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School of Rock Hendersonville
300 Indian Lake Blvd.
Bldg D Suite 110
Hendersonville, TN 37075
615-985-6112
Hours
  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

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

The Performance Program at School of Rock Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville'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 Hendersonville music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Hendersonville
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Hendersonville 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

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 Hendersonville, 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.

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

School of Rock Hendersonville'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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville.

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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville.

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

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

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

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 Hendersonville and the rest of . 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
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 Hendersonville

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Hendersonville

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Hendersonville

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Hendersonville

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Hendersonville. 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville’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.

Assistant General Manager, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher Kristin Ambuhl
Kristin Ambuhl
Assistant General Manager, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Kristin is a recording and performing artist from the Nashville area. At a young age, Kristin developed a love for music and began taking classical piano lessons at the age of 9. She also enjoyed writing poetry, which later turned into an interest in songwriting. After high school, Kristin studied music for two years at a local college, where she tutored her fellow students in music theory, held office in the honor society, and was active in multiple choirs. During this time, Kristin recorded her first original single. Afterward, she underwent many years of vocal coaching with three skilled private instructors.

A few years later, after attending Belmont (taking music business and songwriting classes), Kristin overcame her stage fright and finally began promoting some of her original music, performing locally in an acoustic duo. She also released her first EP featuring the accomplished bassist Dominic John Davis. Kristin’s EP has received indie radio play and press in several countries, including the United States, France, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and Egypt.

More recently, Kristin became a regular performer in jazz nights in Nashville and was in a classic rock cover band as lead vocalist and keytarist. During this time, Kristin also began work at an independent record label outside of Nashville as an A&R representative and found that she loved guiding the talent of fellow artists and bands. Additionally, Kristin also worked as a studio demo vocalist for other songwriters in the Nashville and Kentucky areas. This experience, along with promoting talent at the label, made Kristin see how much she enjoys helping others develop their music. Kristin is currently the lead singer and keyboardist for a Nashville-based Tribute band.

Kristin loves the opportunity of working with students at School of Rock Hendersonville to support them in honing their talent, overcoming stage fright, and blossoming into performing musicians! She believes that School of Rock is the best place for students to not only learn musical proficiency but also to get the extremely beneficial experience of performing on stage with a band.
Music Director, Drum Teacher Steven M. Phillips
Steven M. Phillips
Music Director, Drum Teacher
Steven M. Phillips has an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction/Music from Tennessee State University. He has performed at Tennessee State Day of Percussion, National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, Mompox and Sinu Jazz Festivals Colombia, South America, The Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and many other places regionally and internationally.

Steven has performed with many accomplished musicians locally and studied with great educators in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. Current groups that he performs with include 55 Central Park West. Steven has over 25 years of experience teaching and performing. Steven believes that watching the students gain facility and confidence in their instruments is a great teaching and learning experience at School of Rock.
Guitar Teacher Juan Alonzo
Juan Alonzo
Guitar Teacher
Since his early days at the Clavier Music Academy in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Juan has been performing music in a diversity of genres and languages. With a musical journey that spans over two decades, Juan's versatility is expressed through his performances granting listeners a fun exploration of sound. His training, which includes a transformative Summer Semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Music Performance from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has been the foundation of his diverse skill set.

From the Nashville Municipal Auditorium to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and even the Chamber Art Guitar Festival in Madrid, Spain, Juan has been able to perform on stages across continents, leaving a positive experience with each audience. With gratitude and a humble spirit, Juan’s journey has recently led him to share his experience as an instructor and learn from the staff and students at the School of Rock in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Patrick Oakes
Patrick Oakes
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Patrick Oakes is a Cincinnati native and now a Nashville-based guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and composer. He started playing the guitar at age 13 inspired by the sounds of alternative and classic rock. He played viola and upright bass in school orchestras and became a guitar student at School of Rock Mason, where he was exposed to improvisation and music theory.

Patrick then attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and had the opportunity to spend time studying music theory, composition, improvisation, Brazilian music, bluegrass, and the lineage of creative American music.

