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About School of Rock Midlothian

Welcome to School of Rock Midlothian—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 Midlothian 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 Midlothian. 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 Midlothian to get a feel for our methods and community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Midlothian
13154 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113
US
Main Number
(804) 419-4925(804) 419-4925

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Midlothian, 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.

    Midlothian 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 Midlothian’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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Midlothian is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Midlothian, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Midlothian students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Midlothian’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • 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 Midlothian’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 Midlothian 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 Midlothian 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!

  • School of Rock Midlothian is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Midlothian, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Midlothian’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Midlothian’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 Midlothian.

    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 Midlothian’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 Midlothian 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 Midlothian’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!

At School of Rock Midlothian, 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.

Midlothian 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 Midlothian’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

    • January 13
      9:00 PM

      SOR House Band RVA Plays The Camel w/ When Particles Collide

      live music
      Join When Particles Collide, Glass Twin and School of Rock Short Pump/ School of Rock Midlothian for a night of rock n roll to keep you warm in January. Doors are at 8pm, tunes kick off at 9pm. Tic...
      Join When Particles Collide, Glass Twin and School of Rock Short Pump/ School of Rock Midlothian for a night of rock n roll to keep you warm in January. Doors are at 8pm, tunes kick off at 9pm. Tickets $7
    • January 19
      5:30 PM

      Southern Rock End of Season Show

      Live music, concert
      Join us at Sound Of Music Studios for our first Southern Rock End of Season Show. Our kids have worked hard all season to bring hits from our favorite Southern Rock artist. Doors at 5pm. Cover i...
      Join us at Sound Of Music Studios for our first Southern Rock End of Season Show. Our kids have worked hard all season to bring hits from our favorite Southern Rock artist. Doors at 5pm. Cover is $5 at the door. All ages show.
    • January 19
      8:30 PM

      Punk Vs Funk End of Season Show

      live music, concert
      Our students will be playing some top hits from Punk and from Funk. This show is at Sound of Music studios. Doors are at 8pm with a $5 cover.
    • January 20
      3:30 PM

      ROCK 201 End of Season Show

      Live Music
      Join us at Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House Downtown to listen to some amazing young rockers. Our 201 group will be showing off a set list of great rock songs. Doors at 3pm. Tickets are $10.
    • January 27
      7:00 PM

      House Band RVA

      live music
      We are thrilled to be playing some acoustic songs in the reception area for our Richmond Symphony's Billy Joel Concert. Get your tickets to the Symphony and join us for some live music beforehand.
    • January 28
      2:30 PM

      Southern Rock End of Season Show

      concert
      Come to Richmond Music Hall to hear some great Southern Rock tunes. Doors at 2pm. Tickets are $10.
    • January 28
      2:30 PM

      ROCK 101 End of Season Show

      Our youngest Rockers will take the stage before our Southern Rock group. Don't let their young age fool you, these kids can ROCK! Doors at 2pm and tickets $10.

