Melanie Boyd, MBA, is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of music education. She has dedicated her career to the belief that working with music cultivates essential life skills such as collaboration, creativity, teamwork, communication, and mentorship.
Since 2020, Melanie has been fulfilling her dream as the General Manager of School of Rock Doylestown. It is important to her that the school’s program is not just about mastering instruments but also about nurturing well-rounded individuals who can thrive in any endeavor.
Recognizing the value of collaboration, Melanie has extended her influence beyond only the school. As Operations Manager for various organizations in the Bucks County area previously, she has been instrumental in fostering relationships and forging partnerships in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in the community.
Melanie strives to maintain a safe and inclusive space for tweens and teens seeking to express themselves through music and the arts. Her dedication provides these young musicians with the opportunities they need to showcase their talents to the local Doylestown community and beyond.
In Melanie's eyes, music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and brings people together. She hopes that her passion and dedication can inspire the next generation to find their voices, both musically and in life.
Meet Matt, the esteemed Music Director and multi-instrumentalist talent at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His passion for music began at a young age and has grown into a successful career on and off stage. As a student, Matt's extraordinary talent for guitar and dynamic stage presence propelled him to become a School of Rock AllStar, an honor reserved for the most advanced students around the world.
Touring the nation, Matt has played guitar alongside music legends, including the renowned Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band. Beyond the spotlight, Matt is a devoted music instructor and shares his rich experiences with his beginner students in guitar and group lessons. He also has expertise in repairing, setting up, and servicing stringed instruments.
Under Matt's mentorship, aspiring rockstars learn more than scales and chords during summer camps and music workshops. They discover the power of music to unite and uplift. Matt's guidance is perfect for those seeking to amplify their potential and find their unique sound. Join Matt on a musical journey at School of Rock today.
Assistant Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
James is a talented multi-instrumentalist as well as a music director, guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, and drum teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He has deep roots in the Bucks County music scene and graduated from Central Bucks West, where he developed his passion for music in their jazz program.
Today, James has extensive industry experience in production, engineering, recording, and session work. He is an active local performer who loves playing the drums and spinning records. At School of Rock, he shares his knowledge of music through drum lessons, summer camps, and touring the country with the House Band. With a profound understanding of music theory, history, and performance, James brings unparalleled musical proficiency to everything he does.
Studio Coordinator, Guitar Teacher
Morgan is the Studio Coordinator and a guitar teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is also a former student of our school!
Morgan is actively involved in the Doylestown music scene and is a true professional in music. She is also a founding member of the punk rock group Froggy, part of the Reverend Guitars family of artists, and an active touring musician.
With years of experience studying, performing, and teaching guitar and voice lessons, Morgan is passionate about sharing her love of music. She teaches group ensembles and works with students to help them develop their musical skills and talents at School of Rock Doylestown. Join us and learn from the best!
Special Projects Coordinator, Drum Teacher, Show Director
As a drum teacher and Show Director at School of Rock Doylestown, Fiona channels their deep passion for music into empowering the next generation of musicians. With a strong foundation in rock music education, Fiona is a graduate of the School of Rock performance program. They made significant contributions as a drum student and bass student and as a key member of the esteemed Doylestown House Band for three years.
Beyond their teaching role, Fiona is an active force in the local punk music scene, leading their band Froggy to exciting collaborations with renowned musicians like Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen and securing radio airplay on WMMR and WXPN. Embracing the vibrant musical community in Doylestown and Bucks County, Fiona cultivates a dynamic and enriching environment for students to thrive in their musical journey.
Fiona exemplifies the School of Rock experience, blending education, performance, and community engagement to inspire the next generation of rock musicians. With a dedication to music education and live performances, Fiona continues to shape and elevate the local music scene with their creativity and talent.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Chris Clark is an accomplished musician with a deep-rooted passion for music. He finds fulfillment in his role as both a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown. His connection to music dates back to his earliest memories, where as a toddler he was captivated by his grandfather's piano compositions.
Later, Chris discovered his calling for music when he picked up the guitar and saxophone. Throughout his high school years, he showcased his musical prowess by earning the prestigious position of first chair saxophonist in the jazz band. He further demonstrated his leadership skills as the drum major of an award-winning marching band while delving into the complexities of advanced music theory.
Chris continued his musical education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he studied Composition. Afterward, he lived and performed in vibrant music scenes in Austin, TX, and New Orleans, LA. During this period, he showcased his versatility by playing guitar and bass in various garage, punk, and rockabilly bands. His expertise extended beyond performing, as he made a living selling guitars.
