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About School of Rock Wayne

Welcome to School of Rock Wayne, where students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Wayne that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2012, School of Rock Wayne is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session.

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

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

Contact Information

School of Rock Wayne
1055 Hamburg TurnpikeUnit A-1Wayne, NJ 07470
Main Number
(973) 653-5432(973) 653-5432

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • School of Rock Wayne's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

    Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

    All students in Wayne's Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
    • Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • School of Rock Wayne’s Rock 101 Program encourages fun and success for our younger students as they begin their journey. The days of traditional instruction with piles of sheet music are over. At School of Rock Wayne, we believe that playing real music is the only path to proficiency and a true appreciation for music.

    In Rock 101, students select one instrument to study, and we begin teaching fundamentals: scales, chords, notes, time signatures, and all the rest. Our unique approach to music instruction teaches our students vital fundamentals through songs they know and love, not rote memorization. With real musical context in a fun environment, we give all of our students the knowledge they need to really pursue their passion for music.

    All students in Wayne’s Rock 101 Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce the fundamentals in a team environment
    • A firm grasp of the basics of music theory and technique
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • Our top performers can audition for School of Rock Wayne’s most prestigious honor: a spot in our AllStars program! School of Rock’s AllStars represent the best of the best from School of Rock’s global network of schools and students. Equipped with incredible musical abilities, killer work ethics and leadership skills, our AllStars have the talent and drive to grow into the next generation of musical greats.

    Every summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our Wayne musicians perform with All Star bands in multiple live shows at high-profile venues across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage and learn from music legends like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. The AllStars experience gives aspiring musicians the best glimpse of what a professional music career is like.

    AllStars selected from School of Rock Wayne can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can master their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and/or vocals
    • An authentic tour experience with multiple live shows in various cities
    • Taking the stage with the best of the best from School of Rock’s global community
    • A chance to perform at legendary events and venues, side-by-side with top artists
    • A truly epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Wayne, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Wayne, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Wayne works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Wayne’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Wayne’s Rookies Program is designed for first and second graders to provide a fun introduction to music fundamentals. Among other tools, we use proprietary setups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard to provide a gateway to understanding music. The skills and passion for music that we teach our students gets them ready for Rock 101 and a lasting appreciation for music.

    Our Wayne Rookies learn the fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, form and dynamics with age-appropriate exercises, tools and games. We encourage our students to explore a variety of instruments and play styles so they can get familiar with all parts of the musical landscape; even the most incredible solo guitar players or drummers need to understand how the rest of the band works together.

    All students in Wayne’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Wayne learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Wayne Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Wayne enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Wayne’s Little Wing Program can expect:

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

  • School of Rock Wayne’s music camps and workshops are designed to bring out the best performance in a fast-paced learning environment. Just like our standard programs, our camps offer a high-energy experience that is fun, creative and team-oriented. Our students learn music by playing it with their peers, guided by experienced instructors from the music community.

    From basic Performance Boot Camps to more advanced Guitar Building and Songwriting Training, School of Rock offers opportunities for musicians of all skill levels. Camps vary by location, so please contact us for a current list of camps and workshops at School of Rock Wayne.

    Regardless of which camp they choose, students can expect:
    • Hands-on skill building for guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • One-on-one interaction with seasoned music professionals
    • A deeper appreciation for music theory and fundamentals
    • Greater confidence, collaboration and improvisation abilities
    • A fun and interactive experienceFind a Camp or Workshop

School of Rock Wayne's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others. S...
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School of Rock Wayne's Performance Program is all about translating our students' abilities to play in the lesson room to performing for real on stage. In addition to refining their overall skill and proficiency as musicians, students learn what comes with being part of a band: teamwork, collaboration, and the special brand of fun that only comes from sharing awesome experiences with others.

Students learn, absorb, and perform iconic hits from some of history's greatest rock and roll performers including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and many more. No matter what they perform, our students will learn incredible skills and enjoy epic experiences that will last a lifetime.

All students in Wayne's Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• Real-life performances on stage at amazing venues
• Advanced instruction in fundamentals such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

    • Meet Rachel Miller
      General Manager / Music Director
      Rachel Miller was raised on music. Rachel started playing keyboard at two years old, guitar at three, and wrote her first song at seven. As she matured, Rachel's love for music expanded as well. Sh...
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      Rachel Miller was raised on music. Rachel started playing keyboard at two years old, guitar at three, and wrote her first song at seven. As she matured, Rachel's love for music expanded as well. She learned how to play percussive instruments in school, and taught herself how to play bass, ukulele, and piano.

      Rachel played in a variety of local bands before she began performing as a solo singer-songwriter act. After performing at the 2012 Bamboozle Festival, Rachel performed at many notable venues throughout the Northeast, including NYC's famed nightclub The Bitter End and the side stage at Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh, NY. She has performed on shows with artists including Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects, Nickelodeon's Drake Bell, Aaron Carter, Gavin DeGraw, Train, The Script, and many more.

