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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

Haleigh Dever Studio Coordinator

Haleigh graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in 2011 with a certification in Radio. After that, she interned around Michigan for about a year with their two major rock radio stations (89X & WRIF) before packing up and moving to West Virginia to be on-air in 2013. There, Haleigh hosted a nightly show on a small market active rock station, which led to her conducting band interviews at Rock On the Range here in Columbus. This drew the attention of local rock station 99.7 The Blitz and brought Haleigh to Columbus full-time in 2014. After three and a half years there hosting the nightly rock, local and metal shows, she left to focus on the other side of the industry. Haleigh booked talent for a mid-size concert venue called Skully’s before finding her home here at School of Rock in August of 2018. She also manages an alternative rock band called Hello Luna and still conducts band interviews/books as a freelance promoter on the side.

Stuart McGachan Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher

Originally from Scotland, Stuart is an accomplished guitarist, bassist and piano player and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sound Engineering from Abertay University. He has played in many bands throughout the years, performing various styles of music, and taken on diverse roles within each band. Stuart has toured internationally with We Were Promised Jetpacks, an indie/rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland. During his three years with the band, he was an integral part in the writing and recording of their music and obtained valuable knowledge within the music industry. Stuart has performed in front of thousands of people across Europe and North America, playing well-loved venues such as The 9:30 Club DC, Webster Hall, The Fonda Theatre and Shepherd's Bush in London. He has also toured with bands such as Death Cab For Cutie, Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad. Stuart is honored to be Musical Director here at the school and has seen so many kids flourish in private and group lessons.

Jenny Creutzinger Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Jennifer Creutzinger is currently completing her degree in Vocal Performance at Ohio State University under the tutelage of Loretta Robinson. She is fluent in all styles of singing, including but not limited to classical, jazz, rock, gospel, blues, R&B and folk. Jenny believes that vocal health and technique are not only of utmost importance to singing well, but she understands how to apply those principles to all ages and voice types while keeping it fun with the interests and goals of students in mind. She has sung with some of Columbus’ finest artists, such as Dr. Shawn Wallace, Jim Masters, Adria Shahid, Dr. Milton Ruffin, Dr. Ted McDaniel and more. Some of her career highlights include opening for Bruno Mars on his 24K Magic Tour and performing at the Ella Fitzgerald Hundred Years of Jazz halftime show with the Ohio State Marching Band.

Steve Perakis Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, Drum Teacher

Steve Perakis started playing double bass and electric bass more than four decades ago and is a member of Honk, Wail and Moan, Big Gritty, Ben Bachert Band, Steve Dodge Band, Stan Smith Quintet, Thunder Mustard, Yumbambe and Zancudo. He writes pop songs, jazz, surf, and blues music for soundtracks and modern dance. He has performed art rock, blues, bossa nova, classic and hard rock, as well as country, jazz, reggae, salsa, surf, improvised game music, polka and pop in places like Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Thailand and the U.S. He has performed with dozens of different groups over the years. Steve has been teaching for over 20 years and enjoys spending time at home in his personal recording studio.

Shawn Wiler-Martin Drum Teacher

Shawn plays in various styles, including rock, pop, funk, blues and indie. He has taught private lessons on trumpet, trombone and drum set. Shawn has performed with multiple bands, including reggae and folk-influenced indie rock group Urban Tropic, heavy rock/post hardcore trio Odd Promise and blues rock/pop/punk group Tourist Trap. He currently performs with local working musicians and original artists. Shawn earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Ecology from Ohio State University, where he was also a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band and coached students in the Drum Major Training Program for three years. Music is Shawn’s deepest passion. He loves getting to share it with others and growing as a teacher and musician. He is thrilled to have this opportunity here at School of Rock.

Courtney Reymann Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher

Courtney Reymann started her journey at School of Rock Dublin in May of 2018 and has loved every minute of it. As the primary teacher for Rookies and Little Wing, Courtney loves getting to work with musicians of all ages and musical levels. She is currently a music education student at Ohio State University, specializing in Vocal Music. She likes all types of music, including rock, R&B, hip-hop, musical theatre and classical. When she's not at school or work, she spends her free time with family, friends and her two cats, Rex & Duchess. She is extremely thankful to School of Rock for giving her the opportunity to harness her teaching style and work with such talented students.

Scott Greene Guitar Teacher, Vocal Instructor, Drum Teacher

Scott Greene is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, starting his musical journey at age 13. He has gained experience with jazz, classical and rock musicians, as well as at performing venues for nearly 10 years. He’s taught private lessons for a few years and is driven by helping others discover their potential through the art of music. Scott writes acoustic progressive pop songs that blend genres and emotions. His lyrics sometimes have deep meaning and other times are meant to invoke a more upbeat vibe. Scott can be found around town playing two to three hour gigs containing both originals and covers, and he also does freelance production on the side. He is a guitar teacher, drum teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Dublin.

Ben Oates Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Ben Oates grew up around a family of singers and Broadway musical enthusiasts and naturally grew into a blues, funk, rock and jazz/fusion-influenced multi-instrumentalist. He has professionally played for local musical productions, jazz ensembles, classic rock cover bands and more from the age of 18. He’s performed at Northland Performing Arts Center and Westerville Civic Theatre. He has opened for artists like Jimi and The Coolcats, Woodrow and The League, The Lizard Kid Band and The Third Row. He began teaching himself
vocals, guitar, piano and songwriting in order to contribute to his original bands at the age of 16. Ben is honored and thrilled to get the chance to inspire the same passion for music and learning that has been with him all his life here at School of Rock Dublin as a guitar teacher, drum teacher, piano teacher and vocal instructor.

John Gehrt Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

John Gehrt is in the process of earning a Music Education degree at The Ohio State University with a focus on Vocal Music. He currently belongs to two choirs, Una Voice and New Albany Chamber Choir, through which he has been able to perform on tour and sing solos in places like England, Ireland, the Ohio Statehouse and. most recently, Carnegie Hall. On top of his participation in choir, John also plays piano and sings for small gigs
around Columbus. He enjoys writing and performing original pieces of music in his spare time. John believes everyone has their own unique sound and style, and that everyone has the potential to positively influence the world of music in their own way. His goal is to help students reach the point where they are able to effectively express themselves and impact others through music. He is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Dublin.

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