Located at 11833 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. We are in the SW corner of the Totem Square Shopping Center, just off of I-405, exit 20A.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00pm-8:00pm. Wednesdays from 12:00pm-8:00pm. Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm. Sundays 11:00am-5:00pm.
Daniel Miller - all instruments
Daniel Miller, founder of Rockory, teaches guitar, piano, violin, drumset, bass, voice, ukulele, cello, viola, and percussion. He started playing violin at age of four. Growing up taking lessons and playing concerts, he gained early exposure to a variety of music styles and fell in love with music from early on. After picking up ukulele, guitar, and bass in grade school, he formed a series of bands, always with the position of lead singer, songwriter, and manager.
Through his extensive worldwide travels, his mother's French heritage, studies in Accra at the University of Ghana, collaborative recordings in Kingston, Jamaica with reggae artists Turbulence and Al Pancho, and a member of Senegalese group, Ibrahima Camara and Safal, Daniel has a deep understanding and appreciation of the many different dialects of music. He has also performed with Cee-lo Green and Jason Mraz.
He holds a degree in Contemporary Writing and production from Berklee College of Music as well as a degree in International Studies from the Jackson School at the University of Washington. He has 12 years experience teaching music, both through his private studio as well as other music programs in the area, including Arts in Motion, Billings Middle School, Washington Middle School, and Kirkland Music Academy.
In addition to teaching and directing Rockory Music School he also performs regularly with Seattle reggae favorites, The Highlife Band, The Jazz Underground, and Two Story Zori. He manages, composes, and does booking for the Highlife Band, which completed a 10 city tour of France and Spain in 2014 and a 22 city tour of California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia in 2015.
Eric Parchen - drums, piano, percussion
Eric was born and raised in Richland, WA where he started playing percussion at the age of nine. He played in school bands through middle and high school. While attending the University of Idaho, he studied Percussion Performance and K-12 Instrumental Music Education and holds current teaching certificates in Washington and Idaho. Currently, Eric plays, teaches, and writes music full time in the Seattle area. He has played with Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, Rainier Symphony, Seattle Musical Theater, Jazz Underground, and is a member of the 2017 Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline.
Lisa Deeter - guitar
Lisa Kay Deeter is a guitar teacher, songwriter/musician, and ASCAP member, who has written songs with Roger Fisher of (Heart) and played benefit concerts with Alan White of (YES). Her song titled; "Git Goin'" is the theme song to the television show; "The Blues-To-Do Room" with Marlee Walker and also features Ron Weinstein on the Hammond B3 Organ and Larry Dragland on drums. She has a cd out entitled; "Just Comparing Notes." This release has been receiving interest both nationally and internationally and has received airplay on radio stations throughout the United States and Europe.
Jack Toker - drums and percussion
Drummer and Latin percussionist, Jack Toker is one of the premier musicians in the United States, being widely respected for his technical prowess, stylistic diversity and sensitive musicianship.
In addition to having spent several years touring with R&B legend Lou Rawls, Jack’s career highlights include performances with jazz icons Jaco Pastorius, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball and Nat Adderly, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, and Joey DeFrancesco. His vast experience in the music industry is remarkably diverse, having also appeared with Raquel Welch and Tony Orlando, and on a variety of television shows such as “The Midnight Special” and “The Mike Douglas Show”. Additionally, Jack has completed several tours abroad with the USO.
Jack brings to his studio a background of study with many outstanding drummers, including the great Tony Williams.
Makenna Wagner - vocals
Makenna Wagner is a life-long singer and Seattle native. She holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington. In her early years, she studied classical voice as a mezzo-soprano. Then in 2003, she crossed over to pop music and moved to Los Angeles to pursue this vocal style at the world renowned Seth Riggs Voice Studio. In 2008, she was guided to Santa Barbara, where she discovered her calling as a music minister at Unity of Santa Barbara and began teaching voice.
Currently, Makenna enjoys giving intimate performances, making videos, doing voice over work and teaching her young students to “Be The STAR They Are". Her first studio album, Into the Light, was released in 2013. Birthing Venus was released in 2017.