School of Rock Lake Oswego
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About School of Rock Lake Oswego

Welcome to School of Rock Lake Oswego—a haven for aspiring musicians who love rock n’ roll. We believe live performance is the most fun and effective way to teach an instrument, which is why we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our classes are tailored to all age groups and levels of proficiency, and instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping students succeed in music and beyond.

We also believe that music is more than a solo act. That’s why School of Rock Lake Oswego teaches kids to play alone and as part of a team. This approach promotes accountability, speeds up the learning process, and fosters an inclusive community of rockers in Lake Oswego. Students are not only learning an instrument—they’re making friends, building confidence, and becoming better people.

Want to know more? Visit School of Rock Lake Oswego to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday - Thursday2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Programs

  • At School of Rock Lake Oswego, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Lake Oswego students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Lake Oswego’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Lake Oswego’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Lake Oswego, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Lake Oswego’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Lake Oswego’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Lake Oswego musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Lake Oswego can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Lake Oswego, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Lake Oswego, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Lake Oswego works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Lake Oswego’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Lake Oswego’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Lake Oswego.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

At School of Rock Lake Oswego, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Lake Oswego students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Lake Oswego’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

Upcoming Events

    • May 5
      12:00 PM

      Preview Show

      Our Bi-annual Preview Show.

      Doors 11:30, Show 12 noon

      Analog Cafe
      720 SE Hawthorne Blvd
      Portland, OR 97214
    • May 5
      1:30 PM

      SoRLO Presents: Adult Program (70's Vibe)

      Concert
      Come out and check out our Adult Program rock through a set of 70's Classics!

      ALL AGES!
      FREE!

      Doors 1:15pm. Show 1:30pm.

      Analog Theater
      720 SE Hawthorne Blvd
      Portland, OR 97214
    • June 3
      11:00 AM

      SoRLO Performs: Nirvana

      Concert
      $12 Adv $15 Door
      Doors 11am
      Show 11:30am
      All Ages!

      The Star Theater
      13 NW 6th Ave
      Portland, OR 97209
    • June 3
      1:00 PM

      SoRLO Performs: Paramore

      concert
      $12 Adv $15 Door
      Doors 1pm
      Show 1:30pm
      All Ages!

      The Star Theater
      13 NW 6th Ave
      Portland, OR 97209
    • June 3
      2:30 PM

      SoRLO Performs: David Bowie

      concert
      $12 Adv $15 Door
      Doors 2:30 pm
      Show 3 pm
      All Ages!

      The Star Theater
      13 NW 6th Ave
      Portland, OR 97209
    • June 25 - 29, 2018

      Beatles Camp

      Summer Camp
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, mu...
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard, you’ll have a blast!!
    • July 16 - 20, 2018

      White Stripes vs. Black Keys Camp

      Summer Camp
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, mu...
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard, you’ll have a blast!!
    • July 23 - 25, 2018

      Ukulele Camp

      Summer camp
      Join us for a crash course in learning to play the Ukulele! This camp will run Mon - Wed from Noon - 3pm and will include an in house performance on the last day of camp.
    • July 30 - August 3, 2018

      Green Day vs. Nirvana Camp

      Summer camp
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, mu...
      Our summer camps run Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Throughout the week, kids go from zero to a full set of songs and perform at a local all ages venue on Friday evening. Group rehearsal, music trivia, song casting, one-on-one attention from our all-star instructors, gear education, and band-related activities are all aimed at helping kids learn a set of songs and be totally ready to rock them by the end of the week. Whether you play drums, sing, shred guitar or bass or play keyboard, you’ll have a blast!!
    • August 13 - 17, 2018

      Rock 'n' Roll Boot Camp

      Summer Camp

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Staff

    • Photo of Our staff!
      Our staff!
      School of Rock Lake Oswego
      503-477-8589
      We are incredibly grateful to have such a talented, diverse group of professional musicians. Here are some of the bands our staff performs in: Mermaid in China mermaidinchina.bandcamp.com Re...
      We are incredibly grateful to have such a talented, diverse group of professional musicians. Here are some of the bands our staff performs in:

