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School of Rock White Plains
242 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 468-1100

Location Specifics

One block south of the Westchester Music Conservatory.

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  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

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

What To Expect


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

Rookies music program for children in White Plains
Ages 6-7

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock White Plains, 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 in White Plains for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Performance music program for teens in White Plains
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock White Plains'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 White Plains music venue.

Age 12 and over

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

Adult music program in White Plains for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock White Plains'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 White Plains 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 White Plains.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock White Plains 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 White Plains.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in White Plains

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock White Plains

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock White Plains, 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 White Plains is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other White Plains 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 White Plains'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 White Plains, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local White Plains 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 White Plains 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 White Plains guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock White Plains

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock White Plains 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 White Plains we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in White Plains, 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 White Plains, 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 White Plains. Unlike other White Plains drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock White Plains, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our White Plains 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 White Plains

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock White Plains 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 White Plains, 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 White Plains teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock White Plains, 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 White Plains.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock White Plains

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock White Plains 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 White Plains 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 White Plains, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach White Plains 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 White Plains, 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 White Plains

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in White Plains. 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 White Plains, 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 White Plains 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 White Plains Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the White Plains 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 White Plains music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock White Plains, 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 White Plains, 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 White Plains’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.

Joe Alfano Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Joe Alfano has been playing guitar for over two decades in various Westchester-based metal/rock/blues and cover bands. Joe also has been a music educator in NYC schools for 17+ years, where he shows his passion for all music to the next generation of musicians. Joe loves to play, write, produce and record all types of music. His favorite guitarists are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Slash, Page Hamilton, Diamond Darrell and Jimi Hendrix.

Sean Lippin Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher

Since the Fall of 2015, multi-instrumentalist Sean Lippin has been teaching students at School of Rock everything from guitar melodies and syncopated drum beats to how to passionately belt out their favorite songs and show tunes. At age 13, Sean was inspired to learn every rock instrument and write songs after taking lessons and listening to bands like Green Day and Blink-182. He then channeled his inspiration by pursuing his craft in various lessons and bands throughout high school and college.

A graduate of SUNY Oneonta’s Music Industry program, Sean has led several seasonal shows and summer camps at School of Rock, with a teaching prowess and insurmountable leadership skill set. He is capable of conquering the most difficult of challenges that may stand in a student’s way when it comes to show time.

Sean currently writes songs and performs with his band Nerd Salad, which has recently released their debut EP, “Your Father and I Aren’t Angry, We’re Just Disappointed.” You can catch Nerd Salad all over the NYC metro area, Rockland County and here in Westchester.

Jim Heffernan Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

The new Music Director for School of Rock White Plains, Jim Heffernan, has had a long career in music and music education. He began playing guitar and cello at the age of eight. Since then, his life has been split between writing music, recording, touring, producing and teaching. Starting in Syracuse, NY in the late 90s, Jim began his touring career with Spark Lights the Friction. Jim moved to New York City in 2003 and began working at the post-production house Face the Music while starting his own record label and studio in Brooklyn. Between touring with several bands, playing drums, guitar and bass for other projects in the city and on the road, Jim began pursuing licensing work for television and film and has licensed music to such clients as Clarins, Garden and Gun, Walmart, Popular Mechanics and most recently Marvel Studios. He started the audio production company Time to Operate Productions, and composed the music for the off-Broadway musical "Dorian." He also wrote the songs and sound design for the Madonna bio pic "Physical Attraction." While working as a freelance musician, Jim has always valued the importance of music education. He started the Music Matters Program in the Lower East Side of Manhattan teaching young people guitar, vocals, recording and song arrangement. He spent the last two years as the Program Director for the Noel Pointer Foundation, managing music classes in over 30 schools around New York City. Jim excels at individual lessons for guitar, bass and drums, and has a passion for directing, producing and arranging new music ensembles of all ages.