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Staff

    • Photo of Catherine Pelletier
      Catherine Pelletier
      Show Director, Instructor Vocals and Keys
      Catherine Pelletier has loved singing since a young age and has always been inspired by the power and beauty of music. Since she was crippling shy, she did not begin singing in front of others unti...
      Catherine Pelletier has loved singing since a young age and has always been inspired by the power and beauty of music. Since she was crippling shy, she did not begin singing in front of others until the ripe age of twenty-one, when she dived headfirst into her life long dream of being a singer. She has not stopped since.
      Catherine is a naive of Hampton Roads, Virginia. She moved to Richmond in 2013 as a transfer student to Virginia Commonwealth University's music department, where she is a vocal performance major. Catherine is primarily a classical singer, but teaches a variety of musical genres.
      Catherine is not only a teacher, but a performer as well. She has performed in many concerts, recitals, opera scenes, operettas, musicals, and straight plays. Favorite past roles include: Maria from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," Princess Ida from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Princess Ida," and Nick Bottom from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
      Catherine also sings as a soloist and substitute soprano section leader at Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Bon Air, Richmond, and often performs as a soloist in the Second Sunday South of James concert series.
      Catherine has studied with voice teachers Dr. Kenneth Wood (Tenor), Anne O' Byrne (Soprano), Michelle Harman-Gulick (Soprano), and Ellen Fisher Petko (Soprano), vocal coach Melanie Kohn Day, and acting teacher Sandra Calderon-Dougherty.
      Catherine is an avid lover of the color green and lives in Richmond with her fiance, Alan, their son, Landon, and the family bunny, Ollie.
    • Photo of Mike Souder
      Mike Souder
      Show Director; Instructor, Guitar, Bass, Keys & Drums
      Mike Souder was inspired by the Beatles to start playing guitar at age 12. He now has extensive experience performing, teaching, and recording. Mike has experience as the Music Director at a loca...
      Mike Souder was inspired by the Beatles to start playing guitar at age 12. He now has extensive experience performing, teaching, and recording. Mike has experience as the Music Director at a local church in Richmond and has also taught an after school program at X-Zone Lifespring in Midlothian. He has been with School of Rock since it opened and runs many of our Performance Shows. His Instrument Skills include advanced guitar, electric bass, keyboard, drums, and percussion. Performing regularly with blues bands Tough Deal and Blues Flash as well as in Cloverhill Assembly of God church services.
    • Photo of Steven Christian
      Steven Christian
      Show Director, Instructor, Guitar & Bass
      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band...
      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band, and performed at venues such as Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, VA, and Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Throughout high school he played guitar with the schools Jazz Ensemble and indoor drumline. Steven went on to study classical guitar at Radford University, and plans on completing his degree in Music Business in December of 2015. Steven enjoys playing several musical styles including metal, alternative rock, pop-punk, jazz/fusion, progressive, classical and acoustic. He is fairly new to the School of Rock team, but is very excited to teach alongside such a talented group of musicians.
    • Photo of Andrew Rohlk
      Andrew Rohlk
      Music Director, Show Director, Guitar & Vocal Instructor
      Andrew Rohlk has been making all sorts of music since he was a kid, and continues to do so now. His first formal experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and ...
      Andrew Rohlk has been making all sorts of music since he was a kid, and continues to do so now. His first formal experience playing music was in middle and high school concert band, jazz band, and marching band where he playing the Euphonium. He was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at James River High School and began composing original songs at about 15. Andrew has been in numerous bands since then as a vocalist, guitarist, and sometimes a bass player. He has played at national venues and toured regionally. Andrew has also opened for a number of artists including Ingrid Michaelson and Butch Walker with his solo singer-songwriter project. Andrew attended James Madison University where he studied primarily Elementary Education. While attending JMU, Andrew was a member of Low Key, a Co-Ed A cappella group, and refined his ear for harmony, blend, and overall vocal technique. He enjoys playing any instrument he can get his hands on and has an active imagination and sense of creative exploration with music. Andrew hopes his enthusiasm for music inspires students to get out of their comfort zone and learn not just a new skill, but something new about who they are.
    • Photo of John Christian
      John Christian
      Show Director, Instructor: Drums
      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played wit...
      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played with various groups around the Richmond area and am a part of the Street Drum Corps: Blood Drums that performs at Kings Dominion. I am glad to be a part of the School of Rock.
    • Photo of George Pittaway
      George Pittaway
      Instructor, Guitar & Bass
      George Pittaway is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, and bass. He is a music teacher, worked at Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), and is a music in...
      George Pittaway is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in electric and acoustic guitar, and bass. He is a music teacher, worked at Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC), and is a music industry veteran at the international trade level. George spent the early ‘80’s as major label recording artist. Major-venue touring/performing credits include tours with The Clash, The Cars, Hall & Oates, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Pat Travers, UFO, even Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
      George has studied music all over the world, and was trained as a recording artist by major record producers, including Jeff Glixman (Kansas, Black Sabbath, KISS) Alan Winstanley (Bush, Elvis Costello, Morrissey), Bil VornDick (Allison Krauss, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs).
      George has performed on numerous film scores, and was contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to compose the commemorative film score for the Bi-Centennial of the US Constitution in 1988-89. He published his article “Essentials for the Successful Band” for Guitarnoise, and Guitar World Online in 2009. George also created a specialized teaching method that focuses on lead guitar derived from simple folk-picking patterns. This effort garnered George a top-selling instructional DVD and a U.S. patent award.
    • Photo of Drew Micco
      Drew Micco
      Instructor, Bass
      Drew has been playing bass guitar for over 25 years. At the age of 14 he formed his first band with his neighborhood friends and thus launched a lifetime love of playing and recording music. Over t...
      Drew has been playing bass guitar for over 25 years. At the age of 14 he formed his first band with his neighborhood friends and thus launched a lifetime love of playing and recording music. Over the years he went on to play bass and record with several bands in his native state of Pennsylvania and later here in Richmond. He also plays guitar, and writes and records music when he's not working at his day job as a construction project manager. Drew is a fan of all genres of rock music and can hold his own in a game of rock-n-roll trivia.
      Drew is thrilled to share his passion for music with the students at School of Rock and help them achieve their rock-n-roll dreams.
    • Photo of Eric Bandy
      Eric Bandy
      Instructor, Drums
      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many live shows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such a...
      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many live shows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such as Jenny Owen Youngs, Terrible Things, RVA locals Against Grace, and Mae. He attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California where he focused on live performance techniques, how to work with a band, and different styles of music. His favorite styles of music include classic rock, hard rock, and blues. Once graduating, Eric returned to Richmond to continue his musical journey. Currently, Eric is happy to be instructing at the School of Rock Short Pump and Midlothian. As well as a member of local favorite The Jim O'Ferrell Band as their drummer. Eric is very passionate about playing drums and loves sharing his knowledge of the instrument with anyone who is interested to learn. He believes that you can never stop learning when it comes to your instrument and performing.
    • Photo of Jeremy Yeatts
      Jeremy Yeatts
      Instructor, Guitar, Bass & Sax
      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, he...
      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, heavy metal, and classical styles.
      He Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University cum laude with a bachelors degree in classical guitar performance. While At VCU Jeremy was an original member of the Richmond guitar quartet, was a recipient of the Jesus Silva Scholarship, performed in master-classes for Cory Blake, John Patykula, and Andrew Winn, and was also a featured soloist in several of the VCU guitar ensemble concerts.
      Outside of the classical world, Jeremy has performed in Jazz ensembles, original rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the tribute band, Layne’s Chains, and the cover band Mikey Rukus. He has performed in many places ranging from small clubs to sports complexes for mixed martial arts events, and has even performed at The National.
      His teaching style is flexible, and adaptive. Finding a love for the instrument and a joy for playing music is The most important goal. Once you have that, everything else will follow.
    • Photo of Greg Elingburg
      Greg Elingburg
      Show Director, Guitar/Bass/Drums Instructor
      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and som...
      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and some very lite piano to his repertoire of instruments. Over the last 20 years, he has played in several bands covering many genres including alternative rock, metal, hardcore, punk, surf, indie rock, shoegaze, acoustic rock, prog, and hip hop. Greg also started composing music at the age of 13 for bands and solo projects, and he has gone on to write, perform, and record original compositions and scores for plays and theatre companies in Richmond and Greensboro, NC. While attending high school in Asheville, NC, Greg sang tenor in the advanced ensemble chorus earning all county honors and played the lead role of Curly in Oklahoma! He has been teaching peers, children, and others how to play instruments since high school, and has seen students go on to have successful careers in different avenues of the music and entertainment industries. A few of Greg's musical accomplishments are co-composing and performing on a song for a music compilation of up-and-coming buzz bands that went out to radio stations across the nation, performing bass for Theatre LAB's highly praised production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Richmond, and winning several battle of the bands competitions. He has DJ'd and hosted a radio show for Radio Disney and additionally, he has produced, recorded, and mixed music for punk, hardcore, and dream pop bands in the Richmond area. Greg loves nothing more than seeing others become inspired and touched by music. He strives to help his students foster a lifetime of enjoyment with their instruments and stresses the importance of camaraderie in the arts. He is jazzed to be a new member of the School of Rock family. Greg can't wait to rock with YOU!
    • Photo of Devin Hupf
      Devin Hupf
      Show Director; Instructor-Guitar, Bass & Drums
      Devin Hupf is a passionate musician with a wide range of interests and expertise. He grew up with jazz, blues, rock and gospel, and has continued his musical education, adding Latin music to his re...
      Devin Hupf is a passionate musician with a wide range of interests and expertise. He grew up with jazz, blues, rock and gospel, and has continued his musical education, adding Latin music to his repertoire, after living in Peru and Argentina in the 1990’s.
      Devin’s work and influence is deeply woven into the musical fabric of Los Angeles. For the past 25 years, Devin has shared the stage with members of Fishbone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozomatli, The Wallflowers, Janes Addiction, Blues Traveler, The Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes and many more. Devin was a featured lead guitarist with Nikka Costa, and played guitar with Prince. Devin’s phenomenal guitar-work is featured on solo artist, Jason Yate’s debut album on Vapor Records, which is owned by Neil Young and Elliott Roberts.
      Currently, Devin is collaborating with Jon Gries, actor and musician, writing songs for “True Blood”, an HBO program. Devin is also in the process of submitting original music for “Dream Corp, LLC” an Adult Swim show produced by John Krasinski; and writing and collaborating with long-time friend and artist, Chris Joyner. Chris has a burgeoning solo career and he recently completed a tour with Heart.

