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School of Rock Streetsville
49 Queen Street S
Unit 4/5
Mississauga, Ontario L5M1K5
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock in Mississauga, Ontario is proud to serve the Streetsville community—as well as surrounding areas like Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Georgetown, and Etobicoke—with a revolutionary music education approach. The local music scene is a great place for budding artists and bands like Triumph, Billy Talent, and IllScarlett have come out of Mississauga. With lessons from our expert instructors, students can learn to rock out on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and vocals across every genre including rock pop, country, and R&B. By jamming in a band together with friends while learning to read and play music by ear, students gain the confidence to truly be a rock star. Our students perform at community-based festivals like the Bread and Honey Festival, the Humble and Hungry Music Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, and more! Our students also regularly play at venues like the Rec Room at Square One, Cuchulainn’s Pub, and more! Take the first step towards stardom and join School of Rock in Mississauga, Ontario today!

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Streetsville'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 Mississauga music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Mississauga
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Streetsville, 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 Streetsville, 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 Mississauga
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

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

School of Rock Streetsville'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 Streetsville 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 Mississauga.

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 Streetsville 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 Mississauga.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Mississauga

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Mississauga

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Streetsville 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 Streetsville, 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 Streetsville 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 Streetsville, 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 Mississauga.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Mississauga

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Streetsville 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 Mississauga 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 Streetsville, 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 Mississauga 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 Streetsville, 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 Mississauga

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Streetsville, 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 Mississauga, 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 Streetsville’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.

Guitar Teacher Aaron Tymec
Aaron Tymec
Guitar Teacher
Aaron is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, and arranger based in the GTA. The interest in guitars and music that he developed growing up would soon turn into a lifelong passion, and his favourite genres include rock n’ roll, blues, heavy metal, folk, and classic country. He has several years of experience performing and recording and completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Humber College in Etobicoke, Ontario.

From personal experience, Aaron knows that a great teacher can have a profound impact on a player of any age or ability and will aim to make sure he has left a positive mark on his students.
Vocal Teacher Bree Taylor
Bree Taylor
Vocal Teacher
For Bree, singing, writing, and performing were built into her DNA. She was born to James Taylor songs in the delivery room, and she was already exhibiting signs of being a musician by the age of 6. Despite her hearing impairment from childhood, she found her voice among choirs, eventually making her way to a recording studio in her teens.

Bree hasn't let her hearing loss hold her back from going after her dreams. She is the epitome of resilience and has made a career for herself as a country superstar, known for her upbeat music. With powerhouse vocals and high-energy stage performance, she blends a country sound with pop and rock influences.

Bree has trained with vocal coach to the stars Bob Garrett (Los Angeles) and Lorraine Lawson (Toronto), who is notable for her work on CTV’s “The Launch.” As a multi-nominated country artist, Bree won Mississauga Music’s Fan Choice Award 2022 and released her debut album “DAUNTLESS” which listens like pages of her personal diary. Bree is excited to bring her experience and musical background to School of Rock Streetsville and to work with and inspire local artists.
Vocal Teacher Candace Sintnicolaas
Candace Sintnicolaas
Vocal Teacher
Candace is a former School of Rock student, participating in the Performance Program and being the lead vocalist of her school's House Band for four years. She was also selected to the School of Rock AllStars and had the chance to perform at venues like World Cafe Live, The Wonder Bar, and Lollapalooza. One of Candace’s favourite memories was the week the House Band performed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.

Shortly after her time as a student, Candace became an instructor for the Little Wing and Rookies programs, as well as a private vocal coach. She also decided to further her education by attending Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, where she studied recording and mixing for live music, as well as different styles of stage etiquette, theory, writing, and a history of the music she loves. Candace still missed performing, so she transferred over to Centennial College for their Music Industry Arts and Performance program, where she graduated in 2021.

Candace is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Streetsville and School of Rock Markham!
Drum Teacher, House Band Director Colin Hassell
Colin Hassell
Drum Teacher, House Band Director
Colin is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist based in Toronto. He has nearly 20 years of performance experience and has had the opportunity to play with a wide array of talented professionals during that time. His biggest influences include Steve Gadd, Nate Smith, Steve Jordan, Benny Greb, Larnell Lewis, Mark Kelso, Matt Halpern, Mike Portnoy, and many others.

Colin attended Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program in 2016. He works regularly with a number of groups and artists including Mindy Sins, Sole Power, Mutari, David Morrison, Vi, and others. Colin’s primary goal with School of Rock is to help students find their inner star power and allow them to experience the breadth of opportunity in the world of music and performance.
Guitar Teacher, Music Director Jake Gerovac
Jake Gerovac
Guitar Teacher, Music Director
Jake is a blues and rock guitarist who has been playing guitar since 2007. Some of his biggest influences include guitar icons Gary Clark Jr., Jimmy Page, B.B. King, and Jimi Hendrix.

