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School of Rock Huntington
145 East Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 683-5030

Location Specifics

Across the street from Sweetie's Candy Shop and next door to Coach Realtors.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 AM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 6-10

Rock 101 is a program designed for kids ages 6-10, regardless of musical ability. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they play classic beginner rock songs. They’ll learn the fundamentals of their instrument with a band. Students also have a weekly private lesson with an instructor who will teach them foundational music skills and concepts.

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

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Huntington are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Huntington who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 6 to 10-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 11-18

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

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 11-18

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Huntington, 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 Huntington is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Huntington 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 Huntington offers advanced guitar lessons that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Huntington 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 Huntington'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 Huntington venue.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Huntington 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 Huntington we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Huntington, 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 Huntington, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Huntington 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 Huntington. Unlike other Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington, 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 Huntington, 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 Huntington.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington, 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 Guitar Lessons

Students looking to learn and master the bass guitar can enroll in one of School of Rock Huntington’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 ciriculum 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 Huntington. 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 Huntington, 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 Huntington area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Intermediate to Advanced Piano Lessons

At School of Rock Huntington, 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 Huntington 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 Piano Lessons

The School of Rock Huntington's Piano Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Students in the Huntington 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 Huntington’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.

Dylan Gross General Manager, Music Director

Dylan's training is Classical and Jazz but his heart is all Rock n Roll. Coming to School of Rock as a multi-instrumentalist he took the school by storm and quickly became the Assistant General Manager. With a Music Education degree from Five Towns College and now a Master's Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University, Dylan has had the incredible opportunities to perform in chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra and theatre orchestra on multiple instruments including the upright and electric bass. Of course when not a part of the orchestra he toured with local rock bands playing drums, keys and the bass! A lesson with Dylan means a lesson in theory, ear training, performance and exposure to multiple genres of music. His students are often hit with a lightening round of "Quick, name as many Bass players as you can!"

Danny Lamagna Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Years ago when Dan decided to start sharing his musical knowledge with children he quickly realized how rewarding it would be. Now, looking back, he sees the accomplished musicians he has helped develop. Companies such as Sabian, Vater and Drum workshop have Dan on their education/artist rosters and retain his services to hold clinics and masterclasses for all three companies. Dan studied music at Nassau Community College, Drummers Collective and continues his education with the well known-instructors Joe Morello, Jojo Mayer and Frank Bellucci. Dan has played with several national acts touring globally. Dan's focus is drum set, snare drum and mallets along with preparation of his students for NYSSMA.

Dawn Lee Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Dawn Lee is a multi-instrumental and vocal instructor who graduated from Five Towns College with a degree in music education. While in college she had the opportunity to perform in many different ensembles, toured in places such as Boston, various high schools on Long Island and performed in large-scale venues, such as Carnegie Hall. Dawn has been a featured vocalist in jazz, classical and pop ensembles. She is currently an elementary music teacher and spends time arranging and notating choral and solo vocal music. To this day, she still performs with the Five Towns College Pops as a featured vocalist and principal clarinetist. Dawn has a secret obsession for singing Disney princess songs!

Sampson Everdean Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Sampson Everdean is a multi-instrumental and guitar teacher who graduated Five Towns College with a bachelors degree in music education. Throughout his college experience, he had the opportunity to perform in various ensembles that led to performances at major venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Sampson was also given the opportunity to conduct a piece in concert band and choir for concerts. While he is classically trained in guitar, he loves the Rock 'N' Roll genre since he grew up listening to and playing all the great hits. Sampson is also a superhero movie nerd!

Jimmy Gerovac Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Jimmy Gerovac is a singer/songwriter/guitarist out of Amityville, NY. Self-teaching himself guitar at age 15 and joining his first band a year later in Indiana started Jimmy on the path of music discovery. After five years of touring and recording as a guitarist he began to find his voice as a singer, moving to New York and fronting popular bands in both NYC and Long Island. He has studied under and received lessons from renowned vocal instructor Bret Manning who works with Hayley Williams of Paramore and Robert J. Lunte who has worked with Chris Cornell and Steven Tyler, just to name a few. Currently, Jimmy is the singer and guitarist for the rock band Craving Strange who have released two albums, toured the country, and licensed music to movies and television.

David Nieves Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

David is a 20-year musician specializing in drums, percussion, woodwinds and piano. He got his start at the age of 10 when a chance meeting with a music teacher prompted him to start clarinet. He attended Laguardia High School of Music and Art and Mannes School of Music, performing with the Laguardia orchestra, the Mannes concert orchestra and the ISO orchestra. After graduating high school, David attended Queens College where he performed with the senior orchestra for three years. He's taken lessons with some of the most famous clarinetists in New York City including Bonnie Sholl, David Glazer, David Weber and Stanley Drucker. After years of clarinet lessons, David felt he needed a change. Percussion was always a love of his so after transferring to Lehman College in the Bronx, he decided to take drum lessons. After four years of percussion lessons with Howard Hirsch, he began performing in various marching band groups and symphonic bands around New York City, trading the woodwind section for the percussion section. Currently, David gives private music instruction in all of his instruments, performs with various rock bands and cover band groups around the city, and writes original compositions in his spare time.

