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Online Music Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Remote Music Learning, Keyboard Lessons, Vocals Lessons, Drums Lessons
March 18, 2020

We're offering award-winning music lessons in your home!

School of Rock's award-winning instructors are now available for private lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, keys, vocals and drums. This is an example of how easy it is to launch our newest platform School of Rock Remote. Keeping our community engaged during this difficult time is our highest priority. Contact us today at or 312-526-3978 to schedule your online lesson!

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Chicago West House Band Summer Dates nearly over
August 22, 2019

House Band Summer Season Coming to a Close

2019 was our first full-throttle House Band summer. With Anthony's leadership and Ashleigh's logistics we were booked for over 15 events all around Chicagoland and our kids attacked every one like a group of pros. Our House Band members, ages 17-12, have developed into a real collective force on stage and we were proud to watch their development accelerate as the summer went on. Shows included Go Division's main stage, West Fest's main stage, Wicker Park main stage, Lobster Fest at Navy Pier, a pre-Opening event for SoR Park Ridge, House of Blues' I Am Fest (main ballroom), the Woodstock Anniversary Tribute in Aurora, IL, along with several others. Thank you to all our parents who got their kids where they needed to be and supported them from the crowd. Thanks also to all our amazing staff and faculty who helped prepare and train these amazing young performers. Even bigger and better to come!

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AC/DC show kicks off with crowds still filing in.
May 20, 2019

Best. Show. Yet. Spring Season's AC/DC and 1-Hit Wonders Slay.

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and siblings who made this concert possible. And thank you to the directors and assistant directors who gave so much of themselves to help these kids learn their parts and embrace the moment. Thanks to Beat Kitchen for providing another perfect setting for showcasing these emerging musicians. Thanks to Ashleigh and Zachary for watching the big picture so we could all watch rock and roll history. :) Wish you were here...

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Ramones Summer Camp at School of Rock Chicago West
August 17, 2018

Ramones Camp Summer 2018

Dig the pillow! A quick shot of the cast just before show time over at Cobra Lounge. Vocalists. Guitarists. Bassists. Drummers. Keyboardists. This summer camp has it all and the show is sure to be epic. (Post-sript update - It was!) Thanks to Jeff Smith, their director, T Rex, Leah and Alexis for bringing it all together.

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