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 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
Born and raised locally in Las Vegas, Maria represents the core ideals and charm School of Rock has become known for. Working as Studio Coordinator since 2016, she manages the flow of lessons between the teachers and students, offers full information to the program's details and benefits, and shares her musical knowledge with any who seek it. While she's outside the teaching program itself, Maria has practiced in a repertoire of instruments since very early in her life, including piano, guitar and flute. Singing being a vital passion in her life, Maria has studied and trained her vocal talents extensively over a variety of styles, such as classical and modern genres, and can also be found featured on a few independent singles online. Maria is essential to the school and its successes by keeping the environment fun, open, intuitive and welcoming to all who come through the door.
Natasha is a Las Vegas implant, originally from Southern California. She has been deeply impacted by rock music since a very young age. In her youth, her favorites were Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Bon Jovi. Today, she resonates most with Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and Metallica.
Natasha's administrative experience ranges from front desk reception to social media marketing and brand development. Natasha loves working with children and is looking forward to helping our School of Rock Las Vegas West community grow and flourish!
Guitar Dept. Head, Guitar Teacher
Lenny received his Bachelor of Music from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where he is a faculty member. He studied contemporary guitar performance and learned styles such as blues, funk, and R&B at MI but his main focus has always been rock and he also loves to play punk and metal.
Lenny has five full-length albums to his credit with original bands and has also contributed as a studio guitarist on many projects. Lenny has toured internationally and in the U.S. and was also featured as the guitarist in the movie “Get Him To The Greek” starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. He has shared the stage with many great musicians such as Ray Luzier (Korn), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), and Richie Ramone (Ramones), among others, and also opened for bands such as Drowning Pool and L.A. Guns.
Lenny loves teaching and inspiring players and loves to perform live. Other than his original band, Elegantly Wasted, he also plays in the ABBA tribute band ABBA L.A. and the punk rock cover band DTH.
Hailing from Los Angeles County, Mario comes to School of Rock Las Vegas West with over a decade of experience as an educated, versatile, and passionate guitar instructor with a comprehensive background in performance and teaching. Mario excels in offering a solid knowledge of music theory, technique, and a wide variety of musical genres including rock, blues, punk, funk, heavy metal, soul, and pop.
Armed with a diverse sound and style and several years of charismatic live performances on many noted Las Vegas stages, Mario was also the lead guitarist, lead singer, and main songwriter of the power trio At It Again. Focusing on a music curriculum for beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarists, Mario helps students by teaching them to use their individual strengths and styles to develop unique practice rituals that incorporate theory, history, and the love and inspiration of music itself.
Eddie Two Moons
Bass Guitar Teacher
Eddie has over 40 years in the music industry, playing jazz, classical and popular music. He has toured with the bands Element 67, Redbone, and El Caliente and worked in duo and tribute bands.
Eddie's main instruments are 5 String Sukopop Retro-Firebird Bass, Rosco Fretless Sanctuary 5-string, and Seroma ¾ size double bass with Siefort bow.
Adam was born and raised in Las Vegas. With his father being a drummer, he has been around music his entire life, which helped to fuel his love and passion for it. At the age of two he picked up a pair of sticks and played on his first drum kit. After years of playing off and on, he began to take it seriously at the age of 15, playing with other musicians as much as possible. He then began performing with local artists with big followings such as punk/rock band Absent Minded, rap/rock band Cornerstone and various funk artists. After being in the local scene for a few years, Adam decided that he wanted, and was determined, to attend Musicians Institute located in the heart of Hollywood, CA. There he studied jazz, latin, funk, contemporary music and digital drumming/computer programming. After receiving his Associates Degree in Music/Performing Arts, Adam began his professional career as a musician/drummer/teacher. Shortly after graduating, he landed a gig with rap/rock artist RapScallions. His biggest success has been having one of their songs featured on the video game "Rocksmith" by Ubisoft for PS3 and Xbox. Adam then moved back to Las Vegas to continue teaching, gigging and doing studio work. Specializing in rock, he is now teaching at School of Rock and helping to share his knowledge and musical experiences.
Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist, focused on teaching guitar and bass. Andrew attended Las Vegas Academy, majoring in guitar, and earned first chair in the Honor Guitar Program. During their time as a student at School of Rock, they took part in the Continental Tours as well as Las Vegas West’s Houseband. They also attended Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, majoring in Audio Engineering. Andrew is an active musician; writing and touring with Sani Bronco, Rhaina Yasmin, and many other bands and artists.
Vocal Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Rhaina is a vocalist, guitarist, and Songwriter specializing in music that is intricate and expressive. Originally from New York, she spent her earliest years in music lessons. After moving to Las Vegas she attended School of Rock, participating in numerous performances, including School of Rock All-Stars National Tour. Throughout high-school Rhaina was also immersed in musical theater and chamber choir. She later went on to study Vocal Jazz at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, as well as Songwriting and Production at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, California. Her time is often spent performing with her band at known Las Vegas/Los Angeles venues, as well as writing and recording original music. She intends to always encourage growth and individuality while sharing heartfelt experiences through music.
