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School of Rock West LA
12020 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 442-7625

Location Specifics

Located across from Ralph's.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

Music programs at School of Rock West LA combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 7-18

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock West LA's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in West LA have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Los Angeles are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Additionally, students (typically ages 7 to 18-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens
Performance
Ages 7-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock West LA is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock West LA Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Los Angeles music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock West LA's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Los Angeles music venue.

Adult music program for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock West LA's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock West LA is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Los Angeles.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock West LA Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Los Angeles.

House Band program for gigging at local venues around town
House Band
Ages 7-18

The School of Rock West LA House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock West LA's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at CA rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Los Angeles and the rest of CA. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Center Stage Program Picture
Center Stage
Ages 13-19

The Center Stage Artist Search Program is an opportunity to be heard by a major record label. Singers from the ages of 13-19 can submit an audition video as part of the selection process. Selected artists will then have the chance to participate in a studio recording session, and perform at a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. We'll also provide School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships for 100 applicants. Submit your video audition today.

What to expect
  • A live artist showcase in front of record executives
  • Record in a state-of-the-art major label studio

The Path to Take the Stage

The music of legendary recording artists can be the inspiration behind many School of Rock students’ drive to pick up an instrument for the first time. This music is the foundation of our curriculum because it helps maintain young musician’s drive to gain musical proficiency. Center Stage is a program to help usher in the next generation of great artists that will one day inspire others to begin their musical journey.

Music Lessons in West LA

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock
Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock West LA, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock West LA is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Los Angeles guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock West LA's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock West LA, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Los Angeles venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock West LA offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Los Angeles guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock
Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West LA is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock West LA we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Los Angeles, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock West LA, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Los Angeles. Unlike other Los Angeles drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock West LA, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Los Angeles drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock
Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West LA offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock West LA, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock West LA teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock West LA, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Los Angeles.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock
Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock West LA offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Los Angeles and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock West LA, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Los Angeles students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock West LA, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock
Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Los Angeles. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock West LA, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Los Angeles area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock West LA Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Los Angeles area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Los Angeles music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock West LA, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Los Angeles, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock West LA’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

Ryan Schiff District Manager

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Ryan began playing guitar at age 13 after seeing the movie "La Bamba" about rock legend Ritchie Valens. He studied with Grammy-nominated guitarist Steve Briody for several years before starting his own projects and soon became an instructor himself. While still in New York, his band Code Anchor independently released several EPs and one full-length album, "Rosada," while touring extensively nationwide from 2005-2009. A co-writer in the band, Ryan also played lead and rhythm guitar while singing lead and backup vocals. Memorable stages include the Vans Warped Tour at Nassau Coliseum and headlining bills at some of New York City's greatest venues like CBGBs and The Knitting Factory. It was during this time that Ryan began teaching at School of Rock in Melville, NY. Hungry to pursue new musical ventures, Ryan departed from Code Anchor and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Since then, he's been busy writing, producing and performing with his newest project, Lou Pine. As a Sony/ATV artist, Lou Pine’s music has been featured on television shows like “Chicago Fire,” “Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word,” and “Food Paradise." Ryan enjoys playing every genre including jazz, funk, country and folk, but credits the blues and rock n' roll as his main influences.

Justin Salmons General Manager, Music Director

Born in Little Rock, AR, but raised in Dallas, TX, Justin has been a music aficionado since elementary school. Inspired by his cousin's ability to riff on a Les Paul as a kid, Justin finally picked up the guitar himself at the age of 13. Initially a rocker, his thirst for a deeper understanding of the inner workings of guitar and music led him to a more diverse repertoire and a greater knowledge of music theory. Taking advantage of the immense blues, jazz, country and R & B culture that Texas had to offer, Justin broadened his influences and musical understandings, quickly becoming an old soul in a young body. This led to performing and recording with artists such as Nokie Edwards of The Ventures, Dave Bartholomew (songwriter for Fats Domino), hip-hop legend The D.O.C.,and Texas country legends The Light Crust Doughboys, which eventually led to a Grammy nomination in Southern Gospel. Graduating from the University of North Texas in 2007 and feeling the limitations of Texas, Justin relocated to Los Angeles in 2010. Here the guitarist has begun pursuing his own musical endeavors and a deeper understanding of production and recording. Never resting, Justin has continued to perform with a myriad of talented singers and songwriters in the LA club scene. As an instructor, Justin has over seven years of experience in private guitar instruction. As an understanding and adaptive teacher, Justin has successfully guided students young and old to a greater understanding and ability to play guitar. His teaching style is one of empathy and necessity, tailoring each lesson plan to accommodate each student's individual desires and goals while providing the essential tools one needs to be a competent informed guitarist.

