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Our Experienced Music Instructors

School of Rock has experienced music instructors

Our Experienced Music Instructors

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 Manager

Brian FanzoniGeneral Manager

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.
Music Director

Dan MooreMusic Director

Guitar Teacher

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.
Drum Teacher

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.

Sarah GreenwaldSinging 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.

Travis ButlerDrum Teacher

Travis grew up in Bethel Park, PA and began drumming during his time at Memorial Elementary School. He hasn’t stopped since, pursuing percussion and sound recording technology through his recent graduation from Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music. When he isn’t drumming, he enjoys composing, tossing frisbee, skiing, gaming and much more. You can see Travis playing around Pittsburgh with local acts Justin Fabus and Brahctopus.

Matthew ScottGuitar 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.

Christie McKernanSinging Teacher

Christie is a graduate of Duquesne University, at which she studied Music Therapy and Jazz Voice. She has been singing since the age of three and started piano lessons in kindergarten. Christie was a member of the chamber choir at Duquesne and was one of the featured vocalists for the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble. She enjoys performing many styles of music including choral, jazz and alternative rock. She also enjoys writing songs in a singer/songwriter style.

Quinn LukasGuitar 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.

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