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Kyle Ruggles // Vocals | Guitar | Bass
Kyle studied music education at Scottsdale Community College, and student taught under Erica Costello at Cleveland Middle School in 2007. Kyle has been teaching private piano, voice, bass and guitar lessons for several years, and has been a part of the Rock 101 instructor team since 2011.
Issac Trujillo // Guitar
Issac has had a fascination with music his entire life. He has been studying music formally since 4th grade and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music education and a Masters in Music Theory & Composition. Issac has been teaching music lessons for over 5 years and has been a member of the Rock 101 crew since 2012. Issac is an active local musician who is currently a member of Metal and Country bands in the Albuquerque area. Along with playing, Issac also has a passion for recording music. He believes that a well rounded teacher/performer should always strive to improve and expand as a musician.
Sage Harrington // Ukulele | Vocals | Violin
Sage Harrington is an extremely talented local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She cultivates an upbeat and supportive atmosphere where students of all ages can learn essential technique and build performance skills. Along with directing our Ukulele Club, Sage teaches private music lessons on the ukulele, violin, and voice.
Jared Putnam // Bass
Jared Putnam has lived in Albuquerque since 1989. When he is not happily slapping his bass with Le Chat Lunatique, you might find him: Playing songs/making videos/writing songs for, Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band, teaching kids music at Rock 101, juggling, putting food into containers at a grocery store, or waxing his mustache. Here are some things Jared used to do: Study music at UNM. Listen to nothing but Death Metal. Play music with Hector Pimentel, Syd Masters, Lynn Anderson (sometimes he still plays with Syd Masters). Live in New York, Iowa and California. Try growing a mustache. Fun Facts about Jared: His dad was the Art Director of MAD Magazine. His dad’s mother’s husband’s brother’s wife was Amelia Earhart. His dad’s mother wrote, “The Mummy” which starred Boris Karloff. Jared has been to all of these countries: Germany, Japan, India, Egypt, Lebanon, Chile, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Serbia, England, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.