Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Born and raised in Park Ridge, IL, Andrew began taking piano lessons when he was around 4 years old. It wasn’t until Andrew was in middle school that he would join a band and music would become his greatest passion. He picked up guitar as a teenager, originally learning how to play classic rock songs on piano, by transcribing guitar tabs. Andrew earned a BA in Music Business from the University of Illinois at Chicago, while remaining active in Chicagoland's music scene. When Andrew isn’t writing, recording, or performing with various groups, he enjoys watching classic films and going to Sox games.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Colleen graduated with a BA in Music from Columbia College Chicago in 2017. Originally from California, she first picked up a guitar when she was 11 years old and has performed with several bands in various venues through the Bay Area, as well as Chicago.
Colleen likes to tell stories through dynamic instrumental music—specializing in rock, metal, ambient, and jazz. She enjoys helping students discover their unique abilities so they can achieve their greatest potential as musicians.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Thanks to his father and uncle being touring musicians, Jay started singing at just 3 years old and began learning drums throughout elementary and middle school. Jay moved on to learning guitar his freshman year, after being inspired by two of his brothers who also played. He spent years writing material, and, after enough songs, started a blues trio, Blue Jay & The Robins. While working with United Talent Corp., the trio released an album.
Jay would then go on to spend two years doing session work and talent scouting around Chicago, before taking a break from music to serve as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy. Since 2020, music has become more of a spiritual hobby than a career. Not wanting to waste his experience and knowledge, Jay felt the desire to spread what he knows to the next generation of amazing musicians whether it's through direct instruction for guitar, bass, drums, or vocals, or from the producing, talent, and recording side of the industry.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Joe is a singer, pianist, and composer from Chicago, IL. In 2020, Joe graduated from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music with a self-designed degree, "Contemporary Voice and Songwriting." He also received training from the leading a cappella experts, A Cappella Academy, in 2015 and 2016. Joe now gigs around the Chicago area with multiple bands, and co-directs the Oak Park and River Forest High School Show Choir!
Joe has been playing drums for over a decade. He was heavily involved with School of Rock from a young age and graduated in 2019 from the Arlington Heights location. Since then, Joe received a degree in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. Outside of School of Rock, Joe is a music producer and has worked in Connecticut as a percussion director for the West Haven High School Marching Band. With a diverse music taste—ranging from death metal to indie pop—and having been a part of several bands over the years, Joe has experience playing most genres. He loves paying forward all of the wonderful experiences he’s had as a prior School of Rock student.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Michael has been playing music since he was 7 years old. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Music Theory, double majoring in Psychology. Michael enjoys playing live and has shared the stage with artists like The Story So Far, Kingsfoil, Vic Mensa, Just Surrender, Lionheart, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and Stray from the Path.
Michael also enjoys producing and recording with artists around Chicago. His favorite venues around the Windy City are Reggies Rock Club, The Beat Kitchen, House of Blues, The Metro, and Subterranean. When not playing music, Michael enjoys other hobbies like writing, reading, cooking, martial arts, stocks, and learning new things!
Mike is a Chicago-area drummer that has 11 years of experience teaching private lessons, and 6 years of experience directing classes. Throughout high school and college, Mike developed expertise in jazz, orchestra, and percussion band performance. Mike works with a variety of artists and groups in the recording studio and has also toured the U.S.!
Mike plays drums for a local rock band, The Run Around, and plays keys in the band Evil Empire. His love for all music has made him an open-minded, versatile, patient, and fun teacher. He is able to work with all music tastes, but has a particular passion for rock! Students learning from Mike can expect to learn the styles of drummers like Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Travis Barker (Blink-182), Joey Jordinson (Slipknot), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Cindy Blackman-Santana (Lenny Kravitz, Santana), Neil Peart (Rush), and many more!
Assistant Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Morgan is a singer-songwriter and actor-musician from Pennsylvania. She has an enthusiastic spirit, and a passion to create and collaborate with others! Morgan is a founding member and regular performer of the Musical Pirate Crew, “Ship Shape.” Entertaining crowds with their tight harmonies and Piratical humor, she and two of her friends travel to Renaissance Faires across the country. Morgan is currently based in Chicago and continues to write and perform her own original music.