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School of Rock Roslyn
915 Willis Ave
Albertson, NY 11507
516-234-ROCK (7625)
Hours
  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Special Hours:

  • 07/04/2023: Closed

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

School of Rock Roslyn is proud to offer music classes to help teach our community how to play instruments with expertise and confidence. We teach everything from drums, guitar, keyboard, and vocals. At School of Rock, students can perform live shows and develop their skills in a supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to explore their skills in favored music styles of the area including rock and lo-fi hip hop as well as find their original style. Our strong music program is the perfect choice for students with a passion for music looking to build a career in the industry.

Programs we offer

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

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

The Performance Program at School of Rock Roslyn 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 Roslyn Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Albertson 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 Roslyn'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 Albertson music venue.

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

At School of Rock Roslyn, 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 Roslyn, 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.

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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Roslyn 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 Roslyn, 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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Albertson
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

At School of Rock Roslyn 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 Roslyn, 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.

Adult music program in Albertson for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Roslyn'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 Roslyn 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 Albertson.

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 Roslyn 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 Albertson.

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

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

What To Expect
  • 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 Albertson and the rest of NY. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
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 Roslyn

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Albertson

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Albertson

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Roslyn 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 Roslyn, 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 Roslyn 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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Albertson

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Roslyn 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 Albertson 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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson 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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Albertson. 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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson 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 Roslyn Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Albertson 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 Albertson 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 Roslyn, 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 Albertson, 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 Roslyn’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.

