MUSIC faculty

Rod Shepard, High Tech HS Performing Arts - Music & Audio Tech

Rod Shepard

Head of Music & Audio Technology Department

Rod Shepard is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger, and holds a BA in music. Performance work includes over 20 years as a guitarist/bassist/vocalist. A certified ProTools Operator with Expert-level training, as the owner/operator of a commercial project-recording studio, his expertise is in recording and music production, with ProTools as the central hub of the studio.

His work includes, but is not limited to production work for theater, and the concert stage as well. Some technical performance work experience includes live sound and live recording at such venues as Les Paul’s Iridium, recording such artists as The Les Paul Trio, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, Robbie Kreiger of the Doors, Marshal Crenshaw, Anton Fig, Scott Henderson, Jack Wilkins, Valery Ponomarev Big Band, Walter Trout, Terese Geneco Big Band, as well as audio production for studios, radio and television (ESPN, TLC, Discovery Channels).

Combined with his work in band production and arranging for stage and studio, these are all experiences he enjoys sharing in his teaching at High Tech.