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School of Rock West University Place
2607 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
832-900-7625

Location Specifics

Located on the corner of Kirby & Bissonnet

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: 3 PM - 6 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock West University Place combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

School of Rock in West University Place, located in Houston, Texas is proud to offer music classes to help teach our community how to play instruments with skill and confidence. We learn everything from drums, guitar, keys, and vocals in a supportive and encouraging environment and then go on to perform at one of the many great spots in the area such as White Oak Music Hall and Armadillo Palace. For budding artists, take your skills to the next level at School of Rock West University Place today.

Programs we offer

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

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

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

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock West University Place'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 Houston music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Houston
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock West University Place, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock West University Place, 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 Houston
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock West University Place 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

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 West University Place, 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.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock West University Place, 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 Houston is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock West University Place who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock West University Place, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Adult music program in Houston for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock West University Place'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 West University Place 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 Houston.

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

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock West University Place 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 Houston.

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

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

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

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Houston and the rest of TX. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in West University Place

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Houston

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

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

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Houston

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West University Place 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 West University Place we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Houston, 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 West University Place, 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 Houston. Unlike other Houston drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock West University Place, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Houston 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 Houston

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West University Place 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 West University Place, 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 West University Place teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock West University Place, 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 Houston.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Houston

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West University Place 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 Houston 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 West University Place, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Houston 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 West University Place, 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 Houston

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

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

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock West University Place, 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 Houston, 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 West University Place’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 Daniel Rutledge
Daniel Rutledge
General Manager
Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Daniel got to Texas as quickly as he could. His first instrument was the guitar, but he now sings and plays drums, bass, keys, and banjo. As a music producer, Daniel mixes and masters his own content under the name of "Bite Your Own Teeth" and he can sometimes be spotted playing around Houston with his brother and friends in their band, Businessman. Daniel's love for music is boundless and eclectic. Some of his biggest influences include Outkast, John Fahey, Mastodon, Gojira, Miles Davis, Sleep, Elder, Johnny Cash, mbv, and Slowdive.
Music Director Richard Sharp
Richard Sharp
Music Director
Richard has been hooked on writing songs ever since he picked up a guitar in the sixth grade. He has played in several bands throughout the years, picking up bass and drums along the way.

Richard loves the creativity of recording music and the comradery of practicing with friends, especially in his current project, Businessman. Before working at School of Rock, he taught AP English. Richard loves to show his students how fun it is to work together and grow through practice. Some of his musical influences include Steely Dan, Elder, Phoebe Bridgers, and Archspire.
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher Bennett Sharp
Bennett Sharp
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Bennett is a Texan who has been a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for over 15 years. He would frequently steal his older brother's guitar when he was young, and after acquiring his own, the rest is history.

