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June 2022 Newsletter


School of Rock Naperville is ready for a jammin' June! Read on to hear about all the June happenings at School of Rock Naperville...


Don't miss our Performance Program season show!

You don't want to miss this show! Come jam to some live music this month on Saturday, June 11th beginning at 11am, at The Pavillion in Bridgeview, IL.

Enjoy the music from your favorite Rock Operas & Musicals, Tony Hawk Pro Skater Soundtrack, Rush, and 80s New Wave. Plus, original songs by written and performed by our songwriting students! 


House Band at Naper Nights!

School of Rock Naperville House Band, a group of our most advanced and dedicated Performance Program students, return to perform at Naper Nights this summer!

Rock out to great music at Naper Settlement’s Naper Nights Community Concert Series and dance the night away on our beautiful 12-acre grounds. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, your family and friends for a summertime tradition that features cold drinks and great food and fabulous music!

Naperville Houseband will perform on June 17th & July 15th! 

More Info HERE!


Happy Father's Day to all of the rockstar dad's at SOR! 


Congratulations to our 2022 Allstars! 

Congratulations to our 2022 Allstars; Jupiter, Billy, and Ryan!!

The Allstars program is incredibly competitive and is considered to be the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. Less than 1% of students worldwide are chosen each year, and each of the selected participants proved that they demonstrate an unparalleled level of excellence in musicianship, performance, and leadership!


We are so proud of these hard working students! 

New Instructor Spotlight!

Matthew Bade

Matthew has dedicated his life to the arts. Formally trained as a painter (University of  Illinois at Chicago and American Academy of Art College), his drumming passion always kept  pace with his visual studies. Having discovered both disciplines in grade school, the  holistic benefits of nurturing craft became evident early. More recently, Matthew found a  dormant counselor within and lent his life experience to at-risk youth and young adults as  a guide in the field of Wilderness and Adventure therapy, nationally and abroad. Now his  efforts seek to combine previous ventures—as a drum teacher at School of Rock, with a  focus on ergonomics/posture, groove, the drummer’s role as peacekeeper, and of course:  fun.  

Matthew is also a five-time marathon runner, longtime rock climber, and daily yoga  practitioner who cannot stress enough the importance of physical health as it relates to drumming. 


Happy Pride Month!