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About School of Rock Arlington Heights

At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument.

Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. These opportunities teach life skills, build confidence, and help students become better people.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Arlington Heights’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping kids rock on stage and in life. Visit School of Rock Arlington Heights today to learn more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Arlington Heights
17 E Campbell St
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
US
(847) 915-6201(847) 915-6201

Horas de funcionamento

Day of the WeekHours
Segunda3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Terça3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Quarta3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Quinta3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sexta3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sábado9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DomingoFechado

Programas

  • At School of Rock Arlington Heights, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Arlington Heights students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Arlington Heights’s Performance Program can expect:

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

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Arlington Heights is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Arlington Heights students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Arlington Heights’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Arlington Heights’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Arlington Heights’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Arlington Heights, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Arlington Heights works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Arlington Heights’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

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

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

    All students in Arlington Heights’s Rookies Program can expect:

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

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

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

    Young rockers in Arlington Heights’s Little Wing Program can expect:

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

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

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

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

At School of Rock Arlington Heights, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Arlington Heights students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Arlington Heights’s Performance Program can expect:

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

Próximos Eventos

    • December 18
      12:00 PM

      Winter Spring 2018 Performance Enrollments Start!

      Sign up for the New Performance Season starting today!! Choose between 4 Rehearsals: Women Who Rock, Shock Rock, Wedding Party, and Prog Rock!!
    • December 18
      12:00 PM

      Winter Spring 2018 Performance Enrollments Start!

      Sign up for the New Performance Season starting today!! Choose between 4 Rehearsals: Women Who Rock, Shock Rock, Wedding Party, and Prog Rock!!
    • December 25
      12:00 PM

      Closed Christmas Day

      CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY: As a reminder: while we do not charge extra for for 5 Lessons or Bands in a month, we also do not do make-ups for the few holidays or Training-Weeks we are closed for....
      CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY:

      As a reminder: while we do not charge extra for for 5 Lessons or Bands in a month, we also do not do make-ups for the few holidays or Training-Weeks we are closed for. Here is a complete explanation of our policy:

      There are also a few holidays that we are closed for, and do not offer make-ups. These holidays are: New Year’s Eve & Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, and Christmas Eve & Day. Please see our Seasonal Calendar if you have any questions regarding our schedule.
    • December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018

      HOLIDAY WEEK CLOSURE

    • January 1
      12:00 PM

      New Years Day

      CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY! As a reminder: while we do not charge extra for for 5 Lessons or Bands in a month, we also do not do make-ups for the few holidays or Training-Weeks we are closed for. He...
      CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY!
      As a reminder: while we do not charge extra for for 5 Lessons or Bands in a month, we also do not do make-ups for the few holidays or Training-Weeks we are closed for. Here is a complete explanation of our policy:

      There are also a few holidays that we are closed for, and do not offer make-ups. These holidays are: New Year’s Eve & Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday, and Christmas Eve & Day. Please see our Seasonal Calendar if you have any questions regarding our schedule.
    • January 19
      2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      End of Fall Season Shows

      Rock Concerts
    • January 20
      2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      End of Fall Season Shows Day Two

      rock concert, all ages
    • January 27
      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      Queen SHOW

      Rock Concert
      School of Rock Arlington Heights and Harper College’s Community Music and Arts Center (CMAC) is putting on an unforgettable evening of rock and roll at the state-of-the-art Harper College Perform...
      School of Rock Arlington Heights and Harper College’s Community Music and Arts Center (CMAC) is putting on an unforgettable evening of rock and roll at the state-of-the-art Harper College Performing Arts Center (PAC) on January 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM located on campus. Students aged 10 – 17 will rock to the music of Queen’s “Night at the Opera” and “Day at the Races,” performed in their entirety. The cast will include students from School of Rock and Harper CMAC.

