Meet Our Instructors
Bryan, owner and founder (BA in Music)
Vocals, Piano/Keys, Percussion, Guitars, Bass, Beginning Strings, Pop Groups and Pro Audio Instructor
Bryan is a multi-instrumentalist that has extensive experience in music composition and record production. Bryan has been studying music since the age of 10 and has performed in over 45 states and 15 countries. He is a published songwriter with a song heard on national radio and has been a member of ASCAP since 2006. Bryan believes that music is a life-long pursuit that knows no bounds.
Today, he combines his musical prowess with the knowledge of traditional and contemporary styles, bringing an exciting take on the music he knows. Bryan earned his B.A. in Music from Evangel University (2001) in vocal/choral arranging with a piano secondary. Bryan’s background and emphasis is in rock, pop, gospel, and classical.
Likes his coffee black”…no sissy-coffee here.”
Chelsea (BA in Music)
Vocals, Piano, Glee and Vocal Groups
Chelsea has been singing since before she could walk. She began her formal training at the age of 14 when she attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and later while attending Rollins College on a full scholarship where she earned her B.A in Music; Vocal Performance. In 2009 she was selected to sing with the ACDA national honor choir, and later that year she was also invited to join the Bach festival choir under director John Sinclair. Although her training is primarily classical, Chelsea has been in numerous bands and ensembles performing in many different genres, such as rock/pop, folk, blues, country, reggae and more. Chelsea strives to make lessons fun and relevant for her students.
Saxophone, Clarinet, Jazz Band
Credentials: Collegiate training in Jazz Performance, Ensemble (Southwestern IllinoisCommunity College, Webster University)
Teaches: Saxophone and Clarinet
Emphasis: Jazz, Improvisation and Theory
Likes His Coffee: Iced with Cream
Background: Chris has studied Saxophone since the age of 15 and has always been involved with various groups and ensembles from Marching Band to Community Ensembles, and has extensive experience with multiple Jazz Bands and Combos.
Jamie (BA in Music)
Drums and Percussion
Credentials: B.A. in Music with a Minor in Jazz Studies (Drum set/Percussion) from The University of Delaware
Background: Jazz, Classical, Rock, Funk, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban
Teaches: Drum set and Percussion
Likes His Coffee: Iced with Almond Milk!
Jamie is a drummer/percussionist and member of The Heavy Pets, a nationally touring rock outfit based in South Florida. His drumming can be heard in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio as well as terrestrial radio stations in The United States and Canada. Over the years, he has had the honor of performing at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, New Orleans JazzFest, and Jam Cruise among others and has played or recorded with David Grisman, John Popper (Blues Traveller), Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers), George Porter Jr (The Meters), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews), and Felix Pastorius. In addition to The Heavy Pets, Jamie does studio sessions and performs regularly around South Florida.