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School of Rock Chatham
60 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 635-2100

Location Specifics

Limited parking spots available in our front lot, but ample free parking available on side streets.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 3:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Chatham is proud to offer music classes to help teach our community how to play instruments with skill and confidence, offering everything from drums, guitar, songwriting, house band and vocals. Study music in a supportive and encouraging learning environment and then go on to perform at one of the many great local spots such as Crossroads in Garwood. They have booked many national acts and are very involved with our School of Rock events. Close to the Chatham area is the famous "Stone Pony" venue where artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi made their start in the music scene. Our Chatham location is a great spot for aspiring musicians looking to break into the music industry.

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Chatham for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8 - 11

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Chatham'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 Chatham 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 Chatham are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Chatham 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 Chatham
Performance
Ages 8 - 17

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

Rookies music program for children in Chatham
Rookies
Ages 6 - 8

At School of Rock Chatham, 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 Chatham, 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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Chatham
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Chatham 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 Chatham, 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.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
Ages 8+

At School of Rock Chatham, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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.

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

School of Rock Chatham'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 Chatham 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 Chatham.

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 Chatham 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 Chatham.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Chatham
House Band
Age 17 and Under

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

Music Lessons in Chatham

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Chatham

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Chatham

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Chatham 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 Chatham we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Chatham, 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham. Unlike other Chatham 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 Chatham, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Chatham 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 Chatham

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Chatham

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Chatham. 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham 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 Chatham Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Chatham 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 Chatham 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham, 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 Chatham’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 Kyra
Kyra
General Manager
Kyra grew up in a music household; her dad was a guitarist in multiple bands and her mom blasted music in the kitchen showing her to "feel the grove" from a young age. Kyra has been attending concerts with her parents for as long as she can remember—getting lost in a mosh pit or several over the years. Kyra picked up many instruments at a young age but enjoyed watching her older brother excel at drums, eventually becoming a professional drummer. Although Kyra decided to not pursue playing music as her main interest, she has surrounded herself with musicians as her core group and continues to dabble in the craft.

Kyra joins us from an extension background in business operations, leadership, and team building. She spent many years after college working for Apple Inc. until she transitioned to Assistant Director at One River School of Art & Design. Her experiences at One River brought her to manage a private art studio (Ashcan Studios) until she joined the School of Rock team.

Kyra was thrilled to have joined the School of Rock community in Clark, NJ as their Assistant General Manager in 2022 after being within the greater School of Rock community for over eight years. Kyra is now the General Manager at School of Rock Chatham.
Assistant General Manager Naomi
Naomi
Assistant General Manager
Naomi is originally from Upstate New York and is School of Rock Chatham’s Assistant General Manager. With aspirations to become a math teacher, she has come to find that the arts are where she feels most inspired. Most recently, Naomi has gained experience in project management, event planning, and social media marketing.

With over two years experience working with children and managing inclusive dance studios, she embraces all of School of Rock's values including belonging and collaboration! Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of music and believes that it can be one of the best ways to express yourself.
Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Matt M.
Matt M.
Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Matt has been with School of Rock Chatham since 2007. In the last decade, he has directed over 30 shows and has instructed multiple current and former School of Rock AllStars. Matt is equally adept at teaching young beginners to very technically advanced students, and all ages and skill levels in-between.

A Long Island native, Matt started playing guitar at the age of 13. Initially inspired by '70s progressive rock bands such as Pink Floyd and Rush, Matt would eventually develop a love for all things heavy metal. Matt attended the Berklee College of Music, studying under acclaimed shred guitarist Joe Stump.

Matt is currently the lead guitarist and vocalist for the death metal band Sentient Horror and has been featured in such publications as Decibel Magazine, Rock Hard Germany, and Deaf Forever Magazine. He cites Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, and Marty Friedman as some of his favorite guitarists, and Genesis, King Diamond, and Death among his favorite bands.
Studio Coordinator Brandon
Brandon
Studio Coordinator
Brandon graduated from Drew University with his BA in Music Composition and Vocal Performance. As a child, he was a dedicated choral singer, bassist, and guitarist for his church.