Patrick has been playing professionally since he was 16 years old. Now, in addition to playing in his own bands around Nashville, you can hear him as a member of The Wonderlands with whom he has had the opportunity to play across the eastern U.S. and record several albums of original music. He loves School of Rock for its ability to connect people through music and its ability to expand what many students think is possible through art and collaboration.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Jeff Bugg
Jeff Bugg
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Jeff began learning drums when he was 9 years old. His father was a bluegrass musician but switched from banjo to electric guitar as he was growing up. Jeff would fill in on drums if his dad needed him when he was in high school. He picked up bass and guitar by being around it so much. The guitarists around him were always willing to teach him a thing or two. He eventually went to college and joined an indie punk band called Quailbones and was the bassist for 13 years. They got to meet Jack White from The White Stripes at Third Man Records when they opened for Parquet Courts.

When Jeff moved to Taiwan to teach English, he joined a Taiwanese metal band playing drums. He didn’t play very many shows, but it was a blast! Now he’s having a blast every day teaching these super radical kiddos at School of Rock Hendersonville!
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Garnette Mamula
Garnette Mamula
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Garnette Mamula is an original songwriter, artist, pianist, vocalist, choral accompanist, music arranger, church organist, and music instructor. Her former manager was Ray Carroll of “The Platters.” Garnette has performed globally as a band leader and pianist for six major cruise lines. She had a pop song recently signed to a film and TV agent in LA. She loves pop, dance music, and all styles of music.

Garnette recently performed in Prague and Vienna. She continues to explore her diverse playing experience with her band on keytar as a bass player and soloist. Garnette plays the melodica, writes and records, and currently works as a musician for various music jobs in Nashville. She is also involved with the Nashville jazz music scene. Garnette has sold many copies of her Latin pop and contemporary pop albums globally. Her interests include swimming, Scrabble, and drive-in movie theaters. She is thankful to be given the opportunity to continue working and teaching as a musician in Music City.

Garnette loves teaching because it is her passion. She enjoys teaching all ages, skill levels, and abilities because it makes teaching interesting every day. She loves mentoring and guiding students to their full musical potential. Garnette sees this as a very fulfilling part of her life. Garnette believes that School of Rock has a great environment for learning and is happy to be a teacher at the School of Rock Hendersonville.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Mick Chegwidden
Mick Chegwidden
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Mick Chegwidden has been teaching and performing professionally for over 26 years. With over 7,000 performances in his career, he uses what he learns on stage as a practical approach in the classroom. Mick realizes every student is different, and adapts a lesson plan for each individual student. He has taught and performed most styles of music, but is a master of American and Irish folk/roots music. He is an enthusiastic and patient teacher who can relate to the first-time beginner or the advanced professional.

At School of Rock Hendersonville, Mick looks forward to having fun and learning skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime. Mick specializes in guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, ukulele, bass, songwriting, and theory and composition.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Alicia Koch-Villarreal
Alicia Koch-Villarreal
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Alicia Koch-Villarreal is a schooled guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Southern California. Over the years, she performed as the bassist for the Los Angeles-based electronic band LJ Laboratory (aka LEX) and worked with Grammy Award-winning engineers Peter Franco and Daniel Lerner (Daft Punk).

Alicia has done session work for the original rock band Access Royale and performed with bands like Sunset Slim and the Strip (blues cover band), Shoppy (original jazz metal band), Like Minds (original/cover jazz band), A to Z (original/cover folk duo), and Lunch Line Jones (original hard rock band). She has also played with musicians like bassist Tye Zamora (Alien Ant Farm), bassist Rick Shaw (Johnny Mathis), and guitarist Gino Matteo (Sugaray Rayford, Bennet-Matteo Band).

Alicia has performed at various venues and festivals including Snowglobe Music Festival, Kaaboo Music Festival, Treefort Music Festival, House of Blues, and SXSW, opening for various artists such as Hall and Oates, Cherub, Flume, Sons of Anarchy, and recording artists Berdoo and David J. from Bauhaus.

Alicia studied guitar, bass guitar, piano, and trombone at Riverside Community College, Cal State Fullerton, and Berklee College of Music. She received the Most Outstanding College Rhythm Section Player in 2007 at the Reno Jazz Festival. When Alicia is not playing instruments, she is usually on a lake or by the beach, playing tennis or pool, hanging out with dogs, reading a book, or watching movies (usually paying close attention to the musical score).

Alicia loves teaching because of the great teachers that have had a profound impact on her. She feels that it would be a disservice not to spread the wisdom they have taught her and the knowledge she has personally found along the way. She was once told that, in order to gain the most understanding of any concept, you should always have a mentor, a peer, and a student.

Alicia gains a lot of insight from her students and learns from them, each and every day. She loves watching students grow and learn their own voice through music. Alicia believes music and teaching are ways to connect, learn, and express oneself.
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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!

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