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School of Rock Tustin
530 E First Street
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 975-9116

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  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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

School of Rock Tustin delivers a revolutionary music program to students from Tustin and surrounding communities such as Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Anaheim. Our school is proud to offer lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals, and more taught by practicing, passionate musicians. Students can refine their skills in popular local styles such as pop, rock out like local legendary band, No Doubt, hailing from Irvine.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Tustin'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 Tustin music venue.

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

At School of Rock Tustin 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 Tustin, 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.

Rookies music program for children in Tustin
Ages 6-7

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

School of Rock Tustin'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 Tustin 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 Tustin.

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 Tustin 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 Tustin.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Tustin

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Tustin

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Tustin 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 Tustin, 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 Tustin 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 Tustin, 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 Tustin.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Tustin

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Tustin 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 Tustin 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 Tustin, 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 Tustin 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 Tustin, 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 Tustin

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Tustin, 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 Tustin, 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 Tustin’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.

Jordan Heimburger General Manager

Jordan has been with School of Rock since 2013, when he helped open the Ballwin and Kirkwood locations in the St Louis, Missouri area as General Manager, later transitioning to Regional Music Director. During his time at School of Rock, he has led his schools’ summer tours for 5 consecutive years, directed a 2018 School of Rock AllStars team and contributed to School of Rock program and curriculum development.

Jordan joined School of Rock Tustin as General Manager in February, 2019, and enjoys being part of the positive, vibrant music community here. He has also been a working musician since the early 2000s, currently releasing music with LA based band Spacette and performing with instrumental band Stunt Double, having toured and recorded with artists The Feed, Kevin Bowers’ Nova, John Henry, and Cree Rider among others.
Studio Coordinator Bridget De Maria

Bridget De Maria Studio Coordinator

Bridget is a Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Tustin, and she has been performing in Southern California since she was a young girl. Bridget has primarily focused on musical theatre and acting, but began singing and playing bass when she was in elementary school. From a young age, she had a wonderful music education in school, and is passionate about bringing that experience to students at School of Rock Tustin. Bridget loves learning and listening to music of all kinds, especially by female musicians!

Michael Malinowski Drum Teacher

Michael Malinowski is a freelance drummer/percussionist who has performed with artists such as Blue Man Group, Monobloco, and Sheila E, and at some of the biggest venues in LA, including the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheatre, and Microsoft Theater. Michael graduated from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Percussion Performance having studied classical, jazz, and world music.

Currently, Michael is focused on teaching and recording drums remotely in his studio.

Prior to Covid-19, Michael performed and toured with multiple groups in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas – most notably One High Five and Samba Da Mudança. He balanced those shows with musical theatre performances, including The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, and Guys and Dolls. In the last several years, he also filled in drumming for numerous Los Angeles and Long Beach Rock bands, including: Riot Stage, MOVE, Katie Jo & the Mijos, DChav, Rebecca Lynn, Lazarus Casket, Alyssandra Nighswonger, and Miniature Houses.

Zoe Wozniak Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Zoe Wozniak started playing guitar at 15, and is a former School of Rock Tustin student. Her first time on the stage, she was so nervous that she could barely move, but slowly became more comfortable performing on stage as part of the School of Rock Tustin House Band. Zoe currently attends Fullerton College in the Recording and Production program. Zoe loves seeing younger musicians grow and understand as she teaches them new music. She is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Tustin.
Singing Teacher Sylvia Kelekian

Sylvia Kelekian Singing Teacher

Sylvia studied voice and theater arts in college and wrote, directed, produced, choreographed and acted in multiple plays, winning The Golden and Silver Poets Award. Recently, she has published the books “The Inseparables: A Colorful World of Confused Senses,” “Herbert Found Faith And Happiness,” and an instructional book on singing “Correct Singing, Command and Let Your Voice Bee Heard.”

Sylvia’s teaching experience includes being a vocal instructor and acting coach in various cities and school districts in the area, and producing full-house concerts for her students. She enjoys helping people of all ages build confidence, learn to sing, win auditions as singers and actors in lead roles and become music and acting stars. Her concentration in lessons begins with the basics like correct breathing and confidence building.

Sylvia says, “I love my job as it has taken me to many levels when confirmed, as I received feedback from my students and their family members about how singing has changed their lives or child’s life, how it has made them happy and feel good, and how it has boosted their confidence level and inspired them to start their own band, become YouTube stars, choir soloists, confident spokespersons, etc. I humbly embrace and accept it all as a great Blessing.”

Zoe Puchette Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Rock 101 Teacher

Previously a School of Rock Tustin student, Zöé has been an instructor here for several years, though that doesn't mean the learning has stopped. Zöé currently helps run the Rock 101 groups and Little Wing classes, and occasionally assists with show rehearsals, which means she has to continue improving teaching, social skills and knowledge of each instrument to help further students’ musical development. Zöé enjoys connecting with students and watching them grow as each month passes, improving musically and socially, and showing off what they've learned at every show. Whether they are here to find a hobby, to discover or return to music, to learn teamwork, or to find a new group of people to connect with, School of Rock Tustin is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to learn music.

