The Performance Program is School of Rock's hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. Utilizing the patented School of Rock Method, Performance Program 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, and refine 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, Performance Program students take the stage and play at local music venues in front of a live audience.
ROAD TRIP JAMS
AGES 7-10 | MONDAYS, 4:30P-6P, 6P-7:30P OR WEDNESDAYS 5PM-6:30PM
Start up your engines and turn up the radio, we're going on a road trip! These songs will have you feeling like you're driving with the windows down! This show, perfect for students ages 7-10, will take our students on a journey through all of music history to bring everyone the best hits through the years!
AGES 10-13 | TUESDAYS, 5PM-7PM
CBGB stands for Country Bluegrass Blues, but those are definitely not the styles of music that made this New York concert venue famous in the late 70s and early 80s! The breeding ground for America’s New Wave punk scene, CBGB gave many now legendary bands their first break. Artists like Talking Heads, Blondie, Television, Patti Smith, the Ramones, Elvis Costello and the Voidoids would perform at the club regularly, and hang out there even more often. CBGB closed in 2006, but its legacy lives on - the club probably had the most famously disgusting bathroom in rock and roll history, and its front awning now hangs in the lobby of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
best of the 90's
ages 13-18 | thursdays, 5pm-7pm
Grab your snapbacks and your Game Boy Colors, we’re time traveling back to the 90’s! This show will feature bands from all over the spectrum, including Grunge bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and other bands such as Weezer, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M and more.
**NEW** BEST OF THE 80'S - ADULT PROGRAM
AGES 18+ | MONDAYS, 7:30P-9:30P AT SCHOOL OF ROCK SYOSSET/OYSTER BAY
On paper, the 1980's sounds like a really weird period for music, since it's often characterized by both the rise in popularity of using the synthesizer in recordings, and the increased use of distortion and the abuse of whammy bars. This decade brought us the rise of dance music, new wave, soft rock, glam metal, thrash metal and shred guitar. This show promises to be a lot of fun, with exposure to different styles of music.
Listen to: Guns 'n Roses, The Police, Tears for Fears, Survivor, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Madonna, Pat Benatar, Europe, The Bangles, DEVO, The Cars, etc.
Rehearsals for our Adult Program/Grad School take place at SCHOOL OF ROCK SYOSSET/OYSTER BAY, 180 Michael Drive, Syosset. While the rehearsal takes place at Syosset, you are welcome to take lessons at our Huntington, Rockville Centre, Roslyn or Syosset/Oyster Bay locations!