Drums & Percussion
Our drum and percussion programs focus on all the great drummers, from Ringo Star and Dave Grohl, to John Bonham and Neil Peart. With the goal of creating an environment that’s both fun and encouraging, students will gain confidence as they transition from private lessons into group rehearsals, eventually forming their own bands. In this setting, students gain twice the knowledge and progress at a faster rate as they are continuing to receive professional instruction, as well as learn from their friends.
Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Bass Guitar
Los Rios Rock School offers lessons in acoustic, electric and bass guitar, utilizing a variety of proven techniques to create an individualized, student-driven curriculum.
With the goal of creating an environment that’s both fun and encouraging, students will gain confidence as they transition from private lessons into group rehearsals, with recitals staged as concert style performances at a premier venue.
Orchestra & Band
The band/orchestra department uses a familiar framework for its students as the rest of the school does: a strong commitment to the fundamental elements of music performance all while having fun learning to master your instrument.
The band/orchestra department teachers bring their years of education, teaching, and performance experience to the program, which will in turn translate into a richer experience for the student’s band or orchestra involvement.
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Piano & Keyboards
Unlike many local music schools or private instructors, we provide a full 60-minute private lesson each week as part of your monthly tuition. Many schools provide only 30 or 45 minutes of instruction, but we feel that a full hour is more beneficial to students. Our lessons are song-based and performance-based, which means that we begin teaching using music that your child or teen truly enjoys.
The staff at Los Rios Rock School not only includes active performers, but professional songwriters and session musicians as well, with compositions featured in hit TV programs (A&E’s “The Beast”), national ad campaigns (Wendy’s, ASOS, Sailor Jerry’s), video games (Burnout Dominator), Songwriting magazine, Guitar World magazine, and many others.
One of the main struggles for budding songwriters is the actual completion of a song. The facilities at LRRS allow for all of the writing, pre-production, recording, mixing, and mastering to be done right here on site in one of our two state of the art studios.
Los Rios Rock school provides singers with tools to improve their vocal technique and health, musicality, and performance skills through one-on-one coaching. In addition to one-on-one coaching, singers have the priceless opportunity of working with a live band and full sound equipment. Not only does this help students become better musicians and performers, it teaches teamwork and builds confidence.
Recording - Engineering & Producing
Student gain exposure to sound-recording principles, techniques, and equipment. Our program emphasizes a multi-track music recording process, music editing, and sound mixing. Los Rios Rock School students gain hands-on experience with professional digital recording equipment and the class will participate in a variety of recording projects.