A lifelong learner, Chris has dedicated over 30 years to studying jazz guitar, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned jazz guitarist. Presently, he performs in the Doylestown music scene as one half of the dynamic Malcom-Clark jazz duo. Chris Clark continues to inspire and educate budding musicians while pursuing his own artistic endeavors in the world of jazz.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Tony Billings is a dynamic guitar and bass teacher with a wealth of experience in rock music education. He is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and currently teaches at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Since relocating to Philadelphia in 2019, Tony has been dedicated to fostering a love of music in aspiring young musicians through School of Rock's renowned performance program.
Influenced by his uncle's guitar playing, Tony developed a passion for music at a young age and began playing guitar at 13. While his roots lie in rock and metal music, Tony expanded his musical interests during his time studying at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD, diving into classical and jazz genres.
With a background in performing with local bands and touring as a guitar technician for notable acts such as Texas in July and The Ghost Inside, Tony brings a unique perspective to his teaching approach. At School of Rock Doylestown, he combines his diverse musical background with his music lesson expertise to inspire and empower students on their musical journeys.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Cameron Ralston is a trained musician and former student of the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and now teaches at the school. Cameron honed his skills and passion for music through multi-instrumental lessons and performances during his time as a student.
Seeking to enhance his music education, Cameron enrolled at the University of the Arts, specializing in electric bass guitar. There, he immersed himself in ear training, music theory, jazz vocabulary, and ensemble playing, broadening his musical horizons.
With a foundation in rock music and knowledge of advanced musical concepts, Cameron brings a personalized approach to each music lesson, tailoring instruction to fit students' abilities and learning styles. His background in early childhood education enhances his teaching skills, enabling him to effectively engage and motivate students of all ages.
At School of Rock Doylestown, Cameron instructs students in electric bass guitar and keys, sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for music. His dedication to delivering high-quality music education shines through in his teaching, inspiring and guiding students on their musical journeys. Join Cameron at School of Rock Doylestown for a fulfilling and enriching music learning experience.
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ian Roberts is a former student of the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and has returned to the school as a vocal teacher, guitar teacher, and bass teacher. During his time as a student, Ian showcased his guitar skills and vocal talents in performances, participated in the House Band, and earned a spot in the prestigious AllStars program.
Driven by his love for classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal, Ian deepened his passion for singing and gained insights into the intricacies of music. His experience as a performer and vocalist in various hard rock and heavy metal bands across the tri-state area has further enriched his musical journey.
Now back at School of Rock Doylestown, Ian focuses on teaching more aggressive styles of singing with a nuanced approach to the genre, emphasizing vocal health and technique. He has conducted workshops on achieving healthy aggressive vocalizations and enhancing stage presence at the school and private venues in New York City.
Join Ian at School of Rock Doylestown for guidance on improving your aggressive vocal techniques and mastering stage performance skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Joel Adams is a drum teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and embarked on his musical journey by starting drum lessons at the age of 7. By the time he turned 12, the minimum age to join the musicians' union, he was already playing professionally. Joel showcased his drumming skills in various settings, including school bands, musicals, neighborhood garage bands, and as a regular and substitute drummer for local bands in the Pittsburgh area.
Determined to further his music education, Joel pursued a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition with a focus on percussion as his principal instrument at West Virginia University. During his time at the university, he actively participated in a wide variety of percussion and jazz groups.
Recently, Joel made his mark as part of a grunge cover band, performing at venues around Philadelphia and the mid-Atlantic region. He is thrilled to bring his talents to School of Rock Doylestown and eager to inspire and guide young musicians on their musical journeys. Join Joel at School of Rock Doylestown to experience his passion for drumming and learn from a dedicated music instructor committed to helping you reach your full potential.
Tyler Beck is a guitar teacher at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and started his musical journey at the age of 7 as one of the original students at the school. He delved into drums first, later expanding his skills to include guitar and vocals, and was an active member of the Performance Program and House Band until his high school graduation. Tyler's involvement in music not only nurtured his creativity but also presented him with various community opportunities. He played a pivotal role in organizing the Doylestown Youth Arts Fest and regularly hosted a popular open mic night at Villa Capri Restaurant.
Transitioning to the role of instructor, Tyler discovered his passion for helping students grow and flourish as musicians. Inspired by a deep love for music and a desire to share the joy it brings, Tyler has found School of Rock to be a welcoming haven and aims to extend that sense of comfort to others. Join Tyler on your musical journey at School of Rock Doylestown, where he is dedicated to creating a vibrant and nurturing environment for all music enthusiasts.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Show Director
Jake started his musical journey playing viola in school orchestra at 10 years old and picked up guitar shortly thereafter. As a School of Rock Doylestown student for several years on guitar, bass guitar, and vocals, Jake participated in House Band and 2 All Stars Tours. Jake graduated from CB East High School and attended Northeastern University. Now, returning to School of Rock Doylestown as a teacher is like a homecoming in which he can pass on some of his experience to his students.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ryan is a versatile musician with a passion for music rooted in classic rock and encompasses a wide array of musical influences. His expertise as a guitar and bass player is accentuated by his talent for writing and recording original music. Fueled by the ambition to become a professional songwriter and recording artist, Ryan aims to inspire others to chase their dreams, offering guidance and support across various fields.
