Joshua Blouin was born in Gonzales, Louisiana, and raised by his father, a studio/touring guitarist, and his mother, a Teacher of the Year for Louisiana. He learned piano at 6 years old, played percussion and drumkits throughout his teenage years, and performed as a guitarist for the local metal band, Beyond Redemption, after high school. While studying at Musician’s Institute College Of Contemporary Music, Josh earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Composition For Visual Media and was on the Dean’s List in the Spring and Summer Quarters of 2020.
He wrote, orchestrated, and conducted a symphonic piece titled, A Short Piece For Orchestra op. 1 “The Tragedy.” He also interned for Jason Hill's Studio in Burbank, California. Josh is highly energetic and enthusiastic about helping students, at any level, to become better musicians. His passion is guiding students as far as they want to go with their instrument, whether it’s a one-time thing, a hobby, getting prepared for Berklee, or becoming a rockstar. His main goal is to help others to experience the joy that is music.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor
Philip Vincent began his formal music studies by learning piano with Beverly Holt and Katherine Tobey. He has a Bachelor’s Degree of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in piano, studying under Dr. Kenneth Boulton. He has performed many times, both solo and collaboratively. Currently, he is the accompanist at First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, and has been teaching music for over five years.
Philip began his voice training in high school, singing in multiple school and honor choirs, including all-state honor choirs and the St. Joseph Cathedral Choir. He studied voice with Skip Harris, and currently sings with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. Philip has been playing bass for almost 15 years in multiple bands. He currently plays as a full-time member of two bands of varying styles. He is a bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Rowan Eiler is an up-and-coming teacher of voice from Lake Charles, Louisiana who expects to graduate from LSU in 2023 with a Bachelor in Vocal Music Education. They currently student teach music part-time at an elementary school in Baton Rouge.
It all started with piano lessons early in life... either that, or a childhood obsession with the video game Beatles Rock Band, where Rowan was ALWAYS the singer for their siblings' "band". Rowan soon switched from piano to guitar lessons, then became a die-hard choir kid, singing in choirs every year since 4th grade. In high school Rowan sang in Advanced, Select, and Show choirs, and took AP Music Theory, where they became a proud theory nerd and sight-singing rockstar.
Rowan has roots in both classical music and rock n' roll! Lake Charles Young Band Nation, a program much like the School of Rock, saw Rowan as a rhythm guitarist from ages 11-13, then a lead singer in the "House" band from 13-18, playing gigs from local fundraisers to New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2016.
For 7 summers and counting, Rowan has also worked as a counselor at Vista Camps in Texas, garnering plenty of experience as a leader and positive role model for young people. Rowan brings the energy of camp into the music room, with a passion for empowering each student to be their best, most authentic self, and to strive for excellence both in music and in life!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher and Singing Teacher
Ian Webster is a Guitar Player/Song Writer from New Orleans, LA. His life is devoted to music and family. After 23 years in the music business, Ian has done a little bit of everything: touring, recording, producing, teaching and most of all-driving! Over the course of his career, Ian has been fortunate to share the stage/studio with artists such as: The Temptations, Chuck D(Public Enemy), The Wooten Brothers, Michael English, Damon Johnson(Alice Cooper/Thin Lizzy), The Family Stone, Mavis Staples, Rick Ross, Scarface, The Red Stick Ramblers, Heidi Newfield, Cowboy Mouth, Larry Garner, Howlin Wolf Jr, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Tabby Thomas, Tab Benoit, Josh Turner, Keith Sweat, Trey Songz, Louisiana's LaRoux, Afroman, and Rockin' Doopsie Jr. to name a few!
Ian studied formally at LSU and at Southern University under Alvin Batiste. He has also studied privately under Regi Wooten, Chalmers “Eddie” Alford(John Mayer, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin) and Stan Campbell.
Ian is currently the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for Brittany Pool and the Rugarouxs based out of Nashville, TN.
Having been a performer and teacher for over 10 years, Thomas has been a lover of music since he was born. His grandfather gave him his first guitar at age 9, and he began playing classical percussion at age 10 when he joined his middle school band program. At age 11, he received his first drum kit and started performing for live audiences at the age of 12. From there, Thomas began performing with various rock, metal, and funk bands around Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette. Thomas was also an accomplished percussionist, having placed first chair in all of his middle school honor bands. He was also a Louisiana All-State percussionist in high school.
Thomas went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance at LSU. While there, he was a member of the LSU Wind Ensemble, Hamiruge (LSU percussion ensemble), and was a member of the LSU marching band. He also participated in a jazz ensemble, and performed for multiple LSU theatre performances.
