Philip Vincent Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor
Philip Vincent began his formal music studies by learning piano with Beverly Holt and Katherine Tobey. He has a Bachelor’s Degree of Music from Southeastern Louisiana University with a concentration in piano, studying under Dr. Kenneth Boulton. He has performed many times, both solo and collaboratively. Currently, he is the accompanist at First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, and has been teaching music for over five years.
Philip began his voice training in high school, singing in multiple school and honor choirs, including all-state honor choirs and the St. Joseph Cathedral Choir. He studied voice with Skip Harris, and currently sings with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus. Philip has been playing bass for almost 15 years in multiple bands. He currently plays as a full-time member of two bands of varying styles. He is a bass guitar teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Nick Hatcher Keyboard Teacher
Nick Hatcher is a Baton Rouge native. His first introduction to music was when he started piano lessons at 5 years old. After learning to read music and play a few standards on the acoustic piano, he started playing with a keyboard he got for his 7th birthday, which introduced him to a vastness of synthesizers, organs, and other obscure instruments. After years at schools, such as LSU and BRCC, he finally formed a band with his brother and friends, Baton Rouge's Butcher's Dozen, playing keyboard, organ, and synthesizer. Nick still loves to express his passion for obscure keyboard and synthesis techniques and loves to show as many people interested as possible. He is a keyboard/piano teacher at School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Ian Webster Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher and Singing Teacher
Ian Webster is a Guitar Player/Song Writer from New Orleans, LA. His life is devoted to music and family. After 23 years in the music business, Ian has done a little bit of everything: touring, recording, producing, teaching and most of all-driving! Over the course of his career, Ian has been fortunate to share the stage/studio with artists such as: The Temptations, Chuck D(Public Enemy), The Wooten Brothers, Michael English, Damon Johnson(Alice Cooper/Thin Lizzy), The Family Stone, Mavis Staples, Rick Ross, Scarface, The Red Stick Ramblers, Heidi Newfield, Cowboy Mouth, Larry Garner, Howlin Wolf Jr, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Tabby Thomas, Tab Benoit, Josh Turner, Keith Sweat, Trey Songz, Louisiana's LaRoux, Afroman, and Rockin' Doopsie Jr. to name a few!
Ian studied formally at LSU and at Southern University under Alvin Batiste. He has also studied privately under Regi Wooten, Chalmers “Eddie” Alford(John Mayer, D’Angelo, Aretha Franklin) and Stan Campbell.
Ian is currently the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for Brittany Pool and the Rugarouxs based out of Nashville, TN.
Thomas Vercher Drum Teacher
Having been a performer and teacher for over 10 years, Thomas has been a lover of music since he was born. His grandfather gave him his first guitar at age 9, and he began playing classical percussion at age 10 when he joined his middle school band program. At age 11, he received his first drum kit and started performing for live audiences at the age of 12. From there, Thomas began performing with various rock, metal, and funk bands around Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette. Thomas was also an accomplished percussionist, having placed first chair in all of his middle school honor bands. He was also a Louisiana All-State percussionist in high school.
Thomas went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance at LSU. While there, he was a member of the LSU Wind Ensemble, Hamiruge (LSU percussion ensemble), and was a member of the LSU marching band. He also participated in a jazz ensemble, and performed for multiple LSU theatre performances.
Since graduation, he has focused on teaching, recording, and performing music. Thomas currently performs with bands Quarx, LA Shuffle, The 501st, and Karma and the Killjoys.
Conner McCready Guitar Teacher
Conner McCready is a multi-instrumentalist from Cleveland, OH now living in New Orleans, LA. He has been an active member of the Cleveland music scene for over 10 years and is now currently playing in various groups around New Orleans ranging from soul to bluegrass and hip hop. Conner is primarily a guitarist but is also proficient on drums, bass guitar and piano. He is very active in the recording scene as a session musician and engineer for numerous Cleveland and New Orleans based projects. He received his BA in "Music Studies" from the University of New Orleans.
Clay Achee Little Wing Teacher
Clay Achee is a Baton Rouge native with 17 years experience as a working artist and musician. While attending, and after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Clay played guitar and sang with a multitude of local bands. He has worked in the movie industry as a Foley artist, an onset sound engineer, a writer, and director. Clay has been a DJ at WHYR 96.9FM, has worked as a talent buyer and planner for local music venues and has also planned a children's music festival with Baton Rouge's Knock Knock Children's Museum in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Clay and his wife Kirstin are the owners and operators of "Beyond the Garage", a puppets and arts business. They have made puppets for commercials, music videos, and ad campaigns. "Beyond the Garage" also produces "Ziggy and The Junkyard Band", A YouTube channel about a puppet rock band, an alien, & Rock 'n' Roll!
Norbert Redmond Guitar Teacher, Bass Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Norbert Marcel Redmond IV, or “Norbie,” is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter and has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. He began performing with After8, a regional cover band, in 2005 and went on to play various roles in several original acts such as: WeLandedOnTheMoon!, Borderline Cuckoo, He Bleeds Fireman, and Mayhaps. Most recently he has released an album called Little Things and multiple singles under the moniker, “Norb.” He also contributes to a New Orleans rock n roll act called Kinky Vanilla.
Norbert has taught for several institutions including: Baton Rouge Music Studios, Dance Center and School of Performing Arts, Behavioral Intervention Group of Baton Rouge (B.I.G.), Cypress Heights Academy, and Alison’s World of Music. His focus in music education is to develop young artists through a careful study of their craft, support of creativity, with performance and community as the goal.
Grace Hebert Singing Teacher
Grace Hebert is a professional, multi-instrumental musician with 19+ years of experience. Her background includes lead and supporting roles in bands of genres spanning from rock to alternative, jazz to indie, concert and chamber choral ensembles, gospel choirs, musicals, opera workshops, improvisational groups, and solo music work. Gracie has taught music for six years from STAGE Performing Arts School in Houma, Louisiana, to solo private lessons, and is now at School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA.
Gracie's passion for music led her to pursue a Bachelors of Vocal Performance with a Minor in Piano Performance from Nicholls State University. This same passion inspires her to regularly collaborate with fellow musicians. She occasionally releases singles under her current moniker, "GracieOfTheMilkyWay." Gracie is a singing teacher, studio coordinator, and show director for the School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA.
Chris Lee Drum Teacher
Chris "Katt" Lee is a chaotic neutral, unorthodox multi-instrumentalist hailing from Baton Rouge. He's played professionally for 25 years, and currently plays in several bands in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans areas. Lee has shared the stage with artists such and Buddy Guy, George Clinton, and Sundanze, and toured extensively with artists and bands such as C.J. Chenier, Larry Garner, Captain Green, Burris, Brittany Pool and the Rougarouxs, and the Michael Foster Project. He is currently working with This Side Faces The Sky, the Charles Brooks Collective and founding his own original musical project.