Norm Giblin Owner, General Manager
Norm Giblin is a life-long lover of music, especially rock and roll! In his early years he would secretly learn rock songs like 'Stairway to Heaven' on the piano, while he was supposed to be practicing the classical music assigned by his teacher. Norm was drawn to Wilmington by the vibrant music scene, so when the opportunity came up to open a School of Rock here, he jumped at the chance! When he’s not working, you can find Norm playing the keys in the band Dekker Road, as well as various other projects.
Andrew Hirst Music Director, Guitar Teacher, Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher
Andrew Hirst is a singer, piano player, and composer with an itch for Classic Rock! Andrew is the music director, but also teaches piano, vocal, and guitar lessons at School of Rock Wilmington. With his B.A. in Music Education, Andrew has spent 10+ years teaching, playing, and singing across the country. From singing opera and performing in Carnegie Hall, to jazz trios and Classic Rock cover bands, Andrew has experience in all genres of music and is ready to help find the perfect song to get you rockin’! Andrew is so excited to join the band at School of Rock in Wilmington, and hopes to see you there!
John Wolfe Drum Teacher
John Wolfe is an incredible drummer, singer, guitar player, teacher, writer, and also a traveller. John has toured in bands across the country, but he is also a ship captain, and sails yachts of all sizes up and down the east coast and to the Caribbean. John teaches drums at School of Rock Wilmington. He has mad skills at the drum kit, and loves to share his gift with others. John has recorded albums for a number of bands of different genres. Oh captain, my captain, play us a tune!
Lynnea Charles Piano Teacher
Lynnea Charles has spent nearly two decades playing the piano and mastering her craft. Lynnea is comfortable with all styles of music, but these days she focuses on playing rock and roll. Several years ago, Lynnea decided to share her gift with others and start teaching. Since then she has not only taught private piano lessons, but she has also taught students how to perform in a band setting, which makes Lynnea a perfect fit for piano teacher at School of Rock Wilmington! Lynnea considers teaching music not just a career, but a passion, and that is evident in her positive attitude. Lynnea relocated to Wilmington from the Raleigh area and dove right into the local music scene, collaborating with other area musicians in band projects. Be on the lookout for Lynnea on stages around town!
Phillip Milligan Drum Teacher
Phillip Milligan is a Wilmington native, and a staple of the local music scene. Ask around town who the best drummer in Wilmington is, and Phillip’s name will come up over and over! In addition to Phillip being an accomplished player, he also has a passion for teaching drums and has spent the past decade sharing his skills with students of all ages. Phillip has a positive attitude that is inspiring. He recognizes the value of practice, but doesn’t want it to feel like “homework”, so he caters his lessons to each individual student with an emphasis on keeping learning fun. When not teaching drums at School of Rock Wilmington, Phillip is either out on the water, bowling, or playing on a local stage in one of his various band projects.
Paul Glaser Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Paul Glaser grew up in a musical family and started playing guitar at a young age. By the time Paul was a teenager he was already teaching guitar and bass! A lifelong student of music, Paul is always looking for ways to grow as a musician. While earning his communications degree at UNCW, Paul collaborated with a variety of other musicians and bands and developed a particular fondness for jazz/funk/fusion, but at heart he is a true music lover and enjoys all genres, especially rock and roll! Paul’s current projects include a solo act incorporating a loop pedal, and also a three piece improvisational group. Paul teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock Wilmington.
Brad Dean Drum Teacher
Brad Dean, has been playing the drums professionally for over 40 years! He has played in countless bands including the local favorite “The Other Guys”. Brad is comfortable playing and teaching a wide variety of music, including pop, rock, soul, jazz, praise, and contemporary christian. He also plays a variety of other instruments such as guitar, keys and harmonica, but he is most at home at the drum kit in the pocket! In addition to teaching drums at School of Rock, Brad is also the music director at a local church and remains active in several local bands.
Andrew Covil Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Andrew Covil began his musical journey at a young age playing cello in an orchestra, but discovered guitar in his teens and has been rocking ever since! No stranger to the stage, Andrew can be seen playing around Wilmington in various projects, including a duo that plays out a couple of times a week. He is comfortable playing and teaching a variety of genres, but has a deep love for the blues, which is evident in his playing. Always looking to further hone his craft, he is currently in college working on a fine arts degree in guitar. Andrew teaches guitar and bass at School of Rock and is eager to share his knowledge with a laid back, low pressure attitude.
Dianna Dennis Singing Teacher, Piano Teacher
Dianna Dennis is a School of Rock veteran. She previously taught for several years at a School of Rock in the Raleigh/triangle area, but she moved to Wilmington so we were lucky enough to have her come join our team! Dianna is an extremely gifted vocalist and pianist. Her extensive and diverse performing experience includes singing in a variety of choruses, performing with symphonies, musical theater productions, and performing in cafes and wine bars in the Raleigh area. She has studied music at the Berklee College of Music as well as the Durham Technical Community College. Dianna teaches voice and piano at School of Rock Wilmington.