School of Rock Oceanside
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About School of Rock Oceanside

Welcome to School of Rock Oceanside, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Oceanside’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Oceanside has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Oceanside full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Oceanside
4095 Oceanside Blvd
Suite F
Oceanside, CA 92056
US
Main Number
(760) 734-1529(760) 734-1529

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Oceanside, 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.

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

    School of Rock Oceanside’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 Oceanside’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 Oceanside 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 Oceanside can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Oceanside 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 Oceanside, 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 Oceanside’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 Oceanside’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Oceanside Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Oceanside’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

  • At School of Rock Oceanside, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Oceanside enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Oceanside’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 Oceanside’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 Oceanside.

    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 Oceanside, 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.

Oceanside 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 Oceanside’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

    • December 18 - 20, 2017

      3 Day Rock Band Workshop

      Camp
      3 Day Rock Band Workshop: Calling all Guitarists, Drummers, Bassists, Keyboardists and Vocalists! This is a 3 Day Workshop geared towards Rock Music. Possible artists include Nirvana, Black Sa...
      3 Day Rock Band Workshop:

      Calling all Guitarists, Drummers, Bassists, Keyboardists and Vocalists! This is a 3 Day Workshop geared towards Rock Music. Possible artists include Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Green Day, AC/DC, Cage the Elephant, etc, etc. Students will learn the songs chosen and this will culminate in a performance for family and friends. (Ages 8+)
    • December 25
      12:00 PM

      CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

    • December 27 - 28, 2017

      SOR DIVA Workshop

      Camp
      Diva Workshop: Students will learn how to sing some of their favorite DIVA songs. Artists may include Taylor Swift, Adele, Bruno Mars and David Bowie! Each student will choose a song to rec...
      Diva Workshop:

      Students will learn how to sing some of their favorite DIVA songs. Artists may include Taylor Swift, Adele, Bruno Mars and David Bowie!

      Each student will choose a song to record over a karaoke track so that they have their very own professional vocal recording of the their DIVA song!

      This is a 2 day camp that is geared towards vocalists. (Ages 7+)
    • January 1
      12:00 PM

      CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

    • January 15
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      PA System Setup / Live Sound Mixing Workshop

      Do you know what's involved in setting up a PA System? Well in this workshop, you're going to learn what's involved! Everything from proper speaker placement, avoiding microphone feedback, how to p...
      Do you know what's involved in setting up a PA System? Well in this workshop, you're going to learn what's involved! Everything from proper speaker placement, avoiding microphone feedback, how to properly mic an amp and drums, what DI/DO means, inboard and outboard effects, front of house mixing vs. monitor mixing, and everything you need to know about live sound mixing.

      Even if you're not planning on becoming a sound engineer, this information is incredibly important to know if you do plan on playing live shows. Because, you don't want to seem like the newbie unable to properly communicate with the sound guy. Sign up for this workshop and learn all you need to know about Live Sound! (Ages 10+)
    • January 27
      12:00 PM

