School of Rock Tustin’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Tustin music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Jordan del Rosario Music Director
Growing up in Ithaca, NY, Jordan taught himself guitar at the young age of nine, starting his journey with The Beatles anthology. Jordan attended R.I.T. for Fine Art in 2002, before he moved to Philadelphia to work at the first franchised School of Rock location in Downingtown, PA. Working at School of Rock Downingtown Jordan was a lighting and sound engineer, guitar instructor and show director for over eight years before moving to CA with his band Cheers Elephant. From 2006-present, Jordan has been the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band Cheers Elephant. They have released three full-length albums and multiple singles, with two million plus listens on Spotify. Their song "Leaves" reached #1 on Hype Machine in 2012 and "Airliner" reached #1 in 2015. Jordan has played multiple national tours and SXSW Official in 2013 and 2014. He's licensed numerous songs to advertisements and TV shows (Sperry Topsider, Drexel University, Virgin Banking, "The Real World," Victory Brewing, ABC Family). Jordan found his home at School of Rock Tustin and was promoted to Music Director in 2015. Jordan has toured nationally with the School of Rock Continental Tour as a Music Director, playing famous venues such as Third Man Records, The Sound Room, House of Blues Dallas and Cobra Lounge.
John Clardy Drum Teacher
John began playing drums at the age of 14, initially learning the usual suspects of Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as writing parts for the songs he was writing on guitar. After discovering punk bands like RKL and NOFX, and later on prog rock such as King Crimson, Yes and Mahavishnu Orchestra, the foundation for his style of intense but composed playing was set.
After playing around Dallas and Denton for several years he began touring in 2006, in addition to playing on the Fishboy album “Albatross." In August 2008 he joined the Sacramento, CA band Tera Melos. Since John’s addition to the band they have released three full-length albums and four EPs, and have toured North America, Japan and Europe extensively. He has worked in the studio with engineers Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Loretta Lynn), Matt Pence (Depeche Mode, Aqueduct, Midlake) and Ben Moore (Hot Snakes, Pinback) among others. In addition to Tera Melos, John has also performed internationally with Mike Watt, Marnie Stern, David Kollar and Astronautalis. John has been featured in "Modern Drummer Magazine" twice and was nominated by the editors of the magazine in their 2017 Readers Poll in the Best Experimental Drummer category. He has also contributed several entries to the magazine’s online blog, with a focus on self-maintenance and well-being over rudiments and chops.
Preston Huber Show Director
Preston began playing music at the age of six when his parents bought him his first electric guitar for his birthday. He eventually found his way to drums and learned by playing the popular video game "Rockband."
Preston graduated from OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts) and is set to graduate from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA soon. Preston has had the opportunity to perform at venues such as the House of Blues in Anaheim, The Yost Theater in Santa Ana, The Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, the OC Fair and many, many more. Preston plays many music styles such as rock, funk, R&B and pop. Some of Preston’s biggest music idols are Dave Grohl, John Bonham, Keith Moon and Animal from "The Muppets." You can find Preston playing stages with his band, Josie Johnston.
School of Rock Students Cover "Schism" by Tool
Students Around the World Perform Queen
Kids Cover "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas
Kids Cover "Three of a Perfect Pair" by King Crimson
School of Rock Students Perform "Middle of the Road"