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School of Rock Colorado Springs
7535 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-888-7625
Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Colorado Springs serves the bustling community of Colorado Springs and surrounding neighborhoods with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Situated right at the foot of Pike's Peak, this school teaches everything from guitar to bass, piano to drums, and much more. Students are given the opportunity to learn a variety of music styles, including area favorites such as modern pop and country music, and to play at popular local venues such as the Broadmoor World Arena and the Black Sheep.

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Colorado Springs for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Colorado Springs'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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs
Performance
Ages 8-18

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

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Colorado Springs
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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.

Rookies music program for children in Colorado Springs
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs, 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.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Colorado Springs, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Colorado Springs is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Colorado Springs who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Adult music program in Colorado Springs for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Colorado Springs'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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs.

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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Colorado Springs

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Colorado Springs

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Colorado Springs

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Colorado Springs. 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs’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.

Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher Melissa Adams

Melissa Adams Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Melissa was first inspired to play music by her grandfather and his jazz band. He showed her the organ at the age of 4 and by 5, he taught her to read music and play piano. The first bass she ever played was an upright white acoustic that stood in the corner of his music room. Her grandparents provided music lessons from the age of 12 to 16 and she enjoyed studying more piano courses while attending college. At 16, she picked up her first guitar and at 19 took lessons in classical guitar. Melissa has had the privilege of inspiring many artists and musicians, and comes to us with 23 years experience teaching music lessons. Her gig experience ranges from setting up lights and equipment for venues to playing venues such as, clubs, bars, coffee shop, winery, recital halls, parks, church, side of the road, hotel lobby, and parties. Melissa joined School of Rock Colorado Springs in September 2021, and is currently inspiring and instructing students on keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals with her love for music in Colorado Springs.
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Madeline Campbell

Madeline Campbell Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Madeline is one of our singing and keyboard teachers at School of Rock Colorado Springs. She has been studying vocals for the past twelve years and is advanced in rhythmic and sight reading. Madeline has performed with the Colorado Springs Chorale and the 2018 All State Choir. She has also worked with children for the past ten years and has extensive experience with all age ranges and abilities. Madeline is thrilled to work at School of Rock Colorado Springs to continue her passion of teaching music to all!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Bret Chadwick Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Bret is a bass, guitar and vocal teacher at School of Rock Colorado Springs. He has been involved in music for the better part of 50 years. He began training as a vocalist at the age of 6 and started trying out the guitar at age 9. He spent most of his time in high school in the chorus, performing in the Pop Choir, Chorale, Men's Quartet and the school choir. In his senior year, he was unanimously elected President of the choir. During these years Bret was able to get the rudimentary guitar instruction he sought. After this Bret pursued playing in bands, writing songs, and performing on stage while learning more about music every step on his journey.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher John DeLoach

John DeLoach Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

John is a show director and guitar, bass, keyboard and drums teacher at our School of Rock Colorado Springs. He received two bachelors of science degrees from the University of Colorado-Denver, in both recording arts and music business. Since graduation, John released two full length solo albums, and produced a third for legendary trumpeter DJ Horn. Over the last two decades, he created numerous bands ranging, in genre, from metal to jazz. John also specializes in waveform synthesis and counterpoint composition. He loves all aspects of music and hopes teaching music can excite his passion in others. John listens mostly to progressive and experimental metal genres, but also dabbles in electronic compositions.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Mark Esch

Mark Esch Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Mark is primarily a guitar teacher at Colorado Springs School of Rock. He has played guitar for 12 years and specializes in metal, rock, and jazz. Mark has an understanding of theory, technique, and effective practice habits that he has cultivated from earning his degree in jazz performance at the University of Northern Colorado. He also has experience teaching beginning to advanced players. Students looking for advanced techniques such as tapping, sweeping, alternate picking, hybrid picking, and economy picking will find explanations and improvement under Mark’s instruction. He is very dedicated to the guitar and hopes to extend the passion to students. Although Mark’s typical instruction is on guitar, he also offers bass and beginning to intermediate drum lessons.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher Haven Johnson

Haven Johnson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher

Haven Johnson has been involved in performing arts his whole life. He has an extensive background in performance including music, dance, acting, and theatre. Haven is currently studying film at the Colorado Film School in Denver, CO. He is excited to push students to reach their personal goals in music at School of Rock Colorado Springs.
Guitar Teacher Bob Kynor

