Piano

Seth Miller  Guitar, Piano and Bass
Seth Miller was born and raised in Western Canada where he first became interested in music. At the age of twelve he began learning to play the guitar and began taking piano lessons during his first year of High School. He attended Cornerstone University where he received a Bachelors of Music Performance degree in guitar with a minor in piano. While there he participated in numerous contemporary and classical performance ensembles. After college Seth worked as a music teacher and music director for Waterman Bible Church in Illinois. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Seth has an appreciation for classical and contemporary music and a deep love for jazz. He has a passion for holistic teaching and a desire to see students become well-rounded musicians.

Christopher Dehner Piano, Voice
Christopher Dehner is a graduate of Fairdale High School, and studied Piano beginning at 6 years of age. Going on to study piano in my Bachelor of Art in Piano Performance from Lee University, as well as studying towards a Master of Music Degree in both Piano Performance and Choral Conducting from Western Kentucky University.  I have taught piano for 30 years starting with my college career, as well as during my professional tenure as music pastor at several churches in Kentucky, Delaware, Georgia and recently West Virginia.  I previously taught with Gist Piano Center 19 years ago, and recently relocated back to the Louisville area in the Fall of 2013. He has served as accompanist for several church choirs, as well as Campus Choir at Lee University in Cleveland, TN; and the Western Kentucky University Chorale. He also has enjoyed accompanying several students in the universities for vocal and instrumental recitals.  His students have performed well in competition, advancing to the state and international levels. He enjoys performing as well, through accompanying college students in their musical studies, church repertoire and recitals/concerts. Chris is married to Monica and has one son who is presently attending Lee University as a Piano Major. He is also serving as the Music Pastor, returning to the Dixie Valley Church in the Shively area after serving 20 years in other states as Music Pastor.  Seeing students develop into skilled players who enjoy music through their piano studies is why Christopher strives to find various methods and styles that reflect each students musical taste. He looks forward to assisting students through their love for music to achieve musical excellence.

Kelly Abraham Beginning/Intermediate Piano, Voice

See bio below

 

Strings

Kim Fanning   Violin, Viola, Cello (Suzuki and Traditional) and Owner/Director
Kim has been teaching private lessons since she was 16 (that’s nearly 20 years now!).  Kim, a native of Missouri, received her bachelor’s degree in music from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in 2001 and her masters of music from the University of Louisville in 2003.  Since finishing up school, Kim has done many Suzuki teacher training courses and is certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach Suzuki violin, cello and early childhood education.  Kim currently teaches about 45  students per week in both Louisville and Southern Indiana.  Kim also teaches music appreciation, world music and rock and roll history at Jefferson Community and Technical College.  In addition to teaching, Kim and her husband James are kept busy by their slightly rambunctious first grader, Lucas, and their twin preschoolers, Lily and Lincoln.

Catherine (Kate) Tyree  Violin, Viola and Bass
Catherine Tyree is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education. Catherine has been a member of several ensembles as a violinist and a bassist. She has performed with the University of Louisville Orchestra, the University of Louisville Jazz Combos, the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra,  Electric String Quartet, and is a founding member of the Compass Quartet. She has been teaching private lessons on violin and viola for eight years. She also taught orchestra at The Montessori School of Louisville in 2015. Currently, Catherine is a violin, viola, and bass teacher at Music Go Round and Notable Beginnings in Louisville.

Maggie Muncy   cello
Bio coming soon!

Guitar

Josh Inzer  Guitar (acoustic and electric), Bass Guitar
Josh is from New Albany, Indiana, and has always lived in the Southern Indiana/Louisville area. He graduated from New Albany High School in 2001. Coming from a very musical family, Josh began learning the guitar, bass, and drums at a young age. He focused mostly on upright bass during his primary and secondary school years, playing in several orchestras & ensembles. Josh also began to focus again on guitar, and was drawn to join a number of groups. He later went on to lead a successful variety band. Josh currently plays both locally and out of town with various groups. He will use his skill and years of experience to provide enjoyable music education.

Seth Miller  Guitar, Piano and Bass
Seth Miller was born and raised in Western Canada where he first became interested in music. At the age of twelve he began learning to play the guitar and began taking piano lessons during his first year of High School. He attended Cornerstone University where he received a Bachelors of Music Performance degree in guitar with a minor in piano. While there he participated in numerous contemporary and classical performance ensembles. After college Seth worked as a music teacher and music director for Waterman Bible Church in Illinois. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Seth has an appreciation for classical and contemporary music and a deep love for jazz. He has a passion for holistic teaching and a desire to see students become well-rounded musicians.

Woodwinds

Kelly Abraham Woodwind Specialist

Kelly Abraham’s music history includes performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and Louisiana Philharmonic, performing with Robert Shaw, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, David Foster, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Jessye Norman, Sir James Galway, Christian Lindberg, Sylvia McNair, Marietta Simpson, Christine Goerke, Barbara Bonney, Thomas Hampson, and Jerry Hadley. Televised concerts include ASO’s 50th Anniversary and ASO Chorus’ 25th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. Mr. Abraham is on multiple Telarc recordings including the Grammy winning recording of Rachmaninov’s “The Bells” with Renee Fleming and John Adams’ “Harmonium.”

Mr. Abraham’s liturgical work includes vocal and instrumental employment at Christ Church Cathedral and St. Louis Bertrand in Louisville, Holy Trinity (Dallas,) St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans,) Cathedral of Christ the King and Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta,) Church of the Advent of Christ the King (San Francisco,) St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grace Church (NYC,) music director at Resurrection Church and Diocesan Instrumentalist for the Catholic Diocesan Choir (Memphis,) and Diocesan Music Director for the Diocese of St. Luke’s for The American Catholic Church in the United States.

Mr. Abraham has a Master Degree in Woodwinds (a quintuple degree in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon) allowing him versatility as a performer and teacher that few can match. A professional vocalist, instrumentalist, and teacher for more than 30 years, he has been a vocal and instrumental performer, while instructing thousands of students in 13 states. As a successful teacher, Mr. Abraham has had over 80 students make All-State from 2007 to 2010 alone, including 1st, 3rd, and 8th chair clarinet, 1st chair baritone saxophone, and top jazz band on solo soprano and alto saxophones. High school students made multiple regional and college sponsored honor bands on each woodwind instrument, and over 50 middle school students made All-Region bands. More than 200 of Mr. Abraham’s students have made honor bands in 13 states, his students have made superior ratings at solo competitions more than 500 times, and his students have secured college music scholarships as well. Mr. Abraham’s voice students study theory instruction and breath control, singing in various classical music styles, along with pop, rock, country, bluegrass, theater, and modern, and they sing in multiple languages. Mr. Abraham’s “instrumental” approach for vocalists insures his vocal students are always the best music readers in a choir or as a soloist, because they understand the mechanics of music.

Voice

Grace Dell Aquila  Voice
Grace runs her studio independently, so inquiries about lessons can be directed to her through her website: http://www.anothercolour.com/voice_lessons/voice_lessons.html.