A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, his passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island area. He is the definition of the word musician as he plays not one but several instruments: guitar, bass and drums. Phil has played with a lot of the area's hottest bands including Pappy Chulo as the opening act for none other than Incubus.
Shawn's musical journey began at age eleven when his dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At fifteen, he joined a band and began writing music and playing original and cover songs at venues throughout New England. He studied jazz and classical music at Western Connecticut State University and earned a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. Shawn's original band VulGarrity completed three nationwide tours and shared the stage with Mike Doughty, Days of the New, The Misfits, King’s X, Sponge, The Joy Formidable, Sleeper Agent, Psychostick, The Prodigals, Ra, Robert DeLong, The Heavy, Ra Ra Riot and Electric Six. Shawn's cover band Inside Out can be seen rocking out on stages in and around New England regularly. While Shawn enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music, he is most inspired by all things rock.
Scott started playing music at the age of ten. He studied jazz and classical music at Rhode Island College, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Composition. Scott has played in several groups throughout New England. Currently he plays with Hungry Freaks, Interplay and Take It To The Bridge. He has toured nationally and recorded on three studio albums with Gavin Castleton. Some of his musical influences are Mr. Bungle, St. Vincent, TV On The Radio and Primus.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Kevin has well over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. He has had music featured on cable networks like The Discovery Channel, the BET network and others, and is best known as a blazing blues guitarist with Worcester, MA-based contemporary R&B act Blue Honey and his rocking blues combo The Kevin Williams Trio. He has toured and performed internationally and has been featured on several recordings as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and as a producer.
Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Jeanne’s interest in music began at the age of seven when she listened to her mom sing in the church choir. She started private classical piano lessons by the age of eight and at 16 formed her first rock band, where she played keyboards and sang lead. Over the next decade Jeanne traveled with several different bands while touring the east coast and then spent a year playing in the renowned French Quarter in New Orleans. Upon returning to the New England area, her band The Fashion performed for several Chrysalis and Arista recording company showcases at The Channel nightclub in Boston. She most notably opened for Pat Benatar, Robin Lane and The Chartbusters and Aerosmith. Jeanne also recorded an EP with a band called English while playing full-time in southern New England with the popular band Fallen Angel, which was the only group in the area at that time with three female musicians/vocalists. She is currently playing in the local area with a duo called A Pair of Jeans.
Nathan’s love for music began at the age of 3 after his dad first showed him the music of Paul McCartney. He began taking piano lessons but later picked up guitar at age 14 at School Of Rock. Some of his musical influences include Paul McCartney (Beatles & Wings) Steve Lukather (Toto) and John Mayer. He has played across the east coast with the School Of Rock Seekonk House Band as well as with his band Contusion.
Mike started playing drums at the age of 11 and was a former School Of Rock student himself. After graduating Mike began to play with many different artists and has toured and recorded music all around the country. His current gig is with the rock band 'Kingsmen' based out of Providence, Rhode Island.
Matt started playing drums at age 4 and joined School Of Rock Seekonk at age 8. He quickly became one of the youngest members of the school’s house band and has toured the east coast and played hundreds of shows as a member of the school as well as with various other side projects. Matt is also the 2016 and 2019 A.T.A.M. New England Drum Champion. Some of his musical influences include Neil Peart, Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison, Justin Tyson, Marco Minnemann and Stewart Copeland
Ziggy Coffey is a musician with many talents. As a drummer, he performs with the fuzz metal act Princess and the hypersonic surf rock trio The Z-Boys. He also has his own solo project as the moniker Ziggy Gnardust that incorporates garage rock, punk, alternative and psychedelic stylings into an energetic array of music that show off his talents on multiple instruments. As a performer, Ziggy has shared the stage with several national acts including Fishbone, KRS-ONE, Arrested Development and Deer Tick.
Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
In addition to being a classically trained pianist, Sydney is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumental musician. She has performed throughout New England, first as a School of Rock student, next as a School of Rock instructor, and with several solo performances throughout. Her influences run the gamut from Bach to The Eagles to Alice Cooper.
Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Songwriting Teacher
Originally from the forests of Maine, Ceili became saturated in music at an early age, thanks to her father. She performed in Chamber Singers and All-State competitions as a kid then started taking guitar lessons at 11 and piano at 13. She released her first album in her junior year of high school, which helped her receive a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in 2015. After performing at Open Mics, Electronic Night Events, Co-writing with fellow students, and attending basement shows with her friends in the Boston area, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Songwriting in 2019. During quarantine, Ceili obtained a Music Business Specialization Certificate from Berklee Online. She started teaching voice, guitar, piano, production, and songwriting lessons in February 2021. In October 2021, Ceili released her most recent single, Oh Edison. Songwriting is her passion, but teaching has become immensely fulfilling for her. She truly believes that studying music and creating songs is a powerful way to express emotions while having fun! Everyone moves at their own pace, and Ceili is always willing to meet her students wherever they are to help grow their artistry.