Gabby grew up in a mix of the music and education worlds. With her father owning a music store and her mother working in an elementary school, her parents began Gabby's interest in two passions that would follow her for the rest of her life.
Passionate about education research, she went to Georgia State for a bachelor's degree in Human Growth and Development. She then researched classrooms all over the state and eventually in other countries to see how different students learn best. She now continues her education at Georgia State studying for her Masters in the Art of Teaching.
School of Rock gives Gabby the opportunity to combine two things she loves: good music and working with cool kids!!
Colby is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Music in Percussion Performance. At UMass, he studied under professors Peter Tanner, Eduardo Leandro, Ayano Kataoka, and Thomas Hannum. During his time at UMass, Colby studied performance practice in all forms including contemporary chamber music, solo repertoire, new music, and traditional percussion ensemble. He also extensively studied the art of arranging for percussion in the form of marimba ensembles, percussion ensembles, marching ensembles, and marimba bands. He has published an article on the application of articulations in percussion titled “The Percussion Techniques Style Guide: Connecting the Arranger Coach and Performer.” published in the Percussive Arts Society journal: Percussive Notes (2009). Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 38, 40-41.
For over 15 years, Colby had the great opportunity to write for and teach competitive percussion ensembles around the country. He has also taught and given clinics at numerous schools throughout the country including the University of Alabama, the University of Massachusetts, the University of New Haven, Marcus High School, Harrison High School, King Philip High School, and Thom Hannum’s Mobile Percussion Seminar in Amherst, MA. Each program achieved national awards such as the Subtler Flag, BOA Grand National championships, and WGI percussion championships.
Colby is an experienced drum set player and has studied with Boston favorite Bob Gullotti for three years, attended two Berklee 5-Week Summer Performance Programs in Boston, and has performed extensively in jazz and GB bands throughout the Northeast. Colby has also recorded several albums and toured with bands including award-winning metal band Under Falling Skies and Dave Matthews Band tribute Satellite.
Gloria graduated from Florida State with her Master's/Equivalency in Music Therapy. Prior to graduating with her master's, she studied classical piano with Evgeny Rivkin at UGA. She has been a music therapist since 2016, helping individuals with primarily mental health needs. As a music therapist, she loves listening to all kinds of music (although she has a special place in her heart for pop music). Gloria's primary instrument is piano, but enjoys playing guitar and singing with her students/clients. She loves working with kids and teens of all ages, whether it's helping them meet their goals, or helping them achieve their musical potential.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Daniel Munday is an Atlanta-based musician who has been playing music and sharpening his craft since he was 6 years old. He attended and graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media with a degree in the Applied Science of Music and Technology. Daniel’s favorite musical genres are Blues, Southern Rock, Hard Rock, Funk, and pretty much anything that makes you want to tap your foot and move your head. His instruments include the guitar, bass, and piano.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Janald Devoy “JD” Long is a guitar, bass, and vocal teacher at School of Rock West Cobb. He is also the singer and guitarist for the band Satyr, a progressive, post-hardcore band from Atlanta, Georgia since 2017. Their second studio album, Totem, was released July 1, 2022, via Kill Iconic Records. JD has actively toured with acts such as The Fall of Troy, Intervals, Hail The Sun, and Thank You Scientist.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Neil Garrard is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. Neil has over 8 years of experience teaching pre-school to adult-aged students guitar, bass, songwriting, and vocals. He has performed onstage with Drake, Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Future, Chris Brown, the Migos, Young Thug, Big Boi of Outkast, and many more at Coachella, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NPR Tiny Desk, MTV Video Music Awards, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, the Warped Tour, Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, and countless others.
Victoria Morrison is a soulful vocalist and masterful songwriter based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Coming from a heavy musical theater background and years of extensive vocal training, it was obvious early on that she had something special. To cultivate her talent, Victoria attended Berklee College of Music as a vocal major up until the Covid-19 pandemic hit. In an effort to adapt to the changing musical climate, she enrolled at Full Sail University and graduated in 2021 from their audio production and engineering program.
Currently, Victoria is a regularly booked vocalist with Southeast Elite Entertainment. She also performs in the duo Plotlines and performs at events and festivals as lead female vocalist with the Ian Schumacher Band. Over the last few years, Victoria has held lead vocal duties with the corporate band Reckless Daughters from Boston, and party band New Nova from Rhode Island, and has been writing and singing on multiple studio recordings, including her self-produced single, "Loop."
Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Erik has over 17 years of experience working with children and a strong passion for being a positive role model. He has been involved in music performance for the same amount of time, starting with drumming at the age of 3, and has since expanded his skills to include guitar, vocals, and keys.
Erik currently serves as a Music Director at a local church and is a member of the Atlanta-based alternative rock band, Slide Reel, which recently released their first original single "Be Amazed / The Forest." He comes from a musical family and finds inspiration in various genres, such as rock, alternative, pop, film/game scores, singer-songwriter, post-rock, and even musicals.