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School of Rock San Ramon
460 Montgomery Street
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 415-3340

Location Specifics

Located in the San Ramon Marketplace (corner of Alcosta & Bollinger Canyon).

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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: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

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

School of Rock is happy to serve San Ramon and surrounding areas with quality music lessons from real, practicing musicians. We teach everything from singing to piano, bass guitar, drums, and songwriting. Students can develop their skills in popular local genres including pop, punk, metal, and indie in a supportive and encouraging learning environment. The bay area is steeped in rich music heritage; it's home to local legends such as Green Day, Santana, Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, Metallica, Exodus, Neil Young, and many, many more.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

Rookies music program for children in San Ramon
Rookies
Ages 6-7

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

School of Rock San Ramon'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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon.

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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon.

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

The School of Rock San Ramon 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 San Ramon'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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock San Ramon

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock San Ramon

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock San Ramon 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 San Ramon, 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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon, 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 San Ramon.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock San Ramon

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock San Ramon 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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon, 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 San Ramon 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 San Ramon, 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 San Ramon

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Andres Sagredos
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Ukulele Teacher, Singing Teacher
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Rafael Macedo
Rafael Macedo
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Toni Baker
General Manager
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Brian Kameya
Brian Kameya
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Music Director Nick Jefferies
Nick Jefferies
Music Director
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Ian White
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher Tyler McClellan
Tyler McClellan
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Aaron Hoffman
Aaron Hoffman
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Daniele Citti
Daniele Citti
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Matias Guerrero
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Ian Carlton
Keyboard Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Miles Precarlo
Miles Precarlo
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Ukulele Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Studio Coordinator Hayden Fletcher
Hayden Fletcher
Studio Coordinator
Director John Baker
John Baker
Director
Assistant General Manager Rachel Jefferies
Rachel Jefferies
Assistant General Manager
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Miranda Shakes
Miranda Shakes
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher Jessica Stephen
Jessica Stephen
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher
Drum Teacher Allante Piazza
Allante Piazza
Drum Teacher
Guitar Teacher Mitchell Manburg
Mitchell Manburg
Guitar Teacher
Studio Coordinator Cali Craig
Cali Craig
Studio Coordinator
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher Damian Varnum
Damian Varnum
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher DYLAN SMITH
Dylan Smith
Guitar Teacher, Ukulele Teacher
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Michelle Roebuck
Michelle Roebuck
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Alise Bradford
Alise Bradford
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Logan Barsell
Logan Barsell
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher Mateus Gracias
Mateus Gracias
Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Guitar Teacher Andres Arrizon
Andres Arrizon
Guitar Teacher
Drum Teacher Logan Cruz
Logan Cruz
Drum Teacher
School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.

Reviews

More than a 10 out of 10!

My daughter has gained confidence, is having a lot of fun and feels like she belongs to something that alone is worth more than a 10! She is also learning to read music, play an instrument and work as a team/band.

Organized but still authentic!

My son's confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. The program is very organized but still authentic for the kids to truly feel what it's like to be a performing musician. The notes we receive after each lesson really let parents know how their child is doing.

We are so happy we found this place!

The instructors have supported my daughter every step of the way, letting her know mistakes are allowed and okay! Her vocals - wow! We can't believe how far she has come! We love the school and the instructors!

You'll be right at home at School of Rock.

The talented staff really care about turning your goals into reality and teach you new skills in a go at your own pace manner. In a few weeks of lessons, having never picked up an instrument before, I've already learned to play songs on the drums.

It's a home away from home.

School of Rock is a place where my child can learn the kind of music he loves and get excited about being an artist. He’s found friendships that mean the world to him through your programs.

It's more than an after-school activity.

The program is really well-run. The instructors are qualified, personable and great mentors. They have created an environment that goes beyond a fun after school activity. It has been the most meaningful course my child has taken.

Kids work together and support each other.

The teachers are hardworking and dedicated. The program teaches kids to work together in different groups and support one another. The kids also learn a wide variety of music styles and genres. It’s great.

The teaching philosophy makes a difference.

The quarterly shows give the students a goal and they work together to put on a good show. I recommend School of Rock to any parents who have children interested in music.

The community vibe builds confidence.

I love the community feeling at School of Rock. My daughter so enjoys being there and comes out after her lessons with such confidence.

I highly recommend School of Rock.

The people at School of Rock do a great job of creating and enhancing a love of music, working on musical skills improvement and providing a fun and stimulating environment for the kids in the program.

School of Rock makes a difference that goes beyond music.

My son is normally very shy and I was worried he wouldn’t like the group format of Rock 101. We decided to give it a try and the results are amazing. He has so much fun and is much more willing to practice.

School of Rock programs are wonderful.

School of Rock is a great foundation to introduce your kids to music, build confidence and be around kids who are like-minded. We love watching our son and his band members perform at the end of every season. It's evidence that he is learning.

School of Rock creates a life-long love for performance.

The format of being performance-focused is a great entry point into a music education for kids and even adults. It's less intimidating for newbies because it's about teamwork and creating music together.

School of Rock is the best thing we've done for our kids.

I love that School of Rock has given my kids so much confidence in their abilities. They believe in themselves. I love the performance class for them because they are working with their peers instead of just being in lessons once a week.