School of Rock Silver Spring
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(301) 589-7625(301) 589-7625

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About School of Rock Silver Spring

Welcome to your one-and-only stop for seriously fun, lasting music education – School of Rock Silver Spring. With passionate instructors, an impressive selection of instruments, and killer program offerings, School of Rock Silver Spring equips students with the tools they need to rock their worlds.

Music is about way more than solo acts. School of Rock Silver Spring is as focused on community, teamwork, and friendships as it is on inspiring awesome music. Through our performance-based approach, we foster an inclusive community of rockers in Silver Spring to build a unique type of confidence only gained through cool, real life experiences. Whether we’re in serious shredding-mode or just jamming along with the band, our team spurs the growth of real, practical skills for music-minded students.

At School of Rock Silver Spring, we believe everyone deserves to have fun and feel like a rock star. Visit us and get a feel for the awesome opportunities your child has waiting just around the corner.

Contact Information

School of Rock Silver Spring
8634 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
US
Main Number
(301) 589-7625(301) 589-7625

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Programs

  • School of Rock Silver Spring'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 Silver Spring'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!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Silver Spring is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Silver Spring, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Silver Spring students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Silver Spring’s Rock 101 students can expect:

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

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Silver Spring’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Silver Spring musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues 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 and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Silver Spring can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • School of Rock Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring’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 Silver Spring’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Silver Spring Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Silver Spring’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 Silver Spring’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 Silver Spring.

    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 Silver Spring'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 Silver Spring'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!

Upcoming Events

    • May 28
      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Silver Spring Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday

      Memorial Day
    • May 29
      6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Rock Royalty Rehearsal

      Rehearsal
      Rehearsal for Rock Royalty Spring Show with Neel Madan and Jessica Flores
    • May 30
      6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Foo Fighters Rehearsal

      Rehearsal
      Rehearsal for the Foo Fighters Spring Show with Mike Schleibaum
    • June 2
      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      School of Rock Silver Spring Performs Black Cat DC!

      Concert
      School of Rock Silver Spring is thrilled to perform their tribute to Guitar Gods, Rock Royalty, and Foo Fighters Saturday, June 2nd from 4pm-9pm. Mark your calendars. Join us for a fun Saturday fam...
      School of Rock Silver Spring is thrilled to perform their tribute to Guitar Gods, Rock Royalty, and Foo Fighters Saturday, June 2nd from 4pm-9pm. Mark your calendars. Join us for a fun Saturday family evening out to listen to some of your favorite cuts from the epic, iconic rock stars in which we pay tribute!
    • June 4
      12:00 PM

      Guitar Gods Rehearsal

      Rehearsal
      Rehearsal for Guitar Gods Spring Show with Garrett Gleason and Jaime Moffet
    • June 5
      6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Rock Royalty Rehearsal

      Rehearsal
      Rehearsal for Rock Royalty Spring Show with Neel Madan and Jessica Flores
    • June 6
      12:00 PM

      Foo Fighters Rehearsal

      Rehearsal
      Rehearsal for the Foo Fighters Spring Show with Mike Schleibaum
    • June 9
      4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      School of Rock Silver Spring Performs Slash Run!

      Concert
      School of Rock Silver Spring is stoked to perform Slash Run in D.C. for their Spring show tribute to Guitar Gods, Foo Fighters, and Rock Royalty. Admission is free and the food is spectacular. We c...
      School of Rock Silver Spring is stoked to perform Slash Run in D.C. for their Spring show tribute to Guitar Gods, Foo Fighters, and Rock Royalty. Admission is free and the food is spectacular. We can't wait to rock this venue. Come hang!
    • June 16
      2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

      House Band Performs Silver Spring Bluesfest

      Show
      House Band Performs Silver Spring Bluesfest
    • June 21
      2:00 PM

      Make Music Day

      Open House
    • June 25
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 25
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 25
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 26
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 26
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 26
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 27
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 27
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 27
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 28
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp Daily

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 28
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 28
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 29
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 29
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • June 29
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jun 25, 2018 and ending Jun 29, 2018
    • July 4
      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Silver Spring Closed