      Spring Seasonal Shows @ The AVO Playhouse

    • January 28
      12:00 PM

      Spring Seasonal Shows @ The AVO Playhouse

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Staff

    • Photo of Matt Rothstein
      Matt Rothstein
      Music Director
      Student at the original Paul Green School of Rock in Philadelphia from 2001-2004. While there, was a member of the All-Stars and played the Zappanale festival in Germany and toured the U.S. playing...
      Student at the original Paul Green School of Rock in Philadelphia from 2001-2004. While there, was a member of the All-Stars and played the Zappanale festival in Germany and toured the U.S. playing the music of Frank Zappa with Zappa alumni Napoleon Murphy Brock. Enrolled in Drexel University's Music Industry program in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in 2008. Taught bass and guitar at School of Rock Downingtown and School of Rock Wilmington throughout college.From 2006-present, co-founder, bassist, and background vocalist for the band "Cheers Elephant". Have released 3 full length albums and multiple singles, with 2,000,000+ listens on Spotify. Our song "Leaves" reached #1 on Hype Machine in 2012 and "Airliner" reached #1 in 2015. Multiple national tours, playing multiple hundreds of shows all across the country. SXSW Official in 2013 and 2014. Licensed numerous songs featured on advertisements and TV shows (Sperry Topsider, Drexel University, Virgin Banking, The Real World, Victory Brewing, ABC Family). From 2009-2014 was Branch Manager at School of Rock Main Line (Berwyn, PA)
    • Photo of Jason Simmons
      Jason Simmons
      Show Director, Bass, Guitar Instructor
      Jason Simmons is a highly knowledgeable and experienced performing musician, audio engineer and composer. He received his music education formally from Mira Costa College as well as from playing gu...
      Jason Simmons is a highly knowledgeable and experienced performing musician, audio engineer and composer. He received his music education formally from Mira Costa College as well as from playing guitar and bass in a variety of styles with bands here in San Diego. Eventually he went on to teach guitar courses for his college and received several vocational degrees and certifications in the fields of music technology including live sound reinforcement, recording arts, and computer audio production.He currently writes and performs with his fellow instructors in their group the Blue Moonies. Sharing influences of soul, reggae, funk, and rock and roll they have played at many legendary venues such as the Belly Up Tavern and have opened for national acts such as the Plain White T's.His main focus at the School of Rock is to empower the students with all the information they would need to make it as modern musicians.
    • Photo of Phil Pardell
      Phil Pardell
      Drum Instructor
      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing with some of Southern California’s best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in 2003, and in 2007, he graduated from the Uni...
      Phil Pardell began his music career in 1995 by studying and performing with some of Southern California’s best musicians. He moved to Philadelphia in 2003, and in 2007, he graduated from the University of the Arts, with a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Jazz Studies. During and following his years at UARTS, Phil sharpened his teeth performing with Philadelphia’s finest musicians in a variety of styles ranging from avant-garde jazz and Brazilian batucada, to progressive indie rock and shoe gaze. In 2011, Phil moved back to San Diego County, and by 2013 took on the role of lead Drum Instructor at the School of Rock Oceanside, eventually going on to spend 1.5 years as the Music Director. Phil currently makes a living teaching private lessons, recording, and performing as a session musician. You can catch Phil performing all over San Diego County with Cassie B Project, JB & the Movers, The Tommy Mitchell Show, Vaudeville Radio, Cathouse Thursday, The BoomTown Stingers, and Charlotte Littlehales. Phil currently resides in the Fallbrook area and is available and capable to teach a multitude of genres and techniques, record, or perform for your next gig or tour. Don't miss the opportunity to work with this professional, versatile, and enthusiastic musician. Phil is endorsed by Vessel Drums, Haram Drum Sticks, Drum Brigade, and the awesome local drum shop Drum Flip. Go check out his website: www.philpardell.com
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      Olivia Buscemi
      General Manager
      Olivia Buscemi is a well-established musician who has had classical training in violin, piano and vocals, as well as, extensive and varied contemporary music experience. Additionally, she has abund...
      Olivia Buscemi is a well-established musician who has had classical training in violin, piano and vocals, as well as, extensive and varied contemporary music experience. Additionally, she has abundantly written and recorded in various rock, southern rock and alternative rock bands. Her former bands include Lowletter, Randy Watson, and Aaron Lee the Love Vigilantes. Aaron Lee the Love are under contract and supported by EMI, Universal, Light-year, and Visionary Records, giving Ms. Buscemi solid experience with the requirements and experience needed within a band signed by a label. Olivia is currently studying the Violin at Palomar College to pursue her Degree in Musical Education and Performance. For two years she studied very closely with Ulli Riener, a highlyaccomplishedviolinist in the San Diego area. From the age of six, Ms. Buscemi has been a member of many chamber strings and civic orchestras. With great honor and due diligence, Ms. Buscemi earned college credits from the age of eight through these activities. Olivia is now currently playing the fiddle in a well known band called Lexington Field, anAmericanField Rock group based out of theSan Diego area. In 2013 Lexington Field was nominated by San Diego Music Awards for Best Alternative Album. Her extensive experience in both classical and contemporary musical experience and training give her a wide, unique, extensive and savvy array of musical knowledge and experience.
    • Photo of Jeff Starkey
      Jeff Starkey
      Guitar Instructor
