Brian Emmel-Bass Guitar, Guitar,Mandolin, Songwriting
Brian has been teaching privately since1991 and has dedicated his career to music education. Brian graduated from the Musician's Institute and studied under such influential bassists as: Jeff Berlin, Gary Willis, Tim Bogert, and Steve Bailey.
Brian has published multiple books and DVD’s for Hal Leonard Publishing as well as conducting Clinics to promote his highly acclaimed teaching methods. Brian has been a columnist for various bass and music periodicals and received raved reviews in Bass Player Magazine for his published works. Brian also performs professionally for various Artists in Nashville and L.A. and is a songwriter and producer with many achievement awards.
Here are some of Brian's published works available:
Steve Frey- Guitar Instruction
Steve has been playing guitar professionally for 20 years and most recently completed touring the U.S. and Canada with the Multi-Platinum Country group Blackhawk. Other artist's include Andy Childs, Rebecca Lynn Howard, 2005 Nashville Star winner Erika Jo and many Nashville songwriters and artists. He studied at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Having played literally thousands of gigs across the US, Steve brings a great deal of experience and a genuine desire to teach and to be a positive influence on aspiring guitarists. Steve will be teaching private guitar lessons as well as group classes and workshops.
Missy MacQuarrie-Voice, Piano, Guitar
Missy is a multi-talented vocalist·and vocal coach experienced in guitar and piano. Since graduating from world-renowned Berklee College of Music in 2003, Missy has·performed with·live with bands (SanDiego IndieMusicFest, CBGB's)·
and·as a solo·acoustic artist across the country, as well as teaching private lessons in voice, piano, and guitar.· Graduating as a Professional Music Major, Missy focused on Music Business and Songwriting and uses this background·in addition to Music Theory to help·her students to become well-rounded musicians.·As a professional musician, Missy has worked as a back-up vocalist (Nashville Star/ American Idol Kristin Macnamara, Ashlee Hewitt),·acoustic guitarist (Katie Armiger, Cold River Records), demo-singer,·and a contracted songwriter (Megatraxx, LA).··Missy studied under top-notch vocal coach, Mark Baxter (Aerosmith, Goo Goo Dolls, Journey) and·utilizes Baxter's techniques in conjunction with her own to help singers of all levels and styles.
Frank Bayon- Drums, Percussion
Franks teaching history began in 1987 at “Guitar Center” (Los Angeles). Later, “Colorado Drum·Institute” (Denver), “ABC Music Academy” (San Francisco), and currently teaches at “Grand Staff Music School”·(Nashville).
His first instructor, at age 9, was an understudy·of the late great Louis Bellson. Frank quickly began playing in band programs from: concert, stage, jazz,·and ultimately became Drum·Capt. for·Burbank High School·Marching Band.·His studies later led him to·renowned music schools:·“The Larry Larson School of Music”, “PIT”, and “The Colorado Drum Institute”. Frank was involved in organizing and performing drum clinics and events with drum·legends:··Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa,·Missing Persons, Korn),·Sony Emory (Earth Wind & Fire, Steely Dan), Steve Smith (Journey). Frank has performed and recorded with·icons such·as,·Ambrosia, Missing Persons, Berlin and Tower of Power.
Frank is also involved and performs for notable charity organizations "The TJ Martell Foundation", "The Foundation for the Jr. Blind”, “LDHH” for the deaf, Williamson counties recreation departments, "Kids on Stage".
Allison completed her undergraduate degree in music and over twelve years of teaching experience. She teaches students of all ages in classical violin, viola, and piano and improvisational techniques. She has toured nationally and internationally in the classical and Contemporary Christian music sector as well as studio recording.
Camee Burdin-Voice, Piano
Camee is a recent graduate from Greenville College where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Christian Contemporary Music with 3 emphasis in Vocal Performance, Worship Arts, and Studio Recording. She has been teaching vocal and piano lessons for the past 5 years. Much of her teachings have come from a variety of coaches for over 17 years. Camee has performed in many bands, groups, and choirs including, but not limited to, punk rock, classical, pop, hard rock, gospel, and funk. She is currently a Worship Arts intern as well as working independently on her songwriting and personal projects for her artist career. Having experienced many of the stages of building a music career, Camee loves to help and guide others to achieve many of the goals they have set for their own musical futures no matter the genre or style of music.
Abby Carter-Voice, Piano
Originally from Georgia, Abby grew up loving music, and studying piano and voice from an early age. Her musical ambition led her to Nashville to major in music at Belmont. Abby has lived and worked inNashville since graduating from Belmont University in 2001.
Abby graduated cum laude with a performance degree in voice and piano. She began teaching private piano and vocal lessons shortly after graduating.
Abby has performed in a variety of genres, including classical, jazz, musical theater, country, and rock. During her college career, she performed twice at the United States Naval Academy as a guest vocal soloist. After college, she was the lead-singer of a country-rock band, the Apocalyptic Cowboys. The group performed around Nashville, and the surrounding areas. Abby also co-wrote much of the group’s songs, and recorded several albums. She has also performed with small jazz groups around Nashville as a vocalist.