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Our Experienced Music Instructors

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Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

General Manager

Cody Carr General Manager

Cody comes to School of Rock Columbia from a diverse musical and leadership background. He has played the guitar, piano and used his voice for over 20 years studying, teaching and performing music of all genres. He studied Music Education at Towson University for three years and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall. Cody believes that positivity is the key to success and that you can achieve your dreams if you dedicate yourself to them. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his wife, and being a fur-dad to his two dogs and four cats.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Will Dalrymple Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Will has been playing guitar for 13 years, throughout which he experimented with a wide variety of styles, with focuses ranging from bluegrass to brutal death metal, big band swing to slide blues, pop to psychobilly and funk to folk. He loves bringing new music to his students and passing on his knowledge to help his students not only play, but understand the music. Prior to joining the staff at School of Rock Columbia, Will served as the Co-Artistic Director of Open Space Arts, an arts organization in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Michael Pistorio Singing Teacher

As a classical vocalist, baritone Michael Pistorio is a recognized performer of opera, oratorio, art song and musical theatre alike. A native of Pasadena, MD, Michael received his undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. He studied with celebrated tenor Dr. John Wesley Wright of the American Spiritual Ensemble. Michael did graduate work in Opera Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA and studied with Jeff Gavett of the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, Loadbang. Currently, Michael is the Music Director for the 2018-19 season of Stand Up For, a company that uses theatre and musical theatre to bring awareness to social justice issues.

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