      Mermaid in China
      mermaidinchina.bandcamp.com

      Rebecca Pickrel
      https://becpickrel.squarespace.com

      Alison Brook Segura
      nosilamusic.com

      Haley Johnsen
      http://www.haleyjohnsenmusic.com

      Peter LeClair
      http://www.peterleclairmusic.com/

      Rules of Motion
      rulesofmotion.bandcamp.com
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      Adam Corkery
      Music Director
      After working at the Portland School of Rock for over 5 years as a guitar bass instructor, Adam moved over to SoR Lake Oswego to help start a new school from the ground up. Aside from teaching gui...
      After working at the Portland School of Rock for over 5 years as a guitar bass instructor, Adam moved over to SoR Lake Oswego to help start a new school from the ground up. Aside from teaching guitar, bass vocals, Adam sings and plays guitar in the indie-pop group Mermaid in China.
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      Jon Graf
      General Manager
      Jon Graf's love of music goes way back. He started going to hardcore shows in the early 80's and ended up playing in bands for over 25 years in the music scenes of Philadelphia, PA., Providence, RI...
      Jon Graf's love of music goes way back. He started going to hardcore shows in the early 80's and ended up playing in bands for over 25 years in the music scenes of Philadelphia, PA., Providence, RI., Richmond and Norfolk, VA . In the early 90's he started working in the Theater and Film/Movie business, which ended up being his main focus for the past 10 years. Graf moved to the amazing city of Portland, OR with his awesome wife Kathy in 2010. He's taken on the General Manager job at School of Rock Lake Oswego and is livin' the dream!
    • Photo of Kathy Graf
      Kathy Graf
      Studio Coordinator
      Kathy Graf is grateful to be a part of School of Rock and is excited about the opportunity to support the school in Lake Oswego. She has degrees in History and Dance from Virginia Commonwealth Univ...
      Kathy Graf is grateful to be a part of School of Rock and is excited about the opportunity to support the school in Lake Oswego. She has degrees in History and Dance from Virginia Commonwealth University and was a modern dancer for 10 years, teaching briefly as an adjunct at Rowan University in NJ. Aside from going to DC punk rock shows in the late 80's, her only connection to rock music was as a member of Paule Turner's company "court", performing as the character Love in the original rock opera "Medea, Love is the Devil". She has been an administrative assistant since college, and spent 10 years supporting the Global Risk Management Dept. with ARAMARK. She hopes to learn how to play drums and, in 10 years, master "I Against I" by the Bad Brains.
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      Stephen Jolivet
      Guitar and Drum Instructor
      Stephen Jolivet began playing guitar at age 7. His love of music brought him to the doorstep of the Portland School of Rock as a teenager, where he became a part of the school show band, getting to...
      Stephen Jolivet began playing guitar at age 7. His love of music brought him to the doorstep of the Portland School of Rock as a teenager, where he became a part of the school show band, getting to travel and perform around Oregon and Washington for several years. During his time at SoR, Stephen expanded his music ability by honing his skills on the guitar, bass, and drums. After returning from school, Stephen came to the LO SoR and began to share his passion for music through teaching. From guitar to bass to drums, Stephen has joined the SoR team and is loving his time teaching and rocking out with talented musicians.
    • Photo of Max McCargar
      Max McCargar
      Guitar, Bass, Banjo Instructor
      Max McCargar picked up a guitar at age 11 and found his groove. He has studied jazz, classical and rock, blending all to make his own kind of music. He plays in a Portland band, Rules of Motion, as...
      Max McCargar picked up a guitar at age 11 and found his groove. He has studied jazz, classical and rock, blending all to make his own kind of music. He plays in a Portland band, Rules of Motion, as well as recording and playing solo. Max came to School of Rock via the student route, having been a student for 3 years, eventually earning the prestigous title of "Tasty Chops". He loves teaching at The School of Rock Lake Oswego and being a part of the student's exciting achievements.
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      Evan Smoker
      Drum/Guitar/Keys Instructor
      Evan Smoker is a recent transplant from Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts, and has performed and recorded with many different groups. His most recent releases include Qui...
      Evan Smoker is a recent transplant from Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts, and has performed and recorded with many different groups. His most recent releases include Quiet Company's Transgressor and Mason Porter's Heart of the Mountains. He has been a School of Rock instructor for several years and is happy to join the staff at Lake Oswego! Also, he loves cats.
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      Rebecca Pickrel
      Vocal Instructor
      A born and bred Portlander, Becca was brought up in a musical household singing a wide variety of genres and giving her an appetite for anything musical. At age 8, Becca taught herself to play and ...
      A born and bred Portlander, Becca was brought up in a musical household singing a wide variety of genres and giving her an appetite for anything musical. At age 8, Becca taught herself to play and sing three Beatles tunes on the guitar in order to earn her very own bass guitar. After learning the bass and acoustic guitar, she turned her attention to the piano and violin. Yet, Becca fell in love with singing and loves the challenge of throwing her voice at any genre of song. She can be seen performing locally with her band The Welldown.

      Becca studied music at the University of Oregon and has been teaching private music students of all ages since 2009. In 2012, she began working as a high school choir director and really enjoys teaching the next generation of musicians.
    • Photo of Alison Brook Segura
      Alison Brook Segura
      Vocal Instructor
      Alison lives with her two tiny dogs and husband John. Though she credits much of her vocal knowledge to classical training, she loves singing and teaching contemporary styles of music. Her most rec...
      Alison lives with her two tiny dogs and husband John. Though she credits much of her vocal knowledge to classical training, she loves singing and teaching contemporary styles of music. Her most recent musical output has flavors of indie r&b, electropop, and folk-y layered vocals.

