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JUSTIN NUNEZ

CO-FOUNDER

Husband and wife team Justin and Amie Nunez stand behind the curtain of Groove House, a business that provides private music education to all ages in Hattiesburg, MS and the surrounding areas. Groove House was born out of the idea that musical education absolutely needs to be rooted in strong theory and technique, regardless of […]

AMIE NUNEZ

CO-FOUNDER

Husband and wife team Justin and Amie Nunez stand behind the curtain of Groove House, a business that provides private music education to all ages in Hattiesburg, MS and the surrounding areas. Groove House was born out of the idea that musical education absolutely needs to be rooted in strong theory and technique, regardless of […]

LEANNA MANNING

PIANO, KEYS

Leanna graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Her 25 years of playing experience, and long history teaching with Groove House, has led her to a teaching style centered around developing close relationships with her students. “I want my students to know that I care about […]

Kal Landers is a University of Southern Mississippi graduate who’s studies and vocal experience have led to continuing interests in a variety of styles such as opera/classical singing, folk, and alternative rock. Kal is an encouraging teacher that sees the potential in every student to be a great musician. I believe in fostering a student-teacher […]

TROY TIPPY

GUITAR, BASS

Troy Tippy has studied and played guitar for over 10 years across various styles; such as rock, metal, jazz, country, folk, and classical. His passion for music led him to get his associate’s degree in music from Coastal Alabama Community College, followed by his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated […]

Gray Toney’s banjo teaching career began back in 1977 at the Johnson Music Company in downtown Hattiesburg and has continued until today. Along the way, he has played in numerous bands and met many great musicians. Toney has also received two grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission to teach banjo to selected students and is […]