School of Rock Naperville is ready for a marvelous May! Read on to hear about May happenings at School of Rock Naperville...
Dupage County Houseband Showcase!
Join us on May 7th from 11am-2pm for our 2022 School of Rock DuPage County Houseband show! This show will feature the housebands from School of Rock Naperville, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale for one awesome show! It's also a great chance to see Elmhurst’s brand new premier venue, Elmhurst Hall!
This will be Naperville Houseband's first show of the season! Click HERE for more info.
Upcoming Closure Reminder!
School of Rock Naperville will be CLOSED for all private lessons, group classes, and rehearsals on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.
Please contact us for any questions regarding scheduling.
2022 Summer Camps!
Pop Legends Performance Camp - JUN 13 - JUN 17, 2022 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM. SPOTS AVAILABLE! Sign Up Here!
Beginner Guitar Camp - JUN 20 - JUN 24, 2022 - 12:30PM - 2:30PM. SPOTS FILLING FAST! Sign Up Here!
Little Wing Beatles Camp- JUN 27 - JUL 1, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM. SPOTS FILLING FAST! Sign Up Here!
Rookies (Intro to Rock) Camp - PM Session - JUN 27 - JUL 1, 2022 - 12:30PM - 2:30PM. SPOTS AVAILABLE! Sign Up Here!
Best of the 80s Performance Camp- JUL 18 - JUL 22, 2022 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM. SPOTS AVAILABLE! Sign Up Here!
Rock 101 Beginner Performance Camp - JUL 25 - JUL 29, 2022 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM. SPOTS AVAILABLE (except for drummers)! Sign Up Here!
New Instructor Spotlight!
Eduardo's personal life events led him to become obsessed with guitar to this day. Known as Eddy Castles at several live music bars and clubs in the Chicagoland area, Eduardo likes to perform live renditions of slew of blues classics written by several musical heroes such as B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert King. He also enjoys to listen to and play in jam bands that have elements of jazz, rock, funk, and soul. Currently, he is in a new band called The Jone of Art Experience whose sound is could be described as of electric, blues-folk rock and soul. He looks to inspire students to use the medium of music to explore their thoughts, feelings, and creativity so that their musical curiosity can lead them to being more kind to themselves and others. He is a guitar instructor at School of Rock in Naperville.
Robert (Bob) has been playing drums for 10+ years and guitar for 5+ years. He's dedicated his life to music, playing in multiple bands throughout the years and releasing his own music as well. His goal with teaching his students is to help build and nurture that spark of creativity that makes playing music so special. Bob is a drum instructor at School of Rock Naperville.
Megan Buchanan is a singer and School of Rock Alumnus that comes all the way from Wichita, Kansas. She is currently a junior at Columbia College of Chicago studying Musical Theater on scholarship. Megan started performing professionally at age 11 when she joined School of Rock Wichita. Megan performed in 17 School Of Rock shows, was a member of House Band, and performed three times at SummerFest with School of Rock. Megan also won the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Challenge in the performance category, 2019. Megan’s biggest strength is her passion for music and performance and is excited to teach her students about stage presence. Megan’s other passions include playing ukulele and doing stage makeup. She is a Vocal instructor at School of Rock Naperville.
AllStars Update & SOR Elmhurst's very own CJ Grandberry has been chosen as an AllStars Music Director!
CJ is a drum instructor and MD at School of Rock Elmhurst, our sister school, and we're excited to announce that he has been chosen as one of the MDs for this year's annual AllStars program. This is an amazing honor--he was chosen from over 300 Schools of Rock around the country!
We wish CJ the best with this amazing opportunity!
To learn more about AllStars, click HERE, and look HERE for a newly released video of the 2021 AllStars performing "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel (Featuring SOR Naperville's Houseband member, Ryan, on the drums and shaker!).
We'll be rooting for our local students as the announcement of this year's AllStars comes out May 9th!!
Have a great May!