School Of Rock Seattle Presents: Roots Rock

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Have you ever wondered where Led Zeppelin got their inspiration? Ever wondered who Jimi Hendrix's guitar god was or what bands the Beatles listened to? “Roots Rock" is a broadly used term to describe the early years of Rock 'n Roll when the rules were not yet written and genres were not yet defined. Artists like Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Howlin' Wolf, & Ray Charles combined elements of Blues, Gospel, Soul, and Country music to help pioneer what we now call Rock 'n Roll. The influence that these artists had on popular music was far reaching and laid the groundwork for every single band that has followed in their footsteps. Have you ever wondered where Rock 'n Roll came from? This is where.


We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.

School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

To date our students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as The Showbox, Neumo's, The Crocodile, Chop Suey, Nectar, and Triple Door. We have also had the great fortune to be able to perform at music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Bumbershoot.

Our performance-based teaching method is an immersive experience that inspires our students to be their best. We get our students playing music as quickly as possible because we know that that is what our students want to do. As a result our students become more interested in the theory of music.

We deliver an authentic experience using professional equipment, a staff of seasoned musicians and performances on real rock stages, at real rock venues in front of real live audiences.

Our instructors live to play and play to live. They are experienced professional musicians that can instruct students on the finer points of their instrument, while at the same time educating them on everything that goes into putting on a great live show.

We teach and perform music that our students love to play and our audiences love to hear. From the fundamental roots of rock and roll through classic rock, funk, reggae, heavy metal, alternative, indie and prog rock - we share, engage and celebrate it all.
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