Bass & Guitar


Bass & Guitar Teacher

Kyle is a guitar/bass instructor who has a long held passion in sharing his knowledge of the instrument and music at large with a wide variety of students. A graduate of Mirriam Cannon Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State...

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Drums & Ensemble

Matt Clifford


Drum Teacher, Ensemble Teacher

Matthew is a percussionist, drummer and music educator who is dedicated to sharing the fulfillment, psychological and social benefits that learning an instrument can bring to someone’s life. Matt graduated from the Music and Business Admin programs at Wayne State...

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Hannah Combs


Flute Teacher

Hannah is currently a senior at Oakland University, getting her bachelor’s degree in Instrumental music education with a minor in psychology. She is an outspoken advocate for music education, and is the acting secretary and brand ambassador for her university’s...

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Piano & Voice


Director, Piano Teacher

Julie has a passion for music and teaching. With over 20 years of experience, she has taught a variety of students—children and adults, beginner through advanced—many of whom have received scholarships and awards. Julie studied music for many years at...

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Piano Teacher

Jake is an advanced student of the piano with a deep-rooted passion for sharing music with others. He spent several semesters at Oakland Community College studying music theory, composition, and conducting. Additionally, he served as director of the a cappella choir and...

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Kate Silva


Piano Teacher

Kate has been teaching music for eight years and has been teaching at the Academy of the Arts for five years. While her main instrument is the piano, she plays many other instruments as well. She graduated from Oakland University...

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Saxophone Teacher

Garret is a dynamic saxophonist from southeast Michigan with a passion for solo and chamber music performance. A prize-winning saxophonist, he has performed at the United States Navy Band Symposium, the BGSU New Music Festival, and the North American Saxophone...

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Trombone Teacher

Austin currently serves as the principal trombone of the Five Lakes Silver Band and is an active freelance musician in central and southeast Michigan. As a performer, he has worked with the Motor City Symphony Orchestra, the Warren Symphony Orchestra,...

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Violin Teacher

Mickey is a violinist with over 35 years of experience, classically trained at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor School of Music. He enjoys helping students find their passion for playing violin and always seeks to create a fun and...

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