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School of Rock Seekonk
1520 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771
(508) 557-0213
  • Monday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock in Seekonk, Massachusetts is proud to serve Seekonk—as well as surrounding areas like Providence, Barrington, Rehoboth, Swansea, and Warren—with a revolutionary music education approach. Our quality music lessons are taught by real, practicing musicians and students can learn to rock out on guitar, keyboards, drums, and vocals, across many genres. Students can develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging environment, and gain confidence like true rock stars by jamming together in a band with friends. Our students perform at community-based festivals like PVDFest, Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, the Providence Farmers Market, and the East Providence Arts Festival. They also regularly play at local venues like The Strand Ballroom & Theatre, Fete Music Hall, and the Narrows Center for the Arts. Come join the band and visit School of Rock Seekonk today!

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Seekonk'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 Seekonk music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Seekonk
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Seekonk, 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

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

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

School of Rock Seekonk'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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk.

What To Expect

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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk.

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

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

What To Expect

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 Seekonk and the rest of MA. 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
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 Seekonk

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Seekonk

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Seekonk

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Seekonk 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Seekonk

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Seekonk 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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Seekonk, 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 Seekonk, 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 Seekonk’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Owner / Adult Band Director
Phil Martelly
A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, his passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island area. He is the definition of the word musician as he plays not one but several instruments: guitar, bass and drums. Phil has played with a lot of the area's hottest bands including Pappy Chulo as the opening act for none other than Incubus.
Owner / GM
Shawn Garrity
Shawn's musical journey began at age eleven when his dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At fifteen, he joined a band and began writing music and playing original and cover songs at venues throughout New England. He studied jazz and classical music at Western Connecticut State University and earned a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. Shawn's original band VulGarrity completed three nationwide tours and shared the stage with Mike Doughty, Days of the New, The Misfits, King’s X, Sponge, The Joy Formidable, Sleeper Agent, Psychostick, The Prodigals, Ra, Robert DeLong, The Heavy, Ra Ra Riot and Electric Six. Shawn's cover band Inside Out can be seen rocking out on stages in and around New England regularly. While Shawn enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music, he is most inspired by all things rock.
Music Director
Scott Roddick
Music Director
Scott started playing music at the age of ten. He studied jazz and classical music at Rhode Island College, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Composition. Scott has played in several groups throughout New England. Currently he plays with Hungry Freaks, Interplay and Take It To The Bridge. He has toured nationally and recorded on three studio albums with Gavin Castleton. Some of his musical influences are Mr. Bungle, St. Vincent, TV On The Radio and Primus.
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Nathan Wilcox
Nathan Wilcox
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Nathan’s passion for music began at the age of 3 after his dad first introduced him to the music of Paul McCartney. Throughout his childhood, Nathan taught himself how to play piano and drums but eventually began taking guitar lessons at age 14 at School of Rock.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Nathan has played across the East Coast with the School of Rock Seekonk House Band as well as with the prestigious Rhode Island cover band, Inside Out. Despite having played hundreds of gigs, teaching students and directing performance groups is very fulfilling for Nathan. Some of his musical influences include Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Toto, and John Mayer.
Drum Teacher Mike Perrotta
Mike Perrotta
Drum Teacher
Mike started playing drums at the age of 11 and was a former School Of Rock student himself. After graduating Mike began to play with many different artists and has toured and recorded music all around the country. His current gig is with the rock band 'Kingsmen' based out of Providence, Rhode Island.
Drum Teacher Matt Arenburg
Matt Arenburg
Drum Teacher
Matt started playing drums at age 4 and joined School Of Rock Seekonk at age 8. He quickly became one of the youngest members of the school’s house band and has toured the east coast and played hundreds of shows as a member of the school as well as with various other side projects. Matt is also the 2016 and 2019 A.T.A.M. New England Drum Champion. Some of his musical influences include Neil Peart, Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison, Justin Tyson, Marco Minnemann and Stewart Copeland
Drum Teacher Ziggy Coffey
Ziggy Coffey
Drum Teacher
Ziggy Coffey is a musician with many talents. As a drummer, he performs with the fuzz metal act Princess and the hypersonic surf rock trio The Z-Boys. He also has his own solo project as the moniker Ziggy Gnardust that incorporates garage rock, punk, alternative and psychedelic stylings into an energetic array of music that show off his talents on multiple instruments. As a performer, Ziggy has shared the stage with several national acts including Fishbone, KRS-ONE, Arrested Development and Deer Tick.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Sydney Murphy
Sydney Murphy
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Sydney is a classically trained pianist, as well as an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She is a former School of Rock student and has performed throughout New England. Her influences run the gamut from Bach to The Eagles to Alice Cooper.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Originally from Rhode Island, Andrew is a musician and educator. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Maine in music and in linguistics. His performing career has led him through extensive international travels. Andrew’s primary instrument is bass, however, he also teaches guitar, keyboards, and drums.

