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Lilburn Music Teachers

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Enter the category for this item: Double Bass, Cello, Guitar, Piano
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Bjorn Anderson, Double Bass, Cello, Guitar, Piano
Mr. Anderson studied at Texas State University in Double Bass Performance with Dwight Shambley and Roger Fraterna of the Dallas Symphony. He also studied Electric Bass Performance at the Atlanta Institute of Music. He has performed with both Florida and New Mexico All-State Orchestras and with the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Festival in Lenox, MA. His other professional experience includes hundreds of theatrical performances with 14th Street Playhouse Company in Atlanta, Ga.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Susan Andrews, Piano
Ms. Andrews received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia. She holds National Certification from Music Teachers National Association and was the past president of the Gwinnett County Music Teachers Association and Georgia Music Teachers Association. Ms. Andrews has over 30 years teaching experience and she joined our faculty in 2005.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Charles Anschuetz, Piano
Mr. Anschuetz is a 35 year veteran of teaching traditional and Suzuki piano, and sometimes a blend. Charles began his music education at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md., and graduated with a degree in both piano and pipe organ from the University of Oklahoma. His areas of service include Vice President and President of the Orlando Music Club, and Vice President of the Central Florida Music Teacher's National Association. Teaching is his main interest, and he looks forward to a long and rewarding career in the Greater Atlanta area.
Enter the category for this item: Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin
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Rita Atkinson, Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin
Rita graduated in 2003 with honors from the Atlanta Institute of Music and has extensive training in many styles including classical, Celtic and bluegrass as well as theory, composition and improvisation. She leads two successful Atlanta area bands, Mickle-a-Do Celtic Band and the Kamayacha Gypsy Band. She has taught for 12 years and enjoys teaching budding orchestra performers and those wanting to “fiddle”.
Enter the category for this item: Drums, Percussion
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Chris Burroughs, Drums, Percussion
Born and raised in Rockford Illinois, drummer/percussionist Chris Burroughs began playing at the early age of four. Over the course of his professional career, Chris has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. He has been blessed to record, tour and share the stage with artists such as: Lizz Wright, Jennifer Holiday, Russell Gunn, The Chris Duarte Group, Julie Dexter, Greg Tardy, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Ike Stubblefield, Russell Malone, Khari Simmons, Rhonda Thomas, Joe Gransden, Marcus Printup among others. Chris is recognized as an endorser by Evans Drum Heads, Bosphorus Cymbals, Pro-Mark drum sticks, and Palmetto Drums. Chris loves to teach and has taught students of all ages and abilities for many years.
Enter the category for this item: Violin, Viola, Piano
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Anne Anderson, Violin, Viola, Beginning Piano
Ms. Anderson has intensely studied to teach the violin and also studied at Gwinnett Technical College for a specialized degree. Ms. Anderson primarily draws from the Suzuki approach and integrates music history, international classical studies, music theory and ear training into her teaching. She also incorporates fiddle and ethnic teaching styles. While Ms. Anderson specializes in young beginners, she accepts students of all ages. Her goal is to teach students strong practice techniques and help them develop a love for music as an art form.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Tina Darden, Piano, Yamaha
Tina Darden, a graduate of Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance/Pedagogy. She is also a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her Master of Music in Piano Performance/Pedagogy. Tina has been teaching the Yamaha method in Atlanta since 1992. She has been a Yamaha Music Education Specialist, which qualifies her to teach other teachers, since 2002. Tina teaches Yamaha classes at Atlanta Music Education Center and teaches private piano lessons at New School of Music. She is the pianist for McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville and is the accompanist for the Atlanta Suzuki Flute Choir. Tina is an active member of GCMTA and GMTA.
Enter the category for this item: Saxophone
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Earl Williams, Saxophones
Mr. Williams was raised in a musical family that included Blues great Ruth Brown and big band leader Paul ‘Huckle Buck’ Williams. Earl attended Old Westbury College in NY for two years where he studied with jazz greats Ken McIntyre, Warren Smith and Sinclair Acey. He has performed in many of NYC legendary clubs such as Birdland, Lennox Lounge, Augie’s, The Cotton Club and Cleopatra’s Needle. Since moving to Atlanta in the spring of 08, Earl has established himself as a working freelance musician who continues to record, teach and perform locally and overseas.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Mirela Dragan, Piano
Ms. Dragan is classically trained and has been playing since the age of 5. Mirela received a Bachelor of Music degree in Atlanta GA and received the John Schneider Award for exceptional pianistic talent whilst studying Music Theory and Piano at Georgia State Univ. She has been teaching all ages and levels in Atlanta for over 15 years, and is an active accompanist.
Enter the category for this item: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, School of Rock
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Eric Denton, Guitar, Bass, Beginner Mandolin, School of Rock
Eric Denton has been a musician all his life. He has been in the Atlanta music scene since 1994 and graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music in 2001. Mr. Denton has been teaching with New School of Music since 2005. He teaches acoustic and electric guitar; both flatpicking and finger-picking styles, as well as slide guitar. He also teaches Ukelele, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Dobro and Lap-steel style guitar. In his spare time, he builds and plays Denton Music Cigar Box Guitars. His all cigar box guitar CD "Denton Music" is available on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube. Check it out here: ejdmusic.com. Eric is experienced in teaching all ages and all genres of music, but excels in Blues and Rock and Roll.
Enter the category for this item: Voice, Piano
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Brandon Graham, Voice, Beginning Piano
Brandon received a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Emmanuel College. His teaching experience includes years of private instruction as well as classroom experience through the public school systems. His performance experience includes Capitol City Opera Co., Athens Master Chorale, Brenau University’s Spectrum Singers and Gospel Choir, UGA’s African American Choral Ensemble, and many others. Currently, Brandon has a leadership role with Gwinnett Symphony Chorus and teaches all popular forms of vocal music ranging from Classical, R&B, Country, Jazz, Pop-Gospel, and even Spanish worship music.
