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School of Rock Katy
3750 S Mason Road #800
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 769-7010

Location Specifics

We're just south of Westheimer Parkway in the Mason Place Shopping Center.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 5:30 PM

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

School of Rock Katy serves the area of Katy, Cinco Ranch, Fort Bend, Brookshire, Fulshear, Sealy and surrounding communities with quality music lessons taught by real, practicing musicians. We offer classes in everything from piano to bass, vocals and more. Here, students are taught an array of different styles, but metal, punk, and country seem to be the most popular as we have several biker bars in the surrounding areas that directly influence the live music scene in Katy.

Programs we offer

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

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Katy'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 Katy have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Katy are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Katy 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 Katy
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Katy 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 Katy Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Katy music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Katy'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 Katy music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Katy
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Katy, 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
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

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 Katy, 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.

Songwriting
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 Katy, 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 Katy is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Katy 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
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Katy, 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
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

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 Katy for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Katy'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 Katy 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 Katy.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

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 Katy 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 Katy.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
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
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

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 Katy

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Katy

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Katy, 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 Katy is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Katy 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 Katy'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 Katy, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Katy 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 Katy 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 Katy guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Katy

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Katy 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 Katy we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Katy, 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 Katy, 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 Katy. Unlike other Katy 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
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

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 Katy, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Katy 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 Katy

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Katy 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 Katy, 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 Katy 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
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Katy, 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 Katy.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Katy

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Katy 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 Katy 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 Katy, 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
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Katy 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 Katy, 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 Katy

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Katy. 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 Katy, 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 Katy 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 Katy Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Katy 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 Katy music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Katy, 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 Katy, 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 Katy’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.

General Manager Nicole
Nicole
General Manager
Prior to taking over as general manager in September of 2019, Nicole was a vocal and keys instructor at School of Rock Katy. She’s been a student of music since a young age and loves watching young musicians find confidence in rehearsal and on stage while learning to work together to produce great music. She’s recorded two albums, 2007’s “Miscellaneous” and 2014’s “Black Coffee and Key Lime Pie.” Nicole believes that you should never stop learning, currently playing bass and drums in the School of Rock Katy Adult Band.
Music Director Mason
Mason
Music Director
An artist from a very young age, Mason didn’t take an interest in music until at 13 he heard Randy Rhoads slaying the guitar on the radio in his dad’s car. He immediately wanted that same energy and began taking lessons soon after. He can be found around the Houston area playing as a solo artist and has become an integral part of the School of Rock Katy staff band. With inspirations like Ritchie Balckmore, Freddie Mercury and Kate Bush, Mason brings solid musical knowledge and a dry sense of humor to the lesson and rehearsal room. His individualistic approach to teaching reaches each student where they’re at: “Each of us learns a bit different from one another. I do my best to work with my students to determine their best approaches for each of them individually.”
Studio Coordinator Justine
Justine
Studio Coordinator
Justine is ecstatic to return to School of Rock Katy as a studio coordinator after being a founding member of both the school and House Band (and later the adult band) in 2012 as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist, as well as an accomplished guitar and vocal instructor. Playing in gigs all over southeast Texas and at Summerfest in Milwaukee further influenced her eclectic music tastes, which go from Paramore and Sleater Kinney to Siouxsie Sioux and The Pretenders.

Justine's vocal inspirations are Hayley Williams and Florence Welch, whose powerful and unforgiving voices drove her passion for singing. She wants to bring out that same passion and individuality in others. She finished her BA in media production at the University of Houston and you'll see her influence on our marketing and social media!
Studio Coordinator Calvin
Calvin
Studio Coordinator
Although Calvin works as our school’s studio coordinator, he is also a skilled guitarist, starting his School of Rock career as an instructor. He now uses his love of our program to welcome more students into the band.

