Wooloughby McGreggor Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Charles' love for music first began in 1993 when he started playing bass, which led him to a deeper understanding and love of all things music. He has performed live and recorded with a variety of bands, spanning styles such as classic rock, modern rock, jazz, funk, country, folk, pop, jam band, rockabilly, punk, metal, oldies, R&B, soul and blues. Charles enjoys sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years as a musician and looks forward to helping develop the next generation.
Cameron Moore Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Growing up in Memphis, Cameron learned to play guitar, bass and cello beginning at age nine. By 15, he started gigging with jazz/funk/rock groups around town. His main instrument is the electric guitar but he is able to play/teach bass. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2016. He's been giving private lessons now for two to three years. Bands he plays in around town include Three Star Revival, Cumberland Station and Granpa's Stash, as well as his own group called Milkshake Fatty.
Dustin Hurt Guitar Teacher
Dustin Hurt is from a small farming community in central Illinois. His love of music began in fourth grade when he began playing trumpet in his school's concert band. Around the time he was 12, he picked up the guitar after hearing the sounds of Green Day and never looked back. Dustin has played in several bands and has experience as a musician, performing and recording jazz, classical, classic rock, heavy metal, punk rock, Christian rock and everything in between. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Knoxville.
Eric Cutshall Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Eric Cutshall brings to School of Rock Knoxville nearly 40 years of musical experience, including over 30 years as a teacher. Eric has a certificate from the Musicians Institute of Hollywood, and is the author of several music publications available through Amazon and other outlets. In additional to bass, Eric has studied and is fluent in guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, and lap steel guitar. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and ukelele teacher.
Paul Hayes Drum Teacher
Paul Hayes is a diverse percussionist who has played in a variety of musical settings including orchestral, concert band, jazz, percussion ensemble, world percussion and church music. He is the Percussion Professor at Pellissippi State Community College where he teaches percussion, drum-set, and directs the Percussion Ensemble. He is member of the PAS World Percussion Committee. He also teaches drum-set at School of Rock and directs their Rock 101 performance group. He performs as one half of the Unfiltered Duo, a percussion and clarinet duo, with Amy Humberd. He also performs various freelance gigs in the Knoxville area.
He has played with the Oak Ridge Symphony, Wheaton Symphony, Maud Powell Festival Orchestra, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Community Orchestra, and Lake Junaluska Orchestra.
Paul received his Associates of Arts from Illinois Valley Community College in 2005, Bachelor of Music Performance from Lee University in 2012, and his Master of Music Performance from Lee University in December 2015.
At Lee University he performed with the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra. During his time at Lee he also performed with the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Junaluska Orchestra and performed various freelance jazz gigs.
BRIAN LEE Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Brian has a solid history as a performing musician in Knoxville starting with Bad Weather Blues in the mid 1990’s which was a solid house band for Baker/Peters and other venues in Knoxville. Brian has also played with The Royal Hounds (local rockabilly band) and is an accredited guitar teacher with 20+ years teaching experience in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area. He is completely obsessed with everything Jimi Hendrix, and he is an avid Led Zeppelin vinyl collector! The rock/blues band Brian founded, AlienLoveCharm, is active in Knoxville, and he is also lead guitarist of Soul Finger, a funk band which plays throughout East Tennessee.
Michael Peng Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Michael Peng is a professional performer and educator who was born in Oakridge and has known the Knoxville area his entire life. Michael started learning piano when he was 9 years old, and started singing when he was 12. Since then, he's joined a variety of professional choirs, musicals, and operas in shows such as Into the Woods, Carmen, and the local Forbidden Knoxville. These opportunities included travel abroad to perform, and Michael has studied and performed in Brazil and Hungary as part of his music career. Most recently, he has returned from China, where he performed and taught music both one on one and at an international school.
Michael has a Bachelors in Vocal Performance and a Masters in Music Education from UTK. He has 9 years of experience teaching music lessons both one and one and to groups. Michael currently works as an elementary music teacher as well as a voice and keys instructor at School of Rock Knoxville.
Scott Fugate Drum Teacher
Scott has recorded drum tracks for songwriters, bands, and producers worldwide from his home studio since 2008. Scott been playing live and worked on countless sessions since age 11. Scott likes to focus on, but not limited to rock, hard rock, indie, and acoustic styles. He has played in many live bands both national and regional, and is currently the beat for the Fine Colombians, a Steely Adam Tribute band.
