School of Rock Newtown’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Newtown music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Lauren CohenSinging Teacher, Piano Teacher
Vocalist and music teacher Lauren Cohen has been a key personality in the School of Rock since 2002. A student of the original school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lauren Cohen holds the distinction of being an original All Star. For three years she sang and played keyboard with the group, touring the United States and abroad; in 2003 and 2005 she travelled to Germany to play Zappanale, a festival devoted to the music of Frank Zappa. Lauren holds both a Bachelor and Masters in Music in voice performance. She is a proud alumna of the Esther Boyer College of Music at Philadelphia's very own Temple University and completed her masters studies at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music (CCM). During her college years Lauren regularly performed opera roles, solos with orchestra, and recitals. She has been recognized in several competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Districts, the Bel Canto Chorus Regional Artists Competition, and she was named winner of Temple University’s Concerto Competition. Lauren has been simultaneously honing her teaching skills for over 10 years: Lauren taught voice lessons at the Philadelphia School of Rock followed by 5 years spent teaching voice and piano at the School of Rock Bucks County (now known as School of Rock Newtown). She has directed more than a dozen shows. While continuing to teach and direct, Lauren has taken the lead in Newtown’s marketing, outreach, and public relations. Additionally, she serves as adjunct voice faculty at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music.
Kieran CorsonGuitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Kieran developed a strong passion for music at a very young age. He began by playing the violin, clarinet, and trumpet in elementary school. During junior high and high school, he participated in Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. It was during this time that Kieran started to play guitar in Jazz Band and was soon inspired to join the School of Rock Newtown (formerly Buck County) in 2008. With a growing love for music, Kieran spent the next few years learning all that he could about playing guitar, music theory and live performance. During this time he played many season shows and House Band shows at various venues/festivals, and frequently gigged with his original band, Dirty Purple. This band is comprised of all School of Rock Newtown alumni and has self-released two albums. With the band, he traveled to Nashville, TN to study Commercial Music and Guitar Performance at Belmont University. Studying contemporary playing styles and techniques as well as classical guitar methods helped him to shape a new perspective as a guitarist.