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

Location Specifics

We are located at Washington St. and Fayette St. in downtown Haymarket.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Haymarket, 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
  • 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 Haymarket, 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 7-12

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

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

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 8-18

The School of Rock Haymarket House Band music program gives students ages 8-18 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 Haymarket's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at VA 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 Haymarket and the rest of VA. 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 Haymarket

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Haymarket, 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 Haymarket is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Haymarket guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

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've learned in beginner guitar lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Haymarket offers advanced guitar lessons that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Haymarket guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

About Our Guitar Lessons

School of Rock Haymarket's guitar lessons utilize a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach students to play guitar through popular rock songs 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. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Haymarket venue.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock
Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Haymarket 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 Haymarket we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Haymarket, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

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 Haymarket, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Haymarket 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.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

About Our Drum Lessons

Our drum lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We teach using our core performance-based education philosophy - performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Our students will perform live at a venue in Haymarket. Unlike other Haymarket drum lessons, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock
Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Haymarket 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 Haymarket, 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Haymarket, our singing lessons 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 Haymarket.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Haymarket teaches students how to sing in our innovative program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. 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, students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Haymarket 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 Haymarket 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Haymarket 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 Haymarket, 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.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

About Our Bass Lessons

Students looking to learn and master the bass guitar can enroll in one of School of Rock Haymarket’s innovative bass programs. Our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons curriculum is performance-based and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

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 Haymarket. 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 Haymarket, 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 Haymarket area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Haymarket, our keyboard lessons 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 Haymarket 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.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

About Our Keyboard Lessons

The School of Rock Haymarket's Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Students in the Haymarket 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 Palo Alto music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Haymarket’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.

Conner Hitchcock Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Conner Hitchcock has been an active musician since the age of 12, performing at some of the most notable venues along the East Coast with 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.

Connor Gallihugh Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, piano Teacher, Music Director

Connor Gallihugh has been playing music since birth, from bell choirs and musicals, to rock bands and dubstep. Connor has had over 13 releases on various record labels, and continues to compose and record music regularly. He studied Jazz drumming under Grammy Award winner Joe Mccarthy and also studied Electronic Music Production at Berklee. He has been drumming for 10 years and now spends most his time teaching at School of Rock.

Mary Clevenger Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Mary Clevenger has been playing music since she was five years old. She started formal training on the piano at six 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.

Erich Weinroth Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Erich Weinroth is a graduate from George Mason University with a 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.

Jeff Conway Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher

Jeff Conway is a self-taught drummer of 16 years and a gigging musician with local band Toad Head of five years. His love of music started with being born into a family of musicians and music lovers of diverse genres. When he first heard Pink Floyd's Nick Mason on the album "Wish You Were Here," he knew he wanted to play drums. Music is a universal language and the ability of artists like Bob Marley or bands like Phish to captivate and inspire has always been the reason music is the favored expression for Jeff. He is excited to share his knowledge and experience with his School of Rock students!

Sam Tokash Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Samuel Tokash is a 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 10 years. During his time at Radford Sam studied classical guitar, recorded, mixed and mastered several 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.

Nick King Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Nick is a 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.

Gabriel Rodriguez Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Hjalmar Gabriel Rodriguez, aka Gabriel, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He has been a musician for about 12 years and graduated from the Juan Morel Campos Music School in Puerto Rico. When it comes to music, he believes having fun and a good time is a must whenever learning, working or playing. He has had the opportunity to teach students a number of instruments and even helped to put together a church band from scratch. Gabriel's main instrument is the guitar, followed by the piano. He loves to teach music and help open the doors to a whole new world of music for students.

Ed Habis Piano Teacher

Edward Habis is a graduate from Shenandoah University Music Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Piano Performance. Mr. Habis has performed on stage as lead jazz pianist in the Shenandoah Music Conservatory Jazz Ensemble and Big Band under the direction of Alan Baylock and Dr. Craig Fraedrich. He has also performed piano drawing from his own arrangements of video game music into jazz and from his original compositions on influences and development of fictional story telling and visual animation. Ed enjoys teaching rock and jazz music to people of all ages, individually and in groups.

Riley Sobieski Guitar Teacher

Riley has spent the last eight years teaching, touring, performing, songwriting and learning from the local and regional music scenes around the East Coast and Virginia. He studied Classical Guitar at James Madison University and graduated with a Music Industry degree. Riley has toured up and down the East Coast with his band Julia Pox. Riley continues to pursue songwriting and composing while balancing his love for teaching and sharing music.

Max Nichols Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Max Nichols is a local musician who has spent the last eight years playing and singing in bands, one of which is A.K.A. Playing mainly pop punk/alternative and progressive rock/metal, he has gigged throughout the DMV area. Max has been playing guitar for 13 years as well as singing in choir and writing music for his bands. He studied Jazz at NOVA, as well as Composition, Production and Theory at Berklee College of Music. Max loves to teach and share his love of music here at School of Rock Haymarket as a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and vocal instructor, and hopes to inspire others.

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More than an after school activity.

If you are looking for something more than just an activity for your kids, this is it. Both of my children have grown as musicians AND as humans. They both have blossomed under the school’s performance programs.

A great school overall!

Great owners and staff, great kids and all around great atmosphere for promoting learning and instilling a passion for music. My son loves every minute!

She learns more than just music.

I love the attention and respect shown to my daughter during her lessons. The instructors create a space where my daughter feels comfortable and confident. I know that this investment is helping my daughter learn more than just music.

School of Rock is the best!

My son loves it and has come a long way musically in a very short time! School of Rock, you rock!

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