• Stop Practicing... Start Performing®

    We believe that people learn by doing. In our short existence we have had students play on every major tv network, at every major venue, at many local festivals and charity events, on tour to other states, and on many recordings; all without ever charging our parents and families a dime to see us. While learning how to play our instrument is done in solitude at home, the motivation and inspiration to keep going only happens when you "Stop Practicing..." and "Start Performing!"

  • Locally owned and operated! - Only one... Only in Royal Oak!

    We are not a school of rock, but The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music®. Our personal names are not on the outside of the building, because our school is not about us and our egos. We are all about our Detroit musical community as a whole. We are locally owned and operated by a family of life-long professional Detroit musicians who are dedicated to pursuing music at the highest levels and are committed to helping others do the same. We are Detroiters helping Detroiters. Come join us.

  • Professional musicians on staff!


    Our staff is comprised of some of the most professional musicians you can find in Metro Detroit or beyond. Our horn teachers, The Motor City Horns for example, have worked with a variety of artists, bands, and orchestras including: Justin Timberlake, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. The also play in our faculty band, The Detroit Retro Society. They put the same passion and conviction into helping others with music as they do with their international touring dates.

  • Jazz Experience

    2013---DSRP---Rokstories---Jazz-Experience---Now-EnrollingThe Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music is offers a "Jazz EXPERIENCE" program. Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world experiences, the  program consists of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television specials. Small group training is the focus, with an emphasis on developing improvisation skills. Student also have opportunities to compose their own material.

  • Access to Superstars®

    Through our Access to Superstars® programs,  our goal is to take ordinary people and make their lives extraordinary by giving them access to the people at the top. In the process, people are motivated, excited, and learn that through attention to detail, persistence, and a community spirit anything is possible.

  • Guitar Tone Workshop

    Join u2014---DSRP---Rokstories---Guitar-Tone-Workshops and learn how to get the best out of your own gear with the staff of Metro Detroit’s best school for music experience. You don’t need to purchase more gear. Another boutique pedal is only one piece of the equation. You don’t need a superstar’s secrets. You just need some personal attention, a good overview, and a plan to make your passion come alive! Bring your own gear and dial it in with the help of our staff!  
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Stop Practicing… Start Performing®

At The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® we teach people how to excel in music; whether you’re an experienced professional, a beginner, you’ve never played in a band before, or you’re completely scared to play in front of people.

Click on Admissions and send us your info today. Then someone will contact you with more information about  setting you up with a weekly lesson and/or band program.

Stop Practicing… Start Performing®

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