School of Rock Short Pump
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About School of Rock Short Pump

Find your place in the music at School of Rock Short Pump. We have a unique approach to learning music that helps kids blossom in unimaginable ways. Students are not only being taught an instrument—they’re learning to deal with life situations, building confidence, and becoming better people.

At School of Rock Short Pump, learning music in a lesson room is just the beginning. We get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible, teaching them to play as soloists and as part of a team. This immersive method motivates them to be their best, helping them learn skills faster and more thoroughly.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Short Pump’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping your kids succeed in music and beyond. Visit School of Rock Short Pump today to learn more about our creative community.

Contact Information

School of Rock Short Pump
4300 Pouncey Tract Road
Suite G
Glen Allen, VA 23060
US
Main Number
(804) 212-3900(804) 212-3900

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Short Pump's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Short Pump's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Short Pump’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Short Pump, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Short Pump’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Short Pump’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Short Pump’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Short Pump is now enrolling for our Adult Performance Program, where adult students of all proficiency levels can explore and conquer the world of music. We get our students playing and learning at lightning-quick speeds through practical performance rather than run-of-the-mill music instruction programs. At School of Rock Short Pump, the thrill of the performance is just as important as learning the skill to rock.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n roll or a metal-loving head-banger at home in the mosh pit, our teachers know how to best connect your love for music with a passion for learning it.

    All students in School of Rock Short Pump’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction in one of our great musical offerings: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • Rehearsals with others just like you to get ready for real shows at live music venues
    • An understanding of music theory and technique fundamentals, learned through songs from your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and a great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Short Pump’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Short Pump.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

  • School of Rock Short Pump’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepare them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Short Pump Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Short Pump’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

School of Rock Short Pump's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Short Pump's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

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Staff

    • Photo of KC Hatton
      KC Hatton
      Show Director; Music Instructor- Guitar & Keys/Piano
      K.C Hatton is a guitarist with 20 years of performing experience. He began teaching in 2001 while studying jazz and classical guitar and jazz piano at Shenandoah University, where he majored in com...
      K.C Hatton is a guitarist with 20 years of performing experience. He began teaching in 2001 while studying jazz and classical guitar and jazz piano at Shenandoah University, where he majored in commercial music. He has recorded and performed with various rock, jazz,fusion and musical theater groups, and has songwriting credits with ASCAP. His experience includes touring the United States, Canada, and Japan performing at events such as the Vans Warped Tour, punkspring and the South by Southwest festival
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      Steven Christian
      Show Director, Music Instructor/ Guitar & Bass
      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band...
      Steven started playing the guitar when he was 13 years old, taking private lessons at a local music store. He attended Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where he started playing in a metal band, and performed at venues such as Jaxx nightclub in Springfield, VA, and Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Throughout high school he played guitar with the schools Jazz Ensemble and indoor drumline. Steven went on to study classical guitar at Radford University, and plans on completing his degree in Music Business in December of 2015. Steven enjoys playing several musical styles including metal, alternative rock, pop-punk, jazz/fusion, progressive, classical and acoustic. He is fairly new to the School of Rock team, but is very excited to teach alongside such a talented group of musicians.
    • Photo of Morgan Stewart
      Morgan Stewart
      Instructor: Vocals, Keys, Percussion
      Having been raised by four professional musicians, Morgan showed early signs of her musical interest. At age 7, she was trained in hand percussion, specializing in West African Djembe. As she gr...
      Having been raised by four professional musicians, Morgan showed early signs of her musical interest. At age 7, she was trained in hand percussion, specializing in West African Djembe.
      As she grew into a pre-teen, she was able to occasionally join her mother's band on stage as a percussionist/guest singer. Morgan grew to love the stage, and by age 14, she had self- taught herself guitar, and started writing her own music.
      By age 16 she was professionally playing her own shows as a solo act with a mixture of her originals and popular covers.
      In 2011 Morgan was accepted and attended Berklee College of Music for 4 semesters. She majored in Professional Music, specializing in Songwriting, Music Business and Vocal Performance and Technique.

