The academy was started at our percussion store in 1988. At that time Mr. Chila was teaching percussion and drums while the academy only had one other guitar instructor. Today we have taught over 4500 students and offer lessons in guitar, bass, piano and vocals in addition to our drum and percussion school. We strive to be the most complete musical education in the greater Detroit area. Our students come from as far away as Gross Pointe on the east and Southfield on the west. Experience the fun! Experience the Joy!

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Professional teachers
  • Rent Drums & Guitars
  • Professional Environment
  • Teach All Musical Styles
  • Proven Track Record
  • Scheduling Multiple Students
  • Discounts
  • Band Directors
  • Live Performances
  • Repairs and Loaners
  • Convenient location

Contact Details

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  Person Joe Chila
  City Rochester, MI
  Zip Code 48307
  Address 119 Main Street
  Phone Number (248) 601-0044

Business Representative

Joe Chila

Owner

Owner and founder of JC'S Drummin' Music Center since 1988 Classical/commercial percussion artist Veteran music instructor of all styles of percussion performance Jazz Big Band Corp. Drumming Pop Punk Metal.

  • I would recommend this business

During this time when we are all at home, my daughter is practicing the piano more than ever. Music is her retreat from this crazy coronavirus. She had a virtual lesson from Danielle, and it went extremely well! Strongly recommend Rochester School if Music for kids and teens!

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My daughter loves learning guitar at Rochester School of Music with her coach Jacob. For her, it is an amazing experience and she wants to keep doing it.

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My daughter is enjoying her singing lessons. Monique at the front desk, is friendly and accommodating of our schedule.

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Rochester School of music is great! All the staff are very friendly and great! The Rock Show was so fun, being able to see all the students play was really cool!

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  • I would recommend this business

Joe runs a great music program. He understands kids and how to connect with them. Great lessons and band programs. No one else in town offers rock band for 4-7 year olds. Very cool

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Customer Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful family style environment which was provided for my daughter to not only grow but flourish! We will continue to encourage family, neighbors and friends to seek out JC's and the Rochester Musicians Academy as the place to attain a wonderful educational experience.


Matt and our experience with your staff and you have been outstanding. Jill and I appreciate all the hard work that has been accomplished and the many recitals Matt has participated in. Thanks


"Brit's lessons with his teacher at JC's are truly one of the highlights of his week. I cannot even begin to tell you what drumming has done for Brit's confidence over the past two years. When the band director over at Stoney Creek High saw him play, he said our money is definitely being well spent"


"We attended the Rock Show and what a great opportunity for all these students. I really appreciated the effort it took to create the possibility to play with others. I think you set up many opportunities for the students to play and try many ways to engage them. I like the friendly atmosphere of the shop and all the folks that work there. In short, I think you are doing a wonderful job."


"I especially like the friendliness of your staff and the front desk. The personal atmosphere and the customer service are excellent at your store. Bryce's teacher is outstanding, committed, and patient. His interest has increased tremdously since he started his lessons at JC's."


"JC's Music School isn't just a place to learn to play music, it is also a safe environment where high quality, highly educated instructors not only help to create confident, well tuahgt musicians, but also provide fabulous role modeling with great integrity"


"JC's is great for a variety of drum lessons. My son took lessons on drum set for 5 years and then became interested in conga drums and the djembe. JC's had an instructor that could teach my son techniques on those drums as well."


"JC's is a great place to take drum lessons because you can learn to play a wide variety of percussion instruments like drum set, congas, djembes,and quads. They have great teachers with loads of experience"


Miss Nicole is a great piano instructor. She teaches very well, and I've learned a lot in her lessons. She's easy to get along with and a generally great person overall.


My son has been studying piano at Rochester School of Music for 18 months and, for a portion of that time, guitar as well. The music instructors are extremely skilled and do a fantastic job building rapport and enthusiasm with young students while also giving them a strong musical foundation.

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A cool groove with one great student! Rock it baby!
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More recording stars! Where’s the piano, guitar, and vocalists? Stay tuned....
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Star student Luis rockin out at our Summer Music fest last Sunday!
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We’re giving students a recording experience all week! Heres our first recording star rocking out to Imagine Dragons!
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Wow! Awesome piano Student reaches Musician Status! Go V!
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Summer Kidzrock is Rockin out! Stay tuned for more!
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I don’t post too many of my personal engagements on my school page but....Marilyn Monroe was there! With Mark Randisi and the Motor City Horns! at Suburban Show Place.
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Are Kids invading your house yet? It's a great time to play music! Register for Summer Music Lessons this week and save $55. We teach Drums, Guitar, Piano, Vocals and Ukulele at our Rochester Michigan Studios 410 South Street. Call us at 248 601-0044
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From Our Website

Since 1988 we have helped thousands of students begin and continue on their musical journey. We are one of the best music academies in the Rochester area, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice. We know you are busy and it can be very hard to find a reliable music teacher. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the entire region--so you don't have to! Our staff consists of experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels.


Thank you for providing such a great environment for students to learn to love music, and for all of your help with getting David started on his path in life. He will miss your lessons but now is studying music at Musicians Institute in California. Thank You so very very much for your fabulous demonstration at our 2nd annual International Day Festival! In speaking with parents after the event, they were impressed by your inclusion of the children in your demonstration, and thrilled by the energy & enthusiasm you brought.


Detroit's School of Drums & Percussion is in Rochester MI! Are you drumming on everything around the house, the refrigerator, kitchen sink, the car? If you want to learn about drumming, this is where you want to be! We pride ourselves on having not only the desire, but also the ability to teach ALL styles of drumming at ALL levels. Whether you are a beginner banging on everything in the house, or trying to gain more knowledge and technique to get into your high school band or perfect a college audition, we've got the instructors that can help.


Please call us to arrange a time to bring in your instrument, please note we require a deposit for all repairs. Questions? Are you wondering. What Drum Set is the Best? Should I rent or buy my child's Percussion Kit? How do you Tune Drums correctly? What are my drums worth? Offering quality music lessons in Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice, Singing, Rock Band, and all Percussion in Rochester, MI. Serving the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Troy, Auburn Hills, Shelby Township, Utica, Washington, Sterling Heights, Oakland, Lake Orion and Macomb County.