One of Australia's most experienced teachers, Rocky has taught at VAS for 15 years and was also Head of the Studio from 2008-2014; He has also taught at full time courses at University level across Victoria.
With over 20 years professionally in the industry and 18 years as a Teacher, Rocky's knowledge and experience is second to none.
With a Bachelor of Music degree and Masters of Music, Rocky has also performed with and supported major artists including John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Crowded House, INXS, CDB, Vanessa Amorosi, Tina Arena and Anthony Callea. He has been part of Anthony's band the last few years where he has toured Australia and also provided Vocals on his recordings and concerts.
Rocky was also one of the Lead Vocalists on Dancing with the Stars, has performed at Carols by Candlelight, Royal Children's Hospital Appeal Concert, NRL Grand Final and countless other corporate and high profile events.
Rocky was instrumental in the studio's involvement in Rockschool 10 years ago and has worked with our band classes, our charity and community performances, Vocal groups, Soloists, preparing students for competitions and auditions, conducting and arranging, preparing and attending our Overseas Trips and pretty much everything in our studio's history!
An expert in teaching VCE and VET Music as well the theory that goes with it, Rocky's teaching ability has seen many past students go on to full time courses, perform in professional productions around the world, release original music and be full time musicians.