      Rachel's award nomination include the 2013 JAM Award for Top 18 & Under EP/Album, the 2013 JAM Award for Top 18 & Under Songwriter, the 2017 Elephant Talk Indie Music Award for Female Singer, and the 2017 Elephant Talk Indie Music Award for Singer/Songwriter. She was the recipient of the 2013 JAM Award for Top 18 & Under Female Act.

      Rachel is a senior at William Paterson University, and will be receiving her BA in Music Studies this May. She is also regularly releasing new original music, which is available to hear on iTunes, Spotify, and more.
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    • Meet Kaia Bergsohn
      Piano/Keys Instructor
      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 fi...
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      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, andDream 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.
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    • Meet Salvatore Carollo
      Drum Instructor
      Salvatore Carollo was gifted a drum-set at 9 years old and began studying under jazz drummer, Dave Miller. Sal was heavily involved in Kinnelon High School’s music program and participated in ...
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      Salvatore Carollo was gifted a drum-set at 9 years old and began studying under jazz drummer, Dave Miller.

      Sal was heavily involved in Kinnelon High School’s music program and participated in many extra-curricular music activities and ensembles; leading him to receive scholarships.

      Sal continued to develop his percussion skills with Karl Latham while majoring in Electronic Music at County College of Morris; studying music theory, music history, composition, recording, and music business. Sal’s efforts led him to graduate with an Associate Degree to and receive CCM’s Music Education Association Award.

      Sal now works with artists and bands; ranging from rock, latin, funk, and jazz. He has performed hundreds of cumulative shows around New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; playing alongside acts such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Fishbone, Puddle of Mudd, Alien Ant Farm, The Slackers, The Ataris, and much more.
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    • Meet Hannah Comia
      Vocal & Piano Instructor
      Hannah blossomed as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and alto saxophonist who began at age 6 playing piano while studying classical music. However, it wasn't until she began exploring vocal music...
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      Hannah blossomed as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and alto saxophonist who began at age 6 playing piano while studying classical music. However, it wasn't until she began exploring vocal music that Hannah developed the love for music she has today.

      Hannah was involved in different ensembles within the Pompton Lakes High School music department, which transitioned into majoring in classical piano performance and minoring 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 he St. Mary’s Chamber Choir. Hannah has worked with Bill Charlap and Judy Collins, and at William Paterson, Hannah has sung with the WPU Chamber Singers and participated at the WPU Jazz Vocal Workshop.

      Hannah has been very lucky to record on many different projects in the last couple of years and upcoming projects include recording 2 new albums; one involving an original musical theatre song cycle and one of my own songs and compositions.
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    • Meet Dylan Drummond
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Dylan Drummond ROCKS! 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 M...
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      Dylan Drummond ROCKS!

      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.
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    • Meet Ronen Evron
      Drum Instructor
      Ronen provides students opportunity to flourish, create, & develop a full understanding of the drum-set, music, and art. Ronen Evron is an Israeli born drummer who studied under the country’s ...
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      Ronen provides students opportunity to flourish, create, & develop a full understanding of the drum-set, music, and art.

      Ronen Evron is an Israeli born drummer who studied under the country’s most influential and important teachers, David Z. Rich.

      Ronen’s career extended to playing with different enembles featuring Israel’s most popular artists before relocating to the United States in 2003. Ronen graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2007 and his passion for teaching has enabled him to be a drum instructor at various schools and cultural organizations.

      Ronen plays and records with his band, Spirit Animal, while performing at New York City’s finest corporate musical ensembles and providing session/live work to independent artists.

      Want to catch Ronen on tour with Spirit Animal? Visit www.SpiritAnimal.us for music & tour dates.
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    • Meet Darren Fisher
      Studio Coordinator
      Darren studied under multi-Grammy and Tony Award winning songwriter, Duncan Sheik, and is releasing music under the moniker, “These Wolves”. Darren has played in many bands as either a guita...
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      Darren studied under multi-Grammy and Tony Award winning songwriter, Duncan Sheik, and is releasing music under the moniker, “These Wolves”.

      Darren has played in many bands as either a guitar or bass player that have supported national acts such as Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Ill Nino, OTEP, Powerman 5000, Bring Me the Horizon, Kittie, Story of the Year, Snoop Dogg, and more.

      Darren has been featured multiple times as a solo artist on the New York Songwriters’ Circle, performing at The Bitter End in New York City and has played at Giants Stadium, Starland Ballroom, and Maxwell’s Tavern.