      Jeff Starkey is an experienced professional musician who has been recording and performing in the San Diego are for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in multiple genres and styles of guitar playin...
      Jeff Starkey is an experienced professional musician who has been recording and performing in the San Diego are for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in multiple genres and styles of guitar playing. He loves learning how music works and wants to inspire all of his students to do the same. He prides himself on having a good musical ear and versatility. When he isn’t busy teaching guitar he is performing and recording with his main band The Younger Brothers.
    • Photo of Kai Taylor
      Kai Taylor
      Drum Instructor
      Kai is a hard working studio drummer and producer who performs with a variety of musicians, as well as independent projects. In his years of experience, he has collaborated with multiple studio eng...
      Kai is a hard working studio drummer and producer who performs with a variety of musicians, as well as independent projects. In his years of experience, he has collaborated with multiple studio engineers and artists around Southern California, and has gained two years of academic experience in Audio Production at The Art Institute of California - San Diego.Some of his recent accomplishments include; writing and recording his bands most recent EP, Touring The West Coast, Enrolling in School, and getting through his first year with the Palomar College Jazz Ensemble.Kai takes great pride in his ability to persevere through his goals and ambitions, while eagerly encouraging others to achieve the same. An environment that demands a positive attitude and dependability are where he thrives the most. The opportunity to share his knowledge of music is an Honor, and he looks forward to shredding away with you in the future.
    • Photo of Noah Rabe
      Noah Rabe
      Vocal/Keys Instructor, Assistant Show Director
      Noah has been playing music and performing his entire life. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA Noah began taking piano lessons at the age of five, as he got older he fell in love with many other ins...
      Noah has been playing music and performing his entire life. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA Noah began taking piano lessons at the age of five, as he got older he fell in love with many other instruments. He started taking voice lessons when he was 14. This fueled his desire to make a career using music. At the age of 13 he joined a band that had management in Nashville and through that opportunity Noah played in all 48 continental U.S states before the age of 16. Since then he has released two self titled albums. He also graduated from Ocean’s Edge music school focusing in vocals, and recently started a Non-profit organization and a band that uses their music to raise money for relationship abuse awareness.
    • Photo of Korey Horn
      Korey Horn
      Drum Instructor
      Korey "Kingston" Horn was born to tear up the drums. The son of a career musician, Kim Horn, toddler Korey was beating up any household item he could find to pose as a drum kit. Instead of punishme...
      Korey "Kingston" Horn was born to tear up the drums. The son of a career musician, Kim Horn, toddler Korey was beating up any household item he could find to pose as a drum kit. Instead of punishment for destroying the furniture and valuable LPs, Pops thought, "he's got good rhythm," and bought the lad a kit. Korey is the Master of Thunder and Lightning in the buzz band, Suedehead, who have been getting rave reviews for their latest EP releases, "In motion" , "(so) Frantic" ,and “The Constant”. Considered to be a master in Jamaican style “riddems”, Korey is also proud to be a member of “the worlds best” (as Korey puts it) Traditional Ska ensemble - Western Standard Time. This 25 piece big band orchestra are getting rave reviews both on their live performances and also on their recent debut release “ A Tribute To The Skatalites.” Through his busy career in music Korey has had the pleasure of working with The Aggrolites, Hepcat, Tim Armstrong (Rancid, The Transplants), Rico Rodriguez (The Specials), Derrik Morgan, Prince Buster, and many more!
    • Photo of Willis Farnsworth
      Willis Farnsworth
      Bass/Drum/Guitar Instructor
      At the tender age of 13, Willis bought a cheap bass guitar off of Ebay to create a band. Throughout his high school years, he was heavily inspired to create original music with his friends, gigging...
      At the tender age of 13, Willis bought a cheap bass guitar off of Ebay to create a band. Throughout his high school years, he was heavily inspired to create original music with his friends, gigging and recording till his senior year. It was through his college years at Chico State that Willis started to realize how much reward and how strong of a passion he had for music. Beginning his Junior year he started to play in a country band and tour heavily. While he was busy playing shows, he realized he was making enough money to continue to put him through college and live on his own. His tenure with his country group led him to play over 200+ shows and land gigs opening up in arenas for the likes of Scotty McCreery, Tyler Farr, Mark Chestnut, and Neil McCoy. Willis currently plays with his main band, The Night Howls, who just released their first full-length album. His plans with them include a national tour, a second album, and much more. Willis strives to create original music and to help guide and spawn the same creative sparks and inspiration that made him want to pursue music not only as a hobby, but as a career.
    • Photo of Chris Brown
      Chris Brown
      Drum Instructor
      Christopher Brown is a professional musician and producer who has been working hard at his craft for 18 years. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, Christopher Brown has studied, performed, reco...
      Christopher Brown is a professional musician and producer who has been working hard at his craft for 18 years. As a Berklee College of Music graduate, Christopher Brown has studied, performed, recorded numerous genres of music. As a recipient of a degree from Berklee College of Music, he is encouraged to give back knowledge to empower the younger generation who are pursuing their interest in music. In his off time he applies his craft to fulfill his passion at New Song Community Church and with local San Diego band The Night Howls.

