Adrian Ramirez started his musical journey at the age of 9 as a classically trained vocalist in the school choir from elementary, all the way through college. While attending North Shore High School, Adrian decided to pick up the guitar and immediately fell in love with it. Over his career as a musician, Adrian has played for numerous bands and at different churches in the Houston area. He also was a teacher for a local music school, providing music lessons for different elementary schools in Houston. Prior to becoming the general manager at School of Rock The Heights, Adrian had a career in politics, but after almost a decade, he went to what he loves most—music. Adrian is currently in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in music education at Texas Southern University and is excited to call School of Rock The Heights home.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
For over three decades, Chris Dean has studied and specialized in voice, dance, and theatre. They have performed around the world with a number of professional groups, including the Virginia Symphony Chorus. This has developed their eye for detail, which allows them to bring a polished standard to various entertainment mediums such as songwriting, vocal coaching and arrangement, prodding studio recordings, and stage productions. Chris has an extensive and versatile vocal range that includes classical, R&B, musical theatre, and pop/rock. They are currently teaching voice, keys, and songwriting and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and experience with their students.
Darrell has been playing guitar for a decade. He started off in the marching band but quickly transitioned to guitar after trying it out. Some of his influences include Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Guthrie Giovan, and many other virtuosic shredders of yesterday and today. Other than his guitar playing, Darrell has a very strong foundation in music theory and knowledge.
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
With nearly 35 years on the stage, Douglas has flourished and adapted to an ever-changing world. He began his journey at an early age, performing with a choir in church. At 12 years old, Douglas started taking piano lessons and within five years, had learned good basic skills on piano, drums, and guitar. From ages 25-35, he played and sang with various bands and artists, released several albums, and was featured on radio shows, podcasts, and multiple album appearances. Today, Douglas has an arsenal of original hits (covering southern rock/metal) and an array of well-seasoned experience. His enthusiasm for creating, playing, and teaching music here at School of Rock is almost unmatched.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher
Born and raised in the east side of Houston, Texas, Jahaziel first started music by playing trombone from 6th grade to high school. When he was 15 years old, he picked up playing bass guitar at the church he attended and fell in love with the bass. Jahaziel initially started by learning Iron Maiden, Metallica, RHCP, and Megadeth songs but, when he got to college, he was introduced to jazz music and expanded his musical horizons. In 2016, he joined the Houston-based rock band Red Tiger and recorded the album Evolution which was released in 2020. After splitting with the band in 2021, Jahaziel started Vox Nostra, which will be a progressive-death metal band, due to release their first single in early 2023. When not playing bass, Jahaziel is a house/techno DJ.
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Noel is a School of Rock veteran, having taught at three schools in two countries. A native Texan, Noel grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. He remembers the excitement he felt the first time he sat behind a drum kit and realized that’s what he wanted to do. Noel loves rock and pretty much every other kind of music. He loves to play live and has played and recorded all over the world. His goal as an instructor is to share his love for music and to get you playing.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Matt has been playing instruments from a young age since his grandfather first showed him how to play piano. His interest in music skyrocketed when he joined a School of Rock in high school and met his first bandmates. Since then, music has been a large part of his life. Matt has played at countless local Houston music venues and performed original songs and covers with local bands. He has lived in Houston mostly, aside from a small time in New Orleans, where he learned bass and drums. Matt has composed, recorded, and released two full albums of his own, which he still occasionally performs around the Houston area.