Meet the Team

Brad Countryman-Director

Zach Von Ruff-Manager

Quentin Babb-Piano, Guitar & Vocal Instructor

Quentin is currently a worship pastor in the Sugar Land area at a small church. He has been a musician for almost 18 years, with 16 years of piano, 8 years of guitar and 5 years of vocal experience professionally with various worship teams, churches, bands and other groups around Texas. He attended The University of North Texas studying Engineering playing alongside many talented musicians in different ensembles both inside and outside of the School of Music at UNT.

He lives in Sugar Land with his wife, Mara, and their cat, P. His interests include making music, sports (specifically the Spurs, Texans and Red Sox!) and spending time drinking amazing coffee around Houston. His passion is seeing students of all ages, life stages and skill levels come to have a deep love for music that goes beyond just learning the nuances of the instruments.

Rick Carr-Guitar, Drum & Piano Instructor

Lauren Chiba-Piano Instructor

Lauren started her music education with oboe in middle school, flute in jr. high, and piano in high school. She played in the Region XIII Band, Region XIII Orchestra and qualified for Area in high school, missing the All-State Band by one chair in her junior year. She performed in the marching band in high school with the color guard for two years and as a drum major for two years. She attended The University of Houston and first majored in Music Education, then English Literature with a minor in Education. She performed with the Spirit of Houston marching band while in college on both flute and baritone. She continued her piano education there as well through four semesters of class piano, and she joined the music service sorority Tau Beta Sigma serving as Spirit and Sisterhood Chair.

Lauren first joined The Warehouse team in March of 2013 with a brief hiatus in the fall of 2017 to complete an internship with The Walt Disney Company at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While there, she performed in the Merchandise “role” at Disney Springs, gaining specialized skills through her various locations. She returned in February of 2018 teaching and as an administrative assistant where she became more involved with the day to day operations and manages the social media platforms of The Warehouse.

When she isn’t playing music, Lauren enjoys writing, reading, baking, crafting, traveling, taking photographs, and binge watching Netflix. Ask her about her cats! She loves animals and all things Disney.

Mark DeKraker-Piano, Guitar & Violin Instructor

Chris Delany-Piano & Guitar Instructor

Savannah Hulburt-Vocal Instructor

Marty Naul-Drum Instructor

Marty Naul attended Sam Houston State University from 1971 to 1973, where he majored in Music Education and the University of Houston from 1973 to 1975, where he majored in Music. Even though he was a member of the rock band Oz Knozz at the time, Marty spent his first year out of college as a high school band director, using his knowledge and experience with symphonic and marching bands that he had acquired as a student.

After a year of teaching, Marty got a lot more serious about his rock drumming, touring with Oz Knozz, who regularly shared the stage with the likes of Cheap Trick, Supertramp, Peter Frampton, Judas Priest, Kansas, and many other national and international acts. Over the years his band Oz Knozz recorded and released several albums and singles, including the 2012 multiple GRAMMY nominated CD, “True Believer”, as well as playing on as many as eleven albums by not only Oz Knozz, but other artists such as Chameleon, Midnight Circus, the Praise/Worship artist, John Sellers, and most recently his latest project, the Symphonic Metal band, Worhol.

Marty continues to play live and record with various artists from all over the country, and teach drums and percussion at The Warehouse School of Music since January of 2017.

Rachel Toalson-Vocal & Piano Instructor