      Random facts about Alison:

      I love trying new coffee shops every week.
      I lived for a year in Austria.
      I've visited almost 20 different countries.
      I'm more prone to stage fright in front of small groups of people.
    • Photo of Peter LeClair
      Peter LeClair
      Piano/Guitar/Vocal Instructor
      Peter LeClair has been teaching with School of Rock across the country over the last decade. With a BA in Classical Guitar and experience in countless musical ensembles, he brings his passion for...
      Peter LeClair has been teaching with School of Rock across the country over the last decade. With a BA in Classical Guitar and experience in countless musical ensembles, he brings his passion for musical of all styles to his teaching, and is interested in fostering the education of well-rounded "Musicians," no matter what instrument each student chooses. Working as a singer/songwriter, several of his original songs were featured on the soundtrack to the film "Welcome to Happiness" in 2016. When not teaching music, Peter can likely be found eating tacos, watching Ancient Aliens on the History Channel and doing jigsaw puzzles.

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News

  • SoR Lake Oswego Kids Celebrate Bob Marley's Birthday with a Reggae Album Released on Tuff Gong!

    Tuff Gong Worldwide is proud to present 1 World Chorus: Celebrating Bob Marley. Children from Lake Oswego School of Rock, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Bogata, Kingston and Nine Miles, Jamaica si...
    Tuff Gong Worldwide is proud to present 1 World Chorus: Celebrating Bob Marley. Children from Lake Oswego School of Rock, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Bogata, Kingston and Nine Miles, Jamaica sing and play all of the instruments parts on this ground breaking collaboration. The rich musical legacy of Bob Marley transcends age and time. The Reggae music legend would have been 70 this year. We pay tribute to Bob with this collection of songs, performed by some of his youngest fans. This ten-track collection was performed entirely by Aaron Nigel Smith's 1World Chorus '“ a collaboration of children 7 to 15 years of age, from Kenya, Colombia, the United States and Jamaica. Judah Marley, granddaughter of the late reggae icon, also makes a guest vocal appearance on 'Bend Down Low'. These budding musicians performed everything from the first drumbeat to the last vocal take, tracking the album over 18 months in studios around the world. During the production process, the children strengthened their own musicianship and learned basic recording techniques. Bob Marley had an affinity for sharing music with children '“ teaching his own, guiding them to form Ziggy Marley Melody Maker's, and penning their first song 'Children Playing In The Streets'. Marley's love for sharing music with children also shines through in the timeless 'Is This Love' video. 'Celebrate Bob Marley' reinforces how deep Marley's musical imprint and message of 'One Love' continues to reach, resonating with kids of all ages. In addition to providing free music workshops to schools participating in this special project, a portion of sales will benefit these music programs. Further, 1World Chorus has partnered with some of the nation's leading companies to provide on-going support to the project. Remo Drums, Martin Guitars and Guitar Center have all donated musical instructions to the schools, with Keen Footwear donating socks and shoes to the students.

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock Lake Oswego has been one of the best things for our kids. It has given both our children confidence in themselves 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 performance program and the great oneonone instruction. SORLO has really created a supportive community of people and we are grateful to be part of it.”
    - Dan W., parent, Lake Oswego, OR.
  • “"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." Ever since my son got a taste of the musical experience to be had at School of Rock Lake Oswego there has been no hesitation, no turning back. He has discovered his passion in life music. I have seen amazing growth in his self confidence, improvements in his grades and overall organizational skills. He now incorporates music into his everyday life, whether its practicing an instrument or listening to music. SORLO has provided him with a safe environment in which to grow and create.”
    - Melissa G., parent, Lake Oswego, OR
  • “I wish I had School of Rock when I was growing up.”
    - Nearly Every Parent Who Walks Through Our Doors
  • “It's not an overstatement to say that enrolling our two sons at the School of Rock has been one of the best choices my husband and I have ever made. The level of music education they've received is impressive, and the performance opportunities are unlike anything provided by any other music school, both of which make the School of Rock in Lake Oswego a unique and wonderful place. What's more, though, is the sense of community that the school provides the kids feel supported by the warm atmosphere created by the teachers and staff, and are motivated to come together as a band with the other kids to put on a great show each season. The result is that my kids love to practice their instruments, get excited about lessons and rehearsals, and feel like they have found a place where they truly belong. I can't recommend the School of Rock highly enough!”
    - Lori D., parent, Lake Oswego, OR