Katie Henkel Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Katie began playing piano at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. In 2009 she joined School of Rock as a keyboardist, bassist and vocalist and later became a School of Rock AllStar, playing venues such as Gathering of the Vibes, The Stone Pony and many others. She then studied at and graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she went on cross-country tours with bands she was in, as well as studied audio engineering. She’s played in venues all over the country, and engineers her own music and the music of other artists.

Abigail Miller Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Born and raised in Oak Park, IL, Abigail Joy Miller has always been an avid music lover. She started taking bass lessons at the age of 12 at a small, local music store. Shortly after, she found her people and passion at School of Rock in Chicago. After a year at School of Rock Chiago, her mom, an active member of the community, decided to open what has become the largest School of Rock in the country. In 2012, at 14 years old, she was the youngest member of a local punk band in the Chicagoland area and recorded a few EPs. In 2015 and 2016 Abigail was chosen to represent the elite top 1% of School of Rock students as a national AllStar, where she played and performed around the US including at places like Gathering of the Vibes, Lollapalooza, Riot Fest and Summerfest. When she was supposed to be going into senior year of high school, she instead joined Dalton Rapattoni as the bassist and a backup singer on The Inspired Attempt Tour. After tour she graduated early from high school and was already living in LA while her peers were going to prom. She is now attending the Musicians Institute for Bass Performance with a minor in Audio Engineering. Abigail has accomplished a great deal already at the young age of 19, and she's only just getting started.

Alyssa Robertson Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

After seeing My Chemical Romance on the 2011 Honda Civic Tour, Los Angeles native Alyssa Robertson knew music was what she wanted to do with her life. Within a year of taking guitar lessons, Alyssa soon found herself wanting more to sink her teeth into, and did so by walking through the doors of School of Rock West LA. In addition to participating in the Performance Program while at School of Rock, she was also a vocalist in West LA’s House Band, which gave her the opportunity to play gigs all over town, including alongside Brad Wilk and Danny Carey, and with the House Band on Conan O'Brien's show. While growing as a musician during her tenure at School of Rock, Alyssa became interested in songwriting, and has been doing so for five years. Alyssa has also played in many bands, and has played at venues such as The Whisky A Go-Go, The Troubadour, Amplyfi and DiPiazza’s. Her main influences are Nirvana, Hole, My Chemical Romance, Placebo, No Doubt, Sleater Kinney, Bikini Kill, Paramore, Streetlight Manifesto and The Smiths.

Lucas Kanopa Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Singing Teacher

Lucas started his musical journey at a very young age. At the age of eight years old he started taking drum lessons with some of the most renowned drummers in Uruguay where he is from. It took him three more years to discover his true passion, the guitar. He immediately started taking electric/classical guitar lessons and playing in bands. He had over seven guitar instructors and three vocal coaches throughout his teenage years and by the age of 18 he started teaching guitar and bass. Lucas moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and started the band Void Vator in which he sings and plays guitar. The band got picked up by Grammy-nominated producer Ulrich Wild to be a part of his new Label Wurm group. Void Vator released their first EP “Dehumanized” in 2017 and got their first single, "Time Has Come," placed in the very popular video game "Fallout." Lucas has worked with Ulrich Wild on other projects as a session guitarist and played for the world class metal band Devildriver at Knotfest 2016 for a crowd of over 30,000 people. During the developing stages of Void Vator Lucas joined Patrick Kennison’s (Lita Ford, Union Underground) band Heaven Below, and recently released the album "Good Morning Apocalypse" through David Ellefson’s (Megadeth) label, EMP. "Good Morning Apocalypse" features legendary guest vocalists, such as Udo Dirkschneider and Lita Ford. The band got a song placed in the TV show "The Blacklist." Lucas is currently playing in both bands and teaching music, which is his other passion besides performing.

