Our Teachers

Being a teacher is an essential connection between what is and what can be. We know each student has different ways that they process information. Our instructors take that into account and craft lesson plans that meet each student’s individual needs.
Rawk U School of Music Staff


Guitar Instructor / Founder

Daniel founded Rawk U in 2010. The germination of the idea for Rawk U started a few
years earlier in 2008. After working for several music schools in the area, he decided to
form his own school and stamp it with his own unique brand of teaching and

Daniel believes that students come into lessons for different reasons and with various
goals. Some students come in with no preconceived goals or expectations at all. Daniel
likes to get to know each student well and figure out what will take that particular
student as far as they would personally like to go. Each student is truly unique and the
same exact lesson plan cannot be used for each student.

Daniel plays with local blues band, Mourning in the Morning. He has also played with
The Hokkaido Concern and Chiaki in the past. Daniel studied at Berklee College of Music
In Boston as well as at the Univ of Delaware where he completed a minor in classical
guitar. He can take a beginning student fresh out of the gate and mold him or her into a
well rounded musician in a matter of a few short years.

Nathan Hurdle

Voice/Guitar Instructor

Nathan Hurdle is a guitar and vocal instructor from Philadelphia. Since earning a bachelor’s in music from Goucher College in Baltimore, Nathan has been consistently teaching a wide variety of students. Influenced and inspired by a truly eclectic set of artists and styles, Nathan’s instruction is well-rounded and balanced. Nathan strives to create an environment of positivity, comfort and creative exploration with every student. Nathan is very happy to be teaching alongside Rawk U’s other talented staff and looks forward to witnessing the growth of his students. You can find him performing regularly in and around Philadelphia with his two groups Actual Jackals and Two Good Eyes.

Rawk U School of Music Staff


Piano Instructor

Falling in love with music from a young age, from watching the progression of her mother's piano students, Hsiao-Han (Alice) received her Bachelor's in Piano Performance from the National Taipei University of Education. A recent graduate of Temple University in Piano Performance, and Collaborative Piano & Chamber Music with Ching-Yun Hu and Lambert Orkis respectively. Besides performing and teaching, Hsiao- Han (Alice) has been assisting renowned pianist Ching-Yun Hu since 2018 mainly as a project manager for the Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) Piano Festival. She is currently active in the Greater Philadelphia Area as a collaborative pianist, educator, and administrator.

Garry Lee

Bass Guitar Instructor

Garry Lee has been a full time professional bassist in the Philadelphia music scene for the past forty years. Over the years, Garry has been the bassist for some of Philly’s top acts. For the last twenty years Garry has been the bassist for the Deb Callahan Band. He spent many summers teaching music classes at The North Light Community center in Manayunk. Garry has worked with some of the top drummers in the area and understands the special relationship between the bass and drums in a rhythm section. He really understands the underpinnings of rhythm and what makes a band tick. He can take a fresh beginner out of the box and get them playing in a band with other musicians in a matter of months!

Jessica Fisch

VOICE/PIANO Instructor

Jessica Fisch (B.M. Berklee College of Music ’22) is a vocalist, composer, producer, performer, and advocate for all things creative. Specializing in contemporary voice, piano, songwriting, and acting, her teaching style mixes traditional pedagogy with the highly abstract. Because Jessica began her career as a self-taught musician, she intrinsically understands how to teach from the ground up in a fun and engaging way that bears speedy results. With passions for music theory and music technology, Jessica takes pride in helping her students unlock their own creativity while cultivating unshakeable musicianship, confidence, and originality.

Jessie Wexler


Since starting guitar in the 3rd grade, Jessie has dedicated his passions to music, and became a multi-instrumentalist with 20 years of music experience. His musical journey has brought him everywhere from recording in the studio, performing on stage, writing and producing for dozens of artists, and teaching students of all levels. Born and raised in Philly, Jessie performed in hundreds of concerts before receiving his bachelor’s degree in music composition from The University Of The Arts. As a teacher, Jessie’s main goal is to create an environment that allows his students to firmly recognize and achieve their goals. Jessie teaches guitar, bass, and drums as well as classes for studying the world of music theory and songwriting.



Here at Rawk U School of music, we aim to inspire a lifelong love of music. We truly believe that journey can start at any age. Modern life has given us a variety of ways we can educate ourselves musically. Studying music one on one or in a group lesson with a trained instructor who has a “roadmap” is still the best way in our opinion.

Being a teacher is an essential connection between what is and what can be. We know each student has different ways that they process information. Our instructors take that into account and craft lesson plans that meet each student’s individual needs.

Whether online or in person, our instructors and teaching methods get results. After years and years of experience, we know how to take a student from zero to hero in a relatively short time. All of our instructors have the two most important virtues that any teacher can possess, patience and passion.

We’d love to show you why we’re so excited to share our love of music with you!