General Manager, Show Director
Liz has been singing since she was a little girl. Music and expressing herself have always been in her blood, from playing trumpet and piano to singing in musicals, jazz choir, show choir, concert choir, barbershop quartets, and state solo competitions in high school and college. Liz has toured the whole state of Wisconsin two summers in a row in a traveling troupe called Kids from Wisconsin, performing 73 shows a summer.
Liz attended the University of La Crosse Wisconsin and studied Trumpet Performance with a minor in Theater. She has performed in multiple groups in Las Vegas playing keyboards, trumpet, and singing pop/synth/rock/punk music. She has opened for many different artists including The Fixx, Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow, Modern English, Warren G, Metalachi, and many more. Liz toured all over the United States and played in the world’s largest music festival—Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—as well as in music festivals in Las Vegas.
Mackenzie was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas when she was 4 years old. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, starting with talent shows in 1st grade and eventually joining the school choir in 2nd grade. Mackenzie started playing guitar in 8th grade, taking lessons at School of Rock for about five years, and was in House Band for two years. Along the way, she learned how to play bass, but mainly focused on guitar.
Mackenzie then went to Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts as a Vocal Major. She has played on stage with Green Day twice, once in San Francisco and then again in Los Angeles. She is currently going to college aiming to get an associate's degree in political science and then a bachelor's degree in music sciences. Although she doesn’t know what she wants to do specifically, Mackenzie knows she wants to pursue music for the rest of her life.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Daniel grew up in Rochester, NY. From the time he first heard a Stevie Ray Vaughan tape, he knew he was going to make a career with music somehow. Daniel played in several jazz, blues, and rock bands in high school, and was in a gamelan ensemble in college. He studied harpsichord (yes, harpsichord) and music education at the University of Rochester and Nazareth College.
After graduating, Daniel moved to New York City where he taught music in public schools for two decades. He also sang in several choirs, performing more than once at Carnegie Hall, and was a member of a local rock band. In late 2022, he and his wife packed up and moved to Las Vegas. Daniel strives to help his students live up to their full potential; not only in technical ability but in creative expression. In addition to rocking out at school, Daniel studies film scoring at Berklee College of Music Online.
Adrian found his love for music and guitar at age 12 when he was accidentally placed in a music program. Showing natural gravitation to music, he pursued it from there on by attending the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as a guitar major. After high school, Adrian served in the United States Marine Corps where he found his love for teaching and performed in his off time.
Adrian returned to Las Vegas and now continues his education by attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas as a Music Education Major and Guitar Performance Major. Adrian has five years of teaching experience which includes teaching music to brand-new music students and advanced students. During his off time, he teaches classical guitar, song writes, and performs in smaller events.
Singing Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
A Southern California native, Celina Sasso is an Argentinian-American vocalist who has graced the stage in musicals, bands, tribute acts, and several performances around the Las Vegas Valley. She has covered renditions of her favorite artists and covers a diverse repertoire of music genres such as opera, jazz, blues, Broadway, pop, and rock.
Celina studied music technology and voice at CSN where she obtained her associate's degree in Arts. After college, Celina began her music career performing in venues such as Palazzo, The Venetian, Mandalay Bay, Lost Spirits Distillery, Maxan Jazz, The Sandollar Lounge, and more. In 2022, Celina was a finalist for the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition in the musical theatre category where she competed against over 1,500 candidates in the US and Canada.
Celina was also nominated for “Best Entertainer” in the 2023 Silver State Awards. In 2021, Celina made her touring debut traveling and performing around the nation with the Swing It! Girls. In addition, she has just completed her first residency at the Tuscany where she headlined for over a year singing '80s rock hits. Celina continues to perform around Las Vegas and is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the music community through teaching with the knowledge she has obtained throughout her career.
Larry is a graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California, where he studied under such famed guitar virtuosos as Paul Gilbert and Scott Henderson. He has toured with national recording artists in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
In addition to his international touring, Larry has also performed in Las Vegas production shows such as “Friends the Musical Parody” and “Red Hot Country.” Larry has honed his musical skills and versatility while performing long-term residencies at the Bellagio, Mirage, Margaritaville/Flamingo, and Level 107 Jazz Lounge in The Stratosphere.
Larry is well-versed in many styles of guitar playing which include Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz.
Carl started playing the drums at age 12. Carl developed his reading and early technique from some of the finest drum instructors in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo, New York area. 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, music theory, and music business.
In 1993, Carl moved back to the Buffalo, NY area and performed with some of the best bands in the area while also teaching a long list of students. In 1995, Carl relocated to Las Vegas, NV. Since moving to Las Vegas, Carl has performed with musicians such as Oz Fox of Stryper, Frank DiMino from Angel, Sean Koos of The Joan Jett band Sin City KISS, Cyanide, and many others.
Carl really enjoys teaching and focuses on developing good technique, developing reading skills, rudiments, and setting up and tuning the drums while learning songs and having fun!
Billy has over 35 years of experience playing the guitar and his love for the instrument has led him to become both a seasoned performer and a dedicated teacher. Many of Billy's influences include the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, and Marty Friedman, to name a few.
In his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, Billy has been fortunate to experience the thriving music culture that has shaped his artistic vision. Throughout the years, he has been a part of various original bands that allowed him to showcase his guitar skills and immerse himself in the local music community.
As an instructor, Billy shares his vast knowledge and expertise with aspiring musicians. He empowers students to explore their creativity while providing a solid foundation in technique and musicality. Every student is unique, and he tailors his lessons to suit individual interests and aspirations.
Billy blends valuable insights from his experience with his teaching, guiding students in guitar skills, stage presence, and live performance. Whether you are a beginner excited to learn your first chords or an intermediate player looking to refine your skills, he is committed to helping you achieve your musical goals in a supportive and patient environment.
Music is Billy's lifelong passion, and he finds immense joy in instilling the same love for music in his students.
Jordon is a drummer, composer, and educator from Las Vegas, NV. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018 with a degree in Jazz and African-American Music Studies with a focus on drum set performance.
Jordon has performed with a large array of ensembles of all different genres and was a drummer for the show “Celestia” at The Strat located on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to his drum set performances, he was a member of Drum Corps International’s “The Cadets,” a 10-time world championship-winning ensemble.
Jacob is originally from Boulder, Colorado. At the age of 7, he moved overseas with his family and spent his youth living and traveling internationally. Jacob was introduced to the guitar in Mumbai, India at the age of 8. Music has been a wellspring of inspiration for him ever since.
During his time at boarding school, Jacob discovered the beauty of writing music and playing in bands. He graduated college with a degree in recording technology and graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media in guitar performance. While in college, Jacob performed with a melodic metal band, Leporid, and recorded his first solo album for his project Zenkalde. Through his studies, Jacob has become a versatile guitarist with the confidence to play and teach a variety of genres.
Jacob plans to have a positive impact on the younger generation of musicians and to continue to grow as a musician and performer. In his free time, Jacob enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, spending time with his five younger siblings, and writing music for future projects.