Roseville
School of Rock

School of Rock

Roseville

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School of Rock Roseville
228 Vernon St.
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 860-7625

Location Specifics

We are located on the second floor right next to Ninja Sushi.

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Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Sharpen your music skills at School of Rock Roseville, proudly serving Roseville, Carmichael, Sacramento, Elk Grove, and surrounding areas with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Here, students are taught instruments like guitar, vocals, drums, piano, and more in a variety of different styles. With enough practice, students may even one day be able to play at local venues like Ace of Spades, The Crest Theatre, DOCO, Harlow's, and the Boardwalk.

Programs we offer

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Roseville
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Roseville our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Roseville, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

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

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Roseville'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 Roseville 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 Roseville are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Roseville who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Roseville
Performance
Ages 8-18

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

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Roseville, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Roseville is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Roseville who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Roseville, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

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

School of Rock Roseville'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 Roseville 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 Roseville.

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 Roseville 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 Roseville.

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

The School of Rock Roseville House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Roseville's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at CA 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 Roseville and the rest of CA. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Roseville

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Roseville

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Roseville

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Roseville 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 Roseville we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Roseville, 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville. Unlike other Roseville 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 Roseville, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Roseville 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 Roseville

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Roseville 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Roseville

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Roseville 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 Roseville 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Roseville. 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville 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 Roseville Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Roseville 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 Roseville 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville, 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 Roseville’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.

Jason Ashcraft Guitar Teacher

Jason Ashcraft began playing guitar at the age of 12 when he lugged home a giant amplifier and an off-brand guitar from a neighbor's house. He began by making loud noises and rocking out to Metallica albums like "...And Justice For All." With a combination of lessons and being self-taught he quickly grew as a performer and songwriter through high school. He attended Pinnacle College, where he graduated with a certificate in Audio Engineering. He is now the founder/songwriter of the national touring metal band Helion Prime out of Germany.

Jason has a passion for teaching. He has been teaching music as well as children with autism for over eight years. He believes music is something to be shared with everyone and being able to help others evolve into the performer/songwriter they wish to become is a great feeling not much can compare to.
General Manager David Endacott-Hicks

David Endacott-Hicks General Manager

David Endacott-Hicks, was born and spent his early years in California, where he completed a Bachelor's of Music from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Graduate training brought him to the East Coast, where he attended and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music as a Vocal Performance major. David is an equity actor and has been a principal performer on both East and West Coast national tours and has performed professionally on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway. In addition to his opera and theatre credits, David has performed as a resident guest entertainer throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean as well as a soloist in many ensembles, including on two European tours in which he was not only a performer but also an assistant conductor. After returning to California to sing with the San Francisco Opera in 2016, David found a home with School of Rock, where he is able to shape musical minds and talents of all ages. He is the Music Director and General Manager at School of Rock Roseville.

Moriah Spencer Vocal Instructor

Growing up in a family of musicians, Moriah Spencer was influenced to be a singer at a very young age and was first put on stage at the age of three. She later took piano lessons form age seven from her grandmother and learned to play some guitar from her father around the same time. Throughout her childhood she was heavily influenced by blues and rock artists like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, then later became obsessed with classical, jazz, gothic rock and metal genre. Moriah studied classical voice through college and became a vocal mentor to beginning/advanced voice students for three years after completing the Voice program at Sacramento City College. She is currently finishing her degree in Music Education and continues to perform in the band 3 Stones Cry with her father and brother. Moriah has an incredible passion for music that she hopes to share and inspire all the students that come her way. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Roseville.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Zach Waters

Zach Waters Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Zach Waters has had over nine years of experience playing the guitar. Although primarily a rock/blues guitarist, Zach is also experienced in the following genres: pop, jazz, country and more. Some of his biggest influences are Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Ronnie Montrose. He currently fronts the award-winning blues/rock band The Zach Waters Band, and has been seen on stages with internationally successful acts all across the Pacific Northwest. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Roseville.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Dillon Spencer