Owner & Regional General Manager Monica Rubin
Monica Rubin
Owner & Regional General Manager
The best way that I can introduce myself to you is to tell you my story. I cannot tell you that from a young age I knew that this was where I wanted to be, but in truth, my life has always lead me to this school. I grew up in a talented home, that is everyone had musical talent except me. My dad, a self taught musician, could play anything you put in front of him. I, on the other hand, was musically challenged. I would sing (and still do) at the top of my lungs not really caring that I was pitchy and off beat. My parents sent me for piano lessons even though I wanted to play the drums. After the second month, the instructor told me he would pay me to stop going if I promised not to tell anyone I had been his student. True story! Our son Michael became interested in playing the guitar at a young age. My husband, Gene and I encouraged him to play but quickly realized that taking lessons just wasn't enough. Coming home and practicing on his own wasn't fun. Like most of you, I turned to my dear trusty friend Google to help us solve the problem. I asked Google what we could do to "help our child find other kids to play music with." Google replied "School of Rock." I was in disbelief. Google had made a mistake! We all know that School of Rock was a movie, how would that help my child? What I didn't know was that the movie resulted from an actual school. THE SCHOOL OF ROCK! We quickly scheduled an appointment thinking this was all just too good to be true. I had no idea that Google had not only changed my son's life, but the life of my entire family! Throughout Michael's years at School of Rock I turned my photography to the concert world. I was not only fortunate to have met some incredible artists, but I am lucky to now call them my friends. They introduced me to the music business teaching me about recording, managing, touring, the list goes on. It was around this time that Michael's band, The Inoculated Canaries started to develop into more than a garage band. It was at this time that Gene told me he knew what my calling was, he was right! We started our School of Rock knowing that it would change the lives of those who walked through our doors. Our school is a clubhouse for our students. They have a place to express themselves musically and are challenged by the incredible teachers that are here. Together, we are the School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn and Syosset/Oyster Bay family.
Regional General Manager, Regional Music Director, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Dylan
Dylan
Regional General Manager, Regional Music Director, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Dylan's training is Classical and Jazz but his heart is all Rock n' Roll. Coming to School of Rock as a multi-instrumentalist, he took the school by storm and quickly became the Assistant General Manager. With a Music Education degree from Five Towns College and now a Master's Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University, Dylan has had the incredible opportunities to perform in chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, and theatre orchestra on multiple instruments including the upright and electric bass. Of course when not a part of the orchestra he toured with local rock bands playing drums, keys, and the bass! A lesson with Dylan means a lesson in theory, ear training, performance, and exposure to multiple genres of music. He is our regional manager and music director at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Regional General Manager Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher James
James
Regional General Manager Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
James began playing music before he learned to speak, starting with the drums and branching off to learn guitar, bass, keys, and vocals. James received his degree in Audio Engineering from I.A.R. James is continuing his musical journey touring with his band, King Falcon. James is the Regional General Manager and Chief Information Officer at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Regional General Manager Dorianna
Dorianna
Regional General Manager, Marketing Director
Dorianna has extensive experience working with children, including being an Assistant Director at a sleep-away camp for underprivileged children and adults with special needs. She has also worked at several local day camps, as well as after-school programs. Dorianna is excited to be a part of School of Rock as the Marketing Director. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mount Saint Mary College and a master's degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.
Regional General Manager, Studio Coordinator Mitchell
Mitchell
Regional General Manager, Studio Coordinator
Mitchell is excited to join the School of Rock team. He studied bass, guitar, and the ukelele at SUNY Purchase while majoring in Poetry. A natural lyricist, Mitchell assists students with Songwriting. Mitchell studied Early Childhood Development and has worked as a TA for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Mitchell is also a Prop Designer for several productions. When not at School of Rock, Mitch advocates for the safety of sea life by volunteering time to keep Long Island oceans clean. Fun Fact about Mitch: He is a huge fan of Talking Heads. Mitch is a Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Singing Teacher Rosie
Rosie
Singing Teacher
Rosie is a classically trained vocalist from Long Island. She was in numerous off-Broadway shows as a teenager and has always loved musical theater. In New York City, she studied voice under Dr. William Riley, a voice teacher to stars such as Bjork, Celine Dion, Brian Johnson from AC/DC, and more. Rosie is currently studying with the Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studio and has recorded with award-winning producer Russ DeSalvo. You can find her on Spotify, iTunes, and anywhere music is digitally sold. Rosie graduated from the Musical Theater program at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and studied Meisner Technique for acting at James Franco’s Studio4 formerly located in New York City. Her main goal is to teach the younger generation of educated singers how to handle their instrument with unshakeable confidence and charisma. Rosie is a singing teacher and studio coordinator at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Keyboard Teacher Aidan
Aidan
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Passionate about music from a young age, Aidan was excited about joining the School of Rock team. A graduate of the Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA), Aidan continued his musical journey in college specializing in classical piano and drums. Aidan has studied performance and composition as well as music education, but enjoys tapping into his Rock n' Roll roots by gigging and touring with his band and now as a School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay keyboard instructor.
Studio Coordinator Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Amber
Amber
Studio Coordinator Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Amber started singing at the age of 10 and has not looked back since. As a graduate of School of Rock Rockville Centre and a multi-year member of the School of Rock House Band, Amber is determined to provide the life-changing experience that she had to students. She has performed at venues such as The Bitter End in New York City, Revolution in Amityville, the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, and more. She currently attends Five Towns College, pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance. She is a singing teacher and studio coordinator at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Anthony
Anthony
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Anthony is a New York-based guitar player, and TV, film, and multimedia composer with over 35 years of playing, composing, and recording experience combined. He composed all of the original music for the documentary "Dennis and Lois" (Casspix Productions). He is the former composer for the IFC show, Maron, which he also composed the main titles for.

Anthony's past contributions to TV and film include: "My Dead Boyfriend" (Cohen Media Group), Beware The Gonzo (Corner Store Entertainment), Side By Side (documentary - Produced by Keanu Reeves), and the acclaimed FX series Lights Out, where he is credited as co-writer of the main titles and composer of the "previously on." In addition, he composed and currently performs all of the music for the children's play, "Hatched," as well as "Olive and Pearl"(Treehouse Shakers).

