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School of Rock Green Valley
55 S. Valle Verde Drive #470
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 778-1400

Location Specifics

We're located at the corner of Valle Verde Dr and Paseo Verde Dr in the Smith's shopping center.

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  • Monday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Green Valley combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

School of Rock is happy to serve Green Valley and surrounding communities such as Henderson with quality music lessons from real, practicing musicians. We teach everything from the classics of singing to piano, bass guitar, drums, and more. At School of Rock, students can perform live shows and develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging learning environment. With enough practice, they may one day rise to the level of performing at one of our many music venues in Las Vegas, a short 20-minute drive from us.

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Henderson for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Green Valley's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Green Valley have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Henderson are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Green Valley who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Henderson
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Green Valley is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Green Valley Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Henderson music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Green Valley's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Henderson music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Henderson
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Green Valley, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Green Valley, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Green Valley, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Henderson is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Green Valley who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Green Valley, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Adult music program in Henderson for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Green Valley's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Green Valley is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Henderson.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Green Valley Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Henderson.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Henderson
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Green Valley House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Green Valley's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at NV rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Henderson and the rest of NV. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Green Valley

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Henderson

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Green Valley, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Green Valley is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Henderson guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Green Valley's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Green Valley, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Henderson venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Green Valley offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Henderson guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Henderson

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Green Valley is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Green Valley we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Henderson, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Green Valley, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Henderson. Unlike other Henderson drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Green Valley, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Henderson drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.


Kid learns to sing at School of Rock Henderson

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Green Valley offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Green Valley, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Green Valley teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Green Valley, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Henderson.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Henderson

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Green Valley offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Henderson and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Green Valley, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Henderson students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Green Valley, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock Henderson

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Henderson. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Green Valley, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Henderson area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Green Valley Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Henderson area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Henderson music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Green Valley, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Henderson, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Green Valley’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.

Regional Manager Teddi Tarnoff
Teddi Tarnoff
Regional Manager
At the original School of Rock in Philadelphia, Teddi was one of the first-ever students and All Stars. She has taught voice and directed countless shows, as well as ran the All Stars program for a time and developed some of the curriculum at the core of the School of Rock program. Outside of that, Teddi has studied music both in the states and abroad. She has had the pleasure of working with such famed opera teachers as Enza Ferrari and Bruno Rigacci, and attended Temple University for Jazz Vocal Performance. At the tender age of 11, Teddi began studying classical violin at The Curtis Institute. Teddi was in two all-female tribute bands, Misstallica and Queen Diamond, and performs original music with her band Mother Mercury. She has performed all over the world with some serious musicians including Jon Anderson (Yes), Alice Cooper, Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Miriam Linna (The Cramps), Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Napolean Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa, George Duke Band), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Dethklok), Richard Christy (Death, Iced Earth) and Stuart Copeland (The Police).
Regional Music Director Erik Carlsson
Erik Carlsson
Regional Music Director
Erik Carlsson has been playing the guitar for the past 20 years. During that time, he has played in countless bands and been involved in many rewarding musical endeavors. Erik attended San Francisco State University where he received his B.M. in Theory and Composition. While in college, he focused heavily on performing jazz and metal on the guitar, while also teaching music at a local K-8 private school in Northern California. After moving back down to Southern California, Erik joined a heavy rap metal band named 3rd Strike and was signed by Hollywood Records in 2001. While in 3rd Strike, he was fortunate enough to be on the Vans Warped Tour in 2001-02, and also played Ozzfest. Other credits include heavy video play on MTV 2, a tour of the USA and Europe, music in "Ultimate X: The Movie," and a song on the "Tomb Raider 2" soundtrack. After leaving 3rd Strike, Erik was involved in several other projects in Los Angeles and has worked with producers such as Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Korn), Mudrock (Godsmack), Bob Marlette (Seether) and Chris Lord-Alge.
Assistant General Manager Alexis (Lexi) Pifer
Lexi Pifer
Assistant General Manager
Midwest born and raised singer/songwriter Lexi Pifer started singing at the age of 4 sitting around the piano with her grandma and dad. After graduating from Indiana University Fort Wayne in 2015 with a degree in vocal performance, she hit the open seas and performed as a soloist and band leader for Carnival Cruise Line. Lexi has had the pleasure of honing in her skills performing all over the US, Australia, Caribbean, and Ireland over the past few years and has recently made Las Vegas her home. When she's not performing, Lexi spends her time in the studio writing and recording her original music.