Promotions

News

    • Come check out our Open House on Dec. 16th!

      School of Rock Oceanside Open House Just Announced! Dec. 16th from 2:45-5:45 pm Come check out our school and jam on some instruments! No appointment necessary. While you are hear you can watch...
      School of Rock Oceanside Open House Just Announced!

      Dec. 16th from 2:45-5:45 pm

      Come check out our school and jam on some instruments! No appointment necessary. While you are hear you can watch student rehearsals, get a chance to play an instrument with one of our awesome instructors and discuss our programs with our General Manager.

    • Lessons times are going quick....snag your spot today!

      Now is the time to start reserving the lesson times you want after the new year. Lesson slot will go quickly so it is important to act quickly! We can set up your January schedule as early at Decem...
      Now is the time to start reserving the lesson times you want after the new year. Lesson slot will go quickly so it is important to act quickly! We can set up your January schedule as early at December 10th. Call today us today to reserve a time!

    • Winter Camps just Announced!!

      Winter Camps coming your way! Save your spot online today.

      Upcoming Fall and Winter Camps:

      Dec. 18-20th • 3 Day Rock N’ Roll Camp

      Dec. 27-28th • 2 Day DIVA Vocal Camp

Testimonials

  • “The kids have a great time while learning to play. Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this exposure to music when I was growing up! ”
    — Jayson, Oceanside, CA
  • “SOR has given my son confidence, a passion for music, and new friends. It has become his home away from home. The instructors, general manager and program director are all very supportive and value each student's uniqueness and talents. Playing music with friends has been so much more motivating for my son than traditional piano and guitar lessons.”
    — Roberta Glisson, Oceanside, CA
  • “School of Rock has taught my son so much about not only about music, but also confidence, self expression, teamwork, and creativity in a fun manner that fits his learning style. Chris Brown and the rest of the staff really reach deep to connect with the students and help them learn that the only limits are the ones we set for ourselves and that perseverance truly is a virtue. I highly recommend School of Rock for all ages! ”
    — Jamie, Oceanside, CA
  • “In a short period, your teachers have been able to cultivate and expand my son's techniques on guitar and vocals. I like the "real world working musician" atmosphere you create with the creation of shows.”
    — Rex, Oceanside, CA