Jason Ashcraft Guitar Teacher
Jason Ashcraft began playing guitar at the age of 12 when he lugged home a giant amplifier and an off-brand guitar from a neighbor's house. He began by making loud noises and rocking out to Metallica albums like "...And Justice For All." With a combination of lessons and being self-taught he quickly grew as a performer and songwriter through high school. He attended Pinnacle College, where he graduated with a certificate in Audio Engineering. He is now the founder/songwriter of the national touring metal band Helion Prime out of Germany.
Jason has a passion for teaching. He has been teaching music as well as children with autism for over eight years. He believes music is something to be shared with everyone and being able to help others evolve into the performer/songwriter they wish to become is a great feeling not much can compare to.
David Endacott-Hicks General Manager
David Endacott-Hicks, was born and spent his early years in California, where he completed a Bachelor's of Music from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. Graduate training brought him to the East Coast, where he attended and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music as a Vocal Performance major. David is an equity actor and has been a principal performer on both East and West Coast national tours and has performed professionally on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway. In addition to his opera and theatre credits, David has performed as a resident guest entertainer throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean as well as a soloist in many ensembles, including on two European tours in which he was not only a performer but also an assistant conductor. After returning to California to sing with the San Francisco Opera in 2016, David found a home with School of Rock, where he is able to shape musical minds and talents of all ages. He is the Music Director and General Manager at School of Rock Roseville.
Moriah Spencer Vocal Instructor
Growing up in a family of musicians, Moriah Spencer was influenced to be a singer at a very young age and was first put on stage at the age of three. She later took piano lessons form age seven from her grandmother and learned to play some guitar from her father around the same time. Throughout her childhood she was heavily influenced by blues and rock artists like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, then later became obsessed with classical, jazz, gothic rock and metal genre. Moriah studied classical voice through college and became a vocal mentor to beginning/advanced voice students for three years after completing the Voice program at Sacramento City College. She is currently finishing her degree in Music Education and continues to perform in the band 3 Stones Cry with her father and brother. Moriah has an incredible passion for music that she hopes to share and inspire all the students that come her way. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock Roseville.
Zach Waters Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Zach Waters has had over nine years of experience playing the guitar. Although primarily a rock/blues guitarist, Zach is also experienced in the following genres: pop, jazz, country and more. Some of his biggest influences are Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Ronnie Montrose. He currently fronts the award-winning blues/rock band The Zach Waters Band, and has been seen on stages with internationally successful acts all across the Pacific Northwest. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher, drum teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Roseville.
Dillon Spencer Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Dillon Spencer has been studying, writing and performing music for over seven years. He began his musical journey at age seven when his father bought him his first acoustic guitar. His father, who is also a guitar teacher, gave him a sheet of paper with the seven diatonic modal scales on it and told him to study them until he knew them like the back of his hand. Dillon listened and practiced them gradually everyday and soon learned to use the scales properly by improvising over songs he enjoyed. From time to time Dillon would play with his father and they would create chord progressions and take turns improvising and making riffs over them. This helped Dillon facilitate his creativity by learning to express his thoughts musically and fluently on the spot. Around age 14 he really began to discover his passion for guitar playing, and started learning three to four songs every week for his high school guitar class. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Coheed and Cambria, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down and more inspired him. When he became a junior in high school he started to instruct struggling classmates right before their guitar class to help them progress. Dillon is currently on the path of obtaining an AA in Audio Engineering and Music Education before transferring to a UC to get his bachelor's degree. He also has been teaching peers at Sacramento City College that have been seeking his musical guidance outside of their class. He has performed at dozens of live shows as a guitarist, vocalist and bass player. He has performed in college live shows with the commercial music ensemble, for his father's band (3 Stones Cry) and in a guitar duo group playing small venues and wedding dinners. These performances have given him personal knowledge of what it takes to be a gigging musician. This is relayed through his teaching methods and passion for creating better musicians. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Roseville.
Kevin Long Music Director
Kevin Long has been a disciple of music since the beginning. In his youth, he pursued every musical opportunity and found himself doing everything from holding down clarinet and saxophone in wind band to playing guitar/keyboard and singing in rock bands, and playing major roles on local musical theater stages. He now holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Cal State Fullerton and has been singing professionally for over a decade. Kevin etched a music career primarily in LA as a staff singer for renowned choral and classical organizations, recording studios and televised worship. He has shared the stage with many major artists on west coast tour stops. His voice can be heard on various international recordings for movie trailers, pop/rock artists and Disney. Through college and during his time in the industry, Kevin taught voice and piano on the side and developed a love and passion for teaching. He now resides in Roseville with his family and spends most of his time teaching, music directing and accompanying local musicians. Kevin is drawn to School of Rock for its ensemble culture, and because it melds two of his greatest passions together: teaching music and hard rock/metal. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Roseville.
