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School of Rock Wayne
1055 Hamburg Turnpike Suite 1-A
Wayne, NJ 7470
(973) 653-5432

Location Specifics

We are located on the side of the shopping plaza by Vinnie's Pizzarama next to Jersey Mike's.

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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 - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

At School of Rock Wayne 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

Work Hard, Play Hard!

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Wayne, 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
Rookies
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock Wayne, 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 Wayne, 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 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Wayne'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 Wayne 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 Wayne are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Wayne 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 10-18

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

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

School of Rock Wayne'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 Wayne 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 Wayne.

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 Wayne 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 Wayne.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Age 10-18

The School of Rock Wayne 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 Wayne's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at NJ 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 Wayne and the rest of NJ. 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 Wayne

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Teacher, piano Teacher

Rebecca Levin Singing Teacher, piano Teacher

Rebecca has been singing since day one, raised by musical parents along with her five younger siblings. Local community choirs and her high school honors choir provided the stepping stones to a lifelong love of performing.

Rebecca's most memorable experience was touring with the Rock N' Roll Chorus as a freshman in college, singing a cappella rock covers and opening for artists including Jefferson Starship and Kenny Loggins.

As part of the William Paterson University class of 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, voice and piano, Rebecca is incredibly excited to have this opportunity to share the power of music with students of all ages and skill levels.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, piano Teacher

Kaia Bergsohn Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, piano Teacher

Originally from Long Island, Kaia Bergsohn has been in the world of music from the age of 11, when she started playing guitar along to bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden. Soon enough she would find her musical calling in piano and keyboards, drawing influence from styles ranging from progressive rock legends of the 70's. Some of her biggest influences range from bands such as Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake Palmer, Symphony X and Dream Theater. Having attended Five Towns College on Long Island to study jazz guitar and theory as well as Nassau Community College for classical piano performance, Kaia has since been independently and professionally reinforcing her skills. Kaia is also fully certified in various fields of audio engineering and sound design. She graduated in October of 2010 from SAE Institute of Technology in New York and considers audio recording and sound design to be a close second passion to playing and teaching music.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Dylan Drummond Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Dylan is a guitarist/bassist/songwriter who performs on world renowned stages such as The Stone Pony and ABC No Rio, as well as local DIY spaces such as Boontunes and The Meatlocker. His band Tula Vera plays original music that reflects his blues, rock, alternative and indie influences. With inspirations like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Radiohead, his music taste varies from day to day, allowing him to constantly expand his repertoire and knowledge of the music and cultures that surround him.

Amanda Fortemps Guitar Teacher

Heavily influenced by bands like My Chemical Romance, Pearl Jam and Nirvana from a young age, Amanda Fortemps was given her first electric guitar at the age of 12. With every new chord she learned, Amanda’s passion grew. Combining her passion for writing poetry and playing guitar, she soon began writing original songs. Amanda has played bass and guitar in various bands. Now attending college, Amanda has high hopes to discover new music, play local gigs across New Jersey and start recording her own songs professionally. A School of Rock Wayne alumna, Amanda has been a part of the School of Rock family for many years. Now as a staff member, she has the ability to share the joy of music in a whole new way. When she isn’t making music, Amanda enjoys hanging out with her dogs and creating art in every way. Her artwork and photographs can be seen throughout School of Rock Wayne. Amanda is a Little Wing, guitar and bass teacher, as well as a Studio Assistant at School of Rock Wayne.

Christian Rizzo Studio Coordinator

An avid listener and wannabe musician from before he can remember, Christian Rizzo nourished a love of music from before preschool. A piano player off-and-on from the age of four until the age of 13, a singer in the school choir and musical theater kid growing up, and a vinyl and CD collector as a young adult, Christian has never been far from music despite not being a musician himself. Christian is incredibly excited to be in and around a musical environment which prides itself on educating people who love music to unleash their inner performer at School of Rock Wayne. He is our Studio Coordinator. When he’s not at School of Rock, Christian is a student at Ramapo College in Mahwah, where he studies Spanish. In his free time, he loves singing along to whichever song is playing, hanging out with his two dogs and trying to speak (sometimes successfully) Italian, Spanish and French.

Hannah Comia Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Hannah Comia began studying classical piano at the age of six. When she began exploring vocal music, her love and passion for music strengthened immensely. A multi-instrumentalist, Hannah was involved in different ensembles within the Pompton Lakes High School music department. She went on to major in Classical Piano Performance and minor in Jazz Voice at William Paterson University. Hannah is no stranger to the stage, opening for Randy Brecker and Jeremy Pelt, as well as singing with the St. Mary’s Chamber Choir. Hannah has worked with Bill Charlap and Judy Collins, toured Europe as a part of William Paterson University’s Chamber Choir and participated in the university’s jazz vocal workshop. Hannah released her debut album “Blue” in 2018. Today, she is actively performing, recording and releasing music. Hannah is a Rookies teacher, piano teacher and vocal Instructor at School of Rock Wayne.

