Port Jefferson
School of Rock

Explore School of Rock

Port Jefferson

SAVE 15% ON CAMPS NOW USING CODE 15APRIL24   SAVE NOW

STUDENTS-ALUMNI-TEACHERS

SPRING 2024 NOW ENROLLING

Kick off the New Year right by getting enrolled in one of our performance groups! There is no better life changing experience than a School of Rock Program. Enroll today to rock on stage and in life! All of the show details are available here for your convenience:

 

THE NEW SEASON BEGINS JANUARY 29th! ENROLL TODAY!

 

MOTOWN

MONDAYS 5:00-7:00 PM

 

The mastermind behind Motown Records’ success was the endlessly entrepreneurial Berry Gordy. Gordy’s meticulous approach to the creation, performance, and distribution of music fueled the growth of one of the most successful record labels in American history. With over 100 hits in Billboard’s top 10 from 1961 to 1971, Motown and its subsidiary labels more than earned the right to become known as “Hitsville, U.S.A.”. The explosive success of Motown broke new ground by tearing down racial barriers in the music industry, helping to open the door to mainstream success for countless black creators. In the 1960s, Motown’s star-studded roster featured groups like Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Jackson 5, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, the Marvelettes, and the Temptations. Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross would eventually enjoy successful solo careers like label-mates Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. In the next decade, the label’s headquarters migrated from Detroit to Los Angeles and saw the artistic and comparatively more experimental offerings from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Motown’s influence has impacted generations of artists since its heyday in the 1960s. Its contributions to the music industry will never be forgotten - nor will its infectious sound.
Listen to: “ABC” by The Jackson 5, “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder, “Nowhere to Run” by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, “Easy” by The Commodores, and “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye.

 

KISS

TUESDAYS 5:30-7:30 PM

 

KISS rose to prominence in the 1970s with a string of hard rock hits and live shows that generated a thrilling visual experience, becoming one of the biggest-selling bands in rock history. While the blood spitting, fire breathing, and extreme marketing sometimes overshadowed the music, behind the face paint KISS were four talented musicians with a gift for writing great, catchy rock and roll songs. Many rock bands of today cite KISS as a main influence and inspiration to pursue the life of a touring musician. Beyond the visual spectacle, KISS is a band with a surprisingly diverse catalog that requires some serious musicianship. For guitarists, the KISS show will incorporate several approaches to rock soloing, as KISS had 5 different lead guitarists throughout their career. Gene Simmons’ bass playing will certainly challenge students' ability to play melodic riffs and simultaneously maintain groove. Drum students will love the many rocking drum breaks and big fills within KISS’ 50-year catalog of material. This is a show the whole family will have fun singing along to, featuring hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Beth”, and “Shout It Out Loud”.
Listen to: “Crazy Crazy Nights”, “Black Diamond”, “Heaven’s on Fire”, “I Was Made for Loving You”, “Detroit Rock City”

 

PUNK: EAST VS WEST COAST

WEDNESDAYS 5:00-7:00 PM

 

Punk Rock rose to popularity as a rebellious response to the overcomplicated, pretentious direction that Prog Rock had taken in the 1970s, and as a voice for the anti-establishment movement following the post-Vietnam era. Marked by short, energetic songs with little ornamentation, Punk Rock is more about spirit and feeling than musical technique. This show focuses on the differences between two of the most influential punk scenes in America: The East Coast (New York City) and The West Coast (Los Angeles) with bands like NOFX, Green Day, The Ramones, Black Flag and Agnostic Front. Students might hear striking similarities of styles to current Pop Punk bands like Green Day and My Chemical Romance, as the legacy of the original generation of Punk bands continues to inspire artists today. Punk is a great show for less experienced rockers AND more advanced students, teaching them the art of showmanship and stage presence. Don your spikes, mohawk, and ripped jeans and get ready for a season of Punk Rock!
Listen to: “Mother” by Danzig, “Institutionalized” by Suicidal Tendencies, “Seeing Double at the Triple Rock” by NOFX, “Waiting Room” by Fugazi, “California Uber Allen’s” by Dead Kennedys.

 

PSYCHEDELIC 60’S

WEDNESDAYS 7:00-9:00 PM

 

Step into a kaleidoscopic journey through time and sound as we transport you back to the groovy era of the 1960s with our electrifying show, "Psychedelic 60's." Get ready to experience the vibrant spirit of an unforgettable decade, where peace, love, and music took center stage. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sights and sounds of a bygone era, as the air fills with the hypnotic tunes that defined a generation. From the trippy melodies of iconic bands like The Beatles and The Doors to the mind-bending guitar riffs of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, "Psychedelic 60's" promises to be a sonic celebration that transcends time. Our talented students will channel the free-spirited energy of the 60s, recreating the magic that made Woodstock a legendary gathering. Feel the nostalgia as we pay homage to the counterculture movement that revolutionized music and shaped a cultural revolution. Don your tie-dye shirts, embrace the flower power, and let the music transport you to a place where the vibrations of the past merge seamlessly with the present.
Listen to: “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane, “White Room” by Cream, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles, “Willie the Pimp” by Frank Zappa, “Ball and Chain” by Janis Joplin

 

RADIOHEAD VS MUSE

THURSDAYS 5:30-7:30 PM

 

