School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights



At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument.

Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. These opportunities teach life skills, build confidence, and help students become better people.

As both rockers and educators, School of Rock Arlington Heights’s instructors are passionate about creating a legacy of music by helping kids rock on stage and in life. Visit School of Rock Arlington Heights today to learn more.


3000 employees
26 years in business
Serves Arlington Heights , IL

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At School of Rock Arlington Heights, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Arlington Heights students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun. 

All students in Arlington Heights’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

For Our Younger Students : (ages 8-11) We offer Rock 101.

Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Arlington Heights is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Arlington Heights students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

School of Rock Arlington Heights’s Rock 101 students can expect: 

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
• A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
• An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
• Real knowledge gained through real fun!

We offer private and group sessions. We offer monthly lesson packages of 30 minute weekly private lessons or 45 minute weekly private lessons. We offer combination packages of Rock 101 (30 or 45 minute weekly lessons with 90 minute group rehearsal) or Performance Program (45 minute weekly lessons with a 3 hour rehearsal) . These combination packages range from $250-$300 a month. 1 month of 30 minute lessons is $146 a month and 1 month of 45 minute lessons is $220 a month. We offer a free 30 minute trial lesson.

School of Rock is the largest employer of musicians worldwide and services over 22,000 students. Our School of Rock Arlington Heights has been open since 2014 and is the largest music school in the Northwestern Suburbs of Chicago.

All from 3.5-75 years old, we have programs for all ages.

Here are some testimonials from our parents:

  • “Gillian truly feels so confident and self-assured the minute she walks through the front door at SOR. As we watch her confidence soar, we also watch her talent emerge and shine! She is experiencing a whole new world and is contagiously excited about all that she is instructed. Thanks! ”
    — Dawn C. parent.Hoffman Estates
  • “ It's a really fun experience for young and old! Doesn't matter if you haven't played for years. I haven't played for around two decades and still have a lot of fun. Having a goal makes practicing more enjoyable and music is meant to be a shared experience. Plus the owner Jim is great! Get out and play!”
    — Jeffrey M, Adult member. Barrington, IL
  • “Our son loves taking drum lessons and playing with his band here. Excellent instructors, fun and welcoming environment. ”
    —Alisa S. parent, Arlington Heights, IL
  • “My son is really enjoying the performance group he is in. He has a renewed excitement about his instrument and music in general. Music is just more fun when you are playing with other people.”
    —Karen F. parent, Township of Dundee

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Come for a tour and a free trial lesson to see what the excitement is all about!

Services offered

Bass Guitar
Music Theory
Audio Production