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School of Rock Pasadena
1240 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 508-1818

Location Specifics

We are located next door to Andy's Coffee Shop.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock is proud to serve Pasadena and the surrounding areas in Los Angeles with music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. We teach everything from singing to piano, bass guitar, drums, and keys. Students in Pasadena tend to favor 80's metal here. At School of Rock, you can perform live shows and develop your skills in a supportive learning environment. With enough practice, maybe you'll one day rise to the level of performing at one of the major music venues in Los Angeles.

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Pasadena
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Pasadena our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Pasadena, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children in Pasadena
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Pasadena, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Pasadena, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program in Pasadena for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Pasadena'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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Pasadena who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Pasadena
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Pasadena 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 Pasadena Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Pasadena 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 Pasadena'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 Pasadena music venue.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

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

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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

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

School of Rock Pasadena'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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena.

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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena.

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

The School of Rock Pasadena 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 Pasadena's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at CA 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 Pasadena and the rest of CA. 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.

Music Lessons in Pasadena

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Pasadena

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Pasadena

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Pasadena 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 Pasadena we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Pasadena, 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena. Unlike other Pasadena 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 Pasadena, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Pasadena 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 Pasadena

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Pasadena

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Pasadena. 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena’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.

Hassan Dahik Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Hassan Dahik is an Ecuadorian singer/songwriter and bass player influenced by a variety of world styles. He created HGroove, a high energy band that mixes rock, funk, hip-hop, pop and Latin to create an eclectic and unique sound. His aggressive but melodic style, paired with his energy onstage, make him a unique performer. For three years he studied music at UDLA (Universidad de las Americas), majoring in Bass Performance. Recently he graduated at LACM (Los Angeles College of Music) and continues to create, perform and record his original music.

Nick Sitton Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Nick Sitton is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. He was trained in classical and pop piano starting at the age of 10 and went on to get an Associates Degree in Operatic Singing. Nick's main instruments are voice, piano and guitar, but he can also play drums, ukulele and bass.

Nick has been building a catalogue of original music under the moniker Boy Bloom, of which he composes, arranges, records and produces all work himself. He also composes scores for films as well as plays in various projects locally.

Nick has been teaching kids and adults music since 2015 and continues to pursue music in all aspects because of his want to spread and engage with its transformative, empowering and healing nature.

Clint Dodson Drums Teacher

Clint Dodson is a drummer, percussionist, composer and educator at School of Rock Pasadena. He has studied and performed with various artists, including Vinny Golia, Tony Malaby, Steve Lehman, Randy Gloss, Vicki Ray, Stephen Horenstein and John Hébert. Clint has studied drum set with Dana Hall and Joe LaBarbera. He is also a devoted student of Hindustani music, studying tabla with Subrata Bhattacharya and Swapan Chaudhuri. Clint’s work aims to find the midpoints between disparate musical approaches, from avant-garde jazz to experimental electronic music and punk to contemporary classical. It’s an approach that encourages musical fluency beyond genre boundaries in order to hear and improvise more freely.

This openness to a wide range of styles also informs Clint’s educational approach. He has taught various foci of drumset playing, as well as classical and rudimental percussion, to a wide range of students. He has also been active as a teacher of composition and improvisation to a wide range of instrumentalists.

Ryan Schiff District Manager

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Ryan began playing guitar at age 13 after seeing the movie "La Bamba" about rock legend Ritchie Valens. He studied with Grammy-nominated guitarist Steve Briody for several years before starting his own projects and soon became an instructor himself. While still in New York, his band Code Anchor independently released several EPs and one full-length album, "Rosada," while touring extensively nationwide from 2005-2009. A co-writer in the band, Ryan also played lead and rhythm guitar while singing lead and backup vocals. Memorable stages include the Vans Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum and headlining bills at some of New York City's greatest venues like CBGB's and The Knitting Factory. It was during this time that Ryan began teaching at School of Rock in NY. Hungry to pursue new musical ventures, Ryan departed from Code Anchor and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Since then, he's been busy writing, producing and performing with his newest project, Lou Pine. As a Sony/ATV artist, Lou Pine’s music has been featured on television shows like “Chicago Fire,” “Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word” and “Food Paradise." Ryan enjoys playing every genre, including jazz, funk, country and folk, but credits the blues and rock n' roll as his main influences. He is the district manager at School of Rock Pasadena.

