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School of Rock Regina
515 McDonald St. Suite 100
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 4X1
(639) 590-7625

Location Specifics

We are in the same area as Cowtown.

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  • Monday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 5 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 5:30 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Regina delivers a revolutionary music program to students from Regina and surrounding communities. Our school is proud to offer lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals, and more taught by practicing, passionate musicians. Students can develop their skills here and rock out in popular styles of the area such as classic rock and country. Aspiring musicians can then go on to perform at local live music venues such as The Revival Music Room, one of the best music venues in Regina.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Regina'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 Regina music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Regina
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Regina, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Regina, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Age 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 Regina, 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 Regina is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Regina'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 Regina 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 Regina.

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 Regina 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 Regina.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Regina

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Regina

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Regina

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Regina 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 Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina 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 Regina, 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 Regina

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Regina, 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 Regina, 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 Regina’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.

Keyboard Teacher Ashley Emery
Ashley Emery
Keyboard Instructor
From as early as she can remember, Ashley has always loved music. Unlike most kids, Ashley was not forced to take up an instrument, she was the one who had to persuade her parents to let her start taking piano. Ashley started her music learning later at age eleven, but soon after she got a taste she was hooked. At the age of seventeen Ashley then started taking voice lessons. She studied at Long & McQuade for eleven years where Ashley entered many festivals. Ashley then went on to take the Royal Conservatory grade seven piano and theory exam. From Beethoven to Led Zeppelin, Ashley has a wide range of musical knowledge and cannot wait to share passion and techniques!
Singing Teacher Christie-Anne Blondeau
Christie-Anne Blondeau
Vocal Instructor
Christie-Anne Blondeau is well known in Saskatchewan within the Francophone communities and is even considered to be the VOICE and SOUL of the Prairies by her fans. She loves singing blues, soul, jazz, rock, and even old French war tunes. She has participated in numerous musical workshops with well-known Quebec artists and mentors. She is currently a member of the duo Resonance and is also working at getting her band, Small City Soul, up and running again. She loves working with other, sharing her music experiences and knowledge she has accumulated along her journey. Christie-Anne is excited to start her new journey with School of Rock!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher Dale Thomas
Dale Thomas
Guitar and Bass Instructor
Starting out with initially two years of instruction and having the gift of a good ear, Dale is mainly self taught, and gaining music theory throughout the years from reading and picking up tips from accomplished artists. His influences include country, blues, some jazz, but mainly rock! Dale started his foray into live performances with a few different bands on and off in his hometown of Winnipeg, MB for around 15 years, where he had opened for prominent bands such as Trooper and Honeymoon Suite. Dale has an absolute love and passion for music, and the privilege of being a part of School of Rock simply compliments that passion! Dale looks forward to working with students who also have a real passion for music, want to learn, and want to help bring out their musical potential. And have fun along the way! Dale currently performs live, and records with the local band Call Me Mildy.
Studio Coordinator Vanessa Ranger
Vanessa Ranger
Studio Coordinator
Vanessa is an Ottawa born; Regina raised vocalist. She has been singing competitively and has been singing for a living for 30 plus years. Vanessa currently sings in a 4-piece classic rock cover band called Diamond and the Rough, and with an acoustic duo called Audacity. She had the pleasure of sharing the stage with George Strait and Billy Ray Cyrus at Craven Country Thunder in 2009. Vanessa believes that performance is the best way to learn and gain confidence and is to this day, learning something new at every show. Her favorite bands are The Pretenders and Queen
Singing Teacher Ron Scott
Ron Scott
Vocal Instructor
Ron started taking guitar lessons at the Academy of Music in Regina when he was 8 years old for about 6 years. At one point in his journey taking lessons, he started writing songs. Ron’s teacher noticed his aptitude for writing, so he asked Ron to write a song a week--and he has been writing music ever since. For post secondary education, he took lessons at the University of Toronto Conservatory while living there and performing extensively. He also lived in Vancouver, performing regularly there to earn a living. He moved back to Regina 14 years ago and started working at Talking Dog Studios where he composed music for movies, commercials and TV shows, including the hit TV show, 'Corner Gas' and The Canadian Antique Road Show. He is eager to pass all of his music knowledge along to the students at School of Rock. Ron is married and has 3 grown children.
Drum Teacher Rob Green
Rob Green
Drum Instructor
Rob has been beating his drums since he got his first kit at age 11. From that moment on he knew that rocking was his business, and business could be good!

While playing in the high school jazz band, Green won numerous awards and scholarships. After high school he began a long nightclub tour across Canada with friends who shared his obsession with “The Doors” and “AC/DC.” Soon after, Green recorded original tracks with "Eva Gold" an original band that gained much success touring Western Canada. He continued to play and record in a variety of original and cover bands in Regina while attending the University of Regina. In 2002 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Film and Video but shooting videos and editing TV shows soon started to conflict with his increasingly busy gigging schedule. He decided that music and drumming consistently made life more awesome and for the past 15 years he has made it his main source of income. During that time Green played with numerous popular cover bands including "Wonderland" and Regina's well known 70’s classic rock tribute band "Men Without Shame." In 2004 Green also played with Canada's Grammy award winning trio "The Wilkinsons".

