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School of Rock Watertown
120 Elm Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-3434

Location Specifics

Across the street from the Filippello playground.

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  • Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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

School of Rock in Watertown, MA is proud to serve the Boston community (as well as surrounding areas like Newtown, Arlington, Cambridge, Belmont, Somerville, Brookline, and Waltham) with a revolutionary music education approach. Our expert instructors teach everything from singing to piano, bass guitar, drums, and keyboard. Students can learn a variety of musical styles like metal, soul, funk, classic rock, and even musical theater. The Boston area is no stranger to musical talent, with great acts like Boston, Aerosmith, The Cars, The Pixies, Godsmack, Dropkick Murphys, Dresden Dolls, Guru, Gangstar, Extreme, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, and Mission of Burma calling the area home. With enough practice, students may even one day perform at legendary local venues like the Paradise Rock Club, The Sinclair, Brighton Music Hall, and Once Somerville.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Watertown'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 Watertown music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Watertown
Ages 6-7

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

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

School of Rock Watertown'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 Watertown 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 Watertown.

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 Watertown 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 Watertown.

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

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

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Watertown

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Watertown

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

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

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Watertown 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Watertown

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Watertown, 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 Watertown, 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 Watertown’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 Wilbur
General Manager
Wilbur has always had a love for guitar-focused music. When he was young, he gravitated towards hard rock from the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s. In his early teens, Wilbur was fascinated with pop punk and metal and decided to pick up the guitar as a result. Immersed in music theory, he sought out more challenging theoretical and technical music, ultimately leading him to metal songwriting. By the age of 16, he had become a core songwriter for his first metalcore band, and was playing in various towns across his home state of Alaska.

After high school, Wilbur pursued higher education at Willamette University, where he studied jazz and classical guitar. He went on to graduate with honors from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor's degree in Composition. Wilbur has led metal bands in the Boston scene and is always working on new music. He believes that music is the purest form of self-expression and that talent can always be taught, as long as you practice!
Studio Coordinator Neil
Studio Coordinator
Music and performance have been a part of Neil's life from the very beginning. From dance to theater to singing and instruments, Neil did just about anything he could involving music and performance as a young kid—he was even fascinated in the music of the video games he played. Neil first began learning guitar at 7 years old and by age 11 he was involved in the local School of Rock in Fairfield, CT, where it quickly became a core part of his life.

With six years at School of Rock and 17 performance programs under his belt by the time he graduated high school, Neil went on to earn a degree in Music Technology at Northeastern University, writing a capstone project on the psychology of repetition in video game music. Video game music is still a huge passion of his, as is music production and the overlap between fashion and music. Neil hopes to help make School of Rock Watertown the same supportive place for kids to express themselves that he had in his youth.
Studio Coordinator Sam
Studio Coordinator
Sam is a singer-songwriter based in Boston, MA. Growing up playing piano and singing in choirs, he taught himself guitar at the age of 12 for the purpose of writing songs. Sam studied theology and music at Belmont University and spent eight years doing church music, conducting choirs, and writing congregational music. His influences include folk, indie rock, R&B, pop, and soul.

Currently, you can find Sam performing children's music enrichment programming around Boston and playing the occasional open mic. He is a proud member of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus and is passionate about inspiring a love of music in all the students he engages with. He is happy to be part of the School of Rock community and you can usually find him at the front desk or dancing during a particularly funky set in the performance space.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Matt
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Matt started playing guitar at the age of 12 and quickly made a name for himself by receiving the Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz Improvisation. After high school, he attended the Musicians Institute, a private college of contemporary music in Los Angeles. He's had the pleasure of studying with instructors like Danny Gill, Scott Henderson and Joe Diorio, and has attended seminars with Joe Diorio, Al DiMeola, Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai. Since graduating, he's taught music in Massachusetts for 25 years. He's done session work, international touring and plenty of local gigs, including the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra. Matt has taught at School of Rock Watertown for the last 5 years and specializes in Rock, Blues, Funk and Jazz.
Assistant Music Director Michael
Assistant Music Director
In attending School of Rock himself, Michael discovered a passion for music and art that helped him find his path in life. Writing and performing around Chicago led him to attend Berklee College of Music and he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in contemporary writing and production, with guitar as his primary instrument.

