ROCK 101

At School of Rock, kids just starting out will learn the fundamentals of playing a musical instrument in a fun and interactive group environment.

School of Rock is a journey, not a destination. That journey for aspiring musicians begins in our Rock 101 program, where students get the full benefits of our unique performance-based instruction.

This program includes weekly private instruction with one of our awesome teachers and a weekly group rehearsal. Our Rock 101 directors specialize in working with younger students and typically play along with the kids. And our curriculum is the most classic of classic rock.

Rock 101 students will master the basics while playing actual rock music, before jumping into live shows. Songs in Rock 101 are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student’s musical instrument.

For example, a beginning guitar player needs to learn power chord shapes, so we have picked a few Ramones songs that use these forms as a basis to introduce the concept.

Our Rock 101 music program includes:

  • Learning the basics of technique and music theory
  • Understanding the dynamic of playing in a group
  • A weekly private music lesson on guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and / or vocals
  • A weekly group band rehearsal