(203) 934-2501 52 Collis St., West Haven

Creating Musicians One Lesson At a Time



What People are Saying About Rock House

"John and Cathy have put tremendous love into Rock House. From the start, Rock House has been outstanding, with a welcoming, friendly and seriously creative vibe. Extremely talented teachers, and an overall superior, professional outfit.

Instructors are actual, working musicians and deeply involved in the industry, playing alongside other well-known professionals. They truly care about their students (all ages) and help them work towards their potential. My son, Ryan, is taking bass guitar lessons from Rob Liptrot, who is mesmerizing and brilliant to watch.

They sponsor many events, giving the students an opportunity to play publicly (if they choose). Ryan has played at the West Haven Community House and Barnes and Noble, with a similarly-aged group of kids put together by Rock House so he could learn to also play along with other instruments, as well as individually. This has given him so much confidence to be in front of a crowd. They care about their students and give back often to causes and the community they are a part of.

Rock House has been inspiring, welcoming and encouraging. 5 stars all around. I highly recommend Rock House to everyone I know." Lucia, son Ryan is a bass student


"My daughters both take lessons and rockhouse and I couldn't be happier !!! Cathy and John and all of the teachers are wonderful and so warm and welcoming !!!" JoAnn, daughters Cassidy and Morgan are piano and guitar students

"Olivia has come so far in just a few short months.  The instructors are all fantastic, and know how to adjust to teach people of all ages and abilities.  It has been a joy watching my daughter grow in confidence and ability on the guitar.  She looks forward to her lesson every week and practices on her own with no urging from anyone.  She has come farther with Rock House in just a few months in learning guitar than I have in over a year trying to teach myself!" Peter, parent of Olivia guitar student


"Some of the BEST people you'll ever meet. John & Cathy are kind & understanding while their teachers are patient & nurturing." - Carolyn, daughter Angelia is a bass student


"Excellent people- very nice instructors, great teaching method. The very best music school." Marc, guitar student


"I have two daughters who take lessons here and I cannot express how wonderful this place is! Everyone is very nice and my kids love it there!!!Highly recommend!" Amy, parent of Ashlyn and Olivia


"My kids love going to Rock House for lessons! They come home eager to practice their new songs, instructors make learning music exciting and fun! Thanks Rock House!"Becky, parent of Collin and Nate piano/keyboard students


"The staff is very friendly and flexible with schedule changes. Also, Kevin is one of the best vocal coaches I’ve ever had! He is so fun and serious at the same time!" Vicki, vocal student


"Rock House is a fantastic place to learn to play music. Instructors get kids playing songs quickly to keep up the enthusiasm for learning. The knowledge of the instructors and their ability to pass this love of music along to their students is outstanding. Rock House staff is wonderful to work with, so flexible, would not take my children anywhere else for music lessons." Kelly, parent of Brenden guitar student and Brian drum student


  "Instructors are nice. They’ve taught me right and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve had lots of fun working with the instructors and the people who work here. My favorite thing is when I get new challenges to face in piano! I would definitely recommend Rock House to everyone looking to take music lessons!" Collin, piano/keyboard student


"Amazing talent and teachers!!! My Son absolutely loves learning piano in between hockey, baseball, and soccer practices!!" Karen, son Sean is a piano student