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Music Instruction Bedford
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12 Court Road Map
Route Bedford, NY   10506  
12 Court Road, Bedford, NY 10506
(914) 234-0418
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students from our fall 2016-2017 british steel show playing "woman from tokyo" by deep purple.
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School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. We teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, and our students put on amazing shows at local venues. Our programs, camps and workshops for toddlers, kids, teens and adults make learning to play music fun and create great communities of musicians.

School of Rock Bedford can be found at 12 Court Road . The following is offered: Music Instruction . In Bedford there are 1 other Music Instruction. An overview can be found here.


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  • Ben Malmed

    Music Director

    Ben Malmed has been teaching at School of Rock since 2010. His original band Fundimensionals has played 100+ shows including the festivals Catskill Chill, Wakarusa, Equifunk, and venues all over the east including Nectar's, Garcia's, Sullivan Hall, Stella Blues and The Bitter End. "Bugless Brunch", an original song, was featured in Relix Magazine and "Deer On The Hutch" received radio play on 107.1 The Peak. Also, a NY Times article about Garcia's @ The Capitol Theater included a photo and mentioning of his fusion Beatles Tribute band. He was also a member of The Mushroom Cloud, a well-known CT progressive funk band. Ben started classical piano at age 5, picking up guitar and bass at 11. He attended Berklee College of Music with a scholarship for his advanced knowledge of music theory, songwriting, recording and technical skill. Currently, Ben can be found playing locally in Westchester County, in the studio as a hired gun or writing music.

    Link: Ben Malmed

  • Todd Springer

    General Manager

    Todd grew up in Stratford, CT on a steady diet of Motown, Southern Rock, jazz, and funk and has kept music in his life since. Todd started playing a 1962 Fender Duo-Sonic at the age of 10. He joined his first band at 12, playing at local venues around Connecticut and New York from 2002-2009. While Todd has played and toured with local ska/punk bands on guitar and trombone, he found a true passion in writing about and promoting music. He has published over 200 CD reviews, interviews, and articles in local music publications, including the Upbeat Ska Zine for which he served as Editor in Chief.Todd also knows kids. He has served as the Director of Staff at a YMCA summer camp, Interim Facility Director at the Outback Teen Center, and a pre-school teacher at a Fairfield-based private school. Todd graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in History and English and a minor in Music from Tulane University. Todd has been a mainstay at the School of Rock since 2009 and loves the opportunity to work with kids who are passionate about music every day. He brings his expertise in all things School of Rock to Bedford to keep it rocking harder than ever!

    Link: Todd Springer

  • Ben Atkind

    Drums Instructor
  • Brian Duke

    Drums Instructor
  • Chris Thomas

    Drums/Keys Instructor
  • Fernanda Franco

    Vocal Instructor
  • Frankie Vinci

    Vocal/Keyboard/Guitar Instructor

    Frankie Vinci has been teaching voice, keyboard, and guitar at School of Rock since 2014. He brings years of experience of music production and stage performance to the students with a positive energy that inspires creativity and self-confidence. He is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, and has shared the stage and worked alongside some of the legendary artists and producers in the music business. Frankie and his power pop band Fotomaker was produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Led Zep, Beatles, etc.). Fotomaker toured with rock & roll icons Aerosmith, Van Halen, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, and Meat Loaf, just to name a few. He also has had a long successful career in composing and producing national TV Jingles/TV Themes for brands such as Bounty, Klondike, Pringles, Duncan Hines, Pepsi, Chevy, Transformers, etc. Among his most famous compositions was the CBS Super Bowl Theme that aired on NFL Game of the Week for eight years and aired on five Super Bowl games. In 1998 Frankie was signed as a songwriter to Warner/Chappell publishing in Nashville by award-winning Country/Pop music producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, etc.). He received a Triple-Platinum Award for a beautiful song he co-wrote called “Somebody Must Be Prayin’ For Me”, which was on the Grammy nominated hit album “A Place In The Sun”. The #1 album went on to win the CMA (Country Music Award) for “Best Album of the Year” in 2000.

  • Jeff Moro

    Bass/Guitar/Keys Instructor
  • John Holden

    Guitar/Bass Instructor

    John Holden is an extremely versatile guitarist from Redding, CT who can play Hendrix and Duane Allman riffs as well as music by the jazz greats with ease. He graduated from Western Connecticut State University's prestigious School of Visual and Performing Arts with a BA in Jazz Guitar in 2015. He's jammed with Wes Little and Brian Allan as well as sharing the stage with legendary jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller, feeling at home with almost any genre of music. He especially loves teaching, and seeing a student's eyes light up when they learn something new.

    Link: John Holden

  • Jon Swift

    Drums/Keys/Guitar Instructor
  • Lorna Whittemore

    Vocal Instructor

    Lorna is from Larchmont, NY and graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts boarding school in 1989, a leading performing arts school in the New England area. At Walnut Hill, she was a voice major and a theater minor, singing in the choir, jazz a cappella group, musical theater shows, straight plays, opera scenes, and classical music recitals. During the summers, she studied theater at Boston University and voice at Tanglewood in Lennox, MA. She holds a B.A. in Voice Performance from The Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Lorna loves Film, Screenwriting, and Acting. She has performed in Off Broadway musicals, community theater shows, and has just started to pursue voiceover work. Her passion for pop, singer-songwriter, and rock music is also alive and well, which led her to the School of Rock in 2016. She has been a vocal instructor at the Bedford school since then, and enjoys helping students prepare for their shows both as a vocalist and as a performer.

  • Lou Caldarola

    Drums Instructor

    Lou Caldarola has been an active member of the music scene for over 30 years, and is one of the area's most in demand session and live drummers. Lou is also an original Staff member at Westchester School of Rock. He attended University of Bridgeport, majoring in music, and studied with Howard Zwickler for a year before leaving Bridgeport to pursue a career in live performance. He has since recorded with multiple original projects. In 1996 Lou joined Connecticut prog-metal band Soundscape and released three albums, 'Discovery', 'Iago', and 'Grave New World', distributed internationally under Angelthorne Music Company. There is a long list of recording credits to date and his live performances number is in the thousands. Currently Lou is involved with KICKSVILLE, a national project that defies definition (you need to listen for yourself at He also keeps busy playing live with Limelight (North America's #1 Rush tribute band in 2004, 2007-2013), The Hudson Valley Guitar Project, and various other projects. Lou is also an experienced studio engineer, booking agent, and manager.

    Link: Lou Caldarola

  • Will Burgaleta

    Keys/Bass/Guitar Instructor

    Not long after his first word was uttered, Will was singing and grooving along to the music of the Beatles, Steely Dan, Frankie Valle, and whatever else was in his parents' record collection.A graduate of Purchase College's Conservatory of Music with a Master's Degree in Studio Composition, Will has always had an engaged and studious approach to music of all styles ranging from blues, boogie, classical, jazz, pop, and metal. He brings the same level of dedication and enthusiasm to his teaching style, emphasizing the student, not the method. In addition to being the music director, keyboardist, and backup vocalist for Rockland County-based Dark Side of the Hudson Pink Floyd tribute band, Will is an in-demand freelance composer/arranger. He also performs in several bands including the eclectic art rock group Diazepam as keyboardist/vocalist, as well as his classic rock cover band Critical Mass where he performs the same duties. Will can also be heard on guitarist/virtuoso Bert Elliot's Asylum in Playland, where he plays alongside of Yankee's legend Bernie Williams, bassist pro Stu Hamm, and drummer extraordinaire Atma Anur.

    Link: Will Burgaleta

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