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School of Rock Nashville
3201 Belmont Blvd Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 730-5306

Location Specifics

We are located across from Belmont Animal Hospital and down the street from Martin's BBQ Joint.

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  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Nashville provides Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas with great music lessons taught by real, experienced musicians. Although students can learn everything from piano to bass, drums, and more, vocals, guitar, and keyboard are especially popular at School of Rock Nashville. Country music is well-loved in the so-called "Athens of the South," although students here are exposed to a bevy of different styles like heavy metal, progressive rock, and alternative rock. Nashville has had music in its heart for decades, with great acts like Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley calling it home, and local venues like Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Exit/In, The End, Bluebird Cafe, the County Music Hall of Fame, and the War Memorial Auditorium hosting stellar talent over the years.

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children in Nashville
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Nashville, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-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

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 Nashville, 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 in Nashville for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Nashville are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Nashville who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-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 in Nashville
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Nashville music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Nashville, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Nashville is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Nashville who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Nashville, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


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

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

School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville 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 Nashville.

What To Expect

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 Nashville 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 Nashville.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Nashville
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at TN rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

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 Nashville and the rest of TN. 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
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

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Nashville

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Nashville

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Nashville, 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 Nashville is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Nashville guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Nashville's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Nashville, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Nashville venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Nashville offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Nashville guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Nashville

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Nashville, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Nashville, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Nashville. Unlike other Nashville drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

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 Nashville, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Nashville drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.


Kid learns to sing at School of Rock Nashville

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Nashville teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Nashville, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Nashville.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Nashville

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Nashville, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Nashville 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 Nashville, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock Nashville

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Nashville. 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Nashville Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Nashville 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 Nashville music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Nashville, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Nashville, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Nashville’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.

Sarah Bryant Regional Director

Our lovely Sarah is a native of middle Tennessee and attended Belmont University, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music - Voice principle, with an emphasis in Music Business. Sarah was exposed to rock music by her father at a young age, and she has been very passionate about music throughout her life. She began taking classical vocal and piano lessons in school and proceeded to take lessons throughout her college career. Sarah's main genre of vocals is rock, and she is also trained in and greatly enjoys jazz, pop and musical theater.

Music continues to surround Sarah outside of School of Rock with songwriting and producing for fun. She also frequents many concerts and music festivals with her friends and family around the country. Aside from music, Sarah loves cooking, hiking, and playing video games.

Sarah serves as our Regional Manager at School of Rock, continuing five years as part of the School of Rock family. Sarah’s top priority is that students can call School of Rock their second home and family, while learning to be the best they can be.

Angie McCreight Owner

Angie has loved music her entire life. One of her earliest memories is listening to artists like Elvis Presley, Elton John and more with her parents as a toddler. Angie started singing at the age of five, joining her church choir at the age of eight. In middle school, Angie was a member of the Ketron Singers who performed at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN and continued to develop her vocal skills with private lessons. Angie continued to perform in high school with her jazz band and performed in the Tennessee All-State Choir, as well as at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

Angie continued her vocal training in college and participated in activities that allowed her to continue to perform. She went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and worked in pharmaceutical research for over 20 years. In 2011, after leaving her career in the pharmaceutical industry, she and her husband Kelly decided to open the first School of Rock in Tennessee in the Franklin/Cool Springs area and opened the Nashville location two years later. Angie is very passionate about providing this outlet for young musicians and has also seen her own children participate in the program and become School of Rock AllStars. Every day is a gift when she sees the students get excited about their music and performing in live music venues, even when they get excited about just being in the building.
Assistant General Manager Emily Dunigan

Emily Dunigan Assistant General Manager

Originally from Long Island, New York, Emily came to Nashville to attend Belmont University. She graduated with an Entertainment Industry Studies degree with a minor in Music Business in May of 2019. She grew up taking classical voice lessons, and always has had a passion for music and creating. Emily can commonly be found binge watching the latest awful reality tv show or finding some unknown band you have never heard of. Her favorite part of School of Rock is watching all of the shows come together and seeing kids be inspired by one another every day.