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Funcionários

    • Photo of Joe Babiak
      Joe Babiak
      Drum Instructor
      Joe Babiak began his musical career at the early age of five.Joe played in concert and jazz bands all throughout his schooling and was the recipient of numerous awards; the most notable of these wa...
      Joe Babiak began his musical career at the early age of five.Joe played in concert and jazz bands all throughout his schooling and was the recipient of numerous awards; the most notable of these was performing at Carnegie Hall. Joe attended Elmhurst College in Chicago where he earned his B.A. in Music. Joe takes great pride in being well versed in many genres. His strong understanding of theory, keen melodic and harmonic sense, and excellent pitch makes him unique on the instrument.In 2002, Joe began his long running relationship with renowned guitarist, Michael Angelo Batio. Since then he has toured Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, Russia, and India, performed in Michael's music videos, recorded on two of his full length albums, and opened up for Hellyea and Megadeth at the 2011 Dean Guitar NAMM Jam. In 2005, Joe's progressive-rock group Parallel Mind was signed to Unicorn Records of Canada for the release of their album, Colossus ADEA. In the spring of 2006, Joe joined the Chicago based band Kill Hannah for a 5 month national tour in support of the group's second album with Atlantic Records. During that time, he performed in the band's Lips Like Morphine music video, the WGN morning news, and Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival. From 2006-2010, Joe played in the rock band South Of Earth featuring Geno Lenardo (Device, FILTER, Chevelle), Joe Grah (Loser, Jibe), and Bill Gower (Boy Hits Car). While living inLos Angeles, Joe played in the LA based band Cage9, featuring members of Powerman 5000.Most recently, Joe performed with the new project, Altitudes Attitude, featuring David Ellefson ofMEGADETH Frank Bello ofANTHRAX. Joe has also had the honor of appearing in Modern Drummer magazine five times and was also featured in the November 2006 issue of DRUM! magazine. He proudly endorses Sonor Drums, Sabian cymbals, Vater Sticks, Protechtor Cases by Gator, Westone in-ear monitors, and beyerdynamic microphones. After a successful stay in Los Angeles (2007-2011), Joe returned to Chicago where he performs with a few local groups and maintains an active teaching schedule. Joe has been teaching for 15 years to a wide range of students from beginner to advanced. His teaching methods are simple, efficient, and extremely effective. Joe believes in teaching skills that are applicable in real life situations. He understands that no two students learn the same and customizes lessons to theindividual at hand.
    • Photo of Kevin Decker
      Kevin Decker
      Music Director, Bass ,Upright Bass , Saxophone & Keyboard Instructor, & Performance Group Leader
      Kevin has been playing bass and saxophone in original and cover bands since he was 15 years old. He has written original songs and arranged covers for various instrumentations. He is in a multiple ...
      Kevin has been playing bass and saxophone in original and cover bands since he was 15 years old. He has written original songs and arranged covers for various instrumentations. He is in a multiple bands playing at many venues around Chicagoland, private events and fundraisers, festivals such as PitchFork, backing for theatre performances and video game soundtracks as well at large festivals like South by Southwest. He has extensive experience plan and running rehearsals.His main instruments are basses (upgright and electric) and saxophones (baritone, tenor, and alto) but has experience playing all the rock instruments and can do electronic programming.He has been giving private lessons in bass, saxophone and beginning keyboards to students of all ages since 2004.Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in Chicago concentrating on Instrumental Performance, Jazz Studies and Music Composition.
    • Photo of James Bourland
      James Bourland
      Guitar Instructor, Performance Leader & Rock 101 Instructor
      When James was a kid, he wanted to be a violin player and started playing violin in elementary school. Then he got his first guitar in middle school and quickly realized it was his favorite thing t...
      When James was a kid, he wanted to be a violin player and started playing violin in elementary school. Then he got his first guitar in middle school and quickly realized it was his favorite thing to do. He was hooked ever since!James played in many bands throughout his high school and college years. His weirdest gig was being part of pit band for the LGBT Choir and getting on stage to dance the Time Warp with them.J.S. Bach is his favorite musician closely followed by Jim Hendrix and Wu Tang Clan.Other Favorites are cats and motorcycles!James lives in Chicago and is from Ann Arbor Michigan where he was a student at Ann Arbor''s Music Center's Rock Band school (similar to School of Rock) for many years in middle school and high school. When he turned 18, they hired him as a teacher there. James has been teaching students for 9 years. In 2016, James graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA In Instrumental performance with a focus in guitar.
      James performs in multiple bands in the city of Chicago and has multiple recordings in different genres.
    • Photo of Rachel Quinn
      Rachel Quinn
      Vocal Instructor, Little Wing, Performance Leader
      Rachl "Raxx" Quinn Frontwoman for Shokker, Hard rock/Melodic Metal Singer. My life and my art are one and the same. Rachel Quinn is a singer, performer, and songwriter. She started her musi...
      Rachl "Raxx" Quinn

      Frontwoman for Shokker, Hard rock/Melodic Metal Singer.
      My life and my art are one and the same.

