School of Rock Rockwall
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(469) 314-1300(469) 314-1300

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About School of Rock Rockwall

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock Rockwall. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock Rockwall equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Rockwall is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Rockwall to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Rockwall, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock Rockwall
206 E. Washington St
Rockwall, TX 75087
US
Main Number
(469) 314-1300(469) 314-1300

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Rockwall's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Rockwall'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
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Rockwall’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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall’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!

  • At School of Rock Rockwall, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Rockwall, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Rockwall works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Rockwall’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Rockwall’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 Rockwall.

    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

  • School of Rock Rockwall’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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Rockwall learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Rockwall Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Rockwall enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Rockwall’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock Rockwall's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Rockwall'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
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals 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 Ray Kidd
      Ray Kidd
      Music Director +
      Ray grew up in a highly musical atmosphere, living under the same roof as a Music Minister, Band Instructor and singer for the Vocal Majority. From a young age, he gravitated towards Elvis & The Ra...
      Ray grew up in a highly musical atmosphere, living under the same roof as a Music Minister, Band Instructor and singer for the Vocal Majority. From a young age, he gravitated towards Elvis & The Ramones instead of the 80’s new wave of the day. A cancerous tumor left him deaf in one ear, but that didn’t sway his love for music. Living in Grand Junction Colorado, young Ray decided he wanted to learn guitar. His parents took him to a member of their church, the guitar-tech-turned-guitar-player of the 80’s Hair-Metal band, Quiet Riot. (“Come on feel the noise” and “Bang your Head/Metal Health”) . Ray picked up guitar with ease, as he seems to do with any instrument (except vocals!)

      Moving back to Texas his Senior year of high school, Ray immediately joined a band looking for a bass player. After graduating he became a Private School Kindergarten teacher by day / Rockstar by night. His band Atention Deficit won the Dallas Observer Award for best punk band in DFW, playing with such bands as: Bowling for Soup, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and more.

      Eventually some severe health problems resulted in Ray becoming completely deaf for a few months, putting his life & band on hold. When he regained hearing in his good ear, he moved back to Dallas, and joined back up with his band-mates. They re-formed as a new band named Peacemaker, and worked with still unknown producer Geoff Rockwell (Forever The Sickest Kids, Artist vs Poet, Memphis Mayfire) to record their first full-length as this band. Peacemaker quickly garnered a large following playing with bands such as: Bad Religion, Hot Water Music, Less Than Jake and more.

      When the Frisco School of Rock opened in north Dallas, Ray was a perfect fit as an instructor. Working under Marty Morris, Ray quickly learned that his passion could become a reality and a career. Ray worked his way up to becoming the Music Director of what became the second largest School of Rock in the nation, leading him to later train and work in multiple locations in the Dallas, TX area.

      After 6 years, Ray and his wife were offered the amazing opportunity by their school’s franchise owners to move out to Southern California and lead a cultural revolution by opening up multiple brand new schools from scratch! About a year and a half later, the Kidds were moved back to Dallas, TX to work with 27 locations across the US in a leadership role. Ray still actively teaches in the Dallas & Rockwall School of Rocks, using them s as a training ground for new staff!

      Ray loves teaching, song writing, and working with local musicians all day, every day. If you want to reach out to him, you can drop in, call the school or email: RKidd(at)SchoolofRock(dot)com
      • Early Education
    • Photo of Donna Turner
      Donna Turner
      General Manager
      (469) 314 1300
      Donna, a medical professional of fourteen years in the Dallas area and Dancer from the age of nine is a mother of three, bringing her positive energy along with friendly demeanor to the School of R...
      Donna, a medical professional of fourteen years in the Dallas area and Dancer from the age of nine is a mother of three, bringing her positive energy along with friendly demeanor to the School of Rock, Rockwall family. You will find Donna greeting you with a friendly welcome at the door, giving parents tours of the school and assisting parent/students in any way possible. Donna makes it her personal mission to build a personal relationship with each child individually, helping them develop their personality and really come out of their comfort zone. Donna welcome you to send her an email with any inquiries for School of Rock, Rockwall.
      • Dallas Lindy Hop Dance Association
    • Photo of Andrew Whiting
      Andrew Whiting
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, Little Wing, Rookies
      Andrew Whiting is a multi-instrumentalist and Songwriter/Producer. Having a father who played guitar in a band in the 80s, Andrew grew up loving music and entertainment and was inspired to start pl...
      Andrew Whiting is a multi-instrumentalist and Songwriter/Producer. Having a father who played guitar in a band in the 80s, Andrew grew up loving music and entertainment and was inspired to start playing music himself. Starting guitar at the age of 13, he played in many bands into his late teens. Whiting's band Attack Attack! was signed to Rise Records, an independent record label, in the summer of 2008. After five years, three studio albums with sales in excess of 450,000, and a rigorous world touring schedule, headlining American, European and Australian festivals, the band dissolved in 2013. Now 27, Andrew has moved to Texas and has quietly continued his music career and enjoys teaching the youth of the world about the power of music!
    • Photo of Dalton Rapattoni
      Dalton Rapattoni
      Instructor: Vocals
      Hold on to your britches everyone, because Dalton Rapattoni is one beast of a guy. Dalton discovered his love for rock and roll when he joined the School of Rock Dallas at the age of twelve as on...
      Hold on to your britches everyone, because Dalton Rapattoni is one beast of a guy.
      Dalton discovered his love for rock and roll when he joined the School of Rock Dallas at the age of twelve as one of the original 13 students that the school enrolled. Quickly moving his way up in the ranks, Dalton soon found himself fronting School of Rock Dallas' House Band, and even joining the School of Rock All-Stars for their annual winter tour.

