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School of Rock Regina
515 McDonald St. Suite 100
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 4X1
(639) 590-7625

Location Specifics

We are in the same area as Cowtown.

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Hours
  • Monday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Regina delivers a revolutionary music program to students from Regina and surrounding communities. Our school is proud to offer lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals, and more taught by practicing, passionate musicians. Students can develop their skills here and rock out in popular styles of the area such as classic rock and country. Aspiring musicians can then go on to perform at local live music venues such as The Revival Music Room, one of the best music venues in Regina.

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children in Regina
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Regina, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Regina, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

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

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Regina'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 Regina have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Regina are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Regina who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. 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 in Regina
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Regina 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 Regina Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Regina music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Regina'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 Regina music venue.

Songwriting
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 Regina, 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 Regina is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Regina 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.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Regina, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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.

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

School of Rock Regina'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 Regina 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 Regina.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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 Regina 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 Regina.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Regina
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Regina 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 Regina's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at Saskatchewan rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

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 Regina and the rest of Saskatchewan. 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
AllStars
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
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

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 Regina

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Regina

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Regina, 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 Regina is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Regina 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 Regina'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 Regina, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Regina 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 Regina 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 Regina guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Regina

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Regina 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 Regina we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Regina, 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 Regina, 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 Regina. Unlike other Regina 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
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

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 Regina, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Regina 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 Regina

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Regina, 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 Regina.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Regina

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Regina 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 Regina 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 Regina, 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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Regina. 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 Regina, 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 Regina 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 Regina Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Regina 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 Regina music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Regina, 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 Regina, 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 Regina’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.

Keyboard Teacher Ashley Emery

Ashley Emery Keyboard Teacher

From as early as she can remember, Ashley has always loved music. Unlike most kids, Ashley was not forced to take up an instrument, she was the one who had to persuade her parents to let her start taking piano. Ashley started her music learning later at age eleven, but soon after she got a taste she was hooked. At the age of seventeen Ashley then started taking voice lessons. She studied at Long & McQuade for eleven years where Ashley entered many festivals. Ashley then went on to take the Royal Conservatory grade seven piano and theory exam. From Beethoven to Led Zeppelin, Ashley has a wide range of musical knowledge and cannot wait to share passion and techniques!
Singing Teacher Christie-Anne Blondeau

Christie-Anne Blondeau Singing Teacher

Christie-Anne Blondeau is well known in Saskatchewan within the Francophone communities and is even considered to be the VOICE and SOUL of the Prairies by her fans. She loves singing blues, soul, jazz, rock, and even old French war tunes. She has participated in numerous musical workshops with well-known Quebec artists and mentors. She is currently a member of the duo Resonance and is also working at getting her band, Small City Soul, up and running again. She loves working with other, sharing her music experiences and knowledge she has accumulated along her journey. Christie-Anne is excited to start her new journey with School of Rock!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher Dale Thomas

Dale Thomas Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Starting out with initially two years of instruction and having the gift of a good ear, Dale is mainly self taught, and gaining music theory throughout the years from reading and picking up tips from accomplished artists. His influences include country, blues, some jazz, but mainly rock! Dale started his foray into live performances with a few different bands on and off in his hometown of Winnipeg, MB for around 15 years, where he had opened for prominent bands such as Trooper and Honeymoon Suite. Dale has an absolute love and passion for music, and the privilege of being a part of School of Rock simply compliments that passion! Dale looks forward to working with students who also have a real passion for music, want to learn, and want to help bring out their musical potential. And have fun along the way! Dale currently performs live, and records with the local band Call Me Mildy.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Brayden Dreger

Brayden Dreger Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Brayden Dreger has been immersed in music ever since he was a little kid. However, Brayden did not start taking music lessons until high school, where guitar lessons were offered. From there, music has remained a prominent part in Brayden’s life. In his third year of university, Brayden started a band called Said Sadly, and played original music in many local venues across the city. Brayden has been teaching guitar lesson for three years now. Brayden recently convocated from the University of Regina with an Education degree.
Drum Teacher Addison Kefer

Addison Kefer Drum Teacher

Addison is a local drummer who has been playing for as long as he remembers, being taught primarily by his dad. After taking a small hiatus from drums, since 2016 Addison has been playing consistently with a preference to 90’s grunge like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots.