Maureen Davis Singing Teacher

Maureen is a master vocal coach and a top innovative teacher, featured in the national publication "Music Connection Magazine" and on Fox News for her "story-first" and "speech-singing" techniques. She also incorporates yoga methods for natural breath control, stamina and vocal health. Having Broadway theatre credits, Maureen has trained young singer/dancers for Broadway, TV and film, and works with future performers on safe microphone technique and stage presence. Students can also work on songwriting with her. Maureen has placed over 200 songs in TV and film and has three albums out. When she is not teaching, you can catch Maureen with her rockabilly band, Maureen and the Mercury 5, performing at Disneyland, opening for bands including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Dick Dale or playing with all-stars from the bands Cheap Trick, Quiet Riot, The Sweet and Kiss at the Ultimate Jam Night at The Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.

Atticus Reynolds Drum Teacher

Atticus Reynolds is a drummer, composer and educator hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the first jazz musician and composer to receive the Kenan Music Scholarship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has been teaching students for nine years. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Atticus worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He has studied with renowned artists, including Kenny Washington and Joe Farnsworth in New York, and received extensive classical snare drum and Latin percussion training with composer-performer Dr. Juan Alamo. He also studied for two and a half months at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. In 2016, Atticus composed and recorded an original suite of music in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which resulted in the release of his debut album “Ventana” in 2017. KCRW and KJAZZ radio stations have recently played selections from the album in the Los Angeles area. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada, directed by Vijay Iyer. Atticus has played a wide variety of music over the years, including for hip-hop and rap artists, marching bands, and indie rock and pop artists. He is excited to join the School of Rock team.

Stefano Ashbridge Drum Teacher

Stefano Ashbridge began teaching the drums almost 20 years ago when his teacher at the time asked him to fill in. That allowed Stefano to pass on his love of the drums and music at a relatively early age, making it easy for him to relate to his students' frustrations and passion for drumming. Since then, he has gone on to teach hundreds of private and group students of all ages and skill levels. He has developed a teaching method that allows each student to reach their musical goals, while having fun learning the music they love. He is also involved with Hudson Music's Teacher Integration Program. Stefano has studied with noted drummers Zoro (Lenny Kravitz, New Edition) and Mark Schulman (Cher, Pink). He is located in the Los Angeles area, where he is also involved in the music scene there as a session and live drummer. He has played and toured with such artists as Brad Wilson of Stone and Grammy nominee Derek Jordan. He was also awarded Electronica Drummer of the Year at the L.A. Music Awards.

Naiim Wilson Guitar Teacher

Naiim Wilson was born in Arizona and raised in California, where he took up the guitar at the age of 12. Inspired by bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, he joined School of Rock as a student at 13, honing his skills through relentless practice, private lessons and show performances. After having performed at venues such as The Troubadour, The Joint and The Whiskey-a-Go-Go, Naiim was placed under the tutelage of Emmy-nominated conductor Michael Bearden and continued to perform on his own, as well as with other acts. In 2017, Naiim returned to School of Rock as a guitar teacher, guiding the younger students through their journeys as young musicians. Naiim plays a plethora of different styles, including rock, funk, jazz, blues, folk, and raga, with rock being his leading style.

Kevin Katich Drum Teacher

Kevin Katich is a session drummer/percussionist, teacher and Foley artist/sound engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. He has been playing since 1997 and has been fortunate enough to study the art of percussion under legends such as Mark Craney (Jethro Tull, Tower of Power), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby, Phil Lesh), Tony Pia (Edgar Winter, Brian Setzer Orchestra) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Maynard Ferguson). In his career, Katich has appeared on stage with Gene Simmons, John Fogerty, Solomon Burke, Steven Stills, Reba Macintyre, Billy Steinberg, Stewart Copeland and Gnarls Barkley. He has also written, recorded and performed with many Los Angeles-based bands and has performed in the following stage musicals as a drummer and percussionist: "The Devil and Billy Markham," "The Rocky Horror Show," "Cabaret," "Children of Eden," "Grease," "Bye Bye Birdie" and "L'Innocent." Kevin loves to teach and is thrilled to join the faculty at School of Rock West LA.

David Abrams Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher

Born in Northern California but raised in Dallas, Texas, David started out playing violin in middle school, but when he discovered the music of Jimi Hendrix and bands like Van Halen, Nirvana, Pantera and Metallica, he quickly switched to electric guitar. He began to learn riffs of his favorite bands and sought out other friends who played instruments to start rock bands in garages, playing covers and originals. As David progressed and discovered players like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, he became more interested in learning theory and developing technique. As a result, David took it upon himself to practice several hours a day everyday. This led to a desire to further his studies in college, and David went on to receive a Bachelors of Music from the University of North Texas, where he studied Jazz and Classical Guitar. During this time David also played in his own rock bands, taught lessons and played freelance gigs around the DFW Metroplex in a variety of styles. David then moved to Los Angeles to study briefly at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He currently resides in L.A., teaching and doing gigs and session work for artists. He's toured extensively as a guitarist with guitar legend Guitar Shorty as well as with the smash hit musical "American Idiot." In addition, he plays in a rock band with the sons of R & B singer Brian Mcknight called, BRKN RBTZ. At School of Rock he teaches guitar, bass and beginner keys lessons as well as directs the Rock 101 classes.

