Underground Squirrel Studio was founded by Micky Rosenquist in 2007 and is located in Rockford, IL. It is a creative space dedicated to the production, recording, learning, teaching, practice, and composition of music.
Micky is a multi-instrumental Composer/Producer/Performer who has collaborated and toured with many artists throughout the country. Along with helping other artists and students find their musical voice, Micky can also be found writing and performing under the stage name, Micky Torpedo. He creates everything from instrumental, ambient compositions to rowdy rock and roll with bands like Go Go Torpedo, Evil Zenith, and many others.
Formerly an Adjunct Professor of Music and Audio Engineering for Rock Valley College, Micky has given many presentations on Songwriting and Audio Engineering at Rock Valley College, Rockford University, Keith Country Day School, and other schools in the regional districts. He holds A.A. and B.A. Degrees in music, is a graduate from the Northern Illinois University Music Program, and is the President and Co-Founder of the Rock and Roll Institute NFP, a 501c3 nonprofit music camp for kids and adults.
Underground Squirrel Studio offers private instruction on a wide variety of instruments, and features a method of teaching that embraces music theory, ear training, and composition/songwriting. The instrument instruction available is guitar, bass, piano/keyboards, voice, drums, marimba, bells, banjo, ukulele, accordion, songwriting/composition, and recording instruction.
Lesson rates are $40 per hour, with a discounted rate for multiple instruments and/or multiple family members. We also offer in person or online video lessons. Click here if you are interested in more information!
Micky has recorded/produced many upcoming artists and bands, composed scores for film/commercial projects, and audio books/voice over projects. Recording rates are $275 for a 4 hour block, or $350 for an 8 hour block. However, the recording schedule is mostly dedicated to recording projects that Micky is producing, and those prices do not include production. If you’re interested in production quotes, you can contact via email to email@example.com or by phone at