      Independence Day
    • July 9
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 9
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
      Summer Camp
    • July 9
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Beginner Guitar Camp

      Summer Camp
      Beginner Guitar Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 9
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 10
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Beginner Guitar Camp

      Summer Camp
      Beginner Guitar Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 10
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 10
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 10
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 11
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Beginner Guitar Camp

      Summer Camp
      Beginner Guitar Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 11
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 11
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 11
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 12
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 12
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Beginner Guitar Camp

      Summer Camp
      Beginner Guitar Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 12
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 12
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 13
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 13
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 13
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 13
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Beginner Guitar Camp

      Summer Camp
      Beginner Guitar Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 9, 2018 and ending Jul 13, 2018
    • July 16
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 16
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 16
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 16
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 17
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 17
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 17
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 17
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 18
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 18
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 18
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 18
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 19
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 19
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 19
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 19
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 20
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Cam

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 20
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 20
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 20
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 16, 2018 and ending Jul 20, 2018
    • July 23
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 23
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 24
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 24
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 25
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 25
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 26
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 26
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 27
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 27
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 23, 2018 and ending Jul 27, 2018
    • July 28
      6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      Saturday Night Concert Series

      Show
      Please park in the Wayne Avenue Garage and use it to load and unload your equipment; do not pull your vehicle up to the Fountain Plaza. Set up may start after 5pm on the day of the performance. Onc...
      Please park in the Wayne Avenue Garage and use it to load and unload your equipment; do not pull your vehicle up to the Fountain Plaza. Set up may start after 5pm on the day of the performance. Once set up, your equipment, power cords, etc. should not block walkways on the Fountain Plaza.

      We will provide access to electricity. You are responsible for bringing your own sound equipment.

      We require that all content and material must be all ages (family) friendly and that you closely monitor your volume and bass so that your music is a complement to the surrounding area and businesses. You may sell your band’s promotional materials and set out a passive tip bucket (no active solicitation permitted). All equipment must be contained to the stage area and not block or impede pedestrian walkways.

      Our sponsor, Nando’s, has generously agreed to give each performer a voucher for a free meal at their Silver Spring location. During your performance, please thank Nando’s and direct people to their restaurant with a message like, “Thanks to our sponsor, Nando’s! Be sure to stop by for dinner tonight and enjoy their delicious, flame-grilled peri peri chicken!”
    • July 30
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 30
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camps
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 30
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 30
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 31
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 31
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 31
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camps
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • July 31
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 1
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 1
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 1
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camps
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 1
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 2
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 2
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 2
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 2
      12:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 3
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 3
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camps
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 3
      9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

      Rookies Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rookies Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 1:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 3
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Pop Diva Vocal Camp

      Summer Camp
      Pop Diva Vocal Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Jul 30, 2018 and ending Aug 3, 2018
    • August 6
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 6
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 7
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 7
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 8
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 8
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 9
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 9
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 10
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock School Boot Camp - Our Signature Rock Band Performance Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • August 10
      9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      Rock 101 Band Camp

      Summer Camp
      Rock 101 Band Camp
      Daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Aug 6, 2018 and ending Aug 10, 2018
    • September 3
      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Silver Spring Closed

      Labor Day
    • November 22
      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Closed for Thanksgiving Day

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      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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      School of Rock Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

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      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Closed Christmas Eve

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      School of Rock Closed Christmas Day

