School of Rock Fairfax District LA’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Los Angeles music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Michael O'GradyGuitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, piano Teacher
Originally from Warren, Ohio, Michael O'Grady was brought up in a household of music. He saw an AC/DC concert when he was 12 and was hooked! After locating to Los Angeles in 2010 Michael attended and graduated from Musicians Institute for Guitar Performance.
In 2014 he joined a pop rock project called North Of Nine managed by Randy Jackson of "American Idol."
Shortly after the band ended in fall of 2015, Michael started recording and performing with various artists including Leah Capelle, Madilyn Bailey and Loren North.
In 2017 he stumbled upon playing guitar and piano in the house band for The Cupcake Theater's production of Green Day's "American Idiot" for a three-month successful run.
Kelly KathleenGuitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, piano Teacher
Kelly Kathleen is a guitarist, bassist, vocalist and piano player. Originally from Canada, Kelly moved to Los Angeles to study music at the Musicians Institute. After receiving an associates degree in Guitar Performance, she began instructing at various educational institutes in LA as well as at the self-esteem and leadership-based camp Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls LA.
Lynn SherSinging Teacher, piano Teacher
Lynn has been performing professionally and studying music for most of her adult life. She has studied with some of the best in the industry and has found such joy sharing what she has learned. In her early career she took a break from performing to attend Berklee College of Music where she was both a voice and piano major. She has since earned a BFA in Jazz Vocal Performance from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC. Lynn's diverse background allows for her to teach just about any genre, from jazz to classical, blues and rock n' roll. She also loves teaching self-accompaniment on the piano as well as songwriting. Professionally, Lynn released a debut EP earlier this year under the name Redgrave Jones.
School of Rock Students Cover "Schism" by Tool
Students Around the World Perform Queen
Kids Cover "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
Kids Cover "Three of a Perfect Pair" by King Crimson
School of Rock Students Perform "Middle of the Road"