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School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers
2603 W Pleasant Grove Rd Suite 106
Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 936-8838

Location Specifics

In the Tuscany Square shopping center.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 10 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers'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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Rogers are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. 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 12-18

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

Adult music program for students over 19
Adult Program
Ages 19+

School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers's Adult Program is for students over 19 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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Rogers.

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 Bentonville/Rogers 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 Rogers.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 11-18

The School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers House Band music program gives students ages 11-18 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 Bentonville/Rogers's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at AR 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 Rogers and the rest of AR. 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.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in Bentonville/Rogers

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Ryan Brogan Drums Teacher

Ryan Brogan began playing drums at 13 years old, playing music with his brothers. They started writing original material and by 16 Ryan was touring. At 18 years of age, Ryan's band, PM Today, had released a full-length album independently and toured in support of the release. Three years later, "In Medias Res," the second studio album, was released on Rise Records. Ryan toured across the country, visiting and playing in every state in the continental US. He has played for audiences of 20 and for over 7,000. Ryan has shared the bill with everyone from Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) to Circa Survive and Brand New. Ryan furthered his music education first at UALR, and most recently at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ryan is excited to bring his combined real world knowledge and what he learned in the classroom to our performance-based way of teaching and learning as a drums teacher at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers. Ryan currently plays drums and tours with Modeling and Boom Kinetic, and enjoys photography and traveling.

Max Sallings Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Max Sallings started his first band as a guitar player at the age of 14, playing two house shows and quickly calling it quits. The hiatus didn't last long when at 15 he joined the band Mistaken, which he was a part of for six years. The band recorded two studio albums in Memphis, Tennessee at the legendary Sun Studios, home to Johnny Cash, Elvis, June Carter and many more.
Max has been involved in the local Northwest Arkansas music scene since he was very young, most notably in the band Marca. Max currently has his hand in many different projects. Max plays with Allie Lauren, a pop/jazz project featuring a female vocalist/pianist. Max is also involved in a well-known electronic trip-hop group called Count Your Curses, who have had collaborations with members from Destroy The Runner and Dillinger Escape Plan. Max also is in the '90s cover band Kids and is always writing and recording solo material.
Max has been with School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers since our opening, and is excellent at advanced guitar techniques like tapping and mode variation, but also enjoys teaching the basics on all instruments. Max loves to make sure every student is not only learning to the best of their abilities, but is a part of our community and has a voice here at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers.

Jennifer Register General Manager

Jennifer Register was born in Saint Louis, but mainly raised in Iowa. She was extremely involved in piano and competition vocal performance from the time she was five (and wishes there was something like School of Rock when she was younger). After high school she moved to the NWA area for the first time on a whim and loved it, but soon decided to try out Minneapolis and then New York. Something about NWA always resonated and Jen soon found her way back to Arkansas.
After wishing she could find a career where arts, music and her particular organizational habits could be combined, Jennifer has found School of Rock to be the perfect combination of her passions. Jennifer has played and worked with music groups all over the country and is excited to work with musicians at the beginning of their journeys.
Jennifer will make sure to find the perfect place for you and your student in any of our programs here at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers. Her passion not only for music but for the community of School of Rock and the NWA area will help to make your School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers experience so much more than just music lessons.

Alex Vazquez Drums Teacher

Hailing from the mean streets of Tampa, Florida, Alex Vazquez began his musical journey at the young age of 11 in marching band. Alex played clarinet for two years, and was excited and intrigued by the sound and feel of a group of people coming together to play a piece of music collectively. Deciding a different genre of music was more his speed, Alex and his friends decided they wanted to start a rock band. This is where Alex's love for drums began. The complexities of rhythm and tempo grabbed him and he dove into practicing on his drum kit every free moment he had.
In 2007 Alex had the honor of being voted one of the top drummers in the entire Tampa music scene, and in 2009 Alex moved to Fayetteville, AR and continued to play shows and perfect his craft with new musicians and challenges. Alex has continued his practice and in his adult life has played shows all over the country. He has performed over 200 shows in bands ranging in genres from hardcore and metal to pop punk.
Alex loves to see kids with a passion for music and is so excited to bring his experiences and belief that music should be fun to our students at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers.

Cuinn Brogan Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Cuinn Brogan began his musical journey with percussion in middle school band, laying a solid foundation before picking up a bass guitar when he was 12 with private bass lessons for about a year. He quickly switched to guitar, wanting to create his own music. With his brothers, Cuinn began touring with their band PM Today as a sophomore in high school, managing his high school education from a computer. In 2009 PM Today was signed to Rise Records, when Cuinn was just 17 years old, and they released the album "In Medias Res." After high school, Cuinn expanded his horizons, studying piano and saxophone.
Cuinn continued to tour the country with PM Today, playing backyards to stadiums, alongside many different bands and genres of music. Always hungry for more, Cuinn studied composition and performance online at OMI, and quickly realized that one of his favorite parts of music is composition. He also added musical software programming and synthesis to his resumé.
Today, Cuinn is still playing music and touring with his brothers under the name Modeling (formerly Move Orchestra). Cuinn is always ready to talk music with his students, and is always ready to help with composition and songwriting at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers.

