Tom Vidal Owner
Tom Vidal’s love affair with rock began as a third grader in rural New Jersey, when a classmate dropped the needle on Kiss’ "Detroit Rock City" during recess. He joined his first band at age 13 and went on to graduate from Shenandoah University with a degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Classical Guitar Performance. In the early 1990s, he was the lead guitarist and songwriter for the Irish-influenced original rock band Surrey Lane, performing regularly in some of NYC’s most popular venues. Like many other aspiring musicians, Tom grew up, got married, entered a career in software quality assurance and had two children. After seeing his children flourish at School of Rock Roslyn, Tom was inspired to launch a School of Rock franchise here in Bayside, where he can share his love of music and performance with a new generation of future rockers. Tom is currently a member of the classic rock cover band Crossing Sunrise, which was nominated Best Cover Band in Long Island.
Victoria Consalvo General Manager
Victoria Consalvo has had an interest in music since the age of three. Learning how to compose some of her favorite songs on the piano at the age of five, along with already having an interest in singing, was her way to happiness. Aside from being part of glee club in her early years of school, she furthered her education at Forest Hills High School, where she auditioned for their music program and later was selected to be a member of the school's concert choir. Today you’ll find Victoria continuing her education, hopefully in the near future at Baruch College where she plans to major in Music Management Enterprises.
Sebastian Danalis Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Sebastian Danalis is from Queens, New York. Like most kids, he started playing the alto saxophone in elementary school. Although it was the saxophone that ignited his love for music, he didn’t find his true calling until the age of 16 when he started playing guitar. He decided to pursue his passion for guitar by studying music, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Guitar Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. Throughout his time in college he was able to tour the US and play various music festivals, such as Boston Calling and Lollapalooza, with multiple different bands. After graduating Sebastian moved back to New York to begin and develop his career as a musician. He is now playing all over New York City as a side man with multiple artists and bands. He is a guitar and bass teacher at School of Rock Queens.
Jasmine Jang guitar and keyboard teacher
Jasmine Jang is a Queens-based singer/songwriter. She learned piano from the age of 6, but her love for music bloomed when she began to write songs as a teenager. Under the stage name Jay Miners, she writes and performs regularly at NYC-based venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Bowery Electric. Her newest EP “The Art We Make” has been described to have “captured emotional beauty”, as it explores her journey as a musician and themes of identity and coming-of-age. Jasmine is also a contributing writer with the Songs of Love Foundation, as well as a freelance songwriter with other New York-based organizations. She is a piano and beginner guitar instructor at School of Rock Queens.
Mike Fox drum teacher
Michael Fox is a drummer and bandleader. He graduated from the High School of Performing Arts Class of 1976 and the Manhattan School of Music as a Mallet Major with Jim Price in 1980. Michael has performed with Etta James, Bobby Martin, Jay Siegel and the Tokens, the Classics, the Devotions, Yankee great Bernie Williams, French rock star Manu Lanvin, Blues great Robert Ross Band, and the Legendary Michael Powers. He is soon to be inducted in the NYC Blues Hall of Fame for his work with many Blues Hall of Famers. Mike has played in many concert venues in New York City, including the Town Hall and Lincoln Center. He has 30 years of teaching experience, and is currently a drum instructor at School of Rock Queens.
Nick Preziosi Music Director, Singing Teacher, Rookies Instructor
Nicholas is a musical theater performer, singer, and dual degree graduate from Berklee College of Music in Music Education and Songwriting (minor in Musical Theater Writing). He started studying vocal performance in his pre-collegiate years, and has continued exploring vocal styles including classical, musical theater, rock, pop, jazz, and punk rock. Nick has performed classically in performance venues including Berklee Performance Center (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story), and Symphony Hall (MMEA All State Chorus 2013, Final Fantasy Tour 2015, Lord of the Rings In Concert 2016). Nick has experience in the dueling piano bar circuit and has performed for the dueling piano rock show "Howl at the Moon Piano Bar" for 5 years in Boston, MA and Foxboro MA; where he sang the vocal stylings of repertoire that ranged from Queen, Adam Lambert, Shawn Mendez, Frankie Valli, Green Day and Panic at the Disco. He recently debuted his Back-Up vocal arrangements at Rockers on Broadway, 2019. He most recently debuted in New York Theater at the New York Theater's Winter Festival, where he participated in a multi-award winning show "The Circle of Eyes" where he played a leading role. Nick has worked for School of Rock in the past (Natick, MA), and is thrilled to be a part of the School of Rock Queens team!
Yamil Wolfe Studio Coordinator
Yamil Wolfe is a queens based singer songwriter. A true New yorker born and bred. Yamil has been an artist since the age of 4, when she trained in ballet, modern and Hop-hop. At Herbert H. Lehman high school, Yamil majored in musical theater and performing arts. Today she's a published singer/songwriter who can be found through pseudo name Yumii Muse across all music platforms.
Jesse Bartlett-Webber Drum Teacher
Jesse Bartlett-Webber is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, musical director and music teacher with over 20 years of professional experience. He has shared the stage with a host of names in the industry, including Broadway’s Shoshanna Bean (“Wicked,” “Waitress,”), Grammy / Tony Award Winner Jennifer Holliday (“Dreamgirls,” “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going”), Domenick Allen (Foreigner / Buddy Rich Big Band), Steve V. King (The Drifters), and 2012 American Idol finalist Creighton Fraker. In his career he has been called upon to play styles ranging from classic Rock, Jazz, Country, orchestral and symphonic music, and everything in between. His professional musical endeavors have taken him to over 70 countries around the planet where he has performed in concert tours, cruise ships, workshops and late-night jam sessions.
Currently, Jesse is earning his Master's degree in applied music teaching at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx, where he will become state certified to teach music in NYC public schools (DOE). In his free time, Jesse likes to learn about new, unfamiliar kinds of music, read books about bygone eras of history, and cook and eat delicious recipes with with his wife Jillian.
Gabriel Toppin Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher
Gabriel is pleased to teach the instrument we've all been dying to learn! His main genres are Lofi, Jazz, R&B, Pop Punk, MetalCore, and Deathcore. At the moment, he knows up to 7 instruments and is learning violin and saxophone.
Erik Unkrich Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Erik is a not so classically trained guitarist who has been playing for over 20 years. He also has been playing bass for about 10 years. He was involved with School of Rock when he was 13 and loved every second of it; that’s why when he saw they were opening up a spot close to home he had to give it a shot. Erik also is a recording engineer on the side who runs a studio out of his basement. He’s been recording for about 6 years and loves every second of it. Erik also has been in a number of bands and has toured as far as Florida. Music is Erik’s true passion and nothing will stop him from doing anything musical!
Zachary Blakeslee Reid Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Zach Blakeslee Reid is a guitarist, drummer, composer, and improviser teaching at the School of Rock in Queens. Before moving to New York, Zach lived and worked as a performer on The Las Vegas Strip, performing regularly with classic Rock tribute acts as well as leading his own 80’s tribute band. In addition to rock, Zach has an affinity for performing Jazz/fusion, Metal, and experimental music. He attended Berklee College of Music, where he studied with guitar luminaries such as Dave Fiuczynski, Dave Tronzo, and Mick Goodrick. He lives in Brooklyn, where he continues to study under the mentorship of pioneering experimental guitarist and composer Elliott Sharp.