School of Rock Woodland Hills’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our West Hills music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.
Tom McGeochDrum Teacher
Tom started playing drums when he was only nine, demonstrating at a young age an extraordinary musical ability. He has played the drums in numerous original and cover bands alike. Tom grew up playing shows all around Ohio and the surrounding states. He is also frequently called to fill in for other drummers and thrives in all types of musical environments and situations. Tom’s musical education began in his hometown of Columbus, OH, where he studied with Jeff Robert at Columbus Percussion for nine years. Tom studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied independently with Rod Morgenstein. He graduated from Berklee with a B.A. in music business management with a drum set performance focus in August 2014. Tom has a genuine love for music, and he continues to receive formal music training to further enhance his abilities. Tom’s influences include drummers Thomas Lang, Aaron GIllespie, Matt Greiner and Steve Jordan, and he has shared the stage with the likes of Memphis May Fire, Attack Attack! and Miss May I.
Tom now resides in Los Angeles, California where he continues to play drums, teach private lessons and direct group lessons at School of Rock Woodland Hills, and also work as a producer.
Devon PangleGuitar Teacher
Devon Pangle has been teaching and playing guitar professionally for eight years. When he was in high school he studied classical guitar with Grammy-nominated guitarist Mario Otero, and played countless gigs with his own bands around his hometown of El Paso, Texas. During this time he was hired as a teacher at his school before leaving to earn is AA Guitar Performance at Musician's Institute.
After graduating he had the opportunity to work as a tech and player for several pop and rock artists, as well as have success with his own band Beta Wolf. He has shared the stage with major rock acts like Daughtry, Andrew WK, Steel Panther and Billy Gibbons. Currently, he has been touring with John Fogerty.