Dillon Spencer Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Dillon Spencer has been studying, writing and performing music for over seven years. He began his musical journey at age seven when his father bought him his first acoustic guitar. His father, who is also a guitar teacher, gave him a sheet of paper with the seven diatonic modal scales on it and told him to study them until he knew them like the back of his hand. Dillon listened and practiced them gradually everyday and soon learned to use the scales properly by improvising over songs he enjoyed. From time to time Dillon would play with his father and they would create chord progressions and take turns improvising and making riffs over them. This helped Dillon facilitate his creativity by learning to express his thoughts musically and fluently on the spot. Around age 14 he really began to discover his passion for guitar playing, and started learning three to four songs every week for his high school guitar class. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Coheed and Cambria, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down and more inspired him. When he became a junior in high school he started to instruct struggling classmates right before their guitar class to help them progress. Dillon is currently on the path of obtaining an AA in Audio Engineering and Music Education before transferring to a UC to get his bachelor's degree. He also has been teaching peers at Sacramento City College that have been seeking his musical guidance outside of their class. He has performed at dozens of live shows as a guitarist, vocalist and bass player. He has performed in college live shows with the commercial music ensemble, for his father's band (3 Stones Cry) and in a guitar duo group playing small venues and wedding dinners. These performances have given him personal knowledge of what it takes to be a gigging musician. This is relayed through his teaching methods and passion for creating better musicians. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Roseville.

Kevin Long Music Director

Kevin Long has been a disciple of music since the beginning. In his youth, he pursued every musical opportunity and found himself doing everything from holding down clarinet and saxophone in wind band to playing guitar/keyboard and singing in rock bands, and playing major roles on local musical theater stages. He now holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Cal State Fullerton and has been singing professionally for over a decade. Kevin etched a music career primarily in LA as a staff singer for renowned choral and classical organizations, recording studios and televised worship. He has shared the stage with many major artists on west coast tour stops. His voice can be heard on various international recordings for movie trailers, pop/rock artists and Disney. Through college and during his time in the industry, Kevin taught voice and piano on the side and developed a love and passion for teaching. He now resides in Roseville with his family and spends most of his time teaching, music directing and accompanying local musicians. Kevin is drawn to School of Rock for its ensemble culture, and because it melds two of his greatest passions together: teaching music and hard rock/metal. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Roseville.

Sojourner Zink Drum Teacher

Sojourner Zink grew up in a musical household. She has played music most of her life, beginning with 11 years in choir, then pre-professional training in jazz drums, orchestral percussion and music theory at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She has played in several bands in Sacramento over the past 10 years, including Manzanita, Todd Morgan and the Emblems, and currently House of Mary. On Wednesday nights, you can find her in Folsom at her favorite open mic spot as a house drummer/backing vocalist, and on rare occasions as a solo artist on guitar and vocals. Sojourner studied both audio engineering and culinary arts at American River College in Sacramento, and worked as a youth director for three years at Unity of Sacramento. Her passion is to encourage kids to grow in self-confidence and form healthy habits at an early age. She is a drum teacher at School of Rock Roseville and directs our Little Wing and Rookies programs.

Kyra Murphy Studio Coordinator

Kyra Murphy has been singing for as long as she can remember and has been an avid musical theatre performer since she was 14 years old. With a combination of sporadic voice lessons and self-taught practice Kyra has become an active member of the Roseville/Rocklin theatre community. She was also part of several rock bands due to her involvement with Woodcreek High School's Commercial Music Project Program.

