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School of Rock Randolph
540 Rte 10 W
Randolph, NJ 07869
(862) 437-1220
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Randolph, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Randolph's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Randolph have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Randolph are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Randolph is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Randolph Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Randolph music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Randolph's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Randolph music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Randolph, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Randolph is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Randolph who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Adult music program for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Randolph's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Randolph is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Randolph.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Randolph Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Randolph.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Randolph House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Randolph's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at NJ rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Randolph and the rest of NJ. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Randolph

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Randolph, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Randolph is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Randolph guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Randolph's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Randolph, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Randolph venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Randolph offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Randolph guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Randolph is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Randolph we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Randolph, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Randolph, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Randolph. Unlike other Randolph drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Randolph, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Randolph drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.


Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Randolph offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Randolph, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Randolph teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Randolph, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Randolph.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Randolph offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Randolph and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Randolph, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Randolph students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Randolph, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Randolph. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Randolph, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Randolph area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Randolph Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Randolph area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Randolph music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Randolph, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Randolph, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Randolph’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Jimmi Kane Owner, General Manager

When Jimmi Kane started bouncing on his rocking horse right on beat to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It," his dad thought quickly and put some drum sticks in the four-year-old’s hands. Without any formal training, Jimmi quickly taught himself to master the drums. By the time he was 15 years old, he was a regular on stage in and around his hometown of Saugerties, NY.

Jimmi's career as a professional drummer has allowed him to record and tour the country with artists such as Krista (RCA/Jive Records), Thieves and Villains (Victory Records) and The Morning Of (Tragic Hero Records). He currently leads the east coast cast of the award-winning punk rock drum troupe, Street Drum Corps, where you can catch him banging on oil drums and pounding on kegs in the electrifying spectacular Blood Drums every weekend in September and October at Dorney Park's The Haunt or Six Flags Great Adventure's Fright Fest.

Suzanne Kane Owner

Suzanne's love of music began as soon as she was old enough to speak. After listening to the Original Broadway Cast recording of "Annie" on repeat for what seemed like years, her mother decided it was time to to take the five-year-old to a vocal instructor. Suzanne's show tune repertoire soon evolved beyond "Tomorrow" and, eventually, she began singing and acting in local stage productions, such as "Gypsy" and "The Music Man." Then, one fateful seventh grade day, Suzanne discovered KISS. At that moment, rock and roll seeped into her bloodstream and there was no turning back.

After graduating from Syracuse University, Suzanne worked in all facets of the music industry, from radio to publicity to concert booking, before taking time off to start a family. Now, ready to get back into the world of rock and roll, Suzanne, along with her husband, Jimmi, jumped into a business that will give them the satisfaction of teaching new generations to love and appreciate music.

Bruce Gatewood Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Drum Teacher

Bruce Gatewood was born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. He started playing guitar at age six, and developed his musicianship by learning how to play other instruments and styles of music. He furthered his musical journey through college, earning a B.A. in Music. Bruce has been performing on stage and recording his entire life. He has recorded and performed with a multitude of acts such as Roadside Alibi, Joe Colledge, Atello, Deodato, ELO part2 featuring Jose Feliciano, Delores O'Rirodan and Angelo Badalamenti to name a few. He is currently an in-demand studio musician and live performer, as well as being an advocate for early childhood musical education.

Maggie Callahan Vocal Teacher

Maggie Callahan is a vocalist with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Moravian College, with a focus in voice pedagogy and diction. While she is trained to sing opera and art songs, she has a passion for singing rock, musical theater, folk, jazz and pop. With over five years of teaching experience, she uses her classical background to teach students how to sing any genre with proper breathing and safe vocal techniques. In addition to teaching, Maggie performs regularly in the Lehigh Valley and NJ area with bands, musical theater productions and professional choruses.

Rod Rivera Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Born in a musical home, Rod’s father was a classical folk singer/guitarist and his mother was a semi-professional opera singer. Rod started his musical journey at the age of four, singing with his parents. He picked up the guitar at the age of seven and was taught by his father. In his early teens, he attended a music academy in Puerto Rico where he learned classical, Flamenco, rock guitar and music theory.

Rod has 30 years experience as a professional musician, performing, recording, composing, teaching, touring and producing. He is the founding member of international Christian metal recording artist Rivera Bomma, featuring members of Symphony X, Hades and the Rock of Ages Band. Rivera Bomma is currently celebrating 16 years together.

From Flamenco to rock, Latin fusion to classic heavy metal, Rod’s guitar work and music has been admired by fans and music professionals all over the world.

