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School of Rock New York
439 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-7625
  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock New York is happy to serve the NYC area with music classes taught by real, experienced musicians. Home to venues like Madison Square Garden and CBGB, where punk was born, New York City is rich with musical history and culture. While guitar, drums, bass, keys, and vocals are the most popular lessons taught at School of Rock New York, students can learn everything from drums, piano, and more. Learn how to perform like area greats like The Velvet Underground, Ramones, KISS, New York Dolls, Talking Heads, Blondie, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and more.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock New York'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 New York music venue.

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 New York, 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 New York is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock New York 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
All Ages

At School of Rock New York, 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 New York for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock New York'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 New York 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 New York.

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 New York 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 New York.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock New York

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock New York

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock New York 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 New York, 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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock New York

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock New York 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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York 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 New York, 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 New York

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock New York, 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 New York, 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 New York’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.

Bob Jones Music Director

Bob Jones is a composer/multi-instrumentalist living and working in Brooklyn's thriving music scene. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Double Bass Performance from Michigan State University. Equally at home in the genres of rock, classical, folk, electronic and jazz, Bob has appeared on dozens of albums and has toured extensively in the United States and Europe. With two decades of teaching experience under his belt, Bob takes his role as Music Director at School of Rock New York in stride. His students have gone on to audition for performing arts high schools and colleges and pursue careers in music. He is known for the enthusiasm and patience he shows in lessons, rehearsals and events.

Sarah E. Taylor Studio Coordinator

Sarah E. Taylor is our Studio Coordinator at School of Rock New York and is a writer/actor/producer based out of Brooklyn, NY. Since 2012, she has written over 10 plays and four screenplays, all varying in length, and is currently collaborating on her first musical. Sarah has received a few accolades for her work, most notably winning First Prize in the 2016 Manhattan Reading Competition for her play "The Nemesis Effect." She strives to make audiences think, while also feeling entertained. Aside from writing, Sarah is the founder of her theatre company No Frills Theatre Collective and she is an established voiceover actor.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Christian Cail

Christian Cail Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Christian Cail is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Mount Airy, North Carolina. He attended UNCSA for high school, studying classical guitar, and then attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he studied music composition and history. His musical interests range from jazz, rock, free improvised music, country, folk, extreme metal, etc. Aside from music, Christian enjoys lifting weights and reading (especially about political economy). He taught at School of Rock Chapel Hill for three years prior to moving to New York, and is excited to continue teaching the good youngins of the world.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Mario Fontes

Mario Fontes Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Show Director

Mario Fontes is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Miami, FL. As an obsessive music fan since age 14, he has performed and organized performances with several bands in the Miami area. During this time, he was a student at School of Rock Miami, participating in both the school’s performance and house band programs. Mario attended Berklee College of Music from 2014 to 2018, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in songwriting. While living in the Boston area, he continued performing in local bands ranging in the Indie Rock, Punk and free Jazz genres. He continues to work to challenge himself musically by playing in newer projects such as Indie-Folk artist Tree Signs and Indie-Pop singer-songwriter Annie Mullee. As a long time School of Rock teacher in Miami and now New York, his goal is to nurture students’ individual musical strengths and to help them achieve better creative expression through their chosen instruments.

Peter Katz Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Show Director

Peter Katz is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who has been playing music for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from SUNY Purchase College. Aside from being a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York, you can find him playing guitar and singing with his band, Peaer, all around the country.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Daniel Lerner

Daniel Lerner Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Daniel Lerner is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer from New York City. Having studied classical piano and rock guitar from a young age, Daniel has been a practicing and performing musician for over 18 years. Daniel attended School of Rock NYC from ages 14-16, where he played guitar and sang in the Red Hot Chili Peppers/Foo Fighters show, as well as the UK2K and Pearl Jam/Soundgarden shows. He went on to graduate from the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a bachelor’s degree of music in film scoring & production, with a focus in contemporary guitar styles and songwriting. An avid songwriter, his original music combines guitar-driven Indie Rock and Pop, R&B grooves, and introspective lyric writing; in 2021 his debut album released in which he wrote, produced and released on his own. Daniel is currently writing and producing a new EP and performing at NYC venues, as well as working as a guitarist, producer and songwriter for fellow NYC acts in the DIY scene.