Brian Carter Drum Teacher

Brian Carter is a jazz/comp/theory music major from both SUNY New Paltz College and SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Fine Arts respectively. Carter has performed with Bernie Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Wallace Roney, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Danny and Wilfredo Reyes, and Westchester luminaries Tony Cimerossi and Gil Parris. Brian is a dedicated educator and believes in the Thomas Edison adage, "Talent is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” His commitment to education can be summed up in his own philosophy: cultivate the talents in every child and they will shine. Carter has created the Kids for Drums after school program, which allows young drummers to learn technical rudimental techniques at a young age. This successful program has been run in Westchester elementary schools like Central School in Larchmont, Mamaroneck Ave. School, Chatsworth Ave. School, Ward School, Trinity School and The Groove Academy. Through all these endeavors, businesses and community activities, Brian has become a fixture in lower Westchester.

Michael O'Rourke Drum Teacher

Michael O'Rourke started playing the drums in the fourth grade. He joined the school band and orchestra, and then soon started taking private lessons. He played the drums throughout the rest of elementary, middle and high school, participating in NYSSMA and marching band as well. Michael has 10 years of experience with teaching and instructing drums, and even a little on bass and guitar. He's taught in various music stores and participated in many workshops that instruct in an interactive way. He often tries to bring his guitar or bass playing into the lessons so as to give a full musical experience to his students.

Currently Mike is playing with two original bands. The first is called Soundswell. They are a jam-band based in Long Island and NYC. The other is called Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band. They are a music for children group that plays in the same area. The shows are interactive and fun for the whole family and often take on a theatrical component.

Toni Campbell Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Toni Campbell is a music educator who began cultivating her gift at the ripe age of three. As a multi-instrumentalist, her musical influences range from Aretha Franklin to Pat Matheny. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Toni has shared the stage with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Clark Sisters and more. The fundamental philosophy of docendo discimus, or ‘by teaching, we learn,’ is the driving energy of Toni’s teaching style. Coupled with technical teaching methods and high energy, students learn about music in a fun and inviting way, unlocking their unique musical perspectives. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock White Plains.

Greg Hunter Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Greg Hunter is a musician studying Classical Bass and Composition at Purchase Conservatory of Music. He has been playing and singing in rock bands since middle school and possesses a firm grasp of all typical rock instruments, including drums, bass, guitar, keys and voice. Greg also has a passion for music education, as he believes others deserve the chance to learn about music so that it might affect them as positively as it affected him. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock White Plains.

Jorge Hernandez-Rodriguez Drum Teacher

Jorge Hernandez-Rodriguez started playing drums in middle school. His earliest memories of music include great experiences in a similar School of Rock program in Miami, Florida. By participating in school/music shows a band was formed called Dead City Crown. Jorge has been the drummer of DCC for five years and has gone on multiple tours throughout most of New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Boston, Virginia, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Montreal, Canada.

Jorge’s college education focused in fine arts and music at colleges like Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, University of Miami Frost School of Music and BCC in Bergen, NJ. Jorge has 15 years of experience taking drum lessons, teaching and instructing drums, and even a little on bass and piano. His teaching experience includes providing drum lessons to beginners and intermediate students of all ages, abilities and challenges. Jorge has also volunteered in various organizations to bring music around the world to places like Cuba, The Dominican Republic and Lourdes, France. He strives to ensure his students enjoy and benefit from the great world of drumming and music overall. With all his students Jorge works hard to cultivate an environment that stimulates increasing and ongoing music appreciation. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock White Plains.

Rick Agosta Guitar, bass and drum teacher and band director

Rick Agosta’s musical education began in a unique way, as his father discovered and was Steven Tyler from Aerosmith's first manager. This experience gave him a real time lesson about the path a band embarks on, including the essentials of organizing bands. Rick has worn many hats as a published songwriter/lyricist, arranger, live performer, record company owner and teacher to name a few. Rick still plays close to 100 gigs a year with the same enthusiasm he had as a teen when he hit the CBGB's and Max’s Kansas City scene with his first original punk/pop band Fastball.

