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School of Rock Dallas
5606 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-7625

Location Specifics

Near the SMU campus in the University Crossing neighborhood.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 4 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Special Hours:

  • 07/04/2022: 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
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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
Performance
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
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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
Rookies
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
  • 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 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.

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 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
Online
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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
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 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
  • 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 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

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 Natasha Gladeau

Natasha Gladeau General Manager

Natasha comes to School of Rock with over 12 years of sales and small business management experience. Starting with School of Rock as the General Manager of the Temecula location, she has been a helpful hand in various corporate and franchise locations since 2016. Having a deep connection with music throughout her life (as a music lover rather than a musician) she also worked as a photographer/graphic designer for various small bands and musicians around California.

Originally from a small town 10 miles outside Helena Montana, Natasha comes from a family of artists. Natasha recently took up bass and had the opportunity to play a few gigs before moving out of California. With her two trust pug sidekicks (Franklin & Rupert) she is currently running a small art business of her own, and working on a degree in Psychology and Art. "
Assistant Music Director Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson Music Director

Melissa Johnson started her School of Rock journey in 2016 teaching vocals, keys, bass, and guitar. During her time with School of Rock, she has been an instructor, show director, Little Wing and Rookies teacher, and Music Director. After training in classical voice for over 18 years, she fell in love with rock music and pursued a career as a vocal instructor at School of Rock Plano. She first became interested in rock music when she was around six and heard her dad play guitar for the first time. After that, all she wanted to do was play music.

Melissa studied voice throughout grade school and continued throughout college. She pursued a Music Education degree while attending classes at Collin College and TWU. She started teaching voice in 2009 in the DFW area to assist high school students with their college scholarship and musical theater auditions. She has taught many different genres of music through the years anywhere from opera to country and loves singing all styles of music.

Music has always been a great passion for Melissa. Teaching gives her a way to pass on that love and passion to children and young adults, and that is the greatest gift one can give in her eyes.
Guitar Teacher, Colton White

Colton White Studio Coordinator

Colton discovered his love for music as a teenager growing up during the height of the alternative scene. Bands from the Warped Tour years such as My Chemical Romance and Sum 41 informed his taste in music early on and turned his focus to sharp lyricism and punchy guitar riffs. Not long after he began attending live shows, Colton’s satisfaction as just a member of the audience ran dry and he knew that he had to find a way to participate in the culture.

Possessed with a DIY spirit, Colton spent the following years teaching himself guitar and finding his sound until he ultimately decided it was time to begin recording and producing his own material. Through this decision, Colton took it upon himself to begin learning bass, keys and vocals in order to bring his music to life.

Now releasing music as a solo artist, Colton understands the necessity of self-discipline and the importance of adhering to a demanding schedule while also nurturing a passion for music. The opportunity to teach skills like these to students at School of Rock and provide them with direction for their own musical journeys is one that Colton is excited for.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher Johnathan Ballew

Johnathan Ballew Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher

Music is everything to Johnathan. He believes in spreading positivity and finds connecting through sharing his talent for music is a great way to do just that. His favorite band is the Foo Fighters, but don't let that fool you. Johnathan has an expansive wheelhouse and a love for playing/listening to all different kinds of music. He attended School of Rock as a kid and found it very cathartic to learn and create music with some great friends and teachers a few times a week. After learning through the program, Johnathan decided to turn his passion for music into a career and started teaching with Schoo of Rock in 2019.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Noah

Noah "Shark" Robertson Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Noah “Shark” Robertson is an entertainer & music industry professional with over 20 years of experience. Noah has toured the world playing the drums, performing international tours and festivals with many of the biggest names in Rock and Metal music. Noah also recently began his journey as a stand-up comedian, performing at the World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, among many other legendary comedy establishments.

Noah began his musical journey in 6th grade, 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 Lampasas High School drumline and a section leader in The Sound and The Fury marching drumline. Noah is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and possesses experience performing and teaching guitar, bass, piano, and vocals.

