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School of Rock Doylestown
88 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406
Hours
  • 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 Doylestown is proud to serve our community and surrounding areas within Central Bucks County, like New Hope, Jamison, Buckingham, Chalfont, Warrington, Pipersville, Ottsville, and Sellersville, with music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Students can jam out to popular styles of the area like indie rock, metal, pop, and grunge in a supportive and encouraging environment. School of Rock Doylestown provides an excellent platform for students to develop their musical abilities on guitar, bass guitar, drums, singing, keyboard, and piano. Our area has a robust music scene with ties to musicians like Pink, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, and Dan Pawlovich of Panic! at the Disco. With enough practice, students can go on to become the next big name out of Doylestown!

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
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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
Performance
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
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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
Rookies
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
  • 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 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.

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

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

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
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 Fiona Boyd-Clark
Fiona Boyd-Clark
Special Projects Coordinator, Drum Teacher
Fiona has felt connected to music for as long as they can remember, listening to many influential artists like David Bowie and Stevie Wonder before they could talk. Fiona spent six years at School of Rock Doylestown as a drum and bass student in the performance program and spent three years in the Doylestown House Band. They have now joined the School of Rock Doylestown team as a Special Projects Coordinator and drum teacher.

Fiona is active in the punk music scene with their band Froggy, which has played with musicians including Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen, Bad Cop Bad Cop, The Casualties, and many more. Froggy has been featured on WMMR and WXPN, and has collaborated with 7-Eleven to create a cheesy music video for their song, "7-Eleven Nachos." Fiona is proud to be part of the local music community, and especially the School of Rock community, where they have always felt at home.
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 guitar and bass teacher from Baltimore, MD. He moved to Philadelphia in 2019. Inspired to play guitar by watching his uncle as a young toddler, he’s been an avid fan of music all of his life. He first picked up the guitar at 13. While rock and metal have been his primary areas of interest, he developed a strong love for classical and jazz while studying music at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD. After performing and touring in local bands for a few years, he continued touring the U.S. as a guitar technician for bands like Texas in July and The Ghost Inside. He strives to inspire and help upcoming generations to become the best they can be on their musical journey.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Cameron Ralston
Cameron Ralston
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Cameron Ralston joins the School of Rock instructor staff as a trained musician and former student. After years of multi-instrumental lessons and performances with the Doylestown School of Rock, Cameron attended the University of the Arts to further study the electric bass. While there, he developed his skills in ear training, music theory, jazz vocabulary, and ensemble playing. Cameron brings a unique perspective to each lesson by combining a foundation in rock music with knowledge of advanced musical concepts, and tailors the material to best fit the student’s ability and learning style. When not teaching electric bass and keys at the school, Cameron is an early childhood education professional at a private childcare facility.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ian Roberts is a School of Rock Doylestown alum! As a student, he performed in shows playing guitar and singing, was a member of the House Band, and was selected to the AllStars program in his last year as a student. His love for classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal is what brought him to the school and has helped unlock a deep passion for singing and understanding how it all works.