Ryan is a Penn State University alum and further honed his craft by graduating from the Berklee Music Production program, solidifying his foundation in music theory and production. By combining his academic background with practical experience, Ryan is committed to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with aspiring musicians, fostering a creative and supportive environment for students to explore and grow. Join Ryan on a musical adventure at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where his dedication to nurturing talent and sparking creativity shines through.
Lolly Hopwood is a seasoned performer in the realm of children's music, with a vibrant career spanning over 13 years. Known for her engaging storytimes in Bucks County, Lolly has captivated audiences far and wide with her three acclaimed albums for kids and a charming children's book. Her dynamic presence has graced renowned venues such as World Cafe Live, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, solidifying her reputation as a beloved figure in the world of local entertainment.
With a diverse background in music, Lolly Hopwood brings a unique artistry to audiences of all ages. Not only is she a seasoned performer in children's music, but she has also showcased her talents as the former bassist and singer for the band Honeychurch. Collaborating with esteemed musicians like Neil Halstead, Anthony Green, and members of Midlake and Mercury Rev, Lolly's versatility shines through as she navigates different genres and audiences with finesse. Whether captivating young listeners with her engaging songs or enchanting adult crowds with her original band, Baron Tiger, Lolly's passion for music is truly boundless.
As a dedicated educator, Lolly leads the Rookies classes and offers vocal instruction to students across generations, nurturing a love for music and fostering creativity in aspiring performers. Join Lolly on a musical journey filled with joy, inspiration, and a shared passion for the transformative power of music.
Bogi embarked on his musical journey as a School of Rock student in 2008 and later continued as a teacher due to his immense love for the program. School of Rock became more than a mere educational institution for him; it evolved into a second home where he could connect with like-minded individuals and forge lasting friendships centered around their mutual adoration for music.
While Bogi initially gravitated towards School of Rock because of his passion for rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Rush, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the array of shows and programs offered by the school gradually broadened his musical horizons, fostering an appreciation for genres such as funk, reggae, hip-hop, metal, and jazz. This eclectic taste in music serves as a driving force behind Bogi's drumming style, inspiring him to continually refine his skills and evolve as a musician.
Over the years, Bogi has graced numerous music venues along the East Coast with diverse musical groups, becoming a familiar face at renowned locations such as The World Cafe, Kung Fu Necktie, and even the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Although performing remains his ultimate passion, Bogi's profound love for acquiring and sharing knowledge about drumming with his peers motivates him to excel as an educator at the School of Rock in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. His dedication to empowering his students stems from this unwavering commitment to personal growth and musical excellence.
Lamont Caldwell is an all-encompassing musical talent who commands proficiency across multiple instruments and bands. He is the mastermind behind the establishment and leadership of the rock band MACH22. This dynamic group has graced the stage as the opening act for esteemed musical luminaries such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Stained, Slash, Halestorm, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, among numerous others. MACH22 has left an indelible impression on prestigious events like the Made in America Festival, as well as earning consecutive invitations to perform at Rocklahoma and the illustrious Monsters of Rock Cruise.
On a more personal level, Lamont's performance journey took flight when invited to join the band of soulful crooner Bilal as a saxophonist. This initial foray into the music industry paved the way for subsequent tours alongside acclaimed artists such as Erykah Badu, Common, Kirk Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Beck, The Legendary Roots Crew of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and the legendary hip-hop icon Jay-Z.
Vocal Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Dylan's musical journey commenced as a student at the renowned School of Rock Doylestown in 2012, setting the stage for his unwavering commitment to music. Displaying an innate fondness for music from a young age, Dylan initially gravitated towards singing before venturing into mastering other instruments such as bass and drums. Immersed in the vibrant musical environment, Dylan not only contributed his talents to the School of Rock House Band but also collaborated with peers to form his very own band.
Dylan's musical pursuits extended beyond the classroom, as he actively participated in pep bands at both La Salle High School and Monmouth University, from where he graduated with a specialized degree in Music Industry. Driven by an unshakeable passion for music, Dylan's journey has come full circle, leading him back to the heart of where it all began in Doylestown, a remarkable testament to his dedication and love for music.