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 Fader Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Dylan is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music since he was eight years old. A resident of the Hudson Valley, he has been playing many of the Northeast’s premier rock venues from high school to the present. When not teaching students at School of Rock Beacon NY, Dylan currently studies Jazz Performance at SUNY New Paltz while also writing and performing music with various groups.
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.
Shelby Gillespe Singing Teacher
Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Shelby has been performing on stage for 15 years. Growing up, music has always been her favorite way of expressing herself, having begun learning the flute at the age of 8 and starting private voice lessons at age 10. After getting accepted to The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam Shelby continued to perform, whether it was in her choir, an opera, musical, band, or in her competitive a cappella group. After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business, with a concentration in Vocal Performance, she began working as a Unit Leader for Long Lake Camp for The Arts and teaching private voice lessons and later became a substitute teacher in music for Pine Bush Central School District. She then joined Campbell Hall Rehabilitation as Assistant Director of Activities giving disabled and elderly patients a chance to express themselves and communicate in new ways. Presently, with a combination of music therapy and education, Shelby hopes to continue to spread her love of singing to people of all ages! Working as a vocal instructor at School of Rock Beacon NY only encourages this further. To her, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing her enthusiasm for music become instilled in others!
Walker Adams Drum Teacher
Walker Adams grew up in Vermont where he was naturally drawn to music at an early age. His passion for drumming grew through his middle and high school years at a Waldorf school in a suburb of NYC. He attended Berklee College of Music where he met Hiromi Uehara, Christian Scott, Esperanza Spaulding, Annie Clarke, Thomas Pridgen, Kendrick Scott, Jeff Gitelman, and Nikki Glaspie. After graduating with honors he began his professional career in NYC. He toured with fusion bassist Percy Jones and soon joined Annie Clarke a.k.a St. Vincent for a year-long tour of her debut album Marry Me. This included opening for Arcade Fire, playing Coachella, and doing several national and international tours. He then worked with rock drummer Carmine Appice in his drum show Slamm, and became a founding member of the NYC-based rock band The Ludlow Thieves. His talents were brought to the attention of Miggs who was looking for a drummer to tour their album Wide Awake. Thus began a five year relationship during which they opened for Plain White T's, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, and KT Tunstall. They shot a music video starring Lindsay Lohan and recorded several studio albums one of which was produced by legendary Billy Joel producer Phil Ramone. Adams currently lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York where he is active with his original band Telepathic Moon Dance. He does session work from his home studio and teaches online, at home, and in local schools including School of Rock Beacon NY.