Music Academy faculty members are selected from the finest area music teachers and performers. All of our faculty members hold advanced degrees in their field of study, have decades of teaching and performing experience, and teach all styles of music. In addition to their teaching credentials, our faculty members have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
Please select an instructor from the drop-down “Faculty” menu above or the list below to read their biography.
- Michael Ridenour (Director / Guitar )
- Kevin Lampson (Electric & Upright Bass)
- Tyler Cason (Folk Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Songwriting. Voice)
- John Bellino (Drums & Percussion)
- Lauren Cason (Piano)
- Jan Daugherty (Viola/Violin)
- Carolyn Tackett (Violin)
- Tania Moldovan (Violin)
- Karen Entzi (Violin, Elementary School Strings Program)
- Carol Bjorlie (Cello)
- Bill Funderburk (Trumpet/Brass)
- Jamie Leigh O’Neil (Woodwinds)
- Andrea Dennis (Middle School Orchestra)
- Vance Reese (Staff Accompanist)
Give us a call at 828-693-3726 to schedule your FREE introductory consultation to meet perspective faculty members, tour our facility, and discuss your musical direction before you commit to private lessons.