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School of Rock Doylestown
88 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 230-3406
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Doylestown combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
All Ages

At School of Rock Doylestown, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect


All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Rookies music program for children
Ages 5-7

At School of Rock Doylestown, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 5 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Doylestown, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-12

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Doylestown's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Doylestown have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Doylestown are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Doylestown who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 12-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Doylestown is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Doylestown Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Doylestown music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Doylestown's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Doylestown music venue.

Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Doylestown, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Doylestown is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Doylestown who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Doylestown

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Doylestown, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Doylestown is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Doylestown guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they've learned in beginner guitar lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Doylestown offers advanced guitar lessons that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Doylestown guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

About Our Guitar Lessons

School of Rock Doylestown's guitar lessons utilize a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach students to play guitar through popular rock songs in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Doylestown venue.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Doylestown we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Doylestown, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Doylestown, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Doylestown drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

Key Concepts

About Our Drum Lessons

Our drum lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels. We teach using our core performance-based education philosophy - performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Our students will perform live at a venue in Doylestown. Unlike other Doylestown drum lessons, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Doylestown, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Doylestown, our singing lessons are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Doylestown.

Key Concepts

About Our Singing Lessons

School of Rock Doylestown teaches students how to sing in our innovative program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Doylestown offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Doylestown and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Doylestown students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Doylestown, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

About Our Bass Lessons

Students looking to learn and master the bass guitar can enroll in one of School of Rock Doylestown’s innovative bass programs. Our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons curriculum is performance-based and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Doylestown. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Doylestown, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Doylestown area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Intermediate to Advanced Piano Lessons

At School of Rock Doylestown, our keyboard lessons are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Doylestown and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Key Concepts
  • TONE

About Our Piano Lessons

The School of Rock Doylestown's Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Students in the Doylestown area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Palo Alto music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Doylestown’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

General Manager Melanie Boyd

Melanie Boyd General Manager

Rock 'n' Roll has always been a major part of Melanie’s life. Her dad sang her favorite Beatles songs on demand, and Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath records played non-stop as the soundtrack to her youth. She remains surrounded by music as both her husband and daughter are musicians. Melanie holds an MBA, and with her former experience as Operations Manager for a music school, she has proven success in local marketing, event management, customer service, and administration.

As a parent of School of Rock Doylestown for the past 4 years, she has seen first-hand the incredibly positive impact this unique program and community has on its students. Melanie is thrilled to contribute her experience and talents to the School of Rock Doylestown, and to share her love of music with the students!

Matthew Snyder Guitar Teacher

After growing up listening to guitar-oriented music, such as rock and metal, Matt Snyder began playing guitar at the age of 13. A year into his musical career he joined School of Rock Doylestown, where he became a member of the Doylestown House Band. In his time at School of Rock Doylestown Matt was also accepted into the School of Rock AllStars program, where he toured the east coast from Florida to Connecticut. He even had the opportunity to play with famous musicians, such as Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band. Matt enjoyed his time as a student at School of Rock so much that he decided to give back by becoming a guitar teacher so he could pass on his passion for music. Besides being a guitar teacher here in Doylestown, Matt also directs the Saturday Rock 101 group, as well as the school’s summer music camps.

Alyssa Martin Vocal Instructor

Alyssa Martin received her vocal training from Scarpell Studio of Singing in the 80s and trained alongside recording artist Pink. Her personal style is a blend of power-projecting (Led Zeppelin, Heart, Linda Ronstadt) and a softer, more emotionally-charged delivery (Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi). Although she was born singing, Alyssa says it wasn’t until she took vocal lessons that she learned she could belt out a note. Alyssa makes it her mission to help her students break out of their self-imposed limitations and realize how unique their particular gifts truly are. Alyssa, besides being a vocal instructor here at School of Rock Doylestown, performs covers and original songs all around the Bucks County, PA area as an acoustic duo with her husband.

Matt Beato Drum Teacher

Matt Beato is a passionate drummer and musician from Philadelphia, PA. Matt is primarily self-taught but has learned a ton from some of the greatest drummers and musicians in the world. Drums have provided him with some of the most positive experiences in his life. They have brought him joy, meaning and freedom, which he shares with his students. Matt has been playing drums since he was a teenager and is focused on growing musically and expanding his musical opportunities. Matt is also very grateful to be given the opportunity to guide his students on their journey in music and to help them achieve their musical goals. Matt is a drum teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Robby Crane Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Before starting a teaching career, Robby Crane garnered 21 years of piano training in the styles of classical, jazz, and rock, as well as 12 years of experience with bass guitar. He got his start with this at a School of Rock too. He has been a part of many successful original, jazz and cover bands since high school. Robby now uses his knowledge to help students learn how to play effectively in a band environment, as well as understand the theory that makes up music. Besides being a piano teacher and bass teacher here at School of Rock Doylestown, Robby is also a member of the local up-and-coming band The Great Enough. Robby's favorite bands include Stone Temple Pilots, Yes, The Doors and The Beatles.

