1192 Wilmington Ave    Salt Lake City, UT  84106  USA

© 2019 Salt Lake Academy of Music (SLAM)       |      A  Utah 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organization  


Steve Auerbach managed, performed, composed and produced music with and for world-renowned recording artists and producers in Los Angeles and Utah.  Steve developed  five western USA branches of the start-up, School of Rock from 2005-2008 until the company was sold.  Steve's goals for students are simple: happiness, musical and personal development.  Steve believes that giving young musicians a safe, fun and productive place to belong to a like-minded youth community encourages growth of music and life skills for a lifetime.  More about   Steve here.

| Executive Director


Terence Hansen served MusicGarage.Org as our founding Music Director and worked with Steve, Ben and Alex at School of Rock.   Terence has been performing his compositions, standards, and classics to audiences in the USA and Europe using tapping technique on two guitars simultaneously (while singing). Terence has shared the stage with Robert Palmer, Keith Urban, Jennifer Batten, Gary Hoey, Neil Zaza, Bumblefoot, as well as headlining festivals in Germany, Holland and England.  Learn more about Terence here.

| Rock Music Director


June Crosby began playing violin at age eight. She studied for 4 years at the Music Conservatory in Zurich Switzerland and began playing American folk music to entertain Swiss friends. Trained in the Suzuki method and the Mark O’Connor method and has played with many symphony orchestras as well as string bands performing Classical music, Bluegrass, Old Timey, Irish, Cowboy, Swing, and Scandinavian music. She has travelled around the world sharing music and learning music from many cultures. June loves teaching and leading kid jam sessions.

| String    Ensemble, Americana & Bluegrass


Joe Chisholm received his bachelor's degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Utah in 2003 and holds a master's degree in Jazz Studies. Joe works professionally in the greater Salt Lake area as a performer and educator.

| Jazz   Combo   & Trombone    Master


Grant has been performing since childhood and is currently performing with the classic rock  band,  Shuffle in addition to  the original progressive rock band,  Advent Horizon.  Grant's biggest strength is  as a   front-man and entertainer including; singing, rapping and playing guitar. As a songwriter, he incorporates elements  of hip hop, rock, and pop into his music. 

| Guitar & Vocal Instructor

Grant Matheson

Stephanie Webb performs and records with several area bands and producers including Rigby Road Music's Joel Pack.  Stephanie worked for 2 ½ years at Youth City as a facilitator; researching, writing and teaching classes for guitar, vocal and music production in Logic X Pro.  Stephanie has mentored youth, been on youth coaching staff and planned large and small-scale events and has done grant writing.

| Guitar & Vocal Instructor


Julian Moon's sublime, pop-craft is infectious and fun.  Julian is an accomplished singer-songwriter who's 2015 Warner Brother's release, Good Girl and her 2018 independent release, Pomegranate Seeds are a favorites at musicgarage.org.  Julian has a sublime ability to relate to others and help them find their creative voice.  Learn more about Julian here.

| Songwriting, Guitar & Vocal Instruction


Matt Starling is an award-winning musician, composer and producer who has worked in music education since 2002 at Utah Valley State College, East High School, East Hollywood High School and Salt Lake Community College.    Matt loves teaching, music and arts technology, sound recording, MIDI, digital audio, music production, sound design, contemporary music, electronic music, computer assisted music performance, multimedia, music composition, chamber ensemble performance, and brass performance.

| Electronic Music & Brass Instructor


Aidan Woodward is an active jazz, bluegrass, rock, pop and funk bassist who received his degree from the jazz program at Snow College.

| Jazz Combo, Electric,  & Upright Bass 


Matt Wilson is a musician, educator, and music producer who has been playing drums and the piano since the age of 4 and has been performing and teaching for over 15 years. Matt is a member of the top Jazz Ensemble and Red Hots Jazz Quintet. He has toured the USA with rock band, VanLadyLove and performed at venues such as SXSW, Carnegie Hall and The Montreux Jazz Festival. Matt directs multiple jazz and rock bands at Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse and MusicGarage.Org and is the drummer for our rock Music Director, Terence Hansen.

| Jazz Combo & Vocal Instructor