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School of Rock Hinsdale
116 South Washington St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 936-4742
  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 03/29/2021: Closed
  • 03/30/2021: Closed
  • 03/31/2021: Closed
  • 04/01/2021: Closed
  • 04/02/2021: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Hinsdale, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Hinsdale
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Hinsdale 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

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 Hinsdale, 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 in Hinsdale
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Hinsdale, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Hinsdale, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program in Hinsdale for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Hinsdale are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Hinsdale who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Hinsdale
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Hinsdale'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 Hinsdale music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Hinsdale, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Hinsdale is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Hinsdale who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

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

School of Rock Hinsdale'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 Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale.

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Hinsdale and the rest of IL. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Hinsdale

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Hinsdale

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Hinsdale

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale. Unlike other Hinsdale drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Hinsdale, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Hinsdale

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Hinsdale 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 Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale, 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 Hinsdale’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.

Dan Beasley Music Director

Dan graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009 and moved immediately to Chicago to pursue the richest music scene in the country here in the Windy City. He has been actively playing, writing and recording around Chicago and across the nation ever since. While studying at Berklee he had the privilege of studying under the likes of Mike Mangini, Kim Plainfield, Skip Hadden, Dave DiCenso and many others. Dan has years of experience teaching Rookies, Rock 101, Performance Program and House Band, and while he specializes in drums and singing he can play every instrument taught at School of Rock. He has always relished the opportunity to pass the joy of music on to others and to share in the magic of others' music. He has never shied away from any playing situation and has a very diverse and unique musical background because of it. He currently plays drums, writes and sings in Old Grand Dad, drums for The Prairie Fires, and works freelance as a studio and live musician.

Danielle Fitzsimmons General Manager

Danielle FitzSimmons is the General Manager and Little Wing instructor at School of Rock Hinsdale. Danielle grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois where she fondly recalls waking up every morning to the sound of her dad playing songs by James Brown. Like a lot of people who are passionate about music, Danielle has woven her way in and out of the industry. Starting at the College of DuPage, she became involved in organizing monthly concerts for local bands. From there, Danielle relocated herself to Nashville which was the place to be "before it was the place to be." Once in Nashville, she continued to pursue music-related jobs (including one at Clear Channel Radio) as well as a Bachelor's degree. Danielle's BA in Organizational Leadership as well as her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling have both found purpose at School of Rock Hinsdale. As a Little Wing instructor, she's able to apply her knowledge of "play therapy." Recognizing differences and how to motivate each student is one of her greatest strengths and personal rewards. Danielle's story is a reminder to anyone who loves music that there is a place for everyone, especially at School of Rock.

Lenny Vertucci Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Lenny brings over 20 years of stage and teaching experience. He started playing guitar at the age of 15 and spent most of his late teen years locked away in his room practicing with friends like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, David Gilmore, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Michael Schenker to name a few. By the age of 19 Lenny was playing in original bands in and around the Chicago area, working his way up to playing in touring bands and opening for acts such as Ozzy Osbourne and Testament. By his late 20s Lenny was a songwriter for Nash Publishing and house session player at Tanglewood Studios in Brookfield, IL, which afforded him the opportunity to work with many artists that have helped shape his style and sound today. Currently Lenny is writing music in his home studio and performing all over the Chicago area and midwest in the cover band LAVA Rock.

John Nugent Guitar Teacher

John Nugent is a native Chicagoan who has been performing and teaching guitar for the better part of a decade. Considering himself to be an eternal student of music, John has always pushed himself to learn and incorporate new styles and techniques into his playing. Performing everything from Miles to Metallica, John has been a fixture of the Chicago music scene, and has had the privilege of playing at a number of the city's venues including Lincoln Hall, Double Door, Schubas, The Mutiny, The Jazz Showcase, Quencher's, Andy's Jazz Club, Tonic Room and the Chicago Jazz Festival. After receiving his Bachelors Degree from the Music Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, John moved to New York City where he was a sought after studio musician, performer and musical outreach educator. John thoroughly enjoys teaching and tailors his lessons to be fun and relatable, believing that a student’s success is contingent on their enjoyment.

