Meet Our team

At Rodman Steele Studio, we are proud to work with some exceptionally talented musicians that are passionate about their craft and even more passionate about sharing it with others through musical instruction.

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Rodman Steele
Founder

From Nashville to South Africa, Dallas-native Rodman Steele has performed and recorded music in a host of roles across the United States and beyond. He has played professionally in pop and rock bands as a bassist, singer, and guitarist and is also a proud member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. On Sundays, Rodman sings in the Northpark Presbyterian choir as the bass section leader and soloist.
A graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, Rodman specializes in guitar and vocal training; live music workshops; and music ensemble development. In 2018, Rodman founded Rodman Steele Studio to offer aspiring musicians the highest quality music instruction and provide them a place to build the kind of mentor relationships with professional musicians that inspire and encourage a lifelong pursuit of music.

Lizzy D’Apice
Instructor & Performer
Lizzy D’Apice began her performing career at a young age as a frequent supernumerary for the Dallas Opera. Over the course of her career, she has also performed with the University of North Texas, The Fort Worth Opera, the Grand Prairie Arts Council, NTPA Repertory Theatre, and SMU Meadows School of the Arts in a variety of musical theatre and operatic productions, including West Side Story, The Magic Flute, La Boheme, and Hairspray. Lizzy holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts where she studied vocal performance and arts management. She first started teaching eight years ago at the Da Vinci School as a teaching assistant. Since then, she has gone on to teach at Hockaday School, Parish Episcopal School, Studios of Sarah Strout, and the prestigious Scuola di Musica Comunale in Umbria, Italy. Lizzy specializes in voice, piano, musical theatre, audition preparation, and songwriting.
Rodman Steele laughing with hands in pockets
Rodman Steele laughing with hands in pockets

Jeremiah Jensen

Instructor & Performer

Jeremiah Jensen is a gifted musician who has played drums, percussion, and guitar for over 8 years. He has played in a host of professional gigs ranging from Church to pop acts and singer/songwriters. He is self-taught and believes that absolutely anyone can learn to play anything they want. Rhythm can be taught and he loves sharing the joy of rhythm with everyone around him.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jeremiah works as a creative in Dallas, Texas, shooting commercial and artistic photos, writing for local publications, and plying his craft as a musician.

Jeremiah is also a capable singer and songwriter. Music moves him, and he believes everyone should be able to feel the joy of playing music.

Zack Demaree

Instructor & Performer

Zack Demaree has been playing and performing various musical instruments and styles including classical, flamenco, fingerstyle, folk, pop, and rock for over 10 years. As a young musician, Zack was able to perform in prestigious performance halls across the nation such as Lincoln Center in New York City, Lyric Opera House in Chicago, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. His musical capabilities include guitar, cello, bass, vocals, and drum set. Zack is currently a double major studying classical guitar and marketing at Southern Methodist University where he participates in the Meadows Guitar Ensemble, the World Music Ensemble, Emerging Sounds, and solo recitals. As a direct student of the highly respected pedagogue Robert Guthrie, Zack has had the opportunity to further both his playing and teaching skills to new levels. In addition to teaching music to students of all ages, Zack currently holds the positions of Director of Marketing for The Texas Guitar Society, and Head of Marketing at Rojas School of Music.

Rodman Steele laughing with hands in pockets
Rodman Steele laughing with hands in pockets

Ivan Duran Aguayo

Instructor & Performer

A Fort Worth native, Guitarist Ivan Duran Aguayo is very passionate about teaching students to create their own path and with a busy schedule of teaching and performances, Ivan brings quality of work and knowledge to everything he does. Armed with powerful knowledge from top-tier performers and achievements, Ivan strives to impart that knowledge to others.

His musical training began at the age of 11 on the Euphonium and had gained state-level achievement and later focused and obtained a BM Performance in Classical Guitar Southern Methodist University under the instruction of Robert Guthrie. Ivan comes from a family of musicians and has participated in various masterclasses and high-level instruction of guitarists like Sergio Assad, Michael Morey, and Martin Pedreira (A former student of Leo Brouwer), and more.

Ivan has musical training in Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, Mariachi, and Classical Guitar as well as Music Composition. He has had premiere of his composition works with the SMU and TCC Guitar Ensemble and performances in honor recitals and a semi-finalist in a Concerto Competition at SMU against all other instrumentalists.
Ivan is also the co-founder of the Texas Guitar Society, a fast-growing community of Guitarists in Texas that strives to create a super-network that connects musicians to resources needed to create opportunities for performers, sellers, luthiers, and more through the power of music throughout Texas. You can tune in to each of the “virtual-talks” for free at texasguitarsociety.com every Monday to hear what guitarists in the DFW area are doing to reach the interest for high-level guitarists as well as free concerts from guitarists around Texas!

