Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Farmington’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.
Ben has been playing drums for over 17 years and teaching for 6 years. He has been a part of Rock bands, Jazz ensembles, drum lines, and concert bands throughout his entire musical career. His favorite bands include The 1975, Incognitio, TOOL, and Nevell. His favorite non-music-related activities are watching standup comedy, playing video games, and drawing.
Drum, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, and Singing Teacher
Katelynn Corll is a 22 year old touring musician and songwriter. She was a graduate of School of Rock Rochester before working as a full-time musician, but started her first band when she was as young as 10. Katelynn has been a teacher at SoR Farmington for 4 years, offering lessons in drums, vocals, bass, guitar, and keys. She just got back from a 2 month tour drumming for Chloe Moriondo, and you can find her on Youtube performing with Chloe on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as well as the Late Late Show with James Corden. She is a road dog at heart, but is excited to be back teaching at the school!
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Kira has been playing bass and guitar since she was thirteen and has been a part of SOR Farmington family since 2016. Throughout the years of her musical development, she explored many avenues of music and pursued many opportunities to enrich her musical skills. She also plays guitar and upright bass. She picked up the upright bass in high school, and the instrument led to her becoming more diverse in musical genres. Over the years, she was a part of six of her high school ensembles, Detroit’s Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth Ensembles Jazz Band, Blue Lake International’s 2019 Youth Symphony Orchestra, School of Rock Farmington’s Performance Program, and the School of Rock Farmington House Band. She knows the musical language between classical through metal. She is currently pursuing a Jazz Studies Degree over at Wayne State University. She is really eager to teach bass and guitar at School of Rock!
Logan has been playing drums for 10 years and guitar for 5 years. His favorite artists are ty Segal, Crumb, Opeth, king gizzard and the lizard wizard to name a few. He's also a wood worker/luthier likes skydiving.
Nate has been part of the School of Rock family since 2017 and loved every minute of it. He's been in more than a dozen season shows as well as interning as a teacher helping out with Rock 101, Rookie classes and summer camps. Nate became a part of SOR Farmington Houseband in 2018 and made long lasting friendships to this day. He made it to the third round “live audition“ of SOR Allstars, but sadly covid cut it short. He mainly teaches/plays guitar but he can teach bass and keys as well. Nate works with kids from all ages and loves seeing them progress. Music is his passion and he's love sharing it with his students.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Tyler is a sound recording engineer from the metro Detroit area. He has been in love with music since he was 7 years old when he first learned guitar. Since then, Tyler specializes in guitar, bass, and drums, while also working on vocals and beginner piano. Tyler has worked as a producer and writer since the age of 12 and learned music theory along the way by becoming a student at School of Rock Canton in 2020. During his time at School of Rock, being an older student, he naturally gravitated toward helping the younger students. Since becoming an instructor, Tyler has fallen in love with teaching and jumps at any chance to inspire the next generation.
Grace is our school’s Studio Coordinator. She is 20 years old and has joined our team in October 2022. She loves music, singing, and plays a little bit of guitar, piano, and ukulele. She has always loved music of all genres, especially rock and roll music from the 70s and 80s. She has many favorite artists including Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Bon Jovi and Greta Van Fleet. She is currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design at Wayne State University and does photography and design work for local bands in the metro-Detroit area.
Caitlyn is our General Manager, and has been working with the School of Rock since she graduated from SOR Rochester in 2018. Since starting at SOR Farmington in 2021, she has started 2 bands that actively play around the Metro Detroit Music Scene. She plays Guitar, Bass, Sings, and recently took up Drums as well. She has played many genres of music, but her favorite is Punk or Alternative music
Chris Marek is a former principal for both Plymouth-Canton and Wayne-Westland schools, but always dreamed of being in the music business. After more than 26 years in education, Chris retired and built School of Rock Canton in 2019 and bought School of Rock Farmington in 2021. A guitar player from Muskegon, MI, he has played since age 11. Chris quit guitar lessons early on after being forced to sight read "Hot Crossed Buns" when he wanted to play Led Zeppelin songs. He loves the School of Rock Song First approach, where students play songs they love and learn reading and theory along the way. Chris is the owner of School of Rock Canton and Farmington.