Jake has studied music theory during his time at the University of Guelph and spends his free time teaching himself new concepts on the guitar. He is currently the lead guitarist in the Mississauga-based band The Boneheads, who are two-time finalists at the Mississauga Arts Awards for Music - Group (Emerging) category in 2021 and 2022, as well as nominees for Best New Group at the Mississauga Music Awards in 2022.

Jake’s main goal at School of Rock Streetsville is to help students develop into strong musicians so that they can keep rock music alive and well in Mississauga.
Jeff Wesseling Guitar Teacher
Jeff Wesseling
Guitar Teacher
Jeff’s been playing in bands since classic rock was just called ROCK! As a lead guitarist with over 40 years experience performing live and in studio, Jeff has had the amazing opportunity to play in numerous bands, work in many different genres, co-write and record a few albums, and teach guitar to all ages.
Listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck Group, Pink Floyd, Cream, and Savoy Brown was epic and life-changing for him, learning every riff he could off the old vinyl LP’s. From 2017 to 2021 Jeff served on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Arts Council. During that time, he established a new local venue to showcase up-and-coming original bands and singer songwriters. He also put a volunteer session band together to work with some of the artists he heard at the showcase events, which was an incredible experience for all. Jeff could hear and see how these young artists quickly became better musicians and comfortable on stage by working with a full band.
When he heard about Streetsville’s School Of Rock Performance Based Music Education method, Jeff knew he wanted to be part of this great Streetsville team and share what he had learned from all his years of playing.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Julian Camelo
Julian Camelo
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Julian Camelo is a multi-instrumentalist and sound designer originally from Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from Pontifical Xaverian University with a bachelor's degree in Music and Audio post-production.

For the past decade, Julian has experienced many roles as a musician and sound designer. He has been in several projects as a music editor, re-recording mixer, and dialogue editor in shows for Discovery, Disney, Amazon, and many others.

Julian has extensive experience as a live musician in numerous rock indie projects. He believes the most fun and effective way to learn to play an instrument is through music that moves your body and touches your soul.

That's how he felt about rock music since he first heard The Beatles.

He feels very excited about the chance to share his knowledge with new generations of musicians and create new rock ensembles at School of Rock Streetsville by teaching piano, guitar, and bass.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Nathaniel Fava
Nathaniel Fava
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Nathaniel (Nat) has been a musician for most of his life. As a multi-instrumentalist in guitar, bass, and vocals, Nat has played in a few local bands exploring multiple genres like rock, punk, folk, country, and R&B. He has several other skills, hobbies, and interests that have gotten him to where he is today, including obtaining a diploma in Visual and Digital Arts from Humber College in 2018 and developing IT and technology skills throughout the pandemic in 2020.

Nat will assist you in getting what you want out of your visit at School of Rock Streetsville and is eager to be amicable with students and parents alike.
Owner, General Manager Paula Carvalho
Paula Carvalho
Owner, General Manager
Paula was raised in Mississauga, and studied at the University of Toronto, graduating with a BA in French and Spanish. She began her teaching career as an Elementary French teacher with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in 1990. Paula stayed home after her sons were born and later returned to work with Rotherglen Montessori School as a CASA and Elementary French Teacher.

In 2018, Paula went back to school and graduated from the TESOL PLUS (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) post-graduate program at Sheridan College. It was here that she completed a required elective: Introduction to Business, and found she enjoyed this course more than her language courses.

After completing the one-year program, Paula was hired by Sheridan College as a LINC Instructor (Language Instruction for Newcomers) in the Continuing Education department teaching Immigrants and Refugees at Sheridan College,

When the program ended in March 2020, she enrolled at the Jay Shetty (Coaching) Certification School. During this time of introspection, she decided that rather than return to teaching or work as a coach, she would pursue a business venture.

School of Rock has been a great fit for Paula, combining her teaching experience and entrepreneurial goals with her interest in youth mental health and passion for music.
Ray Yiu Drum Teacher
Ray Yiu
Drum Teacher
Ray is a funk, rock, and punk drummer who has been playing drums since 2015. Her major music influences include Muse, Maroon 5, Green Day, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wild Cherry, Tower of Power, The Clash, and David Bowie.

Ray joined rock bands “Chapter Hard” and “91.4Hz” in 2019. To further enhance her music knowledge and experience, she is now studying Professional Sound and Business (Studio Production Major) at the Metalworks Institute in Mississauga. Recently, Ray passed her grade 8 drum exam with DISTINCTION at RSL Awards.