      Devin is also an earnest and creative solo artist. His solo album, titled, “The DHS Los Angeles” was produced by Grammy award winning producer/engineer Carlos Castro, owner of Watersound Studios.
      Devin shares his passion for playing guitar, writing and singing with his students. He taught through a figurative language program for the Rochester City School District in 2012. The program integrated language arts and music as a means to expose inner-city children to new ways of experiencing their world, and to encourage creativity and critical thinking. Devin subscribes to that vision and sees music as a tool to communicate and reach out to all people.
      He is looking forward to teaching the next generation of music at School of Rock.
    • Photo of Ariel Moore
      Ariel Moore
      Vocal Instructor
      Ariel Moore, born July 27, 1994 in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American recording artist, dancer, and performer. Ariel begun singing at the early age of 5 and at age 6 started taking vocal lesson...
      Ariel Moore, born July 27, 1994 in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American recording artist, dancer, and performer. Ariel begun singing at the early age of 5 and at age 6 started taking vocal lessons. At age 9, Ariel formed the trio pop group called "Clique Girlz". By age 12, they had a meeting with the Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group Doug Morris and Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records, where they were signed on the spot to Interscope Records. With the Clique Girlz, Ariel has done appearances at award shows, morning shows, and 2 tours. She has also put out three music videos, released two EP’s in the US, and an album in Japan. Since then Ariel has pursued a solo career, multiple bands and groups, and jobs in the fashion, child care, and health industry. She also performed in a cover band performing music ranging from the 50's through the 2010's for weddings and cooperate events. Ariel also led worship in her church in Los Angeles for 3 years. She now lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and three fur babies (two cats and a dog) teaching vocal lessons.
    • Photo of David Cantor
      David Cantor
      Instructor, Guitar , Bass, Keys & Vocals
      David Cantor began his ten-years of musical experience at School of Rock in Vienna, Virginia, taking lessons, playing in the house-band and instructing at Summer Camps. David can pluck, slap and pi...
      David Cantor began his ten-years of musical experience at School of Rock in Vienna, Virginia, taking lessons, playing in the house-band and instructing at Summer Camps. David can pluck, slap and pick the bass as well as teach lessons for guitar, vocals, drums, keys and whatever else he can get his hands on. Along with playing in bands like The Badrats and Majjin Boo, David is also an active participant in the local Richmond music-scene and interns for Jet Trails Media in his spare time. Now VCU alumni, David lives in The Fan and focuses on spreading his love of music, making him an excellent addition to our School of Rock family.