Since graduation, he has focused on teaching, recording, and performing music. Thomas currently performs with bands Quarx, LA Shuffle, The 501st, and Karma and the Killjoys.
Grace Hebert is a professional, multi-instrumental musician with 19+ years of experience. Her background includes lead and supporting roles in bands of genres spanning from rock to alternative, jazz to indie, concert and chamber choral ensembles, gospel choirs, musicals, opera workshops, improvisational groups, and solo music work. Gracie has taught music for six years from STAGE Performing Arts School in Houma, Louisiana, to solo private lessons, and is now at School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA.
Gracie's passion for music led her to pursue a Bachelors of Vocal Performance with a Minor in Piano Performance from Nicholls State University. This same passion inspires her to regularly collaborate with fellow musicians. She occasionally releases singles under her current moniker, "GracieOfTheMilkyWay." Gracie is a singing teacher, studio coordinator, and show director for the School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA.
Chris "Katt" Lee is a chaotic neutral, unorthodox multi-instrumentalist hailing from Baton Rouge. He's played professionally for 25 years, and currently plays in several bands in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans areas. Lee has shared the stage with artists such and Buddy Guy, George Clinton, and Sundanze, and toured extensively with artists and bands such as C.J. Chenier, Larry Garner, Captain Green, Burris, Brittany Pool and the Rougarouxs, and the Michael Foster Project. He is currently working with This Side Faces The Sky, the Charles Brooks Collective and founding his own original musical project.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher
Jarrett Gustafson is a local musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana that specializes in guitar, drums, bass, piano, and music production. Jarrett has studied under numerous local legends such as two time Emmy winning composer Mike Esneault and music theory legend Dr. John Bishop. Currently Jarrett is working towards two bachelor's degrees from LSU in Jazz Studies and Experimental Music and digital media.
Nicholas Klusener, originally from Slidell, first began his musical journey at age 17 when his grandmother got him his first electric guitar and amp for his birthday. Within 1 year of playing Nicholas and his friends had formed a band and began playing in local talent shows and battle of the bands wherever they could. Nicholas' music experience ranges from metal to rock to blues to some jazz and even classical. Nicholas studied music at Southeastern Louisiana University where in his first semester he was second chair in the guitar program. Nicholas is also a U.S. Army veteran and has brought with him a goal oriented and team work mindset with him into his job as an instructor. Nicholas is a guitar instructor at the School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Casey Bateman is a Professional Musician and multi-instrumentalist from Ascension Parish, Louisiana with 12+ years of experience performing, teaching music, and instilling a love of music into all ages of musicians. He began his musical journey when he was around 12 when he started playing his father’s drum set. After high school, Casey enlisted into the Marine Corps Band as a percussionist. He was stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina where he spent the rest of his 4-year enlistment. While with the Marine Corps Band, he had over 300 performances all around the U.S. and Canada. When Casey’s enlist was finished, he moved to Denver where he performed with the Denver Nuggets and Denver Avalanche Drumline. Casey is currently attending LSU to get a music education degree.
Henry Grandbouche is a local multi-instrumentalist from Baton Rouge, who has been playing music since he got his first drum set in 6th grade. Henry is currently working towards a BA from LSU in experimental music and digital media.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Patrick Frederick is a professional guitarist from Mandeville, Louisiana with 5+ years of experience performing, teaching, and recording music. Surrounded by music his whole life, Patrick started on the piano at age 3 and quickly realized his love and his ear for music. At age 9, Patrick began his guitar journey by learning classic rock songs he heard on the radio, primarily Led Zeppelin and Rush. As the years went by, Patrick became a proficient rock, funk, blues, and metal guitarist by learning the styles of his favorite guitarists.
In 2016, Patrick started pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music at LSU and began studying classical guitar for two and a half years. Eventually, he switched over to jazz guitar for two and a half more years, and earned his BA in jazz studies in 2021. Patrick also participated in metal music theory class at LSU, which took an extensive look at the compositional techniques of modern metal bands such as Animals as Leaders, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, and Car Bomb. While studying music at LSU, Patrick performed with numerous bands, such as The Peyton Falgoust Band, Burnhouse, Dave Fishingtrip, and Cloud Apex, all while teaching private lessons, since 2017. Patrick currently plays with Dr. Filth and Moccasyn in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas.
Kaylee Mancuso is a voice teacher from Baton Rouge and she will graduate from LSU in 2025 with a Bachelor's in Vocal Music Education. She started choir in kindergarten and has been involved in music ever since. At LSU, Kaylee studies popular music, opera, musical theatre, choral music, jazz, and more! She currently teaches the Little Wings and Rookies classes along with leading voice lessons at School of Rock Baton Rouge!