In addition to his music career, Addison has a combined degree in Computer Science and Math, with a minor in statistics. He is currently working for Sasktel International, doing OpenSwitchGate support. Addison enjoys teaching at School of Rock as he gets to help and watch his students progress in their own musical journeys.
Drum Teacher Brett Horton

Brett Horton Drum Teacher

As a kid, Brett was always fascinated by the drums, even though everyone else wanted to play the guitar. One year for Christmas, Brett was gifted a drum set from his dad, and the rest is history! Brett has now been playing drums for 15 years, taking lessons for about half of that. Brett has been playing with his band Beauty Killed The Beast for 7 years now, having recorded one EP, and playing in various live shows in Regina and even Weyburn.

Brett and his bad even had the opportunity to open for Canadian post-hardcore band, Silverstein! Though Brett has never been formally taught himself, Brett is excited for the opportunity to teach and bring his own drumming knowledge to the table. Brett’s main skill sets are hard-rock/pop-punk style in addition to dabbling in jazz, shuffles, country, metal and even slower acoustic styles.
Studio Coordinator Vanessa Ranger

Vanessa Ranger Studio Coordinator

Vanessa is an Ottawa born; Regina raised vocalist. She has been singing competitively and has been singing for a living for 30 plus years. Vanessa currently sings in a 4-piece classic rock cover band called Diamond and the Rough, and with an acoustic duo called Audacity. She had the pleasure of sharing the stage with George Strait and Billy Ray Cyrus at Craven Country Thunder in 2009. Vanessa believes that performance is the best way to learn and gain confidence and is to this day, learning something new at every show. Her favorite bands are The Pretenders and Queen
Singing Teacher Ron Scott

Ron Scott Singing Teacher

Ron started taking guitar lessons at the Academy of Music in Regina when he was 8 years old for about 6 years. At one point in his journey taking lessons, he started writing songs. Ron’s teacher noticed his aptitude for writing, so he asked Ron to write a song a week--and he has been writing music ever since. For post secondary education, he took lessons at the University of Toronto Conservatory while living there and performing extensively. He also lived in Vancouver, performing regularly there to earn a living. He moved back to Regina 14 years ago and started working at Talking Dog Studios where he composed music for movies, commercials and TV shows, including the hit TV show, 'Corner Gas' and The Canadian Antique Road Show. He is eager to pass all of his music knowledge along to the students at School of Rock. Ron is married and has 3 grown children.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Matt Cudmore

Matt Cudmore Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Matt began playing guitar in 2004, followed by the piano in 2008. Although he initially received private guitar, piano and vocal lessons, he is mostly self-taught. Matt gained teaching experience instructing beginner to intermediate guitar lessons for Custom Music, before turning to focus on his own music career. In 2015, he and local singing artist, Alexandra Barabe, started the Americana duo 'Acadence', releasing their first album that year and playing local shows. In early 2016, Matt focused his musical ambitions on reconnecting with his pop-punk band Beauty Killed the Beast (BKTB), where he is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. After releasing their first EP 'Here's Hoping' in January 2017, BKTB has been embraced by the local music scene, performing regularly throughout the year. Matt is excited to begin teaching music lessons again, and for the opportunity to share his passion for songwriting and performing with other aspiring musicians.
Drum Teacher Mike Pelzer

Mike Pelzer Drum Teacher

Mike's early experiences as an aspiring musician included the Regina Lions Band. There he started building his musical vocabulary as both a concert percussionist and a member of the drum line eventually traveling and competing throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Mike Pelzer also became an experienced drummer on a drum set and jammed with his high school friends, experimenting with song writing and doing covers. During this time he also gained experience teaching private lessons. In 2009, he became trained in facilitating drum circles, founding 'Lambda Drum Solutions' to work for the Community Drum Circle program. He is now excited to get rockin' at School of Rock and considers it a privilege to share his knowledge with others who are passionate about music and drumming.
Rookies Director Jordyn Keck