Eventually Green felt a need to escape the prairie winters so he and some friends gained work as musicians on a cruise ship. Gaining experience as the ship's band director, Green had the opportunity to visit Australia, New Zealand, San Diego, Mexico and many South Pacific Islands. After this phase, Green had the opportunity to become land-based again at some of the world's finest 5-star hotels in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Oman, Dubai and recently Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Beijing in China. Rob is happy to be back in Regina now and super excited to share his passion for music as a teacher and Rock 101 Director at School of Rock
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Matt Totten
Matt Totten
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
After developing a solid foundation studying guitar with several instructors from different schools in
Regina in his early to mid-teens, Matt turned to the stage to further his musical education. Starting with
parties and school events, Wyz Guy played its first paying gig in 1992 at the now-defunct Plains Hotel.
Since then, Matt has maintained a presence in the local rock scene; most notably as the guy with the
hair from Parlor Trixx, and most recently with Vinyl Society and The Country Band (in the latter he’s
taken on a multi-instrumental role including keys and mandolin). His notable stops along the way have
included bands like the Real Canadian Threetles, Rhymes With Fun, Smoke Break, and others.
Playing guitar, bass, or whatever other instrument is needed, along with being the foundation of several
of those band’s vocal harmonies has afforded Matt the opportunity to play all kinds of gigs over the past
three decades. From house parties raided by cops in the early days to playing festival stages and
supporting acts like Wide Mouth Mason, Bif Naked, April Wine, Headpins, The Northern Pikes, Sebastian
Bach, The Smalls, and others, Matt is still seeking to learn from every new experience.

When not performing live, Matt keeps busy writing and recording music and has sold albums worldwide.
He also does setup and repair work on guitars and basses, and has recently started crafting his own
instruments. He lives in Regina with the two youngest of four children and his long-time spouse, Erin.
Says Matt, “I’m excited about the opportunity to teach at School of Rock. I believe that the only thing
more exciting than learning something new is sharing knowledge with others! I look forward to many
successful seasons and will strive to help anyone, of any age or ability, learn and get better.”
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Francisco Trigoso
Francisco Trigoso
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Hailing from Peru, Francisco's guitar journey began when he was captivated by the iconic riff in Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." This ignited his love for various forms of rock music, spanning from punk rock to heavy metal. Francisco decided to play the guitar when he picked up a three-stringed guitar and tried to figure out the chords of a song he learned by ear. When Francisco realized it wasn't quite right, he understood the importance of truly knowing what you're playing.

Francisco is passionate about playing songs that evoke emotions in people, with a special fondness for the melodic minor scale. His all-time favourite band is Iron Maiden, though his appreciation for music knows no bounds.

Playing the guitar greatly aided Francisco's adaptation when he moved to Canada. In just three months, he learned more than he had in all his previous years of playing. When he is on stage, Francisco commits to his performance and showcases his musical skills, and transmits energy to the audience.

Since relocating to Regina, Francisco has been an active member of bands like Skid Wicked, Dangerous Cheese, and Vinyl Society. He draws inspiration from guitarists of the '80s, including legends like Steve Vai, Vito Bratta, John Sykes, and many others. His personal anthem is "Yankee Rose" by David Lee Roth.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher Aidan Hillman-Baker
Aidan Hillman-Baker
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Aidan's musical journey has been quite a ride. It all began with his grandpa, who gave Aidan his first taste of music. After a couple of years under his grandpa's guidance, Aidan took the reins and started teaching himself. Along the way, he had the privilege of taking lessons from local musician Ken Burton, which helped Aidan refine his skills. Later on, Aidan became a School of Rock student and he continued growing as a musician.

With over seven years of bass playing and over eight years of strumming the guitar under his belt, music has become a big part of who Aidan is. What makes it even more special is getting to share the stage with other talented Regina artists, playing gigs, and creating music that connects with people. It's not just a hobby, it's his passion, and Aidan can't wait to see where his musical journey takes him next.
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What an encouraging environment!

The owners and staff are unbelievably friendly and supportive. They are very positive and encouraging. My son learned so much and loves going to his lessons!

School of Rock helps with confidence!

I liked that the programs are really catered to the student and their interests. In six weeks my daughter's confidence has improved greatly!

Such an incredibly fun program!

My daughter is learning and having fun at the same time! Performing as a band, she learns teamwork. We enjoyed watching her perform onstage, attended the mid-season show and it was awesome!

School of Rock builds Teamwork.

I appreciate that there is an individual component and a team component. Our son wants to practice in order to do well during the jam sessions. The environment is based around enjoying music.

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