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Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

Ryan Repking Bass Guitar Teacher

Ryan Repking studied Music Performance for his major at University of Missouri-Kansas City and Audio Engineering at BRC Institute of Audio Engineering Arts. He is well-versed in everything from percussion and brass to strings. He's the guitar player for Villains Dance and Revolution Calling (the #1 tribute band to Queensrÿche in the world). Ryan has over 20 years of experience playing guitar and performing on stage around the Midwest. He is a bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

MacKenzie Reed Piano Teacher, Vocal Instructor

MacKenzie Reed is a pianist, organist, singer, composer, arranger, dancer, lyricist and performing artist. MacKenzie attended Ohio Wesleyan University (B.M., Piano and Organ Performance, summa cum laude) and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA, Performer-Composer). While residing in Los Angeles, MacKenzie became a highly sought-after vocal coach for actors who endeavored to cross over into musical theatre. She also collaborated with actors to create original projects that lie outside the musical theatre norm.

After relocating to Kansas City, MacKenzie began composing and performing for Moondrop Circus, a troupe that uses live musicians in their performances. In 2017, MacKenzie collaborated with aerial rope artist Robin Cook to create "Release," which premiered at the annual ArtsKC luncheon at the Kansas City Convention Center. A sought-after piano teacher and vocal instructor at School of Rock Parkville, MacKenzie helps her students build a foundation of good technique so that they can feel freedom to play whatever brings them joy.

Liam Sumnicht Drum Teacher

Liam Sumnicht has been playing the drums since the age of 10. Liam took private lessons, played in school bands, jazz band, percussion ensemble and orchestra, and finally started a rock band in high school, where he found his passion. Heading to college while the landscape of the music industry was changing, and aware of the role that business and visual art plays in music, he majored in Entrepreneurship and minored in Graphic Design at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

After graduating in 2010, he joined and became a founding member of Not A Planet, and the band hit the road for an east coast tour two weeks later. The band continued to tour for several years on the Northeast coast, the Southeast Coast and in Austin, TX. The band played Music Week, Boulevardia and Summer Jam, was awarded Best Rock EP by the Independent Music Awards and Best Rock Band by the Pitch Music Awards, and received other nominations from both. They played with Stone Temple Pilots and The Dirty Heads, and toured with Blues Traveler. Today, Liam plays in Not A Planet, Kangaroo Knife Fight and Jaenki. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

Pat Woolam Guitar Teacher

Pat Woolam has been playing guitar since the age of eight. Although guitar is his main instrument, he also plays piano, drums, bass and sings. Patrick has been a fixture in the Kansas City music scene for the last 13 years, working with bands such as The Transients, Lost Wax, American Stereo, Travis Marvin, Noe Palma and many others. In 2011, Woolam was invited to play and perform in Nashville, TN with country super star Keith Urban. He since has shared the stage and opened for many other signed country, blues and rock artists over the years such as Blues Traveler, Eric Church, Eddie Money and Hunter Hayes to name a few.

Patrick has also made contributions to a wide variety of other artists' projects and recordings, producing and tracking guitars, keyboards and vocals on many different original records here in Kansas City. His collaborations include work with hip-hop artist Nico Yoch and Grammy-nominated producer Joe Blaq. He is currently a member of a songwriters group, Dockside Music, with Florida Georgia Line guitarist Dan Weller, Lost Alone front man Steven Battelle and guitarist of Sikth Dan Weller.

Patrick has been a guitar instructor throughout the KC area for more than four years now. Seeing the next generation of musicians grow and become better performers is his passion, and he’s grateful every day for the opportunity to pass on his love for all things music as a guitar teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

Olivia Marshall Drum Teacher

Olivia Marshall is a School of Rock alum from School of Rock Parkville. She is a drum teacher and is one of our Rock 101 leaders. As a performer and instructor, Olivia enjoys classical rock to heavy metal and everything in between.

Richie St. John Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Richie St. John is a School of Rock Alum turned teacher. He is a piano teacher and a guitar teacher, both instruments of which he learned during his time as a student here at School of Rock Parkville. Currently, Richie is the rhythm guitarist and keyboardist of Minor Rewind. He has opened up for noteworthy acts such as Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power and many more. In addition, he has been involved in a few musical productions, most notably as the role of Skszp, the guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist and musical director for The Egads in the Arts Asylum theatre production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

Daniel Cole Drum Teacher

Daniel Cole is from Kansas City, Missouri and started drumming at the age of 10. Early influences came from his father, as well as the musicians that he grew up with. He developed an interest in music education after years of formal training all throughout his elementary, high school and college years. He graduated with a degree in Music Technology and Performance. Daniel has been drumming professionally since 2009. You can catch him playing local gigs, touring, recording and working with musicians and artists at various levels in the music industry. His favorite genres include rock, hip-hop and pop, but he is experienced in many other styles. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

Kyle Cimino Guitar Teacher

Kyle Cimino and his band CIMINO have taken their music from a regional level to the world stage, racking up positive reviews around the globe, making stops at iconic venues such as LA's Whisky a Go Go and the Full Throttle Salon in Sturgis, SD. Aside from features in the world's largest rock magazines such as "Revolver," "Guitar World" and "Classic Rock," the group has shared the stage with many of the industry's most legendary acts including Shinedown, Papa Roach, Korn, Counting Crows, Barenaked Ladies, Ted Nugget, Jackyl, Bret Micheals, Vince Neil, Buckcherry, Skid Row and many more. He also performs with the legendary Kansas City groups Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs and Baloney Ponyz. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

Daniel Moraine Guitar Teacher

Daniel Moraine first picked up a guitar in the seventh grade and his homework grades showed it. He has played live and recorded with five bands, and currently has a job playing for a church in Westport. Brian May, Dimebag Darrell and John Mayer have had the biggest impacts on his playing, and he hopes he can inspire his students the way those players have inspired him. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Parkville.

Rose Welty Little Wing Director

Rose Welty was born in Arkansas and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, which she now calls home at 26 years old. Most of her family are musically inclined. Her mom sings gospel and her dad sings rock n' roll. Rose started singing before she could talk, and she got her first guitar at 14 years old, which is where her music really took off. Rose was in choir from sixth-11th grade and received a letter in choir while in high school. She enjoys karaoke with friends and family any chance she gets. She is the Little Wing Director at School of Rock Kansas City.

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