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      12:00 PM

      School of Rock Closed New Year's Eve

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Staff

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      Our Rockin' Staff!
      Staff
      301-589-7625
      At School of Rock Silver Spring you'll meet staff and instructors who are working musicians at the top of their game and filled with passion! We pride ourselves on hiring instructors who care grea...
      At School of Rock Silver Spring you'll meet staff and instructors who are working musicians at the top of their game and filled with passion! We pride ourselves on hiring instructors who care greatly about their students' progress as musicians and as people. All of our staff are background checked and have perfected the School of Rock Method to ensure that you or your child is receive the best training in a fun, positive environment!
      Read more about them here!
      • Guitar Lessons
      • Piano & Keyboard Lessons
      • Drum Lessons
      • Bass Lessons
      • Voice Lessons
      • Summer Music Camps
      • Group Lessons
      • Performance Lessons
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      Gia Ashe
      Studio Manager
      Gia Ashe graduated Berklee College of Music in 2007. In 2008 she packed up her life and moved back to Denver. Here, Gia began teaching private lessons in Guitar, Bass, Vocals, and Piano. Gia inter...
      Gia Ashe graduated Berklee College of Music in 2007. In 2008 she packed up her life and moved back to Denver. Here, Gia began teaching private lessons in Guitar, Bass, Vocals, and Piano. Gia interned after college to work for Music Together as an early childhood education music instructor. She taught group guitar classes to adult students at a local Folk music school. In 2009 Gia joined the School of Rock Denver as a guitar substitute instructor. Gia soon recognized her passion in life was music education within Rock n Roll. Gia soon evolved into a show director teaching each instrument. As of March, 2012 Gia was hired on as the Assistant General Manger for the Littleton school, 8 miles south of the Denver location. A year later she accepted the position of General Manager. After 7 years in Colorado working at School of Rock, Gia felt the shift to head back east. To her delight, Gia found a new home at the Silver Spring School of Rock as their Studio Manager. Gia enjoys playing music with anyone and everyone, nature, cooking, dancing, jokes, a good cry, and most importantly, bringing rock n roll to the world one melodic, solo at a time.
      • Berklee College of Music
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      Neel Madan
      Studio Coordinator, Show Director, Vocal Instructor
      301-589-7625
      Neel Madan is a vocal teacher and the singer and guitarist of Hide Your Fires from Silver Spring. He started his music career in musical theater during high school and college, which is where he re...
      Neel Madan is a vocal teacher and the singer and guitarist of Hide Your Fires from Silver Spring. He started his music career in musical theater during high school and college, which is where he received his formal training. He began learning guitar around this time as well and has recently taken up audio engineering. Aside from music, he is currently a substitute teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools and runs sound for various venues in the area.
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      Mike Schleibaum
      Guitar Instructor
      Mike Schleibaum is a Washington DC, based accomplished guitarist, musician, composer, music/management consultant, and producer. He has toured for two decades as guitarist and co-founder of the Eur...
      Mike Schleibaum is a Washington DC, based accomplished guitarist, musician, composer, music/management consultant, and producer. He has toured for two decades as guitarist and co-founder of the European influenced thrash / Punk / Melodic Death Metal band Darkest Hour (1995 - present). With Darkest Hour he has rocked over 45 countries, 5 continents, and released 9 full-length records worldwide via 11 different record labels.

      Mike has worked with legendary metal uber-producers: Fredrick Nordstrom (Studio Friedmen, Gothenburg Sweden), Devin Townsend (Greenhouse Studios, Vancouver, BC), and Brian Mcternan (Salad Days Studios, Baltimore, MD). While spearheading Darkest Hour he has released 9 full-length records and 2 Eps. Additionally, he interned and later recorded and produced several albums while working at Baltimore Maryland’s, Salad Days Studios, under the supervisor and guidance of producer Brian McTernan.

      Producer credits: Dead to Fall (Victory Records), Man and Wasp (Swedish Columbia), Beasts Of No Nation (Cricket Cemetery Records), Free Children of Earth (Cricket Cemetery Records). Engineer credits: From Autumn to Ashes, (Vagrant Records), Destroy the Runner (Tooth and Nail), With Honor (Victory Records), Strike Anywhere (Bridge Nine Records), Domino Team (Self-Released), and Baltimore, MD’s Let it Go (Self-Released), Light Beams (Don Giovani Records)

      Mike is a prolific composer and has composed music for over 10 networks and his current TV discography/credits list includes:

      “Zombie Sharks” – Shark Week 2014 - The Discovery Channel
      “The Bridge of Jaws” - Shark Week 2016 - The Discovery Channel “Paranatural” – National Geographic Channel
      “Rise of the Jellyfish” – The Discovery Channel
      “In Coldest Blood” – MSNBC
      “The Real NCIS” – Investigation Discovery
      “Main Street Mysteries” – Investigation Discovery
      “Real Interrogations” – Investigation Discovery
      “Wings of Honor” – The Smithsonian Network “
      Flag of Iwo Jima Special” – The Smithsonian Network
      “Charles Manson and His Followers” – Selected Cues – MSNBC

      Mike is currently endorsed by several companies who dedicate time and resources to help better further the lives of artists who are out there on the road every year. Those companies include:
      ESP Guitars, EVH Amps, Ernie Ball Strings, Seymour Duncan Pick Ups, & Floyd Rose Bridges.

