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About School of Rock New York

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

Contact Information

School of Rock New York
439 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
US
Main Number
(212) 249-7625(212) 249-7625

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Friday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programs

  • At School of Rock New York, 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.

    New York 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 New York’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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock New York’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 New York’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 New York 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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York, 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 New York works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock New York’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!

At School of Rock New York, 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.

New York 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 New York’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!

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Staff

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      Bob Jones
      Music Director
      Bob Jones is a composer/multi-instrumentalist living and working in Brooklyn's thriving music scene. He received a Bachelors degree in Double Bass performance from Michigan State University. Equall...
      Bob Jones is a composer/multi-instrumentalist living and working in Brooklyn's thriving music scene. He received a Bachelors degree in Double Bass performance from Michigan State University. Equally at home in the genres of rock, classical, folk, and jazz Bob has appeared on dozens of albums and has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Gunther Schuller, Tara Jane O'neil, Mirah, Frankie Rose, Fergus and Geronimo, and Eternal Tapestry. His band Eaters debut album is being released this spring on Driftless records. He can also be heard leading his band Bob Jones and The Golden Tones at venues all over New York, and him solo nearly every Friday night at EAT in Greenpoint.Bob also brings over a decade of teaching experience to School of Rock. His students have gone on to audition into performing arts High Schools and pursue careers in music. He has directed numerous composition/recording camps, as well as Rock 101 classes. He is known for both the enthusiasm and patience he shows in lessons and rehearsals.
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      Kathy Sheppard
      Show Director & Music Instructor: Vocals & Keyboards
      EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music Additional studies, New England Conservatory Classical piano with Konrad Wolff, Davi...
      EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music
      Additional studies, New England Conservatory
      Classical piano with Konrad Wolff, David Hagan, Stephany Plsek
      Jazz and fusion keyboard with Garry Dial, Adam Holzman
      Classical voice with Iby deGeorge Geary
      Rock and pop voice with Kryste Andrews, Ellen Foley



      EXPERIENCE: private teacher of piano since January, 1981; private teacher of voice since September, 1997; admissions counselor/representative for Berklee College of Music (1986-2004); founder/owner of Paul Green School of Rock Music, South Hackensack, NJ; founding member of Berklee New York Alumni Club; performances and/or recordings with members of Jay and the Americans, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa band, Ronnie Spector band, Dead Can Dance; featured soloist with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (January, 1990); Passion Records recording artist; North American tour with Scarlet Fever (1982); pit orchestra musician for Phoenix Productions and the Park Players; musician and songwriter for Big Management and City Canyons Publishing; winner of award in first annual Billboard Songwriting Contest (1986); leader of original group, FayWray; founder of mylullaby.com, a record company specializing in custom-made personalized recordings for babies; founding member of Tinseltown Rebellion, a tribute to the music of Frank Zappa; keyboardist/vocalist for Italian orchestra, I Raggazzi del Golfo; organizer of student performances to benefit Hackensack University Medical Center, The Skywards Foundation, The Emmanuel Foundation, and orphanages in Peru and Ghana; producer of Shepstock, an annual rock concert benefitting the Best Answer for Cancer Foundation; member: Musicians’ Local 802 and ASCAP
    • Photo of Tom McCaffrey
      Tom McCaffrey
      Show Director & Music Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      As an experienced Philadelphian guitarist and top former member of The School of Rock All-Stars, Tom McCaffrey has performed as a touring musician in venues all throughout the United States and pla...
      As an experienced Philadelphian guitarist and top former member of The School of Rock All-Stars, Tom McCaffrey has performed as a touring musician in venues all throughout the United States and played with various celebrity performers as a backup musician. In Fall 2010, he appeared on the CBS Morning Show, CW News NYC and Fox News NYC. He has played at live venues and festivals such as Gathering of the Vibes Festival, Connecticut and Red Rocks Amphitheater, Colorado, The United Nations Millennium Goals Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Amphitheatre, NYC, Gramercy Theatre, NYC and Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, and Lollapalooza festival, Chicago, IL in 2009 and 2012 in addition to tours in various East Coast venues.Tom has performed as a backing guitarist with celebrities between 2008 and 2011 such as John Wetton, bassist/vocalist for the bands Asia and King Crimson, Dee Snider, vocalist for Twisted Sister, Gloria Gaynor, famous singer and author of the song 'I Will Survive,' KT Tunstall, and Robert Hazard. In addition, he has recorded an album of original music with Liberty Devitto, drummer for Billy Joel, and Chuck Treece, a Philadelphia bassist hero in 2009 called 'Monster,' and currently fronts 'Infant Elephant,' a power trio so relentless and ballsy that they've been regarded as 'so good that you just want to bang your head against the wall.' Recently, Tom moved to New York City to study Jazz Guitar at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and has been collaborating with other students in upcoming projects, working as a studio musician, teaching at The School Of Rock in Manhattan, and playing for many New York based bands all across the city.
    • Photo of Daniela Valdizan
      Daniela Valdizan
      Show Director, Music Instructor: Vocals & Keyboard
      Dani Valdizan is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter with a rich cultural background living and working in New York. Originally from Peru, she graduated from Berklee...
      Dani Valdizan is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer-songwriter with a rich cultural background living and working in New York. Originally from Peru, she graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. Dani's interest in music began at a young age; learning to play her first instrument at age 5 and soon thereafter writing and performing music at the age of 9. Since her time at Berklee she has worked with many well known individuals such as John Siket (platinum record producer), Javier Limón (grammy award winner), Ben Houge, and Mike Farquharson. Dani is currently writing and producing for her record. Listen to her latest release at: https://soundcloud.com/danivaldizan
    • Photo of Micheal Hart
      Micheal Hart
      Show Director & Music Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      Michael Hart is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured on Nickelodeon, CBS, iTunes, onstage, and in a variety of films and commercials...
      Michael Hart is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been featured on Nickelodeon, CBS, iTunes, onstage, and in a variety of films and commercials. Michael has been teaching professionally for the past 7 years at both the collegiate and grade school level, from audio production and composition to private lessons and group instruction. He recently wrapped his first feature film and is currently in production on a pair of albums, due in 2018.