Anthony has performed in many bands, including Garden Variety, Vic Thrill, Little Embers, The Nefarious Pow, and Local Zeros. He teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Bradley
Bradley
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Bradley is a guitar teacher, multi-instrumentalist producer, and working musician. They earned their bachelor's degree in Music from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. While Bradley's undergraduate academic focuses were Tonal and Atonal theory, and Jazz guitar, their experience as a working guitarist and educator has built their theoretical and technical facility with music such as Jazz, Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul, Gospel, Blues, Rock, Indie, and Funk.

Bradley has performed guitar and electric bass across the Finger Lakes region, Rochester and NYC; playing with different bands, vocalists, jazz combos, and big bands. In 2018 they performed with a sextet at the Rochester Jazz Festival. When Bradley is not teaching or performing they record and produce for singers, rappers, and other musicians. They have studied with Greg Wachala and attended master classes led by Grammy-nominee Mel Henderson and Eastman School of Music professor Bob Sneider. Bradley is also studying with Professor of Guitar Rodney Jones, a faculty member of the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.

Bradley approaches teaching centering the student’s interest, learning style, and musical purpose; creating a relaxed, supportive, and yet disciplined learning environment. Bradley is a guitar, bass, and keyboard instructor at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Chris
Chris
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Chris is a rock/fusion guitarist and composer based in New York. He is a regular at many major trade shows such as the NAMM show, NY Amp Show, The Stompbox Exhibit, and more. He has worked as a product specialist with Electro-Harmonix, has been featured on the 96.7 The Buzz radio station, and has played for hip-hop/reggae group RSNY, as well as toured with international reggae star, Shaggy. In the summer of 2015, during a showcase with up-and-coming saxophonist David T.V. Barnes, Chris received industry-wide accolades from labels such as Def Jam Records, Atlantic Records, and Universal Music Group. Having played venues like CBGBs, The Knitting Factory, Club Show, Sullivan Hall, and Webster Hall, Chris is now seeking to expand his horizons, as well as teach those who struggle to grasp the guitar. Chris is also a private guitar instructor and session musician. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Roslyn, Rockville Centre, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Drum Teacher Danny
Danny
Drum Teacher
Years ago when Danny decided to start sharing his musical knowledge with children he quickly realized how rewarding it would be. Now, looking back, he sees the accomplished musicians he has helped develop. Companies such as Sabian, Vater, and Drum Workshop have Danny on their education and artist rosters and retain his services to hold clinics and masterclasses for all three companies.

Danny studied music at Nassau Community College, Drummers Collective, and continues his education with the well known-instructors Joe Morello, Jojo Mayer, and Frank Bellucci. Danny has played with several national acts touring globally. His focus is drum set, snare drum, and mallets along with preparation of his students for NYSSMA.

Danny is a drum teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Dave
Dave
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Dave has two decades of experience as a musician and specializes in drums, percussion, woodwinds, and piano. He got his start at the age of 10 when a chance meeting with a music teacher prompted him to start clarinet. He attended Laguardia High School of Music and Art and Mannes School of Music, performing with the Laguardia orchestra, the Mannes concert orchestra, and the ISO orchestra. After graduating high school, David attended Queens College where he performed with the senior orchestra for three years. He's taken lessons with some of the most famous clarinetists in New York City including Bonnie Sholl, David Glazer, David Weber, and Stanley Drucker.

After years of clarinet lessons, David felt he needed a change. Percussion was always a love of his so after transferring to Lehman College in the Bronx, he decided to take drum lessons. After four years of percussion lessons with Howard Hirsch, he began performing in various marching band groups and symphonic bands around New York City, trading the woodwind section for the percussion section. Currently, David gives private music instruction in all of his instruments, performs with various rock bands and cover band groups around the city, and writes original compositions in his spare time. David is a drum and keyboard teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Drum Teacher Derek
Derek
Drum Teacher
Derek has been teaching drums for over 15 years and has been playing since the age of 8. He currently plays with several busy cover bands: Graffiti Rose, The Mango Brothers, Alter Ego, and a roots reggae band, Hailey Unlikely. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Derek is also well versed in Afro-Caribbean music, having studied extensively at The Drummer’s Collective in Manhattan, which has yielded countless DJ-based percussion gigs including weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate events, parties, Zumba classes, and Yoga classes. He is currently playing percussion with Rob Nolfe, and performing at the Riverfish in Port Washington.

