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School of Rock Sugar Land
1935 Lakeside Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(832) 939-8788

Location Specifics

Located next to Lakeside Salons

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Hours
  • Monday: 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 1:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 12 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 2 PM - 6 PM

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

Programs we offer

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

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Sugar Land'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 Sugar Land music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Sugar Land
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Sugar Land, 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

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 Sugar Land, 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.

Songwriting
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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Sugar Land 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
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Sugar Land, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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 Sugar Land for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Sugar Land'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 Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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 Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land.

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

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

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

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 Sugar Land and the rest of TX. 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
AllStars
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
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

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 Sugar Land

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Sugar Land

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Sugar Land

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land. Unlike other Sugar Land 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
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

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 Sugar Land, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Sugar Land

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land, 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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Sugar Land 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land, 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 Sugar Land’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.

Jeremy Horton Co-Owner, General Manager

Jeremy is the General Manager for the School of Rock Clear Lake and Owner/General Manager of the School of Rock Sugar Land and Champion Forest locations. He has been a professional musician for 30 years, is a current Berklee student, has played over 3,000 shows and concerts and is fluent on bass, guitar and drums. He is a freelance bassist, session musician and producer for many studios and artists, one of them being the eight-time "Billboard" charting R&B artist J Metro. In 2013 they toured Africa, headlining jazz festivals and teaching master classes at schools as part of an arts-envoy program for the United States Government. You can also find Jeremy on tour with soul country artist David Grace or his band Moses Guest that has been together for 24 years and recently completed their eighth album! Several songs from Moses Guest have also been featured on MTV's popular show "The Real World." They've opened for several great artists, such as The Steve Miller Band, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Tower of Power, Jerry Garcia Band and many more. Jeremy comes from a musical family. His mother is a pianist and vocalist, while his dad is a bassist, guitarist and vocalist. Jeremy’s ultimate goal is to pay it forward by giving young inspiring artists something that will be with them forever, and to bring them the same joy that has filled his life with great satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.

Kent Newman Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Kent Newman has been a professional guitarist for over 30 years. He began playing at the age of 13 and at 15 was in the Texas dance hall circuit as lead guitarist and singer for the established band The Emotions. In 1989 he formed the band Rat Ranch. That band lasted 28 years and played thousands of shows for audiences from Florida to Alaska. He has also recorded countless projects, including original music for Rat Ranch as well as guitar and vocal arrangements for all levels of professional studio production. Over the years he and his bands have shared the stage with artists such as Kansas, Joe Walsh, 38 Special, America, Jefferson Starship, Peter Frampton, Dishwalla and many others. In addition to rock guitar styles, Kent has played just about every other type of popular music out there and he attempts to incorporate a broader understanding of music in general into his lessons. He also has decades of experience keeping a successful band together as a business pursuit. Kent currently plays in the country group Shotgun Road and the 70s classic rock group Diamond Jack. He is a guitar teacher and a bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Sugar Land.

Jordan Wright Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Jordan Wright is a longtime student and lover of music. Starting off with piano and choir in elementary school, he moved on to the guitar and bass guitar before beginning to dabble with other instruments such as drums, mandolin and ukulele. He played as a sideman during this time, as well as in multiple original Houston bands including Condition Green, Wasi Townsend and Madlove, MacAdams, The Psychodillos, Moonshine Summit, The Hightailers, POTROAST, Don't Worry 'Bout It, and Michael Shanks and the Merry Shanksters. For 10 years he was also the resident audio engineer at Last Concert Cafe in downtown Houston, affording the opportunity to work with all kinds of bands of all sizes from all over the world. In another life, he was also a math tutor and teacher's aide for HISD. He has a love for working with youth and is excited to combine his two passions, music and teaching, at School of Rock Sugar Land. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher.

Calvin Parker Drum Teacher

Calvin Parker's parents gave him his first drum set on his fifth birthday and he has had sticks in his hands ever since. He started playing in church as a young teen, eventually joining the snare line in high school. After receiving a degree in Audio Engineering from SCA in Raleigh, North Carolina, he made his way to Houston, Texas. At age 18 he joined his first working gig with the high-energy funk band Out of Control. Fast forward 11 years, thousands of shows and studio sessions played with multiple bands and artists, and he has progressed as a musician through the Houston music scene. These gigs ranged from small pubs to touring the whole southwest casino circuit with cover bands. He has also been a part of multiple original groups, playing drums and providing production. He's played with bands of all genres, from the hip-hop flavored Positive Disturbance, Marauderz and CB Kings, to pop-rock acts Who is BC and Michael Flores, to country artist David Grace and many more. He is a drum teacher and also teaches audio engineering at School of Rock Sugar Land.

