Faculty/Staff

School of Rock Roslyn features some of the country's best music instructors:
Bio Picture Jacob Boulay
Music Instructor
Jacob Boulay has been studying music since childhood.  An Illinois native, his musical journey began on drum set but slowly gained an interest for guitar, bass, voice, and piano.  He received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies/Percussion from Northern Illinois University.  Currently Jacob performs with Condola and the Stoop...

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Bio Picture Pete Scarlata
Music Director
Pete joins the Roslyn School of Rock after many years of teaching privately and band coaching, as well as several years as an instructor and show director at the Melville school. Playing drums for over 15 years, Pete was an All-County percussionist, studied guitar and voice at Hofstra University, and has studied privately with masters such as...

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Bio Picture Jeremy Grinacoff
Guitar, Bass, Vocal, Keyboard and Drum Instructor/ Show Director
Jeremy started playing guitar at 13 and although he studied for years, the creative, expressive potential of the guitar interested him more. Jeremy then taught himself how to play piano, bass, drums and how to sing. Currently, receiving his Bachelor of Arts from The State University of New York, College at Oneonta in Music Industry, Music, and...

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Bio Picture Lorrie Doriza
Vocal/Keyboard Instructor
Lorrie Doriza is a New York based singer, songwriter and arranger. She founded her musical education on classical piano and voice but discovered early on a love for songwriting. After much traveling during her childhood, she finally settled in New York where, in three years, she finished her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CUNY Queens...

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Bio Picture John DiGiulio
Drum Instructor
An extremely versatile drummer / percussionist with over 20 years performing experiencecomfortable in any musical situation. Rock solid timing with the ability to read, write andtranscribe music by ear. John has studied under the acclaimed Alan Dawson and Gary Chaffee. Toured with: Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins , Mel C, Gloria Gaynor, Little...

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Bio Picture Mike Funk
Vocal/Keyboard 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
Guitar/Bass/Drums
  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 the Bassist for...

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Bio Picture Ulises Amaya
Music Instructor
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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