In addition to performing Derek has also recorded a full-length EP with Great Caesar’s Ghost, Josh Joffen, and The Pineapples. Derek is also a proficient guitarist and pianist, having written over fifty original songs, and has recorded an original CD entitled, "I Would." Derek’s formal training began at the age of 8 when he studied privately with Robert Blumenthal, a highly acclaimed jazz drummer and musical director for The Harlem Youth Center. He went on to study at the prestigious Drummer’s Collective in Manhattan for three years, focusing on Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian drum set, conga, bongo, timbale, bells, shekere, guiro, and maraca, with two highly acclaimed drummers from Puerto Rico and Brazil, Bobby Sanabria and Daduka Fonsaka. He continued his studies on Long Island with Richie Rodriguez, focusing on sight reading and hand drumming. Derek is proficient in all genres of drumming. He is very creative and has incorporated many unique techniques and tricks into his playing. He is also very proficient with double bass, ostinatos, polyrhythms, hemiolas, and odd time signatures. Derek is a qualified NYSSMA instructor and has achieved great success with all levels of snare drum and drum set.

Derek tries to cater to his student’s tastes and focuses mainly on the styles, drummers, and genres that inspire them, while simultaneously exposing them to a strong foundation of rudiments and reading. He is extremely patient and friendly and relates well to children and adults alike. Derek believes that music should be fun at all costs, and tries to fashion his classes with that in mind, at the same time exposing his students to many different styles, to not only expand their horizons and make them better drummers, but to also show them how music is all somehow magically connected, creating a beautiful universal language; a language in which no words are necessary. Derek is a drum instructor at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Singing Teacher Gabby
Gabby
Singing Teacher
Gabby is a classically trained vocalist with over a decade of singing experience. She is a skilled performer and loves to be on the stage. Gabby is currently studying music education at Molloy College and has plans to teach choir. As a School of Rock alum, she doesn’t shy away when it comes to performing. Gabby has traveled Europe in a vocal group, playing to audiences of all backgrounds. Her life is surrounded by music, whether it be listening to it, playing multiple instruments, or singing. Gabby has gone through extensive vocal training and voice therapy and is skilled in vocal health. Gabby is a singing teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Jarryd
Jarryd
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Jarryd is a guitarist, bassist, and producer from Long Island, New York. Growing up, Jarryd had a fond interest in music and the inner workings of the business world and pursued a degree at Five Towns College in business and audio recording. Eventually, he went on to get a master's in business administration from LIU Post.

Jarryd has had the privilege of playing and touring with different bands as well as working with different clients as a producer. He currently is working on his solo project, Centrifuge, and producing for other clients as well. Jarryd is a guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drum teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher Jimmy
Jimmy
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Jimmy is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist out of Amityville, NY. Jimmy is self-taught on the guitar since the age of 15 and started on the path of music discovery when he joined his first band a year later in Indiana. After five years of touring and recording as a guitarist he began to find his voice as a singer, moving to New York and fronting popular bands in both NYC and Long Island. Jimmy has studied under and received lessons from renowned vocal instructor Bret Manning who works with Hayley Williams of Paramore and Robert J. Lunte who has worked with Chris Cornell and Steven Tyler. Currently, Jimmy is the singer and guitarist for the rock band, Craving Strange, who have released two albums, toured the country, and licensed music to movies and television. Jimmy is a singing teacher and a guitar teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Drum Teacher Joe
Joe
Drum Teacher
Joseph is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter born in Flushing, NY. While first learning music playing at church, Joe eventually went on to study and graduate from the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA with an associate's degree in guitar performance. Having over a decade's worth of experience in teaching, Joe's philosophy has always been about helping build the next generation of musicians.