Though fundamentally a Rock musician, Michael has experience playing, writing, and producing in multiple styles including Punk, Ska, Electronic, Funk, Orchestral, and Progressive Rock. He has a strong understanding of music theory and an exceptional ear for production, and he deeply values experimentation, independence, and the power of art to make a positive impact in the world. He shares these things with his students through a belief in practical application and helping others find themselves through music the way School of Rock helped him.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Born right here in Boston Massachusetts, David played music from a very early age but was called to pursue music seriously in high school after seeing bands like Dead and Company and Phish in concert. Pursuing this interest in live music, David started and joined multiple bands which got him recognition in the Boston music scene. He now regularly plays over 100 gigs a year in Boston and in neighboring states in the Northeast and New york. With some of these bands, David has taken on the role of producer and engineer. This, along with an interest in expanding his general knowledge of music, led him to pursue a bachelor's degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music which he is expected to finish in December 2022. During his time at Berklee, David has studied guitar with Nir Felder (Esperanza Spalding, Blood Sweat and Tears), Lyle Brewer (Neighbor, Ryan Montbleu Band), and Marty Walsh (SuperTramp, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond). With his multi-faceted education and open-minded approach, David's interested in helping students live up to their full potential whatever that means to them.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Shai
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Shai has been exposed to music since the womb. It’s been the focal point of his life for as long as he can remember. Shai is a 21 year old musician born and raised in Northern New Jersey. Being raised by broadway dancers, he was naturally exposed to great genres of music like classic rock, blues, R&B/Funk, gospel, and jazz. At age 5 his parents gifted him a Beatles 1 complication disc. He fell in love with the band and by age 6, he started learning drums. He studied classical percussion, and the art of jazz drums at institutions like the “Special Music School” and “Jazz at Lincoln Center”. At age 12, he watched the movie “School of Rock” for the first time. Seeing those kids his age playing rock inspired him to start learning guitar. Fast forward to 2019, he auditioned and got accepted to Berklee College of Music, where he now studies Guitar Performance.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Shiva
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Shiva cycled through several instruments before he settled on guitar at age 10. Over time he developed his musicianship exploring different styles and slowly became a working musician regularly performing and doing recording sessions with different groups of many genres, including jazz, fusion, rock, r&b, funk, neo-soul, and pop. He was offered a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and graduated with a BA in professional music with concentrations in contemporary writing/production and jazz composition. He has worked with artists around the U.S and abroad, but is most active in the Boston music scene. He has regularly performed, collaborated with, and/or recorded with artists like Rilla Force, Billy Dean Thomas, and Teamarrr, and has played shows opening for H.E.R, Ja Rule, Moon Hooch, Sammy Rae, and others. Shiva specializes primarily in guitar as well as bass, and believes in helping students bring out their own unique voice while learning at their own pace and keeping in touch with their love for music.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Anna
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Anna is a guitarist based in Brighton, Massachusetts. A significant amount of her experience with the instrument has extended to studying at the Berklee College of Music under the guidance of renowned musicians specializing in experimental techniques and contemporary classical approaches; within that setting, she has participated in the Interdisciplinary Institute as a creator and performer.

Outside of the academic setting, Anna has also independently released music, involved with all aspects of the creative process: from production and design to presentation. Anna is most familiar with sharing rock, metal, and classical-oriented approaches to playing but she is ready to get excited about any musical style with students. She hopes to cultivate an appreciation for fundamentals and fun in the learning environment. Her focus is to present new approaches when needed. These instances may involve utilizing ideas from other disciplines, in order to foster a student’s comprehensive understanding of certain concepts in relation to music theory or technique.

In addition, Anna is a full-time college student, in parallel maintaining and developing a cross-disciplinary body of work.
Bass Guitar Teacher Olivia
Bass Guitar Teacher
Olivia is a bassist and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Long Island, New York. She graduated from School of Rock Huntington in 2019, which led her to Berklee College of Music where she currently studies music education. Primarily a rock musician, she plays in rock, folk, and pop groups around Boston, Rhode Island, and New York. Olivia has shared the stage with acts such as Electric Light Orchestra and Foreigner and has played notable venues such as Paul Colby’s The Bitter End and The Tillies Center. She has a passion for education and is very big on instilling confidence in her students as well as a strong foundation in music theory and history.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Robert
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Robert is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist and music educator with experience playing bass, guitar, drums, and keyboards in a wide variety of genres and ensembles. Robert attended the Walnut Hill School for The Arts where he received training in Jazz and Classical music before attending The New England Conservatory where he studied Contemporary Improvisation.

Robert studied with various professors from the New England and New York music scene, such as Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, and Ted Reichman, while attending The New England Conservatory. Rock, R&B, Klezmer, and Pop are some of the genres he’s studied and performed, and Robert continues to play music, compose, and teach around the Boston area.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Rianna
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Having been raised in a military family, Rianna spent her youth traveling around the world until her family settled in Omaha, Nebraska when she was 11 years old. At the same age, Rianna fell in love with music and began her journey by learning to play guitar, piano, and violin. When she began guitar lessons at School of Rock Omaha at the age of 14, Rianna discovered her love for performance and rock music!