Bennett started by learning classic rock and metal songs before moving towards a singer-songwriter approach. Before recently moving back to Texas, he worked as a dog trainer in Southern California for five years, but music remained his primary focus during that period. In his free time, Bennett enjoys jamming with his bandmates (two of whom also work at School of Rock) in their band, Businessman, writing and producing his own music, and looking after his two dogs, Nala and Barry.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher David “Gio” Soto
David “Gio” Soto
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher
David Giovanni Soto (Gio) grew up in Pasadena, Texas where he played cello and guitar in the fifth grade. In high school, he learned piano and discovered his voice. He joined the men’s choir and never looked back. Vocals became Gio's main instrument and he studied vocals in college at Sam Houston State. He now gigs around town playing his solo music. His biggest influences are Tragically Hip, Kate Bush, and TVZ.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher Noel Rodriguez
Noel Rodriguez
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Noel is a School of Rock veteran, having taught at three schools in two countries. A native Texan, Noel grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. He remembers the excitement he felt the first time he sat behind a drum kit and realized that’s what he wanted to do. Noel loves rock and pretty much every other kind of music. He loves to play live and has played and recorded all over the world. His goal as an instructor is to share his love for music and to get you playing.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Logan Gill
Logan Gill
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Born and raised in Houston, Logan has been involved with the arts since before he could walk! An avid musician for most of his life, his guitar work spans many genres, from jazz to classical to rock and roll. When he’s not teaching, Logan is most likely writing, singing, and performing with his band, The Deadly Blooms.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Zach Jones
Zach Jones
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Zach has been involved in music for nearly 20 years. He picked up a guitar at a young age, as well as the bass guitar. Zach has been with several Houston bands throughout his life as both a lead and rhythm guitarist. His dedication and passion for the art form of songwriting inspire him to make music on his own and challenge his creative limits in terms of what is possible when playing and making music. Zach's love for the guitar, music, and teaching, in general, knows no bounds.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Natalie Broussard
Natalie Broussard
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Natalie is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. She received her B.A. in vocal performance in Louisiana where she gigged with Cajun and Zydeco bands while studying opera, art song, and musical theater. Natalie is an alto in several professional chairs and ensembles in Houston. She has a passion for sharing music with young people and building sustainable, positive learning environments. Natalie’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her dogs, Alfred and Alice.
Drum Teacher Andre “Dre” Cunningham
Andre “Dre” Cunningham
Drum Teacher
Andre was born into a musical family, with his great uncles being the late jazz legends Elvin, Thad, and Hank Jones. He studied music production and percussion in high school and at Michigan State University. Andre has toured the world as a musician working with artists such as Dorinda Clark-Cole, Vicki Winans, Zacardi Cortez, Marcus Belgrave, Catherine Alcorn, and Dom Famularo to name a few. Originally from Michigan, Andre now calls Texas home.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Rodney Chinelliott
Rodney Chinelliott
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Rodney is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, lyricist, and music producer. He studied music theory in college, has a plethora of professional accomplishments, and his stories are legendary. In his spare time, Rodney is a voting member of the Grammys and currently plays with the local Houston band, Oddknee.
Drum Teacher Matt Mireles
Matt Mireles
Drum Teacher
Matt Mireles was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He plays for the local rock band Gray Falls, known for their energetic live performances. Their original song "Orange Juice" won them 1st place in the Rodeo Rockstar group division contest. Matt has performed at iconic Houston venues including House of Blues, White Oak Music Hall, and Warehouse Live.
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Quincy Cotton
Quincy Cotton
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Quincy is a multi-instrumentalist from Houston, Texas who studied guitar at Berkeley College of Music. He is also an experienced session musician, producer, engineer, and songwriter who creates all genres of music. Some of his influences include Prince, Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jimi Hendrix.
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Seth Mireles
Seth Mireles
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Seth is originally from Houston, Texas and he loves cleaning and fixing things, but do not mistake him for our maintenance man. He is absolutely a rock star! As the lead singer and guitarist in the band Gray Falls, he gigs with his brother, Matt, every week all over Texas!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Reef Stallworth
Reef Stallworth
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Reef is a musician that has one name, like Prince or Flea. He has a ton of musical experience and has been trained in jazz as a bassist and composer. Reef started playing rock and hip-hop at Prairie View A&M University. He loves being able to teach both bass and drums to our students as a way of sharing what he knows.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Michael graduated from the University of Houston in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, and he is currently obtaining a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from TSU. His involvement in music took off in middle school as he joined the school band and played euphonium while learning drums at home, inspired primarily by the album Toxicity by System of a Down.

Over the years, Michael has picked up other instruments and developed an interest in various genres such as metal, jazz, soul, and psych-rock. Michael also enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, eating, reading, and jamming with his band, Rūdus.
Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Jeff Kepfer
Jeff Kepfer
Vocal Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Jeff has been singing ever since he can remember. He started by singing Michael Jackson songs, then he joined an acting and singing agency where he was cast for commercials and photo shoots. Jeff picked up guitar randomly one day in Colombia and started learning all of his favorite Metallica songs by ear, and he has been playing ever since.

Jeff attended Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and honed his skills as a vocalist, while also learning a lot about vocal anatomy and techniques that he now applies to his teaching. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has a strong passion for metal music and all music in general, and he hopes to be able to instill that same passion in all of his students at School of Rock West U.
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Reviews

What I like about the program is that my kids LOVE it!

This is so different from the music lessons that existed when I was a kid. These kids are actually making music and learning to play as a band. The performances are so impressive, and watching the kids gain confidence and express themselves on stage is priceless.

The structure around how kids learn is amazing.

Taking lessons to learn an instrument is one thing, but learning how to be a part of a band is on another level. These kids are learning how to communicate, respect people and their opinions, and how to be accountable for themselves. It’s more than just music here.

It's the best music program in the city.

Dedicated instructors and staff, vibrant atmosphere, and most importantly, it's fun! My 8-year-old has grown leaps and bounds in skill and personal confidence. If you're thinking about checking it out, don't wait, just do it!

The kids have a great time while learning to play.

Lifelong skills and relationships are born here. The staff shares their passion for music and are very professional and accommodating. Wish I had this type of exposure to music when I was growing up!

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