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School of Rock New York
439 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-7625
Hours
  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM - 6 PM

Upcoming Closures:

  • 12/24/2019: Closed
  • 12/25/2019: Closed
  • 12/31/2019: Closed
  • 01/01/2020: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-12

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in New York are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock New York'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 New York music venue.

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

School of Rock New York'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 New York 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 New York.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock New York 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 New York.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 12-18

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

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout New York and the rest of NY. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in New York

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock New York, 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 New York is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other New York 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 New York'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 New York, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local New York 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 New York 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 New York guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock New York 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 New York we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in New York, 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 New York, 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 New York. Unlike other New York 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
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

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 New York, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our New York 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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock New York 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 New York, 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 New York 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock New York, 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 New York.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock New York 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 New York 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 New York, 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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach New York 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 New York, 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

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in New York. 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 New York, 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 New York 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 New York Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the New York 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 New York music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock New York, 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 New York, 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 New York’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.

Drum Teacher

Daniel Siles Drum Teacher

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, playing in renowned venues such as The Fillmore, Fonda Theatre and Bowery Ballroom among others.

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 and Strawberry Fields Festival, sharing the stage with artists including Portishead, Queens of The Stone Age and St. Vincent.

Molly Kirschenbaum Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Molly Kirschenbaum’s mom put her in classical piano lessons when she was five, which she hated, then loved, then utterly despised. When she was 10, she joined School of Rock in Hollywood, where she eventually played with the House Band and AllStars as a keyboardist, vocalist and bassist. She started her own artistic project in Los Angeles called hava, and, between School of Rock and her band, has accompanied a wide array of artists, from Jackson Browne to DAISY to The Regrettes, and played venues from the Sunset Strip to Lollapalooza. She is in her last year at NYU Tisch as an undergrad, where she has studied under Kenn Hicks and Machan Taylor. She also studies songwriting, musical engineering and production at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and at the Playwrights Horizons School with a focus on the intersection between devised theater and musical performance. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock New York.

Osei Williams Bass Guitar Teacher

Osei Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles and started playing bass when he was 11, playing in local extracurricular programs and camps. Osei attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music from 2012-2015 and now works as a freelance musician and a bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York.

Sarah E. Taylor Studio Coordinator

Sarah E. Taylor is our Studio Coordinator at School of Rock New York and is a writer/actor/producer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Since 2012, she has written over 10 plays and four screenplays, all varying in length, and is currently collaborating on her first musical. Sarah has received a few accolades for her work, most notably winning First Prize in the 2016 Manhattan Reading Competition for her play "The Nemesis Effect." She strives to make audiences think, while also feeling entertained. Aside from writing, Sarah is the founder of her theatre company No Frills Theatre Collective and she is an established voiceover actor.

Will Haywood Smith Drum Teacher

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 a multitude of media outlets worldwide. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock New York.

Russell Holzman Drum Teacher

Russell Holzman is a NYC native drummer born in lower Manhattan. Russell attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts before he received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with artists such as Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Miguel Zenon, Napoleon Murphy Brock and many more. After three years of teaching at the Outreach Summer Music Workshop in Austria, Russell received a full scholarship to attend the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. Since then, he has had the privilege of performing at events such as The Firefly Festival, The Spring 2016 Marc Jacobs Show, The Fauna Otoño Festival, The POP Montreal Music Festival and more. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock New York.

Tom McCaffrey Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Tom McCaffrey was born and raised in Philadelphia, and is an alumni of the School of Rock AllStars. He has 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, Red Rocks Amphitheater, The United Nations Millennium Goals Awards Ceremony, Gramercy Theatre, Electric Factory and Lollapalooza Festival. Tom has performed as a backing guitarist with celebrities such as John Wetton, Dee Snider, Gloria Gaynor, KT Tunstall and Robert Hazard. He has also recorded an album of original music called “Monster” with Liberty Devitto and Chuck Treece. Tom currently fronts Infant Elephant, a relentless power trio, and studied Jazz Guitar at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York.

Joanna Mischo Studio Coordinator

Joanna Mischo was raised in a house with music flowing through every corner of every room. She performed in choirs in her adolescence but once she moved to NYC for college, school became her sole focus. She never gave up on music completely, always singing and writing in her free time, but she missed being surrounded by music 24/7. Joanna needed a place where she would be inspired to create, so she began working at School of Rock New York as a Studio Coordinator alongside the most inspirationally talented students and teachers in NYC.

Bob Jones Music Director

Bob Jones is a composer/multi-instrumentalist living and working in Brooklyn's thriving music scene. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Double Bass Performance from Michigan State University. Equally at home in the genres of rock, classical, folk, electronic and jazz, Bob has appeared on dozens of albums and has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. With two decades of teaching experience under his belt, Bob takes his role as Music Director at School of Rock New York in stride. His students have gone on to audition for performing arts high schools and colleges and pursue careers in music. He is known for the enthusiasm and patience he shows in lessons, rehearsals and events.

