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School of Rock Santa Clarita
24515 Kansas Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 268-6029

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Located right across the street from Jimmy Deans. Parking available in our lot.

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  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
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Music programs at School of Rock Santa Clarita combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

School of Rock Santa Clarita is proud to serve our community and surrounding areas including Newhall and Valencia with music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. Students can jam out to popular styles of the area like pop, classic, modern, and 80s rock, learning everything from keyboard to piano, bass to songwriting in a supportive and encouraging environment. With enough practice, they can go on to perform at notable venues in the area like The Canyon and explore the plethora of music opportunities available to budding artists in the city of Los Angeles.

Programs we offer

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

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Santa Clarita'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 Santa Clarita have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Santa Clarita are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita
Ages 8-18

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Santa Clarita'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 Santa Clarita music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Santa Clarita
Ages 6-7

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Santa Clarita
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Santa Clarita 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

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 Santa Clarita, 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.

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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Santa Clarita who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

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

What To Expect


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

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Santa Clarita

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Santa Clarita

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Santa Clarita

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita. Unlike other Santa Clarita drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Santa Clarita, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Santa Clarita

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Santa Clarita 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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita, 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 Santa Clarita’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.

District Manager Ryan Schiff
Ryan Schiff
District Manager
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Ryan began playing guitar at age 13 after seeing the movie "La Bamba" about rock legend Ritchie Valens. He studied with Grammy-nominated guitarist Steve Briody for several years before starting his own projects and soon became an instructor himself. While still in New York, his band Code Anchor independently released several EPs and one full-length album, "Rosada," while touring extensively nationwide from 2005-2009. A co-writer in the band, Ryan also played lead and rhythm guitar while singing lead and backup vocals. Memorable stages include the Vans Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum and headlining bills at some of New York City's greatest venues like CBGB's and The Knitting Factory. It was during this time that Ryan began teaching at School of Rock in NY. Hungry to pursue new musical ventures, Ryan departed from Code Anchor and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Since then, he's been busy writing, producing and performing with his newest project, Lou Pine. As a Sony/ATV artist, Lou Pine’s music has been featured on television shows like “Chicago Fire,” “Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word” and “Food Paradise." Ryan enjoys playing every genre, including jazz, funk, country and folk, but credits the blues and rock n' roll as his main influences. He is the district manager at School of Rock Santa Clarita.
General Manager Selena Lysle
Selena Lysle
General Manager
Raised in Los Angeles, Selena has always been passionate about music, from photographing concerts to working in health and safety at music festivals. She started with School of Rock in 2014 at the Burbank location and since then, she’s helped cultivate a welcoming and inspiring community of future rock stars. She is a Multi-Unit General Manager and also leads the team at School of Rock Santa Clarita.

Selena has an associate's degree in Business and Studio Photography. She is currently pursuing degrees in Graphic Design and UX Design. Selena loves creating rad artwork and running around with her camera at School of Rock shows. You can catch her custom-made show posters around the school.

When she's not behind the front desk, she enjoys learning new things, gardening, cooking, and being outdoors.
Holly Chacon Assistant General Manager
Holly Chacon
Assistant General Manager
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Holly has always had a deep passion for singing. She participated in her high school choir as well as in an on-campus singing group at Cal State Northridge where she graduated with her Bachelor's in Psychology. Using her love of music alongside her bubbly personality and education in human affairs, she is the Assistant General Manager for our Santa Clarita campus.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher  Reece Clark
Reece Clark
Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Reece Clark started learning guitar at the School of Rock in Dallas, TX in 2009, and after continuing through their program for a few years he eventually started playing in bands of his own. He then took his love for guitar and for learning to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where he studied guitar of all genres (including classical, jazz, pop and R&B) as well as music theory, live production and music business while still touring with his band outside of school.

