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School of Rock Doylestown
88 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM

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

School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania is proud to serve the Doylestown community—including surrounding areas of Central Bucks County like New Hope, Jamison, Buckingham, Chalfont, and more—with a revolutionary music education approach. The local area is a great place for budding artists and musicians like Pink, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, and Dan Pawlovich of Panic! at the Disco have originated from here. With lessons from our expert instructors, students can learn to rock out on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals across many genres including popular styles of the area like indie rock, metal, pop, and grunge. Our students perform at community-based events and festivals like the Doylestown Arts Festival, New Hope's Pride Festival, and the BC Cares Pumpkinfest, and have played at local establishments like The Fuge, Havana New Hope, Puck Doylestown, and New Hope Winery. Take the first step towards reaching your goals and join School of Rock in Doylestown, PA today!

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Doylestown'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 Doylestown music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Doylestown
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Doylestown, 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Doylestown'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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown.

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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown.

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 Doylestown

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Doylestown

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Doylestown

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Doylestown

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Doylestown, 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 Doylestown, 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 Doylestown’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 Melanie Boyd
Melanie Boyd
General Manager
Melanie Boyd, MBA, is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of music education. She has dedicated her career to the belief that working with music cultivates essential life skills such as collaboration, creativity, teamwork, communication, and mentorship.

Since 2020, Melanie has been fulfilling her dream as the General Manager of School of Rock Doylestown. It is important to her that the school’s program is not just about mastering instruments but also about nurturing well-rounded individuals who can thrive in any endeavor.

Recognizing the value of collaboration, Melanie has extended her influence beyond only the school. As Operations Manager for various organizations in the Bucks County area previously, she has been instrumental in fostering relationships and forging partnerships in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the community.

Melanie strives to maintain a safe and inclusive space for tweens and teens seeking to express themselves through music and the arts. Her dedication provides these young musicians with the opportunities they need to showcase their talents to the local Doylestown community and beyond.

In Melanie's eyes, music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together. She hopes that her passion and dedication can inspire the next generation to find their voices, both musically and in life.
Music Director Matthew Snyder
Matthew Snyder
Music Director
Meet Matt, the esteemed Music Director and multi-instrumentalist talent at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His passion for music began at a young age and has grown into a successful career on and off stage. As a student, Matt's extraordinary talent for guitar and dynamic stage presence propelled him to become a School of Rock AllStar, an honor reserved for the most advanced students around the world.

Touring the nation, Matt has played guitar alongside music legends, including the renowned Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. Beyond the spotlight, Matt is a devoted music instructor and shares his rich experiences with his beginner students in guitar and group lessons. He also has expertise in repairing, setting up, and servicing stringed instruments.

Under Matt's mentorship, aspiring rockstars learn more than scales and chords during summer camps and music workshops. They discover the power of music to unite and uplift. Matt's guidance is perfect for those seeking to amplify their potential and find their unique sound. Join Matt on a musical journey at School of Rock today.
Assistant Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher James Malriat
James Malriat
Assistant Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
James is a talented multi-instrumentalist as well as a music director, guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, and drum teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He has deep roots in the Bucks County music scene and graduated from Central Bucks West, where he developed his passion for music in their jazz program.

Today, James has extensive industry experience in production, engineering, recording, and session work. He is an active local performer who loves playing the drums and spinning records. At School of Rock, he shares his knowledge of music through drum lessons, summer camps, and touring the country with the House Band. With a profound understanding of music theory, history, and performance, James brings unparalleled musical proficiency to everything he does.
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher Morgan McClain (photo by Annie Morton)
Morgan McClain
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher
Morgan is the Studio Coordinator and a guitar teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is also a former student of our school!

Morgan is actively involved in the Doylestown music scene and is a true professional in music. She is also a founding member of the punk rock group Froggy, part of the Reverend Guitars family of artists, and an active touring musician.

