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School of Rock Elk Grove
9045 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 500-7625

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We're located in the heart of Old Town Elk Grove.

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  • Monday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM

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

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Elk Grove'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 Elk Grove music venue.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Elk Grove
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Elk Grove our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Elk Grove, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Rookies music program for children in Elk Grove
Ages 6-7

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

School of Rock Elk Grove'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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove.

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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove.

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Elk Grove and the rest of CA. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Elk Grove

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Elk Grove

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Elk Grove

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Elk Grove

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove, 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 Elk Grove’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.

Guitar Teacher

Angel Alvarez Guitar Teacher

Angel Alvarez began his musical journey with the purchase of his first album in 1982 of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He immediately begged his parents for piano lessons and, although short-lived, these lessons solidified his yearn to be a musician. High school choirs tuned his voice but it wasn't until he got his first guitar as a junior that he finally found his calling. During his 13-year stint as the lead singer and guitarist for the Bay Area band Mystic Rage, he worked to get his Bachelor's in studio recording and sound design. Additionally, he played in countless venues in California and Nevada, opening for bands like Slayer, Slipknot, Blue Oyster Cult, etc. He became the guitarist and one of the main songwriters for the band A Million Exploding Suns. After this project ended Angel decided to finally form the band he has always wanted. Now in a new band, Zero Day Threat, he has 100% creative control. Angel brings over 20 years of combined experience in performing, writing, engineering and teaching to School of Rock and is passionate about imparting his knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Drum Teacher

Yacine Ofoe Drum Teacher

Yacine has been playing drums since he was eight. He realized he wanted to play the drums after seeing his uncle played in his punk rock band. At the time he was taking piano lessons and was not very interested in it. He then asked his parents if he could quit the piano to play drums. They were hesitant at first but they finally gave in and Yacine loved it so much, which made him learn it so quick that his drum teacher told him there was nothing left to teach him after only three years. He started his first band when he was 11 years old and they played Misfits songs every weekend at house shows. After that band ended he went on to keep playing drums alone with his headphones while listening to his favorite albums. This taught him multiple new playing styles of drums by playing along with punk, screamo and alternative rock bands. After high school he started another band with his brother and best friends. They wrote melodic hardcore music for a few months and then started to play shows at venues. After their 2nd show they were asked to join a label. This label gave them an opportunity to grow as a young band. They were able to record an album and go on tour playing shows all over California. He has also been playing the drums for 18 years and he is very excited to start teaching drums at School of Rock in Elk Grove.

Stevie Mello Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Stevie Mello has been perorming for audiences with his wide vocal range and musical abilities for years now. He started his music career as a solo artist during travel overseas. Stevie has a wide range of creativity thanks to Enka, Shomyo, Forro and Samba, however his influential soulful, R&B and jazz background always stands out. Later he went on to choir directing for the Sacramento, Elk Grove and San Juan Unified School Districts. Stevie is currently performing as a solo singing pianist and for the MelloSmoove Band.

Marissa Wargo Assistant Music Director

Marissa Wargo is the Assistant Music Director at School of Rock Elk Grove. Growing up, her dad was always playing music around the house. From classic rock to modern metal, the house was always filled with sound. Marissa picked up the alto sax at age 12 and joined the school band, where she learned to play jazz and classical music. At home she learned how to play by ear, listening to the radio and playing the melodies on her saxophone. She often had jam sessions with her brother and sister. They eventually formed the family band Underpaid Phone Monkeys and played small shows around Sacramento and Elk Grove. She became the vocalist and songwriter for the group and learned how to sing harmony with her siblings. In 2010 she joined the band Better Off Blue and On Higher Tide.

Matt Wagers Drum Teacher

Matthew Wagers grew up in Elk Grove. He first began playing the drums at the age of 14. He played in a punk band for a few years, playing at local venues such as Ace of Spades, The Boardwalk and Crest Theatre. During this time, he realized his passion was to pursue his dream of audio production and live sound. He is currently at Sacramento City College and then plans to complete his bachelors degree in the UC system.