Las Vegas-based drummer/percussionist and multi-instrumentalist David continues to provide a rock-solid groove and a sound as wide as they come for a variety of musical genres and performing situations across the globe. At various high points in his career, he has found himself performing onstage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones and John Williams. Whether performing alongside some of the finest artists in the business or providing the rhythmic foundation for a few of the biggest hit Broadway musicals, he continues to adapt and evolve as a musician and share his passion for music with anyone he meets along the way. David has been teaching in private, group and classroom settings since his time at The University of Miami School of Music where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. He continued his performance studies at The Boston Conservatory and soon after relocated to New York City, where he taught privately out of his studio in Brooklyn for more than a decade. Calling Las Vegas home since 2014, David has appeared in some of the most popular shows on and off the Strip, such as "Rock of Ages," "Million Dollar Quartet," "MJ Live" and "The Rat Pack is Back," as well as many other live music venues, theaters and lounges.
Vocal Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Maleah has been singing and performing for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Chicago, IL, she sang downtown and performed in musicals until she moved to Las Vegas to attend the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. Maleah has been in bands and performed around Vegas for the last four years. She is a graduated Hall of Fame School of Rock student and was accepted onto the international touring team as an All-Star! Currently Maleah is continuing her musical education, writing original music, investing time and focusing on finding her place in the music industry. She is passionate about motivating her students and helping them to realize themselves as musicians and performing artists.
Las Vegas-based singer-songwriter Matt started his musical journey by singing from a young age and started to learn guitar at the age of 12. Picking up the guitar was where he discovered his passion for music and the emotion it conveys. Matt learned guitar through private and group lessons for a year before joining a program similar to School of Rock, where he learned the history of Rock music and developed a love for Rock, Metal, Blues, and Pop music.
Matt moved to Las Vegas in 2007 and started playing with local bands, getting his start in the local scene and industry, and later attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to study marketing. Currently, Matt is the vocalist and guitarist in TRVLRS, an original Hard Rock/Metal band here in Las Vegas. In his spare time, Matt writes and collaborates with other artists in the recording studio, attends the College of Southern Nevada to study music business/audio production, and spends time with his family and friends.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Crucial has been inspired by live music since he was three years old. His love for live music led him on his path to becoming focused on playing drums. He started out with private lessons and then joined School of Rock, where he nurtured his love and passion for drumming and music. A graduated member of the Houseband and now Hall of Famer, he has been performing live with School of Rock and his own bands since he was 13 years old. Crucial is currently writing music, performing, and recording with multiple original bands in Las Vegas. He is passionate about sharing what he has learned at School of Rock and inspiring students to become great musicians.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Hunter is a composer, conductor, and organist with experience with instrumental and choral ensembles alike. His background in sacred music, video game music, and composition informs his mindful and refined approach to music.
Hunter holds an Associate of Science in Pipe Organ Performance from SUNY Schenectady where he studied with Alfred Fedak, a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in composition from SUNY Albany where he studied composition with Max Lifchitz and conducting with Dr. Michael Pfitzer, and a Master of Arts in conducting from Tufts University where he studied composition with John McDonald and conducting with John Page of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Hunter is a welcome addition to our School of Rock Las Vegas West piano and keyboard teaching team!
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Nick (they/them) is primarily a piano, guitar, and bass player, but is comfortable with anything with strings and frets. Nick got their first guitar for their 11th birthday and has been playing music for over 15 years. They have been teaching music for just over a decade starting as a music teacher for Silver Mesa Recreation Center, a community center run by the City of North Las Vegas while still a Guitar major at the Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts.
Nick has been teaching piano and guitar ever since and has seen countless students of all experience levels helping them along their musical journeys. Nick is overjoyed to be joining School of Rock Las Vegas West and working with our community!
Paul is a Las Vegas guitarist, music copyist, and arranger. He played in the Broadway pits in NYC for 14 years and toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe for five years. Local credits include the world premiere of Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor's musical Angel of Arkansas, the National Tours Six and Mean Girls, Fun Home at the Judy Bayley Theater, Michelle Johnson, Dennis Blair, and Australian vocal group Human Nature.
Paul is a regular sideman at the Composers Showcase, a high-profile nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and performing original music by local and visiting composers, lyricists, and songwriters. He is a guitar teacher and Show Director at School of Rock Las Vegas West and School of Rock Green Valley.
Vocal Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Fenunuivao goes by Nunu for short. She grew up in San Jose, California, and attended Sonoma State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Music Vocal Performance, Psychology, and School of Education. She started singing in a Christian church, worship team, and church/high school choir. She sang and performed in Voice and Opera/Music Theatre Program and SonoVoce, Concert Choir, and Symphonic Chorus at SSU.
