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About School of Rock Southlake/Keller

Welcome to School of Rock Southlake/Keller, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Southlake/Keller that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2010, School of Rock Southlake/Keller is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

Whether our students are killing it on guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals, School of Rock Southlake/Keller equips everyone with the right gear: experienced teachers, seriously awesome music fundamentals, and spectacular bands of friends and fellow musicians. Our performance-based approach helps our students build the skills they need beyond the stage, too: confidence, teamwork, innovation, art, and humor, just to name a few. We don’t just get our students amped about music – we get them amped about life.

Visit School of Rock Southlake/Keller and get a feel for how we crank up the voltage of music education for today’s students and musicians.

Contact Information

School of Rock Southlake/Keller
3220 W Southlake Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
US
Main Number
(682) 593-0990(682) 593-0990

Hours of Operation

Day of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Southlake/Keller'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 Southlake/Keller'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 Southlake/Keller’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 Southlake/Keller, 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 Southlake/Keller’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!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Southlake/Keller’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 Southlake/Keller 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 Southlake/Keller 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 Southlake/Keller 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 Southlake/Keller, 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 Southlake/Keller’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 Southlake/Keller’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 Southlake/Keller.

    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 Southlake/Keller’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 Southlake/Keller 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 Southlake/Keller’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!

  • At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, we teach preschoolers in our Little Wing Program the creativity, confidence, and knowledge they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Music is the gateway to childrens’ growth, whether it’s in the form of great friendships from shared musical experiences or the joy of hearing an inspirational song for the first time.

    Our Little Wing students at Southlake/Keller enjoy a unique variety of music-minded games based on some of the most popular music in rock and roll history. Through great music and a foundation of fun, our students refine their motor skills, coordination, pre-literacy, and group cooperation in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Young rockers in Southlake/Keller’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

School of Rock Southlake/Keller'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 Southlake/Keller'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

    • July 16 - 20, 2018

      Bring Your Parents to Rock Week

      Bring Your Parents to Rock Week is awesome! It's basically our version of a parent/teacher conference. Drop in the lesson and observe, or take it for yourself! BYPTRW is for private lessons only, n...
      Bring Your Parents to Rock Week is awesome! It's basically our version of a parent/teacher conference. Drop in the lesson and observe, or take it for yourself! BYPTRW is for private lessons only, not group rehearsals or Rookies.
    • July 29
      2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      School of Rock AllStars & DFW House Band Festival

      Come rock out with the School of Rock AllStars and us at our AllStars and House Band Festival at the Ridglea Room in Fort Worth! The National AllStars, culled from the hardest working students from...
      Come rock out with the School of Rock AllStars and us at our AllStars and House Band Festival at the Ridglea Room in Fort Worth! The National AllStars, culled from the hardest working students from our over 200 locations, and every House Band from across DFW will get together for an all day show that will blow your mind!
      $10, All-Ages

      SCHEDULE TBA
    • August 12
      12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      Summer Axe Fest at Lava Cantina

      Performances from hundreds of students from School of Rock Flower Mound, Frisco, and Southlake on two stages. $15 • All-Ages Schedule TBA Lava Cantina The Colony 5805 Grandscape Blvd, T...
      Performances from hundreds of students from School of Rock Flower Mound, Frisco, and Southlake on two stages.

      $15 • All-Ages

      Schedule TBA

      Lava Cantina The Colony
      5805 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, Texas 75056
    • August 27 - 31, 2018

      Bring A Friend to Rock Week

      Bring A Friend to Rock Week is is your time to bring a friend to either your private lesson, or group rehearsal and show them how awesome School of Rock is! Bring a buddy and show off your skills.
    • September 14
      6:00 PM

      Summer Season Showcase #1

      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band. The Summer Season Showcases wi...
      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band.

      The Summer Season Showcases will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th, 15th, and 16th at Hat Tricks in Lewisville.