Tobias Campbell Drum Teacher
Tobias is a multi-instrumentalist with a primary love for drums. A self proclaimed renegon (punk d-beat) professional, Tobias plays all genres but has a special focus on punk and rock drumming. Joining Pop Punkers On My Honor in 2012, Tobias moved to East Tennessee from Boise, Idaho pursuing a career in music. Tobias currently plays drums in the Knoxville local Hardcore band DYI, and is a drummer for hire for studio work. Tobias also plays guitar in pop rock outfit, No Cure For Death. From touring at age 5 to studio work starting at age 17, Tobias is an accomplished drummer with a passion for teaching and encouraging younger and inexperienced drummers to get out and play.
Michael Jones Guitar Teacher
Michael Jones has performed in the Knoxville music scene since he was a kid. He started by teaching himself to play guitar and bass from online video tutorials and song tablature. He then began singing and performing in church, in a cover band, and in his local talent show, which inspired him to pick up marching band and, eventually, a degree in contemporary music from Bryan College. He has since performed alongside musicians such as Abe Partridge, Kirk Fleta, Luke McQueary, and Jordan Foster. He currently performs in and around Knoxville solo and as a guitarist, bassist, and backup vocalist in a variety of contexts. He also writes songs for his current project, Lazarus Lake, as well as for collaborative projects with his friends.
Seth Tate Drum Teacher
Seth Tate is an educator, arranger, performer and composer of music in the Southeastern United States for the last 25 years. He has worked with more than 50 schools as an accomplished instructor/composer and has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the nation. Studying at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, working in the studios of Nashville's Music Row, being an assistant manager at Guitar Center and a lifetime dedicated to the advancement of music has made Seth a well-rounded musician/educator with the ability to create, perform and/or record music in any medium.
Nick Swan Guitar Teacher
Nick Swan has 25+ years experience playing guitar, with over 20 of those years playing professionally in venues across the U.S. He honed his love of blues as a college student in Memphis, playing clubs on Beale Street and all around the city with musicians twice his age. One old bluesman he played with was four times his age! From there, Swan moved north to New York City. As a solo performer, he played many famous venues such as CBGB’s and The Bitter End, as well as working as a studio guitarist with famed producer Kaptain K. Longing for Tennessee and desiring a heavier live music schedule, Swan moved to Nashville, where he played heavily in on Lower Broad and toured extensively as a lead guitarist for several country singers. Swan moved back to his hometown of Knoxville during the 2020 pandemic to be closer to family. He currently plays regularly across East Tennessee. As a guitar teacher, Swan specializes in all styles of classic rock, blues and country, with the goal of always putting the song first.
Bryson Maggard Singing Teacher
Bryson is a 23 year old singer-songwriter originally from Knoxville Tennessee. A lover of music all his life, Bryson dipped his toes into many creative mediums over the years including theater and formal acting. He graduated from Lee University in 2021, where he gained lots of experience both in school ensembles as well as playing with friends in groups like The Breaks, Phat Nites, Kari Ray, and Hot Gravy. He released his debut single "Not Going Anywhere" in May and his minor key arrangement of the Johnny Cash classic "Folsom Prison Blues" at the beginning of 2022. He plans to be releasing more material this year and to be playing more live venues in the coming months.
Josh Rudes Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Josh Rudes specializes in upright and electric bass. Josh graduated cum laude with a Jazz Studies degree from the University of North Texas and has been playing bass for about 12 years, with experience gigging and teaching all across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Josh has taught for 4 years now and I’m able to teach technique, theory and any genre you want to learn! His main experience is in rock, jazz and pop, but he play all styles, from Latin and classical to country. Favorite musicians include Charlie Puth, Christian McBride, WatchHouse, Julian Lage and Madison Cunningham.
Sara Collins Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Sara is a country singer-songwriter originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and she has been performing live for nearly a decade. Sara started playing piano at the age of 6, singing at 7, and playing guitar at the age of 8. While her main genre is country, Sara also has experience with rock, classical, and church music. Sara has opened for artists like Morgan Wallen, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Kane Brown, and many others. She was a member of Team Kelly on Season 18 of The Voice. In middle school, Sara was a member of a prestigious Honors Choir that performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Currently she performs in the Knoxville/East Tennessee area and is a house artist at Blake Shelton’s restaurant, Ole Red, in Gatlinburg. She is currently writing and recording her first album that is scheduled to release in 2022.