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School of Rock Wexford
11171 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-5692

Location Specifics

Located next to Dunkin Donuts.

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Hours
  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Wexford 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 Wexford 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

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Wexford, 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 6-7

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

What To Expect
  • 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 Wexford, 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 7-9

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Wexford'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 Wexford 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 Wexford are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Wexford 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 9-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 8-18

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

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

School of Rock Wexford'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 Wexford 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 Wexford.

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 Wexford 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 Wexford.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

General Manager

Brandon Dunn General Manager

Brandon has proudly been a part of the School of Rock family since October 2016. He grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived here his whole life. Brandon's passion for music began at a young age when his dad used to play classic rock and metal albums at home. At 14, Brandon bought his first guitar and has played ever since. After graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a Marketing degree, Brandon was presented with an opening at School of Rock Wexford. This allowed him to combine his professional interests in business with his personal passion of music. In his free time, Brandon likes spending time with his girlfriend, Juli, going to the gym, playing PS4 and playing guitar in his band Enfilade. Brandon is very happy to be a part of School of Rock Wexford, and is excited for his future at the school!
Guitar Teacher, Music Director

Todd Seitz Guitar Teacher, Music Director

Todd Seitz is an up-and-coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2009, Todd is highly trained in multiple aspects of the music industry. During his time at Berklee, he studied under many of the best guitar instructors in the country, one being the renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Stump. Todd has also worked with several well-known musicians on his Stygia project. Working primarily as a guitar instructor for years on end, Todd has countless experience bringing others' guitar playing to life. He looks forward to bringing out the best of his students at School of Rock.
Guitar Teacher

Quinn Lukas Guitar Teacher

Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years old. At the age of nine, Lukas picked up the guitar and hasn't put it down since. In a musical career that spans nearly two decades, Lukas has traveled the globe, opening for and touring with the likes of Black Sabbath with Dio, Twisted Sister, YT, Winger, Cinderella, Kamelot and more. For three years, Lukas toured North America as the lead guitarist for Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno. He has developed a style of his own, merging the best elements of neo-classical metal, modern rock, classic rock and southern blues. Lukas is currently the guitar player for Icarus Witch, a hard rock band signed to Cleopatra Records. Lukas tracked axes on the last three critically acclaimed Icarus Witch albums.

Joe Macre Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Joe is the founder of King Friday, a progressive rock band whose first album has received critical acclaim. He is the original bassist of Crack the Sky. He produced and engineered two Crack the Sky albums, "The Sale" and "Machine." Joe is also the founder of Cuppajoemusic which produces artists and composes custom scores and sound design for film and TV. Joe's music career started in high school and proved to be the start of a phenomenal road to success. Joe worked with major recording artists Crack the Sky, The B. E. Taylor Group and Wild Cherry. After relocating to New York, Joe became an engineer and studio musician and performed with artists such as Jim Croce, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers, Marie Osmond and Kieth Green. As Joe's career expanded into television, he began scoring and engineering for national clients such as Pepsi, Burger King, McDonald's, Ford, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Bud Light, Corona Extra and "Walker, Texas Ranger." Joe is one of the country's most sought-after mixing engineers. He also worked with Erykah Badu on the film “House of D" and produced tracks for an upcoming project. Joe is an instructor of composing/producing and Pro Tools/Avid Icon at Mediatech Institute (Dallas campus) and is an active member of ASCAP, AES and the American Federation of Musicians. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Wexford.

Amanda Rodriguez Vocal Instructor

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Rodriguez brings her enchanting personality and warm, resonant voice to the talented choral ensemble of the Pittsburgh Savoyards. Her wide range and innate musicality are exemplified in the variety of works she has performed, with choral works such as Haydn’s "Creation" and Vaughn Williams’ "Dona Nobis Pacem," and solo works such as Rossini’s "La Regata Veneziana." Rodriguez graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Sacred Music, one of the few programs in the country that focuses on Catholic sacred music. She continues to contribute to the music community in Pittsburgh by performing with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, cantoring at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie and being a vocal instructor at School of Rock Wexford. She hopes to aid in communicating music’s unique ability to exhibit human emotion and experience.

Remy Woolsey Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Remy Woolsey was born and raised in Southern California in the Inland Empire and Mojave Desert. He is a keyboardist, singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Raised around his grandmother, a church pianist and organist, and his grandfather, a barber shop quartet vocalist, Remy started learning piano and organ at a very young age. His older brother Vaughan, an accomplished saxophonist and audio engineer, has been a constant influence and teacher with tastes spanning from jazz to hardcore. During junior high and high school, he played trumpet, French horn and oboe in the school band. In eighth grade he began focusing on hip-hop music and learned to produce beats as a way to accompany his lyrics. Due to the samples and jazz-based nature of a lot of the hip-hop of the Los Angeles underground scene, which he was deeply involved with, he maintained interest in the jazz-based aspect of music. During college, Remy studied music theory and guitar, as well as philosophy and world religion. After spending many years in hip-hop and performing extensively throughout Southern California, he moved to Pittsburgh and took a hiatus from hip-hop to continue his musical education, focusing almost primarily on jazz piano and composition. He studied in a private setting with Pittsburgh jazz pianist Rick Gallagher, jazz studies teacher Ron Bickel at Duquesne University in a private setting and with various accomplished jazz pianists to solidify his originally self-taught approach. Through his learning journey, Remy has developed a deep passion for sharing and teaching through the power of music. Remy believes that music not only endows its practitioners with a useful skill in performance and creativity, but also with the gift of personal growth and self-empowerment. Currently, Remy is playing as keyboardist in the backing band for Pittsburgh artist Sierra Sellers and is working on multiple solo projects and another album with his musical partner and drummer, Allen Bell. He is a bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Wexford.

Dan Sommer Drum Teacher

Dan Sommer began playing the drums at the age of 11, studying with his school music teacher and playing snare drum in the grade school band. Shortly after, he began studying with private teachers and spent hours in his basement playing along to the radio and practicing with neighborhood friends and schoolmates who played guitar. His high school years gave him exposure to a wide variety of musical experiences, including drumline, symphonic band and jazz studies. During this time, he continued to study privately and perform in his own band, playing high school dances, parties and community events. Dan attended West Virginia University, where he studied and performed in the WVU Small Group Jazz Ensemble, observing and learning from many of the music students and faculty there. He has spent the last 20+ years performing and recording in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, most notably as part of the band The Naked Citizens. He has recorded and performed in support of Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Scott Argiro. Most recently, Dan spent the last five years years as the drummer for Pittsburgh-based blues, rock and R&B band Shot O' Soul. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wexford.

Luke Martucci Drum Teacher

Luke Martucci has been a drum set player for over 12 years. He took lessons in high school and decided to pursue a career in music by attending California University of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Music Technology program for four years. As a graduated student he is able to focus on making a career for himself in the music industry by playing for his band Haven State, teaching drums to anyone willing to learn and many more music industry-related jobs here in the Pittsburgh area. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wexford.

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We're beyond pleased.

The progress our daughter has made as a musician, a teammate and a role model to younger kids since she started taking lessons at School of Rock 16 months ago is amazing. It has been the perfect place for her to grow personally and artistically.

The live performances are great!

School of Rock provides kids with not only music instruction, but many opportunities to perform in amazing venues in front of audiences. The experiences my son has received has done wonders in building his self-esteem.

Thank you, School of Rock!

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