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School of Rock The Woodlands
30420 FM 2978, Suite 440
The Woodlands, TX 77354
(832) 585-0442

Location Specifics

Near Woodlands Parkway in the shopping center with J. Thompson Salon and Gringo's Tex-Mex.

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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 - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in 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 The Woodlands'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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock The Woodlands 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 13-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands Performance Program students take the stage and play at local The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands'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 The Woodlands music venue.

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

School of Rock The Woodlands'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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands.

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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands.

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 The Woodlands

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands. 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands, 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 The Woodlands’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.

Adrian Carpenter General Manager

Adrian Carpenter has been married to her husband, KC, for 20 years. They have one daughter, Kay, who started at School of Rock in a summer camp in 2013. Immediately after the camp, she wanted to enroll in the full program. Adrian has been involved with School of Rock from every aspect- as a parent, an investor and an employee. Her goal is helping others find their passion and she feels that music is an incredible outlet. Adrian’s favorite bands are The Eagles, Rush, KISS and anything from the 80s. In her spare time, she likes to cook, attend concerts and sporting events with her husband, and spoil her dog, Nola. She is the General Manager at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Nick Pastrano Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher

Nick Pastrano is a multi-instrumentalist, and a recording and international touring artist who jumpstarted his musical career on the classical guitar at 12 years old. By 17, Nick found himself in a band that had just started establishing themselves in the Houston area, and eventually started branching out into the rest of the country and then some. He has since chosen to focus on establishing himself as more than just a guitarist, but a recording artist who is proficient in the drums, bass, keys and ukulele. Nick is a passionate teacher. Nick is the great nephew of Jim Morrison from The Doors. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Connor Farmer Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Born in Scotland, Connor Farmer moved to America from Azerbaijan when he was 14. He started playing guitar as a convenience to his mother. Since the family would get a discount if both of the Farmer boys enrolled in guitar lessons, Connor went along to give it a try. After a year of classical guitar training, Connor was hooked and went on to learn other styles as well. Although no one else in his family carried on with musical education, he had found his passion. In high school, Connor played in several different bands, playing for school theater productions, local events and Battle of the Bands competitions. A former School of Rock student and now instructor, Connor loves the social interaction and opportunities he has to play music for an audience. He hopes to be a positive example to his students and allow them to grow, both musically and personally, just as he has within the program. 90s grunge music is what influences Connor. His favorite bands are Alice in Chains, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. He enjoys building his own guitars from parts. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Alec McCrory Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Alec McCrory started playing guitar when he was 16 years old. He is currently in two bands: Red Bay and Lip Service. Red Bay has opened for numerous bands in and around the Houston area such as Skid Row and Warrant. His favorite bands are Highly Suspect and Alice In Chains. Alec started out as a student at School of Rock The Woodlands. He is a guitar teacher and bass teacher.

Hayden Benson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Hayden Benson is our school’s primary drum teacher. He is a School of Rock The Woodlands graduate himself. Hayden is an active member of the Houston music scene and a professional musician in the band Red Bay. Hayden has had years of experience playing and taking lessons on various instruments. Hayden loves to play, sing and teach music of all different kinds and specializes in alternative genres and performances. Hayden’s biggest musical influence is Green Day. He is a drum teacher, guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Jaden Gann Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Jaden Gann started off as a School of Rock The Woodlands student in April of 2013 and played in performance groups such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and David Bowie. Her biggest influence is Led Zeppelin. She was in a cover band called Zeppelin’s Last Stand. She is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Molly Camacho Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Molly Camacho is a vocalist and piano player who has a passion for teaching, and especially enjoys working with children. With years of classical vocal training and traditional piano instruction, she has been happily teaching at School of Rock The Woodlands for over three years, and always enjoys singing and playing with new people. Molly currently sings and plays keyboard in a Cypress-based blues band called Black River Revival. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

Kim Pastrano Studio Coordinator

Kim Pastrano has been married to her husband since November 2018. They have a little girl named Lidia who also loves hanging out at School of Rock. Kim dabbled in the musical arts as a kid but found it wasn’t her thing as she is more of a visual artist. She runs her own photography business and is a lifestyle photographer who loves to do weddings, births, parties and shows. She has been working for School of Rock for three years. She started at School of Rock Sugar Land and moved to School of Rock The Woodlands as the Studio Coordinator.

Joey Scale Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

A third-generation musician born in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, Joey Scale has continued to inspire and educate for the last 15 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music with a jazz emphasis from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, as well as a Master of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. As a performer, he has studied and performed extensively with Josh Ryan, Greg Banaszak, Jim Wall (Big Brother and the Holding Company), Valerie Naranjo (the Saturday Night Live Band) and Dave Hershey (Logan Wells’ Patsy Cline Revue). He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many national acts, including rock bands, jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. He currently writes, records, and produces avant-garde percussion and piano music under the Motion Music label.

As an educator, he currently directs the middle school instrumental music program (band, percussion ensemble) at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in The Woodlands, TX. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as the Tri-M Music Honor Society. His current and former students have had great success. He has taught several former School of Rock AllStars, as well as several students who have performed as part of the School of Rock National Tour. His current and former students have had both regional and national success as recording artists and performers, including being signed to national record labels and winning national music competitions, the most recent competition being the 2019 High School Rock-Off (held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio). Several of his former students have gone on to study at some of the nation’s top music colleges and conservatories. He currently lives in Conroe, Texas with his wife and two children. He is a drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock The Woodlands.

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It's a total family.

The people are wonderful! We have become like a little family.

Staff is Enthusiastic and Encouraging.

The kids performance groups are awesome. They get the kids playing together and up on stage quickly. They know how to bring out the best in their students!

It's her favorite activity!

My daughter really enjoys her keyboard lessons and her jam sessions. I can see her music abilities developing rapidly.

They improve with each lesson!

I love the atmosphere and all of the instructors. My kids have been going for a few years now and they love it. They grow every week.