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School of Rock North Dallas
12300 Inwood Road
Suite 220
Dallas, TX 75244
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Dallas for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock North Dallas'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 North Dallas 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 Dallas are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock North Dallas who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 12-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 Dallas
Ages 13-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock North Dallas'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 Dallas music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Dallas
Ages 5-6

At School of Rock North Dallas, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 6-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 North Dallas, 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.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock North Dallas, 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 Dallas for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock North Dallas'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 North Dallas 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 Dallas.

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 North Dallas 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 Dallas.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Dallas

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Dallas

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock North Dallas 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 North Dallas, 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 North Dallas 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 North Dallas, 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 Dallas.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Dallas

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock North Dallas 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 Dallas 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 North Dallas, 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 Dallas 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 North Dallas, 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 Dallas

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock North Dallas, 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 Dallas, 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 North Dallas’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.

General Manager Gabby
General Manager
Gabriella Garcia is a native Texan, born and raised in East Dallas. At an early age, she started competitive cheerleading and was a Varsity cheerleader throughout her time at Woodrow Wilson High School in Old East Dallas. Her favorite memories of high school are football games, hanging out with her friends, and going to shows!

After high school, Gabby attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She enjoyed school and chose to major in Retail Management. In Gabby’s senior year, she landed an internship with the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lived in Santa Fe for a semester working with the market, where her work included marketing, social media, finance, and sales. Gabby has now worked with the Folk Art Market locally at Dallas Market Hall during the Home and Garden Market and the Market in Santa Fe. The Folk Art Market is very close to her heart, and she stays involved with the organization as much as possible.

Gabby adores a good sunset accompanied by a sandwich or hotdog. George Harrison is her sunshine, along with David Crosby and John Prine and she will forever dance until the lights turn on.
Music Director Dalton Rapattoni
Music Director
Dalton is a pop-rock singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas, and is known for being one of the Top 3 finalists on the 15th and "final" season of the Fox television hit show, American Idol.

Dalton began performing at the age of 12 when he formed his first band, Fly Away Hero, which released two EPs. At 14, he was contacted by a casting director who discovered his band through YouTube and was asked to audition for a new act called IM5. The principals were Simon Fuller, Perez Hilton, and Jaime King. From over 30,000 nationwide auditions, Dalton was chosen for the group. Over the next four years, Dalton worked with many well-known producers, songwriters, and choreographers including Toby Gad, Harmony Samuels, Rock Mafia, Nappytabs, and Meghan Trainor.

At 18, Dalton reunited with his childhood band, Fly Away Hero, who landed themselves at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart after releasing a new EP titled "Lost and Found" that debuted at #22 on the Alternative charts and included their song "Hercules," written by Dalton, which remains the bestselling song on the EP. Dalton's solo album, "Nobodys Home," reached #5 on the iTunes chart in September 2017.

Dalton teaches vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboard.
Assistant Music Director Milo Mount
Assistant Music Director
Milo is a Dallas-raised guitarist. His passion for music began at an early age behind the keyboard. By the age of 9, he had turned his focus to guitar and was playing live at local restaurants and bars. Milo's musical influences have spanned all genres of music, from rock to classical, and even country-western. A well-written song will always get his attention.

Milo attended the W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and played in his middle school Mariachi band for three years and then in his high school jazz band for four years. However, throughout that time Milo’s focus was on developing his own band and writing original music.

Since the age of 12, Milo has played in many local DFW bands and has written original music for guitar, bass, and keys for each. Milo was raised in a musical family, with both his father and grandfather being professional musicians. Under much of their guidance and influence, Milo was raised in full exposure to the music industry. He has played as a studio musician for many local artists, worked as a recording engineer and producer at Sessionworks, and helped write and co-write music for many artists.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ewan Minton
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Music has always been at the forefront of Ewan's life. Born in Dallas, Texas his earliest musical influences include Eddie Van Halen, Metallica, and Chevelle. When he was 11, Ewan watched a YouTube video of EVH playing "Eruption" live. Shortly thereafter, he picked up the guitar and never put it down.

While his musical roots are in hard rock, Ewan loves all types of music from thrasher metal like Metallica and Megadeth to instrumental prog-rock like Polyphia; there is even some rap and R&B in his mix. Ewan's goal is to help students unlock the meaning and message of any piece of music. For Ewan, teaching and learning are both about exploration, inquiry, and experimentation and he approaches each lesson fully committed to sparking a student's imagination and musical understanding through these principles.

