Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Perrysburg ’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.
Deborah De Steno
Little Wing Teacher, Rookies Teacher
As a former paraprofessional/teacher's assistant and a volunteer guitar instructor at local YMCAs, it is quite evident Debbie has dedicated her life to working with children. Aside from teaching guitar and spending time with her family, Debbie enjoys playing in her band Herbie and the Love Bugs, where she utilizes her talents to help raise funds for local charities.
With a calm demeanor, a caring soul, over two decades of experience, and a heart the size of New Jersey, Debbie is a welcomed and fundamental addition to School of Rock Perrysburg.
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Zach Strong is a drummer and percussionist from Tiffin, Ohio. He grew up with a wide variety of musical influences from classical to rock and currently plays a wide variety of music.
Zach graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2022 with a degree in Percussion Performance. Since then he has been primarily playing drum set with bands around the southeast Michigan/northwest Ohio area, often with blues/rock guitarist Cetan Clawson. Along with performing, Zach has taught private lessons now for a few years, and loves to get students excited about music and the drums!
Music Director, Manager
Chad Schoen is a multi-instrumentalist with a bachelor’s degree and master's degree in Jazz Guitar from the University of Toledo. He began his musical journey with heavy metal, hard rock, and classic rock, eventually falling in love with jazz guitar, classical guitar, and music theory as well.
With over 25 years of performing and teaching under his belt, Chad enjoys teaching guitar, bass, vocals, and keyboard across a wide range of genres including jazz, rock, pop, hard rock, and heavy metal. Outside of teaching, Chad enjoys the outdoors.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Aaron is a keyboard + piano teacher and singing teacher at School of Rock in Perrysburg, Ohio. He plays keyboards in bands and pit orchestras all over Toledo and has traveled the country singing in different ensembles.
Dr. Christopher Schoelen
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Dr. Christopher Schoelen is a riveting, award-winning classical guitarist from Central Vermont. In 2019, he obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance from the University of South Carolina and was also a three-time prize-winner of the school’s Creativity in Music competition. He received a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with the world-renowned guitarist, Eliot Fisk. During his time at the conservatory, Dr. Schoelen participated in masterclasses with great artists such as Sharon Isbin, Marcin Dylla, and Grisha Goryachev. As a seasoned performer, he has performed in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, has been a judge and given master classes in various guitar festivals, and has performed internationally in Spain and Italy.
In 2021, Dr. Schoelen released his second solo guitar album titled Neo: Modernism & the Guitar. He performs and interprets music from the Renaissance to Contemporary works. In 2011, he moved to Seville, Spain to learn flamenco guitar and further his study of classical music with the Spanish guitarist, Fransisco Bernier. While living in Europe he developed a love for languages and learned how to speak Italian and Spanish.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Dating back to high school, Evan has played in numerous orchestral ensembles, one of note being the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, where he was a three-year member and performed multiple concerts at Severance Hall with the group. Evan has also been an active jazz community member, playing in big bands and combo groups, which have led to performances at venues such as the Bop Stop and also a residency at Cedar Fair’s own Sawmill Creek Hotel.
Evan has taught lessons for over four years and enjoys watching his students develop and succeed as both performers and people. Evan is currently a full-time student, a freelance musician, and an educator.
School of Rock is where music and learning come together
For over twenty years, our amazing instructors have transformed hundreds of thousands of students across the world into skilled musicians. Become a musician at School of Rock.