David Robison General Manager, Drum Teacher
David Robison is 37 years old and has taught hundreds of students in the Chicago area since 2001! He has toured the world playing his own original music with Chicago metal-giants ALAYA (Basick Records) and as a member of the New York based prog-rock group DAMIERA (Equal Vision Records). David's lessons have become widely known for being tailored to each individual student, from the youngest beginners to award winning DCI snare drummers and touring professional musicians. Every single lesson will take your abilities to the next level!
Evan Farley Assistant Music Director, Keyboard Teacher, Songwriting Instructor
Evan Farley is a musician and media composer currently living in Chicago. His love for music started when he was 10 years old when he finally convinced his parents to let him take piano lessons. Two years later he picked up the saxophone and from that point onward, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Evan currently holds two composition degrees, a Bachelors in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Evan is a huge fan of rock music which led him to pick up and self-teach himself electric bass at the age of 21. When he's not teaching at School of Rock, you can find him jamming out at home or writing music for various electronic media projects.
Paul Barrilles Drum Teacher
Paul Barrilles is a professional musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age and began learning songs by ear. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.
Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has extensive performance experience playing several genres from rock, jazz, folk, funk, and R&B. Paul was the founding drummer of The Way Down Wanderers, a popular folk band from Illinois, and is featured on their first EP “Path To Follow”. He has played with various artists from across the country: Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Foster and The Fellowship, and Disconnect Reconnect, to name a few. Paul has also toured several states in the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Paul is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied music performance with a jazz emphasis. During his time at NIU, he took private lessons in both drum set and percussion, studied music theory and music history, and worked as the worship band director at the First United Methodist Church.
Over the past 6 years, Paul has been an active private drum instructor for students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching philosophy is this: anyone is capable of becoming a musician! Even if you have no prior performance experience, or have never picked up an instrument, all you need is your curiosity to begin taking lessons.
Manuel Miller Show Director, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Manuel Miller is a guitarist/vocalist born and raised in Chicago that has performed in multiple original and cover bands over the course of the past decade, playing shows at places like Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Bottom Lounge, and House of Blues, and touring the midwest. He started learning guitar at the age of 13, alongside learning saxophone as part of his education and dabbling in other instruments, like keyboards, bass, and any other instrument lying around with strings on it. While mostly focused on performing rock and indie music, Manuel has experience playing many genres of music, including soul, funk, and jazz, winning the Berklee College of Music's Judge's Choice Award in 2011. He has also recorded with Sean O'Keefe and himself has recorded and mixed original music. Currently, he leads a cover band and an original project called j a b o b o.
Luke Dupuis Assistant Music Director, Show Director, Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Luke Dupuis is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who mainly performs and creates in the genre of progressive rock and metal. He has been playing guitar for nearly two decades, and since his start he has built and refined skills as both a technical lead and rhythm player. Luke fronts his own band called The Untold, on lead vocals and guitar. He also writes most of the music for the band which has been releasing songs and playing shows since 2017.
In 2018 Luke graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in contemporary, urban and popular music, with a focus on guitar performance. Even though Luke is mostly a rock and metal player, he has experience studying and playing in various genres of music including jazz, fusion, r&b, funk, acoustic finger-style, blues and more. Luke is always pushing himself. He is constantly honing his sound, technique and songwriting. Becoming a better musician is a lifelong and joyous process, and there is nothing he would rather be dedicating his life to.
Isabella Andries Keyboard Teacher
Isabella Andries is a pianist and songwriter native to the Chicago area. As a former School of Rock student, she is no stranger to the joy of performing with an ensemble and bringing the works of legendary bands to life. During her time there, she was a keyboardist in the house band, and performed at Summerfest and the Rave in Milwaukee. Her fondest memories include playing a Frank Zappa tribute show and music by the Big 4 of Thrash Metal.
Isabella is a recent graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Her speciality is contemporary classical music and works for piano and electronics. An active collaborative performer, she has a wide breadth of experience in solo, duo and chamber music. She has performed as a pit musician for musical theatre productions at Lawrence and in the greater Chicago area. Her studies have brought her to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy and the Yarn/Wire Institute at Stony Brook University in New York. A performer with a passion for teaching, her pedagogy training has informed everything she does with her students.
When she is not teaching, Izzie can be found writing and producing music under her stage name, Ar1adn3.
