Shannon Jabczynski-Allen General Manager
Shannon Jabczynski-Allen was born into a rock n' roll family. Both of her parents were in a band together, Mid City Rock, where her mom was the lead singer and her 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. She is now the General Manager at School of Rock Rockwall.
Cat Yeoman Assistant General Manager
From the moment she saw it, she knew what she wanted. Picking up that shiny new guitar, at age 9, when she started taking lessons at Best Buy. A year later, Cat joined the School of Rock.
There she truly found her love for bass-guitar and being a musician. Not only did she find her passion but also a community of loving people with the same interests. Dallas SOR quickly became her home away from home. She primarily plays bass-guitar but dabbles in standup bass and vocals. Some of her biggest inspirations are David Bowie and Jaco Pastorius. She went on to play bass in the band Fly Away Hero and recorded her first EP “Lost and Found” with them.
Cat has also collaborated with several other artist over the years in various bands such as D.O.C, the Projekt, and Which Way. She’s just a bass slappin’ Bowie maniac with a love for cats and cheese pizza.
Ashton Hart Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ashton Hart is a Dallas-based blues guitarist heavily influenced by functional harmony.
He is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, where he studied both classical and jazz music. Later, he attended Berklee College of Music, majoring in Performance on Guitar and Music Theory.
As an instructor, his goal is for each of his students to excel on their instrument of choice while also gaining a strong foundation in music altogether.
His influences are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, John Scofield, Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour and Wes Montgomery.
Glenn Austin Drum Teacher
Glenn started playing drums when he was nine years old after seeing a performance at his elementary school talent show. A student played a blue drum set along to a KISS song and he was hooked. Glenn played on everything that he could get tone out of with a pair of sticks his dad made for him out of wooden dowels.
After a few years of books, pots and pans, Glenn got his first real drums at the age of 14. He started playing along to every song on the radio, learning all he could about every style of music he listened to. After playing house parties with different garage bands he and his friends put together, Glenn got a call from a real working band in the club scene. They spent the next couple of years playing every club and venue in north Texas and southern Oklahoma that would let them play. Eventually that led to Glenn’s first tour with a “road” band.
After touring the Midwest for a while he got an audition with Vince Vance and the Valiants. They toured most of the southeastern U.S. After leaving the Valiants, Glenn freelanced with many artists, including two-time Grammy nominee and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke, finally getting a gig with former Head East lead guitarist and solo recording artist Ricky Lynn Gregg. Glenn is currently the touring drummer for Texas recording artist Tom McKelvain and the Dirty Pesos.
Nicolas Pequeno Guitar and Bass Guitar Teacher
Nicolas Pequeno is a soon to be graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He started his musical journey at age 11 in his middle school band and has pursued many facets of music since then on a number of different instruments including guitar, bass, ukulele, trumpet, and French Horn. During his time at SAGU, Nicolas has been a featured soloist of the SAGU jazz band and jazz combo. He has also composed and arranged a number of different pieces and has found a passion in doing so.
Aside from studying, Nicolas has also spent his collegiate years teaching students of many different skill levels and ages and has had the pleasure of preparing them for their different performing endeavors.
Nicolas has a love of a variety of music genres including rock, blues, jazz, and classical music. Above all he loves the way music brings players and audiences together for a unique experience.
SASHA HAMMER Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Drum Teacher
Sasha is a classically trained bass player from Houston, Texas. An accomplished string musician, she started on the double bass when she was 10 years old, and picked up electric guitar and bass a year or two after that.
In high school Sasha performed locally in rock and metal bands all the while keeping up participation in the school orchestra. During her tenure in orchestra Sasha and her fellow musicians earned the right to travel to New York City and compete in the National Orchestra competition where they were awarded First Place!
Sasha’s journey with School of Rock started in her Sophomore year when she joined Champion Forest School of Rock playing guitar and bass. After half a year of being in the performance program, she picked up the drums, and in another half year she picked up the keyboard.
She is currently an instructor in both the School of Rock Mansfield and School of Rock Rockwall.
An avid D&D player, Sasha slays dragons in her spare time and writes songs about her adventures in the realms! She’s currently attending college at University of Texas Arlington seeking a Bachelors in Music Media, and is a part of their orchestra there.
Dalton Rapattoni Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher, Singing Teacher
Dalton Rapattoni, is a pop-rock singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas who is most recently known for being one of the Top 3 finalists on the 15th and "final" season of the Fox Television hit show, American Idol.
Dalton began performing at the age of 12 when he formed his first band Fly Away Hero, which released two EP's. At 14, he was contacted by a casting director that discovered his band through YouTube and asked for him to audition for a new act called IM5. The principles were Simon Fuller, Perez Hilton and Jaime King. From over 30,000 nationwide auditions, Dalton was chosen for the group. Over the next 4 years, Dalton worked with many well-known producers, songwriters and choreographers including Toby Gad, Harmony Samuels, Rock Mafia, Nappytabs, and Meghan Trainor.
At 18, Dalton reunited with his childhood band Fly Away Hero, who landed themselves at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart after releasing a new EP titled Lost and Found that debuted at #22 on the Alternative charts and included their song Hercules, written by Dalton, which remains the #1 selling song on the EP. (Cont…)
Dalton's latest solo album, Nobodys Home reached #5 on the iTunes chart in September 2017.