      M.M., University of Miami 2016.
      www.michaelhartmusic.com
    • Photo of Nick Faucher
      Nick Faucher
      Assistant Show Director ; Music Instructor: Guitar and Vocals
      Nick Faucher is a multi-instrumentalist and former School of Rock All-Star from Detroit, MI. He has worked as an instructor at School of Rock Farmington while recording, producing, and performing a...
      Nick Faucher is a multi-instrumentalist and former School of Rock All-Star from Detroit, MI. He has worked as an instructor at School of Rock Farmington while recording, producing, and performing all over Detroit with the group Jimmys Phone.
    • Photo of Simone Reisman Saravia
      Simone Reisman Saravia
      Assistant Show Director; Music Instructor: Vocals and Keyboard
      Simone is a New York based musician/audio engineer/teacher. Her musical education runs deep, beginning as a vocal major at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, a former School of Rock student, and a...
      Simone is a New York based musician/audio engineer/teacher. Her musical education runs deep, beginning as a vocal major at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, a former School of Rock student, and a music/audio instructor at Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp. She graduated cum laude with a BA from SUNY Purchase College in language and a music minor in a two year period. A former audio engineer at the Stood at Purchase, she has helped assist shows that featured artists such as Xenia Rubinos, Porches., Mitski, Alvvays, Thundercat, etc. She continues to enjoy actively playing her own and other’s original music in the tri-state area as well as in México. With a deep classical background in piano and voice, she is currently working on honing in her jazz vocal skills and continuing to expand her musical bubble in NYC.
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      Julian Mesri
      Music Instructor: Vocals, Keyboards
      Born in Argentina and raised in New York City, Julián is always finding ways to marry his two loves, music and theater. Classically trained at the Hoff Barthelson school in piano, electronic music...
      Born in Argentina and raised in New York City, Julián is always finding ways to marry his two loves, music and theater. Classically trained at the Hoff Barthelson school in piano, electronic music, and composition, Julián studied with pianists Edmund Niemann and Richard Carrick, all the while leading the rock band Blue Velvet, which played gigs in classic New York City venues like CBGBs (RIP) and Arlene’s Grocery. After graduating from Williams College, he began working as a theater director and sound designer, creating soundscapes and live music for all kinds of shows in New York in venues like New York Theater Workshop and INTAR Theater. He currently runs a theater company, Sans Comedia, which produces his rock-inspired bilingual musicals for diverse New York City audiences. As a teacher, he works in both theater and music, vocal coaching for actors, tutoring students in electronic music, and giving piano lessons to beginners and advanced students of all ages. His teaching philosophy comes from encouraging individual interests and passions, using those as a springboard for learning the fundamentals of music, seeing how musicianship and theory are already engrained as we perform and learn the songs we know and love.
    • Photo of Jefrey Brown
      Jefrey Brown
      Music Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      Jef Brown started playing guitar the day before high school at age 14. At 15 he taught his brother how to play "Wild Thing" on the bass and by 21 the two of them were regulars on the Baltimore Mary...
      Jef Brown started playing guitar the day before high school at age 14. At 15 he taught his brother how to play "Wild Thing" on the bass and by 21 the two of them were regulars on the Baltimore Maryland music scene. He studied film scoring and composition at the esteemed Berklee College of music and has enjoyed a rich career as a guitarist, bassist and saxophonist. He's shared the stage at Carnegie Hall with Tv on the Radio, worked with Kim Deal from the Pixies, opened for Sonic Youth, the Boredoms, The Akron Family and Damo Suzuki. He moved to NYC in 2011 and has since recorded with Parquet Courts, Maximum Balloon (David Sitek), Kelsey Lu, Kyp Malone and Fergus & Geronimo. He currently has 2 bands, Gospel of Mars and Gardens where he wears the hats as performer, composer and producer as well as plays many solo performances.

