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Our Experienced Music Instructors

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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock Alexandria’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Alexandria music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.

Steve McKay Owner, General Manager

Steve McKay is our Owner and General Manager at School of Rock Alexandria. After 30 years as an IT Project Manager and Systems Engineer in the fast-paced Washington DC area, Steve decided to mix his skills learned running major IT projects with his love of live music to open a School of Rock in Alexandria, VA. Along with his extensive management skills, Steve has been playing drums and managing events for 30+ years. This lengthy span of performing in bands has given Steve immeasurable experience with band management, event management, promoting and marketing skills. One of Steve’s proudest moments in drumming occurred in high school jazz band. What should have been a brief drum solo during his high school holiday concert turned into a several-minute drum solo, which caused the auditorium full of students to cheer him on and school faculty to rush the stage. Apparently, Steve was the most popular guy in school after his extended drum solo.

Nikki Jean Music Director

Nikki Jean is a singer, songwriter and educator. She has been Grammy-nominated for her work on Lupe Fiasco’s “The Cool” and has written with over 30 members of the Songwriter Hall of Fame to complete her concept album, “Pennies In A Jar." She’s been seen on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," "Live From Daryl's House," "The Tavis Smiley Show," CNN and "The Hannibal Burress Show" among others. Nikki holds a BA in Sociology from Howard University and studied theater with the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. She is the Music Director at School of Rock Alexandria.

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