Tim Staump is a musician, producer, songwriter and musical entrepreneur, the owner of Staump Music School and CEO of Staump Productions. Already well known as a skilled and versatile drummer, his expertise extends to the fields of concert promotion, engineering and music production, and he remains an active performer both in the studio and on stage. His background includes having studied under such legendary drummers as Zoro, Mark Schulman, Daniel Glass and Bruce Becker, and based on his impassioned approach and commitment to percussive studies, he has become a respected music educator and member of the Vic Firth education team. Some of the artists that Tim works with include San Diego singer-songwriters Marissa Rose and Rachel Bradford, and he can often be seen performing throughout Southern California with cover band Warehouse Six. Founding Staump Music School in 2008 was a way for Tim to sustain his passion for enriching the lives of others through music, becoming an advocate for musical education through alternate means while providing independent musicians and children of all ages with quality and affordable music education, studio services and mentorship. In addition, he is the drumline teacher at Greenfield Middle School, and sits on the board of the Santee Chamber of Commerce.
Rachel Bradford is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with proficiency in voice, guitar, piano, violin, and ukulele. A San Diego native, she studied voice under vocal coach Ken Stacey and at Artistmax under Ken Caillat, and currently attends Grossmont College as a voice major under the direction of Dr. Randall Tweed. Rachel teaches group piano, guitar, ukulele and vocal fundamentals at Staump, and brings her talent, dedication and real-world performing experience into the classroom with trademark passion and enthusiasm. Her love for music is exemplified by her ability to share her own original compositions as much as it is by teaching others to play their favorite songs. She has performed for audiences all over Southern California at venues that include the Whiskey-a-Go-Go, Lestat’s West, the Santee Summer Concert Series and the NAMM show 2016. She is an ASCAP recognized songwriter as well as a Grammy U member, and released her debut EP “Somehow” in 2013. Having launched her own career under the tutelage of Tim Staump, Rachel is singularly qualified to guide and mentor students through the school, epitomizing the Staump values of quality, dedication and musical excellence in every possible way.
Wes Haskell teaches drums, piano, guitar and bass at Staump Music School. A multi-instrumentalist with proficiencies in drums, piano, guitar and bass, he is a seasoned performer in his own right as well as being a student of music himself. Wes has earned an Associate Degree in Classical Music Studies from Grossmont College in El Cajon. Teaching music is his life’s work, his mission to inspire new generations of young players and prepare them for a rewarding and musical future. Known for his patience, enthusiasm and his passionate approach to learning, he approaches each lesson with trademark energy, whether he is teaching theory and rudiments or facilitating a full-on rock band experience. A native of San Diego, he has performed for audiences all over Southern California at iconic venues that include the Whiskey-a-Go-Go, the House of Blues and the San Diego County Fair. Some of Wes’ current projects include playing drums for Jay Chu, and holding down rhythm guitar and piano duties for singer-songwriters Marissa Rose and Rachel Bradford. He performs with the Grossmont Concert Band and still finds time to teach drumline at Greefield Middle School, citing his primary influencers as Tim Staump, Rich Redmond, Mark Schulman, Zoro the Drummer, James Morton and Daniel Glass.
Marissa Rose is a pop/rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and a native of San Diego, California. She teaches vocals, guitar, piano, songwriting and beginner’s drums at the Staump School, where she began as a student, making the transition to teacher in 2010. Her musical philosophy involves emotional connections, her songs meant to resonate in the hearts of her listeners with the hope of helping people to understand each other. She released her first EP, entitled Hero, in early 2014 and is currently working on a full-length follow up album. Citing inspiration from artists that include Pink and Paramore, she is a seasoned performer in her own right, regularly performing with Tim Staump, Dan Scott, Wes Haskell and Rachel Bradford and John Schriener. She has played at venues throughout Southern California, including such iconic hotspots as the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and the House of Blues in Hollywood, Lestat’s Coffeehouse and the San Diego County Fair to name a few. When she isn’t teaching at the Staump School or pursuing her own musical interests, Marissa is also the director of the East County Youth Choir. Passionate about helping others to discover their musical voice, her mission is to guide them in the development of their natural ability to express themselves through what they sing, play, write and perform.