frequently asked questions

Your Questions Answered: Find Information About Our Location, Payments, Services, and More

General FAQ

We’re conveniently located in the heart of the Rockdale Arts District at 3100 Mount Road Unit E, Aston, PA 19014.

When you pull into the back parking lot, drive around the stone building on the left facing the creek. We are the 4th door on the left and you can park anywhere in the lot along the creek. There is plenty of accessible parking directly outside of the studio along the West Branch of Chester Creek. Look for the iconic “Yellow Submarine” oil tank!

The entrance/exit is one lane, so please use caution when entering or exiting the lot.

We accept all major credit cards for lesson tuition payments.

We accept cash, Venmo, and PayPal payments for recording studio sessions and rehearsal space rentals.

Absolutely! When we aren’t making noise with our lessons and Rock Band programs, we rent out the studio for band rehearsals.

Contact us for rates and availability. 

Yes! Rockdale is also a full service recording studio with experienced professional engineers and producers that will help bring your project to life.

We do not sell or rent instruments at Rockdale, however we do have some “loaner” instruments for new students who want to try it out before commiting to purchase their own instrument. 

Private Lessons FAQ

As any parent can tell you, each child is different. Some children mature and develop more quickly than others. We have success teaching drums and piano to kids as young as 4. We have guitar, bass and voice students that are six years old and horns/woodwinds ages 8+. These are only suggestions based on our 10+ years of experience educating various age groups.

We encourage you to book a lesson to see if your child is ready to get the most out of their private lessons. For younger musicians, we recommend Makin’ Music (birth-3yrs) and our Rock Band Jr. program (ages 4-7).

Yes! We teach kids of all ages… even adults who are kids at heart. It is never too late to learn an instrument! We have college students through retirees living their life long dreams to play music.

Book a lesson and get started on your music journey today!

We teach voice, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, drums, percussion, trumpet, flute and more. We also offer recording & production instruction and collaborative songwriting mentor sessions. 

Each instructor brings a wealth of experience, passion, and dedication to helping students of all ages and skill levels achieve their musical goals. You can browse our teacher bios here for more information on their musical background, teaching style, and areas of expertise.

We offer 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute lesson plans at the studio. Of course practice time at home is necessary for your musical growth. We recommend tripling the amount of time spent in lesson on at home practice or 15-20 minutes per day for consistent enjoyment and improvement. 

We have various lesson plans starting at $175/month for weekly lessons. We also offer single bookings and bi-weekly lessons based on availability

Ready to get started? Booking online is easy! Follow this link to schedule your trial lesson today.

For your first lesson, simply bring your enthusiasm! We have loaner instruments for you to use, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. 

If a student cancels their lesson with at least 24-hour notice, a makeup lesson can be scheduled in an open timeslot through our scheduling portal or by contacting Rockdale staff. An absence without sufficient notice will not be given an in-person makeup credit but will be sent a LessonMate video lesson. Students are allowed two banked makeup credits at any given time. Virtual lesson makeups are also an option

Makeup lesson credits expire 30 days after membership is terminated. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup session through Opus1 or Rockdale staff.

The studio is closed between Christmas Eve and New Years Day, Spring Break (week before Easter), Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Yes! We have regularly scheduled recitals and showcases each year. Our Rock Bands also perform at community events and venues across the Philadelphia region. 

Opus1 FAQ

Opus1 is our scheduling, billing, reporting and learning management system. 

Your Opus1 profile allows you to:

  • View and manage your schedule: See upcoming lessons, events, and studio bookings at a glance.
  • Cancel or reschedule lessons: Easily make changes to your schedule with just a few clicks.
  • Book makeup lessons: Find available time slots and schedule makeups for missed lessons.
  • Set up automated billing: Simplify payments with secure, automatic billing options.
  • Access attendance reports: Keep track of your lesson attendance and progress.
  • Take online video lessons: Connect with your instructor for virtual lessons from anywhere.
  • Communicate with Rockdale staff: Easily contact us with any questions or concerns.

Visit the Opus1 login page and enter your email that you used to register and your password. You can also click the “MY ACCOUNT” button in your lesson or class reminder emails to login to your Opus1 account. If it is your first time logging in click the “Get A Login Link By Email” button. 

Check out our Opus1 login guide and video tutorial for step-by-step instructions. 

  1. Sign-in with you student/parent account information at Opus1.io
  2. Click “Add New Payment Method” Button
  3. Enter billing information
  4. Click “Update”


For more help adding payment information into Opus1 check out our step-by-guide and video tutorial

Let us know if you have lost your Opus1 login credentials or have any issues setting up payment in Opus1 by calling 610-459-4096 or email us at [email protected]

Follow this step-by-step guide to review and accept Rockdale’s terms and conditions in Opus1. 

Yes! It’s easy to cancel lessons online using Opus1. Check out our step-by-step guide and video tutorial to learn how! 

You betcha! Here is a step-by-step guide and video tutorial to help you schedule your makeup lesson credits for in-person makeups. 

LessonMate is a video makeup lesson recorded by your teacher with curated educational materials related to your learning objectives. 

You can request a LessonMate online through the Opus1 scheduling portal. Here is a step-by-step guide and video tutorial to show you how to book a LessonMate in place of your in-person lesson. 

Yes, you can! Here is a quick step-by-step guide and video tutorial to walk you through the process of adding a child or dependent to your account in Opus1. 

Check out this step-by-step guide and video tutorial on how to update your profile information and communication preferences in Opus1. 

Sign-in with your student/parent account information and click on the “reporting” menu on the left to access attendance, payment reports and communication logs. 

We’re here for you! If you have any questions or need assistance with Opus1, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help you get the most out of your experience at Rockdale Music & Studios.

Virtual Lessons on Rock Out Loud

Rockdale’s virtual private lessons are head and shoulders above your normal Zoom classes. We use an online video lesson program called Rock Out Loud for all of our lessons. Some of the features included in Rock Out Loud are:

  • Massively enhanced audio quality in comparison to other video programs (i.e. Zoom, BlueJeans, FaceTime, etc…)
  • HD video quality (when high speed connection to the internet is available)
  • Low latency monitoring (fancy lingo for less delay from sound source to speakers or headphones)
  • Enhanced Audio Recognition [E.A.R.] Technology (high definition audio with the lowest amount of latency possible over an optimal internet connection)
  • Whiteboard feature for notating music, tablature, etc…
  • Recital mode (coming soon!)

If you are interested in learning more about Rock Out Loud from the student end, check out the student reference guide with helpful tips on connecting to your ROL session. 

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