Alyssa Warner Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Alyssa is a musical theater performer, singer, and dual degree graduate from William Paterson University in Music Business and Vocal Performance. She started studying music in elementary school within the Beacon City School District, playing both Trumpet and French Horn, and singing in chorus. She continues to explore various vocal styles including classical, opera, musical theater, rock, pop, jazz, and punk rock.
Alyssa has experience producing and directing shows, including projects with the Metropolitan Opera, the Concerts for Young People Series with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and an 80s Rock Concert Fundraiser which featured Daryl McDaniels from Run DMC and MTV VJ Mark Goodman. Alyssa has taught voice and keys for several years and is excited to be a part of the School of Rock Beacon team!
Dane Farley Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Dane is a guitar teacher, touring performer, and music producer with over a decade of experience. He has played many styles of rock, metal, progressive, and indie music, experimenting with a wide variety of instruments including 7 and 8 string guitars. Beginning his musical journey at only nine years old, Dane began learning about songwriting alongside performance, touring with original music by the time he was sixteen.
Dane has played in a number of bands, both original and cover, and played over two hundred shows. Dane has also written and produced hundreds of songs and soundtracks, a number of which have had international listeners. As a teacher, Dane has worked extensively with instructing both technical skill on the guitar and understanding the concepts of music past simple song memorization. Dane has experience with students as young as five years old, and has worked with students on the spectrum. Dane is very excited to be working with students at School of Rock Beacon, NY, where he hopes to see the community of performance grow.
Dylan Fau Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Dylan Fau is a performer, songwriter, and educator of a variety of styles, genres, and cultures of music. He has a degree in Music Education from Montclair State University where he also studied classical guitar. He has performed everything from pop, to gospel, to heavy metal and brings that same spirit of open-mindedness to his students at School of Rock Beacon NY.
Jared Nelson Drum Teacher
Jared is a drummer, guitarist, and music producer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. He has been playing drums since he was 9 years old and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Jazz drum set performance. During his undergraduate career, Jared became one of the most sought after drummers in the Mid-Hudson region, performing all over the area with a multitude of musical ensembles including loud and fast punk bands, middle-eastern psychedelic rock, blues power trios, large funk outfits, small jazz combos, pit orchestras, and pop cover acts. Jared recently completed a month-long tour in Belgium with Upstate New York blues legend Jonny Monster. Though he has dabbled much in jazz and funk, Jared’s roots are deep in the Rock world, drawing most of his early influence from bands like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, The Clash, The Doors, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. After teaching informally for several years, Jared is excited to be a drum instructor at School of Rock in Beacon NY.
Keith Meyer Bass Guitar Teacher
Keith has been a working bassist in the Hudson Valley for many years, playing in various original and cover bands. Performing in some of New York City’s most notable venues, Keith has opened for national acts such as LIVE, .38 Special, Kansas, Peter Frampton, Jeff Tate, Lynch Mob, DORO, and many others. Keith also worked with bassist/producer John Regan while recording Miles To Go with the Don Lewis Band. With his extensive experience, Keith brings unique talent to the School of Rock Beacon NY team.
Ryan Perrone Keyboard Teacher
Ryan Perrone is a multi-instrumentalist with an extensive background of jazz theory and improvisation training. He has been playing the piano since he was 5 years old and has picked up trombone, trumpet, and sousaphone along the way. He received his degree in Jazz Performance at SUNY New Paltz. Ryan is in multiple performing groups with stylistic genres such as funk, R&B, jazz, rock, reggae, and countless others. Thanks to Ryan’s experience with many instruments, he brings a unique perspective to School of Rock Beacon NY students.
Ursula Seymour Singing Teacher
Ursula Seymour is a singer-songwriter hailing from Mount Kisco, NY. She has a true passion for performing and has never stopped singing. Ursula graduated with a bachelor’s of music in music business and studied vocal performance at NYU Steinhardt. In college, she was Assistant Music Director of the NYU Mixtapes, her competitive a cappella group that won ICCA Quarterfinals and earned an award for outstanding choreography. Ursula is also an a cappella arranger and coach. She loved being the resident music director and arranger of the Pelham High School AcaPelicans. They excelled and learned to become an independent student-led group and now perform gigs all around the state. Ursula is proud to be an arranger, and she creates innovative and fun a cappella arrangements. She tries to bring that spirit to the classroom as well. At International Ivy Enrichment Camps, you would find Ursula teaching her courses A Cappella 101 and Digital Harmony (how to create split-screen a cappella music videos). Ursula’s original music can be found on all streaming platforms. She writes, records, and produces her own tracks. An energetic spirit with an empathetic nature, Ursula sings with a soulful, delicate, and authentic sound.
Nate Liebert Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Nathan Liebert got his Bachelors for guitar performance at New Paltz, and primarily plays guitar and sings. He has been working with children since he was 14 years old. Nathan believes that working with kids is a labor of love that always gives back to him in the form of happy moments and being able to witness their growth. He has experience giving his own private lessons, running songwriting programs, and running rock band workshops. His own laborious hours in practice rooms and playing on stage has taught him that technical skill and inspiration are a perfect marriage. In order for musicians to authentically and intuitively make beautiful art with their instruments, they need both! For this reason, he allows his student’s own interests to set the direction of studies, and looks to demonstrate how the technical and theoretical portions of studying music can help express inspiration. Nathan wants the next generation of musicians to have it easier than he did, and be able to progress even farther than he by passing on the knowledge he has to younger minds.
Nick Denizard Keyboard Teacher
"No matter the genre, nearly everyone has an appreciation for music. Music can bring people back to their childhoods. It can teach them new things and give them new angles to view the world. It is a form of communication, allowing them to transcend language."
Nick Denizard, a music educator in the Hudson Valley for over 12 years, believes that music must resonate well within the student in order to be fully learned. They must enjoy, not only the final product, but the process of learning itself. He strives to make music education both fun and long lasting.
A graduate of Suny New Paltz's composition program, Nick focuses on the building blocks that make music work. He has played and taught in styles as diverse as: Musical Theatre, Classical, Video Game/Film Music, Pop, Rap and, of course, Rock.
Greg Enkler Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Greg spent the majority of the last 20 years playing bass in various Hard Rock and Metal bands in Austin TX. Having had the opportunity to open for bands like Anthrax, The Misfits, Type O Negative, Slayer, Staind, Machine Head and many others over almost two decades, he has ample experience performing live in front of crowds small and large.
Along with playing bass, his first instrument was drums, and he’s stayed with both instruments over the years. Learning in his basement and keeping up with drummers in bands kept him on his toes over the years.