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School of Rock Silver Spring
8634 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 589-7625

Location Specifics

We are located between Georgia Ave. and Fenton St., and a few doors down from The Fillmore.

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  • Monday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM

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

School of Rock Silver Spring is happy to serve Silver Spring and surrounding communities in the Greater Washington DC area, Takoma Park, Wheaton, Kensington, and Chevy Chase with quality music lessons from real, practicing musicians. We teach everything from the classics of singing to piano playing, bass guitar, drums, and more. At School of Rock, students can perform live music and develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging learning environment. With enough practice, they may one day rise to the level of performing at one of our many local music venues such as The Fountain Stage or McGinty’s Public House, and take their place among the local greats such as Minor Threat, Scream, and Bill Harrell.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Silver Spring'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 Silver Spring music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Silver Spring
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring, 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.

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

School of Rock Silver Spring'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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring.

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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Silver Spring

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Silver Spring

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Silver Spring

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring’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.

Music Director, Drum Teacher Brooks
Music Director, Drum Teacher
Brooks serves as Music Director for the School of Rock in Silver Spring, Maryland, overseeing lessons and programs for all of our students from Rookies up to House Band. With nearly two decades of experience as a drummer and a lifelong passion for music, Brooks believes strongly in the power to enrich the lives of students through music education.

After starting as a substitute in Silver Spring in 2018, Brooks progressed to a full-time instructor, then lead instructor, and most recently Music Director. He also plays drums in the Baltimore-based emo band Guest Bed as well as with the Garrett Mabe Band. He can usually be found singing "What A Fool Believes" at the top of his lungs around the school. His favorite hobby is the Baltimore Orioles and his favorite historical figure is Bruce Springsteen.
Studio Manager Rose Barber
Studio Manager
Although not a musician herself, Rose grew up in a musical family. Her father and two brothers are professional musicians and they all instilled a love of music in her from a young age.

Rose's career took a long and winding road through finance and operations and a stint at a local private school working with kids that has led her to our door. She is delighted to be heading up School of Rock's Silver Spring location and being a part of our students' musical journeys.
Studio Coordinator Caity Moschetto
Studio Coordinator
Caity has always had a love for music. Growing up an hour's train ride away from NYC, seeing Broadway musicals on the weekends was the norm for Caity and her family.

Caity has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz and is attending graduate school pursuing a degree in Counseling. She loves meeting new people and is excited to have the opportunity to work in a place that cultivates awesome musicians!
Guitar Teacher
Since his first guitar lesson at age 12, Jeff Orrence has been an avid guitar player and musician in the local music scene. He has performed countless shows with bands ranging from The Meer and The Escape Artist to Maulrat. Throughout the past five years, Jeff has gigged at local venues in DC, including The Rock and Roll Hotel, DC9, Black Cat, The Pinch, Treehouse Lounge, The Electric Maid, Joe Squared, The Ottobar, The Pie Shop and Slash Run. Jeff has put out multiple independent records at The Retreat Studio, one of which was mastered locally at Airshow in Takoma Park. Jeff has always seen the guitar as a way to connect emotionally with other people and bring joy. Learning and communicating via performing live with other musicians has been one of the greatest experiences of his life. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Silver Spring.
Bass Guitar Teacher
A DC native, Ricardo "PNut" Johnson began his musical journey on the bass in the fifth grade when he received his first instrument, a Sears electric guitar. He enjoyed the guitar but then he heard the bass in Rufus and Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing" and from that point on he knew he wanted to be a bass player. Hearing of his new obsession, his uncle, a bass player in his own right, loaned him a bass and challenged him to see what he could learn by the time he got back from the road and the rest is history. During his years in the D.C. area, he played with various groups in a variety of styles. He played with the sensational vocal group Prim Degree, the cutting edge gospel group God's Creation, vocalist Gloria Brown and blues great Memphis Gold. In the 90's he toured Europe with the blues legend Memphis Gold. After years of playing on stage he decided to go get his music degree and attended the Music Tech College of Music, now called McNalley Smith, in Minneapolis, MN. After graduation he stayed in Minnesota for 10 years, where he was very active in the music scene and where he taught many aspiring musicians. He played with the blues group The HooDoo Kings, the 12-piece group Arayastone, the reggae mainstay Dred I Dred, the funk band Down with Gravity, jazz guitarist John Penny and a host of others. He is a consummate bass player and works at his craft continuously. In 2007 he attended Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey's Bass at the Beach and later that year he also attended Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp. He learned many things at these camps and has integrated them into his playing and teaching. Tired of the cold of Minnesota and homesick for the sights and sounds of D.C., he moved back in the area in 2011. He has played with a number of groups since being back and is happy to be a part of the School of Rock family.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Jaime Moffett is a guitarist and bassist from Baltimore, MD, and is excited to share his musical knowledge with School of Rock Silver Spring students. Jaime did his formal musical training at Towson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2006 with a focus on jazz guitar performance. He has also been an active teacher since 2004, and has experience teaching students as young as five years old to adults in retirement. In addition to his time spent at Towson and as a teacher, Jaime has been performing music in a variety of ensembles as both a leader and sideman in the greater Baltimore/DC area since the late 1990s.
Drum Teacher
Matt began his musical studies at the age of 5 on piano with Dr. Theodora Coob of Berkley. In the ensuing years, Matt dabbled with other instruments before finally being allowed to take his first drum lesson in the fifth grade. Within two months Matt was first chair percussion in the all city symphonic band and played his first paying gig that same year. After attaining early acceptance, Matt skipped his senior year of high school to attend Bard College. While at Bard, Matt split his academic focus between musical studies and sociology, as well as serving as house band leader for a sketch comedy group and performing throughout New England.

