Brandon Dunn General Manager
Brandon has proudly been a part of the School of Rock family since October 2016. He grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived here his whole life. Brandon's passion for music began at a young age when his dad used to play classic rock and metal albums at home. At 14, Brandon bought his first guitar and has played ever since. After graduating from California University of Pennsylvania with a Marketing degree, Brandon was presented with an opening at School of Rock Wexford. This allowed him to combine his professional interests in business with his personal passion of music. In his free time, Brandon likes spending time with his girlfriend, Juli, going to the gym, playing PS4 and playing guitar in his band Enfilade. Brandon is very happy to be a part of School of Rock Wexford, and is excited for his future at the school!
Todd Seitz Guitar Teacher, Music Director
Todd Seitz is an up-and-coming guitarist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His specializations include advanced neo-classical, rock and metal guitar techniques. Graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2009, Todd is highly trained in multiple aspects of the music industry. During his time at Berklee, he studied under many of the best guitar instructors in the country, one being the renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Stump. Todd has also worked with several well-known musicians on his Stygia project. Working primarily as a guitar instructor for years on end, Todd has countless experience bringing others' guitar playing to life. He looks forward to bringing out the best of his students at School of Rock.
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.
Joe Macre Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Joe is the founder of King Friday, a progressive rock band whose first album has received critical acclaim. He is the original bassist of Crack the Sky. He produced and engineered two Crack the Sky albums, "The Sale" and "Machine." Joe is also the founder of Cuppajoemusic which produces artists and composes custom scores and sound design for film and TV. Joe's music career started in high school and proved to be the start of a phenomenal road to success. Joe worked with major recording artists Crack the Sky, The B. E. Taylor Group and Wild Cherry. After relocating to New York, Joe became an engineer and studio musician and performed with artists such as Jim Croce, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers, Marie Osmond and Kieth Green. As Joe's career expanded into television, he began scoring and engineering for national clients such as Pepsi, Burger King, McDonald's, Ford, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Bud Light, Corona Extra and "Walker, Texas Ranger." Joe is one of the country's most sought-after mixing engineers. He also worked with Erykah Badu on the film “House of D" and produced tracks for an upcoming project. Joe is an instructor of composing/producing and Pro Tools/Avid Icon at Mediatech Institute (Dallas campus) and is an active member of ASCAP, AES and the American Federation of Musicians. He is a guitar teacher and bass guitar teacher at School of Rock Wexford.
Amanda Rodriguez Vocal Instructor
Mezzo-soprano Amanda Rodriguez brings her enchanting personality and warm, resonant voice to the talented choral ensemble of the Pittsburgh Savoyards. Her wide range and innate musicality are exemplified in the variety of works she has performed, with choral works such as Haydn’s "Creation" and Vaughn Williams’ "Dona Nobis Pacem," and solo works such as Rossini’s "La Regata Veneziana." Rodriguez graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Sacred Music, one of the few programs in the country that focuses on Catholic sacred music. She continues to contribute to the music community in Pittsburgh by performing with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, cantoring at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Carnegie and being a vocal instructor at School of Rock Wexford. She hopes to aid in communicating music’s unique ability to exhibit human emotion and experience.
Remy Woolsey Bass Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher
Remy Woolsey was born and raised in Southern California in the Inland Empire and Mojave Desert. He is a keyboardist, singer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Raised around his grandmother, a church pianist and organist, and his grandfather, a barber shop quartet vocalist, Remy started learning piano and organ at a very young age. His older brother Vaughan, an accomplished saxophonist and audio engineer, has been a constant influence and teacher with tastes spanning from jazz to hardcore. During junior high and high school, he played trumpet, French horn and oboe in the school band. In eighth grade he began focusing on hip-hop music and learned to produce beats as a way to accompany his lyrics. Due to the samples and jazz-based nature of a lot of the hip-hop of the Los Angeles underground scene, which he was deeply involved with, he maintained interest in the jazz-based aspect of music. During college, Remy studied music theory and guitar, as well as philosophy and world religion. After spending many years in hip-hop and performing extensively throughout Southern California, he moved to Pittsburgh and took a hiatus from hip-hop to continue his musical education, focusing almost primarily on jazz piano and composition. He studied in a private setting with Pittsburgh jazz pianist Rick Gallagher, jazz studies teacher Ron Bickel at Duquesne University in a private setting and with various accomplished jazz pianists to solidify his originally self-taught approach. Through his learning journey, Remy has developed a deep passion for sharing and teaching through the power of music. Remy believes that music not only endows its practitioners with a useful skill in performance and creativity, but also with the gift of personal growth and self-empowerment. Currently, Remy is playing as keyboardist in the backing band for Pittsburgh artist Sierra Sellers and is working on multiple solo projects and another album with his musical partner and drummer, Allen Bell. He is a bass guitar teacher and piano teacher at School of Rock Wexford.
Dan Sommer Drum Teacher
Dan Sommer began playing the drums at the age of 11, studying with his school music teacher and playing snare drum in the grade school band. Shortly after, he began studying with private teachers and spent hours in his basement playing along to the radio and practicing with neighborhood friends and schoolmates who played guitar. His high school years gave him exposure to a wide variety of musical experiences, including drumline, symphonic band and jazz studies. During this time, he continued to study privately and perform in his own band, playing high school dances, parties and community events. Dan attended West Virginia University, where he studied and performed in the WVU Small Group Jazz Ensemble, observing and learning from many of the music students and faculty there. He has spent the last 20+ years performing and recording in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, most notably as part of the band The Naked Citizens. He has recorded and performed in support of Pittsburgh singer/songwriter Scott Argiro. Most recently, Dan spent the last five years years as the drummer for Pittsburgh-based blues, rock and R&B band Shot O' Soul. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wexford.
Luke Martucci Drum Teacher
Luke Martucci has been a drum set player for over 12 years. He took lessons in high school and decided to pursue a career in music by attending California University of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Music Technology program for four years. As a graduated student he is able to focus on making a career for himself in the music industry by playing for his band Haven State, teaching drums to anyone willing to learn and many more music industry-related jobs here in the Pittsburgh area. He is a drum teacher at School of Rock Wexford.