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School of Rock Kingwood
1580 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 358-7625

Location Specifics

We're located just past Green Oak Drive, in the same shopping center as Bike Werks and Embody Fitness.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock Kingwood, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 6-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 Kingwood, 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 Kingwood'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 Kingwood 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 Kingwood are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Kingwood who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 13-18

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

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

School of Rock Kingwood'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 Kingwood 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 Kingwood.

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 17 and Under

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

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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

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

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in Kingwood

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Kingwood, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Kingwood drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Kingwood, 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 Kingwood.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Kingwood 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 Kingwood, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Kingwood, 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 Kingwood, 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 Kingwood’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.

Sarah Verastegui General Manager

Sarah began her musical career at the age of seven after going so far as creating a construction paper violin just to have the opportunity to play the instrument. She continued her musical training in middle school, joining the school choir and going on to be accepted into the local children's chorus. She has had the opportunity to perform at the Grand Opening of the Hobby Center and with Josh Groban at the 38th Super Bowl held in Houston. As an adult, she performed vocals and keys with a Christian rock band for five years. Her musical influences range from Josh Groban, Lindsey Sterling to the Foo Fighters and Aerosmith.

Brian Rowe Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Brian has been playing music for over 14 years. He started his musical journey because he just loves music. He is the former guitarist for The Scooter Brown Band and is currently in The Lime Traders. He has toured locally with The Lime Traders and nationally with The Scooter Brown Band. He has opened up for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels. He has played at Blue Bird in Nashville, Bridgestone Arena, House of Blues, NRG Arena and Minute Maid Park. Brian enjoys any music with soul.

Sadie Williams Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Sadie began her musical journey at the age of 10 when she first heard the album "Led Zeppelin II." Soon after, she received her very first electric guitar from a local music store, Andrew's Music, where she now works also. She is completely self-taught and has been playing music for over 11 years. She has been in several local groups throughout the years and has even met some cool rockstars along the way, including Ozzy Osbourne and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.
She is currently in two bands that perform all over the Houston area, The Kaleidoscope Project and The Adequate. She specializes in guitar but is notable for being able to play many other instruments as well as teach them, including bass, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, keyboard and drums. Sadie's favorite bands and artists include Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Robin Trower, KISS, ZZ Top, Pat Travers, AC/DC, Mountain and so many more.

Kat O'Brien Studio Coordinator

Kat started her musical journey in grade school, where she first joined choir. From there, she actually became a student at School of Rock and graduated out of the program. She plays bass for a local band called The Kaleidoscope Project and tours around Houston. Kat's favorite bands are Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Clovers and Vulfpeck.

Nathan Bourgeois Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Nathan Bourgeois has been playing music for over 10 years. He graduated from the School of Rock program and quickly became an intern and then an instructor. He has always enjoyed sharing his love for music and playing instruments with others. Some of Nathan's favorite bands are King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Kingwood.

Garrett Keys Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher

Garrett Keys has been playing instruments for many years. He has come very far after giving up as a child after not being able to play "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Garrett gigs with a few bands in the Houston area. He is known for his interesting talent of being able to play difficult bass lines and sing at the same time. His favorite bands include, but are not limited to, Dada, Rush, Yes, Streetlight Manifesto, The Mountain Goats and plenty more. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Kingwood.

Paul Whitley Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drum Teacher

Paul Whitley started playing drums when he was 10 years old after watching a performance of John Bonham live at the Royal Albert Hall. He picked up guitar when he was 13. He has sung in numerous choirs since he was a sophomore in high school. He has an associate's degree in Music from Lonestar-Kingwood with a focus in Vocal Performance. Paul has recorded two full-length albums with a band called The Share Fire, and has played various instruments in different bands around Houston for many years. He now is working as an audio engineer for several projects and plays in two bands called Van Heroine and the Chicken Scratchers, and Chromatophore. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher, drum teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Kingwood.

TeriGina Herrera Vocal Instructor

TeriGina Herrera’s mother let her watch Barney and Disney movies since she was a year old and she hasn’t stopped singing since. A couple of years after moving to the Houston area TeriGina found herself inspired in a movie theatre while watching "Phantom of the Opera" for the first time. When she discovered that you could combine all her favorite activities into one style of performing, she was hooked. She watched that movie repeatedly until she realized that she was a soprano. She then had the privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall with Dr. Todd Miller’s Concert Choir in 2007. After doing a couple of HFAC community theatre shows, she transferred to Klein High School her junior year in order to receive a better music education and was able to get into music theory AP her senior year. That was when TeriGina began her professional training in vocal performance. She has been vocally trained by five local Houston instructors. She received an Associate Degree Field of Study in Music in 2017. Her styles may vary from musical theater, to rock and jazz, but she does not forget to use the classical techniques. Currently she is a part of her church’s choir and praise team, Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore., Austin Bash and They Glow in the Dark…, Chromatophore and Van Heroine and the Chicken Scratchers. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Kingwood.

Tyler Lucas Music Director

Tyler Lucas is a credited singer/songwriter with blues and rock influences originally from Chino Hills, California. Currently he resides in Houston, playing acoustic and rock shows all over Texas and the surrounding areas. Tyler has been performing for over 10 years and has recorded in award-winning studios in Nashville and Houston. He has written songs that have played on radio stations throughout Texas. As well as his acoustic career, Tyler is a part of a rock n' roll band, Vanilla Whale, where he has had success with radio play and has opened up for bands like Living Color, Lita Ford, Radio Moscow and The Sheep Dogs. Tyler’s influences range from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to John Mayer, Sturgill Simpson and Johnny Cash. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Kingwood.

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It has changed our lives.

Every time you walk in, you can tell everyone loves what they are doing. The staff members are mentors that the students look up to. They have taught my daughter so much about music, how to play instruments and given her the courage to get on stage in front of an audience and sing.

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School of Rock is a true family.

School of Rock has provided a safe haven for our daughter. You guys always are ALWAYS welcoming, encouraging and supportive of where she is and what she can accomplish. Thank you for being genuinely caring.

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