School of Rock Cary
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About School of Rock Cary

Welcome to School of Rock Cary, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Cary has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rockstar status.

At School of Rock Cary, we believe as much in the power of the band as we do in the thrill of a killer solo act. We bring our kids and the community of Cary together to create excellent performers who learn from cool, real life experiences in the world of music. Our performance-based approach amps up our students for serious fun and serious success.

Music in a team-based environment is today’s gateway to education, confidence, fun, friendship, and so much more. Visit School of Rock Cary today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Cary
1311 NW Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27513
US
(919) 439-6086(919) 439-6086

Horas de funcionamento

Day of the WeekHours
Segunda - Quinta3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SextaFechado
Sábado10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
DomingoFechado

Programas

  • At School of Rock Cary, 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.

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

    School of Rock Cary’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Cary’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Cary musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Cary can expect:

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

  • At School of Rock Cary, 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 Cary, 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 Cary works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Cary’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 Cary’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Cary Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Cary’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!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Cary learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Cary Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Cary enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Cary’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!

At School of Rock Cary, 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.

Cary 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 Cary’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!

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Funcionários

    • Photo of Manguss Cagnotto
      Manguss Cagnotto
      Guitar/Bass Instructor - Music Director
      Manguss, born Daniele Cagnotto, is an italianguitar player, songwriter, arranger, singer, bass player and fx programmer, based inNorth Carolina. As his main background comes from hard rock music, h...
      Manguss, born Daniele Cagnotto, is an italianguitar player, songwriter, arranger, singer, bass player and fx programmer, based inNorth Carolina. As his main background comes from hard rock music, he's always been open minded and willing to explore a lot of different genres since his musical tastes go from rock and metal to pop, r'n'b, hip hop, electronic music, ambient, fusion, gospel, blues, country and more. This unstoppable constant research is the reason why he has been taking part to so many different bands and projects. His career saw him playing for the black metal band MORTUARY DRAPE, the electronic projects DC PROJECT, SENSORY GATE, MATRIX MERETRIX, the ambient psychedelic band NG (NORTHGATE) and different hard rock bands such as LYMPH OF WISDOOM and SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD, bringing to all of these projects his songwriting and arranging skills, besides his playing. The guitar players that heconsiders sources of great inspirationfor his own style are artists such as Jimmy Page, Billy Duffy, Vernon Reid, Rich Robinson, Eddie Hazel, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Slash, Dr. Know, Eric Clapton, Ernie Isley and many many others. Over the years he shared the stage with many artists of different musical background such as Living Colour, Adam Bomb, Tim Ripper Owens, Joe Delia, Aaron Mills of Cameo, Delaney McQuaig etc. Manguss has been collaborating on regular basis with many bands and artists such as TOKYO ROSENTHAL, GRIND,SHOWDOWN BOULEVARD, NG (Northgate),LIQUID GALAXIES with BROTHABERRY,ANTHONY LEONARD PIERRE, THE NIGEL EXPERIENCE, WADE DURHAM, SAM HUNTER, TYRAND, SHEA TAYLOR, DARK KEYS, GENERAL ANTI-GRAVITY. He is currently also the lead guitar player for the band of theRaleighnew dept. of the renownedRedemptionChurchbased inGreenvilleSC.
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      Jon McClain
      Drum Instructor
      Jon McClain is a household name in the NC punk, alternative, and rock music scenes. His career started in 1981 with the band Norockstars from Charlotte, NC and continues to this day with his new b...
      Jon McClain is a household name in the NC punk, alternative, and rock music scenes. His career started in 1981 with the band Norockstars from Charlotte, NC and continues to this day with his new band Chrome Plated Apostles. In between he's played with Stillborn Christians, Ugly Americans, Bad Checks, Picasso Trigger, Leadfoot and Black Sabbath cover band "Back Stabbath." He's shared the stage with Bad Brains, the Descendents, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Corrosion of Conformity, and Sonic Youth to name a few. Jon is also a freelance photographer, and once won a car on the Price is Right!!! Like savior faire, he is everywhere!
    • Photo of Mike Sedito
      Mike Sedito
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Mike is an extraordinary guitar/bass player who has been an instructor at SOR Cary since we opened in March 2015. Students love his friendly and patient demeanor, and he's always in demand as a ban...
      Mike is an extraordinary guitar/bass player who has been an instructor at SOR Cary since we opened in March 2015. Students love his friendly and patient demeanor, and he's always in demand as a band leader. Locals know him from the open mic nights he hosts at local venues, where he always encourages musicians of all ages to jump onstage and jam with the "big boys". He is currently active in several local bands.
    • Photo of Adam Johnson
      Adam Johnson
      Guitar Instructor
      Adam is a Berklee school of music graduate who's been kicking out the jams since he was a young lad. You can catch his metal band The Hell No playing the local music scene. If you're looking to tak...
