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School of Rock Mt. Juliet
2010 Providence Pkwy
STE #100
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
615-583-8765
Hours
  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Mt. Juliet combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Mt. Juliet for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-11

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Mt. Juliet'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 Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet
Performance
Ages 11-18

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

Rookies music program for children in Mt. Juliet
Rookies
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Songwriting
Ages 11-18

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 Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Mt. Juliet 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
6+

At School of Rock Mt. Juliet, 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.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Mt. Juliet
House Band
Age 17 and Under

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Mt. Juliet

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Mt. Juliet

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Mt. Juliet

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet 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 Mt. Juliet, 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 Mt. Juliet

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Studio Coordinator Emily McCreight

Emily McCreight Assistant General Manager

Nashville native Emily McCreight just recently graduated from Belmont University in May 2021. Earning her degree in entertainment industry studies and public relations, she loved nothing more than to come back and be the studio coordinator for the School of Rock Mt. Juliet. Emily is also an alum from our sister school, School of Rock Franklin. During her time, she was a 4-time School of Rock AllStar and also had the opportunity to open for Knight Ranger, play on multiple cruise lines, and perform at multiple Nashville Predators games. Some of her biggest inspirations are John Paul Jones, Laura Lee, and Zac Brown Band. Now, she finds success with her up-and-coming band Juke of June who has performed at the Tennessee Titan’s halftime show as well as open for Moon Taxi.
Regional Director Sarah Bryant

Sarah Bryant Regional Director

Sarah is a Nashville native and attended Belmont University, graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in commercial music with a vocal performance focus, with an emphasis in music business. Sarah was exposed to rock music by her father at a young age, and she has been very passionate about music throughout her life. She began taking classical vocal and piano lessons in school and proceeded to take lessons throughout her college career. Sarah's main genre of vocals is rock, and she is also trained in and greatly enjoys jazz, pop and musical theater.

Music continues to surround Sarah outside of School of Rock with songwriting and producing for fun. She also frequents many concerts and music festivals with her friends and family around the country. Aside from music, Sarah loves cooking, hiking, and playing video games.

Sarah serves as our regional director at School of Rock Franklin, Nashville, and Mt. Juliet, continuing 6+ years as part of the School of Rock family. Sarah’s greatest wish for our students is that they can call School of Rock their second home and family, while learning to be the best they can be.
Owner Angie McCreight

Angie McCreight Owner

Angie has loved music her entire life. One of her earliest memories is listening to artists like Elvis Presley, Elton John and more with her parents as a toddler. Angie started singing at the age of five, joining her church choir at the age of eight. In middle school, Angie was a member of the Ketron Singers who performed at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN and continued to develop her vocal skills with private lessons. Angie continued to perform in high school with her jazz band and performed in the Tennessee All-State Choir, as well as at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

Angie continued her vocal training in college and participated in activities that allowed her to continue to perform. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in medical technology and worked in pharmaceutical research for over 20 years. In 2011, after leaving her career in the pharmaceutical industry, she and her husband Kelly decided to open the first School of Rock in Tennessee in the Franklin/Cool Springs area and opened the Nashville location two years later. Angie is very passionate about providing this outlet for young musicians and has also seen her own children participate in the program and become School of Rock AllStars. Every day is a gift when she sees the students get excited about their music and performing in live music venues, even when they get excited about just being in the building.
Regional Music Director Steve Rossi

Steve Rossi Regional Music Director

Steve Rossi brings many years of experience to the Franklin School of Rock as a seasoned performer. Steve has performed on stage with Rock legend and guitar virtuoso, Peter Frampton on his North American tours, as well as other well-known artists such as vocalist extraordinaire Taylor Dayne, 80s rock legends Cinderella (North American tours), 60s rock n' roll pioneer Gary U.S. Bonds, and many other high profile bands and artists across several continents. He has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Arsenio Hall Show" and NBC's "A 70s Celebration" with Taylor Dayne. Steve has also appeared with headliners The Bee Gees and other notable 70s artists. Other appearances include Solid Gold with Gary U.S. Bonds and on MTV's "The Grind." Steve's album credits include Stevie Wonder, John Kay, Steppenwolf and various other artists. He is an independent composer/producer of music for television multimedia. Clients include ABC/Disney, AE, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon Networks and The Travel Channel, as well as various other corporate and independent clients. Steve scored two seasons of "Surprise by Design," hit home improvement series on Discovery Channel, and is currently composing and producing original, in-program music for "Good Morning America." He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Franklin.
Associate Music Director Sean McCreight

Sean McCreight Associate Music Director

Born and raised in the Nashville, TN area, Sean McCreight first picked up the guitar at age six but didn't become serious about playing the guitar until he was in sixth grade, when he started taking private lessons and learned about the band KISS. Sean's first guitar influence was Ace Frehley, which led to his first live performance in a KISS tribute band and other performances, including the Halloween KISS House right off of the square in Franklin, TN. To this day, Sean can still play every Ace Frehley solo. Eventually Sean became a student at School of Rock and quickly began to learn about more genres of music and develop a love of the blues, progressive rock, Motown, classic rock, jam bands and many more. As time went on Sean's influences grew to include Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Gov't Mule, The Grateful Dead, The Aquarium Rescue Unit and his all time favorite, Widespread Panic. During his time at School of Rock, Sean was a member of the House Band for five years and was a three-time national AllStar. After graduating high school and School of Rock, Sean attended Belmont University and majored in commercial music - guitar and quickly formed his band Sonic Voodoo, a seven-piece fusion rock band based in Nashville, TN. Sean's band has played many high-profile gigs, including playing at the Nashville Predators games and Plaza Parties, as well as opening for Echosmith. The band released their first EP on Spotify and iTunes in March of 2017. Sean is continuing his music education in the Segue 61 program in Nashville, TN and continues to record and perform live with Sonic Voodoo and other artists around town.
Singing Teacher Derik Sibit