      Rachel Quinn is a singer, performer, and songwriter. She started her musical journey at the age of five and has performed with various hard rock groups in and around the Baltimore and Chicago metropolitan areas. Her projects have given her the opportunity of performing with Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) and opening for guitar legend Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions).

      She is an accomplished singer with seven collective years of training, and is well versed in all genres. She currently performs with Chicago band, Shokker, and has a love for rock n' roll and heavy metal music. Rachel loves her position in the School of Rock and is open to teaching people of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

      While she is a vocalist with strong years of singing experience carrying with her extensive voice knowledge, she also can teach some keyboards/piano, bass guiatr and electric guitar.
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      Brian Volleride
      Keyboard Instructor, Group Leader
      Brian got his start in music as a trumpeter in the 4th grade. He almost quit after the first two weeks. After the trumpet , it was the French horn and then Piano and Organ. He has played in numero...
      Brian got his start in music as a trumpeter in the 4th grade. He almost quit after the first two weeks. After the trumpet , it was the French horn and then Piano and Organ. He has played in numerous bands and with many stars, his music multi keyboard career having taken him to over 74 countries performing as a musician. His band, the Mike Wheeler Band was recently awarded the distinction of Best Blues Band in the City of Chicago at the 2015 Chicago Music Awards. And Brian is being inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in October 2016!! We are very proud of him!

      He is recently off the road and has played, orchestrated, and was MD for Chi-lites, The Drifters, The Classic 4, Sugar Blue, John Lee Hooker, Lonnie Brooks, and Otis Rush. One of his weirdest gigs was ....in the courtyard of a mansion in Mumbai, India… For the country's government elite and Bollywood stars Worst Gig: playing in a Biker Bar. Most recently keyboardist for: Peaches Staten, James Armstrong, Mike Wheeler, Chico Banks and Big Lou (XLM Bluesville)

      Brian has been teaching since 2000 and has worked at Five Hands Piano Studio, Morton Grove Music and Wheeling Park District to name a few of his places before coming to School of Rock.

      Brian likes music because it allows him to express feelings and ideas. He enjoys and has been most influenced by Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. He is well versed in Blues, Jazz, R & B, Soul, Rock, Disco, Reggae, Zydeco & Funk. Brian was born and raised in Chicago… and now resides in Wheaton.

      Outside of his extensive professional experience, Brian also has an Associate in fine arts from Illinois State University and College of DuPage and is sponsored by Nord Keyboards and Barbetta Amplification. Brian believes in the power of music to change a life

      Brian has a seven year-old son, Domenico and his favorite fast food is Popeyes.
      A personal Motto: GET ON STAGE!
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      Brian Reynolds
      Drum Instructor, Adult Group Leader
      Brian Reynolds has been drumming since he was 10 years old. Early influences and instruction include the jazz great Max Mariash, who played drums with Art Van Damme Quintet. Brian loves all styles ...
      Brian Reynolds has been drumming since he was 10 years old. Early influences and instruction include the jazz great Max Mariash, who played drums with Art Van Damme Quintet. Brian loves all styles of music and brings a melodic approach to laying down any groove. He played in four working bands full-time to pay for college and loved the challenge of playing various styles of music with a wide variety of musicians and personalities. Brian enjoys sharing his musical knowledge and has been teaching students individually and directing ensembles for over 20 years.

      He has had the pleasure to support many well-known musicians in his performing career and is proud to say that his band’s bass player Darryl Jones, (past Sting and currently with the Rolling Stones) was hired out of his college band by the late great Miles Davis. Brian was selected to perform with the Southern Illinois University Jazz Big Band, Jazz Funk and Fusion Bands and was also honored to be selected to perform with jazz legend sax player Eddie Harris. He has worked with with Angus Thomas who played bass for the great John Mayall, who brought Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck together to form the Blues Breakers. Brian has enjoyed performing with two of Chicago’s top jazz guitarists, Chuck Tripp and John Moulder. Other notable players and Mid-West bands Brian’s performed with: guitarist Robbie Stokes, who recorded with The Grateful Dead, pianist Judy Roberts jazz quartet, Chicago’s busiest bass player Brian Sandstrom, Chicago’s Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows, Dr. Bombay and the Rockin Rhythm & Blues of The BBC.