Jake Silvoy Drum Teacher

Jake Silvoy’s passion is inspiring students through the power of music. Jake has been playing drums for 11 years since studying under Ken Piascik. He performed in area, regional and all-state band all for all four years of high school, as well as in the New Jersey Youth Percussion Ensemble. Jake accompanied Kinnelon High School’s wind and percussion ensemble. A session drummer and percussionst for regional and national acts, he has performed at many venues, including The Meat Locker and New York City’s The Bitter End. Jake is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wayne.

Jamie Engels Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drum Teacher

A multi-instrumentalist and dedicated teacher, Jamie Engels has harvested a deep love for music from a young age. A piano player since the second grade, and a drummer since the fourth, Jamie began his singing career in his freshman year of high school. He then pursued and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at William Paterson University. As a member of the music group Blue Soul from the years 2009-2015, Jamie released two albums (their self-titled debut and “Lonely No More”). In the group, Jamie provided lead and backing vocals, drummed and was the primary keyboardist. He also helped to write and arrange most of the group’s original songs, and served as the group’s vocal producer. Jamie was the assistant conductor on William Paterson University’s Spring 2018 European Choir Tour, where he conducted and performed multiple pieces around Austria and Italy. Jamie is a drum teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Wayne.

Jonathan Royal Vocal Instructor

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jonathan Royal grew up singing traditional contemporary gospel music at Fountain Baptist Church. He then moved to Boston, expanding his talents through formal training at Berklee College of Music, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music. While studying his own voice, he was heavily influenced by many artists, including Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway. Jonathan’s elastic tenor voice and huge presence enabled him to accompany Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, James Taylor, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams and Oleta Adams on stages throughout Boston. In addition to performing at venues such as the TD Garden, the Harbor Lights Summer Festival and the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Jonathan performs covers and original material with his band at nightclubs across the United States. He is a recording artist through his company, Seamless Soul Music Group, where he collaborates with popular artists. He also records music through Nashville’s ColorBlind Soul Productions. Jonathan is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Wayne.

Kat Reda Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Sharing a love for music is a priority for Kat Reda. Growing up in a household of professional musicians, it wasn’t long before Kat developed a love for music herself. At age three, she began to sing. At age 12, she picked up piano and guitar and began writing original songs. Kat has always been an active member of choir and band throughout her life. She was a part of her high school choir, Regional Choir, and now proudly sings in William Paterson University’s esteemed Chamber Choir. She has performed in many cities across Europe, Disney World and Disneyland. Kat has released her original songs on a self-titled EP (“Kat Reda”). Currently, she performs as the youngest member and lead singer of a cover band called On the Rocks, and is working on releasing a full-length solo album. Kat is a Little Wing and Rookies teacher, vocal instructor and Piano teacher at School of Rock Wayne.

Nick Spillert Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Nick Spillert fell in love with music at a very young age. He has been playing guitar since he was in seventh grade. His influences include Bring Me the Horizon, My Chemical Romance and Brand New. During Nick's senior year of high school he joined a local band called A Boy Named John as their new bassist. Since then the group has released an EP titled "Or So It Seems" and a full-length album "So We Live | So We Die." They have toured relentlessly up and down the eastern United States and have developed a dedicated following. A Boy Named John is working diligently to make this band their full-time career. Nick graduated from William Paterson University in 2018 with a degree in Popular Music Studies. During his college career, Nick interned for the Alternative Distribution Alliance (a Warner Music Group company) and for Iron Management (who manages artists like PVRIS, Tyne and birthday). He hopes to gain as much experience as possible from the music business to become a well-educated musician. Nick is a guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Wayne.

Noah Mabey Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Noah Mabey is determined to spread the joy that music has brought him to his students. Noah has loved all genres of music since he was very young, but his passion spiraled from seeing Black Sabbath for the first time in concert. The performance moved him emotionally and inspired him to begin taking guitar seriously. Noah continued to pursue his music through high school, studying music theory and participating in jazz ensemble,. After graduation, he went on to study Classical Guitar Performance at Bloomsburg University. Noah’s influences range from Megadeath to Miles Davis and everything in between. Noah performs with several bands, performing regularly around New Jersey and New York. Noah is a guitar and bass teacher at Schoo of Rock Wayne.

Paul Singh Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Paul Singh is a multi-instrumentalist with a contagious love of music. After graduating from Seton Hall University with a minor in Guitar Performance in 2010, he immediately got busy performing with bands in the local New Jersey music scene. Being a member of A Boy Named John (piano, guitar) and The Company Kept (vocals, guitar) has taught Paul that the most important parts of playing music are to find the right people, take everything as a learning experience, and, above all, to have fun. Paul often performs with multiple bands around the country. Inspired by his love of helping others and working with children, Paul is pursuing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Montclair State University. Paul is a guitar, bass and piano teacher and a vocal instructor at School of Rock Wayne.

