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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

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.

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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Mississauga
Little Wing
Ages 3-5

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.

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 Andrew Malandrino
Andrew Malandrino
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Andrew is a dedicated musician and is no stranger to Streetsville and our great community. He’s lived here his whole life, from spending evenings on Queen street to playing hockey in Vic Johnston arena. Andrew is the lead singer/rhythm guitarist for one of our own Mississauga bands, The Boneheads. With songs streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, Andrew and his band have been nominated for the emerging artist MARTY award for two years in a row as well as one Mississauga Music award for the same category.

Andrew has played in venues all over Mississauga and Toronto such as The Rec Room, The Delta Hotel, The Horseshoe Tavern, and even our city Celebration Square. His mission is to bring the spirit of rock and roll to a new generation. Andrew finds joy in sharing his passion with kids so that one day they may find the happiness that he himself has found through music.
Bree Taylor  Singing Teacher
Bree Taylor
Singing Teacher
For Bree, singing, writing and performing were built into her DNA. She was born to James Taylor songs in the delivery room, and by the age of six, she was already exhibiting signs of being a musician. 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 and Lorraine Lawson from ‘The Launch’. As a multiply nominated country artist, she just won Mississauga Music’s FAN CHOICE AWARD 2022, and released her debut album “DAUNTLESS” that 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.
Colin Hassell Drum Teacher
Colin Hassell
Drum Teacher
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. He attended Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program in 2016. Colin 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.
 Jake Gerovac Guitar Teacher
Jake Gerovac
Guitar Teacher
Jake is a blues and rock guitarist that 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. He 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.
Julian Camelo Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Julian Camelo
Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Julian Camelo is a multi-instrumentalist and sound designer originally from Bogota, Colombia. He graduated from Pontifical Xaverian University with a bachelor's 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.
Kat Pinhorn Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher
Kat Pinhorn
Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher
Kat Pinhorn is a Toronto based singer-songwriter who recently graduated with honours from Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program. Kat’s parents both graduated from the University of Toronto’s classical program; her mother with a Masters of Piano, and her Father with a Bachelor of Classical Voice. Kat began music lessons at 4 years old, learning piano from her mother. She began studying voice in the Bach Children’s Chorus under the direction of Linda Beaupre at age 6. Kat’s love for music blossomed throughout grade school as she began writing songs and learning to play guitar. Kat began teaching piano, voice, and guitar privately during her first year of university. Her students range from children to adults all with a love of music and a desire to learn. Kat is currently music director at West Edge Community Church, as well as an independent artist recording and performing around the GTA. Kat enjoys connecting with students, and providing them a safe space to explore music. She joins our team at School of Rock Streetsville aspiring to build a community of passionate music lovers
Ray Yiu Drum Teacher
Ray Yiu
Drum Teacher
Ray, a female funk, rock, punk drummer 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.

After completing her Grade 6 with distinction at RSL Awards, she 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.

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!
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!
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!!
Bass Guitar Teacher Zachary Price
Zachary Price
Bass Guitar Teacher
Zack is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist who began his musical journey at the age of 8 at School of Rock. He is currently enrolled in the music program at Humber College where he has had the privilege of studying under bassists Mike Downes, Will Jarvis, and Pat Kilbride. At Humber, Zack has had the opportunity to play many different styles of music and has honed his technique and gained a deeper understanding of his instrument. Zack is intent on creating a place for himself in the Toronto music scene and has played in venues around the city and Southern Ontario. His musical tastes and influences are varied and include Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Rush, Deftones, and King Gizzard &The Lizard Wizard. Zack’s goal at School of Rock is to help students begin their musical journeys, further their musicianship, and give them the same great experience he remembers as a former student.
Studio Coordinator
Nathaniel Fava
Studio Coordinator
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. She stayed at home after her sons were born and later returned to work with Rotherglen Montessori School as an 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. While teaching Immigrants and Refugees at Sheridan College, she realized it was the relationships with her students and her role as a mentor that inspired her more than her role as a teacher.

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 and joined the leadership development program TEC, a peer advisory board supported by 1-to-1 coaching, expert speakers, fast-paced learning, and global networking opportunities.

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.
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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!