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School of Rock Lubbock
7802 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79423
(806) 795-0506
Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Lubbock our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Lubbock, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-8

At School of Rock Lubbock, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 8-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
  • 1 weekly private lesson

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 Lubbock, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 9-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Lubbock'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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Lubbock who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 9 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Lubbock 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 Lubbock'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 Lubbock music venue.

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

School of Rock Lubbock'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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock.

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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 18 and Under

The School of Rock Lubbock 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 Lubbock'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. The House Band plays 1-2 live shows each month. 

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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

 

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

 

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock’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 curriculum 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 Lubbock. 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock's Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Students in the Lubbock 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 Lubbock’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.

Alex Sanchez Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Alex Sanchez is a multi-instrumental studio musician, audio engineer and music producer at Mt. Vernon Studios. He moved to Lubbock in 2008, and has been playing as both a solo artist and as a highly versatile side musician. He has been teaching at School of Rock Lubbock as a drum teacher, guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher since 2014. Alex has been and continues to be a ghost musician on several artist’s projects within the Lubbock music scene, and even hosted a masterclass at the Midland Guitar Festival, titled “The Modern Musicians Guide to Track Building” in 2018. Alex has his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing, and is currently studying guitar, bass, organ, drumset, percussion, piano, double bass, composition, orchestration and the recording arts.

Mark Morgan Music Director

Mark Morgan was born in Lubbock, TX and was raised in a musical household. Because his father was a band director, Mark experimented with many different instruments at a young age. Mark even made junior high all-region in the fourth grade, making it clear early on that he had a special connection with music. At age 11, Mark first became interested in guitar and he never looked back. Early on he studied under world renowned guitarist David Brandon and current Sparrow recording artist Josh Wilson. Mark spent most of his teen years playing lead guitar in a number of local rock bands.

After graduating from Coronado High School, Mark went on to further his musical education at South Plains College, where he earned his degree in Commercial Music. While at SPC, he studied under many highly respected instructors, including record producer Scott Faris. He was honored to be chosen to represent SPC’s music program in their audition only performance ensembles, AlternaTV and Touring. In 2007, Mark was awarded SPC’s Top Male Instrumentalist in rock/jazz/R&B. Mark believes that his time at South Plains College made him the player he is today. Following his time at SPC, Mark was the lead guitarist for the Christian rock band A Road Less Traveled. During his time with ARLT, he has shared the stage with many notable artists including P.O.D., Thousand Foot Krutch, Switchfoot, Red, Skillet, David Crowder Band, Disciple, The Letter Black, Gungor, Hawk Nelson, Superchick and Trapt. Regularly, Mark can be seen gigging around the Lubbock area with various acoustic and full band acts. Mark has the coolest wife on the planet, Liz, and when he’s not playing music they enjoy having full conversations using only movie quotes. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Lubbock.

Justin Garcia Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Justin Garcia is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and Lubbock native. He has been a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Lubbock since 2016. His first professional gig was at age 13 as a pit musician for the Lubbock Community Theatre’s production of “Zombie Prom.” Justin was in the TMEA All-State Men’s Choir as a tenor I in 2010. Since then he has played guitar, bass, banjo and accordion in productions of “Bye Bye Birdie," “My Fair Lady,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Godspell,” “The Frog and The Toad,” “Assassins,” “Carousel,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” and, most recently, “The Best Little Whore House in Texas.”

Justin has been in original rock/metal bands The Uprising, Oshens, Rebirth and Wake The Weary. Currently he is in an acoustic trio with Hannah Scott and Jeremy Borden called Crippling Insecurities, lead guitarist in the anime cover band Area of Effect, which features the two-time Grammy-nominated Dr. Felicia Rojas. He is also lead guitarist of the Drake Hayes Band.

JT Paz Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

JT Paz, from Lubbock, Texas, studied Music at Texas Tech University and taught several years as a drum line instructor with LISD. During his time at Tech and as a music educator, Paz performed as a member of several local bands and TTU Music Ensembles on bass, drums, percussion and vocals. He has also resided in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked in various areas of the music industry, including retail, performance and production. He now resides in Lubbock, where he performs several nights a week with various local musical talent. He is a bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Lubbock.

Hannah Scott Studio Coordinator

Hannah Scott began taking vocal lessons at the age of three. Growing up, she performed in many shows at the Cactus Theater. She joined School of Rock when they opened in Lubbock. She enjoyed performing in many gigs as a House Band member. She went on two tours with the School of Rock Continental Tour, performing in places like L.A. and Las Vegas. She is currently a Commercial Music major at South Plains College and is going to further her study at Texas Tech to obtain her doctorate in Music Theory. She is the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Lubbock.