Zak Winokur Guitar Teacher

In addition to being a guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown, Zak gigs with his original music projects and composes music for exercise and meditation. Zak has traveled near and far in search of music and community, and always returns home to Bucks County filled with appreciation and inspiration from his journeys. Music has been Zak's lifelong source of joy and empowerment. His enthusiasm and positive attitude supports students in their journey of musical expression.

John Hoff Drum Teacher

John Hoff has been playing drums for over 21 years. John specializes in rock, funk and soul. John is a permanent student of drums and percussion who prides himself on technique and groove. As an adult, John studied under the most recorded drummer of all time, Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan). Recently, John has shared stages with Imagine Dragons, Young the Giant, Matt and Kim and many more. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Faye Meyer Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Faye Meyer graduated from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She studied singing, acting and dance. After graduating, she performed with many theaters in the Boston area. She then moved to the Philadelphia area and has since been active in the theatre community and music scene. Faye also sings and plays keys, covering a variety of top 40 female artists. She performs at many venues throughout the Philadelphia region. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Doylestown.

Chris Radwanski Guitar Teacher

Christopher Radwanski has been playing guitar for the past 24 years. As a musician, Chris has toured all over North America and Europe in bands such as Night Panther, White Birds and Suburban Living. His music has been featured in many TV shows, including prominent placements on "Weeds," "Grim," "Awkward," "Skins" and "Riverdale," as well as in advertisements for Coach, Tory Burch and Victoria's Secret.

Chris graduated from Drexel University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Since graduating he has started two companies- Avalanche Management, which focuses on artist management, and Born Losers Records, which is an independent record label. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Ryan Gaughan Guitar Teacher

Ryan Gaughan has been teaching professionally for over 15 years. His career as a guitarist and singer has brought him through 49 states, three continents and nine countries. He's also had his work heard on radio stations all over the country and network TV. He’s currently working on a Songwriting degree from Berklee College of Music, and is teaching seminars and classes all over the world. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Danny Cipressi Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher

Danny Cipressi is a diverse and experienced singer/songwriter/musician who has been teaching for 10 years. He studied opera at The Ester Boyer School of Music at Temple University and went on to sing for the Delaware Valley Opera Company in Philadelphia. He has also performed in musicals and plays. Aside from classical study and performance, Danny has written and recorded his own original music, and has performed in rock and pop bands for numerous years. His focus as a teacher is on building confidence and self-esteem in his students, bringing out the best talents in each of them. He is a vocal instructor and piano teacher at School of Rock Doylestown.

Chris Clark Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Chris Clark joined School of Rock Doylestown as a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher. His daughter has been a student for over three years. Music has been a constant in his life since he was small. He remembers spending hours as a toddler listening to his grandfather play piano. By the time he was in middle school, Chris began playing guitar and saxophone. In high school, he played first chair saxophone in the jazz band, was the drum major for an award-winning marching band and studied advanced music theory. He studied Composition at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, after which he lived in and performed in Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA. During this time, Chris played guitar and bass in garage, punk and rockabilly bands, and made a living selling guitars. He has been teaching himself jazz guitar for over 25 years and currently plays around Doylestown as half of the Malcom-Clark jazz duo.

Dante Cimino Regional Music Director, House Band Director, Show Director

Dante has been playing drums for 32 years. He has toured the world with owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion. Dante has also shared the stage with bands like Radiohead, Rob Zombie, Gwar, and The Ramones. Dante's approach to his musical direction is brutal truth.

With this approach, he has produced some of the greatest shows.

He loves his job and the kids. Anybody who's had an interaction with Dante has always walked away learning something, and at the very least has gotten a good laugh.

Jonah Lloyd guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drum teacher

Jonah is a multi-faceted guitarist with 30 years of experience both in live performance and private instruction. Specializing in guitar, drums, bass, and keyboard with ensemble groups ranging from garage rock to twenty-piece, jazz big bands. His formal study includes majoring in music at Kirkwood College with an emphasis on music theory and arrangement. Private studies of classical and jazz guitar with Dan Towey, a published author for Hal Leonard (Pat Metheny Songbook, The Joe Pass Collection and Friday Night in San Francisco). Jonah currently studies with former Miles Davis guitarist and jazz great, Mike Stern.

Jonah has shared the stage with notable musicians, Michael Hampton aka kid Funkadelic, Russell Malone (Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr.) Mark Whitfield, Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra) Mickey Melchiondo, Glenn McClelland, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween and Jazz legend, Louie Bellson.

Jonah’s versatility of style and invaluable experience has been developed from on stage playing in a variety of acts from top 40 and hard rock to professional country bands, as well as work as a guitar technician for artists including the great Smokey Robinson and acclaimed Led Zeppelin tribute act, Get The Led Out.

Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Hard Rock, Funk/RnB/Soul, Bluegrass and country.