      In 2001 Mike graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and
      he is beyond excited to join the School of Rock family and inspire the next generation of DMV area rock stars!
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      Garrett Gleason
      Guitar Instructor
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      Garrett Gleason graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 for Jazz Studies for guitar performance and has been teaching for several years. Since graduation, Garrett has performed and record...
      Garrett Gleason graduated from the University of Maryland in 2013 for Jazz Studies for guitar performance and has been teaching for several years. Since graduation, Garrett has performed and recorded with various DC and MD-based artists as well as with his own groups, experimental-rock Cartoon Weapons and improv ensembles Gentle Men and Hashima Machine. He aims to help people embrace music through developing an understanding of the musical language, personalizing learned music through intuition and creativity, and helping others experience the magic of making music with others.
      • guitar lessons
    • Photo of Ricardo "P"Nut Johnson
      Ricardo "P"Nut Johnson
      Bass Instructor
      A DC native, Ricardo "P"-Nut Johnson began his musical journey on the bass in the 5 th grade when he received his first instrument '“ a Sears electric guitar. He enjoyed the guitar but then ...
      A DC native, Ricardo "P"-Nut Johnson began his musical journey on the bass in the 5 th grade when he received his first instrument '“ a Sears electric guitar. He enjoyed the guitar but then he heard the bass in Rufus and Chaka Khan's Sweet Thing and from that point on "P"-Nut knew he wanted to be a bass player. Hearing of his new obsession, his uncle, a bass player in his own right, loaned him a bass and challenged him to see what he could learn by the time he got back from the road and the rest is history. During his years in the D.C. area, "P"-Nut played with various groups in a variety of styles. He played with the sensational vocal group Prim Degree, the cutting edge gospel group God's Creation, vocalist Gloria Brown and blues great Memphis Gold. In the 90's "P"-Nut toured Europe with the blues legend Memphis Gold. After years of playing on stage he decided to go get his music degree and attended the Music Tech College of Music, now called McNalley Smith, in Minneapolis MN. After graduation he stayed in Minnesota for 10 years where was very active in the music scene and where he taught many aspiring musicians. He played with the blues group The HooDoo Kings , the 12 piece group Arayastone , the reggae mainstay Dred I Dred , the funk band Down with Gravity , jazz guitarist John Penny , and a host of others. When you hear him play you get hints of the his influences like Bootsy, Jimi Hendrix, Parliament and Larry Graham to name a few. "P"-Nut is a consummate bass player and works at his craft continuously. In 2007 he attended Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey's Bass at the Beach and later that year he also attended Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp. He learned many things at these camps and has integrated them into his playing and teaching. Tired of the cold of Minnesota and homesick for the sights and sounds of D.C. "P"-nut moved back in the area in 2011. He has played with a number of groups since being back and is happy to be a part of the School Of Rock family.
    • Photo of Jessica Flores
      Jessica Flores
      Vocal Instructor/ Show Director
      301-589-7625
      Jessica began singing in elementary school, where she gave her first solo performance at the Pageant of Peace with her school choir in DC at age 8. In high school, she was always active in multiple...
      Jessica began singing in elementary school, where she gave her first solo performance at the Pageant of Peace with her school choir in DC at age 8. In high school, she was always active in multiple choirs and the musical theater department. Jessica began classical voice training at Montgomery College, under the guidance of Molly Donnelly. She gained experience in a variety of styles ranging from Classical to Latin Jazz through multiple collaborations with the Montgomery College World Ensemble and Metropolitan Orchestra at MC. While at MC, she helped institute an outreach program with Wheaton High School, bringing the experience of performing with a professional band to kids who were just starting out in choir. She has also performed with the National Philharmonic Chorale and interned for their Summer High School Choral Program. Jessica is currently finishing up her undergrad at UMBC in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Education. She performs regularly with her band, Tesla's Cat, where she gets to practice being a rock star. She believes that studying music is an integral part of building stronger communities and well-rounded citizens.
      • Voice Lessons
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      Joey Jenkins
