School of Rock Snellville’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Snellville music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Joseph Herman Drum Teacher
Joe’s mother bought his first drum set at the early age of 12. Self-taught, Joe and his older brother Paul started playing together all hours of the day and honing their chops to form original projects along with successful tribute and cover bands. Joe now plays in several different bands, including the Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath Tribute band Blizzard of Ozzy and The Pantera Cover Band out of Atlanta. Joe has been teaching lessons for over seven years and is excellent in working with all ages. He strives to help others accomplish their goals, whatever those may be. Music and helping others are his passions.
Wheat Williams Singing Teacher
Atlanta native Wheat Williams studied operatic singing and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University, with previous studies at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee. Wheat is a professional church choral singer, with a lifetime of experience in traditional worship and classical music. But he can also be found prowling Atlanta club stages singing rock and jazz with the BadAsh Allstar Team and at open mic jam sessions. Positioned between classical and rock, he draws on formal technique and music theory in the service of teaching kids to perform from a solid foundation.
His background in the music business extends to years as a freelance music journalist for national magazines, interviewing renowned rock, country, jazz and classical artists, and a period as a publicist for country music record labels in Nashville. For three years he was the part-time business manager for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, a leading early music chamber group. Before that he was a volunteer and consultant to the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation, which applies the history of electronic music to music education. With years of experience tutoring elementary school children, Wheat always strives to understand each student from their own perspective, encouraging as well as challenging, and helping each one to find their own voice.