Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Zach Waters has had over nine years of experience playing the guitar. Although primarily a rock/blues guitarist, Zach is also experienced in the following genres: pop, jazz, country and more. Some of his biggest influences are Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Ronnie Montrose. He currently fronts the award-winning blues/rock band The Zach Waters Band, and has been seen on stages with internationally successful acts all across the Pacific Northwest. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Roseville.
Justin Tvetan began playing drums in his high school marching and concert band. It was there that he built a foundation of technique and passion that translated to his first drum set at the age of 13. He spent hours in his garage learning how to play songs from his favorite bands by ear. Months were spent poring through albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice and Chains and Soundgarden. Receiving “…And Justice For All” by Metallica as a gift from his brother altered his musical trajectory and a passion for metal music was born. By age 19, he was regularly performing with bands in the Sacramento metal community and continues to write and record music with bands to this day. Justin is excited to share his knowledge and experience performing and composing heavy music with a new generation of drummers and musicians.
Christopher was born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove, CA. Ever since his Uncle bought him his first guitar, he knew he wanted to be a musician. He took his first guitar lessons, then took up saxophone in middle school and high school, and eventually took piano lessons in Elk Grove. After high school, he attended Sacramento City College and earned two A.A.s in Commercial Songwriting, and Commercial Performance. Now a certified music-maker, he is determined to share his love of piano keyboard and songwriting with anyone who is willing to rock!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Jordan Price is a guitarist, bassist, composer, producer, and music teacher in Sacramento, California. He is best known as the guitarist and bassist for the Sacramento Ska/Reggae/Rock band, The E-Regulars. Jordan’s love for music began in elementary school where he played saxophone in the school band. While in high school, the heavy guitar sounds of Van Halen and Metallica convinced him to pick up the guitar and bass. He quickly realized that he wanted to play in Rock bands, and record and tour as a professional musician. His experience with both horns and Rock instruments led to his involvement performing and writing for Funk, Ska, and Reggae groups, however he regularly performs with a wide variety of acts including psychedelic folk-rockers, My Evergreen Soul, and the Bay Area death metal band, Apothesary.
Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in music from San Jose State University where he studied Jazz guitar, composition, music theory, and electro-acoustic music under the instruction of Rick Vandivier and Dr. Pablo Furman. While attending, he performed with the school’s award-winning choir and Afro-Latin Jazz ensembles as well as premiering original pieces of electro-acoustic music and co-teaching the university’s beginning guitar class. Jordan also studied recording arts at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and has studied privately with Bay Area Jazz guitarist Mike Williams, Sacramento composer and guitarist Chris Lee, Funk and R&B bassist Glenn Letsch, and has attended master classes with Jazz legends John Stowell and Hristo Vitchev.
Jordan’s versatile playing spans Rock, Metal, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Blues, and Jazz. His personal style has been described as expressive, articulate, epic. He made his debut as a producer in 2016 with The E-Regulars’ California Burnout. He is currently teaching and performing in the Sacramento area while working on new material with The E-Regulars, as well as working on his solo project, Bleak Machinem, and performing with the jazz ensemble, Symphonia Phonotone.
Enamored with the bombastic energy of punk rock from an early age, Ian started tapping along with Green Day’s “Dookie” and “Smash” by The Offspring on whatever he could. Over time, the tapping snowballed into a practice pad and a pair of sticks, to lessons with an industry veteran, to the drum kit, and four years in the high school drum line.
Two decades later, that punk rock energy, ethos, and enthusiasm have influenced his playing in a number of groups across genres, ranging from a little bit of time on the road with a hardcore band to the more introspective, indie rock feel of his current project - Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Monique Horyza was born a natural keyboardist and music lover. Before she could read, she could play piano. Monique began classical piano lessons with a private instructor when she was 4 years old and by age 16 she joined a local pop-rock band and was introduced to the culture of playing live music. It only took one show for her to know that playing keys live on stage was her calling! Studying at the Musicians Institute was the next step for Monique to hone her skills. After graduating top of her class in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Keyboard Technology, she is now a professional-level keyboardist with the ability to play keys and piano in any genre or style of music. At advanced levels, she understands music theory, composition, live sound, digital music, music production, and music directing.
Monique has played keys live and in studio recording sessions for multiple artists in Los Angeles. For two years she also wrote, produced, and released her own music while working with a drummer in a band called Adequate. In December 2021, Monique was hired at School of Rock as a keyboard + piano teacher and Music Director for Rock 101.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Rain is a multi-instrumentalist with private and group instruction in piano, vocals, and music theory since she was 6 years old. She has certificates in Music - Commercial, Recording, and Digital Audio Production. Rain first started teaching music to her siblings when she was 16 and continued to teach privately and attend lessons herself until she was 19, before becoming employed as a music instructor in 2020. Rain strives to help students connect with music as naturally as possible—explaining the reasoning behind what we do and why we do it —and keeping lessons a safe space for students to learn!
Studio Coordinator, Singing Teacher
Sierra is originally from the East Bay Area but grew up in Sacramento for most of her life. Sierra has been in love with singing ever since she watched Phantom of the Opera for the first time at 8 years old. This slowly opened her up to discovering more musical theater and finding her voice in music. In recent years, Sierra has really focused all of her energy on her passion for singing. She was self-taught for most of her teenage years but has been trained in operatic singing since the age of 19, and has continued her vocal journey in the Broadway/Musical Theater genre with other instructors over the years. Sierra's main goal in teaching is to help each person find confidence in their own voice and be able to express themselves freely through their singing. Now Sierra is able to immerse herself into her passion while working as a singing teacher here at School of Rock!
Jo is currently a member of Vox Musica, a semi-professional level women’s choir based out of Sacramento. Jo is a vocal student and peer mentor in the Vocal and Choral Program at Sacramento City College. They have sung for the Sacramento City College Choirs, the Sacramento Ballet, and for the Sacramento Youth Symphony. They are currently working on two degrees in Music Education and Early Childhood Education. When not teaching students, Jo can be found jamming with friends, learning new instruments, or working on their own classical repertoire.