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School of Rock Tucson
6586 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715
  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock in Tucson, AZ is proud to serve the Tucson community—as well as surrounding areas like Oro Valley, Vail, East Tucson, South Tucson, and Catalina Foothills—with a revolutionary music education approach. Tucson is the hometown of Linda Ronstadt and we believe the local area continues to be a great place for budding artists. 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, blues, soul, funk, 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 events and festivals like the 4th Ave Street Fair and Tucson's Walk for Alzheimer's. Our students also regularly play at local establishments like Hotel Congress, On the Rocks, and more! Take the first step towards stardom and join School of Rock in Tucson, AZ today!

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Tucson'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 Tucson music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Tucson
Ages 6-7

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

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

School of Rock Tucson'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 Tucson 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 Tucson.

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 Tucson 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 Tucson.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Tucson

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Tucson

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Tucson 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 Tucson, 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 Tucson 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 Tucson, 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 Tucson.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Tucson

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Tucson, 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 Tucson 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 Tucson, 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 Tucson

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Tucson, 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 Tucson, 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 Tucson'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.

Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Phil Espinosa
Phil Espinosa
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Phil has been performing since the age of 10 when he auditioned for the Tucson Boys Chorus and was immediately placed in the top touring group that sang all over the country and for the President's annual White House tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. By high school, Phil was singing and playing keyboards with a popular local band when he was “headhunted” by a well-established group called Oracle. That band was soon picked up by national talent agency ATI and they played nightclubs and concert venues in Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee, and all points between for a decade. One of their biggest highlights was being the opening act for the international super-group Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Between tours, Phil earned a degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Arizona, was an assistant opera conductor as a grad student, and then switched to a degree and career in law. But he has never stopped making music and performing, both in Tucson bands playing for conventions and charitable events, and as the director and keyboardist for CCM groups at local churches where he enjoys working with many diverse musicians, both young and old.

Phil is delighted to continue expanding students' musical horizons at the School of Rock in Tucson, Arizona! He and his wife have five now-adult children who are very musical, including two attorneys, an environmental scientist, and a professional musical theater actor.
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Jennifer Griswold
Jennifer Griswold
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Miss Jennifer got excited about music when she learned how to play the flute and joined the orchestra in elementary school. She began private piano lessons with her teacher in Brentwood, California, and continued her passion for fine arts by studying dance and theater in high school. Miss Jennifer studied piano, theatre, and voice and became involved in college productions while studying at Santa Monica College. Her love for poetry and folk songs inspired her to begin writing songs and she formed a band with her friends and played the local venues of Los Angeles.

Miss Jennifer relocated to San Luis Obispo with her husband and son and created the Suzuki Piano School, teaching young children for over two decades. She also performed in classic rock bands and formed a jazz ensemble that performed for public and private events. Miss Jennifer worked closely with a local dance company and was hired as musical director for children’s theatre productions including Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and the Little Mermaid.

Now residing in Tucson with her husband and their cat, her passion for motivating and inspiring young musicians continues at School of Rock!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Daniel Villa
Daniel Villa
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Daniel showcases a deep passion for the guitar and basically anything with a string. Over the past decade, he has honed his skills as a guitarist, driven by his love for rock music and an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence.

Daniel has established a strong presence in the local music scene, performing at numerous shows and open mic nights, captivating audiences with his undeniable talent. However, fueled by an unyielding ambition, he aspires to broaden his horizons and take his music on tour, reaching new audiences and expanding his creative boundaries.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Daniel is currently pursuing a BS in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Music at the University of Arizona. Expected to graduate in the fall of 2024, he embraces the harmony between his academic studies and musical endeavors, merging his analytical mindset with his artistic expression.
Studio Coordinator Ruby Joe Tuck
Ruby Joe Tuck
Studio Coordinator
Ruby Joe was introduced to music of all kinds at a very young age. Since she can remember, she has felt a connection to every genre, every instrument, and every musician she comes across.

Ruby Joe is a songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist herself. She was raised in Los Angeles and played in a band until she was 15 years old. She was fortunate enough to perform at venues such as The Mint, The Roxy, and The Troubadour. She is passionate about bringing her love of music to a younger generation.
Drum Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Adam Holt
Adam Holt
Drum Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Adam's passion for drumming ignited in Houston, Texas when he was 7 years old. A self-taught musician, he learned the drums by listening to the radio and soon expanded his skills to include percussion, keyboards, vocals, and guitar. In high school, Adam formed the band Temper Scarlet with lead singer Sundance Head, who notably went on to win season 11 of The Voice as part of Team Blake Shelton. After moving to Los Angeles, Adam formed a new band called Building a Better Spaceship, where he worked and recorded with Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.

Adam has shared the stage with groundbreaking headliners like The Killers, 311, Puddle of Mudd, Hoobastank, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lifehouse, Unwritten Law, and many others. In the studio, he has collaborated with esteemed names and Grammy-winning producers such as Scott Weiland, Brian Reeves, Jim Wirt, Jeff Blue, Robin DiMaggio, Doug Green, Adam Moseley, Bruce Sterling, Greg Sartigono, Fingers & Floss, Warren G, and Jamie Adler. Drawing from diverse influences like blues, R&B, hip hop, rock, and top 40 hits, Adam has developed a distinctive drumming style. With over 200 songs written and recorded, he brings a fresh sound to his performances, captivating audiences across various venues.

Adam resides in Tucson with his fiancé, where he continues to write, play and teach music. He is thrilled to share his expertise and love of music with School of Rock students, guiding and mentoring this next generation of rock stars, fueling their dreams, and helping them unleash their full potential.
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Guitar Teacher Ingrid Baumgart
Ingrid Baumgart
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Ingrid is a self-taught guitarist who began playing in an all-girl band in high school while living in Southern California. After high school, Ingrid continued to play in bands and pursued a degree in psychology. While in junior college, Ingrid took classes in voice and joined the community choir.

