Our Lessons and Teachers

 

Leanne Regalla

Leanne Regalla

guitar, live performance, songwriting, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, voice

Leanne has over 12 years’ experience helping

  • beginners of all ages to start playing quickly and easily,
  • intermediate and self-taught students to unlearn bad habits or break through playing challenges to reach the next level,
  • serious players of any level to be confident, engaging performers, and
  • professional artists to grow their careers.

Leanne teaches acoustic and electric rock, blues, folk, and classical playing styles. She frequently accompanies her students to open mics and invites them to perform publicly.

Leanne is the owner of Livin’ Out Loud Music. She is also a performing songwriter currently working on her 2nd CD. Her original music appears on a compilation of worldwide artists called “Under The Same Sky” and her 2011 release “Reluctant Rockstar”.

Leanne plays frequently in Southwestern PA, both as a solo artist and with her band, “The Lost Marbles”.

Her music is also featured on Island Time Radio and many other Trop (Tropical) Rock radio stations.

If you are interested in becoming a better player, performer, or songwriter, you can read more about Leanne’s teaching programs here.

Chris Semonik

 guitar, bass, recording, keyboards

Chris has been performing and recording a variety of music for the past 15 years. His original music has received airplay on Pittsburgh radio stations such as 93.7 K-Rock, 105.9 The X, and 93.1 WYEP in addition to several Internet radio stations throughout the world.

Chris has played all of the top Pittsburgh music clubs and has toured regionally in the New York City, Philadelphia, and Cleveland markets as a member of the rock band Yigga Digga. He has shared the stage with acts as diverse as The Wailers to Quiet Riot.

Chris teaches acoustic and electric guitar in many styles, including rock, metal, blues, and country. He is currently working on his 4th full-length original CD.

Bruce Goettler

drums

Mr. Goettler, from Butler, PA, is a strong drummer with over 35 years of playing experience both locally and “on the road”. After several years of piano lessons early in his musical career, Bruce found a snare drum and a pair of sticks and began a life long love affair with everything percussion. His early experience included 3 years in the Butler High School marching band, drummer in the pit band for the school musical, and also the school Jazz Band. Over the years he has performed with various bands from Mississippi to Saskatchewan and from Nebraska to New York. Bruce has been influenced over the years by great drummers like Buddy Rich, Jeff Porcaro, John Bonham from Led Zepplin, Don Brewer, Ian Paice from Deep Purple, Kenny Aronoff, Phil Ehart from Kansas, and many more.

For more than 10 years he has taught countless lessons to young drum students in the Butler and Coraopolis area.

Joe Rossi

 guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, and songwriting/composing

Joe has enjoyed a solo career under the name “Smokin’ Joe Rossi” over the span of 20 years.

He is best known for his stellar performances at the Southern Ohio Blues Fest; the First Annual Blues, Rock, and Reggae Fest here in Pittsburgh; Carnegie Hall, and Flood Fest 2004, where he was named as the concert headliner in a fundraiser put on to help the victims of Hurricane Ivan. The event had gained coverage on WRRK-FM after the radio station took interest and had come out to broadcast live on location.

Joe has also made appearances on various cable TV programs which broadcast throughout the east and west coasts. In 2003, he released “You Got The Blues,” the title track of which later on got repeated airplay on WYEP after the radio station had received several requests from its listening audience.

If you are an experienced teacher interested in joining our team, please send your resume to Leanne at info[at]amazingcool.com. You must excel at taking beginners to intermediate and advanced levels.