In high school, Brandon was a lead in "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" and part of an all-male chorus that performed and won a gold medal in the 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. In college, he performed with multiple vocal groups: a gospel chorus, a chamber choir, and an all-male a cappella group for which he choreographed performances and created musical arrangements.

Brandon loves learning and has over three years of experience as a Pre-K Certified teacher. He is thrilled to continue spreading his love of music to everyone he meets at School of Rock Chatham!
Assistant Music Director, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Brooke
Brooke
Assistant Music Director, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Brooke began her musical journey as a student of the School of Rock in Chatham, New Jersey while in middle school. Throughout her time at School of Rock Chatham, Brooke excelled through the audition process, joining the House Band as a lead vocalist and keyboard player, and was a two-time School of Rock AllStar.

Through music, Brooke has been able to contribute to local and national philanthropies, such as New Eyes for the Needy, Rock for Autism, and the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. These experiences led her to pursue a degree in Music Business and Public Communications from Syracuse University, with a specialization in Jazz and Commercial Voice Studies.

Some of Brooke's musical influences include Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, and Lady Gaga. Brooke is thrilled to return to School of Rock Chatham to work with young rockers in developing their curiosity and creativity through music and performance!
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Saxophone Teacher Alex
Alex
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Saxophone Teacher
Alex graduated with honors from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Technology and went on to get his Master of Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music Valencia.

Alex is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who started playing the piano at the age of 3 and later learned to play baritone saxophone, guitar, and bass. Despite being trained in classical music, Alex has a love for all genres, and both plays and writes music in styles like rock, indie, jazz, and more.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Tyler
Tyler
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Tyler began his study of music as a young teenager. Once he got his hands on his first guitar, Tyler realized it was a lifelong passion. Since then, music and playing and performing guitar and bass have become an obsession and a career. He continues to play with local bands, writes his own music, and constantly hones his craft on the electric guitar and bass. Playing many different styles from Rock to Jazz Fusion, Tyler cites many virtuoso players such as Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, and many more as his primary inspirations!
Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher Matt O.
Matt O.
Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Matt is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, teaching artist, and aspiring Jedi, born and based in northern New Jersey. He began the study of music at a very young age and in the years since, has yet to give up his obsession with it. He received his bachelor's degree in Music and German from Drew University and his master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the New School in New York.

Matt has been a private music teacher for the past 15 years, teaching local students guitar, voice, and music theory. In 2012, Matt began working as a music and arts therapist for a local assisted living facility. In his five years in that position, Matt utilized music, theater, literature, and fine art to connect with residents and help them heal through creative expression.

Matt believes in utilizing the study and performance of music to empower his students, to help them become better musicians, better students, and more active members of their community. Believing that music has the power to change our communities for the better, Matt frequently organizes and performs in concerts and benefit shows for various social causes. He has composed and recorded music for various projects around the world, including the New York Public Library, The New School, and Lionsgate Entertainment World in Zhuhai, China, among others.

Matt's most recent obsession is building and modding his own instruments. His most successful DIY project, "Dinah," can be seen around School of Rock Chatham anytime he's teaching!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Mike
Mike
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Mike studied at the County College of Morris for Audio Engineering and Music Performance/Theory. He started his musical journey on the saxophone with the school band starting in fourth grade and continued performing through high school. Mike is a self-taught guitar/piano player and has picked up a handful of other instruments along the way. He has been performing mainly original music with multiple groups since age 17 and also writes/produces and gigs in his free time. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher, saxophone teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Chatham.
Drum Teacher Bryan
Bryan
Drum Teacher
Bryan has been playing drums professionally for over 16 years. He began as a self-taught drummer and later went on to attend the Musicians Institute’s P.I.T. program, where he received instruction under some of the world's top drummers, including four-time world champion snare drummer Rob Carson and acclaimed rock drummer Glen Sobel.

