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School of Rock Elmhurst
105 N Maple Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 750-7625

Location Specifics

Across the tracks from the Elmhurst Public Library and next to the Elmhurst YMCA.

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  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Elmhurst'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 Elmhurst music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Elmhurst
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst, 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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Elmhurst
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst, 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.

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

School of Rock Elmhurst'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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst.

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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst.

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

The School of Rock Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at IL 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 Elmhurst and the rest of IL. 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 Elmhurst

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Elmhurst

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Elmhurst

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Elmhurst

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst’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, Drum Teacher CJ Grandberry
CJ Grandberry
General Manager, Drum Teacher
Born in Memphis, TN, Christopher Grandberry (CJ) was raised in Naperville, IL. CJ began his musical journey on the trombone/tuba but eventually redirected his passion towards the drums at the age of 14.

With the backbone influences of jazz, rock, hip-hop, and African music, CJ garners inspiration from many genres and currently plays all over the Chicagoland area with his band, Fall Classic. CJ loves sharing his musical passion with his students and watching them progress throughout their musical development until they’re playing onstage with the masters.
Assistant Manager Nour Yamanita
Nour Yamanita
Assistant Manager
After successfully begging their parents for a guitar for Christmas, Nour began playing guitar and taking lessons at School of Rock at the age of 14. As soon as Nour began to learn to play chords, they began writing songs of their own. At SUNY Oneonta, Nour earned a BA in Music Industry and BS in Business Economics.

Nour’s band, It Keeps Snowing, went on to perform at O-Fest and at various venues around New York and the tri-state area. They released their EP Everything You Want Me To Be in 2018. Since moving to Chicago, Nour has started a new project, Nourmal Dynamics, and has been performing around Chicago. Recently, Nourmal Dynamics was the runner-up in the Winter 2023 Uncommon Ground Open Mic Competition.
Guitar Teacher Seth DelaTorre
Seth DelaTorre
Guitar Teacher
Seth DelaTorre started playing guitar when he was 14 years old, and very soon after that started playing with bands in his area. He was fortunate enough to be able to start playing gigs around the Chicagoland area with a couple local tribute bands playing def tones and all around 90’s Rock radio covers. After graduating High School, he decided to focus on his music and enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. While working toward a degree in contemporary urban and popular music, Seth was able to meet and join his new metal band Bachelors Grove. Now still striving to continue his own studies, Seth is still heavily active with his music, writing, recording and gigging new original music with his band Bachelors Grove, gigging with various cover bands, and teaching guitar lessons. When teaching he aims to have students learn fundamentals in music and control of their instrument through music they love.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Rob Lane
Rob Lane
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Rob Lane is an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist, and a lifelong Chicagoland resident! Having played live music for decades, Rob also has formal vocal training at the college level. In addition to his decade and genre spanning solo work, he also fronts the Beatles tribute Liverpool Acoustic. He specializes in popular music, as well as classic rock. He has a love for fleshing out melody and harmony, and emphasizes the importance of vocal health in all his lessons. Rob can’t wait to rock out with you!
Tim Gorman Piano Teacher
Tim Gorman
Piano Teacher
Tim is a multi-instrumentalist who started playing music at the age of 8. Tim started on guitar and later picked up piano, a bit of bass and trumpet. Tim is currently studying music education at Elmhurst University and also pursuing a jazz studies minor. Tim loves all types of music including: Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Rap and especially Jazz. He is fortunate enough to be a part of the internationally renowned Elmhurst University, which has toured around the globe. In addition to the Elmhurst University Jazz Band, Tim also has experience playing in brass bands, small and large group classical ensembles, Jazz Combos, and solo settings. He hopes to bring the gift of music to eager learners from all musical backgrounds.
Baily O'Connor Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keys Teacher
Baily O'Connor
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keys Teacher
Baily has had a love for music since a young age and has tried to incorporate it into every stage of her life. Starting all the way back as a OPRF Children’s Chorus Melody Maker to becoming one of the founding members of her university’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She has been trained in a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, and percussion. However, she has found her musical home as a vocalist. She began vocal training with local instructors in the Chicagoland area as well as enrolling in School of Rock Oak Park at the age of 14 and playing in her first band, The B-Sides. Her music education continued at Bradley University where she began classical opera training and graduated in May 2022 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Music - General. She has since began singing professionally as a wedding cantor. She hopes to share her love for music through the use of collaboration and willingness to let go and have fun on stage. She’s absolutely thrilled to join the School of Rock team and help students find their lifelong love for music as well!
Desmond Bowen Drum Teacher
Desmond Bowen
Drum Teacher
Born and raised on the west side of Chicago, Desmond began playing drums at the age of 3 while watching and imitating his older brother. He played his first church concert at the age of 4, and has been in love with drums ever since. Desmond attended Central State University briefly where he learned the history of musical percussion and studied jazz. In 2011, he was introduced to progressive pop rock by a few musician friends, and has been captivated by the genre ever since. Desmond enjoys playing in live shows, and has had the opportunity to perform with many different artists from local and international bands. This list includes Flowtone (Pop/Rock), Spooky Boo Band (Heavy Rock, Progressive Pop Rock) King of Mars (Funky Rock) and many other groups. Desmond has also had the privilege of playing on several tours and being featured in multiple studio and live recordings. Although he considers himself someone who holds a wealth of musical knowledge and experience, Desmond is always looking for opportunities to expand his reach.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Mateo Ramos
Mateo Ramos
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Mateo is a young composer, guitarist, and pianist. He is currently enrolled in college with a scholarship where he is participating in a professional jazz band.

