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School of Rock Natick
217 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 810-0105

Location Specifics

In the plaza with Planet Fitness.

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Hours
  • Monday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Natick combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

School of Rock Regina delivers a revolutionary music program to Natick and surrounding communities such as Watertown and Framingham. Our school is proud to offer lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals, and more taught by practicing, passionate musicians. Students can develop their skills here and rock out in popular styles of the area such as metal, classic rock, and rap. Aspiring musicians can then go on to perform at local live music venues such as the TCAN and Paradise Rock Club in Boston as well as the Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

Programs we offer

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Natick, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Rookies music program for children in Natick
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Natick, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Natick, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Rock 101 music program in Natick for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Natick's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Natick have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Natick are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Natick who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Natick
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Natick is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Natick Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Natick music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Natick's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Natick music venue.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Natick, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Natick is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Natick who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Adult music program in Natick for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Natick's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Natick is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Natick.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Natick Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Natick.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Natick
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Natick House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Natick's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at MA rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Natick and the rest of MA. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Natick

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Natick

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Natick, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Natick is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Natick guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Natick's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Natick, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Natick venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Natick offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Natick guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Natick

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Natick is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Natick we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Natick, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Natick, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Natick. Unlike other Natick drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Natick, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Natick drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock Natick

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Natick offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Natick, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Natick teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Natick, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Natick.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Natick

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Natick offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Natick and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Natick, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Natick students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Natick, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock Natick

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Natick. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Natick, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Natick area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Natick Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Natick area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Natick music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Natick, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Natick, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Natick’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Al Lombardi Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher

Al Lombardi teaches keys and drums, and is also a very capable guitar and bass instructor, making him a valuable part of our school. Al grew up in New Jersey and started playing drums at the age of seven. Eventually he started joining bands with his friends and learning new instruments, which led him to move to Boston to attend, and graduate from, Berklee College of Music. Al has played in many different bands and draws inspiration from all kinds of music. He has performed for audiences up and down the northeast ranging from back yards, to rock venues, to concert halls, to stadiums. Having studied music education at Berklee, of course he also has a passion for teaching. Since graduating, he has been giving private lessons, and has also taught at multiple music camps. He’s excited to help students of all ages get off to a good start on their own personal musical journey!

Cooper Leardi Music Director

Originally learning guitar when he was 13, and later becoming a multi-instrumentalist and composer, Cooper has dedicated his life to writing, performing and living all that is music. Through years of international touring, artist management, behind-the-scenes production and playing, Cooper's abilities have blossomed into who he is today. Specializing in writing music for films, he graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015. Since then, Cooper has had his music used for both TV and film placements including spots for the History Channel, Army/National Guard and Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Natick.

Julia Chisholm SINGING TEACHER

Julia Chisolm has been performing and singing from a very young age. Her interest in music began when she started to learn the violin, and she would soon also begin taking up the piano as well. As she grew up she took part in many musical theater groups, chorus ensembles and a cappella groups. On top of taking formal music lessons she learned a lot of her musical knowledge on her own. Julia took her first professional music gig right out of college working for Carnival Cruise Line as one of the lead singers in the ship's rock band. For two years she traveled the country singing and entertaining thousands of guests every week, learning by doing, becoming very comfortable on stage, and mastering the art of entertaining a crowd and fronting a band. She currently works for Howl at the Moon in Boston as one of the piano bar entertainers and multi-instrumentalists. She plays piano and sings the heck out of songs from all different genres of current and classic music. She has also been seen playing drums and bass, proving that she knows her way around just about any song. Her love for music is infectious, and it shows in her performances. Julia hopes to pass on that passion to others through teaching and performing music. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Natick.

Alex Necochea Guitar Teacher

Alejandro, or Alex, picked up an electric guitar at age 12, having been enamored with 80s era MTV as a kid. Within months he was performing in local bands throughout central Pennsylvania with musicians many years his senior. By the mid-2000s Alex was recording albums and touring extensively with his 12-to-20 man band, Bang Camaro, with music and appearances in film, television and the widely popular "Guitar Hero II" and "Rock Band" game platforms. The band went on to appear at Lollapalooza, on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" and on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Between tours, Alex became a fixture at School of Rock in Watertown, where he mentored students of all ages and skill levels in both lessons and the rehearsal setting. Recently, Alex continues to tour the world with Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, The Andrea Gillis Band and his own heavy rock band, Worshipper. While performing is his passion Alex has years of teaching experience and is dedicated to cultivating the spirit and skill of rock ’n' roll in anyone that wants to learn. We couldn't be happier to have him on the team and to work with some of you.

Joe Messina Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher

Joe recently moved to Boston from the Philadelphia area, where he was an instructor at School of Rock Cherry Hill in NJ. Growing up, he received classical training on violin, viola and music theory, eventually switching his focus to guitar, singing, songwriting and composition. During his time in Philadelphia he played in several bands, including Victoria Watts, Amsterdam, 88mph and Jackson Moe. Joe records original music as a solo artist and has composed music for productions at Good Good Comedy Theater in Philadelphia.

