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Meet the Lawrenceville Music Faculty

Please Note: During the COVID-19 protocols period, NSM Flowery Branch and Lawrenceville campuses are currently offering online lessons only. Please view our passionate and qualified online faculty below to find a teacher that best fits your needs, complete the online application to receive more information, or contact us with any questions. We are here to help! NSM Buford, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek campuses are currently open for in-studio lessons. We will update this page as soon as in-studio lessons are permitted at NSM Flowery Branch and Lawrenceville campuses.
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Anne Anderson
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Viola, Piano
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Associate Concertmaster

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Suzuki institute at East Carolina University, Gwinnett Technical College.
NSM Faculty: Since 2012
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Bjorn Anderson
Applied Instrument:
Double Bass
Secondary Instruments: Cello, Guitar

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Texas State University, Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
Enter the category for this item: PIANO
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Susan Andrews
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education:
BM in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
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Charles Anschuetz
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education:
Peabody Conservatory, BS in Piano and Pipe Organ from the University of Oklahoma
NSM Faculty: Since 2015
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Angela Anzai
Applied Instrument: Piano
GSMAC Musician: Piano (on call)

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education:
BM in Piano from Kennesaw State University
Awards: Kennesaw State University honors: Emmanuel Ax Piano Scholarship and the Steinway Society Endowed Scholarship
NSM Faculty: Since 2016
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Rita Atkinson
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Graduate of Guitar and Keyboard Programs from Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
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Yelena Ayzenberg
Applied Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instruments: Bayan (Russian Accordian), Voice

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Diploma o Nepolnom Visshem Obrazovanii from Rimsky-Korsakova College of Music, Mogilev, Belarus, Specialist Diploma in Culture and Education from Kult-Prosvet College of Music, Mogilev, Belarus
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
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Isaac Bear
Applied Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Classical Guitar Performance from University of North Florida
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
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Zane Brock
Applied Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instruments: Banjo, Guitar

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: EdS from Lincoln Memorial University, MA from Western Carolina University, BA from Furman University
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
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Joshua Crook
Applied Instrument: French Horn
Secondary Instruments: Trumpet

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MA and BA in Horn Performance from Florida State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Eric Denton
Applied Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Graduate in Guitar Studies from Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
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Scott Douglas
Applied Instrument: Percussion

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: (coming soon)
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
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Marina Dmitriyev
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Violin Performance and Teaching from St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia)
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
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Mirela Dragan
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Piano Performance and Music Theory from Georgia State University, received the John Schneider Award for exceptional pianistic talent
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
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Melissa Fargason
Applied Instrument: Viola
Secondary Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Education from Clayton State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
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Don Gardo
Applied Instrument: Trombone
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Trombone Performance from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
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Jim Greer
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Education from Southern Illinois University
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
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Philip Gubser
Applied Instrument: Clarinet
Secondary Instruments: Saxophone, Flute

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BA in Music Education from Georgia College & State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
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Greg Holland
Applied Instrument: Trumpet
Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only

Education: MM in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University, BM in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
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Michelle Hung
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Piano
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, Bassoon; Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Substitute Bassoon

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Performance Taipei National Univ. of the Arts and Tunthai Univ. in Taiwan
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
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Seth Kuehn
Applied Instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: (coming soon)
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Kyle Loughman
Applied Instrument: Tuba
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Trombone
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Co-Principal Tuba (2018-2019)

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Education from Kennesaw State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
Enter the category for this item: PIANO, VOICE
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Troy Lucia
Applied Instrument: Piano, Organ
Secondary Instruments: Voice

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM with Honors from New England Conservatory of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2020
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Alan McConnell
Applied Instrument: Trombone
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba, Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Education, Cum Laude from James Madison University
NSM Faculty: Since 2014
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Marcy Meredith
Applied Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instruments: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM in Music from Georgia State University, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida, BM in Music from Berry College
NSM Faculty: Since 2015
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Bradley Nelsen
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Principal Bassoon

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
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
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Emily Nicolich
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Viola
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Section Violin

