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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock San Ramon’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our San Ramon music instructors are professional musicians and inspire and teach students to perform live.

Miranda ShakesSinging Teacher, Piano Teacher

Miranda sang before she could speak. A lifelong morning person and resident of San Ramon, she has been making and learning about music for as long as she can remember. Her parents met while working in the radio industry; KKIQ and XM Radio were the soundtracks to her childhood. She grew up singing in the Danville Girls Chorus and Cal High choir under the direction of Ken Abrams and Lucerne Mottaz, respectively. After 10 years of classical piano lessons she started writing her own music for voice and piano, performing locally as well as in China and Oregon.

Miranda recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Anthropology with minors in Asian Studies and Music. She wrote her senior thesis on the sociology of music taste. In college, she began learning the electronic music programs Reason and Ableton Live, with which she is working on her first album.

When she's not at School of Rock, Miranda can be found listening to, reading about, writing about, or making music in her home just down the block.

Navid NaimaBass Guitar Teacher, piano Teacher

Navid is a bass player and civil engineer with over a decade of teaching and performing experience. He has played in most genres, including pop, rock, jazz, funk and metal. As a music educator, Navid composes everything from big band jazz to the classical and rock/pop. Navid has studied with world-class musicians, including Kai Eckhardt and Grammy Award winner Matt Zebley. He has toured Europe and Asia with a variety of artists playing to crowds of more than 80,000. Now at home in the Bay Area, Navid plays with local artists as a session and studio musician, teaching all levels of players and honing his skills as a composer.

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