Deonne Hearon Bass Guitar Teacher

Deonne Hearon is originally from Kennewick, WA, but has lived in Lubbock, TX now for about 13 years. Deonne has been playing the bass guitar and double bass now for 24 combined years. He started playing bass in elementary school orchestra when he was around 10 years old. Deonne got his first electric bass when he was about 13. Deonne played in orchestra, jazz band, jazz choir, church services, musicals, his own personal band and various community projects up through his time in high school and community college. After graduating from Columbia Basin College with an associate’s degree, Deonne moved to Lubbock, TX when he was 21 years old. Deonne wanted to pursue some higher education opportunities, new musical endeavors and to build a closer relationship with his father. Once Deonne moved to Lubbock, he took a couple years off from playing to establish himself in the workforce and to make the adjustments needed to start South Plains College. Deonne attended and graduated from South Plains College with an associate’s degree with a certificate in Bass Guitar and Drum Set. About a year after graduating from South plains Deonne enrolled at Texas Tech University. He played in several performance groups while attending Tech. These groups were the symphony orchestra, jazz 1 and 2 ensembles, jazz 1 combo, concert band, "The Secret Garden" musical and the steel drum 1 and 2 groups. While playing with the steel drum group, Deonne played for musical conferences in Canada, Hawaii, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago. Deonne graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor of arts in general studies in English, Psychology and Music. Deonne has been playing around the city of Lubbock and the surrounding towns for about 10 years, performing with various local musicians, musicals and popular venues such as the Cactus Theatre. He is a bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Lubbock.

Blake Vera Drum Teacher

Born in Lubbock and raised in Plainview, Texas, Blake Vera began playing drums in the fifth grade through his school's percussion program. He attended Plainview High School, participating in the honors band, jazz band and marching band, making all-region and all-area jazz and symphonic bands. He first began teaching drums in Plainview while still in high school. Blake went to South Plains College, majoring in Commercial Music. While attending SPC he played drums for many ensembles, including The Beatles, ATV and The Real Book Jazz ensemble. For three years Blake was the house drummer and a member of The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine at The Cactus Theater, where he also taught drum lessons. Blake can be seen playing drums around the Lubbock bar scene or touring around the United States with one of his many musical projects. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Lubbock.

Bethany Longoria Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Bethany Longoria was born and raised in Levelland, TX. At a very young age she found a love of music and singing and worked her way to learning more about them. After high school she attended South Plains College, where she received her Associate's Degree in Commercial Music and her certificate in Music
Business. There she received many awards, like Female Vocalist of the Year for two years (2013, 2014) and an award for the most professional student in 2014. After graduating in 2014 she started her journey as a professional musician by playing around town with various talented artists, attending singer-songwriter retreats in LA, teaching and leading worship at her church. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock Lubbock.

Amber Beadles Co-Owner, General Manager

Amber Beadles was born and raised on the South Plains, and chose to stay here because she loves the friendly West Texas people and her precious family that are located in the area. Her interests and talents have always been numerous, and from an early age she was optimistic, energetic and determined. She has an immense love for helping and encouraging others, and also has a passion for leadership.

Amber started her higher education at South Plains College and has since earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Texas Tech University, served on the Levelland City Council, worked for over a decade in the private and public school system as both a science teacher and administrator, graduated from the Leadership Levelland program, was project manager for the Levelland Volunteer Community Playground Project, was honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Levelland Morning Rotary Club and played bass for The Heights Fellowship in Lubbock. Being a mom and wife are at the top of Amber's list of her favorite privileges in life. She and her husband Greg are ecstatic about bringing School of Rock to the South Plains, and can't wait for you to be a part of the School of Rock Lubbock family. She is a General Manager and co-owner of School of Rock Lubbock.

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Reviews

More Than Music Lessons.

The staff's attitudes and methods reflect an obvious love of music and genuine care for their students. School of Rock is more than a place for music lessons for us, it is a family!

School of Rock improves Self-Esteem.

We love everything about School of Rock. Not only has my son's musical talent grown but his self-esteem has as well! Enrolling him was the best decision we've ever made.

A great Community.

School of Rock is a fun way to develop the musical, presentation and social skills of children. It is also remarkable to see the talent of these young men and women when they perform around the community!

Such Quick Progress!

In just a short time my son has learned so much! The instructors and staff are great!