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Kelly Smith Toney

Kelly Smith Toney

Piano, Violin & Viola

Kelly Smith Toney received her bachelor and master degrees from The Juilliard School. Upon graduation, she joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a two-year engagement. Mrs. Toney has been concertmaster and orchestra

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Stephanie Talley

Stephanie Talley

Piano

Stephanie Talley is a piano teacher who fell in love with the piano and classical music at the age of 8. She is a graduate of Angelo State University. She is classically

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Paul Pfaff

Paul Pfaff

Piano, Guitar

I have taught master classes and performed for the Long Island Classical Guitar Society at C.W. Post, Long Island University. I played in college guitar ensembles at Suffolk and UNLV, guitar quartets,

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Jerry Thompson

Jerry Thompson

Guitar & Ukulele

Jerry started playing guitar at age 11 and he and 2 friends started a garage band in junior high school. By age 18 he was teaching private lessons. Originally self-taught, he was

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Jessica Arnobit

Jessica Arnobit

Piano

Jessica‘s passion for teaching piano is a direct result of a childhood obsession with all things piano. Her parents would often have to tell her to “stop practicing piano and get outside

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Dr. Hanna Chung

Dr. Hanna Chung

Piano

Pianist Hanna Chung, a native of South Korea, recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at the Butler School of music at the University of Texas where she

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Allyssa Kemp

Allyssa Kemp

Voice

High Lyric Mezzo-soprano Allyssa Kemp is an avid performer in the Austin community, spending this last performance season with Inversion Ensemble, Austin Opera, Ars Longa Ensemble and One Ounce Opera. Prior to

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Dr. Bradley Emerson

Dr. Bradley Emerson

Piano

Brad Emerson received a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin under the instruction of Anton Nel. He additionally holds a Masters in Piano Performance from UT, and

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Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Piano, Voice, & Composition

Stephanie Andrews is a composer, church musician, and educator who has taught piano, voice, elementary general music and movement, and middle school choir for over twenty-five years. She currently resides in Austin,

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JJ Pereira

JJ Pereira

Drums and Percussion

JJ Pereira (percussion) recently relocated to Austin from Rochester, NY. As a classically trained percussionist, he feels equally at home performing classical, jazz, or popular music. JJ holds degrees in music education

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Rosemary Hamington

Rosemary Hamington

Voice and Piano

Rosemary Hamington is a classically trained voice and piano teacher with a diverse performing background. She has performed in several community theatre musicals, as well as a jazz/show choir, All-State choir, acapella

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Bennie Braswell

Bennie Braswell

Violin and Piano

Bennie Braswell started playing violin at 6, and piano at 10. At 15, she started giving lessons to her teacher’s students who needed extra help before recitals or competition. She got her

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Piano, Guitar and Art Teacher (online only)

Joshua Johnson got his undergraduate degree in music education in 2011 from Pittsburg State University. While attending school, he worked at a local nationally accredited childcare center which had classrooms that ranged

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David Rabinowicz

David Rabinowicz

Guitar

Hi all! My name is David Rabinowicz. I’ve been studying, living, and breathing music since I was 5, and teaching it since I was 12. My main instrument is the guitar, but

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Cari Giard

Cari Giard

Drums, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele

Cari is a rock drummer originally from Palm Bay, Florida. She got her start on guitar at age 12, then picked up bass and drums shortly after. In high school, she learned

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Reuben P.

Reuben P.

Drums

Surrounded by music his entire life, Reuben began taking drum lessons at age 15. He excelled in marching, symphonic, and jazz bands during high school, and majored in music education at Northeast

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Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Violin & Mandolin

Mike is a native Texan, who grew up in Dallas where he studied music under Maestro Chris Xeros and played violin in the number one high school symphony orchestra in the nation.

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Ryan Hofstra

Ryan Hofstra

Voice, Piano & Guitar

Ryan studied contemporary and classical vocal performance, contemporary guitar performance, and music business in college. He earned a B.A. in Music Business with a minor in Vocal Performance from McNally Smith College

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Dario Osorio

Dario Osorio

Piano, Drums & Percussion, Kid's Group Classes

Dario was born in Mexico City, and has spent his entire life traveling. His parents started him on piano at age 4, and he switched to percussion 6 years later. After earning

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Collin Mullins

Collin Mullins

Guitar, Bass, Voice & Piano

My name is Collin, I am a professional musician, producer, and educator based in Austin, Texas! I have been playing music for over 15 years, toured nationally as a sideman, led several

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Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones

Piano

Award-winning American pianist and musician Timothy Jones has established himself as a versatile talent who possesses an abundance of creative and artistic energy. Timothy has performed in venues worldwide such as Lincoln

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Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Guitar, Piano, Student Bands

Chris Wright is a guitarist, pianist, and educator with a musical career spanning over twenty years. He first became interested in playing guitar as an early teen after being influenced by Guns

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MacKenzie Sullivan

MacKenzie Sullivan

Piano

MacKenzie is a classically trained pianist and lifelong student of music. Beginning at the age of five studying piano and later with classical and acoustic guitar, she continues to learn and grow

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Beth Raschke

Beth Raschke

Piano, Voice, Music & Movement Classes

At an early age, Beth Raschke grew up hearing her parents’ record albums ranging from Bach to Broadway. At church, she was surrounded with beautiful voices and wonderful instruments. By the age

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