Faculty/Staff

Our Staff ROCKS!

Learn rock music from those who know it best: real rock musicians!  Our teachers have experienced the music industry first hand through live performances, touring, recording, and working with rock bands.  We not only teach how to play and perform, we teach the true rock experience.

Bio Picture Colleen Ryan
Vocal Instructor
Colleen Ryan is a 24 year old singer/songwriter and graduate of Rider University with a BFA in Fine Arts concentrating in music. Colleen started singing before she could talk and has been professionally trained in groups such as The Princeton Girlchoir, The Pennington Singers the Rider University Chorus and the Princeton School of Rock. Colleen...

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Bio Picture Dan Silverstein
Drum Instructor
Music and playing the drum set has been around Dan for much of his life. His father, a drummer, started teaching him the basics at around age 10. At that time he was also introduced to Jazz after listening to Joe Morello's iconic drum solo on the song Take Five. He began formal lessons with a private teacher around age 12, learning a diverse...

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Bio Picture Dante Cimino
Music Director
DANTE IS A DRUM GOD!!!!!! He has been playing drums for 32 years. Has toured the world with owner Mike Morpurgo and their band Dandelion and has toured and played with bands like, Radiohead,Rob Zombie, Gwar,The Ramones,Alanis Morrisette, Goo Goo Dolls,Red Kross and countless others. He has written and performed songs that have been featured in...

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Bio Picture Lamont Caldwell
Vocal Instructor
Multi-instrumentalist Lamont Caldwell is a star on the watch having toured with some of today’s most recognized artists such as The Roots, Dave Mathews Band, Kirk Franklin, and Jay-Z. His vocals and songwriting as demonstrated in his dynamic rock band MACH22 has gotten the attention and respect of may including world renowned DJ...

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Bio Picture Will Wright
Bass Instructor
Will has been playing bass and guitar since he was 13 and joined the original Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia by the time he was 14.   Within a year, he had joined the Rock School’s All-Stars and traveled to Bad Doberman Germany for the Zappanale Festival in 2005.  Will continued to tour with the All-Stars...

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Bio Picture Michael Kordish
Keybooard Instructor
Since the age of 4, Michael Kordish has been composing and performing at the piano.  His prolific performing career has included a wide array of genres and styles including classical, jazz, hip-hop, RnB, trance, fusion, Eastern/Indian,rock, progressive, avant garde and free-form.  In addition to performing solo, Michael has...

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Bio Picture Dave Cifelli
Drum Instructor
Dave Cifelli, a recent graduate with Honors of the University of the Arts (BM Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance) has been studying music since the age of 7. Introduced to jazz music at an early age, Dave is recognized by his colleagues as having an extensive knowledge of music history and drum technology and it’s history. By the age of 13...

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Bio Picture Shaun Quigley
Guitar Instructor
Shaun has been playing guitar since the age of 9, and teaching for 5 years.  He favors an approach with an emphasis on learning from listening, via improvisation and by exposing students to a diverse range of players in rock, jazz, blues, and other areas between and beyond.  Shaun gives students a comprehensive knowledge of music theory...

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Bio Picture Billie Seeland
Bass Instructor
School of Rock Legend!  After years of service, Billie is back to teach future generations!  He is the front man of the band True Will, and our own bassist extraordinaire!

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Bio Picture Jake Hager
Guitar & Keys instructor
Jake’s involvement with the School of Rock dates back to 2004 when he joined the Bucks County school and performed in its inaugural show, The Wall.  He was soon appointed to the SOR “All Star” program, where he had the opportunity to tour the country and perform with the likes of Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew and Bernie Worrell, at venues...

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