      Drum/Rookies/Rock 101 Instructor
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      Born and raised in Takoma Park, Joey Jenkins is a musician in the DMV who has found his way to School of Rock in his search for a way to spread confidence and enthusiasm through music. Joey believ...
      Born and raised in Takoma Park, Joey Jenkins is a musician in the DMV who has found his way to School of Rock in his search for a way to spread confidence and enthusiasm through music. Joey believes that nurturing the artist in each of us from an early age is crucial for development of communication and other interpersonal life skills whether or no they become a professional musician or not. Joey started playing music in a rock band in high school and continued studying music until his competency and consistency led him to a place of joy and stability. Today, Joey plays in several local groups, and encourages people of all ages to play music through public and private meet-ups where they can perform and jam with musicians of any caliber. His understanding of music theory, fluid adaptation to numerous styles, and patience with others can be readily observed both in the classroom and on stage. Joey is primarily a drummer, but also plays and teaches guitar, bass, and vocal performance.
    • Photo of Jaime Moffett
      Jaime Moffett
      Guitar Instructor/Rock 101 Instructor
      301-589-7625
      Jaime Moffett is a guitarist and bassist from Baltimore, MD, and is excited to share his musical knowledge with School of Rock Silver Spring students. Jaime did his formal musical training at Towso...
      Jaime Moffett is a guitarist and bassist from Baltimore, MD, and is excited to share his musical knowledge with School of Rock Silver Spring students. Jaime did his formal musical training at Towson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2006, with a focus on jazz guitar performance. He has also been an active teacher since 2004, and has experience teaching students as young as five years old to adults in retirement. In addition to his time spent at Towson and as a teacher, Jaime has been performing music in a variety of ensembles, as both a leader and sideman, in the greater Baltimore/DC area since the late 1990's.
    • Photo of Christopher Volkstorf
      Christopher Volkstorf
      Guitar Instructor/Rock 101 Instructor
      Chris has been a musician and guitarist since 1985, when he first started messing around on a friend's cheap Strat-copy, and over the years he has developed a versatile and entertaining style of gu...
      Chris has been a musician and guitarist since 1985, when he first started messing around on a friend's cheap Strat-copy, and over the years he has developed a versatile and entertaining style of guitar playing. He has been in several bands (Hot Buttered Elvis, Bloody Meri, SUPERFAMOUS) and has extensive experience both on stage and in the recording studio. He loves all kinds of music, from blues and blues-based styles like rock and jazz, to more esoteric and atmospheric genres. These days he devotes much of his time to writing songs and instrumental music. He lives on the west end of Alexandria Va, inside the DC beltway, with his cat Dolphy.
    • Photo of Henry Everitt
      Henry Everitt
      Drum Instructor
      301-589-7625
      Henry has been playing drums since the tender age of 10. He remembers that first feeling when he sat behind the kit and knew it was home and is delighted to be able to share those moments with his...
      Henry has been playing drums since the tender age of 10. He remembers that first feeling when he sat behind the kit and knew it was home and is delighted to be able to share those moments with his students. He has played in several DC bands but his primary project, Condem The Infected, a death metal band is where he currently pours his creative energy. Henry's philosophy, is to "first and foremost, is to do whatever is in my power make the music happen. As a performer, I aim to captivate audiences and leave them with something they will remember. As a teacher, my wish is to familiarize my students with the language and tools of music and guide them such that they can use them to express themselves in their own individual ways." Henry has his BA from The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) BA in Music Technology.
    • Photo of Ryan Taylor
      Ryan Taylor
      Keys Instructor
      Ryan is a composer, improviser, author, music theorist, pianist, music producer, and teacher. He has won awards for his original music, such as his first place award for Best Original Film Score in...
      Ryan is a composer, improviser, author, music theorist, pianist, music producer, and teacher. He has won awards for his original music, such as his first place award for Best Original Film Score in the Montgomery County Film Festival in 2011. He also has performed in prestigious venues like the Takoma Park Jazz Festival and the Siemens Competition Awards Ceremony hosted in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