Lexi is excited to lend her knowledge to young singers to help them find their own unique voice.
Assistant Music Director Sawyer Schneider
Sawyer Schneider
Assistant Music Director
Throughout Sawyer Schneider's career he's written and produced many songs, scored for film, mixed multiple artists and performed relentlessly. In 2012 he received his acceptance letter to Berklee College of Music and within four years earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Contemporary Writing and Production. After earning his degree he has worked as an audio production mentor for YOUmedia, produced contemporary jingles for ReelWorld, worked for the world’s largest live audio company, Clair Global, and now he resides with us at School of Rock Green Valley as a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and assistant music director. The pursuit of knowledge and the necessity to be creative motivates him.
Hana Muhammad Studio Coordinator
Hana Muhammad
Studio Coordinator
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Hana has been in music and dance since the age of 4 when she began to study tap, jazz, and contemporary from her grandmother - a dancer who’s professional accomplishments include performing with Fred Astaire. After falling in love with theater in high school, Hana has since been involved in shows around the valley, including performing at The Smith’s Center in 4 different productions. She has additionally been working with children for the past 7 years, teaching theater, dance, and fitness classes for after-school programs and working in early childhood education. Hana is currently completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development, and is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional vocalist while being able to help children with expressing themselves through the arts and music.
Guitar Teacher, Show Director Jim Papanek
Jim Papanek
Guitar Teacher
Jim found his first love at around the age of 12 or 13 and has been playing the guitar ever since. He worked his way through college teaching lessons, as well as performing classical guitar at weddings and other special events. Jim earned his Bachelor of Music in Education from Roosevelt University in his hometown of Chicago. Jim has over 25 years experience in teaching that includes general music, private lessons, and group classes on several instruments. As a performer, Jim has played guitar and bass in a few rock bands during his college days. He has also been a part of worship teams at various churches for nearly 30 years. Currently, Jim uses his talents as part of the praise team at his church in downtown Las Vegas. He also plays guitar and sings in the Las Vegas based rock band Atomic City.
Guitar Teacher Tom Kunzman
Tom Kunzman
Guitar Teacher
Tom Kunzman is a multi-instrumentalist and Las Vegas transplant. Formerly of the East Coast, Tom started playing guitar at the age of seven years old. Quickly began learning by ear and jumped into lessons about a year and a half later. At the local New Jersey music school, Tom would soon begin to also play bass, drums, sing and form a more conscious understanding of songwriting which led him to doing so at just 11 years old. Starting his first band with some friends from school, Tom’s love for music became an obsession and now a full-time career. He’s an active member and producer in 18th & Addison (Pop-Rock/Punk) with his wife, Kait and the lead singer/producer in Black Mansions (Dark-Wave, Synth Pop), a professional recording artist, songwriter and producer for/with lesser known artists as well as the likes of Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday, Matt Squire (Producer/Songwriter for Ariana Grande, Panic! At the Disco, Fall Out Boy) and Ace Frehley from the band KISS with whom he’s landed multiple Billboard Chart placements from 2019-2020. Amid all of this, Tom started teaching lessons independently in between tours back in 2013 and has now taken on even more in recent years with School of Rock to help create an awareness and education of music, the performance of live music and entertainment. All grounded in real life experiences for young and motivated musicians like himself.
Singing Teacher Kelli Washburn
Kelli Washburn
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Kelli’s love for singing started at a young age in the Salt Lake Valley where she performed extensively as a paid entertainer and studio singer. She also sang, arranged harmonies for, and toured with a cappella groups Forever Young and C’est La Vie. Kelli trained privately with some of the industry’s top vocal technique teachers including Nashville’s Brett Manning (coach to Taylor Swift, Hayley Williams, and Keith Urban) and the late Terry McCombs (associate teacher of Seth Riggs). She was trained stylistically by vocal coach Leslie Baker and renowned session singer, Dave Brooks. Kelli’s stage presence was refined while studying under acclaimed choreographer/director, Paul Winkelman. Through the years, Kelli’s passion for performing has transitioned into watching her students excel on stage. She loves teaching the mechanics of the voice and how to manipulate it to fit a variety of genres.
Bass Guitar Teacher Eddie Chavez
Eddie Two Moons Chavez
Bass Guitar Teacher
Eddie Two Moons Chavez has over 40 years in the music industry, playing jazz, classical and popular music. He’s toured with bands Element 67, Redbone and El Caliente and worked in duo and tribute bands. Eddies main instruments are 5 String Sukopop Retro-Firebird Bass, Rosco Fretless Sanctuary 5 string, and Seroma ¾ size double bass with Siefort bow.
Chad Henley
Drum Teacher
Chad Henley is a Las Vegas native. He is currently nearing the end of his undergraduate degree in music education at UNLV, where he studies both classical percussion and jazz drum set. He has performed across the valley alongside incredible musicians encompassing an array of genres.

