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School of Rock Plymouth
312 Clydesdale Trail
Medina, MN 55340
763-308-3074
Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Expand your musical knowledge at School of Rock Plymouth and surrounding areas including Medina, Maple Grove, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Loretto, Orono, Wayzata, Rockford, and Long Lake with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Students can learn everything from keyboard to piano, bass to songwriting, and much more in a supportive and encouraging learning environment. Minnesota is steeped in music history with local legends such as Bob Dylan and Prince growing up here. With our revolutionary music program, students can develop their performance skills and then go on to rock out at notable venues such as First Ave which was featured in the movie, Purple Rain.

Programs we offer

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

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Plymouth are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth
Performance
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Plymouth'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 Plymouth music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Plymouth
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

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 Plymouth, 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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Medina
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Plymouth our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Plymouth, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

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

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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 Plymouth for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Plymouth'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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

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

The School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at MN rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

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 Plymouth and the rest of MN. 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
AllStars
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
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

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 Plymouth

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Plymouth

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Plymouth

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Plymouth, 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth. Unlike other Plymouth 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
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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 Plymouth.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Plymouth

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

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

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Plymouth, 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 Plymouth, 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 Plymouth’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.

Owners Jora and Adam Bart
Jora and Adam Bart
Owners
Before opening School of Rock Plymouth, Jora worked in the sports and entertainment industry for 20 years, lived and worked in Hong Kong for a brief stint of time, and managed a band for fun in her early twenties. She produced publicity campaigns for a multitude of national and international events and served as the publicist for a world-class arena, a convention center, and a historic auditorium that hosted the likes of Elvis, Prince, and Dylan. One of her favorite hobbies is meeting new people. A big parenting goal for her is that her three kiddos grow up to be kind…and that they love music! Opening a School of Rock combined her passions for music, people, and making a difference.

Adam is a lifelong student of music, and had tried his hand at lead guitar, drums, piano, bass, vocals, and songwriting. In his younger days, he was in a band (that Jora managed) and had quite a few years playing smaller venues and shows in the Twin Cities. He is currently an academic advisor at North Hennepin Community College and enjoys helping students recognize and achieve their dreams. He finds that studying guitar and composing original music is a source of relaxation, and loves spending time with his children no matter what the activity.
General Manager Gabs Semansky
Gabs Semansky
General Manager
Gabs Semansky is an experienced musician who started piano lessons at 6 years old and quickly fell in love with playing and performing. Throughout his childhood and into adulthood, Gabs’ excitement for music has led to countless hours of private instruction for keys, bass guitar, guitar, and almost every brass instrument.

This experience has allowed Gabs to take the stage with many bands ranging from punk to folk to blues outfits. As his skillset grew, so did the impetus to share that knowledge with the world. Gabs has volunteered for several music camps throughout the years and has served as an instrument instructor and the Music Curriculum Coordinator for the nonprofit Rock the Rez! since 2020.
Guitar Teacher Cameron Skinner
Cameron Skinner
Guitar Teacher
Cameron Skinner is a guitarist with over 17 years of experience. He is self-taught in advanced music theory and plays many different genres including Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, and Ambient. He has recorded an album with his band and performed in many venues around the Twin Cities.

Cameron also has extensive experience with synthesizers and enjoys making complex programs and sounds on them. He makes music from his home studio and has studied audio engineering and acoustic science. Cameron's greatest passion is sharing the treasures of music with others and he has a deep love of how it brings people together.
Vocal Teacher Carly Sachs
Carly Sachs
Vocal Teacher
Carly Sachs is a graduate of the University of South Florida and grew up with a passion for music. She has always loved the stage and performed in musicals, concerts, and a capella groups from elementary school through college.

Carly moved to Minnesota to be closer to family and is excited to be part of the School of Rock Plymouth team as a vocal instructor, Rock 101 Rehearsal Director, and an instructor of our Little Wing and Rookies programs.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Emily Hitchings
Emily Hitchings
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Emily Hitchings is a Music Education major at Gustavus Adolphus College and has a passion for teaching and performing. She is a multi-instrumentalist who learned her first instrument at 12 years old and discovered her love of music from an early age.

At Gustavus, Emily was the treasurer for the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, a group that toured internationally and regionally as well as recorded two albums. Emily has extensive experience teaching music both in the classroom as well as private lesson settings. She is currently finishing student teaching and working towards her K-12 Instrumental Music Education license. Emily loves working with kids of all ages and believes in the importance of music education for everyone.
Murphy Smith Bass Guitar Teacher
Murphy Smith
Bass Guitar Teacher
Murphy Smith was born and raised in Kansas City, and started playing both piano and bass at the ripe age of 10; his father (a hobbyist musician) showed him how to play anything from rock to soul. Since then, Murphy has graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Jazz Studies-Double Bass and made a living as a full-time musician in New Orleans, Kansas City, and Minneapolis.

