Faculty/Staff

School of Rock Roslyn features some of the country's best music instructors:
Bio Picture Pete Scarlata
Music Director/General Manager
Pete joined the School of Rock family over 8 years ago after many years of teaching privately and band coaching.  Playing drums for over 20 years, Pete was an All-County percussionist, studied guitar and voice at Hofstra University, and has studied privately with masters such as John Michelli (Meatloaf), Jules Radino (Blue Oyster Cult), and...

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Bio Picture John DiGiulio
Drum Instructor
John's toured with many famous artists including Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins , Mel C, Gloria Gaynor, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Papa Chubby, John Secada, Flo and Eddie, The Marlows. He's musically directed acts such as Lou Christie, Spencer Davis Group, Freddie Cannon and also was a Musical contractor working with Several High...

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Bio Picture Mike Funk
Keyboard & Vocal Instructor
Berklee College of Music Alumnus ASCAP member since 2000 Mike has collaborated and recorded with famed recordproducer/engineer Mike Sapone Mike’s compositions have been played worldwide on TV showssuch as Wife Swap, Access Hollywood, The Wayne Brady Show, E! News Special “Golden Globe TV Men”and he was also a composer and skit writer for the...

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Bio Picture Dave Johnsen
Bass & Guitar Instructor, Show Director
  Dave Johnsen is a Bassist, Composer and Music Instructor out of Brooklyn NY. An extensive touring and session career has led him to share the stage and studio all across the U.S., Canada and Europe with great musicians like Adam Holzman, Anton Fig, Jan Hammer, Mike Keneally, Ike Willis and many more. Dave has toured as...

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Bio Picture Ulises Amaya
Bass & Guitar Instructor, Show Director
Ulises Amaya is a certified K-12 educator and multi-instrumentalist from Long Island, New York.  He graduated from Hofstra University in 2010 with a B.S. in Music Education, where he studied both classical and jazz double bass under Robert Emmet Bowen III.  He has been an instructor with the School of Rock since 2012. He is...

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