Andrew's long list of musical influences is extensive and includes Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Bird, Miles Davis, anything that swings, The Grateful Dead, the usual '60s and '70s guitar bands, most grunge, most hip-hop, Peruvian psychedelic cumbia, Cape Verdean music, Afro-Cuban stuff, the blues, and so much more.

Having taught both music and ESL, Andrew takes a multidisciplinary approach to most things in life. When not teaching Andrew enjoys reading, working on his family’s house, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Songwriting Teacher Sean Smith
Sean Smith
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Songwriting Teacher
Sean's musical adventure began when he was 12 years old and got hit by a car. He woke from a coma and music was the only thing he wanted to do from that point on. He started with drums and guitar, playing a few covers with some friends, and moved on to making it his life passion. At age 15, Sean began teaching at a local music shop and traded lessons on other instruments with other teachers. He completed a music program on flamenco and metal guitar at Berklee College of Music the summer before college. He then attended CCRI for music education.

Sean opened In Harmony Music in his early twenties and started playing small shows in local bars. While hosting an open mic he met accomplished musician Tama Girard and started to become professional. Since then he has played all over the place, worked as a sound engineer and recording artist, and got signed as a songwriter. It brings him joy to offer guidance to tomorrow's professionals! Sean's influences include Francisco Tarrega, Fernando Sor, Alexi Laiho, Brann Dailor, and Dave Brubeck.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Angelina Singer
Angelina Singer
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Angelina Singer is primarily a guitar instructor with more than 15 years of playing to her name. After developing her love of the instrument in private lessons, band programs, and a classical guitar ensemble during her time at Stonehill College, Angelina realized it was time to give back to others on the same musical journey.

Angelina has recently taken up mandolin (a special endeavor passed down by her grandfather), as well as a bit of piano and bass guitar to round out her skills. She loves helping students at School of Rock learn the skills needed to express themselves as authentically as possible.
Anthony Hefler
Tony Hefler
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Anthony Hefler, known by most as Tony, is a multi-talented singer, guitarist, and bassist. He describes himself less as a flashy lead guitarist and more as a songwriter through practice writing hundreds of songs with multiple bands. Tony started playing guitar at 13 years old at School of Rock Seekonk, and not long after that he began playing with the school's 201 and performance groups. Soon after learning guitar, he found that some of the amazing teachers at School of Rock were able to see and unlock his singing potential after one of the groups lost their singer, and needed someone to step up. Soon after, Tony found his love for singing and continued to grow and blossom at School of Rock, learning all kinds of music he never would have been exposed to outside of the school and learning so much more about all kinds of instruments and songwriting techniques. He was even put through a trial by fire, being tasked with playing his first song on bass ever in the Chris Cornell show, which was Jesus Christ Pose (Thanks Kevin for that insane assignment). Now after having met some lifelong friends at the school and playing/writing in numerous successful bands in the New England area since the years after leaving School of Rock, he returns to pass on the knowledge he's learned from the school, to make sure that more kids are able to have the same great experiences he had at School of Rock.
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Kayla Nastari
Kayla Nastari
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Kayla knew she had a passion for music since she was 8 years old. She listened to all different types of artists and went to as many concerts as possible, and knew that’s what she wanted to do someday. Her performance journey began with talent shows at school, random karaoke events, and even singing the national anthem at many events.

Kayla began attending School of Rock at the age of 13 with vocal and piano lessons, and she joined the Performance Program shortly thereafter. Her love for music only grew, as she began feeling much more comfortable on the stage, being around people with the same interests, and learning proper techniques.

Kayla is ready to bring students that same amount of joy she felt walking through those doors and will teach them steps toward being a better musician. Some of her musical influences are Heart, blink-182, and Paramore.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Derek Lima
Derek Lima
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Derek began playing the drums in 2014. He is a former School of Rock student and participated in the performance groups and his school's House Band. Following his time at School of Rock, Derek began playing guitar and bass and joined multiple bands around New England. Derek has also performed as an actor and vocalist in musical theatre performances at his university.

Derek is excited to return to School of Rock as a teacher and help support students to fulfill their musical goals and enjoy the School of Rock experience. Derek currently also works as a staff member of a musical after-school program in Warwick with his former drum teacher, as well as a few fellow School of Rock alumni. Derek's main musical influences include Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Conor Oberst, Bob Dylan, and Matt Skiba.
Vocal Teacher Nicole Bourgeois
Nicole Bourgeois
Vocal Teacher
Nicole’s love for music and vocal performance started as a young child. She earned a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rivier University. She has worked with children in a variety of settings including schools, residential centers, and outpatient clinics.

As a child, Nicole performed as a vocalist on the Star of the Day show, was part of Derossi Music School‘s performance band, and performed in lead roles for her high school musicals as a teen.

Nicole is the parent of a School of Rock student and has been a member of School of Rock’s Adult Band program for the last several years.
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You have formed a family.

The bonds formed between the kids, the parents and the many spawned bands should make School of Rock very proud. I have never experienced anything like this in any youth organization. You have recruited the best and most talented array of artists I've ever witnessed.

Life began when we walked in!