Paul Gargiulo Guitar Teacher

Paul Gargiulo is a professional guitar teacher with many years of experience performing and teaching. He is adept in creative lesson plans for all ages and is very patient working with students young and old.

Chelsea Carlson Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Chelsea Carlson is an award-winning singer/songwriter, Berklee College of Music alumnus and graduate of School of Rock herself, with over seven years of teaching experience. Since 2010, Chelsea has performed at nearly 100 venues throughout the northeast, including the Hard Rock Cafe, Bitter End and Stone Pony as both an acoustic soloist and in bands. In 2013, Chelsea was awarded Top New Female Act at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards. Her debut album, "The Broken Road," premiered in "Songwriting Magazine" in early 2016. Chelsea now performs and releases original music under the stage name Carlsea.

Since she began teaching, Chelsea has taught over 80 students voice, guitar, piano, bass and ukulele lessons with a focus on cultivating creativity, musicianship and love of performance. It is Chelsea's goal to not only teach students how to be great musicians, but to provide them with the tools necessary to have a future career in music themselves. In addition to private lessons, Chelsea has taught preschool music at Long Valley Christian Nursery School since 2014, and is a former vocal lab instructor at Hunterdon Preparatory School.

Matt Thompson Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Matthew Thompson is a proud father and husband and has had an extensive career for over 30 years in musical performance, composition and education. He currently performs and records music professionally in New York City with a project named Zr. King. He is a singer and songwriter experienced in playing and teaching acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass and ukulele. He is also an accomplished singer and vocal instructor. He is also a practicing visual artist and oil painter with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Art History from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

His musical career began at the age of four, playing piano and singing at home. He began his performance career as a choir singer and soloist at the age of seven. Matthew has taught musical instruction for over 15 years to children and adults. He has also performed and acted in a variety of theatrical performances and musicals. He is passionate about creativity and sharing the joy of playing and learning music with all ages. Matthew is very honored and thrilled to share his love of music and creativity at School of Rock. He believes that music is a universal language that everyone can learn and enjoy.

Katie Henry Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Katie Henry is an accomplished singer/songwriter born and raised in Sussex County, NJ. She began playing the piano at age seven and singing during her teen years, performing in a variety of musical productions. Her musical skills further developed during her time in New York City. There, she cut her teeth playing in NYC venues and met people with whom she would form her own band. Katie has gained much experience performing live and strengthening her craft over the past few years in both piano and voice. Her passion for both comes across in her teaching style. Katie is eager to teach her students to become great musicians and to provide them with the tools and guidance necessary to build a future in music. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Randolph.

Lindsay Pardee Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

A New Jersey native, Lindsay Pardee started off her music career at the age of three years old by dancing ballet. At the age of seven, she picked up her first instrument, the violin, and dove headfirst into the world of music. In middle school, she started to actively pursue her passion for singing, while maintaining her passion for the violin and dancing. She performed with her school orchestra, sang and performed with her choir, and acted/sang in local musicals. By high school, Lindsay had started to actively play guitar and write her own music that she would perform at local NJ venues, perform in off-Broadway shows in New York City, and also teach music and dance with The Matheny School.

In college, Lindsay majored in Vocal Performance, which helped her become a professional vocal coach. In 2010, Lindsay became a teacher at The Piano Workshop of Chester, which officially began her teaching career and musical enrichment classes across Morris County schools. From that point on, Lindsay has been dedicated to teaching music and musical technique. As a teacher, Lindsay believes in a personalized curriculum for every student because everyone learns differently. She believes that no matter what pace a student takes, they should always be making positive progress. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Randolph.

Jordan Bernacchia Drum Teacher

Jordan Bernacchia began playing drums at 15 and instantly fell in love with the instrument. He started at School of Rock Bedford in New York around then. At the age of 18, Jordan moved to NYC and started gigging professionally all the way until graduating from The Collective School of Music from the Advanced Performance Program with honors, becoming proficient in funk, rock, metal, Latin, jazz, Brazilian, reading, linear, odd times, technique and more. Jordan is currently the drummer of the premier metal group AnAkA. He has also played with acts such as Alex Cano and Tucker Woods, as well as Dueling Pianos. At the young age of 25, becoming a professional and endorsed drummer has been nothing short of hard work. Becoming successful at such a young age is a great opportunity for Jordan to teach young musicians how to approach music conceptually and professionally. By teaching attitude, respect and discipline, as well as technique, appreciation and general music studies beyond the drum set, Jordan gives young musicians the tools to become successful in today’s world. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Randolph.

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

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


The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

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


It's the best music program in the city.

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


The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!