As her music career progressed she made great success performing with School of Rock at Summerfest and was selected as the only guitarist in the Nebraska All-State Jazz Band in 2019. Following this, Rianna auditioned for the Berklee College of Music and was selected as the 24th recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, awarding her with a full ride.

Currently, she thrives as a guitar performance major with a minor in the theory of jazz and popular song. Rianna plays as the lead guitarist for various bands including Motherwise, an indie-rock band, and a rock band called Slumber Party. Rianna hopes to inspire the next generation of rockers to be themselves unapologetically and to become the representation they wish to see in the music industry.
Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Ava
Vocal Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ava is a pop/rock vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Marlboro, New Jersey. She is currently a student at Berklee College of Music studying Professional Music with concentrations in Performance and Stage Management.

She grew up learning soul music including artists like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Gladys Knight. She later discovered her love for classic rock and progressive rock music. She has been a part of several bands of her own writing and performing music with those genres. With these bands, she has been able to open for artists such as Gaten Materazzo, Living Colour, and Primus. In 2019, she began writing music under her own name, and has music released on all platforms.

Being a part of the School of Rock program herself for 12 years, she was able to play at venues all around the country as well as music festivals including MoPop, and Lollapalooza in 2015, 2017, and 2018. She also has experience as a Music Director for School of Rock East Brunswick, NJ.

Her goal is to make sure her students have a good time while learning technique and stage presence, as well as gain confidence in themselves.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Matt
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Matt is a seasoned musician with experience in a multitude of genres, particularly but not limited to jazz and heavy metal styles. In his mind music is all just rhythms and notes, and he is more than happy not just to play or to teach, but also to learn. Recently he has been most interested in songwriting and using that as a platform for full band improvisation.

Matt is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Watertown.
Drum Teacher Chris
Drum Teacher
Chris was born and raised in the Republic of Mauritius in East Africa. A self-taught drummer, Chris started playing drums at the age of 11 and has never looked back. After moving to the US in 2004, he attended UMass Boston for Finance before becoming a drum instructor and performance director at the School of Rock Watertown for the last 6 years. Chris plays with multiple bands, touring both nationally and internationally. Current groups he performs with include JazzFirst, Proplydz (EDM), JD-MadMartian (Hip Hop), Lord Almighty (Metal), Vinal (Jam Band). Chris is a true music love who’s passionate about the drums and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music Business at Berklee School of Music.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Ian
Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Ian fell in love with music in the womb. Starting on drums and percussion at 4 years old, Ian gradually added formal music theory and songwriting to his studies, alongside the piano. After graduating high school early, he spent time building a music career in his hometown, Asheville, NC, before pursuing his education further. In 2018, Ian received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, studying songwriting and piano. Ian has shared the stage with The Accidentals, BJ Leiderman, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Third Eye Blind and has presented at TEDx twice. While primarily performing on piano, drums remain Ian’s true love, and rhythm guides his every note. Ian's focus is on helping kids find joy through music and their creative pursuits.
Drum Teacher Jake
Drum Teacher
Jake is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, cross-disciplinary musician, and audio engineer specializing in drumset. He's been featured on the BBC World Service, NME Magazine, and both live and in the studio for a myriad of artists. Most proficient in Rock/Heavy Metal, he has also played Jazz, Fusion, Hip-Hop, Pop-Punk, Classical, and Progressive Rock on a professional level and his passion for creating has only increased. During his time at Berklee he started a recording studio called Sawmill Recordings and has successfully helped a number of artists realize their dream of getting their music out to the world. When not playing, performing, or recording, Jake entertains a number of hobbies including Bushcraft, Martial Arts, Cooking, and the study of Naval History.
Drum Teacher Tanner
Drum Teacher
Tanner began playing drums at 5 years old and was inspired by his father, who was a metal drummer in the 1980s. With roots in rock and metal, he has since expanded his palette to include many genres from around the world, including jazz, fusion, Latin, R&B, and Mandopop. Tanner attends Berklee College of Music with a scholarship majoring in drum set performance and a minor in recording and production. He draws influences from many forms of percussion, including marching band tenors, orchestral percussion, and playing in a theater pit orchestra. Tanner hopes to pass on to students his passion for music, and inspire them to find their own voice on their instrument while learning to think outside the box.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Joshua
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Music has always been an essential part of Joshua’s identity since childhood. Born in Kentucky but raised in Singapore, he is now back in the United States to pursue his undergraduate studies under a scholarship at Berklee College of Music. Joshua grew up learning classical music and theory with piano and violin, before finding new voices in drums and percussion at his high school Symphonic Band.

