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School of Rock Spring
21117 North Fwy #600
Spring, TX 77388
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Spring, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

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

At School of Rock Spring our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Spring, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Spring, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect

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 Spring, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Spring'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 Spring have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Spring are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Spring who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Spring 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 Spring Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Spring music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Spring'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 Spring music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Spring, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Spring is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Spring who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

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

School of Rock Spring'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 Spring 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 Spring.

What To Expect

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 Spring 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 Spring.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Spring 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 Spring'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

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 Spring 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
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

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.

Music Lessons in Spring

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Spring, 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 Spring is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Spring 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 Spring'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 Spring, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Spring, 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 Spring, 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 Spring. Unlike other Spring 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

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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Spring, 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 Spring.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Spring 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 Spring, 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 Spring. 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 Spring, 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 Spring 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 Spring Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Spring 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 Spring music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Spring, 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 Spring, 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 Spring’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.

David Ireland Owner, General Manager

School of Rock Spring is owned and operated by David Ireland. When he came home after serving in the military, he was looking for an extracurricular activity for his kids. He was introduced to School of Rock and that’s when he fell in love with the business. After he finished his MBA, he decided to leave his job in corporate America to purchase a School of Rock franchise. David is passionate about his community and eager to provide opportunities for students to further their music education. He is also our General Manager.
Studio Coordinator Ashley Trevino

Ashley Trevino Studio Coordinator

Ashley is a native Texan and a current student at University of Houston-Downtown majoring in Technical Communications. Since she was young, she has had a passion for the arts primarily with writing and music. She has a background in creative writing and a self-published book, “Famous Faces”. She also interned at local online magazines where she wrote various articles over local and international artists. She began playing piano when she was 11 and then recently moved to string instruments like the ukulele. Being at School of Rock, she hopes to inspire kids to channel their creative side and go to the beat of their own drum.
Music Director Kat O'Brien

Kat O'Brien Music Director

Kat began her music education in middle school after joining the school choir. After becoming truly inspired by her choir teacher and her love of music, she continued into high school where she was involved in a show choir group along with a few musical theater performances. From there she discovered her love of getting to create music with other people. At the age of seventeen she started taking lessons at School of Rock Kingwood and eventually joined multiple bands including her current band, The Kaleidoscope Project. After a year and a half of lessons she began working at School of Rock Kingwood and gigging constantly. She makes it a priority to be constantly learning and improving in order to be able to teach and show others what the School of Rock program is about, and what it did for her. Kat is dedicated to challenging her students daily and helping them grow into the musicians they were meant to be.

Michaela Wagner Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Michaela Wagner went to Susquehanna University in central Pennsylvania and received a degree in Music Composition. Her drive to learn all styles of music, from opera and musical theatre, to pop, rock and everything in between, has helped her have a broad array of musical experiences. She has been playing piano for 17 years, performed more than 40 gigs at community events and venues, and has been a vocal instructor and piano teacher for the past two years. As an energetic and passionate teacher, she values the student’s experience as much as learning technical skills. Michaela is dedicated to finding unique ways to assist each student’s musical needs while showing them the broad range of vocal abilities and styles they could learn. As an avid composer she writes for choir, strings, piano and voice while songwriting in her free time. Some of her most favorite musical experiences have been playing gigs with Haela, singing in the 2015 All-Eastern treble choir and performing the alma mater at Susquehanna University’s 2019 commencement. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock Spring.

James Owen Guitar Teacher

Born and raised in Houston and Montgomery, Texas, James Owen was surrounded by music all of his youth. His parents exposed him to everything from country and western, and from Motown to rock and roll. He received his first guitar at the age of six and started plucking away for hours each day, but he did not start any formal type of training until the age of 11 when his dad gave him some Mel Bay method books. When he was 16 he began sitting in with his stepdad's band and honing his improv and stage presence. He formed his first band, which later became Painted Black, and started playing all around the local area. During this time he also realized his passion for modifying and upgrading his instruments, which was another skill he learned from his dad (who had been a TV repair man). In the mid 90s James put music on the back burner and settled into a job in the Petrochemical field, building valve testing equipment. Upon leaving that line of work he dove right back into his true love, music. He went to work for a major musical instrument chain and began repairing guitars and stringed instruments. He then acquired silver certificates to be a repair technician of Fender acoustic and electric guitars and began his own repair business. Now he brings his knowledge and love of music to the School of Rock family in the hopes of giving the next generation of musicians what so many have shared with and given to him. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Spring.

Franky Nichols guitar and bass guitar teacher

Franky started learning guitar at 7 years old while living in her home state, Colorado, and grew to love music since that day. After moving from North Dakota, she became a student at The Woodlands School of Rock right before turning 13, and quickly became an intern only after 2 years of being at the School of Rock. By the time Franky turned 16, she was hired on as a Camp Counselor, and is now working at School of Rock Spring. Over the years, She has picked up many gigs with various artists and bands, like Emily Cole and Hour 25, and even went on the Senior Week tour with School of Rock in 2019. This landed the opportunity to play at Summerfest up in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, at the end of the tour.

Nicolas Schultz Drum teacher

After hopping on his brother’s drum kit in 2013, Nicolas Schultz never put down his drumsticks. Self-taught and ear trained, he would play his favorite songs and pick them apart until they were played note for note. Once he was ready, he joined his first band in 2016, and after a year of playing and opening for local bands he would form his current project, The Kaleidoscope Project. Currently, he is playing venues and festivals all over the Houston area and eventually plans to expand to all of Texas.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Pao Flores

Pao Flores Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Pao is a native from Guatemala and has been a musician for more than 10 years. It was after she saw a famous drummer live on tv that she chose to pursue her new-found passion in music. She began learning how to play drums at 19 and since has been part of several bands as well as becoming an instructor when she was 22 years old. In 2016 she decided to be an independent drummer and work for numerous different project throughout Houston. She is now part of three different projects and, besides being a teacher she keeps practicing and learning every day. At School of Rock she plans to pass on her knowledge and inspire our next generation of Rock Stars.
Tony Casella Guitar Teacher

Tony Casella Guitar Teacher

Born in the "City of Legends," Quincy, Massachusetts, Tony was raised by a pack of bikers who all but forced him to play guitar. His childhood adventures spanned across the United States. At 22, living on the road and armed with only his acoustic guitar, Tony arrived in Houston, Texas. He co-founded an alternative/metal band where they enjoyed local and regional success, which included two tours to Los Angeles, an appearance in an MTV video for gold-selling artists and opening for several famous bands. Over the next few years, after performing hundreds of acoustic shows, he formed a tribute band. They had the opportunity to travel the states and play at numerous famous venues. He looks to pass on his experience to the next generation of Rock Stars as they come through School of Rock!

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