Gary Worrell Drum Teacher
Gary studied with some of the world's most renowned drum teachers, including: Carmine Appice, Joe Franco, Bobby Rondinelli, Michael Lauren, Dave Stark, Dom Famularo and Jim Chapin. He performed and recorded with some of Long Island's best original bands, including: Pyra, Tombstone Shadow, Hot Tin Roof, Fire, Mudcat, Sinner's Prayer and Soulstice. Gary also taught over a thousand students.
Paul Farias Drum Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Paul is a professional musician from the Long Island area. He has performed on several instruments from the drums, to piano, to bass guitar, to voice. He has performed all over the NY area, from the studio at Webster Hall, to the Great South Bay Music Festival. He has also toured Costa Rica and performed at the Prudential Center with his college's performance groups. He is passionate about helping his students discover the many joys music can bring.
Eva Lemkin Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Eva Lemkin is a singer/songwriter from Long Island. She attended William Floyd High School where she studied chorus, violin, musical theatre, art history and photography. She attended the Music Conservatory at SUNY Purchase and earned a BA in studio composition. She went on to teach guitar at Eureka High School for one year, then teaching Early Education group music classes for Just Kids Learning Center on Long Island. She then moved to Brooklyn NY to teach both Music and Lead Teaching for FGCH CoOP school. After that she moved to Brooklyn Music School teaching private guitar and voice lessons, chorus and group piano and early ed music lessons. She then moved to Brooklyn Music Factory teaching group early ed classes, rock band, private guitar and vocal lessons and performance. She is very proud to be a part of the School of Rock Team!
Tyler Ward Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher
Tyler Ward is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer from Brooklyn NY. He started playing guitar at 8 years old and was lucky enough to find a few excellent teachers and mentors to guide him; most notable of which being Carlos Alomar (long term rhythm guitarist for David Bowie). Over the years, Tyler also picked up proficient skills on keyboards, drums and has a vocalist. In addition to this, his love and natural affinity for stringed instruments has afforded him the ability to learn and play bass, standing mass, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. Tyler wrote, arranged, produced and performed on a full-length solo album at 16 years old, which triggered a decade long delve into audio engineering. During his tenure as a producer and engineer in Nashville TN, Tyler had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names and greatest musicians in Country music. Tyler’s experiences in the field of music as well as special education has helped him demystify many techniques and tricks that can bolster one's musicianship.
Bobby Rosenthal Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Bobby Rosenthal picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and has been involved in music and performance ever since. Bobby has a bachelor of music degree from Five Towns College, where he studied with John Kelly and Peter Rogine. Though most of his college career was spent studying jazz music, Bobby’s knowledge and expertise span the genre spectrum to include classic rock, reggae and blues. Bobby has played guitar, bass and keyboards in multiple bands since high school. Performing numerous times at venues across Long Island and New York City with friends, he recorded, produced and released his first full-length album by the age of 19. Bobby’s time playing with many different bands illuminated his capacity for teaching and his love for helping others learn music. During many practices he found himself teaching the other band members their parts. His work with his friends inspired Bobby to begin teaching privately and ultimately led him to School of Rock Farmingdale, where he is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher.
James Hayes Brass Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
James Hayes is a professional musician and trumpet player who graduated LIU Post with a bachelor’s degree in music and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at Five Towns College. In college, he toured China with the LIU Post Wind Symphony as well as Costa Rica with the LIU Post Jazz Ensemble. More recently, he has performed and toured with his personal band as well as performing with Sting and Shaggy on various morning shows. He also performed on Maxi Priest’s grammy-nominated album, “It All Comes Back to Love.”
Currently, James teaches private lessons and has done so for almost eight years. He is experienced in tailoring lessons to the individual’s needs and is familiar with teaching all age groups ranging from 3 years old to 70 years old. He has experience in preparing students for NYSSMA and specializes in brass instruments, guitar, bass and music theory/composition. He can also play and teach piano, ukulele, and the musical saw.
Wayne Sayres Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Saxophone Teacher
Wayne Sayres is a multi-instrumentalist and instructor with over 20 years’ experience recording and performing live on saxophone, electric and acoustic guitars and bass guitar.
Wayne was a featured saxophonist in two Rolling Stones tribute acts, The Rolling Stoners and Tumblin’ Dice, and has played in numerous cover bands and original touring bands in the local scene playing venues and annual festivals in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was based prior to moving to Huntington early last year.
Since moving to Long Island in early 2020, Wayne joined up with yet another Stones tribute called “Shattered” as well as New Country Road Show, an Americana/country/blues act, and the Big Bad Wolf Blues Ensemble, a band born of members meeting at casual local open mics.
Having given music lessons intermittently throughout the last several years, Wayne decided during the pandemic to get much more involved in teaching and build up a roster of students, so it’s been an absolute pleasure for him to be brought onboard at School of Rock to give group and one-on-one instruction.
Arahmus Brown Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drums Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Saxophone Teacher
Arahmus Brown is an upcoming artist. Before adolescence, he taught himself how to play the guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar and was classically trained on the saxophone. By the time he turned fifteen, he composed songs and formed a band to follow his lead. A one-man-band in his own right, he has the ability to play any part in the songs he writes. The creative sings and raps over his own melodies, creating harmony seldom experienced in real life. He makes his own content which was noticed by famous producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Keith Shocklee. The two collaborated on multiple, highly anticipated, projects. Industry professionals believe that Arahmus will be an instrumental force that offers a new brand of creativity.