Teaching Artists

Learn more about our teaching artists below and find out why they believe music education is so important.

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Andrew Griffin

I teach different styles of music such as jazz, gospel, pop, R&B, classical, and different forms of contemporary music.

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson known as the Human Microphone based in Minneapolis, has toured all over the world. He’s performed at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and spent some time on Broadway in, Gospel at Colonus.  

Susanna Kashiemer

I teach Pop, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, Musicals, Worship leading/Worship vocal

William E Duncan

I teach all styles: Classical, jazz, gospel, and much more.

Liam Vance

I teach in various musical styles including pop, jazz, classical, and most forms of contemporary music. I enjoy working with students of all ages at whichever stage they are; I utilize my knowledge, experience, and skills to help students develop and refine their singing craft while having fun in the process.

Interested in taking voice lessons? Get started today for free.

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Drums & Percussion

Craig Hill

I teach the style that motivates you. You are welcome to schedule a session in audition preparation, theory, history, conducting, and interpretation with your instrument.

Kevin Washington

Practice patience. Be honest with your weaknesses and work on them. Do not cheat, and be a champion!

Interested in taking drum or percussion lessons? Get started today for free.

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Strings, Guitar & Bass

Charlie Lincoln

Jazz, rock, classical, improvisation

Earl Ross

I teach classical and have occasionally jammed a bit on jazz, gospel and hip hop.

Ernest Bisong

I teach violin and jazz.

Jamie E. Carter

I teach all styles, including jazz and classical

Patty Ryan

My aim is to impart the tools I have gained from my own musical discovery onto students of all ages and proficiencies to foster their own empowerment, self discovery and creative expression.

Josh P. Ackerley

I teach Jazz, R&B, hip hop, and funk.

Michael May

Hi! I teach Blues, Jazz, Rock and have some answers to your burning theory questions! I Look forward to working with you on your musician journey!!

Ted Olsen

With a background as a performer and educator, I am able to help my students acquire technical agency and creative flexibility in a broad range of musical styles (tailored to their unique artistic pursuits).
My experience includes playing in jazz combos, symphony orchestras, and touring indie rock and R&B bands.

Cody Steinmann

I’d describe my teaching style as very open and catered to each individual student’s goals. It’s rooted in Black American Music with a focus on technique.

Interested in taking string instrument lessons? Get started today for free.

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Elisha Phillip

I teach classical, jazz, blues, and contemporary to beginners.

Franco Holder

Grant West

I teach, lead, and I am a co-founder of the Academy. I teach classical, jazz, gospel, fundamentals, and ear training.

Jack Barrett

I teach classical and jazz. Including Piano, organ and drums.

Kavyesh Kaviraj

I teach Jazz, Classical, R&B, Neo Soul, Pop, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Indian.

William Duncan

All styles: Classical, jazz, gospel, and much more.

Pieter Swart

Listen constantly. Be patient and covet the opportunity to spend time with the instrument. Never lose childlike curiosity and fascination with your art. I also teach drums and guitar.

Taylor Hamilton

I teach jazz, blues, gospel, rock, classical, latin, pop, etc.

Interested in taking piano lessons? Get started today for free.

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Woodwinds & Brass

Felix E. James

I teach classical and jazz.

Gerard Ahlgren

I have a focus on jazz studies as that was my focus throughout my formal training at McNally Smith College of Music. But, I also teach classical as well.

Jack Breen

I play and teach both jazz and classical idioms. I also teach a variety of popular genres.

Peter Goggin

I teach Bebop, Classical, Blues, Swing, Fundamentals.

Solomon J. Parham

I teach Jazz, R&B, gospel, hip hop, and classical. I also play piano, flute and digital audio work station.

Tom Wells

I teach jazz and classical.

Interested in taking woodwinds and Brass lesson? Get started today for free

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