Ray enjoys sharing drumming ideas and spreading her knowledge of drumming in all genres of music. She is a passionate drummer and is excited to help her School of Rock Streetsville students as they embark on their drumming journey!
Assistant General Manager, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson
Assistant General Manager, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Rob has always had a passion for music, with a variety of influences coming to him from his music-loving parents. Ever since he was a child, Rob has been a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums, and later trying out the saxophone and accordion. After playing in a few bands throughout his teenage years, he made the move to the other side of the glass and expanded his musicianship to the engineering and production side of the music industry.

Rob started a new venture after graduating from Metalworks Institute with honours in 2015. The Mississauga Music Awards-nominated artist development and music production company, Cats Cove Media, was officially established in 2016, and since that time Rob has had the pleasure of working with a multitude of artists, spanning many genres and notoriety, both in recording and producing their records, and booking shows and tours.

Having deep roots in Mississauga, Rob is ecstatic to be a part of School of Rock Streetsville. His goal is to nurture the continued growth of Mississauga’s musical talent and keep our youth inspired on their musical journey. Nothing means more to Rob than bringing people together through music!
Ryan Sequeira Drum Teacher
Ryan Sequeira
Drum Teacher
Ryan Sequeira is a drummer based in Toronto, Canada. Growing up in Mumbai India, Ryan started drumming at the age of 16 and was deeply influenced by Rock, Heavy metal, and Funk bands like Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Rage against the machine, RHCP, Pfunk, and many more. He played an active part in the local music scene and played at multiple venues across the city and country. To further discover himself as a musician, he enrolled in the music program at Humber College, Canada. He is currently studying under Mark Kelso, Larnell Lewis, Steve Mancuso, and Joaquin Nunez. Musically, Ryan is a versatile drummer and has a deep understanding of the foundations required for drumming in various situations. He has been teaching at different institutes for the past five years, and enjoys getting to know his students as they grow. His goal at School of Rock is to help students develop their craft, and to share his passion for music with aspiring young musicians.
Samuel Ermellini Guitar Teacher
Samuel Ermellini
Guitar Teacher
Samuel is a classic rock and metal guitarist through and through! Growing up in a musical house with a guitarist father, it was impossible not to be exposed to great music and great guitar playing!

The Beatles, Rush, Deep Purple, Van Halen, and Ozzy Osbourne were on repeat at home, and the curiosity for guitar only got more intriguing. That intrigue led Samuel to form the progressive metal band "Pyramid Theorem". They have had the privilege of opening for Sonata Arctica, Edguy, Symphony X, Fates Warning, and Finger 11. They have also been privileged to record their latest record "Beyond The Exosphere" with producer/engineer Richard Chycki. He is notable working with bands such as Rush, Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Pink, etc.

Samuel is also the lead vocalist, and lead guitarist in Rush tribute act "Crush"!

What Sam enjoys most about teaching is the feeling he gets when his students start to really learn and understand their instrument. He says it is magic to see his students in real time getting better and better each day. Sam is more than excited to be joining the School of Rock Streetsville team, and hopes to bring only the best to the table!
Guitar Teacher Shallum Asher Xavier
Shallum Asher Xavier
Guitar Teacher
Shallum has performed live in over 20 countries. His music possesses a distinct sound and stylistic diversity. He decided to embark on his quest for music at an early age to acquire hands-on experience. Most of Shallum's musical growth took place on stage as a young session guitarist playing for various artists and bands. As an artist, he has influenced the South Asian music industry for the past two decades. His song compositions which include local and international collaborations, have brought respect and admiration from his fans and peers. He won the award for best guitarist of Pakistan for two consecutive years along with multiple awards and accolades for his musical compositions and his band Fuzon.

Shallum is an improviser inspired by rock, blues, and jazz performers. He served on the senior faculty at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Pakistan, taught sound design and events at Iqra University, and was the head of the music department at Cedar College. Shallum is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with his students, developing their skill set, and helping to build their confidence.

Shallum is also an experienced music producer and sound engineer.
Vito De Francesco Drum Teacher
Vito De Francesco
Drum Teacher
Vito is a self-taught drummer who has been hitting things with sticks for over 30 years. The driving force behind the bands PYRAMID THEOREM and CRUSH: The Ultimate Rush Experience, he has had the incredible opportunity to perform across the country and record professionally for over 15 years. While his preferred musical genres include Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal, those merely scratch the surface of what satisfies his musical taste buds! When it comes to his influences, while there are many, he feels it is only appropriate to name-drop one drummer - Neil Peart.

With a wide variety of style and flavour entrenched in his playing, Vito is excited to be a part of the School of Rock Streetsville team and is eager to inspire future generations to pick up a pair of drumsticks and make some noise!!
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What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

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

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

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

It's the best music program in the city.

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

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

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

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