Our Team

Meet Our Team of Talented Teachers
    • Kevin Ray Lawson
      Founder / CEO

      Kevin Ray Lawson

      Founder / CEO
      • Education:
        Pepperdine University
      • Teaching:
        Artist Development, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Saxophone
      • Performed with:
        Joe Wooten, Ashley Cleveland, Pat Flynn, John Berry, Buddy Greene, Lulu Roman, Full Access, Merging Blue
      • Studio Credits:
        Pat Flynn, Merging Blue, Buddy Greene, Heather Lawson, Chance McKinney, Full Access
      • Songs Recorded by:
        Sandi Patti, Truth, Heather Lawson, Merging Blue, Acappella, Worship Together, Full Access, The Hoskins, Chance McKinney
      • Hobbies:
        Architecture, Construction, Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books
    • Steve Bishir
      Chief Audio Engineer / Recording Instructor

      Steve Bishir

      Chief Audio Engineer / Recording Instructor
      • Education:
        Belmont University
      • Teaching:
        Studio Production, Audio Engineering, Mix Engineering
      • Grammy Awards:
        Amy Grant, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Cece Winans
      • Studio Credits:
        Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Steve Savage, Tin Cup Gypsy, 1000 Generations, Michael W. Smith
      • Hobbies:
        Horses Adoption
    • Adam Davis
      Guitar / Bass / Lap Steel Instructor

      Adam Davis

      Guitar / Bass / Lap Steel Instructor
      • Education:
        B.S. Liberal Studies M.T.S.U.
      • Teaching:
        Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Lap Steel
      • Performed with:
        Amos Lee, Sturgill Simpson, Susan Werner
      • Hobbies:
        Cooking, Practicing Guitar, Being a Dad
    • Tabitha Fair
      Vocal Instructor / Performance Coach

      Tabitha Fair

      Vocal Instructor / Performance Coach
      • Teaches:
        Voice, Performance Artistry
      • Performed With:
        Sting, Rascal Flatts, Stevie Wonder, Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Sam Moore, John Legend, Jimmy Fallon’s The Roots
      • Studio Credits:
        U2, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler, Citizen Cope, Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant
      • Songs Recorded By:
        Carole King
      • Hobbies:
        Hiking, Jogging, Movies, Travel
    • Brenna Fitzgerald
      Violin / Multi-Instrumentalist / Voice Instructor

      Brenna Fitzgerald

      Violin / Multi-Instrumentalist / Voice Instructor
      • Education:
        Education: B.A. Music Education, Penn State University
      • Teaching:
        Violin, Voice, Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Piano
      • Performed with:
        The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Band, Rainey Qualley, Presley & Taylor, Skunk Baxter, John Wetton
      • Festival Performances:
        CMA Fest, The Opry 90th Birthday, Lollapalooza, Carolina Country Music Fest, Tempe Music Fest
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening, Predictable TV Shows
    • Adam Fluhrer
      Guitar Instructor

      Adam Fluhrer

      Guitar Instructor
      • Education:
        University of Southern California
      • Teaching:
        Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
      • Performed with:
        Lady Antebellum, Lee Roy Parnell, Will Hoge, Bryan Clark, Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell
      • Studio Credits:
        Will Hoge, Bryan Clark, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, Jennifer Paige, Bo Bice, Danny Flowers
      • Hobbies:
        Dog Rescue Adoption
    • Jim Frazier
      Multi-Instrument Instructor / Studio Production Coach

      Jim Frazier

      Multi-Instrument Instructor / Studio Production Coach
      • Education:
        North Texas State University
      • Teaching:
        Studio Production, Engineering, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboard
      • Performed with:
        Phil Keaggy, Wild Cherry, Christopher Cross, Billy Gaines
      • Studio Credits:
        Brad Paisley, SheDaisy, 4 Him, Bebo Norman, Phil Keaggy
      • Hobbies:
        Painting, Home Improvement Projects
    • Emily Grace
      Piano / Voice Instructor

      Emily Grace

      Piano / Voice Instructor
      • Education:
        The Italia Conti Academy, London
      • Teaching:
        Piano, Voice, Musical Theater
      • Performed with:
        Christina Perri, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, All American Rejects
      • Television Appearances:
        Conan, The Tonight Show, Ellen
      • Hobbies:
        Dancing, Acrobatics, Reading
    • Adam Griffith
      Guitar Instructor

