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.
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.
La’ Heaven A. James Singing Teacher
La’ Heaven A. James is an African American female multi-instrumentalist. She is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native. Ms. James is a Cum Laude Alumna of Southern University and A&M College, where she studied and tutored in Music. While attending, she has been consistently recognized as “Most Outstanding Vocalist” and appointed vocalist to represent the college at the annual Regional NATS Competition, (National Association of Teachers of Singing) during which she has been awarded. Spanning over 15+ years, she has been studying, performing and instructing music genres such as; classical, rock, soul, gospel and jazz. She is currently attending school to further her career in education.
Her love for music and passion for providing others with the same opportunity has led her to School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA. La’ Heaven A. James is a, Music Instructor, Asst. Band Director and Group Rehearsal Instructor for the School of Rock in Baton Rouge, LA.
Jarrett Gustafson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher
Jarrett Gustafson is a local musician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana that specializes in guitar, drums, bass, piano, and music production. Jarrett has studied under numerous local legends such as two time Emmy winning composer Mike Esneault and music theory legend Dr. John Bishop. Currently Jarrett is working towards two bachelor's degrees from LSU in Jazz Studies and Experimental Music and digital media.
Nicholas Klusener Guitar Teacher
Nicholas Klusener, originally from Slidell, first began his musical journey at age 17 when his grandmother got him his first electric guitar and amp for his birthday. Within 1 year of playing Nicholas and his friends had formed a band and began playing in local talent shows and battle of the bands wherever they could. Nicholas' music experience ranges from metal to rock to blues to some jazz and even classical. Nicholas studied music at Southeastern Louisiana University where in his first semester he was second chair in the guitar program. Nicholas is also a U.S. Army veteran and has brought with him a goal oriented and team work mindset with him into his job as an instructor. Nicholas is a guitar instructor at the School of Rock Baton Rouge.
Casey Bateman Drum Teacher
Casey Bateman is a Professional Musician and multi-instrumentalist from Ascension Parish, Louisiana with 12+ years of experience performing, teaching music, and instilling a love of music into all ages of musicians. He began his musical journey when he was around 12 when he started playing his father’s drum set. After high school, Casey enlisted into the Marine Corps Band as a percussionist. He was stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina where he spent the rest of his 4-year enlistment. While with the Marine Corps Band, he had over 300 performances all around the U.S. and Canada. When Casey’s enlist was finished, he moved to Denver where he performed with the Denver Nuggets and Denver Avalanche Drumline. Casey is currently attending LSU to get a music education degree.
Henry Grandbouche Guitar Teacher
Henry Grandbouche is a local multi-instrumentalist from Baton Rouge, who has been playing music since he got his first drum set in 6th grade. Henry is currently working towards a BA from LSU in experimental music and digital media.