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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 SchaeferOwner

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 FleischhakerBass 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.

John SaffreyMusic Director

Growing up as a kid in Toronto with his dad who liked to blast his Hendrix, Zeppelin and The Police records every day, he was surrounded by good music. From an early age he was humming and making guitar noises along to all the classics his dad would be playing around the house and in the car. At the age of 13, he finally got his first electric guitar as a birthday present and he could finally learn all those songs for real. His first time on stage was later that year at a school dance where his first band played Green Day and blink-182 covers.

The first taste of the stage had him hooked. From that moment on, all he wanted was to play live with his band as much as he could. Fast forward two years, and he expanded his horizons into the world of metal thanks to bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium. At this point, he decided to teach himself to sing and scream to one day front his own metal band. Then a few years later his first metal band was formed, and later transformed into his current band Chase The Grey. While in the developing stages of the band, he attended the Independent Music Production course at Seneca College in Toronto. After graduating, and going through lineup changes, he relocated to Calgary to reform his band and pursue his music career out west.

Harvey WarrenDrum 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 TaylorSinging 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.

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