      Brian Plays Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals and pro-mark 707 sticks

      Brian lives in Arlington Heights, is an active member of the community and a father to 5 grown adults (several who are performing musicians)
    • Photo of Jay (Julian) Rocha
      Jay (Julian) Rocha
      Drum Instructor
      Julian J. Rocha: Son of a Tejano musician, Julian has been playing drums since the age of 4. Formally self-taught, Julian has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene since his late teens. He...
      Julian J. Rocha:

      Son of a Tejano musician, Julian has been playing drums since the age of 4. Formally self-taught, Julian has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene since his late teens. He has carved out his niche in the music business by being first call for many Chicago based acts in emergency situations. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a History / Music degree (and recently returning from a Big Band Jazz tour of China) Julian is really excited at the prospect of giving back to the musician community by teaching at the School of Rock.

      Credits: ANIMATION - A Tribute to RUSH
      NEIU Jazz Ensembles / Combos
      Suburban Cowboys (sub) - Country
      Live Band Karaoke (sub) - Over 300 songs to choose from, all styles
      Blue Line - Chicago born, Original Blues Rock
      MMB - Original Music for Music Players

      Gear: Premier Signia Drums or PDP Drums (depending on the type of gig)
      Pearl Snares
      Roland Electronics
      Shure "In Ear" monitors and Drum microphones
      Any cymbal maker...as long as it sounds good.
      Vic Firth Drum Sticks and Mallets
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      Jeremy Graf
      Guitar Instructor
      Jeremy Graf Jeremy is a life-long, seasoned guitarist with years of experience playing, recording, touring and teaching. He has been playing guitar since he was eleven. Following high school...
      Jeremy Graf

      Jeremy is a life-long, seasoned guitarist with years of experience playing, recording, touring and teaching.

      He has been playing guitar since he was eleven. Following high school, he hit the road with fellow Knoxville guitarist Jerry Riggs for a few years of nonstop playing on the Southeastern rock club circuit with the band Lynx.

      After years of playing cover music, Jerry and Jeremy settled in Atlanta to concentrate on originals and formed the band Raggedy Anne. They opened for many great rock acts of the time (AC/DC with Bon Scott, Judas Priest, Rush, UFO with Michael Schenker, The Babys, Sammy Hagar, etc).

      The band evolved into Riggs and was signed to Irving Azoff's Full Moon/Warner Brothers label. They recorded 2 songs for the Heavy Metal movie soundtrack, produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Cars, Foreigner, Journey, etc). The album
      went Platinum.

      Soon after, the Riggs album was recorded and produced by Andy Johns. (Stones, Zeppelin, etc.) It was released to good reviews and the band played many dates to promote it, including a Southern tour with Rush.

      After Riggs disbanded, Jeremy moved to Los Angeles, and for the next 9 years played with countless bands stalking record deals. Between that and a cool job at the Virgin Record Company in Beverly Hills, heI was happily immersed in the music industry.

      Upon returning to Atlanta with his future wife, Karrie, he joined old friends the Georgia Satelittes for a couple of years of extensive touring in the States and Europe (festivals in Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium and Sweden). They also recorded an album in Denmark.

      At the end of the nineties, they moved to Arlington Heights where he continued with all things music. In addition to playing in a blues band at the House of Blues Hotel in Chicago, he managed the guitar department of Sam Ash for several years, followed by a stint at Guitar Center.

      For the past 10 years Jeremy has been fortunate to be a stay-at-home Dad with his 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, both of whom are naturally immersed in music (piano, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, ukulele). Jeremy has been happily teaching private lessons in guitar (and some ukulele) to both kids and adults of varying levels of experience. He finds great satisfaction being able to share his love of playing guitar with others who are interested in learning.