Willie Britton III Bass Guitar, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Willie plays drums, bass guitar, piano and sings. Willie began playing drums at the age of 6 and played his first professional gig at the age of 13. Soon after, he played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. In his high school years, he won many jazz competitions with the band at Kashmere High School. Willie ended up getting a full scholarship to Texas Southern University for marching band. He played snare drum for the Ocean of Soul marching band for two years, and during that time, he fell in love with playing the bass guitar.

Two years into learning the bass, he played his first gig on bass at a little blues bar called Emitt's Place. He has been constantly learning, practicing and playing on the bass ever since. In 2018, he was blessed to be able to work at the School of Rock Sugar Land. He uses the knowledge he's gained to teach future musicians.
Nicolas Pequeño is a Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, and Keyboard Teacher at School of Rock Sugar Land

Nicolas Pequeño Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Nicolas Pequeño was born and raised in Houston, Texas and grew up playing in small bands in the cypress area while also being active in his high school band program. Nicolas took his love of music and got a degree in music performance with an emphasis in guitar in Dallas where he played every genre he could get his hands on from jazz to rock to pop.

Nicolas takes inspiration from a plethora of different musicians of many different genres. Some of his main inspirations are Pat Metheny, Eddie Van Halen, Cory Henry, and Johnny winter. Most of all, he loves music and the way it brings people of all cultures together for a unique experience and has been teaching students since 2017 to find their own musical path.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Taylor Trevino

Taylor Trevino Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Trevino is a Houston-native who has spent nearly half his life learning the craft of music and performing with countless groups and musicians throughout the state of Texas and its bordering states. Taylor has been performing regularly since 2009 at the age of 13 in bands ranging from Rock/Metal, Spanish, Jazz, Country, Dance, Gospel, etc. In addition to this experience, Taylor spent 2 years learning music theory and one year learning Jazz theory in his teens. As a well-rounded musician, Taylor can teach proper technique, theory, songwriting, performance strategies, and any genre of music. With plenty of experience in young education programs throughout high school and college, he is also well equipped to teach young students in an interesting and fun way!
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Andrew Fish

Andrew Fish Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Andrew started his obsession with music when he was 3. He went through school band and high school marching band. When he got his first drum set, music became so much more. He started forming bands and playing shows in high school, sharing the stage with regional and national acts on multiple occasions. He spent years touring, studio sessions and writing music with bands. More recently, he has built a studio and learned guitar, bass, recording, mixing and mastering. He has written some records and has helped local bands by working on producing records.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Mikayla Rosenthal

Mikayla Rosenthal Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Mikayla is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental performer, and producer from Sugar Land, TX. Growing up having listened to her dad's 12'' vinyls and CDs of the many greats in old soul, funk, and r&b, she began singing around the age of 4 and started to acquire an ear for complex melodies and groove rhythms. At age 9, she started taking piano lessons after being inspired by Alicia Keys and two years later began studying classical voice. Mikayla gained her performance experience on stage by competing in various classical voice competitions in the Houston area and nationally while in high school. She also was a part of her high school's varsity choir and auditioned to successfully make T.M.E.A. All-State Choir in 2016. Studying classical voice for 9 years eventually led Mikayla to study collegiately at a classical conservatory in New York City for 2 years.

While in New York, Mikayla's focus started to shift and her interest in songwriting grew. She transferred to Berklee College of Music, picked up guitar, and began to look towards singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Adrianne Lenker, and Lianne La Havas who paved their own paths in music. Mikayla graduated from Berklee in 2021 with a B.M. in professional music with concentrations in songwriting and performance. Today, Mikayla is building her career as a performing and recording artist, but in her off time has enjoyed teaching music. She is fortunate to have been exposed to both classical and contemporary styles and teachings of music, and is super excited to be a part of the School of Rock team.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Jaime Morales

Jaime Morales Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Jaime has been a guitar teacher for three years with students across all ages and skill levels. He has been a performer in several bands playing Rock, Country, Pop, and other styles of music. He is currently a music student at the University of Houston and his favorite music to listen to is movie/video game scores, and Math Rock.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Trumpet Teacher Tyler McGee

Tyler McGee Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Trumpet Teacher

Tyler has been invested in music from a young age, playing trumpet and guitar through college. After getting his degree in music education from Sam Houston State University, he began teaching privately. When not teaching, he tries to play with talented musicians as much as possible, and especially loves playing in musical theater productions!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Stephen is a musician and composer from the Pasadena area with a long history of live performance with the experimental and progressive Rock collective del-Rey. Developing a love for music from an early age combined with a passion for learning, he earned a degree in teaching from San Jac and continues with private studies and tutoring in multiple subjects. Having been involved in a variety of musical projects playing guitar, bass, and piano, Stephen is currently producing his own music under the name Robotany. His influences range from Dylan to Stravinsky, and he is thrilled to be a part of the School of Rock team.
Drum Teacher Samuel Casarez