Joe has also been performing since the age of 10 with all different sorts of groups ranging from local bands and state choirs, to touring musicians. Having been born in Queens and then moving to Long Island, his taste in music widely ranges from Hip-Hop to Metal, etc. Joe is a guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, and vocal teacher at School of Rock Rockville Center, Huntington, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher John
John
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
John is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Oceanside, NY. With a background deeply rooted in punk and progressive rock, his philosophy is focused on developing the musical acuity and passion of his students. A drum student since he was 6 years old and a self-taught guitarist, John has spent his life studying both the method of music theory as well as the art of songwriting. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the City College of NY. By focusing on aural development and comprehension, his curriculum is designed to prepare students for the unique challenges that accompany group performance. John currently plays guitar in the Long Island-based post/math rock band, It Came From Space. John is a bass, guitar, keyboard, and drum instructor at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher Kevin
Kevin
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Born and raised in New York, Kevin began his musical studies on guitar when he was 18 years old. While attending the State University of New York at New Paltz, Kevin began to take an interest in jazz. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies studying with Mark Dziuba, Vinnie Martucci, John Menegon, and Jeff "Siege" Siegel. After graduating, he started his career as a sound engineer at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY, where he studied with bass virtuoso Matthew Garrison.

Kevin has performed with many musicians such as Aaron Parks, David Savitsky, Rachel Therrien, Dean Sharp, Sean Wayland, Mark Ferber, Andrew Atkinson, Ira Coleman, Jeremy Powell, and many more. Continuing his journey, he has played at ShapeShifter Lab, Bowery Electric, Shrine, Highline Ballroom, Muchmore's, Silvana, Williamsburg Music Center, The Falcon, Tomi Jazz, Pianos, Mohegan Sun, Garment District Art Festival, and a myriad of bars and restaurants.

In 2018, Kevin released his first record titled "Paramedic" featuring some of his original compositions. The jazz publication All About Jazz quotes "'Paramedic' introduces an emerging guitarist with something to say. His compositions are thoughtful, and his playing is focused. Joined by a stellar cast, the ensemble cranks out a succinct program of memorable performances." Kevin plans on finishing and releasing his second record Fading Light summer of 2021.

Kevin is a guitar, bass, and keyboard teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Guitar Teacher Michael
Michael
Guitar Teacher
Michael was born in Whitestone, New York. His parents introduced him to music while in utero, listening to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Zappa—the classics. It was his grandfather who handed him his first guitar and that one Christmas gift forever changed his life. Guitar Hero was fun to play but when he actually held a guitar he knew the game wouldn’t be enough. From that moment on his passion for the instrument began his journey into songwriting.

Michael was attending classes at School of Rock by the age of 10. He felt at home there with other kids just like him. It was School of Rock that introduced Michael to performing. The school had such a profound impact on him that he is now one of the top instructors and directors at three (3) New York area School of Rock locations in which he is also the co-owner. He is presently using his teaching skills to create an instructional video series in partnership with ESP Guitars, one of his musical instrument endorsers.

At the age of 13, Michael formed his band, The Inoculated Canaries. He was in his science class when the instructor mentioned inoculating canaries during the bird flu. The band’s first EP, The Blue Laws, was soon followed by their single “Don’t Be Late” and an acoustic version of the song “Jericho.” Their second EP, Trying Times, was also followed by singles “Count Me Out,” “Who Are You?,” “The Lawyer’s Wife,” “Sneakers,” “Donna,” and “Hypocrite.”

Michael formed a second band, King Falcon. They released their debut single “Shake!, Shake! Shake!” in early 2020. Both bands are actively writing, recording, and performing.