      One day, while watering his artificial plant garden, Dalton got a call from a producer in Los Angeles to pack his bags and head out to Hollywood for a huge opportunity. That day, Dalton packed up all of his Barry Gibb CDs and roller bladed his way to the west coast.
      Dalton then joined the Boy Band IM5 and for three years he popped, locked, and dropped it all over the USA, gaining some popularity along the way.
      One day, while Dalton was flying his Harrier II GR9 fighter jet, he looked down upon LA's sprawling cityscape and decided this lifestyle just didn't suit him anymore.
      He then hit the Harrier II GR9's emergency eject button and parachuted 1500 miles back to his hometown of Sunnyvale Texas.

      Dalton blew into the Horn of Infinity and assembled his childhood band Fly Away Hero to make one funky fresh EP (buy Lost and Found on iTunes).

      And as Dalton sat, weary at the ripe old age of 20, he knew that he needed to pass on his knowledge to a new generation of rock stars, and what better place to do that than the School of Rock?

      Now that you know all that you need to know, why are you still reading this? Cease your dillying, and surely discontinue your dallying!
      There is Rocking to be done!!
    • Photo of Tony Bond
      Tony Bond
      Instructor: Drums, Guitar, Rookies
      Tony is a multi-instrumentalist here at School of Rock, Rockwall who teaches guitar, drums, Bass and beginner keys. Self taught at the age of 12, Tony continues to increase his skills on each instr...
      Tony is a multi-instrumentalist here at School of Rock, Rockwall who teaches guitar, drums, Bass and beginner keys. Self taught at the age of 12, Tony continues to increase his skills on each instrument.
      Tony played Rockstravaganza 2015 with his band for a crowd of 100,000 at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Dallas. Tony currently plays in a southern gothic acoustic duo project with Dryer Streets Sophie Rappattoni.
    • Photo of Glenn Austin
      Glenn Austin
      Instructor: Drums
      I started playing drums when I was 9 years old after seeing a performance at my elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and I was hooked! I played on ...
      I started playing drums when I was 9 years old after seeing a performance at my elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and I was hooked!
      I played on everything that I could get tone out of with a pair of sticks my Dad made for me out of wooden dowels. After a few years of books, pots and pans, I got my first real drums at the age of 14. I started playing along to every song I heard on the radio, learning all I could about every style of music I listened to. After playing house parties with different garage bands my friends and I put together, I got a call from a real working band in the club scene. I spent the next couple of years playing every club and venue in the north Texas, southern Oklahoma area that would let us play. Eventually that led to my first tour with a “road” band. After touring the mid-west for a while I got an audition with Vince Vance and the Valiants. We toured most of the south-eastern U.S. After leaving the Valiants I freelanced with many artists including 2 time Grammy nominee, CMA female vocalist of the year Janie Fricke, finally getting a gig with former Head East lead guitarist and solo recording artist Ricky Lynn Gregg. I am currently the touring drummer for Texas recPesosording artist Tom McKelvain and the Dirty
    • Photo of John Paul Thomas
      John Paul Thomas
      Instructor: Drums
      John Paul Thomas became enamored with the live music scene when he was ten years old. Being in the quaint area of deep east Texas, the only opportunities to see live music were at Rodeo's, where he...
      John Paul Thomas became enamored with the live music scene when he was ten years old. Being in the quaint area of deep east Texas, the only opportunities to see live music were at Rodeo's, where he befriended an artist by the name of Neal McCoy. After a year of friendship Neal showed up to John Paul's 11th birthday party, and gifted him his first guitar. Grateful, and eager, John Paul threw himself into classical guitar lessons for three years. At 14 years old, his parents relocated the family to Rockwall, Texas. John Paul put down the guitar, for a year to readjust, and adapt to his new surroundings. During that time he discovered the music scene in Deep Ellum, and would go to shows every single weekend. On drives, while listening to his favorite records he would catch himself drumming on whatever he could. The floor was the kick, the side panel of the car was the hi-hat/snare, and the dashboard served as his two toms. His parents noticed his passion and natural rhythm and made a deal with him. If he kept his grades up, they would look into getting him his first kit. He obliged and did everything he could