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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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

General Manager

Shannon Jabczynski-Allen General Manager

Shannon was born into a rock n' roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where mom was the lead singer and dad was the lead guitarist. Needless to say, rock n' roll is in her blood. At a young age, she developed her love for Aerosmith and Heart which are still two of her favorite bands.

A born entertainer, Shannon discovered her passion for dance when she was just a tot. Although her parents would've loved for her to pick up an instrument, they realized that dancing was her way of expression and let her pursue it. She attempted to learn guitar but it just did not compute in her brain so she stuck with movement though never walked away from rock n' roll.

When she was 16 years old, she got her first job in sales. This was something that came very easy to her and in a few years Shannon stepped into a management role. After 15 years with that company, they decided to sell the business and Shannon came to School of Rock. Funny how things come full circle in life. Starting with rock to end up in the business of it.

Melody Regalado Assistant General Manager

Born in Southern California, she was overtaken by the popular classics of the 60s, 70s and 80s music introduced by her parents, which included BeeGees, Beach Boys, Mamas and the Papas, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Commodores, George Michael, James Brown, America, Bread and The Smiths.

By her teenage years she was listening to The Who, Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles, which led to her having a mini British invasion in her youth, falling in love with British music and its culture. She learned quickly her fascination for guitar and singing in high school as well. Ultimately she learned how to play guitar (badly) and sang in choir from grade school to her formative years, giving her the ability to have a wide vocal range.

After serving five years in the military and experiencing and traveling the world her taste of music is massively broad, eccentric and eclectic. She is eager to continue to indulge in the vast ever-changing genres of music.

Zack Wiese Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Piano Teacher

Born in Seattle, Washington, the land of espresso and grunge, Zack's musical journey began. Zack's parents were huge music nerds. Zack started at School of Rock Frisco as a student when he was 13. After being there for four years he progressed into becoming a teacher here at School of Rock. He began as a drum student, but also taught himself guitar, bass and piano, and has been known to sing every now and again. He's got a good ear for all genres of music, but says his favorites would be the classics, indie rock, and garage. Zack currently plays drums in a band with fellow staff members Joaquin Reyna and Zoe Haislip, known as Post Palace, as well as plays everything in his solo project, Fluorescent Dreams.

John Curtis Singing Teacher

John Curtis has loved to sing ever since he was a child. Seeing Luciano Pavarotti one night on television as a child filled him with electricity, and although he gravitated towards rock music rather than classical, he’s been eager to share that feeling with others ever since. He took professional vocal lessons for a year and a half at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, whose students include the likes of Rob Thomas, Usher, Collective Soul and Mastodon, at Oglethorpe University. John learned to harness his vocal capabilities through a dedicated, foundational approach to singing, which has served him well in gigs with his band Spaced Age, as well as in solo concerts. John can find something to love in nearly every style of music, and whatever kind of music his students want to focus on. Getting people to feel the same passion for it that he does, and have fun performing it, are his primary goals.

Michael Barrios Drum Teacher

Michael picked up drumsticks 15 years ago and hasn't put them down since. He started playing in his garage, then moved on to play in his church and school orchestra. Through his high school experience, Michael studied many genres of music and had opportunities to play at live venues, battle of the bands and even in studio work. After he graduated he enrolled in the Collin College Audio Engineering Program. While there, he played in the school's rock ensemble and recording ensemble. The past three years have been devoted to studio drumming. Michael has recorded drums for many bands and artists while finishing his studies at Collin and preparing to enroll in Berklee College of Music's online program.

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