Today, Michael is endorsed by ESP Guitars. Matt Masciandaro, President and CEO of ESP Guitars comments: “ESP works with many of rock’s leading guitarists, and Michael’s amazing technique, stylistic range, tone, and phrasing make him a welcome addition to our team.” Tony Rauser, Director of Artist Relations, adds: “We are happy to welcome Michael of King Falcon to the ESP artist family! Michael’s unique and melodic playing style is showcased perfectly in his first ESP video lesson series.”
Assistant Music Director, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Tom
Tom
Assistant Music Director, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Tom is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter from Bethpage, NY. He has spent the better part of his life performing and touring with various bands and graduated from the Music Conservatory at SUNY Purchase with his bachelor's degree in Studio Production. Being both a self-taught musician and well-versed in music theory allows Tom to approach lessons and teaching with a laid-back, yet critical and corrective mindset. He currently works out of his home studio as a songwriter and producer, creating tracks for artists on both the local and national level.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Zach
Zach
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Zach is a vocalist and pianist based in Long Island, NY. Having been introduced to performing at a young age, Zach has many years of experience under his belt. Zach attended SUNY Potsdam - Crane School of Music and worked as an accompanist during his time there. Having started as a classical pianist, he eventually started experimenting in the piano styles of Jazz, Gospel, Funk, and Musical Theater. In addition to playing piano, he also has experience as a vocalist performer. He has performed as a vocalist in the styles of Gospel, Musical Theater, Classical, Opera, R&B, Motown, and Pop. On top of his love for performing, he also writes and produces his own music. Zach is a vocal and piano teacher at School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
Drum Teacher Jack
Jack "Shades"
Drum Teacher
Jack, aka "Shades," is a School of Rock alum. He began his journey at School of Rock at the age of 11 studying Percussion, Drums, Piano, and Music Theory under School of Rock department head, Dan Lamagna. Jack received a scholarship to the NYU Sandbox Percussion Program focusing on ensemble percussion. Jack is finishing his studies at the University of New Haven studying Music Industry and Education.

Jack has been invited to perform in several orchestra pits including the Groove Haven Performance Group. Jack was in the School of Rock House Band for several years and he continued his journey as a songwriter, recorded artist, and Pro-Tools Production specialist once he graduated. Jack has toured the country performing and is excited to come back to his music Alma Mater, School of Rock Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay as a drum instructor.
Drum Teacher Karol
Karol
Drum Teacher
Karol is a drummer from Slovakia. His first steps towards music were studying the piano from the age of 7. When he was 15, he started to play the drums. After high school, Karol auditioned for the Jaroslav Jezek Music Conservatory in Prague and was accepted. It was the first time he received an education focused on Jazz music. He was fortunate to study under the direction of well-known Czech Jazz musicians Martin Sulc, David Doruzka, and Jaromir Honzak.

While studying Jazz, Karol was also exposed to a variety of styles of music. Karol graduated Conservatory with a Diploma in Music in 2012 and remained in Prague where he collaborated with artists in the Czech music scene. In 2014, Karol decided to grow his musical knowledge and applied to study at Berklee College of Music where he was honored to receive a scholarship award. At Berklee, Karol studied a Music Performance Major. His main focus was to perfect his Jazz language. He studied with top musicians like Ralph Peterson, Neal Smith, and Darren Barrett who helped him improve his musicianship.

In 2017 Karol had an opportunity to record with Ralph Peterson’s Gen Next Big Band. The live album, I Remember Bu, was released in October 2018 and includes special guest Donald Harrison. Karol graduated from Berklee in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. During his studies in Boston, Karol unceasingly sought a performance experience not only within the college campus. He has worked with many talented musicians while constantly developing his musical knowledge, strengthening his dedication, and fulfilling his passion for music. Karol is a drum instructor at School of Rock Huntington, Queens, Rockville Centre, Roslyn, and Syosset/Oyster Bay.
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What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

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