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

Location Specifics

On right side of street across from the square.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 05/25/2020: Closed
  • 05/26/2020: Closed
  • 05/27/2020: Closed
  • 05/28/2020: Closed
  • 05/30/2020: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Remote
All Ages

At School of Rock Rockwall, our students can take virtual, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. Our Remote 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 Remote is no exception. Guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, singing lessons and bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote program.

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 5-7

At School of Rock Rockwall, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 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 CLASS
  • 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 Rockwall, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. 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 for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Rockwall'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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Rockwall who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-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
Performance
Ages 13-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Rockwall 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 Rockwall Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Rockwall 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 Rockwall'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 Rockwall music venue.

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

School of Rock Rockwall'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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall.

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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall.

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 Rockwall

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Rockwall, 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 Rockwall is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Rockwall 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 Rockwall'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 Rockwall, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Rockwall, 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall. Unlike other Rockwall 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 Rockwall, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall. 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Rockwall 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 Rockwall 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall, 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 Rockwall’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.

Mason Steeger Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Mason began his musical journey with rock music by picking up his dad’s old guitar in middle school and teaching himself how to play different riffs and chords. Once in high school, Mason began playing percussion in the concert band program and fell in love with the drums. This led him to apply for SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in order to pursue a degree in Music Education. While at college he met up with Sterling Gavinski, a singer/songwriter who played in the band The Happy Alright. Sterling asked Mason to join his band as a bassist and the rest is history. With several tours and studio experience behind him, Mason continues to play, write and tour with The Happy Alright while teaching at School of Rock in hopes that he can inspire kids and teens to start a band and make music of their own. He is a drum teacher, bass guitar teacher and our Assistant Music Director at School of Rock Rockwall.

Jackson DeFord Guitar Teacher

Jackson DeFord began learning guitar at the age of seven from his grandfather. They worked for a few years starting with basic chords and getting comfortable around the acoustic instrument. His real advancements and passion started kicking in when, a few years down the line, he met musicians from the band Gemini Syndrome. This is when everything started to connect and music began to make sense, so he picked up learning electric guitar and bass.

From there, Jackson learned many things from various teachers and recording artists, primarily in the genres of alternative rock and jazz. When he was 15 he started teaching on the side while still in school to young students just starting out. He taught theory and application on both bass and guitar while still learning deeper concepts each and every day. After three years of teaching experience and 11 years of playing Jackson came to School of Rock Rockwall as a guitar teacher to help more kids learn music and teach what he has been taught from various artists and teachers.

Ian Weaver Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Ian Weaver started playing guitar at the age of five years old and has not stopped since. Originally from Dallas, Ian moved around a lot as a kid, including moving to Dubai when he was just seven. Eventually, Ian made his way back to Texas and doesn't plan on leaving again.

Throughout his school years, Ian was in band as a percussionist, but his passion was always the guitar. Mainly self-taught, with a little help from his dad, Ian helps his students avoid speed bumps in the learning process that he faced along the way, and instills positivity in every part of learning the guitar. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Rockwall.

Avery Strahm Vocal Instructor

Avery Strahm is currently a full-time college student studying music production in Rockwall, TX. She has been singing since before she could walk and began teaching herself to play the guitar at age 13. At the age of 19, Avery released her first single, which she recorded in Austin, TX. She is currently working on releasing a full-length album.

Between school, her job and working on her album, Avery is also a professional photographer. Her creativity has been used in personal projects, graduation photos, wedding and engagement photos, and in advertising and marketing for businesses.

Avery is looking forward to working at School of Rock Rockwall as a vocal instructor and to helping others improve their musical abilities.

Shannon Jabczynski-Allen General Manager

Shannon Jabczynski-Allen was born into a rock n' roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where her mom was the lead singer and her dad was the lead guitarist. Needless to say, rock n' roll is in her blood. At a young age she developed her love for Aerosmith and Heart, which are still two of her favorite bands.

A born entertainer, Shannon discovered her passion for dance when she was just a tot. Although her parents would've loved for her to pick up an instrument, they realized that dancing was her way of expression and let her pursue it. She attempted to learn guitar but it just did not compute in her brain so she stuck with movement though never walked away from rock n' roll.

When she was 16 years old, she got her first job in sales. This was something that came very easy to her and in a few years Shannon stepped into a management role. After 15 years with that company, they decided to sell the business and Shannon came to School of Rock. She is now the General Manager at School of Rock Rockwall.

Brandon Burkhalter Drum Teacher

Brandon began playing the drums at age 11 and studied music all throughout school, and for four years privately with Rich Malloy, Jon Hussey, Steve Pruitt, Brian Ferguson and John Blackwell (Prince, Luther Vandross, Justin Timberlake), as well as at Berklee College of Music for their five-week summer performance intensive, to which he received a full-ride scholarship and a $9,000 scholarship to study at the school full-time. As an adolescent, he was accepted into the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where he studied for a year before venturing further to pursue bands outside of school.

Brandon joined a band called Polyphia, who would go on to sign with Equal Vision Records. With Polyphia, he recorded two studio albums ("Muse", Renaissance"), two EPs ("Resurrect", "Inspire") and toured all over North America with bands such as August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, Dance Gavin Dance, Stick To Your Guns and many more. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Rockwall.

Melissa Johnson Music Director, Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Melissa Johnson has been classically trained in opera, jazz, musical theater and classical voice for 18 years. She first became interested in rock music when she was around six and heard her dad play guitar for the first time. After that, she would sit with her dad and listen to him educate her on the music of Journey, Queen, Styx and AC/DC (among others). She sang in choirs with her schools from late elementary school through high school, when she began teaching basic music education to preschool-aged children in her community.

In 2007, she enrolled in music classes at Collin College in Plano, where she pursued a Music Education degree. While enrolled, she performed with their jazz, classical, musical theater and eclectic a capella groups. In 2009, she began teaching voice as an independent instructor for high school students in and around the Plano and McKinney areas to better prepare them for their college scholarship auditions.

Music has always been a great passion for Melissa. Teaching gives her a way to pass on that love and passion to children and young adults, and that is the greatest gift one can give in her eyes. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor, as well as the Music Director, at School of Rock Rockwall.

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My Daughter Loves School of Rock!

I love the fact that she gets one-on-one lessons and practices with a full band of kids her age! She’s not going to boring guitar lessons, she’s playing in a band, learning songs and playing venues! She can't wait for band practice each week!

So Grateful For School of Rock!

We have absolutely loved this place. The safe, community environment and nurturing staff have made this a wonderful place for my son to begin his music training.

School of Rock Is The Greatest!

My son absolutely loves coming to School of Rock every Tuesday and Thursday. He has a wonderful drumming teacher and my son has grown so much since taking lessons with him.