A unique music instruction business that’s inspired by a popular movie will be opening soon in the city’s western end, as construction hums along at one of the final vacant storefronts in the hulking Monroe Center.
School of Rock is officially coming to 720 Monroe Street on the ground floor of the complex’s southern building. The Hoboken outpost will be the 16th New Jersey location for the company, which offers a combination of one-on-one instruction lessons and group band practices.
Drawing from the 2003 Jack Black-led film of the same name (which was partially filmed in Rahway), School of Rock call themselves “the most revolutionary music education school in the world.” They offer lessons for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals with the intention of combining band members for an eventual performance together.
The school offers lessons for many age groups; their youngest classes, dubbed Little Wings, are designed for ages 3-5. Programs are available for up to 17-years-old, with a few classes for adults as well. Workshops are catered to varied musical tastes; a “best of the 90s” camp celebrates bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, while a Beatles-themed course and a Queen performance camp are also featured.
While the school is looking to open their doors in March, they are currently accepting pre-enrollment for their summer camp programs online.