Cole Thannisch Music Director, Vocal Instructor

Cole Thannisch is a graduate of Belmont University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music. Playing piano since the age of four, guitar since the age of 11 and singing since the age of 14, Cole has spent the vast majority of his life as a performer in several capacities. He garnered years of experience working as a vocalist, instrumentalist, accompanist, teacher, band director, composer, artist and producer on stage and in studios. Cole’s life revolves around music 24/7.

Beginning as a voice teacher in the spring of 2016, Cole first directed the Warped Tour Show in Summer 2017 and went on to become School of Rock Nashville’s Music Director in October 2017. Cole’s mission is simple - to drive School of Rock’s program forward to become an elite performance program for young, aspiring musicians in Music City while using real-world examples and experience to prepare students for the life of a working musician. He is also a vocal instructor at School of Rock Nashville.

Anna Kline Singing Teacher, Songwriting Teacher

Anna Kline is a singer/songwriter and graduate of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. While receiving her bachelors in Commercial Music Production she maintained a full studio of piano and vocal students. In addition, she has written and released her own debut EP titled "Undone," and a 10-track, multi-genre kids album for Cincinnati non-profit Clever Crazes. Most weekends you can find Anna singing at corporate/wedding events, or sharing her own music at local writers rounds. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Nashville.

Drew Kohl Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard Teacher

Drew is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He has taught lessons on piano, bass, acoustic and electric guitar for over nine years. He graduated with honors from the guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music. He was also accepted into the classical piano and music composition program at the University of Georgia. After studying at UGA he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue songwriting, performing and teaching.

Drew enjoys teaching beginners of all styles and intermediate to advance students on songwriting, music theory, rock, indie, folk, bluegrass and country styles. He has studied and transcribed songs from a variety of artists for students including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and CCR, as well as contemporary bands such as Death Cab For Cutie, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams and Modest Mouse to name a few. He enjoys working with students and helping them play the songs they love.

John O'Brien Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

John O'Brien has spent most of his life making music. At the age of 10, he began learning the saxophone and started playing music through school programs. Picking up guitar by the age of 13, he knew that music would always be an important part of his life and sought out every opportunity to perform. School programs provided performance opportunities in wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, marching bands, pep bands, pit orchestras, jazz combos, show choir combos and saxophone quartets. Still needing more, John would form his own bands outside of school. These bands would emphasize original material and range in styles from blues and jazz to rock, pop and metal. Over the years he’s played hundreds of shows all over the Midwest, recorded several albums, and had his music played on commercial radio stations in Chicago and elsewhere.

Nathan Aronowitz Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Nathan is a multi-instrumentalist from Rogers, Arkansas whose roots are in blues and gospel music. Throughout high school, Nathan performed on the weekends with his band Nathan A. Blues, playing local music festivals such as Bikes Blues and Barbecue, Highberry and the Eureka Springs Blues Festival.

Since moving to Nashville to pursue a Commercial Piano degree at Belmont University, Nathan has backed numerous artists in the area and actively plays with his own progressive funk band, Down Boy. Nathan resided as the Minister of Music for Progressive Missionary Baptist Church from 2014-2018, has taught at various music academies throughout the years and is now a proud member of the School of Rock family.

Noah Miller Drum Teacher, Show Director

Noah started playing drums at the age of 13. He grew up in New York City and then later moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia where he went to the Main Line School of Rock. He participated in the house band and eventually became a School of Rock AllStar. He attended Belmont University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in Commercial Percussion with emphasis in the Music Business. Noah's favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tool and Jimi Hendrix.

