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School of Rock Santa Clarita
24515 Kansas Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 268-6029

Location Specifics

Located right across the street from Jimmy Deans. Parking available in our lot.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

At School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Clarita, 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
Rookies
Ages 5-7

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP 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 Clarita, 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 for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

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

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 Santa Clarita

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

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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 Clarita is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Santa Clarita guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

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've learned in beginner guitar lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Santa Clarita offers advanced guitar lessons that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Santa Clarita guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

About Our Guitar Lessons

School of Rock Santa Clarita's guitar lessons utilize a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach students to play guitar through popular rock songs 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. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Santa Clarita venue.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock
Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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 Clarita, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Santa Clarita 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

Our drum lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We teach using our core performance-based education philosophy - performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Our students will perform live at a venue in Santa Clarita. Unlike other Santa Clarita drum lessons, 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

About Our Drum Lessons

Our drum lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We teach using our core performance-based education philosophy - performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Our students will perform live at a venue in Clear Lake. Unlike other Clear Lake drum lessons, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock
Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Clarita, 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, our singing lessons 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 Clarita.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Santa Clarita teaches students how to sing in our innovative program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. 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, students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

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

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Clarita 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.

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Santa Clarita 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 Clarita, 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.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

About Our Bass Lessons

Students looking to learn and master the bass guitar can enroll in one of School of Rock Santa Clarita’s innovative bass programs. Our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons curriculum is performance-based and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

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 Santa Clarita. 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 Clarita, 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 Clarita area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, our keyboard lessons 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 Clarita 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.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

About Our Keyboard Lessons

The School of Rock Santa Clarita's Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Students in the Santa Clarita 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 Palo Alto music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Santa Clarita’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.

Singing Teacher, piano Teacher

Lauren Dair Owens Singing Teacher, piano Teacher

Lauren Dair Owens is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Growing up, Lauren always had a deep passion for music, but it wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles to be an actress that she began writing and recording her own music. When she was 12 years old, Lauren got the part of Young Jess on the hit FOX show "New Girl" playing the flashbacks of Zooey Deschanel.

At the same age, Lauren wrote and recorded her first EP, "No Apologies." This experience started a chain reaction of pure creativity. Lauren started the band Gravity Hill, who toured all over California and played world famous venues such as The Roxy, The Troubadour and the Las Vegas Strip. With a hard-hitting alternative rock sound, Gravity Hill started to make their mark in Southern California. When the band dissolved in early 2015, Lauren questioned what her next step would be. Using her alternative roots as an influence, Lauren decided to take her love for acoustic singer/songwriter music and mix it with the vibey, moody sound that is heard in many of her favorite bands.

In addition to music, Lauren is passionate about working with kids. She has been teaching at School of Rock for two years and loves teaching kids about being a musician. Lauren is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business.
piano Teacher

Robert Anderson Drums Teacher

Robert is a Los Angeles-based musician currently residing in Santa Clarita. He began drumming at the age of 12 after being inspired by some of his middle school friends who were on the drumline. Shortly after, he began learning how to play the drum set by playing along with Blink 182, Led Zeppelin and Rush records. In high school, Robert became heavily involved with the school's band program. His experience playing with the jazz band made him he realize that he wanted to become a professional musician and from that point on began taking his musical studies very seriously. Upon graduating from high school, Robert attended Florida State University on full scholarship, earning a B.A. in Jazz Studies and later attended the California Institute of the Arts where he earned an M.F.A. in Jazz Studies. Well-versed in both jazz and rock drumming, Robert currently works as a freelance musician, private instructor and as the drummer for The Cerny Brothers Band. His performance experience includes playing countless clubs in Los Angeles, national tours, private events, musicals, music festivals and high school clinics in Los Angeles. Some of his career highlights have been performing with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra for his last public performance, performing a showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, TX and having the opportunity to tour and perform all over the country.

Ryan Wykert Drum Teacher

Ryan Wykert is a drummer/multi-instrumentalist living in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Casper, Wyoming, Ryan began playing drums and percussion at a young age, continuing throughout junior high and high school and eventually graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with drummers Jim White and Chris Smith. During his time at school, Ryan played with many bands in Colorado and began traveling around the country playing music.

After graduating college, Ryan moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to begin pursuing a career in music. He has since toured and recorded with multiple groups, played shows all over southern California, and studied with drummers such as Dave Elitch and Thomas Pridgen. Ryan began teaching at School of Rock Santa Clarita in the summer of 2018.

Ryan has been studying and playing various styles of music throughout his musical career, including jazz, rock, metal, free-jazz, experimental, Latin music and indie-rock. Some of his musical influences are as follows: Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, John Bonham, Travis Barker, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Thundercat, Steely Dan, Nirvana, Frank Zappa, Alexisonfire, Black Sabbath, Squarepusher, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Avett Brothers and many more. He very much appreciates the opportunity to share his knowledge of music and performing with those who are eager to learn.

Katie Farmer General Manager

Katie has been with School of Rock since 2015 as a Studio Coordinator, drum instructor, show director and tour coordinator for three School of Rock AllStar tours. Katie graduated from The University of St. Thomas with a degree in TV and Film Production. Katie has been on the stage and behind the scenes most of here life through theatre, film, dance and music.

Joe Giddings Guitar Teacher

Joe Giddings has been the head guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita for over three years. Joe's passion is helping kids understand that music and playing their instrument means more than a lesson or hobby- it becomes a part of who they are and it brings comfort, energy and joy to the player, as well as the audience. Joe's style of teaching is by ear and through repetition of each section of a song. For over 40 years Joe has learned hundreds of songs that he can now teach to students, ranging from classic rock to metal and country. Learning and appreciating many genres of music is part of Joe's lessons as much as mastering the actual guitar or bass parts.

