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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

Kevin Moore Drum Teacher

Kevin Moore is the Director of Percussion and directs our Little Wing, Rookies and Rock 101 classes. He received his Bachelor’s of Music Education from Missouri State University. During his time there he performed with the jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, concert band and served as the captain of the drum line in the marching band. He served as the Director of Percussion/Assistant Director of Bands at O'Fallon Township High School 2004-2006. He has toured coast to coast with world champion drum and bugle corps as a marching member as well as an instructor (Pioneer 1995-96, Marion Cadets 2002-03). He then moved on to becoming a professional touring drummer/producer/DJ. His playing styles are focused on rock, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban and dance music. He has taught and consulted with many high schools, colleges and independent professional ensembles across the United States.

Ryan Wagner Guitar Teacher

Ryan Wagner is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Golden/Lakewood. He specializes in guitar and expands his musical boundaries with bass, keyboards, drums, vocals and audio production. His rock band, Dream Feed, performs live in the greater Denver area frequently and has been on national tours. Dream Feed's frontman, Miguel Dakota (finalist on "America's Got Talent"), and Ryan have been writing original songs in the band for over six years and also do an array of covers from the classics to contemporary.

A good display of his multi-instrumentalist techniques can be found with his solo project in which he composes, produces and mixes the songs himself. He tracks the instruments and vocals using Ableton Live and is also a fan of other digital audio workstations such as Logic and Pro Tools. With an extensive background in music and performance, he loves to share his passion and knowledge with students to further their musicianship.

Sam Hendrickson General Manager

Sam Hendrickson is the General Manager at School of Rock Golden/Lakewood. Sam is a lifelong music fan. The album that changed his life was was Guns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction," which he purchased at the impressionable age of eight. Since then music has been a huge part of his life. In high school Sam was in a band called Vitiglio in which he played lead guitar. The band made an album titled "Mechanicus Serratus" because of the crazy chainsaw solo.

After starting a family of rock fans he got back into the music scene by developing his own website, doing reviews and interviews. While in Sweden for a festival he met up with some people that had visions of starting a record label. They soon recruited Sam to handle tour management and A and R work for them. He still works with them and works with musicians from Brazil, the U.S., Norway, Sweden and Italy. He is also very proud to be the U.S. ambassador for Metalheads Against Bullying, which does incredible things for kids affected by bullying all over the world.

Julieanne Klein Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

Julieanne Klein is a trained classical pianist, opera singer and a noted specialist of 20th and 21st century classical music. She holds a Doctorate of Music from McGill University in Live and Interactive Electronic Music. Following the completion of this degree she traveled to Tanzania to volunteer as a teacher. Upon returning to the U.S. she quit her classical career, joined a funk/rock band, studied jazz and began producing electronic music. She has devoted her life to using music as a vehicle for social change and spiritual transformation. She has been a teacher for 27 years and considers teaching to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her life. She is a piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Golden/Lakewood.

Jay Lock Guitar Teacher

Jay Lock hails from Syracuse, NY and is a guitarist, performer, producer and private instructor. Growing up on a healthy appetite of blues, R&B, rock, jazz and funk, he developed a broad musical background, performing and teaching in the Central New York region for 10 years. Jay went on to continue his musical education, graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2013. New to Denver, he is continuing his passion for spreading music and teaching students of all ages.

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