School of Rock North Providence
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About School of Rock North Providence

Welcome to School of Rock North Providence, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock North Providence has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock North Providence, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of North Providence together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock North Providence today.

Contact Information

School of Rock North Providence
1270 Mineral Spring Avenue
Unit LL15
North Providence, RI 02904
US
Main Number
(401) 305-7701(401) 305-7701

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Programs

  • At School of Rock North Providence, 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.

    North Providence 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 North Providence’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!

  • School of Rock North Providence’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock North Providence, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in North Providence’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • "Our top performers can audition for School of Rock North Providence’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our North Providence musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock North Providence can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All students in North Providence’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock North Providence learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our North Providence Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock North Providence enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in North Providence’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

  • School of Rock North Providence’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock North Providence.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

At School of Rock North Providence, 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.

North Providence 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 North Providence’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

Upcoming Events

    • June 22
      3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

      Libraries Rock

      Workshop
      Kick off the Summer Reading Program and let your child’s inner rock star out with the School of Rock North Providence! At the instrument “petting zoo” each student will get a taste for perfo...
      Kick off the Summer Reading Program and let your child’s inner rock star out with the School of Rock North Providence!
      At the instrument “petting zoo” each student will get a taste for performance based music education while having fun.
      Sign-up required at Children’s Desk
      Kindly contact the library as soon as possible 353-5600 ex 5

      Friday June 22nd @ 3:30-4:30
      North Providence Union Free Library
      1810 Mineral Spring Ave
      North Providence, RI 02904
    • June 25 - 29, 2018

      5 Day Summer Workshops: The Beatles

      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week...
      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      The Beatles
      - In one week say "Hello, Goodbye" to the sounds of the foremost and influential music band, The Beatles.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • July 16 - 20, 2018

      5 Day Summer Workshop: Pop!

      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week...
      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      Pop!
      - It's the summer so, POP it 'cause it's hot out! Explore contemporary pop music from today's hit artists like Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots, and Taylor Swift.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • August 6 - 10, 2018

      5 Day Summer Workshop: Rock Gods

      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The B...
      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now
      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      Rock Gods
      - A week of rock and roll in it's truest form. Explore the ABC's of rock legends from AC DC to Zeppelin.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • August 18
      3:00 PM

      Show Team Performance at Attleboro Still Rocks

      Concert
      A music festival and charity event featuring a variety of bands held on August 18, 2018 from 3 - 11pm. Located at 887 South Main Street in Attleboro, MA. 4th Annual ATTLEBORO STILL ROCKS Coming...
      A music festival and charity event featuring a variety of bands held on August 18, 2018 from 3 - 11pm. Located at 887 South Main Street in Attleboro, MA.

      4th Annual ATTLEBORO STILL ROCKS
      Coming your way August 18th!
      B.C.Boys ( Bob Colson Tribute Band)
      Boss B, Till & Mac
      Cactus Attack
      Jorene & Steve Lange
      Ominous Vault
      Pulse
      Kick off appearance by..
      School of Rock Attleboro Show team
      and More !!!

      For more information on the entire concert, please refer to the Attleboro Still Rocks facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Attleboro-Still-Rocks-422802407896200/
    • October 7
      2:30 PM

      Show Team Performance at AutumnFest

      Community Event
      Held over the Columbus Day Weekend, Autumnfest began in 1977 as an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spirit of Northern Rhode Island. Held at the World War II Veteran's Memorial Park, the succ...
      Held over the Columbus Day Weekend, Autumnfest began in 1977 as an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the spirit of Northern Rhode Island. Held at the World War II Veteran's Memorial Park, the success of that first Autumnfest celebration became the model for subsequent events.

      Things to do:

      Food Row ~ With lots of local favorites, you're sure to find some mouthwatering treasures.
      Beer Tent - An atmosphere of gathering and reminiscing while enjoying that beverage to live music.
      Midway Rides ~ What's a festival without rides?
      Sporting Events - Dodgeball, MEGA War "New England's Largest Tug O' War Event".
      Arts & Crafts Booths ~ Handmade, local crafts, food, clothing and much more.
      Merchant Vendor Booths ~ Come check out the bargains!
      Consumer Showcase Booths ~ Come see what some of our local companies have to share.
      Entertainment ~ Great entertainment at the Bandstand, as well as in the Kiddiefest area.
      Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks!

