Our Teachers

Rick Wozniak

Teaches: Piano, Guitar, Bass

bio-rickRick, founder of Classic Rock School of Music, has been teaching multiple instruments and performing for over 40 years. His styles range from classical to jazz, from rock to gospel. He has also been a worship leader at several churches in the Orlando-area.

Rick attended the University of Massachusetts for music and video production and later received his degree in biblical studies. He was born and raised in New England, and he moved to Florida in 2004 with his family. Rick currently resides in Orlando with his family.

 

Leo Rojo

Teaches: Guitar

bio-leoA graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Leo has performed at Disney for many years in various shows including the “The British Invasion” at Epcot. He has also performed nationally and internationally as a member of different Beatles tribute acts in venues such as Hard Rock Live, Busch Gardens, The Venetian in Las Vegas, and the NAMM show in Anaheim CA, to name a few. Leo has been a member of the Classic Rock School of Music family since 2009.

 

Lauren Petrick

Teaches: Piano, Voice

bio-laurenLauren Petrick has been playing piano for over 20 years. Throughout grade school, she performed in a variety of music festivals and participated in local and regional competitions. She began playing at local churches and weddings in 2007. She has also participated in university choirs/ensembles at Valencia College and UCF.

In 2011, she received her AA in Music from Valencia College. Around that time, she began interning at Classic Rock School of Music. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in French, with a minor in music.

 

David Smith

Teaches: Piano

bio-davidDavid has been playing piano since age six and has been teaching technique and theory since he was 16 years old. He was privately taught and mentored up until college. Throughout his training, he performed in the Spotsylvania Lions’ Club Bland Competition for six consecutive years. During his teenage years, he started to play keyboard for his church worship band and performed in two orchestras as the keyboard player. In college, he continued to teach himself theory and composition. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Game Art Design from Full Sail University in 2011 and began his journey at Classic Rock shortly thereafter.

He has since expanded his repertoire and performed at the Avalon Perks Café and the Citrus Bowl. Having gained an interest in composition, he has created over 230 original digital songs. He currently plays keyboard for his local church and creates background music for promotional videos. Other hobbies include gaming and martial arts.

 

Peter Karner-Brown

Teaches: Drums

bio-peterPeter Karner-Brown has been playing drums for over 10 years. He is currently studying biomedical sciences at the University of Central Florida in hopes of becoming a pediatrician. However, he has been fascinated by music since a very young age. He got his first drum set for his tenth birthday and has been playing ever since. He has performed in school jazz bands, concert bands, and drumlines throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school. During his senior year in high school, he was co-captain of his school’s drumline. He helped teach and lead the drumline to success, all the while teaching a local middle school drumline. He has also played with many bands on the side, performing at countless events including a large fundraiser by his local chapter of the American Red Cross, which raised thousands of dollars for the measles initiative. Although he primarily plays the drums, he is also self-taught on the piano, which he has played for about five years.

 

Hayley Pflug

Teaches: Voice

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Hayley Pflug, a native of Gulf Port, Mississippi, began her musical training at Florida State College at Jacksonville, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Workman. After receiving her AA, Hayley moved to Winter Park, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College. She is classically trained and proficient in vocal rock and jazz styles.

In 2016, Hayley collaborated with fellow-Rollins alum Ben Wozniak to form the duo True Sound. Together they have been featured on WPRK, as well as providing live music for Roque Pub, The Brass Tap, Interlachen Country Club and many Rollins receptions, where she continues to perform regularly. Hayley was a soloist in the “Crazy for You” Musical Revue at Rollins College, and in Summer 2017, she performed on a tour of Germany and the Czech Republic with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. In Summer 2018, Hayley sang in the choir for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ — in Concert, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Hayley is an intern for Dr. Phillips School of the Arts WeBop program, under the direction of Michelle Mailhot. She also serves as soprano section leader at First Baptist Church Winter Park, where she enjoys singing in the choir and Praise Team, as well as musical directing for their children’s programs.

 

Ben Wozniak

Teaches: Guitar, Voice

bio-benBen Wozniak graduated Rollins College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in music, with a double minor in Spanish and German. While attending college, he was a music intern at First Baptist Winter Park, where he sang and played guitar on the praise team.

He has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old, and he has been teaching since he was 13. Throughout middle and high school, he took part in numerous bands and ensembles, playing guitar, trumpet, French horn, and singing. He has played gigs at a number of local establishments including The Brass Tap, World of Beer, and Roque Pub. He has also led worship at various churches by himself and with his family.

 

Josh Wozniak

Teaches: Drums

bio-joshSince he was very young, Josh has been fascinated by music and mathematics. Josh started playing other instruments in his school band, including French horn, trumpet, and trombone. He made the top Jazz Band at his school, as well as the All-County Jazz Band, for drum set.

In high school, Josh played French horn in the highest school band, the Wind Ensemble. During the summer and into the school year, he played tenors in marching band. Josh’s marching band, the Timber Creek Regiment, won 1st place at State Finals in 2012.

In addition to playing at school, Josh has played in several bands. He has played drums with his family at a number of different churches. He has played gigs, usually with his brother, at establishments including The Brass Tap and Roque Pub. He is currently attending UCF in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree.

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