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

Location Specifics

At the corner of 1709 and Pearson Lane.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Closures:

  • 09/02/2019: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Southlake/Keller combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rookies music program for children
Rookies
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 6-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Southlake/Keller's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Southlake/Keller have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Southlake are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Southlake/Keller who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 12-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Southlake/Keller is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Southlake/Keller Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Southlake music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Southlake/Keller's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Southlake music venue.

Adult music program for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Southlake/Keller's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Southlake/Keller is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Southlake.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Southlake/Keller Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Southlake.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 12-18

The School of Rock Southlake/Keller House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Southlake/Keller's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at TX rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Southlake and the rest of TX. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in Southlake/Keller

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

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Southlake/Keller is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Southlake guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Southlake/Keller's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Southlake venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Southlake/Keller offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Southlake guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

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

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Southlake/Keller is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Southlake/Keller we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Southlake, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Southlake. Unlike other Southlake drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Southlake drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

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

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Southlake/Keller offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Southlake/Keller teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Southlake.

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

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Southlake/Keller offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Southlake and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Southlake students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock
Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Southlake. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Southlake area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Southlake/Keller Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Southlake area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Southlake music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Southlake/Keller, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Southlake, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Southlake/Keller’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

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Marty Morris Music Director

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 him 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 he 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 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 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.

Tim Harman Drum Teacher

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 by observing the drum lines of the marching bands directed by his father. After receiving his first snare drum for Christmas at the age of eight, 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.

Jade Owens Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

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 piano and organs, the array of sounds coming from his grandfather's 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. Jade loves hats, DIY and every so often delving into the avant garde.

Beth Carter Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

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 eight 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 a summer tour and gained musical experience, as well as created 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, striving to broaden her horizons and become a better musician.

Sammi Bishop Drum Teacher

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 and learning from as many local professionals as possible. Sammi began cutting her teeth playing in local bars around Jacksonville, Florida at 17 years old and quickly became the go-to fill-in drummer around town and 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 and Tarantula. Sammi entertained the masses with this amazing group in countless countries such as Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy and Russia. 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 musicians to the big stage.

Melissa Birchett Singing Teacher

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 various operas. Continuing her education, she moved to San Francisco and received a Master's degree in Opera Performance, studying 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.

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 fourth 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 SoCal, she inevitably developed a love for ska-punk, classic rock and metal, with her favorite band being Guns n' Roses. Bri is now learning the bass guitar in the School of Rock Adult Program and is having a blast. A mother of two 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.

Zack Wiese Guitar Teacher

Born in Seattle, Washington, Zack's musical journey began early. Zack started at School of Rock in Frisco as a student when he was 13. After being there for four years he progressed into becoming a teacher here at School of Rock Southlake/Keller. He began as drum student, but also taught himself guitar, bass and 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. Zack currently plays drums in a band known as Post Palace, as well as plays everything in his solo project, Fluorescent Dreams.

James Malone Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

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. 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.

Ariel Ditta Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ariel Ditta first discovered her passion for music at the tender age of two when she threw a big fit in front of a music store because it was closed. She began taking piano lessons at four years old, voice lessons at seven, and eventually started teaching herself guitar and bass at 13 years old. Fresh out of high school, she moved to Denton to study voice performance at the University of North Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies in 2018. When she’s not busy instilling a life-long love of music in her students, she enjoys writing tunes, drawing mutant creatures that hopefully don’t exist, spending money she doesn’t have on effects pedals and making ambient, art grunge noises in her various projects around the DFW area. She is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Southlake/Keller.

Victoria Vinson Studio Coordinator

Victoria Vinson’s passion for music began at an early age when she began playing the viola in elementary school. This steered her to try out the guitar, bass and piano. Her love for music has directed her to pursue a career in Radio Broadcasting/Mass Communications. Victoria has worked for a majority of DFW’s most popular radio stations. She loves to help music connect a multitude of people together. Today she inspires to acknowledge the fundamentals of healing through music and art. She is the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Southlake/Keller.

Loren Contino Little Wings Teacher, Rookies Teacher

Loren Contino has been performing around the DFW area since she was 12, and was a student at School of Rock Southlake/Keller for nearly four years. During her four years, she toured with students across the west coast and was even a contestant on "American Idol." Loren loves working with kids and now runs the Little Wing and Rookie programs within the school.

Jordan Proffer Drum Teacher

Born and raised in the DFW area, Jordan Proffer began his musical journey in sixth grade playing the guitar at his childhood church and percussion at his middle school. As he was introduced to jazz and his favorite band, Snarky Puppy, in high school, his love for the drums increased drastically. All throughout high school, Jordan was in the drum line and jazz band (excluding his first year), and participated in the All-State process, coming one away from both the All-State Concert Band (snare, marimba, timpani) and the All-State Jazz Band (drum set) his senior year. Although he only started playing the drum set his freshman year of high school, his passion and motivation led him to pursue a Jazz Studies degree at the acclaimed University of North Texas. Jordan is currently attending UNT, plays at various churches in the metroplex and plays various jazz/funk gigs in the DFW area. Although he is studying jazz, Jordan hasn’t lost love for his classic rock roots, and he aims to inspire kids to love music as much as he does. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Southlake/Keller.

John McCoy Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

John McCoy is from a small town in North Texas. His exposure to music started when his mother, a Beatles maniac and also a fan of 80s new wave and pop music, supported his learning of music in school. Growing up, his older brother, who had been a gigging bass player in DFW, exposed him to metal, punk, alternative rock and jazz fusion bands at an early age.

John was in the children's church choir all through grade school and also was in musical theater in high school. He always had an interest in musical instruments and finally got a guitar at 14. When John was in high school he learned that his longtime neighbor was a monster behind a drum kit and soon started his first band with him. He still plays in a band with him to this day. John took classical guitar instruction while in college, as well as private lessons from virtuoso guitarists of notable progressive rock and metal bands.

John is the lead guitarist and key songwriter for Surrounded By Monsters, a metal band based in Denton, TX. They have released one EP independently, and after signing a record deal with Nuclear Blast Records they released a full-length studio album called "Novella." They have toured all over the US and in parts of Canada.
After being with School of Rock Southlake/Keller, John has realized that he loves to teach guitar but also still enjoys learning it. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher.

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