School of Rock Fort Worth’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Fort Worth music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Joaquin ReynaMusic Director
Joaquin's interest in music started when he first heard his dad and uncles sing Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and James Taylor songs. He came into School of Rock after making the move from the Rio Grande Valley to McKinney. The move was a turning point in his life both personally and musically. He is familiar with many different genres in music ranging from rock, country, jazz, blues, finger-picking, etc. He is a regular in the Dallas praise and worship community (currently employed as a full-time guitarist at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas) while also freelancing to local worship leaders. Studying at School of Rock was part of the deal he made with his parents when they first moved here. After being a part of the program (regular shows, dean's list and DFW summer tour) for some time, he was offered a job as a teacher which to him is the greatest job in the world. He loves School of Rock and what it stands for. Nothing makes him happier than being a part of this program. He continues to work hard and broaden his talents so that he can be a good service to his coworkers.
Susy HarmanGeneral Manager
Susy was born and raised in the town of Joshua, Texas, where she grew up with a love of music. She was first introduced to rock 'n' roll by her parents at a young age, as they would listen to Led Zeppelin, Quiet Riot, Steve Miller Band and Tom Petty during every single car ride. In 2010, she was introduced to School of Rock Fort Worth as a student. Susy fit right in from the moment she set foot in the door. It truly was the Island of Misfit Toys that she had been looking for. She knew she had found her home. A few years after joining, Susy started lending a hand around the school, which eventually led her to help run both the Fort Worth, Mansfield and Southlake School of Rock locations. Susy recently transferred back over to the Fort Worth school as the General Manager, where she has a strong desire to pass down her life-changing School of Rock experience as she knows firsthand how amazing the School of Rock program is for our students and their families.
Nolan RobertsonGuitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
Nolan Robertson teaches private guitar, piano and music theory lessons. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, he has written and produced several full-length albums of original material in addition to producing recordings for many other artists, and has years of experience as a live performing musician. When he's not writing, performing or teaching, he can be found reading H.P. Lovecraft stories or Beethoven scores.
Tyler VelaGuitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Tyler started playing guitar at the age of 12 and has not put it down since. He has a deep love for rock and roll and blues music, as well as a wide range of music. Tyler was in the Fort Worth band The Frisky Disco, who have played all over Texas from the dirtiest dive bar to the main stage of The House of Blues. They were also nominated for Best Live Act in 2012 by The Fort Worth Weekly Awards and Best Rock Album in 2013. Currently he is in a new group called Dead Vinyl, who we expect great things from.
School of Rock kids with Vaden Todd Lewis of the Toadies!