Maddie Barber General Manager
Maddie started out at School of Rock Memphis at the young age of 12, where she was always being influenced by jazz, blues, country and the ever-classic rock n' roll of Memphis in the early 2000s. When she made her way to Texas in 2013 she found herself living down the street from School of Rock Frisco, and she performed her way through high school.
Though a classical vocalist at the core, Maddie's tried several other instruments, including guitar, bass and piano. Now she works at the front desk while going to college and simultaneously working on some music-related side projects. She’s hoping to eventually become an elementary school teacher due to her passion for kids and education. She is our Assistant General Manager at School of Rock Frisco.
Saxon Lewis Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher
Born and raised in northeastern Oklahoma, Saxon started learning music at the young age of eight. Like his father before him, he started out as, and remains today, a brass musician. Like many musicians, however, he picked up many other instruments as the years went by starting with bass, then guitar, and recently vocals. Saxon came from a very classical style background that spread to tastes in jazz and rock 'n' roll.
After high school, Saxon earned a scholarship for his musical ability and attended college at The University of Nevada at Las Vegas. There he earned a bachelor's degree in Music Performance. UNLV gave Saxon many diverse and interesting opportunities to perform. Some notable things included performing with a marching band at the Electric Daisy Carnival, performing on two of the UNLV Wind Orchestra's albums, founding a progressive rock band called Habit and traveling to Austria to perform internationally with his tuba quartet.
After graduating, Saxon moved to Dallas to work and experience new things. There he discovered School of Rock and has been hooked ever since. When Saxon is not teaching at School of Rock, he writes, records and performs in multiple bands in the DFW area. He plays guitar and sings in bands such as Ether After and No One's Watching. He plays bass in bands such as Astro Veil, Post Palace and Bad James.
Collin Wiese Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
An alumni of School of Rock Frisco, Collin has been playing at the Vault for over six years now. While he was a student, Collin learned to play guitar, bass, and keys, and he even dabbled in singing and drums. He also pursued the saxophone throughout high school and college. Now he spends his time playing music and working on his own personal music projects. Currently, he’s putting his love of 80s music to good use and pursuing a couple of different cover band projects.
Brack Cantrell Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Brack Cantrell hails from the streets of Fort Worth, where he learned to love and appreciate music from an early age. A friend’s acoustic guitar sparked his initial interest, and after learning a few power chords and cover tunes he began writing music of his own. His formative years were spent recording lengthy bedroom improv jams and playing with one mediocre garage band after another. In high school, a few of his projects found mild success and he was able to tour nationally for some time before eventually attending the University of North Texas and earning a BA in Music.
In college, Brack spent time not only playing with a number of bands and projects, but also recording and producing local bands, which he continues to do today. In fact, recording became a significant part of his musical career. He has released a large amount of diverse solo material over the years under various monikers, some of which have been licensed to TV and film. Brack considers himself lucky to have taught some extremely talented, passionate kids and has been working at School of Rock Frisco since 2011.
Steven Guckenheimer Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Steven was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He has been surrounded by music his entire life. His dad was a touring musician for years who played drums for numerous bands including The Four Seasons, and his mom is a music teacher. He started on drums, but shortly after switched to guitar.
He co-founded and continues to play in the touring band Prophets and Outlaws. Steven’s brother is the drummer, and he met the lead singer in high school. Steven has been performing since he was 13, and he has always loved the interaction between an audience and a band. He writes many of the songs performed by Prophets and Outlaws and co-produces their records.
Steven started teaching guitar at age 16, when his guitar teacher started giving him students of his own. Steven loves sharing the gift of music with others through teaching and performing.
Marisa Saltzgiver Drum Teacher
Marisa Saltzgiver has been playing drums for over 17 years. She was section leader her senior year of high school and played on the snare line for six years. She also played in the school's concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands and percussion ensembles. Marisa has played at over 100 different venues/events, including House of Blues and Cowboy's Stadium with Sherill Douglas (international celebrity impersonator). She toured in LA and Colorado with Nate Hancock and the Declaration a few years back.
She currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and works at School of Rock Frisco as a drums teacher. She plays in an original indie rock girl band called The Roommates, a cover band named Radio Love Bus and a Rage Against The Machine tribute band called Rip the System.
Al Hurd Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Al grew up in southern New Jersey, and started playing piano at age eleven after being introduced to bands like Queen and Supertramp. Al was in a children’s choir in Burlington, NJ, and started attending School of Rock Rockwall at age 14 after moving to Texas. During a four-year tenure, Al took lessons in keys, vocals, and bass, as well as drums senior year.
The colorful New Jersey music scene introduced various genres that continue to influence Al’s songwriting and playing style, including rockabilly, ska punk, and garage rock. Today, Al plays bass, keys, and guitar for a few different music projects, and loves to write new tunes every day.
Zack Griswold Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Zack has always been involved in music in one way or another. He started playing music in middle school where he played the upright bass. After doing that for two years he joined the jazz band at school where he started using electric bass, and that is when he came across School of Rock. He started taking lessons at age 14 and stuck with it through high school. He was in the House Band for most of his time there and went on the National Senior Tour.
After graduating, Zack moved to Denver, Colorado to start his degree in audio production. He was there for a year, and then moved back to continue taking online classes to complete his degree. He works on side recording projects as well as his own music. Zack helped with camps at School of Rock while he was a student and is now working as a teacher for bass and guitar.