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

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  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM

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.

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.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Tustin
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

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.

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.

General Manager Jordan
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.
Drum Teacher Michael
Drum Teacher
Michael 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.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Zoe
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Zoe started playing guitar at 15 years old 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
Vocal 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.”
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Gavino
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Gavi 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.
Music Director Jordan
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.
Singing Teacher Renee
Vocal Teacher
Renee 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 (current members of Sleeping with Sirens), As Night Falls (currently members of Bonnie McKee), and 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.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Andy
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Andy 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
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.
Drum Teacher, Assistant Show Director Andrea
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 + Piano Teacher Cameron
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano 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
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
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 artists 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 master's in music.
Drum Teacher Matt
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.
Drum Teacher Grace
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.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Show Director Matt
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano 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.
Singing Teacher Romy
Vocal Teacher
Romy has taken vocal lessons her whole life. Through her classical training, she has fallen in love with the art form and she loves being able to share it with others. She recently obtained her B.A. in Musical Theatre, which has allowed her to learn different styles of singing and how they can be taught.

Romy teaches about vocal health, technique, and how simple tricks can be used to create any kind of sound for any kind of song. She truly believes anyone can sing, and that music can be utilized to connect to the kids in a way that nothing else does.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Lewis
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Lewis started studying piano at 9 years old. Inspired by video game music, Lewis started writing original music at age 13. Lewis graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition and Piano Performance, and his preferred repertoire includes Rock, Pop, and Musical Theater.

As a teacher, Lewis' philosophy is to invest in his students' strengths and work on their weaknesses, in addition to taking an interactive and intuitive approach to teaching music.
Singing Teacher Ace
Vocal Teacher
Ace lives in Long Beach, CA. In addition to being a vocal instructor, he 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.
Singing Teacher Sofia
Vocal Teacher
Sofía has been a singer-songwriter for as long as she can remember. She started out with School of Rock as a student at age 11 in her hometown of Las Vegas and got to sing and play bass and keys in the Performance groups for 7 years. Sofía was also a multi-year member of the School of Rock Las Vegas West House Band and a multi-year national School of Rock AllStar.

Sofía has been part of the teaching staff at School of Rock Tustin since the Fall of 2022, and she releases her own music under the name Fía Jade with her dad as her producer!
Drum Teacher Caleb
Drum Teacher
Caleb began playing drums at 9 years old and shortly thereafter became a serious student of both classical and jazz percussion. He has studied with faculty from the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), UCF School of Performing Arts, and the Juilliard School, and traveled the country with various ensembles as a child that performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall (home of the LA Philharmonic), Hilbert Circle Theatre (home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra), and the Benny Golson Jazz Festival in Ephraim, Utah.

Caleb graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2017, with a focus in commercial music and drum set performance. Since relocating to the area, he has performed with numerous local rock/pop bands, as well as recorded with many artists throughout Southern California, ranging from acoustic singer-songwriters to thrash metal groups. Caleb currently works with two original projects and is an active improviser having played on several free jazz and avant-garde improvisational albums.

Caleb is an enthusiastic teacher dedicated to encouraging students to adopt different perspectives on their playing. He loves to see students succeed in areas that truly move them, and to be a part of their individual journeys by helping them facilitate their ideas to the best of his ability!
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Gideon
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Gideon started playing piano and cello at 6 years old. With a background in classical music on both instruments, Gideon often found himself playing for other people on gigs, recordings, and choirs. Gideon was the choir accompanist at his high school and studied music in college.

Gideon’s favorite non-classical genre is the Blues, and he has an interest in playing guitar at some point in addition to keys and cello.
Studio Coordinator Sam
Studio Coordinator
Sam is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology. Growing up playing the violin and more recently, the keyboard, Sam has always had a love for music. Her love of music combined with her passion for working with the youth population make her feel at home in her position at School of Rock Tustin. Sam is a strong believer in advocating that music and education positively change lives, and she is very happy to be a part of an institution that promotes that.
Guitar Teacher Andrew
Guitar Teacher
Andrew is a blues/blues rock guitarist from Fullerton, California. Growing up with rock n' roll, he developed a love for music and started playing guitar at the age of 9. Andrew brings playing and performing experience to his role as an instructor at School of Rock Tustin, along with a deep knowledge of music theory. Andrew’s musical inspirations include Eric Gales, Mark Sells, BB King, Freddy King, and Eric Johnson. Andrew Ryan is a true blues guitarist and teacher.
Drum Teacher Reid
Drum Teacher
Reid is a session and touring drummer with professional experience playing many different styles of music. Starting out as a rock drummer, Reid’s repertoire expanded to include touring with blues, punk, jazz, and metal bands. Reid has also performed live on iHeartRadio and been in a commercial for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. His favorite thing to practice is polyrhythms!
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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!

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