Calvin has been playing since he was 11 years old, using his birthday money to buy the cheapest guitar he could find. His love for music expanded in high school playing trombone in the school band and becoming a Solo & Ensemble Award Winner. His influences can often be heard in the lobby: The Avett Brothers, Billy Strings, B.B. King, and Molly Tuttle. Calvin believes learning anything should be fun and rewarding and that keeping students’ passion ignited is crucial to their success.
Drum Teacher Larry
Larry
Drum Teacher
Born in Baytown, TX, Larry has been playing drums for over 40 years. Immersed in music from an early age, Larry was hooked on the drums after seeing Ringo Starr and The Beatles on television. Since then, Larry has performed in numerous bands, honing his skills behind the kit. Some of his bands have opened for such famous groups as The Drifters, The Platters, The Temptations, Muddy Waters, and Jimmy Vaughan.

Currently, Larry is actively working the blues circuit with his nephew, 2017 Blues Award winner John Del Toro Richardson. In addition to the drums, Larry also plays guitar, keyboards, and harmonica and enjoys his time in his own studio making music.
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Michael
Michael
Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Michael is a multi-talented instrumentalist with skills in kit, percussion, piano, bass, and guitar. He has performed with Percussion One under the instruction of Lamar Burkhalter and tracked drums for several bands including the Primaries, Forget-Me-Nots, Sabela bee, Guamskyy, and The Alex French Revolution.

With a strong base in theory and fundamentals mixed with a solid love for all things rock, Michael finds influence in artists that range from Chopin to Periphery to drum great Dave Grohl. He marched in The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a trumpet player, placed first in high school’s Battle of the Bands, and more recently performed in Lone Star University Park’s Jazz Quartet.

Michael believes that music theory is necessary when learning the fundamentals, but, like any true rock musician, says that the better you understand the rules, the easier they are to break.
Drum Teacher Juan
Juan
Drum Teacher
Juan wanted to play drums since he was 10 years old against his parents' wishes, but after insisting for several years, got his first drum set at 14 and has never stopped. Like most School of Rock teachers, he plays a little guitar and bass as well, but you’ll never see him without his sticks.

Juan has played in multiple bands ranging from cover bands to alternative rock to punk and indie. He is strongly influenced by The Cure, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and Jane’s Addiction. He believes that drumming is all about coordination and free flow. Feeling the music and playing from the heart.
Drum Teacher Connor
Connor
Drum Teacher
Born in Kingwood, TX, Connor spent his youth moving with his family across the country and overseas. He began focusing on drumming at 13 years old when given the opportunity to drum in his school’s Rock Band. Previously providing the foundation for the band with his bass playing, he realized he was uniquely talented on the drums.

Connor later joined School of Rock Katy as a student. He performed for three years in a row at Summerfest in Milwaukee as a drummer for the school's selective House Band while also supplying the foundation on both drums and bass during numerous School of Rock shows. During his final years as a student at School of Rock, Connor joined with his brother and three other School of Rock students to form a band that gigged at many of Houston's popular music venues. Their debut album allowed Connor and his fellow band members the opportunity to showcase their ability to create, perform, and record their own music.

Connor continues to develop his creative skills in audio, video, and digital media in college. He has also returned to School of Rock as a drum instructor and is now leading the next line of musicians on their exciting musical journey.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Jake
Jake
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Drum instructor Jake has been a part of the School of Rock Katy team since he was in high school, but he’s been around music his entire life. Born into a musical family, he is a skilled drummer, keyboardist, and vocalist.

Jake wears many hats at the Katy school, instructing Little Wing and Rock 101, directing shows, and teaching drums and keys. Teaching drives him to be a better player and with love for bands like Tool, Polyphia, and Rush, he’s a hardworking player who passes his love for music onto his students.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Callum
Callum
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Keyboard and singing teacher, Callum was first fascinated by the dynamic range of an acoustic piano after seeing a stranger simply walk up to a public piano at an airport and play for the waiting crowd. He started lessons at 7 years old and, at 14, bought his first Yamaha keyboard which he still plays on daily.

A former member of the Fort Bend Boys Choir, All-State Choir 2012, and Merriam School of Music, Callum is influenced by a wide range of musicians including Billie Holiday, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, The Beatles, and BADBADNOTGOOD. He believes that learning is far easier if the experience is enjoyable.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Steve
Steve
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Steve has been involved with music his whole life. His dad was a drummer and also played clarinet in a Dixieland band, so there was always music in the house. When he was 5 years old, Steve's dad bought him a marching drum and Steve would march around the neighborhood playing marching cadences with all his friends following behind.