Nathaniel Chung Bass Guitar Teacher

Nathaniel wanted to be a musician since he was a child. At around six or seven he started piano and took lessons for four years while being exposed to his parents’ Beatles records. Some time down the line, he started listening to Metallica and around middle school picked up the guitar. It wasn’t until the eighth grade when he started playing with his sister’s bass guitar that he wanted to focus more attention on that instrument. During this time he began playing in a church worship team from middle school up until early college and even formed a small garage band during high school. In college he performed in various music courses, ranging from commercial music, jazz band and orchestra. Outside of school, he currently performs bass in the worship group at Greenhaven Lutheran Church in Sacramento, performs with the Ryder Green Band and Ro Harpo the Bluesman.

Matt Stone General Manager

Ever since he bounced his knee to musical inspirations such as Metallica, Van Halen and Phil Collins, Matt knew music would be part of his life. As a kid when he made a drum set out of buckets, barrels and metal dust pans, he knew percussion was the way to go. With inspiration from his dad, who was a drummer as a kid too, Matt started his musical journey in elementary school as a trumpet player. Although he made first chair, his passion for drums eventually won out. He began playing drums in beginning band at Joseph Kerr Middle School under the leadership of Dave Winstead and Nancy Kreis. Learning quickly, Matt joined concert and jazz band, participating in ensembles that won awards at the prestigious Golden Empire competition. He continued musically into high school, joining a few bands, including Paranoid Delusions, a cover band playing Black Sabbath and Marylin Manson. Matt graduated from Sheldon High School as a letterman in Visual and Performing Arts. Shortly after high school he joined his church praise band as drummer and vocalist, where he played for more than 15 years. In college Matt joined the Chamber Singers, where he honed his vocal skills and sang a solo at the State Capital Rotunda. He also joined a local performance group called the Village Opera Theatre in which he had multiple principal roles, including the lead role in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." Matt continues his musical talents to this day as drummer and vocalist for The Maple Tones, a local cover band playing for various business and events. Matt currently resides in Elk Grove with his high school sweetheart and wife, Jennifer. Some of his other musical inspirations include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Harry Connick Jr., Coldplay and Garth Brooks. Matt hopes to continue playing and sharing music for as long as possible. He is the General Manager at School of Rock Elk Grove.

Kimmy Aston Singing Teacher

Growing up in Fresno, California, Kim’s earliest memory of singing was around the age of five when she was caught by the older boy next door singing in a reflection in a mirror in the garage. Her emotions were torn between being completely embarrassed to being elated that someone actually heard the fabulous song she’d just made up. This was the first of many songs she would in the future write as a lyricist. From the age of 15 to the age of 20 she performed in Southern Sound Band, performing all over the California Central Valley. This band had the distinction of being the most booked band in the area at the time. There were no high school dances or proms for Kim as the band was scheduled almost every weekend- sometimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights back to back. Eventually she moved to Branson, Missouri to try her luck in the music business, singing in many smoke-filled bars and attending many songwriter’s nights. Attempts to hit the “big time” in the country music scene after a long, hard fought battle led Kim to seek other musical genres. She was asked to sing in a rock band and became a member of Leather and Lace, and, later, Carousel. Kim ultimately moved back to California and wanted to experience singing in an R&B band. She auditioned for and got a spot with Innersoul Band. After taking a respite from the music business to focus on her family, Kim is now singing in The SoulCats.

Renée Petersen Piano Teacher

Renée is a musician and poet from Sacramento, CA. She is the daughter of musicians and grew up playing piano in jazz and blues bands. At 18 she moved to New York to attend Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. There she collaborated with students at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, writing lyrics and accompanying singers on piano. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Literary sStudies with a concentration in Poetry and Writing in 2012. After college she accompanied stage productions on piano and accordion, eventually taking a residency at a Brooklyn circus called The Muse as their accordionist. After years of travel she returned home to Sacramento, where she began her career in education. She has taught elementary bands within the Elk Grove Unified School District and private piano lessons before joining School of Rock. Her students range from age four to 18, beginning to intermediate skill levels primarily. Her area of expertise ranges from blues to jazz to rock. Her lessons are focused on music theory and reading charts, but she can teach students how to read music traditionally, as well. Renée is currently enrolled in a teaching credential program to earn her dual credential in English and music. When not teaching, she is collaborating with artists in her community. Most recently she contributed poetry to Vox Musica, a Sacramento-based women’s choir.