From classical to popular, heavy rock to funk, hip hop to jazz, and everything in-between, playing and performing music is his passion. Outside the world of academia, Chad has been working with an all original alt rock band named Damaris, who is presently finishing up their second studio album. Chad has been teaching drums in percussion in both group and private settings since completing his Associates degree from CSN in 2015. Groove, and how it relates to the bigger musical picture, is an essential element in his teaching philosophy.
Drum Teacher Kaunaloa Gillette
Kaunaloa Gillette
Drum Teacher
Kaunaloa "Loa" Gillette is a musician of many. Blessed to be born into a musically inclined family, Kaunaloa was around music all the time. He started playing 'ukulele as his first instrument and in fact, not only played alongside American musician and author Brother Noland, but took lessons from him as well. Being from Hawaii, music was always a part of his generational line. His brother is a guitarist for the School of Rock Las Vegas West as well his mom is an aspiring original singer/songwriter. Not long after learning the 'ukulele, he became interested in playing the drums, it has been the solace of peace in his life and brought him into a world of artistry and music that he never imagined. After being a student for the School of Rock Las Vegas West and being able to be a part of Houseband, he's had the opportunity to perform at a variety of different places like Hard Rock Live, Mandalay Bay, and Brooklyn Bowl. Kaunaloa is so honored and proud to not just continue on his own journey of musicianship but to also aspire to a new generation of hopefuls.
Singing Teacher Jade Vandruff
Jade Vandruff
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Born in Las Vegas, NV, Jade Vandruff grew up with a passion for singing and education. She began singing in choir in elementary school and continues to sing in various choirs and ensembles in the city. As a professional musician, she can be found singing classical music such as operas and symphonies, as well as rock, pop music, jazz, and musical theater. Her love of a multi-genre musical palette is something she prides sharing with her students. With nearly 10 years of experience as a private tutor, nursery caregiver, and music instructor, she has worked with kids ages 6 months to 18 years. She has sung with many groups including Las Vegas Master Singers, and Vegas City Opera, and on various stages such as the Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center and the MGM Grand Garden Arena. She is currently studying Music Education and Performance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, studying with Dr. Monica Williams-McCullough in voice and with Valeria Ore in piano. Before attending UNLV, she obtained her Associate of Arts degree in Music at the College of Southern Nevada.
Keyboard Teacher Fabian de Armas
Fabian de Armas
Piano Teacher
Fabian de Armas is proud to call School of Rock their new home. They have been teaching music lessons for ten years and have always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. As a child growing up Fabian knew music was their passion. They started taking guitar and drum lessons at a young age and grew up performing in church and in Hawaiian luaus. Fabian went to Grossmont College for classical guitar and voice studies. They've been actively engaged in a wide array of musicality, such as performing in live settings, teaching/mentoring students and their progression in various instruments, working in recording studios, and creating their own studio from scratch. Fabian has performed with various groups in venues throughout the US such as House of Blues (Downtown Disney & San Diego), Cheyenne Stadium, The Parish, and many others. Fabian loves playing a variety of instruments including Piano, Drums, Bass, Harmonica, Singing, and Guitar. Fabian's goal as a teacher is to direct their students to more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. They aim to help students establish a solid foundation of technique so to help can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. Fabian loves working with students of all ages and experience levels!
Magnus McArthur Guitar Teacher
Magnus McArthur
Guitar Teacher
Guitar enthusiast Magnus McArthur is an aspiring musician and former student of School of Rock instructor Jim Mckenzie and AP Music Theory teacher Jeff McCracken. Throughout the years, Magnus has been associated with local bands such as Sun Tower, FGA Trio, and Cyber Child. As a longtime member of the School of Rock Las Vegas West House Band, he has performed at notable venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, the Hard Rock Cafe, and the House of Blues. Specializing in music theory and ear training, Magnus aspires to teach the next generation of musicians the tools they need to be successful, independent performers and composers.
Casey Stickley Guitar Teacher
Casey Stickley
Guitar + Drum Teacher
Casey is a multi-instrumentalist from the midwest who started performing when he was 8 years old. His parents forced him to take piano lessons starting at age 9, which at the time he was not thrilled about. However, it turned out to be one of the most pivotal things that has ever happened in his life. From the technique, the music theory, and the discipline that he learned from those piano lessons, Casey was able to teach himself drums, guitar, and bass in the ensuing years! His skills were honed in his late teens and early 20's playing in churches and countless bands. And while he still loves performing to this day, averaging around 100 performances a year, Casey also feels right at home teaching or being in the studio, producing, recording, and helping people mold and shape their songs, their music, and their sound!
Piano Teacher Rodel Sajor
Rodel Sajor
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Rodel Cayabyab Sajor is a recording artist recognized for his striking, soulful, and dynamic R&B vocals with a dedicated passion for youth music education as a Voice and Piano Teacher. An independent singer and songwriter with extensive industry knowledge from working rigorously within the Bay Area music scene, his resilience has allowed him to take over stages across the country leaving audiences wonderstruck by his powerful range and lyricism. Rodel earned first place as the NorCal Filipino Singing Idol in 2013 and has made appearances across the nation. Along with performing, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with an emphasis on Jazz and a Minor in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University. Rodel is a piano and keyboard teacher as well as a vocal teacher with School of Rock Green Valley.
Drum Teacher Carl Ciadella
Carl Ciadella
Drum Teacher
Carl is a drum teacher who has been playing since he was 12 years old. Carl developed his reading and early technique from some of the finest drum instructors in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York area. Some of these teachers include Louie Marino, Rob Thurman, and Joe Cataldo. In 1991, Carl decided to challenge his musicianship and drumming skills by enrolling at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. At Berklee, Carl concentrated on performance, but also studied ear training and music theory. While at Berklee, Carl got the chance to study with some of the best instructors in the Boston area such as Alan Hall, Skip Hadden, Rick Considine, and Ed Kaspik.

