Stop Practicing… Start Performing® – Music Lessons – Music School – Recording Studio – Live Bands – Music Experience

A Musical Community

Detroit’s Best School of Contemporary Music

Personalized Music Lessons and Experiences For Kids And Adults

  

EXPERIENCE THE BEST

The best musicians in the world get their skills from mentors and experiences. At The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® we strive to provide the best music lessons in all styles through professional mentorships and unparalleled experiences. Recitals, recording sessions, YouTube shows, band programs and live concerts at the regions’ best venues and events are some of the fun activities that we use to get our students the best possible start to their musical life. Stop Practicing… Start Performing®
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST
FOR BEGINNERS
Stop Practicing… Start Performing® – Music Lessons – Music School – Recording Studio – Live Bands – Music Experience

With beginner music students, it’s important to get them started with the best skills or you could spend the rest of your life trying to undo incorrect learning. We don’t treat our beginners differently than our advanced students. We give them tons of experiences to put their skills to work, right away, so that they get the experience they need to grow and progress. They have so much fun in the process!
EXPERIENCE THE BEST
FOR ADULTS

Some people take a while to get started on their music but that doesn’t mean they have to just toil away in a tiny lesson room with an instructor. Our adult students get the same high quality music lessons and experiences as our young students so that they can get started enjoying fulfilling their musical dreams now. We believe that having fun learning and making music with friends is something that every adult should have the opportunity to do.
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST
FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS
Stop Practicing… Start Performing® – Music Lessons – Music School – Recording Studio – Live Bands – Music Experience

We get a lot of students who tell us they would like to pursue music as a career. With those students we have an intense curriculum that sets out a plan for our students to understand what they need, what is expected of someone in our field, and where their own skills stand in that process. Some are headed to college programs. Some are headed straight into professional music gigs. It is fun to watch their passion come alive as they dig deep into their craft and into themselves to find the best they can be. Through the caring help and guidance of our teaching staff, they have a personal support network and professional music network from which to begin their exciting and fun life of music.

  

EXPERIENCE THE BEST
FOR PROFESSIONALS

Our staff consists of some of the best musicians in Metro Detroit, who perform for and impact people all over the globe. We provide many support services to the music community in Detroit. Recording sessions, professional bands, production and logistic support, rehearsal facilities for traveling touring bands and productions are just some of the things that we are called upon to help. Our Founder and Executive Producer, Jason Gittinger, has been a mentor to countless professional musicians in not just Detroit but across the country. His vast network of contacts and caring leadership allows for us to connect the students of the school, the staff of the school, and professionals in Detroit’s music scene to each other all across the industry.
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST
IN ACTION



Our Team

Bass Lessons

Chuck Bartels

Bass Lessons
Guitar Lessons / Film Scoring / Video Game Music

Dan Belleville

Guitar Lessons / Film Scoring / Video Game Music
Rehearsal Director / Drummer

Stephen Boegehold

Rehearsal Director / Drummer
Piano Lessons / Keyboards / Jazz Improvisation

Chris Codish

Piano Lessons / Keyboards / Jazz Improvisation
Guitar Lessons / Rehearsal Director / Studio Circle

Steve Kendzorski

Guitar Lessons / Rehearsal Director / Studio Circle
Rehearsal Director / Drummer

Thom Monks

Rehearsal Director / Drummer
Drum Lessons

Brent Nagy

Drum Lessons
Voice Lessons / Keyboard Lessons / Rehearsal Director

Tony Nouhan

Voice Lessons / Keyboard Lessons / Rehearsal Director
Rehearsal Director / Bass Player

Rocco Popielarski

Rehearsal Director / Bass Player
Drum Lessons

Mike Racette

Drum Lessons
Recording Engineer / Live Sound / Production

Andrew Schuster

Recording Engineer / Live Sound / Production
Trumpet Lessons / Jazz Improvisation

Jimmy Smith

Trumpet Lessons / Jazz Improvisation
Piano Lessons / Voice Lessons / Rehearsal Director Kidz Rock / Keyboards

Julie Spicer

Piano Lessons / Voice Lessons / Rehearsal Director Kidz Rock / Keyboards
Executive Producer / Office / Admissions / Strategic Planning

Jason Gittinger

Executive Producer / Office / Admissions / Strategic Planning
Office / Billing / Scheduling

Sherry Gittinger

Office / Billing / Scheduling
Lobby Fun and Games

Jazzy and Sammy

Lobby Fun and Games
LOCATION
A Regional Destination

We draw the finest students from all over the Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron and Windsor region. Thus, we are conveniently located centrally in Royal Oak, just off 696 and Woodward Ave. For the beginning students committed to starting off on the right foot or the advanced students looking for a community of others like themselves, we are less than an hour away from everyone.