Since graduating, Reece has decided to pursue music as a career. His old band Oh, Weatherly signed to Los Angeles-based record label Hopeless Records, put out their debut full-length album and immediately hit the road. Since then, he’s toured across the entire United States and Canada with alternative acts such as Mayday Parade and Ryan Key of Yellowcard, performed on the final Vans Warped Tour, Sad Summer Festival, and most recently decided to put that same passion into teaching and possibly helping other kids find their love for music as well.
Guitar Teacher Benjamin Badalian
Benjamin Badalian
Guitar Teacher
Benjamin is a music student at College of The Canyons studying guitar performance. He plays in the Jazz ensemble as well as the Commercial Music ensemble. Benjamin has spent a lot of time studying a variety of styles of music including Jazz, Funk, R&B, Blues, and of course, Rock. Benjamin's goal is to one day become a professor of music.

"Music is my favorite language, and to be able to teach a person to speak the language is a privilege."
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Jake Rodriguez
Jake Rodriguez
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Growing up in the Antelope Valley, Jake began learning music at the age of seven. He started playing drums at a local church.

At the age of nine, he started to learn the scales of the piano and has been an accompanist for his high school choir. In addition to that, he started to pick up the guitar during his high school days.

He studied music composition and obtained an AA from College of the Canyons with an emphasis on piano. Recently he has earned a certificate from UCLA extension in “Independent Music Production.”

He currently works on his own music projects and is glad to be a part of The School of Rock in Santa Clarita community.
Singing Teacher Jay Adana
Jay Adana
Vocal Teacher
Jay Adana is a singer and composer. She began studying voice in Santa Clarita at age 9. She currently works in music for stage and screen primarily in New York and California.

The Loophole (The Public Theater, music and lyrics), The Jordan & Avery Show (The O’Neill Theater Center, book, music and lyrics), The Woodsman (New World Stages, lyrics), Notes From Now (59E59, contributed music and lyrics), Fingerpaintings (Playwrights Horizons Downtown, music and lyrics), LeFay (Musical Theater Factory, book and lyrics), The Last Tiger in Haiti (Berkeley Rep/La Jolla Playhouse, contributed music and lyrics). Performance venues include The Public Theater, 59E59, Joe's Pun, 54 Below, and Rockwood Music Hall.

2020 Richard Rodgers Award, 2021 Vivace Award, 2018 Jonathan Larson Award, 2019 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow. Work featured by PBS, The American Theater Wing, and The Dramatist Magazine. Teaching/Mentoring: NYU Playwrights Horizons, American Theater Wing. Education: #BARS workshop founded by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, Acting BFA SUNY Purchase Conservatory.
Singing Teacher  Emily Tschirhart
Emily Tschirhart
Vocal Teacher
Emily Tschirhart is a vocalist, songwriter, and composer, who graduated from California Institute of the Arts. Over the course of Emily's career, they have headlined festivals in Michigan, performed and recorded original work at Capitol Records, performed in venues across Los Angeles, and scored award-winning animated short films.

Emily's main musical strengths include voice (contemporary and classical technique), vocal arrangements, and pop music form (R&B, blues, pop, folk). Emily is passionate about all things music, as she has been performing and recording from an early age, and is committed to uplifting and supporting young artists.
Guitar Teacher Grant Dacklin
Grant Dacklin
Guitar Teacher
Grant Dacklin is a Music Producer, Writer, and Guitarist born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. His passion for music began with being around urban dance/Hip Hop for most of his life. Training as a dancer influenced his love for rhythm and he began learning guitar on his own to fuel his main passion of making original music.

Since moving out to LA, Grant has been going to college at Calarts studying music-tech and Guitar performance, and more recently has personal success in his original work. His music found him touring the Midwest with his collaborators, and the highlight of his career is performing at SXSW 2023.

In addition to his accomplishments, Grant has extensive experience teaching kids dance and music, and did so during his time in high school. His deep understanding of music through dance, guitar, original composition, and his dedication to education make him well prepared to share his expertise with students at School of Rock!
Studio Coordinator Phoebe Randall
Phoebe Randall
Studio Coordinator
Born and raised under the blazing Arizona sun, yet somehow incapable of absorbing vitamin D, Phoebe Randall has loved and valued music since she got her hands on a Hello Kitty boombox and her very first CD—a Britany Spears album she won at Dave and Busters.