      He is still actively playing in various configurations as well as with his band, The InstruMentalists (www.theinstrumentalistsband.com).
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      Ryan Yueill
      Guitar, Bass & Ukulele Instructor, Performance & Rock 101 Leader
      Ryan was always listening to music as a kid and discovering new albums, but never played any instruments. When he was about six years old he got a fender telecaster for Christmas, and a group of pr...
      Ryan was always listening to music as a kid and discovering new albums, but never played any instruments. When he was about six years old he got a fender telecaster for Christmas, and a group of private lessons. After about two lessons he was hooked, and has not put down the guitar since.
      Once he became more comfortable playing and developing his skill, he really wanted to join a band. All the way from junior high to the end of high school he was joining different bands and playing as a solo artist. Ryan was in a blues band and an instrumental jam band throughout high school. One of the hardest challenges was trying out and making the high school jazz band. That really pushed him in a field that he knew nothing about. Ryan since has studied and played all different types of guitar including jazz, folk, bluegrass, classical and rock. Ryan had the pleasure of being able to learn a lot of different styles from people all over. He studied for years at the Old Town School of Folk Music and he went to Columbia College Chicago. Over the years he has taken numerous classes and lessons studying different styles of music.
      Ryan still plays out as a singer-songwriter around the Chicago area. One of the coolest gigs he had was opening for Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.

      One of the weirdest shows he played was at a venue in Chicago. He was booked to play, and when he got there he realized he was opening for multiple rap groups. It was awkward because it was not the right setting for his music.
      When asked why Music? Ryan responded: It’s something that you can get lost in and do for yourself. You can be free to create what you want and escape everyday life . Music is very powerful and connects people in more ways than I can count.
      Ryan’s interests: movies, Horror movies Halloween favorite time of year. Chipotle go to place.
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      Lucas Roehrborn
      Guitar, Keys, Bass, Sound Engineering Instructor, Performance & Rock 101 Leader
      Lucas started playing the trumpet at age 10. He played it all the way through high school in the marching band and the symphonic band. Lucas picked up guitar at age 12, where he started teaching ...
      Lucas started playing the trumpet at age 10. He played it all the way through high school in the marching band and the symphonic band. Lucas picked up guitar at age 12, where he started teaching myself. In high school, he took guitar lessons from his local music store. He was exposed to a variety of music styles such as classical, jazz, rock, metal, etc. In college, Lucas was a music major who studied classical guitar. Lucas performed in many ensembles, and he performed in many solo recitals as well. Lucas was a music major at Harper College. He received an Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts with a Music Emphasis. He also went to school in Franklin, TN. There, He received a Certification in Audio Engineering.
      His first rock band started in high school. Since then, he has performed in and recorded with many rock/metal bands throughout the Chicagoland area.

      A funny story about Lucas:
      “I was playing a gig at Congress Theater in Chicago for a Battle of the Bands contest. There were risers in front of the stage that the band could step on to be closer to the audience. I attempted to go on to one of these risers, but I did not know that my guitar cable was not long enough to perform such as task. As I walked on to the riser, my cable flew out of my amplifier. It was embarrassing, yet hilarious.”

      Lucas has learned how to play the guitar, piano, and trumpet throughout his musical career. His current band is called Westgate. They are a progressive metal band that records and performs original music in Chicago. They have two music videos out on Youtube, and they are currently working on writing and recording our first full length album.
      Lucas feels the bands that had the most influence on him are Alter Bridge, Rush, Periphery, and Don Broco. Each of these bands has had a very special place in his heart for different reasons. Alter Bridge is a band that writes very heavy, yet catchy songs that stick with him musically and lyrically. Rush, in his opinion, is the band that has probably influenced most generations on progressive rock and metal. In their prime time, there were not many bands that could recreate a full and rich sound with only three members. Periphery is a band that definitely influenced his current band’s sound. In the progressive metal world, they were one of the first to write music for a style called “djent.” Don Broco is a rock band from the UK, which writes songs that are heavy, catchy, and funky. He also really likes them because they are one of the few modern bands, in his opinion, that perform live with great intensity, energy, and communication with the audience.
    • Photo of Jerry King
      Jerry King
      Drum Instructor
      Jerry King comes to us with a wealth of experience, from professional gigs, to Music Theatre, to a tenure of a music instructor with strong educational background. Some of his professional exper...
      Jerry King comes to us with a wealth of experience, from professional gigs, to Music Theatre, to a tenure of a music instructor with strong educational background.