      She moved back to Richmond, VA in 2013 to start her solo career, and finish her degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. She graduated from VCU with a Bachelor of the Arts in Music. She has now been teaching for 4 years and works at The School of Rock in Short Pump, VA as a Vocal/Keys Instructor. As a teacher, she endeavors to help her students grow in both skill and music appreciation. She plays all over the east coast every weekend as a solo artist or with her duo, trio or band. She is currently writing and recording her newest album with her band Roxbury.
    • Photo of CHRISTOPHER J. ALICEA-SEMANATTE
      CHRISTOPHER J. ALICEA-SEMANATTE
      Music Director, Show Director, Instructor
      CJ got his start in music playing bass in middle school, but shifted his focus to drums when he started playing snare drum for Hermitage High School's drumline. After high school, he went on to ear...
      CJ got his start in music playing bass in middle school, but shifted his focus to drums when he started playing snare drum for Hermitage High School's drumline. After high school, he went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from VCU in music performance: jazz studies with a focus on drum set. During college, CJ became a member of Virginia's Street Drum Corps: Blood Drums, which was awarded Percussive Ensemble of the Year in 2012 by DRUM magazine. Now, he works as an instructor/mentor at School of Rock teaching drums beginner piano, guitar, bass, and ukulele. He currently plays as an accompanist at the VCU School of Dance, and performs around town in a variety of styles of music including rock, jazz, funk, RB, hip hop, flamenco and salsa with several different groups.
    • Photo of Billy Caldwell
      Billy Caldwell
      Show Director; Instructor Keys, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
      Instructor Billy Caldwell brings years of experience in the music business as a professional musician and singer. He has worked in diverse styles that include rock, soul, country, jazz, gospel and ...
      Instructor Billy Caldwell brings years of experience in the music business as a professional musician and singer. He has worked in diverse styles that include rock, soul, country, jazz, gospel and show tunes. Billy is also one of School of Rock’s show directors and is pleased to be part of this season’s “Lennon Vs. McCartney" show. He instructs in bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals.
    • Photo of Mark Henderson
      Mark Henderson
      Drum Instructor
      Mark Henderson received his formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from the James Madison University. His work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, through perfor...
      Mark Henderson received his formal training in orchestral, marching, and jazz percussion from the James Madison University. His work since has been primarily focused on the drum kit, through performing, recording, teaching all over Virginia. In 2006, music led him to Richmond, where he presently continues to work extensively on his craft. With over 25 years of performing experience, you can find Mark performing with a variety of projects in and around the Richmond area, covering many genres that include jazz, rock, folk, kids' music, country, funk, hip hop, and RB.
    • Photo of Eric Bandy
      Eric Bandy
      Drum Instructor
      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many livesshows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such a...
      Eric began playing drums at the age of 11. Since then he has played many livesshows in and around the Richmond area with his original band. They wrote their own songs and performed with acts such as Jenny Owen Youngs, Terrible Things, RVA locals Against Grace, and Mae. He attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California where he focused onlive performance techniques, how to work with a band, and different styles of music. His favorite styles of music include classic rock, hard rock, and blues. Once graduating, Eric returned to Richmond to continue his musical journey. Currently, Eric is happy to be instructing at the School of Rock Short Pump and has become a member of local favorite The Jim O'Ferrell Band as their new drummer. Eric is very passionate about playing drums and loves sharing his knowledge ofthe instrument with anyone who is interested to learn. He believes that you can never stop learning when it comes to your instrument and performing.
    • Photo of John Christian
      John Christian
      Music Instructor-Drums, Show Director
      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played wit...
      Hi, my name is John Christian and I teach Drum Set. I began playing drums at the age of 12 and just recently earned a degree in Music from VCU with a focus in Jazz Performance. I have played with various groups around the Richmond area and am a part of the Street Drum Corps: Blood Drums that performs at Kings Dominion. I enjoy teaching at the School of Rock. I always look forward to having new experiences with a great group of people and helping students reach their full musical potential.