Jean Santos Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Jean Santos is a native New Yorker with a love of classical music and heavy metal. Through School of Rock, he has fostered a passion for teaching. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Queens College to hone his musical teaching abilities. He is a guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock New York.

Jen Ter Kurst Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Jen Ter Kurst is originally from Miami, Florida. She is a multi-disciplinary vocalist and pianist who earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Voice Performance from Stetson University in Deland, Florida. She also attended the Longy School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for her Master’s in Music Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. Jennifer is currently singing as a principle soprano soloist with Opera New York, where she has performed in multiple opera and musical theater productions. She also performed at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute." In addition to her operatic performances, Jen has been teaching voice and piano for eight years. She also sings and plays keyboard with the New York-based indie rock project, Tree Signs. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock New York.

Devin McKnight Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Devin McKnight is a guitarist and bassist originally hailing from the DC metropolitan area. After years of studying Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music and touring in various indie rock bands such as Speedy Ortiz and Grass is Green, he settled in Brooklyn, NY. Since living in Brooklyn, he's started his own band called Maneka, where he writes and produces all the instruments and vocals. Musical stylings of his own music have ranged from hip-hop and rap to melodic indie rock, punk rock and even jazz. Devin has come to believe that a holistic understanding of all genres and instruments, even if rudimentary, can empower young people to start their own musical projects or discover a peaceful outlet they previously didn't know existed. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York.

Julián Mesri Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Julián Mesri is a composer, vocalist, pianist and guitarist. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he came to the United States at the age of four and has been based in New York City ever since. Trained at Hoff Barthelson in piano, composition and electronic music, Julian has been making music for more than 20 years. Julián then continued to produce music at his alma mater Williams College, where he formed part of the choir, the Symphonic Winds Ensemble, and composed music for many theater department productions. Most recently his work was seen at Stages Theater in Houston, and at the Ice Factory Festival in New York City. He is currently finishing his MFA in Playwriting with an emphasis on Musical Theater. His approach to teaching is intuitive and performative. He is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock New York.

Matt Tatro Drum Teacher

Matt Tatro grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he studied with Tommy Igoe and Chris Nappi at the Manhattan School of Music preparatory program. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in 2013. Matt has been a freelance musician and a drum teacher at School of Rock New York ever since.

Adam Sapiro Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Adam Sapiro grew up in Miami, Florida and attended School of Rock Miami as a student for five years before becoming a teacher at age 18. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Before making the move to New York City, he performed in Boston projects such as indie rock outfit Red Mill, pop songwriter Griffin Robillard and his own songwriting vehicle, Tree Signs. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Adam plays many styles of music including rock, bluegrass, jazz, metal and folk. With a deep background in writing and recording as well, he has directed a wide variety of programs at School of Rock in addition to the Performance program, such as the songwriting and recording summer camp. He is a guitar teacher, piano teacher, vocal instructor and show director at School of Rock New York.

Jill Peacock Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Jill Peacock grew up in Toronto, where she was lucky enough to take piano lessons at a very young age and studied classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. After a brief break from music, she went to Berklee College of Music to study jazz and soul as a singer. A recently new resident of Brooklyn, she is looking forward to working on her newest project, aStridd, with guitarist Yasser Tejeda, as well as writing, recording and playing new originals. 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. She is a piano teacher, vocal instructor and show director at School of Rock New York.

Jordan Blakely Drum Teacher

Jordan Blakely developed a passion for drumming at age 15, eventually pursuing her Bachelor's degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Since relocating to Brooklyn in 2010, Jordyn has toured, recorded and performed with a multitude of artists, including Sharkmuffin, Night Manager, Butter the Children, Invisible Familiars, Kino Kimino, Jackal Onasis and others. She has toured and performed festivals in Europe, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Currently, Jordyn is a touring and recording member of the bands Maneka, and Stove. She is a drum teacher and assistant show director at School of Rock New York.

Nick Llobet Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Nick Llobet knew music had to be in his future as soon as he’d seen his first rock show. After playing guitar for a few years Nick received a scholarship to 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 two years directing shows and teaching guitar, bass and vocals. Nick currently resides in New York City and works as a guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock New York, as well as an aspiring songwriter.

Peter Katz Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Peter Katz is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who has been playing music for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from SUNY Purchase College. Aside from being a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York, you can find him playing guitar and singing with his band, Peaer, all around the country.

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Reviews

Such a fantastic place!

There are great instructors and an amazing atmosphere! My son loves learning the guitar there. The rehearsal with the band is invaluable. It's one thing to know how to play the guitar but it's another to know how to play with the band!

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We love School of Rock.

School of Rock is a wonderfully creative, supportive and thoughtful experience for kids. They really encourage kids to take chances, try new things and work towards common goals.

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She is starting her Journey Here.

My daughter has learned so much in just a matter of a few months. She truly loves all of the teachers and particularly loves the performance groups. Everyone at School of Rock is professional, talented and super nice.

4.8
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