Sarah Verastegui General Manager
Sarah began her musical career at the age of seven after going so far as creating a construction paper violin just to have the opportunity to play the instrument. She continued her musical training in middle school, joining the school choir and going on to be accepted into the local children's chorus. She has had the opportunity to perform at the Grand Opening of the Hobby Center and with Josh Groban at the 38th Super Bowl held in Houston. As an adult, she performed vocals and keys with a Christian rock band for five years. Her musical influences range from Josh Groban, Lindsey Sterling to the Foo Fighters and Aerosmith.
Nathan Bourgeois Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Nathan Bourgeois has been playing music for over 10 years. He graduated from the School of Rock program and quickly became an intern and then an instructor. He has always enjoyed sharing his love for music and playing instruments with others. Some of Nathan's favorite bands are King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock Kingwood.
TeriGina Herrera Vocal Instructor
TeriGina Herrera’s mother let her watch Barney and Disney movies since she was a year old and she hasn’t stopped singing since. A couple of years after moving to the Houston area TeriGina found herself inspired in a movie theatre while watching "Phantom of the Opera" for the first time. When she discovered that you could combine all her favorite activities into one style of performing, she was hooked. She watched that movie repeatedly until she realized that she was a soprano. She then had the privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall with Dr. Todd Miller’s Concert Choir in 2007. After doing a couple of HFAC community theatre shows, she transferred to Klein High School her junior year in order to receive a better music education and was able to get into music theory AP her senior year. That was when TeriGina began her professional training in vocal performance. She has been vocally trained by five local Houston instructors. She received an Associate Degree Field of Study in Music in 2017. Her styles may vary from musical theater, to rock and jazz, but she does not forget to use the classical techniques. Currently she is a part of her church’s choir and praise team, Toto, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore., Austin Bash and They Glow in the Dark…, Chromatophore and Van Heroine and the Chicken Scratchers. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Kingwood.
Tyler Lucas Music Director
Tyler Lucas is a credited singer/songwriter with blues and rock influences originally from Chino Hills, California. Currently he resides in Houston, playing acoustic and rock shows all over Texas and the surrounding areas. Tyler has been performing for over 10 years and has recorded in award-winning studios in Nashville and Houston. He has written songs that have played on radio stations throughout Texas. As well as his acoustic career, Tyler is a part of a rock n' roll band, Vanilla Whale, where he has had success with radio play and has opened up for bands like Living Color, Lita Ford, Radio Moscow and The Sheep Dogs. Tyler’s influences range from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to John Mayer, Sturgill Simpson and Johnny Cash. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Kingwood.
Jud Johnson Drum Teacher
Jud was born and raised in Houston, TX. At first, he took years of piano lessons but quickly gravitated to the drums after his father began using his '76 Ludwig drum kit as the alarm clock for him and his brothers. He started his first band in middle school and has never stopped playing. After graduating from Texas State University - San Marcos, he moved to Austin, TX to fully pursue a career in music. Since moving to the capital six years ago, Jud has written and recorded with a number of bands that play regularly or have toured the country. Some of the bands include The Couth, Otis the Destroyer, A. Sinclair, What Made Milwaukee Famous and others.
Jazmine Perez Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Jazmine grew up in a musical family, so music just came naturally to her. She was born in her family band and grew up touring. Her mom was a singer and her dad was a bass player, while her brothers played guitar and drums. Her first performance was somewhere in California at the glorious age of 4 and well…she’s never stopped working in music.
She joined the school choir in 6th grade and has all her choir/music directors to thank for her musical knowledge. While vocals are definitely her strongest instrument, she started learning classical piano at age 11 and ukulele at age 14.
As a freshman in high school, she started to teach her fellow peers everything she knew about what she learned and was entrusted by her choir directors to lead 5th grade choirs alongside with them; teaching them music notation, performance, and the basics of different languages such as Zulu, Latin, and Italian. She joined the varsity choir that same year along with 12 others; her being one of the only two freshmen.
At age 15, a sophomore in high school, she flew to Boston to attend the Vocal Summit at Berklee College of Music. After completing that, she became a Soprano section leader her junior year of high school and started running practices after school to help prepare her peers for competitions.
By the time she was a high school graduate, she already had a number of performances under her belt such as House of Blues Houston, Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros game), Toyota Center (Houston Rockets game), and other smaller events like weddings, military balls, etc., and even got to perform the Star Spangled Banner at her high school graduation.
She took a year off to focus on her health as she is disabled - visually impaired to be exact. That hasn’t stopped her one bit though. Once she turned 19, she started teaching professionally and hasn’t stopped since.
You can find her teaching at School of Rock or performing under the stage name “Roxxie Dymond” all around Houston!
Tom Guth Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Tom began his interest in music at a very young age. After his father introduced him to bands like Tom Petty, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, he was determined to pursue a life in music. Taking inspiration from his father’s guitar playing and mother’s singing, he started teaching himself guitar until taking lessons at age 11. After earning a degree in Recording Arts, Tom started writing and recording his own music before joining an indie rock band, touring the states playing large shows such as FPSF and CMJ Official and landing a song in a Hyundai commercial through MusicDealers.com. Tom’s favorite music covers a broad spectrum, ranging from bands such as Washed Out and Radiohead to Cat Stevens and TesseracT.
Lernard Brand-Cook Drum Teacher
Lernard is a percussionist from Connecticut where he began his drumming career in his middle school drum line 14 years ago. Since then, he has performed with several ensembles playing multiple different instruments such as drum kit, vibraphone, marimba, piano and several others. From 2013 to 2019 Lernard went on several summer tours with the world class drum and bugle corps called the Connecticut Hurricanes where he ended up teaching in his last year. He also has experience teaching and composing pieces for competitive marching bands. In 2019 Lernard graduated from Full Sail University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production. Lernard enjoys spreading his knowledge to those willing to learn as well as constantly learning new things whenever the opportunity arises.