Murphy has had the privilege of playing with numerous artists including Marcus Lewis (Janelle Monae), Warren Batiste (George Benson), Ryan Hanseler (Branford Marsalis), and many others. In addition to electric and upright bass, Murphy teaches piano, which he formally studied in high school and college. Murphy is enjoying living in the Twin Cities with his girlfriend Maggie and their two cats Rose and Dandelion.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher Tanner Bergersen
Tanner Bergersen
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Tanner Bergersen currently plays tenors with SKOL LINE (the Minnesota Vikings drum line). He joined his school band at a young age and has enjoyed making music ever since. He toured the Midwest with the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and spent a year performing on the West Coast with the world-class Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps.

In his younger years, Tanner taught himself how to play guitar after being inspired by the Guitar Hero video game and constantly studied music performance, strategies for practicing, and learned a multitude of other instruments. He received a degree in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota, and hopes to spread the knowledge he's gained during his musical endeavors to his students...and to never stop learning himself.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Taylor Kraemer
Taylor Kraemer
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Taylor Kraemer is a Music Business graduate from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Being a Minnesotan her whole life, Taylor is well-ingrained in the local music scene with her band, where she is a vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist.

Taylor is excited to teach students at the School of Rock in Medina, Minnesota all she has learned throughout her years of being a professional multi-instrumentalist in a wide variety of genres, spanning from musical theater to punk, pop to classic rock.
Tommy Bare Studio Coordinator
Tommy Bare
Studio Coordinator
Tommy Bare is a self-proclaimed lover of music and enjoys being lighthearted to try and help people feel a little bit better about life. He taught himself how to play guitar and piano, and his favorite genres of music include Folk, Soul, Classic Rock, and Indie.

When Tommy was around 12 years old, he found an album with four weird hippie dudes crossing the road. After listening to it, his mind was blown by the sounds that these guys had made, and told himself right then and there that one day he was going to make great music just like them. Tommy hopes that by working at the School of Rock in Medina, Minnesota, he can help students feel like the rock stars that inspire them.
Studio Coordinator Tori Holub
Tori Holub
Studio Coordinator
Tori Holub is a singer-songwriter and musician with a background in audio engineering and music production. Especially influenced and fascinated by the sounds of the '60s and '70s, she is passionate about sharing the music she loves with everyone around her, and can't wait to do this through her journey at School of Rock.
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Trenton Skalicky
Trenton Skalicky
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Before earning a degree in Audio Production and Engineering from the Institute of Production & Recording in Minneapolis, vocal and keyboard instructor Trenton Skalicky attended McNally Smith College of Music and studied vocal performance. Since then, Trenton has been recording and performing with the Twin Cities blues rock band Jackie Kean.

Trenton is always constantly looking to expand his musical experiences, and is always excited to bring his passion to students at School of Rock Plymouth!
Guitar Teacher Brett Tennyson
Brett Tennyson
Guitar Teacher
Brett Tennyson is a multi-instrumentalist who began playing music at a very young age. He studied Music Performance and Elementary Education at North Central University in Minneapolis and began teaching music in 2011.

Brett is currently in several bands that perform throughout the Twin Cities. His experience in early childhood education and his passion for music are a perfect pairing for School of Rock.
Studio Coordinator KT Branscom
KT Branscom
Studio Coordinator
School of Rock alum KT Branscom is a multi-instrumentalist with a background in guitar, bass, and vocals. They started learning about music at a very young age and attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists studying Vocals.

Currently, KT is a vocalist and guitarist in a popular band here in the Twin Cities. Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Drum Teacher Nik Jagessar
Nik Jagessar
Drum Teacher
Nik Jagessar is a local multi-instrumentalist who specializes in drums and bass guitar. He has studied music throughout his life and continues to pursue his passion for it today.

Nik has studied with some of the best drummers in Minnesota, honing his talent to be a reliable musician for others to call on. Currently, Nik plays drums and bass between multiple different groups. Pronouns: He/Him
Guitar Teacher Spencer White
Spencer White
Guitar Teacher
Guitar teacher Spencer White comes to School of Rock with over 20 years of musical expertise! Active in the indie-rock Minneapolis music scene since 2011, he brings a deep understanding of the instrument, theory, and extensive performance experience.

Spencer's passion for teaching is evident through years of self-study, classes, and through providing informal lessons to students of all ages. Pronouns: He/Him
School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

Reviews

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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