Rockwall School of Music

Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons Rockwall

The Rockwall School of Music is the largest music school in the greater Rockwall area with an active enrollment of over 800 students. Our school of music has won the Lakeside Living Best of Music Lessons Award for six consecutive years. We have 50 highly qualified music professionals who love what they do and will inspire children to excel on the instrument of their choice. Students drive from as far away as Sunnyvale, Forney, Greenville and Wylie to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 5 to adult.

While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a Rockwall School of Music student and find out why we are the area’s number one choice for music lessons.

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Our Music Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

To serve our diverse guitar students, our Rockwall guitar lessons are offered in acoustic and electric guitar as well as bass guitar.

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Learning to play the piano can be one of the most valuable of all musical studies because it is the most straight-forward and intuitive of instruments.

Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Learning to play a rhythm instrument, like drums, can be an important addition to any music student’s base of knowledge.

Violin Lessons

Orchestral Strings

We offer lessons in Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Our School of Music provides private lessons starting at 5 years of age.

Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons

Private lessons are adapted to the needs of the student. We help younger students finding their talent and adults refining their talent.

Home School Music Lessons

Homeschool Music Lessons

Our early day lesson rates are available for home school families who can schedule a private music lesson before 3:30 pm M-F.

Frequent Questions

Which Instrument is Best for My Child?
That’s a great question! If a child has no preference, we typically encourage them to start with the piano. It teaches so many musical skills that can be transferred later to other instruments. You’ll find that we are the only school in the greater Rockwall area that offers a wide variety of all the popular instruments and more. We Offer: Private Lessons, Small Group Classes for Beginners as well as Special Interest Classes/Camps.

Adult Lessons are also offered: For those of you who would love to learn an instrument alongside your child or for an adult or Sr. Adult who finally has time to pursue the life-long dream of playing an instrument, RSM offers Adult Music Lessons too!

When are lessons offered?
We offer Lessons Seven Days a Week!
We get it…sometimes it feels as if there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done that your child wants to experience. Rockwall School of Music is the only music school in the area that offers lessons seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. We even offer early classes for homeschoolers.

10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday

How is this accomplished in a short time?
The Rockwall School of Music Provides the Largest Selection of University-Trained Teaching Faculty in One Location! Not only are our teachers kind-hearted and fun-loving in their teaching style, they are high-level performers in their professional life. Your child’s music teacher will be committed to learning about their personal musical goals and providing stepping stones to help them achieve those goals. With so many different learning styles, we promise to do everything possible to find the teacher who can help chart the best individualized path for your child. We are confident that you will find the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs.
What Happens Next?
Simply call one of our friendly office staff to learn more. Our staff is available seven days a week. You deserve the best possible customer service and we are frequently reminded that others feel that we exceed expectations! We are the only music school in Rockwall that offers full time professional customer service for their students seven days a week.
You can call or text our school of music at 972-722-6874.
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Music Mural

Benefits of Our School

Comfortable Place to Lounge
Take your choice…if you’re a “people person” you can enjoy the spacious reception area at our music school. If you would prefer the peace and quiet of some ‘alone time’, find one of the recessed areas that’s scattered throughout our building to enjoy your quiet time.

We consider you to be part of our family and encourage you to take advantage of all that we have to offer. Large observation windows inserted in the studio doors allow you to watch your child’s lesson or, if you prefer, you can sit in on the lessons at any time. Our Open-Door Policy is another unique feature that you’ll only find at RSM and one that parents, just like you, find comforting and rewarding.

An Experience Your Child Never Forgets
We celebrate with you each musical success that your child experiences. The good news is that the school of music you have chosen is the only school in the greater Rockwall area to offer the opportunity to earn special colored wristbands, trophies AND certificates as a tangible way of encouraging them along the way. We acknowledge the hard work and intentional effort they’ve put into learning the instrument of their choice. Our “Musical Ladder Program” generates smiling faces when the children are awarded these full colored, really cool, wristbands that they can show off to their friends.
Showcase Recitals!
Each recital builds on the one before and within a few short years, the audience is riveted to the edge of their seats as everyone in your child’s personal community supports and cheers them to be their best.