Matt has recorded and gigged with numerous groups He lived in central Florida, where he played as many as nine gigs a week in Tampa, Orlando and Daytona Beach, and played for a group twice named Tampa’s Best of the Bay area live musical act. After this Matt found himself in England. Though he continued to perform and record with different outfits his main gig was as house percussionist for a Leeds-based EDM production studio under an international distribution label. In this capacity Matt recorded and performed with various DJs. Since leaving England Matt has called the DMV home. He is currently a full-time drummer in two groups and sub for three others, all performing throughout the DMV and beyond. Matt is excited to be a drum teacher at School of Rock Silver Spring.
Singing Teacher Elijah Davis
Singing Teacher
Elijah started his musical journey early by singing in church, school choirs, bands, and musical theater. Along the way, he added to his repertoire instruments such as the keyboard, drums, trumpet, and more, but has always gravitated to his natural gift of singing. Attending Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Elijah has been fortunate enough to sing for a variety of events and even for some well-known voices such as Richard Smallwood, Ledisi, and others. Currently Elijah is working on creating music and songwriting as well as producing/engineering.
Drum Teacher Scott Barber
Drum Teacher
Scott Barber was born and raised in Southern Maryland and began playing drums at the age of 8. When Scott was 13, he started playing local gigs and was reimbursed for his services with burgers and sodas. Once he got a taste of playing his instrument in a band setting and experienced the joy it could bring, he never looked back.

Scott has over thirty years of extensive live band and studio experience. The church has been a key part of Scott’s musical development and he currently plays in his church band. He has collaborated and performed with countless musicians, both locally and nationally.

Scott is a U.S. Army Veteran. His service abroad gave him a unique perspective on music, witnessing the universal language, and power of music to bring people together regardless of any ethnic or social barrier. As a School of Rock instructor, Scott hopes to help his students tap into their creativity.
Guitar Teacher Mike Mann
Guitar Teacher
Mike has been playing guitar for over 20 years, and teaching for 10 of those years. He grew up in a musical family and started his own journey being classically trained by a graduate of the Yale University School of Music and quickly moved on to playing in bands in his teenage years while interning at a local recording studio. During college he discovered a passion for teaching and sharing music with the community and hasn’t looked back since. He is adept in a variety of genres and specializes in improvisation, songwriting and guitar solos. He is excited to be Rocking with us in our Silver Spring location!
Drum Teacher Christopher Wallace
Drum Teacher
Christopher Wallace started out in band class as a part of the percussion section in middle school and has played drums for over 17 years. He has played drums in local bands 8-break, Lucy, and The Meer. Chris' styles range from alternative drum beats to influential jazz and punk rock. In addition to performing live on stage, he also has recording studio experience. Chris is most passionate about drums but also plays guitar and sings. He hopes to inspire a creative way of play and is excited to be teaching with us at School of Rock.
Singing Teacher Anton Van De Motter
Singing Teacher
Anton is a recent graduate of UMD College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in voice performance and studied under Gran Wilson. He grew up performing in school choirs, orchestras, and theatre productions. During his time at UMD, Anton was the music director of Ethnobeat, a multilingual, multicultural a cappella group. He was also the music director of two musical theatre productions (Heathers: the Musical and A Chorus Line) for 32 Bars, a student-run musical theatre group. Anton hopes to combine his classical training with his love of various musical genres to help students build healthy vocal techniques.
Guitar Teacher Jordan Houze
Guitar Teacher
A serious player since the age of 12, Jordan has never ceased to explore the possibilities in music. As a multi-instrumentalist and producer, Jordan’s musical journey began to blossom with a guitar into the worlds of rock and jazz, playing with childhood friends, to being in the Charles Herbert Flowers High School jazz ensemble.

As a leading artist, band member, and sideman Jordan has played at the Rock and Roll Hotel, DC9, and The Filmore with acts such as Tylisha Haskins, Jeaxsmeaux, Chibuguzo, and others. He continues to explore new possibilities and mediums to express himself and help others find them as well through teaching.
Drum Teacher Karl Kriemelmeyer
Drum Teacher
Karl is a music industry veteran with 40 years of experience playing and recording. He started taking drum and piano lessons at the age of 7 and was playing drums professionally by age 15 with a Maryland-based Top-40 dance, soul, and funk band. He then ventured into the world of alternative rock bands and electronic dance music and has recorded and performed at many legendary venues including CBGB, 930 Club, DC Space, and Fever.

Karl has played drums in many bands and recording projects over the years as well as being a resident DJ at 930 Club and keyboardist. He has experience with drums, percussion, analog and digital synthesizers, MIDI, drum machines, electronic drums, sampling, and DAWs. Drumming remains his primary focus. He became interested in teaching through a rock & roll summer camp. Karl looks to ignite creativity and forge the paths to performance excellence in his students.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher JennaRose Sexton
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
JennaRose Sexton started music lessons at a young age, learning several different instruments including recorder and dulcimer. After finishing classes with those instruments, she continued to learn piano for about 10 years and participated in several competitions throughout the years. She continued her musical education own her, learning several other instruments, including fiddle, bass, guitar, and mandolin. She played for a couple of bands with fiddle.

JennaRose comes to us from Nebraska where she was playing music and giving kids lessons with horses. She moved here to be with her husband and knew she had to continue teaching. A multi-instrumentalist, she will primarily be teaching keys at School of Rock in Silver Spring, MD.
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A great Program that helps students grow!

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School of Rock has been an excellent experience for my son and has taught him the value of teamwork in an attitude transforming way that sports could not. The staff is extremely present and focused on every level of musician in the program.

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The management and staff really care about the students. I see management and staff interacting with kids to help them build their confidence and abilities, as well as to work with others. The school makes learning fun and turns kids into musicians.

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