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About School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita

Welcome to School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita
30092 Santa Margarita Pkwy.Suite MRancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Main Number
(949) 888-7625(949) 888-7625

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.

    Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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!

  • School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita’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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

    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 experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

At School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, 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. Rancho Santa Margarita students will blow your mind with advanced perform...
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At School of Rock Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.

Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita’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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Staff

    • Meet Jeremy Grinacoff
      General Manager/Music Director
      Jeremy Grinacoff is a guitar player, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and a producer. Originally from Long Island, New York, Jeremy started working at School Of Rock Roslyn in 2010. ...
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      Jeremy Grinacoff is a guitar player, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and a producer. Originally from Long Island, New York, Jeremy started working at School Of Rock Roslyn in 2010. There he acted as General Manager, Studio Coordinator, Multi- Instrumental Instructor, and Show Director.

      Receiving his Bachelor of Arts from The State University of New York, College at Oneonta in Music Industry, Music, and Music Performance; Jeremy gained knowledge in a wide-range of musical genres including; blues, rock, pop, classical, jazz, and funk. While at Oneonta, Jeremy studied music composition with Grammy nominated producer, musician, and composer Jeremy Wall; a founding member of the Jazz Fusion band Spyro Gyra. After Graduating, Jeremy started his music career playing New York City venues.

      In July 2015, Jeremy re-located to California to pursue music full time and is excited to continue sharing his knowledge with The School Of Rock community.

      www.jeremygrinacoff.com
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    • Meet Sam Hooks
      Instructor: Keys, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Rehearsals
      Sam grew up in Southern Orange County until attending college at Oregon State. Upon graduation, Sam has since moved back to California to pursue his music career. Studying music for almost 10 years...
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      Sam grew up in Southern Orange County until attending college at Oregon State. Upon graduation, Sam has since moved back to California to pursue his music career. Studying music for almost 10 years, he started out playing drums, guitar, and keyboards while playing in several different bands. He is a multi-instrumentalist and focuses on writing, performing, and teaching. Sam is constantly learning and challenging himself and continues to instill that mindset in each of his students.
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    • Meet Matt Horwitz
      Instructor: Drums, Rehearsals
      Matt has been playing and instructing drums for over 25 years. He has been a hired session musician and touring artist for a number of bands over his career, having played on Warped Tour, Summer Sl...
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      Matt has been playing and instructing drums for over 25 years. He has been a hired session musician and touring artist for a number of bands over his career, having played on Warped Tour, Summer Slaughter, Ozzfest, etc, as well as various tours in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

      Matt caters to the drummer who seeks to perform live on stage and in a studio setting. Matt draws from a multitude of influences, from Metal and Rock, to Country and RnB.
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    • Meet Johnny Oskam
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Rehearsals
      Johnny Oskam is an independent blues/rock solo artist from Orange County, California. With over 5 years of experience in the music, Johnny has established himself as a talented guitarist, singer, s...
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      Johnny Oskam is an independent blues/rock solo artist from Orange County, California. With over 5 years of experience in the music, Johnny has established himself as a talented guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, writing his own songs and producing his own albums. He and his band have performed at many shows in Orange and LA County, including many opening slots for international touring acts such as Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and UFO.

      Johnny is a very open and caring person who finds joy in sharing his knowledge and experience with others and seeing them grow, not only as musicians, but as persons. His positive attitude and humble approach to teaching makes his students feel comfortable, yet inspired to learn more. The most important lesson Johnny hopes to share with his students is having a positive attitude and a passion for being the best musician they can be. His expertise extends further than just guitar playing, music theory and songwriting. Johnny’s knowledge includes years of experience with leading a band, playing live in front of large audiences, maintaining positive relationships, producing records, the legal environment of music and more.
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    • Meet Renee Sigal
      Instructor: Vocals
      Renee Sigal or more commonly known as 'Nay Nay,' found her performing arts passion early on in life. The California native's musical zeal was sparked by her mother's position at the famous Verizo...
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      Renee Sigal or more commonly known as 'Nay Nay,' found her performing arts passion early on in life. The California native's musical zeal was sparked by her mother's position at the famous Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, formerly known as Irvine Meadows.

