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School of Rock Sacramento
6350 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-907-7625
Hours
  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

Programs we offer

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

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

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

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

At School of Rock Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Carmichael is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Sacramento 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 Sacramento, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

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

School of Rock Sacramento'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 Sacramento 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 Carmichael.

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 Sacramento 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 Carmichael.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Carmichael

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Carmichael

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Sacramento 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento, 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 Carmichael.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Carmichael

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Sacramento 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 Carmichael 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 Sacramento, 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 Carmichael 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 Sacramento, 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 Carmichael

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

General Manager / Music Director Jared Casstevens
Jared Casstevens
General Manager / Music Director
Jared grew up in the Bay Area, where he began his musical journey by taking piano lessons at his elementary school. At age 12 he picked up a guitar and it was love at first sight. His first teacher gave him the tools to learn and play his favorite songs by ear, a skill he would continue to hone over the next 25 years. His next teacher brought Jared back to the fundamentals, teaching him the scales and techniques that would further develop his style and dramatically enhance his playing. He formed a short lived Ska band as a freshman in high school and then moved on to start a pop-punk quartet with his brother Ryan on Drums. He played his first live shows and recorded his first EP with this group, and developed a passion for songwriting and performance.

Years later, Jared became a founding member of the Sacramento Rock band Smirker, a band whose influences include The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Ween and many others. Jared began as the band's bassist and quickly developed a fondness for the instrument. Smirker, whose shows were composed of both cover songs and originals, played frequent gigs in the greater Sacramento area and went on to record their own EP. Jared brings over 25 years of guitar playing and over 15 years of performance experience to School of Rock Sacramento, and looks forward to continuing his musical journey there for years to come.
Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Angel Alvarez
Angel Alvarez
Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Angel Alvarez began his musical journey with the purchase of his first album in 1982, Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He immediately begged his parents for piano lessons and, although short-lived, these lessons solidified his yearning to be a musician. High school choirs tuned his voice but it wasn't until Angel got his first guitar as a junior that he finally found his calling.

During his 13-year stint as the lead singer and guitarist for the Bay Area band Mystic Rage, Angel also earned his bachelor's degree in Studio Recording and Sound Design. Additionally, he played in countless venues in California and Nevada, opening for bands like Slayer, Slipknot, Blue Oyster Cult, and more.

Angel became the guitarist and one of the main songwriters for the band A Million Exploding Suns. After this project ended Angel decided to finally form the band he has always wanted. Now in a new band, Zero Day Threat, he has 100% creative control. Angel brings over 20 years of combined experience in performing, writing, engineering, and teaching to School of Rock and is passionate about imparting his knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Drum Teacher Ian McDonald
Ian McDonald
Drum Teacher
Enamored with the bombastic energy of punk rock from an early age, Ian started tapping along with Green Day’s “Dookie” and “Smash” by The Offspring on whatever he could. Over time, the tapping snowballed into a practice pad and a pair of sticks, to lessons with an industry veteran, to the drum kit, and four years in the high school drum line.

Two decades later, that punk rock energy, ethos, and enthusiasm have influenced his playing in a number of groups across genres, ranging from a little bit of time on the road with a hardcore band to the more introspective, indie rock feel of his current project - Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds.
Keyboard Teacher Monique Horyza
Monique Horyza
Keyboard Teacher
Monique Horyza was born a natural keyboardist and music lover. Before she could read, she could play piano. She began Classical piano lessons with a private instructor at the age of 4. By age 16 she joined a local pop rock band and was introduced to the culture of playing live music. It only took one show for her to know that playing keys live on stage was her calling! Studying at Musicians Institute was the next step for Monique to hone her skills. Graduating top of her class in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Keyboard Technology, she is now a professional-level keyboardist with the ability to play keys and piano in any genre or style of music. At advanced levels she understands music theory, composition, live sound, digital music, music production and music directing.