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Berklee College of Music, Boston, Certified Suzuki Instructor

NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Fausto Ojito
Applied Instrument: Guitar
GSMAC Musician: Guitar (on call)

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Musical Education at Universidad Del Atlantico (Barranquilla, Colombia), Music Performance at Escuela Distrital de Artes E.D.A. (Barranquilla, Colombia).
NSM Faculty: Since 2018
Enter the category for this item: GUITAR/FRETS, PERCUSSION
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John Pagano
Applied Instrument: Guitar, Percussion
Secondary Instruments: Bass Guitar

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music from Five Towns College in New York
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
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Richard Ross
Applied Instrument: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
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

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Performance and Jazz Studies from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2016
Enter the category for this item: PIANO, VOICE
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Jonathan Smith
Applied Instrument: Piano, Voice

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM in Theory from Southwestern Seminary, BM in Piano/Theory from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2018
Enter the category for this item: PIANO, CONDUCTING, GSMAC MUSICIAN
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Rick Smith - NSM Co-Founder & Director
Applied Instrument: Piano, Choral Conducting
Secondary Instruments: Voice
GSMAC Director: Gwinnett Symphony Chorus, Music Director; Gwinnett Symphony Musical Arts Consortium, Artistic Director

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in (double degree) Music Education and Church Music from Shorter College
NSM Faculty: Since 1997
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Yulia Soboleva
Applied Instrument: Piano
Secondary Instruments: Voice

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory (Russia)
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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Teodora Stoyanova
Applied Instrument: Flute, Piccolo
Secondary Instruments: Piano
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Principal Flute

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM and BM from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria
NSM Faculty: Since 2010
Enter the category for this item: BRASS, CONDUCTING, GSMAC MUSICIAN
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Robert Trocina - NSM Co-Founder & Director
Applied Instrument:
Trumpet, Orchestral Conducting
Secondary Instruments: French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone
GSMAC Director: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Music Director; Gwinnett Symphony Musical Arts Consortium, Artistic Director

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BM in Music Education from Kennesaw State University, further studies in conducting and performance at Georgia State University, Columbus State University
NSM Faculty: Since 1997
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Shelly Unger
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Oboe

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: DMA in Bassoon Performance from University of Georgia, MM from Rice University, BM from Indiana University
NSM Faculty: Since 1997
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Mariel Uzal
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM from University of Georgia, BM from Juan Jose Castro Provincial Conservatory of Music in Argentina
NSM Faculty: Since 1999
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Billy Valentine
Applied Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instruments: Piano
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Chorus, Tenor

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BA Music from Shorter University
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
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Jennie Visscher
Applied Instrument: Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
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
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Kim Wright
Applied Instrument: Voice, Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MMus Vocal Performance degree with Honors from London College of Music, University of West London
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
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David Wilkes
Applied Instrument: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, substitute clarinet

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: MM in clarinet performance from Kent State University, Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Auburn University
NSM Faculty: Since 2018
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Earl Williams
Applied Instrument: Saxophone

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: (coming soon)
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
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Lisa Youngquist
Applied Instrument: Flute, Piccolo
GSMAC Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, Flute/Piccolo; Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Substitute Flute/Piccolo

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma
NSM Faculty: Since 2019
Enter the category for this item: VOICE
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Travius Burch
Applied Instrument:
Voice

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Bachelor’s in Music Education from Georgia Southern University
NSM Faculty: Since 2020
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Christine Lansou
Applied Instruments: Violin, Viola

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Master of Music Education from Georgia State University, BME in Music Education at Loyola University
NSM Faculty: Since 2020
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Rebecca Smith
Applied Instrument: Voice, Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: Bachelor's degree from Westminster Choir College in Vocal Performance
NSM Faculty: Since 2020
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Elly Case
Applied Instrument:
Voice, Violin
Secondary Instruments:
Viola, Piano

Lawrenceville Campus "Covid-19" Availability: Online Only
Education: BME in Music Education from Bob Jones University
NSM Faculty: Since 2020