Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Rockwall’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.
Mason Steeger Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Mason began his musical journey with rock music by picking up his dad’s old guitar in middle school and teaching himself how to play different riffs and chords. Once in high school, Mason began playing percussion in the concert band program and fell in love with the drums. This led him to apply for SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in order to pursue a degree in Music Education. While at college he met up with Sterling Gavinski, a singer/songwriter who played in the band The Happy Alright. Sterling asked Mason to join his band as a bassist and the rest is history. With several tours and studio experience behind him, Mason continues to play, write and tour with The Happy Alright while teaching at School of Rock in hopes that he can inspire kids and teens to start a band and make music of their own. He is a drum teacher, bass guitar teacher and our Assistant Music Director at School of Rock Rockwall.
Eddie Betancourt Music Director
Eddie Betancourt is a piano/keyboard instructor originally from Los Angeles, California. Formerly a professional boxer and boxing coach, Eddie has always incorporated music in all his trainings. He started with a small keyboard at the age of eight and later became obsessed with the piano and movie music. At age 12 he joined his middle school orchestra, playing the violin. Learning to be part of an orchestra helped him with his beginnings in his pursuit of film scoring. Later he graduated from UCLA with a Film Scoring Degree. Recently a School of Rock instructor, Eddie has found a new love in teaching music. Eddie continues to pursue his film scoring career while experiencing the Texas culture.
Lindsay Campos General Manager
Lindsay Campos had a passion for music ever since she was a little kid. She sang in her school’s choir from elementary school all the way until she graduated high school. From wanting to be a vet, to a music teacher and then a singer, she eventually continued to pursue her love for music through college.
Lindsay moved to Nashville, Tennessee to study Music Business and Production at one of the well-known colleges for that industry, Belmont University. While in school she was able to train her voice commercially, work in historical recording studios on Music Row, and work with music labels and artists. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration, specializing in Music Business with an emphasis in Production. Her ultimate goal is to own a record label and help artists get their music out. Lindsay plans to further her education and earn a master's in Marketing.
Some of her favorite things are listening to music, singing, reading and watching Japanese anime. She started with School of Rock Plano as the Studio Coordinator and Assistant General Manager for nearly two years before moving on to be the General Manager of School of Rock Rockwall.
Jackson DeFord Guitar Teacher
Jackson DeFord began learning guitar at the age of seven from his grandfather. They worked for a few years starting with basic chords and getting comfortable around the acoustic instrument. His real advancements and passion started kicking in when, a few years down the line, he met musicians from the band Gemini Syndrome. This is when everything started to connect and music began to make sense, so he picked up learning electric guitar and bass.
From there, Jackson learned many things from various teachers and recording artists, primarily in the genres of alternative rock and jazz. When he was 15 he started teaching on the side while still in school to young students just starting out. He taught theory and application on both bass and guitar while still learning deeper concepts each and every day. After three years of teaching experience and 11 years of playing Jackson came to School of Rock Rockwall as a guitar teacher to help more kids learn music and teach what he has been taught from various artists and teachers.
Ian Weaver Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Ian Weaver started playing guitar at the age of five years old and has not stopped since. Originally from Dallas, Ian moved around a lot as a kid, including moving to Dubai when he was just seven. Eventually, Ian made his way back to Texas and doesn't plan on leaving again.
Throughout his school years, Ian was in band as a percussionist, but his passion was always the guitar. Mainly self-taught, with a little help from his dad, Ian helps his students avoid speed bumps in the learning process that he faced along the way, and instills positivity in every part of learning the guitar. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Rockwall.
Avery Strahm Vocal Instructor
Avery Strahm is currently a full-time college student studying music production in Rockwall, TX. She has been singing since before she could walk and began teaching herself to play the guitar at age 13. At the age of 19, Avery released her first single, which she recorded in Austin, TX. She is currently working on releasing a full-length album.
Between school, her job and working on her album, Avery is also a professional photographer. Her creativity has been used in personal projects, graduation photos, wedding and engagement photos, and in advertising and marketing for businesses.
Avery is looking forward to working at School of Rock Rockwall as a vocal instructor and to helping others improve their musical abilities.