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.
Cotter Champlin Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Cotter Champlin is a guitar player from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Born in 1996, his connection to music began at the age of nine with the alto saxophone, which he played throughout grade school. By 14, his affinity for the big four of thrash metal drove him towards the guitar, which would lead to a dense journey through many walks of music. He received a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from Purchase College and moved to Queens to continue to play and record music with multiple genre-spanning groups around the NYC metropolitan area and to be part of the School of Rock Queens team. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher here.
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 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!
Paul Fusco Drum Teacher
Paul Fusco is a Brooklyn based drummer and musician. He graduated from The Drummers Collective NYC in 2013 and studied with drummers such as Steve Jordan, Marko Djordjevic and Chris Coleman.
He has toured around the country in various projects and has played an array of musical styles from Hip Hop to Rock and Roll to Afrobeat and Afro-Cuban. He always aims to help students fall in love with music by using calm and focused positive reinforcement to help guide students to progress and also explore different rhythms from around the world!
Jared Remson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Jared Remson is a multi-instrumentalist originally from Providence, Rhode Island. Jared began playing guitar at age 8, studying primarily folk and rock music. Upon entering high school he began focusing on jazz guitar with goals of a career as a professional musician. In 2018 Jared moved to New York to study at the SUNY Purchase Jazz Conservatory, where he currently studies with jazz guitar great Pasquale Grasso. He plays in several bands based in New York, and has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Sunnyvale, Pianos, Scully’s Den and other venues around New England and New York City. Jared teaches guitar, bass, piano and drums.
Sydney Conrad Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher
Not a stranger to the stage, Sydney Conrad has been practicing and studying music since before she can remember! After 10 years of musical theater experience in Buffalo NY, Sydney decided that she would invest in her true passion and study voice. She has taken part in singing the National Anthem as a solo performer at a Buffalo Bills game and is also a recent Music Education graduate from SUNY Fredonia. Sydney is currently enrolled at NYU working on her masters in music education. Her favorite performers include Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and anything musical theater. She is available to teach voice and piano.
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.