Joe Dias Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher

Born in the mid-90s, singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Dias lives and breathes music. From Boston, MA, Joe has been writing and recording music since 2012 and continues to work towards achieving his goals and dreams. Joe attended both School Of Rock Boston and Berklee College Of Music. Joe gets much of his inspiration from his beloved sister, Gianna, who sparked his passion for pursuing music as a career while she was battling a rare type of terminal cancer. Her spirit inspires him every day to be the best he can. When he's not working on music of his own, Dias continues his passion by teaching kids at School of Rock and inspires them to do what they love. His main goal is to never stop believing in his dreams no matter what happens.

Steven Skaletsky Studio Coordinator

Born and raised in Sylmar, California, Steven studied many different types of art forms growing up. Starting with drawing and heading towards graphic design, painting, construction and a stint in sculpting, he’s experienced many types of artistic mediums. Having studied set and costume design, makeup and performance at Southern Oregon University, he graduated with a BA in Theater Arts in 2013 before ultimately deciding to move back to Los Angeles. He is a true creative spirit with a deep love and appreciation for art and music.

Hannah Kang Vocal Instructor

Hannah Kang is a 23-year-old Korean-American born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Hannah began singing at the age of eight and grew up singing in a non-profit organization called the Chicago Children’s Choir for 10 years. During her time in the choir, Hannah had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Al Green, Peter Eldridge and many more. Hannah grew up classically trained as well and developed her ability to play piano at the age of 15. After graduation, Hannah attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a Music Business degree as a voice principal in 2017. During her time there she discovered her passion for R&B & neo-soul. Many of her inspiration today derives from artists Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and Robert Glasper. Hannah is living in Los Angeles and working as a record label manager for the artist/producer TOKiMONSTA. She plans to continue living in Los Angeles to find her passion for working in the music industry while developing her creative passion for singing. She is a vocal instructor at School of Rock West LA.

Jake Magness Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher

Hailing from Las Vegas, NV, Jake Magness has been a professional musician since the age of 17. Due to drumming in cover bands up to six nights a week, DJing in nightclubs, and engineering and producing for various artists across Las Vegas, he's been in every aspect of the industry. Now a SoCal transplant, Jake is working in studios and sharing his passion of music with the rest of Southern California. Jake has toured the U.K, opened up for acts such as Atlas Genius, Rooney and Ra Ra Riot as the drummer and co-producer of Rabid Young. He's opened up for Jauz and played Webster Hall in New York under his EDM producer persona, Bukka. His first band The Perks played festivals in Las Vegas alongside artists such as The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon and blink-182. He is a guitar teacher, bass guitar teacher and drum teacher at School of Rock West LA.

Marco Flores Guitar Teacher

Marco Flores is a music producer, composer and guitarist passionate about music business. He graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He has recorded and played with artists ranging in genre from rock to mariachi in different countries around the world, including USA, England and Mexico. He has played at the Latin GRAMMYs with Alejandro Sanz, at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain and at the Paul McCartney Auditorium. Currently he lives in Los Angeles, CA where he collaborates in different productions recording, producing and/or arranging. He is a guitar teacher at School of Rock West LA.

Ed Yeo Guitar Teacher

Ed Yeo has been playing guitar since he was a teenager when he first heard Clapton, Page and Beck. He spent his early years figuring out classic rock guitar lines from listening to LP records. About 10 years later his former father-in-law taught him music theory and set him up with lessons with his friend, swing jazz guitarist George Allen. Ed later took bebop jazz and classical guitar lessons with Rob Curtis, which is when he decided he needed a more modern jazz guitar approach. Since then he has been building his repertoire, working on left and right hand technique and integrating said jazz and classical techniques into rock music to aid his guitar students. He started teaching about 15 years ago at two local music stores. 10 years ago he started teaching guitar and directing shows at School of Rock Chicago. He now teaches at School of Rock Venice and School of Rock West LA and is a guitar teacher.

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