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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

Phil Martelly Owner

A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston, his passion for music is unmatched by few and is a driving force behind his bringing School of Rock to the Southern Mass/Rhode Island area. He is the definition of the word musician as he plays not one but several instruments: guitar, bass and drums. Phil has played with a lot of the area's hottest bands including Pappy Chulo as the opening act for none other than Incubus.

Mason Lieberman Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

With credits ranging from electric guitar performance for Riot Games and "The Walking Dead," vocals for IMC Games and "Hell’s Kitchen," cello performance for Namco Bandai and Nintendo, and musical composition for as wide a range of products as Rooster Teeth’s "RWBY" and Disney XD's "Beyblade Burst Evolution," composer and recording artist Mason Lieberman has worked with many of the top names in the industry. As an educator, Mason Lieberman has taught as a middle school music teacher at William Diamond Middle School in Lexington, Massachusetts. He designed and and has taught multiple courses on Video Game Scoring for Stephen F. Austin State University. He is also a regular guest lecturer and public speaker both domestically and abroad, with his personal favorite engagements including speaking to the Berklee College of Music's Film Scoring and Video Game Scoring departments, respectively. As a specialist known for his musical work with Japanese animation, he is regularly invited as a special guest to speak at conventions both in America and in Canada. Mason's educational goal is always to help inspire a vigorous passion for music in all of his students. He is thrilled to be able to support the next generation of performers at School of Rock Lynn.

Shawn Garrity Owner

Shawn's musical journey began at age 11 when his dad handed him a guitar and taught him a few chords. As he grew, so did his love for music. At 15, he joined a band, began writing music and playing original and cover songs at clubs and venues throughout New England. He studied jazz and classical music at Western Connecticut State University and earned a B.A. in Music Industry from the University of New Haven. After college Shawn formed several bands which eventually resulted in the formation of his current band, VulGarrity. The band has completed three nationwide tours, signed an artist development deal with MySpace Records and won first place in 95.5 WBRU's 2011 Rock Hunt. Shawn has shared the stage with The Prodigals, Ra, Robert DeLong, The Heavy, Ra Ra Riot and Electric Six. Shawn continues to record music and tour with his sister and VulGarrity bandmate Tracy. With the use of loop pedals, the two play guitar, bass, drums and keys simultaneously while singing, often switching instruments during their shows, creating a unique live music experience. While Shawn enjoys listening to and playing a wide variety of music, he is most inspired by all things rock.

Kevin Williams Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Kevin has well over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. He has had music featured on cable networks like The Discovery Channel, the BET network and others, and is best known as a blazing blues guitarist with Worcester, MA-based contemporary R&B act Blue Honey and his rocking blues combo The Kevin Williams Trio. He has toured and performed internationally and has been featured on several recordings as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, keyboardist and as a producer.

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