With years of experience studying, performing, and teaching guitar and voice lessons, Morgan is passionate about sharing her love of music. She teaches group ensembles and works with students to help them develop their musical skills and talents at School of Rock Doylestown. Join us and learn from the best!
Special Projects Coordinator, Drum Teacher, Show Director Fiona Boyd-Clark
Fiona Boyd-Clark
Special Projects Coordinator, Drum Teacher, Show Director
As a drum teacher and Show Director at School of Rock Doylestown, Fiona channels their deep passion for music into empowering the next generation of musicians. With a strong foundation in rock music education, Fiona is a graduate of the School of Rock performance program. They made significant contributions as a drum student and bass student and as a key member of the esteemed Doylestown House Band for three years.

Beyond their teaching role, Fiona is an active force in the local punk music scene, leading their band Froggy to exciting collaborations with renowned musicians like Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen and securing radio airplay on WMMR and WXPN. Embracing the vibrant musical community in Doylestown and Bucks County, Fiona cultivates a dynamic and enriching environment for students to thrive in their musical journey.

Fiona exemplifies the School of Rock experience, blending education, performance, and community engagement to inspire the next generation of rock musicians. With a dedication to music education and live performances, Fiona continues to shape and elevate the local music scene with their creativity and talent.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Chris Clark is an accomplished musician with a deep-rooted passion for music. He finds fulfillment in his role as both a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown. His connection to music dates back to his earliest memories, where as a toddler he was captivated by his grandfather's piano compositions.

Later, Chris discovered his calling for music when he picked up the guitar and saxophone. Throughout his high school years, he showcased his musical prowess by earning the prestigious position of first chair saxophonist in the jazz band. He further demonstrated his leadership skills as the drum major of an award-winning marching band while delving into the complexities of advanced music theory.

Chris continued his musical education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he studied Composition. Afterward, he lived and performed in vibrant music scenes in Austin, TX, and New Orleans, LA. During this period, he showcased his versatility by playing guitar and bass in various garage, punk, and rockabilly bands. His expertise extended beyond performing, as he made a living selling guitars.

A lifelong learner, Chris has dedicated over 30 years to studying jazz guitar, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned jazz guitarist. Presently, he performs in the Doylestown music scene as one half of the dynamic Malcom-Clark jazz duo. Chris Clark continues to inspire and educate budding musicians while pursuing his own artistic endeavors in the world of jazz.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Tony Billings
Tony Billings
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Tony Billings is a dynamic guitar and bass teacher with a wealth of experience in rock music education. He is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and currently teaches at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Since relocating to Philadelphia in 2019, Tony has been dedicated to fostering a love of music in aspiring young musicians through School of Rock's renowned performance program.

Influenced by his uncle's guitar playing, Tony developed a passion for music at a young age and began playing guitar at 13. While his roots lie in rock and metal music, Tony expanded his musical interests during his time studying at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD, diving into classical and jazz genres.

With a background in performing with local bands and touring as a guitar technician for notable acts such as Texas in July and The Ghost Inside, Tony brings a unique perspective to his teaching approach. At School of Rock Doylestown, he combines his diverse musical background with his music lesson expertise to inspire and empower students on their musical journeys.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Cameron Ralston
Cameron Ralston
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Cameron Ralston is a trained musician and former student of the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and now teaches at the school. Cameron honed his skills and passion for music through multi-instrumental lessons and performances during his time as a student.

Seeking to enhance his music education, Cameron enrolled at the University of the Arts, specializing in electric bass guitar. There, he immersed himself in ear training, music theory, jazz vocabulary, and ensemble playing, broadening his musical horizons.

With a foundation in rock music and knowledge of advanced musical concepts, Cameron brings a personalized approach to each music lesson, tailoring instruction to fit students' abilities and learning styles. His background in early childhood education enhances his teaching skills, enabling him to effectively engage and motivate students of all ages.

At School of Rock Doylestown, Cameron instructs students in electric bass guitar and keys, sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for music. His dedication to delivering high-quality music education shines through in his teaching, inspiring and guiding students on their musical journeys. Join Cameron at School of Rock Doylestown for a fulfilling and enriching music learning experience.
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ian Roberts is a former student of the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and has returned to the school as a vocal teacher, guitar teacher, and bass teacher. During his time as a student, Ian showcased his guitar skills and vocal talents in performances, participated in the House Band, and earned a spot in the prestigious AllStars program.

