School of Rock Ridgefield
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(203) 894-5698(203) 894-5698

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About School of Rock Ridgefield

Welcome to School of Rock Ridgefield, where students learn to rock their worlds. School of Rock Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield today.

Contact Information

School of Rock Ridgefield
37 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
US
Main Number
(203) 894-5698(203) 894-5698

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Ridgefield, 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.

    Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield.

    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 Ridgefield, 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.

Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield’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

    • Photo of Adam Cirillo
      Adam Cirillo
      General Manager
      Adam was born and raised in Derby, CT. Inspired by his grandfather, an accomplished jazz drummer and pianist, Adam began making music at the age of 8. He started taking drum lessons, and has been ...
      Adam was born and raised in Derby, CT. Inspired by his grandfather, an accomplished jazz drummer and pianist, Adam began making music at the age of 8. He started taking drum lessons, and has been pursuing his love for music ever since. Adam has studied at multiple music schools in CT, and from a number of teachers while he was growing up. He began to explore other instruments as well, and is self taught on piano, guitar, and bass. When he was 16, Adam joined a cover band called One Jack Move, and went on to play shows at various venues, festivals, and colleges across New England. One Jack Move has been featured on Radio 104.1, 106.9 WCCC, and 99.1 WPLR. Adam is currently involved in multiple original projects, in which he plays the drums, keyboard, and guitar. Adam graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in Stratford, CT.
    • Photo of Erick Sánchez
      Erick Sánchez
      Vocal / Keyboard Instructor
      Erick Sánchez received his Master of Music - Vocal Performance degree from Louisiana State University. At LSU, Erick performed in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Gilbert & Sullivan's T...
      Erick Sánchez received his Master of Music - Vocal Performance degree from Louisiana State University. At LSU, Erick performed in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), and Bohuslav Martinu's Hlas Lesa (Mysliveček), as well as Terrance McNally's The Masterclass (Anthony Candolino) with Theater Baton Rouge. Erick has also appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Company (Bobby) with The Brookfield Theater for The Arts as well as Dean Pitchford's Footloose (Ren) with Musicals at Richter. Erick received his Undergraduate degree at Western Connecticut State Univerity. Erick is from Stamford, Connecticut.
    • Photo of Barry Urich
      Barry Urich
      Drum Instructor
      Barry Urich , a versatile drummer with over 35 years of experience has performed both in the United States and abroad. Currently a freelance drummer, Barry performs with the areas top bands. He pla...
      Barry Urich , a versatile drummer with over 35 years of experience has performed both in the United States and abroad. Currently a freelance drummer, Barry performs with the areas top bands. He played with Connecticut's premiere blues rock band, BLUE IN THE FACE. He has also performed with LESTER CHAMBERS of THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS and JOSE FELICIANO. As the house drummer at "Black Eyed Sallys" Barry has shared the stage with many of the world's top performers including JOHNNY WINTER, DELBERT MCCLINTON, JOHNNY LANG, BUDDY GUY, ROBERT CRAY, and DR. JOHN. Barry supports up and coming drummers through his work as a well respected teacher. In addition to performing and teaching, Barry refurbishes and sells high quality drum sets. Call the drum shop at 203-866-4879, or email. bdrumplayer@aol.com.

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock is the best thing we have done for our three children. They learn self-confidence, teamwork, and musicianship in an environment that is safe and free of the typical age-barrier restrictions that are often inherent in other student activities. The youngest and oldest kids in the school work together and everyone is an equal on stage. I wish other youth activities were as welcoming. ”
    — Tony C., parent, Great Valley, PA
  • ““I can’t tell you what an enriching experience this has been for our whole family and especially for Josh. The instructors there were so much more than teachers for Josh, they were his idols and his role models. It has been an amazing time, and I know that as Josh gets older he will look back on all the memories he made at the SOR fondly. You have created something special there, and I hope you understand what an impact your efforts have had on the lives of these children.Thank you for everything!" ”
    — Tim Gallagher, Father of School of Rock Denver student
  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence.”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA