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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 the 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.
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!
Chris's musical education includes seven years of personal guitar instruction and three years playing in his high school jazz band. Chris is a graduate of the Musician's Institute, whose curriculum includes group and private classes plus live performances with staff including world-class musicians such as Scott Henderson, Keith Wyatt, Steve Trovato, Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, Jennifer Batten, Tim Bogart, Jeff Berlin and Ralph Humphries.
Chris has an impressive 25+ years of live performance throughout North America as a member of many original and cover bands including Keli Raven, Pearls For Swine, Wormhole, Webster’s Unabridged Jazz Band, Nuthin’ Fancy (a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd) and The Who Show (a tribute to The Who). Finally, his resume includes over 15 years of private instruction with a roster of 30+ students throughout the Southern California area. Chris is a guitar teacher and Show Director at School of Rock Green Valley and School of Rock Las Vegas West.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Matthew is a guitar teacher and keyboard + piano teacher at School of Rock Green Valley in Nevada. They studied Music Theory and Composition and obtained a bachelor's degree 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.
Singing 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.
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Mia has been singing and playing piano, guitar, bass, harp, and ukulele since they were 6 years old. Under the tutelage of a mentor, they have studied Jazz/Blues Vocals and scatting for three years as well as Opera for two years.
Mia has performed and competed in many musical competitions for Jazz and Classical music. While classically trained, their love for contemporary music developed at an early age and they have been producing Rock music since 2016 and released original music as recently as 2020.
Mia currently attends Los Angeles Recording School majoring in Sound Engineering and Music Production. They are very excited to share their love for music with our regional School of Rock community!