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About School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans

Welcome to School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Metairie/New Orleans’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Metairie/New Orleans full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

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School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans
1907 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70005
US
(504) 618-7625(504) 618-7625

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  • At School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans, 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.

    Metairie/New Orleans 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 Metairie/New Orleans’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!

  • School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Metairie/New Orleans’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • 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 Metairie/New Orleans’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the absolute best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities and a serious talent for amazing teamwork, our AllStars have the skills and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour – complete with tour busses – for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Metairie/New Orleans musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows across the country. Our AllStars have performed at Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, Namm, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from experienced, larger-than-life legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash – just to name a few. School of Rock’s AllStars program provides an opportunity unlike any other: to learn to rock the stage for real audiences.

    All AllStars at School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can excel in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Killer jamming and collaboration with their band
    • A summer full of cool, practical learning-on-the-go
    • Development of advanced instrumental techniques
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!"

  • School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans’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 Metairie/New Orleans 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 Metairie/New Orleans’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 Metairie/New Orleans 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 Metairie/New Orleans Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Metairie/New Orleans 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 Metairie/New Orleans’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 Metairie/New Orleans, 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.

Metairie/New Orleans 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 Metairie/New Orleans’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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    • Photo of CR Gruver
      CR Gruver
      Owner
      CR Gruver began his classical training at the age of 9, and by 13 he left formal instruction as a top student to immerse himself in the world of rock and funk. The next three decades were dedicate...
      CR Gruver began his classical training at the age of 9, and by 13 he left formal instruction as a top student to immerse himself in the world of rock and funk. The next three decades were dedicated to perfecting his craft, touring the country relentlessly, and building a successful performance career. He is currently a member of the national touring band New Orleans Suspects in addition to being the active owner of School of Rock Metairie / New Orleans. His experience as a national touring professional and seasoned musical director makes him an ideal owner of a School of Rock, as he’ll be able to impart decades of wisdom and knowledge to his students and faculty.
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      Jessica Troske
      General Manager
      Jess is a Louisiana native. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in English Literature from Northwestern State University and attended graduate school for English Literature at her...
      Jess is a Louisiana native. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in English Literature from Northwestern State University and attended graduate school for English Literature at her alma mater. Jessica has a strong background in non-profit, financial, and operations management and has worked in these capacities in both non-profit organizations and in educational sectors in New Orleans and Denver, CO. Her love for music began when she was a small child while listening to her father playing guitar, listening to Rock-N-Roll, and then later playing the flute in junior and senior high school. That love led to discovering new music, attending as many rock shows as possible, and gaining a solid understanding of organizational development within the arts. Jessica moved from New Orleans to Denver, CO in 2013 and worked as the Assistant General Manager for School of Rock in Denver, CO, where she found her calling. She is a strong believer in the arts and the power music plays in the long term effects on the growth and happiness of families. She believes in the School of Rock’s mission and programming and has a strong love and dedication to the city of New Orleans; she believes that those three things combined and with such an eclectic and community-driven city to operate in, will yield a successful and dynamic school.
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      Jenna Hunts
      Vocal Instructor
      Jenna Hunts is a singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist. With her Pop/Rock style, she has a unique sound that audiences of all ages enjoy. Born and raised in New Orleans, she performs l...
      Jenna Hunts is a singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist. With her Pop/Rock style, she has a unique sound that audiences of all ages enjoy. Born and raised in New Orleans, she performs locally around the New Orleans area at events such as Family Gras, Freedom Fest, and Gretna Fest as well as venues such as The House of Blues and The Howlin’ Wolf Den. She has been performing on a stage since the age of seven and has competed in nationally televised series, including American Idol. Jenna is currently recording an EP in Memphis, Tennessee at CrossTrax Studios made up of all original compositions. Having taking vocal lessons for many years, she has a wealth of knowledge in technique and style. Jenna seeks to use what she has learned to teach those who are passionate about music and those who are striving to progress in their abilities. She is currently attending school at Loyola University of New Orleans studying music.
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      DeMarcus Robinson
      Drum Instructor
      DeMarcus Robinson was born and raised in Grenada, Mississippi. Always having a love for music, he started playing drums at a very early age, and throughout his adolescence developed his skills play...
      DeMarcus Robinson was born and raised in Grenada, Mississippi. Always having a love for music, he started playing drums at a very early age, and throughout his adolescence developed his skills playing for several artists and groups in his city.
      After graduating from high school, where he played with the Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir and Marching Band, he went on to intern with Songfarm Studios as a session musician, technician and production engineer.

      DeMarcus attended Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Since graduating, he's played on several recording projects, as well as worked as a Audio Engineer, Musical Director, and Clinician. He’s also written compositions for TV and film. With all of his talent and experience, he brings a multitude of skills to Rafiki Music Collective.

      Believing strongly in giving back to the community and helping those who are less fortunate than he is, DeMarcus worked with The Building Bridges Center of the Arts in Jackson Mississippi for a few years, imparting his exceptional knowledge of music to both adults and children. He presently works with a non-profit organization called New Orleans Renaissance Movement in several capacities, including Musical Director, Session Musician, Live Sound Engineer, and Producer.
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      Brandon Giltz
      Bass Instructor
      Brandon Giltz's musical journey began with the Christmas gift of piano lessons at age 6, and since that he's become a professional multi-instrumentalist, national touring artist, soundtrack compose...
      Brandon Giltz's musical journey began with the Christmas gift of piano lessons at age 6, and since that he's become a professional multi-instrumentalist, national touring artist, soundtrack composer, and full-time music educator.

