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School of Rock Santa Ana
2620 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(949) 774-7625
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Music programs at School of Rock Santa Ana combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Santa Ana, 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.

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

At School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Santa Ana'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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana'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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Santa Ana 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.

Adult music program in Santa Ana for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Santa Ana'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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

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

The School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana'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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Santa Ana

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Santa Ana

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Santa Ana

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, 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 Santa Ana

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Preston Huber Show Director

Preston has been playing music ever since he was six years old. Starting with guitar, he quickly made is way to experiment with other instruments including drums, bass, keys and singing. He worked his way through high school playing in bands with his friends. During his Junior and Senior years, he had the opportunity to perform at Disneyland for two summers with the school’s band. In 2015, Preston graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California. Pursuing his music education further, he attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA where he graduated Cum Laude in Drum Performance with an emphasis in Music Business in 2017.

Preston has used his music education and experiences in several professional environments including education, performance and studio recordings. He has been teaching for over three years and has seen tremendous musical growth in his students. He has performed in several clubs/theaters including Segerstrom in Irvine, The House of Blues in Anaheim, The Yost Theater in Santa Ana and the Viper Room / Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood. Preston has also had the privilege to record in well-regarded studios including Hurley in Costa Mesa and The Boneyard (the personal home studio of Joe Perry of Aerosmith). When Preston isn’t teaching, he is constantly performing, recording, songwriting our touring during the summers.

Renee Sigal Singing Teacher

Renee Sigal or more commonly known as “Nay Nay,” found her performing arts passion early on in life. The California native’s musical zeal was sparked by her mother’s position at the famous Irvine Meadows. At just five years old Renee was provided with the exciting opportunity to perform song and dance on the big stage and at that special moment she knew her life aspiration was to become a performer.

At three years of age Renee joined performance groups and began private voice lessons. By the age of eight, she performed countless solos in elementary school performances, excelled in honors choir and was an active member of the Advanced Ladies and Chamber Choir at Aliso Niguel High School under the direction of the talented Tom Flannery. In Renee’s early high school days, she worked behind the scenes managing street teams for bands such as Maroon 5, Phantom Planet and local labels such as Drive-Thru Records, Fearless Records, and various local talents. Through her extensive networking she was able to find a niche by using her talent to provide voice lessons to bands. Post-high school, Renee graduated from the Musician’s Institute; Vocal Institute of Technology (VIT). During her time at the Musician’s Institute she continued to share her love for music while working with bands such as Underminded (currently members of Sleeping with Sirens), As Night Falls (currently members of Bonnie McKee), Ambriel and Wiggum. She also led the backup vocals for the Hard Rock live performance workshop.

Today, Renee is the on-call vocal coach for NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood; a world class recording and production facility that has produced some of the world’s best Rock artists such as Incubus, Linkin Park, No Doubt, P.O.D., and many more. In this role she has worked with two Monster Uproar Festival winning bands; Mindset Evolution and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show along with Anchored and Girl on Fire. Her most recent work was with Eyes Set to Kill prior to their album recording and she prepared the Butcher Babies for their tour, opening for Marilyn Manson and Mayhem Festival.
Not only does Renee work behind the scenes with the music industry, but she is also active in creating her own music. Her credits include singing “Call Me Maybe,” for an iPhone app commercial, vocals on a few EDM tracks and her repertoire includes: rock, pop, hardcore, and much more. She has also worked as a singing telegram for birthdays and various life celebrations. Renee is currently working on her own release, along with a project named Renee and the Dreamboats.

As a singer, songwriter and vocal coach, Renee is able to detect and highlight the gifts within each student and provide a positive environment to discover and develop their unique talents. She works with her students on tone, texture, dynamics and connecting with the story the song tells. Every student has a personal connection with music and she takes pride in providing the perfect environment to explore each students individual musical aspirations. She believes that vocal performance is more than just technique and she is passionate about creating a vocal adventure or story and most of all having fun. Renee’s passion for music comes from a place of sentiment and she believes that music is an escape from the world and a language all on its own.

Rob Herman Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher and Keyboard Teacher

Rob Herman has been playing bass, keyboards and guitar since the 1970’s and is a founding member of a classic Chicago punk band. Currently he is in a Grammy nominated prog rock band and is continuing his passion for music through teaching. His teaching focuses on building a strong foundation in music theory while having fun and playing music that students enjoy.

Rob inspires students to reach their musical aspirations as they practice and mature in their studies by working with parents to ensure their students are getting good support in their learning and practice sessions.

Paul Baza Drum Teacher

Paul Baza has over twenty years of performance experience as a drummer. He attended Pasadena City College where he earned an Associates Degree in Music and went on to earn a Bachelors in Music from California State University, Northridge. in 1990 he attended Grove School of Music to study hand and sticking techniques as well as Latin drum-set application. Paul has performed in a variety of musical settings from big band performances to musicals, jazz trios, rock shows, and independent film score. His instruction style focuses on hand technique and sight reading for both individuals and groups.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Jesse Wilder

Jesse Wilder Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

At age 11, Jesse took to the stage in his first performance and never looked back. Starting as a vocalist, he added more and more instruments to his arsenal, becoming one of the most sought-after multi-instrumentalists in LA/OC.

Wilder has toured with dozens of bands in over ten different countries. He has a gold record for songwriting and has never stopped producing his own albums and working with other musicians.

Most recently, he fell in love with teaching as the Music Director at multiple Schools of Rock for over 6 years. Sometimes it all comes full circle and he's so happy to help Santa Ana become a new place for our up and coming musicians, engineers, producers and everything in between!

Jesse has collaborated with artists like Reel Big Fish, Jack White, The Mars Volta, Oingo Boingo, The Specials, Chris Cacavas, Teen Heroes, All American Rejects, Maroon 5, Phantom Planet, Forcefield On, Look Daggers
The Littlest Man Band, The Aquabats, Eve 6, Lit, The Scholars, and The Goodwin Club. He has also worked with a number of producers including Hans Zimmer, Craig Schumacher, Jim Monroe, Antoine Arvizu, Mike McHugh
and Jim Goodwin.

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

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!