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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

Bryan Schaefer Owner

Bryan has been owner of School of Rock Calgary from the beginning in June 2016. He says, "It has been an absolute pleasure to watch so many kids be transformed by our programs." The bands and stage opportunities build not only great musicians, but also maturity, confidence and great friendships. His years of business ownership, marketing, HR, training and customer service experience are all being used to run the school. They are all part of making this a great place to work and learn music. He looks forward to helping many more kids and adults perform in Calgary.

Mark Fleischhaker Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Originally from Regina, Mark Fleischhaker started playing drums in 1985 and growing up on 80s rock. All throughout the 90s he recorded and toured with his band, Mrs. Svenson, playing shows in both Canada and the United States. In 2005, he started teaching drums and hasn't looked back since. Mark performs in many different bands and projects, but considers School of Rock to be his main focus. Multitasking with drums, bass, Rock 101, Performance and the Adult Program, Mark is one of the busiest employees of the school.

Harvey Warren Drum Teacher

Born in Calgary, Harvey started playing drums in his family band when he was seven and was playing live shows by the age of 10. Over the years Harvey has played in a variety of projects, from writing and recording with multi-award winning producer Brian Hows (Headly, Skillett, Hinder) to touring with such acts as One Nine Hundred, Econoline Crush, The Spinners Drum and DJ Show and Double Fuzz.

Harvey is currently touring, writing and recording with recording artist Age of Days. Harvey's professional approach and ability to adapt has landed him such projects as the world famous Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, and a temporary fill-in position for Tommy Lee in Motley Crüe.

Ann Taylor Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Ann Taylor is a singer/songwriter living in Calgary. In 2010 she fell in love with songwriting, propelling her towards the release of her first EP "Roses" in February 2016. Ann is a versatile artist who has explored genres as diverse as folk music, pop and electronic, and is able to blend them together to form unique and playful new sounds. Canadian record label Illium Audio signed Ann in 2017, which then prompted her to release two singles and an EP in late 2017. Ann plans on releasing her first LP in the fall of 2018.

Phenix Warren Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Phenix has been teaching music for over five years, specializing in guitar, bass and drums. When he is not at School of Rock he spends his time playing guitar in bands, working as a music producer/recording engineer and playing guitar at large worship music conferences around Canada. Phenix is a pro with FX pedals and knows what it takes to get students to the professional level of playing live and in the studio. He loves all styles of music and loves to see hardworking students obtain their goals.

Steve Skoratko Guitar Teacher

Steve Skoratko has been teaching music for over 15 years. Specializing in improvisation on guitar, he also has played gigs on bass, drums and mandolin. When he's not teaching he is usually gigging with the band Jet Black, lending his skills as a session guitarist or cooking. Steve has written/recoded with such bands as The Space Between, The Sindicats, Shurlocke and Silent Panic. Steve has taught all ages from five to 85. His favorite guitarists include Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Angus Young and Zakk Wylde. He is excited to share his knowledge of playing music in a band setting with all students as a guitar teacher at School of Rock Calgary.

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