Joshua has a wealth of experience in performance, composition, conducting, teaching, leadership, and volunteering, and has been blessed with many opportunities to find different forms of expression. He advocates for the exploration and experimentation in the arts and is an eclectic musician who seeks to venture into new artistic terrain through collaboration with a diverse, multifaceted music community. As a firm believer in music education, Joshua strives to actively spread the fun and joy of music to those around him.
Drum Teacher Jacob
Drum Teacher
Jacob started his musical journey in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 6, when he began playing cello and piano. When he turned 10, he discovered his true passion after picking up his first set of drumsticks. That was the start of his life-long career writing, performing, and recording music.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, Jacob founded his own music production company, Tiny Raven Studio, and has been helping musicians around the world record and produce their music ever since. Over the years, Jacob has performed and recorded with a number of musical acts including How to Drown a Fish, Don't Worry About It, The Hollow Stones, The Ophelias, Boyish, Victor Wooten, and many others. Jacob hopes to share the enthusiasm and excitement for music that he has with his students!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher Luke
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Luke was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, and played guitar starting in his early teenage years. His first musical job was in recording hold music. He would have to do ten or more in a weekend, giving him much experience in recording at a comparatively young age compared to his peers.

After moving to Boston to attend Suffolk University, Luke auditioned for Berklee College of Music, not expecting to get in. Upon acceptance, he took every opportunity to play he could, even taking up the bass and starting several funk projects. Now he works in wedding bands playing guitar and bass.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher Jonny
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Jonny’s musical pursuits probably began while running around his parent’s house singing into a tape recorder at an early age. He pursued the Alto saxophone at age 8 and eventually learned the clarinet, guitar, bass, drums, and piano; he even formed several bands and performed his own music in local clubs before he headed to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music.

Since then, Jonny has become not just an accomplished performer, writer, arranger, synthesist, and producer, but also a dedicated teacher with over two decades of experience helping children of all ages find their passion for music.

"All music is joy and music should be fun. If there is no fun, then there is no joy. Who would want that?"
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Dacey
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Dacey (she/her) is an indie and R&B fusion singer-songwriter, producer, engineer, and performer dedicated to creating music to enlighten and entertain. Dacey began her musical journey by taking piano lessons at the age of 6, then taking vocal lessons at the age of 9 at School of Rock in Baltimore, MD. She successfully auditioned for the School of Rock Baltimore House Band at age 13 and participated in School of Rock’s AllStars program.

While studying contemporary technique at School of Rock, Dacey studied classical vocal technique and pedagogy at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Dacey graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2023 as a Professional Music Major with concentrations in Songwriting, Music Business, and Music Production. Aside from performing her own music, Dacey performs covers in a wedding band. Dacey's unique background in both classical and contemporary and harsh vocal styles makes her a flexible teacher whose ideology centers around teaching and bridging the healthy control of anatomy and the confidence needed for great stage performances.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Malaina
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Malaina was born and raised in Marin County, California, and has been passionate about singing from an early age. At just 9 years old, Malaina began taking private voice lessons and quickly became involved in vocal competitions, choirs, and musicals. Her dedication to her craft led her to attend the Marin School of the Arts in high school, where she developed her skills as a jazz vocalist and was a member of the award-winning a cappella group, Til Dawn. Malaina's love for music continued to grow as she participated in various jazz ensembles and rock bands.

Currently, Malaina is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Screen Scoring as a vocal principal at Berklee College of Music. When she is not instructing students, she is the lead singer of her own rock band, Slumber Party, and performs and emcees at various events. With her versatile background in jazz, rock, pop, and R&B, Malaina is an experienced working musician who loves songwriting and composing for various ensembles.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher Felicity
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Felicity has used music as her creative escape going back to when she sang backup in a blues band in Saigon, Vietnam at 15 years old. She worked her way up in the expatriate music community, eventually touring the country of Vietnam as a lead singer in The Horizon Band, playing at high-class hotels until her move to the States. She now writes and performs in an indie folk duo while attending Berklee College of Music as a vocal principal.

Felicity's love for teaching began when she started a music workshop for toddlers called Singing Monkeys. She hosted this class for three years and spent time teaching at Guitar Center as well as private tutoring. She loves working with young children, helping them develop a passion for music in a way that is approachable and takes the kids where they want to go.

As someone who has grown up internationally, Felicity believes strongly in inclusion and wants to work to make pop music more culturally diverse by utilizing techniques and instruments from all over the world.
Maddi Bradford Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Maddi has had a passion for music since before she was born. She grew up in a musical family that fostered her love of singing and later found more of herself by bearing her heart through her own compositions.

Maddi started songwriting at a very young age, inspired by artists like Adele and Sara Bareilles, and performed in many musical showcases over the years. She played and sang in bands and ensembles in college, and today, she writes and performs in a folk duo called the SOL Project. Maddi loves inspiring young children through music and is thrilled that School of Rock allows her to combine her love of playing and sharing the power of music with children.
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