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School of Rock Lake Oswego
11830 SW Kerr Parkway Suite 212
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
(503) 477-8589

Location Specifics

Located directly across the street from the main entrance to PCC Sylvania on Kerr Pkwy. In the same plaza as the Walter Mitty’s restaurant.

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Hours
  • Monday: 1 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Remote
All Ages

At School of Rock Lake Oswego, our students can take virtual, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. Our Remote 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-11

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Lake Oswego'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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 11-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 10-18

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

Songwriting
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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Lake Oswego 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 for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Lake Oswego'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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego.

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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 13-18

The School of Rock Lake Oswego House Band music program gives students ages 13 to 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 Lake Oswego's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at OR 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 Lake Oswego and the rest of OR. 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.

Music Lessons in Lake Oswego

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego'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 Lake Oswego, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego. Unlike other Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego. 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego, 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 Lake Oswego’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.

Adam Corkery Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Adam Corkery was raised on rock 'n' roll from a very early age. With over 15 years of music teaching experience, Adam has no problem teaching a variety of different genres, and has been a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher since the day School of Rock Lake Oswego opened its doors. He is also a vocal instructor. Adam's musical versatility is heavily influenced by bands such as Ween, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Tame Impala, Vulfpeck, Wild Ones and many more. During his time away from teaching music, Adam plays in the Portland-based bands Mermaid in China and Nosila.

Alison Segura Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Alison Segura is the main vocal instructor at School of Rock Lake Oswego. She is also a guitar teacher and piano teacher. Musically known as Nosila, Alison started making music with a classical singing degree in one hand and a guitar in the other. For many years she followed the folk singer/songwriter trajectory but didn’t truly find her voice until moving to the Portland area in 2017. Starting over in a new city meant she didn’t have access to her usual music collaborators. Rather than jump to fill the vacancies, she decided to try producing herself. As Alison began to learn how to produce, it quickly became clear that she was no longer making folk music. In 2018 she rebranded and began releasing music as Nosila, creating what she calls “sad girl electropop.” Nosila draws inspiration from artists like Maggie Rogers, Dirty Projectors, Billie Eilish, James Blake, Lorde and Sylvan Esso.

Casey Frantum Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Casey Frantum is a newer addition to School of Rock Lake Oswego, but he is no stranger to performing, learning and teaching music. With a degree in Music Composition, Casey combines learning proper technique with how songs are put together. He has decades of experience playing in bands and performing his own music. While versed in many genres of music, he loves to listen and play pop, punk and alternative music from the ‘80s the most. Casey is a drum teacher, guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Lake Oswego.

Maya Brown Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Maya Brown is a multi-instrumentalist and the primary piano teacher at School of Rock Lake Oswego, as well as an active member of the Portland area music scene as both a musician and a sound engineer. Maya loves teaching and playing all types of music, and specializes in music for screens like video games and movies. Maya is currently a junior at Portland State University studying Music Composition and Music Production. She is a piano teacher, bass guitar teacher, guitar teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Lake Oswego, and also teaches ukulele.

Chas Hansen Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Chas Hansen is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Lake Oswego. Chas has been playing music for over a decade and studied music theory and composition in college. Chas started gigging in his early teens around his hometown in the Paradise area of Northern California and has since traveled the US with groups and artists, playing different genres including rock, blues, R&B and country. Chas is also an instructor in our Rock 101 groups, where he enjoys teaching students how to collaborate with other musicians in a rock rehearsal setting.

Jared Bozza Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Jared Bozza started playing the guitar at age 10, and played throughout middle and high school with friends and school bands. He first began teaching guitar privately to friends and family in high school. He recently finished his undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark College, studying jazz guitar, performance and music education. As a music educator, he has worked for various music performance and education camps, including the New Hampshire Independent School of Music. At School of Rock Lake Oswego, Jared is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher. Jared’s musical experience ranges across many genres, with performance experience in jazz, rock, fusion, folk, blues and punk music.

Peter LeClair Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Peter LeClair has worked as a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at several School of Rock locations over the last decade, and we’ve been lucky to have him at School of Rock Lake Oswego for over half that time. Peter graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor's in Music Performance (Classical Guitar), and has put that knowledge forward in his teaching and field experience as a singer/songwriter. Peter loves the music of The Beatles, Sia and The Suburbans.

Max McCargar Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Max McCargar is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and ukulele teacher at School of Rock Lake Oswego with a background as both a School of Rock student and gigging musician based in Oregon. He has had years of experience playing and studying the history and cultures surrounding multiple genres, including rock, jazz, funk and electronic music. Max enjoys teaching all kinds of music, and has a special fondness for composing experimental jazz and studying music theory.

Stephen Jolivet Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Stephen Jolivet is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Lake Oswego. A graduate of School of Rock Portland, he turned his passion for music into a career through teaching. He has years of experience playing and taking music lessons from many great musicians in the Portland area, including our wonderful Music Director Adam Corkery. Stephen loves listening to all genres of music, connecting with people, and helping his students grow as musicians and individuals.

Wyatt Unger Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Wyatt Unger is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Lake Oswego and is an active member of the Portland music scene. He is a full-time musician and student, and is currently pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at Portland State University. He started at School of Rock Portland as a Rock 101 student at the age of 12 and continued to build his life around music from there. Today he resides in Portland and performs weekly, either as a resident member in one of his many bands or as a freelance bassist. Bass is Wyatt’s main instrument as a performing musician but years of multi-instrumental based study have allowed him to comfortably teach bass, guitar and vocals as well. He has been surrounded by music his whole life and enjoys playing and teaching a wide variety of genres, including rock, funk, blues and especially jazz. Wyatt believes that studying music should always be a fun learning experience and encourages exploration of all genres. He teaches all levels and cares a great deal about always creating a positive learning environment for his students.

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My kids have Confidence in Themselves.

School of Rock has made our kids confident and has been a great way to grow their circle of friends in a positive environment. Plus, they're becoming such talented musicians from the rehearsals and one-on-one instruction.

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My kid discovered a passion.

Ever since my son got a taste of the musical experience to be had at School of Rock there has been no hesitation or turning back. He has discovered his passion in life- music.

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I love playing music here.

This place has made me accomplish the majority of my dreams musically and has made me twice the musician I ever was since I started. The students are awesome and fun along with the directors.

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A Warm and Inclusive Atmosphere.

It's a wonderfully warm, inviting and inclusive environment for all kids. Love the people and the program!

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