Our Facilities

The Building

There’s 3600 Square feet of musician’s nirvana. If there’s a need for making music, we have it covered.

Teaching Studios

Our teaching studios are spacious. We mean big. Really big. These rooms were purpose built to give you room to stretch out and learn without hitting your guitar on the walls.

Pro Gear

We keep nothing but professional gear in our arsenal. No kid’s toys here. You’re practicing to be one of the greats. You should be playing on the same gear as them.

More Than Basics

We don’t just have the basic gear needed to make great music. We have nearly everything any professional production facility would have to produce a recording or show.

Recording Studio

Whether you need recording time to produce a college audition demo, or you need a full-on professional production team to manage a global audio project; we have done it all. Contact us today!

Studio Circle

We have a studio for rent, but the students get it every Monday night for free! Studio Circle is a free club for all students where they make projects come to life each week.

Rehearsal Rentals/Shows

KEM, Al Jarreau, Nelson Rangell, Adam Deitch and Lettuce, and many others have called The DSRP their temporary home for rehearsals, video shoots, photo shoots, and live concerts.

Organized

Our studio is complemented regularly about having the most unparalleled selection of equipment of any community music school in the region.
TUITION RATES

**All band programs by audition only. Tuition and programs subject to change.**

MOST PEOPLE START HERE!
Private Music Lessons $160

(per 4 Weeks)

All Ages

Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons

Solo Showcase Recitals

Studio Circle

College Prep Curriculum

Access to Superstars® Events

“On Record” Recording Projects

“In Studio” TV Show Projects

50% Off Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals

DSRP Email and Computerized Lesson Notes Account

**Most People Start Here**

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Kids Band Program $220

(per 4 Weeks)

Age 12 and Under

Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons

Weekly 45 Minute Rehearsal with your own band

Solo Showcase Recitals

Studio Circle

College Prep Curriculum

Access to Superstars® Events

“On Record” Recording Projects

“In Studio” TV Show Projects

50% Off Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals

DSRP Email and Computerized Lesson Notes Account

Outside Performance Opportunities

**Audition Required**

Contact Us
Student Band Program $320

(per 4 Weeks)

Age 13 - 18

Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons

Weekly 2 Hour Rehearsal with your own band

Solo Showcase Recitals

Studio Circle

College Prep Curriculum

Access to Superstars® Events

“On Record” Recording Projects

“In Studio” TV Show Projects

50% Off Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals

DSRP Email and Computerized Lesson Notes Account

Outside Performance Opportunities

**Audition Required**

Contact Us
Jazz Program $160

(per 4 Weeks)

Age 13+

Weekly 2 Hour Rehearsal with your own band

Solo Showcase Recitals

Studio Circle

College Prep Curriculum

Access to Superstars® Events

“On Record” Recording Projects

“In Studio” TV Show Projects

50% Off Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals

DSRP Email and Computerized Lesson Notes Account

Outside Performance Opportunities

**Audition Required**

Contact Us
Adults go here too!
Adult Band Program $320

(per 4 Weeks)

Age 18+

Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons

Weekly 2 Hour Rehearsal with your own band

Solo Showcase Recitals

Studio Circle

College Prep Curriculum

Access to Superstars® Events

“On Record” Recording Projects

“In Studio” TV Show Projects

50% Off Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals

DSRP Email and Computerized Lesson Notes Account

Outside Performance Opportunities

**Audition Required**

Contact Us
OTHER SERVICES

Extra Instrument Lesson
$110 (per 4 Weeks)
(Must be enrolled in other private lessons. May not be applied to 2nd child in family.)

One-Off Private Lesson
$45 (per lesson)
(Must be enrolled in another program.)


Summer Camp

$TBD
(Currently being expanded for 2016. Contact us for details.)


Rehearsal Rentals

$150 (3 Hours)
Backline and PA Included
($50 each additional hour)

Recording Studio Time with Engineer
$225 (3 Hour Minimum)
All gear and instruments included.
($75 each additional hour)


Field Trips

$325 (2 Hour Program)
30 Students Per Trip
(Contact us for more details.)

CAN'T AFFORD US?

We’ve helped ton’s of people over the years connect with their passion. If this is you or your child, and you can demonstrate a commitment to our community, we can help. Contact us.

The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music is proud to work with our partners at The Live the Music Foundation to help eligible participants in need to receive tuition assistance. In order to be eligible to receive a grant of tuition assistance the student must first be accepted to the program, show motivation to work hard in their studies, and show significant financial need.

Stop Practicing… Start Performing® – Music Lessons – Music School – Recording Studio – Live Bands – Music Experience