Phoebe loves to sing, and has been trying to learn guitar for years, but just can’t get those barre chords down. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Art Studies, focusing primarily on animation. She loves how animation is a marriage of moving images and sound, the two made more impactful together than apart.

Phoebe loves that music alone has the ability to transport us to worlds of our creation, and she believes strongly in the therapeutic power of listening to and playing music. Phoebe will often be found listening to her favorite artists while she draws, goes on a hike, or while she’s brushing her teeth. She very much looks forward to supporting you on your uniquely beautiful artistic journey!
Singing Teacher Arianna Sonnenburg
Arianna Sonnenburg
Vocal Teacher
Arianna has been infatuated with singing her whole life. She studied voice in college and performed in many university theatre productions, landing the lead role in three of them. She continues to pursue performing and has discovered a love of teaching that she never expected!

Arianna was trained classically and has developed vocal skills she didn't think were accessible. This has unlocked a desire to teach others the joy of finding power in their own voices. It is empowering to recognize the potential your own body has to create a sound you are confident in.

Arianna has toured nationally with The Master's Chorale and has been involved in musical productions in the Southern California area for the past five years.
Guitar Teacher Dave Kaminski
Dave Kaminski
Guitar Teacher
David Kaminski is a guitarist, producer, playback tech, and music director from the suburbs of Chicago. David graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music Business with his principal instrument being guitar and has worked across the industry for many years. He moved to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue live music and has made appearances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Music Midtown, Outside Lands, Summer Sonic, and SXSW.

David brings his passion for the craft and the industry to his students. He was raised on rock music and understands the history and legends of music having worked in multiple genres and studied the contemporary industry. David's passion is to spread inspiration through music that echoes what he experienced at the beginning of his musical journey.
Singing Teacher Zakary Herman
Zakary Herman
Vocal Teacher
Zakary Herman, an LA native, is a seasoned singer with a lifelong passion for music. While his vocal prowess has been a defining feature of his musical journey, he is also a proponent of multi-instrumentalism and the benefits it can bring to musicians. Along with this, he brings a holistic approach to music theory and the compositions that are created from it.

With experience in soundtrack work, live performance, and music production, Zak knows how music can have an effect on people’s lives. When he’s making his own music, it’s inspired by jazz, R&B, fusion, rock, and soul.
Ruth Nichols, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Ruth Nichols
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Ruth is a vocalist, songwriter, pianist, trumpeter, and cat mom. During her undergrad and graduate degrees Ruth studied Western Classical, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Salsa, and more. Since then she has honed her skills as a versatile performer of many styles of music. Ruth has performed with many artists including Harry Styles at Coachella. She currently performs with New York City’s first all-female Mariachi, Flor de Toloache. From the United Palace in NYC to the Youtube Theater here in LA and festivals in between. Ruth loves performing to crowds of all sizes! Ruth has released 2 EPs and an album under her artist project Mahealane and was an official SXSW artist. She frequently collaborates with producer PRNDL and together they lead a fusion band called Low Poly Cactus.
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School of Rock is a unique environment!

School of Rock has been the most rewarding activity for my kid. In two years my 12-year-old son has become an amazing guitar player. More importantly, he has found a passion, an inner artistic self and great confidence.

For everyone from beginner to expert!

School of Rock is amazing! My son loves learning to play new songs on the drums! He is a rocker at heart and I love how School of Rock allows him to let loose and jam with everyone!

My son loves being part of a band.

He likes learning how to work together as a group. His instructor for private lessons has been great. He was able to quickly assess my son’s skill level and get started right away building on what he already knew.

I could not be more grateful for School of Rock.

I could not be more grateful for the confidence boost School of Rock has given my daughter in such a wonderful and supportive environment. After just the first lesson she was applying the techniques they had given her and was showing progress.

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