What I Teach: Piano & Voice
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Music Education from James Madison University; have taught in a variety of settings including public, Christian, and homeschool education, private voice, and piano instruction.
Began Teaching at WAA: 2013
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: Forming relationships with students through working together
Interesting Fact: I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread!
What I Teach: Piano & Theory
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science in Religion at Shorter University, Masters of Church Music at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Published arranger, orchestrator, and composer. I have taught piano, Finale, writing, and music theory since 2002.
Began Teaching at WAA: 2013
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: I love to see students grow both musically and spiritually.
Interesting Fact: I used to own a car detail business.
What I Teach: Horn, Trumpet, Piano & Clarinet
Education/Experience: Bachelor of Music Education Degree, University of New Mexico; Graduate courses in Music Education, Eastern NM University and West Texas A&M University; Community College of the Air Force Associate’s Degree in Music; Orff Level I Workshop (Music & Movement); 38 years in music education teaching students of all ages. 35 years as a professional performing musician.
Began Teaching at WAA: 2018
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: Leading students to discover for themselves new musical and technical concepts/ideas at every lesson. That steadily contributes to joyful and successful artistic growth; I truly enjoy the journey with them.
Interesting Fact: I was a featured extra in the movie Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg.
What I Teach: Guitar
Education/Experience:Started learning about instruments and music at 5 years old – this includes lessons and some self-teaching!
Began Teaching at WAA: 2021
Favorite Aspect of Teaching:Seeing the change in the students when they practice. When they come back to lessons, I can see their growth!
Interesting Fact:I’m the funniest guy in York County… we formed a committee and they voted… I won…
What I Teach: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Drums
Education/Experience: Assistant worship director at Coastal Church; 7 years of professional musical performance, 4 years of music teaching experience
Began Teaching at WAA: 2022
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: Being able to get to know students personally, then seeing them grow both as people and musicians
Interesting Fact: I began playing music as a classical snare drummer for the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums in 5th grade. With them, I got to play with other groups from around the world in military music festivals, such as the Swiss Army Band.
What I Teach: Clarinet
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College & a Master’s Degree of Clarinet Performance from The University of Illinois. Has taught classroom music & band at various schools in Illinois and New York!
Began Teaching at WAA: 2014-2015, then took a break until 2022
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: Helping a student and seeing the “light bulb” moment when they learn a new skill
Interesting Fact: I’m an amateur potter & I lived in Germany for 5 years!
What I Teach: Violin
Education/Experience: 25 years playing violin, Bachelor of Commercial Music with an emphasis in Violin Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN
Began Teaching at WAA: January 2023
Favorite Aspect of Teaching: My favorite aspect of teaching is watching my students grow in their love for music and grow in confidence in their ability to be a musician. Music is foundational to being successful in so many parts of life, so seeing those seeds planted, watered, and blossoming through lessons, practice, and performance is such a gift to me as an instructor. I know what an impact all of my instructors have had on me and I hope my students will have a similar experience with me.
Interesting Fact: I love powerlifting and will be competing in my first competition this year!
What I Teach: Piano
What I Teach: Little Mozarts
What I Teach: Cello
Worship Ministries Assistant