      His love for music began to expand playing flute in middle school band, but it was the day he learned his first song on guitar, Journey's "Any Way You Want It", that he knew his life would be spent pursuing a career in music. A native of Virginia Beach, he began teaching friends and young children in their homes and soon discovered a new passion: sharing the joy of music with others. After graduating high school a year early, he moved to neighboring Norfolk, Virginia to establish his own teaching school. As extra work, he picked up a job at a School of Rock and fell in love with performance-based teaching.

      Following his first national tour, he paid a week long visit to New Orleans and fell madly in love with the city in January of 2018. Promising himself he'd move down before the end of the year, he discovered through a coworker that a new School of Rock was opening in the area. After landing the job, he moved to Bywater in June of that year.

      His musical accomplishments include an iTunes EP released when he was 17, the soundtracks to two independent video games, and a successful career as a session bassist. His current project, a musical theatre adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" has attracted the attention of Broadway producers and actors and is predicted to begin live production in 2019.
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      Grant D'Aubin
      Bass Instructor
      Grant grew up around live music and began playing bass when he was 9 years old. He played folk music with his family and classical music in the orchestra from 6th grade to his senior year in high s...
      Grant grew up around live music and began playing bass when he was 9 years old. He played folk music with his family and classical music in the orchestra from 6th grade to his senior year in high school. During that time Grant also played rock and original music in bands. Having decided to pursue music as a career, he was invited by an instructor to enroll in the University of Arkansas music program to play double bass in the symphony orchestra. Grant became active in multiple musical projects in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He became a contributor to several groups from Lost John, who play their own unique fusion of folk rock, to Second Line Strings, a group which focused on traditional New Orleans and Gypsy jazz, to the Arkansas Philhamonic Orchestra. He helps write and arrange music for the bands he plays in, and brings his unique musical aptitude to every project he participates in. Grant taught as the jazz bass instructor for summer youth programs at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith for three years. In the summer of 2017, he was a semifinalist in the International Bucharest Jazz Competition with the Akakaze Quartet. After graduating from college with a music degree, Grant decided to move to New Orleans which is both close to his roots and a hot bed for performing musicians seeking to expand and diversify their skills. Since moving to New Orleans Grant has become a regular performer around the city in a wide variety of musical styles.
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      Sam Ferguson
      Bass Instructor
      Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Sam Ferguson moved to New Orleans in 2010 to immerse himself in the city’s legendary music scene. Since then, he has performed in venues across the country, from t...
      Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Sam Ferguson moved to New Orleans in 2010 to immerse himself in the city’s legendary music scene. Since then, he has performed in venues across the country, from the Bywater to Brooklyn. A skilled electric and upright bassist, Sam is obsessed with the relationship between the bass and drums, as well as the subtle rhythmic and harmonic nuances that make great bass lines truly great. His favorite bands include Steely Dan, the Grateful Dead, Weather Report, the John Coltrane Quartet, and Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet.
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      Cara Zajac
      Rookies Instructor
      Cara Zajac is a musician, artist, and educator who makes puns like it's her day job. She believes learning to perform can be a great empowering experience for kids. With a playful and warm approach...
      Cara Zajac is a musician, artist, and educator who makes puns like it's her day job. She believes learning to perform can be a great empowering experience for kids. With a playful and warm approach to education, she wants all kids to feel safe expressing their own style through art. She's worked as a classroom teacher in early childhood, elementary and middle school and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Southern University in New Orleans. She's performed alongside Trombone Shorty, the Soul Rebels, and many other local acts in places like the Super Dome and even Colts Stadium. Overall, she's looking forward to meeting all the future rock stars the Rookies Program has to offer.
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      Anthony D'Antonio
      Guitar Instructor
      Anthony D'Antonio, a New Orleans native, has been playing guitar for thirty two years and has earned an Associate Degree of Music from Delgado Community College. He has played with numerous metal a...
      Anthony D'Antonio, a New Orleans native, has been playing guitar for thirty two years and has earned an Associate Degree of Music from Delgado Community College. He has played with numerous metal and rock bands in New Orleans for many years. He is currently playing with the band, Alpha Tribe.
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      Jonathan Pretus
      Guitar Instructor
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      Sabrina Graham
      Little Wing Director
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      Mary Pat Leslie
      Little Wing Instructor
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      Anthony Del Barrio
      Keys Instructor
      Anthony Del Barrio is an active performing pianist/keyboardist and music educator. Classically trained on piano, he is also well rounded to play more genres and styles of music including Blues, Roc...
      Anthony Del Barrio is an active performing pianist/keyboardist and music educator. Classically trained on piano, he is also well rounded to play more genres and styles of music including Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Jazz/Latin Jazz . Anthony also enjoys playing multiple instruments like guitar, bass, drums and percussion.


      After Anthony graduated from San Francisco School of the Arts High School, his experience in jazz, funk, latin jazz among other styles led him to Berklee College of Music in Boston. His experience at Berklee provided an extensive foundation in performance skills and ensemble practice.

      Sharing the musical experience and knowledge is what motivates Anthony to teach young students how to learn an instrument and most importantly to play and perform music at their best. Anthony has been teaching out of his private lesson studio for over 5 years. But now he is looking to prepare students of all ages to play and sound great in a band setting at School of Rock so they can put on the best of live shows and performances for audiences that love live music.
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      Matthew St. Germain
      Guitar Instructor
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      Dani Kardon
      Vocal Instructor
      Dani spent most of her childhood in a school of rock practice room, she enrolled when she was 8 and has been hooked ever since. She is now a student in the Popular and Commercial Music program at L...
      Dani spent most of her childhood in a school of rock practice room, she enrolled when she was 8 and has been hooked ever since. She is now a student in the Popular and Commercial Music program at Loyola University. She is excited to use her knowledge of the School of Rock program to help kids realize their own unique sound.

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