June started music training and piano at age four and was attracted to classical music since she was very young. With a BA in flute performance, June has been teaching piano and flute, as well as playing solos, ensembles, and in orchestras in Southeastern Idaho for 20 years. She has served as adjudicator for many music events and is a director of flute choirs in Blackfoot and Idaho Falls.
I was born and raised in Utah. I have played trombone since seventh grade. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in music education, specializing in band instruments. Soon after graduating, I accepted a position at American Falls High School, teaching music to students from fourth grade to twelfth grade, including band, guitar, and piano. I taught there for 3 years before moving to Idaho Falls. I have also recently picked up teaching ukulele. I dearly love playing instruments and sharing music and find great joy in teaching!
New Orleans native Craig Green has been immersed in composing, playing and teaching the guitar for 25 years. Craig has studied guitar in Europe and has toured in the US. His playing has been influenced by music research stays in India, Africa and Europe. Craig continues his recording and touring which helps him develop new techniques for his guitar students at Chesbro Music Co.
Cammy has had twenty plus years of teaching experience, teaching both in the private and classroom settings. Along with teaching private lessons for piano and voice, she was also a band teacher for five years in Mesa Arizona. Cammy holds her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Idaho State University. She has also had many performing opportunities in Arizona and the South-eastern Idaho region.
I have been on stage performing since I was 7 years old singing in a large gospel church in San Jose, California. As I grew older, I took lessons for piano, keyboards, organ, drums, guitar and had written over 100 songs by the time I was 16. I received a scholarship to join the music program at Saint Mary’s College of California where I doubled majored in Music and Communication. While I was there I specifically studied piano, drums, and voice engaging these as my main focuses.
Stephen Perry is a saxophonist, bass player, and percussionist based in Idaho Falls. He’s an active performing artist with many local and regional bands, and frequently makes guest appearances with some of the largest touring acts coming through the area. In addition to a diverse and ever-growing resume as a performer, he operates a private lesson studio for saxophone, bass, and hand percussion study, as well as lessons in many other areas such as music theory, improvisation on any instrument, and band or section coaching. Stephen draws creative inspiration from frequent journeys around the US playing music, discovering local culture, and exploring the places few take the time to see and understand.
Matt Gooch has taught drums and percussion at Chesbro Music since 2014 and continues to study a wide variety of musical genres such as Jazz, Rock, and Reggae. Matt learned the drums and studied Latin, Jazz and Rock music with Al Velasquez, Kobie Watkins, and other world class drummers. Matt continues to develop his drumming by performing live, and touring the country with Reggae and Rock bands.
Chris has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, attended ISU as a Music Education Major and has been teaching privately for over 20 years. His unique teaching style accommodates the needs of both beginning and more advanced students. He prides himself on the close relationships he forms with his students and believes that if you focus on the student as a person, the music will come. His love of music education is evident in the care he takes to ensure that his students have an enjoyable experience as they pursue their musical endeavors. His knowledge and experience provide an opportunity for students to advance at their own pace, focusing more on the joy of making music rather than the burden of being technically proficient. In short, Chris believes learning how to play music is fundamental to the health and well being of the student no matter their skill level.
Mary Campbell comes to us from Lodi, California, and has been playing guitar since age 10. She has played ukulele since 2010, and enjoys attending ukulele festivals to meet other ukulele players. She played with the River City Ukulele Orchestra as well as being half of the “Lodi Ukuladyz”. Both of these groups played for many retirement communities, memory care, and assisted living facilities; the former in the Roseville area and the latter in the city of Lodi. She truly is a ukulele ambassador and looks forward to meeting YOU!