      Come See the Parade!
      The Autumnfest Parade ~ Get your seats early as the roads shut down!
      Starts on Diamond Hill Road Plazas, at 9:30 a.m. and ends at the Autumnfest site of
      World War II Memorial Park on Social Street.

      For more information please visit their website. http://www.autumnfest.org/about

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Staff

    • Photo of Dave LaSalle
      Dave LaSalle
      Owner & General Manager
      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids. Dav...
      Music teaches kids life lessons with every note. For Dave, School of Rock Attleboro is a culmination of his three great passions - playing music, starting businesses, and working with kids.

      Dave’s love of music began at age 6 when he started playing his first instrument. By age 14, he was playing professionally in a very successful local band in the Rhode Island / Southeastern Massachusetts area. Dave capitalized on the discipline, team building, leadership and perseverance that he developed through his experience with music when he co-­founded a medical device company in 1999. Throughout his professional career, he never forgot about his great passion for music. His commitment to creating and performing music has paid dividends over a lifetime.

      While in the medical device industry, Dave joined the Taunton Area School to Career (TASC) Board of Directors and served for several years as their Treasurer. In addition to helping guide the organization, he has volunteered as a mentor to help numerous high school students explore career development opportunities.

      Dave sees this new venture as the right mix of business and fun. The School of Rock is a franchise with over 200 locations worldwide and over 25,000 students enrolled. The company has grown because of a successful program that produces results. The school provides young people with a creative performance environment where they are guided by professional musicians. Students who enroll get individual instruction, group rehearsals, and are cast into live shows that are performed at major venues. Show themes may include The British Invasion, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Motown, Funk, Reggae and many others.
      • MBA Management - Bryant University
      • B.S Product Design and Manufacturing - New England Institute of Technology
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      Chris Brunelle
      Music Director
      Chris Brunelle brings nearly 20 years as a professional musician and a passion for education to School of Rock. Starting as a jazz saxophonist, Chris studied with Greg Abate and pursued a degree in...
      Chris Brunelle brings nearly 20 years as a professional musician and a passion for education to School of Rock. Starting as a jazz saxophonist, Chris studied with Greg Abate and pursued a degree in Music education at the University of Rhode Island. His skills as a horn player and vocalist were in high demand and in 2001 he became a member of Boston-based Ska and Reggae outfit Westbound Train, touring nationally in support of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Flogging Molly, Hepcat and many others. But Chris grew up worshipping Rock legends like The Police, The Doors, Aerosmith, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Self-taught on guitar, piano and vocals, Chris began writing songs and shifted focus from jazz and reggae to rock and pop music, forming his own group, The Sterns, in Boston in 2003. With The Sterns, Chris released 3 full-length albums of his own compositions, toured nationally in support of acts such as Meat Puppets, The English Beat, Shadows of Night and The Romantics, was nominated for 2 Boston Music Awards and had a song featured on the best-selling 2008 video game Rock Band II. A Rhode Island native, Chris earned a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 and plans to pursue a Masters in Education. Meanwhile, he remains active in the Providence and Boston music communities, freelancing as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophonist, fronting a local cover band, and continuing to write, record and perform with his rock band, The Deadly Desert.
    • Photo of Corinne Southern
      Corinne Southern
      Instructor
      Corinne Southern is thrilled to be joining School of Rock as an instructor. She graduated in 2015 with her B.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Rhode Island College, fulfilling a dream she has ...
      Corinne Southern is thrilled to be joining School of Rock as an instructor. She graduated in 2015 with her B.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Rhode Island College, fulfilling a dream she has had since she first graced the professional stage at age 12. Two decades of professional music and performance experience, combined with a sense of fun and compassion, make Corinne a dynamic instructor that brings her love of music directly to her students. Corinne is an award-winning producer and actress who had fronted rock bands, writes and performs her own original music, and can frequently be seen in various artistic and creative communities in New England making art with like-minded individuals.
    • Photo of Drew Townson
      Drew Townson
      Instructor
      Drew Townson was born to play guitar. From the time he was about 10 years old, he dreamed of six-string stardom while admiring his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman....
      Drew Townson was born to play guitar. From the time he was about 10 years old, he dreamed of six-string stardom while admiring his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman. Before too long Drew was playing clubs that he was actually not old enough to be in. Living in North Texas, the tone and twang of Blues and Country sunk into young Drew’s bones, and can clearly be identified in his playing style today. As far as his ax is concerned, Drew fell in love with the sound and feel of the Fender Stratocaster guitar, and in 1980 bought the guitar he still uses now; a 1961 Strat named Daphne Blue. In his 20s, having moved to Boston, Drew was playing on Lansdowne Street and CBGB in New York with his Country-Rock band, House of Joy. HOJ received widespread critical acclaim and their tracks were regularly played on Boston’s WBCN and WFXN radio stations. Going in a more purist direction, by the end of the 80’s Drew founded The Derangers, a band dedicated to playing heavily Texas-influenced instrumentals. Their blend of desert blues, surf rock, and spooky cinematic themes has been coined “The Westermental Sound.” The Derangers are signed to Austin Texas’ Deep Eddy Records and continue to record and perform today. Drew is also an award-winning studio producer/engineer, teacher, artist, and composer. One of his instrumental compositions, “Rio Sangre,” is currently being laid into the soundtrack of a Hollywood feature film entitled “Custody.”