      Darren graduated from Bloomfield College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and has worked in radio as a on-air personality, radio DJ, producer, reporter, and voice over artist.
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    • Meet Will Getz
      Guitar/Bass Instructor
      Will has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old, and he has studied many styles including rock, blues, and classical. Will has performed with many bands in the tristate area, providing sup...
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      Will has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old, and he has studied many styles including rock, blues, and classical.

      Will has performed with many bands in the tristate area, providing support for many established acts like Tracii Guns from the first Guns N' Roses lineup at Starland Ballroom.

      He is currently studying Sound Engineering Arts with a Classical Guitar focus at William Paterson University while pursuing a career with his band.
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    • Meet Rebecca Levin
      Vocal / Piano Instructor
      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 li...
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      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 RockNRoll 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.
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    • Meet Zach Loss
      Guitar Instructor
      Zach's passion for music enables him to exceed the needs of each student. Zach Loss is a multi-instrumentalist who graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California in 2013. Z...
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      Zach's passion for music enables him to exceed the needs of each student.

      Zach Loss is a multi-instrumentalist who graduated from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California in 2013.

      Zach studied under world renowned musicians and music industry professionals such as Dan Gilbert, Allen Hinds, Carl Verheyen, and Jeff Marshall. allowing him to learn everything from music theory to audio engineering and live sound set up.

      Now, Zach actively gigs with multiple acts around the East Coast while teaching guitar and bass to students of all levels. Zach's influences are a variety of Rock, Jazz, and Funk music.
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    • Meet Jonathan Royal
      Vocal Instructor
      A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jonathan S. Royal grew up singing traditional contemporary gospel music at Fountain Baptist Church. After graduating from high school, Jonathan moved to Boston, ...
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      A native of Richmond, Virginia, Jonathan S. Royal grew up singing traditional contemporary gospel music at Fountain Baptist Church.

      After graduating from high school, Jonathan moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he expanded his musical talents through formal training at Berklee College of Music, and earned a Bachelor of Music degree. It was during this time that he became enticed by an array of artists from Stevie Wonder to Luther Vandross to Donny Hathaway.

      With his elastic tenor voice and great stage presence, Jonathan was chosen to perform as a background vocalist for Yolanda Adams and Oleta Adams at the Berklee Performance Center; Natalie Cole and Diana Ross at the Harbor Lights Summer Festival in Boston; and Patti LaBelle and James Taylor at the opening of the new Boston Garden, better known as TD Garden.

      Upon graduation from Berklee, Jonathan formed his own band and performed covers plus his own original materials in venues and nightclubs across the United States.

      Currently, Jonathan performs as a live and recorded background vocalist for popular recording artists, regularly through his own company, Seamless Soul Music Group, and is recording a solo album through ColorBlind Soul Productions in Nashville.

      When asked "What makes you want to teach?" Jonathan says, "The music lured me, and then made me a slave to its rhythm."
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    • Meet Teresa Marinuzzi
      Studio Assistant
      Teresa began her journey as a drummer when she started teaching herself how to play at age 13. At 14, she found her way to School of Rock Wayne, and has been a part of the SoR family ever since. Af...
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      Teresa began her journey as a drummer when she started teaching herself how to play at age 13. At 14, she found her way to School of Rock Wayne, and has been a part of the SoR family ever since. After three years as a student, she is so excited to become a member of the School of Rock Wayne team!

      Drumming for punk band Atomic Minds and alternative band Shutter, Teresa has performed at many venues, including the New York City Marathon. Both Atomic Minds and Shutter are actively recording and releasing music.

      When she is not drumming, Teresa is finishing up her senior year at West Essex High School, and hopes to continue to pursue her love of music throughout her life.
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    • Meet Kayla Paquette
      Vocal, Piano, & Guitar Instructor
      Kayla’s love for music inspires students to learn and succeed. Kayla Paquette graduated with a bachelors of arts in Music Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Kayla is a vocal ...
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      Kayla’s love for music inspires students to learn and succeed.

      Kayla Paquette graduated with a bachelors of arts in Music Education from Southern New Hampshire University.

      Kayla is a vocal major who has performed at venues all over the country from Orlando to Cleveland. Meanwhile, Kayla has been teaching private music lessons in voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele.

      Kayla recently moved to New Jersey and is happy to be a part of School of Rock.
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    • Meet Sean Ronen
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Sean’s passion is inspiring students through the power of music. Sean Ronan was inspired to play guitar by his father, who showed him chords when Sean was 10 years old. Sean hasn’t stopped s...
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      Sean’s passion is inspiring students through the power of music.

      Sean Ronan was inspired to play guitar by his father, who showed him chords when Sean was 10 years old. Sean hasn’t stopped since.

      Sean won a scholarship to participate in NJ PAC’s Jazz for Teens program while in high school, and studied technique and music theory from renowned guitarist, Vic Juris.