Tom Diognardi Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Thomas Diognardi is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Bethpage, NY. He's spent the better part of his life performing with various bands, and graduated from the Music Conservatory at SUNY Purchase with his Bachelors Degree in Studio Production. Being both a self-taught musician and well-versed in music theory allows Thomas to approach lessons and teaching with a laid-back, yet critical and corrective mindset. He currently records/produces local bands out of his home studio while touring and pursuing a career with his band In Loving Memory.

Kyle Young Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Kyle is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer whose main focus is guitar. He graduated from Five Towns College in 2016 with his Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Audio Recording. From there, he went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance, and graduated in 2017. He performs in several classical and jazz ensembles for Five Towns College. Playing in rock/metal bands most of his life, Kyle enjoys sharing his knowledge of music theory with a rock n’ roll approach. Kyle wants to inspire his students to strive for excellence while having a blast playing along to some great tunes. He writes original music and loves covering his favorite bands. Kyle plays guitar and does backing vocals for his band, More of Myself to Kill, a progressive metal band from Long Island, New York.

Felipe Rondon Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Felipe is a multi-instrumentalist from Lima, Perú. He started playing the piano when he was four years old. He is a published composer and arranger in his homeland and has more than 16 years of experience performing as a pianist, woodwind player, doing Musical Theatre and dancing in Perú and Europe. He is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music Composition at Five Towns College. Felipe was also given the opportunity to conduct his pieces in concerts in school and out. Currently, Felipe gives private lessons in all of his instruments and also performs with Latin, pop and jazz bands around the Long Island and New York City areas.

Michael Janover Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Michael Janover is a rock musician from Long Island with more than 10 years of performance experience. Privately he has taught guitar, piano, music theory and singing lessons on and off for over 10 years. Michael attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam for Music Education with a performance medium of voice for four years before pursuing Psychology and graduating in 2016. More recently, you could have seen him fronting Go the Distance, a pop/punk outfit based in Potsdam, NY. He dropped his first album, "All or Nothing," as part of Go the Distance in late 2014. Now you can find him acting in/musically directing community theatre and performing in pit orchestras all across Long Island/NYC, and even composing and orchestrating original musicals. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Huntington.

Christopher Caressimo Drum Teacher

Christopher Caressimo is a drummer from Long Island, NY, and is the drummer for Queens-based metal core band Anahata. He has been sitting behind the drums since he was 10 years old, gaining heavy influence from drummers like Martin Lopez, Mario Duplantier and Chris Turner, who really molded and shaped his style. Chris has been regularly playing shows since 2016, primarily in Queens and the city, and in the summer of 2017 he played at The Gramercy Theater for the first time. After that he knew that music was the path he wanted to pursue. As an instructor, Chris implements music theory in a more creative way to keep younger and newer students captivated, and challenges older and more experienced students. He adds more unique techniques that will help his students become more diverse musicians. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Huntington.

Deanna Rossi Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Deanna Rossi is a singer, keyboardist, songwriter and lyricist from Centereach, NY with a classical and musical theater background. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition at Five Towns College. In school, she sings in many vocal groups, including the vocal jazz and chamber ensembles, and arranges for many of the groups. Apart from arrangements, Deanna has written many original pop songs, some performed as a solo artist, and some with her pop band called Human Holiday. When she’s not singing or writing, Deanna enjoys fitness training and cooking. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Huntington.

Andrew Warren Drum Teacher

Andrew Warren has been playing drums for 17 years. He obtained a degree in Commercial Music from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He has had the opportunity to play in many different rock ensembles, jazz ensembles and orchestral ensembles over the years. In his free time, Andrew likes to record drum content for the internet. He has a Youtube channel where he uploads weekly drum covers, lessons and gig videos. One of his dreams is to play on Broadway in New York City. Andrew loves teaching drums and spreading music. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Huntington.

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A wonderful school teaching amazing skills.

School of Rock is an amazing place for kids to become musicians in a creative, safe and fun environment. The teachers are not only very talented musicians, but they are also great with kids. Both of my children have gained so much confidence being part of their program.

They got real studio experience.

School of Rock has inspired my 12-year-old daughter to practice and explore music more deeply while having the time of her life! The opportunities for growth through providing a real studio experience and the upcoming live performances are phenomenal. These kids are blessed!

Our son loves it and so do we!

My 12-year-old son has finally found a place where he can explore his passion for music with other young musicians. School of Rock is helping him blossom creatively in a great facility that makes him feel comfortable and safe.

Great vibe, greater people!

My daughter loves School of Rock! Such a great place for encouraging and cultivating musical talent. We are thrilled to see her blossom. I highly recommend this place.