School of Rock South Hills’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Castle Shannon music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
General ManagerBrian Franzoni
Brian was born and raised in Shippensburg, PA. He attended California University of PA to study graphic design and marketing. After graduation, Brian worked for AT&T until finding School of Rock. He has been with the school since May 2016. His goals for the school include providing a safe space for kids to learn and practice music, providing a friendly/family environment for all to love and ensuring fun is always happening. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his fiancée and cat, playing video games and watching movies.
Dan MooreMusic Director
Greg RichardsGuitar 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.
Clarence Grant IIDrum Teacher
Clarence Grant II has been playing drums since he was five. His father is a music pastor at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, and Clarence was raised in a musician’s home. By 15, he was the regular drummer for his father’s church. His professional drumming career began at age 17, and since then he has toured the country with multiple gospel, rock, country and jazz artists. He began teaching lessons at 20, and has experience working with a wide range of children and adults, with varying abilities and musical interests. Clarence currently performs regionally with rock band Chrome Moses, and regularly works on studio projects in the greater Pittsburgh area.