Rick believes that music is an energy that needs to be passed on to promising young musicians. His strength has always been having the insight to bring out the best in each individual student by accessing their skills and targeting a plan to reach their goals. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock White Plains.

Ted Gottsegen Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

In August 1989, Ted Gottsegen witnessed Stevie Ray Vaughan blow the roof off of The Beacon Theater and from that moment on he knew his life was going to be dedicated to playing guitar. He is a professional jazz guitarist specializing in jazz, swing, New Orleans and rock’n’roll. Ted received his Masters in Music Performance from SUNY Purchase, and for the past 15 years has been performing live and on TV in the Middle East, the US, Canada and Europe. He has extensive experience teaching privately, as well as leading instruction at universities through workshops and master classes. Ted loves teaching rock and the blues, and some of his favorite bands include The Black Crowes, The Cult, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deep Purple, Cream, The Who, Neil Young and Black Sabbath. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock White Plains.
Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Singing and Drum Teacher Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth Sullivan Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Singing and Drum Teacher

Elizabeth is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician playing and teaching vocals, guitar, piano, drums, and bass. She spent her childhood in upstate New York and studied vocal performance at Ithaca College and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music from CUNY Hunter College. Her two greatest passions are music and sharing that music through teaching others to become the best musicians they can be. She is able to see each child’s unique musical gifts and nurture those qualities for them grow towards positive life changing ways.

Elizabeth moved to New York City to pursue her career as a musician and has performed at many New York City music venues including, The Bitter End, Tammany Hall, Sullivan Hall and Rockwood Music Hall. Elizabeth has experience in teaching students of all ages and running groups.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Kris Wong

Kris Wong Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Kris Wong has been playing music since he was 8 years old. He quickly became one of Westchester’s best youth violinists, and participated in the Westchester All-County orchestra and NYSSMA festival. At the age of 11, Kris was fascinated by the band Queen and decided to drop the violin in favor of guitar and bass so he could write songs. Throughout high school, Kris and his band Bloodline played stages such as the Chance Theater, Webster Hall, The Knitting Factory, and recorded a full length record. He then went to study at and graduate from the Berklee College of Music, where he performed for Megadeth, Victor Wooten, David Davidson and studied with professors such as Tim Miller, John Kellogg, Colin Sapp, and Joe Stump. Kris has been teaching since he was 14, and has taught in the suburbs of New York and Massachusetts. He has a passion for teaching music, and genuinely wants to see his students succeed.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher Lucas Saur

Lucas Saur Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Lucas Saur is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, and a recent graduate of the New School for Jazz. Over the past few years in NYC, he has established himself as the go-to bassist and cellist for many up and coming indie, pop, and rock artists. As the bassist of viral indie success Melt, he has performed at venues such as Webster Hall and Le Poisson Rouge, and has co-written and produced songs which have landed on some of Spotify's top editorial playlists, garnering the band millions of streams online and a dedicated following. His compositions have been performed at venues such as the Lincoln Center, and he wrote the score to the video game 'Smile for Me'. Lucas's approach to teaching embodies his love of music, as well as his knowledge from years spent in highly varied and collaborative musical environments. He teaches bass, guitar, and piano at School of Rock, bringing rock performance experience, music theory knowledge, and passion for creativity to his teaching.
Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher Sydney Conrad

Sydney Conrad Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Not a stranger to the stage, Sydney Conrad has been practicing and studying music since before she can remember! After 10 years of musical theater experience in Buffalo NY, Sydney decided that she would invest in her true passion and study voice. She has taken part in singing the National Anthem as a solo performer at a Buffalo Bills game and is also a recent Music Education graduate from SUNY Fredonia. Sydney is currently enrolled at NYU working on her masters in music education. Her favorite performers include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and anything musical theater. She is available to teach voice and piano.

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We're thrilled to see our sons progress.

We love how you go right into learning the foundational skills for playing songs vs reading music. For our son, it has made this experience much more enjoyable. We are so thrilled with our sons progress and will be continuing indefinitely with Jorge and SoR White Plains!

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!