Dan Moore General Manager, Music Director
Dan started his musical career with 5 years of piano lessons, focusing on classical music. At CAPA, he changed gears to drums and percussion, learning everything he could from local jazz great Roger Humphries. Eventually, he made his way into the All City Orchestra, playing a number of percussion instruments from snare drum to timpani.
While in college, Dan joined his first all original band, Scapegrace, and they played together for almost a decade, recorded two albums, played all over the city and opened for national acts. He also enjoyed playing traditional Irish folk music and played at a couple of local Irish Festivals. Now, he likes to spend time playing drums with Horehound and Victoria Fire, spending time with his wife and brewing beer.
Both of Dan’s daughters have graduated from SoR South Hills. Watching them develop into awesome musicians has been so rewarding and he is so glad
to be a part of it. He truly enjoys watching these great kids learn to play music. The stage truly is the best teacher and he can’t wait to see them up on stage for every performance!
Greg Richards Guitar Teacher
Since 2003, Greg has been teaching music, first as an instructor for adult and youth guitar classes at Community College of Allegheny County while a student, then soon after as a private teacher. He has been a member of Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (ELCO) since its inception in fall 2008, is co-founder of Midnight Vinyl Duet and currently writes/records/performs with Midknight Rose. He plays electric and acoustic, 6-string and 12-string, and nylon string guitars, in addition to bass (fretted/fretless), mandolin, ukulele and voice. Greg is a graduate of Duquesne University’s school of music, with a concentration in guitar and sound recording technology. There, he studied voice and sang in choir, and wrote arrangements for and performed with the Classical Guitar Ensemble and Electronic Chamber Group. Greg also holds an AS degree in Theatre. As an audio engineer, he has run sound for live events too. He is currently at the helm recording a forthcoming album from Midknight Rose, and freelances as a crew member for selected film and video projects.
Sarah Greenwald Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher
With nearly 20 years of experience in teaching music both privately and in classroom settings, Sarah arrived at School of Rock in July 2018. She has performed on violin locally with The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Savoyards and The Pittsburgh Philharmonic. She's also a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and co-founder of Midnight Vinyl Duet. Back in her hometown of Augusta, GA, she regularly performed with The Augusta Players on violin and viola, as well as recreated full-length Beatles albums with classic rock and soul outfit Number 9, while raising over $250,000 for local charities. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Music from Augusta State University, with a Violin concentration.
Matthew Scott Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Matt is a graduate of Mary Pappert School of Music from Duquesne University. He is currently the bassist for the band Colourshow, an indie rock outfit. He currently writes, records and actively tours with the band. In his free time, Matt enjoys reading, going to museums and attending shows. He looks forward to helping students of all ages perform.
Quinn Lukas Guitar Teacher
Quinn Lukas is a musician based out of Pittsburgh, PA. He started playing drums at the tender age of two and moved onto playing live at five years old. At the age of nine, Lukas picked up the guitar and hasn't put it down since. In a musical career that spans nearly two decades, Lukas has traveled the globe, opening for and touring with the likes of Black Sabbath with Dio, Twisted Sister, YT, Winger, Cinderella, Kamelot and more. For three years, Lukas toured North America as the lead guitarist for Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno. He has developed a style of his own, merging the best elements of neo-classical metal, modern rock, classic rock and Southern blues. Lukas is currently the guitar player for Icarus Witch, a hard rock band signed to Cleopatra Records. Lukas tracked axes on the last three critically acclaimed Icarus Witch albums.
Eli Namay Drum Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Eli Namay (He or They) is a Lebanese/Syrian Pittsburgh and Chicago based composer, writer, bassist, community organizer, and educator. His work focuses on affirming creativity as a fundamental human need, and illuminating the intertwined and always moving nature of human minds, musical traditions, and society. This is accomplished through improvisation and experimental notation; a critical embrace of eclecticism; and writing and composition that is informed by scientific studies of acoustics, perception, political economy, and the brain.
Master classes include at DePaul University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Southern Illinois University. Performances include at venues, and with ensembles and artists such as Northwestern University, DePaul University, Chicago Symphony Center, Constellation, Experimental Sound Studio, Fonema Consort, Mocrep, Adiaphora Orchestra, Jessica Aszodi, Yeyha Khalil, Michael Ibraham (National Arab Orchestra), Ronnie Malley, Katherine Young, John McCowen, Phil Sudderberg and more. Eli has been a part of The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music and Homeroom Chicago's 10x10 (2015). Eli has a BA in music from Columbia college where he studied under Dennis Luxion, Chuck Webb, and Dan Anderson. He has also studied upright bass with Anton Hatwich and Greg Sarchet (Lyric Opera of Chicago), and classical music from the Levant with Ronnie Malley. Pre-Covid Eli regularly curated comedy and improvised music shows with Gilded Records at Cafe Mustache in Chicago, works with musicians associated with Amalgam Records, and performed with Errata, hip-hop/avant/jazz group Jə'raf and American folk group Can I Get an Amen, amongst many other periodic formations. All are making plans to hit live again. Eli is the publisher at magazine & think tank start-up, Shred.
Jonathan Walters Drum Teacher
Jonathan Walters is a drummer from Natrona Heights, PA. Jon started playing the drums at age 14. Throughout high school, Jonathan performed and recorded with several of his original bands in the Pittsburgh area. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Jonathan enjoys writing and performing music with his current band Cig&Bee.
Leslie Miller Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher, Keyboard Teacher
Originally on the track to receive a Master’s degree in classical clarinet, Leslie Miller has since taken her musical endeavors on a completely independent creative path, wearing many hats as a multi-instrumental, multi-genre songwriter, composer, producer, performer, and teacher. Additional instruments in her wheelhouse include the guitar, voice, flute, keyboard, and banjo. She is a member of the eclectic folk duo, Monkey Goddess, and her solo musical work can be found under the name Lenni Green. As a teacher, she wants to empower students to unlock the sounds and styles that are unique to them, and to discover music as a form of self-expression and an avenue for joy. When she is not working as a musician, she enjoys gardening, yoga, playing with cats, drinking tea, and rock climbing.