to expedite that process. Too young to have a job, he would constantly find things to do around the house, or at neighbors’ homes to earn extra money for his first set. On Christmas Eve in 2005 he opened a box that had two pair of drum sticks inside of it. His heart nearly burst out of his chest, because he knew that he finally would be able to play on an actual set. After some time practicing he began sending videos to local bands much older than him that were touring. He also started multiple bands of his own throughout high school. He lived for the weekend, to either go to a show, or play a show. In 2010, right after high school he found the band that he knew was the one for him. They began touring relentlessly. The first was a Texas run, the next was the West Coast, after that the East Coast, and then the Midwest. His band, Dead Words, would leave for three weeks, be home for one, and then head right back out on tour. In 2012 the band embarked on their longest journey yet. A full U.S. and Canada tour. There was little pay and hard times, but nevertheless he was the happiest he'd ever been. He was living the dream he'd been obsessing over since he was 10 years old. He continues to tour today, and loves coming home and sharing his passion for drums with the students of School of Rock.
    • Photo of Jaci Butler
      Jaci Butler
      Instructor: Vocals, Key's, Rookies
      Born & raised in Dallas, Texas, Jaci Butler has been singing and performing since she could talk. From an early age, she took vocal and piano lessons from professionals in Los Angeles, Nashville, a...
      Born & raised in Dallas, Texas, Jaci Butler has been singing and performing since she could talk. From an early age, she took vocal and piano lessons from professionals in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Dallas (including being a student at School of Rock). In 2009, she formed the band, Jagged Row. In the past seven years as the lead singer and writer for the band, she has toured all over the nation and Canada and played famous venues small and large including Whisky A Go Go, Berklee College of Music, The State Fair of Texas, House of Blues, Texas Motor Speedway, Hard Rock Café, and Toshi’s on Broadway. With over 400 shows under her belt, she has shared the stage with the likes of Hanson, Da MAC, Bowling For Soup, The Catching, Finger Eleven, and BlameShift to name a few.
      She has self-produced four studio releases with her band, Jagged Row and is now currently working on a solo project with a Grammy-winning producer and writer in Nashville, TN. She is an active voting member of the Recording Academy and just this past year attended the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
      You can find videos of Jaci Butler performing with her band Jagged Row, as a contestant on the final season of American Idol or along side fellow SOR alumni, Dalton Rapattoni on YouTube. She is ecstatic to be a part of the Rockwall SOR family.

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News

  • Rockwall Adult Band is looking for you!

    School of Rock is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program where adult students get individual lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals along with weekly band rehearsals. Whether you ...
    School of Rock is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program where adult students get individual lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals along with weekly band rehearsals. Whether you are an experienced musician looking to get back on stage or just learning for the first time, it's time to grab your guitar, warm up those vocals, and prepare to rock.

Testimonials

  • “We are sad to leave our school of rock in Florida but SO happy to find it in Rockwall! We are relocating to here this summer and will definitely sign up again.”
    — Ana Castellanos-Williams, Rockwall TX
  • “I switched my son from another more traditional music school, because he was bored and wasn't learning anything. He was ready to quit lessons period and he does have talent. He agreed to try a summer camp with School of Rock. The first day I went to pick him up from camp he had a huge grin on his face, and said he learned more in one day than he did in one year, and he had fun doing it. Now he can't wait to go to the studio, and once again is enjoying his music !! I am proudly wearing my Mom School of Rock T-shirt!”
    -Jeannette, Mother of Performance Program Student, Rockwall TX
  • “My daughter is learning to play the electric guitar at SOR. The instructors are knowledgeable, personable, and show they really enjoy creating rock and roll with the students. My daughter is learning a lot and fast! Highly recommend!”
    — Jennifer Pazik McDowell, Rockwall TX
  • “We've only just started, but my son LOVED his first day of the Rookie Program!”
    - Emily, Mother of Rookies Student, Rockwall TX