Alex Vallejo Director of Operations
Alex Vallejo is best known as the drummer of the award-winning Austin, Texas rock band VALLEJO.
Aside from performing in his band VALLEJO, Alex is also the VP of Austin music production label VMG (Vallejo Music Group), board member and artist consultant at the Austin Music Foundation, operations director for School Of Rock (Southwest Austin/Round Rock, TX), co-founder of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, sits on the advisory board of EQ Austin and is also a partner and talent buyer for EPS Presents.
Justin Pratt Music Director
Justin Pratt is a San Marcos, TX based musician who plays Guitar, Bass and Vocals. Justin studied Music performance at Los Angeles Musician’s Institute and is well versed in Rock, Blues, Country and R&B. Justin currently performs with Broken Arrow and Sami and The Engine.
Amanda Wisniewski General Manager
Amanda Wisniewski graduated from North Central College in 2020 with a BA in Music Liberal Arts focusing on classical voice and music composition. Through her education and other opportunities, Amanda has performed at Carnegie Hall, Disney World, Navy Pier, and Wentz Concert Hall. Along with voice and composition, Amanda is trained in piano, electronic synthesis, orchestration and theory, and conducting, as well as self-taught on guitar, ukulele, and bass. Aside from her music training, Amanda has been teaching for almost six years, with experience in early childhood and special education. Amanda is so happy to be a part of the School of Rock family where she can share her love and knowledge of music with those around her.
Vinnie Ambrosone Drum Teacher
Vinnie Ambrosone was born and raised in Corning, NY. His father was a professional Jazz drummer who encouraged Vinnie to pursue his dream of playing drums professionally. After graduating from high school, Vinnie started earning money for playing out and then becoming a professional drummer to this day. After honing his skills with cover bands and playing original music throughout the northeast, Vinnie moved to Austin, Texas in 1999 to further pursue his dreams.
As a result of this move, Vinnie began to meet and work with many professional musicians covering genres like Rock, Blues, Americana, Funk and Country. In 2004 Vinnie was asked to audition for the legendary Bill Hamm of ZZ Top fame. Vinnie worked as a touring country/rock drummer for Bill and performed in arenas and stadiums opening for the likes of Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Big & Rich, Diamond Rio and many other Texas regional acts. There are many artists he has performed with over the years and continues to perform throughout Texas and the Southwest.
With over 30 years of touring and recording, Vinnie brings a vast knowledge of experience and he is dedicated to helping the students of The School Of Rock pursue the same dreams he had as a kid. Currently Vinnie is teaching drums at The School Of Rock SW Austin, Texas.
Nikko Vallejo Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Nikko Vallejo is an Austin based musician who has worked at the School of Rock for over 3 years. Nikko has a long history of performance, starting at just the age of 13 with local Austin band, 24/7 and has continued to perform over ten years in bands such as FOAM, KMET and Quentin & The Past Lives. He has 2 dogs and a cat.
Grady Humble Drums Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Grady's musical journey started with his family. His grandmother had a piano and his father had a guitar. He started picking out all the drum parts and playing them on the dashboard of the car to the radio. Eventually, Grady’s grandmother bought him a drum set and he started practicing. In 19991, Grady moved to Austin and has been a part of the music scene as a working drummer ever since.
Ashley Room Bass Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drums Teacher
Ashley Marie began her musical journey at the age of 13, when she began playing Cello for her school orchestra. At the age of 15, Ashley discovered the School of Rock program where she grew as a multi-instrumentalist, learning guitar, keys, and vocals. Since graduating from the School of Rock program, Ashley studied Fine Arts at Texas Tech University and proceeded to teach at School of Rock in Champion Forest and now SW Austin. Ashley Marie is actively learning every day how to be a better musician, taking on new challenges through learning drums, writing original music, along with pursuing her teaching certification. One day, she hopes to open up her own School of Rock, and show kids the same spark that School of Rock has shown her.
Zach Kursman Drums Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Zach Kursman is a drummer, producer and educator originally from Temecula, California. Zach graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance, and is the recipient of the 2021 Stribling Award of Jazz Excellence. Upon performing with bands around Texas, he has also produced and collaborated with music artists such as Clunis, Indoor Creature, The Irons, Chucky Blk, Thomas Wenglinski and Ariel & the Culture. In May of 2021, Zach released his debut EP "Gratitude Boi" under his own name.
Julian Clark Drums Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher
Julian plays drums in the Austin blues/rock band Tinted Vision and plays regularly at local venues in the Austin area. He also plays drums in the Bowie High School Jazz Band and indie/alt band FOAM.
Alex Camet Media Manager, Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher
Alejandro “Alex” Camet is originally from Mexico, and attended The Art institute of Austin where he studied a bachelor’s degree in audio production. Alex also attended many different music schools in Mexico including Canzion Institute.
He plays Guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano. He currently plays with his band Black Noize and his solo project, Alejandro’s music influences includes Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Molotov, Cafe Tacuba, John Mayer, and Guns and Roses.