While studying music education at Tarleton State University, 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 bands 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. From helping to build brand new School of Rock locations from the ground up to selling musical instruments for Guitar Center in high-end markets like Dallas, Texas and Hollywood, California, to writing for various heavy metal publications and music media sites, to teaching music lessons to students of all ages, and everything in-between.

Noah is most notable for being 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 is the current drummer for Jeffrey Nothing (Ex-Mushroomhead). Notable past acts include Pinhed and Srlsm. He is also currently drumming for the rock band, JUNK, along with actor Billy Blair, who has appeared in such films as Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, Machete, Machete Kills. Alita: Battle Angel, Jonah Hex, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and more. Noah also recently joined A Tragedy at Hand and Ninth Sphere.

Sammi Bishop Drum Teacher

Sammi began her musical journey at the age of 15 by spending countless hours listening to her favorite bands, playing along to her favorite songs and learning from as many local professionals as possible. Sammi began cutting her teeth playing in local bars around Jacksonville, Florida at 17 years old and quickly became the “go-to fill-in” drummer around town and out of state. Soon, drumming became her full-time occupation.

At age 22, she received a phone call from Austin, TX regarding a new opportunity to tour Europe with the movie soundtrack extraordinaire band Tito & Tarantula, whom most might recognize from films such as "From Dusk Til Dawn," "Desperado," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," "Machete" and many more. Sammi entertained the masses with this amazing group in countless countries such as Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy, Russia and more. Sammi is still on the scene and currently, she’s making her mark as an independent drummer around the Lone Star state and beyond.

Sammi’s love of drumming already has and inevitably will continue to take her places far and wide. Currently, Sammi is a teacher at School of Rock Dallas, using her spark to lead young rockers to the big stage.
Drum Teacher Joell Harris

Joell Harris Drum Teacher

Meet Joell Harris! 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!
Drum Teacher Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson Drum Teacher

Music is essential….at least Nick thinks so! 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.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Tony Rey

Tony Rey Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Tony Rey is a man of many moods and a dynamo of unbridled passion when performing live. For Tony, it's an approach to performing just as much as it's a way of life.

After playing guitar, singing, writing, and experimenting on his own from age 13 to 20, he participated in Richland Community College’s well-respected music program for a few years then spent a couple of more years in the world-renowned University of North Texas Jazz program, taking full advantage of the musical breadth of these institutions. During those years of study, he also relentlessly stretched himself as a writer and performer.

Tony has performed an enormous range of styles in a wide variety of settings covering many categories of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Reggae, R&B, Folk, Funk, Rap, Salsa, Calypso, Country, experimental music, etc.

Never bound by rules or conventions, Tony’s musical pursuits are always, nevertheless, rooted in classical music theory and the ideals of efficient technique; qualities that are continually at the forefront whether in the practice room or in the classroom.

Tony Rey is always active as a freelancer and solo performer, and never shies away from a musical challenge, savoring each one as he continues to be a fresh and vital performer and educator.

Vinnie Parma Drum Teacher

A devoted drummer with nearly two full decades of experience, Vinnie E. Parma has made substantial efforts to make a name for himself across the United States, as well as all over the globe. Based out of Dallas, TX, Vinnie is not only an accomplished percussionist, but singer/songwriter, entertainer, businessman, composer, guitarist and pianist.

Vinnie’s dedication to music and entertaining has taken him across the globe, playing to vast audiences and inspiring future generations to create music. In his spare time, Vinnie has worked as a drum tech for various bands (locally and nationally), stage manager/stagehand, music instructor and in production as an audio technician, lighting designer and projectionist.

With many years of national and international touring, recording, songwriting, performing and musical-related travels, Vinnie has mastered the ability to passionately speak and express himself through his instrument, resulting in his flashy tricks, aerobatic drumming, silly facial expressions, aggressive attitude onstage and humble attitude offstage, and successful delivery to audiences worldwide.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

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