Teresa Marinuzzi Drum Teacher

Teresa Marinuzzi has had a love for music for as long as she can remember. At the age of 13, she began her journey as a drummer when she started teacher herself how to play. At 14, she found her way to School of Rock Wayne. Teresa has been a part of the School of Rock family ever since. After years as a student, she started work as a camp counselor. Now, Teresa is a drum teacher and studio assistant at the school. Formerly drumming for punk band Atomic Minds and currently drumming for alternative band Shutter, Teresa has performed at many venues, including the New York City Marathon. Currently, Teresa is performing, recording and releasing music with Shutter while studying music at William Paterson University.

Rachel Miller General Manager

Rachel Miller was raised on music. A classically trained vocalist, Rachel started playing keyboard at two years old, guitar at three and writing original music at seven. As she grew, her love for music did as well. Over the years, she also learned to play bass, ukulele and the drums. After being in a variety of bands, Rachel began performing as a solo singer-songwriter artist. She has performed at many notable venues throughout the Northeast, including the 2012 Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, The Bitter End in New York City and the side stage at Wantagh’s Jones Beach Amphitheater. She has performed at events alongside artists including Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects, Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell, Aaron Carter, Gavin DeGraw, Train and The Script. After earning her Associates Degree in Vocal Performance in 2016, Rachel joined the School of Rock Wayne family as a multi-instrumental instructor. Passionate about the community, she became the school’s General Manager in 2017. In 2018, she graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s in Music Studies. An award-nominated songwriter, she has written songs for Image Comics and an upcoming Nintendo game. Rachel is actively performing, recording and releasing new music.

Vic Hughson-Wilkins Drum Teacher

A versatile drummer since the age of ten, Vic Hughson-Wilkins was classically trained as a member of his school band. By high school, he had already performed as a part of the jazz band at prestigious venues such as Columbia University, as well as several music festivals across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. During high school, Vic performed with various rock and metal bands. Currently, he is a member of the experimental punk rock group Psychodynamic. Vic is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wayne. He specializes in teaching drum students the fundamentals of playing, as well as improving students’ speed, power and complexity.

Will Getz Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Will Getz has been playing guitar since he was seven years old, studying many styles of music including rock, blues and classical. He has performed with many bands in the Tri-State area, providing support for many established artists including Tracii Guns from the original Guns N’ Roses lineup at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Will is currently studying Sound Engineering Arts with a Classical Guitar focus at William Paterson University while pursuing a performance career with his band. He is a guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Wayne.

Wyatt Rydlewski Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Wyatt Rydlewski is a multi-instrumentalist performer and educator with a specialization in bass and guitar. The first time he picked up an instrument was an electric bass at the age of 15. Quickly falling in love, he devoted every moment of his time to music for the next few years, soaking in as many ideas as he could get until finally choosing to make it a career. Now, Wyatt is actively performing in a number of musical acts with freelance session, musical direction, arranging and live work daily. Wyatt completed his studies at County College of Morris for Music Performance under the tutelage of the world class performers and educators Dr. José Bevia and Joe Bilotti. Now he continues study under the prolific New York studio and jazz bass player Evan Marien. Wyatt's teaching philosophy relies on its flexibility to meet the needs of each individual student. He understands that each student has his/her own tastes and goals, and takes joy in helping them to find their learning momentum at a pace that is comfortable for them. He believes that creativity is paramount in a student’s development. Wyatt covers a multitude of musical skills while allowing students’ creativity to flow uninhibited. The most important factor for a growing musician is confidence; after they realize their potential, the momentum picks up and doesn't stop. Wyatt's energetic and passionate spin on music education appeals to any student and helps to ignite that same flame in them. When Wyatt isn't exploring music, he enjoys nature walks, floral design, archery and petting animals. Wyatt is a guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Wayne.

Justin Caprio Drum Teacher

Currently performing with the progressive hard rock project Answer Infinity, our drum teacher here at School of Rock Wayne, Justin Caprio, is a drummer, percussionist and songwriter. Justin frequently works as a session and live drummer for many artists locally, including fellow artist and long time friend Matt Colligan and the Brooklyn outfit Bedlam Barrio. Justin has toured across both coasts of the country, performing at many venues. Among the most notable of these venues are The Whisky a Go Go, The Gilman, The Gramercy Theater, Webster Hall and The Stone Pony. A versatile musician with a passion for sharing his love and knowledge for drumming with his students, Justin is well-versed in many genres, including rock, progressive rock, metal, pop-punk, pop-rock, funk, jazz, Latin and blues.

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Staff put their heart and soul into continually creating better and better programs for our kids. They genuinely care for our children and see them as individuals each with their own talent.

There's so much positive reinforcement!

The instructors are my favorite part. They dish out positive reinforcement like candy on Halloween. You can really tell that they love music and are really interested in sharing their knowledge.

I've learned so much in six weeks!

The adult program is a great way for an adult who is learning to play, but maybe not ready to be in an independent band, to connect with others looking for a group to play with and learn together. There's a real learning piece to it.

Love the staff members.

They are polite, accommodating and are always willing to work with you!