Gavino Cossu Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Gavi Cossu was born and raised in Italy and taught himself how to play the guitar starting at the age of 12. Artists like Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Jason Becker, Nuno Bettencourt and Richie Kotzen inspired his passion for music and his style as a guitarist. He moved to France at age 21, where he earned a degree in Music as a professional guitarist from the prestigious Music Academy International in France and was an active member of the Paris music community, teaching and collaborating on several musical projects. Gavi left Paris to travel to Spain, Thailand and Indonesia, where he taught private guitar lessons, composed for movies and web series, and worked on different musical projects. Gavi has lived in California since 2016, where he continues his passion for rock music as a player and a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher. He’s been a member of the School of Rock Tustin staff since the spring of 2018.

Jordan del Rosario Music Director

Growing up in Ithaca, NY, Jordan taught himself guitar at the young age of nine, starting his journey with The Beatles anthology. Jordan attended R.I.T. for Fine Art in 2002, before he moved to Philadelphia to work at the first franchised School of Rock location in Downingtown, PA. Working at School of Rock Downingtown Jordan was a lighting and sound engineer, guitar instructor and show director for over eight years before moving to CA with his band Cheers Elephant. From 2006-present, Jordan has been the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band Cheers Elephant. They have released three full-length albums and multiple singles, with two million plus listens on Spotify. Their song "Leaves" reached #1 on Hype Machine in 2012 and "Airliner" reached #1 in 2015. Jordan has played multiple national tours and SXSW Official in 2013 and 2014. He's licensed numerous songs to advertisements and TV shows (Sperry Topsider, Drexel University, Virgin Banking, "The Real World," Victory Brewing, ABC Family). Jordan found his home at School of Rock Tustin and was promoted to Music Director in 2015. Jordan has toured nationally with the School of Rock Continental Tour as a Music Director, playing famous venues such as Third Man Records, The Sound Room, House of Blues Dallas and Cobra Lounge.

Renee Sigal Vocal Instructor

Renee Sigal has been singing and performing since early childhood, and graduated from the Musician’s Institute: Vocal Institute of Technology. During her time at the Musician’s Institute, she worked with bands such as Underminded (currently members of Sleeping with Sirens), As Night Falls (currently members of Bonnie McKee), Ambriel and Wiggum. She also led the backup vocals for the Hard Rock live performance workshop.

Today, Renee is the on-call vocal coach for NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, a world class recording and production facility that has produced some of the world’s best rock artists. Her singing credits include singing “Call Me Maybe” for an iPhone app commercial and doing vocals on EDM tracks, and she’s currently working on her own release for a project called Renee and the Dreamboats. As a vocal instructor at Shcool of Rock Tustin, Renee is able to detect and highlight the gifts within each student, and provide a positive environment to discover and develop their unique talents.
Andy Boyle

Andy Boyle Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Andy Boyle is a guitar, bass and keyboard instructor at School of Rock Tustin. Originally from the east coast, Andy grew up in a musical family and started playing music, going to concerts, and setting up PA equipment for local bands at a young age. He’s been playing professionally for 10+ years in places like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New York. Andy’s experience includes teaching music lessons in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to various age groups on instruments including guitar, bass and piano. He has a genuine interest in the history of music and music as an art, as well as expertise in songwriting, recording and live performance.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Assistant Show Director

David Ingram Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Assistant Show Director

Growing up in Southern California, David was lucky enough to attend lessons from amazing musicians all over Orange County. He had enrolled in distinguished Jazz programs all throughout his childhood and teen years where he was under the instruction of many different professional musicians. During his time within the Jazz programs, David was able to achieve total comfortability with his instrument.

With the skills and knowledge he acquired during his time in Jazz programs, David is now creating, performing and teaching music that lies closer to his heart: Rock N' Roll.
Keyboard Teacher, Assistant Show Director Tyler Kielb

Tyler Kielb Keyboard Teacher, Assistant Show Director

Tyler has been a practicing pianist and composer for over 20 years. He has a background as a rehearsal accompanist and pit keyboardist for musical theater, and is working towards his master's degree in piano performance at California State University Fullerton. Tyler has performed extensively across the US as a soloist and guest with groups like Brightwork Newmusic, Stagecoach Players, and the Geneva Swedish Days Music Festival, and is a regular member of the CSUF New Music Ensemble. He has worked as a composer and recording artist on film scores and music videos, and collaborates frequently with new composers to promote and perform their work.

