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.
Assistant Music Director
Hailing from Los Angeles County, Mario comes to School of Rock with over 10 years 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/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 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.
Alicia has worked in after-school programming since 2019. She started her career working with middle and high school students, until taking over an elementary-aged after-school program in Bellevue, WA. After three years, she relocated to Las Vegas and became the Studio Coordinator for School of Rock. As the daughter of a musician and somewhat of a vocalist herself, she understands the benefits music can have in a young person’s life. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s of Applied Behavioral Science in Youth Development from Highline College and is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, so ensuring that students have a safe and supportive learning environment is her top priority.
Guitar Teacher, Show Director
Lenny received his Bachelor of Music from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California where he is a faculty member. At MI he studied contemporary guitar performance, and learned styles such as Blues, funk and R&B, but his main focus has always been rock, and he also loves to play punk and metal. He 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” alongside Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. He has shared the stage with many great musicians such as Ray Luzier (Korn) Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper band) Billy Sheehan (Mr.Big) Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) 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”.
Bass Guitar Teacher
Eddie 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.
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.
Singing 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.
Singing 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 & 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
Elijah is a multi-talented music creator from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was first introduced to musicianship at the age of 4 when his mother signed him up for piano lessons. He continued these through grade school and they provided him with a strong, technical foundation to build on. He went on to study jazz performance at Bard College and commercial music production at the UC’s College Conservatory of Music. He continues to work as a producer/audio engineer and performing musician.
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 Las Vegas West, working with students who have a drive and passion for playing the drums.
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Rodel 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 Las Vegas West.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Matthew is a guitar and keyboard + piano teacher at School of Rock Las Vegas West 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.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Matthew has been a lifelong musician with a classical foundation but rock and metal have been his true passion ever since he picked up the guitar at age 11. He was a Piano Major at Las Vegas Academy of The Arts and is pursuing General Education at CSN.
Matthew performs with his family fiddle band and is driven and given life by neoclassical power metal as well as nearly all other metal sub-genres. Matthew joins our regional team working at both our Las Vegas West and Green Valley locations as a guitar and keyboard + piano teacher.