      https://soundcloud.com/jef-brown
      https://soundcloud.com/beth-jayh-jef-brown
      https://soundcloud.com/gospel-of-mars
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      Grant Jefferson
      Music Instructor: Vocals, Keyboards
      Grant is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. In his seven years of experience he has worked with independent artists, and record labels in a...
      Grant is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. In his seven years of experience he has worked with independent artists, and record labels in a variety of musical roles. In addition to creating and performing music he teaches instrumentation and theory to people of all ages. For five years he has focused on teaching and has been providing his students with a fun, well rounded musical experience and solid foundation.
    • Photo of Jill Peacock
      Jill Peacock
      Music Instructor: Vocals & Keyboard
      Motown and Bach....Jill's childhood soundtrack was pretty diverse. Growing up in Toronto, she was lucky enough to take piano lessons at a very young age and studied classical piano at the Royal Con...
      Motown and Bach....Jill's childhood soundtrack was pretty diverse. Growing up in Toronto, she was lucky enough to take piano lessons at a very young age and studied classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. She took a brief period to explore her other passions: writing and travel but came back to music at Berklee College. Originally enrolled as a pianist, she was inspired by the many vocalists around her and shifted her focus to studying jazz and soul as a singer. Recently relocated to Brooklyn, she is looking forward to working with her newest project aStridd (www.astridd.com) with guitarist Yasser Tejeda as well as writing, recording and playing new originals. She will, however, always remain a Canadian artist. Also, her newest EP of original Songs Up in the Air, with producer U-Key, will be released soon. Her voice has been described as a mix of Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse. Sweet, sexy and soulful, Jill's music is meant to be listened to closely. Enjoy.
    • Photo of GC Castillo
      GC Castillo
      Music Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      GC Castillo is a music producer/guitarist from Lima, Peru. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree on Contemporary Writing and music production, after being awarded an internationa...
      GC Castillo is a music producer/guitarist from Lima, Peru. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree on Contemporary Writing and music production, after being awarded an international scholarship. Since moving to New York, he has shared the stage as a supporting musician for Grammy winning/nominated artists such as American Idol's winner Fantasia, Luke James, Chrisette Michelle, J. Ivy among others. GC currently resides in Brooklyn NY, and is currently a touring musician for Universal Music Group artist Domino Saints, as well as a music producer for many local/latin American artists. For more information on GC, visit : www.giancarlocastillo.com
    • Photo of Nick Llobet
      Nick Llobet
      Music Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      When seeing his first rock show, Nick knew music had to be in his future. After playing guitar for a few years Nick received a scholarshipto attend Berklee College of Music where he honed his craft...
      When seeing his first rock show, Nick knew music had to be in his future. After playing guitar for a few years Nick received a scholarshipto attend Berklee College of Music where he honed his craft and played with several diverse artists. Nick moved to Denver in 2011 and worked at School of Rock for over 2 years directing shows and teaching guitar, bass, and vocals.Nick Currently resides in New York City as a guitar instructor and aspiring songwriter. For more about Nick visit: Nickllobet.com
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      Alex Major
      Assistant Show Director
      Alex Major began playing drums at age 10 after wanting to start a “Nirvana-like” band with a close friend. Twenty-one years later, he and that same friend still play together in their group Ell...