Jason Brennan Music Director

Jason Brennon started playing bass at the age of 11. From 2005-2013 he worked in music, writing, performing and recording in many different styles. During this time, he graduated from Musicians Institute Hollywood for Music Performance, and was a key member and business manager of heavy metal band Jameson. Jason's favorite bass players and influences are John Entwistle, Jaco Pastorius, Verdine White, John Paul Jones and Paul McCartney. Some of his favorite styles to play are rock, blues, funk and R&B.

Christopher Martin Piano Teacher

Christopher Martin was born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove, CA. Ever since his uncle bought him his first guitar, he knew he wanted to be a musician. He took his first guitar lessons, then took up saxophone in middle school and high school, and eventually took piano lessons in Elk Grove. After high school, he attended Sacramento City College and earned two AA degrees in Commercial Songwriting and Commercial Performance. Now a certified music-maker, he is determined to share his love of piano, keyboard and songwriting with his students at School of Rock Elk Grove, where he is a piano teacher.

Gaby Montoya Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Gaby Montoya has had a love for music since she was very young. Growing up she had a love of jazz and classical music due to exposure from her parents. She has a wide range of musical influences, from opera stars such as Joan Sutherland, to vocal jazz groups like New York Voices, all the way to country, blues, rock and folk music. Although she doesn’t come from a musical family, she grew up around music and grew up performing. Gaby has experience in many genres of singing, including musical theater, jazz, opera, gospel and classical. Gaby is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s of Music degree with a focus in Vocal Performance. During her academic career she found a love for teaching and sharing what she has learned with others. Now Gaby gets to continue doing what she loves by being a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Elk Grove.

Travis Drumm Drum Teacher

Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Travis Drumm has been playing the drums for 24 years. He took up music performance at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and also holds a degree in Recording and Music Technology from the Madison Media Institute.

He has won numerous awards including the Midwest Guitar Center Drum-off as well as the Madison Area Music Award for Best Rock Album. He has opened for Brett Michaels, Thomas Pridgeon and Earth, Wind and Fire and has performed with Daniel Johnston. He has been teaching for the past 12 years and looks forward to continuing to inspire and help his students succeed and achieve all their music goals.
Piano Teacher Joshua Conanan

Joshua Conanan Piano Teacher

Joshua Antenor Cruz Conanan is a non-binary Music Composer from the Bay Area, and now residing in Elk Grove. He is a multi-instrumentalist and DJ with a B.F.A in Music for Visual Media. His influence in music ranges all different genres and eras, but the most notable are from avant-garde artists like Steve Reich and Brian Eno. Joshua has worked as a sound designer and music composer for video games and short films. He loves cooking, playing old school video games, and collecting vinyl records.
Drum Teacher Benjamin Hamilton

Benjamin Hamilton Drum Teacher

Benjamin Hamilton has been playing drums since he was 10, about 15 years ago. He learned with the help of some great instructors as well as through trial and error. He is competent in many styles, including Jazz, Rock, Metal, and more. Music has always been a huge part of his life. Meeting other musicians, having fun, and making people groove are just some joys of making music with other people. Ben also has about three years of teaching experience, focusing mainly on the drums, but also helping groups of musicians come together and succeed. He is currently working on learning how to write and create songs himself, as well as taking steps to become a more rounded musician. He is also planning on taking classes focusing on music and education. Playing an instrument is a lifelong journey, and the best musicians never consider themselves ‘done learning’. We practice, improve, and learn all for the betterment of ourselves.
Abner Robles

Abner Robles Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Abner Robles was born in Los Angeles and raised in Elk Grove. At the age of 13 he joined the middle school choir for fun and fell in love with singing and music theory. He continued to do choir in all years of high school. Abner then became the choir director at his church at 15 and did it for 3 years. This sparked a passion for opera and he trained to become an opera singer while doing musical theater. When he graduated high school he was awarded the highest award for visual and performing arts.

