Sonic Planet Rock School is the only owner operated rock music school in Vancouver and now open in Nanaimo British Columbia. If you are looking for dedication, passion and commitment, the Sonic Planet Rock School will deliver.
All other music schools are staffed by part time working musicians with little or no experience or interest in teaching and mentoring. Dave Danylchuk , owner and operator of the Sonic Planet Rock School has been proudly dedicated to providing the best musical education experience available. In his 9 years of running the Sonic Planet Rock School he has single handedly taught over 30 bands, hundreds of students, and over 400 rock songs and counting. Many of the students return year after year to continue learning, growing, and playing rock music with Dave at The Sonic Planet Rock School.

Private lessons on guitar, bass,drums, and vocals are also available, all lessons catered to the individual's skills, abilities and expectations.

Established in 2005, the Sonic Planet Rock School is a program designed to help aspiring musicians learn to play rock and roll in a group setting.

With locations in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia Canada, and Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, the school offers a fully equipped rehearsal room and a professional multi instrumentalist to mentor and train musicians.

The program is geared for kids and adults, offering instruction tailored to each group's needs.

The kids program runs for 2 hours a week for a total of 12 weeks and focuses on developing repertoire and team spirit, setting and accomplishing goals through the process of learning and polishing a set of music for a live performance.
Adult programs are similar but are not restricted by time limits, allowing novice musicians a place to develop their skill set in an exciting and supportive environment.

Instructor David Danylchuk has over 30 years of experience playing music, including a Diploma in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University, and several years playing in various original music projects as well as being a sought after live session musician . He has released cds with Winnipeg folk rock quintet Kings of The Moon and Vancouver's esoteric club rock project Noah Nine and has written and produced songs for television and movies.
He has a well developed sense of musical styles and is an accomplished guitarist, bass player, drummer, keyboard player and vocalist, with a passion for the music and for teaching.

The fees for the rock band program are $45.00 per student per week.
The fees for private lessons are $35.00 per hour or $30.00 for 45 minutes

For more information on the Sonic Planet Rock School, or to book an audition, please contact Dave Danylchuk at 604 737-4984 in Vancouver, or 250 618-2197 in Nanaimo, or email

The songs you are hearing on this website are all original composistions by some of the students in the rock school song writing program. Visit the "listen" page to hear more .