      At just five years old Renee was provided with the exciting opportunity to perform song and dance on the big stage and at that special moment she knew her life aspiration was to become a performer. At three years of age Renee joined performance groups and began private voice lessons. By the age of eight, she performed countless solos in elementary school performances, excelled in honors choir and was an active member of the Advanced Ladies and Chamber Choir at Aliso Niguel High School under the direction of the talented Tom Flannery.

      In Renee's early high school days, she worked behind the scenes managing street teams for bands such as Maroon 5, Phantom Planet and local labels such as Drive-Thru Records, Fearless Records, and various local talents. Through her extensive networking she was able to find a niche by using her talent to provide voice lessons to bands.

      Post-high school, Renee graduated from the Musician's Institute; Vocal Institute of Technology (VIT). During her time at the Musician's Institute she continued to share her love for music while working with bands such as Underminded, As Night Falls, Ambriel and Wiggum. She also led the backup vocals for the Hard Rock live performance workshop.

      Today, Renee is the on-call vocal coach for NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood; a world class recording and production facility that has produced some of the world's best artists such as Incubus, Linkin Park, No Doubt, P.O.D., and many more. In this role she has worked with two Monster Uproar Festival winning bands; Mindset Evolution and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show along with Anchored and Girl on Fire.

      Her most recent work was with Eyes Set to Kill prior to their album recording and she prepared the Butcher Babies for their tour, opening for Marilyn Manson and Mayhem Festival. Not only does Renee work behind the scenes with the music industry, but she is also active in creating her own music.

      Her credits include singing 'Call Me Maybe,' for an iPhone app commercial, vocals on a few EDM tracks and her repertoire includes: rock, pop, hardcore, and much more. She has also worked as a singing telegram for birthdays and various life celebrations. Renee is currently working on her own release, along with producer Justin Bohorquez on vocals for a developing project called GHOSTDANCE.

      As a singer, songwriter and vocal coach,Renee is able to detect and highlight the gifts within each student and provide a positive environment to discover and develop their unique talents. She works with her students on tone, texture, dynamics and connecting with the story the song tells. Every student has a personal connection with music and she takes pride in providing the perfect environment to explore each students individual musical aspirations. She believes that vocal performance is more than just technique and she is passionate about creating a vocal adventure or story and most of all having fun. Renee's passion for music comes from a place of sentiment and she believes that music is an escape from the world and a language all on its own.
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Testimonials

  • “I can't say enough about School of Rock! They truly individualize and take the time to get to know each and every child and meet them at their needs. My son has truly found his comfort zone and is completely transforming before my eyes into quite the rockstar! Thank you doesn't seem to cut it! Such an amazing school and huge hearts!”
    — Laura Kennerson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “Although we haven't been in the program for very long, our boys are enjoying their time at School of Rock. The teachers are awesome and excited about being there, which makes such a great impact on my kids. It has also been a pleasure to work with everyone at SOR to get signed up. Kristin has gone the extra mile for us from the beginning. We wanted to give our kids School of Rock for Christmas and she met up with my at a Starbucks right before Christmas to give us our goodie bag so the boys would have something to open on Christmas. That is great customer services!!! We are excited about what the future holds for SOR-RSM and are glad to be pioneers at this new location!!”
    — Jenny Swanson, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “I love the program and the hands on learning approach, and that the kids learn music that they want to play! All the staff of school of rock are great, super patient with the kids, and really make learning music fun. My daughter cant wait for her private lessons and band practice each week.”
    Brittany Richino, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • “The staff is awesome, very well organized and my son has grown leaps and bounds musically, socially and his confidence level is amazing!!!! I do, and will keep recommending this school to anyone who will listen!”
    — Tiffany Early, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.