      Adam is a Berklee school of music graduate who's been kicking out the jams since he was a young lad. You can catch his metal band The Hell No playing the local music scene. If you're looking to take your guitar skills to the next level, Adam's your man.
    • Photo of Rowena "Row" Rantanen
      Rowena "Row" Rantanen
      Piano Instructor
      Rowena N. Rantanen has been involved in musical productions for over 37 years, having worn several hats including Director, Producer, Music Director, Choreographer, Dance Captain, Stage Manager, an...
      Rowena N. Rantanen has been involved in musical productions for over 37 years, having worn several hats including Director, Producer, Music Director, Choreographer, Dance Captain, Stage Manager, and various principle and ensemble roles. She has a B.A. in Music, and her musical career has included being a piano teacher, an organist/choir director, a musical theatre teacher, and a dance instructor. In addition, she has has written and produced a number of original musicals, as well as founded several fairy tale theatre and dance groups
    • Photo of Brian Fayle
      Brian Fayle
      Guitar/Bass/Drums Instructor
      Brian started playing guitar and drums at the age of 13 and joined his first band in the 6th grade. His former instructors include Greg Hyslop, who played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and othe...
      Brian started playing guitar and drums at the age of 13 and joined his first band in the 6th grade. His former instructors include Greg Hyslop, who played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz greats. Catch him live around town with his current band, Arise.
    • Photo of Arlie Honeycutt
      Arlie Honeycutt
      Vocals Instructor
      Garner, NC native Arlie Honeycutt is a proud summa cum laude graduate of East Carolina University with her BM in Voice and Louisiana State University with her MM in Voice. Arlie was delighted to re...
      Garner, NC native Arlie Honeycutt is a proud summa cum laude graduate of East Carolina University with her BM in Voice and Louisiana State University with her MM in Voice. Arlie was delighted to receive the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award for the East Carolina University Department of Vocal Studies and was recently inducted into the musician's honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. In 2012, she was honored to be named the 75th Miss North Carolina, and went on to receive a non-finalist talent award at the 2013 Miss America Scholarship Pageant. Arlie has performed the National Anthem for the North Carolina Symphony, ECU Spring Commencement, the NC Veterans Day ceremony, and LSU Athletics. She was a member of the internationally recognized East Carolina University Chamber Singers and has sung in numerous operas, recent roles including Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro and Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario. She currently serves as the director of the M'n'M Singers, a community choir for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and performs in school shows with North Carolina Children's Theatre and Mad Science of the Triangle. In her spare time, she enjoys assisting with social media for the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Organization, and playing with her rescue dog, Stella.
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      Frank Ingenito
      Drum Instructor
      Frank Ingenito has been playing drums for 30 years. He studied with Guy Gelso of Zebra. He has played with various local bands in New York and 2 worship teams at Calvary Chapel. While he will teach...
      Frank Ingenito has been playing drums for 30 years. He studied with Guy Gelso of Zebra. He has played with various local bands in New York and 2 worship teams at Calvary Chapel. While he will teach any style, his specialty is in classic rock. Kenny Aronoff is his drumming hero. He is also an obsessive music collector.
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      James Evans Jr.
      Piano/Bass Instructor
      James Evans Jr, a Greensboro native, is a keyboardist, bass player, composer, recording engineer, and classically trained pianist based in North Carolina. He began playing music as teen after being...
      James Evans Jr, a Greensboro native, is a keyboardist, bass player, composer, recording engineer, and classically trained pianist based in North Carolina. He began playing music as teen after being accepted into Weaver Academy’s Performing and Visual Arts high school program. From there on he realized his love and passion for performing and creating music. Many describe his sound as a fusion of neo-soul and progressive rock, mixing influences of the new with the old. Some of his influences include Keith Emerson, The Weather Report, Rick Wakeman, Jordan Rudess, Jon Lord, Frank Zappa, Geddy Lee, Victor Wooten, Prince, and George Duke. Currently James is performing with local blues legend Roy Roberts and The Quest Blues Band and is also performing with The Blockade Runners, a local southern rock band. In addition James has produced, engineered, and composed for several solo artists throughout the Carolinas

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Depoimentos

  • “School of Rock has been an amazing experience for our teenage daughter!! The staff is extremely friendly and talented... she loves going to her private lessons during the week, and then jamming with the band on the weekend! ”
    Chrissy - School of Rock Cary Parent
  • “School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island. ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “Your team is phenomenal. The dedication and love for rock is palpable, and it works! Who would have thought that rock n' roll dudes could be such great role models, using creativity and a drive for excellence through a true passion for music. My son gets as much out of the musical experience as he does out of the people at School of Rock. ”
    Mark - School of Rock Cary Parent
  • “I watched my daughter go from a shy, insecure teenager to a powerful, confident frontman! What a transformation. I would recommend School of Rock to any parent who has a child that is showing promise in the musical arena. They learn so many skills! How to interact with other bandmates, how to prepare for shows, how to deal with the aftermath of a show that maybe didn't go right-SO many things!!”
    Jamie - School of Rock Cary Parent