Why School of Rock
For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals from Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.
At School of Rock, it's not just about playing an instrument; it's about playing on a team.
Students in the School of Rock music program are learning how to play by jamming together with his or her fellow students.By taking the focus off the individual and creating a team dynamic, students enjoy a more supportive and motivating environment in which to learn.
As a result, kids feel more inspired to excel and to help their team to victory at the big show.More importantly, the team dynamic makes it fun to practice and allows kids to become more invested in the learning process.
Our students are plugged into an unparalleled, international network of like-minded and music-loving people, artists and industry icons.
The School of Rock network provides students with friends that share interests similar to theirs, as well as a supportive, nurturing and safe haven to socialize within. In addition, it creates unique opportunities to collaborate and work with iconic artists.
Through our Guest Professor Series, our students have the opportunity to learn from and jam with some of music's biggest names. Past professors include Jon Anderson, Earl Slick, and Mike Watt to name a few.