Meet the Faculty Meet the Owner Julian Baldwin - B.M. Music Performance at Shenandoah University; Cecilia Award for Vocal Excellence - Classical tenor based in the DC Metro area - Versatile skills in operatic and concert repertoire - Advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts for people of every background - Chorister for the Empire City Men’s Chorus Marina Beeson - B.A. Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory - Teaching privately since 2018 - Co-Director of I am the Lead! - Specializes in teaching vocal technique for opera and musical theater as well as sacred music (Virtual Only) Shelley Boyd - B.S. Music Education from Hyles-Anderson College - Owned a private studio in North Carolina - Teaching privately since 2004 - Focus in ear-training, composition, and music theory (Virtual Lessons Only) Mary Carr - B.M. Music History from Catholic University of America - Teaching privately since 2009 - Specializes in multiple string instruments - Proficient in instrument repairs and maintenance Emberlein Di Salvo - B.M. Vocal Performance; Minor in Performing Arts Management; Catholic University of America - Director for GMA’s I am the Lead! program - Teaching privately since 2020 - Former Dance Programming Intern for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Andrew Ferguson - B.A. from Peabody Conservatory - Teaching privately for over 10 years, including time with The Suitland School for Performing Arts - Former orchestra member for the Maryland Choral Arts Society - Member of the Magic Ray Quintet Matthew Guilherme - Graduate of Bridgewater State University. - Studied Jazz under Berklee graduate, Felix Rentschler. - Teaching privately since 2014. - Performed on renowned stages such as Connolly's Pub in Times Square and The Mohegan Sun Wolf Den. - Lead guitarist/vocalist in nationally acclaimed wedding bands (i.e. Closing Time Boston & Bachelor Boys Band) Charles Jones - Woodwind and Classical studies at Howard University and Morgan State University; Jazz Improvisation studies at Peabody Conservatory - Teaching privately for over 40 years - Extensive performing career, notably opening for Earth Wind and Fire, Rick James, Kool and the Gang, and more - Band Director for The Lower School at Calverton Jonathan McPherson - B.M. Electronic Music Production and Sound Design from Berklee College of Music; Piano studies at University of Louisiana - 3 Air Force Band overseas tours - Highlights include performing alongside Drake White, Arturo Sandoval, and NFL Halftime show with Max Impact - Won a team Emmy Award in 2021 for Red Tail Angels as a composer and sound mixer Mary Musgrove - B.M. Vocal Performance from West Liberty University - Music educator at Barstow Elementary. - 10 years of vocal/theatre experience; 3 years of education experience - Works professionally in visual arts as well, and teaches from the viewpoint of music, art, and dance. Shane Musgrove - M.M. Percussion Performance, George Mason; B.M. Percussion Performance and Music Technology, West Liberty - Former Associate Percussion with Civic Orchestra of Chicago - 10 years of professional experience in percussion performance and education - Works professionally in music and video production, and teaches the fun of music creation from both the creative and technical standpoint Teresa Nielsen - Graduated from Brigham Young University. - Teaching privately for over 25 years in the U.S. and overseas. - Utilizes a wide range of teaching methods for beginner and intermediate students of all learning styles. Kara Sheehan - B.M in Music Performance and Music Management from Frostburg State - Experience in MD public schools as music educator and athletic director - Teaching private lessons since 2014 Scott Shirley - A.A. Music Performance from Prince Goerge's Community College. - Teaching privately since 2009. - Former director of Product Scheduling for PRS Guitars. - Performs locally with several bands, primarily in Rock and Country styles/venues. Amanda Thompson - M.A. Leadership in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University; B.M. Clarinet Performance from University of Maryland, College Park School of Music - Teaching privately and in public schools since 2012. - Experience teaching woodwinds, piano, choir, and strummed strings. Ross Thompson - Graduate of University of Maryland, College Park School of Music - Alumni of the Oberlin Trumpet Workshop (2 years) - Teaching privately since 2013 - Students have seen success in Maryland All-State Band, Solo & Ensemble festivals, and the National Trumpet Competition. - Member of various groups, including the Chesapeake Orchestra and Magic Ray Jazz. Elizabeth Conley - Bio coming soon!