      “I don’t just teach kids how to play guitar,” Drew says, “I teach them how to rock guitar!”
    • Photo of Joe Boulay
      Joe Boulay
      Instructor
      Florian Joseph Boulay has been performing as a professional pianist for over 30 years. He has played all over the country in such places as The Hardrock Café Biloxi, and numerous times at B.B Kin...
      Florian Joseph Boulay has been performing as a professional pianist for over 30 years. He has played all over the country in such places as The Hardrock Café Biloxi, and numerous times at B.B Kings in Times Square. He has also performed on Norweigan, Carnival, and Asamara cruise lines. Currently, his band TRIAD performs functions, weddings, and nightclubs all over Southern New England. Throughout his performing career, he has also enjoyed teaching students of all ages and continues to do so.
    • Photo of Caroline Stolle
      Caroline Stolle
      Instructor
      Caroline grew up loving music and always wanted to be part of creating it, too. During her middle school years in Dallas, TX, she learned how to play the violin. That led her passion for music to...
      Caroline grew up loving music and always wanted to be part of creating it, too. During her middle school years in Dallas, TX, she learned how to play the violin. That led her passion for music to learn bass guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. While learning all of those instruments, she also began songwriting. She was in several short-lived bands during high school, and she was a very dedicated performer and leader for her church's youth worship band for several years. She moved to Austin, TX and earned an associates degree in Music Business and Audio Engineering. While she was pursuing her academic degrees, she also had an opportunity to work as one of the main audio techs at LifeAustin. LifeAustin's pastor is Randy Phillips of the award-winning contemporary Christian music trio, Phillips, Craig, and Dean. Caroline continued her music education by moving to Sydney, Australia for a year, where she earned a Diploma of Music Ministry from Hillsong College. She is very excited to start inspiring a new generation of little rock stars at The School of Rock!!

News

    • The British Invasion takes over SOR North Providence's First Performance Program

      The arrival of the Beatles in the U.S., and subsequent appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, in 1964 marked the start of the British Invasion. The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the...
      The arrival of the Beatles in the U.S., and subsequent appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, in 1964 marked the start of the British Invasion.

      The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, and the Animals were at the forefront of the invasion.

      Now School of Rock North Providence is excited to offer it's students THE BRITISH INVASION as the first performance program. This 4 month program will result in a show in September at Fete Music Hall in Providence, RI.

      Enrollment is now open. Complete the form on the main website page or call us at 401-305-7701 to enroll.
    • 5-Day Summer Workshops available at Attleboro

      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The...
      Summer 5 Day Workshops Enrolling Now

      School of Rock Attleboro is excited to announce the themes for their Summer 5 Day Workshops! Let your Rockstar (Ages 8-17) Rock and Roll this summer with The Beatles, Pop!, and Rock Gods. Each week-long workshop will result in a performance for family and friend.

      The Beatles
      - In one week say "Hello, Goodbye" to the sounds of the foremost and influential music band, The Beatles.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:30pm

      Pop!
      - It's the summer so, POP it 'cause it's hot out! Explore contemporary pop music from today's hit artists like Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots, and Taylor Swift.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 2:30pm

      Rock Gods
      - A week of rock and roll in it's truest form. Explore the ABC's of rock legends from AC DC to Zeppelin.
      Ages 8-17
      Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
      9am-3pm
      Show: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
    • Feature in Shop in RI Magazine Feb 2018

      Shop in RI features School of Rock North Providence on Page 65 of the Feb 2018 Issue.
    • School of Rock to open first R.I. location in NP

      The Valley Breeze featured the School of Rock North Providence in their paper. See the article here.