      Schedule TBA


      $10 • All Ages • No Outside Food or Drinks Allowed

      www.hattricksdallas.com
      101 E Corporate Dr, Lewisville TX 75067 • 972-315-8406
    • September 15
      11:00 AM

      Summer Season Showcase #2

      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band. The Summer Season Showcases wi...
      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band.

      The Summer Season Showcases will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th, 15th, and 16th at Hat Tricks in Lewisville.

      Schedule TBA


      $10 • All Ages • No Outside Food or Drinks Allowed

      www.hattricksdallas.com
      101 E Corporate Dr, Lewisville TX 75067 • 972-315-8406
    • September 16
      11:00 AM

      Summer Season Showcase #3

      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band. The Summer Season Showcases wi...
      Featuring the music of Rock 101, The Beatles, Guitar Gods, Black Keys vs Jack White, Warped Tour, The Punk Rock Adult Band, a Teacher Showcase, and the House Band.

      The Summer Season Showcases will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th, 15th, and 16th at Hat Tricks in Lewisville.

      Schedule TBA


      $10 • All Ages • No Outside Food or Drinks Allowed

      www.hattricksdallas.com
      101 E Corporate Dr, Lewisville TX 75067 • 972-315-8406

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      Marty Morris
      Music Director
      682-593-0990
      Marty Morris was born in central Illinois and raised in Atlanta, GA and Toledo, OH. His dad bought him a $25 pawnshop guitar at age six, and only showed how to play the song "La Bamba." Over the ne...
      Marty Morris was born in central Illinois and raised in Atlanta, GA and Toledo, OH. His dad bought him a $25 pawnshop guitar at age six, and only showed how to play the song "La Bamba." Over the next several years, he taught himself to play multiple instruments, sing, and write songs. His first public performance was a cover of Led Zeppelin’s, "Moby Dick" at age 12 and by age 14 was playing in an original band as a regular of the Toledo, OH music scene.

      Studying Cinema and English literature in college, Marty briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a film director, but his love of music proved too strong. Moving to Detroit in 2001, he has worked continuously to evolve as a musician and entertainer. He has performed hundreds of concerts all over the world -- everywhere from the Fillmore in San Fran to Belgrade, Serbia – and he has supported such names as the Black Keys, Link Wray, The Kills, The Cramps, The Von Bondies, Mission of Burma, Radio Birdman, and many more.

      A member of critically acclaimed bands SSM -- whom the New York Times called “the heretics of three-chord rock”) -- and the Cyril Lords, his experience in the music business is extensive. Marty's other passion is the School of Rock. He was Music Director at two Detroit schools before making the big leap to opening the Frisco and Southlake locations, where he is now both GM and Music Director of Southlake/Keller SOR and an active guitar and bass teacher. He also leads a team as booking agent, tour manager, graphic designer, and music director of the School of Rock Continental Summer Tour for our franchises.

      Marty strongly believes in leading by example, and has forever changed the lives of countless students by showing them the joy and majesty of playing rock ‘n’ roll.
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      Bri Wischerman
      General Manager
      Bri was born and raised in southern California and developed a love for music early on. She started playing the violin in 4th grade and continued on with the flute, dabbled in the bass and drums in...
      Bri was born and raised in southern California and developed a love for music early on. She started playing the violin in 4th grade and continued on with the flute, dabbled in the bass and drums in high school, and later moved on to the piano. She was also in show choir and various musical theater productions throughout middle and high school. Being from So-Cal she inevitably developed a love for ska-punk, classic rock, and metal, and her favorite band is G’N’R. Bri is now learning the bass guitar in the School of Rock Adult Program, and having a blast.

      A mother of 2 settled in North Richland Hills, she enjoys horror movies, concerts, eating out, and going to Six Flags and spending time with her family. Bri couldn’t be more excited to be with School of Rock, and loves helping kids explore the arts and find themselves.
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      Melissa Birchett
      Asst. Music Director; Senior Vocal Instructor
      Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Melissa began taking voice and piano lessons at the age of five. She grew up performing in musicals and plays across Texas until she ultimately decided to study cl...
      Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Melissa began taking voice and piano lessons at the age of five. She grew up performing in musicals and plays across Texas until she ultimately decided to study classical music. Melissa moved to sunny Malibu, California at 18 years old and attended Pepperdine University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance in 2012. During her undergrad career, she lived in Germany and traveled across Europe performing in Mozart’s, Die Zauberflöte, Bizet’s, Carmen, and Puccini’s, La bohème.

