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Rock House Student Spotlight


The Rock House School of Music is a community of students, teachers and parents that all come together to help and support each other on our musical journey. By working hard together with passion we develop the best students in the world! Even with the best support system it takes hours or hard work and determination from the student to successfully learn to play an instrument. In this section we spotlight and honor students that put in that extra something that makes them shine. We are VERY proud of our students!


"Brendan became interested in playing guitar at a very early age and began learning to play when he was eight years old. He started to take lessons and began learning to play the acoustic. After a few months, we decided that the drive to the music school was too far to do weekly, so we explored another music school. Although Brendan was loving the learning, he was not making a connection to the teacher. That’s when our friend Shaileen (Ryan’s mom) told us about Rock House and John McCarthy - Brendan has been in his glory since!!

Brendan has been learning many different types of music from country, to rock, and even blues. The guitar can be heard coming from Brendan’s room just about every night, whether he is strumming, practicing a song, or just experimenting with different sounds. He has also had the opportunity to perform on stage with his band Stratus, as well as jamming with other musicians at several of the Rock House/TKM Open Mic nights. The thing he loves most about Rock House is…'well, everything,' he said. 'The place is like home, and I haven’t met a teacher who isn’t great.' As a parent, I love that John pushes Brendan to his highest potential. Brendan hopes to be able to write his own songs and continue to grow with his passion for music." - Kelly Carew, Brendan's mom