Enter the category for this item: Clarinet, Saxophone
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Philip Gubser, Clarinet, Saxophone
Mr. Gubser earned a BA in music from Georgia College & State University. He has been playing clarinet for 12yrs and also plays saxophone, flute and trombone. He has played with many different ensembles and has taught privately. He loves to teach students of all ages & abilities.
Enter the category for this item: Voice, Piano
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Roger Bice, Voice, Piano
Mr. Bice received his BME and MA (Voice & Piano) from Eastern Michigan University. He brings with him over 40 years of private vocal and piano instruction along with 20 years of television and radio experience. Piano students are taught traditional methods, technics and standard performance literature. Voice students will develop their vocal skills through repertoire that includes Broadway show tunes, contemporary tunes, and traditional classical and foreign language songs.
Enter the category for this item: Trumpet
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Greg Holland, Trumpet
Mr. Holland is a native of Georgia. He earned an MA in Music Education from GSU and a Master of Music degree in Performance from Northwestern University where he was a student of Vincent Cichowicz. He is an active freelance musician, a member of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, making several high profile appearances and recordings. He has over 30 years of private studio teaching and is Instructor of Trumpet at Gainesville State College.
Enter the category for this item: Bassoon, Piano
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Michelle Hung, Bassoon, Piano
Ms. Hung attended Taipei National Univ. of the Arts and Tunthai Univ. in Taiwan and received a degree in Bassoon Performance. Michelle started performing on the piano at the tender age of 6. She later began study on Bassoon and excelled to principal chair of various groups that performed extensively in Asia and Europe.
Enter the category for this item: Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion
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Steve Johnston, Guitars, Piano, Drums
Steve received an Associate’s degree in Guitar Performance from St. Leo College. He tries to find the perfect balance of incorporating scales and theory along with the student’s interests into each lesson. Steve has taught piano, bass, drums, and guitar. He also has experience forming ensembles of students into Jazz and Rock bands.
Enter the category for this item: Flute, Piano
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Teodora Stoyanova, Flute, Piano
Ms. Stoyanova received her Bachelors and Master degrees from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria. Teodora equally enjoys teaching and performing. As a soloist and chamber musician she has toured Europe. After moving to USA she has performed with the Atlanta Flute Ensemble, ‘Aulos Winds’ & DaSalo Solisti Chamber Orchestra. She is principal flutist of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. Her teaching experience of over 15 years includes all ages and levels, from beginners through professionally trained adults.
Enter the category for this item: Piano, Voice
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Marcy Meredith, Piano, Voice
Ms. Meredith attended Berry College where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, Georgia State University, for her Master of Music and a second Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. Marcy has performed with the Atlanta Opera for 14 years and has sung on a professional level around the metro Atlanta area for many years. In 2010, she went back to school to pursue a speech therapy degree which has not only enhanced her musical performance but has been instrumental in helping performers with injuries and specialty concerns.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Mariel Uzal, Piano
Ms. Uzal received a Masters of Music from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Music from Juan Jose Castro Provincial Conservatory of Music in Argentina. She has over 13 years of teaching and performance experience and she joined our faculty in 1999.
Enter the category for this item: Drums, Guitar
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Jake Haggard, Drums, Beginning Guitar
Jake Haggard has been teaching private drum lessons for various organizations for the last 8 years, including a year spent in Arizona with a non-profit on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache reservations. He attended the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media and has 9 years of live performance and studio recording experience. He has been actively gigging professionally here in Atlanta since moving to the area in 2013.
Enter the category for this item: Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet, Accordion, Double Bass
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George Uterhardt, Low Brass, String Bass, Trumpet, Piano, Accordion
Mr. Uterhardt graduated from Univ. of S. Florida in Music Ed. He accredits 25 years as a professional musician to the US Navy Band from which he received awards and recognition. Among countless other experiences, George is also a former band director.
Enter the category for this item: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Conducting
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Robert Trocina, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Conducting
Mr. Trocina received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kennesaw State University and completed further studies at Georgia State University. He studied orchestral conducting under Thomas Wubbenhorst, Patricio Cobos, William Fred Scott and Steven Byess, and trumpet/brass performance under Mark Hughes, Jim Thompson and Stephen Winnick. Mr. Trocina is co-founder of New School of Music (1997), Music Director and Conductor of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (1997), and Music Director and Conductor for Northeast Atlanta Ballet (2008).
Enter the category for this item: Bassoon, Oboe
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Dr. Shelly Unger, Bassoon, Oboe
Ms. Unger received a Master's Degree at Rice University and pursued post-graduate study with Bernard H. Garfield. Shelley earned a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University where she studied with Sidney Rosenberg. She recently completed her Doctoral Degree in Bassoon Performance with Dr. William Davis from the University of Georgia. She joined our faculty in 1997.
Enter the category for this item: Piano
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Etsuko Tomeda, Piano
Ms. Tomeda studied Piano Pedagogy and received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with honor at Shorter University and Performance Diploma at Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo. She has been studying jazz piano performance with Dan Lawrence, a composer and a staff pianist at Ritz Carlton Hotel, since 2010. She enjoys performing classical and jazz as well as teaching all ages. She has over 20 years of teaching and performance experience. She joined our faculty in 1999.
Enter the category for this item: Voice, Piano
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Billy Valentine, Voice, Piano
Billy received a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Shorter University in 2011. He is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, having performed in many different settings including symphonies, jazz bands, theater, and his church.
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