Joe leads the three to five-year-olds in the Little Wing class, the six to 10-year-olds in Rock 101, and two different Performance groups with ages from 12 to 17 at School of Rock Santa Clarita. Joe has worked with Dreamworks Animation, Jack Black, NASA, Comcast Cable, radio stations in Atlanta and many bands throughout the years. Joe now calls Los Angeles home and continues to play in local bands and records with many artists around the country and world via the Internet.

Dylan Rodrigue Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Dylan Rodrigue is a guitar, bass and keyboard teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita. He has been writing and performing music since he was eight years old. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA in the Musical Arts Program, focusing on songwriting and avante-garde composition. Currently he plays guitar in several bands, including his own, under the name Dylan Rodrigue. He loves a wide variety of music, from classic rock and grunge to hip-hop and folk. Some of his favorite artists are Elliott Smith, Pixies, Fugazi, Yes and The Beatles. He has been teaching guitar in various schools, as well as privately, since he graduated high school.

Kateland Cunningham Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Kateland Cunningham has been teaching voice lessons since 2011. She has her Masters of Music in Voice Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, her Bachelors of Music from UC Irvine and is a trained teaching artist. Kateland's unique approach to teaching is an amalgamation of her years of classical training and performance, career goal setting, mindfulness, and training in acting for TV and film. She deeply believes in, and advocates for, the intentional and intelligent artist, equipping all of her students with the confidence, tools, and training to make and trust their own artistic choices, both in shaping the music and in shaping their careers. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Santa Clarita.

Taiki Miyazawa Drum Teacher

Taiki Miyazawa was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and started playing music at the age of six. By the age of 15 his focus turned to playing drums, and he went on to Berklee College of Music to major in Drum Performance. Also fluent in English and Japanese, he is highly educated in the areas of performance, production and the music business in general. With a few years of experience in teaching drums in Japan, he now joins the team of School of Rock Santa Clarita as a drum teacher.

D'etta Brown Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

D’Etta Brown grew up in a vortex of musical creativity in Lubbock, TX, and soon couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She attended South Plains College to study Commercial Music and Entertainment Business, and then went on to teach there as a vocal instructor and at other local studios in the Lubbock area. She honed her passion for performing with numerous bands, singing everything she could, including rock, soul, blues and jazz. D’Etta relocated to Los Angeles in 2018 and now calls School of Rock Santa Clarita her musical home. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher.

Jeremy Colson Drum Teacher

Jeremy Colson is a world-renowned drummer who was born and raised in San Francisco. Jeremy comes from a family of musicians and began playing drums at 10 years old and professionally at age 17. Although best known for his work with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, Jeremy has toured the globe with a long list of diverse bands and musicians, including Billy Idol, Marty Friedman of Megadeth fame, and Michael Schenker of UFO and Scorpions. In addition to touring, he is a sought-after session drummer who has recorded professionally with a wide range of rock, metal and pop acts, including Eric Gales, Johnny Hiland and Sebastian Bach, the original voice for the platinum-selling band, Skid Row. He also performs all over the world at numerous drum clinic tours and drum festivals.

Jeremy began his tenure with Steve Vai in 2002. After countless international tours and appearances, recording multiple full-length studio albums, two concert DVDs and a Grammy nomination for "Now We Run" from the iconic live album "Where the Wild Things Are," Jeremy remains Steve’s go-to drummer almost two decades later. Jeremy’s distinctive style of drumming originates from his love of progressive rock and metal. He cites legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart among his many influences and credits his childhood obsession with progressive rock and odd-time signatures for his ability to master the intricate details of the Steve Vai catalog. Jeremy blends his appreciation and understanding of progressive drumming with his passion for punk rock and metal to create an unmistakable and powerful sound that is uniquely his own. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita.

Benjamin Forth Guitar Teacher

At a young age, Benjamin Forth was involved in his primary school’s concert band when he found his dad’s antique acoustic guitar in the closet one day. He hasn’t put a guitar down since. After high school, he went straight to Hollywood, CA to study in GIT at the Musicians Institute. He spent his short breaks from college teaching guitar classes at his former middle school. After graduating with his Associate of Arts degree in Guitar Performance, he was hired to play four nights at The Renberg Theatre with LA’s LGBT Transchorus for their “Ziggy Stardust” performance. He now currently plays for several Hollywood acts, including an all original jazz/fusion band Mr. Giant, alternative rock artist Esemae and classic rock cover band Agent 18. His influences include artists like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, B.B King, Albert King, Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Bob Dylan and many more. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita.

Jordan Ilous Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Jordan Ilous is a self-taught guitar and bass player. He has been playing stringed instruments since the age of nine, and in more recent years extensively studied music theory. He is currently involved in a few bands, works as a studio musician and records with other bands in the Los Angeles area, as well as writes, records and produces music in his home studio in Van Nuys. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita.

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School of Rock is a unique environment!

School of Rock has been the most rewarding activity for my kid. In two years my 12-year-old son has become an amazing guitar player. More importantly, he has found a passion, an inner artistic self and great confidence.

For everyone from beginner to expert!

School of Rock is amazing! My son loves learning to play new songs on the drums! He is a rocker at heart and I love how School of Rock allows him to let loose and jam with everyone!

My son loves being part of a band.

He likes learning how to work together as a group. His instructor for private lessons has been great. He was able to quickly assess my son’s skill level and get started right away building on what he already knew.

I could not be more grateful for School of Rock.

I could not be more grateful for the confidence boost School of Rock has given my daughter in such a wonderful and supportive environment. After just the first lesson she was applying the techniques they had given her and was showing progress.

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