Joe is committed to giving students a well-rounded knowledge of music, so that in addition to knowing what to play, they will always know why to play it. He believes a quality music education requires an appreciation of all kinds of music and is excited to share his eclectic musical point of view. In addition to teaching and gigging, he is currently pursuing a General Music Studies Certificate from Berklee College of Music, studying keyboard, composition, recording and music business.

Ryan Bale Guitar Teacher

Ryan Bale is a Berklee College of Music graduate who actively plays, writes and records with his bands in the Boston area. Ryan attended School of Rock Charlotte in NC from the time he was 11 until he graduated high school. In that time, he went from beginner to a national AllStar, playing in quite a few bands along the way. After graduating high school, he attended Berklee College of Music, where he played everything from pop to jazz fusion. He completed a dual degree in Guitar Performance and Music Business, learning his craft while also becoming familiar with the business surrounding it. While at Berklee, he also formed The Cotones (a four-piece indie/alt-rock band) and Ansonia (an indie/electro-pop duo), two bands he remains actively involved with. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Natick.

Tim Clark Guitar Teacher

Born and raised just south of Baltimore, MD, Tim Clark's passion for music was sparked early on thanks to his father's fine ear for great songs. Music from all genres was present at home, from Van Halen, to Merle Haggard, to Parliament Funkadelic, to Norah Jones. Nothing was off limits. Tim began playing guitar and drums at the age of 12, focusing primarily on rock and blues music. Upon graduating high school in 2011, Tim was accepted to Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, but ultimately decided not to attend. A year later, he auditioned at the Berklee College of Music on a whim and has lived in the Boston area ever since. During his time in college, Tim's playing horizons began to broaden greatly thanks to professors Mike Williams, Jeff Lockhart and Thaddeus Hogarth, who he studied everything from country finger-picking to disco rhythm guitar with. Finding his niche in funk music, Tim enjoyed a short stint as the guitar player for Worcester-based soul/rock band Blue Light Bandits throughout the majority of 2014. After his first gig with BLB opening for Sublime tribute band Badfish in Syracuse, NY, Tim experienced shows at many different types of venues, from nightclubs and cigar bars to outdoor festivals and vineyards. Tim earned his bachelor's degree from Berklee in Guitar Performance in 2016, and has been teaching private lessons ever since. In the fall of 2017, he also earned a position as a music teacher at North Andover Public Schools, where he teaches guitar, piano and sound recording courses. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Natick.
Singing Teacher Molly McCoy

Molly McCoy Singing Teacher

Molly McCoy recently graduated from Longy School of Music with her Masters of Music in Opera. Originally from Manchester-by-the-Sea Massachusetts she has been singing her whole life. She has been teaching music for 5 years, loves working with kids, and will jump at any excuse to sing. A private voice coach as well as a professional Opera singer, McCoy has starred in numerous operatic and musical theatre roles and has been a featured soloist in a number of orchestras. Her true passion lies in Modern Opera and she regularly performs and cultivates the art. Though opera is her passion she loves any genre she can get her hands on. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, cuddling with her cat, and anything Disney.

Bruno Cabrera Drum Teacher

Dr. Bruno Cabrera was an Adjunct Professor of Music at Taylor University where he taught percussion and was also a drummer and percussionist for The Ball State Department of Theater and Dance and Muncie Civic Theater. During his Masters degree, Dr. Cabrera worked at Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center as a performer, arranger, lecturer and coach for the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble, group where he shared the stage and wrote arrangements for great names of Latin American Music such as Grammy Award Winners Gonzalo Grau (Venezuela), Adam Del Monte (Spain), Grammy Award nominees Pablo Aslan (Argentina), Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil), and Michael Spiro (USA). Bruno also appeared as guest artist in the recording of "Latin Love Songs" by Grammy Award Winner Sylvia McNair.

Bruno started playing drums when he was 3 years old. His parents are amateur musicians and supported him to pursue a career in music. During his doctorate he researched music psychology, music cognition, and motor skill development, which helped him to develop a methodology to optimize the development of skills and musical knowledge of young students. Bruno worked for the School of Rock in Fishers Indiana before moving here and joining us.
Drum Teacher Robert Trevisani

Robert Trevisani Drum Teacher

Robert Trevisani is a drummer, composer, and music teacher from Massachusetts who has been playing drums for over 10 years. Growing up, he went to the School of Rock in Watertown (then called SOR Boston) and was a part of the school's house band. Robert attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Composition. At Berklee, Robert studied ear training, music theory, composition and performance. He also had the opportunity to study privately with renowned drummers such as Rod Morgenstein and Kenwood Dennard. During his last year at Berklee, Robert was employed by Berklee as a peer tutor, helping underclassmen in subjects such as theory, ear training, conducting, and counterpoint. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Composition from Boston Conservatory.

Robert has performed in the New England area regularly for years, playing in both original bands and cover bands in various venues and for private events. As a teacher, Robert has taught drums, percussion, and beginner guitar to students ranging in age from 3 to 80, as well as given lectures/presentations on music theory and music history at both Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory.
Nick Lees Guitar Teacher

Nick Lees Guitar Teacher

Inspired by classic rock bands and cartoon soundtracks, Nick Lees began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age. Growing up, he took leadership roles in local bands, provided accompaniment for musical theater and dance, and began experimenting with recorded music.