Ewan is passionate about his craft and finds joy in seeing students' ideas develop and being there as they find their own artistic voices. Ewan works to equip his students with practical skills so they can take their creativity and love of music in many directions.

Ewan is currently a member of Cinema for the Blind, a Dallas-based alternative pop band, playing lead guitar. Ewan is a former School of Rock student and an Early High School College graduate. He obtained both his high school diploma from WT High School and his associate's degree from Brookhaven College, simultaneously in 2021.
Vocal Teacher Sarah Yaden
Vocal Teacher
Sarah is an experienced vocalist and performer. Her musical journey began when she started piano lessons at age 6, before expanding into voice and theater. During high school, Sarah was accepted into the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts where she studied voice and gained performance experience. Having received her master of music from the Eastman School of Music, Sarah performed significant roles in several main-stage productions during her time there.

Sarah has also performed with Tidewater Opera Initiative, Prague Summer Nights, Symphonicity of Virginia Beach, and OSSIA New Music Ensemble, and has been a featured chanteuse for several noted cabaret troupes and festivals in the northeastern United States. She has also competed, and placed, in several vocal competitions: the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition, the Friends of Eastman Opera Competition, and the Prague Summer Nights Vocal Competition.

Always a travel enthusiast and language lover, Sarah has performed on stages in England, Ireland, Tábor, and Prague. She has used those experiences to study new languages and different styles of music. Sarah loves teaching and performing all kinds of music. She uses her classical background to instill not only excitement and passion for singing but also sustainable techniques to develop a well-rounded performer.
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher Joey Vaikness
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Joey is a musician and teacher with a BS from the University of North Texas. He currently interns at a recording studio and plays at jams at open mics around the DFW area. His favorite artists include Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Robert Johnson, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay-Z.

Joey discovered his passion for music in middle school, when he started taking saxophone lessons, and was introduced to hip-hop and dubstep. He had some knowledge of rock and roll through his dad's iPod and the video game, Rock Band, but his first musical obsession was hip-hop. Artists like Eminem, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne started an obsession that would drive most of his music consumption and creation until college.

Joey began learning how to play guitar through YouTube in 2019. He was influenced by Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance; Kurt Cobain and that performance was the reason Joey began playing guitar. From there influences began to include other relevant '90s alternative rock bands like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Metallica, Pearl Jam, etc. Joey looked into other members of the mysterious 27 Club, Jimi Hendrix, and Robert Johnson, and found that their music also captured something timeless and inexplicable. Joey began exploring the history of rock and roll, received several years of vocal lessons, and traveled to learn music theory as well as foundational piano and drums.
Drum Teacher Sammi Bishop
Drum Teacher
Sammi Jo Bishop was born near Fort Worth, TX, and started her musical journey in middle school. She cut her teeth as a teen after moving to Jacksonville, FL, drumming and touring the States with popular national acts such as Big Engine. Not long after this period, Sammi Jo was discovered by Tito Larriva of Tito & Tarantula, who is well-known internationally for his songs and musical contributions to such classic films as From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, and Machete. Tito mentored and took Sammi all over the world in his touring band.

Now back in her home state of Texas, Sammi is known as one of the go-to musicians in the network of most in-demand musicians/performers in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. She has played in a number of the most successful tribute, country, and rock acts in Texas and surrounding states.

In 2021, international Southern rock pioneers Jim Dandy and Black Oak Arkansas recruited Sammi into the band which she is still actively a member of. In 2022, she was tapped to fill the vacant drum throne as a full-time member of the long-standing alternative nu-metal band Saliva with whom she is actively touring today.

Sammi has toured the world throughout her career thus far, playing everything from outlaw country, Chicano rock, hip-hop, Southern rock, hard rock, and metal. She is currently endorsed as a brand ambassador for Trick Drums, Scorpion Percussion, Sweet Spots Drum Dampeners, and No Nuts Cymbal Sleeves. Sammi continues to further her career, thrilling audiences all over the world with her entertaining, high-energy live performances and grooving, tasteful playing.
Drum Teacher Thomas McHargue
Drum Teacher
Thomas began his journey playing drums at age 13. Growing up in the church allowed Thomas early stage time and helped form a love for performing. His signature style was shaped by years of personal drum instruction in various styles from funk to jazz to rock, and playing with different types of musicians allowed him to make his mark on the scene.