Carl also got the chance at Berklee to perform in various playing situations such as jazz, blues, and fusion groups. In 1995, Carl relocated to Las Vegas, NV. Since moving to Las Vegas, Carl has performed with artists and bands such as Sin City KISS, Cyanide, Vinyl Tattoo, ROXX, Oz Fox (Stryper), Frank DiMino (Angel), Stoney Curtis, Johnny Roxx (Greg Kihn band), Jamie Holka (Captain Beyond), and many other amazing musicians and bands. Carl also enjoys and takes great pride in being a drum teacher at School of Rock Green Valley, working with students who have a drive and passion for playing the drums.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Matthew Koester
Matthew Koester
Guitar + Piano Teacher
Matthew is a guitar and keyboard + piano teacher at School of Rock Green Valley in Nevada. They studied Music Theory and Composition and obtained a bachelor of arts from Eastern Connecticut State University. Matthew previously taught at School of Rock in New York and has also taught in Los Angeles. Their knowledge of theory has also allowed them to expand beyond guitar as a performer. They have performed as a guitarist, pianist, and vocalist with various bands, ensembles, and choirs all over the country including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and California. Matthew's experience on stage and in the lesson room is at the forefront of bringing the School of Rock method of performance-based music education to the students they work with.
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School of Rock has introduced my daughters to all genres of music. They have fallen in love with musicians that they otherwise would not have been introduced to. The instructors have given them confidence.

A safe and fun place to meet new friends.

Enjoys having a private lesson followed by a band rehearsal later in the week. He enjoys meeting new people and forming new friendships. SoR Green Valley is a great place for kids of all ages!!!

Everyone is encouraged to be themselves.

My daughter has made some amazing friends and has found a space to call her own! She is always welcome there and encouraged to come in any time to practice. The staff are incredible.

A place that feels like home.

This place has changed my kid's life. They are the absolute best! You will feel so much pride when you see your child shining on stage, and the staff are phenomenal human beings.