In 2015 he was accepted to The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he learned to arrange and compose for a variety of ensembles including big band and orchestra. He played the part of Cory Wong in Henry Godfrey’s Vulfpeck Ensemble, and opened for Jason Aldean with local country singer Catherine Roche. In 2019 he earned his degree in Contemporary Writing and Production summa cum laude. He hopes to encourage students to listen, analyze, and interact with their favorite music.
Guitar Teacher Aman Sagar

Aman Sagar Guitar Teacher

Aman Sagar is a Guitar Player/Producer-Artist/Educator originally from India. A self taught musician throughout his childhood, Aman became the first person from India to receive a full tuition scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Prior to Berklee, he majored in English Literature and was a regular session guitar player for a variety of bands with styles ranging from Rock/Pop to R&B and World Music. He has been teaching private lessons since 2014 and has developed a pedagogy with the primary focus of making learning an engaging and ultimately fun experience for all. Having taught a wide range of styles, Aman fosters versatility and creativity while working alongside each student’s specific needs and creating an overall collaborative environment. Apart from being an educator, he performs regularly as a Solo Artist/Sideman and works as a Music Producer.
Singing Teacher Thalia Tymowski

Thalia Tymowski Singing Teacher

Thalia Tymowski was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she began singing at a young age. She participated in musical theatre and choir, but fell in love with the School of Rock program. Thalia continuously immersed herself in lessons, the Performance Program, and House Band, giving her the opportunity to perform at many music venues throughout Virginia. In 2017, she got to experience what it was like to tour as a musician when she toured with School of Rock Allstars. She played at the Black Cat in DC, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the MOPOP Music Festival in Detroit. Thalia moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music to further her studies as a vocalist. She is currently majoring in both Music Production and Engineering and Songwriting, while still performing with various bands around the city.
Drum Teacher Sander Bryce

Sander Bryce Drum Teacher

Sander Bryce grew up in New Jersey and started taking drum lessons at age 12. He was playing in bands by age 14 and was performing around New Jersey at various local venues, such as the Stone Pony, and competing in various Battle of the Bands contests. After entering Berklee College of Music in 2010 he started a band, I Kill Giants (Math Rock/Emo) that would take him touring around the country by 2011. Sander graduated in 2013 with a degree in professional music and shortly after moved to Austin, TX where he played drums for a band called Boyfrndz (Prog Rock). With them, he toured with the band Palms (Chino Moreno of Deftones) and Trail of Dead. He then moved back to Boston where he started his teaching career at various music schools. He also played in his own group, Really From (indie/jazz), opening for acts such as The World Is…and Kamasi Washington. Sander also produces and performs under his own project H A U N T E R (Hip Hop/Jazz). His love and passion for drumming and teaching translates to students of all levels.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher Michael Ventura

Michael Ventura Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher

Originally from Washington D.C., Michael studied Jazz and Classical Voice at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, playing, arranging and singing for multiple bands, including his own band which regularly played at the DC Jazz Festival. Nowadays, Michael attends Berklee College of Music studying Jazz Composition and Songwriting with a minor in Mediterranean Music. Aside from performing and writing music, Michael really enjoys spending his time teaching music as well as playing soccer and cooking.
Ben Caito Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Ben Caito Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Ben Caito comes from the small town of Jay, New York where he studied guitar, bass, and piano until he was accepted into Berklee College of Music in 2018. He majored in Jazz Composition and Music Business, while taking lessons from Tomoe Fujita throughout his time there. In addition to playing music, Ben loves photography, travel, and a good home-cooked meal. Ben loves to teach and is excited to join the Natick team teaching guitar and bass.
James Kadesch Drum Teacher

James Kadesch Drum Teacher

James Kadesch or “JimmyK” has been rocking the drums since he was 10 years old. Alongside skateboarding and snowboarding, he started out playing in Pop-Punk bands, inspired by Blink-182, Green Day, and NOFX. Fast forward to today, and Jimmy has toured the world many times over, playing over 1,000 shows as a drummer and musical director. He has shared the stage with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Bryce Vine, Ed Sheeran, AJR, Chiddy Bang, Jake Miller, and more, playing all styles of music.

Jimmy graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010, majoring in Drum Set and Percussion Performance. While there, he studied primarily under Dave Dicenso (Josh Groban, Duran Duran, Cro-Mags), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Annihilator, Steve Vai), and Larry Finn (Broadway “Rent”, Paula Cole, Susan Tedeschi, 27th Lancers).

Jimmy has been a drum educator since 2011, and shows no signs of stopping. He has written two educational books-- “Drummer: Fundamental Concepts, Lessons, and Exercises…” and “Drummer 2: 10 Warm Ups and 10 Etudes for Creative Modifications and Analysis”. As a solo artist, he has also created three original instrumental albums under the name “HAPPATHY”, writing and recording the parts for each instrument. Jimmy is passionate about creativity and about teaching students to develop their own sound on the drum set!

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