With over 100 music schools nationwide, and three in the Washington DC area, the School of Rock is America’s largest music education program focused on rock and pop styles. That’s why the Washington Post dubbed us “the country’s preeminent rock music school for children”. While you are here researching the best music school for you, please view our video and consider the ten benefits below of becoming a School of Rock student. We think you’ll agree that we are the Washington DC area’s number one choice for music lessons.
1. Membership in a real music community
At the School of Rock your child gets to know a whole community of musicians by spending time together every week at rehearsals with fellow students, teachers, Show Assistants and Show Directors. Our program gets kids into music by giving them a whole set of music friends and a regular place to interact and work together for their shows. It’s not just music lessons, it’s also social – the camaraderie of a team sport but with music. And our positive graduated process works for shy kids, by rehearsing regularly, gaining and giving trust to band mates, and then performing together.
2. Regular live performances
Our students perform in a minimum of three shows each year, each one performed twice in a professional music venue. We do this for educational reasons – performing live with fellow students, and then doing the same show a second time provides many learning and growth opportunities. Plus there is the feedback and reinforcement that comes from hearing an audience respond.
3. Step-by-step from complete beginner to national touring
We can be as serious about your child’s musical development as they want to be – from having fun learning, playing and performing music to preparing for a career in music. Our program keeps students challenged and doesn’t let them get bored. Kids learn in different ways and at their own pace. When your child begins at School of Rock, we assess their level of ability and then structure their lessons and group experience to match their goals and pace. From lessons through Rock 101 for beginners, our Rock Performance program, House Band, Indie Band for intermediate to advanced students and our nationally touring All Stars, we offer students a continuous range of musical challenges.
4. A fun program for both students and parents
Our program teaches an appreciation for all music within the rock, blues and pop genres. Students come home and tell their parents they’ve discovered a great band and they often learn it’s the very same one that mom and dad rocked-out with when they were kids. Kids enjoy learning while playing the music they love – especially with other kids who are just as interested in music as they are and at the end of each season they get to perform a live show at a local venue with all the coolness that entails. Likewise, School of Rock parents look forward to these amazing end of season shows where they can see their child’s musical progress and rock out at the same time.
5. A proven track record of excellence in music schools
Don’t be fooled by the imitations. The School of Rock is the original rock music performance program founded in 1998. Our proven approach to learning music has caused us to grow to over 125 music schools nationwide. Visit our testimonial page to see what our parents and students are saying.
6. Large staff of highly-qualified teaching faculty
All of our music teachers have either University training or professional performance experience. Our music instructors are dedicated to learning about your student’s personal musical goals and helping them achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. In addition to their credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, and extremely friendly way and are dedicated to teaching your student the style of music they want to learn.
7. Fully stocked lesson rooms
Our music schools are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studios to offer soundproofing and observation windows.
8. Professional management and office staff
Many music schools have a front desk staffed by a teacher or more commonly an answering machine. All of our locations have office managers who are available at the front desk to assist our clients. We also have a hotline at 703.850.2100 that is professionally staffed to assist you.
9. Convenient music schools close to shopping centers
We know you’re busy. Our music schools are all close to local shopping so you can get errands done while your student is in a lesson or rehearsal. And if you are running late – it’s okay! Students are welcome to hang out. Check out our music schools in Ashburn, Virginia, Silver Spring, Maryland and Vienna, Virginia.
10. Month to month lessons
The School of Rock does not require long-term contracts or semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month to month basis. Compare that to other music schools.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Learn more about School of Rock music schools nationwide by visiting our corporate page.