The strength of School of Rock Seekonk comes from the quality of its instructors. These folks are well-trained, working musicians who provide expert, practical lessons. More importantly, they are nice people who are a pleasure to work with.

World-Class Instructors!

The instructors are the real heart and soul of the place. In addition to their musical acumen, they care enough to take the time to teach the students critical life lessons like teamwork, patience, perseverance and respect for others and oneself to name a few.

School of Rock helped my daughter grow.

I have seen my daughter grow to appreciate music so much so that she plays three different instruments. Since attending the school for a little over 2 1/2 years, she has been more outgoing! She also has improved in school thanks to School of Rock!

School of Rock is a wonderful place!

They do a great job teaching all aspects of music to young and old alike. My son and niece love going there. They are very supportive and encouraging.

It has been a great experience for my grandson.

My grandson looks forward to his personal lessons and the band practice each week. It has also contributed heavily to his self-confidence and helped him to build self-esteem. In addition, it has significantly increased his music appreciation.

I love the Adult Program.

Playing in the Adult Program band is a great experience and a wonderful way to learn. Plus I have made some great friends.

What a great program.

It's a lot of fun learning to play music and meeting new friends. The instruction is awesome.

We love the teachers.

They’re fun. You learn a variety of songs. My son gets the experience of playing in a band. The instructors are phenomenal.

Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

You have a great program to help kids grow and hone their artistic talents. I see young people spending hours there and making lifelong friends with something they have in common and encouraging each other. Nice work!

My daughter loves School of Rock!

My daughter has loved her first two months at School of Rock. She likes her instructor and enjoys learning different techniques with music she enjoys and wants to learn. The band rehearsals have been a great way for her to find her voice.

Everyone at School of Rock is awesome.

It's a great way to get off the couch and learn how to play in a band without being intimidated. Everyone there is awesome. The private lessons keep me on track, the instruction is fantastic and band practice is so much fun. I've improved my playing tremendously since I started.

It's a great place to become a musician.

The teachers are skilled, helped me set and support personal goals, and provided the guidance to play in a band. I practice with passion and look forward to performing weekly. This is THE place to become a musician.

I love the staff and the environment!

My teacher is great and such a fabulous musician. I cannot think of a better band coach too. He works the band like a conductor of an orchestra and knows exactly what each and every one of us should do and play.

My daughter can make music with her friends.

She’s been taking drums at another studio for a few years and this helped her develop technical proficiency but at a certain point it stopped being new and fun. Making music with others has re-energized her.

A personal approach with professionals who make learning fun.

SOR provides a personal approach with professionals who make learning fun. During these challenging days, SOR has stepped up with new ways to remain connected and continue the learning experience. I highly recommend the school to my friends and anyone who wants to make music.

Great staff and great place for kids!

Great staff especially during this difficult situation. Sean always is there for questions and John works with my daughter and she just loves School of Rock! Great place for kids! :)

I've seen growth in my child's development based on her playing in a real band.

My daughter enjoys SOR and has become a better drummer. Playing with others was key in her continued development as a musician and I've seen growth based on her playing in a real band. Also the instruction is very strong and she enjoys (it's fun - not work).

School of Rock programs exceed all others.

School of Rock program's excellent staff and flexible teaching methods put it far in excess of anything else offered by contemporaries in the field.

It's the perfect blend of learning to create a musician.

Teachers are passionate about music and teaching. More importantly, A student learns to play the music he/she loves, and learns important techniques along the way. The perfect blend needed to create a musician.

School of Rock is everything a parent and student could ask for.

School of Rock is everything a parent and student could ask for. Great staff, excellent conditions, kind instructors, extremely knowledgeable, caring and compassionate to our children. The staff and band have changed my daughter’s life. Best decision we ever made!

My son looks forward to lessons and I don't need to nag him to practice!

My kid has thoroughly enjoyed his lessons and looks forward to them! He's improving and I don't ever have to nag him to practice, unlike other music instruction practices. He also looks up to his teachers who are good musicians and people.

An excellent place to be if you are an aspiring musician

School of Rock is an excellent place to be if you are an aspiring musician! The instructors are talented, knowledgeable, devoted, and patient. Our family has been extremely happy with School of Rock in Seekonk!

My son loves to practice here!

There is never a problem with getting my teenage son to practice. He just spontaneously does it and goes above and beyond.m The Performance bands are lots of fun and give the kids to exposure performing in a non-pressure and cool way.

The camps are a huge confidence builder

The 1-week camp is a great opportunity for campers to improve their skill and build new skills with different instruments. They have a great time coming together as a band and it's a huge confidence builder with a rocking show in just a few short days.

School of Rock is an absolute gem!

I am a huge fan of performance-based learning and the way it helps shape young musicians. Pair that with an inclusive environment where kids feel welcomed and free to express themselves and then you'll understand what makes School of Rock an absolute gem!

I really like the group and individual lesson format

The group and individual lesson format teaches the kids how to actually cooperate and play in a band, count off, listen to each other, music theory, etc. I also like that School of Rock does not just teach reading sheet music and helps students gain the ability to improvise.

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