Monique has played keys live and in studio recording sessions for multiple artists in Los Angeles. For two years she also wrote, produced, and released her own music while working with a drummer in a band they called Adequate. In December 2021, Monique was hired at School of Rock as a Keyboard Instructor and Music Director for Rock 101. She says: "The incredibly talented souls that come to our school never ceases to amaze me. Watching them achieve bliss from music from beyond their time is so pure, and is certainly something I am glad to be able to help share with the world."
Drum Teacher Yacine Ofoe
Yacine Ofoe
Drum Teacher
Yacine has been playing drums for 23 years. He started learning at 8 years old and took lessons for 3 years. His enthusiasm for drums led him to learn so quickly that his teacher told him there wasn’t much left to teach him. So he continued to build up his drum skills on his own while listening and playing along to all of his favorite bands. Starting with pop punk and moving on to hardcore, screamo, and metal. He started his first band at 12 years old with middle school friends covering The Misfits songs and playing house shows. After high school, he started a melodic hardcore band with his brother and closest friends. They were signed to a small label after their 2nd show, toured California, and recorded an album. Yacine has played in dozens of bands and played hundreds of shows/concerts throughout his career. He has been teaching for School of Rock Elk Grove since 2017 and is excited to be teaching at the new Sacramento location as well!
Guitar Teacher Adam Allas
Adam Allas
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher
Adam began playing guitar at 17 and within a few years was writing songs and recording demos at his home in
San Diego, California. As his skills increased he began collaborating with other musicians and experimenting
with different musical styles. For several years he operated a home-based project studio, producing and
recording rock, indie, and underground hip-hop music with a number of local artists. During this time he also
learned live sound and technical theater while working at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Later
Adam began working with young children, teaching music fundamentals and performing in preschools and
classrooms. He rediscovered the thrill of performing and joined a few tribute and cover bands before finding his
home with local cover band The Deviant Strays as their sole guitarist.

Adam has experience in blues, funk, soul, country, folk, bluegrass, and Hawaiian slack-key music, but classic
rock is and always was his main inspiration. He hopes to pass on his love of music to the next generation of rockers!
Drum Teacher Alex Bosson
Alex Bosson
Drum Teacher
Alex Bosson knew from an early age that being a drummer was all he wanted to be in life. He started drumming at the age of 13, taking private lessons for about six months until branching out on his own and playing throughout high school and beyond in local death metal bands and touring around the western United States. When he was 21 years old, Alex had slipped discs in his spine which threatened to end his playing days. It was not a fate he was willing to accept and after multiple surgeries, other procedures, and lots of physical therapy over five years, Alex was finally well enough to get behind the kit again.

He formed the progressive metal project, Lunar, with his long-time friend, Ryan Erwin. Lunar is inspired by acts such as Opeth, Devin Townsend, and Tool, and they are working on their upcoming third full-length album. Alex is also the drummer of Helion Prime. In between playing with both bands, Alex teaches and performs in studio sessions.
Guitar Teacher Anthony Forcione
Anthony Forcione
Guitar Teacher
Anthony, also known by his stage name, “Antwon Vinnie,” is a Sacramento artist and musician. He has many passions and interests including but not limited to skateboarding, filmmaking, rock climbing, building things, making hats, solving Rubik’s Cubes, and of course, music. Anthony was introduced to music by his older brother and became obsessed with AC/DC. Inspired to want to learn the guitar, he was gifted a red Epiphone SG. His brother taught him the basics, and his Uncle Vin from Canada taught him to play the blues in E.

Later on, Anthony made the transition to the piano, performing at his school's talent shows and jazz band. Eventually, he discovered a love for hip-hop and expressing his thoughts and feelings through rap. Anthony taught himself the art of lyricism and beat-making. Since then he has released many singles, a mixtape, a self-produced EP, and three self-produced full-length albums.

