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Andy Tucker

Woodwinds & Brass

Clarinet, flute, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, oboe, percussion, and tuba Andy Tucker is a Ranson, WV native who specializes in percussion instruments. During his undergraduate studies, he attended Robert’s Wesleyan University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Andy has been playing many instruments for over 30 years and continues to teach […]

Sophia Alvini-Moore is a cello teacher and performer in the greater Winchester area. They are currently studying Cello Performance and Pedagogy at the Shenandoah Conservatory with renowned teacher and cellist Julian Schwarz. Whether playing solo, in chamber ensembles, or in an orchestra, cello is their passion. They have played in several orchestras including the Shenandoah […]

Steve Valentine

Guitar & Bass

Steve is a graduate of Shepherd University with a degree in classical guitar performance. At George Mason University, he studied with Larry Snitzler who was an student of Andres Segovia. Steve also studied with Gerry Kunkel and Dave Reynolds, at Shepherd. Although Steve is a specialist in classical guitar, he also teaches folk, blues, and […]

Doug Thompson

Trombone & Low Brass

Doug teaches trombone, trumpet, and euphonium at Ellsworth School of Music. He studied Music Education at Indiana University of PA. While there, he performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He now plays with Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra, Clark County Community Band and Yesterday Swing Orchestra. Doug also directs the Directs the Ellsworth Music High School Brass […]

Born and raised in NYC, Jordan has been playing piano nonstop for 25 years. When Jordan was 10, he played Gavroche in Les Miserables on Broadway. As a songwriter, Jordan’s songs focus on turning darkness into light and bringing positive messages of unity and hope to a divided world. His critically acclaimed debut album, Sun […]

Patrick E. Lowry

Guitar, Jazz Theory, Woodwind Specialist & Various Folk Instruments

Pat Lowry graduated from the University of Miami, Florida where he studied woodwinds and piano and received a Bachelor of Music in Music Merchandising. Pat has managed stores for Veneman Music in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Bethesda, MD and Springfield, VA. His favorite color is chartreuse. Was the manager of the instrument department of Dale […]