Derik Sibit Singing Teacher

Derik is originally from Akron, Ohio. He started getting into music around the age of 12 when he would listen to his dad’s CDs, Holy Diver by Dio and Journey’s The Best Of. When he heard Steve Perry sing, he was instantly mesmerized and knew he wanted to be able to sing just like him. Derik's first large-scale performance was at a middle school halftime show in 8th grade where he sang “Don’t Stop Believin,’” appropriately enough. He attended Kent State and later transferred to Belmont in the fall of 2015 to pursue a degree in Commercial Voice with a performance emphasis. Derik continued his education at Belmont in the Spring of 2021 to obtain his masters degree, also in Commercial Voice. During his time at Belmont he performed for four years in their premier pop-rock ensemble known as PHNX, directed by Jamie Wigginton. He also sang in the university’s Rock Ensemble for five years, while also studying with three different voice instructors, all specializing in different vocal method approaches and musical styles.

Outside of his music education, Derik has also performed with multi-platinum, Grammy nominated recording artist Kip Winger (of the band Winger) on several occasions while working with his original band, Lily Prex, a classic rock inspired group influenced by the golden era of rock in the 1970s and 1980s, harkening back to the sounds of bands like Van Halen, Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, The Police, etc. Deriks' band currently has a weekly residency at Big Machine (of Big Machine Records) in downtown Nashville off Broadway.
Keyboard Teacher Sean Makhuli

Sean Makhuli Keyboard Teacher

Sean’s music journey started in the deep south when at the age of 11 his mom decided to put him in piano lessons. It wasn’t long after that his teacher began to recognize a natural relationship with the instrument forming and soon after began participating in state piano competitions in his home state of South Carolina. In conjunction with this, he began playing gospel music in his small inner city church, which developed a whole other side of his artistry, and eventually it blossomed to jazz and songwriting as well. This diversity in his playing and musical education is something that has continued to this day, and eventually led to him receiving a piano scholarship to study piano performance at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Sean very much enjoys helping build students with diverse skills. His biggest desire, however, is to help each student reach whatever their specific vision or goal for learning is. If it’s just to learn some songs for fun, GREAT, if it’s for serious pursuit of becoming an artist, GREAT, all for the joy!
Drum Teacher Sam Rivera

Sam Rivera Drum Teacher

Sam Rivera is a versatile drummer from Long Beach, California, now residing in Nashville, TN. Sam graduated from Belmont University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in commercial music. Sam has played drums at many iconic venues, including The Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, The Honda Center in Los Angeles, EXIT/IN in Nashville, and frequently plays on Nashville’s Broadway circuit and infamous “Rock Block.” When not teaching students or performing, Sam enjoys competitive gaming, hanging out with his guinea pigs and cat, and writing with his alternative rock band Lobby Language.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Hannah’s musical journey began when she was enrolled in piano lessons at five years old. While five-year-old Hannah drew inspiration from Hilary Duff and the Backstreet Boys, today her biggest musical inspirations are Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, and Jack Antonoff. Originally from Texas, Hannah moved to Nashville in 2014 to attend Belmont University where she studied commercial voice, composition, and arranging, and where she founded and directed Prismatics, an internationally-ranked, award-winning a cappella ensemble. Since graduating in 2018, Hannah continues to teach lessons and masterclasses as well as to work as a live and studio vocalist. When she’s not teaching, Hannah is also a graphic designer and runs an online store while she pursues her Master’s and teaching license at MTSU.
Guitar Teacher John Vaillancourt

John Vaillancourt Guitar Teacher

In the spirit of keeping the learning process fun and engaging for everyone, John strives to create a stress free, encouraging, and moderately casual environment for his students. While John Vaillancourt mainly offers lessons for guitar, he also offers lessons for keys and bass guitar. Having previously studied at the Berklee College of Music, John is well versed in a multitude of genres including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, R&B, and Country music, and various techniques to help advance your skills. While at Berklee, John also studied songwriting and was Vice President in the Songwriting Club while participating in recording sessions tracking guitar. John's studio knowledge extends further than recording as he studied audio-engineering at The Blackbird Academy and works with recording software as well as consoles and other outboard equipment.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher Andrew Howsmon

Andrew Howsmon Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Andrew Howsmon was born into a family of classical musicians. When he was 14, he found his dad’s old guitar and quickly lost interest in violin. Since then, he’s played guitar and bass with several groups around the Midwest. Drew’s favorite artists (currently) are Stevie Wonder, Vulfpeck, and Led Zeppelin. He has also been known to enjoy bagels with cream cheese and salmon with a large black coffee.
Drum Teacher John Arnold

John Arnold Drum Teacher

John is native of the plethora of music scenes across Southern California, having grown up in northern Orange County. Having studied performance in the Huntington Beach Academy of the Performing Arts in high school, and audio recording at Golden West College, John has adopted a strong sense of the all important interpersonal dynamic that helps a music environment flourish. This has been an attribute to his extensive catalogue ranging from the Southern Rock-inspired hymns of singer-songwriter, Eric Roebuck to the upcoming colossal LP by alternative/punk rock outfit, Joynoise.

In his years as a California SoR instructor, John brought the spirit of collective work and inspired performance in his teachings of a multitude of styles ranging from rock, jazz, reggae, pop, metal, Latin jazz, country, and African percussion. The ultimate foundation of these practices are rooted in his early mantras of always having a willingness and privilege to be involved in music and its seminal people-focused values.

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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!