The most advanced music school in Basel

School Of Rock offers you a modern teaching concept and a varied selection of private lessons and workshops. We'd like to awaken your joy for music in an easy-going yet professional atmosphere. We give you the opportunity to develop in music lessons adjusted to your personal needs – no matter what level you're on or what your musical interests are.

The best way to learn music is to play it. You can practice what you've learnt on stage in one of our exciting workshops. Our team of teachers is made up of young and motivated professional musicians, who all have experience in playing live and teaching.

We've directed our school towards young and old. We have students between 4 and 84 years of age. That's why it's important for us that children, adolescents, employed individuals and pensioners get a lesson time that fits their needs perfectly. This means we're open from Monday to Saturday as well as during school holidays. Lessons take place between midday and 21.30h.

Our secretariat will make sure, that your lessons can take place under ideal circumstances. We're reachable almost around the clock and will happily answer your questions in English. We take care of your lesson cancellations e.g. when you are on holidays and lesson postponements so you can catch up the lessons.

In case you are unable to attend your lesson at SOR it can be held online. One of School Of Rock's specialties is the Backstage Area, where you as a student have your own account. The teachers write a short entry after each lesson and can link lesson material for you to use. As well as that, you can easily get in touch with your teacher through the Backstage Area.

Click here for more information on our team of teachers! Besides teaching at SOR our teachers are producing a lot of good music. Follow our Spotify playlist and discover the broad musical spectrum.

SOR Chronology


Matthias van Stipriaan founded School Of Rock as a private guitar school in the autumn of 2012 after studying and working as a guitarist in Los Angeles for two years.


In the spring of 2013 we moved to a new premises on the Dreispitz and expanded the team of teachers. At the same time the first workshops started to take place. Towards the end of 2013 Matthias, together with his brother Dominik van Stipriaan, founded the School Of Rock GmbH.


The premises were upgraded, so that multiple lessons could take place simultaneously. In June we started to build up the secretariat with our colleague Marcie Nyffeler. In August Dominik van Stipriaan started working full time for School Of Rock, making sure the back office ran smoothly.


The release of the Backstage Area (login area for our students) in May 2015 was a success and in the same year we experienced a large accumulation of students.


In 2016 we extended our offer with the Voice-Meets-Guitar-Workhop, the Children's-Birthday-Workshop and student concerts. We started with the renovations of our new premises on the Freilagerplatz in the autumn and at the end of the year we moved to the newly furnished school.


We celebrated the opening of the new location in February and started offering private lessons in drums, piano, keyboard and vocals in modern facilities. As of late the rooms can be rented by musicians and bands. We feel happy and content in the new location and are glad to have more than twice as many students by the end of the year. 


With the pop choir, the team building workshop and band coaching we successfully extended our offers. In the summer we celebrated 3 times as many students since we moved into the new location. Starting in autumn Robyn Trachsel is taking care of our student's concerns at the secretariat.


We expand our location by building a new room for vocal lessons. The number of students is still climbing and so is our Pop Choir that is now rehearsing in a large external room. Towards the end of the year we introduce new lesson formats that give our students even more choices and more flexibility.


The Corona pandemic has been a challenging time for us as well. Thanks to the shift to online lessons we were able to sustain most of our services even during the shutdown. Simultaniously we have used this time to further develop our premises (secretariat, internet connection, air conditioning). Furthermore, Fabienne Willi has enhanced our secretariat team.