I am a local musician playing in bands for 10 years. I can play multiple instruments (bass, drums, guitar, etc.) and multiple genres. I have sincerely enjoyed teaching others how to get started in playing music and empower them to find their own creative voice.
Music is an unspoken language with no boundaries that is constantly evolving. I am personable and am equipped with great communicative skills to convey such abstract concepts in a cohesive manner.
Nicole is a singer, guitarist and bassist who is currently majoring in public relations with a minor in music at UTEP. She started her music career by attending the El Paso Conservatory of Music in high school. Her training led her to performances on NPR's From the Top and ultimately St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Her focus recently has been on contemporary music, playing bass and singing in Hope Riot, including a set at Neon Desert Music Festival 2016. She currently plays and records as a solo artist under the moniker Tooths.
Jose Luis Ibave (JR Sabbath)
34 years old.
Music instructor from El Paso TX.
Graduate of music composition from The Conservatory of Music in Chihuahua MX.
Music profesor since 2012 in the El Paso / Juarez / Las Cruces area.
Musician and performer with more than 15yrs experience.
Studio musician and composer.
Christina Ramirez is a pianist currently on her 4th year majoring in music performance at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has always had a piano at home and naturally started to learn songs by herself, but it was not until college when she started to take music more seriously. Teaching the art of music has been her goal since high school. This is where she found the love and power that music can provide. Not only is music a universal language, but also an outlet for enjoyment and expression. Taking on the challenge to learn a new instrument is not an easy path to take, but with the right teacher the journey will be fun and engaging!
CHARLES NORRIS III
As we continue to offer online lessons, we’d like to welcome to the Let There Be Rock roster of online teachers, Mr Nick Shinz of the bands Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, and Havok! Nick is an amazing bass player, experienced touring musician, and has plenty of knowledge to share.
Charles Norris III is a professional drummer, musical director, and producer from Queens, NY.
He has been playing drums since the age of 4 and has been playing professionally since the age of 12. He has toured with a variety of artists of many different genres of music. Artists such as Ashanti, Jojo, Donnie McClurkin, Fabolous, Kat Dahlia, Apophenia, Jay Karnell, Lucky Daye, Peter Cincotti, and many more. He is looking forward to sharing his knowledge about how to play so many different styles..
Kyle Shutt toured the world for over 15 years playing guitar with Texas legends, The Sword. Having explored many styles and having played shows under every imaginable circumstance, the wealth of knowledge he is offering is truly unique. From beginners starting from scratch to intermediate players looking to up their game, to total pros looking to talk guitar and gear philosophy to get into a different headspace, he has a level of expertise for everyone.
Carlos “Charal” Sánchez is a drummer born in Mexico City who began his musical trajectory with metal band RAXAS, featuring Arturo Huizar and Lino Nava. He’s been the drummer for the band, Resorte, since 1996, with whom he’s had the opportunity to open for bands like Metallica, Slayer, Body Count, Motörhead, Limp Bizkit, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many others. He’s also worked with other artists such as Stu Hamm, Víctimas Del Doctor Cerebro, La Lupita, Maldita Vecindad, Kenny y los Eléctricos, Fobia, and Cecilia Toussaint, among others. He was a part of the Meinl 2011 festival along with other drummers such as Thomas Lang, Chris Coleman, Johnny Rabb, and Derek Roddy. He currently continues to play with his band, Resorte, and teaches at CMS (Contemporary Music School) in Mexico City.