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School of Rock Plano
1501 Preston Rd. Suite 550
Plano, TX 75093
(469) 567-3962

Location Specifics

Between Dogtopia and Ben and Jerry's.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 07/04/2019: Closed
  • 09/02/2019: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Plano, 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 CLASS
  • 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 Plano, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. 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 for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Plano'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 Plano 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 Plano are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Plano who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 13-18

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

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

School of Rock Plano'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 Plano 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 Plano.

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 Plano 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 Plano.

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

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Music Lessons in Plano

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock
Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plano 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 Plano we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Plano, 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 Plano, 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 Plano. Unlike other Plano 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 Plano, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Plano drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock
Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plano 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 Plano, 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 Plano 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 Plano, 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 Plano.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano, 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 Plano 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 Plano, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock
Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Shannon Jabczynski-Allen General Manager

Shannon was born into a rock n' roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the lead singer and dad was the lead guitarist. Needless to say, rock n' roll is in her blood! At a young age, she developed her love for Aerosmith and Heart which are still two of her favorite bands.

A born entertainer, Shannon discovered her passion for dance when she was just a tot. Although her parents would've loved for her to pick up an instrument, they realized that dancing was her way of expression and let her pursue it. She attempted to learn guitar but it just did not compute in her brain so she stuck with movement though never walked away from rock n' roll.

When she was 16 years old, she got her first job in sales. This was something that came very easy to her and in a few years Shannon stepped into a management role. After 15 years with that company, they decided to sell the business and Shannon came to School of Rock! Funny how things come full circle in life. Starting with rock to end up in the business of it!

Richie Rodriguez Guitar Teacher

Richie began playing guitar at eight years old and fell in love with music and playing an instrument right away. At first, he was plucking his way through 90s rock songs that came on the radio and tapes that his parents had. After a few years, Richie was starting to be able to play along with more difficult songs after he became inspired by classic rock groups, such as Led Zeppelin. Playing guitar continued to be Richie’s first love, but since there was no place for him to play with others at the time, he joined the school orchestra in sixth grade playing violin. He continued to play violin in school until 11th grade, then decided to try and pursue other musical interests such as drum line and jazz band until finally starting a high school rock band with some classmates. They played at several venues around the DFW metroplex until ultimately, after a year, everyone decided to go their separate ways.

Over the past couple of years, Richie has gained a renewed love and appreciation for playing music and has been pursuing it in many different ways. Teaching people to play music and showing them what they are
capable of, whether they know it or not, is an exciting new venture for him that he’s glad to be doing.

Glenn Austin Drum Teacher

Glenn started playing drums when he was nine years old after seeing a performance at his elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and he was hooked. Glenn played on everything that he could get tone out of with a pair of sticks his dad made for him out of wooden dowels. After a few years of books, pots and pans, Glenn got his first real drums at the age of 14. He started playing along to every song on the radio, learning all he could about every style of music he listened to. After playing house parties with different garage bands he and his friends put together, Glenn got a call from a real working band in the club scene. They spent the next couple of years playing every club and venue in north Texas and southern Oklahoma that would let them play. Eventually that led to Glenn’s first tour with a “road” band. After touring the Midwest for a while he got an audition with Vince Vance and the Valiants. They toured most of the southeastern U.S. After leaving the Valiants, Glenn freelanced with many artists, including two-time Grammy nominee and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke, finally getting a gig with former Head East lead guitarist and solo recording artist Ricky Lynn Gregg. Glenn is currently the touring drummer for Texas recording artist Tom McKelvain and the Dirty Pesos.

Tim Harman Drum Teacher

Tim Harman has been obsessed with every aspect of drums and percussion basically since he was born. Brought up in a musical family, he first latched onto the drums from observing the drum lines of the marching bands directed by his father. After receiving his first snare drum for Christmas at the age of eight, rhythm took over his life. He started gigging in Deep Ellum clubs at the age of 15, and embarked on his first tour the next year. In the 12 years since then, he has spent considerable time on the road with bands such as The Atom Age, PEARS, Informant, Detonate and Mose Giganticus, among others. In between stints on the road, he has been teaching private lessons, working in and operating drum shops (he founded The Ghost Note in downtown Denton in 2012), building and repairing drums, and doing basically anything there is to do in the realm of percussion. He's been busy, and never stops learning new ways to hit things with sticks.

Max Moseley Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Max Moseley first began his guitar career when he was in elementary school under the teachings of his father, a seasoned musician. Max's musical development has included attending several music theory classes, playing gigs with his own bands and showcase performances with professional musicians. He has also written and produced original music. Max first began as a student at School of Rock Flower Mound during his sophomore year of high school. He remained in the program until he graduated, participating in House Band, three summer tours and as an instructor of the Rock 101 students. Max's musical influences include mainly classic rock but range from funk to heavy metal. Max is a positive and charismatic leader whose main goal is to sow positivity into other's lives using music.

Melissa Johnson Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Melissa Johnson has been classically trained in opera, jazz, musical theater, and classical voice for 18 years. She first became interested in rock music when she was around six and heard her dad play guitar for the first time. After that, she would sit with her dad and listen to him educate her on the music of Journey, Queen, Styx and AC/DC (among others). She sang in choirs with her schools from late elementary school through high school, when she began teaching basic music education to preschool-aged children in her community.

In 2007, she enrolled in music classes at Collin College in Plano, where she pursued a Music Education degree. While enrolled, she performed with their jazz, classical, musical theater and eclectic A Capella groups. In 2009, she began teaching voice as an independent instructor for high school students in and around the Plano and McKinney areas to better prepare them for their college scholarship auditions.

Music has always been a great passion for Melissa. Teaching gives her a way to pass on that love and passion to children and young adults, and that is the greatest gift one can give in her eyes.

Johnathan Ballew Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Music is everything to Johnathan Ballew. He loves playing and listening to all different kinds of music. Johnathan believes in spreading positivity and music is a great way to do just that. Johnathan attended School of Rock when he was younger and found it very cathartic to be able to learn and create music with some great friends and teachers a few times a week. His favorite band is Foo Fighters.

Lindsay Campos Assistant General Manager

Lindsay Campos had a passion for music ever since she was a little kid. She sang in her school’s choir from elementary school all the way until she graduated high school. From wanting to be a vet, to a music teacher and then a singer, she eventually continued to pursue her love for music through college, but in a way she never knew was possible.

Lindsay moved to Nashville, Tennessee to study Music Business and Production at one of the well-known colleges for that industry, Belmont University. While in school she was able to train her voice commercially, work in historical recording studios on Music Row, and work with music labels and artists. She graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Music Business with an emphasis in Production. Her ultimate goal is to own a record label and help artists get their music out. Lindsay plans to further her education and earn a master's in Marketing.

Some of her favorite things are of course listening to music (specifically pop-punk and alternative), singing, reading and watching Japanese anime. Since she has always enjoyed working with kids and wanting to work in the music industry, being the Assistant General Manager at School of Rock is a great place for her because she gets to work with kids and be a part of their musical journey.

Reece Clark Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Reece Clark started learning guitar at School of Rock Dallas in 2009, and after continuing through their program for a few years he eventually started playing in bands of his own. He then took his love for guitar and for learning to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where he studied guitar of all genres (including classical, jazz, pop and R&B) as well as music theory, live production and music business while still touring with his band outside of school.

Since graduating, Reece has decided to pursue music as a career. His band Oh, Weatherly signed to Los Angeles-based record label Hopeless Records, put out their debut full-length album and hit the road. Since then, he’s toured across the entire United States and Canada with big name alternative acts such as Mayday Parade and Ryan Key of Yellowcard, performed on the final Vans Warped Tour, and most recently decided to put that same passion into teaching and possibly helping other kids find their love for music as well. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Plano.

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

We Love School of Rock!

School of Rock has given my child confidence to stand up on a stage and perform with no hesitation. I can't imagine him without a bass guitar or drumsticks in his hands.

They Don't Just Teach Music.

Great instruction and team building among the band members. They teach art, responsibility and coolness all at the same time. They give kids a chance to express themselves in a healthy and fun way.

Not Just For Kids!

I'm having the time of my life playing keyboards with a great adult band at School of Rock. I'm doing things I never thought was possible! This is a fun and safe but challenging and thrilling environment.

School of Rock Is The Best!

They have amazing organization, professionalism and a refreshingly positive atmosphere! I love that my son loves to play guitar since joining this school. I also very much value their level of communication through emails and the portal.

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