      Continuing her education she moved to San Francisco and received a Master's degree in Opera Performance and studied under some of the most esteemed vocal and piano instructors. While living in San Francisco, Melissa sang with the Opera Director of the San Francisco Opera and performed numerous opera scenes throughout her two years.

      Melissa has become one of the top teachers in the school and loves being able to mold the musical minds of her students.
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      Tim Harman
      Instructor: Drums
      Tim Harman has been obsessed with every aspect of drums and percussion basically since he was born. Brought up in a musical family, he first latched onto the drums from observing the drum lines of ...
      Tim Harman has been obsessed with every aspect of drums and percussion basically since he was born. Brought up in a musical family, he first latched onto the drums from observing the drum lines of the marching bands directed by his father. After receiving his first snare drum for Christmas at the age of 8, rhythm took over his life. He started gigging in Deep Ellum clubs at the age of 15, and embarked on his first tour the next year. In the 12 years since then, he has spent considerable time on the road with bands such as The Atom Age, PEARS, Informant, Detonate, and Mose Giganticus, among others. In between stints on the road, he has been teaching private lessons, working in and operating drum shops (he founded The Ghost Note in downtown Denton in 2012), building and repairing drums, and doing basically anything there is to do in the realm of percussion. He's been busy, and never stops learning new ways to hit things with sticks.
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      James Malone
      Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      Co-founder, singer, guitarist and lead songwriter for Arsis, James has been involved in the technical melodic death metal scene for more than a decade. A lifelong musician, James grew up in Virgini...
      Co-founder, singer, guitarist and lead songwriter for Arsis, James has been involved in the technical melodic death metal scene for more than a decade. A lifelong musician, James grew up in Virginia and began his musical education at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2000, he co-founded Arsis and the band has released five studio albums and three EPs.

      Arsis has been signed to Nuclear Blast Records since 2007. In 2012, Decibel magazine ranked Arsis’ 2004 debut, A Celebration of Guilt, number 50 on its list of the 100 top death metal albums of all time. Three of Arsis’ albums – Unwelcome, Starve for the Devil, and We are the Nightmare – charted on Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. He’s toured extensively both nationally and internationally for more than a decade, performing with likes of Arch Enemy, Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, and Nile. In 2010, Arsis performed at the Eye Scream Metal Fest II in Mexico City.