      Alex Major began playing drums at age 10 after wanting to start a “Nirvana-like” band with a close friend. Twenty-one years later, he and that same friend still play together in their group Ellis Ashbrook, a collaborative effort with styles and influences ranging from 70’s progressive rock to funk, soul, Latin, jazz, and 90’s alt-rock. They perform regularly throughout the Northeast, having an especially loyal fan base in Brooklyn, where over the last 5+ years they’ve become known for throwing their special brand of basement and rooftop parties at their apartment/venue “The Space Palace.” Their fourth full-length album is set to be released in the Spring of 2016. Alex has also played with or is currently playing with many other NYC based musicians including Janbi, pILLOW tHEORY, Female, Peck, The Louisiana Sun Kings, Alex Kelly, The Gypsy West, and Aunt Ange. Additionally, he has contributed percussion to two original student plays at The New School for Drama. Though he has been teaching for many years, he remains a lifelong student, having studied with Gary Chaffee, Billy Martin, Mike Clark, Dan Weiss, Frank Marino, Frank Katz, and many others. As an avid meditator and yoga practitioner, he believes in a spiritual approach to the instrument and continues to explore the strong connections between music and life.
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      Russell Holzman
      Music Instructor : Drums
      NYC native drummer Russell Holzman has had a deep musical upbringing. Born in lower Manhattan, Russell attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts before rece...
      NYC native drummer Russell Holzman has had a deep musical upbringing. Born in lower Manhattan, Russell attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts before receiving a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory of Music. Russell has played and/or performed with artists such as Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Miguel Zenon, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Cecil McBee, Jason Moran, Leslie West, Dave Holland, Donny McCaslin and many more. After having taught at the Outreach Summer Music Workshop in Austria for 3 years, Russell received a full scholarship to attend the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. In 2015, Russell was chosen as the drummer for New England Conservatory’s Jazz Honors Ensemble. Since then, Russell has had the privilege of performing at events such as The Firefly Festival, The Spring 2016 Marc Jacobs Show at The Ziegfeld Theatre, The Fauna Otoño Festival in Chile, The POP Montreal Music Festival, The BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] Conference in South Africa, The Peach Music Festival and the like. After having graduated from New England Conservatory in spring 2016, Russell returns for a number of upcoming performances in the NYC area as well as internationally.
    • Photo of Matt Tatro
      Matt Tatro
      Music Instructor: Drums
      Matt Tatro is a Brooklyn-based musician who got his first drum set at 12 and performed with many jazz combos and big bands in the Tri-State area. He studied with educator/band leader Tommy Igoe and...
      Matt Tatro is a Brooklyn-based musician who got his first drum set at 12 and performed with many jazz combos and big bands in the Tri-State area. He studied with educator/band leader Tommy Igoe and attended the Manhattan School of Music pre-college program. Matt studied in the Peabody Academy’s jazz program in Baltimore and graduated in 2013 from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami with a degree in jazz drum set performance and studio music. There studied with such mentors as Martin Bejerano, Gary Lindsay and Terrance Blanchard. Matt moved to Brooklyn with his drumset recently to advance his career. Since then, he was been working with a wedding cover band and served as the pit band drummer and percussionist for an off-Broadway production of Mary Poppins performed by the Bay Ridge Choral.
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      Will Haywood Smith
      Music Instructor: Drums
      Will Haywood Smith is a British drummer based in New York City. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has performed in the US, Europe, South America and Asia and appeared on media outlets worl...
      Will Haywood Smith is a British drummer based in New York City. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has performed in the US, Europe, South America and Asia and appeared on media outlets worldwide
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      Daniel Siles
      Music Instructor : Drums
      Daniel Siles is a New York based touring/session drummer and music educator. He graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, in the Spring of 2012. Since relocating to ...
      Daniel Siles is a New York based touring/session drummer and music educator. He graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, in the Spring of 2012.