    • Photo of Jeremy Yeatts
      Jeremy Yeatts
      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, he...
      Jeremy Yeatts has been a musician for 21 years, and a teacher for 11. He is knowledgeable in music theory, ear training, sight reading, Guitar technique, and improvisation, with a focus on rock, heavy metal, and classical styles.
      He Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University cum laude with a bachelors degree in classical guitar performance. While At VCU Jeremy was an original member of the Richmond guitar quartet, was a recipient of the Jesus Silva Scholarship, performed in master-classes for Cory Blake, John Patykula, and Andrew Winn, and was also a featured soloist in several of the VCU guitar ensemble concerts.
      Outside of the classical world, Jeremy has performed in Jazz ensembles, original rock and heavy metal bands, as well as the tribute band, Layne’s Chains, and the cover band Mikey Rukus. He has performed in many places ranging from small clubs to sports complexes for mixed martial arts events, and has even performed at The National.
      His teaching style is flexible, and adaptive. Finding a love for the instrument and a joy for playing music is The most important goal. Once you have that, everything else will follow.
    • Photo of Greg Elingburg
      Greg Elingburg
      Show Director, Rookies Director, Guitar/Bass/Drums Instructor
      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and som...
      Greg was inspired to pick up his first instrument, drums, at the age of 9 after discovering the music of Nirvana. Self-taught and playing entirely by ear, he has added guitar, bass, ukulele and some very lite piano to his repertoire of instruments. Over the last 20 years, he has played in several bands covering many genres including alternative rock, metal, hardcore, punk, surf, indie rock, shoegaze, acoustic rock, prog, and hip hop. Greg also started composing music at the age of 13 for bands and solo projects, and he has gone on to write, perform, and record original compositions and scores for plays and theatre companies in Richmond and Greensboro, NC. While attending high school in Asheville, NC, Greg sang tenor in the advanced ensemble chorus earning all county honors and played the lead role of Curly in Oklahoma! He has been teaching peers, children, and others how to play instruments since high school, and has seen students go on to have successful careers in different avenues of the music and entertainment industries. A few of Greg's musical accomplishments are co-composing and performing on a song for a music compilation of up-and-coming buzz bands that went out to radio stations across the nation, performing bass for TheatreLAB's highly praised production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Richmond, and winning several battle of the bands competitions. He has DJ'd and hosted a radio show for Radio Disney and additionally, he has produced, recorded, and mixed music for punk, hardcore, and dream pop bands in the Richmond area. Greg loves nothing more than seeing others become inspired and touched by music. He strives to help his students foster a lifetime of enjoyment with their instruments and stresses the importance of camaraderie in the arts. He is jazzed to be a new member of the School of Rock family. Greg can't wait to rock with YOU!
    • Photo of Devin Hupf
      Devin Hupf
      Instructor- Guitar, Bass & Drums
      Devin Hupf is a passionate musician with a wide range of interests and expertise. He grew up with jazz, blues, rock and gospel, and has continued his musical education, adding Latin music to his re...
      Devin Hupf is a passionate musician with a wide range of interests and expertise. He grew up with jazz, blues, rock and gospel, and has continued his musical education, adding Latin music to his repertoire, after living in Peru and Argentina in the 1990’s.
      Devin’s work and influence is deeply woven into the musical fabric of Los Angeles. For the past 25 years, Devin has shared the stage with members of Fishbone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozomatli, The Wallflowers, Janes Addiction, Blues Traveler, The Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes and many more. Devin was a featured lead guitarist with Nikka Costa, and played guitar with Prince. Devin’s phenomenal guitar-work is featured on solo artist, Jason Yate’s debut album on Vapor Records, which is owned by Neil Young and Elliott Roberts.
      Currently, Devin is collaborating with Jon Gries, actor and musician, writing songs for “True Blood”, an HBO program. Devin is also in the process of submitting original music for “Dream Corp, LLC” an Adult Swim show produced by John Krasinski; and writing and collaborating with long-time friend and artist, Chris Joyner. Chris has a burgeoning solo career and he recently completed a tour with Heart.