      In addition to his work with Arsis, he composed A Diamond for Disease for the Ballet Deviare, a contemporary ballet company in New York City, which was performed off-broadway in 2005 to a sold-out crowd. A Diamond for Disease featured a 13-minute title track that took four months to write and was hailed as “a multi-movement death metal masterwork,” by Decibel Magazine. Last year, James started a side project, Necromancing the Stone. This band recently signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. James is currently endorsed by ESP Guitars.
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      Beth Carter
      Instructor: Vocals & Keyboard
      Beth was born in Springtown, Texas and was around music her whole life, growing up in a musical family. She always sung in church, choir and within her family. When she was 8 she moved to Fort Wort...
      Beth was born in Springtown, Texas and was around music her whole life, growing up in a musical family. She always sung in church, choir and within her family. When she was 8 she moved to Fort Worth and continued to sing in choirs and started to get into theatre. When she was 11 she started participating in musicals every summer. Then at age 14, she started attending School of Rock Fort Worth and making friends within the Fort Worth music scene. Throughout learning at School of Rock, she has picked up the piano, as well as, Ukulele, Harmonica and Bass Guitar. In her last year as a student at School of Rock, at age 18 she went on Summer Tour gaining much musical experience and creating everlasting bonds with the people she worked with. Currently she is studying music education at TCC and participates in their Ensemble group. She still attends School of Rock as a part of the Fort Worth Adult Band, still striving to broaden her horizons and become a better musician.
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      Zack Wiese
      Instructor: Drums
      "I watched a documentary about The Beatles when I was 13 and just thought, Well... that's it. I want to play music." Born in Seattle, Washington the land of espresso and grunge, Zack's musical jour...
      "I watched a documentary about The Beatles when I was 13 and just thought, Well... that's it. I want to play music." Born in Seattle, Washington the land of espresso and grunge, Zack's musical journey began. Zack's parents were huge music nerds. "Everything From Miles Davis, to The Rolling Stones, to STP, to Death Cab for Cutie was played in our house. It was fantastic!" Being around all that music as a kid, It's no wonder he ended up here! Zack started here in Frisco as a student when he was 13. After being here for 4 years he's progressed into becoming a teacher here at School of Rock. He began as drum student, but also taught himself Guitar, Bass, Piano and has been known to sing every now and again. He's got a good ear for all genres of music, but says his favorites would be The Classics, Indie Rock, And Garage Rock. "I love this job so much. School of Rock was the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and I hope that I can share my love of music with next generation of young musicians!" Zack currently plays drums in a band known as 'Post Palace' as well as playing everything in his solo project, 'Fluorescent Dreams.'
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      Brian Lindsey
      Instructor: Drums
      Brian has been around anything and everything to do with music since he was a child. Growing up in the late 90’s - early 2000’s, Brian idolized the Nimitz High School Drumline. Whenever there w...
      Brian has been around anything and everything to do with music since he was a child. Growing up in the late 90’s - early 2000’s, Brian idolized the Nimitz High School Drumline. Whenever there was a Nimitz football game in town, Brian and his family were there and Brian had his “Little Tikes” toy drum in tow. Brian began studying percussion when he began middle school in the mid 2000’s.

      Brian’s obsession with rock music began when he first started listening to the album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out by Panic! At The Disco. From there on then, he became obsessed with learning the ropes to become a rock drummer. In the Summer of 2008, Brian achieved his dream of making the Nimitz High School Drumline as a freshman (which at the time was quite the feat). Brian went on to march Snare Drum in Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps in the Summer of 2010 and Forte Drum and Bugle Corps in the Summer of 2011. Around this time, Brian played in many garage bands comprised of his friends from high school, playing shows at clubs in Deep Ellum and many clubs in the DFW area.

      Recently, Brian has been a part of bands that have had the honor to have played 2 major DFW festivals Unsilent Night and So What! Music Festival, and the Dallas date of Warped Tour in the Summer of 2016. Brian owes all of his success to the experience he gained while studying percussion for most of his life and the knowledge he gained when he marched in Drum Corps.

      Brian feels very fortunate and honored to be a part of the team at School Of Rock in Southlake/Keller, and hopes to continue to inspire and share his love for music to the next generation of young musicians.
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      Dustin Fleming
      Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      "Music is one of the most important things in my life, besides being a father to my 10 year old daughter,” states guitar guru Dustin Fleming. He has been playing music, primarily guitar, since th...
      "Music is one of the most important things in my life, besides being a father to my 10 year old daughter,” states guitar guru Dustin Fleming. He has been playing music, primarily guitar, since the tender age of 7, and is excited to be teaching in Southlake/Keller.

      With several years of teaching in Frisco and Dallas School of Rock locations, Dustin makes his presence felt given his proficiency for teaching all types of genres including rock, jazz, funk and blues. He currently teaches Guitar, Bass, Keys & Steel Guitar.