When it's difficult for us to express how we feel through conversations, Nunu believes that music is one of the best ways to help us express our feelings. She believes music brings people together no matter their different backgrounds. When music is played and heard, no matter the genre, the forming of each chord to create the melodies, harmonies, and beats to complete a song is beautiful for the composer as well as the listener. Behind every chord, there's always a story to be told and heard. Nunu is looking forward to sharing her experience and connection to music with vocal students, and younger musicians in the Little Wing and Rookies programs, at School of Rock Las Vegas West and School of Rock Green Valley.
Nuno is a professional guitar player with a lot of experience performing and teaching. He has performed with many different artists all over Portugal and Spain. Nuno was the guitarist for the Broadway musical Mamma Mia! in Barcelona and toured all over Spain, performing more than 1,000 shows in 40 different cities. He has traveled around the world working for Princess Cruises performing with guest entertainers from all over the world and producing shows.
As a teacher, Nuno worked for L’Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz del Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, which is a Berklee International Network school, preparing students from all over the world to enroll in Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has a degree in Music from the University of Falmouth in England and plays with multiple bands in Las Vegas. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our students at School of Rock Green Valley and School of Rock Las Vegas West.
Joe is a professional drummer and music producer and was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, into a family with a rich history of professional musicians. He spent a significant period in Los Angeles, where he enrolled in the Berklee in LA program. During his time there, he earned an award for outstanding musicianship. Subsequently, he pursued further education at the Los Angeles Music Academy, studying drums under the tutelage of world-renowned drummers such as Ralph Humphreys, Joe Pocaro, Michael Packer, Tony Inzalaco, and others. Upon completing his studies, Joe embarked on a career as a musician in Los Angeles, dedicating over a decade to session drumming, recording, touring, and teaching drums and music production.
In his role as a producer, Joe secured multiple publishing deals with various houses and successfully placed music in major TV shows and movies, including HBO's Shameless, The Deadliest Catch, and Impractical Jokers. Joe collaborated with numerous bands and artists across diverse genres, showcasing his versatility. Notable associations include the heavy metal band Gypsyhawk, pop singer Ryan Beaty, and hip-hop artist Doja Cat. His journey also extended to teaching drums and production, with experiences both independently and at institutions such as the Garnish Music Academy on Melrose Blvd.
In 2020, Joe returned to his roots in Las Vegas, where his family resides. His father remains an active bass player and guitarist in the local jazz scene. As a scion of a family steeped in musical tradition, Joe's passion for music has been a constant throughout his life. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience as a working musician, viewing his role as a teacher as his responsibility to pass down the art to future generations.
Joe considers this not only his vocation but also a duty to honor his teachers and the legendary drummers who paved the way before him. He looks forward to serving our drum students at School of Rock Las Vegas West and School of Rock Green Valley.
Walker grew up in the School of Rock program and successfully auditioned for his school's House Band and the AllStars program. Following his time as a School of Rock student, Walker studied guitar at Denver School of the Arts. He has toured across the country as a professional guitarist, playing onstage with well-known groups and performing at prestigious venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and Lollapalooza.
Walker is a band leader, producer, and songwriter. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on guitar, bass, vocals, drums, and music production to our School of Rock Las Vegas West community!
Vocal Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Dina has been performing in Las Vegas for over two decades. In addition to holding two master's degrees in Education, she began her music career as an advanced flute player from Ohio. During her time in Las Vegas, Dina has performed at House of Blues, M Casino, Central Christian Church, and many local bars.
Dina is trained in most genres of music including country, pop, rock, reggae, and blues with influences ranging from Pat Benatar, Pink, Lzzy Hale, and many more. Las Vegas has been a great place to run karaoke shows including the Mirage and The Plaza. Currently, Dina is an Elementary Music teacher with CCSD teaching children the love and joy of music! She is excited to join School of Rock Las Vegas West and School of Rock Green Valley as a singing teacher and also a Little Wing and Rookies instructor.
Bass Guitar Teacher
Sergio Monroy is a professional musician and music educator throughout the larger Las Vegas area. He has been playing music since the age of 5 and studied at the UNLV School of Music, learning to play and appreciate all genres of music.
Sergio has played for various theater groups, cover bands, and other music ensembles, and believes every instance to be involved in music is an opportunity to learn and give back. He is a bass guitar teacher and show director at School of Rock Las Vegas West and brings a passion for music to the student community.
Mark (he/they) has been playing drums for over 20 years. Being a drummer is their whole world and they love every second of it! Mark learned to play drums from an accomplished family friend who Mark still considers to be the best drummer he's ever seen.
Mark has experience teaching private lessons and has also spent time touring throughout the United States with acts including Jacob Latimore and Leroy Sanchez. Mark has been managed by John Oliva, former frontman of Savatage and co-founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He has spent time recording at big-name studios like Big Blue Meenie in Jersey City, NJ, and Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.
Mark calls the Henderson area home now and is excited to share their passion for music within the drum department at School of Rock Las Vegas West.