Nick Llobet Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Nick Llobet knew music had to be in his future as soon as he’d seen his first rock show. After playing guitar for a few years Nick received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where he honed his craft and played with several diverse artists. Nick moved to Denver in 2011 and worked at School of Rock for over two years directing shows and teaching guitar, bass and vocals. Nick currently resides in New York City and works as a guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock New York, as well as an aspiring songwriter.

Devin McKnight Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Devin McKnight is a guitarist and bassist originally hailing from the DC metropolitan area. After years of studying Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music and touring in various indie rock bands such as Speedy Ortiz and Grass is Green, he settled in Brooklyn, NY. Since living in Brooklyn, he's started his own band called Maneka, where he writes and produces all the instruments and vocals. Musical stylings of his own music have ranged from hip-hop and rap to melodic indie rock, punk rock and even jazz. Devin has come to believe that a holistic understanding of all genres and instruments, even if rudimentary, can empower young people to start their own musical projects or discover a peaceful outlet they previously didn't know existed. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock New York.

Adam Sapiro Guitar/Bass Teacher, Piano Teacher, Voice Teacher, Show Director

Adam Sapiro grew up in Miami, Florida and attended School of Rock Miami as a student for five years before becoming a teacher at age 18. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Before making the move to New York City, he performed in Boston projects such as indie rock outfit Red Mill, pop songwriter Griffin Robillard and his own songwriting vehicle, Tree Signs. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Adam plays many styles of music including rock, bluegrass, jazz, metal and folk. With a deep background in writing and recording as well, he has directed a wide variety of programs at School of Rock in addition to the Performance program, such as the songwriting and recording summer camp. He is a guitar teacher, piano teacher, vocal instructor and show director at School of Rock New York.
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Jen Ter Keurst

Jen Ter Keurst Voice Teacher, Piano Teacher

Multi-Instrumentalist and songwriter, Jen Ter Keurst, is a professional performing operatic soprano, cellist, and pianist based in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University and studied at the Longy Conservatory post-graduate.

Jen is involved in a variety of musical projects in the New York City area. She sings, plays piano, and cello in New York-based indie folk band, Tree Signs. She has also performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, as well as many variety shows off-Broadway.

Jen has a healthy-technique-first approach to teaching with an emphasis on open student-teacher communication that has been informed by her own professional experience, the Suzuki Method, and her studies in Alexander Technique. She believes that it is important to develop a tailored approach with every student she teaches.

Jim Bloom Drum Teacher

Jim Bloom is a Brooklyn-based drummer and percussionist. After growing up playing in garage rock bands in Philadelphia, Jim attended New York University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance. At NYU, he studied with notable professors, such as Mike Richmond, Tony Moreno, Lenny Picket, and Ari Hoenig. In 2014, Jim traveled to Costa Rica as part of the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center’s Promising Artists Program, where he performed and gave masterclasses. Since graduating, Jim has worked as a freelance musician throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He has toured nationally and performed in prestigious venues, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music; The Kessler, in Dallas, Texas; and The Kennedy Center, in Washington, D.C. Jim also plays in NYC regularly with his bands The Academy Blues Project, Anacortes, and The Grasping Straws.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Ollie Bomann

Ollie Bomann Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

For Ollie Bomann, compassion, empathy and trust are key in understanding his musical sensibilities. Growing up in Connecticut and Wellington, New Zealand has allowed him to understand different intersections of how peoples and cultures get together to celebrate life, art, and happiness. His bass playing aims to reflect upon those perspectives in whichever musical context he plays in.