      Adam Griffith

      Guitar Instructor
      • Education:
        B.A. Guitar Performance Belmont University
      • Teaching:
        Guitar
      • Performed with:
        Rayvon Owen, Fiona Culley, Clark Beckham, Griffin Peterson
      • Hobbies:
        Traveling, Movies, Spending time with family
    • Heather Lawson
      Performing Coach / Vocal Instructor

      Heather Lawson

      Performing Coach / Vocal Instructor
      • Teaching:
        Voice, Performance Artistry
      • Opened for:
        Wynonna, Taylor Swift
      • Performed with:
        Merging Blue, Pat Flynn, Marty Rowe, John Berry, Geoff Thurman.
      • Studio Credits:
        Merging Blue, John Cowan, Acappella, Pat Flynn
      • Hobbies:
        Animals, Gardening, Cooking
    • Tommy Norris
      Mandolin / Guitar Instructor

      Tommy Norris

      Mandolin / Guitar Instructor
      • Education:
        Bachelor’s of Music in Commercial and Electronic Music
      • Teaching:
        Mandolin, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Music Theory and Composition
      • Performed With:
        The Barefoot Movement
      • Books Written:
        Jazz Improvisation on Mandolin – Mel Bay
      • Hobbies:
        Basketball, Video Games, and Computers
    • Jake Ohlbaum
      Piano / Guitar / Bass / Drums / Voice

      Jake Ohlbaum

      Piano / Guitar / Bass / Drums / Voice
      • Education:
        Education: Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music
      • Teaching:
        Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice
      • Performed with:
        The Foxies (full-time member), Molly Rocket, Amy Allen, J.Marco, Jordy Shulman, and more.
      • Studio Credits:
        Southern Call, Jordy Shulman, Emily Desmond, and more.
      • Hobbies:
        Sports, Live Music, Movies, Theater
    • George Pendergrass
      Performing Coach / Vocal Instructor

      George Pendergrass

      Performing Coach / Vocal Instructor
      • Education:
        Masters in Community Development
      • Teaching:
        Voice, Performance Artistry
      • Performed with:
        U2, Amy Grant, Acappella, Merging Blue, Buddy Greene, Pat Flynn
      • Studio Credits:
        U2, Faith Hill, Billy Preston, Prince of Egypt soundtrack, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening, Flying, Camping, Fishing
    • Michael Pichette
      Brass / Multi-Instrumentalist Instructor

      Michael Pichette

      Brass / Multi-Instrumentalist Instructor
      • Education:
        B.A Music Southern Adventist University 
      • Teaching:
        Brass, Percussion, Piano, Guitar
      • Hobbies:
        Woodworking, Camping, Canoeing, Rock Climbing
    • Joe Slyzelia
      Multi-Instrument Instructor

      Joe Slyzelia

      Multi-Instrument Instructor
      • Education:
        B.A. in Recording Technology
      • Teaching:
        Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mandolin, Ukulele
      • Performed with:
        Blue Man Group, Carey Ott, Adam Douglas, Amy Peters
      • Studio Credits:
        Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators, The River Beneath, Greg Waters
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening, Wilderness Exploring, Snorkeling, Surfing
    • Michael Valeras
      Guitar Instructor

      Michael Valeras

      Guitar Instructor
      • Education:
        Masters in Guitar Performance, B.A. Music Education
      • Teaching:
        Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
      • Performed with:
        Larry Coryell, The Platters, The Coasters, Kelly Lang
      • Hobbies:
        Fitness, Movies
    • Lucy White
      Voice / Multi-Instrumentalist Instructor

      Lucy White

      Voice / Multi-Instrumentalist Instructor
      • Education:
        B.A. Voice/Music Education Tennessee Tech
      • Teaching:
        Voice, Piano, Flute, Ukulele
      • Performed with:
        Tenn Tech Chorale, Soloist with ACDA Collegiate Choir/Jacksonville Orchestra, Franco American Vocal Academy in Salzburg, Austria
      • Published:
        National Association for Music Education Educators Journal and Website
      • Hobbies:
        Travel, Cooking, and Hiking