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School of Rock Nashville
3201 Belmont Blvd Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 730-5306

Location Specifics

We are located across from Belmont Animal Hospital and down the street from Martin's BBQ Joint.

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  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Nashville provides Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas with great music lessons taught by real, experienced musicians. Although students can learn everything from piano to bass, drums, and more, vocals, guitar, and keyboard are especially popular at School of Rock Nashville. Country music is well-loved in the so-called "Music City USA," although students here are exposed to a bevy of different styles like heavy metal, progressive rock, and alternative rock. Nashville has had music in its heart for decades, with great acts like Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley calling it home, and local venues like Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Exit/In, The End, Bluebird Cafe, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the War Memorial Auditorium hosting stellar talent over the years.

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Nashville for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-11

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Nashville are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville
Ages 11-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Nashville music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Nashville
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock Nashville, 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

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 Nashville, 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.

Age 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Nashville 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

At School of Rock Nashville, 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


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 Nashville for students over 18
Adult Program

School of Rock Nashville'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 Nashville 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 Nashville.

What To Expect

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 Nashville 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 Nashville.

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

The School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville'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

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 Nashville 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
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

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 Nashville

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Nashville

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Nashville

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Nashville, 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville. Unlike other Nashville 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

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 Nashville, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Nashville 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 Nashville

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville 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

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Nashville, 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 Nashville.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Nashville

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Nashville 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 Nashville 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 Nashville, 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
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Nashville 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Nashville. 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville 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 Nashville Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Nashville 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 Nashville music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Nashville, 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 Nashville, 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 Nashville’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.

Angie McCreight
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 Manager Emily McCreight
Emily McCreight
Regional Manager
Emily McCreight is a Franklin, TN native and graduated from Belmont University in May 2021, earning her degree in Entertainment Industry Studies and Public Relations. She is the Regional Manager for the School of Rock locations in Franklin, Nashville, and Mt. Juliet.

Emily is a former School of Rock student, which included being a 4-time School of Rock AllStar. She also had the opportunity to open for Night Ranger, play on multiple cruise lines, share the stage with several internationally recognized artists, and perform at multiple Nashville Predators games. Some of her biggest inspirations are John Paul Jones, Laura Lee, and The Main Squeeze.

Now, Emily finds success with her up-and-coming band, Juke of June. The band won the Tennessee Titans Battle of the Bands and has performed at the Tennessee Titans’ halftime show and multiple games, as well as opened for Moon Taxi. During her off days, she loves adding to her photography portfolio, Siren Studio.
Regional Music Director Steve Rossi
Steve Rossi
Regional Music Director
Steve Rossi brings many years of experience to the 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 and serves as the Regional Director of Music Programming for our Franklin, Nashville and Mt. Juliet locations.
Assistant General Manager Sadie Anderson
Sadie Anderson
Assistant General Manager
Sadie is a Salt Lake City, Utah native and she graduated from Utah Valley University, where she earned her degree in commercial music with an emphasis in vocal performance. Upon moving to Nashville in 2022, she joined the School of Rock community and is currently the Assistant General Manager for School of Rock Nashville!

When Sadie is not School of Rockin', she's working on her pop project Dasie!
Studio Coordinator Erica Nichols
Erica Nichols
Studio Coordinator
Erica is a native of Decatur, MS, and has played the trombone since she was 14 years old. She studied both classical and jazz concepts at the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a bachelor's degree in Trombone Performance. Erica has attended many trombone summer music festivals over the years! She has also participated in the Southeast Trombone Symposium and the Georgia Trombone Summit, and was a Student Worker at the International Trombone Festival Youth Workshop in 2019!

In 2020, Erica moved to Nashville, TN, and worked in the hospitality industry for a couple of years. She is now studying audio engineering at the SAE Institute of Technology (Nashville). You can also catch Erica performing in the Nashville African American Wind Symphony! In her free time, she loves to watch baking competitions and take nature photography!
Singing Teacher Annalee Condiles
Annalee Condiles
Vocal Teacher
Annalee Condiles is currently a student at Belmont University majoring in Music Business (live event management) and minoring in dance. She first got involved with singing through musical theater and to this day can call herself a proud theater kid, although the School of Rock program is really where her love grew.

