Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Coral Springs’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.
Michael has been playing guitar for over two decades. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Florida Atlantic University with a focus on jazz performance. During this time, Michael studied under two guitar instructors, Mac Okubo and Russ Spiegel, and received a scholarship for performing with the FAU Jazz band and combos. He is currently studying with jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg.
Michael brings various styles and musical experiences with solid roots in rock, blues, jazz, and funk. He played with the local blues band Bobby and the Renegades, which received a lot of local attention for its high-energy blues and funk. From this band, Michael was selected to be featured in the 2013 Blues Guitar Shootout put on by the South Florida Blues Society. Michael is also a composer for the rock band Beauty to the Moon. The band released a self-titled EP in 2009 and a full LP, "When They Notice," in 2015.
Michael is also part of a modern jazz quartet named Tchaa whose original compositions can be found on YouTube and Bandcamp. Michael has a strong focus on music education. He has years of experience as the music director and general manager of the School of Rock in Coral Springs. He is devoted to giving back the experiences and knowledge he has gained to the community.
Andrés Alessandro Beuses Casasanta
Andrés Beuses started playing drums at the age of 13 while taking lessons at the Yamaha Music Academy in Venezuela. In the following years, he also learned to play keyboard, bass guitar, and the Venezuelan cuatro. During high school, he took formal piano lessons and was a part of the school choir.
Andrés received a Bachelor of Music majoring in Commercial Music from Florida Atlantic University. During this time, he performed in a variety of settings and ensembles including the Commercial Music Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Latin Ensembles, and the Symphony Orchestra. He was also often invited to do live and studio session work including performing the opening theme song to the short film Roshambo Apocalypse.
Currently, in addition to his work in theatre and live sound engineering, Andrés continues to perform with different groups and artists including his band, State of Flux. Andrés has been with School of Rock since the summer of 2013.
Drum Teacher, Assistant Show Director
Yes, that’s his real name. Born in Long Island, New York, Harry Brooklyn started to play drums at age 10 and enrolled in traditional private lessons. He has been drumming for over 40 years and his journey has taken him from school band on the road and in the studio through the late '80s until today with many bands (Vital Signs, Beggar's Opera, Joe Hand, Picture This, Run Like Hell a Pink Floyd tribute, Bobby and the Renegades, Living Daylights, The Necessities, Bruja and currently Urge).
Harry has worked as a teacher through the years at local music stores F-Sharp Music, Drum Design, and Resurrection Drums, and decided to open his own music store and lesson studio (A Major Music 1995-2014) sharing his experience and knowledge of drums. Since then, Harry has been a part of the School of Rock team of educators helping the next generation to rock!
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Victoria Riva earned a bachelor's degree in music with a concentration in jazz voice from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Prior to attending college, she was in a Rock/Metal band from the age of 17 until she was 21. Her band had the opportunity to play at venues like the Stone Pony, Starland Ballroom, and The Saint, in New Jersey. Currently, Victoria teaches voice and piano.
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Gabriella Torres started taking guitar lessons at 12 years old and vocal lessons at age 14 for bel canto singing. She then progressed on to opera and contemporary music. Queensborough College is where Gabriella furthered her knowledge of piano to assist in her lessons. She has performed in many vocal competitions growing up allowing her to share her audition and stage tips.
Gabriella also worked for a school for students with autism as a music therapist before moving on to work for School of Rock. She now has been a music teacher for three years. Currently, she is performing for fundraisers to help the local community.
Izze Lino started taking private drum lessons at 11 years old. She has been a School of Rock Coral Springs student since 2016, taking drum lessons with Harry Brooklyn. Izze also participated in the School of Rock House Band program for three years.
She is currently an engineering major at Florida Atlantic University. Izze enjoys listening to music from bands like Green Day and Foo Fighters and making drum covers on YouTube. She is the drummer and vocalist of the band Better Connection.
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