called Folsom, NM. Struck with boredom and too much time he decided at the age of 11 that he was going to learn to play the guitar with some help from a local musician. After some time he began playing country cover gigs with a local band called Colfax County Reunion.

During his later high school years Anthony developed a love for punk and, with the help of some of his childhood friends, started a band called Senseless Urgency. He also played in a ska band called Renegade Parade following high school. Anthony moved to Texas recently in hopes of growing his music career and fortunately also found School of Rock, and has been teaching here since 2016. Since moving to Texas he’s played in Noah Legrand and the Grand Slam Band, cover bands and multiple other side projects with solo artists.

Maddie Barber Assistant General Manager

Maddie started out at School of Rock Memphis at the young age of 12, where she was always being influenced by jazz, blues, country and the ever-classic rock n' roll of Memphis in the early 2000s. When she made her way to Texas in 2013 she found herself living down the street from School of Rock Frisco, and she performed her way through high school.

Though a classical vocalist at the core, Maddie's tried several other instruments, including guitar, bass and piano. Now she works at the front desk while going to college and simultaneously working on some music-related side projects. She’s hoping to eventually become an elementary school teacher due to her passion for kids and education.

Adam Nelson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Adam Nelson was born and raised in the DFW area and grew up listening to a mix of classic and alternative rock. Adam began taking piano lessons when he was only five. After playing consistently for 10 years, he decided to learn the guitar and bass as well. Soon enough he started his first band with some friends.

Since then, Adam has performed in numerous rock bands and has even gone on several DIY tours to promote his bands' music. He enjoys performing music more than anything else and continues to be inspired by the positive power of musical collaboration and the magic of improvisation.

Steven Guckenheimer Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Steven was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He has been surrounded by music his entire life. His dad was a touring musician for years who played drums for numerous bands including The Four Seasons, and his mom is a music teacher. He started on drums, but shortly after switched to guitar.

He co-founded and continues to play in the touring band Prophets and Outlaws. Steven’s brother is the drummer, and he met the lead singer in high school. Steven has been performing since he was 13, and he has always loved the interaction between an audience and a band. He writes many of the songs performed by Prophets and Outlaws and co-produces their records.

Steven started teaching guitar at age 16, when his guitar teacher started giving him students of his own. Steven loves sharing the gift of music with others through teaching and performing.

Marisa Saltzgiver Drum Teacher

Marisa Saltzgiver has been playing drums for over 17 years. She was section leader her senior year of high school and played on the snare line for six years. She also played in the school's concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands and percussion ensembles. Marisa has played at over 100 different venues/events, including House of Blues and Cowboy's Stadium with Sherill Douglas (international celebrity impersonator). She toured in LA and Colorado with Nate Hancock and the Declaration a few years back.

She currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and works at School of Rock Frisco as a drums teacher. She plays in an original indie rock girl band called The Roommates, a cover band named Radio Love Bus and a Rage Against The Machine tribute band called Rip the System.

Jackson Cordell Drum Teacher

Jackson Cordell grew up in a household of musicians, so he started playing drums at the young age of four years old. Being a self-taught musician, Jackson taught himself drums by listening and playing to his favorite songs. He also started his performance career by joining School of Rock Frisco. It was there that he learned to fine-tune his technique and establish a high standard of playing. His main musical influences come from bands such as Meshuggah, Dance Gavin Dance, Good Tiger, Power Trip and Code Orange.

Through School of Rock, Jackson was able to start a series of bands, one of which was a crossover metal band called Lockjaw. Lockjaw allowed him to play shows in venues all across the state of Texas. He also helped establish house venues in the Denton punk scene. Through these connections, Jackson has played at venues such as the House of Blues, Three Links, The Door, The Curtain Club, Tomcats West and dozens more. He has also successfully released two EPs and many singles during his music career. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Frisco.

Conner Johnson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Conner Johnson started his venture into the world of music through singing in garage rock bands he formed with some friends from school. One of these friends would later introduce him to School of Rock Austin, where he would eventually enroll as a student. It was at the Austin school where Conner picked up bass and guitar as instruments alongside his passion for singing. During his time spent at School of Rock Austin, Conner was a part of his high school's choir program, which is where he first began studying classical style voice. By his senior year, he was singing in three different choirs on top of singing solos, and performed with School of Rock Austin's House Band. Conner currently studies at the University of North Texas and happily is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Frisco.

Kathryn Ligon Vocal Instructor

Nobody knew that Kathryn Ligon could sing until she joined her high school choir on a whim. From there on, everything really took off for her. She began singing in competitions and a variety of different types of concerts alike. In her senior year, she landed the first chair, first soprano position in the Texas All-State Mixed Choir, which was her greatest achievement in those years of her life. She also did musical theatre on the side, however, and even joined the guitar club to further her vocal expertise. It was there that Kathryn discovered the beauty of rock and roll and what her voice could really do.

After graduation, she began to push her voice further and discovered opera. She studied Opera Theatre and Music Composition at the University of North Texas. It was not until after she left that she discovered that with that kind of greatness comes the great responsibility to pass it on to the younger generation of musicians. Kathryn has been a vocal instructor at School of Rock Frisco for nearly three years and is excited to share her all with her wonderful students.

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A fun and energetic approach.

Teaching kids how to sing or play a musical instrument is very difficult but the instructors have the ability to teach the kids to do amazing things while having a lot of fun. I'm blown away with what my nine-year-old can do on a drum kit.