Driven by his love for classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal, Ian deepened his passion for singing and gained insights into the intricacies of music. His experience as a performer and vocalist in various hard rock and heavy metal bands across the tri-state area has further enriched his musical journey.

Now back at School of Rock Doylestown, Ian focuses on teaching more aggressive styles of singing with a nuanced approach to the genre, emphasizing vocal health and technique. He has conducted workshops on achieving healthy aggressive vocalizations and enhancing stage presence at the school and private venues in New York City.

Join Ian at School of Rock Doylestown for guidance on improving your aggressive vocal techniques and mastering stage performance skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Drum Teacher Joel Adams
Joel Adams
Drum Teacher
Joel Adams is a drum teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and embarked on his musical journey by starting drum lessons at the age of 7. By the time he turned 12, the minimum age to join the musicians' union, he was already playing professionally. Joel showcased his drumming skills in various settings, including school bands, musicals, neighborhood garage bands, and as a regular and substitute drummer for local bands in the Pittsburgh area.

Determined to further his music education, Joel pursued a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition with a focus on percussion as his principal instrument at West Virginia University. During his time at the university, he actively participated in a wide variety of percussion and jazz groups.

Recently, Joel made his mark as part of a grunge cover band, performing at venues around Philadelphia and the mid-Atlantic region. He is thrilled to bring his talents to School of Rock Doylestown and eager to inspire and guide young musicians on their musical journeys. Join Joel at School of Rock Doylestown to experience his passion for drumming and learn from a dedicated music instructor committed to helping you reach your full potential.
Guitar Teacher Tyler Beck
Tyler Beck
Guitar Teacher
Tyler Beck is a guitar teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and started his musical journey at the age of 7 as one of the original students at the school. He delved into drums first, later expanding his skills to include guitar and vocals, and was an active member of the Performance Program and House Band until his high school graduation. Tyler's involvement in music not only nurtured his creativity but also presented him with various community opportunities. He played a pivotal role in organizing the Doylestown Youth Arts Fest and regularly hosted a popular open mic night at Villa Capri Restaurant.

Transitioning to the role of instructor, Tyler discovered his passion for helping students grow and flourish as musicians. Inspired by a deep love for music and a desire to share the joy it brings, Tyler has found School of Rock to be a welcoming haven and aims to extend that sense of comfort to others. Join Tyler on your musical journey at School of Rock Doylestown, where he is dedicated to creating a vibrant and nurturing environment for all music enthusiasts.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ryan Cassidy
Ryan Cassidy
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ryan is a versatile musician with a passion for music rooted in classic rock and encompasses a wide array of musical influences. His expertise as a guitar and bass player is accentuated by his talent for writing and recording original music. Fueled by the ambition to become a professional songwriter and recording artist, Ryan aims to inspire others to chase their dreams, offering guidance and support across various fields.

Ryan is a Penn State University alum and further honed his craft by graduating from the Berklee Music Production program, solidifying his foundation in music theory and production. By combining his academic background with practical experience, Ryan is committed to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with aspiring musicians, fostering a creative and supportive environment for students to explore and grow. Join Ryan on a musical adventure at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where his dedication to nurturing talent and sparking creativity shines through.
Vocal Teacher Lolly Hopwood
Lolly Hopwood
Vocal Teacher
Lolly Hopwood is a seasoned performer in the realm of children's music, with a vibrant career spanning over 13 years. Known for her engaging storytimes in Bucks County, Lolly has captivated audiences far and wide with her three acclaimed albums for kids and a charming children's book. Her dynamic presence has graced renowned venues such as World Cafe Live, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, solidifying her reputation as a beloved figure in the world of local entertainment.

With a diverse background in music, Lolly Hopwood brings a unique artistry to audiences of all ages. Not only is she a seasoned performer in children's music, but she has also showcased her talents as the former bassist and singer for the band Honeychurch. Collaborating with esteemed musicians like Neil Halstead, Anthony Green, and members of Midlake and Mercury Rev, Lolly's versatility shines through as she navigates different genres and audiences with finesse. Whether captivating young listeners with her engaging songs or enchanting adult crowds with her original band, Baron Tiger, Lolly's passion for music is truly boundless.

