Studio Coordinator, Front Desk Master
Tiffany grew up in a musical family with a mom who taught piano and a dad who played guitar. Tiffany passed down her lifelong passion for music to her children—one has been a student at School of Rock Omaha since 2016 and another started early in 2023!
Tiffany joined the School of Rock family as the Studio Coordinator in 2022. She is thrilled that she gets to play a part in the program that has been the most instrumental in helping her children blossom and gain confidence over the years, and she feels lucky to work daily in a fun and creative environment with so many talented and dedicated people!
Music Director, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Lucas is our Music Director at School of Rock Omaha. Lucas is a multi-instrumentalist with proficiency in drums, piano, guitar, bass, and vocals and experience in performing in many genres ranging from classic rock to opera. He started learning piano and drums at age 13 and has picked up guitar and bass since graduating high school in 2013.
With parents who are singers, Lucas has naturally been singing for most of his life, which led him to be in every choir available throughout his schooling including jazz choir, chamber choir, and show choir. He was also accepted into the Iowa All-State choir two years in a row. While singing has always been his first love, Lucas has been active in many forms of fine arts being a part of multiple marching, jazz, and pep bands as well as being involved in his school drama program.
Along with teaching at the school, Lucas is involved with his own live band and works on solo music. He is a fun, goofy guy and happy to be a part of the School of Rock family.
Brandi is originally from Southern California and teaches vocals at School of Rock Omaha. She has played saxophone from elementary school through her college years to the present day. She performed in numerous honor bands growing up and received countless awards including the John Philip Sousa Band Award®, which she received while in high school.
Brandi has taught woodwind fundamentals as well as high school marching band for ten years as Assistant Director to an undefeated marching band in Ontario, California. She began studying vocals and vocal techniques in her early twenties and it has become her passion.
Brandi has performed with various bands throughout her career and is currently the lead singer of a local cover band in Omaha, Nebraska called Happy Endings.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Josh teaches drums, bass, and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist who has over 12 years of teaching experience and over a decade of performing experience. He is proficient with guitar, bass guitar, and percussion. He started instructing at the age of 14 and has completed associate degrees in both music performance and audio engineering.
Josh currently instructs personal lessons as well as Performance and Rock 101 classes at School of Rock Omaha. He is in the band Gallivant and is ecstatic to be a part of an ever-growing program that offers a truly unique musical experience.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Derek teaches vocals, keys, drums, bass, and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. Derek is a big fan of the drums. He claims they are “the coolest and so rad that everyone could learn to play them.” Derek has taught hundreds of beginners and long-time learners at a handful of music schools around Omaha. He was even the Music Director here from 2017-2019 before traveling to many parts of the world to explore music further.
Derek began performing live music events in 2008 and even studied music performance at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 2010-2013. Drums aren’t Derek’s only passion. He can frequently be seen playing both guitar and keys as well as writing music with, as he claims, “totally real forest elves…the rest of you just can’t see them yet.”
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Jaden teaches vocals, keys, bass and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. He is a musician from the Omaha, Nebraska area and graduated with an Associate of Arts from Iowa Western Community College. Despite getting his first guitar at the age of 8, Jaden started his musical journey late in 2012.
Music and teaching have become a passion for Jaden. He performs with the local band Waiting For Parry and enjoys music theory and exploring distorted vocals. His views on music and education are student-focused, believing anyone can learn the language of music no matter the age.
“We all pick up our instruments, sing, or create music because we have something to express. It’s our job as educators to guide and learn with our students to help them express themselves in their own unique way. Taking that into a band setting and forming lasting friendships is what music is all about.”
Jaden is excited to continue growing alongside everyone here at School of Rock Omaha.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Kelsey teaches vocals and beginner keyboard at School of Rock Omaha. Kelsey loves rock and roll and yarn! She started singing at 7 years old and took lessons with many renowned Omaha area vocal teachers.
As a former School of Rock student, Kelsey has a true passion for the program. She has been playing in bands around Omaha since 2016. Her education began in musical theater and opera. Then she found her love for heavy metal and rock and roll.
Outside of School of Rock, Kelsey enjoys all yarn-based art and performing in Omaha area retirement homes. In August of 2022, her band Porch Rocket won a local Battle of the Bands contest.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Max teaches bass and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. He has been interested in music his whole life, beginning with an early introduction to the screaming guitar solos in rock and metal music.
Max was greatly inspired by the likes of James Hetfield from Metallica and many others from the Beatles to Korn. He started learning guitar at the age of 12 and plays in an Omaha band called “Rivulus,” along with three other members who also all attended School of Rock with him.
In addition to guitar, Max also sings in his band. He fell in love with sharing his voice after joining the school choir in the eighth grade. His love and knowledge of music grows every day, and Max hopes to pass on as much as he has to his students.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Elliot teaches keys and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. Elliot performs live on keyboards and backing vocals in the four-piece band Hynek Maneuver. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was raised in a very musical environment. Later, his family moved to Omaha where he helped his mother accompany voice students on the piano at the Papillion House of Music. This is where he started teaching. Along with piano and guitar, Elliot has also taught in-home recording and has been recording music on his own for over five years.
Kerestel is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up as the oldest of eight children in a very artistic and musical family. He watched his parents play music and design many projects as they instilled in him the importance of what art can do for the world. He started playing drums around age 8 and was performing by age 11.
Kerestel added a few other instruments along the way as his love and passion for music grew. He values the importance of passing this joy and perspective onto the next generation. He believes that music has the power to change our lives—and the lives of everyone around us. Outside of work, he loves to explore other hobbies such as reading, hitting the gym, or researching any new subject that catches his attention.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Andrew teaches drums/percussion and guitar at School of Rock Omaha. Andrew grew up playing drums for everything possible including advanced concert band, jazz band, pep band, show choir, musicals, marching band, etc. He has taken private lessons from multiple instructors including Christopher Stovall, Alex Wimmer, and Carlos Figueroa.
Andrew has played with various live bands for over 14 years and managed a music store for seven years. Andrew is currently a studio musician and music instructor and performs in his current bands Lostronauts, Secret Formula, and Earth to Clark.