      Dustin has over 18 years of professional touring, writing, and recording that has helped shape him into a confident and proficient performer. He is a chief songwriter, and plays lead guitar in a national touring band from Dallas, Vandoliers, and a Denton-based, Cars Tribute band. Dustin attended the University of North Texas and studied Jazz Guitar Performance and Media-Tech for Audio Engineering.
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      Sammi Bishop
      Instructor: Drums
      Sammi began her musical journey at the age of 15 by spending countless hours listening to her favorite bands, playing along to her favorite songs & learning from as many local professionals as poss...
      Sammi began her musical journey at the age of 15 by spending countless hours listening to her favorite bands, playing along to her favorite songs & learning from as many local professionals as possible. Sammi began cutting her teeth playing in local bars around Jacksonville, Florida at 17 years old & quickly became the “go-to fill-in” drummer around town & out of state. Soon, drumming became her full-time occupation.At age 22, she received a phone call from Austin, Tx regarding a new opportunity to tour Europe with the movie soundtrack extraordinaire band Tito & Tarantula, whom most might recognize from films such as From Dusk til Dawn, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Machete, & many more. Sammi entertained the masses with this amazing group in countless countries such as Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy, Russia and many more beautiful countries.
      “I was lucky enough to travel the world, get the full-on rockstar treatment & play all of Tito’s coolest hits from the movies. It was a dream come true.” -Sammi
      Sammi is still on the scene! Currently, she’s making her mark as an independent drummer around the Lone Star state & beyond.
      Sammi’s love of drumming already has and inevitably will continue to take her places far and wide. Currently, Sammi is a teacher at School of Rock in Dallas and Southlake using her spark to lead young rockers to the big stage. Look for her as this drumming beauty continues on her extraordinary path to making more of her rock n roll fantasies come true.
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      Isabella "Izzy" Maso
      Instructor: Guitar, Bass, & Keys
      Born and raised in Dallas, Izzy has always had a love for music. She started as a student at our Frisco school when she was 14, and after being in the program she eventually progressed into becomin...
      Born and raised in Dallas, Izzy has always had a love for music. She started as a student at our Frisco school when she was 14, and after being in the program she eventually progressed into becoming an instructor. Izzy taught part-time while she went to college at Baylor University, and now that she has graduated, she’s back to teaching. When she isn’t teaching, Izzy enjoys creating music with a loop pedal, gigging, and producing videos. Izzy strongly believes in education in all forms, so she is so excited to be able to help kids explore and learn about music.
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      Jade Owens
      Instructor: Guitar & Bass
      Jade Owens fell in love with music at an early age just as many musicians do. Watching relatives play a myriad of instruments ranging from banjos, and mandolins, to pianos, and organs; the array of...
      Jade Owens fell in love with music at an early age just as many musicians do. Watching relatives play a myriad of instruments ranging from banjos, and mandolins, to pianos, and organs; the array of sounds coming from his grandfathers front porch captivated him.
      As time went on Jade found himself digging deeper into the world of music and sound. He picked up guitar and drums along the way. Cliff Campbell, former guitarist of Fair To Midland, gave him guitar lessons at the age of 17. Jade’s late teens and early 20s were spent in local bands with sounds ranging from noise art rock, and punk rock, to soul, R&B, and funk.
      Today, Jade plays guitar in the band Bad James. Their first release was recorded at Elmwood studios, previous studio of St. Vincent and legendary producer John Congleton. Bad James is a part of Rock Hand Records, a small indie label based out of Colorado Springs, CO. Jade loves hats, diy, and every so often delving into the avant garde.
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      Daniel Louise
      Instructor: Guitar & Drums
      Daniel grew up in the Dallas area and has always had a deep passion for music. Ever since he first got his hands on a guitar, there was no stopping him from becoming the musician he is today. He ...
      Daniel grew up in the Dallas area and has always had a deep passion for music. Ever since he first got his hands on a guitar, there was no stopping him from becoming the musician he is today.
      He started his musical career at School of Rock Mckinney and quickly ran with his passions as he began playing guitar, bass, and drums for regional and national touring bands. He then went off to Full Sail University, where he studied to be an audio engineer. While in college, Daniel worked as a session musician recording with a variety of acts in and around the Central Florida area.
      Now that he’s returned to Texas, he’s back to doing session/live work and has started teaching his passion to those who were once like him.
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      Marisa Saltzgiver
      Instructor: Drums
      Marisa has been playing drums for over 16 years. She was Section Leader her Senior Year of High School and played on the snare line for 6 years. She also played in the school's concert bands, orche...
      Marisa has been playing drums for over 16 years. She was Section Leader her Senior Year of High School and played on the snare line for 6 years. She also played in the school's concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, and percussion ensembles.
      Marisa has played at over 100 different venues/events. Some of these venues/events include: House of Blues, Trees, Cowboy's Stadium with Sherill Douglas (international celebrity impersonator), Dan's Silverleaf, Austin Pecan Festival, SXSW, Mango's Cafe (opened up for ex-Mar's Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen), Denton Jazz & Arts Festival, Sue Ellen's for Girls Rock Dallas, American Airlines Center (outside), Denton Femme Fest, Atrium Obscurum Festival, RAJ Festival in California, and many more!
      She just recently returned from touring in LA and Colorado with Nate Hancock and the Declaration. She now resides back in DFW and plays with several different projects!