Kyra has an immense passion for music and performing. She's very excited to see the passion for music grow with every student (and parent) she has the pleasure of meeting and working with. She is a Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Roseville.
Justin Tvetan Drum Teacher

Justin Tvetan Drum Teacher

Justin Tvetan began playing drums in his high school marching and concert band. It was there that he built a foundation of technique and passion that translated to his first drum set at the age of 13. He spent hours in his garage learning how to play songs from his favorite bands by ear. Months were spent poring through albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice and Chains and Soundgarden. Receiving “…And Justice For All” by Metallica as a gift from his brother altered his musical trajectory and a passion for metal music was born. By age 19, he was regularly performing with bands in the Sacramento metal community and continues to write and record music with bands to this day. Justin is excited to share his knowledge and experience performing and composing heavy music with a new generation of drummers and musicians.
Drum Teacher Quynn Meyers-Keller

Quynn Meyers-Keller Drum Teacher

Quynn started his musical journey playing guitar when he was 13 and has since tried to add as many instruments as possible to his repertoire. The other one that stuck the most was the drums, which led to him playing drums with a pop-punk band in college and currently playing with a cover band throughout the Sacramento region.

He played jazz in high school, received a Bachelor's of Arts from CSUS, and enjoys traveling and soccer. His experience as a teacher’s assistant at a school serving students with special needs sparked a passion for teaching. When it comes to drumming, Quynn has played and excels at all genres, including Punk, Jazz, Metal, Pop, and of course, Rock! He currently plays with several bands in various capacities and hopes to inspire those around to him to follow their own musical callings.
Isaac Smith Isaac Smith

Isaac Smith Keyboard Teacher

Isaac has been playing piano since he was 5 years old. He graduated from Sacramento’s John F. Kennedy High School in 2008, winning the Louis Armstrong Award for jazz piano that same year. In 2013, he received a Bachelor’s in Music Theory and Composition from CSU, Sacramento, and in 2019, received a Master’s in Music Composition from the University of Oregon. In addition to his composing and arranging, he is an avid performer. He has performed as a pianist and keyboardist in classical, rock, hip-hop, jazz, fusion, and musical theater groups, as well as an accompanist for choirs and soloists. He also performs regularly on tuba with orchestras, bands, and brass quintets around Northern California. He loves cooking, hiking, video games, and science fiction.
Bass Guitar Teacher

Nathaniel Chung Bass Guitar Teacher Nathaniel Chung

Nathaniel wanted to be a musician since he was a child. At around 6 or 7 he started piano and took lessons for 4 years while being exposed to his parents’ Beatles records. Some time down the line, he started listening to Metallica and at around middle school, picked up the guitar. It wasn’t until the 8th grade when he started playing with his sister’s bass guitar that he wanted to focus more attention on that instrument. During this time he began playing in a church worship team from middle school up until early college and even formed a small garage band during high school. In college he performed in various music courses ranging from commercial music, jazz band, and orchestra. Outside of school, he currently performs bass in the worship group at Greenhaven Lutheran Church in Sacramento, performs with the Ryder Green Band, and Ro Harpo the Bluesman.
Keyboard Teacher Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin Keyboard Teacher

Christopher was born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove, CA. Ever since his Uncle bought him his first guitar, he knew he wanted to be a musician. He took his first guitar lessons, then took up saxophone in middle school and high school, and eventually took piano lessons in Elk Grove. After high school, he attended Sacramento City College and earned two A.A.s in Commercial Songwriting, and Commercial Performance. Now a certified music-maker, he is determined to share his love of piano keyboard and songwriting with anyone who is willing to rock!
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher Corry Coppin

Corry Coppin Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Cory first started his musical journey in high school when he decided to start a band with his friends. Once he realized how much fun he was having, he immediately joined every band and choir he could at school and was hooked. He majored in Music Theory and Musical Theater at College of the Siskiyous, where he sang in the jazz choir, played guitar and bass in the jazz band, and discovered a passion for songwriting. After his first experience teaching as the choir director at a local charter school, he realized there was no better way to share his love of music.

Since college, he has worked as both a private and public music teacher and as the musical director at multiple theatre companies. He has written the score for seven full-length musicals, the songs for an in-production movie rock opera, and has co-written several albums. He currently works at WestRoc Studios in midtown helping write and produce music for local artists and gigs around the area in his Irish Folk band, Lions of the North. In his free time, Cory enjoys watching and playing basketball, watching and playing fantasy football, and battling in Pokémon Go.

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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!