Through teaching, he discovered his passion for piano. This helped him find a way to learn more music theory and write his own songs. He has accompanied choirs and is in an indie rock band as a keyboardist. Abner currently lives in Midtown and is involved in the music scene with several other local bands in the area. They help each other put on shows, share gear, and collaborate in projects. Abner has also attended 2 years at Cal Poly Pomona where he learned music theory from very talented and experienced professors. He will now finish his musical academic studies at sac state. His passion is creating unique music. Abner’s influences are Beach House, Eric Dolphy, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. He is a keyboard and singing instructor at School of Rock Elk Grove.
Jacob Eisberg Guitar Teacher

Jacob Eisberg Guitar Teacher

Jacob Eisberg started playing the guitar when he was 15 during his freshman year of high school. Taking guitar classes as electives, he quickly came to realize that playing music should have been his main focus in life all along. He became co-president of his school's guitar club starting his junior year, and he subsequently decided to join the school jazz band. Jacob taught himself as much music theory as possible, going out of his way to find new techniques and styles to advance his playing. This desire to learn new styles carved him a path towards songwriting and composition, where he finds some of his greatest passions in life. Metal and Jazz were two genres he loved and hoped to blend in a way that hadn't been done before. He found his greatest influences on his musical style to be bands like Pink Floyd, Snarky Puppy, Yes, Periphery, and The Contortionist.

Jacob loves to share his interests in music, and he finds differences in individuals' taste to be a truly fascinating subject. "We do ourselves a great disservice in neglecting musical styles that exist outside of what we normally listen to. There are songs I couldn't stand listening to the first time I heard them, and have found many of those same pieces to become some of the most intriguing or moving songs I've ever heard. Pushing ourselves outside of these comfort zones not only increases our potential as musicians, but the strength of our characters as well." Jacob hopes to share all he's learned from his instrument and musical career. He claims this sharing of knowledge to be a way to "pay forward the gift of finding a meaningful passion I received from the artists found in my life."
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Jordan Price

Jordan Price Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Jordan Price is a guitarist, bassist, composer, producer, and music teacher in Sacramento, California. He is best known as the guitarist and bassist for the Sacramento Ska/Reggae/Rock band, The E-Regulars. Jordan’s love for music began in elementary school where he played saxophone in the school band. While in high school, the heavy guitar sounds of Van Halen and Metallica convinced him to pick up the guitar and bass. He quickly realized that he wanted to play in Rock bands, and record and tour as a professional musician. His experience with both horns and Rock instruments led to his involvement performing and writing for Funk, Ska, and Reggae groups, however he regularly performs with a wide variety of acts including psychedelic folk-rockers, My Evergreen Soul, and the Bay Area death metal band, Apothesary.

Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in music from San Jose State University where he studied Jazz guitar, composition, music theory, and electro-acoustic music under the instruction of Rick Vandivier and Dr. Pablo Furman. While attending, he performed with the school’s award-winning choir and Afro-Latin Jazz ensembles as well as premiering original pieces of electro-acoustic music and co-teaching the university’s beginning guitar class. Jordan also studied recording arts at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and has studied privately with Bay Area Jazz guitarist Mike Williams, Sacramento composer and guitarist Chris Lee, Funk and R&B bassist Glenn Letsch, and has attended master classes with Jazz legends John Stowell and Hristo Vitchev.

Jordan’s versatile playing spans Rock, Metal, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Blues, and Jazz. His personal style has been described as expressive, articulate, epic. He made his debut as a producer in 2016 with The E-Regulars’ California Burnout. He is currently teaching and performing in the Sacramento area while working on new material with The E-Regulars, as well as working on his solo project, Bleak Machinem, and performing with the jazz ensemble, Symphonia Phonotone.

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