Rob Pierce / Board of Directors
Rob Pierce is the owner of Friendly Tap (since 2007), the Friendly School of Folk Music (created 2012), and the Friendly Coffee Lounge (opened 2014). In addition to managing this Friendly community of music, he is also an accomplished musician himself, playing with local favorite bands (Yellowhammers, the Mini Reubens), having a solo album Flat Rock, and writing/performing commercial jingles. Rob teaches in the School and believes in the necessity for and benefits of music education. As the leader of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Rob is committed to providing music services to all who seek out the arts.
Terry White / Board of Directors
Terry White grew up in Oak Park. Graduated from St Ignatius in Chicago and received a bachelors degree in English from Southern Illinois University. After college Terry spent the next 9 years traveling around the country playing music from LA’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go to NY’s CBGBs. In 1993 Terry joined Smith Barney and is currently First Vice President/Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. Terry’s commitment to music led him to join the Board of Directors at the Friendly School of Folk Music in 2014. He continues to write, record and perform his original music in Chicago and surrounding area.
Tim DeLisle / Board of Directors