As a dedicated educator, Lolly leads the Rookies classes and offers vocal instruction to students across generations, nurturing a love for music and fostering creativity in aspiring performers. Join Lolly on a musical journey filled with joy, inspiration, and a shared passion for the transformative power of music.
Drum Teacher Bogi Trifunovic
Bogi Trifunovic
Drum Teacher
Bogi embarked on his musical journey as a School of Rock student in 2008 and later continued as a teacher due to his immense love for the program. School of Rock became more than a mere educational institution for him; it evolved into a second home where he could connect with like-minded individuals and forge lasting friendships centered around their mutual adoration for music.

While Bogi initially gravitated towards School of Rock because of his passion for rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Rush, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the array of shows and programs offered by the school gradually broadened his musical horizons, fostering an appreciation for genres such as funk, reggae, hip-hop, metal, and jazz. This eclectic taste in music serves as a driving force behind Bogi's drumming style, inspiring him to continually refine his skills and evolve as a musician.

Over the years, Bogi has graced numerous music venues along the East Coast with diverse musical groups, becoming a familiar face at renowned locations such as The World Cafe, Kung Fu Necktie, and even the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Although performing remains his ultimate passion, Bogi's profound love for acquiring and sharing knowledge about drumming with his peers motivates him to excel as an educator at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His dedication to empowering his students stems from this unwavering commitment to personal growth and musical excellence.
Show Director Lamont Caldwell
Lamont Caldwell
Show Director
Lamont Caldwell is an all-encompassing musical talent who commands proficiency across multiple instruments and bands. He is the mastermind behind the establishment and leadership of the rock band MACH22. This dynamic group has graced the stage as the opening act for esteemed musical luminaries such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stained, Slash, Halestorm, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, among numerous others. MACH22 has left an indelible impression on prestigious events like the Made in America Festival, as well as earning consecutive invitations to perform at Rocklahoma and the illustrious Monsters of Rock Cruise.

On a more personal level, Lamont's performance journey took flight when invited to join the band of soulful crooner Bilal as a saxophonist. This initial foray into the music industry paved the way for subsequent tours alongside acclaimed artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, The Legendary Roots Crew of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and the legendary hip-hop icon Jay-Z.
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Dylan Welsh
Dylan Welsh
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Dylan's musical journey commenced as a student at the renowned School of Rock Doylestown in 2012, setting the stage for his unwavering commitment to music. Displaying an innate fondness for music from a young age, Dylan initially gravitated towards singing before venturing into mastering other instruments such as bass and drums. Immersed in the vibrant musical environment, Dylan not only contributed his talents to the School of Rock House Band but also collaborated with peers to form his very own band.

Dylan's musical pursuits extended beyond the classroom, as he actively participated in pep bands at both La Salle High School and Monmouth University, from where he graduated with a specialized degree in Music Industry. Driven by an unshakeable passion for music, Dylan's journey has come full circle, leading him back to the heart of where it all began in Doylestown, a remarkable testament to his dedication and love for music.
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My son’s confidence has skyrocketed!

He has made a lot of new friends as well. He loves that he has the opportunity to shift to another group and play in a whole new band or in another genre of music. School of Rock is one of the most important (and fun) things in his young world.

What a fun way to learn about music.

Not only are the teachers cool, but they are also patient and understanding! They use great music and make learning so fun. It's a long way from the boring piano lessons I took when I was a kid.

The quality of instruction is top-notch.

My daughter's confidence has grown by leaps and bounds in a few short months. It’s very impressive.

Her show performance was her proudest moment.

In eighth grade, my daughter lost her confidence, but School of Rock managed to give her it back to perform on stage. She has now participated in five shows. Each show remains a thrilling experience and a real bright event of her year.

Everyone is so nice and accommodating!

All the kids are friendly and welcoming to all students, no matter what age they are. Our son has high-functioning autism and he absolutely loves it. It has given him independence and something that is just his.

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