      Since relocating to Brooklyn, NY in the Fall of 2012, Daniel has recorded with numerous bands and artists in the United States, Mexico and his native Bolivia. He has toured the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia with artists like Young Magic, Thelma, Ryan Egan, Brett Saxon, La Especialidad de la Casa, playing in renowned venues and museums such as The Fillmore, Fonda Theatre, First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Paradise Rock Club, Irving Plaza, Jones Beach Theatre, Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9:30 Club, Union Transfer, The Majestic, Imperial Vancouver, Badeschiff Berlin, Oxford Arts, PhilaMOCA, Museo Ex Teresa, among many more.

      Daniel has also played in festivals like Northside Festival, Billboard Hot 100 Festival, 30 Days in LA, SXSW, NXNE, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Lowlands Festival, Sweden Emmaboda Festival, Milhoes de Festa, Visions Festival, Strawberry Fields Festival, sharing the stage with artists including Portishead, Queens of The Stone Age, Yeasayer, XXYYXX, St. Vincent, Toro y Moi, etc.

      For more info about Daniel, visit: www.danielsiles.com
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      Brendan O'Connor
      Owner & General Manager
      Brendan bought the NYC School of Rock with some partners in December 2012 and took on the role of General Manager.A life long music fan and musician, he plays guitar in a Brooklyn-based surf rock b...
      Brendan bought the NYC School of Rock with some partners in December 2012 and took on the role of General Manager.A life long music fan and musician, he plays guitar in a Brooklyn-based surf rock band, The Tiki Brothers.A veteran journalist, Brendan also works as a freelance writer for such outlets as ESPN, Inc. and Men's Journal. He is the proud father of three children, Aidan 10, Beatrice 8 and Maeve 3.
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      Emma Elizabeth Steen
      Studio Coordinator & Rock 101 Instructor
      Emma Elizabeth Steen was born and raised in New York City, and was a student at School of Rock for several years, where she learned bass, guitar, keys, and voice. She is now an NYC-based musician...
      Emma Elizabeth Steen was born and raised in New York City, and was a student at School of Rock for several years, where she learned bass, guitar, keys, and voice.
      She is now an NYC-based musician and composer as well as a teacher at School of Rock. She has played bass, drums, guitar, and sung in several bands, including Prosody, Pandafan, Green Tongue Twist, Ariana McGinn, and zack.
      She has also worked as an actor, costume designer, stage manager, and wardrobe supervisor in numerous Off-Broadway plays, and with many renowned theatre artists, including Judd Hirsch, Angelina Fiordelisi, Joe Auilsi, Annette O'Toole, and Jack Hofsiss.
      She is currently pursuing a degree at SUNY Purchase college.
      Find her music at mother-shipton.bandcamp.com.

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    Sandy Kenyon of Eyewitness News paid us a visit, check out the story he did on our school featuring several of our students and teachers (including our music director, Bob Jones).

Testimonials

  • “As a parent of a college student (as well as a middle schooler), I have had the opportunity to evaluate first-hand many programs for children in our community. All I can say is the my mind has been blown here. My son was hesitant to perform in a group, never mind before an audience when he joined "Rolling Stones" in September. Thanks to instantly making friends with a bunch of wonderful kids his age and being welcomed by the director Bob, not only does he now look forward to Thursday afternoons-- he also performed at the Bitter End last Saturday in front of maybe 150 people. His private drum teacher has told me he is about a year ahead of what she had projected for this Fall. All I care about is his sense of confidence, pleasure in drumming and in his new friendships with other musicians his age. I am so glad to be a part of School of Rock and expect we will for a long time.”
    — Nina F., parent of SORNYC student
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “The School of Rock has been an amazing experience for my son. The school has given him the opportunity to find himself, develop the skills to perform with a group and find the confidence to perform on stage. Recently, he was selected to be in the AllStars Band and is currently on tour. What an incredible experience for a 16 year old! The staff is fantastic, supportive and works closely with the kids so that all the shows are really good. I have only good things to say about the SOR and would highly recommend it for kids interested in music and performance! I also really like the fact that many of their performances are in conjunction with charitable causes such as Love Hope Strength. A fantastic organization!”
    — Gina R., parent of SORNYC student
  • “TALK ABOUT LIVING THE DREAM. I'm enrolled in the Graduate Program (for adults) and couldn't be having more fun. After just a few months, I learned more about music than all those years of piano lessons when I was a kid. And it's more than just instrument instruction: I'm learning musicality, stage presence, how to "play well with others," and have discovered a confidence I never knew existed. The camaraderie is great and getting up on stage in front of family and friends is amazing.”
    — Audra B., SORNYC Adult Program student