Promotions

News

    • Southlake/Keller Girls Go to American Idol

      It gives us immense pride to announce that two of our students, Juliana M and Loren C, not only auditioned for American Idol, but they both received golden tickets to Hollywood. We are unbelievably...
      It gives us immense pride to announce that two of our students, Juliana M and Loren C, not only auditioned for American Idol, but they both received golden tickets to Hollywood. We are unbelievably proud of our girls!
    • School of Rock to be filmed for the documentary, “Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero”

      In the 90's, the Dayton, Ohio music scene began generating worldwide buzz from bands such as The Breeders and Guided by Voices. Arguably the most innovative of them all, however, was BRAINIAC, led ...
      In the 90's, the Dayton, Ohio music scene began generating worldwide buzz from bands such as The Breeders and Guided by Voices. Arguably the most innovative of them all, however, was BRAINIAC, led by the gifted and charismatic front man, Tim Taylor.

      After several singles, the band signed to NYC label Grass Records and recorded two seminal albums (Smack Bunny Baby and Bonsai Superstar) with Girls Against Boys’, Eli Janney at the helm. Countless tours and much critical acclaim came, which landed the band on the Lollapalooza tour and a deal with Touch and Go Records. The band released a full length (Hissing Prigs In Static Couture) and two EPs on the label using producers Eli Janney, Steve Albini, Kim Deal and Jim O'Rourke.

      Brainiac had just concluded a tour with Beck and were slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in an auto accident.
      Over the past two decades their music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie and countless others.

      This year marks the 25th anniversary of the band's debut album. To commemorate this, The School of Rock and Good Records are hosting a tribute concert in Tim's memory. The night will also be filmed for the upcoming feature length documentary on the band by Dayton native and Brooklyn based filmmaker, Eric Mahoney. The project will feature interviews from the surviving band members, the Taylor family and a slew of musicians including: Steve Albini, Stuart Braithewaite, Buzz Osbourne, Cedric Bixler, David Yow, Eli Janney, Fred Armisen, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Matt Berninger and many more.

      Cut to suburban Dallas, where four students of the School of Rock -- ranging in ages from 14 to 17 -- have been working for nearly 5 months to perfect the unusual chord voicings and creative use of effects on the Brainiac albums. “The hardest part,” said 16-year-old Juliana Madrid of Southlake, TX, “was just getting our head around the sounds they produced.”

      “Yeah,” agreed 17-year-old Sean Lawson, also of Southlake, “we spent a long time trying to get guitar tones and synthesizer sounds to match the records. It feels really cool to have the opportunity to represent the band in this way.”

      School of Rock Music Director and VP of Business Development, Marty Morris, came up not-too-far from Dayton in the Toledo, Ohio punk rock scene, and has been a lifelong fan of Brainiac. “I saw them four times before Timmy died,” said Morris. “They were, and still are the best live band I’ve ever seen. They freaked me out, honestly, and I’ve never been the same.”

