Joaquin Reyna Music 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 Harman General 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 Robertson Guitar 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 Vela Guitar 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.
Vanessa Alcaraz Studio Coordinator
Vanessa Alcaraz is a student studying social work. Any free time Vanessa has she spends listening to music, reading and painting. She loves watching crime shows and all things indie rock music. Her older brother was in several rock bands and she even did choir in high school, so music has always been a huge part of her life. Vanessa is so excited to be joining the team at School of Rock Fort Worth as our Studio Coordinator and to share her love of music.
Matthew Chapman Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Winning a guitar playing competition at Six Flags at age 12 only confirmed what Matthew Chapman already knew. He was a guitar player, foremost and forever. Matt shares a characteristic with Jimi Hendrix in that he is rarely seen without a guitar in his hands, no matter where he is. Quiet and thoughtful, Matt transforms on stage, sonically surfing over wave upon wave of raw powerful sound. Like Slash, he defies the predictability of category and seeks to be completely responsive to the atmos of the moment, fast or fluid. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Fort Worth.
Charles Wooldridge Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor
Charles Wooldridge is a singer/songwriter based out of Arlington, TX. Charles has been playing piano and singing for about 10 years. He was the songwriter, arranger, clean vocalist and piano player for a metal/hardcore band called The Outlawed for about three years. Together the band played about 60 shows, did two tours, and released three EPs and a number of singles. Charles eventually moved on to start his own pop-punk band called Sacred Sound. He sang lead vocals, played piano, and wrote and arranged the songs. Sacred Sound played together for about four years and performed close to 80 shows. The band released a total of three EPs, eight music videos and a number of singles. Charles just finished up a bachelor’s degree in Music Business and is currently working on an EP, and is collaborating with artists of all different genres. Charles says his main goal as a songwriter is to inspire and motivate people to be the best possible version of themselves. He hopes that his songs can help other people in the same way that they’ve helped him. He is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Fort Worth.
Brenton Carney Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Brenton Carney grew up in Fort Worth, TX and started playing music at eight years old. Brenton was self-taught with some help from his father. He started out on drums, then bass, then guitar, which is Brenton's main instrument now. Brenton picked up gigs as a drummer at 14 and played in various bands as a guitar player in his teenage years. At 18 he started playing with the band The Unlikely Candidates and has been playing with them ever since. As much as he sees himself as a guitar player, Brenton also produces his own music with all instruments, including piano, and uses his engineering skills. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Fort Worth.
Nick Tittle Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Vocal Instructor
Nick Tittle began belting out his jazzy feel-good tunes under the wing of Fort Worth local legend Scott Copeland. Starting back in 2010, Nick would rehearse on an empty stage after closing time and without an audience at The Thirsty Armadillo in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This melodic pioneer fed off of musicians like Ray LaMontagne, Alice in Chains and Otis Redding. Since then, he has created his own unique style that is now taking him to stages in front of audiences all over Texas. His debut album, titled "Screaming for Candy Art," hit the shelves in 2013. He is now the lead singer/rhythm guitar player for Fort Worth band Arenda Light. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Fort Worth.