Tyler Tradewell Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Tyler Tradewell's musical career began in the form of poetry when he was only 10 years old. Tyler started reading Dickinson, Frost and Poe, and was inspired by the way the stanzas worked together in rhythm. Tyler began writing and soon learned that he could put his words to music, picking up the guitar when he was 12. At 14, Tyler and his friends started their first band called The Tristan Betrayal. This metal band played shows, toured and recorded an album before disbanding in 2010. While Tyler was still a part of this project he began writing softer, more acoustic singer songwriter music (Don McClean was a huge inspiration), and recorded his first solo album, "I'll Believe Again," in 2009. Tyler continued to write his own music and play with other musicians, consistently pushing himself to learn as much as he could from not only literature and music but the world around him.
A few years later Tyler decided to learn piano, so he started with the classics, pushing himself to build a solid foundation in both theory and technique. In 2011 he released his second album, "Where Beauty Goes." Tyler continues to write his own music and released his third album, "Stayed Too Long." He is also currently working on a two-piece ambient rock project called Foxwood. Tyler loves working with students of all ages at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers and loves to see students make breakthroughs and learn new things.

Chase Pagan Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drums Teacher

Chase Pagan began his music career in the small town of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Chase knew at a young age he wanted to play music and played anything he could get his hands on. Chase has been very involved in the national and international music scene as a solo artist. He has released three solo records. Since spending more time back in NWA, Chase has been involved in many rock and roll projects in various aspects. Chase enjoys not only playing music, but recording and producing, and is a great resource for our students at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers who have any interest in this part of the music industry. Some of Chase's projects include Teenagers, Family History and Bear Colony. Chase also composes music for movies, including a recent animated children's film. Chase can also tell you anything you ever wanted to know about The Beatles.

Eric Watson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Eric Watson started playing guitar at 13 years of age in good ol' Arkansas and quickly dove into his local music scene. Eric identified with many of the local acts he heard and saw play as a kid, and looked up to what they did. He wanted to play on stage too. In high school he saw the opportunity to start seriously studying music, including theory, and he embraced it, adding vocal music to his repertoire. After high school he studied Vocal Music Education both at Arkansas Tech and at University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, participating in multiple choral groups and jazz ensembles.
Outside of academic music, Eric has been in rock and roll bands spanning from heavy metal to pop-punk, and loves all kinds of music. Eric currently plays bass and tours in the progressive metal band Terminus. Eric prides himself in being able to take influence and knowledge in both theory and technique spanning a variety of genres and apply them to whatever he is currently working on. This is very helpful at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers and Eric loves to utilize this with his students who have varying tastes. Music has been one of the biggest parts of Eric's life and continues to shape everything he does, including being an amazing instructor at School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers.

Bryce Holcomb Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Bryce Holcomb began playing guitar at age nine, and with a love for AC/DC and Angus Young soon learned the band's entire catalog. After a few years of diving into all the classic rock riffs he could manage, Bryce's musical interest slowly began to decline as he became bored. In 2012 Bryce discovered School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers soon after they opened, and he began to fall in love with music all over again. During his four-plus years in the program, Bryce was involved in everything available to him as a School of Rock student, from volunteering in Rock 101 to holding a spot in the School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers House Band for the entirety of his tenure. Additionally, Bryce auditioned and made the School of Rock Continental Summer Tour two years in a row, touring the country for two weeks during the summer with other School of Rock students from across the country.
Shorty after graduating from high school and aging out of the School of Rock program, Bryce joined the School of Rock staff. He also leads and plays guitar in his current band, Elephantom, with two other School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers alumni. The group has put on an EP, three singles and a full-length album. Bryce is a Music Theory major at the University of Arkansas, where he is currently a junior, and is excited to continue his School of Rock journey as a teacher.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

Reviews

This is my son's happy place.

School of Rock teaches children about more than how to hit a drum or pluck a string. They learn how to lead, be confident and how to believe in themselves. My son has been attending for a year and what he has learned is immeasurable.

It's like a second family.

School of Rock has meant everything to us. It has increased his confidence tremendously, and they are always encouraging him to try new things. This program provides great structure and responsibility.

The instructors are knowledgeable and passionate.

Students not only have the opportunity to learn in individual lessons but also enhance their skills in a group setting. The instructors are dedicated to helping your child grow as a musician.

My son has grown so much musically.

Absolutely love this place/program and all that they put into these kids! My son found some great friends and mentors along the way! School of Rock, you ROCK!

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