Windy Lawlor Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Windy Lawlor is a singer/songwriter from Chicago who’s been performing professionally for the last 15 years. Windy earned her Bachelor of Music in Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music from Columbia College and spent a year at the PopAkademie in Mannheim, Germany studying, collaborating and writing original music. Windy found a passion for encouraging young musicians and helping others find their confidence when she joined the School of Rock crew back in 2013. Windy strongly believes in the impact that music can have in helping students better understand themselves, gain empathy, learn how to communicate with others and strengthen problem-solving skills. She is a guitar teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Jake Foland Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Jake Foland was born into a musical family. His parents were in a band together while his mother was pregnant with him. Jake showed musical talent at a young age, playing guitar and drums from childhood. In middle school Jake played the French horn and developed an interest in classical and concert band music. He currently studies piano, voice and music composition at College of DuPage and plays in a variety of rock and pop groups throughout the Chicagoland area. He is a guitar teacher, drum teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Michael Jardine Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Born in the suburbs of Chicago, Michael Jardine began drumming in 2005 after hearing Green Day’s “American Idiot” album for the first time. From that point forward, he knew music was his passion. Michael joined concert band at school and began private drum lessons. He quickly learned a variety of drumming techniques to create his playing style.

Michael is involved in the Chicago music scene playing guitar, bass and drums across multiple projects. He’s performed at venues such as The Bottom Lounge, WIRE, Subterranean, Reggie’s and many more. After developing an interest in the studio side of music, Michael started his own original band, Fiction, for which he now records all instruments and vocals.

Michael likes to find inspiration for writing and performing across all genres of music. He is heavily influenced by bands such as The 1975, Panic! at the Disco, Avenged Sevenfold, The Story So Far and EDM artist Deadmau5. Michael strives to create his music beyond the boundaries of genre. He hopes to inspire others to think outside the box and to be creative in a similar manner. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Robert Behnke Drum Teacher

Robert Behnke has been playing drums for over 30 years. He has toured the country and recorded multiple albums. Robert has been fortunate enough to be nominated for four Grammys. Currently he plays for a multi-tribute band called LAVA Rock that plays consistently throughout the regional Midwest and is working on bringing LAVA Rock to the national level. Robert is excited to teach everything he has learned to young, enthusiastic drummers to help them become working musicians at whatever level they desire. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Aaron Krings Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Aaron Krings is a Chicagoland-based electric/upright bassist and guitarist. Aaron grew up listening to a myriad of different styles of music, influenced by his dad's classic rock CDs, his brother's pop-punk CDs and his friends' metal core and acoustic pop tastes, as well as the music of his schools' bands. In 2016 Aaron graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Music Therapy. At the same university, he went straight into his master's degree, but this time for Jazz Studies. While studying in college, Aaron was a member of the symphony orchestra, the jazz studio orchestra and jazz combos. Additionally, he also did freelancing gigs for rock and funk music, swing and Latin jazz, and was a member of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. After completing his master's degree in December 2018, Aaron won an audition with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. From there, he spent all of 2019 touring the USA, Canada and Japan for a combined 46 weeks, and over 200 performances with the group. Aaron is now in the Chicago area full time as a regular teacher and performer. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Colin Brennan Guitar Teacher

Colin Brennan began his quest for the perfect guitar tone over 15 years ago in the north suburbs of Chicago. After years of practice, performing countless gigs, picking up a banjo and putting the banjo down, his search continues. In between then and now, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Columbia College Chicago. There he studied with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble’s inimitable Frank Dawson. Colin has performed with groups whose styles span from punk to R&B to country and has had the fortune to share the stage with a wealth of world class musicians. He currently owns and operates a Chicago-based record store and is the guitarist/vocalist in the rockabilly band Old Grand Dad. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Hinsdale.

Alyson Biegel Studio Coordinator

Ally is a Hinsdale native who has been playing the bass for six years and counting. She was a part of our very own Hinsdale School of Rock family as a student for over five years and performed in more than a dozen of our shows. She knows and loves School of Rock inside and out, and is excited to be able to give back to current music students through the amazing community and support that she experienced during her time as a student.

