School of Rock Hinsdale’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Hinsdale music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Pete FordGuitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, piano Teacher
Midway through his second year in business school at Miami University, Pete Ford had a sudden epiphany to become a professional songwriter. Upon leaving Miami, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he began his musical journey and learned how to speak Spanish very poorly! He eventually moved back to the States to get his music degree, graduating with honors at Columbia College in Chicago. After graduating, Pete moved out west to Santa Cruz, CA where he began teaching and playing music full-time. He eventually started his own business, The Serenade Store, where he still writes, records and performs personalized songs for special occasions. His motto for music and life is simple: do what you have to do to keep the dream alive! Pete has an extraordinary passion for sharing his unique musical perspectives with anyone that is eager to listen. His goal in teaching is to find out what drives each individual student and help guide them along their individual path.