"I was largely self-taught growing up and never had much support for pursuing my interest in music," he reflects, "so I'm passionate about lifting up new and unsung voices, and helping others unlock their musical creativity." This includes lessons that coach on fundamentals like scales, chords, reading music and mastering famous piano solos from Beethoven to Justin Bieber, as well as jamming along with your favorite music videos, writing your own songs and covers, and sometimes—getting up to dance.
Drum Teacher, Assistant Show Director Andrea Stain

Andrea Stain Drum Teacher, Assistant Show Director

Andrea graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor's in percussion, and would love to get at least a master's in performance eventually. She’s accompanied choirs, acted as a one-man percussion section for a musical, directed a cover band for a project and more. Their teaching experience includes high school marching and orchestra, as well as private lessons in drum set, pitched percussion, and hand percussion of all ages.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Cameron Good

Cameron Good Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Cameron has been playing music with private lessons since he was 5 years old, starting with piano, and eventually moving to guitar and bass. He’s been in many bands and has shared the bill with such acts as Animals As Leaders, Between The Buried And Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan and things of that nature. He has also worked with such acts as “Ok Go” and “Olivia Rodrigo”. He began teaching music in middle school and got serious about it in college.
 Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Lalo Cervantes

Lalo Cervantes Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Eduardo Antonio Cervantes Alvarado, known as Lalo, is a musician based in Los Angeles and Palmdale. He started playing guitar at the age of 16, and was heavily influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, RHCP, Django Reinhardt, Pink Floyd and Antoine Dufour. Throughout the years, Lalo has developed the skills and knowledge that helped him gain a solid reputation as a reliable and versatile guitarist and bassist from the Antelope Valley, where he has worked alongside artist such as .Xom, City Escape, Pocketwatch Inc, Anna Carmela, Drive By Cinema and The Black and Red Hearts. After he attended Cal State LA, where he earned a bachelor’s of music in commercial music, he is now currently in the process of pursuing his masters in music.
Drum Teacher Matt Peterson

Matt Peterson Drum Teacher

Matt has been a musician for 26 years, first picking drumsticks and the guitar at the age of six. He has been playing with the band he started with his twin brother, The Dares, since 1998. In high school they were signed to Jive Records and worked with many producers and songwriters such as David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin) and Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down) to record their full-length album. During this period, they toured the United States and Canada opening for artists such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Cartel, and The Almost.

Matt received his bachelor of arts in creative writing from Cal State Long Beach, and is currently enrolled in an MPA program at USC. He loves to write songs as well as short stories, and records his bands with his brother at their makeshift studio in Newport. He has a passion for teaching students of all ages, and helping them to discover their own latent musical abilities.
Singing Teacher Caelee Lerma

Caelee Lerma Singing Teacher

Caelee lives in Long Beach, CA. In addition to being a vocal instructor, she is a student at the LA Recording School pursuing a degree in audio production, as well as being a sound engineer and recording artist at Hear No Evil Studio.
Drum Teacher Grace Ingram

Grace Ingram Drum Teacher

Grace began drumming and performing from the young age of 8 years old. She played and competed in jazz groups all throughout her educational career, from elementary through high school. During those years she also took a great liking into percussion ensembles and concert bands. She attended a performing arts high school and continues to perform/record today, throughout college, in many projects with her friends and fellow musicians. Playing all different styles all around the country, Grace loves nothing more than having fun playing the drums and learning new things.
Drum Teacher Richard L. D. Hopkins

Richard L. D. Hopkins Drum Teacher

Richard is a drummer and percussionist with an interest in music’s relationship to human identity and popular culture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from Shepherd University and a master’s degree of music in ethnomusicology from Bowling Green State University. Richard has multiple years of experience in the realm of popular music, having played and recorded with various different original and cover-band acts ranging from punk rock and heavy metal bands to jazz and folk groups and has performed as a lounge, and show band musician in the cruise ship industry. He has also spent time researching and engaging with different types of popular and traditional music from around the world.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Show Director Matt Melrose

Matt Melrose Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Show Director

Matt has been teaching music consistently since 2013. Teaching himself the trumpet at an early age, he has been involved in many bands throughout the Pacific Northwest and California including Rubix Shoes, Watson Moon and Dogs.

Matt began taking on individual private students during college. This led to a job at School of Rock in Issaquah, WA after graduating in 2016. Upon moving to Southern California Matt got involved in the community by creating and operating the music program at The Boys And Girls Club of Conejo Valley. This involved teaching various instruments individually as well as in bands. Matt also designed and conducted many after-school classes that aimed at teaching music computer programs such as GarageBand and Logic.

Recently, Matt worked for Kids Music N Motion, traveling to various schools and community centers in the LA area to teach younger groups about basic music concepts and nurture a passion for sound. He has continued to teach and returned to School of Rock in 2020, this time instructing at Tustin and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Matt continues to produce music and teach with an insatiable passion and ability. Under his guidance, many students have become masters of their craft and gone on to perform at such venues as The Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden.

School of Rock is where music and learning come together

For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.


Best Music Studio For Kids.

School of Rock is the best studio for kids to learn their craft. The teachers are excellent and the kids' musical talents are nurtured in a fun, inspirational and supportive environment.

Caring and professional staff.

My son's favorite part of the week is knowing he will be attending his band practice and one-on-one instruction. He told me that he can now be himself and not shy because of School of Rock.

A Supportive Learning Environment!

In the short time my son has been with School of Rock, he has gained confidence and he’s highly motivated to practice his vocals in order to become a better performer. We both love that it’s a pressure-free, supportive learning environment.

What a great program!

The kids learn not only music, but performance and team work. It is a positive, supportive experience and we think it builds confidence. Plus it is a blast for the parents!