Alex Vallejo Director of Operations
Alex Vallejo is best known as the drummer of the award-winning Austin, Texas rock band VALLEJO.
Aside from performing in his band VALLEJO, Alex is also the VP of Austin music production label VMG (Vallejo Music Group), board member and artist consultant at the Austin Music Foundation, operations director for School Of Rock (Southwest Austin/Round Rock, TX), co-founder of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, sits on the advisory board of EQ Austin and is also a partner and talent buyer for EPS Presents.
Brent Meyer Music Director
When not inhabiting the persona of Depeche Mode mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Martin L. Gore onstage most weekends, Brent plays an even more pivotal role for his project Strangelove, The Depeche Mode Experience behind the scenes. A wearer of multiple hats, Brent has operated in almost every role within the music industry, including as a composer for TV/film/video games, working as a record label VP, recording artist, touring sideman in signed bands, festival organizer, artist management for platinum acts, music director, studio owner, arranger/orchestrator and record producer/engineer (for such artists as Henry Rollins, Bowie
collaborator Reeves Gabriels, Chic/Bowie/Power Station’s Tony Thompson and several musicians in the Beck/Sting sphere). He’s recently worked with Depeche Mode’s drummer Christian Eigner, who contributed drums for two original projects. As a booking agent, he's helmed the largest tribute-focused talent agency in the world, Music Zirconia. He has the occasional dalliance, employing his operatic baritone fronting another passion project, Fears For Tears. He is the Music Director at School of Rock Round Rock.
Carly Fairchild Studio Coordinator
Carly Fairchild started her singing career at the age of five, spending most of her early years in musical theatre. She was professionally trained until the age of 18, when she got involved in a high school rock band. Carly currently sings, plays the bass and manages the band Shoddy Posture, and is in school studying Music Ministry. She is the Studio Coordinator at School of Rock Round Rock.
Chris Schreck Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Singing Teacher
Chris Schreck is a multi-instrumentalist with a Bachelor's Degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. His primary instrument is percussion (drum set) with a vast range of experience on piano, guitar, vocals and bass. He is a music producer/composer and has performed in the top ensembles in school, as well as in groups outside of school. He currently is an instructor at School of Rock Round Rock and occasionally travels for corporate events with Emil and Dariel, as seen on "America’s Got Talent." Chris started
his teaching career by directing his high school drum line and has been teaching since.
Emanuele Pistucchia Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
Emanuele Pistucchia is an Italian guitarist based in Austin, Texas. He works as a side man and session man collaborating with many big names in the rock, country and blues scene, especially in Tennessee, Texas and California. In the last few years he has been touring a lot across the country and in South America. In 2017 he formed his own alternative blues band, Red On Yellow, whose first album, produced by the Austin Music Award winner Adrian Quesada, was released in early 2018.
Huntley Hornback Manager
Huntley Hornback is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and attended college at Chico State University, where he studied Audio Recording. He plays guitar, bass and drums, as well as mandolin and ukulele. He has performed with many bands, including Skyway, The Rastabillies, Chico Ska Orchestra and the Alice Peake Experience. Huntley also enjoys building guitars, basses and ukuleles, and is currently exploring the world of looping. His musical influences include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young and Cake. He is the Manager at School of Rock Round Rock.
Joshua Roush Assistant Music Director
Joshua Roush has become an accomplished musician, composer and instructor through the years. Pursuing a degree in Music Education, he learned and mastered several instruments with a thirst for knowledge and improvement. He played at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17, sang at the National Cathedral at the age of 18, won the John Phillips Sousa Award and won the talent show in his senior year of high school. He plays and has played in many bands, as well as held the position of drum major and student conductor in high school musical ensembles. He is very passionate about helping his students on their journey through music. When Joshua isn’t teaching, he is playing in one of his bands: Three:33 (rock originals), Roc Holiday (rock originals) and Trick Shot (high energy covers with a rock edge). He also fills in with various bands around town. He puts more than the required time and effort into his students and music. He is the Assistant Music Director at School of Rock Round Rock.
Kevin Abbenante Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Kevin Abbenante has been a lifelong resident of the Austin area. Kevin is a professional drummer and has been playing for over 20 years, and has been performing and touring for the last 10 years. He has also been a
session drummer on numerous studio albums. He currently performs and tours with Kaleider. Kevin earned his Associate Degree in Commercial Music Management from Austin Community College in 2012. He has been working as a professional audio engineer for the past nine years predominantly at 512 Studios with Omar Vallejo. He has also done some projects at Evenbreak Productions with Vicki Holmes, and Evil Snail Studios with Kfir and Rom Gov.
Since Kevin has been affiliated with 512 Studios, Evenbreak Productions and Evil Snail Studios, he has helped engineer and mix over 100 albums. Kevin takes great pride in the fact that 512 Studios was voted Best Recording Studio in Austin for the 2016 and 2018 Austin Chronicle Music Industry Awards. Kevin has engineered, mixed, produced and played as a session drummer in many different styles of music, ranging from rock and metal to country, hip-hop and Tejano.
Les Fisher Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
The rock steady drumming of Les Fisher is second nature to a man who is a second-generation star of the skins. He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI listening to his drummer dad. Les's crisp vocals and songwriting talent got a jump-start from his mother, an accomplished jazz singer. If you close your eyes, it’s hard to believe that the soulful and smooth voice that you are hearing is coming from the same man that you see laying down the groove. Les is known for the energy and confidence he exudes from behind the drums. His versatile, laid back
attitude has a way of putting other musicians at ease.
Most recently Les has performed with Micki Free (formerly with Shalamar), Don Was and Was Not Was, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Jason Mraz, Brothers Johnson and George Lopez. Also, Les's notorious backbeat in Austin, TX has given him the opportunity to play with musicians such as Gary Clark Jr., Tom Cochran, Bob Schneider, Vallejo, MC Overlord and gospel singers Mary Mary. Les has been sought after for national tours by Sophie B. Hawkins, El Debarge, legendary saxophonist Ronnie Laws and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelik. Les’s previous band, The Funk Mob, also backed up the legendary Patti LaBelle, Az Yet and The Temptation’s lead singer, Larry Braggs.
Nick Rash Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
A multi-instrumentalist fresh out of high school who excels in studio work and live performance, Nick has a background in classical stringed instruments, as well as contemporary guitar, bass and piano, and can play anything for anyone under the sun.
Angelyn Iturbide Guitar and Singing Teacher
Angelyn was born in Orange County, California. Her gift for music was evident at a very young age. So young that her parents will joke that she could sing before she could talk. Angelyn picked up a guitar as a teenager and without any training began to develop her own unique style of songwriting.
Angelyn is musically inspired by great artists like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Joni Mitchell and Carrie Underwood to name a few. She sees herself as an average girl who loves running, and cooking, but whose true passion is and always will be music.
Sarah Brown Piano and Singing Teacher
Sarah Brown is a piano and vocal instructor at School of Rock.
She started playing piano at the age of ten and her love for singing shortly followed. Sarah was classically trained in piano for a few years until she started playing regularly in multiple church bands in several different states.
She is still currently pursuing her love of music and continuing to grow in her musical abilities.
Zakk Tippie Guitar Teacher
Zakk Tippie started as a student at School of Rock where he very quickly showed everyone he could shred. After a few short seasons he graduated out of our program, however, we couldn't let him go! We had to bring him on as an instructor and we have no regrets! Since the summer of 2019 he's been not only teaching guitar, but he has also been great with our littles in Rookies as well.