Need a Band?
Join the Rock Shop, where you learn to rock, with a band! The Rock Shop is a school for musicians to learn how to play and perform together.

Let all that practicing and hard work pay off and form a real live rock band that you can even name yourselves. Work with other musicians your own age to learn how to perform as a group. Students are matched according to age, ability and style preference, or if you know each other.

An instructor will guide you through the beginning steps of band rehearsals including: setting up, 3-chord songs, solos, choosing/arranging songs. Advanced groups will experiment with improvised jams, songwriting, and learn to understand the importance of listening and use eye contact and body language to signal other players.

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Each 8-week session ends with a performance so you can show off your skills. Students are recommended to have 1 to 2 years of private lessons and be able to learn and Finish a song! Students should have basic understanding of Major/Minor and Pentatonic Scales, Open Chords, Barre Chords and Power Cords. Adults groups are available too! Students must continue their private lessons throughout the Rock Shop. If you are unsure about being experienced enough, don’t hesitate to call one of our instructors and schedule and evaluation. It is important that you are able to attend all rehearsals and performances, so check your schedules now!

Classes are filling up fast so Sign up ASAP! One And A Half Hour Classes!
So you can spend even more time with our talented instructors. The new rate of $155.00 reflects this additional time.

Speaking of instructors, let’s meet them. Mike Murphy has been playing guitar for 15 years and teaching privately since 2000 and is the founder of Rock Shop. “The idea came to me after just a few years of teaching and hearing my students complain about not having anyone to play with.” Two years ago Michael put his idea into motion and Rock Shop now operates at two locations and supports many bands, both young and adult.

Don Wiggins has over 22 years of experience playing guitar and also plays drums and Keyboards. He has been performing live and in the studio for over 17 years and teaching for 15 years. He has performed internationally and all over the USA. Currently Don can be found on stage virtually every weekend as the lead guitar player/vocalist in the popular band Hoi Polloi (

Sign-up Deadline! The dead line for sign-up is 2 weeks before the start of the class. A deposit of $50.00 is required at the time of sign-up to reserve your spot. Deposit is non-refundable after the sign-up deadline. Balance of $105.00 is due at start of class. Please contact Mike or Don for details.

Mike Murphy 414-550-3544

Don Wiggins 414-531-4366