Luke Fiadino Guitar, Bass Guitar Teacher, Show Director

Luke Fiadino is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music theory enthusiast from Philadelphia, PA. He was introduced to music was when he was eight years old and began classical and jazz upright bass lessons, which aided him in learning other instruments and developing an understanding of music theory. He moved to Nashville, TN in 2016 and is currently a senior at Belmont University, studying music business and education. Luke is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Nashville, but also plays trombone, tuba and cello. Luke is the lead guitarist and composer for the progressive rock band Ambrose, but also has experience playing in orchestras and jazz ensembles. His main influences include Animals As Leaders, Deftones and John Coltrane. In his free time, Luke enjoys practicing guitar, eating great food and playing Xbox.


Bryan is a voice and piano instructor who has been passionate about music, performing, and the arts from an early age. This Alabama native holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mobile where he studied voice and musical theater. He attended the International Performing Arts Institute in Germany before moving to Orlando, Florida where he had the opportunity to do session recording and performing in various places such as Walt Disney World and professional theater. Bryan has had the opportunity to perform in the Orlando area, around the country, and abroad, but he is continuing his career in Nashville while pouring into the lives of artists young and old, helping them develop their talents and gifts in music.

K.C. Harris Guitar Teacher, Show Director

K.C. Harris moved to Nashville in 2018 to continue pursuing a career in music. He graduated from Berklee College of Music earlier the same year with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, with focuses on music business and American roots music. His music combines aspects of his favorite genres, including: rock and roll, country, jazz, bluegrass, and others. K.C. attended School of Rock in Vista, California from age 11 through high school, and is a first hand witness to what this program can do for someone that is passionate about music.

Marcus Wanner Guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drum teacher

Born in Nashville, Marcus is from a family of musicians and began playing music at a young age. He plays guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. After attending Nashville School of the Arts for high school, he completed a degree in Jazz Studies on guitar at MTSU, alongside additional studies in composition, orchestration, and arranging. In addition to regularly performing, Marcus has an avid passion for audio engineering, both live and in the studio. He owns a studio in East Nashville where he frequently records and produces for clients from all genres. Much of his time is devoted to his band Slider.
Drum Teacher Drum Teacher

Dillon Johnson Drum Teacher

Kansas City native Dillon Johnson is a drummer, producer, and educator based out of Nashville, TN. Born into a family saturated by drummers it was only fitting that he would follow in their footsteps. At the age of 5 he discovered his passion for drumming and began his predestined musical journey. During his formative years, he studied under Dr. Dennis G. Rogers, Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at MWSU where he would learn the key fundamentals that would help shape the rest of his music career. Since moving to Nashville in 2020, Dillon currently maintains a busy teaching, playing, and session schedule.
Drum Teacher Arthur Stover at School of Rock Nashville

Arthur Stover Drum Teacher

Arthur is a drummer from Winston-Salem, NC. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2019, and has several years of experience performing, recording, and teaching. His teaching experience spans across all age groups and styles of music. Rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach, Arthur loves to customize lessons to help fit a student's individual interests and goals, while also providing foundational tools to help them thrive in a band setting.
Guitar, singing, bass guitar, and keyboard teacher Stacey Kelleher at School of Rock Nashville

Stacey Kelleher Guitar, singing, bass guitar, and keyboard teacher

Stacey Kelleher is a Nashville-based musician from Ossipee, New Hampshire. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Songwriting. With a career in music spanning her entire life, Stacey is a vocalist and plays guitar, keys, bass and percussion. Stacey is passionate about music education and encourages creativity in folks of all ages. She is also an instructor at School of Rock Franklin.

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They understand where each child is at and help them to achieve mastery of their instrument, whether it be drums, piano, guitar, bass, or their voice. They help the child overcome obstacles so they can reach their fullest potential.


Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.


We have two boys who are 10 and 12 and they both love the one-on-one instrument lesson with an instructor and then the band rehearsals, practicing music with same age musicians in a band setting.


My grandson is 12 and has autism. He has taken drum lessons since he was 4. School of Rock has given him an environment where he can blossom not only with his music but socially with other children that share his interests.