      Some of his professional experience includes:

      Groups, Recordings, & Musical Activities

      Moxy Blue: Original Rock
      Albums: Powder Blue EP, 2001 The Woodrows: Original Alt-Country
      Albums: The Woodrows, 2003
      The Sound and the Fury: Big Band and R&B

      Pheromone: Original Metal Frank Tribes Band: Rock
      Albums: Pheromone 2003 Albums: Gallery, 2006
      Blade EP, 2005
      By All Means, 2004
      Frank Tribes, 2002
      Karen Hart Band: Classic Rock Cover Band

      The Cosmic Playboys: Original Rock
      Albums: The Cosmic Playboys, 2015

      Squid Pro Quo: Original Ska
      RD Roth and the Issues: Indie Rock
      Albums: A Minute’s Worth of Sand, 2007
      Kill the Story EP, 2005
      Fear Not the Break Down, 2004
      From the Ears Down, 2002

      Blues Savant: 60’s Era Blues
      Albums: Blues Savant, 2004

      Fred Prellberg: Original Rock/Garage Rock David “Chainsaw” Dupont: Blues
      Albums: Live at Bill’s Blues, 2005
      Albums: The Last of the Rock Stars, 2005
      Ten Pennies Make a Dime, 2008

      He is well educated in music and the arts.
      He graduated from DePaul University, Chicago in 1993 with a BA with multiple concentrations. He has also studied with privately with mutliple industry greats such as : James Robl, Madison Scouts, Michael Green, DePaul University Music School, Principal Percussionist for Grant Park Symphony & Lyric Opera, Joel Spencer, Jazz Studio Musician, David Bloom, founder of Bloom School of Music, Samba Ogengule, West African Master Drummer, & Kenny Aronoff Studio Musician.

      Jerry has had experience since 1993 in music instruction in private lessons and groups, teaching in various settings.
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      BoJan Kolevski
      Keyboard & Piano Instructor
      My goal is to impart students with all my knowledge and love for music. Im a classical trained pianist with love for Rock music. Furthermore, I desire to continue my professional development, to co...
      My goal is to impart students with all my knowledge and love for music. Im a classical trained pianist with love for Rock music. Furthermore, I desire to continue my professional development, to continue learning. In addition, I love playing music, be it rock, classical, pop or any genre.
      I’m a graduate of the University “Kiril I Metodij” in Skopje , Macedonia, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in classical piano performance at the Faculty of Music in Skopje. I have 8 years of teaching experience in the public music school of Bitola, about 11 years of accompany experience and about 18 years of private lessons on piano and keyboard with students from preschool to adults in amateur and professional level.
      My musical education started when I was 8 years old when I played piano and accordion. After 6 years of lessons in the middle music school, I went to the music high school, where I started to study in special piano section.
      After my bachelor’s degree I started working in the public music elementary and high school of Bitola as a classical piano teacher and accompanist. And me and my students have many prices from state and international competitions.
      In 2015 I came to USA and I started to work at Allegro Music and Dance academy as a piano teacher an accompanist. In June 2016 we had a recital in Carnegie Hall in New York, I was accompanying the students and teachers, and I had a solo performance were I played a classical piece from Rachmaninov Op16, No.4.
      My stage experience seriously started in my college years when I started to play piano and keyboard with the Ethno Band Monistra, with whom I have recorded an album “Monistra” and I’ve had many TV shows, private and public concerts and tours thru Macedonia and the Balkan.
      After 6 years I went back in my home town Bitola, and I started to play with many pop and rock bands. The two main bands were Live Five and after that Rock and Rollers. Also I had a lot of concerts with the chamber orchestra of Bitola, and the chamber orchestra Cover land. I was accompanist in the Stiv Naumov choir, and singer and accompanist in Buttelion Classics chorus from Bitola. I also played piano and keyboards in many musicals in the National Theatre of Bitola and the private “Intimen Theater”.
      In the USA starting September 2015 I became a member of Curious Grace and Black Rabbit playing indie art rock. This Chicago-based group blends funk bass, progressive lead guitar, symphonic keys, cello and power harmonies to deliver a get-up-on-your-feet rock experience.