Ian has returned to School of Rock Doylestown to help teach more aggressive styles of singing with a more nuanced approach to the genre, without the worry of damaging one's singing abilities! Ian has played in multiple hard rock and heavy metal bands around the tri-state area. He has also hosted a few workshops on how to achieve healthy aggressive vocalizations and how to improve one's stage performance and show etiquette, both at the School of Rock here in Doylestown and at private venues in New York City.
Joel Adams Drums Teacher
Joel Adams
Drums Teacher
Joel started with drum lessons at age 7. He has been playing professionally since he was 12, which was the minimum age to join the musicians’ union. Joel played in the school bands and musicals, neighborhood garage bands, and as a regular and sub drummer for all kinds of local bands in the Pittsburgh area. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition, with a principal instrument of percussion from West Virginia University where he participated in a wide variety of percussion and jazz groups. Most recently Joel played in a grunge cover band all over Philadelphia and the mid Atlantic region. He is excited to join the School of Rock team to share his talents with young musicians.
Tyler Beck Guitar Teacher
Tyler Beck
Guitar Teacher
At the age of 7, Tyler Beck was one of the first students to join School of Rock Doylestown. He started with drums and eventually started to learn guitar and vocals. He continued playing with the Performance Program and House Band until he graduated high school! Learning to play music has opened up many opportunities in the community for Tyler. This includes assisting in coordinating the Doylestown Youth Arts Fest and hosting a weekly open mic night at a local restaurant. Since beginning instructing, Tyler has fallen in love with helping other students grow as musicians. School of Rock Doylestown has been one of the most comforting places to be for Tyler and he wants others to share the same enjoyment!
Jake Lapergola Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Show Director
Jake Lapergola
Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Show Director
Jake started his musical journey playing viola in school orchestra at 10 years old and picked up guitar shortly thereafter. As a School of Rock Doylestown student for several years on guitar, bass guitar, and vocals, Jake participated in House Band and 2 All Stars Tours. Jake graduated from CB East High School and attended Northeastern University. Now, returning to School of Rock Doylestown as a teacher is like a homecoming in which he can pass on some of his experience to his students.
Ryan Cassidy Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Ryan Cassidy
Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Ryan grew up having a wide variety of musical influences especially in Classic Rock. He is a Guitar and Bass player who loves to write and record his own music. One of my biggest life goals is to become a professional songwriter and recording artist who inspires others to pursue their passions, whether it be in music or whatever field they choose. Ryan is a graduate of Penn State University and is currently enrolled in the Berklee Music Production program.
Singing Teacher Lolly Hopwood
Lolly Hopwood
Vocal Teacher
Lolly Hopwood has been performing music for children for about 13 years. While she has become a household name in Bucks County because of her long-running storytimes, it has been her three albums for kids and her children's book that have brought her to the stages at World Cafe Live, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Peeps Fest, the Philadelphia Zoo and Music Fest.

Lolly has also been on the Sprout network and was most recently part of the PBS Kids Jam series. In addition to her career in children's music, Lolly is the former bassist and singer for the band Honeychurch. She has shared the stage with Neil Halstead from Slowdive, Mojave 3, Anthony Green from Circa Survive, members of Midlake and Mercury Rev, and many more musicians that she deeply admires. Lolly joined the School of Rock Doylestown team in 2021. She leads the Rookies and Little Wing classes as well as teaches vocals to students of all ages.
Drum Teacher Bogi Trifunovic
Bogi Trifunovic
Drum Teacher
Bogi started his musical journey as a School of Rock student in 2008 and returned to continue his involvement as a teacher simply because of how much he loved the program. School of Rock was more than just a place to learn music, but was also a second home where Bogi could spend time hanging out and making new friends through a shared love of music. While Bogi initially joined School of Rock for his enjoyment of rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Rush, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the various shows and programs that the school offered helped to broaden his musical tastes over the years as well. As a result, Bogi is now well-versed in the drumming of other genres like funk, reggae, hip-hop, metal, jazz, and more. This diverse taste in music is what influences his drumming style and pushes him to be a better musician.

Throughout the years Bogi has performed at countless music venues along the east coast with various different groups, regularly playing at venues like The World Cafe, Kung Fu Necktie, and even the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. While performing is his true passion, Bogi also has a deep love of learning and sharing new information about drumming with his fellow musicians, and it is this love that pushes him to be the best educator that he can be for his students at School of Rock Doylestown.
Show Director Lamont Caldwell
Lamont Caldwell
Show Director
Lamont Caldwell is an all-around musical force, with several instruments and bands under his belt. He is the leader and founder of the rock band MACH22. They have opened for musical acts like 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, and many, many more. They have also made their mark at such events as the Made in America Festival, as well as repeat appearances at Rocklahoma and most recently the Monsters of Rock Cruise. On a personal note, Lamont started his performance career when asked to join the band of soul singer Bilal as a saxophonist. Tours quickly followed that with Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, The Legendary Roots Crew of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and hip hop icon Jay-Z.
Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Dylan Welsh
Dylan Welsh
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Dylan started playing music as a School of Rock student in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. He was always into music as a child and loved singing and then began to expand into other instruments, like bass and drums. He was also a member of the House Band and formed his own band with some fellow students.

Dylan has participated in pep bands at both La Salle High School and Monmouth University, where he will be graduating in August 2023 with a degree in Music Industry. His deep passion for music has led him right back here to Doylestown, which is awesome!
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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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