Bob Kynor Guitar Teacher

A life-long musician, Bob is a talented and highly qualified guitar teacher, with over forty years of experience, to include being lead guitarist in several working bands. While his musical passion is geared toward rock and classical guitar, Bob is adept at teaching music across a range of musical genres, and has done so for more than fifteen years. A licensed educator, with over a decade in the public education system, Bob is a gifted and motivating teacher. He is highly regarded for his innate ability to connect with, challenge and inspire his students throughout the course of their musical journey, whether they be children, teenagers or adult learners. Bob is a guitar teacher and show director at School of Rock Colorado Springs.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Mike Lupton

Mike Lupton Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Mike is a guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and singing teacher at our school. A native of New Orleans, he received a soloist award from Loyola University Jazz Invitational for his saxophone performance. He studied music education at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has been touring and performing across the nation for over twenty years. He is very excited to teach at School of Rock Colorado Springs.
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ryan Michelson

Ryan Michelson Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Ryan has taught music to hundreds of students of all ages for the past 5 years with a focus on theory, composition, and performance. Piano and guitar have been life-long instruments for him. He studied arts, music and audio production at Northwest Nazarene University as well as Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Soon after his time in school, he realized his passion for producing music and began teaching and performing out East. He has taught in several different schools and produced many titles for various artists. He truly loves to teach all that he knows to his students because music, he believes, is an essential part of life and knowing how it works is a gift that lasts forever.
General Manager Baylee Parks

Baylee Parks General Manager

Baylee is the General Manager at School of Rock Colorado Springs. Parks specializes in music management, performance, event coordination, production, and is intrigued by innovative and entrepreneurial avenues of the music industry. Parks graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music business from the University of Colorado and has worked for numerous organizations in Colorado Springs as an arts administrator, event planner, and a community outreach representative. Baylee has been heavily involved in performing, writing, and recording music for most of her life. Parks is classically trained in piano performance and has over 17 years of experience on the instrument. She is also a singing teacher, guitar teacher, trumpeter, and enjoys playing ukulele. Parks’ classical training led her to pursue new genres of music like country, blues, jazz, and, of course, rock! Parks released an EP in 2019 and continued writing new music until she finished a full length album in 2020. The local music community is rapidly growing and Baylee is eager to be an advocate for aspiring musicians through the programs at School of Rock Colorado Springs!
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Ethan Parks

Ethan Parks Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Ethan is a teacher and show director. He has been with School of Rock Colorado Springs from its inception in July 2020. He has professional experience in recording studios and live performances. Parks has a diverse set of interests and skills in genres ranging from classical and country, to metal and blues. Parks teaches keyboard, drums, guitar, bass, singing, ukulele. He enjoys being a part of students' musical journeys at School of Rock Colorado Springs!
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Michael is one of School of Rock Colorado Springs’ primary show directors. He received his bachelor's degree in percussion from Fairmont State University in West Virginia, where he grew up. For almost 20 years, Michael has had a passion for music and one of his favorite things to do is to share that passion with each of his students. Michael has studied a vast array of areas within the percussion world. From rock, to jazz, to afro-cuban, even hand or keyboard percussion; he can guide students in any musical direction. Much of his time in college was spent studying the educational aspects of music. He has also studied various other instruments including guitar and keyboard. He has a love of punk rock and jam band scenes, where he has attended many concerts; and has performed in jazz and fusion style bands, where he found his love for performance. You can find him teaching several of our Performance and Rock 101 groups at Colorado Springs School of Rock, as well as drums, guitar, bass, and keyboard lessons.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Anthony Welch is a drum and guitar teacher at School of Rock Colorado Springs in Colorado. He’s performed as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist in the Southern Colorado music scene for 26 years and has toured professionally. These days, Anthony splits time performing locally and in Northern Colorado. He’s played the drums for 34 years, guitar for 23 and has been fronting bands as a vocalist for 20 years. Anthony’s a metal head at heart, but has an appreciation for all music. He enjoys seeing students getting excited to learn music of all genres.
Drum Teacher Chetan Chanana

Chetan Chanana Drum Teacher

Chetan has been playing the drums for 20 years and is as technically proficient as he is versatile across all genres of music. He attended The Musicians Institute in Hollywood in 2012 and graduated with an A.A. in percussion and the 'Most Valuable Student' award. Chetan has been playing and teaching professionally ever since, including teaching at the School of Rock in Southern California. Some notable accomplishments of Chetan's are recording albums with notable rock artists, touring nationally and internationally with reggae groups, and playing every year with rappers at Camp Floggnaw. Chetan's passion for music and music education is unmistakable, and he strives to share that passion with as many lives as possible.

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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!