After nine years of rapping, Anthony decided it was time to chase his long-time dream of playing in a rock band. He teamed up with some good friends and formed the band Pet Elephant and their debut album will release soon. Though Anthony suffers from a neurological disease called MS, he doesn’t let it slow him down one bit when it comes to doing the things he loves to the max. Anthony is excited to begin his teaching career at School of Rock in Sacramento, CA, and is not only excited to teach new students but to learn from them as well and strengthen his love for music.
Studio Coordinator, Singing Teacher Sierra Aldrich
Sierra Aldrich
Studio Coordinator, Vocal Teacher
Sierra is originally from the East Bay Area but grew up in Sacramento for most of her life. Sierra has been in love with singing ever since she watched Phantom of the Opera for the first time at 8 years old. This slowly opened her up to discovering more musical theater and finding her voice in music. In recent years, Sierra has really focused all of her energy on her passion for singing. She was self-taught for most of her teenage years but has been trained in operatic singing since the age of 19, and has continued her vocal journey in the Broadway/Musical Theater genre with other instructors over the years. Sierra's main goal in teaching is to help each person find confidence in their own voice and be able to express themselves freely through their singing. Now Sierra is able to immerse herself into her passion while working as a singing teacher here at School of Rock!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Daegan Buckner
Daegan Buckner
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Daegan began their musical journey over a decade ago, with the gift of a bass guitar. Immediately, they flocked to the stylistic approaches of Les Claypool, Flea, Justin Chancellor, and Victor Wooten. After a short while, Daegan took an avid interest in percussion as well. A hand-me-down drum set and practice pad granted them the ability to begin their percussive journey. Nearly 7 years later, Daegan is now a competent drummer, taking influence from the likes of Benny Greb, Danny Carey, Neil Peart, Larnell Lewis, Sarah Thawer, and many more. Daegan holds a deep passion for music and strives to bring the same drive and enthusiasm into each lesson.
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Jessa Lamkin
Jessa Lamkin
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Jessa earned her BA in Music from Saint Mary’s College of California. With a focus on vocal technique and performance, she took part in the glee, chamber, and vocal jazz groups alongside working on her solo technique and putting on her senior recital in the spring of 2023. She also took piano classes and strengthened various classical and contemporary techniques to supplement this.

Jessa has loved music and performing for a long time, but her exposure to Estill Voice Training during her time at Saint Mary’s has allowed her to explore the full potential of the voice. She was previously a voice and keys instructor at the School of Rock in Walnut Creek and is ready to continue her journey at the School of Rock in Carmichael. She is excited to work with students as they discover what they are capable of and to help them achieve their goals!
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Gaby Montoya
Gaby Montoya
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Gaby Montoya has loved music from a very young age. Her parents were determined to expose her to different music and musical experiences. Because of this, Gaby is drawn to many genres of music from rock to classical, blues to electronic, and jazz to metal. She has experience in many genres of singing, including musical theater, jazz, opera, gospel, and classical.

Gaby has a Bachelor of Music degree with a focus in Vocal Performance from Sacramento State. During her academic career, she found a love for teaching and sharing what she has learned with others. Now Gaby gets to continue doing what she loves by being a piano teacher and vocal instructor at the School of Rock in Carmichael.
Drum Teacher Jordan Weiler
Jordan Weiler
Drum Teacher
Jordan studied music theory and jazz improv while earning his associate's degree in Sociology from Santa Rosa Junior College. He has over seven years of performing experience playing drums and bass and has played professionally in reggae and rock bands.

Jordan has over a year of experience as a special needs teacher and behavioral aid. He loves all genres of music and enjoys spreading the joy of music to everyone he talks to.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Christopher Martin was born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove, California. Ever since his uncle bought him his first guitar, he knew he wanted to be a musician. He took his first guitar lessons, then took up saxophone in middle school and high school, and eventually took piano lessons too.

After high school, Christopher attended Sacramento City College and earned two AA degrees in Commercial Songwriting and Commercial Performance. Now a certified music-maker, he is determined to share his love of piano, keyboard, and songwriting with his students at the School of Rock in Carmichael.
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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!

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