School of Rock Green Valley’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Henderson music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Anisa ButtarDrum Teacher
Time keeper, chill vegan, culinary enthusiast, fashion hound, relentless optimist and free spirit, Anisa was born in Las Vegas and moved around for most of her childhood until moving back to Vegas for high school and college. She started playing drums at age 10 after seeing music videos from The Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, No Doubt, The Chemical Brothers, etc. on Europe MTV in the late 90s. Anisa played in jazz band, concert band and pep band throughout middle school and high school and took private lessons as well. She studied with Nick Stamanis, Tom Mears and Robert Bonora. She graduated from UNLV in '09 with a Bachelor's in print journalism and a minor in film studies, but decided it would be most fulfilling to play music instead of writing about it. Immediately after graduating college she dove right into playing in the Vegas music scene. Over the past nine years she's played with many bands of all different genres including psychedelic rock, EDM, progressive rock, drum and bass, extemporaneous jam, punk, dubstep, indie, free jazz and noise rock. She is a founding member of her original hard rock band, Candy Warpop, and a founding member of her all-female cover band, Misty Day.
Carlos PaguagaDrum Teacher
A Miami native and resolute student of the percussive arts since the age of 11, Carlos Paguaga has spent the past few years bringing his combination of chops and uncompromising energy to stages and studios across the country. His musical curiosity was sparked at a young age while listening to his dad’s expansive collection of Beatles and jazz fusion records, and after joining his school’s music program in middle school, he never looked back.
Cutting his teeth in the vibrant South Florida local music scene upon graduating from high school, Carlos became immersed in songwriting and the furthering of his musical development at every turn. After playing with renowned Miami bands Addax, Say They Exist and Never in Red, he was picked up in 2012 by multiplatinum-selling artist Kevin Rudolf as his touring drummer. This, in turn, led to touring and session opportunities with artists as varied as Los Angeles singer/songwriter Davina Leone, Miami guitar virtuoso Andrew Sansac, Las Vegas country singer Siana King and San Francisco electronic duo Analog Dream.
From hard rock to pop to country, Carlos’ goal is to consistently expand his skill set in order to bring something truly special to the creative output of every artist he works alongside.