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SoR Chicago West's various faculty projects in 2020
January 5, 2021

Chicago West's Faculty Pushing Creative Bounds in 2020

A huge 'Hello 2021 Shout Out' to all our resident musicians who are doing such amazing things. If you haven't had a chance to check out these new triumphs, find a moment. We're super proud to have all of our instructors here, helping the next generation master their craft and setting a great example of how working musicians get it done. Check out Joe Suihkonen's new album with The Deals; Miranda Sprague's new single release They Only Call When.../Wrong and You Gotta Try Miss with official videos; Maxx McGathey's Gramps the Vamp 2020 album Keeper of the Void with official videos; Anthony Rubino's new release with Dorian Taj; Collin Nordine's latest release with The Box Band; Steven Gilpin's album release as Torso (and his musical work for important philanthropies) and Tommy Veronesi (Tomaso)'s new single Better on TV with official video. Team!

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Chicago West's November Calendar of Events
October 28, 2020

November's No Turkey here at SoR!

Our class schedule for November 2020. Call us at (312) 526-3978 or email us at for more information! Mondays Rookies @ 5:30-6:30 pm. Soul Rehearsal @ 5-7:45 pm Tuesdays Rookies @ 3:45 - 4:45 pm and 5-6 PM; Rock 101 @ 5 - 6:30 pm Wednesdays Adult Band Rehearsal @ 7:30-9 pm Thursdays Black Sabbath Rehearsal @ 5-7:45 pm Fridays Songwriting 4:30-6:30 pm; Saturdays Rookies @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Rock 101 @ 1:30-3 pm

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School of Rock Chicago West supports Independent Venue Week!
October 27, 2020

Support Independent Venue Week!

School of Rock is providing support to Independent Venue Week, taking place Oct. 24-30. The annual event recognizes and celebrates all that independent venues have done for the live music scene. This year, with COVID-19 considerations, more than 100 independent venues from around the U.S. will provide online programming or participate in other ways throughout the week. Additionally, a memorabilia auction will take place to raise funds for the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) Emergency Relief Fund, allowing fans the chance to own a piece of music history while providing much-needed assistance to independent venues and promoters. School of Rock will be donating to the fund as well as inviting its students to attend the programming. "Independent venues are the stages where many musicians got their start, and as we take students through the journey of becoming musicians, these venues are paramount to the success of our performance-based education model," said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. "Our students play over 4,000 shows a year in independent venues across the world and with all the challenges COVID-19 has presented this year, it's more important than ever to support them for the vitality and longevity of the music community." For more information on Independent Venue Week, visit

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JanPro Certified Deep Cleaning in October
October 19, 2020

Deep Cleaning in October to keep school safe

Our top priority is the safety of our employees, students and families. We continue to follow or exceed all city and state ordinances, including this latest 6-month duration treatment (EnviroPro Endure) from JanPro! This ensures as much as possible that our in-school lessons and classes remain safe. Call us if you'd like to hear more about our other everyday risk mitigation measures.

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July 6, 2020

July Rocks!

Our class schedule for July 2020. Call us at (312) 526-3978 or email us at for more information! Mondays Rookies @ 5:30-6:30 pm Green Day Rehearsal @ 5-7:30 pm Tuesdays Rookies @ 5-6 pm Rock 101 @ 5-6:30 pm Wednesdays Adult Band Rehearsal @ 7:30-9 pm Thursdays Songs of Summer Rehearsal @ 5-7:30 pm Fridays Camp Show @ 2:30 pm Live-streamed via our Facebook page ( Saturdays Rookies @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Rock 101 @ 1:30-3 pm

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We're back!
June 21, 2020

We're back!

School of Rock Chicago West has re-opened! We are currently operating Rookies, Rock 101, Performance and Adult programs in school (or remotely for those who prefer). We are meeting or exceeding all state and city safety guidelines while we keep our staff screened and well-trained in cleaning and distancing measures. Read more about our summer schedule and our enrollment specials at our Facebook page or call us at 312-344-5685 to schedule a free evaluation lesson and school tour - or sign up on this site's home page.

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