Private Lessons

Lessons at SHOR are unparalleled.  Spontaneous, exciting and constantly evolving– we believe music lessons should never be boring. Kids and adults of all ages, beginning at two or three years old (depending on the child, of course) will find themselves at home under the tutelage of our amazing teaching staff. 

We pride ourselves on the quality of education that we provide.  Our students are the primary focus of what we do. 

Lessons are typically either 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes long and they meet once or twice a week– sometimes more often than that if the student is preparing for an audition, performance or a recording. 

Our prices are very competitive and we strive to make the experience of attending lessons at SHOR worth every penny.

Here’s a breakdown of our monthly tuition according to the length and frequency of the lesson: 

Once a week:

  • 30 Minutes  – $120 Monthly
  • 45 Minutes  – $180 Monthly
  • 60 Minutes  – $240 Monthly

Twice a week:

  • 30 Minutes – $240 Monthly
  • 45 Minutes – $360 Monthly
  • 60 Minutes – $480 Monthly

Lessons are paid for on a monthly basis regardless of the number of weeks in the month. Tuition is a flat fee every month. We offer a number of incentives for families to sign up for auto-billing. Never be nagged about overdue tuition again and cross one more thing off of your to-do list! Also, avoid ever having your child be denied a lesson due to an oversight in your bookkeeping. 

We require more than 24 hours notice when canceling or rescheduling lessons. Even with notice, we can’t guarantee that your lesson will be made up by the teacher. Make-up lessons are solely up to the teacher’s discretion. On the last Sunday of every month, we offer open learning hours from 1-4 pm. Spots are reserved for students with makeup lesson credits. 

Monthly Lesson Tuition



2 pm – 3 pm and 

3:15 pm – 4:15  pm

A program for students who want the experience of playing with a real band, including all of the challenges that it offers. When available, students can be paired with a band that matches their music style, experience and personality. 

Their band will be mentored by SHOR’s excellent teachers and taught how to work together, write music together, how to promote themselves and how to play to a live audience.  Over time, their band will be offered the chance to record songs, possibly shoot a video and, most importantly, perform live at SHOR, but also at venues all around Tucson. 

Past and current bands have performed at schools, house parties, Club Congress and even the TCC.

Practices are weekly and cost $120 Monthly.  They typically run an hour or more for each session, with live performances off site running much longer.  Note, live performances are tuition-free and SHOR will receive no compensation from those performances.


BAND CAMP (Seasonal)

A week-long camp for teens and pre-teens to experience what it’s like to be part of the band.  Musicians and non-musicians alike will be able to get a preview of what it takes to be a Rockstar.  Students will have the experience of playing with other musicians of all abilities and ages, an introduction to the dynamics of rock music and songwriting as a group, the chance to work in a recording studio and, and the end of the week, a LIVE PERFORMANCE at SHOR.

  • At the SHOR, we want our students to learn about themselves through playing music with others.
  • We want our students to learn how to work together– not because they are being forced to, but because they have a desire to reach a common goal
  • We want our students to learn how to make sacrifices for the good of a group as well as how to fiercely protect the value of their own contributions.
  • We want our students to learn how to truly listen as well as how to truly be heard.
  • We want our students to learn to make compromises but never compromise their own integrity.

We need to stress that this is not an elaborate form of day care.  Each camp runs for 24 to 30 hours total, over 4 or 5 days, and requires some hard work and focus.   Yearly, we run camps for Spring Break, Fall Breaks, Winter Break, Rodeo Break (new!) and two to three sessions during the Summer.  Join our mailing list to keep up with announcements and watch for the camps on Facebook.


For children ages two to five, Pre-School of Rock is a 45-minute free-form group class, allowing the parent and child to bond and share their love of all things music.  Children will be given the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of instruments during various activities in a no-pressure environment. This is a “mommy and me” class where dads are welcome too.  One-hour sessions are typically on Saturdays and only $12 for a couple (parent and child).  Or ask for a packet of three Pre-School of Rock classes for $30.00.

Call 520-882-ROCK for times and availability, as sessions do fill up quickly.



Two spaces large enough to fit your band, including Drum Kits, Keyboard, Amps, and all cords set up and ready to plug in.  Rehearsal space can be scheduled out any time between 10am and midnight with just a day’s notice.  Call for availability.



Can’t play at home?  Come jam on one of our sets in a private room, sticks and headphones included, for $20 an hour during normal business hours.  Note, call ahead — we want to make sure we have a space for you when you drop by.



Our recording Studio suite is ever-evolving and changing.  Drop by for a visit to see if it suits your needs.  Large enough for several musicians, with a separate control room.  Two fully equipped Apple workstations, a variety of mics, Allen and Heath mixing board, Logic Pro, etc.  Instruments available if needed, including electronic and acoustic drum sets.

The Recording Studio rents by the hour.  Bring your own producer or, with a bit of notice, SHOR can hook you up with a variety of well-known local producers.


“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.” 

– Ludwig Van Beethoven