Thomas is inspired by John Theodore, Dave Eltitch, and Animal from The Muppets. From teaching swim lessons and coaching gymnastics, Thomas looks to bring his coaching expertise to forming the future of rock.
Drum Teacher Vinnie Parma
Drum Teacher
Vinnie is an accomplished and devoted musician with over two decades of musical experience, specializing in the performance of drums and percussion. Having studied music formally throughout his life, Vinnie has studied under many pioneers of drumming such as Mike Portnoy, Thomas Lang, Dave Weckl, Virgil Donati, Aquiles Priester, Mike Mangini, and many others. Since 2010, Vinnie has been a music educator teaching theory, application, and performance to all ages and experiences. He joined School of Rock in 2017.

Throughout his life, Vinnie’s dedication to music has afforded him many opportunities to travel and perform overseas and throughout the world. Known for his flashy tricks, aerobatic drumming, silly facial expressions, aggressive attitude onstage, and humble attitude offstage, Vinnie has an adept, yet varying playing style that shifts depending on genre. Having performed with various musical talents throughout his career, Vinnie currently drums in BANSHEE, MYSTERY, HILLBILLY ORCHESTRA and performs locally with DALLAS COOPER and others.

Throughout the years, Vinnie has done a multitude of studio and session work, working alongside reputable producers such as Chris Bell, Charles Godfrey, Dave Chavarri, and JT Longoria just to name a few.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Jasper Campbell
Jasper Campbell
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Born in Seattle to a musical family, Jasper Campbell has been surrounded by music and musicians his whole life. Growing up with classical musician parents, Jasper spent much of his youth traveling to music festivals, and attending concerts of all genres.

After trying a few instruments, Jasper began guitar lessons at age 11 after hearing music from Led Zeppelin and the Foo Fighters, and eventually became a School of Rock student at 13, where he found his passion for rock music. During his time as a School of Rock student, Jasper auditioned and made it into his school's House Band and participated in four seasons before graduating from the program. he then began gigging around town with various bands. He recently started an '80s band called The Joysticks, with other instructors from both the Rockwall and McKinney School of Rock locations.

Jasper joined School of Rock in North Dallas as a teacher in 2022 and enjoys teaching and sharing his love of music (especially The Strokes, The Killers, and Muse). When not teaching, he attends the University of Texas at Dallas in the Advanced Technologies and Emerging Communications department working towards an arts degree.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Alan Hernandez
Alan Hernandez
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Alan’s musical journey began in middle school as a percussionist. After receiving a drum set for Christmas, he subsequently lost interest. Alan picked up the electric guitar in high school after a sports injury and immediately became obsessed. He spent many, many hours practicing before, during, and after school, developing his self-taught skills, and realized he was born to rock. Soon after high school, he began playing shows with friends at a local club and eventually, he formed a band covering '80s hard rock and Spanish rock music for some years.

After parting ways with the cover band and his consistent pursuit of rock n’ roll, Alan cultivated a reputation as an East Texas musician and soon after formed an original hard rock band where they performed original music and toured throughout the state and eventually out to California. That band would later split ways and Alan went on to play gigs for different bands of different genres as a hired musician. Years later he teamed up with local musicians and joined an original band where they would consistently tour and go on to record a debut album and music videos. Alan decided to take a long break from music after he parted ways with that band when he moved to Dallas to be closer to his son.

During his time as an active musician, Alan was also instructing at the Tyler Music Academy and a local arts studio. Some of his other accomplishments have been winning the International YouTube Eddie Van Halen/George Lynch Guitar Solo Contest in 2016 and being runner-up the following year. He ended as a finalist in the 2015 Demon Rock Off in San Jose, CA. He was invited by Take2 Classic Rock Band to perform the 2017 “Take Me 2 Vienna” Rock Orchestra concert with the East Texas Youth Orchestra.

Alan has been a kickboxing fitness instructor for the past few years and finally decided to align himself back with his innate passion. He has gotten back into playing music and has been enjoying instructing students at the School of Rock in North Dallas, inspiring and teaching the future generation of rock n’ roll musicians.
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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!

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