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Meet the Sandy Springs Music Faculty

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Isaac Bear
Applied Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Classical Guitar Performance from University of North Florida
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
Percussion
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Scott Douglas
Applied Instrument: Percussion
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek
Education: (coming soon)
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
Strings
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Marina Dmitriyev
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Buford, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Violin Performance and Teaching from St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia)
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
Piano
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Jim Greer
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Music Education from Southern Illinois University
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
Brass
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Kyle Loughman
Applied Instrument: Tuba
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Trombone
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Music Education from Kennesaw State University
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Co-Principal Tuba
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
Brass
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Alan McConnell
Applied Instrument: Trombone
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Music Education, Cum Laude from James Madison University
NSM Faculty: Since 2014
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Bradley Nelsen
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek
Education: MM in Wind Conducting is from the University of Nebraska, BM in Instrumental Music Education is from the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, GA
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Principal Bassoon
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Richard Ross
Applied Instrument: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: MM from University of Miami, BM from Berklee College of Music, Mus Ed from Florida Atlantic University
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
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David Schroeder
Applied Instrument: Double Bass, Bass Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Music Performance and Jazz Studies from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2016
Piano
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Jennie Visscher
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Piano Performance from University of West Georgia where she later continued studies through workshops in Pedagogy and Piano Performance
NSM Faculty: Since 2007
Voice, Piano
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Kim Wright
Applied Instrument: Voice, Piano
Campus: Online, Sandy Springs
Education: MMus Vocal Performance degree with Honors from London College of Music, University of West London
NSM Faculty: Since 2019