Bridget Schwefel Singing Teacher, Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher
Bridget is a Wisconsin native who received her BFA in music theatre from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. After graduation, she realized that she had more of a passion for teaching rather than performing. She has spent the last four years in Minneapolis, MN teaching theatre classes (CLIMB Theatre and Children's Theatre Company), voice and piano lessons (Minnesota School of Music), and painting classes (Pinot's Palette). She was also in a Pop/Rock vocal band that performed at the Minnesota State Fair and various corporate events across the country.
Bridget is currently working on her master's degree in speech-language pathology at DePaul University. Because of her background in science and acting, she focuses on teaching her students how the vocal instrument works, healthy vocal technique, and storytelling through music. Most importantly, she is delighted to have the opportunity to grow confidence in young people and spread joy through music education.
Felipe Fiorini Drum Teacher, Little Wing Teacher
Felipe Fiorini is a Brazilian drummer from Rio de Janeiro, based in Chicago since 2017. With over 20 years of experience playing drums and performing live, he started at age 11 in the Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble, Bloco d'O Passo. Later on, he moved to the drum kit and joined a few Punk, Metal and Rock groups, touring around as the headliner or the opening act for bands like Ignite, Truckfighters, La Dispute, Silverstein, No Fun At All, Jake Bugg, and many others. Once in Chicago, he studied music performance at Columbia College Chicago, where he dedicated his time to learn new genres and had the opportunity to study and perform with artists like Darryl Jones, Nick Tremullis, Woody Goss, Bernard Purdie, and Donny McCaslin. Now Felipe is a drum instructor for School Of Rock Andersonville and performs around town.
Eva Wadzinski Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher
Eva has played piano and keyboards since she was four years old and was classically trained in Opera and Musical Theater/Broadway before she was trained in contemporary vocals. Eva is a School of Rock alum, learning vocals and keyboard, and participating in performance groups and songwriting camps. She attends DePaul University, studying Elementary Education and Child and Adolescent Psychology. Eva plans to continue her studies and attend a graduate program in School Counseling.
At School of Rock Andersonville, she is very excited to be an instructor and guide the students in their musical journeys!
Adrian Politzer Bass Teacher
Adrian Politzer is a bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She started singing in school choirs as a child and her love of music exploded when introduced to the Beatles at age 11. Adrian quickly learned bass and guitar as a preteen, and started to write songs, play with friends, form bands, and record music in basements and garages inspired by classic rock, psychedelic rock, neo-soul, R&B, indie, folk, and electronic music. She has performed on stage for years as a front-person and as part of ensembles in pit, live bands, a cappella madrigal singers, and as lead roles in musicals and plays. Adrian’s teaching philosophy includes strict study alongside play and experimentation. Adrian is also a freelance graphic designer with a focus in typography, and experience in branding, marketing, web, and publications.
Kari Keillor Singing Teacher
Kari Keillor has been singing since she was 2 years old with a hairbrush as a microphone, sliding down the carpeted stairs on her backside. Today, she has been a professional singer for upwards of 25 years. She is thrilled to be able to help bring the “rock” out of her students, and into the airwaves.
Dr. Crystal Rebone Bass Guitar Teacher, Ukelele Teacher, Violin Teacher
Dr. Crystal Rebone is the Instructor of Bass and Jazz Improvisation at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Originally from Beloit, Wisconsin, Dr. Rebone graduated Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a master’s degree in jazz performance. Graduating with her doctorate in jazz performance from the University of Illinois in 2021, she has striven to research ways that middle school and high school directors can support female students in their jazz programs. Being a part of groups such as the Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra and participating in events such as Jazz Girls Day has furthered this mission of inclusion and mentorship of young women in the jazz community.
An active and diverse performer, Dr. Rebone has performed all over the country with a variety of groups. Her time at the University of Illinois allowed her to perform with Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, and Jim Pugh with the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band at the Jazz Education Network’s mainstage and toured with the award winning Jazz Trombone Ensemble. Outside of the university setting, Dr. Rebone has played with countless musicians around the Midwest as well as her own trio, Taco Belles. In March of 2020, she toured the east coast with Monkia Herzig’s all-female jazz combo, Sheroes.
Dr. Rebone is equally passionate about music education. She has been an active instructor at summer camps at the University of Illinois, University of Iowa, and Western Illinois University. She has also adjudicated at jazz festivals at Culver-Stock College, the University of Northern Iowa, and Bradley University. She teaches a wide range of ages, string instruments, and genres.