As a professional bassist, Ollie has performed or recorded alongside some of New York and New Zealand’s top artists, including Lenny White, Letizia Gambi, Dave Pietro, Malick Koly, Roger Fox, and Cory Champion. During the Covid crisis, Ollie moved back to his hometown of Wellington, New Zealand and was involved in a number of projects and nationally renowned groups, including serving as Principal Bassist in the Royal New Zealand Airforce Band. He also was the co-founder of Nebulus Slim, which aimed at mixing the traditions of Jazz Rock with dance-floor Electronica.

Today, you can see Ollie playing with a variety of bands and artists, both on bass, guitar and drums. His two main recurring projects are the groups Astrium and Stello, where he performs, composes, and directs each group.

Russell Holzman Drum Teacher

Russell Holzman is a NYC native drummer born in lower Manhattan. Russell attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts before he received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory of Music. He has performed with artists such as Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Miguel Zenon, Napoleon Murphy Brock and many more. After three years of teaching at the Outreach Summer Music Workshop in Austria, Russell received a full scholarship to attend the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. Since then, he has had the privilege of performing at events such as The Firefly Festival, The Spring 2016 Marc Jacobs Show, The Fauna Otoño Festival, The POP Montreal Music Festival and more. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock New York.
Drum Teacher Josh Plath

Josh Plath Drum Teacher

Josh Plath is a New York based drummer from Rochester, NY. Josh started taking drum lessons with Jeff Welch and also learned through Hochstein School of Music and started studying under Rich Felice.

In 2008, he joined the Army Band and studied at the Armed Forces school of Music. Shortly after was sent to Fort Drum, New York and became an Army Bandsman of the 10th Mountain Division Band. Over a two year period he performed in Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Orchestral bands across New York and other states in the U.S. Josh was honorably discharged from the military and started attending the New School for Jazz and contemporary music. He studied with such greats as Mike Clark, Shawn Pelton, Mark Guiliana, Adam Deitch, Steven Wolf, and Thomas Pridgen.

During his time in NYC, Josh has been a studio/freelance drummer. He’s played with artists such as Oba, Monroe, The Sweet things, Gas House Gorillas, and Ginger Minj. Now he currently plays in his own bands. First, Civilians, playing a mixture of hip hop, rock, and contemporary jazz music. They’ve released their first studio album named “Look Cool,” with another album soon to be released. His other band, Flowmingos started by playing in the subways and in parks throughout NYC. They eventually gained 1000’s of instagram followers, started gigging at venues and private parties all around The City, and Miami. Also, made several recordings with artists such as Justin Starling, Cash Sinatra, Mic Ruiz, Og Picasso, Synead and Leah Rich. And the list isn’t stopping there.
Drum Teacher

Daniel Siles Drum Teacher

Daniel Siles is a New York-based touring/session drummer and music educator. He graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in the Spring of 2012.

Since relocating to Brooklyn, NY in the fall of 2012, Daniel has recorded with numerous bands and artists in the United States, Mexico and his native Bolivia. He has toured the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia with artists like Young Magic, playing in renowned venues such as The Fillmore, Fonda Theatre and Bowery Ballroom among others.

Daniel has also played in festivals like Northside Festival, Billboard Hot 100 Festival, 30 Days in LA, SXSW, NXNE, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Lowlands Festival, Sweden Emmaboda Festival, Milhoes de Festa, Visions Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival, sharing the stage with artists including Portishead, Queens of The Stone Age and St. Vincent.
Drum Teacher Chris Veliz

Chris Veliz Drum Teacher

From Miami, Florida, Chris brings 9+ years of School of Rock teaching experience to the lesson room and rehearsals. A former School of Rock student himself, he brings a fun and exciting teaching style that puts progress and interest front and center. Inspired by drummers like Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Jon Bonham, Neil Peart, and many more, Chris focuses on musicality as well as technical playing for his students. Chris provides insight from his own experience playing in bands with a wide range of musical styles and genres to give his students versatility and confidence in their playing. Some of his favorite groups include The Beatles, The Police, Elliott Smith, Elvis Costello, Frank Ocean, Bob Dylan, Wilco, and so much more.

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