Tevis Sauer General Manager

Tevis Sauer was raised in Dallas, Texas and loved all things music from the beginning. She cried in tune as a baby, began playing piano at the age of three and took lessons by four. She then began learning guitar at 13 and started classical voice studies in high school. After graduation Tevis made her way out to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute vocal program, where she received multiple awards. She has since played in numerous bands both as a singer and bassist. She has written and recorded her original music all while teaching piano/keys, bass and singing lessons around the city. She found School of Rock in 2006 and joined the team as a vocal instructor and soon after began running summer camps and show directing. Witnessing what School of Rock programs offer students led Tevis to become further involved in the operations side of running the school and led her to eventually becoming the General Manager of School of Rock Pasadena and School of Rock Burbank. Tevis believes kids are better humans for having been in School of Rock programs and will put every effort in, along with her dynamic team, to make sure as many people have the opportunity to benefit from it as possible.

Garrett Blackwell Music Director

Garrett Blackwell is primarily a guitarist, singer and songwriter. His influences are diverse, his perspectives fresh and his experiences unique. He loves to share with his students what he has learned.

At the age of nine Garrett grabbed the guitar and began playing. Receiving a steady diet of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin as a kid, Garrett started out with the classics. He went through a similar rock school program where he learned how to practice and perform with bands. While studying at Colorado College, Garrett became drawn to the fast-paced world of bluegrass. He played in the school’s top ensemble and served as assistant to the director of the bluegrass program, through which he enjoyed the opportunity to learn from and share the stage with bluegrass greats such as Sierra Hull, Molly Tuttle, Jeff White and Pete Wernick. Garrett’s involvement in the world of bluegrass helped him hone his technical skills as a guitarist and vocalist while picking up a few chops on the banjo and mandolin too.

Garrett recently graduated and moved to LA with his new rock band, where he continues to progress as an instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He is a guitar teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Pasadena.
Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher Cole Castorina

Cole Castorina Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher

Cole Castorina is a drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, music producer and educator at School of Rock Pasadena. Cole has been playing music for over 15 years, mainly focusing on drums and percussion with keyboard as his secondary instrument. Cole holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from Chapman University, and a Masters in World Percussion from California Institute of the Arts. Throughout his education he has had the privilege of studying and performing with Randy Gloss and Andrew Grueschow of Hands On’Semble, musical masters Houman Pourmehdi and Sulley Imoro, as well as Nick Terry and Justin DeHart of the Lost Angeles Percussion Quartet. Throughout his time in graduate school, Cole dove deeply into music from all around the world, specifically focusing on traditional music of Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Iran and the middle east, as well as South India. Cole has also been a dedicated student of Hindustani music from North India, studying Tabla under the Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Some of Cole’s highlight performances include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Musco Center for the Arts.

As a drummer and percussionist, Cole’s playing is characterized by his versatility. He is chameleon who can easily adapt to any musical situation creatively and efficiently. His teaching is characterized by his infectious positivity for musical subjects, as well as his multi faceted perspective on music. He loves to inspire his students to reach that “light bulb” moment through student focused music education, adapting his strategies and methods based on how each student learns best. Cole is comfortable teaching musical styles ranging from rock, to classical, jazz, latin and pop as well as many non-western musical traditions.

As an artist, Cole’s purpose to enrich and improve peoples lives in a positive way through music. He promises fun and engaging lessons to his students. They will learn a lot and have tons of fun while doing it!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Jessica Perry

Jessica Perry Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Jessica began singing and playing piano at four years old and continued pursuing her love for music by adding guitar, bass, and french horn to her roster. She now tours the world performing as Vanilla Sugar which has included events such as Warped Tour. She loves to share her passion for music with others which led her to attend college in pursuit of her Music Education degree.
Keyboard Teacher Alessandro Bertoni

Alex Bertoni Keyboard Teacher

Alessandro Bertoni is an American-resident Italian-native progressive rock keyboardist. He hails from Treviso, Italy and is now based in Los Angeles where he works as a studio and live session keyboardist, session player, songwriter, producer and music instructor.

His musical style has its roots in classic and hard rock and can be defined as intense, grooving instrumental progressive rock blended with heavy yet sophisticated arrangements and improvisational fusion elements.

He has collaborated on more that 30 albums for artists from all over the world and recorded/performed with some of the greatest including Ron “Bumblefoot“ Thal, Joel Hoekstra, Ric Fierbracci, Virgil Donati, Craig Blundell, Thomas Lang, Derek Sherinian,Mike LePond, Tony Franklin to name a few.

