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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Rock House School of Music Owner & Musical Director 

Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar & Ukulele Instructor

John is the creator of The Rock House Method®, the world’s leading musical instruction system. Over his 30 plus year career, he has written, produced and/or appeared in more than 150 instructional products. Millions of people around the world have learned to play music using John’s easy-to-follow, accelerated programs.

John is a virtuoso musician who has worked with some of the industry’s most legendary entertainers. He has the ability to break down, teach and communicate music in a manner that motivates and inspires others to achieve their dreams of playing an instrument.

As a musician and songwriter, John blends together a unique style of rock, metal, funk and blues in a collage of melodic compositions. Throughout his career, John has recorded and performed with renowned musicians including Doug Wimbish (Joe Satriani, Living Colour, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Annie Lennox), Grammy Winner Leo Nocentelli, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bernie Worrell and Jerome “Big Foot” Brailey, Freekbass, Gary Hoey, Bobby Kimball, David Ellefson (founding member of seven time Grammy nominee Megadeth), Will Calhoun (B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Paul Simon), Gus G of Ozzy and many more.

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