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School of Rock Dallas
5400 E Mockingbird Lane
Suite 218
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-7625
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Dallas'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 Dallas have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Dallas are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Dallas music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Dallas'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 Dallas music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Dallas
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Dallas, 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

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 Dallas, 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.

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 Dallas, 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 Dallas is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Dallas 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.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Dallas, 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


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 Dallas for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Dallas'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 Dallas 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 Dallas.

What To Expect

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 Dallas 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 Dallas.

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

The School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at TX rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

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 Dallas and the rest of TX. 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
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

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 Dallas

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Dallas

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Dallas

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Dallas, 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas. Unlike other Dallas 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

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 Dallas, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Dallas 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 Dallas

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas 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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Dallas, 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 Dallas.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Dallas

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Dallas. 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas 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 Dallas Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Dallas 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 Dallas music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Dallas, 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas’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 Tracy
General Manager
Growing up in Dallas, Tracy's passion for music began as a kid listening to classic rock with her parents on the way to her soccer games. Other hobbies of Tracy's include collecting records and cassette tapes, and frequenting rock shows around the metroplex.

Tracy recently earned her degree at the University of North Texas in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies. She hopes to utilize her creativity and strong work ethic to help support the programs implemented at School of Rock Dallas while uplifting and growing a passionate community.
Music Director Noah
Noah "Shark"
Music Director
Noah aka "Shark" is an entertainer and music industry professional with well over two decades of experience. Noah has toured the world playing the drums, having performed on international tours and festivals with many of the biggest names in rock and metal music. Noah is also a stand-up comedian and has performed at some of the most legendary venues in comedy, such as The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA.

Noah was the original drummer and one of the founding members of The Browning (Earache/Century Media/Spinefarm). He is also the drummer of Motograter (EMP Label Group/Elektra/No Name); formerly fronted by Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch. He has also drummed for Jeffrey Nothing (Ex-Mushroomhead), JUNK, A Tragedy at Hand, Ninth Sphere, Pinhed and Srlsm.

Noah began his musical journey in 6th grade by joining the school band and started his first heavy metal band at the age of 15. He went on to become the drum captain of the Lampasas High School drumline and a section leader in The Sound and The Fury marching drumline at Tarleton State University. Noah is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and possesses experience performing and teaching guitar, bass, keys, and vocals.

While studying music education in college, Noah produced and hosted a live, 2-hour radio show on KTRL-The Planet called Swimming With Sharks. In 2004, Noah began marketing, booking, and promoting under the moniker, Swimming With Sharks Entertainment. In 2010, Noah founded Swimming With Sharks Records and began signing bands from all over the world. In 2016, Noah founded Zombie Shark Records and was appointed as Marketing Director of EMP Label Group, headed up by Dave Ellefson (Megadeth). When it comes to the music business, Noah has done it all.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Alan
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Alan began his musical journey at the age of 9. Born into a musical household, the guitar propelled his musical obsession. Alan took guitar and vocal lessons in various music schools around the Dallas area. During his teen years, he participated in several ensembles and bands. Alan was in his high school's varsity choir and played guitar in the honors jazz band where he frequently got sweepstakes in U.I.L ensemble and solo competitions. Additionally, he gigged with local mariachi bands, flamenco groups, and progressive rock/metal bands.

Alan is currently working on a Music Pedagogy degree. He primarily studies Jazz/Classical Guitar/Voice and Cello/Orchestral Music. Alan has six years of experience teaching guitar and music lessons on top of volunteering and teaching at local music schools since 2016, while he was in high school.

Alan likes to teach using techniques derived from cognitive neuroscience. Having studied Cello/Music Theory/Ear Training with a mentor who was both a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Orchestra Director, Alan loves to apply what he’s learned about this fascinating subject. He believes teaching is its own art form and loves to help his students reach their full potential.

Alan's teaching philosophy is that music education should be guided by crafting independent musicians, capable of performing, evaluating, and creating various styles of music. In his music classrooms, Alan aims to help students achieve an aesthetic and academic understanding of music and practical music skills.
Bass Guitar Teacher Alfie
Bass Guitar Teacher
Alfie learned to play music from his dad and grandfather in the late '70s. He learned the drums first and played for a decade before he discovered the bass and guitar. In high school, he played in an original band and went on the road to play with national acts.

