School of Rock Miami
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(305) 969-2828(305) 969-2828

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About School of Rock Miami

Welcome to School of Rock Miami, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Miami’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Miami has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Miami full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Miami
8783 SW 132 StreetMiami, FL 33176
Main Number
(305) 969-2828(305) 969-2828

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Miami'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
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Miami’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 Miami, 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 Miami’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 Miami’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 Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami, 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 Miami, 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 Miami works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Miami’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 Miami’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Miami Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Miami’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • School of Rock Miami’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 Miami.

    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

School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. S...
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School of Rock Miami's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Miami'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
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

    • Meet Meghan Amato
      General Manager
      After 27 years of kicking rocks, befriending strangers, and helping kids to feel awesome about themselves, Miami SoR Mama, Meghan Amato, became part of the School of Rock community. Hailing from a ...
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      After 27 years of kicking rocks, befriending strangers, and helping kids to feel awesome about themselves, Miami SoR Mama, Meghan Amato, became part of the School of Rock community. Hailing from a strong administrative background and foundation in psychology, she decided to set into motion a path that would allow her to showcase her creative talents. Her experience as a band photographer and passion for music serendipitously led her to School of Rock, and she hasn’t looked back since. A bookworm and professional smiler, Meghan is also a lover of dogs, coffee, overzealously decorating and making kids laugh.
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      • Stony Brook University, B.A. Psychology
    • Meet Chris Veliz
      Drum Instructor, Show Director, Camp Instructor
      We are proud to present Chris Veliz as our drum instructor for the School of Rock Music in Miami. Chris started out as a student of School of Rock Miami and is now part of our staff. Some of ...
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      We are proud to present Chris Veliz as our drum instructor for the School of Rock Music in Miami. Chris started out as a student of School of Rock Miami and is now part of our staff. Some of his main influences in Rock, from mainstream to progressive to the classics are The Who, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, ELP, Black Sabath ,U.K., Grand Funk Railroad, Van Halen, AC/DC, Chicago, BST, Beatles, CSNY, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc.
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    • Meet Mark Kondrat
      Guitar Instructor, Bass Instructor, Drum Instructor, Show Director, Camp Instructor
      Mark is Miami-born of Colombian descent and belongs to the 2x Grammy Nominated bilingual Jam-band "Locos por Juana" that was formed in Miami,FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their ele...
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      Mark is Miami-born of Colombian descent and belongs to the 2x Grammy Nominated bilingual Jam-band "Locos por Juana" that was formed in Miami,FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their electrifying dynamism on stage and their unique take of Afro-Caribbean Music. Mark plays the Lead Guitar in the band and occasionally performs with Latin Singer, "Juanes". In addition, he is an Instructor and Show Director of the School of Rock Miami's Performance Program and its Rookies program.
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    • Meet Steph Taylor
      Vocal Inctructor, Keyboard Instructor, Guitar Instructor
      Originally a self taught piano and guitar player, Steph Taylor found her passion for music at a young age. She attended Berklee College of Music as a piano principle in 2003, but was already an acc...
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      Originally a self taught piano and guitar player, Steph Taylor found her passion for music at a young age. She attended Berklee College of Music as a piano principle in 2003, but was already an accomplished Recording Artist having released three albums that she wrote and produced before attending the prestigious institution. After completing her time at Berklee College of Music, she released 2 more albums with her band The State Of and toured nationally and internationally opening up for acts ranging from Cindy Lauper to The White Panda.Currently, she is a company member at Mad Cat Theatre Company, acting as music director for a variety of plays and performance pieces. We're proud to have her as a member of our staff at School of Rock Miami!
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    • Meet Arturo Arbelaez
      Guitar and Bass Instructor, Show Director, Camp Director
      Arturo is a wonderful instructor. He started at School of Rock as a Student along with fellow staff member, Chris Veliz. They both have a band called Mynah. Arturo teaches guitar, bass, beginner ke...
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      Arturo is a wonderful instructor. He started at School of Rock as a Student along with fellow staff member, Chris Veliz. They both have a band called Mynah. Arturo teaches guitar, bass, beginner keys and drums. He also directs showbands and camps.
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Testimonials

  • “"We like everything! The music, the camaraderie of the young musicians, School of Rock does a great job." ”
    - School of Rock Miami
  • “"The level of fun and comfort is evident in everyone who's there. The fun and relaxing atmosphere combined with the staff's friendly manner makes this a wonderful place for anyone to learn!" ”
    - School of Rock Miami
  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and "The school provides the opportunity to practice with band members in a stage setting which is excellent." ”
    - School of Rock Miami
  • “ The kids get to build friendships, learn commitment, and get exposure to the life of a musician. They get to spend time doing something productive and healthy. Who knows what's up ahead. The school of Rock allows our kids to initiate the pursue of turning a dream into reality. ”
    - School of Rock Miami