School of Rock Littleton’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Littleton music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Jason Barteck General Manager
Jason started at the School of Rock in Baltimore, MD in 2010 as a guitar instructor and eventually expanded to teach every instrument and has directed more than 20 performances. Now, he manages the Littleton School of Rock in addition to being a live and studio session musician.
He performs in multiple original projects in the Denver area, including Kinesics, Bellhoss, Goldjoy and Larimer Lights. He has shared the stage with national artists such as AWOLNATION, Rusted Root, Shakey Graves, Train and more.
Malena Roberts Studio Coordinator
Malena received her BA in Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver. She plays bass and sings in the Denver-based bands Kinesics, Meliora and Bellhoss. She has also toured nationally with the Nashville group Father Mountain and holds a passion for everything from recording and producing music (most recently for the Corner Girls and Moses) to writing music of her own. Music has changed her life in so many amazing ways and she wants to do whatever she can to help students experience the value of playing and performing!
Shayne MacLaughlin Music Director
Shayne's vast experience playing in bands and teaching helps him to oversee our various programs at School of Rock. He teaches guitar, drums, keys and bass as well as directs our Performance Program and Rock 101 classes. You can find him playing guitar around town in the bands Larimer Lights.
Alex Meier Guitar Teacher
"Alex comes from an artistic family of singers, guitar players, dancers, painters and, above all, teachers. He was enrolled at an early age in art, drama and music classes - some even taught by his relatives. Alex found his true calling in music when he picked up his dad's guitar at the age of eight. From there on out, he's embarked on a life in music. Alex founded his first band at the age of 13 with his little brother and has played in and out of bands since. In high school, he participated in music, drama and choir programs while holding a job at the local music store where he learned to be a competent technician for a wide variety of instruments. This is when he began giving lessons for guitar and vocals.
Since then, Alex has played in several bands touring the country, made it on the radio and played with prominent national acts. Once moving to Denver, he found a new family of musicians at School of Rock that also love to share the joy of music through teaching."
Introducing School of Rock Center Stage
School of Rock Students Cover "Schism" by Tool
Students Around the World Perform Queen
Kids Cover "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
Kids Cover "Three of a Perfect Pair" by King Crimson
School of Rock Students Perform "Middle of the Road"