      Sean went onto graduating from William Paterson University with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz performance.

      Sean’s influences are deep rooted in blues, classic rock, and jazz and he is inspired by Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, The Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin.

      Sean has played in many classic rock, indie, and jazz groups in the NY/NJ area and has been featured on Good Morning America. However, Sean’s passion is to now inspire
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    • Meet Jonathan Royal
      Vocal Instructor & Ensemble Leader
      Music lured Jonathan and “made me a slave to its rhythm” Jonathan S. Royal is a native of Richmond, VA and grew up singing traditional contemporary gospel music at Fountain Baptist Church. ...
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      Music lured Jonathan and “made me a slave to its rhythm”

      Jonathan S. Royal is a native of Richmond, VA and grew up singing traditional contemporary gospel music at Fountain Baptist Church.

      Jonathan moved to Boston, expanding his music talents through formal training at Berklee College of Music, where he earned his bachelors’ degree in Music. Jonathan became enticed by Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Donny Hathaway and a wide array of artists during this time.

      Jonathan’s elastic tenor voice and presence enabled him to accompany Nalatie 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 and his band perform covers and original material at nightclubs accoss the United States.

      Jonathan is a recording artist through his company, Seamless Soul Music Group, where he collaborates with popular artists. Jonathan also recordes music through Nashville’s ColorBlind Soul Productions,
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    • Meet Wyatt Rydlewski
      Bass Instructor
      Wyatt's teaching philosophy relies on its flexibility to meet the needs of each individual student. Wyatt Rydlewski is a multi-instrumentalist performer and educator with specialization in Bass ...
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      Wyatt's teaching philosophy relies on its flexibility to meet the needs of each individual student.

      Wyatt Rydlewski is a multi-instrumentalist performer and educator with specialization in Bass and Guitar. Wyatt fell in love with electric bass at the age of fifteen and devoted every moment of his time to music 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. 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 and continues to study under the prolific jazz bassist, Evan Marien.

      Wyatt takes joy in helping students find their learning momentum at a pace that is comfortable for them. He believes that creativity is paramount in a student’s development. Wyatt's energetic and passionate spin on music education can appeal to any student and ignite that same energy in them.

      When Wyatt isn't exploring music, he enjoys nature walks, floral design, archery, and petting animals.
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    • Meet Jake Silvoy
      Drum Instructor
      Jake’s passion is inspiring students through the power of music. Jake has been playing drums for 11 years since studying under Ken Piascik. Jake played in area, regional, and all-state band al...
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      Jake’s passion is inspiring students through the power of music.

      Jake has been playing drums for 11 years since studying under Ken Piascik. Jake played in area, regional, and all-state band all four years of high school as well as played in the New Jersey youth percussion ensemble.

      Jake accompanied Kinnelon High School’s wind and percussion ensemblw and as graced the stage at many high-tier venues such as Architekt Music, The Meat Locker, and the Bitter End in New York City.

      Jake also offers session drum and percussion work for regional and national acts.
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    • Meet Nick Spillert
      Guitar & Bass Instructor
      Nick's experience in the music business allows students to become well-rounded musicians. Nick fell in love with music at a very young age. He has been playing guitar since he was in 7th grade. ...
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      Nick's experience in the music business allows students to become well-rounded musicians.

      Nick fell in love with music at a very young age. He has been playing guitar since he was in 7th grade. His influences include Bring Me the Horizon, My Chemical Romance, and Brand New.

      Nick joined A Boy Named John as their bassist in high school and since the group has released an EP titled "Or So It Seems" and a full length album "So We Live | So We Die". A Boy Named John have toured relentlessly up and down the eastern United States and have developed a dedicated following as they diligently work to make music their full time career.

      Nick is studying at William Paterson University for a degree in Popular Music Studies. learning the business side of music. Nick also interned for the Alternative Distribution Alliance (a Warner Music Group company) and Iron Management, who manages artists like PVRIS, and Tyne.
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Testimonials

  • “Speaking of the adult program - it's 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 - I have learned more in six weeks than I would have thought possible, and the lesson is a great complement to the group jam. ”
    - Barb Taylor , Grad School Student @ Wayne School Of Rock
  • “The teachers are awesome and show a true passion for music! The performance programs give the kids an opportunity to play at great venues. I like that the program teaches many genres of music. Overall it's a great place for kids to learn and grow their musical talent. ”
    — Kathy Scotellero, Parent from Wayne School of Rock
  • “I have a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. It's fantastic to work with him. He is up on all the latest in the music industry.”
    — Daniel Cece., student, Wayne School Of Rock
  • “Not only has my son benefited musically. He's made some very strong bonds with other musicians. And has a confidence now he previously didn't. ”
    — Tina O., parent, Wayne School Of Rock