Samuel Casarez Drum Teacher

Sam has been playing drums for 13+ years. He takes passion in his playing and loves to express himself through playing. He plays in a Progressive Metal band in the local Houston area. He hopes he can help inspire his students to play with the same passion as he does and help them excel to new potentials.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Matt Adame

Matt Adame Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Matt Adame has been playing music since he was about 8 years old. He started off on the drums and guitar a year later, and was in the concert and marching band through middle and high school. While attending high school he learned drums and percussion under Brian Stevens, DCI & Vic Firth endorsee Ralph Hardimon, and Michael Blair. At the same time in high school, he began playing shows in the Houston punk/hardcore/metal scene, recorded many demos and EPs, and continues to do so to this day. He has played in the bands Molotov Compromise, BLUNT, Mind Kill, Moral Distrust, and Final Warning. He began teaching private lessons around 2014 and started teaching at School of Rock starting in late 2019. Matt teaches all instruments and has an extensive knowledge of tricks and techniques to help anyone reach their goals as a musician.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Barraque Monfils-Evangelista

Barraque Monfils-Evangelista Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

James Barraque Monfils-Evangelista "J Metro" is a singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and poet based in Houston Texas. “J Metro” began his musical training at the age of 5 with individual piano and voice lessons, group musicianship skills were also learned at a young age when in middle school he learned to play the trombone participating in concert and marching band as well as joined several academic and community choral ensembles culminating in the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory and Composition with primary instruments in Piano performance and Vocal Performance from Morehouse College and a Masters of Business Administration at University of Phoenix under former legal name “Jimmie L. Moore Jr.”

J Metro has established a Global Presence and audience touring consistently in the United States and has performed in Burkina Faso, Paris France, Toronto Canada, Liyang China, Nanjing China, Geneva Switzerland, Berlin Germany and Honolulu Hawaii. J Metro toured West Africa as the headlining American artist in the Jazz A Ouaga Music Festival located in Burkina Faso and was a guest speaker, panelist, and performer at the 2015 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva Switzerland at the invitation of the U.S Embassies and Consulates of both countries.

While a Funk/Soul/Jazz base exists, you may recognize influences from nearly every musical genre known to man in his self-titled debut album “J Metro” which was released on January 25th 2011 featuring the Billboard singles “Alcoholic Logic” and “My People”. Shortly after the release of the debut album, J Metro was signed to Sony Orchard record label and began touring with Legendary Musician, Producer and Manager Maurice Starr, opening shows and performing with Faith Evans, Brian McKnight, John B, Rebirth Brass Band, Mary J Blige, Maurice Star, Allen Stone and Bruno Mars, Frankie Beverly and Maze

“My People (All Over The World)” was released in 2010 peaking at #82 on the Billboard R&B Hot 100, #3 HotSingle Sales, #2 Hot R&B Single Sales, and #4 Bubbling Under R&B/ Hip Hop Singles “Alcoholic Logic” was released in 2011 following the release of the album and placed on the following billboard charts, #2 Hot R&B Single Sales, #8 Hot Single Sales, #16 Bubbling Under R&B/Hip Hop Singles.

Second Album “Metropolis Saga”, released February 19th 2013, has three billboard Charting singles to date in hit songs “Baby”, “Shades of Gray” and “Governor’s Anthem”. Single “Shades of Gray” became the artists most successful billboard charting single peaking at #1 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.

J Metro has achieved increased levels of success with latest singles "Frosty” and "Bodyguard". "Frosty", released in December 2013, was honored by the Recording Arts Academy for its commercial success by being entered into the "Song of the Year" and "Solo Pop Performance" fields in the first round of voting consideration for the 57th Grammy awards. "Bodyguard" entered billboard charts in January 2015

2015 Album “Sentir Mon Amour E.P” celebrated the continued musical growth of J Metro with two Billboard Charting Singles “Bodyguard” and “Midnight Dreams”. Single Midnight Dreams was considered for a Grammy nomination in the 58th Grammy Awards for “Best R&B Performance” and “Song of the Year” while “Sentir Mon Amour E.P” was considered for Best R&B Album.