      Ryan writes and performs in a variety of styles ranging from classical to jazz to electronic. He has experience writing music for large ensembles such as orchestras and jazz big bands. As a music producer, he has worked with big and small groups of musicians alike in professional-level recording studio environments. His expertise also extends to the mixing, mastering, and synthesis applications of music technology that have become so central to the modern music industry.

      Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production. He was accepted in 2013 with a scholarship and finished the four-year program only two and half years later. He has studied with great teachers such as the amazing composer and concert pianist Jeffrey Chappell. He has also studied guitar performance on the side and experiments with different instruments whenever he can. In recent years, Ryan has focused on teaching workshops, classes for small groups, private lessons, and on creating his new book The Theory and Creation of Music.
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      Sean Rickman
      Drum Instructor + Adult Band Director
      Sean Rickman is an American drummer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, producer and recording artist from Washington, DC. He is best known for his work with Shawn Lane, Garaj Mahal, Dapp...
      Sean Rickman is an American drummer, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, producer and recording artist from Washington, DC.

      He is best known for his work with Shawn Lane, Garaj Mahal, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman, Maxwell, Meshell Ndegeocello, Blacksheep, Phil Upchurch, David Fiucynski & Screaming Headless Torsos, Kai Eckhardt, Anthony Tidd's Quite Sane, K'Alyn, Angela Bofill and George Duke.[1]

      Rickman was lead singer and drummer for Garaj Mahal from 2007–2011 and currently his DC Rock band Big Mouth featuring guitarist Leonard Stevens. He was also featured alongside Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller on the Tribute To Miles 2011 tour.[2]

      Currently Rickman tours and records with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Miles Okazaki and others. He dedicates most of his off road time to his instructional site. Rickman releases self produced albums under his artist name The Rick performing all the vocals and all the instruments. He is developing live performances as the frontman of his power trio.

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News

    • Check Out Our Latest Newsletter!

      Hot off the press - it's our May 2018 Rock School Newsletter! Chock full of rockschooly goodness!
    • Music Alley Radio Interview with Our Owner, Laura Bollettino

      Our owner Laura Bollettino recently sat down with Music Alley Radio to talk about School of Rock, what we do and our mission. We have programs for kids ages 5 through High School and take beginner...
      Our owner Laura Bollettino recently sat down with Music Alley Radio to talk about School of Rock, what we do and our mission. We have programs for kids ages 5 through High School and take beginners. Don't just take lessons, become a musician!
    • WJLA Came to Visit our Sister School of Rock!

      We were thrilled that WJLA's Good Morning Washington at our sister School of Rock in Vienna! Check it out!
    • SCHOOL OF ROCK SILVER SPRING STUDENTS TOUR THE NORTHEAST ON TEN SUMMERS TOUR

      Students from the DC Area Schools of Rock had an amazing time this summer as they headed out on their Ten Summers Tour celebrating the ten year anniversary of the School of Rock in the DC area. Tou...
      Students from the DC Area Schools of Rock had an amazing time this summer as they headed out on their Ten Summers Tour celebrating the ten year anniversary of the School of Rock in the DC area. Tour stops included New Cannan, Port Jefferson, Downingtown, Philly and Mamaronek. Click for more details!

Testimonials

  • “It is very kid centered. It becomes about more than just the music....It is a safe, cool place for kids/ teens to be themselves, make friends, feel comfortable. And the performance aspect builds confidence and a sense of accomplishment.”
    - Kate C., parent Silver Spring
  • “The instructors are enthusiastic, the staff are dedicated and fun, and the overall experience for our son is fantastic. The artistic and social interaction is a great testament to the success of the programs.”
    - Heather S., parent Silver Spring
  • “The program gets kids really excited about playing music and shows them how fun it is! The teachers are encouraging. My son loves playing and it is his favorite night of the week every week..”
    - Alan S., parent Silver Spring
  • “I could not be happier with your programs, which teach proficiency and enthusiasm in equal measures and as appropriate for the age of the student.”
    - Tyagen A., parent Silver Spring