Annalee is a School of Rock alumna and was part of her school's House Band and was also an AllStar in 2019 and 2020. Her rock inspirations range from Earth, Wind & Fire to No Doubt to Black Sabbath, and she is so excited to share her passion for singing with the School of Rock community in Nashville!
Drew Kohl
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard Teacher
Drew is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He has taught lessons on piano, bass, acoustic and electric guitar for over nine years. He graduated with honors from the guitar program at the Atlanta Institute of Music. He was also accepted into the classical piano and music composition program at the University of Georgia. After studying at UGA he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue songwriting, performing and teaching.

Drew enjoys teaching beginners of all styles and intermediate to advance students on songwriting, music theory, rock, indie, folk, bluegrass and country styles. He has studied and transcribed songs from a variety of artists for students including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and CCR, as well as contemporary bands such as Death Cab For Cutie, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams and Modest Mouse to name a few. He enjoys working with students and helping them play the songs they love.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher John O'Brien
John O'Brien
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
John O'Brien has spent most of his life making music. At the age of 10, he began learning the saxophone and started playing music through school programs. Picking up guitar by the age of 13, he knew that music would always be an important part of his life and sought out every opportunity to perform. School programs provided performance opportunities in wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, marching bands, pep bands, pit orchestras, jazz combos, show choir combos, and saxophone quartets.

Still needing more, John would form his own bands outside of school. These bands would emphasize original material and range in styles from blues and jazz to rock, pop, and metal. John has played hundreds of shows all over the Midwest, recorded several albums, and had his music played on commercial radio stations in Chicago and elsewhere.
Drum Teacher Scott Soifer
Scott Soifer
Drum Teacher
Scott began taking drum lessons in Dayton, OH when he was 9, and didn't stop until he attended Berklee School of Music at the age of 21 as a performance major. He moved back to Dayton to teach full time, moved to Nashville in 2010, and taught at School of Rock Franklin. Scott toured nationally in American Pink Floyd, and performed in the Blues Rock duo Two Bit Charlie. He is currently drumming for the Grammy nominated artist, Jamie Floyd, and teaching martial arts. Scott prides himself on individualizing lesson plans for students in a way that is challenging and fun, while helping them find their own voice on the drums, learn versatility and achieve their goals.
Maxx Blois-Rosetti Guitar Teacher
Maxx Blois-Rosetti
Guitar Teacher
Growing up in New Jersey, Maxx picked up a guitar at the age of seven and never put it down. Maxx is known for his precision, speed and accuracy, while maintaining feel and musicality. He specialized first in rock and metal styles and later incorporated more sophisticated styles such as fusion and progressive genres into his playing. Maxx has placed highly in many solo competitions and received accolades from notable guitarists such as Tom Quayle, Sarah Longfield, Rich Henshall, and Jack Gardiner. Lessons with Maxx focus on developing technique, learning and applying theory as well as correcting bad habits and improving form.
Jenna Hunts Vocal Teacher, Keys Teacher
Jenna Hunts
Vocal Teacher, Keys Teacher
Jenna Hunts is a singer/songwriter, performer, and recording artist from New Orleans, Louisiana now residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenna has been a School of Rock instructor for five years. Since age seven, she has performed locally around the New Orleans area at events such as Family Gras, Freedom Fest, and Gretna Fest as well as venues including The House of Blues and The Howlin’ Wolf Den. At the festivals listed above, she has opened up for artists such as Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, Maddie and Tae, Jessie James Decker, and more. Starting at eleven years old, she began composing and releasing her own music, which can be found on all music platforms. In 2020, Jenna graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans majoring in Popular and Commercial Music. Jenna has competed in nationally televised series, including American Idol, and in 2020, received the Golden Ticket to Hollywood. She is known for her powerful vocals and has been compared to artists such as Christina Aguilera and Amy Lee, who are some of her top musical influences.
Drum Teacher Garrett Goodwin
Garrett Goodwin
Drum Teacher
Garrett is a drummer and percussionist from central New Jersey. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a drum set performance degree in 2021 and moved to Nashville shortly thereafter to pursue a career in music.

