Rose is originally from Canton, Massachusetts. Although she has a classical musical background, Rose has a degree from Northeastern University in Theatre Production. Having stage-managed plays, operas, and musicals in the Boston area at companies like Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston Midsummer Opera, Moonbox Productions, and more, she found her way to School of Rock in 2020 to find a way to make more of an impact.
Since joining School of Rock, Rose has had the opportunity to accompany School of Rock Natick's House Band to Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and serve as the Tour Coordinator for the Northeast AllStars team on their 10-day tour. Music plays such an important part in Rose's life that it's important to her that she helps make music last a lifetime for every student she works with at School of Rock.
Bruno was an Adjunct Professor of Music at Taylor University where he taught percussion and was also a drummer and percussionist for The Ball State Department of Theater and Dance and Muncie Civic Theater. During his master's degree program, Bruno worked at Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center as a performer, arranger, lecturer and coach for the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, group where he shared the stage and wrote arrangements for great names of Latin American Music such as Grammy Award Winners Gonzalo Grau (Venezuela), Adam Del Monte (Spain), Grammy Award nominees Pablo Aslan (Argentina), Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil), and Michael Spiro (USA). Bruno also appeared as guest artist in the recording of "Latin Love Songs" by Grammy Award Winner Sylvia McNair.
Bruno started playing drums when he was 3 years old. His parents are amateur musicians and supported him to pursue a career in music. During his doctorate he researched music psychology, music cognition, and motor skill development, which helped him to develop a methodology to optimize the development of skills and musical knowledge of young students. Bruno worked for the School of Rock in Fishers Indiana before moving here and joining us.
While studying Music Business with a focus in Audio Engineering at NVU - Lyndon, Austin made it his mission to immerse himself in all aspects of the music industry. He quickly found himself involved with multiple musical groups across campus with genres ranging from rock to jazz fusion. Austin also became a part of Lyndon’s MEISA chapter which provided AV for all school based events. In 2015, he was offered the opportunity to go on tour as an audio engineer with Brooklyn based company, Wanderlust. After one season of interning with the company, he was offered a full time job that brought him to cities across North America and equipped him with the hands-on experience needed to enter the industry. Since graduation Austin has pursued his dreams by working both as a tech for various venues and theaters in the New England area (The Palladium, Flynn Center For The Performing arts) and also as a touring musician with Boston-based band, Copilot. With an immense love for music and the science of sound, he hopes to bring a positive and fun attitude to the front desk of School of Rock!
Cassidy is a songwriter and musician from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She grew up in a musical family and started her musical journey early. Cassidy was learning trumpet and singing in a choir at the age of 7! By the time she was 15 years old, she was playing trumpet and bass in a jazz band, cello in an orchestra, and singing in a choir—all the while, she was teaching herself to play guitar at home.
Following her dreams of being an artist, Cassidy continued her music education on scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Songwriting in 2023. As both a classically trained vocalist and a girl who writes and loves pop/rock music, Cassidy has mastered singing in a multitude of genres, from singing opera in Carnegie Hall to performing her original music with her band on stage; she has also played and sang in a Mariachi band and other Latin music groups. Currently, Cassidy is working on her debut album and sharing her love for music with her students, with hopes of inspiring…
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Originally from Medway, MA, Sadie is a vocal and keyboard instructor at School of Rock Natick. Even before she was born, Sadie grew up around music. With both parents having studied music performance in college and one being a professional musician, Sadie knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a future in the arts. She started learning basic piano at age 3 and resumed teaching herself once she started high school.
Sadie has been a classical flute and piccolo player for over a decade now, and her background in orchestras and concert bands helped to build a strong understanding of music theory. Though her upbringing was largely in classical music and instruments, Sadie knew in elementary school she wanted to begin singing, focusing on popular and rock and roll music.
Starting in high school, Sadie began to take singing more seriously and performed in several of her school’s musicals, joined (and later co-directed) her school’s a cappella groups, and began teaching private flute, piccolo, and voice lessons. Once she started college at UMass Amherst, she joined the Concert Band and the a cappella group, The Vocal Suspects. Through her continued role in a cappella, Sadie honed her vocal performance skills while performing at various events on- and off-campus including at orientation week, gigs for various other colleges, and for a theatre in Brattleboro, VT. She has also performed at many coffeehouse gigs as a solo vocal and keyboardist performing covers and original songs.
Sadie is so excited to continue her life in music at School of Rock and plans to utilize the opportunity to finally learn guitar, bass, and drums, and build her piano skills even further. Outside of School of Rock, she continues to practice singing and piano daily and play local gigs when possible.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Al teaches keys and drums, and is also a very capable guitar and bass instructor, making him a valuable part of our school. Al grew up in New Jersey and started playing drums at the age of seven. Eventually he started joining bands with his friends and learning new instruments, which led him to move to Boston to attend, and graduate from, Berklee College of Music. Al has played in many different bands and draws inspiration from all kinds of music. He has performed for audiences up and down the northeast ranging from back yards, to rock venues, to concert halls, to stadiums. Having studied music education at Berklee, of course he also has a passion for teaching. Since graduating, he has been giving private lessons, and has also taught at multiple music camps. He’s excited to help students of all ages get off to a good start on their own personal musical journey!
Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Gavin is a musician, composer, producer, and music teacher from New Jersey. He started playing piano at 4 years old, and since then has learned to play guitar and taught himself bass and drums. A School of Rock alumni from School of Rock Cresskill (formerly School of Rock Tenafly), Gavin first enrolled at age 9, joined the school’s House Band at age 11, and was a two-time School of Rock AllStar in 2015 and 2016, where he played at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Gathering of the Vibes.
He went on to study Music Theory and Composition at Boston University with a concentration in piano performance, all while playing in several bands around the Boston music scene. With such a musically diverse background, Gavin always tries to expose students to all aspects of music and give them a well-rounded education. Outside of teaching, Gavin can be found writing and producing his own music, as well as producing records for other musicians!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Derek is a New England based folk/americana artist that has crafted an intimate and sincere sound. Derek grew up outside of Worcester Massachusetts, where he first found the classic rock and folk music of the 60's and 70's. At 18, Derek moved to Nashville TN where he grew as a songwriter and performer.
While setting roots in Nashville, he decided to perform under the stage name "Derek W. Curtis" in homage to a family name of Homestead porch-playing musicians. In the 7 years while living in Nashville, Derek's released "Carpetbagger" which was a conceptual album about his experience of moving to the country music capital and where he belonged with his northern folky roots. After releasing "Carpetbagger", Derek hit the road and toured throughout the Midwest, East Coast, and all throughout Canada spanning from Montreal through Vancouver.
At the end of 2018, Derek moved back to the northeast, bringing his refined live show back with him. His melodic guitar playing brings a blend of Folk, Bluegrass, and Country stylings, paired with his honest and self-reflective lyrics. A couple weeks before leaving Nashville, Derek spent a couple days in the studio with his dear friends he had made in Nashville, and they recorded his body of work "Blue Veil" which dives into his self exploration and time on the road.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Inspired by classic rock bands and cartoon soundtracks, Nick began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age. Growing up, he took leadership roles in local bands, provided accompaniment for musical theater and dance, and began experimenting with recorded music.
In 2015 he was accepted to The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he learned to arrange and compose for a variety of ensembles including big band and orchestra. He played the part of Cory Wong in Henry Godfrey’s Vulfpeck Ensemble, and opened for Jason Aldean with local country singer Catherine Roche. In 2019 he earned his degree in Contemporary Writing and Production summa cum laude. He hopes to encourage students to listen, analyze, and interact with their favorite music.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Sebastian has a degree in Guitar Performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been teaching guitar for the past decade and has been playing for over two decades. Some of his favorite guitarists range from blues players like B.B. King and Magic Sam to great rock players like Steve Lukather and Billy Gibbons.
Sebastian has played on stages of all sizes, from the original blues clubs in Dallas, Texas, to the Village Underground in London as part of a two-month tour in Europe and the United States with indie band Darwin Deez. He specializes in blues, rock, and folk guitar, frequently doing sessions for and collaborating with singer-songwriters.
Sebastian always encourages his students to really get to know their instrument and to learn from every experience they have with it. He believes that the goal is to be as musical as possible whether it be learning scales, reading music or mastering a new technique.
Isaac is a drummer from the Boston area. Rock music is at the core of his musical upbringing, growing up watching artists like David Bowie, The Black Crowes, and Foo Fighters perform live. He received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he studied with maestro Bob Gullotti. While in school, he worked as an accompanist for the voice and piano departments, and as a drum tech for artists such as Nate Smith and Omar Hakim. In 2019, he received the Steve Gadd endowed scholarship from the Berklee Percussion Department and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in performance. Isaac gained valuable experience playing in different rock and jazz bands in the New England area. As a drum teacher, he is passionate to help students of all levels have fun and excel on their musical exploration!
Thomas is a drummer, songwriter, and music teacher from Worcester County, Massachusetts, who studied privately at the Joy of Music Program in Worcester from the age of 5 up until he graduated from high school. During his high school years, Thomas was recruited as a jazz drummer for Joy of Music’s locally well-known jazz combo, Jazz Safari, performing around Worcester County at popular restaurants, school concerts, and fundraising and charitable events. Thomas also took part in his high school’s selective jazz combo and eventually continued his study of jazz at Trinity College in Hartford, where he currently studies Psychology and Music Production, becoming well-versed in many styles of drumming.
It was also during this time that Thomas’s musical and creative interests led him to form an indie rock group, composing, recording, and releasing original music on physical and major media platforms. His group became quite successful and has amassed a steady following in the indie rock scene nationally, bringing him on tours around the United States, and eventually leading him and his group to sign with No Sleep Records when he was 18 years old. The group still writes new music and performs regularly locally and on tour. In the interest of spreading his deep love for music to others as his own instructor did for him, Thomas began privately teaching drum lessons in 2021 and continues today at School of Rock Natick.