Prepare for a musical showdown like never before as we present "Radiohead vs Muse" – an electrifying show that pits two iconic alternative rock giants against each other in a battle of sonic mastery. Join us for a night of unparalleled intensity and musical brilliance as we pay homage to the groundbreaking sounds of Radiohead and Muse. In one corner, witness the avant-garde genius of Radiohead, known for their atmospheric landscapes, experimental textures, and thought-provoking lyrics. From the haunting melodies of "Creep" to the genre-defying sounds of "OK Computer" and beyond, Radiohead's discography has left an indelible mark on the world of alternative rock. On the other side, experience the sonic force of Muse, a band renowned for their theatrical performances, soaring vocals, and genre-blurring compositions. From the anthemic "Knights of Cydonia" to the symphonic layers of "The Resistance," Muse has carved a path of innovation in the realm of progressive rock. As these two musical juggernauts collide on stage, you'll be caught in a whirlwind of captivating visuals, dynamic performances, and a playlist that spans the most iconic tracks from both bands. From the introspective to the anthemic, "Radiohead vs Muse" is a celebration of the diversity and ingenuity that have defined the alternative rock landscape.
Listen to: “15 Step”, “Paranoid Android”, “Time is Running Out”, “Knights of Cydonia”, “Stockholm Syndrome”.

 

OZZY OSBOURNE

FRIDAYS 5:30-7:30 PM

 

Hide your bats! The Prince of Darkness is coming to School of Rock Port Jefferson. Ozzy Osbourne is one of, if not THE MOST influential musicians in Heavy Metal. His band BLACK SABBATH were the pioneers of Heavy Metal, setting the stage for every single metal band to come in the future. However, if you ask the members of Black Sabbath what genre they play, they will tell you Blues Rock. On top of his genre defining accolades, Ozzy has also kept himself in good company with some of the greatest guitarists to walk the earth. Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, and Jake E. Lee are among the many guitar gods on Ozzy’s roster. The talent doesn’t stop there though. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Bob Daisley (Rainbow), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains) and Robert Trujillo (Metallica) have all contributed to Ozzy’s star powered rhythm section. This show is going to primarily focus on Ozzy’s solo career, while also acknowledging some of his other projects and collaborations. This show is great for anyone looking to melt faces and bring their playing to the next level! Join today to learn all about how Ozzy became one of the most influential vocalists of all time…
Listen to: “Diary of a Madman”, “Perry Mason”, “Mama I’m Coming Home”, “Revelation (Mother Earth)”, “Bark at the Moon”

 

HEART

SATURDAYS 12:00-2:00 PM

 

Heart rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hugely successful hits. Fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart fused influences including hard rock, folk, and prog, into a sound that was uniquely their own. Formed in the late '60s in Seattle, Washington by members Steve Fossen on bass, Roger Fisher on guitar, Don Wilhelm on guitar, keys and lead vocals, and Ray Schafer on drums, the band went through many name changes from The Army, White Heart, to Heart. Ann Wilson joined in 1970, changing the name once more to Hocus Pocus for a time, but the band eventually settled on simply, Heart. Ann’s sister Nancy was eventually convinced to join in 1973. Heart moved from Seattle to Vancouver in the mid '70s and began what was to become their entry into international success with songs like “Crazy On You” and “Magic Man”. Through the '80s and '90s, Heart continued their stint on  the billboard charts, achieving Number One hits with the songs “These Dreams” and “Alone”. One of the most successful bands in Rock history, Heart offers students the opportunity for a challenging show that covers a lot of musical ground, from their proggy, guitar-heavy '70s compositions  to their radio-friendly and synth-driven '80s material. Masterful technicians on guitar and vocals, the Wilson sisters continue to be a huge inspiration for young girls.Heart is a great show for intermediate and advanced kids of all instruments, and will also offer beginners a welcome opportunity to shine, especially on their well-known '80s ballads.
Listen to: “Alone”, “Crazy on You”, “If Looks Could Kill”, “Straight On”, “These Dreams”

 

LONG ISLAND LEGENDS

SATURDAYS 3:00-5:00 PM

 

Embark on a musical odyssey that pays homage to the rich tapestry of talent that has emerged from the shores of Long Island with "Long Island Legends" – a show that celebrates the iconic sounds and enduring legacy of the region's musical pioneers. Did you know that world renowned bands and musicians such as Pat Benatar, Dream Theater, Blue Oyster Cult and Billy Joel are all from Long Island? What about the fact that this show will feature School of Rock Alum, Madison Beers? While we’re on the topic of School of Rock alumni featured in this show, former SoR student and Port Jefferson substitute teacher, Madden,  was the touring drummer for Wheatus and is now on tour as the drummer in BOYGENIUS. But what’s better than having two School of Rock connections in a School of Rock show? How about THREE School of Rock connections? Adam & the Metal Hawks (AMH) rose to internet fame in the 2020’s with their vocalists uncanny similarities to Jack Black. AMH’s Drummer, Griffin, is a School of Rock Port Jefferson substitute drum instructor when not on tour. Join this show to play some of the greatest music in the world while staying close to home in celebration of all things Long Island. You never know, YOU may even be featured in this show one day…
Listen to: “Pull Me Under” by Dream Theater, “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel, “Don’t Fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult, “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar, “Fools” by Madison Beer.
PlayPlay Button

By submitting your email address you are verifying that you are 13 years or older.