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.
Chondell LeLandGeneral Manager
Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Chondell LeLand began her singing career performing in small clubs in the Northeast and Canada. By her late teens, she had gained the attention of songwriters and producers as an up-and-coming artist on the rise. After college, she packed her bags and headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas. It wasn’t long before Chondell earned her reputation as a vocal powerhouse and a soulful technician with an incredible dynamic range.
Cutting her teeth in bands up and down the Las Vegas Strip, she studied with some of the greats, sharing the stage with regional heavy-hitters and world-renowned performers. In addition to vocal performance, Chondell has had experience in marketing, promotions, events planning, and as a DJ and MC for corporate events.
In 2013 Chondell enrolled her son at School of Rock Las Vegas West and fell in love with the program, so much so that she applied to be a vocal instructor. She enjoyed employment in that location for six years and is happy to be bringing all of her experience and passion for nurturing the next generation of musicians to School of Rock Green Valley.
Carlos PaguagaMusic Director
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.
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.