We’re pretty excited to welcome Cole Garlak to the Michigan Rock School team. Cole is a monster guitar player, outstanding songwriter, great singer/front-man, and all-around nice guy! He comes from a long line of professional musicians, and he’s been playing guitar nearly his entire life. At a very early age after hearing the blistering guitar solo in Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love,’ Cole was hooked on both guitar and rock and roll. And with more than 15 years of teaching experience, Cole has a unique gift for connecting with students and helping them cultivate their own passion for music.
As a true working musician, Cole’s been performing professionally for over 20 years. In fact, if you’re a fan of Detroit Lion’s halftime performances, you may have already seen Cole perform. He played the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Half Time Show at Ford Field as part of Tony Lucca’s band (NBC’s The Voice finalist). Remember how I mentioned Cole comes from a musical family, Cole and Tony are cousins, and they formed their first band together as kids. So Cole’s played some pretty high-profile gigs with Tony, opening for artists such as Smashmouth, N’Sync, and Mark Anthony at venues including The Palace of Auburn Hills, and DTE Energy Music Theater. When Cole’s not playing for huge arena crowds, you can catch him regularly playing solo acoustic gigs at Downtown Milford’s Palate.
We are excited to have Cole Garlak as a part of the Michigan Rock School team, and he is excited to share his vast musical knowledge with students! Cole’s available for guitar lessons, coaching on songwriting, music theory, digital audio recording, or anything related to becoming a rock star. Welcome, Cole Garlak!