      Devin is also an earnest and creative solo artist. His solo album, titled, “The DHS Los Angeles” was produced by Grammy award winning producer/engineer Carlos Castro, owner of Watersound Studios.

      Devin shares his passion for playing guitar, writing and singing with his students. He taught through a figurative language program for the Rochester City School District in 2012. The program integrated language arts and music as a means to expose inner-city children to new ways of experiencing their world, and to encourage creativity and critical thinking. Devin subscribes to that vision and sees music as a tool to communicate and reach out to all people.

      He is looking forward to teaching the next generation of music at School of Rock.
    • Photo of Ariel Moore
      Ariel Moore
      Vocal Instructor
      Ariel Moore, born July 27, 1994 in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American recording artist, dancer, and performer. Ariel begun singing at the early age of 5 and at age 6 started taking vocal lesson...
      Ariel Moore, born July 27, 1994 in Williamsburg, Virginia, is an American recording artist, dancer, and performer. Ariel begun singing at the early age of 5 and at age 6 started taking vocal lessons. At age 9, Ariel formed the trio pop group called "Clique Girlz". By age 12, they had a meeting with the Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group Doug Morris and Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records, where they were signed on the spot to Interscope Records. With the Clique Girlz, Ariel has done appearances at award shows, morning shows, and 2 tours. She has also put out three music videos, released two EP’s in the US, and an album in Japan. Since then Ariel has pursued a solo career, multiple bands and groups, and jobs in the fashion, child care, and health industry. She also performed in a cover band performing music ranging from the 50's through the 2010's for weddings and cooperate events. Ariel also led worship in her church in Los Angeles for 3 years. She now lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and three fur babies (two cats and a dog) teaching vocal lessons.

Promotions

News

    • House Band RVA in Studio

      Our House Band RVA spent winter break inside Sound of Music Studios recording a music video. Check out their cover of Carry On My Wayward son by Kansas.
    • New Show Season is still enrolling

      Now is the time to enroll in our Spring 2018 season. Rehearsals begin the week of Jan 29th. We do have open enrollment, but why not start as early as you can? We get students learning faster, in...
      Now is the time to enroll in our Spring 2018 season. Rehearsals begin the week of Jan 29th. We do have open enrollment, but why not start as early as you can? We get students learning faster, in our performance based approach.
      Want some incentive? How about the first four private lesson are free?
      Contact us for more information!!

Testimonials

  • “"School of Rock changed his life. I don't know where he would be. When we first started he couldn't even play his guitar and now he is soloing Led Zeppelin songs and touring with the House Band. More importantly, he has gone from a painfully shy teen to a more confident young man. He literally could not talk to people. He was painfully shy. School of Rock is life changing."”
    - Amy, Parent, Glen Allen, VA
  • “"School of Rock has been an AWESOME experience for our child. Andew smiles when he arrives and smiles when he leaves. This after a tragic accident that left our son with no memory. He has had to relearn everything and has found a love for music that he did not have before. He cannot get enough of SOR. . It has helped build up his self esteem and given him the ability to explore all of his potential. School of Rock is just a great place for kids who enjoy music to be in a safe environment and grow as musicians."”
    - Kristine, Parent, Richmond, VA
  • “"School of Rock Short Pump has been amazing for both my daughter and me and brought new meaning to "family time". She has found a love of music and has new found confidence beyond her years, and I have rediscovered my own love and appreciation of different genres of music through Grad School. We've discovered something that we can do together that highlights our individual talents, yet requires us to work together and learn compromise. All of the staff and instructors are very supportive and offer ideas on how we each can improve our craft. Here's to many more years with the SOR family!! "”
    - Anna, Parent & Student, Glen Allen, VA
  • “"My son started with piano lessons then he switched to guitar, because it was cooler. He is a full fledged ROCKSTAR now. It is unbelievable. He has found his best friends at School of Rock. I recommend it to all of our friends."”
    - Tom, parent, Goochland, VA