In 2013 he released his debut solo album “Keystone” published by German label Generation Prog Records and featuring Brett Garsed, Virgil Donati and Ric Fierabracci followed. In 2019 he released a new EP called Monarkeys featuring Steven Wilson drummer Craig Blundell, bassist Ric Fierabracci and Brazilian guitar sensation Andre Nieri.

In 2021 Alessandro joined the legendary Graham Bonnet’s band (Rainbow, Alcatrazz, Michael Schencker, Impellitteri) and is currently recording keyboards on Bonnet’s upcoming new album.
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Born and raised is Indianapolis, IN, Cameron started playing music at an early age. At 12 years old, he began taking drum lessons and quickly became known as that “drummer boy.” Cameron studied music at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, with an emphasis on Music Performance and Audio Engineering and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012. Cameron is the drummer for the electronic-rock duo I-Exist. I-Exist has multiple independent releases, and releases on Kannibalen Records, and Sony Music. In the summer of 2010, Cameron toured Brazil with his jazz trio and was also invited as a guest artist at the 2010 Hong Kong Institute of Education International Jazz Festival. Cameron released his first self-produced solo album under the name Cam Reeves in 2018. The album creates a tribal soundscape, combining various percussion textures and other instrument layers with experimental electronic music.

Cameron is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer currently living in Los Angeles, CA. He is well versed in many styles of drumming and specializes in African and Brazilian percussion. Cameron spends most of his time producing out of his home studio but also enjoys teaching drum lessons and working as a sound designer and recording artist for various organizations such as The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Beef & Boards Dinner Theater. Besides music, Cameron enjoys fitness, being outdoors, and playing with his cat, Apollo!
Drum Teacher Courtney Moody

Courtney Moody Drum Teacher

Influenced by some of the greats, such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, and The Doors, Courtney Moody’s passion for music and drumming began at only nine years old. By age twelve, she had joined School of Rock, beginning in Rock 101 and, by the time she finished, becoming the house band’s drummer. By the time she was only 15, she had earned an endorsement by CRX Cymbals, played on stage with Zakk Wylde and Orianthi, while also participating in her school’s drum line and orchestra.

Courtney had multiple stylistic influences, such as, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Bill Ward, and Mitch Mitchell to name a few. By studying their playing styles to a tee, Courtney was able to adopt a versatile and technical playing style similar to her influences on her own. After graduating from School of Rock, Courtney started her career as a drummer for two major Doors tribute bands, Peace Frog and The Burning Doors. From there, she was able to branch out and become the current drummer for female tribute bands, covering both AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Courtney’s goal is to be able to tour as a drummer all over the world, playing in historic stadiums, while also continuing to perfect and hone her craft. Similar to how Courtney was inspired by her influences and helped her realize drumming would be her life-long passion, Courtney became a drum teacher at School of Rock in the hope that she would be able to give back to the school that gave her a start, and spark that same passion in a future musician.
Keyboard Teacher Heather Rivas

Heather Rivas Keyboard Teacher

Heather Rivas is a pianist/keyboardist and songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she studied Performance and Music Business. Additionally, she is a MFA graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Jazz Studies.

Heather has toured and performed with numerous artists. At the age of 17 she toured with jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Additionally, Heather has played piano and percussion in the 2014 Disneyland All American College Band, and has performed with highly acclaimed trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, and world-renowned bassist John Clayton. She had the opportunity to work closely and record with award winning Latin Grammy producer Javier Limón and artist Tonina for her debut album “Black Angels” which ended up on Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2018 list. She has become a world traveler and has toured and recorded with various pop artists such as Jacob Banks, Tonina, Emily Kinney and LoveLeo in the U.S. and Europe.

In addition to performing, Heather has been involved in music education for years. As a graduate TA at CalArts she taught piano lessons and was involved in outreach through the Community Arts Partnership program, teaching music theory to youth in the LA area. She also was brought on as a Stanford Jazz Mentor Fellow to teach and mentor students at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

When she is not touring, she is producing, teaching and writing music in LA.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

Reviews

I am beyond happy with School of Rock.

The entire staff and my guitar instructor are so welcoming, patient and kind. I'm an 'older' beginner and really excited to be on this journey. Such an incredible experience.

As parents we couldn’t be happier.

The approach that School of Rock implements on the students is one of a kind. They take the time to engage the student with fun, all the while teaching them fundamentals of music. My son LOVES School of Rock and so do we!

Amazing first lessons for both kids!

We are so excited to start learning at School of Rock!

I highly recommend School of Rock!

The owner is absolutely wonderful! There's friendly staff and my daughters both love it! It's a great place overall!