House of Rock Instructors

Chad Johnson (Director)

ChadzillaforwebsiteHouse of Rock director Chad “Chadzilla” Johnson has been a member of the Swallow Hill faculty since 2000, mainly as a drum teacher. He soon realized the need for his private students to experience what he has enjoyed for 30 years: the thrill and enjoyment of playing live music with other musicians in a preferred style. With the help of Michael Schenkelberg in 2007, the House of Rock was born. With a great knowledge of rock and roll instruments and a performing career in dozens of musical styles spanning more than 20 years, Chadzilla knows how to help young people learn, prepare and enjoy the experience of musical camaraderie. He is also a composer, producer and band leader.

David Thomas Bailey (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Horns)

David Thomas Bailey is a musician and educator based in Colorado. David holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies and performs regularly in both the jazz and original rock communities of Denver. Always a student of music, David has studied with Charlie Hunter, Dale Bruning, and Jonathon Kreisberg. He has performed in across the nation, with jazz luminaries like Howard Alden and Joe Giglio. David brings a depth of music scholarship and a breadth of knowledge to the lesson studio and classroom. A laidback presence accompanies a thorough curriculum that is founded in the lexicon of popular and rock songs. David’s specialty is teaching formal composition and improvisation to children and teens; he has facilitated several workshops on the subject for Jefferson County Public Schools. David’s current group, Man vs. Village, just completed their first record and hope to release it soon.

Tanya Shylock (Vocal, Performance)

Tanya150pxTanya Shylock has been performing in a band setting for more than 20 years. She has vast experience as a touring musician, playing venues and music festivals all over the country. She is known for her unforgettable stage presence and strong, powerful vocal range. She has shared the stage with some notable artists, including Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa), Paul Gordon and John Fishman (Phish), Donna Jean Godchaux and Vince Welnick (The Grateful Dead), Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), and many more. She recently moved to Colorado and has been successfully playing music professionally in various Denver-based projects, covering a wide range of material from R & B to Rock & Roll.

Jeremy Wendelin (Horns)

Pocket Trio - WendelinJeremy Wendelin’s performance style includes rock, blues, jazz, big band, classical and theater. He has orchestral, group and solo performance experience and helps his students understand each musical situation and perform with confidence. Whether building a section sound, creating horn parts, or playing that great solo, Jeremy’s experience and approach helps students find a new level of expression.

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2017 Camp Dates
June 5-9: First Band Experience
June 12-16: Second Band Experience
June 19-23: Advanced Camp: The Talking Heads
July 10-14: Intermediate/Advanced Camp – Soul of Rock
July 17-28: Songwriting/Recording Camp (2-week camp)
*There will be a Saturday performance following each week of camp.

$395/ week (Songwriting camp is a two-week camp and is $780).

Scholarship assistance available for all camps. To apply please e-mail Ashley King ( with the subject HOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APP