School of Rock Haymarket
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About School of Rock Haymarket

Welcome to School of Rock Haymarket, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Haymarket has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Haymarket, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Haymarket together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Haymarket today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Haymarket
15101 Washington St.
Haymarket, VA 20169
US
Main Number
(703) 743-5277(703) 743-5277

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Haymarket, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Haymarket students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Haymarket’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

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

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

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

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

  • "Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Haymarket’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Haymarket musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Haymarket can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Haymarket is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Haymarket, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Haymarket’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Haymarket’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Haymarket Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Haymarket’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

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

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

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

At School of Rock Haymarket, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Haymarket students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Haymarket’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

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Staff

    • Photo of Conner Hitchcock
      Conner Hitchcock
      General Manager/Instructor
      Conner Hitchcock has been an active musician since the age of 12, performing at some of the most notable venues along the East Coast. Projects and bands playing shows in areas such as Washington D...
      Conner Hitchcock has been an active musician since the age of 12, performing at some of the most notable venues along the East Coast. Projects and bands playing shows in areas such as Washington DC, Baltimore, The Outer Banks, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Orlando. Working under the alias of Broad Run, Conner has released two solo albums and continues writing and performing live. Conner now devotes his time to teaching and training the next generation of musicians to be professionals on stage and in life.
    • Photo of Taylor DaCosta
      Taylor DaCosta
      Vocal Instructor
      Taylor DaCosta is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance ~Voice, and she is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. Although classically trained...
      Taylor DaCosta is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance ~Voice, and she is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. Although classically trained, she is also accomplished in contemporary music. Taylor can sing in any musical genre. Lauryn Hill, Sarah Vaughn, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott, India Arie and Chrisette Michele influence Taylor’s vocal styles.

      Taylor DaCosta has always been musically gifted. From a young age, she was singing, performing, and playing a variety of instruments. She received her singing start, in church, at the age of 5. Taylor has performed in numerous churches and performing arts venues in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. She has even sung in Times Square and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Taylor is very passionate about music and she admires how music has a healing component that can touch peoples’ souls.
    • Photo of Mary Hitchcock
      Mary Hitchcock
      Owner
      Mary began her musical career at age 13 singing with bands such as Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Rush ... ok it was singing into a hairbrush, looking in the mirror while listening to her record pl...
      Mary began her musical career at age 13 singing with bands such as Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Rush ... ok it was singing into a hairbrush, looking in the mirror while listening to her record player but she was a rocking pretender. Actually, if you fast forward 30 years... Mary saw the idea for School of Rock and wished it would have been around when she was young. After seeing her son Conner thrive on stage through a performance based school, she wanted to pass that along to other children. The School of Rock concept is like any sport, individual lessons (practice), group rehearsals (team practice) and the show (the game). Mary challenges her team to make sure we are INSPIRING Kids to Rock on Stage and in Life in everything we do!
    • Photo of Erich Weinroth
      Erich Weinroth
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Erich Weinroth is a graduate from George Mason University, with major in Music Technology and a minor in Audio Production and Business. He has been playing both guitar and bass for seven years, ma...
      Erich Weinroth is a graduate from George Mason University, with major in Music Technology and
      a minor in Audio Production and Business. He has been playing both guitar and bass for seven years, mainly focusing on classical guitar and jazz bass, but he always enjoys playing his favorite genres of rock, punk, and ska. He plays bass in his band, Cinema Hearts, which is self-described as “dreamy rock 'n' roll, doo wop pop” and has played multiple shows locally and in the DC area. Outside of performing, Erich works as an audio engineer in music, theater, and film. He has recorded and mixed multiple student musicians, films, and live events at GMU, as well as two albums for Cinema Hearts.
    • Photo of Mary St.Jean
      Mary St.Jean
      keyboard and vocal instructor
      Mary St.Jean has been playing music since she was 5 years old. She started formal training on the piano at 6, and continues to play to this day. Mary has had 18 combined years of classical trainin...
      Mary St.Jean has been playing music since she was 5 years old. She started formal training on the piano at 6, and continues to play to this day. Mary has had 18 combined years of classical training on keyboard, vocals and stringed instruments. She has performed as a vocalist, pianist and violinist since a young age, both solo and with orchestras and choirs. Mary has completed the highest level of music theory training and has enjoyed teaching music to students since high school.
    • Photo of Connor Gallihugh
      Connor Gallihugh
      Music Director/Drum Instructor
      Bio and photo to come
    • Photo of Charise Rodriguez
      Charise Rodriguez
      Keyboard/vocal instructor
      bio and photo to come
    • Photo of Ed Habis
      Ed Habis
      keyboard instructor
      bio and photo to come
    • Photo of Erin Ross
      Erin Ross
      vocal instructor
      Erin has been a singer since before she could talk, much to the dismay of everyone on Norton Air Force base. Even though for many of her younger years she believed she was no good at singing and so...
      Erin has been a singer since before she could talk, much to the dismay of everyone on Norton Air Force base. Even though for many of her younger years she believed she was no good at singing and sounded like "a cat on a clothes line" (courtesy of her brothers), she persisted for sheer love it. Even after the startling realization that she was in fact a darn good vocalist, she still firmly believes that everyone can sing and everyone should sing even if only for their own joy.

      Erin trained in classical vocal styles throughout high school and college. She graduated in May 2017 from George Mason University with a BA in Music Technology with a concentration in voice. Along the way she also fell in love with piano and guitar. She has played in many punk, pop rock, and alt rock bands as well as acoustic duets and trios, each ones name cringier than the last. She is currently working under the name Light Infantry and hopes to release an acoustic album soon. Her musical influences include the cranberries, matchbox 20, lost prophets, a day to remember, safety suit, brand new and countless others.
    • Photo of Sam Tokash
      Sam Tokash
      Guitar Instructor
      Samuel Tokash is an multi-instrumentalist guitar player from Marshall, Virginia. Sam graduated from Radford University in 2016 with a degree in Music Business. He has been playing music for over te...
      Samuel Tokash is an multi-instrumentalist guitar player from Marshall, Virginia. Sam graduated from Radford University in 2016 with a degree in Music Business. He has been playing music for over ten years. During his time at Radford Sam studied classical guitar, recorded, mixed and mastered several various bands and even had his own jazz show on Radford's radio station. In his free time Sam likes to compose and record his own music.
    • Photo of Nick King
      Nick King
      Drum Instructor
      Nick is a recent graduate of George Mason University where he studied music with a specialty in technology. He has studied drums and flute since elementary school and has picked up a variety of oth...
      Nick is a recent graduate of George Mason University where he studied music with a specialty in technology. He has studied drums and flute since elementary school and has picked up a variety of other instruments along the way. He is a passionate music enthusiast, beat producer and band member who is excited to spread his knowledge and great appreciation for rock.

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Testimonials

  • “The staff is friendly, engaging and knows how to work with children! They are so supportive and have great patience throughout the teaching experience. When I took my son to another place for lessons, he broke down and cried. He didn't want to go back, ever. At School of Rock, we can't get him to leave! He wants to know when his next lesson is and just raves about how much he likes it!”
    — Christine Petrus, Mother of School of Rock Haymarket student
  • “We love the way they teach and we love the fun, positive and welcoming environment. I never have to tell them twice it's their class evening they jump in the car and they're ready to go! Thank you School of Rock Haymarket!!”
    — Jennifer Roman, Mother of School of Rock Haymarket student
  • “We have done many camps but by far this Beatles camp was top on his list. He had an awesome day every day. He learned so much in one week time while having a blast. The instructors add so much fun to their teaching so the kids enjoy learning. We would highly recommend!”
    — Sara James, Mother of School of Rock Haymarket student
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends.”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA