A native of York, PA, Rod attended Berklee College of Music and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies from Millersville University. He is an accomplished local musician, playing with such bands Paradise Movement, American Hollar, and Black Market. Catch him with Groove Jones every first Friday at the Cove in York, or across central PA with Boompop Coalition!
Rod has worked in music education for more than 25 years and has taught guitar, bass, and mandolin to hundreds of musicians. Based out of the Metropolis Collective in Mechanicsburg, Rod teaches individual and group lessons for all skill levels. Last year, Rod taught interactive music history and theory classes at the Hilda Goodling Impact School (through Weary Arts Group) and served as co-band director for the Weary Arts Group production of The Wiz.
Rod’s music education philosophy centers on teaching students to play music in context. His programs emphasize playing music with others from the first lesson, through playing with an instructor, a backing track, or student band. His ROCK BAND program is the culmination of a lifetime of experimenting with experience-based music education.
Music and musicianship can’t be learned through theory and technique only. To be successful, students must appreciate their instrument’s history, its role in popular music ensembles, and innovations put forth by notable musicians. Rod teaches students to creatively mix diverse areas of popular music, including funk, rock, country, metal, jazz, pop, reggae, by showing how each style builds on common roots. Rod leverages his years of performance and teaching experience to build confident, lifelong musicians.
For more about Rod, visit him on Facebook and check out his instructional books series, Quickstart Guitar and Basses Loaded!
Beat Shop: Music Creation Class (Homeschool)
ROCKBAND IN THE CLASSROOM (Homeschool)
$ 80 per month
Quickstart Guitar in the Classroom (Homeschool)
$ 80 monthly
Beat Shop: Music Creation Class
ROCK BAND’S “WE ROCK” PROGRAM
$ 100 monthly
$ 25 a lesson
Rock Band w/Horns
Rock Band Summer Camp
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : rodgoelz.com
Location : Mechanicsburg