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School of Rock Plymouth
312 Clydesdale Trail
Medina, MN 55340
  • Monday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 12/25/2021: Closed
  • 01/01/2022: Closed

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

Expand your musical knowledge at School of Rock Plymouth and surrounding areas including Medina, Maple Grove, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Loretto, Orono, Wayzata, Rockford, and Long Lake with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Students can learn everything from keyboard to piano, bass to songwriting, and much more in a supportive and encouraging learning environment. Minnesota is steeped in music history with local legends such as Bob Dylan and Prince growing up here. With our revolutionary music program, students can develop their performance skills and then go on to rock out at notable venues such as First Ave which was featured in the movie, Purple Rain.

Programs we offer

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

At School of Rock Plymouth 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

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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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

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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Plymouth are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Plymouth'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 Plymouth music venue.

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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Plymouth 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
All Ages

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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


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 Plymouth for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Plymouth'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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

What To Expect

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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

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

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

What To Expect

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 Plymouth and the rest of MN. 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
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

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 Plymouth

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Plymouth

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Plymouth

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Plymouth, 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth. Unlike other Plymouth 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

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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 Plymouth.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Plymouth

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth’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.

Owner Jora Deziel Bart

Jora Bart Owner

Before opening School of Rock Plymouth, owner Jora Bart worked in the sports and entertainment industry for 20 years, lived and worked in Hong Kong for a brief stint of time and managed a band for fun in her early 20s. She produced publicity campaigns for a multitude of national and international events and served as the publicist for a world-class arena, a convention center and a historic auditorium that hosted the likes of Elvis, Prince and Dylan. One of her favorite hobbies is meeting new people. A big parenting goal for her is that her three kiddos grow up to be kind…and that they love music! Opening a School of Rock combined her passions for music, people and making a difference.
Music Director Jim Lupino

Jim Lupino Music Director

Jim is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist that has toured both nationally and internationally throughout his career. He gained invaluable experience throughout the years as an instructor, producer, live sound engineer, technical director and leader of church ministries. He has the phenomenal ability to use music and sound to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds, and above all else, he's all all-around amazing human being!

Jim's main role will be to have his finger on the pulse of all our programs and the students in them. He will be in charge of reverse engineering our shows, casting songs for students, co-leading rehearsals and keeping the communication flowing between teachers and rehearsal directors. And eventually, Jim will be the "Tour Manager" of our House Band next summer.
Guitar Teacher Tony Petersen

Tony Petersen Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher

Writer, performer, banjoist and guitarist Tony Petersen began playing guitar at age 15 and has been performing across the country since high school. Tony is currently part of the national touring act Social Animals, has a solo project under the name Ditchbird and is one half of the folk/Americana duo Jill & Tony. He also records commercial music, some of which has been used in ads by ABC News and a well-known Russian beverage company. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2011, Tony founded Boss Booking and Management and began booking musical acts into venues throughout the U.S.
Drum Teacher Robb Lauer

Robb Lauer Drum Teacher

With over 15 years of professional experience, Robb Lauer comes from the U.S. Army Band with a variety of proficiencies from drums to guitar to sound engineering and almost everything in between. An expert in jazz, funk, rock, country, electronic and pop music, there's almost nothing he can't play.

A drummer in high-demand and a member of several jazz and pop bands around the Twin Cities, Robb finds himself behind the kit more often than not. In his "normal" life, he works as an engineer and lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his wife and two cats. Robb is also an avid soccer fan, archery enthusiast and Dungeons and Dragons expert.
Bass Guitar Teacher Anibal Soares

Anibal Soares Bass Guitar Teacher

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Anibal Soares showed an aptitude for bass guitar from a very early age. His first public performance was at the age of 16 with his local church band, and he continued to perform within the church environment throughout his teen years. His reputation as an amazing bass player spread throughout the Sao Paulo community, and before long, Anibal found himself touring with established artists.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Trenton Skalicky

Trenton Skalicky Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Before earning a degree in Audio Production and Engineering from the Institute of Production & Recording in Minneapolis, vocal and keyboard instructor Trenton Skalicky attended McNally Smith College of Music and studied vocal performance. Since then, Trenton has been recording and performing with the Twin Cities blues rock band Jackie Kean. Trenton is always constantly looking to expand his musical experiences, and is excited to bring his passion to students at School of Rock Plymouth!
Bass Guitar Teacher Sam Goldstein

Sam Goldstein Bass Guitar Teacher

Sam Goldstein first picked up the bass guitar when he was 12-years-old, and hasn’t looked back since. As a former School of Rock student, he was selected to tour twice as a School of Rock AllStar with the top 1% of School of Rock students from around the world. Sam is a lover of all rock music and enjoys teaching (and learning) new things at every possible opportunity. As a former SoR student, Sam brings a unique perspective to School of Rock Plymouth.
Drum Teacher Yossi Aharoni

Yossi Aharoni Drum Teacher

Yossi Aharoni, born in Ashkelon, Israel, and currently living in Crystal, started playing drums at 17. He was named Music Student of the Year at Winona State University where he received a BA in Music with a Jazz Minor / Drum-set emphasis. Yossi has classical and Jazz music training, and currently performs as part of a Minneapolis progressive/djent band. Some of Yossi's favorite bands include Umphrey’s McGee, the String Cheese Incident, Tesseract, the Mars Volta, Tool, Animals as Leaders, Monuments, Protest the Hero and August Burns Red, and his biggest influences in the drum world are Kris Meyers, Jay Postones, Danny Carey and Matt Garstka. Outside of music, Yossi's interests include physics, cosmology, astronomy, biotechnology, economics, political theory, history, true-crime and performing arts. He also has two dogs, a cat, a turtle and a red-tail boa.
Keyboard Teacher Stephanie Henry

Stephanie Henry Keyboard Teacher

Stephanie Henry is a classically trained pianist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. She has performed with classical and theatrical ensembles, as well as with rock bands. She composed original works for film, musical theater, orchestras, quartets, and solo piano. Her music has been applauded for its originality and charismatic charm. She studied music at St. Olaf College and received her Master’s from Hamline University. Most recently, Stephanie was selected to compose a piece for the Minnesota Opera's Miniatures. Outside of composing and performing, Stephanie loves to teach music to people of all ages. She finds great joy in helping students along on their musical journey.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Kaleb McEwen

Kaleb McEwen Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Kaleb has been playing and teaching music professionally for over a decade. He has performed, taught and recorded all over the United States, from his native Illinois, to Omaha, NE, to Nashville, TN, and then to his current home in Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor's degree in music performance from Western Illinois University.

Kaleb's musical influences include artists such as Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, John Sykes, Shawn Lane and Steve Lukather (to name a few!). His original music is primarily in the instrumental Rock genre.

Kaleb's passion for teaching is rooted in creating a relaxed, welcoming learning environment while fostering a lifelong love of music.
Keyboard Teacher Emily Hitchings

Emily Hitchings Keyboard Teacher

A music education major from Gustavus Adolphus College, Emily Hitchings has a passion for teaching and performing. Emily is a multi-instrumentalist who learned her first instrument at 12 years old and discovered her love of music from an early age. At Gustavus, Emily was the treasurer for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, a group that toured internationally and regionally as well as recorded two albums. Emily has extensive experience teaching music both in the classroom as well as private lesson settings. She is currently finishing student teaching and working towards her K-12 Instrumental Music Education license. Emily loves working with kids of all ages and believes in the importance of music education for everyone.

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.


What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

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 type of exposure to music when I was growing up!