Rose is originally from Canton, MA. Although she has some classical musical background, Rose went to Northeastern University for Theatre Production. Having stage-managed plays, operas, and musicals in the Boston area, she found her way to School of Rock in 2020 to make a difference and find her place in the world when theatre was no longer an option. Music plays such an important part in her life that it's important to her that she helps make that same impact on every kid that comes to 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Luke is a guitar and bass teacher from Massachusetts, with several years of experience playing in bands around the Boston area. Most recently, he has performed and recorded with Boston Music Award Nominee, Jill McCracken. From country, to folk, to jazz, to soul, Luke is interested in exploring what different musical languages have in common.
After receiving a guitar as a holiday gift at 13, he dove into learning as much as he possibly could about the instrument, music history, and songwriting. After a few years, he began teaching friends and family, and found tremendous fulfillment in watching them access their hidden talent.
He believes that music should be about empowering individuals to share their voice with the world, and learning to empathize with the voices of others across all barriers."
Molly recently graduated from Longy School of Music with her Masters of Music in Opera. Originally from Manchester-by-the-Sea Massachusetts she has been singing her whole life. She has been teaching music for 5 years, loves working with kids, and will jump at any excuse to sing. A private voice coach as well as a professional Opera singer, Molly has starred in numerous operatic and musical theatre roles and has been a featured soloist in a number of orchestras. Her true passion lies in Modern Opera and she regularly performs and cultivates the art. Though opera is her passion she loves any genre she can get her hands on. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, cuddling with her cat, and anything Disney.
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.