Steve took piano lessons at age 7 and stopped when he was 14, then taught himself to play the guitar. He had a band in high school and college. After two years as a journalist in the Navy, he joined Channel Two News as a photojournalist. A few years later Steve got together with some of his neighbors and started Easy Money, a local band that has been playing all over Houston for over 27 years. Steve retired from Channel Two after 40 years and now enjoys teaching a new generation how to rock and roll.
Guitar Teacher Stan
Stan
Guitar Teacher
Stan is a seasoned performer, songwriter, composer, arranger, and teacher with over 30 years of experience working with students of all ages and all genres. He is an expert in playing various styles of both guitar and bass and also sings. He is also an accomplished session player and recording artist.

Stan has a wide knowledge of and teaches various musical styles such as rock, metal, pop, acoustic, classical, jazz, funk, fusion, world and blues. He has recorded guitar tracks on numerous commercials, has recorded multiple albums with numerous bands, and has traveled the world on tour with numerous bands. He has taught all levels of instruction and skill sets (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) and has provided instruction on sight-reading, ear training, musical and chord theory, speed picking, pick techniques, rhythm guitar techniques, lead guitar techniques, and explaining modal concepts.

Stan is an expert in performance and has led many workshops on different types of methodology, as well as demonstrations of various types of pickups, strings, picks, and pedals. He has prepared students for performances, auditions, and festivals by also leading band performance workshops.
Guitar Teacher Shane
Shane
Guitar Teacher
Shane brings his love for music to School of Rock Katy with over 14 years of guitar experience, but don’t strap him to one instrument! Shane also plays some mean licks on the saxophone. His approach to teaching is to meet each student exactly where they’re at, introducing them to the vast universe of music to be discovered.

As one of our Rock 101 instructors, Shane brings humor and fun to the rehearsal room while also encouraging kids to move to the next level—getting on stage! That diverse approach to music is evident in his influences that range from Eric Johnson to Kanye West, John Mayer to Allan Holdsworth.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher Rachel
Rachel
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Rachel started playing keys at 5 years old but really found her love for music when she picked up a guitar at 17. Her love for classic rock was born through her influences Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, and The Police. Six months later, she started her first band. \

Rachel is the lead singer and guitarist for her band Pretty Vacant, plays bass for Quinn the Brain, and joined Shot Gun Sally as guitarist for a time. Rachel’s teaching philosophy allows students to be themselves: “This is YOUR musical journey - I’m just here to guide you.”
Bass Guitar Teacher Kyle
Kyle
Bass Guitar Teacher
A native of Tomball, Texas, Kyle started his music career as a self-proclaimed “band nerd” playing trumpet in middle school and the high school marching band. After seeing KISS in 2004 and Black Sabbath at 2005’s Ozzfest, he found his love for rock and metal music, quickly taking up the bass guitar.

Kyle not only excels on bass and trumpet, but also plays drums, keys, and guitar. He graduated from SHSU with a Bachelor of Music Education and played trumpet with the SHSU Trumpet Ensemble, Marching Band, and Concert Band. Heavy into the Houston and Dallas local music scene, he has performed with bands LIVIC, Framing Grey, And Then Suddenly, Rogues Among Us, and Trench Coat.

Currently, Kyle performs with his band Razo Rodriguez. His roots have always been in rock and metal with a special love for Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Pantera, KISS, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Queens of the Stone Age. Like many bass players, he also loves funk and R&B, like James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Al Green, and Silk Sonic. His bass heroes are Victor Wooten, Tal Wilkenfeld, Thundercat, Roger Waters, and Sting.

As a teacher, Kyle believes it is important to find out how his students learn best and encourage creativity with a focus on teaching music theory, technique, fundamental skills, and musicianship. He has also done some studio work, recording bass guitar on albums for Razo Rodriguez, LIVIC, Framing Grey, and Rogues Among Us.
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