As an undergraduate, Ingrid pursued Research Psychology but maintained her love of music by continuing to perform in choirs and chamber choir. Upon graduating with a B.A. in Research Psychology, she began playing many venues in Los Angeles during the punk rock era and later went on several West Coast tours and eventually, a national tour opening up for punk icons like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, The Melvins, Faith No More, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Corrosion of Conformity, The Replacements, Flipper, Frightwig, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, The Descendants and Saccharine Trust.

Ingrid returned to college and earned an M.A. in Behavioral Science with an option in Resolution and Conflict Management. That degree led to over twenty years in social work where she worked with foster children, juvenile detention, and job corps students.

Ingrid and her husband moved to Tucson in 2006 where they continue to record, write, and perform in their band, Ingrate Souls. Ingrid wants to share her love and passion for music by sharing it with Little Wing and Rookies students.
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Natalie Pohanic
Natalie Pohanic
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Natalie is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and her beginning to music was singing to lizards and honey bees in her childhood backyard, leading to explorations in classical music on cello, and a few riotous teenage garage bands.

A lifelong songwriter, Natalie makes her musical home in dream folk—songs rich with tender melody and stories of starlit desert adventures—psychedelic grunge, rock, and Ayurvedic sound healing.

Natalie studied cello performance at The University of Arizona and currently plays and teaches voice, guitar, bass, and cello.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Freddy Jay Walker
Freddy Jay Walker
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Freddy Jay Walker is an accomplished composer, musician, director, model, and actor. He embarked on a fascinating journey that led him from the world of pharmaceuticals to his true calling in the arts. Driven by an insatiable passion for music, Freddy's self-taught talents as a performer, composer, and arranger blossomed at a young age, earning him recognition from esteemed Oscar and Emmy Award-winning figures in the industry.

As a multifaceted artist, Freddy has had the privilege of working on a diverse range of projects throughout his career. From collaborating with prestigious brands such as Top Golf, Vantage West, and O'Reilly Chevrolet, he has always remained grateful for the opportunities that have come his way, while eagerly anticipating the ones yet to unfold. Along his artistic journey, Freddy has embraced the philosophy of leaving a lasting positive impression wherever he goes. His unwavering focus on delivering exceptional value and solving problems for others underscores his approach to business, transcending mere transactions and cultivating genuine relationships with clients.

Freddy firmly believes in the power of originality and the importance of allowing one's uniqueness to shine through their craft. With an unwavering commitment to professionalism and a relentless pursuit of quality, he understands that true success lies not solely in making a sale, but in fostering genuine connections and leaving a lasting impact on those he collaborates with. By showcasing the beauty of originality and offering a personalized touch in his compositions, Freddy elevates his artistry and resonates deeply with audiences and clients alike.

In Freddy's view, his role as a composer extends beyond creating music; it is about touching hearts, evoking emotions, and crafting soundscapes that enrich the stories they accompany. With an innate ability to translate narratives into captivating musical compositions, he weaves intricate melodies and harmonies that bring depth and dimension to visual media. His dedication to his craft, combined with his strong business acumen and genuine care for his clients, sets him apart as a sought-after composer in the industry.

Freddy Jay Walker is an artist who embodies the transformative power of music, constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, and forging meaningful connections through his compositions. His unique blend of talent, professionalism, and passion fuels his journey as he continues to captivate audiences and inspire fellow artists. With every project, Freddy leaves an indelible mark, reminding us all of the profound impact that music can have on our lives.
Drum Teacher Robert Parisi
Robert Parisi
Drum Teacher
Robert began playing the drums at the age of 13 and joined the school band after moving to Rio Rico, Arizona. Throughout high school, he continued studying music, joined the marching band, and performed in many garage bands.

Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Arizona and performed in local heavy rock and roll, reggae, and progressive bands. He is currently in a reggae band that tours, records music in the studio, and films music videos.

Having spent a great deal of time performing and creating with other musicians, Rob has learned valuable skills that students can use such as leadership, clear communication, and patience. Recently, Rob found a new love: teaching! With a structured style of teaching and a focus on the student’s specific goals, he is determined to help students become the best drummers they can be while having fun!
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Rick Bailey
Rick Bailey
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Rick started drumming in his middle school marching band, then his high school marching and jazz bands, as well as garage bands with friends. Through the help of a great drum teacher, he got started playing professionally at 15 and has been playing in bands ever since.

Rick is currently playing live and recording and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many touring bands including The Wallflowers, Beabadoobee, and Los Lobos.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Wolfgang Wang
Wolfgang Wang
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Having played piano since the age of 3, Wolfgang always sought to understand other musical cultures by deviating from but also incorporating his classical upbringing. From singing across all voice parts in different choir settings to playing and coordinating in various contemporary bands, Wolfgang has also experimented with electronic sound designs and has led and arranged a capella group performances.

Described by many as music that boasts visual evocation, Wolfgang's compositions tell stories about fantasies that give courage in times of low. He continues to pursue music as the language that connects the world.
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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!

So much fun!

The kids learned a bunch and had so much fun!

The performance program is pretty awesome!

The performance program is pretty awesome! Seeing your child performing on stage and being able to play with his bandmates is the best thing ever!

The kids adore their time spent here

School of Rock in Tucson is just amazing! The staff are phenomenal and are always willing and wanting to hear feedback on anything they can improve on and will act on it. The kids adore their time spent here and take a lot from it.

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