      My wish is to go on stage and play with my student. I want to awake the musical sense in my students, frazing and improvisation. To improve their technical skills using conventional technical exercises, and the technical exercises that I developed during my carrier. I want to make them to explore the music, to understand the harmony and structure of the musical piece. And I want them to be able to play in their own style , color and all that while having fun.
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      Elizabeth Markham
      Studio Coordinator, Vocal Instructor, Little Wing Leader
      Elizabeth graduated from University of Toledo in 2014 with a Bachelor of Art in Music and Art. She was awarded the Lempert Talent Scholarship for musical excellence. Elizabeth is a classically trai...
      Elizabeth graduated from University of Toledo in 2014 with a Bachelor of Art in Music and Art. She was awarded the Lempert Talent Scholarship for musical excellence. Elizabeth is a classically trained vocalist and gigs out with her boyfriend in the local community with their small band. She has had work experiences as a Gallery Associate in the Toledo Museum of Art and as an Event Coordinator and Manager with a local live music venue and restaurant.
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      Blaine Brown
      Vocal Instructor
      W. Blaine Brown is a professional actor and vocalist. Blaine has performed in Miss Saigon at the Paramount Theatre and in The King and I at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. Previously he was a me...
      W. Blaine Brown is a professional actor and vocalist. Blaine has performed in Miss Saigon at the Paramount Theatre and in The King and I at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre. Previously he was a member of the widely acclaimed "Late Night Blue" jazz ensemble of Elmhurst College. He performed internationally, in the Chicago area and at the nation's second oldest Jazz Festival. He received the "Outstanding Musicianship" award at the Greeley Jazz Festival in 2012 and performed in the world premiere of "Final Fantasy Distant Worlds II with the Chicago Pops Orchestra. He also was a vocalist on the Soundtrack for the popular video game company, Square Enix, which produced Distant Worlds II. He performed on the PBS Television Special, "A Christmas Carol", which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

      Currently, Blaine can be seen on stage as the lead male singer for the internationally known Chicago based band, Shoutout. Blaine has been a voice teacher and coach to Midwest area and overseas students. He began his musical career as a high school senior when he discovered his passion for music and talent for performing. He jumped in to the music business in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree.
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      Michael Bulaw
      Bass, guitar and keys instructor
      Michael Bulaw is a bassist in the Chicago area. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he majored in instrumental jazz and contemporary urban pop. Since Michael’s time in school he’s been t...
      Michael Bulaw is a bassist in the Chicago area. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he majored in instrumental jazz and contemporary urban pop. Since Michael’s time in school he’s been teaching guitar and bass as well as performing/recording with many different bands, artists, and theater companies in and around Chicago. Michael has experience playing a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, pop, rock, country, hip hop, dance, funk/r&b, and much more.
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      Ben Abney
      Guitar, Keys and Bass Instructor
      Ben Abney is a 33yr old seasoned multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Chicago, IL. After getting a B.A. in Music Theory and Performance (applied guitar and paino emphasis) Ben has recorded and...
      Ben Abney is a 33yr old seasoned multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Chicago, IL. After getting a B.A. in Music Theory and Performance (applied guitar and paino emphasis) Ben has recorded and toured playing lead guitar and keys for such acts as Randy Stonehill, Samantha Crain, Liza Day, and many others. Ben surprisingly had some success (and still does) performing "Bob" in Lonesome Highway "A Tribute To Bob Dylan", but he is by far more passionate about his original project Swell Suburbia, a power-pop quartet tipping the hat to artists such as The Beatles, Big Star, Badfinger, Wilco,The Velvet Underground and Elliot Smith. He currently lives in Chicago where he continues to play out, write and record w/ these bands (and others). Ben also plays solo full-time and numerous venues, as well nursing homes all around the Chicagoland area. Ben has a great passion for teaching, and has been doing so for over a decade, and has put on many comfortable rock recitals to encourage students to truly apply there practice, and preach it. Ben is very exited to work with his new students at school of rock, it is his passion, other than playing music himself.

      sites:

      swellsuburbia.com
      swellsuburbia.bandcamp.com (people can hear my new LP for free here)
      lonesomehighwaymusic.com
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      Colleen Kanowsky
      Guitar & Song Writing Instructor
      When Colleen began playing guitar when she was 11 years old, she immediately knew that she wanted to spend her life playing and creating music. " Music has helped me through a lot in my life, and h...
      When Colleen began playing guitar when she was 11 years old, she immediately knew that she wanted to spend her life playing and creating music. " Music has helped me through a lot in my life, and has inspired me by giving me a medium through which I can express myself, as well as inspire others to do the same. It is what always keeps me going and keeps life exciting and deeply meaningful for me. It has brought me closer to others by connecting with them through it, sometimes while writing and playing music with them, and other times just by singing along to songs with them in the car or at a concert. "

      Colleen is proficient in rock guitar, jazz guitar, ambient guitar, metal guitar, classical and experimental guitar. She has studied some piano and voice, improvisation, ear training and advanced music theory. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in May 2017 at Columbia College Chicago. She has been teaching private lessons for over 10 years.