Jordyn Keck Rookies Director

Jordyn Keck gained experience leading children through teaching Sunday school plus her present employment at Dino Bouncers, where kids of all ages come to use the recreation equipment. She is also a music lover and talented singer, as a member of the Saskatchewan Youth Choir, under the Sask. Choral Federation, and three other choirs. Music has been a part of her life for as long as she remembers, and she is excited to start leading Rookies classes in April to help 6 to 8 year old’s discover the joy music has brought her.
Keyboard Teacher ABBY ALLEN

ABBY ALLEN Keyboard Teacher

Abby is a former a School of Rock Performance Program student and also now is a part of our Adult Performance Program. Abby's musical background includes 6 years Conservatory training in piano and she teaches beginner students in piano. Abby has also gained experience teaching young children at summer camps on Long Lake where she has worked as a camp counsellor. She uses this experience to lead our Little Wing program for kids age 4 & 5.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher RILEY MCLENNAN

RILEY MCLENNAN Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher

Riley’s interest in playing the guitar started when he was nine, when the Guitar Hero video game series became massively popular. Playing these games prompted him to ask his parents for a real guitar. They signed him up for guitar lessons and he soon took it upon himself to learn as many AC/DC riffs as he possibly could.

At age 14, Riley started writing music and performing locally with hiss death-metal band, Scythra, with which he was given the opportunity to play shows along side some of his favourite bands.

As his musical journey progressed, Riley has developed a deep fascination with recording and producing music. He now produces his own music and releases it under the name, Lova Lamp. He is also writing and touring in the hardcore band Flash Back.

Riley loves teaching guitar because he can help people experience the same excitement of learning one of their favouite songs that made him so excited about music to begin with.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Mitch Fraser

Mitch Fraser Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Mitch was born in Regina and has lived there his whole life. While he does not come from a very musical family, his parents always had music playing through the house, and the soundtrack for any family trip was arguably just as important as the trip itself. He played saxophone in school band for a couple years, but it was when he got his first bass at 13 that he really fell in love with music. His older brother had started playing guitar just before him and was in a band, so he watched and learned as much as he could. After a few years of playing bass, he started playing guitar to write music for a band he started with some friends and eventually his brother joined as well. From there they played around Regina as much as they could. The more shows they played, the more music they wrote, the more fun they had. At that point, he started learning the basics of live sound and began to focus on recording. In 2003 he recorded their first demo under the band name Chemical Horizon which was followed up by a full length album in 2005. Since then his appreciation for music of all genres has only grown. Whether he's playing hard rock in Room 333, acoustic rock/pop/hip-hop covers with King For A Day, or recording with other artists and friends, it's always a great time when there is music.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Kim Braaten

Kim Braaten Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Kim’s parents say she could sing before she could talk. She now holds a degree in Music and has had extensive experience with it since her first public performance at age four at her Aunt’s wedding!

Kim’s professional music background includes vocal solo and piano accompaniment work for churches, weddings, funerals and conferences and performing with Saskatchewan Express in 1994-1995. She had leading roles in opera and musical theater plus experience with studio recording, television and radio appearances including “Huddle Up in Saskatchewan”, Grey Cup promotional ad for radio/TV broadcast in '94.

Kim’s music education led her to complete a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria in 1994 studying Voice, Piano and Composition, Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Grade 10 Piano and Grade 9 Voice (1989) and RCM, Grade 4 Counterpoint and History (1989).

She first started teaching piano lessons to pre-school, school age children and adults in her hometown of Abbey, Sask. She later taught voice lessons to adults during her music degree. Kim continued teaching voice lessons to school age children at the High Notes music studio in Ottawa. Kim is excited to be a part of the School of Rock team. She is looking forward to helping children and adults achieve their musical goals and ‘rocking out’ at the School of Rock!

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