Rodman Steele
Founder
From Nashville to South Africa, Dallas-native Rodman Steele has performed and recorded music in a host of roles across the United States and beyond. He has played professionally in pop and rock bands as a bassist, singer, and guitarist and is also a proud member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. On Sundays, Rodman sings in the Northpark Presbyterian choir as the bass section leader and soloist. A graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, Rodman specializes in guitar and vocal training; live music workshops; and music ensemble development. In 2018, Rodman founded Rodman Steele Studio to offer aspiring musicians the highest quality music instruction and provide them a place to build the kind of mentor relationships with professional musicians that inspire and encourage a lifelong pursuit of music.
Lizzy D’Apice
Instructor & Performer
Lizzy D’Apice began her performing career at a young age as a frequent supernumerary for the Dallas Opera. Over the course of her career, she has also performed with the University of North Texas, The Fort Worth Opera, the Grand Prairie Arts Council, NTPA Repertory Theatre, and SMU Meadows School of the Arts in a variety of musical theatre and operatic productions, including West Side Story, The Magic Flute, La Boheme, and Hairspray. Lizzy holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts where she studied vocal performance and arts management. She first started teaching eight years ago at the Da Vinci School as a teaching assistant. Since then, she has gone on to teach at Hockaday School, Parish Episcopal School, Studios of Sarah Strout, and the prestigious Scuola di Musica Comunale in Umbria, Italy. Lizzy specializes in voice, piano, musical theatre, audition preparation, and songwriting.
Jeremiah Jensen
Instructor & Performer

Jeremiah Jensen is a gifted musician who has played drums, percussion, and guitar for over 8 years. He has played in a host of professional gigs ranging from Church to pop acts and singer/songwriters. He is self-taught and believes that absolutely anyone can learn to play anything they want. Rhythm can be taught and he loves sharing the joy of rhythm with everyone around him.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jeremiah works as a creative in Dallas, Texas, shooting commercial and artistic photos, writing for local publications, and plying his craft as a musician.

Jeremiah is also a capable singer and songwriter. Music moves him, and he believes everyone should be able to feel the joy of playing music.

Zack Demaree

Instructor & Performer

Zack Demaree has been playing and performing various musical instruments and styles including classical, flamenco, fingerstyle, folk, pop, and rock for over 10 years. As a young musician, Zack was able to perform in prestigious performance halls across the nation such as Lincoln Center in New York City, Lyric Opera House in Chicago, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. His musical capabilities include guitar, cello, bass, vocals, and drum set. Zack is currently a double major studying classical guitar and marketing at Southern Methodist University where he participates in the Meadows Guitar Ensemble, the World Music Ensemble, Emerging Sounds, and solo recitals. As a direct student of the highly respected pedagogue Robert Guthrie, Zack has had the opportunity to further both his playing and teaching skills to new levels. In addition to teaching music to students of all ages, Zack currently holds the positions of Director of Marketing for The Texas Guitar Society, and Head of Marketing at Rojas School of Music.

Ivan Duran Aguayo

Instructor & Performer

A Fort Worth native, Guitarist Ivan Duran Aguayo is very passionate about teaching students to create their own path and with a busy schedule of teaching and performances, Ivan brings quality of work and knowledge to everything he does. Armed with powerful knowledge from top-tier performers and achievements, Ivan strives to impart that knowledge to others.

His musical training began at the age of 11 on the Euphonium and had gained state-level achievement and later focused and obtained a BM Performance in Classical Guitar Southern Methodist University under the instruction of Robert Guthrie. Ivan comes from a family of musicians and has participated in various masterclasses and high-level instruction of guitarists like Sergio Assad, Michael Morey, and Martin Pedreira (A former student of Leo Brouwer), and more.

Ivan has musical training in Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, Mariachi, and Classical Guitar as well as Music Composition. He has had premiere of his composition works with the SMU and TCC Guitar Ensemble and performances in honor recitals and a semi-finalist in a Concerto Competition at SMU against all other instrumentalists.
Ivan is also the co-founder of the Texas Guitar Society, a fast-growing community of Guitarists in Texas that strives to create a super-network that connects musicians to resources needed to create opportunities for performers, sellers, luthiers, and more through the power of music throughout Texas. You can tune in to each of the “virtual-talks” for free at texasguitarsociety.com every Monday to hear what guitarists in the DFW area are doing to reach the interest for high-level guitarists as well as free concerts from guitarists around Texas!

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