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Allen Barlow
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Allen Barlow is a professional guitarist based in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a Bachelor’s of Music Degree (Guitar Performance) from the University of Montevallo in 1996...


 
Rob Gannon
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Homewood School of Music co-founder, Rob Gannon has been playing guitar for 32 years. He studied at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated near the top of his class ...


 
Aaron Branson
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Aaron Branson has been teaching and performing professionally for eight years. He is trained and proficient in all contemporary genres and styles for both bass and guitar...


 
Abraham Becker
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Abraham Becker has been playing electric bass for 21 years, double bass for 20 years and has over 10 years of university music teaching experience. He graduated in music from the ...


 
Chuck Clecker
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Chuck received his Bachelor's degree in classical guitar from Columbus State University in Columbus GA while studying under Elwood Maddeo(Frank Zappa band), Andrew Zohn(Duo Spiritu...


 
Holly Gettinger
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Holly Gettinger has played flute since the age of nine. In addition to a degree in Biology from San Francisco State University, she has been trained as a Waldorf teacher at Rudolf...


 
Michael Glaser
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A first-call drummer in the Birmingham music community, Michael Glaser has for many years been an integral part of some of the city’s finest sounds...


 
Peyton Grant
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Peyton Grant has studied piano since he was 5 years old, learning from the Suzuki method at samford university's preparatory department. He spent 5 weeks in high school...


 
Joel Kauffman
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Joel received his Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Berry College in 2002. He teaches all age groups and levels of guitar, beginner to advanced rock, blues an...


 
Mark Lanter
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Performing professionally since the age of 14, Mark Lanter has maintained a busy and varied musical career. As one of the top drum set players in the southeastern region, he conti...


 
Susan Shortt
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Susie Shortt studied violin under the direction of Katherine Sasaki. During her adolecent career she performed with the Chicago Youth Orchestra. She also studied under jazz violini...


 
Alicia Smith
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Alicia Smith was born and raised in Birmingham. She began studying piano at the age of 5 and continued studying classical piano through high school. She began studying music at the...


 
Krista Wendle
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Krista has been a professional vocalist for over 30 years. She has sung pop, jazz, R&B, rock, country, & metal. She has toured the Eastern United States for 9 years, and the NorthE...


 
Matt Wiley
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Matt has been studying music for 29 years and playing piano/keyboard professionally for over 23 years. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies & Performance from the University of Alabama...


 
Tena Wilson
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Comfortably at ease with Jazz, Gospel, Pop, Classical and Spirituals, Tena is the ultimate musician’s singer. Ms. Wilson attended Knoxville College where she received a Bachelor ...


 
Tommy Bowen
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Tommy Bowen has been playing trumpet since the age of ten and is currently studying under Dr. Steve Roberts. He was an All-state trumpet player from the renowned Oak Mountain ...