Bryan is skilled in a number of musical styles and has performed live in nearly every musical setting, ranging from rock and metal bands, to jazz and Latin, reggae, folk, cover/tribute bands and orchestral. Bryan also performed in the renowned off-Broadway musical "The Great Comet of 1812." Bryan has been a drum teacher at School of Rock Chatham since 2011 and has taught students of all ages and skill levels. He has instructed many of the former and current school AllStars and Street Team members, and has had students continue on to Berklee College of Music and beyond. Bryan brings his love and enthusiasm for drums and music, along with his wide array of experience, to his lessons.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher Clay
Clay
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Clay's musical journey began at age 5 with classical piano lessons and a relentless passion for singing. Moving from classical to a performance-based music program in the eighth grade ignited Clay's love for both stage presence and teaching. Their musical interests expanded to include guitar, bass, ukulele, and a renewed focus on keys and vocals.

Clay's enthusiasm led to becoming a music intern, immersing themselves in music production during their senior year. Their accomplishments have been recognized with awards like the Joseph D'Ambola Music Award for three consecutive years and the Russ Perry Memorial Scholarship for the Arts. Clay is thrilled to join the team at the School of Rock in Chatham, New Jersey, where they can share their passion for music and mentor others.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Noah
Noah
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Noah, a Long Island native, specializes in guitar and electric bass! Attending The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music to continue his music education, he is passionate about sharing his love of music with all ages.

Noah has been teaching for over a decade and has gone on to perform in multiple jazz and rock bands. Noah received his first electric guitar at 8 years old and is influenced by great musicians like Allan Holdsworth! His music instructors growing up were his biggest inspiration and he is excited to inspire students at School of Rock Chatham!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Tony
Mr. Tony
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Passionate about sharing his love of music with students of all ages, Tony has been teaching for over 30 years. Learned in acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, piano, and vocal instruction, Tony incorporates the latest in computer-aided teaching techniques to capture students’ attention, offering obtainable objectives to encourage growth.

Tony is a trained flamenco guitarist and began performing professionally at a young age. He had the honor of performing with such nationally known musicians as Billy Bang (legendary fiddle player), Willy Calhoun (Living Colour), Vassar Clements Band, Tom Chapin, Stanley Jordan, Buddy Miles, and Michael Powers.

Tony graduated from the American Institute of Guitar, studying under acclaimed Flamenco guitar teacher Dennis Koster. He also attended the Juan Orozco School of Flamenco Guitar in New York, studying under Emilio Prados, Mario Escudero, and Juan Orozco. He is trained in the blues and has married the two art forms to create his own home-grown style of flamenco blues. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, piano teacher, and vocal instructor at School of Rock Chatham.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Sean
Sean
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Sean graduated from Montclair State University in 2014 and earned a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance on the drum set. His background, however, started with rock and heavy metal music two decades ago. Shortly after choosing the drums as his primary instrument, he went on to play guitar, bass and piano, and eventually even vocals. Sean has made it a goal to be fluent in all styles of music, ranging from jazz and Latin, to rock and heavy metal. He gigs regularly through the tri-state area with a myriad of different acts, and he self-released a full-length album in July 2019 that features him playing all the instruments that he teaches. Sean’s lessons put emphasis on theory and proper form and technique, while still keeping things fun and applicable for students of all skill levels. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher, and keyboard + piano teacher at School of Rock Chatham.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Jeff
Jeff
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Jeff is a veteran performer in the NY Metro Area live music scene as Owner, Music Director and Keyboardist with the Mission Dance band, performing thousands of shows over the years!

Jeff loves bringing his expertise to his students at School of Rock Chatham to instill them with an applicable approach to performing music! When Jeff is not rocking stages or teaching at School of Rock, he loves fishing and outdoor adventures.
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