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School of Rock Woodland Hills
6727 Fallbrook Ave.
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 659-7625

Location Specifics

We're located at Fallbrook Center behind Bob's Furniture.

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Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 3 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Music programs at School of Rock Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills 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 Woodland Hills, 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 Woodland Hills, 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 Woodland Hills, 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 8-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Woodland Hills'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 Woodland Hills 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 West Hills are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Woodland Hills 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 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 10-17

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

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

School of Rock Woodland Hills'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 Woodland Hills 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 West Hills.

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 Woodland Hills 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 West Hills.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 10-17

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

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

Drum Teacher

Tom McGeoch Drum Teacher

Tom started playing drums when he was only nine, demonstrating at a young age an extraordinary musical ability. He has played the drums in numerous original and cover bands alike. Tom grew up playing shows all around Ohio and the surrounding states. He is also frequently called to fill in for other drummers and thrives in all types of musical environments and situations. Tom’s musical education began in his hometown of Columbus, OH, where he studied with Jeff Robert at Columbus Percussion for nine years. Tom studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied independently with Rod Morgenstein. He graduated from Berklee with a B.A. in music business management with a drum set performance focus in August 2014. Tom has a genuine love for music, and he continues to receive formal music training to further enhance his abilities. Tom’s influences include drummers Thomas Lang, Aaron GIllespie, Matt Greiner and Steve Jordan, and he has shared the stage with the likes of Memphis May Fire, Attack Attack! and Miss May I.

Tom now resides in Los Angeles, California where he continues to play drums, teach private lessons and direct group lessons at School of Rock Woodland Hills, and also work as a producer.
Guitar Teacher

Devon Pangle Guitar Teacher

Devon Pangle has been teaching and playing guitar professionally for eight years. When he was in high school he studied classical guitar with Grammy-nominated guitarist Mario Otero, and played countless gigs with his own bands around his hometown of El Paso, Texas. During this time he was hired as a teacher at his school before leaving to earn is AA Guitar Performance at Musician's Institute.

After graduating he had the opportunity to work as a tech and player for several pop and rock artists, as well as have success with his own band Beta Wolf. He has shared the stage with major rock acts like Daughtry, Andrew WK, Steel Panther and Billy Gibbons. Currently, he has been touring with John Fogerty.

Emma Stuart Vocal Instructor

Emma Stuart is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles. She has been a working vocalist for the past eight years. She has a three octave range, easily able to sing soprano or alto. Her ability to blend and harmonize has kept her in high demand for recordings across many genres of music. In addition to recording, producing and performing her own music, she has been invited to sing in music festivals in London, choir competitions around the US and charity events in Los Angeles. She most recently sang at Coachella 2018 with Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip Marley. She loves sharing her experience and knowledge with her students. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing her students feel confident in their gift. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Woodland Hills.

PJ Zitarosa Guitar Teacher

PJ Zitarosa hails from New Jersey and has crafted a career as a professional guitarist, composer and instructor. PJ studied jazz performance and music theory at City College in New York City and was also part of the School of Rock Cresskill faculty. A veteran performer for over 20 years, he has shared the stage with many legends, including ZZ Top, AC/DC and Don Felder. Some live projects you can find PJ performing with include Two Hundred Feet, The Alphabet Astronauts and award-winning singer-songwriter Debbie Hennessey. PJ also composes music for TV and film and is the director of artist relations for ENGL Amplification USA. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Woodland Hills.

Jennifer Lee Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Jennifer Lee is a singer, songwriter and producer originally from Palo Alto, CA and has been performing for the last nine years as a singer-songwriter, session musician and live events performer in and around Los Angeles. She studied voice and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and has worked in renowned studios like The Village Studios and 17 Hertz. She's performed at iconic venues like the House of Blues on Sunset, The Viper Room and The Bitter End in New York City. She's been featured on international television programming such as Taiwan's "Super Idol" and "ETTV Top Idol." She loves the creative aspect of music and the freedom it invites for people to discover in themselves. She hopes to foster this love of exploration within her students while giving them a solid technical foundation to expand their tools for creating. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Woodland Hills.

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Reviews

For kids of all ages!

Great owners and instructors make learning a fun, team-building experience. I still can't believe how much these kids learn in such a short time. Fantastic music learning experience!

They get playing quickly!

The teachers individualize their curriculum for each young rocker. It's a great method that gets kids kicking out the jams quick.

This is the school we hoped for.

My boy loved his songwriting class while for the first time collaborating with other young artists on a shared project. He learned essential critical thinking and communication skills and was challenged to create new lyrics and music.

We highly recommend School of Rock!

The staff is always so friendly and positive. My nephew loves his private drum lessons! Music has always been a huge part of my life, so I'm glad he is enjoying this experience.

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