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December Newsletter 2022

Hello, School Of Rock Family!

Welcome to December! Read on to hear about what's happening at School of Rock Elmhurst this month…

We will be closed the last week of December!

Check out our Upcoming Shows!


Saturday January 28th - Our Performance Program will be playing at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. More details to come soon!


Friday, February 10th - Our Adult Performance Program will be playing at venue TBA. More details to come soon!

Teacher Showcase:

Like to see what our instructors are up to when they’re not rocking out at School of Rock?

Join us in welcoming two new faces!


Levi Hanson
Guitar and Drum Instructor

Levi Hansen started his musical journey at the School of Rock in Naperville, IL at the age of 8 years old. He attended School of Rock at the Naperville and Glen Ellyn locations for 7 years, as a member of house band for four years and an "Allstar" in 2019. The community of School of Rock is not only the place where he learned and perfected his drumming and guitar-playing skills, but also his "second home" where he met his best friends and future band mates. 

Through School of Rock, Levi became very acquainted with local musicians and joined the bands Stellar West and Sunday Cruise in 2018. Playing guitar and singing backup vocals, Stellar West became a very notable act in the Chicago/suburban music scene. Additionally, Sunday Cruise, where he plays drums, has amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify and toured the country with three full length releases co-written and arranged by Levi himself.  

"I came into School of Rock purely from my mom's persuasion, with no outstanding musical experience or interest, not even owning a drum set or electric guitar. Yet, School of Rock completely changed the projection of my life; it is the number one thing I thank my mom for, as my love for music and performance is something that I could never leave behind and would love to share with future generations of kids like myself."



Desmond Bowen
Drum Instructor

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.

Looking for a Christmas gift for your favorite rockstar?

Check out our proforma store for some awesome School of Rock merch! We've got all sorts of gear including: Trucker Hats, Unique Hoodies, Adventure Totes, Water Bottles, SoR Earrings and a special vintage inspired shirt design!

Need an upgrade?

We offer discount prices on instruments and music gear through Gear Select. Contact us to order in time for Christmas!


View Catalog HERE!

Have a great December!

- Collin, CJ, and everyone at Team SoR Elmhurst!