David Moncayo (he/him)
David is the studio coordinator at School of Rock Winnipeg. He has taught at the school and is always trying to inspire students and encourage them to dive into music so they can enrich their lives through the endless benefits of music. David loves alternative and indie rock, such as Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus, as well as the classics like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. He enjoys sports, such as soccer, mixed martial arts, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
One of David’s most notable musical experiences is when he played guitar for the international artist Helian Evans in Ibarra, Ecuador. It was an amazing experience and he learned a lot about stage performance and engaging with an audience.
Kaitlyn Childs (she/her)
Music Director - Little Wing + Rookies
Kaitlyn is a former School of Rock student with a focus on drums. She now teaches a variety of instruments as well as Rookies and Rock 101.
Kaitlyn is currently attending the Université de Saint-Boniface. She is finishing an arts degree, with hopes to go into the faculty of education. Her dream is to be a high school science teacher.
Her favorite genre is rock, with Rise Against being one of her top favourite bands.
Kaitlyn is on the drum line for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers!
Wyatt King (they/them)
Wyatt is a drum and rehearsal instructor at School of Rock Winnipeg. Wyatt has also taken on the role of co-music director. They are currently pursuing their bachelor's degree in Classical Percussion Performance. Other than drumming, they also like harsh vocals/screaming.
Some of Wyatt's favourite musical genres include Metal, Hardcore, and Screamo. Their favourite artists include Lingua Ignota, MouthBreather, the Callous Daoboys, Admiral Angry, KEN mode, Frail Body, Perfume Genius, and Parliament Owls.
Other than music, they like biking, rollerblading, and moshing. Wyatt’s most notable musical gig so far has been at Manitoba Metalfest at the Park Theatre.
Carlos Pau (he/him)
Carlos is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Winnipeg with over five years of experience. He attended the River Heights School of Music to advance his skills and not only aims to teach a musical instrument to his students but hopes to inspire them and help them become confident and capable musicians.
When Carlos is not working on his music, you can find him enjoying professional wrestling and stand-up comedy. He is also currently attending the University of Manitoba pursuing Law.
Carlos’ favourite bands consist of Rammstein, Billy Talent, and Trivium. Some of his most notable musical experiences are with his band, Knife the Curious. They played at the Park Theatre opening for the band Wake, and at the Rec Room opening for Knoll.
Aaron Bacon (he/him)
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Aaron is a bass, guitar, drum, and ukulele teacher. He has been teaching for nearly a decade and has been performing for 18 years. One of his biggest gigs has been opening up for Unleash the Archers, Propaghandi, Ninjaspy, 3 showcases at CMW in Toronto, and the CN stage at the Forks for Addiction Support Day in 2019. He has also live-streamed with Dizzy Mystics on Red Tie Live.
Aaron loves a lot of different genres and bands, some including Unknown Mortal Orchestra, NERVE, and Tame Impala.
Other than music, Aaron likes meditation, yard/plant/garden work and bonsai, video games, movies, and art.
Andrew Boris (he/him)
Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Andrew is one of our multi-instrumentalist instructors. He is the drummer for local band, Graffiti Parks. Andrew took piano and guitar lessons as a kid and has recently started teaching.
Andrew is into Indie, Psychedelic, and Art Rock. He likes bands such as Radiohead, Tame Impala, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and The Beatles. He is also a big rap fan. He enjoys Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, and Tyler, the Creator.
Outside of music, Andrew enjoys working out (currently training for a half-marathon) and reading, with The Lord of the Rings being his all-time favourite novel.
Chris Woytyshyn (he/him)
Chris is a guitar (classical, acoustic, and electric) and bass guitar teacher. He is currently a first-year music student in the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba obtaining a Music Education Degree.
Chris has eight years of private teaching experience. He enjoys hard rock, classical, pop, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Some notable gigs include playing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as part of a small ensemble and opening up for Anna Pietrzak for the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society.
Chris has also won the Len Hew Classical Guitar Trophy at the Winnipeg Music Festival.
Other than music, Chris enjoys playing and watching hockey and golf. He likes camping and hanging out with family and friends.
Danielle Yackel (she/her)
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Danielle is a former School of Rock student. Danielle was a keyboard student for just over three years and in that time she never took a season off.
She has been a 2x House Band Member and also made AllStars during a pandemic. She went on the Western Canada House Band tour while also rocking performances at FringeFest, Rockin the Fields, Countryfest, WPG ICE Playoff Games, and Hi Neighbour Festival.
Other than music, she enjoys reading, crocheting, and watching movies.
Demetrios Karvelas (he/him)
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Demetrios has been a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Winnipeg for five years, and has also taught rehearsals in that time as well. He is currently at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Education, hoping to teach Early Years.
Demetrios' favourite musical genres include Power Metal, Alt Metal, and J-rock. His favourite artists include Mastodon, THE ORAL CIGARETTES, and Polyphia.
He has a passion for learning and teaching Greek Dance. He has been performing at Folklorama for years!
Glenn Radley (he/him)
Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Glenn is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Jazz Studies with a focus on drums from the University of Manitoba. He has been teaching for a decade in a number of capacities, privately and in studios. On top of teaching and his own personal projects, he is a very talented songwriter for his band, Gladly!
Glenn digs the poppy parts of grunge and the grungey parts of pop. He enjoys Courtney Barnett, Father John Misty, Harry Nilsson, Queen, MCR, and Margaret Glaspy.
Glenn has toured all over North America in five bands over eight years. He has been coast to coast from Victoria to Charlottetown and 35 American states. Highlights include headlining slots at Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Kispiox Valley music festival in BC, and Feels Good Follyfest in Gagetown New Brunswick.
Jerry Jacob (he/him)
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Jerry is a vocal and keyboard + piano instructor at School of Rock Winnipeg.
After graduating from high school, Jerry devoted two years to music, and worked as a Music Coordinator in the same school that he graduated from: Ryan Group of Institutions in India. Jerry has taught vocals and prepared students for Zonal competitions (a capella).
He is currently studying Computer Science with a goal of becoming a software developer. Jerry enjoys all musical genres. His current favourite artists include Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Finneas, and Billie Eilish.
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Teacher, Little Wing + Rookies Teacher
Tierney teaches voice, beginner keys, and Rookies classes at School of Rock Winnipeg. She currently serves as choir director of a local church, and proudly works with musicians of all ages, from babies to nearly 100 years old! With an extensive background in the arts, Tierney loves the freedom of self-expression that rock music provides and encourages her students to challenge and celebrate their artistry while keeping their voices healthy.
When she’s not jamming out with her School of Rock students, Tierney enjoys cooking, dancing, and exploring the great outdoors. She also writes and produces her own music, in hopes of one day releasing her first album! Tierney’s inspired by a wide variety of artists, including Fall Out Boy, Dave Grohl, Timbaland, Grimes, and Hozier.