2017 through 2018 saw the continuation of Musical excellence in the studio and on stage with the release and touring performances of 4th studio album “Graffiti: The Lost Art” where J Metro collaborated with artists and producers the world over including “New Age Music Grammy Winners” Wouter Kellerman and Ricky Kej.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Aaron has been playing music since he was introduced to the saxophone in middle school. After learning the bassoon at the age of 18, he began studying bassoon performance under Elise Wagner at the University of Houston. Over the course of the next four years his interests drifted from performance to music theory and he began to study composition, with the ambition of writing for video games and films. He now spends his time making music and sharing his knowledge at School of Rock Sugar Land.
Guitar Teacher Bo McLaughlin

Bo McLaughlin Guitar Teacher

Bo was a School of Rock student for five years before becoming a teacher. Within that time they were accepted into House Band, joined a band outside of the school, and began writing and composing their own music. Music has always been an important part of their life and Bo loves sharing that with the students they teach.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher Krystal Salinas

Krystal Salinas Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher

Krystal Salinas was born in Houston, TX. She sang on her first recording at five years old. She was in choir and band throughout high school and college, playing alto saxophone. She played in several state competitions, but was always drawn to rock and metal. She started seriously getting into guitar and drums within the same week when she was 13 years old. At the age of 17, her band started playing live and she got into radio broadcasting, studying under the great Cathy Forsythe. She has been involved in the local radio scene for over two decades.

Eventually she started recording multiple records with her band and touring the country. She developed relationships with multiple sponsors, venues, booking agents, recording companies, and other musicians throughout the world. She decided to pass on her gift of music by teaching at School of Rock.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Brittney Valdez

Brittney Valdez Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Brittney Valdez has been singing since she was two years old and started playing piano at the age of 6. She also has her associate of arts degree in music-vocal concentration. Her passion for music got her accepted to Berklee School of Music but she decided to pursue her career and has played with many local legends and Grammy Award-winning musicians. In 2013, she performed for The Presidential Inaugural Black Tie and Boots Ball in Washington D.C. She has also performed in Las Vegas, California, New York, New Orleans, and all over Houston. She is currently in one of Houston's most popular cover bands, The Slags, and performs for the Houston Texans (aka The Battle Ready Band), Houston Astros, and Houston Rockets. Brittney is a versatile singer/performer who has found a new love for teaching the next generation of amazing musicians, who are just as passionate about what they do. She promises to help bring each individual out of their shell and let the light shine from within.
Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher Mike McCulloch

Mike McCulloch Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher, Mandolin Teacher, Ukulele Teacher

At a year and a half old, Mike learned to play piano. His dad was a jazz player and encouraged music always. Mike's folks were also in barbershop choruses when he was growing up. He got an appreciation for vocal discipline and harmony. At the age of 12, he picked up bass due being a huge Rush and jazz fan, and that led quickly to guitar: classical, acoustic, and electric. In high school he was first chair French horn for three years. In college, Mike studied music theory and orchestral composition, with ambitions of being a film score artist. From there, he has been in over 20 bands in 30 years, each different from the last, from jazz to country to rock to metal. Mike has embraced every genre he's ever been a part of and now enjoys passing his experience on to the another generation at School of Rock Sugar Land.
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher Jeff Marcum

Jeff Marcum Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher

Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in drums / percussion, guitar, bass, songwriting, and music production. He has been playing drums for over 10 years, performing in a vast number of groups ranging from jazz ensembles to contemporary rock bands. He has recording experience in professional studios and is currently completing a degree in Audio Engineering. He now performs regularly as the drummer in the band Small Talk.

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Reviews

School of Rock is the best!

Our son looks forward to his one-on-one lessons as well as his group rehearsals every week. The staff and teachers are amazing at meeting the students where they are at and challenging them to be better musicians as well as band mates.

The Instructors are Great!

I love the instructors! They are so talented and great with the kids. My daughter loves School of Rock. It is such a positive, inclusive atmosphere.

They're More Than Instructors.

The instructors are wonderful and are great role models for the kids. There kids all support each other and truly form a band. It is incredible to see the hard work culminate into a show at the end of each season.

Camps Are Great!

My daughter had a lot of fun and the staff really worked with her on her desired learning path (vocals) instead of just pushing her into something she already knew (guitar), making the whole week of camp a real win!

We love the environment.

We love the friendly and experienced teachers and staff. Receiving an after-session report is a great method for us to follow up with our student's progress in their program. Thank you for offering your best to our community and young adults.

School of Rock has great staff.

We love the staff and above all the program is fun. We highly recommend it to anyone whose kids want to learn to play in a fun, highly engaging environment (or if you want to play yourself).

Everyone is so professional!

The teachers are amazing and my son was playing and participating in concerts right away.

Overall it's so fun!

School of Rock teaches patience, commitment and group collaboration, and is a good exercise for the brain.

I love it for my kids.

School of Rock is a very productive and practical use of time for my kid, who has fun and learns enough for a lifetime.

My kids love attending School of Rock.

All staff are very competent, cheerful and passionate people.