School of Rock Madison’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Madison music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Mike Cassineri Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Michael started playing guitar at the age of 11. At the age of 16 Michael began to work on his vocals and joined his first band his junior year of high school. As his love for music grew Michael decided to take his education in music to the next level and attended Lyndon State College and studied music with Joe Gittleman (bassist and manager of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones) as well as other professionals in the industry. At Lyndon, Michael earned a degree in Music Business and Industry as well as a minor in Marketing. Michael played in several different bands while in college and also played solo as a singer-songwriter. After college he took a job in corporate marketing, but decided he wanted to go back to what he loved: music.
Brendan Galvin Drum Teacher
Brendan is a Shoreline, Connecticut native and began taking piano lessons at age seven and started studying the drums at age 12. He has been playing ever since and has music to thank for his closest friends and greatest adventures. He currently performs, records and tours with several projects and is thrilled to have a chance to pass along the gift of music at School of Rock.