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Testimonials

  • “Several years ago, I was looking for a place for my creative and musical daughter, Kaleigh, to explore her passion. Through SOR Kaleigh has learned the important pieces of music education, like how to read music and how to play a variety of instruments including the keyboards, the guitar, the drums and her voice. And, while I value the traditional approach to music education, she has learned so much more than that through school of rock. She has learned how to perform on stage, she has learned how to play with a group of people, she has learned how to interact with the audience. But, like football and baseball, she also enjoys the benefit of being on a "team sport." SOR and the many iterations of the performance groups are her team sports. The students, teachers and staff love and support each other, they have developed deep and respectful relationships, and they know, the success of the group depends on the commitment and participation of each individual member. SOR bands are Kaleigh's "team sports." Yet, the most important and valuable part of SOR has nothing to do with music education and team dynamics. It is through SOR that my daughter developed self confidence and self assurance. It is through SOR that my daughter made it safely through the angst filled middle school years. She has learned to be comfortable with herself, and she has learned how to deal with all sorts of personalities. The confidence and life skills my daughter has gained through SOR are the most important piece of her SOR experience.”
    — Melissa, parent, Midlothian, VA
  • “" My mom dragged me to the School of Rock kicking and screaming, I might add. At this point, I had never sang in front of ANYONE, not even my family. I had never been on stage nor had I ever entertained the idea. And then somehow I got "manipulated" into doing a Black Sabbath Show. WHO? This isn't Broadway! I learned to embrace their originality and have learned that I can really perservere. Be Dedicated. Overcome obstacles...This is one of the best decisions I have ever made."”
    — Emma, Student, Powhatan, VA
  • “ "School of Rock has developed his social skills, self esteem, his interaction with other kids and his responsibility. These days he gets home and wants to do his chores and homework. He was to do it so that he can practice his lyrics and his guitar. It has been a very positive influence on him."”
    —Leanne, Grandparent, Chester, VA
  • “"SOR has given our child not only motivational musical training, but the life skills needed to become successful. He is learning about hard work, patience, responsibility, and the ability to collaborate with others. I'm sure his future employer will appreciate SOR as much as we do!"”
    —Lesa, parent, Chesterfield, VA