A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, his passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island area. He is the definition of the word musician as he plays not one but several instruments: guitar, bass and drums. Phil has played with a lot of the area's hottest bands including Pappy Chulo as the opening act for none other than Incubus.
Shawn's musical journey began at age eleven when his dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At fifteen, he joined a band and began writing music and playing original and cover songs at venues throughout New England. He studied jazz and classical music at Western Connecticut State University and earned a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. Shawn's original band VulGarrity completed three nationwide tours and shared the stage with Mike Doughty, Days of the New, The Misfits, King’s X, Sponge, The Joy Formidable, Sleeper Agent, Psychostick, The Prodigals, Ra, Robert DeLong, The Heavy, Ra Ra Riot and Electric Six. Shawn's cover band Inside Out can be seen rocking out on stages in and around New England regularly. While Shawn enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music, he is most inspired by all things rock.
Meg is the General Manager at School of Rock Norwood. Outside of School of Rock, she loves doing all things art and checking out local bands. Meg is also the assistant color guard coach for the Dighton-Rehoboth Marching Band and was a member of the band herself for eight years playing the flute. Some of her musical interests include Stevie Wonder, Adele, Macklemore, Paramore, and more.
Matt Earle is the Music Director at School of Rock Norwood and is currently a music production student in college. Matt began teaching drum lessons at School of Rock shortly after graduating from high school. He has also worked as a guitar tech at Noll Guitars and as a music instructor at the Boys and Girls Club in Warwick, RI.
Matt has performed with many groups but mainly performs with his original band, Indelego, and his cover band, Inside Out, around New England on a weekly basis. His musical influences include Jojo Mayer, Tigran Hamasyan, John Bonham, and Matt Cameron.
Matt started playing drums at the age of 4 and joined the School of Rock in Seekonk, MA when he was 8 years old. He quickly became one of the youngest members of the school’s House Band and toured the east coast, playing over a hundred shows as a School of Rock student. Now an instructor, Matt plays shows with numerous bands and side projects of all genres. He is a fan of all kinds of music from prog to pop and his drumming influences include Neil Peart, Gavin Harrison, Marco Minnemann, Justin Tyson, and Stewart Copeland. His favorite bands are Rush, Porcupine Tree, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who, and Wilco.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer. He started playing music when he was 10 years old and had his first drum lesson. By high school, he decided to pick up bass and eventually guitar when he was 17. Throughout high school, he performed with the marching band, Jazz band, and percussion ensemble. In 2015, he released his first solo album and knew he wanted his life to be surrounded by music as much as possible. He majored in music technology at Franklin Pierce University where he met his current band Milfoil, who has multiple albums on Spotify and plays shows in the New England area.
Conor Harrington is a vocal teacher at School of Rock Norwood. As a former School of Rock student himself, Conor hopes to share his experience with others and help students sing how they want to sing. Outside of school, he writes and performs with his bands, Indelego and Iowa Highway. Conor's main musical influences include Prince, Janelle Monae, Car Seat Headrest, Bob Marley, and Amy Winehouse.
Olin Langlois is a singer, songwriter, and voice teacher. In her early days, she took violin lessons and then spent years professionally studying music and voice, while actively performing with various music projects and working as a vocal coach.
In the two decades of her singing career, Olin has been a lead singer in a music theater, gospel choir, numerous music bands, held residency at multiple venues, and was part of the annual singing of Handel's "Messiah." Olin's styles cover Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, and Gospel. Her original music is a unique combination of these genres.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Chris Hoskins is a multi-instrumentalist, accompanist, music educator, and conductor based in the Providence, RI area. Chris studies at Rhode Island College as a Music Education major, with a double concentration in saxophone and voice.
Chris is an avid musical director, having conducted and accompanied shows across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts including at Smithfield High School, the Assembly Theatre, and the Taunton Civic Chorus; the latter of which Chris currently conducts and serves as Music Director.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Riley is an experienced musician and guitarist that has been studying and performing live music for over 15 years. Growing up in Taunton, Massachusetts with a family that celebrated music and other art forms left Riley with a deep appreciation for the craft of writing and performing music. He began taking guitar lessons in middle school and started playing live shows with School of Rock as a freshman in high school.
Riley was selected to tour with the School of Rock AllStars in 2017 where he performed with other skilled School of Rock students from across the country. From there he went on to study film and video game scoring at Berklee College of Music, composing music in various styles and crafting creative sound effects for both school work and personal projects. Riley currently works composing music and creating sound effects with various indie game studios.