Mateo has been involved with music for over a decade and has participated in piano recitals, classical guitar recitals, and numerous gigs and concerts with different genres.
Guitar Teacher Dominic Gould
Dominic Gould
Guitar Teacher
Dominic Gould is a 25-year-old musician originally from Michigan. He grew up listening to punk and emo bands and would later start playing in Michigan's DIY punk/emo scene before joining the Chicago-based band Worry Club.

Dominic has toured the entire U.S. playing in front of crowds ranging from zero to thousands of people. He is a new instructor here at School of Rock Elmhurst and is very much looking forward to teaching!

While playing in Worry Club, Dom also self-records and releases music under the project Clearcutting and is a member of the band SHOPLIFTER. His favorite bands are Wednesday, Algernon Cadwallader, The Sidekicks, Coma Cinema, Slow Pulp, PUP, Swirlies, and Big Thief.
Drum Teacher Benjamin Urschel
Benjamin Urschel
Drum Teacher
Benjamin has been playing drums for over two decades. Originally from Indianapolis, his passion for drums was lit by rock bands such as Foo Fighters and Soundgarden. By the time he was 18 years old, he had become an active member of the Indianapolis Jazz and DIY punk scenes and was teaching group percussion lessons at local middle and high schools.

Benjamin has had the privilege of studying with Animals as Leaders’ drummer Matt Gartska, 2011 Guitar Center Drum-Off winner JP Bouvet, and Indianapolis legend Kenny Phelps. He is currently enrolled at Elmhurst University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music business. Benjamin is thrilled to share his knowledge and passion with School of Rock Elmhurst students!
Bass Guitar Teacher Aaron Brenton
Aaron Brenton
Bass Guitar Teacher
Aaron Brenton is a bass player and multi-instrumentalist new to the Chicago scene! He has been playing bass for many years and received the prestigious Woody Herman Jazz Award for his work in his high school jazz band. Aaron recently graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance.

Aaron is proficient on both upright and electric bass (4, 5, and 6 string variants), and has experience playing a wide variety of music genres (and an appreciation for them too!). In addition to many years playing in jazz combos professionally, Aaron has also played in reggae, soul, fusion, jam, and rock groups.

Aaron is also an Eagle Scout and he tries to bring the dedication and hard work he learned there into the music field. Aaron is excited to share his knowledge and experience with students at School of Rock Elmhurst!
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Cameron Sass
Cameron Sass
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Cameron Sass is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who has been playing guitar and piano since the age of 4 as well as vocals since the age of 15. From an early age, Cameron has had a knack for rock and metal music, music theory, and composing songs. Over the years, he has been involved in various original bands as well as cover bands.

Teaching the next generation of musicians has also been a priority for Cameron and he wants to give his understanding of music to young musicians to help them on their way to discovering their true potential. Currently, Cameron plays guitar in two bands: housepet. and In Cursive. He also has a piano album out on streaming services showcasing a different side of his musical journey.
Drum Teacher Thomas Losianowycz
Thomas Losianowycz
Drum Teacher
Thomas started playing drums when he was 13. He is a former School of Rock student and his love of groove, funk, and soul comes from artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo.

Thomas has played with orchestras, in marching band, for musicals like Mamma Mia! and Chicago, and several School of Rock House Band shows. He is excited to share his love of music with students at the School of Rock in Elmhurst, IL!
Studio Coordinator
Nico Cascella
Studio Coordinator
Born in Connecticut, Nico moved to Elmhurst in 2014 and graduated from York High School in 2020. He received his associate degree in arts from the College of DuPage and his certification in Sound and Music Production while working at Miller Street Studios in Chicago.

He discovered his passion for music in the small town of Norfolk, CT where music and art are part of early education. While at York High School he was introduced to and fell in love with recording, mixing, and mastering music. He has an interest in many different genres but mainly hip-hop and rock. He has assisted with recordings for many different hip-hop artists at Miller Street. Nico strives to help to students at the School of Rock explore their love of music and reach their full potential.
Vocal Teacher Jason Yost
Jason Yost
Vocal Teacher
Jason is a music education student at Elmhurst University and he has many years of experience with voice, keys, and drums.

Jason feels rewarded for helping others develop their talents using the language of rock and roll. His musical taste is vast and he grew up listening to ’90s grunge, funk, jazz, pop, and classical.
Vocal Teacher Meghan Sandberg
Meghan Sandberg
Vocal Teacher
Born in Mount Prospect, Illinois, Meghan has been singing her whole life, beginning formal training at 11. She has experience singing every style from classical to jazz to rock ad enjoys writing and performing with multiple groups.

Meghan also loves teaching and seeing the impact music can have on everyone!
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