School of Rock Santa Clarita’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Santa Clarita music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Lauren Dair OwensSinging Teacher, piano Teacher
Lauren Dair Owens is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Growing up, Lauren always had a deep passion for music, but it wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles to be an actress that she began writing and recording her own music. When she was 12 years old, Lauren got the part of Young Jess on the hit FOX show "New Girl" playing the flashbacks of Zooey Deschanel.
At the same age, Lauren wrote and recorded her first EP, "No Apologies." This experience started a chain reaction of pure creativity. Lauren started the band Gravity Hill, who toured all over California and played world famous venues such as The Roxy, The Troubadour and the Las Vegas Strip. With a hard-hitting alternative rock sound, Gravity Hill started to make their mark in Southern California. When the band dissolved in early 2015, Lauren questioned what her next step would be. Using her alternative roots as an influence, Lauren decided to take her love for acoustic singer/songwriter music and mix it with the vibey, moody sound that is heard in many of her favorite bands.
In addition to music, Lauren is passionate about working with kids. She has been teaching at School of Rock for two years and loves teaching kids about being a musician. Lauren is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business.
Robert Andersonpiano Teacher
Robert is a Los Angeles-based musician currently residing in Santa Clarita. He began drumming at the age of 12 after being inspired by some of his middle school friends who were on the drumline. Shortly after, he began learning how to play the drum set by playing along with Blink 182, Led Zeppelin and Rush records. In high school, Robert became heavily involved with the school's band program. His experience playing with the jazz band made him he realize that he wanted to become a professional musician and from that point on began taking his musical studies very seriously. Upon graduating from high school, Robert attended Florida State University on full scholarship, earning a B.A. in Jazz Studies and later attended the California Institute of the Arts where he earned an M.F.A. in Jazz Studies. Well-versed in both jazz and rock drumming, Robert currently works as a freelance musician, private instructor and as the drummer for The Cerny Brothers Band. His performance experience includes playing countless clubs in Los Angeles, national tours, private events, musicals, music festivals and high school clinics in Los Angeles. Some of his career highlights have been performing with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra for his last public performance, performing a showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, TX and having the opportunity to tour and perform all over the country.