ROCK BAND 101's teachers are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our program. No other area Rock Band classes can offer the depth and diversity of our experience.
Michael Kevetos's extensive education in theory and composition, as well as his technical facilities on the guitar, matched with Dennis Cotton's real-world touring and session work, combine to provide an unique educational experience you can't find in other rock schools.
Michael is a graduate of the Musicians Institute’s Guitar Institute Of Technology (G.I.T.) Los Angelos, CA, 1989. He is also a graduate of the Berklee College Of Music, Boston, MA 2000. Graduating Summa Cum Laude receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. He also received the prestigious “Quincy Jones Award” for outstanding musicianship in 2000 From Berklee. Michael worked for Berklee as a tutor from 1998 to 2000.
Michael Worked for Manchester Community College 2000-2007 Teaching all levels of their music theory courses.
He has also been a private guitar teacher since 1989, opening his teaching studio Mach 1 Music in 2001
Michael Kevetos has been a professional musician for over 30 years, mainly as a performer and writer of original contemporary and rock music.
Since 2006 Michael has done numerous workshops, presentations, and clinics with children of all grade levels. These workshops, presentations, and clinics range from creative writing, computer applications in music, song writing, and career and motivational/inspirational presentations.
Michael has also been an “Artist In Residence” twice at the Philip R. Smith elementary school in South Windsor CT. Both of which involved writing original music with the students.
Beginning in the summer 2015 Michael and fellow musician Dennis Cotton started a Rock band class for kids called Rock Band 101. The class has been extremely successful and continues to grow.
Dennis Cotton is an elite music educator, accomplished performer, studio session player,
and drum circle facilitator.
Dennis is best known for his work with Savoy Brown, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Duke Robillard, The British Blues Allstars featuring Peter Green, J. Geils Blues Revue, John Herald, Charles Lyonhart, George Fletcher, Brian Tarquin, Don Lewis Band, Robert Charels, Somerville, Gavin DeGraw, Rod Price, Charlotte Kendrick, the dent, and countless others.
As a session player Dennis has recorded more than 65
albums, performed music for television (Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Models inc., The '92 Summer Olympics, NY Rangers, NY Knicks, Guiding Light), radio and Orion motion
Dennis has toured worldwide from Sweden to Brazil and all of the USA.
Dennis is an award-winning record producer having produced "Going Upstairs" by EASYBABY, "Kintsugi" by Ian Costello, and "Song Bird" by Kelly Hahn. as well as albums by John Mayock and the Homesteaders and The Rich Badowski Blues Band.
Dennis is a REMO Drum circle facilitator and runs Power of the Drum, a group empowerment program for corporations, schools, and communities.
Dennis had been teaching drums and world percussion privately since 1989.
He also gives clinics and workshops to public schools.
Dennis is an endorsed artist for REMO drums and drumheads, ProMark drumsticks and SABIAN cymbals and has appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine.