Our Experienced Music Teachers
All of School of Rock Santa Clarita’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.
Katie Farmer General Manager
Katie has been with School of Rock since 2015 as a Studio Coordinator, drum instructor, show director and tour coordinator for three School of Rock AllStar tours. Katie graduated from The University of St. Thomas with a degree in TV and Film Production. Katie has been on the stage and behind the scenes most of here life through theatre, film, dance and music.
D'etta Brown Vocal Instructor, Piano Teacher
D’Etta Brown grew up in a vortex of musical creativity in Lubbock, TX, and soon couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She attended South Plains College to study Commercial Music and Entertainment Business, and then went on to teach there as a vocal instructor and at other local studios in the Lubbock area. She honed her passion for performing with numerous bands, singing everything she could, including rock, soul, blues and jazz. D’Etta relocated to Los Angeles in 2018 and now calls School of Rock Santa Clarita her musical home. She is a vocal instructor and piano teacher.
Benjamin Forth Guitar Teacher
At a young age, Benjamin Forth was involved in his primary school’s concert band when he found his dad’s antique acoustic guitar in the closet one day. He hasn’t put a guitar down since. After high school, he went straight to Hollywood, CA to study in GIT at the Musicians Institute. He spent his short breaks from college teaching guitar classes at his former middle school. After graduating with his Associate of Arts degree in Guitar Performance, he was hired to play four nights at The Renberg Theatre with LA’s LGBT Transchorus for their “Ziggy Stardust” performance. He now currently plays for several Hollywood acts, including an all original jazz/fusion band Mr. Giant, alternative rock artist Esemae and classic rock cover band Agent 18. His influences include artists like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, B.B King, Albert King, Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Bob Dylan and many more. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock Santa Clarita.
Sharon Odiakosa Singing Teacher
Sharon Odiakosa is a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and musician from Los Angeles, CA. She attended Musician's Institute Vocal Institute of Technology and The Los Angeles Film School for Audio Engineering. She also performs around Los Angeles with her all girl band. Sharon has over 10 years of experience teaching voice and helping young kids, teens and adults find their voice through music and sound.
Anthony Ortiz Drum Teacher
Originally from Miami, Florida, Anthony began his drumming experience as a young teen in rock bands that toured the East Coast. Seeking to broaden his percussive skills, he moved to California to study in the PIT program at Musicians Institute. During this time, he has gone to perform live in venues, clubs and bars all over Los Angeles and has worked as a studio musician recording for bands, producers, and DJs. After graduating, he began giving private lessons for 8 years to students of almost all ages.
18 years behind the drum kit, Anthony is a well rounded drummer with technique in various genres of music ranging from Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk and everything in between.
Anthony is excited to share his knowledge and experience with the students at School of Rock Santa Clarita!
Reece Clark Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Reece Clark started learning guitar at the School of Rock in Dallas, TX in 2009, and after continuing through their program for a few years he eventually started playing in bands of his own. He then took his love for guitar and for learning to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where he studied guitar of all genres (including classical, jazz, pop and R&B) as well as music theory, live production and music business while still touring with his band outside of school.
Since graduating, Reece has decided to pursue music as a career. His old band Oh, Weatherly signed to Los Angeles-based record label Hopeless Records, put out their debut full-length album and immediately hit the road. Since then, he’s toured across the entire United States and Canada with alternative acts such as Mayday Parade and Ryan Key of Yellowcard, performed on the final Vans Warped Tour, Sad Summer Festival, and most recently decided to put that same passion into teaching and possibly helping other kids find their love for music as well.
Zakary Herman Singing Teacher
Zakary Herman is a Los Angeles based Performer and Composer. With over a decade of experience in vocal performance, his musical endeavors span across genres from Musical Theater, Jazz and Rock.