Ally is currently a student at Belmont University studying to get her Bachelor’s in Social Work, and is loving the music scene in Nashville!
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Cam Broderick

Cam Broderick Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Cam Broderick is a singer/dancer/actor born and raised in Chicagoland. Growing up in a musical family, Cam has been singing backup and playing saxophone at his dad's performances since he was 9 years old, while also participating in band, choir, theatre, and dance at school. At 15, Cam began arranging music and creating choreography for Niles West High School's A Capella groups, while producing demos and samples from home. Recently, Cam has performed in the musicals "Annie Get Your Gun," and "9 to 5" at the Wilmette Center for the Performing Arts. He has also been studying commercial dance under Yanis Marshall, and Middle Eastern Folk Dance with Surayah Al Muddaris and Vanessa Oliveira. In his spare time, Cam cares for rescue animals- including his three pitbulls- and performs at private parties and events.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Chuck has been playing guitar since he was ten years old and his connection to music and the guitar has grown steadily ever since. Playing in bands throughout high school and college with a steady schedule of gigging the Illinois-Indiana area, music has become a mainstay in his life. After graduating with a degree in Sociology from Indiana University, Chuck moved back to the Chicago area to pursue a career in music and has since re-enrolled in college to pursue an Associates degree in Music. He hopes to continue his musical education, both formally and informally, down the road. Currently in Lost Pyramids, a local jamband that gigs around and works in the studio, Chuck spends his time both writing and recording music, as well as practicing guitar. Heavily influenced by bands such as the Grateful Dead, he is always looking to further his musical repertoire and share his love of music.
Drum Teacher Adrian Murphy

Adrian Murphy Drum Teacher

Born in Honolulu but raised in the Chicagoland area, Adrian Murphy has been playing drums for over 15 years. He’s first started playing in bands at 12 years old and has performed at many venues in Chicago and the surrounding areas. After Adrian finished high school, he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he got into the recording aspect of music and finished with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. He has produced, recorded, and mixed several artists along various genres, from rock to rap. His musical inspirations come from all over, from bands like Soundgarden and Megadeth, to artists like Lady Gaga and Frank Ocean. Adrian spends most of his time writing music, producing beats, and recording various instruments. He teaches drums at School of Rock Hinsdale.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Jeannie Fehr

Jeannie Fehr Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Jeannie began piano lessons in 2004 after buying Green Day’s “American Idiot” album. That first CD purchase began her journey as a professional musician. Her inspiration varies from Led Zeppelin, Queen, Janis Joplin and Evanescence to Bob Marley, Widespread Panic, The Head & The Heart, and Fruition just to name a few.

At 14 she started playing in her first rock band and teaching piano lessons while adding voice, guitar, clarinet, and alto saxophone along the way. Jeannie involved herself in the music industry outside of music lessons. She tutored music theory at a community college, earned a piano scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, sold and fixed instruments, took on disc jockey gigs, recorded two albums, volunteered as a board member for Queen City Rock Camp, and played shows for organizations like Boys & Girls Club and Girl Scouts of America.

Jeannie graduated with her Bachelors in Geology and Music Minor at Missouri State University in 2017. When she was not studying rocks, she worked at School of Rock Springfield as a Studio Coordinator, Lesson Instructor, String Technician, and Junior Performance Program Director. Jeannie recently moved to Chicago, IL and is excited to be in the School of Rock Community.

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The atmosphere is friendly and inviting.

The kids feel like they are part of a family. I love the feedback after private lessons. I also think the progression of how the kids learn is awesome.


They perform at their highest potential.

The atmosphere is so positive the moment you walk in the door. Kids are provided amazing opportunities for learning and performing. They teach a level of music appreciation that can't be beat!


Great opportunities to learn and grow.

The ability to advance from Rock 101 to Performance groups really allows the students to also develop their personalities and grow as musicians.


Learning multiple instruments in one setting.

I love the music they are listening to and how excited they are after class to talk about (and sing about) what they've learned. It's incredible that they can learn multiple instruments too!