Amber Miller Studio Coordinator

Amber Miller has been a Rocker since she was 2 years old, headbanging to Metallica! She grew up with a diverse taste in music and loves listening to AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and The Beatles. Whatever the mood dictates, she has a song for it! She has previous experience in the hair industry and she is always seeking new ways to express herself creatively. Amber’s sibling has been with Doylestown School of Rock for the past 5 years. She has come to many performances and has seen first-hand the impact of our program. She is very excited to now be behind the scenes and to be starting this next chapter in her life at School of Rock Doylestown as Studio Coordinator!
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Tony Billings

Tony Billings Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Tony Billings is a guitar and bass teacher from Baltimore, MD. He moved to Philadelphia in 2019. Inspired to play guitar by watching his uncle as a young toddler, he’s been an avid fan of music all of his life. He first picked up the guitar at 13. While rock and metal have been his primary areas of interest, he developed a strong love for classical and jazz while studying music at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD. After performing and touring in local bands for a few years, he continued touring the U.S. as a guitar technician for bands like Texas in July and The Ghost Inside. He strives to inspire and help upcoming generations to become the best they can be on their musical journey.
Drum Teacher

Adam Pierson Drum Teacher Adam Pierson

Adam is an established and well rounded drummer/percussionist. He has been performing and playing for over 18 years. From Langhorne PA, Adam studied music at Bucks County Community College and has achieved his Bachelors of Music at West Chester University. During his time at BCCC and West Chester, he has played in many jazz ensembles, jazz trios and percussion ensembles. He also played for the West Chester University orchestra, concert band and marching band. Adam has been a member of seven different bands and has played many different styles of music such as rock, jazz, folk, alternative etc. He is currently playing with two local Philadelphia bands. He has had the privilege of studying with David Nelson of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has had the pleasure and opportunity to study with Joe Morello.He’s recorded albums, demos and other projects. He currently tours with the nationally acclaimed tribute band Think Pink Floyd. He has opened for Sebastian Bach of Skid Row. He is currently performing with the highly talented original band known as The Zeke Sky Band. They have been performing along the entire east coast. They have performed with the national act King’s X. They have also performed with national acts such as Tantric, Brian Quinn (Candlebox), Danny Beissel (Featherborn fosterchild), and Brian Bortnick (Octane). They were also offered to perform with Alex Skolnick from the national act Testament and Stu Hamm. In October 2020, The Zeke Sky band was featured in The Rolling Stone (India) discussing the band, their new music video and their new upcoming album that will be premiering in 2020.
Guitar Teacher Eugen Ruzickij

Eugen Ruzickij Guitar Teacher

Eugen started playing guitar when he was 15, growing up in a town outside of Dusseldorf Germany. He always knew he wanted to rock, but decided to study acoustic guitar for 2 years first. This led to the discovery of a love for all things folk and fingerpicking.

At the age of 19 he started writing and performing original music with his first band, but he knew it would take more knowledge to survive in todays music environment. He wanted to take a look behind the curtain and decided to start an apprenticeship as a concert promoter and booking agent in Cologne.

After learning how to plan, set up, execute and accompany artists on tour, he once again turned his attention towards his own concerts in and around Cologne. Eugen also opened a booking agency specializing in everything metal. One day, while on tour with the Andre Rieus Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir, he found himself in a venue of 20,000+ people. It was at that moment he swore to himself he would always work with music, be it in front, on stage or behind it.

Eugen has toured with artists like Simply Red, Foreigner, Peter Maffay, Die Toten Hosen and many more all across Europe.
Eugen is a graduate of the "Professional Program" of Germany's prestigious MMS, and has attended workshops with Mika Tyyskä (Mr. Fastfinger), Thomas Blug ("Fender Strat King of Europe" Award Winner), Ace (Skunk Anansie), Mattias Eklundh and many more.

The diversity approach paid off when he started teaching guitar in between tours, in the school where he was classically trained himself.

Expanding to teach with other schools, as well as providing private lessons was only natural. 10 years later he booked, organized, worked as a merchandizing manager and played over 120 concerts with his band "Me And My System" whose singer was a finalist on Germany's Got Talent. Last year, Eugen moved to the US to marry his wife and start his music career here.
Drum Teacher Ryan Paolilli

Ryan Paolilli Drum Teacher

Ryan Paolilli is a professional session/touring drummer and educator. He has been playing drums for 20 years, touring for 10 years, and teaching for 12 years. He is currently the drummer for Philly-based touring act Kaonashi, and legend goth rock band, Christian Death.

Growing up, Ryan received a music education from the award winning NMRSD band program, participating in Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Jazz band and more. As well, Ryan has studied under drumming greats like Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Extreme, Steve Vai), Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Trash Talk, Chiodos), Jonathan Collin Greene, Joel Turcotte, and more.
Drum Teacher Adam Howell

Adam Howell Drum Teacher

Adam Howell was born and brought up near London in the UK, moving to the US many years ago. Following some early success playing drums with local bands around London, he moved to the support side of the business, doing tour and stage management for many artists including Queen, Paul McCartney, Glen Campbell, Liza Minnelli and many others.

After arriving in the US, Adam pursued a corporate career and in 2015 renewed his focus on playing drums, since when he’s worked with several local bands with styles ranging from rock to country to heavy metal. He’s currently involved with a Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac tribute band based out of Lancaster PA

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