Alfie has played rock, alternative, country, Latino, mariachi, and played with soul, funk, R&B, and groove bands. His passion is to play music, as well as share his experience and knowledge with the younger musicians coming up.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Andrew
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Andrew started playing guitar in 2010 at the age of 12, surrounded by a household that supported and adored music. His parents would play Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin front to back during car trips and Andrew began his love for rock from there. Since then, I've grown to love and appreciate all kinds of forms of music, using guitar as his vessel to explore the music world. Over the years, he has worked his way through guitar technique and music theory to help create and share music with thousands. I've been in bands such as Telos, Far From Earth, and his main band, Lost in Separation. In 2016, Andrew founded Lost in Separation and has written a full length and a 6 song ep with more releases in store. Additionally, Andrew has a background in the technical side of live music as well as performing, allowing him to approach live music at any angle. In 2020, Andrew graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor or Arts in Psychology, and found his calling here at School of Rock, assisting children and grown musicians alike. He is always looking for new ways to learn as well as new approaches to music, and teaching helps him give back to the world what the world of music gave to him.
Drum Teacher Joell
Drum Teacher
Originally born in Kinston, NC, Joell moved to Dallas to live with his wife. He has studied music formally since about the 5th grade beginning with drum lessons. At the age of 13, he had his first job teaching drum lessons at the local music store. He began playing drums for his church also prior to taking that job and until moving to Texas he would play as needed.

In middle school, he was introduced to and began his classical music training. He performed with the concert band and began his marching band career in 9th grade. He was a section leader his junior year and captain his senior year in their corp style band. While in high school, he also played with the symphonic band for three years and jazz band for two years.

Joell continued his education at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. While there, he matriculated through several degree paths within the music department including music education, performance, composition, and sound recording, culminating in a B.A. in General Music.

As a member of the music department, he participated in marching band, concert band, the symphonic wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, jazz band, and ECSU Albemarle Symphony Orchestra. While active in the marching band, he was section leader of the drumline for two years.

Joell loves music, and his greatest desire is to share his love for music and spread the knowledge of music to anyone who desires to learn. Also, he is a lifelong student with a belief that anyone has something that they can teach regardless of their age or experience level. Let's play!
Singing Teacher Nancy
Vocal Teacher
Nancy is a Dallas native and has been actively involved in music since childhood. She started out singing in the children’s choir at her parent’s church and then started flute lessons at the age of 9. After singing for a few years, she started taking voice lessons at the age of 14. As she continued advancing her vocal skills through her lessons and becoming involved in the different adult church choirs featuring various advanced professional singers hired by her church, she went on to get her degree in Music Therapy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. During that time, she regularly engaged in open mic nights at local clubs with her classmates and friends where she sang an assortment of folk, pop, rock, and jazz songs. After graduating, she continued singing these genres of music as a professional vocalist with professional singing groups in the DFW area such as The Dallas Christmas Carolers and Vocal-Ease.
Drum Teacher Nick
Drum Teacher
Nick believes music is essential. Like others, Nick started drumming at an early age on pots, pans, buckets—anything! He saw Blue Man Group live and that fueled the fire. He started with a single snare in a grade school band. Santa brought his first full kit when he was 11. He started as a student at School of Rock in 2013 – a summer camp – KISS! He juggled baseball, football, and music until high school when drumming became his focus. He continued in the performance groups at SOR until he aged out….then stayed for the adult band…and started teaching!

Nick plays almost all genres favoring metal, classic rock, and anything that is fast and furious! Drummers that have influenced him are Jay Weinberg (Slipknot), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Christoph Schneider (Rammstein) and Vinnie Paul (Pantera and HELLYEAH). His favorite bands to listen to are The Pretty Reckless, Sumo Cyco, Motionless in White, and Code Orange.
Drum Teacher Zack
Drum Teacher
Zack is a drum instructor and assistant show director at School of Rock Dallas. Born into a musical family, he started playing drums at a young age and left high school to pursue recording and performing. Zack has a well-decorated career as a performer and session musician, having recorded on several artists' albums, and music in film and television. Since starting his own studio, Zack enjoys helping produce music for new artists, specializing in pop music.
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What a great experience!

My daughter only knew a few chords on the guitar and I thought she would quit after a couple weeks. It's been almost a year and she now plays guitar, bass and sings. She absolutely loves School of Rock.

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Summer Camps are AWESOME!

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Adult Band is amazing.

School of Rock is a nurturing environment that has allowed me to learn and grow as a musician. The instructors are all talented musicians who are truly interested in helping their students expand their horizons.

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