      Morris heard that Mahoney was directing a documentary about Brainiac, and something clicked. “At that very moment, my kids were covering ‘Vincent Come on Down.’ I sat with the idea that my students should be a part of this thing for several days until, one night, I couldn’t sleep and I decided to email the director. By 10 a.m. the next morning, we were talking on the phone. I guess it was all meant to be.”

      Brainiac Tribute featuring the School of Rock, Post Palace, and Sweet Chaos will be held at the Curtain Club in Deep Ellum on Sunday, April 22. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. Limited edition Brainiac merchandise will also be on hand, and the event will be filmed for the upcoming documentary, “Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero." 100% of all proceeds go to the production of the documentary.
    • SCHOOL OF ROCK TEACHER AND FORMER STUDENT, DALTON RAPATTONI, PLACED 3RD ON AMERICAN IDOL!

      School of Rock vocal teacher (and Marty's student), Dalton Rapattoni, placed 3rd on the final season of American Idol. Congratulations, Dalton!
    • Students from School Of Rock Perform CW33’s Express Yourself Song

      CW33 teamed up with the School of Rock and Stephen Arnold Music to create a special rock version of the CW33 Express Yourself theme song. The School of Rock in Southlake, TX rehearsed the song an...
      CW33 teamed up with the School of Rock and Stephen Arnold Music to create a special rock version of the CW33 Express Yourself theme song.

      The School of Rock in Southlake, TX rehearsed the song and once it was perfect, headed up to Stephen Arnold Music's studios in North Texas to record their version.

      So how do you express yourself?
    • Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to appear on stage with kids from School of Rock

      School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that MEGADETH lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school's Frisco, Texas location on Friday, Februa...
      School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has announced that MEGADETH lead singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine will visit the school's Frisco, Texas location on Friday, February 19. Mustaine will give musical guidance to School Of Rock students, working personally with the future rock stars to help advance their musical skills. Additionally, the artist will join students from School Of Rock Fort Worth on stage to perform a few MEGADETH tracks, both classic and new, for the rest of the school, contest winners from the Dallas-Fort Worth community, and the students' families.

      Mustaine brings a true rock 'n' roll experience to the aspiring young musicians of all nine Dallas-Fort Worth School Of Rock locations. His visit to School Of Rock comes just before the kick-off of MEGADETH's Dystopia world tour, on February 20, in Dallas, Texas, celebrating the band's fifteenth studio album.


      School Of Rock continues to be an innovator in the musical education industry. The program takes students beyond the classroom and to some of rock 'n' roll's most famous stages, such as Chicago's House Of Blues and Lollapalooza. School Of Rock is using this event to celebrate the opening of School Of Rock Plano, its ninth Dallas-Fort Worth area location. Dave Mustaine adds to the curriculum's authenticity as it gives students the opportunity to play side-by-side with a professional musician. Mustaine's extensive background and rock n' roll expertise make him an ideal guest to join the School Of Rock staff who lives to play music.

      At School Of Rock, we strive to provide cutting-edge opportunities that sharpen our students' instrument skills and strengthen their dedication, says Dzana Homan, CEO of School Of Rock. We are fortunate to have rock legend Dave Mustaine share his musical expertise. His passion for rock 'n' roll is the ultimate inspiration that will motivate our students to channel their inner rock stars.
    • 2 Southlake/Keller Students Selected for the National ALLSTARS

      Congrats to Ryan Burks and Skyler Wicke for being chosen for the 2017 National AllStars, representing the less than 1% of School of Rock students worldwide who are selected. We are proud of all of ...
      Congrats to Ryan Burks and Skyler Wicke for being chosen for the 2017 National AllStars, representing the less than 1% of School of Rock students worldwide who are selected. We are proud of all of our kids who auditioned, and we hope that Ryan and Skyler have a great experience representing our school.

Testimonials

  • “I love how the instructors genuinely care about the kids. I love the performance program because the 3 hour weekly practices give the kids a chance to work together as a band, and it gives them the opportunity to form lasting friendships. The end of season showcases are incredible, and the experience gained is invaluable!”
    - Jennifer B, Southlake, TX