Sojourner Zink Drum Teacher
Sojourner Zink grew up in a musical household. She has played music most of her life, beginning with 11 years in choir, then pre-professional training in jazz drums, orchestral percussion and music theory at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She has played in several bands in Sacramento over the past 10 years, including Manzanita, Todd Morgan and the Emblems, and currently House of Mary. On Wednesday nights, you can find her in Folsom at her favorite open mic spot as a house drummer/backing vocalist, and on rare occasions as a solo artist on guitar and vocals. Sojourner studied both audio engineering and culinary arts at American River College in Sacramento, and worked as a youth director for three years at Unity of Sacramento. Her passion is to encourage kids to grow in self-confidence and form healthy habits at an early age. She is a drum teacher at School of Rock Roseville and directs our Little Wing and Rookies programs.
Kyra Murphy Studio Coordinator
Kyra Murphy has been singing for as long as she can remember and has been an avid musical theatre performer since she was 14 years old. With a combination of sporadic voice lessons and self-taught practice Kyra has become an active member of the Roseville/Rocklin theatre community. She was also part of several rock bands due to her involvement with Woodcreek High School's Commercial Music Project Program.
Kyra has an immense passion for music and performing. She's very excited to see the passion for music grow with every student (and parent) she has the pleasure of meeting and working with. She is a Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Roseville.
Justin Tvetan Drum Teacher
Justin Tvetan began playing drums in his high school marching and concert band. It was there that he built a foundation of technique and passion that translated to his first drum set at the age of 13. He spent hours in his garage learning how to play songs from his favorite bands by ear. Months were spent poring through albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice and Chains and Soundgarden. Receiving “…And Justice For All” by Metallica as a gift from his brother altered his musical trajectory and a passion for metal music was born. By age 19, he was regularly performing with bands in the Sacramento metal community and continues to write and record music with bands to this day. Justin is excited to share his knowledge and experience performing and composing heavy music with a new generation of drummers and musicians.
Quynn Meyers-Keller Drum Teacher
Quynn started his musical journey playing guitar when he was 13 and has since tried to add as many instruments as possible to his repertoire. The other one that stuck the most was the drums, which led to him playing drums with a pop-punk band in college and currently playing with a cover band throughout the Sacramento region.
He played jazz in high school, received a Bachelor's of Arts from CSUS, and enjoys traveling and soccer. His experience as a teacher’s assistant at a school serving students with special needs sparked a passion for teaching. When it comes to drumming, Quynn has played and excels at all genres, including Punk, Jazz, Metal, Pop, and of course, Rock! He currently plays with several bands in various capacities and hopes to inspire those around to him to follow their own musical callings.
Isaac Smith Keyboard Teacher
Isaac has been playing piano since he was 5 years old. He graduated from Sacramento’s John F. Kennedy High School in 2008, winning the Louis Armstrong Award for jazz piano that same year. In 2013, he received a Bachelor’s in Music Theory and Composition from CSU, Sacramento, and in 2019, received a Master’s in Music Composition from the University of Oregon. In addition to his composing and arranging, he is an avid performer. He has performed as a pianist and keyboardist in classical, rock, hip-hop, jazz, fusion, and musical theater groups, as well as an accompanist for choirs and soloists. He also performs regularly on tuba with orchestras, bands, and brass quintets around Northern California. He loves cooking, hiking, video games, and science fiction.
Nathaniel Chung Bass Guitar Teacher Nathaniel Chung
Nathaniel wanted to be a musician since he was a child. At around 6 or 7 he started piano and took lessons for 4 years while being exposed to his parents’ Beatles records. Some time down the line, he started listening to Metallica and at around middle school, picked up the guitar. It wasn’t until the 8th grade when he started playing with his sister’s bass guitar that he wanted to focus more attention on that instrument. During this time he began playing in a church worship team from middle school up until early college and even formed a small garage band during high school. In college he performed in various music courses ranging from commercial music, jazz band, and orchestra. Outside of school, he currently performs bass in the worship group at Greenhaven Lutheran Church in Sacramento, performs with the Ryder Green Band, and Ro Harpo the Bluesman.
Christopher Martin Keyboard Teacher
Christopher was born in Sacramento and raised in Elk Grove, CA. Ever since his Uncle bought him his first guitar, he knew he wanted to be a musician. He took his first guitar lessons, then took up saxophone in middle school and high school, and eventually took piano lessons in Elk Grove. After high school, he attended Sacramento City College and earned two A.A.s in Commercial Songwriting, and Commercial Performance. Now a certified music-maker, he is determined to share his love of piano keyboard and songwriting with anyone who is willing to rock!