Bio Picture Mark Ballard
General Manager

Mark is 'The Dean of Rock'! He runs the joint and makes sure everyone is rocking & learning as hard as they can!!!


Bio Picture David Rice
Music Director

David is well versed in all things Rock! He teaches bass, guitar and even drums now and then. David also directs most of Kansas City's concerts. He can be seen (and heard!) playing around KC in his amazing band, 'The Broken Divide'!

Bio Picture Casi McCall
Little Wing Music Director

Casi is the queen of Little Wing, our group program for 4 and 5 year olds! Visit to find out more. Oh yeah, Casi is the most stunning vocalist you will ever hear...thought you should know!!!

Bio Picture Kyle Cimino
Guitar Instructor / Band Coach

Kyle is a Kansas City legend at 21 years old. He was named KC's top rock guitarist by Banzai magazine last year and was a national finalist in Yamaha's 'Six String Theory' competition. You can catch Kyle performing around KC and the Midwest with his power trio 'CIMINO' and his country rock act - The County Line!

Bio Picture Matt Yates
Piano, Guitar & Bass Instructor / Band Coach

"The Doctor" is in and his name is Matt Yates.

Piano and Synth master, Bass Instructor, Band Coach Extrordinaire!

Bio Picture Alex Bryan
Guitar Instructor

Alex "Ziggy" Bryan is the school's coolest cat. His students love his laid back, south-paw style. "Ziggy" creates monstrous kid guitarists!!!

Bio Picture Nico "Just Nico"
Drum and Vocal Instructor

Nobody can pronounce his real name so like 'Bono', 'Cher,' 'Kesha' and 'Meatloaf,' everybody just calls Nico, Nico. Catch 'Nico' and his electrifying Lawrence, Kansas based band 'Sidewise' on tour, or (if you're lucky) at a nightclub in the KC or Lawrence area!

Bio Picture James Wright
Guitar Instructor

James is truly the senior instructor of KC's School of Rock staff and turns out guitarists that are hotter than a two-dollar pistol. James is the 'guitarist's guitar player' and teacher!!!

Bio Picture Dillon Johnson
Drum Instructor

Dillon is a home grown KC drum instructor, a member of one of the world's best dance bands and about the finest&  most accomlished performers that you will ever have the pleasure to hear!

Bio Picture Sebastian Anderson
Drum Instructor

Sebastian is the real thing. He plays and tours with Nigel Dupree, son of Jackle's Jesse James Dupree. He is part of the amazing power trio CIMINO and he is an accomplished drum instructor. So lucky to have a 'BASS' in the boat!

Bio Picture Trevor Brown
Guitar, Bass & Voice Instructor

Trevor has been around The School of Rock for many years as a student and perenial National All-Star. His experience, knowledge & multi-instrument talents make him the ideal substitute teacher! You're in good hands with Trevor!!!