Garrett loves teaching and performing and feels most at home when behind a drum set. His influences include Carter Beaford, John Bonham, and Steve Gadd. He believes that anything is possible to learn if you start really slow and build up muscle memory. Garrett loves helping students achieve their goals and is honored to teach at School of Rock!
Guitar Teacher Jason Powers
Jason Powers
Guitar Teacher
Jason began playing guitar at the age of 15 after seeing a solo by Eddie Van Halen. That was and is the catalyst that has inspired his pursuit of the instrument to this day. At the age of 21, Jason attended the Atlanta Institute of Music with an emphasis on performance and theory. After school, he performed and taught guitar full-time for years. Most of his experience was as a studio musician where he was blessed to have worked with many notable artists in the R&B, Jazz, Rap, and Christian industries in Atlanta at that time. After years of studio work, Jason decided to pursue engineering, mixing, and production. He was blessed to have worked in many of Atlanta's flagship studios during that venture. Jason's passion now is to continue to press on to become the best musician he can and to invest himself in others to help them to fulfill their musical goals.
Drum Teacher, Show Director Noah Miller
Noah Miller
Drum Teacher, Show Director
Noah started playing drums at the age of 13. He grew up in New York City and then later moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia where he went to School of Rock Main Line. He participated in the House Band and eventually became a School of Rock AllStar.

Noah attended Belmont University, graduating in 2018 with a degree in commercial percussion with an emphasis in the music business. Noah's favorite musicians are Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tool, and Jimi Hendrix.
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher Trevor Devine
Trevor Devine
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Performance Director
Trevor Devine (they/them) is a musician, composer, songwriter, and mental health advocate. Born and raised in Michigan, Trev graduated high school at Interlochen Arts Academy where they studied vocal performance. In 2014, Trev moved to St. Paul, MN to attend McNally Smith College of Music for music composition.

Trev is the front person in the Nashville-based psychedelic rock band, The Immaculate Beings. Trev moved to Nashville in September 2023 with their band to continue pursuing their life in music. Trev is a vocal, guitar, piano, songwriting, and beginner bass teacher at the School of Rock in Nashville.
Dillon Frazier, Drum Teacher
Dillon Frazier
Drum Teacher
Dillon Frazier is a Nashville native with over a decade of professional experience as a studio and touring drummer with artists Matisyahu, Maggie Koerner, and various other national and international acts. From jazz, soul, and R&B to metal and reggae, Dillon's stylistic interests are as varied as the acts he has performed and recorded with.
Guitar Teacher Stephen Perlowski
Stephen Perlowski
Guitar Teacher
Stephen Perlowski is a guitarist and music teacher from Richmond, VA with over 15 years of performing experience. He performs a variety of music from classical to blues to hard rock. Stephen graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a major in Guitar Performance. He has experience performing in a myriad of musical settings including rock groups, jazz bands, pit orchestras, and folk duos/trios. He also has extensive experience working as a solo guitarist.

Stephen graduated from Belmont’s School of Music with a master’s degree in Commercial Music. Lessons with Stephen will help any student improve their technical foundation while learning the musical elements of their favorite songs. This allows the student to play their favorite music and even create music of their own!
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Allegra Cramer
Allegra Cramer
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Hailing from the red desert of Utah, Allegra Cramer writes, sings, and plays music in search of authentic sound. Raised in a musical family, she developed a love for emotional expression through classical harp, piano, and voice lessons, and later found her space in the contemporary realm through folk, jazz, and improvisation as both a performer and songwriter.

With over 15 years of performing experience and a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, Allegra creates for voice and harp in many contexts. She can be heard lending her sound on a wide variety of projects, including releases by Paula Cole, David Archuleta, and Steve Smith. She has worked with Grammy-winning artists A.R. Rahman, Eugene Friesen, Simon Shaheen, and Javier Limon and has performed in diverse venues such as the Boston Symphony Hall, IronHorse World Music Festival, Queensland Opera House, Ryles Jazz Club, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Boston GreenFest, Figment Festival and the Encuentro Internacional Maestros del Arpa Bogotá.

Currently Nashville-based, Allegra continues teaching piano voice, and musicianship and can be found performing and creating around the globe from Israel to Australia and beyond.
Performance Director Fred Lankford
Fred Lankford
Performance Director
Meet Fred Lankford! Fred was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he graduated from Mountain Brook High School in 2010. After that, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee until his graduation in 2014. He spent two more years in Memphis post-grad and was an instructor and director for School of Rock Memphis.

In 2018, after a year of living in Birmingham, Fred and his band The Brook & the Bluff relocated to Nashville to pursue their music career full-time. Since then, the band has released one EP and three full-length albums, as well as traveled all over the US year after year.
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