Joe Romeo - (Owner/Manager -Guitar/Bass/Band Program)
Joe Romeo has been writing and playing music for over 20 years. He has recorded and toured as a member of Fake Swedish and Spiderbags, with his own solo endeavors, Joe Romeo & The Orange County Volunteers and currently, Joe Romeo & The Juliets.
His music has garnered press both locally and nationally in publications like The Indy, No Depression and Pitchfork and he has shared a stage with acts such as Cat Power, Crooked Fingers, Guided By Voices, Tim Easton, Roman Candle and more at such famous venues as The Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, The Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, Union Hall in Brooklyn, The Khyber in Philadelphia, Hi-Tone in Memphis, and a variety of other well-known halls across the eastern United States.
Joe teaches Guitar and provides band instruction at the school.
Brett Harris - (Guitar/Vocals/Piano)
Brett is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. Brett's latest album, "Up In The Air", made many best of 2016 lists and according to Blurt Magazine, "...a near perfect album from start to finish." His first full length album, "Man of Few Words", was featured by Paste magazine's "Best of What's Next", NPR's "All Songs Considered: Second Stage" and made several "Best of 2010" lists, drawing comparisons to the music of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Harry Nilsson, and Emitt Rhodes.
Additionally, Brett has participated as a core band member in live performances of Big Star's Third, playing in the US, UK, Spain, and Australia. He has also served as a touring member of jangle pop progenitors, The dB's.
Dan McGee - (Guitar / Band Program)
Dan McGee is a Merge recording artist. He has released six full length LP's as Spider Bags and produced records for local artists Last Years Men and Reese McHenry. Spider Bags have been a national touring act for ten years represented by Ground Control Touring agency. Dan first wanted to pick up the guitar after seeing Elvis Presley in Jailhouse Rock at the age of four and has been in love with rock and roll for better or for worse ever since.
Erika Libero - (Band Program)
Erika Libero is a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, music producer and festival organizer. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she makes her home now in Carrboro, NC.
Libero is in multiple bands. She plays guitar and sings in the two-piece garage punk band BANGZZ, is the vocalist for prog-metal band Henbrain, and is the guitarist for doom-core band Slime. She is also the founder of Manifest Music Festival in Chapel Hill and organizes a monthly showcase in Raleigh focused on building a more inclusive music scene for women, LGBTQIA folx and people of color.
Libero has a background in audio engineering and recently produced an electropop mixtape under the name de Fontaine out now on Chapel Hill's Potluck Records.
When Erika is not playing shows or recording new music, she lives on the road as a Tour Manager for Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.
Cameron Dye – (Bass/Guitar)
Cameron has been teaching bass for over 15 years, and has played in many local bands. He has strived to be well-rounded in all styles and techniques of both bass and guitar. After starting his own studio in 2004, he has performed on a number of albums. Cameron teaches bass and guitar. He has the fastest bass fingers we've ever seen.
Scott Schopler - (Drums / Band Program)
Scott grew up in Chapel Hill playing in Punk Rock bands as a singer. In the last five years Scott has been performing on drums in local Metal and Punk bands. Inspired by many genres of music Scott is always happy to talk about music and enjoys learning about new styles and genres.
Vassia Kouprianov - (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Band Program)
Vassia is a songwriter and musician living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Born in Moscow, Russia, he grew up in Louisiana, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, and the Washington, DC area. He developed his craft for writing and performing music while attending Virginia Tech and has since recorded 6 albums and toured extensively.
He is passionate about teaching musicians of all skill levels and is dedicated to helping everyone harness the talent and creativity within themselves. Vassia hosted a weekly radio show on Virginia Tech's college radio station WUVT for 8 years and is an avid collector of records, cassette tapes, and musical instruments. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical science at NC State, studying how genetic predisposition collaborates with environmental factors using a zebrafish model of human cancer.
Ben Palmer - (Guitar / Band Program)
Bio coming soon!
Sarah Landis - (Bass)
Bio coming soon!
Carr Bonner - (Drums)
Bio coming soon!
There are many elements that make Wall of Sound great, but our staff is what really sets us apart!
We hire working, active musicians to not only give our students top-quality instruction but to also give them real world tools and experience from people who are out there living the life!
We strive to teach students in a fun, positive atmosphere