Performance-based music education program, the School of Rock is celebrating its grand opening in Coppell with a ceremonial guitar smashing, according to a news release.

The event will offer performances by the School of Rock house band, charity raffle drawings, a music trivia game and more.

Owned by classically trained musician Melissa Birchett, who earned a masters in opera performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Coppell school provides music lesson experience to students of all ages.

“My strong ties to the community, as well as my firm belief in the power of music education, drive me to create a welcoming environment. Here, aspiring musicians of all backgrounds can gather to learn, develop, and flourish,” Birchett stated in the release.

Services include lessons in bass, guitar, singing, drums and piano. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students also learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz and Led Zeppelin. The school’s performance-based approach allows students around the world to gain musical proficiency and prepare for future careers.

Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise with over 500 schools open and in development across the globe, according to the company website.