      In 2009, she started an alternative rock band called At Any Moment as lead guitarist/songwriter. They performed at numerous venues in the Bay Area such as Slim's, DNA Lounge, Red House, and The Refuge. In 2012, they recorded an album in Sacramento. The band ended in 2013 when she moved to Oregon for her first years of college.

      She has also played in ensembles such as Columbia College Chicago's Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Classical Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Music Ensemble, and Foothill High School's jazz band. She also played weekly at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Dublin, CA in 2010-2012.

      Good Charlotte was the band that inspired her to begin playing guitar as a kid. Today, she is influenced by all kinds of bands, from Paramore to CHON, to Joan Jett to Being As An Ocean. Her favorite guitar players are Aaron Marshall from Intervals and Sithu Aye.

      Colleen loves experimenting with pedals and effects while creating original music. She loves using reverb and delay pedals to get beautiful ambient and etheral sounds, to create otheworldly vibes and atmospheres.

      Favorite fast food? In-N-Out or since she no longer in Cali, Taco Bell

      Worst Music Experience:
      "In my high school band At Any Moment, we were scheduled to play at our vocalist’s high school carnival. However, they were behind schedule with the performers, and we had to rush our drum set, guitar, bass, and 2 amps from our car to the football field just to play 2 songs (we were originally supposed to play 20 minutes) and with no time for a real soundcheck. We also had a lot of band drama through the struggles of finding musicians that were the right fit, and cared enough to make time to practice their parts and come to rehearsals. We even had to find a fill-in bassist for a few gigs and teach him all the parts in a day because ours would say they couldn’t make it at the last minute."

      Any life lessons, mottos, awards etc you want to share?
      "Never stop learning, because you will be surprised how much a small lesson can open you up to new possibilities in your own creativity. Also, never compare yourself to other artists. Even if you can’t play like your favorite musicians (yet), no one else can play exactly like you. You have your own unique style, so make the most of it and do not waste it by wishing you were someone else!"
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      Tandaleria Roland
      Vocal Instructor

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    • Band "As You Were" Takes 1st Place Honors in Battle of Band at Frontier Days 7/1/16!!!

      We are so proud to celebrate and cheer for "As You Were", featuring a few of our AH HouseBand members Kelly Cronin, Liam Lynne, Owen Blackburne and Andy Vaughn (on their own). First place in Front...
      We are so proud to celebrate and cheer for "As You Were", featuring a few of our AH HouseBand members Kelly Cronin, Liam Lynne, Owen Blackburne and Andy Vaughn (on their own). First place in Frontier Days Battle of the Bands!!!!! Congrats and well done!

    • Arlington Heights House Band Rocks Apple Fest!

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    • Chicago Tribune: Music School Rocks Arlington Heights

      Check out the link to read about the article about our school:http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-music-school-rocks-its-way-into-arlington-hei-2014-09...
      Check out the link to read about the article about our school:http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/community/chi-ugc-article-music-school-rocks-its-way-into-arlington-hei-2014-09-09-story.html

Depoimentos

  • “Gillian truly feels so confident and self-assured the minute she walks through the front door at SOR. As we watch her confidence soar, we also watch her talent emerge and shine! She is experiencing a whole new world and is contagiously excited about all that she is instructed. Thanks! ”
    — Dawn C. parent.Hoffman Estates
  • “ It's a really fun experience for young and old! Doesn't matter if you haven't played for years. I haven't played for around two decades and still have a lot of fun. Having a goal makes practicing more enjoyable and music is meant to be a shared experience. Plus the owner Jim is great! Get out and play!”
    — Jeffrey M, Adult member. Barrington, IL
  • “Our son loves taking drum lessons and playing with his band here. Excellent instructors, fun and welcoming environment. ”
    —Alisa S. parent, Arlington Heights, IL
  • “My son is really enjoying the performance group he is in. He has a renewed excitement about his instrument and music in general. Music is just more fun when you are playing with other people.”
    —Karen F. parent, Township of Dundee