Manguss CagnottoGuitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Music Director
Manguss, born Daniele Cagnotto, is an Italian guitar player, songwriter, arranger, singer, bass player and fx programmer based in North Carolina. As his main background comes from hard rock music, he's always been open-minded and willing to explore a lot of different genres. His career saw him playing for the black metal band Mortuary Drape, the electronic projects DC Project, Sensory Gate, Matrix Meretrix, the ambient psychedelic band NG (Northgate) and different hard rock bands such as Lymph of Wisdoom and Showdown Boulevard, bringing to all of these projects his songwriting and arranging skills. The guitar players that he considers sources of great inspiration for his own style are artists such as Jimmy Page, Billy Duffy, Vernon Reid, Rich Robinson, Eddie Hazel, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Slash, Dr. Know, Eric Clapton, Ernie Isley and many many others. Over the years he shared the stage with many artists of different musical background such as Living Colour, Adam Bomb, Tim Ripper Owens, Joe Delia, Aaron Mills of Cameo, Delaney McQuaig, etc. Manguss has been collaborating on a regular basis with many bands and artists. He is currently also the lead guitar player for the band of the renowned Redemption Church based in Greenville, SC.
Jon McClainDrum Teacher
Jon McClain is a household name in the North Carolina punk, alternative and rock music scenes. His career started in 1981 with the band Norockstars from Charlotte, NC and continues to this day with his new band Chrome Plated Apostles. In between he's played with Stillborn Christians, Ugly Americans, Bad Checks, Picasso Trigger, Leadfoot and Black Sabbath cover band Back Stabbath. He's shared the stage with Bad Brains, The Descendents, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Corrosion of Conformity and Sonic Youth to name a few. Jon is also a freelance photographer and once won a car on the Price is Right! Like savior faire, he is everywhere!
Brian FayleGuitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Brian started playing guitar and drums at the age of 13 and joined his first band in the sixth grade. His former instructors include Greg Hyslop, who played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz greats.