These Showcase Recitals allow for ALL children to experience the thrill of successfully performing before friends and family. We take away the fear-factor that many times stifles the creative side of a child and channel it into positive energy and experiences. You will never be charged a recital participation or admission fee.

Hours to Meet Your Crazy Schedule
If you are a home school family, parent of a school-age child, retiree, college student or working professional with a flexible schedule, you can take advantage of our early day lesson times (before 3:30PM Mon. – Fri.). We are the largest school in the area and able to be a ‘full service’ music provider. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 10 am and we see many students between the hours of 11 am- 8:30 pm (M-F).
Music Can Be a Year-Round Enrichment
The good news is that music will benefit a person’s life whenever it’s introduced. To maximize the positive effects of music on your child’s life, how open-minded would you be about a seasonal approach to music? Just as sports are seasonal, music can rotate from instrument to instrument or can be a long-term commitment to a single instrument. The possibilities are unlimited. If you find yourself looking for some consistency when scheduling your lessons, you’re in luck….Rockwall School of Music offers lessons year-round, including summer! Enrollment is month to month with no long-term commitment required. You have a secured day and time each week for your lesson. Private lessons can start anytime throughout the year.
The Convenience-Factor!
How awesome would it be if you could shop, snack or pamper yourself while your child is receiving music lessons? Our new, state-of-the-art facility, located at 1920 Mims Road (at the corner of Mims Rd and Ralph Hall P’way) is surrounded by salons, shopping options and food establishments. You deserve to treat yourself to some quality time while your child is being treated to lessons. Our new location is easy to access from I-30, highway 205, Ridge Rd, or John King Blvd. This makes access super simple for our students from all parts of Rockwall, Heath, Wylie, Lavon, Fate, Royse City, Caddo Mills, Greenville, Forney, Rowlett, Sunnyvale, Garland and Mesquite.
The Safety of My Child
The Rockwall School of Music has a Family Safety Plan. In addition to our standard safety feature of only hiring teachers with pristine background checks, observation windows in all the doors, as well as, a monitoring system installed in the interior and exterior common areas and all teaching rooms. The office staff will continue to always be present anytime lessons are taught. Finally, we always have an open-door policy which means parents/guardians are always invited to sit in on your child’s lessons. Our commitment to safety and musical excellence dates back over two decades to 1996. Our full-time mission is evident in the thousands of lessons which have been taught to over 5,000 families.
A Little Bragging
We saved this for last because it’s certainly not the most important aspect of what we do….your child is the most important part of what we do. However, the environment in which the lessons are provided is something worth mentioning. As a part of our community of musicians, you will receive something that is a missing component from other teaching studios in the area…we offer the most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Rockwall!

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument (pianos and drums excluded, lol). We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing, quality professional instruments, observation windows, and security. All of this allows you to have the peace of mind in knowing that you have made the BEST decision!

Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

Russ Porter holds a bachelor’s degree in Music from Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s degree in music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2004, Russ and his wife, Karen, became owners of the Rockwall School of Music. Over the years, the Rockwall School of Music has instructed literally thousands of students in piano, guitar, drum, violin, viola, cello, bass, ukulele and voice.

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From our Clients

5 Star
Our family has been at the Rockwall School of Music for 7 years and we are still going strong! We absolutely love the staff and the professionalism there. Everyone is so kind and helpful! They are also very flexible with scheduling! We love them!!! Hands down the best music school we have ever been with!!!!
-Chantel West
5 Star
Very professional and teachers are super good at what they do!!
-Eric P.
5 Star
I love this music school! My son has been going there for 6 years and he loves it. The teachers there are great and everyone is very friendly. I would definitely recommend sending your children or yourself here.
-Brian Jeffreys
5 Star
I enjoy not only knowing but seeing the progression my son is making at the school.
-Brandon Kennard
5 Star
Awesome Music School! My son really enjoys his drum lessons. His Teacher it Fantastic! Best Music School in Rockwall!
-Jessica Rogers
5 Star
We have been taking my son here for almost two years now and his love for music has just grown. The pride he gets from being able to play music now is something I wouldn’t trade for the world!
-Hailey Norton