Bandworks School Of Rock Rock music lessons in Oakland, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 3 reviews
BandWorks students learn music by making music. They start playing on the first day of the session and, by learning to listen with a critical ear, improve as individual musicians and as a band. Each musician has an opportunity to expand his or her musical potential while having fun playing with other musicians.

BandWorks workshops run all year. At each session, we offer a number of different bands at various levels of musical experience for both kids and adults.

Since 1993, the BandWorks community has grown into an extensive network of musicians and supporters, and we are thrilled with all the great music and camaraderie that have come from the bands. We love coaching the bands and providing people with the opportunity to play with other musicians in this unique setting.
Lessons Offered
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Voice
Contact Information
Phone Number (510) 843-2263
City Oakland, CA
Zip Code 94607
Products and Services
Through our network of selected instructors, BandWorks offers one-on-one private lessons on guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, woodwinds and brass. Lessons take place at BandWorks studios and at students homes.

Typical lessons last for 30 or 60 minutes, though longer lessons may be available depending on the instructor. Rates vary by instructor, and range from $40-$100 per hour.
Key People
Matt Heulitt
Matt Heulitt
Bay Area session guitarist and band leader Matthew Charles Heulitt is a musician that defies categorization. Hailing from two highly acclaimed jazz schools, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Miami, Matthew has managed to make his mark in a wide variety of musical settings
Stace Wright
Stace Wright
From a role in a professional production of "Peter Pan" when he was 8 to a gig as a tenor sax player in an Elvis impersonator band at 18, Stace has enjoyed performing. His first instrument was the clarinet followed by the tenor saxophone.
Jule Bruins
Jule Bruins
Julie has been a music teacher for over seven years and is currently is teaching at both Coronado and Wilson Elementary Schools in Richmond. Julie grew up playing in youth orchestras in Indianapolis and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from NYU.
Mike Annuzzi
Mike Annuzzi
Mike Annuzzi is Redwood City native and has performed at music venues, radio, colleges, festivals, and events all around CA. He started writing music at the age of 8 and later picked up the guitar.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 3 reviews
  Eric Geller is a tremendous teacher.
by Lalu B.
Feb 29, 2012
My son took Bandworks in Los Altos last summer with Eric Geller. My son's main instrument is piano but Eric got him playing bass and drums and the band got along so well they met all year long to practice together. This is a seriously underappreciated program.
  So much fun!
by Loria k.
Dec 16, 2010
I was taking private bass lessons elsewhere for a few weeks... I was learning how to read music & whatnot, but I wasn't really having a good time. I quit my lessons & signed up for the BandWorks adult workshop in San Jose instead. I had never played in a band before, and I barely knew anything, but it was no problem. The practices were entertaining & the performance was a blast.
  I highly recommend
by Mylene V.
Jul 12, 2010
I highly highly recommend BandWorks for any person, young or, um, "mature" (like me). If you haven't played for a while, that's okay -- the BandWorks folks will take care to place you in a band with others at your same level and the instructors are extremely helpful and supportive in bringing the band together for an ultimate rockstar performance at the end of your session!
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